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U.S. Publicly Splits v. EU on Ukraine War

Eric Zuesse There now is open disagreement between three Western leaders regarding how to move forward with regard to Ukraine: Barack Obama of the United States, versus Francois Hollande of France, and Angela Merkel of Germany. On Friday, August 29th, … Continue reading

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Large Portion of Israeli Settlers in Palestine are US Citizens

Native journalist Zebula Hebert told me that, in the Israeli colonization of Palestine, he sees “the United States’ genocide against American Indians. Gaza and the West Bank are two big reservations…” A new study out of Oxford University further reveals … Continue reading

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Why and How All Large Estates Should Be Taxed to Death

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org All non-taxation of estates at death is feudal; it’s systematic continuation of feudalism, into our own era. Here’s a good example to show this: U.S. National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, headlined on … Continue reading

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Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion

Eric Zuesse The U.S.-backed Ukrainian Armed Forces, on Wednesday August 26th, resumed their all-out war against the breakaway Donbass region, according to an announcement on August 27th by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Deputy Commander, Eduard Basurin. Donetsk is the … Continue reading

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First State Approves Drones with Rubber Bullets, Tasers, Pepper Spray, Tear Gas, Sound Cannons for Domestic Use

North Dakota has become the first state to approve government use of drones equipped with “less than lethal weapons”, including “rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons, and Tasers”. The bill passed largely due to the inherent corruption of … Continue reading

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Nazis’ Gold Train Is Said to Have Been Found in Poland

Eric Zuesse On 27 August, Polish Radio announced that two people have presented evidence that they have discovered Nazi Germany’s legendary “Gold Train,” containing art and that’s especially “laden with precious metals,” and that the pair are demanding a 10% … Continue reading

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Pentagon’s New “Law of War” Manual “Reduces Us to the Level of Nazis”

Pentagon Goes Barbarian The Pentagon’s new Law of War Manual – a 1,200-plus page document issued in June by the Defense Department’s Office of the General Counsel – is barbaric. The Manual is so bad that one of the leading … Continue reading

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The Greatness of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Or Not?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Many people are aware that U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt skillfully lured Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor so as to get the American public to support joining England’s war against Adolf Hitler’s Nazis.  Until the … Continue reading

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The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, the Rutherford Institute. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”—Martin Luther King Jr. There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is … Continue reading

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Visual of Global Military Expenditures

How did the US propel itself so far ahead, to the point that it could, alone, comprise about half of global military spending? Professor of history at Cornell University: “The idea that the commodification and suffering and forced labor of … Continue reading

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Government Spying “Worse than Orwell”

The United Nations privacy chief says that government spying is “worse than Orwell”. He’s right … The editor of the Guardian newspaper said: Orwell could never have imagined anything as complete as this, this concept of scooping up everything all … Continue reading

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The REAL Reason China’s Economy Is Crashing

China 2015 = U.S. 2008 We noted in 2009, in a piece titled “China 2009 = America 2001 = Rome 11 BC“: One of the top experts on China’s economy – [economics professor] Michael Pettis – has a very long … Continue reading

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Why Biden Would Be a TERRIBLE President

With Hillary Clinton falling on her face (thank goodness!), Joe Biden has become a real contender for the Democratic party nominee. Problem is, he’d be a terrible president. For example, Biden: Drafted the core of the Patriot Act in 1995 … Continue reading

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Privatization Is at the Core of Fascism

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Privatizations are increasingly fashionable, such as in Greece, Ukraine, the U.S., and UK — and privatizations are a central feature of fascism. The core of fascism is the idea that there is some elite, … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders versus Obama & the Clintons: The Big Difference

Eric Zuesse I state here why I have come to support Bernie Sanders for President: Whereas Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — the modern Democratic Establishment — have been so conservative they might as well have called themselves … Continue reading

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Introducing the Gigantic and Dangerous Wall Street Loophole You’ve Never Heard of

