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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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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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