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America, nation of torturers: Stop saying “this isn’t who we are” — here’s the real truth

Apologies to Washington and Jefferson for posting this one, but they can take it From Charles Davis at Salon.com: Terrible findings in the torture report “are not who we are,” John Kerry claims. Well, here’s a U.S. history lesson CHARLES … Continue reading

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Head of Stratfor, ‘Private CIA,’ Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was ‘The Most Blatant Coup in History’

Eric Zuesse In a December 19th interview in the Russian magazine Kommersant, George Friedman, who is the Founder and CEO of Stratfor, the ‘Shadow CIA’ firm, says of the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych that occurred on February 22nd … Continue reading

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No More Khirbet Khizehs

“Fields that would never be harvested, plantations that would never be irrigated, paths that would become desolate. A sense of destruction and worthlessness. An image of thistles and brambles everywhere, a desolate tawniness, a braying wilderness. And already from those … Continue reading

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Leaked Emails: Obama Exerted Influence over “The Interview”

Antiwar.com’s Dan Sanchez has just reported on leaked emails that reveal that the Obama regime exerted influence over the movie The Interview “to encourage assassination and regime change in North Korea”. Regarding the threats of bombings of theaters if the film was shown, Obama … Continue reading

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Bloomberg News Blames Putin for Russia’s Economic Problems

Eric Zuesse On December 17th, Bloomberg News bannered “Putin’s Secret Gamble on Reserves Backfires Into Currency Crisis” and reported that, “As President Putin exulted at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 10 months ago, aides assured him Russia was rich enough … Continue reading

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What Is the Gold-Oil Ratio Telling Us?

Based on historical gold-oil ratios, oil appears extraordinarily cheap right now. One way to establish if a commodity or asset is relatively expensive or inexpensive is to price it in something other than a fiat currency–for example, gold. Gold goes … Continue reading

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Putin Shot Down a Plane! Putin Shot Down a … What? Never Mind

Search for “Malaysian Airlines Flight 17″ on the New York Times website and you’ll find a page promoting three articles from July, two hyping the idea that Russia did it and one just focused on the horror of it. Below … Continue reading

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Here’s What’s Wrong with Corporate America–and the U.S. Economy

Will we ever tire of navigating the multiple layers of intermediaries between the customer and the provider, while corporate profits soar to unprecedented heights? If we had to summarize what’s wrong with Corporate America and the entire U.S. economy, we … Continue reading

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The Case Against Re-Banning Torture Yet Again

Senator Ron Wyden has a petition up at MoveOn.org that reads “Right now, torture is banned because of President Obama’s executive order. It’s time for Congress to pass a law banning torture, by all agencies, so that a future president … Continue reading

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U.S. Gov’t. Seeks Excuse to Nuclear-Attack Russia

Never Was a March on Washington More Needed Eric Zuesse The world is more nervous about the drift toward nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia than at any time since 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis. When French President Francois Hollande … Continue reading

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The Great Generic Drug Rip-Off

Big Pharma has followed the only avenue left to reap billion-dollar profits: jack up the price of generics. What happens when rapacious cartels run out of billion-dollar-profit products? They jack up the price of what was previously low-cost. And why … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Two Big Gas Deals Are Now Both Dry

Eric Zuesse In June, Shell Oil halted its newly dug shale-gas wells at the Yuzivska gas field in southeastern Ukraine, and gave as the reason the civil war there, though only after Ukrainian Government troops had ousted the local residents … Continue reading

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PIGMEN WIN AGAIN

“The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. … Continue reading

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U.S. Taxpayers Now Alone in Financing Ukraine’s Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

IMF Says Ukraine Fails to Meet Conditions of the April 30th 2014 $17 Billion Loan Eric Zuesse The IMF has concluded that it was too optimistic when loaning Ukraine $17 billion at the end of April, and that the Ukrainian … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the World from a Blocked Ukrainian Parliamentarian

