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Are The ‘Invisible Americans’ the Key Players in This Election?

For the bottom 90% of American households, the “prosperity” of the “recovery” since 2009 is a bright shining lie. The phrase is from a history of the Vietnam War, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. … Continue reading

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Talk Nation Radio: Benjamin Madley on the California Indian Catastrophe

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-benjamin-madley-on-the-california-indian-catastrophe Benjamin Madley is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also chair of American Indian Studies. He discusses his new book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian … Continue reading

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Report: Syrian Government Says It Has Audio Recording Of U.S. Conversation With ISIS Before Attack On Syrian Military

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post According to a report from Russian news agency, Sputnik, Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of a conversation that took place between the United States military and ISIS fighters shortly before the U.S. airstrikes on Syrian … Continue reading

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Trump, Trade and Taxes

Donald Trump has made trade agreements a central issue in this presidential election, declaring trade treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as unfair and subject to cancellation or renegotiation. Setting aside the issue of whether presidents … Continue reading

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Forget Blairite Propaganda. Sierra Leone was not Blair’s “Good War”.

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. [embedded content] This was my speech to the World Beyond War conference at American University, Washington DC on 24 September.

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Why the Deep State Is Dumping Hillary

Are you open to a somewhat unconventional perspective on this election? If so, read on. If you’re absolutely confident you know all there is know about this election (good vs evil, Democrat vs. Republican, etc.), well then let’s compare notes … Continue reading

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WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

As this vitriolic, unpredictable, outrageously entertaining presidential campaign enters its final stages I find myself pondering what happens next. I was reminded of the last scene in the 1972 movie, The Candidate. The movie is about a young untested non-politician … Continue reading

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Police Killings Won’t Stop

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges   In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, protesters block I-277 during a third night of … Continue reading

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26 Incredible Facts About The Economy That Every American Should Know For The Trump-Clinton Debate

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Are you ready for the most anticipated presidential debate in decades?  It is being projected that Monday’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could potentially break the all-time record of 80 million … Continue reading

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12-minute video: US illegal and lie-started War of Aggression on Syria piles on Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, drone targets, and 30 million similar war-killed victims since WW2. This is YOUR America under President Trump or Clinton until YOU demand .01% arrests

TruthstreamMedia’s sharp 12-minute video: And as we reported in March 2016 on the US illegal rogue state: Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change’s insightful 11-minute video with former US Marine Ken O’Keefe: Among hundreds in alternative media, I document illegal US/UK/Israel lie-started and illegal Wars of … Continue reading

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Turn the Pentagon into a Hospital

The United States government recently gave more than a million dollars to the family of one victim it had killed in one of its wars. The victim happened to be Italian. If you were to find all the Iraqi families … Continue reading

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Trump: Titan of Corporate Tax Cuts

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. Trump’s corporate tax cut is supply-side stimulus I could agree with if done right, even though it primarily helps the rich. Trump wants to cut the top corporate tax rate from its current 35% to 15% … Continue reading

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5-minute video and two professional academic papers: The lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression of a US rogue state

James Corbett’s sharp 5-minute video: My 2015 paper for the Claremont Colleges’ conference, Seizing an Alternative Toward an Ecological Civilization: ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ political collapse: Seizing an alternative to OBVIOUS unlawful wars, bankster looting, lying corporate media My 2016 paper: … Continue reading

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What If We’re in a Depression But Don’t Know It?

Just for the sake of argument, let’s ask: what if we’re in a Depression but don’t know it? How could we possibly be in a Depression and not know it, you ask? Well, there are several ways we could be … Continue reading

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What Is Going On In Charlotte Is Far More Important Than Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Divorce

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. While one of America’s largest cities is being ripped in two, most Americans appear to be far more interested in the drama surrounding Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce.  As Charlotte braces for … Continue reading

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Why the Coming Wave of Defaults Will Be Devastating

In an economy based on borrowing, i.e. credit a.k.a. debt, loan defaults and deleveraging (reducing leverage and debt loads) matter. Consider this chart of total credit in the U.S. Note that the relatively tiny decline in total credit in 2008 … Continue reading

