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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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Ukraine’s Conflict: a History and Status-Report, for Ukraine, U.S., and the World

See Barack Obama’s Real Achievements in Ukraine, with Your Own Eyes, via Videos: They’re Like George W. Bush’s Real Achievements in Iraq, But Authentically Nuclear Eric Zuesse (This article will consist primarily of videos documenting actual events. The links that … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Wages Might Rise Despite Millions of Unemployed Being Available for Work

Tragically, the inability of our institutions to impart the skills required by the emerging economy hobble not just the unemployed but employers. A reader recently offered a compelling reason why total compensation costs (wages plus benefits/payroll taxes) could rise even in a … Continue reading

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What a renowned poet wrote about awakening humanity

Rainer Rilke (1875-1926) was a poignant poet; still among the best-selling in the US. Included in his work are ten letters written to an aspiring poet, a section of which seems to speak to activists today in our condition of being relatively few … Continue reading

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Depressed about the world? Awesome! Stages of being awake, catalyzing transformation

Depression can be ontologically (way of being) embraced as a natural expression of empathy; a rational response to the present conditions of psychopathic Earth “leadership.” Choosing to embrace rather than resist so-called “depressed” thoughts and feelings opens a pathway to … Continue reading

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Stop the Smart Wars

Remarks at event for WorldBeyondWar.org in Washington, D.C., on August 9, 2014. Welcome.  I’m going to say a few words and then introduce each of our other speakers, who will each speak for 10 minutes or less, and then we’ll … Continue reading

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US/UK/Israel ‘Empire’ same as Roman Empire: They make a desert and call it peace

Let’s examine connections between the empires of Rome and modern US/UK/Israel to discover possible solutions to restore republic from empire in our world of the present. Roman Empire: History teaches that the Roman Republic devolved into psychopathic dictatorial empire; characterized … Continue reading

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Further Evidence that Obama Is a Republican

Preface by Washington’s Blog: We don’t think “Republican” or “Democrat” are good or bad labels. We think that both mainstream parties have been taken over by the same corrupt forces, and that the Red-versus-Blue dichotomy isn’t helpful. Indeed, we think … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on the Difference Between Trading and Investing

Investing in oneself and enterprises one actively controls may be the only legitimate deployment of capital that qualifies as an investment in the traditional sense. Since I’ve been discussing the stock market in general terms (Bull and Bear, etc.), it … Continue reading

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Back in Iraq, Jack

President Obama may want us to sympathize with patriotic torturers, he may turn on whistleblowers like a flesh-eating zombie, he may have lost all ability to think an authentic thought, but I will say this for him: He knows how … Continue reading

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Nixon’s Treason Now Acknowledged

A George Will column this week, reviewing a book by Ken Hughes called Chasing Shadows, mentions almost in passing that presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon secretly sabotaged peace talks that appeared likely to end the war on Vietnam until he … Continue reading

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Systematically Reconstructing the Shoot-Down of the Malaysian Airliner: The Guilt Is Clear and Damning

Eric Zuesse On July 22nd, zerohedge bannered sarcastically, “Flight MH-17 Black Boxes To Be Analyzed In ‘Impartial’ London,” and reported that they would be analyzed by the U.S.-allied, anti-Russian, pro-Ukrainian, British Government. A mere four days later, on the 26th, CBS News  headlined … Continue reading

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We Won’t Forget Wisconsin

A new film called Wisconsin Rising is screening around the country, the subject, of course, being the activism surrounding the mass occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol in 2011.  I recommend attending a planned screening or setting up a new one, … Continue reading

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Obama’s War Against Russia Backfires

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s war against Russia isn’t only causing Russia to cooperate more strongly with the other BRIC countries to break the U.S. dollar’s reign as the global reserve currency, but it’s also causing Russian President Vladimir … Continue reading

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If a Genocide Falls in the Forest

There’s a wide and mysterious chasm between the stated intentions of the Israeli government as depicted by the U.S. media and what the Israeli government has been doing in Gaza, even as recounted in the U.S. media. With the morgues … Continue reading

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Reminder: economic solutions ready for full employment, optimal infrastructure, no poverty, zero public debt

You literally have nothing more valuable to do than command three reforms conservatively worth $60+ trillion: 1. Monetary reform: the US doesn’t have a money supply, but its Orwellian opposite of a “debt supply.” Banks and the Fed create what … Continue reading