Eric Zuesse The following letter, written months ago but unfortunately unpublishable in the Ukrainian dictatorship that was imposed in February, was finally posted publicly at the Russian fortruss website on Sunday, December 14th, by Elena Bondarenko, a member of former … Continue reading

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We’re Not Exceptional, We’re Isolated

This weekend I participated in an interesting exercise. A group of activists staged a debate in which some of us argued that peace and environmental and economic justice are possible, while another group argued against us. The latter group professed … Continue reading

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War Drums Beat Louder & Faster Between U.S. & Russia

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, December 13th, Russian media reported that U.S. President Obama evidently can’t wait to sign the congressional authorization for war against Russia (which has already been passed in draft form by 98% of U.S. House members and … Continue reading

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Amazing Prohibition Era Colorized Photos of Washington

To celebrate the 81st anniversary of Repeal Day, the Doyle Hotels have colorized a selection of stunning Prohibition era photography. Many of these historic photographs are set in Washington, the home of our own Doyle’s Dupont Circle Hotel. These images … Continue reading

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Ukraine Prepares 250,000 Graves for Its Soldiers

Eric Zuesse On December 10th, the office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko drew up plans for a huge graveyard to accommodate 250,000 corpses for its soldiers in the Government’s renewed military plan for next year to conquer the regions of … Continue reading

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Torture Is “Not Who We Are.” Which “We” is This Guy Talking About?

If Obama is referring to people living in the US who haven’t tortured anyone and who oppose torture (which is the majority and does not include Obama), then he’s kind of right, except to the extent that these people are still forced to support … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Anti-Nazi Partisans: Sabotage & Suicide-Bombings

Eric Zuesse Just as happened when nazism (racist fascism — then in the form of Germany’s Nazi Party) conquered Europe in the 1940s, today’s Ukraine is seeing sabotage by courageous anti-nazi partisans against the country’s nazi Government, the regime that … Continue reading

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The Financialized-Oil Dominoes Are Toppling

The drop in oil revenues has triggered a self-reinforcing feedback dynamic. Oil is not just something that is refined into fuel–it is capital, collateral, debt and risk. In other words, it is intrinsically financial. As I noted in The Oil-Drenched … Continue reading

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U.S. Congress Now Virtually 100% All-In on Ukraine’s War Against Russia; Americans Are at Least 67% Opposed

Eric Zuesse Last night, December 11th, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously as the U.S. House had previously voted 98%: to join Ukraine’s war against Russia and against Ukraine’s own ethnic Russians in Ukraine’s southeastern districts, in order to eliminate those … Continue reading

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Corruption Is Now Officially Legal in the U.S., But Must Be Done Right

Eric Zuesse On December 10th, Wall Street’s federal appeals court, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled that if inside information about what is going to happen to a corporation is taken advantage of by an investor, it’s okay, so … Continue reading

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SHOULD YOU BELIEVE WHAT THEY TELL YOU OR WHAT YOU SEE?

Sometimes I wish I could just passively accept what my government monarchs and their mainstream media mouthpieces feed me on a daily basis. Why do I have to question everything I’m told? Life would be much simpler and I could … Continue reading

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RATING THE NATIONS

Ukraine the Only Non-African Country on the List of Worst for Workers. U.S. Ranks in Bottom Third. Denmark is the Top Rated of All Nations. Denmark Is Likewise the Top-Ranked for Happiness or Well-Being. Eric Zuesse The country that’s best … Continue reading

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Torture “Architect” Mistaken in Claim Nobody’s Punished for Drone Murders

A psychologist who played a key role in a U.S. torture program said on a video yesterday that torture was excusable because blowing up families with a drone is worse (and nobody’s punished for that). Well, of course the existence … Continue reading

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Central Banks’ 2% Plan to Impoverish You

