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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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US ‘News’ lying sack of spin warmonger: ‘It’s in the Hamas charter they want to kill all Jews’

2-minute interview FOX News (sic) interviewed Anna Baltzer, an ongoing hero to expose Israeli apartheid and now genocide upon Palestinians. This is the type of “coverage” Americans receive from corporate media, and why every other nation but America have negative … Continue reading

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Are We Addicted to Failure?

Like all addicts, Central Planners are confident they can manage the monkey on their back. But this is a self-serving illusion. Addiction is many things, but beneath its complexities it is a self-destructive expression of the desire to avoid or … Continue reading

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

  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: $15 … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch Findings on Gaza Massacre

At this point in Israel’s massacre in Gaza, almost 800 Palestinians have been slaughtered, overwhelmingly civilians, including 24% children.  34 Israelis have been killed, all but 2 of them soldiers.  Today, Israel bombed a marked UN school, for which it had … Continue reading

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The Palestinian Right and the American Left

Chris Hedges says that Palestinians have the right to self-defense in the form of rockets, without including any consideration of whether the rockets make the Palestinians more or less defended.  There is, after all, a reasonable argument that the rockets … Continue reading

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Game-changing US/Israel lies: Hamas and Iran demand Palestinian justice, not to ‘destroy Israel’

Americans receive rhetoric that Hamas threatens destruction of Israel, but without substantiation of this damning claim. This claim is often linked to Iran. In support of Israel’s war on Gaza, US Senate Resolution 498: “Whereas Hamas is a United States-designated terrorist organization … Continue reading

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This Is the Israeli Military Calling: Civilizing War Has Failed

Probably the biggest news story of 1928 was the war-making nations of the world coming together on August 27th and legally outlawing war.  It’s a story that’s not told in our history books, but it’s not secret CIA history.  There … Continue reading

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The Rot Within, Part III: Our Political Order Is Defined by Favoritism and Extortion

What’s the difference between the U.S. Congress and corrupt petty officials taking bribes at a Third-World border crossing? Only one of scale. Corruption ceases to be corruption when it becomes the Status Quo; what was once recognized as corruption is … Continue reading

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America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, via his agents. … Continue reading

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The Rot Within, Part II: Inflation Is Not “Growth”

Just as the Federal Reserve cannot directly force you to stick the needle of monetary heroin (debt) into your arm, it also can’t force employers to pay employees more. The official policy of the Central Bank (Federal Reserve)/government is: inflation … Continue reading

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Confused about Hamas, ‘rockets’, war in Gaza? Those plus: Israeli occupation, lawful versus unlawful war, Israel illegal weapons, targeting hospitals

3-minute video: Life in Gaza explained Many Americans in social media and general conversation seem confused about the most important facts about Israel’s armed attacks upon Palestinians in Gaza. Robert Barsocchini (and here) and I discussed this, and will attempt to clarify: What is … Continue reading

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Who Wants All Your Attention on “Hamas” and “Rockets,” and Why

European colonizers invaded the North American continent, surrounded Native Americans, herded them into ghettos, tortured and exterminated them - men, women, children, and babies alike - stole their land, and took it over for themselves. Under now-binding international law, those were war crimes. It was, indeed, also … Continue reading

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Obama Leads Republicans’ War Against Russia

Senate’s Republicans Want U.S. War Against Russia Over Ukraine, Propose U.S. Weapons-Makers’ Tax-Relief and Subsidy Act of 2014. They’ll Probably Get Their Way. They Carry Obama’s Real Agenda. Eric Zuesse S. 2277 in the U.S. Senate is a bill with 26 … Continue reading

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The Rot Within, Part I: Our Ponzi Economy

Depending on blowing the next bubble to temporarily prop up the economy is the height of foolhardy shortsightedness. All the conventional policy fixes proposed by Demopublican politicos, technocrats and the vast army of academic/think-tank apparatchiks are the equivalent of slapping … Continue reading

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DRONES: Free Online Screening

There’s a chance to watch DRONES, the movie, online on July 30th and then to join a discussion with filmmakers and experts.  There’s a preview video below. The movie’s website is at http://dronesthefilm.com and the free screening is at http://demandprogress.tv/drones … Continue reading

