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VIDEO: Debt – There’s Just Too Damn Much Of It

The fundamental failing of today’s global economy can be summarized simply: Too Much Debt We have taken too much of it on, too fast, in too many markets around the world, to have any hope of making good on it. … Continue reading

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RETAILERS IN DEEP TROUBLE

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” ― Mark Twain I never believe government manufactured numbers. They will always be adjusted, massaged, and manipulated to achieve a happy ending for the propagandists attempting to control and fleece the sheep. … Continue reading

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After New York: Rally for Peace and Climate in DC

An interactive townhall discussion of how we get to peace Speakers: Andy Shallal, Barbara Wien, David Swanson, and YOU When: Monday, September 22, 11:30-1:30 Where: SIS Founders Room, American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 Food and drink … Continue reading

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Corruption of ‘Emily’s List’ Is Hidden by Liberals

Eric Zuesse A liberal website buried this huge scandal, by giving it the sleep-inducing headline “You Know Who Always Wins in Elections? Lobbyists, Consultants, NY’s Organized Politics.” Then, the anonymous Democratic-Party-activist-blogger, buried his real news yet deeper, by waiting till … Continue reading

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James Foley Is Not a War Ad

To the extent that the U.S. public is newly, and probably momentarily, accepting of war — an extent that is wildly exaggerated, but still real — it is because of videos of beheadings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff. When … Continue reading

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A Paradigm For Peace

Raise your hand if you weren’t surprised when fancy films of beheadings resulted in bombings? Keep your hand up if you weren’t shocked when bombings resulted in more brutality and beheadings? Is it possible we need a radically different way … Continue reading

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What If the Easy Money Is Now on the Bear Side?

Complacent melt-ups aren’t just boring–they’re not very profitable. File this under Devil’s Advocate: what if the easy money in the stock market is no longer the “guaranteed” Bull melt-up but the Bearish bet on a sudden air pocket?Just as a … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll Shows Doom for Dems in November, But One Hope Remains

Eric Zuesse The 11 September 2014 Gallup Poll report shows that Americans are turning against the Democratic Party just months before the upcoming November elections. The answers to the survey question that has always correlated the most with which Party gained or … Continue reading

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Why Has Classical Capitalism Devolved to Crony-Capitalism?

The money-shot: “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.” Here is the quote that perfectly captures our era: “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than … Continue reading

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The Big Lie in the ‘News’ ‘Reporting’ About Ukraine and Russia

Eric Zuesse Here it is, in purest form, via a typical ‘news’ ‘report’ from CNN: “While questions about Russia’s tactics remain, its strategy has become more clear: The Kremlin appears to have decided to prevent Ukraine turning West and leaving what Russia … Continue reading

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Recognizing 9/11 as an evil US CRIME: an analogy

9/11 began a fraud by the US upon the world through unlawful Wars of Aggression. The crime of 9/11 as to who did what, when, where, and related facts for analysis of why is a separate, challenging, and revealing topic … Continue reading

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Defying Gravity: The case for hedging against a market downturn

And nobody in all of Oz No Wizard that there is or was Is ever gonna bring me down! ~ Wicked, “Defying Gravity” Today’s markets exist in an Oz-like, fantasy world. For 5 years now, stock and bond prices have … Continue reading

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Warning to War Supporters

I know you mean well. I know you think you’ve found a bargain that nobody else noticed hidden in a back corner of the used car lot. Let me warn you: it’s a clunker. Here, I’ll list the defects. You … Continue reading

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How the China Boom Unravels: One Person at a Time

The dashing of youthful expectations of open-ended wealth and security for everyone with a college degree is highly combustible when combined with a popping real estate bubble and systemic corruption. Those enamored of China’s ability to build empty apartments, empty … Continue reading

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Top 10 US-Backed Atrocities and Authoritarian Regimes

Since its inception in 1776 and before, the “nascent empire” (George Washington) of the USA has been torturing and killing virtually continuously, around the clock, often taking ears, noses, teeth, skulls, skins, scalps, and people’s virginity as its trophies, in … Continue reading

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Troops Slaughter Refugees Escaping Ukraine

Eric Zuesse That YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR7TyLJw8lo, shows what happened to a truck full of refugees heading into Russia after 28 August 2014, when “Kiev loses control of Novoazovsk, rebel troops advance in southeast Ukraine.” This video, from Russian TV reporter Graham Phillips, was filmed … Continue reading

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Could the Alibaba Model Undo the Wal-Mart Model?