The 2% target is low enough that the household frogs in the kettle of hot water never realize they’re being boiled alive because the increase is so gradual. A comment by correspondent David C. suggested the importance of demonstrating the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren Could Use Some Elizabeth Peacen

Why people want to become fans of a senator rather than pushing senators to serve the public is beyond me. Why people want to distract and drain away two years of activism, with the planet in such peril, fantasizing about … Continue reading

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EU Demands Russia Bail Out EU & Ukraine

Eric Zuesse IMF says Ukraine will be bankrupt ‘within weeks’ and needs $15 billion more for war against eastern Ukraine; EU threatens Russia with more sanctions if Russia lets Ukraine go bankrupt; EU will lose billions on Ukraine if Russia … Continue reading

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Central Banks Have Failed Because They Can’t Push Wages Higher

You can print all the money you want, but it will never boost wages to keep up with prices. Central banks have been pursuing two goals for the past six years: ignite inflation and an expansion of debt that will … Continue reading

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Plutocrats for Peace: The Nobel-Carnegie Model

“Dear Fredrik, Last Friday I went to an event organized by the Carnegie Corporation on the anniversary of the end of WWI. I was struck by how similar Andrew Carnegie’s ideas, as well as his philanthropy, were to Alfred Nobel’s. … Continue reading

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Obama Tortures, Too

Yes, Obama is required to stop his desperate attempts to protect suspected war criminals of all kinds, including torturers and, worse, aggressors.  While constantly executing some suspects, Obama chooses to protect (and also hire) other suspects – the ones who are suspected, often with far … Continue reading

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Central Banks Create Deflation, Not Inflation

Financial and risk bubbles don’t pop in a vacuum–all the phantom collateral constructed with mal-invested free money for financiers will also implode. If there’s one absolute truism we hear again and again, it’s that central banks are desperately trying to create inflation. … Continue reading

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Why Are U.S. ‘News’-Media Ignoring Important News?

Eric Zuesse On December 5th, it was “U.S. House Votes 98% to Donate U.S. Weapons to Ukraine; U.S. Public Is 67% Against. Is this Democracy?” On December 6th, it was “Ukraine Receives New Weapons.” On December 7th, it was “NATO … Continue reading

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US Racial Cleansings, Denial, and Dominant Narrative

On an unrelated assignment in the 1990s, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elliot G. Jaspin noticed that, while there was evidence that there were once black people (slaves) in the county where he was investigating, he had not seen a single black person. … Continue reading

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We’ve Habituated to a Rigged, Fraudulent Market

Fraud generates risk, and risk eventually breaks out in the “safest” parts of the financial plumbing, the ones nobody gives a second thought to because they’re “low risk.” Let’s go all the way back to the last time a central … Continue reading

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Rand Paul Declares a Non-War War

Senator Rand Paul wants Congress to Declare war on ISIS. Some, like Bruce Fein, are willing to ignore the UN Charter and the Kellogg Briand Pact, and write as if a war would be legal if Congress would just declare … Continue reading

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NATO Prepositions Weapons in Poland for Attack on Russia

Eric Zuesse On July 24th, the Times of London did not headline as this news-report is headlined, but instead headlined much more obscurely, “Russia fears prompt Nato to look east for HQ.” Of course, people in the West tend not … Continue reading

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4-minute video: 99.99% is one shift from victory over .01% criminal psychopaths

“Generations mold history” is a 4-minute video that literally reverses submissive narrative to “live in a world of our own making.” The facts demand such reversal; the Emperor’s New Clothes moment whereby the 99.99% lawfully arrest the .01% ‘leaders’ to … Continue reading

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Mike Maloney: The Coming Wealth Transfer

History may not repeat but it sure does rhyme. Mike Maloney has studied monetary and financial breakdowns throughout history and concludes that there’s nothing new or different happening this time, except its global and far more massive than any other … Continue reading

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Ukraine Receives New Weapons