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Sign Amnesty Int’l Petition to “Urge U.S. Government to stop arming Israel”

Sign this Amnesty International petition to urge the US government to stop providing lethal weapons and other support to Israel as it carries out yet another massacre in Palestine.  Providing such support to Israel, as Amnesty has noted, is illegal … Continue reading

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The Insiders’ Case for a Stock Market Mini-Crash

The trade only works if everyone is lulled into staying on the long side until it’s too late. Let’s try a thought experiment: suppose we’re players in the stock market, Wall Street insiders with real leverage and connections to the … Continue reading

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Obama Goes All-Out Nazi as He Races to His Presidency’s Finish-line

Eric Zuesse A few Democratic Senators and House members have caught Obama’s U.S. Trade Representative in a big lie for international corporations, and are pleading with him to come clean but haven’t yet received an answer, regarding a question that’s … Continue reading

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Planning for a Day of Peace

A few years back, prior to the International Day of Peace on September 21st, a school board member here in Virginia said that he would back a resolution marking that day as long as everyone understood that in doing so … Continue reading

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Degrowth Solutions: Half-Farmer, Half-X

The Status Quo is terrified of a world devoid of debt-serf “middle class” consumers. When people say they want solutions, they’re actually seeking only a specific kind of solution, one that leaves everything they have now intact but guarantees them … Continue reading

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Republicans Rule Out Obama-Impeachment. But Democrats … We’ll See:

Eric Zuesse President Obama is the most-despised American President in history; he’s dragging his Party down, but will Democrats impeach him, as Republicans did not  impeach Bush (and thereby they became justifiably despised along with him, and so lost the … Continue reading

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Obama Definitely Caused the Malaysian Airliner to Be Downed

  Eric Zuesse A lot of things are questionable about what happened immediately before the Malaysian airliner with nearly 300 passengers was downed on June 17th, but those things concern only the immediate cause, and not the ultimate cause, including … Continue reading

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The Coming Crash Is Simply the Normalization of a Mispriced Market

The correlation between the Fed’s monetary heroin production and the stock market will break down as the market normalizes. In the spirit of calling things what they are, longtime correspondent Harun I. explains that market crashes are simply distorted/mispriced economies attempting … Continue reading

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Knowing war law exposes ALL US/UK/Israel war ‘reasons’ as BS propaganda; Oaths require leaders’ arrests

US military, government (including law enforcement), and millions of Americans (including all California public employees) have Oaths to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” It’s hard to imagine a worse domestic enemy than those who knowingly lie for unlawful attack on … Continue reading

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Worth Fighting For?

I was not sure I would like a book called Worth Fighting For by a former soldier who walked across the United States to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation.  The website of that foundation celebrates military “service” and … Continue reading

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Finding Shelter from the Storm Part 2

Investing your time wisely and productively is a skill that doesn’t require any expenditure of cash to learn. A Reader Asks: How to Find Shelter from the Coming Storms? prompted some excellent follow-on suggestions for what we can do to survive the … Continue reading

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Why America’s Healthcare (Sickcare) System Is Broken and Unfixable

Here’s a two-word summary of why the American healthcare system is fundamentally broken and cannot be fixed with policy tweaks: perverse incentives. If you type sickcare in the custom search box on this site, you get 10+ pages of articles. I have … Continue reading

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America Is Guilty if We Don’t Prosecute Obama

Eric Zuesse I write both as a Democrat (which Barack Obama merely claims to be, but shows by his actions that he is not) and as an American (which he, unfortunately, actually is, but which Republicans often deny), in the … Continue reading

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Looking for the Next Oil Boom? Follow the Tech

Much larger than Eagle Ford and once thought to have reached peak production, new technology has brought us full circle back to the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where the recent shift to horizontal well drilling has rendered … Continue reading

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Why We’re Doomed: Interest and Debt

Even if the economy were growing at a faster pace, it wouldn’t come close to offsetting the interest payments on our ever-expanding debt. If you want to know why the Status Quo is unsustainable, just look at interest and debt. These … Continue reading

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If Iraq Were in Central America

Just as in discussions of bombing nations for women’s rights it’s hard to bring up the subject of the right not to be bombed, in discussions of shipping so-called illegal children away from the border where you’ve been terrorizing them … Continue reading