Submitted by Mike krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, This spring, traders and analysts working deep in the global swaps markets began picking up peculiar readings: Hundreds of billions of dollars of trades by U.S. banks had seemingly vanished. The vanishing … Continue reading

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Trumping the Federal Debt Without Playing the Default Card

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. “The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.” — Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan on Meet the … Continue reading

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We Are the Government: Tactics for Taking Down the Police State

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, the Rutherford Institute. “The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people. The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have … Continue reading

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Former IAEA Head of Verification: AP’s Iran Doc a “Crude” Forgery

Former head of verification and security policy coordination at the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tariq Rauf, told The Huffington Post that a document disseminated by AP, which purportedly says Iran will “self-inspect” the Parchin center, is “Likely a crude attempt … Continue reading

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U.S. Gov’t. Says: ‘July 2015 was warmest month ever recorded for the globe’

Eric Zuesse To global-warming-deniers such as the Koch brothers and Exxon/Mobil, the news that was reported on 20 August 2015 must be just a ‘coincidence,’ but the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported then that July 2015 was “the … Continue reading

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The Latest Science on Global Warming

Eric Zuesse Because of the prejudiced coverage of the global warming issue that’s common in much of the press, I have decided to present highlights from one of the most comprehensive articles that’s now being considered by one of the … Continue reading

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Jewish Leaders Support Iran Deal

26 Jewish leaders are running an ad in the New York Times today supporting the Iran deal: S. Daniel Abraham, Chair, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace Michael M. Adler, President, Greater Miami Jewish Federation (2004-2006) Robert Arnow, … Continue reading

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Americans Don’t Know that the Rest of the World Views U.S. as Biggest Danger, Rogue State

Noam Chomsky notes: According to the leading western polling agencies (WIN/Gallup International), the prize for “greatest threat” is won by the United States.  The rest of the world regards it as the gravest threat to world peace by a large … Continue reading

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George Soros’s Fakery

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org George Soros pretends to be a progressive, but he invests in and finances nazis. That’s not “Nazis” as in National Socialist Party of Germany, which was outlawed after WW II, and whose racist obsession … Continue reading

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U.S. Military Leaders Support Iran Deal

Scores of high-level American military leaders support the Iran deal.  For example, the following 35 military officials – from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps – signed a letter urging support for the deal: General James “Hoss” Cartwright, … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve – Which CREATED Quantitative Easing – Admits QE Doesn’t Work

Even the Fed Admits QE Doesn’t Work The Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis (Stephen Williamson)  writes in a new Fed white paper (as explained by Zero Hedge): The theory behind Quantitative Easing (QE) is “not … Continue reading

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340 Rabbis, Scores of Israeli Generals and Military Chiefs, and Most American Jews Support Iran Deal

The Jerusalem Post reports that 340 U.S. rabbis – from across the political spectrum – endorsed the Iran deal. Scores of top Israeli generals and intelligence chiefs endorse the deal as well. As do American Jews. And see this.

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No, Bernanke … Defense Spending Does NOT Help the Economy!

Image courtesy of Steve Hess Debunking a Myth Preface: Many Americans – including influential economists and talking heads – still wrongly assume that war is good for the economy. For example, former Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke just claimed that … Continue reading

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Is the New U.S. ‘Law of War Manual’ Actually ‘Hitlerian’?

Eric Zuesse The Obama U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has quietly issued its important Law of War Manual, and, unlike its predecessor, the 1956 U.S. Army Field Manual, which was not designed to approve of the worst practices by both the … Continue reading

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Will Japan Win the Darwin Award?