Eric Zuesse The Government of Ukraine held a ceremony on Saturday, December 6th, with the country’s President, Petro Poroshenko, reviewing newly donated weapons, from undisclosed donors. According to the official announcement, “The Armed Forces’ units received tanks Т-64BМ ‘Bulat’, tanks Т-64 … Continue reading

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Silver Linings in Rolling Stone Rape Fiasco

Rolling Stone alleged a gang rape at UVA and now doubts its own report. I have no knowledge of the matter. Maybe the victim was completely honest. Maybe she was largely honest but too drunk, or just too traumatized, to … Continue reading

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Terrorism and the Evolution of Deception

Kevin Ryan blogs at Dig Within. Politicians and pundits often use terrorism to promote the interests of their financiers. This fear mongering goes hand in hand with attempts at war profiteering, population control, and the concentration of political power. What … Continue reading

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The Only Two Charts You Need to Understand the S&P 500

As long as corporations continue borrowing money to buy back their own stocks and the yen keeps dropping, the SPX will continue lofting higher. Why is the S&P 500 rising, even as valuations are getting stretched, profit growth is declining … Continue reading

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U.S. House Votes 98% to Donate U.S. Weapons to Ukraine; U.S. Public Is 67% Against. Is This Democracy?

Eric Zuesse In a remarkable disjunction between voters and their elected (supposed) representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, the members of the House voted on December 4th, by  411 “Yea” to 10 “Nay,” to donate U.S. weapons to the … Continue reading

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Golden Age of Pearl Harbor

As we read Ulysses on Bloomsday every June 16th (or we should if we don’t) I think that every December 7th should not only commemorate the Great Law of 1682 that banned war in Pennsylvania but also mark Pearl Harbor, … Continue reading

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Just In: See How Your Representative Voted on Bill for Obama to Send Weapons to Ukraine

Eric Zuesse   It’s a bill authorizing Obama to supply weapons to the bankrupt Ukrainian Government to exterminate (and/or drive out into neighboring Russia) the people in the areas of Ukraine’s southeast that had voted 90% for the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, whom Obama overthrew in … Continue reading

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The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 4: The Head-Fake Disruption Ahead

Add these factors up and we conclude there is no visible price limit on oil after supply falters. I’ve been discussing the concept of an Oil Head-Fake since 2008, most recently inThe Oil Head-Fake: The Illusion that Lower Oil Prices Are Positive (September … Continue reading

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Nazism Is Back

And It’s Winning in U.S., Europe, Israel, and Japan. The New, More-Sophisticated, CIA-Trained, Nazis. Here’s a Video-Tour through Today’s, CIA-Led, Nazism. This tour is through reality that violates and smashes practically every stereotype (which is probably why the CIA thinks … Continue reading

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10 Key Points for a Broad Understanding of the Ferguson Movement

1. The US has the world’s second-highest incarceration rate (after US drone base/Western colonial victim the Seychelles), the world’s largest number of prisoners, the world’s largest number of female prisoners (comprising about 1/3rd of the world’s overall number of women behind … Continue reading

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Israel’s Secret

Here in Virginia, U.S.A., I’m aware that the native people were murdered, driven out, and moved westward. But my personal connection to that crime is weak, and frankly I’m too busy trying to rein in my government’s current abuses to … Continue reading

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The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 3: Multiple Risks, Multiple Unknowns

It is these unforeseeable and uncontrollable consequences that are poised to wreak havoc on the global financial system. Here’s the thing about risk: it bursts out of whatever is deemed “safe.” It wasn’t accidental that the Global Financial Meltdown originated in … Continue reading

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The Biggest Scandal in America Is Its Controlled Press

Eric Zuesse How many Americans know that the current regime in Ukraine was installed in a very bloody February 2014 coup d’etat, that was planned in the U.S. White House, and overseen by an Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, … Continue reading

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The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 2: The Financialization of Oil