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Red-Light Warning on Now, About Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Hillary Clinton, on September 19th, was endorsed for President, by the most historically important, intelligent, and dangerous, Republican of modern times. She was endorsed then by the person who in 1990 cunningly engineered the … Continue reading

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Living In A Van Down By The River – Time To Face The True State Of The Middle Class In America

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Do you remember the old Saturday Night Live sketches in which comedian Chris Farley portrayed a motivational speaker that lived in a van down by the river?  Unfortunately, this is becoming a reality … Continue reading

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Trump Tax Plan Turns the Donald into Trickle-Down King

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. If George Bush Senior thought Reaganomics was “voodoo economics,” he’d think the Trump tax plan was its kachina doll, and if GB Minor had been smoking weed while popping magic mushrooms when he made his … Continue reading

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Taking Personal Responsibility for Our Health: Introduction to Evidence-Based Nutrition

Why should we care about making diet choices based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence?  Because diet appears to be the number one cause of death and disability in the US… Physician and New York Times bestselling author, Michael Greger, “scours the … Continue reading

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The Three Stages of Empire

Though Edward Luttwak’s The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century CE to the Third is not specifically on the rise and fall of empires, it does sketch out the three stages of Empire. Here is the … Continue reading

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Acting on Bill Ayers’ Radical Manifesto

Bill Ayers’ short new book, Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto, is different from the typical liberal view of a better world in two ways. First, its goals are a bit grander, more inspiring. Second, it adds as the first … Continue reading

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Creepy Clown Sightings Sweep The Nation As The Threats Of Violence Become Even More Chilling

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. All over America sick and twisted people are dressing up like creepy clowns in order to frighten the living daylights out of others.  This trend started back in August, and since then social … Continue reading

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Republicans Issue Good News About Obamacare

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org To Republicans, good news about Obamacare (the American President’s ‘legacy’ healthcare-reform program, called officially “The Affordable Care Act”) is bad news about Obamacare (for all Americans) — and, now, they’ve got more of it … Continue reading

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Celebrating the One Percent: Is Inequality Really Good for the Economy?

By Michael Hudson, Michael-Hudson.com.   Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He … Continue reading

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Talk Nation Radio: Reese Erlich and Coleen Rowley on Syria, War, and Peace

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-reese-erlich-and-coleen-rowley-on-syria-war-and-peace Reese Erlich is a foreign correspondent and book author. The paperback edition of Erlich’s book Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect, has just been published this week. See https://reeseerlich.com Coleen Rowley … Continue reading

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The ZIRP/NIRP Gods and their PhD Priesthood Have Failed

Let’s start with a simple chart of the Fed Funds Rate, which the Federal Reserve has pinned near zero for years. This Zero Rate Interest Policy (ZIRP) is the god the PhD economists in the Fed and other central banks … Continue reading

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World War Two Was Not a Just War

By David Swanson Excerpted from the just released book War Is Never Just. World War II is often called “the good war,” and has been since the U.S. war on Vietnam to which it was then contrasted. World War II … Continue reading

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3 and 2 minute videos: Hillary Clinton 9/15 Greensboro NC ‘speech’ is without her present on each and every cell phone recording (again), adds laugh track, she disappears while talking! Be prepared for ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ breakthrough

On 9/11, Hillary Clinton’s feet-dragging collapse was captured in high-definition video (38 seconds): On 9/15, her campaign claims that Clinton “spoke” to a crowd in Greensboro, North Carolina, with C-SPAN’s recording and the following three and two-minute videos (among dozens) showing … Continue reading

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The Bank For International Settlements Warns That A Major Debt Meltdown In China Is Imminent

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The pinnacle of the global financial system is warning that conditions are right for a “full-blown banking crisis” in China.  Since the last financial crisis, there has been a credit boom in China … Continue reading

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Peak Kinnock

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Neil Kinnock appeared on both Dispatches and Panorama this evening bemoaning the presence of socialists in the Labour Party. Neither programme succeeded … Continue reading

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U.S. Public Don’t Care if Politicians Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Everybody knows that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are inveterate liars; but, do Americans really care? The vast majority of us care only as partisans in politics, not as partisans for truth and … Continue reading

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The African American History Missing from the Smithsonian

The new corporate-funded African-American History museum in Washington, D.C., built on the former site of Camp Democracy and all sorts of protests and festivals, is getting a great deal of purely positive press before its doors have opened. This press … Continue reading