These are questions that arise as a consequence of the digitization of the global/local supply chain in the peer-to-peer model. Longtime correspondent Bill M. reckoned I missed the longer-term story in my piece on the Alibaba IPO: namely, that the … Continue reading

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URGENT: BLOCK UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT POROSHENKO ADDRESS TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS!

Please personally rewrite for yourself and send an email letter like this to the press secretary of the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, and viralize this urgent message:   —   From: Eric Zuesse … Continue reading

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Decades of federal government ‘cost-plus’ contracts increase taxpayer costs 2, 3, 4+ times

guest blog by “Captains America” (bio below) The biggest issue with federal government purchasing is the use of cost-plus contracts. This should be an issue that most people agree with regardless of their political leanings. Cost-plus contracts are a way … Continue reading

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Russia Has Now Joined the Ukrainian Civil War, and Is Lying to Deny It

The Ukrainian Portion of V.P. Biden’s Harvard Kennedy-School Address, Oct. 3rd Eric Zuesse [INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Almost everything that our Vice President said about Ukraine and Russia, in this speech he delivered at Harvard on October 3rd, is a lie or … Continue reading

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The China Boom Story: Alibaba and the 40 Thieves

I suspect the Alibaba IPO may well prove to be the high water mark of the China Boom Story in more ways than one. We all know the story of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves. Poor woodcutter Ali Baba discovers … Continue reading

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Human failure to recognize, reject, and remember evil: essential topic for the 99.99%’s victory

Around 1969 as a young boy, I looked-up the definition of the word, evil. I found something like, “Preference and actions for one’s own material wealth over the well-being of others.” I’ve always remembered that definition as the one that … Continue reading

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NYT, Chrystia Freeland, on Ukraine: ‘This is not a civil war.’

Eric Zuesse The New York Times  publishes many wildly false articles, and this will expose only one of them, as an example: According to Christia Freeland, writing there, on September 5th, the conflict in which the Ukrainian Government has since May 9th been bombing … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How Much Is A Trillion?

Chapter 12 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below. One trillion is a big number. In this short video, we try to help you get a sense for just how big; but the reality … Continue reading

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The 2001 Anthrax Deception: A New Book from Graeme MacQueen

Professor Graeme MacQueen has written a new book on the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. These attacks were widely blamed on extremist Muslims and their backers and used to support the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. They were also used to … Continue reading

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US Corporate Espionage

Glenn Greenwald documented yesterday that, last August, the US government announced that it: … does ***not*** engage in economic espionage in any domain, including cyber. [emphasis original] Right after that, the US government was revealed to be, as Greenwald documents: … Continue reading

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This Is the Russian ‘Invasion’ of Ukraine

Eric Zuesse From the British journalist Graham W. Phillips, who reports from Ukraine for Russian Television, here is his September 5th interview of Russian volunteer fighters who have joined the war for the residents of southeastern Ukraine, explaining why they … Continue reading

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Video: Russell Brand Reads My Article on ISIS Outloud

What to do about ISIS.

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Stocks Have Reached a Permanently High Plateau

A permanently high plateau of stock prices is a marvelous innovation. Somebody said this before, of course, but one glance at a chart of the S&P 500 tells us that stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high … Continue reading

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Peace Ecology

With serendipitous timing, as a big march for the climate, and various related events, are planned on and around the International Day of Peace, Randall Amster has just published an important book called Peace Ecology. This book bridges divides that … Continue reading

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The State of the Battle in Eastern Ukraine

Eric Zuesse  Showing what’s left after the invading troops were allowed to leave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhFEwfF9wz0 http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/1766826.html And, then, there is this summary of the situation, by the Russian military analyst, “Vineyard of the Saker”: “all the signs are that the JRF [Junta Repression … Continue reading

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Here’s Why the Market Could Crash–Not in Two Years, But Now

Markets crash not from “bad news” but from the exhaustion of temporary stability. Yesterday I made the case for a Financial Singularity that will never allow stocks to crash. We can summarize this view as: the market and the economy are not systems, … Continue reading

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How and Why the USA Has Sponsored Terrorism in the Mid East Since at Least 1948

Syria The USA started carrying out coups, assassinating leaders, and sponsoring terrorism and extremists in Syria in 1948, continuing to the present moment, as everyone knows, under Obama.  Examples, provided by David North: “The Eisenhower administration was troubled by the … Continue reading

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Have We Reached a Financial Singularity?