All the analysts chortling over the “equivalent of a tax break” for consumers are about to be buried by an avalanche of defaults and crushing losses as the chickens of financializing oil come home to roost. The pundits crowing about … Continue reading

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Obama Is 100% Opposed to Accountability. But the Problem Goes Even Deeper …

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has blocked accountability, everywhere he can. (1) Obama did it for the top officials who had caused illegal tortures to be used by the Government. (2) Obama did it also for the top officials … Continue reading

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Exploring Other Worlds

An intriguing 4-minute film on humanity’s potential future in space, combining NASA images, photoshop and computer animation, and Carl Sagan’s voice:

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The Oil-Drenched Black Swan, Part 1

Given the presumed 17% expansion of the global economy since 2009, the tiny increases in production could not possibly flood the world in oil unless demand has cratered. The term Black Swan shows up in all sorts of discussions, but what does … Continue reading

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7-minute rap video: Is there a ‘New World Order’?

Hat tip: Activist Post I’ve worked with US political party leaderships since 1980 for ending poverty, including two UN Summits for heads of state (1990  World Summit for Children and 1997 Microcredit Summit). Both political parties’ “leaderships” would only and … Continue reading

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Malaysia Becomes Angry About Exclusion from MH17 Investigation

Eric Zuesse Now nearly five months after the Malaysian Airlines MH17 passenger plane got shot down in Ukraine (killing all 298 onboard), Malaysians are going public with their anger about having been excluded from the investigation-team that is to write … Continue reading

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UN Torture Investigation Singles Out, Describes USA

NBC reports that “The United Nations Committee Against Torture released a report Friday that deeply criticized the U.S.” Patrick Martin summaries: The … report today assess[ed] the performance of the 156 countries whose governments have ratified the Convention Against Torture and Other … Continue reading

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France’s President Rejects U.S. President’s Demand for Global Oligarchy

Eric Zuesse The Government of French President Francois Hollande has said no to the demand by the Government of American President Barack Obama that panels of international corporations be granted the power to override national laws and determine individual countries’ … Continue reading

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Some of the Latest News on Ukraine, from Deutsche Wirtschaft Nachrichten

Eric Zuesse Here are summaries of recent news-reports about Ukraine, in the German Economic News, or Deutsche Wirtschaft Nachrichten: —— NATO Gives Russia No Guarantee that Ukraine’s Membership-Application Will Be Rejected German Economic News  |  Published: 11/19/14 23:35 clock |  … Continue reading

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15-minute video: vaccinations as good for you as wars, banksters, corporate media!

 15-minute interview of Ken Anton by Morris. Wars cause peace, especially our wars, especially now. More wars cause even more peace, so obviously bigger wars are better for peace. The very best war, therefore, is global nuclear World War III. … Continue reading

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The Rights of All

With good reason, we spend a lot of time and effort trying to bolster human rights and prevent predators from taking advantage of the weak.  By logical extension, effort should also be devoted to the rights of other occupants of the … Continue reading

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Highlights of the Wonderful Criminal Background of CIA

from the online files of Ronald Thomas West As selected by Eric Zuesse — http://www.scribd.com/doc/247754309/Binyam-Mohmed-Documents Documents (information) developed in the CIA rendition case of Binyam Mohamed Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) SIS Message Containing Guidance 11 January 2002 Agency policy … Continue reading

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U.S. & ‘International Banks’ Finance Ukraine’s Civil War

Eric Zuesse On November 26th, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said, “Our cabinet has resumed the program of activity and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other banks. Today international … Continue reading

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There Goes Virginia’s Climate

A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things … Continue reading

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Follow The Sand To The Real Fracking Boom

When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the American oil and gas boom. … Continue reading

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France Will Renege on Russian Contract, Says Pres. Francois Hollande

Eric Zuesse On November 25th, French President Francois Hollande announced that France, which has already missed two deadlines to deliver to Russia two completed Mistral helicopter-carriers to Russia, won’t deliver either ship until Washington has no further complaints about Russia’s … Continue reading