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Counting the Presidents’ Bodies

“If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged,” said Noam Chomsky prior to the last few presidencies, none of which is likely to have changed his analysis. But what if you applied such … Continue reading

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The Kill Team Movie: Show It in Schools

Kill Team is not just a video game anymore, not just the inevitable pairing of two of the most popular words in American English.  “Kill Team” is now a movie, and against the odds it’s not a celebration of killing, … Continue reading

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You Want a Solution? Try Not to Get Hurt When It Collapses, Then Start Over

Once the deadwood piles high enough, the random lightning strike ignites a fire so fast-moving and so hot that it cannot be suppressed, and the entire financial system burns to the ground. In discussing our broken healthcare system with a … Continue reading

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A Finger in My Soup

I’d heard of such horror stories and assumed they were mostly fictional or concocted as the bases for lawsuits, and then I was actually served a bowl of soup that had a finger in it. I’m not going to name … Continue reading

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Given US/UK/Israel wars and lust for more, what do two ‘supreme Law’ treaties say about lawful and unlawful war?

The short answer is war is lawful only in self-defense from armed attack by another nation’s government, and lawful response is to arrest US/UK/Israel leaderships for unlawful Wars of Aggression. Background history: It’s easy to document the US as a … Continue reading

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Who Profits from Ukraine’s War

an investigative report, by Eric Zuesse To start with, an explanation is needed for this article’s sheer length: The civil war now raging inside Ukraine is a turning-point in world history, regarding many different respects: For one thing, this civil … Continue reading

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What Americans Need to Know About Iran

Stunning Facts About Iran You’ve Never Heard Before Preface: I was born in the U.S., and have lived here my whole life.  I am a patriotic American, and put America first. I come from a Judeo-Christian background, and I am … Continue reading

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How Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Congressional Republicans, Worked Together to Create the Flood of Refugee Children Into the U.S

Eric Zuesse Frances Robles of The New York Times headlined on July 9th, “Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border” and reported: More than half of the top 50 Central American cities from which children are leaving for the United States are in … Continue reading

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CNN: Palestinians Want to Die

In this latest assault on Gaza, Israel had by Thursday already killed 69 Palestinians including 22 children and 13 women, plus 469 wounded including 166 children and 85 women, and 70 houses destroyed. These numbers have since increased significantly. In … Continue reading

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A Reader Asks: How to Find Shelter from the Coming Storms?

Some basic suggestions for those who are seeking shelter from the coming storms of global financial crisis and recession. Reader Andy recently wrote: “I look forward to your blog each day but am still waiting for your ideas for surviving … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘A people’s history of American Empire’

8-minute video on this book, narrated by Viggo Mortensen Corporate media presents a “Disneyfied” lie of American history in its public education history texts and so-called “news”; lies of omission and commission easily verified with a few moment’s attention. The … Continue reading

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U.S. Out of Germany

If Germany hasn’t had enough, we in the United States sure have. Despite the supposed ending of World War II, the U.S. still keeps over 40,000 armed soldiers permanently in Germany. Despite the ending of the Cold War, the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Nation Magazine Plays Dumb About Obama’s Nazism on Ukraine Policy

Eric Zuesse I am disgusted by some Democrats, and Democratic news-media, the ones who are so prejudiced as “liberals” that they’re not calling for Obama to be impeached, removed from office, and then tried for war-crimes (among others). Just because … Continue reading

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Neofeudalism’s Tax Donkeys (Yes, You) and the Battle for Control of Resources

Those who own the resources and influence the political control of those resources are the New Nobility in a pernicious Neofeudalism enforced by the very government that claims to serve the debt-serfs and tax donkeys. Let’s tease apart several strands … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Terrorists Speak

Eric Zuesse You won’t see or read about them on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, The New York Times, or virtually any of America’s other propaganda-media, except that these people are  “terrorists,” and that they thus constitute threats to U.S. … Continue reading

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Why Housing Will Crash Again–But For Different Reasons Than Last Time

Institutionalizing the speculative excesses that inflated the previous housing bubble has fed magical thinking and fostered illusions of phantom wealth and security. The global housing market has been dominated by magical thinking for the past 15 years. The magical thinking can … Continue reading

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That Lying Obama Again

Eric Zuesse Preface by Washington’s Blog: Thomas Piketty – like Mr. Zuesse – calls for raising taxes on the wealthy as the way to address inequality.  We are, frankly, agnostic about that proposition.  What we do have an opinion on … Continue reading

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How Recession-Proof Is Your Job Sector?