Encouraging and supporting asset bubbles is essentially the only force remaining to keep the system intact as we know it. The Singularity is based on the idea that machine intelligence will soon exceed human intelligence, and human history is unknowable beyond … Continue reading

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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine: CNN Finally Talks to Our Regime’s Victims There

Eric Zuesse Obama has definitely been defeated in Ukraine, and this is now clear because the news reports and videos and photos of our victims there, which were previously available only online and outside America, are starting to be communicated even … Continue reading

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Big-Oil CEO Faces Failure by Keeping His Eyes Closed about Global Warming

Head of Oil Company that’s Most at Risk Of Declining Value From Oil & Gas Is Burying His Head in the Tar-Sand About It Eric Zuesse According to the landmark study of the impact that the rising world concerns about global warming … Continue reading

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Falsehoods in the NYT’s Editorial, ‘Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine’

Eric Zuesse The only way to expose lies is within context; so, this will be somewhat lengthy: The Times  editorial opens with a falsehood: “There is no longer any doubt: Russian troops are in Ukraine, not as volunteers, as the rebel commander in Donetsk would have … Continue reading

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Central Bank Monetary Policy Enables Us to Put Off Real Reforms

This cycle of entrenched interests protecting their skims and scams via central bank monetary policy is self-liquidating. I finally figured out that the core purpose of central banks’ monetary policy is to enable vested interests to avoid desperately needed reforms … Continue reading

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Is There Still Hope for Peace in Ukraine?

By Patrick Boylan, Pressenza Berlin, 1961 (photomontage) The Ukrainian government, like Israel in Gaza, relentlessly goes on bombing residential areas in the eastern regions “to kill the terrorists hiding out there” (but also the civilians living there). The separatists, called … Continue reading

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Why I Removed My Name from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s E-Mail List

Eric Zuesse They asked me why, and I told them why: http://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/unsubscribe/ 2 Sep. 2014 Please tell us why you are unsubscribing:   Her equating Israel’s massive bombing of Gaza with the paltry and (by comparison) almost inconsequential bombing of Israel by Hamas made me sick, especially … Continue reading

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Want to Do More Than March for the Climate? Here’s How.

This is from National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance: Dear Friends, As part of Campaign Nonviolence  (which has over 150 actions scheduled across the country the week of September 21-27) NCNR is organizing an action of nonviolent civil resistance at the White House on … Continue reading

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Society as a Failed Experiment

There’s little dispute among social scientists that most of our major public programs are counter-productive on their own terms. There is also little analysis of this phenomenon as a pattern in need of an explanation and a solution. Prisons are … Continue reading

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The Underbelly of Corporate America: Insider Selling, Stock Buy-Backs, Dodgy Profits

The hollowing out of corporate strengths to enable short-term profiteering by the handful at the top leads to systemic fragility. Anonymous comments on message boards must be taken with a grain of salt, but this comment succinctly captures the underbelly … Continue reading

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Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded

How did they imagine they’d get away with it, claiming that Iraq had vast stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and even nuclear weapons? Defectors had made clear the chemical and biological weapons (some of them provided by the United … Continue reading

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Republican Bigs Consider Donating to Hillary Clinton

America’s Aristocrats Declare Victory Against the Public; They War Now Mainly Against One-Another Eric Zuesse On August 31st, the Republican political site Politico bannered “Wall Street Republicans’ Dark Secret: Hillary Clinton 2016,” and Ben White and Maggie Haberman delivered a blockbuster report about … Continue reading

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Most corrupt ‘teaching’ union ever: Democratic & Republican Parties unioned with corporate media