Japan Re-Starts Nuclear Plan Near Active Volcano We reported last October: Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning … and even tore down the natural seawall which protected Fukushima from tidal waves. Fukushima … Continue reading

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How & Why the U.S. Media Do Propaganda Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The owners of U.S. newsmedia know that in order to serve their fellow U.S. aristocrats who want to kick out Russia’s current leader, Vladimir Putin, so as to enable them to buy Russia’s natural … Continue reading

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Another Big Lie About Ukraine’s War

Eric Zuesse What follows here, about the current U.S. government’s lying, is banned by all major news sites in the United States, and by most ‘alternative news’ sites, such as Common Dreams, Alternet, and Truthout (although some of those alt-news … Continue reading

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You Can Add Iraq And Ukraine To The List Of Economies That Are Collapsing

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog The list of nations around the globe that have collapsing economies just continues to grow.  In recent weeks I have written about the ongoing saga in Greece, the stock market crash in China, the … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Calls Iraq War a “Good Deal,” Expresses Support for Torture and NSA Spying While Campaigning in Iowa

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Apparently jealous that Hillary Clinton is hogging all the embarrassing headlines, Jeb Bush decided to go on a neocon diatribe while campaigning in Iowa. Just in case there’s any doubt about how anti-freedom … Continue reading

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46 million Americans go to food banks, and long lines for dwindling food supplies begin at 6:30 AM

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog Those that run food banks all over America say that demand for their services just continues to explode.  It always amazes me that there are still people out there that insist that an “economic … Continue reading

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US Military Uses IMF and World Bank to Launder 85% of Its Black Budget

By Jake Anderson via TheAntiMedia.org Though transparency was a cause he championed when campaigning for the presidency, President Obama has largely avoided making certain defense costs known to the public. However, when it comes to military appropriations for government spy … Continue reading

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Greeks Flock to Grassroots Alternative Currencies in Affront to Euro Debt Slavery

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Necessity is the mother of invention. When Christos Papaioannou noticed his car needed new tires, the Greek computer engineer bought them with euros—but used an alternative currency, called TEM, to pay his mechanic for … Continue reading

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US-NATO Military Deployments, Economic Warfare, Goldman Sachs and the Next Financial Meltdown

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, who publishes Global Research. What is the relationship between war in a military theater and “economic warfare”?  An act of war is invariably an economic undertaking which supports dominant corporate interests. The conduct of US-NATO military operations is … Continue reading

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West Wants Slavs Back as Slaves

Part of the motivation for the US and Western aggressiveness towards Russia can be traced to Russians being a Slavic ethnic group.  Slavs were one of Europe’s original sources of cheap labor and slaves, and, indeed, the word ‘Slave’ derives … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the … Continue reading

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Neocon Godfather Warns of “Too Much Transparency” in Government

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Although he’s attempted to distance himself from it in recent years, there is little doubt about the role American political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, has played in popularizing the cancerous ideology know as neo-conservatism. In … Continue reading

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Meet the ‘Moderates’ the U.S. Is Supporting in Syria: They’re al-Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, as originally published by Strategic-Culture.org Increasing evidence is coming in that the groups the U.S. is trying to install into power in Syria are actually contending groups of Sunni Islamic jihadists who seem to agree on only one … Continue reading

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Whistle-Blower Chelsea Manning Facing “Indefinite” Torture in Prison

Sure, Obama is a torturer and protector and supporter of other torturers. But when he and members of his cadre, such as John Kerry, put on their best “trust me” grins and tell Edward Snowden to come on home, you’ll … Continue reading

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Best Slave will Detect No Hypocrisy in, Know No Higher Law Than, Master’s Will

A brush-up on some Frederick Douglass: “To make a contented slave, you must make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate his power of reason. He must … Continue reading

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The Two Core Beliefs of the Republican Party

Eric Zuesse 1: One core Republican belief is spread by religious fundamentalists, and it’s a conviction to do war against others by outpopulating them — reproducing more than the other humans do. Part of this is their campaign for fertilized human eggs … Continue reading

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Little-Known Facts About the Fox News Republican Debate

Eric Zuesse TIME has posted the transcript of the August 6th Fox News Channel Republican Presidential candidates’ debate, and there are a number of interesting features in it that have not generally been covered in the press: 1: After introducing all … Continue reading

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Why Protest Is No Longer Effective

Is this man a visionary genius or a flaky charlatan? Micah White co-created the Occupy movement, and other notable activist campaigns. White’s views on protest and social change are interesting. What do you think?