History suggests that previously sound assumptions about financial security and recession-proof sectors may not apply in the next recession. Nobody wants to lose their job in a recession, but that’s what happens when credit tightens, profits fall and tax revenues … Continue reading

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July 4: Obama drone-strikes George Washington’s grave, posthumously declares him ‘domestic terrorist’

(Satire): President Obama announced at a White House Rose Garden press conference today that he ordered George Washington’s tomb destroyed by drone-strike because Washington was America’s first domestic terrorist, and an important symbol for today’s potential domestic terrorism from Americans. … Continue reading

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What’s Lurking Beneath the Glossy Veneer of the Jobs Report?

The jobs report has little value if we don’t peer beneath the glossy veneer. On the surface, last week’s jobs report was glossy good news: the U.S. economy added 288,000 non-farm jobs. Beneath the glossy veneer, however, the news wasn’t quite … Continue reading

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ISIS Is Taking Over Iraq Using Captured American Weapons

By Michael Snyder.   ISIS is marching through city after city in Iraq, and they are doing it with American weapons.  Thanks to a series of stunning victories in recent months, ISIS has captured a vast array of U.S. military … Continue reading

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Your Tax Dollars at Work, in a Far-Away Land

This Is What Ethnic Cleansing Looks Like (After the Cleansing) Eric Zuesse VIDEO: “03 07 2014 Kramatorsk. Stankostroy district after shelling” (NOTE: The “terrorists” are all gone. Does that make you feel safer?) VIDEO: “Lugansk. Ukraine Airstrike Residential Area. 2 July 2014 (LPR)” (NOTE: … Continue reading

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Celebrating Independence from America in England

By David Swanson Remarks at Independence from America event outside Menwith Hill “RFA” (NSA) base in Yorkshire. First of all, thank you to Lindis Percy and everyone else involved in bringing me here, and letting me bring my son Wesley … Continue reading

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(In)Dependence Day 2014: Freedom from Pain, or Freedom from Dysfunction?

Having surrendered our independence for the quick, easy fix, we will inevitably surrender our health, liberty and freedom. As we celebrate the declaration of political independence from Empire today, a question arises: how independent are we today in our day-to-day lives? The … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s “Terrorists” Talk.

Their Message Is to America:  “Please Stop Terrorizing Us!” Here’s How That Can Be Done. Eric Zuesse A 41-minute documentary has been produced and is online, “Ukraine Crisis Today,” interviewing “terrorists” (as our side calls them) who have been bombed by the … Continue reading

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Why America Hates and Despises Victims

Eric Zuesse. Dateline: 3 July 2014 Here are photos of residents in southeastern Ukraine and of their homes that we bombed yesterday, and you see the corpses, and the grieving survivors. But Americans call them “terrorists,” even though these people … Continue reading

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Is This a Self-Sustaining Recovery or As Good As It Gets?

The reality is that nothing has been done to address the structural rot at the heart of the U.S. economy. Opinions about the U.S. economy boil down to two views: 1) the recovery is now self-sustaining, meaning that the Federal Reserve … Continue reading

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Our Handiwork. Hidden from Us, by America’s “News” Media (which have the audacity to lie calling THEM “Terrorists”)

  Eric Zuesse   View here our bombing-victims: http://matveychev-oleg.livejournal.com/1224806.html   Impeach and prosecute Obama for these international war crimes.     ———- Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010,  and … Continue reading

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The U.S. Elite Run a Ukrainian Genocide While American Public Are Ignorant of It

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, July 2nd, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko resumed unlimited war against the residents of southeastern Ukraine, whom he calls “terrorists” for their wanting not to be killed by his troops. European leaders (especially Merkel of Germany, Hollande … Continue reading

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Pay No Attention to the Apocalypse Behind the Curtain