Teaching is the art and science of people seeing/learning reality for themselves. Once ignited, passion for learning becomes a life-long expression. Our Orwellian world of the present witnesses a union of “leaders” in government and corporate media “teaching” the 99% … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Inflation

For close to 300 years, inflation in the US remained very subdued. Small spurts occurred around major wars (Revolutionary, Civil, WW1, etc), but after each, inflation quickly trended back down to its long-term baseline. If you lived during this stretch … Continue reading

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A New Calendar of Holidays

A new calendar of peace holidays has just been published. And none too soon, if you’ve noticed the epidemic of military holidays around us. I can understand that Catholics have a saint for every day of the year. And I’m … Continue reading

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Review: Sibel Edmonds’ “The Lone Gladio”

A Great Read: As Good As Any Clancy Or Ludlum Novel … With a Twist I’m a sucker for Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum type spy novels. Sibel Edmonds’ The Lone Gladio is a great read. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is Now a ‘Third World’ Country

4.3% of Americans Survive on Less than $2/Day –  That’s Considered Poor in Even the Poorest Lands Eric Zuesse Slightly more than one American household with children in every 25 is surviving on less than $2 per day of income … Continue reading

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We care enough about sports to review ‘official’ calls, but not to review ‘official’ calls of ‘lawful’ wars?!?

If Americans applied their passion and expertise in sports laws to current US/UK/Israel/UN wars, the resultant outrage would quickly cause “leaders’” arrests for obvious unlawful Wars of Aggression. We care, appropriately, that sports law be reviewed for proper calls on … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2014: Economic solutions already here for full employment, zero public deficits and debts

Labor Day is an Orwellian holiday: US “leaders” psychopathically pretend to care about American labor while lying about a real unemployment rate of close to 25% (the so-called “official” rate excludes under-employed and discouraged workers). Along with unemployment, Americans receive … Continue reading

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IF CONSUMERS ARE SO F%#KING CONFIDENT WHY AREN’T THEY SPENDING?

The sheep have been told their confidence is at a 7 year high by the propaganda peddlers working at the behest of the oligarchy. The sheep are also told that 10 million jobs have been added since the GOTUS played … Continue reading

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The Stupendous Failure Of Big City Education: How The Philly Teachers Union Loots The Schools

It’s that time of year again – when the little juvenile delinquents, future prison inmates, and functionally illiterate junior members of the free shit army pick up their “free” backpacks and “free” school supplies they will never use and shuffle … Continue reading

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Is There Capitalism After Cronyism?

The more the Status Quo pursues the same old Keynesian Cargo Cult script of central planning and free money for financiers, the more self-liquidating the system becomes. Judging by the mainstream media, the most pressing problems facing capitalism are: 1) income … Continue reading

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Diane Ravitch Condemns ‘Accountability’, I Dissent, She Responds. So: Let’s All Discuss It.

Eric Zuesse On August 29th, America’s leading voice on ‘reform’ of k-12 education condemned President Obama for being supportive of ‘accountability’ in our educational system. Headlining “Why Is the Obama Administration Making War on Teachers,” she closed by wondering, “Why did President … Continue reading

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Can a National Quasi-Religion (Pro Sports) Go Broke?

Attending costly games is on the margins of the household budget. When the credit card gets maxed out, attending is no longer an option. Please understand I’m not suggesting professional sports isn’t the greatest thing since sliced bread: I’m simply asking … Continue reading

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Monty Python State Department

Scene:  A cafe.  One table is occupied by a group of Vikings wearing horned helmets. Whenever the word “war” is repeated, they begin singing and/or chanting. A man and woman enter.  The man is played by Eric Idle, the woman … Continue reading

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The Housing Echo-Bubble Is Popping

There is nothing remotely “normal” about the echo-bubble’s rise, and we can anticipate that its deflation will be equally abnormal. Conventional wisdom on the resurgence of the housing markets takes one of two paths: 1. Housing is not in a … Continue reading

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Could Obama’s Legacy Be Destroyed by His Ukraine Policy? What to Do About It –

Eric Zuesse The Ukrainian Government that the Obama Administration installed after Obama’s successful coup d’etat in Ukraine is now crashing and burning in the process of the newly installed Government’s ethnic-cleansing program to get rid of the people in Ukraine’s southeast, the area of Ukraine that had voted … Continue reading

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Why Artifice Rules the World: We Have No Choice

There’s only one small problem with relying on artifice: we haven’t actually fixed what’s broken in the real world. As I noted yesterday, we now game dysfunctional systems rather than actually repair them. Rather than fix the dysfunctional system of higher education, … Continue reading

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More than 50,000 U.S.-Backed Troops Are Fighting in Ukraine’s Civil War. Why?