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MLK, Jr: Riot is the Language of the Unheard

And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last … Continue reading

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Nothing Has Changed–and That’s the Problem

Playing monetary games has done nothing to eliminate moral hazard. If we step back and look at the past six years since the global financial meltdown of 2008, we see that in terms of financial and political power, nothing has … Continue reading

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Britain’s Vice News Reports Ukraine’s Firebombing of Southeast

Eric Zuesse Vice News uploaded to youtube on November 12th this video of the firebombing of the southeastern Ukrainian village of Iliovaisk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V70lGPnycxk#t=47 and they also identified what the incendiary weapon used was. Headlining, “’A Rain of Fire': Ukrainian Forces … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart “Partly Responsible” For Quite A Lot

Jon Stewart has written and directed a film about Iran’s criminal beating and imprisonment for five months of journalist Maziar Bahari.  Critic Joanne Laurier notes that Stewart, who is friends with Bahari, feels “partly responsible for the journalist’s troubles” because … Continue reading

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U.S. Among Only 3 Countries at U.N. Officially Backing Nazism & Holocaust-Denial; Israel Parts Company from Them; Germany Abstains

Eric Zuesse In a U.N. vote, on November 21st, only three countries — the United States, Ukraine, and Canada — voted against a resolution to condemn racist facsism, or “nazism,” and to condemn denial of Germany’s World War II Holocaust … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Rise of Central Bank Fear

Anyone who looks at central bankers speak can sense the fear behind their absurd bravado, and the dishonesty of their public confidence. The extraordinary disconnect between soaring stock markets and stagnating real economies has been gleefully embraced by all who … Continue reading

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Mark Udall and the Unspeakable

President Obama, who is just now un-ending again the ending of the endless war on Afghanistan, has never made a secret of taking direction from the military, CIA, and NSA. He’s escalated wars that generals had publicly insisted he escalate. … Continue reading

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Yes, Ye … … No, No, Nooooooooo!

More funny animals.

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Why Do We Allow Ukraine’s Government to Write the Official Report on The Downing of MH17?

Eric Zuesse There are only two suspects in the shoot-down of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on July 17th: the separatist rebels, whom the Ukrainian Government charge had shot it down mistaking it for one of the Ukrainian Air … Continue reading

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Have Central Banks Entered an Undeclared War?

The monetary tectonic plates are shifting, and predicting the next global financial earthquake is relatively easy. I recently suggested that the devaluation of the yen was Japan’s Monetary Pearl Harbor: a direct attack on the currencies of its major trading partners: … Continue reading

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NO ONE TOLD YOU WHEN TO RUN, YOU MISSED THE STARTING GUN

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the … Continue reading

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The Falcon Can No Longer Hear the Falconer

We in the center that cannot hold can only watch as things fall apart. In so many ways, the falcon can no longer hear the falconer. The phrase is drawn from William Butler Yeats’ poem, The Second Coming: Turning and turning in … Continue reading

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Torturer on the Ballot

Michigan’s First Congressional District is cold enough to freeze spit. Half of it is disconnected from the rest of Michigan and tacked onto the top of Wisconsin. A bit of it is further north than that, but rumored to be … Continue reading

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Why Living in a Post-Bubble World Is No Fun

What do we do when the bubble economy cannot be reflated? It is generally conceded that we are living in an era of Peak Everything: peak central bank omnipotence, peak powerless of the non-elites, peak wealth inequality, peak media-induced delusion, peak … Continue reading

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Meet Ukraine’s Master Mass-Murderer: Dmitriy Yarosh

Here Is the Man Who Organized and Ran Ukraine’s February 22nd Coup in Kiev,  and the May 2nd Massacre of Its Opponents in Odessa, for Barack Obama Eric Zuesse Dmitriy Yarosh is the founder and head of one of Ukraine’s … Continue reading

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Who Says Ferguson Can’t End Well