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Putin Giving Up on Assad, Says Erdogan

Eric Zuesse Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was asked by an interviewer last week, “On the question of Syria, have you seen changes in the attitude of Russian President Putin?” and Erdogan replied: “As compared to the past, there is … Continue reading

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Ukraine Bans 14 ‘Artists,’ Mainly Russians, as ‘Threats to National Security’

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 8th, Ukraine’s Interfax News Service announced that the Security Bureau of Ukraine had just issued, on Friday, a list of 14 ‘artists’ (mainly Russian actors) who ‘pose a threat to Ukraine’s national security.’ The Ukrainian State Film … Continue reading

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Trump Exposes US Political System Live at Republican Debate

In case you haven’t seen it, Mike Whitney highlights at CounterPunch the “most illuminating commentary to ever cross the airwaves”, as he puts it, which was given by Trump at the Republican debate.  The transcript: FOX News Brett Baier (talking … Continue reading

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U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Head: “It Was A Willful Decision [By America] To” “Support An Insurgency That Had Salafists, Al Qaeda And The Muslim Brotherhood”

An internal Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document produced recently shows that the U.S. knew that the actions of “the West, Gulf countries and Turkey” in Syria might create a terrorist group like ISIS and an Islamic caliphate. While the powers-that-be … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is Destroying Europe

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and other countries at the periphery or edges of Europe, U.S. President Barack Obama has been pursuing a policy of destabilization, and even of bombings and other military assistance, that … Continue reading

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US Congress and President Obama Officially Recognize Donbas’ Freedom!

It’s true! President Barack Obama beat Russia’s President Putin to the punch by recognizing the right of Donbas to ascend to the fraternity of nations first. He has reaffirmed this every year he has been in office. The Captive Nations … Continue reading

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They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just like you. … Continue reading

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Republican Party Gave First Presidential Debate to Fox News as Political Payoff

Eric Zuesse Millions of especially non-Republicans on Thursday night were disappointed to find that they couldn’t access the first Republican Presidential debate because they don’t subscribe to the Fox News Channel, the Republican Party’s news channel. Immediately, Newsweek posted an announcement explaining:  … Continue reading

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Pew Global Poll Finds that Obama’s Effort to Isolate Russia Is Succeeding

Eric Zuesse The latest Pew international poll finds that whereas U.S. and global sentiments toward Russia were rather moderate, not hostile, until after U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, the sentiments toward Russia both in the U.S. and in … Continue reading

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Israel Is NOT a Democracy

Israel’s leaders hold the country out as a democracy … just like the U.S. Of course, America is officially no longer a democracy … as wealth is so concentrated that it has broken the political system. The same thing is … Continue reading

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The Deceit About Being a ‘Republic’ versus a ‘Democracy’

Eric Zuesse One of my recent articles at several sites, “Jimmy Carter Is Correct That the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy” generated many reader-comments (such as here) saying things like, “The US has always been a republic. There are no true democracies in the modern world.” … Continue reading

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Largest Bombing Raid in History was Perpetrated against Japan AFTER the Atomic Bombings

The largest bombing campaign in history, at that point, was perpetrated by the US against Japan after the atomic bombings of civilians on August 6th and 9th, 1945. Several days later, In the largest bombing raid of the Pacific War, … Continue reading

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CIA Executive Director: CIA Committed Torture

Former CIA Executive Director Buzzy Krongard told BBC on Monday that the CIA did engage in torture: [BBC] asked Buzzy Krongard, the CIA’s former executive director, if he thought waterboarding and painful stress positions were torture: “Well, let’s put it … Continue reading

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Bankster Prosecutions Plunged After Bush’s Presidency