Eric Zuesse The U.S. Government installed in February 2014 the current Ukrainian Government, which started Ukraine’s civil war against the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, who reject this Government. The U.S., and the Ukrainian Government that the U.S. installed, call the residents there “terrorists,” for … Continue reading

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USA Cares about Trapped People being Attacked, People being Beheaded

Believers of the above statement may also be interested in: Stanley’s Cures What Ails You To carry out more bombings and invasions to increase its incomparably sadistic stranglehold over the Middle East, the USA™ recently, as its latest incredibly weak attempt … Continue reading

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So, I Asked the Russian Ambassador What He Thinks of NATO

The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, spoke at the University of Virginia on Tuesday evening, in an event organized by the Center for Politics, which no doubt has video of the proceedings. Kislyak was once ambassador … Continue reading

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The Problem Isn’t Islam … It’s ALL Religious Fundamentalism

While the Koran Calls for Violence, The Bible Is Even Worse … Calling for Genocide Christians and Jews rightly point out that the Koran is a violent text which calls on Muslims to attack “unbelievers”. But they fail to see … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Politics That’s Broken–The Status Quo’s Model of “How the World Works” Is Broken

The Status Quo is dysfunctional because its model of how the world works is broken. Much has been written about the dysfunction in Washington D.C. Pundits have been wringing their hands for years over the rise of bitter partisan politics and … Continue reading

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Losing Losers and the Pentagon That Hires Them

At the 200th anniversary of the jackasses of 1812 getting the U.S. capital burned by the British in 1814, I found myself watching a new film by Rory Kennedy called Last Days in Vietnam. This film covers the moment of … Continue reading

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The New Misery Index

The Status Quo is desperate to mask the declining fortunes of those who earn income from work, and the Misery Index 2.0 strips away the phony facade of bogus unemployment and inflation numbers. The classic Misery Index is the sum of unemployment … Continue reading

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UN ‘leaders’ as corrupt as US/UK/Israel: We the People must demand arrests or suffer endless war

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s official statements about Israel’s most recent armed attack upon Gaza are Orwellian lies of omission because they fail to uphold the one and only legal authority of the UN: to stop Wars of Aggression. Allowing … Continue reading

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War in the Hundred Acre Woods

In the 1920s and 1930s, anybody who was anybody tried to figure out how to rid the world of war. Collectively, I’d say they got three-quarters of the way to an answer. But from 1945 to 2014, they’ve been ignored … Continue reading

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Peacenvironmentalism

Remarks at North Carolina Peace Action Event in Raleigh, N.C., August 23, 2014. Thank you for inviting me, and thank you to North Carolina Peace Action, and to John Heuer whom I consider a tireless selfless and inspired peacemaker himself.  … Continue reading

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MH-17 ‘Investigation’: Secret August 8th Agreement Seeps Out

Perpetrator of the Downing in Ukraine, of the Malaysian Airliner, Will Stay Hidden Eric Zuesse Regarding what caused the downing of the Malaysian airliner MH-17 in Ukraine on July 17th, the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN, reported in a brief Russian-language news story on … Continue reading

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Is the $5 Bill the New $1 Bill?