Just as a police officer in a heightened state of panic surrounded by the comfort of impunity will shoot an innocent person, the Governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency preemptively, thus justifying violence in response to something … Continue reading

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No Anti-War Voices on TV — Well, Sort of

Here’s FAIR’s excellent report on pro-war bias in the corporate media, and here’s Peter Hart describing it well on Democracy Now: I’d love to see a complete report of all the corporate media coverage for the whole lead-up to Iraq … Continue reading

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Watch Schooling the World, Stop Schooling the World

It’s becoming slightly more common in the Western industrialized world to propose radical cultural change away from consumerism and environmental destruction. It’s not hard to find people making the case that in fact nothing else can save us. But we … Continue reading

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Relentless US Journalist who has Seen and Felt the Boot of Israeli Fascism is Returning to Palestine for More

Journalist Zebula “Sha” Hebert has been “shot at, stabbed, pepper sprayed, maced, tear-gassed, tased, arrested, detained, beaten, and interrogated” while conducting his work.  He knows what repression feels like, which is why he is undertaking a highly ambitious project: in … Continue reading

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The Cruel Injustice of the Fed’s Bubbles in Housing

As the generational war heats up, we should all remember the source of all the bubbles and all the policies that could only result in generational poverty: the Federal Reserve. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen recently treated the nation to … Continue reading

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Okinawa Elects All Anti-U.S.-Bases Candidates

Some news of more resistance in Okinawa from Hiroshi Taka: “I am writing this email to all the friends who have sent warm messages of solidarity to the people of Okinawa, who fought for a military base-free, peaceful Okinawa in … Continue reading

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WHAT THE FED HAS WROUGHT

The chart below might be the most powerful indictment of the Federal Reserve and our corporate fascist empire of debt ever created. Some people don’t get charts. Charts tell a story. This chart tells the story of elitist bankers supporting … Continue reading

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Obama’s TTIP Trade Deal w. Europe Would Be Disastrous for Europe, Says the First Independent Study

Eric Zuesse On November 14th, German Economic News (which this writer has found to be the world’s most honest, non-propagandistic, newspaper) published two articles about, and they also posted to the Internet, the first independent study of the likely impacts … Continue reading

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Eric Sprott: Global Gold Demand Is Overwhelming Supply

Precious metals have had an especially tough go of it over the past month. Both gold and silver are back in price territory last seen in 2010. Eric Sprott returns to the program to discuss the facts as we know them … Continue reading

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Watchers of the Sky Falls in a Pit

The United States is a society incapable of producing a major documentary film opposing the institution of war and explicitly advocating its abolition. If it did so, the major corporate media outlets would not sing such a film’s praises. Yet … Continue reading

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The Rubber Band Is Stretched–Will It Break?

A rubber band can remain stretched for some time, but it takes some force to keep it stretched. The consensus is anticipating a smooth sleigh ride for Santa’s traditional stock market rally from November to year-end. But the rubber band of … Continue reading

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Why Is Europe Staying with the Leading Fascist Power, That’s Now Turned Nazi?

Eric Zuesse The United States is a gung-ho supporter of a genocide that it created. (Click on those links, for the verification of these shocking facts — shocking only because they’re covered up by our ‘press.’) Why does Europe tolerate … Continue reading

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Can vaccines cause autism, cancer, other deadly diseases? What does that mean about Ebola vaccine?

I’ve reviewed two of Ken’s books: Popsicle Man is a novel form to share real-world history of US oligarchs with Emperor’s New Clothes’ obvious crimes centering in war and money Cancer Vortex provides similar powerful history of the medical oligarchs who block medically and legally proven cancer … Continue reading

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The World Gets the Wars Americans Deserve

Having been on the road, I have two brilliant insights to report. 1. No matter what sort of fascist state were ever established in this part of the world, Amtrak would never get the trains to run on time. 2. … Continue reading

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