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has followed through on the secret promise he made in the White House, on 27 March 2009, to Wall Street’s CEOs, and that was finally made public in full only when Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men was … Continue reading

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Even the Department of Homeland Security Says the CISA “Cybersecurity” Bill Will HURT Security and Destroy Privacy

Even Homeland Security says that CISA – the faux “cybersecurity” bill which may be rammed through the Senate any day without any debate – will harm America’s security and destroy privacy. DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told the Senate Monday: … Continue reading

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Israeli Military Brass Support Iran Deal

Haaretz reports that an impressive list of top Israeli military brass support the deal with Iran. These military leaders wrote a letter to Netanyahu urging him to support the Iran deal. Because it’s hard to read names jammed together without … Continue reading

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Obama’s Climate Plan: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We’ve explained why the emphasis in Obama’s climate plan on nuclear, fracking and carbon credits is ugly. But there’s a positive aspect to Obama’s climate plan: state-level energy plans. Specifically, decentralizing power supplies is key to protecting against terrorism, fascism … Continue reading

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Obama Makes Fracking a Cornerstone of Climate Policy … But Fracking Does Much More Harm than Good

A Fracked Up Policy “Clean natural gas” from fracking has been touted for years as a cure for global warming.   It’s a cornerstone of Obama’s climate plan. But scientists say that fracking pumps out a lot of methane … into … Continue reading

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The MH17 Pilot’s Corpse: More on the Cover-Up

Even His Family Was Blocked from It. Here’s Why. Eric Zuesse It might be the decisive piece of evidence proving who and what and how and why the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the conflict zone in Ukraine on 17 July … Continue reading

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USA, Turkey and Israel Act As Air Force for ISIS

NATO member Turkey was busted buying huge quantities of oil from ISIS (its main source of funding), and bombing ISIS’ main on-the-ground enemy – Kurdish soldiers – using its air force. Many also say that Turkey has long been directly … Continue reading

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Obama Sells Out Human Health and the Environment By Making Nuclear a Centerpiece of Climate Policy

Obama has made nuclear energy a centerpiece of his climate push. In reality, nuclear is NOT a low-carbon source of energy … and funding nuclear crowds out the development of better sources of alternative energy. Mark Jacobson – the head … Continue reading

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U.S. Propaganda: It’s Not Just False, but Absurd.

By Eric Zuesse, as originally published at strategic-culture.org. It’s so ridiculous, no intelligent and informed person would give it any serious consideration whatsoever. It insults the public’s intelligence. Here’s a typical example of the ridiculousness of U.S. propaganda: On July 16th, … Continue reading

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Politicians from Both Sides of the Aisle: Corruption Has Destroyed America

Pervasive corruption in modern America has been thoroughly documented. There are some very juicy quotes from high-level insiders about corruption in the USA. Jon Schwarz has rounded up a good collection of recent quotes on corruption from both sides of … Continue reading

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Corruption is Legal in the USA

Here is an animated guide to the 2014 study (often cited by Washington’s Blog) conducted by teams of researchers out of Princeton and Northwestern, looking at whether the US population can influence public policy.  This is the largest study of … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter Is Correct that the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy

Eric Zuesse On July 28th, Thom Hartmann interviewed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and, at the very end of his show (as if this massive question were merely an aftethought), asked him his opinion of the 2010 Citizens United decision and … Continue reading

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U.S. Tries to Stir Ethnic Division in Crimea

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 1st, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (who now acknowledges that his government is illegitimate and that his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a February 2014 coup), sent greetings to an international conference of supporters of Tatars in Crimea, at the … Continue reading

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Congress Passes Bill In 15 Minutes To Revoke Americans’ Passports Without Due Process

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The “war on terror” is a status quo fraud perpetuated by the oligarch-controlled mainstream media and authoritarian members of Congress as a way to systematically strip the American public of its freedom … Continue reading

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NATO Member Busted Massively Supporting ISIS … Now Declares War Against ISIS, But Instead Bombs Its Political Rival (Which Is the Most Effective Force FIGHTING ISIS)