By David Swanson, Remarks in London, England, July 2, 2014. Thank you to Bruce Kent and the Movement for the Abolition of War and to Veterans For Peace and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Thank you to the Stop the … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Stock Market Reversal: The New Normal Is Just Another Bubble Awaiting a Pop

Is the New Normal of ever-higher stock valuations sustainable, or will low volatility lead to higher volatility, and intervention to instability? Though we’re constantly reassured by financial pundits and the Federal Reserve that the stock market is not a bubble … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll Finds Ukraine Cannot Be One Country

Eric Zuesse An April poll of Ukrainians, published in June by Gallup’s Broadcasting Board of Governors, found two shockingly opposite countries: one, in the northwest, where the view of the U.S. is favorable among more than 50% of the population; and … Continue reading

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“Ukraine’s Gangster State”

Posted by Eric Zuesse, from Russian Television, with Michael Hudson: http://michael-hudson.com/2014/06/ukraines-gangster-state/ “Ukraine’s Gangster State” June 30, 2014. By Michael [VIDEO is included.] Hard and fast insights on Ukraine’s land-grabbing, with some frightening developments unfolding. I am interviewed briefly. This could well … Continue reading

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The Next Global Meltdown Is Baked In: Connecting the Dots Between Oil, Debt, Interest Rates and Risk

The bottom line is the Fed can only keep the machine duct-taped together by suppressing the market’s pricing of risk. One of the Grand Narratives of our era is the substitution of debt for income: as earned income and disposable income … Continue reading

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Obama Capitulates in Ukraine War:

His Agents Seek Putin Peace Deal. Eric Zuesse On June 29th, I headlined “Obama Seems to Be Losing Ukraine War.” The latest verification of that is dramatic: The website of the EuroMaidan, Euro Maidan Press, headlined on June 30th, “The new consensus: a … Continue reading

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Ukraine: The International War-Criminal Is Obama, Not Putin

Eric Zuesse In February this year, the Obama Administration violently overthrew the freely-elected and Russia-friendly President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. We hired gunmen dressed to appear to be from the Yanukovych government firing into the “Maidan” crowd who were demonstrating against … Continue reading

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The Systemic Sources of Geopolitical Turmoil: Instability, Fragmentation, Resource Wars

The proximate trigger of instability is less important than we think. It’s tempting to think that the resolution of various geopolitical crises would restore global stability: tempting, but wrong. Global turmoil may appear to have specific causes–Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, etc.–but the … Continue reading

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America Seems to Be Losing Ukraine’s War:

Indications Its Kiev Regime Is Crumbling. Blowback to America Could Be Substantial.   Eric Zuesse Reports coming in, both from professional analysts, and from well-informed residents of the Ukrainian areas where we are bombing the residents and assassinating their leaders (whom our … Continue reading

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Endgame response to Karl Rove/1% ‘We’re an Empire creating our own reality for you to study’: Study’s over – you’re under arrest

Three weeks before W. Bush’s election for a second term in 2004, his Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl Rove, chided Pulitzer-winning journalist, Ron Suskind. Rove said: Guys like [Suskind] were “in what we call the reality-based community,” … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the Rise in U.S. Industrial Production?

The domestic energy boom is behind the expansion of Industrial Production. In contrast to other measures of economic activity that are stagnant or declining, U.S. industrial production has been rising: Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization (Federal Reserve data) Is this evidence that … Continue reading

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From Ancient Egypt to Modern America, Spying Has Always Been Used to Crush Dissent

What Americans Need to Know About the History of Spying Americans are told that we live in a “post-9/11 reality” that requires mass surveillance. But the NSA was already conducting mass surveillance prior to 9/11 … including surveillance on the … Continue reading

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Pew Poll: America Is Becoming a Nation of Political Enemies

Eric Zuesse “A threat to the nation’s well-being” — that’s what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of Republicans. Furthermore, “Today, 92% of Republicans are to the right of the median Democrat, and 94% of Democrats … Continue reading

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The Coming Global Generational Adjustment

All sorts of promises, explicit and implicit, were issued to win votes. All the promises are now empty, and we might as deal with this reality head-on. Here’s what often happens when people start discussing Baby Boomers, Gen-X and Gen-Y … Continue reading

