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Blair Can Be Tried For War Crimes

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. There is no requirement in international law for the appropriate jurisdiction of a tribunal – or even the tribunal itself – to … Continue reading

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Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures

One little-remarked consequence of the central banks’ policies of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing is the unrivaled dominance of mobile global capital, i.e. the Corporatocracy. The source of corporate political power is the ability to borrow essentially unlimited sums … Continue reading

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“If the FBI doesn’t recommend charges, then she [Clinton] didn’t break any law.”

Eric Zuesse That seems to be the opinion of the majority of reader-comments at reddit. In response to an article that presented six U.S. criminal laws which clearly describe the most basic aspect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email operation, and … Continue reading

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The National Anthem of the New Republic of the United States of Great America

Guest author Daniel “No Passport” Bruno reports from Rio de Janeiro. Daniel is from NYC, is an author, inventor, specialist in 9/11 studies, and the interview host at www.hpub.org When the American people get our country back, it won’t be because … Continue reading

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The Price Of Silver Explodes Past 20 Dollars An Ounce As The European Banking Crisis Deepens

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Have you seen what the price of silver has been doing?  On Monday, it exploded past 20 dollars an ounce, and as I write this article it is sitting at $20.48.  Earlier today … Continue reading

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July 4th reflections from a man who may have experienced the US more fully than anyone in its history

Frederick Douglass, one of the most brilliant minds in history, had many praises for the US and its founders. However, he experienced the nation more fully than any of them, beginning his life a victim of the totalitarian fascism they … Continue reading

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The Brexit Silence

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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Hillary Clinton’s Email Operation Violated At Least Six Criminal Laws

Eric Zuesse This is not an exclusive list, nor does it relate to charges that might possibly be made against Ms. Clinton on grounds other than the unquestionable and basic ground that she moved all of her State Department email … Continue reading

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Inequality, Debt and Credit Stagnation

By Steve Keen – economics professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London – Debt Deflation blog. This was my keynote speech at the French Association for Political Economy (AFEP) annual conference in … Continue reading

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Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Fourth of July

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges   This undated file photo shows Mumia Abu-Jamal, who now faces life in prison instead of the … Continue reading

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Theresa May, Your New Islamophobic Prime Minister?

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. A quick Google news search for “Theresa May and “Abu Qatada” reveals over 2,000 mainstream media articles in the last three days … Continue reading

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Studies Suggest Google is Biggest Mind-Control Device Ever Created and is Manipulating in Favor of Hillary

Additional information here: In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department — and what that means for the future of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Media and the EU Referendum

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Al Jazeera’s Listening Post programme on the EU referendum media coverage was just broadcast. They only used about 5% of what they … Continue reading

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Corporate Government Complicity with Big Tobacco

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Journalistic Standards at the Guardian

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Yesterday I received a begging letter from Katharine Viner of the Guardian Perhaps they will be able to induce individuals to give … Continue reading

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Brexit and the Crisis of Capitalism

Thousands of commentaries have been issued about Brexit in the past week.I’ve written four myself. Most discuss Brexit as the result of immigration issues, class war, political theater, a reaction against the European Union’s bureaucratic power, sovereignty, etc. Other essays … Continue reading

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July 4th, 2016 interview with Washington, Jefferson, Adams: America’s REQUIREMENT from our Declaration of Independence & Constitution to arrest .01% criminal ‘Nobility class,’ or suffer as their indentured servants

“Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”  ~ George Washington, General Orders, Headquarters, New York (2 … Continue reading

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On the Lost Art of Intellectual Honesty

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. I remain strongly opposed to Brexit. However, I feel obliged to state, purely as a matter of intellectual honesty, that if the … Continue reading

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Sanity, Shami Chakrabarti and the Ruth Smeeth Affair

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. At the launch of the Shami Chakrabarti report into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, black activist Marc Wadsworth said: “I saw that … Continue reading

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Why There Will Probably Be a Second Referendum on Brexit

Opinion, by Eric Zuesse PRELIMINARY Brexit (British exit from the European Union) would be a ferocious kidney-blow to the international aristocracy, the people (and their agents) who own controlling blocs of stock in international corporations, and who control politicians in … Continue reading

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There Will Be No Early General Election

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Labour and Tories were neck and neck on 32% in the Mail on Sunday Survation poll on 25 June, the day before … Continue reading

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Brexit, a Step in the Right Direction: The Optimistic View

In the conventional narrative, Brexit is about immigration, escaping the EU’s bureaucrats of Brussels, class war or political theater. It may be about all of these, but beneath these surface issues lies a deeper dynamic: a recognition that the entire … Continue reading

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Back to the Future

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. The priority now of the political “elite” is to ensure voters never again get the chance to make a choice the political … Continue reading

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Continuing EU Membership for Indy Scotland is Possible – Special EU Status for Scotland in the UK is Impossible

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Alyn Smith was excellent in the European Parliament yesterday. He was doing exactly what the SNP need to be doing – building … Continue reading

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What Is The Government Preparing For?