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Sorry, the Boundary Commission is not Gerrymandering

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. There is no point in declaring yourself of independent mind if you proceed to try to ingratiate yourself with any particular group … Continue reading

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Fun with Fake Statistics: The 5% “Increase” in Median Household Income Is Pure Illusion

Supporters of the status quo nearly wet their pants with joy when the Census Bureau reported that real (adjusted for inflation) median household income rose 5.2% between 2014 and 2015. Too bad it was completely bogus: the supposed increase in … Continue reading

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The Courtiers and the Tyrants

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges   President Barack Obama is joined by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after speaking to delegates during … Continue reading

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.01% criminals CAN’T surrender without admission of killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions. Consider Truth & Reconciliation as our best wedge to divide the truly-evil from those ready to reclaim their hearts

An Emperor’s New Clothes event is coming. As We the Informed consider strategic options, it’s important for those aware to know: the .01% criminals who war and poverty-murder annually in the millions, harm billions, and loot trillions will never do … Continue reading

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Arch That Was A Gateway To The Temple Of Baal Is Going Up In New York’s City Hall Park On Monday

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. If you tried to put up a large cross in a public park in New York City there would be lawsuits flying all over the place, but apparently an ancient pagan arch that … Continue reading

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Trump: Trojan Horse for the Establishment?

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. I crave the opportunity to see an antiestablishment candidate win the election. I would exult in seeing our corrupt establishment shattered. So, while I do not like Trump the man (as it would appear he … Continue reading

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‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ event: be prepared to use all you’ve learned to assist transition to victory, whether a wild or easy ride into the future we’ll finally earn

assist: In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score, meaning that he or she was “assisting” in the basket. Life is a team sport. … Continue reading

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The Barrel Bomb Conundrum

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Virtually every mainstream media article or broadcast on the United States aerial massacre of Syrian government troops, manages to work in a … Continue reading

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FBI’s Fake ‘Investigation’ of Hillary’s Emails

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The FBI’s ‘investigation’ into Hillary Clinton’s State Department email operation was fake in three major ways: 1: The FBI chose to ‘investigate’ the most difficult-to-prove charges, not the easiest-to-prove ones (which are the six … Continue reading

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Britain Cannot Withstand Martian Death-Ray

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. The broadcast news bulletins are all leading with the claim of some old General that Britain could not resist an attack by … Continue reading

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On the Process of Awakening

There is a tremendous amount of pain in our society. There are many sources of this pain: the emotional desertification of dysfunctional families, the knowledge that we don’t fit in and never will, a widening disconnect between the narratives we’re … Continue reading

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Three Big Lies that Pervade America’s ‘News’ Media

(This news-report was submitted to virtually all U.S. national ‘news’ media, almost all of which are the very same ‘news’ media that hide these historical truths, which facts thus remain as “news” in America, since they still haven’t yet been … Continue reading

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Creepy Clowns Are Terrorizing Children, Parents And Schools All Over America

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. An epidemic of creepy clown sightings is sweeping America, and authorities don’t know who or what is behind it.  In some instances, clowns with horrific expressions painted on their faces have been spotted … Continue reading

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US Media Ignores CIA Cover-up on Torture

A group of U.S. intelligence veterans chastises the mainstream U.S. media for virtually ignoring a British newspaper’s account of the gripping inside story on how the CIA tried to block the U.S. Senate’s torture investigation. MEMORANDUM FOR: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Vice … Continue reading

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How About Presenting the Facts and Letting Voters Decide Who’s “Fit to Serve”?

Here’s a radical idea: how about presenting the facts and letting voters decide who is “fit to serve”? Consider the context of this presidential election and the judgment call as to who is “fit to serve”: 1. Americans’ Trust in … Continue reading

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War Is Never Just: The End of “Just War” Theory

Several weeks back I was invited to speak this coming October at a U.S. university on ending war and making peace. As I often do, I asked whether the organizers couldn’t try to find a supporter of war with whom … Continue reading

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The Sad End of British Liberalism

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Tim Farron’s paean of praise for Tony Blair yesterday marks the disgraceful end of the political embodiment of a great tradition of … Continue reading

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