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5 August: Even More Certain Now: Obama’s Ukrainian Stooges Did Intentionally Down that Malaysian Airliner

Eric Zuesse Information continues to pour in confirming the retired Lufthansa pilot Peter Haisenko’s reconstruction of how that Malaysian airliner (MH-17) came to be downed over the war-zone in Ukraine, the place to which Obama’s Ukrainian stooges had guided it … Continue reading

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How Economies Collapse: Systemic Friction and Debt Are Self-Liquidating

Paying for unproductive friction with borrowed money has generated the illusion that free to me is actually free–it isn’t. We all understand how friction slows our progress: flatten the tires on a bicycle and it becomes much harder to maintain speed. … Continue reading

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Evidence Is Now Conclusive: 2 Ukrainian Government Fighter-Jets Did Shoot Down that Malaysian Airliner. No ‘Buk’ Missile Ground-Shot.

[Preface by Washington's Blog. We are still agnostic regarding Mr. Zuesse's argument.] Eric Zuesse We’ll go considerably farther than has yet been revealed by the professional intelligence community, to provide the actual evidence that conclusively shows that (and how) the … Continue reading

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The Slide to Collapse Is Greased with Self-Interest

Self-interest is intrinsically self-liquidating on a systemic level. One enduring if rarely stated principle of Neoliberal Democracy is that the single-minded pursuit of self-interest magically produces an equilibrium which serves everyone’s interests well enough to avoid the destabilization of rebellion … Continue reading

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How Americans Can End the Israeli Occupation and Free Palestine: 3 Steps

1)  Identify the Israeli Dictatorship’s Source of Power The government of Israel acts as an expansionist, apartheid, terror dictatorship over Palestine. Israel’s source of power for maintaining its dictatorship over Palestine is: Illegal US Funding Approximately 3.1 billion dollars per year are taken from … Continue reading

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5-minute video: Hanan Ashrawi’s powerful interview on Israel’s War of Aggression

5-minute video: Hanan Ashrawi interview If Gandhi was the voice for India’s independence from British dictatorial control, Hanan Ashrawi is the voice for Palestine’s independence from Israeli dictatorial control. Her interview with ABC News cuts through spin with heart-felt detail … Continue reading

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Finally, Fake News Done Right

John Oliver is what I always wished Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert would be.  In fact, he’s what I always wished Ted Koppel or Jim Lehrer would be. With so many people getting their news from comedians, the distinction between … Continue reading

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All studies: cheaper to give homeless shelter, food, health care, job training than doing nothing

8-minute video: Director of US Interagency Council on Homelessness explains how to END homelessness In 2009 I reported that all economic cost-benefit studies conclude it costs less to provide homeless Americans with shelter, food, health care, and job training than doing nothing at … Continue reading

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Evidence Is Now Conclusive: 2 Ukrainian Government SU-25 Fighter-Jets Did Shoot Down that Malaysian Airliner. No “Buk” Missile Ground-Shot Was Involved.

Preface by Washington’s Blog: The New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Sydney Morning Herald,  International Business Times and many other news sources have reported that the numerous holes in the wreckage of Malaysian airlines flight 17 are shrapnel … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Take Much Land to Grow A Lot of Food

Perhaps time learning in a garden should be considered as important as time spent sitting in a classroom. The important national discussions about food security and hunger in America rarely seem to mention a critical fact: it doesn’t take much … Continue reading

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Are you demanding arrests (lawful stop) of US/UK/Israel wars, or do you prefer more suffering, death?

Arrest: “to cause to stop” in etymology. To take or hold a suspected criminal. To be held or detained to answer a criminal charge or to prevent the commission of a criminal or further offense. [1] We have one of … Continue reading

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Why Wait for the Shoe to Hit the Floor? The Case for Selling Now

Waiting to sell is akin to ignoring the smoke and flames in the crowded theater and hesitating until somebody yells “fire!” to rush for the now-jammed exit. The stock market is supposed to be a discounting mechanism that anticipates and prices in … Continue reading

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Guess Who Cheers When Cease-Fires Collapse

Among those who cheer when a cease-fire ends and killing resumes are those who want more Palestinians slaughtered as a form of mass punishment for fictional offenses.  Also among those cheering are certain mainstream U.S. newspaper columnists.  In fact, at … Continue reading

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Obama’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread in Ukraine, Updated to 31 July 2014

Obama’s U.S. Presidency Now Is Definitely Crashing and Burning, in Ukraine. Kiev’s Government, Which Obama Installed in February Coup, Now Collapses. Eric Zuesse BACKGROUND: In late February 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and his CIA overthrew the democratically elected pro-Russian … Continue reading

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Official ‘Investigation’ into Downing of the Malaysian Plane Is Now Clearly a Hoax.