Events, food purchased away from home and live entertainment are increasingly unaffordable to the bottom 90%. It’s starting to feel like a $5 bill is the new $1 bill: everything that could be purchased with one or two dollars not that long … Continue reading

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Why the Fed Must Taper

The Fed is being forced to end its bond-buying, cutting off the “free money for financiers” that has sustained a frothy stock market. While the Federal Reserve presents itself as free to do whatever it pleases whenever it pleases, the … Continue reading

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The Crazy-Making Fed

The Federal Reserve’s communications and policies are a form of crazy-making double bind. Systems theorist/anthropologist Gregory Bateson developed (with others) the concept of double bind, a psychological and social conflict in which contradictory demands generate a form of schizophrenia: Unlike the usual no-win situation, … Continue reading

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War Journalist’s First Arrest Happens in Ferguson Speech Crackdown

Veteran international war journalist Ansgar Graw has reported in Georgia, the Gaza Strip, the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, China, and Cuba, but has never once been arrested. Now, under the boot of the man who Pulitzer winning journalist James Risen calls “the … Continue reading

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“Nazi Safaris in Ukraine: Militiaman Fighting Against Government Forces Speaks Out – ‘Some Are Willing to Pay to Hunt Insurgents’”

via: http://www.globalresearch.ca/nazi-safaris-in-ukraine-militiaman-fighting-against-government-forces-speaks-out-some-are-willing-to-pay-to-hunt-insurgents/5396524 “Nazi Safaris in Ukraine: Militiaman Fighting Against Government Forces Speaks Out – ‘Some Are Willing to Pay to Hunt Insurgents’” Highlights from an interview with an insurgent in southeastern Ukraine. Posted by Eric Zuesse. Written by Ilja Degtjarov. Original at … Continue reading

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Our ‘Enemies’ in Ukraine Speak

Eric Zuesse  co-posted along with with RINF Alternative News America’s ‘news’ media do not let the victims of Ukraine’s civil war — the people who are dying and being driven out from the southeastern regions of that country by the new … Continue reading

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The Housing Bubble’s Silver Lining

As rents climb, developers large and small take out their calculators and dreams of wealth blossom: but no, this is not bubble. The disastrous blowback from inflating housing bubbles is painfully obvious: as housing becomes unaffordable, households impoverish themselves to “get … Continue reading

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Are Capital Inflows Propping Up U.S. Markets?

It seems likely that significant capital inflows are helping prop up asset valuations in the U.S. Nobody really believes the official narrative that the “recovery” is powering the remarkable strength of U.S. stocks, bonds and real estate. The real Main Street … Continue reading

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THIS IS YOUR RECOVERY AND THIS IS YOUR RECOVERY WITHOUT DRUGS

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. … Continue reading

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Causes of War Krugman Overlooked

While I’m working on a campaign to abolish war, it’s helpful and appreciated that a columnist for one of the most effective war promoting institutions in the world, the New York Times, on Sunday mused aloud about why in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Think It Won’t Happen Just Because It Hasn’t Happened Yet: Loss of Faith in the Fed

Much of the supposedly godlike power of central banks is participants’ faith in their powers to control not just finance but the real world that can be leveraged by finance. The Grand Narrative of the global economy since the 2008 … Continue reading

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Videos: How Do We Get to Peace? With David Swanson, Jill Stein, Kristin Christman, and Steve Breyman

The 16th annual Kateri Peace Conference in Fonda, N.Y., was organized around these three quotations of Buckminster Fuller: “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new … Continue reading

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UN just like US Constitution: great law/limit gone forever until Orwellian-criminal ‘leaders’ arrested

A law is a limit of what actions are allowed among groups of people. Laws/limits are natural expressions to support group actions, such as rules to allow a sport to be played, having traffic going in the same direction on … Continue reading

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VIDEOS: Ethnic Cleansing as a Political Tactic, Trashing Ukrainians

Getting Rid of Residents of Regions that Voted ‘the Wrong Way.’ Here’s How Obama’s Team Eliminates the Electorate  for Viktor Yanukovych (Whom Obama Overthrew in February 2014), Trashing Them So As To Assure that ‘Democracy’ in Ukraine  Won’t Elect Another … Continue reading

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Obama’s Nazis

http://slavyangrad.org/2014/08/15/summary-of-novorossia/ OBAMA’S NAZIS, #1: A Summary of the Situation in Embattled ‘New Russia,’ Ukraine’s Southeast POSTED BY Eric Zuesse, via OLGA LUZANOVA ⋅ AUGUST 15, 2014 Video: A Summary of the Situation in the Embattled Novorossiya Translation from Russian by Alan and … Continue reading

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Egypt Dictators Use Rape as Weapon with Obama’s Support

We are a nation of laws. – Barack Obama Barack Obama refuses to stop illegally arming and funding (among other horrors) Egypt’s military junta dictatorship.  It is against the law to aid juntas and regimes that consistently violate human rights.   … Continue reading

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Is Collapse the Only Real “Fix” to Our Healthcare and Legal Systems?