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Mapping Militarism

World Beyond War has created a set of online interactive maps to help us all see where and how war and preparations for war exist in the world today.  You can find the maps we’ve created thus far at http://bit.ly/mappingmilitarism … Continue reading

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A Review of The Phoenix Program

Douglas Valentine’s The Phoenix Program is vital for understanding the history of terrorism and its role in political warfare. Few other historical accounts provide as much detail on how the U.S. government and the CIA began to use programs for … Continue reading

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Three New Evidences that Obama Is a Fascist

Eric Zuesse 1: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/wikileaks-trade-inservicesagreementsecrecy.html and here is more detail on that: http://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_tisaresearchpaper_final_web.pdf and here is even more, the draft document itself: https://wikileaks.org/tisa-financial/press.html Obama, it turns out, thinks that financial services, and all services, are too regulated by governments in public, and should … Continue reading

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‘Limited Government’: BASIC education to end 1% US War Crimes, initiate arrests, restore Constitution

1-minute video: Law professor, Jonathan Turley: “US presidents becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid: unchecked authority.” American school children learn “limited government” is an idea basic and central for any people to live free from dictatorial … Continue reading

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The Happy Story of Boomers Retiring on Their Generational Wealth Is Wrong

This happy story is wrong on multiple counts. The conventional view of the Baby Boomers’ retirement is a happy story: since we’re living longer and remaining productive longer, Boomers will not be as much of a burden on Gen-X and Gen-Y … Continue reading

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The Fed’s Hobson’s Choice: End QE and Zero-Interest Rates or Destabilize the Dollar and the Treasury Market

Though the Fed is doing its best to mask its abject failure and lack of choices with public relations, the reality is it has no choice but to taper and eventually end its endless spew of credit and its unprecedented … Continue reading

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So That’s Why They Kept the Drone Kill Memo Secret

Now that the U.S. government has released parts of its We-Can-Kill-People-With-Drones memo, it’s hard to miss why it was kept secret until now. Liberal professors and human rights groups and the United Nations were claiming an inability to know whether … Continue reading

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Russia Prepares for an Expected U.S. Nuclear Attack

  Eric Zuesse In response to the Obama Administration’s Ukrainian coup that replaced the democratically elected pro-Russian President of Russia’s neighboring country by a regime that is seeking to join NATO and become a base for U.S. nuclear missiles, Russia … Continue reading

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Russia Prepares for an Expected U.S. Nuclear Attack

  Eric Zuesse In response to the Obama Administration’s Ukrainian coup that replaced the democratically elected pro-Russian President of Russia’s neighboring country by a regime that is seeking to join NATO and become a base for U.S. nuclear missiles, Russia … Continue reading

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Our People in Ukraine Vandalize a Russian Bank

  Eric Zuesse   On Monday, June 22nd, a video was posted to youtube showing (starting at 3:00) a Russian bank being vandalized in Ukraine by a mob of “Right Sektor” thugs, which is the same organization who were used by Obama’s team (led … Continue reading

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The Generational Short Part 2: Who Will Boomers Sell Their Stocks To?

Those who see the current era as the New Normal also have one logical action: sell now at the top and wait for the smoke to clear in 2016. In The Generational Short: Banks, Wall Street, Housing and Luxury Retail Are … Continue reading

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America Cleanses Southeastern Ukraine of Ethnic Russians

The Western news media have not been showing the footage of this action by the U.S. Administration, but U.S. news media also covered up the Administration’s constant lies about “Saddam’s WMD” (which the U.N. had quietly verified were completely destroyed … Continue reading

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‘How Can Western Media Miss Something that Is Going on Right in Front of them?’: Ukraine

(SOURCE: Obama’s agents in Ukraine, who took that video of their handiwork and proudly posted it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv9_z6Cdf3g, subsequently removed it from youtube, but the video can still be seen from others, such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycfOCxR5mxM. Many Nazis are proud of their … Continue reading

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Obama’s Ugliest Crime Exposed in Just a 4-Minute Video

It’s stunning. It’s video showing inside the Odessa Trades Unions Building while hundreds of people who opposed Obama’s coup that had overthrown Ukraine’s freely elected President (the last President who was elected by the entire country) were murdered by Obama’s … Continue reading

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