A Suspect in a Possible Crime Is Appointed to Co-Investigate It: Downing the MH-17.  Is the Investigation, into the Malaysian Plane’s Downing, Itself a Criminal Operation?  Eric Zuesse As was pointed out by investigative journalist Donn Marten at OpEdNews on July … Continue reading

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The Basic Reality, and Simple Truth, of Ukraine’s Civil War

Eric Zuesse Obama appoints the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who do this sort of thing rather randomly to the people, the … Continue reading

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Israel, Gaza and Palestine: What Americans Need to Know

The Truth Has Been Hidden from Americans If my fellow Americans understood the history of Israel and Palestine, their views would change overnight … and they would demand that Israel no longer be given unconditional support and blank checks to … Continue reading

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Substituting Debt for Income Is Not Success–It’s Failure on an Epic Scale

The Fed’s substitution of debt for income has only doomed the nation to a deeper, more painful realignment of real income and expenses. The economic “recovery” has been based on a simple premise: debt can be substituted for income with … Continue reading

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Should Israel Teach the Holocaust Less?

Humans almost invariably imagine humans to be far more imaginative and original than they are. But most of our ideas come from (often imperfect and improvised) imitation. And even more powerful than our tendency to imitate is our inability to … Continue reading

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How would arrests of US/UK/Israel ‘leaders’ to end lie-began Wars of Aggression actually go down?

Three essential questions: How are we certain US/UK/Israel current armed attacks are unlawful and lie-began Wars of Aggression? How would arrests of “leaders” happen? What can the average person do to help cause arrests of obvious criminals for obvious War … Continue reading

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First Examination of Malaysian MH-17 Cockpit Photo Shows Ukrainian Government Shot that Plane Down

Eric Zuesse On July 30th, a German pilot headlined at anderweltonline, “Shocking Analysis of the ‘Shooting Down’ of Malaysian MH17,” and he provided the first public analysis of the photos that were available immediately after the disaster, of the plane’s cockpit, and … Continue reading

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We Can Stop Listening to Hypocrites and Liars

As reported in The Jewish Chronicle, Obama says: “no country on earth… would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders”. As historian William Blum documents, Obama has shot rockets and missiles into at least six countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, … Continue reading

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The Fed’s Failure Complicates Its Endgame

To demonstrate it hasn’t failed, the Fed must taper/withdraw its monetary heroin. That the Federal Reserve’s policies have failed is now so painfully evident that even the political class is awakening to this truth. Rather than re-ignite broad-based, self-sustaining economic growth, … Continue reading

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Polls Show Mutual Hostility Soars Between Russians and Americans

Eric Zuesse As the world’s two nuclear super-powers gird for possible war against each other, and the United States sends nuclear weapons to the rim of Russia, and Russia holds war-games to test its responses, the publics in both countries are increasing … Continue reading

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On August 9 in DC: An Evening for a World Beyond War

http://bit.ly/wbw-dc   PLEASE SIGN UP ON FACEBOOKhttp://bit.ly/wbw-dc An Evening for a World Beyond Warhttp://WorldBeyondWar.orgSaturday August 9, 20146:00 – 8:00 p.m.Busboys and Poets5th and K Streets NWWashington, D.C. A fundraising event for a global campaign to end all war. Suggested donation: … Continue reading

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Lancet Medical Journal Denounces Israel’s Aggression, Targeting of Children, and Attempts to Kill Gaza – Seven Quotes

Doctors and scientists, on behalf of 24 signatories, in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet, write: “An Open Letter for the People of Gaza” Seven crucial quotes: Gaza is being killed by one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated … Continue reading

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OUR TOTALITARIAN FUTURE – PART TWO

In Part One, I asked questions your keepers don’t want to answer truthfully, while providing the contextual setting for how our over-populated world is progressing relentlessly towards a future of war and totalitarianism. Totalitarianism Now “Where the republican or limited … Continue reading