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. You may not be getting prepared for a major national disaster, but the government sure is.  I have been informed that in recent months numerous emergency food companies have been contacted by the … Continue reading

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NATO’s new headquarters designed like Nazi SS lightning bolts in outrageous ‘fighting words’ to Russia, Orwellian opposite of stated goals of ‘democracy, cooperation, peace’

hat tips: sputnik news Damir 1’s 1-minute video: NATO’s 2-minute virtual tour, starting and ending with the overhead view: NATO promises completion of their new headquarters this year, whose overhead view mimics Nazi SS twin lightning bolts. This design is … Continue reading

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US Eugenics, Enslavement, and Neoliberalism in Puerto Rico

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NATO and ‘News’ Media Pump for WW III — Nuclear War

Eric Zuesse (updated and expanded from my article at strategic-culture.org) INTRODUCTION America’s announcement that Russia has committed ‘aggression’ against America, is an announcement that America is at war against Russia; and here is how America’s ‘news’ media have said that … Continue reading

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Talk Nation Radio: Harvey Wasserman on Environmental and Antiwar Activism

  https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-harvey-wasserman-on-environmental-and-antiwar-activism Harvey Wasserman is a life-long activist who speaks, writes and organizes widely on energy, the environment, history, the drug war, election protection, and grassroots politics. He teaches (since 2004) history and cultural & ethnic diversity at two central … Continue reading

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US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. ‘Economics’ as limited and flawed models while ignoring criminal looting fraud to call debt as ‘money’ and ‘good,’ ignoring game-changing reforms (4 of 12)

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this… But we tend to take the situation for granted… (the bullshitter) does not care whether the things he says describe reality … Continue reading

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Another Media Setup?

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. This picture has been all over twitter, promoted by every high level Blairite you can think of, from JK Rowling down. Yet … Continue reading

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The Glorious Dictatorship of Uzbekistan

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. A very curious puff piece has turned up in the Guardian for holidays in Uzbekistan, which fails entirely to mention that it … Continue reading

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Kuenssberg Goes Into Overdrive

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. 170,000 Labour members voted against Jeremy Corbyn in the last leadership election. Any of them can expect to be made briefly famous … Continue reading

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European Banks Have Their Worst Two Day Stretch EVER As The Global Financial Crisis Intensifies

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Over the last two trading days, European banks have lost 23 percent of their value.  Let that number sink it for a bit.  In just a two day stretch, nearly a quarter of … Continue reading

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Economic Predictions for Summer 2016: The Epocalypse Keeps Crashing

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. Brexit — the second major landslide in the Year of the Epocalypse — has bankers all over the world scrambling to pick up and prop up their crumbled facades this week. This is one more jolt in the developing global economic collapse … Continue reading

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Video: David Swanson on State of U.S. Democracy

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Have a Chilcot Fourth of July

This Fourth of July, U.S. war makers will be drinking fermented grain, grilling dead flesh, traumatizing veterans with colorful explosions, and thanking their lucky stars and campaign contributors that they don’t live in rotten old England. And I don’t mean … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges Discusses Israeli Occupation With Israeli Journalist Amira Hass (Video)

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges Chris Hedges goes inside Israel and the occupied territories with Amira Hass in this week’s episode of … Continue reading

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Understanding Brexit: The Powerless Press Their Thumb in the Eye of the Power Elite

The premier strategy for retaining power is to give the powerless a carefully managed illusion of decision-making and autonomy. Having a say over one’s life and choices is called agency, and it is the illusion of agency that makes democracy such … Continue reading

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America’s One-Party Government

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org INTRODUCTION Today’s United States is a more realistic version of the type of society that George Orwell fictionally described in his allegorical novel 1984. Like in 1984, the American public don’t know that they’re … Continue reading

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What next after Brexit?

By Steve Keen – economics professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London – Debt Deflation blog. A cliché—“Expect the Unexpected”—has happened. As I noted in “The Divisive Brexit Vote”, though I … Continue reading

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Multiple Crises in Democracy

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. There is a strong strand of belief among the political class that Boris Johnson has no intention of taking the UK out … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Scholars Call Erdogan’s Presidency Fraud

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org One of the Constitutional requirements to be able to serve as Turkey’s President is to have a college diploma, and Turkey’s association of professors have declared fake the diploma of Turkey’s President, Tayyip Erdogan, … Continue reading

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We Just Witnessed The Greatest One Day Global Stock Market Loss In World History

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. More stock market wealth was lost on Friday than on any other day in world history.  As you will see below, global investors lost two trillion dollars on the day following the Brexit … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Hillary Won’t Allow Her Corporate Speeches to Be Published

Eric Zuesse In a previous report, I indicated “Why Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches Are Relevant”, but not what they contained. The present report indicates what they contained.  One speech in particular will be cited and quoted from as an example here, … Continue reading

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US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. ‘Government’ as promised design structure blind to destruction of all Constitutional Rights in a dictatorial neocolonial rogue state (3 of 12)

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this… But we tend to take the situation for granted… (the bullshitter) does not care whether the things he says describe reality … Continue reading

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Brexit Launches Existential Crisis for EU: “Disintegration of the EU practically irreversible.”

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. At long last the tyranny of the global financial elite has been slammed good and hard. You can count on them to attempt another central bank based shock and awe campaign to halt … Continue reading

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Party’s Over, Quarter Billion Dollars on Bernie, Now What?

Well meaning people just spent a quarter billion dollars on the Bernie Sanders campaign which continues operations while its candidate says he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president. Let’s put that in a little perspective. Iraqis fleeing Fallujah yet … Continue reading

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It’s Still the Iraq War, Stupid.

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste? … Continue reading

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The Planned Obsolescence of Consumer Sovereignty

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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