Turkey Enabling ISIS NATO member Turkey has been busted supporting ISIS. The Guardian reported this week: US special forces raided the compound of an Islamic State leader in eastern Syria in May, they made sure not to tell the neighbours. … Continue reading

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The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion

By Ellen Brown. “My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Luca Brasi held a gun to his head and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature, would be on the contract.”       … Continue reading

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US Forces Succeed in Clearing Peaceful Environment Guardians, Escorting Shell Rig Through and Sending on to Arctic

Reporting from the scene: US forces cleared kayakers out of the way and cut the cables connecting suspended climbers, making space for the government-escorted Shell oil rig to move through and continue on to the Arctic to begin the fossil … Continue reading

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Portland, OR: US Gov Using Force to Clear Environment Guardians so Shell Oil Rig can Proceed to Arctic

Reporting from the scene: Currently, at the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon, environment guardians are suspended from the bridge by cables, and kayakers are trying to block the water.  Their goal is to prevent a Shell oil rig from … Continue reading

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White House Petition to Extradite Big Game Hunter Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe reaches 75,000 Signatures Since Yesterday

Text of the WhiteHouse.gov petition, which has received almost 76,000 signatures since it was created yesterday: Extradite Minnesotan Walter James Palmer to Face Justice in Zimbabwe Cecil the Lion, a resident of Zimbabwe’s national park, and a national icon, was … Continue reading

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Tomi Lahren- It’s Not the Muslims Stupid!

@TomiLahren’s rant heard round’ the world was the first I’ve ever heard of her. I listened to it a couple of times and a few of her other shows to understand her perspective and motivation. The way she repeatedly ties … Continue reading

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How Aristocrats Have Gotten Away with Even Mass-Murder

By Eric Zuesse, as originally published at strategic-culture.org. On 8 July 2015, in a pervasively ignored but historically very important news event (briefly mentioned by the BBC), the only trial ever in which a former head of state was convicted in … Continue reading

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American Jews Support Iran Deal (So Do Israeli Defense Experts)

Polls show that American Jews overwhelmingly support the deal with Iran. For example, the Christian Science Monitor noted last November: 84 percent of American Jews would favor either strongly or somewhat a deal with Iran that would alleviate tough sanctions … Continue reading

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Poll: Overwhelming US Majority Says Israel Should Receive No Aid Boost due to US / Iran “Deal”

67.8% of respondents to a Google Consumer Survey said Israel should receive no compensation for the US finalizing a deal with Iran over its civilian nuclear program, which was begun at the behest of the US when Washington’s puppet, the … Continue reading

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Scott Walker’s Big Lie

Eric Zuesse I have written lots of articles about Barack Obama’s lying. To expose lies by Republicans is not at all a partisan matter for me; it’s about my only commitment, which is to the truth; and here is the truth about … Continue reading

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Risk Experts Who Predicted 2008 Financial Crash: GMOs Riskier than 2008 Crash … “The G.M.O. Experiment, Carried Out In Real Time and with Our Entire Food and Ecological System As Its Laboratory, Is Perhaps the Greatest Case of Human Hubris Ever”

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com Risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb predicted the 2008 financial crisis, by pointing out that commonly-used risk models were wrong.  Taleb – a distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University, and author of best-sellers … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Implies EU Membership Might Be Impossible

Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s Euro-Integration website headlined on July 25th, “Klimkin: ‘If Ukraine Won’t Be an EU Member Within 5 Years, We Won’t Ever’,” and reported that, “Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin claims that if Kiev is required to wait 5 years before applying … Continue reading

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Downing Civilian Airliners and Destroying Ancient Artifacts

Investigative journalist Robert Parry continues to report the use by the US vanguard of the MH-17 tragedy as a propaganda tool against Russia. The US claims to be outraged by the shoot-down, but its purported indignation was easily debunked at … Continue reading