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Obama’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread in Ukraine

Is Obama’s U.S. Presidency Now Crashing and Burning, in Ukraine? Kiev’s Government He Installed in February Seems Now Collapsing Eric Zuesse A news report that includes an alleged leaked document from the head of the Ukrainian Security Service, V.O. Nalyvaichenko, to the … Continue reading

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Book review: ‘Cancer Vortex’: industry history to devour profits, lives

73-minute documentary: Cancer: the forbidden cures Author Ken Anton delivered powerful history in his novel Popsicle Man of US oligarchs with Emperor’s New Clothes’ obvious crimes centering in war and money. His new novel, Cancer Vortex, provides similar powerful history of the medical oligarchs who block medically and legally proven … Continue reading

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Our Marginal Economy

Before you buy another ticket for the Bull market bandwagon of “don’t fight the Fed,” perhaps you should take a look at the quality of the debt the Fed has enabled and the diminishing returns on all that debt. The … Continue reading

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OUR TOTALITARIAN FUTURE – PART ONE

“On the first Christmas Day the population of our planet was about two hundred and fifty millions — less than half the population of modern China. Sixteen cen­turies later, when the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plym­outh Rock, human numbers had … Continue reading

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Why the Democratic Party Will Die Unless a House Democrat Introduces a Resolution to Impeach President Obama

Eric Zuesse The only individuals who possess the Constitutional power to introduce a bill of impeachment against the President are the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans there have said that they won’t do it, and the reason … Continue reading

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If We Dislike War Like We Dislike Cancer

War and cancer are among our leading causes of human death around the world.  They can’t be strictly separated and compared since war is a major cause of cancer, as is war preparation.  (And a small fraction of the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Case for a Bull or Bear Market in Two Charts

Which appears more likely–a straight-line extension of the past two years’ rise in stocks, or another “impossible” decline to complete the megaphone pattern? There are dozens of charts and data points supporting the case for a continuation of the Bull … Continue reading

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Our Troops March and Drive Into Eastern Ukraine Bearing Nazi Insignia and Mass-Death

Eric Zuesse This summarizes a new video, filmed during 2-24 July 2014, uploaded to youtube on July 27th: “Azov recruits” are the Ukrainian Obama regime’s elite SS force, shown swearing their oaths, proudly holding WolfsAngel (German Nazi-insignia) flags. Mothers in … Continue reading

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9/11 Commission’s Forum Shows How DC ‘Works’

Former members of 9/11 Commission last week leveraged the 10th anniversary of their report to announce a dozen recommendations that primarily fan fears of foreign terrorism. The former commissioners urged at a July 22 forum strong spending on counter-terrorism intelligence … Continue reading

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War in Our Collective Imagination

Remarks at Veterans For Peace Convention, Asheville, NC, July 27, 2014. I started seeing graphics pop up on social media sites this past week that said about Gaza: “It’s not war. It’s murder.”  So I started asking people what exactly … Continue reading

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Debunking the Claim that Palestinians Use Civilians as “Human Shields”

“By Falsely Associating Itself with Judaism, Zionism Uses Jews Everywhere as Human Shields” The Nation debunks the claim that Palestinians are using civilians as “human shields” This is arguably one of Israel’s most insidious claims, because it blames Palestinians for … Continue reading

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The Obama Regime’s Awesome Hypocrisy

Eric Zuesse Voice of America headlined on July 26th, “US Defense Department Warns of Arms to Eastern Ukraine,” and quoted General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, as asserting: “My fear is actually, you know if I have … Continue reading

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U.S. ‘News’ Media Propagandize for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse Typical is TIME  Magazine, which headlined on 24 July 2014, “In Russia, Crime Without Punishment.” The sub-head, from Simon Shuster, “reporting” for the Russia-hating regime of Barack Obama, in the Russia-hating Ukrainian capital Kiev, was the even-more-slanted, propagandistic: “Vladimir … Continue reading

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Analogy to US media reporting on Israel & Gaza: ‘1776: Congress vows to destroy England!’

US/Israel corporate media reporting lies that Hamas threatens to “kill all Jews”, and ongoingly that Iran threatens to “wipe Israel off the map.” How would such reporting cover the US Declaration of Independence to protect Empire interests? (Satire): His Majesty, … Continue reading

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