If structural reform is impossible as a result of political capture by vested interests, collapse is the only “fix” left. A few days ago I discussed the overlap of two bankrupt systems: Healthcare (a.k.a. Sickcare) and our legal system–malpractice. Today we … Continue reading

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Why Should White People Care What Happens to Black or Brown People?

I Remained Silent Because I’m Not Black Preface: German pastor Martin Niemöller initially supported Hitler. But he later opposed him, and was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp for years. Niemöller learned the hard way that keep your head down … Continue reading

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Why I Quit the Democratic Party Yesterday

Eric Zuesse I draw the line at racist fascism, otherwise known as ‘nazism’ (lower-case ‘n,’ just as lower-case ‘f’ ‘fascism’ refers to any fascist party of any country, rather than to the Italian original, ‘Fascist Party’). (The German original nazi … Continue reading

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Barely Reported, Then Totally Ignored: The EU’s Obsequiousness to Obama’s Nazism Regarding Ukraine

Eric Zuesse On 7 February 2014, Oriental Review posted “What about apologizing to Ukraine, Mrs. Nuland?” including a link to the recordings of two successive phone-conversations, uploaded to the Internet the day before, one (up through 04:10) with Obama’s Victoria Nuland telling the U.S. … Continue reading

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Local Police and Much Else Will Be Militarized As Long As Federal Government Is

“Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere.” As they should. And we should all join in. But “nationwide” … Continue reading

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Are There No Hard Limits on Financial Finagling?

The hard limits are hidden, and we will discover them only when it’s too late to modify the self-destructive behavior and policies we’ve pursued as “safe” and “forever.” Why do hard limits matter? Because we only change when we’ve run … Continue reading

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Audio: The Iraq Debate — David Swanson and Brad Friedman

Isn’t this a good war, Brad Friedman asks David Swanson. Listen to this clip: http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/kpfk_140813_150002friedman.MP3 Starts around 7:30

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Two Spanish Anti-Fascists Go to Ukraine to Join Battle Against Ukraine’s Nazis

Submitted by Eric Zuesse The article below is translated from Russian without the original’s accompanying photos, which can be seen by clicking on the original: http://politikus.ru/events/26682-on-hatu-pokinul-poshel-voevat-chtob-zemlyu-v-donecke-fashistam-ne-dat.html and it’s based on the Spanish-language “Two Spaniards at the Battle of Donetsk, No … Continue reading

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Can U.S. Democrats Salvage Their Party and Country?

Why It’s Essential for All Democrats to Email Now to their Democratic Representative in the House, to Salvage the Democratic Party, and the Nation Eric Zuesse My email, below, to my Democratic Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, presents … Continue reading

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We’re Relying on Phantom Wealth to Fund Our Retirement

Phantom wealth cannot possibly fund unprecedented retirement and healthcare promises. The narrative that Social Security, Medicare and pension funds invested in stocks and bonds can fund the retirement of 65 million people is a misleading fantasy. The sad reality is we … Continue reading

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Top 9 Reasons to Stop Bombing Iraq

1. It’s not a rescue mission.  The U.S. personnel could be evacuated without the 500-pound bombs.  The persecuted minorities could be supplied, moved, or their enemy dissuaded, or all three, without the 500-pound bombs or the hundreds of “advisors” (trained … Continue reading

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Ukraine-News Flash: Bloodiest Days of Ukraine’s Ethnic Cleansing Expected to Come Now

Eric Zuesse A reliably well-informed resident in the area that Obama’s Ukrainian regime is ethnically cleansing (i.e., exterminating and/or expelling) has informed this reporter (and all of this source’s previous reports to me have subsequently turned out to be true): … Continue reading

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