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Congressman and Agricultural Subcommittee Chairman: “Nearly 80 Percent of the Food Produced In the United States Contains Some Kind of GM [Genetically Modified] Product”

It’s Hard to Find Non-GMO Food We knew that a lot of American crops were genetically modified. For example, we noted last year: Monsanto reports that – between 2008 and 2009 – 95% of all sugarbeets planted were genetically engineered … Continue reading

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As Economy Heads to Another Crash, BIS Acknowledges: We’re Failing

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/07/22/maechtigste-bank-der-welt-legt-mandat-zur-rettung-der-weltwirtschaft-zurueck/ World’s Most Powerful Bank Reverses Course, to Avoid a Global Depression German Economic News, Translation (and closing Note) by Eric Zuesse  |  Published: 22:07:15 20:10 clock The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) acknowledges in its annual report that the … Continue reading

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Banks Rig Treasury Market

Banks Rig Treasury Market Boston’s public sector pension fund accuses all of the biggest US banks  – the so-called “primary dealers” which transact directly with the United States Treasury Department and “have a special obligation to ensure the efficient function” … Continue reading

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Israeli Military Admits to Supporting Syrian Jihadis

The alternative press has noted for months that Israel is supporting jihadis in Syria.  But Israel has consistently denied these allegations … until now. The Times of Israel reported 3 weeks ago: Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that Israel … Continue reading

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EU Visa-Slams Ukrainians After February 2014 Ukrainian Coup

Eric Zuesse Although the coup in Ukraine in February 2014 was allegedly done in order to get Ukraine into the European Union (because the overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych had just before declined the EU’s offer for Ukraine to join the … Continue reading

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Congress Will Vote Today to Destroy States’ Rights to Protect Our Food Supply

Congress Votes Today to Override State Law and Block Americans’ Right to Know If Our Food Has Been Genetically Modified Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com All Americans – conservatives and liberals – want their families to have access to safe … Continue reading

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Ukrainian News Service Says Standard of Living Is Plummeting

Eric Zuesse The plunging economy of Ukraine has evidently become so bad that Ukrainians now can even feel safe to call publicly for stopping the war against the separatist Donbass region of the country, and for reallocationg those military expenditures … Continue reading

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U.S. Intelligence Officials Demand that Obama Release MH-17 Intel

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Releasing an Intelligence Report on Shoot-Down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 It has been a year since the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, resulting in … Continue reading

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America Is No Democracy. Here’s Proof:

Obama Prosecutes No Mega-Crooks. Hillary Also Wouldn’t. Would Sanders? Eric Zuesse The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other dictators in countries … Continue reading

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Obama Simply Switched from One War Crime Which Increases Terrorism to Another

It has now been proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that specific type of torture which the U.S. used during the Bush years was a war crime. Top terrorism and interrogation experts agree that torture creates more terrorists.  Indeed, … Continue reading

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Detainees Subject to Coercive Interrogation Are 14 Times LESS Likely to Share Information Than Those Subjected to Peaceful, Tried and True Techniques

The Water Torture Facsimile of a woodcut in J. Damhoudère’s Praxis Rerum Criminalium, Antwerp, 1556 Last November, the Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology published the results of a study on coercive interrogation versus interrogation in which the interrogator built rapport … Continue reading

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Perhaps This Is Obama’s Grand Strategy

Eric Zuesse Washingtonsblog’s anonymous founder and principal commentator is one of the most deeply knowledgeable writers on current events, and on July 19th he headlined “Governments Worldwide Will Crash the First Week of October … According to 2 Financial Forecasters.” He noted that both Martin … Continue reading

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Governments Worldwide Will Crash the First Week of October … According to 2 Financial Forecasters

Update: Please see correction at the end. Two well-known financial forecasters claim that virtually all governments worldwide will be hit with a gigantic economic crisis in the first week of October 2015. Martin Armstrong   Martin Armstrong is a controversial … Continue reading

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