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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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Thousands of Refugees Flee Northward from Greece

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/07/18/tausende-fluechtlinge-fliehen-aus-griechenland-in-richtung-norden/ Thousands of Refugees Flee Northward from Greece Translated by Eric Zuesse, from German Economic News  |  as published: 21:40 clock 18:07:15 [18 July 2015]  The precarious situation in Greece means that thousands of refugees are making their way to northern Europe. There, the reaction … Continue reading

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OPINION: Concentrated Wealth + Widespread Stupidity = End of Democracy

Eric Zuesse Today’s America is not a democracy: “Dark Money Groups Are Funded By Dark Money Groups That Fund Dark Money Groups That Fund…” That terrific investigative news report by Paul Blumenthal at Huffington Post, on 9 November 2013, penetrated beyond what … Continue reading

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Agency to Enslave Greeks Is Established

Eric Zuesse Late on Thursday, July 16th, German Economic News headlined “Greece: Debt Restructuring Through the Back Door,” and reported that, “The majority of Greece’s national debt is to be moved in the next three years gradually to the euro … Continue reading

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Abdulazeez and Abdulaziz

Former engineer Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, according to investigators, was a lone gunman with no prior infractions who this week targeted two US military facilities in Tennessee, killing four militants and no civilians. Salman bin Abdulaziz is one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Little-Known History of the Euro: Crisis Was Baked In from the Start

You’ve heard that the Euro was created to provide two benefits for Europe: 1. Unite Germany, France and other countries in a peaceful political situation, to prevent repeats of World War I and II 2. Create a macro-zone to compete … Continue reading

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The Constitution of the EU’s Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse It’s here: http://www.esm.europa.eu/pdf/ESM Treaty consolidated 13-03-2014.pdf That’s the treaty establishing (which was originally done in 2012) the ultimate lending-fund for what the EU now officially considers to be a permanent economic crisis in Europe, of member-nations that are … Continue reading

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Why “the Ukrainians” Lie- Prof. A. Moytl Says the West Shouldn’t Freak Out!

In an article published at the New Atlanticist, Political Science Professor Alexander Moytl of Rutgers University wrote the strongest justification a Ukrainian Nationalist scholar can mount in defense of the Ukraine”s love affair with the nationalism of Stepan Bandera. Bandera, a mass murderer, … Continue reading

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Iran’s First Post-Shah President Says Iran’s Theocracy Is ‘Despotic’

Eric Zuesse — Bani-Sadr says Iran was trying for a nuclear bomb until 2003 — He says “mismanagement and corruption” plague the country — He calls current government “despotic” — He says winners in nuclear deal are “Israel, Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Tsipras’ Bailout Reform Package: An Act of Treason against the Greek People

By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. After having launched a Referendum to refute and refuse the debt bailout agreement put together by the Troika, Prime Minister Tsipras together with his newly instated Finance Minister, comes up four days latter with an austerity … Continue reading

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New IMF Report on Greece Says Projections Are Unrealistically Optimistic

Eric Zuesse A new IMF report on Greece, issued on Tuesday, July 14th, is titled “AN UPDATE OF IMF STAFF’S PRELIMINARY PUBLIC DEBT SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS,” and it says — these are quotations, not paraphrases — in summary: Greece’s public debt has become highly … Continue reading

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The Multi-Trillion Dollar Oil Market Swindle

In the past, I documented the overstatements by both the IEA and EIA in 2014 & 2015 in terms of supply, inventory and understatements of demand. Others also noticed these distortions and, whether intentional or not, they exist and they … Continue reading

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Russian Politician Predicts U.S. Coup Ousting Putin Soon

Eric Zuesse Evgeny Fedorov, a member of Russia’s Duma or parliament, is predicting, in a half-hour video interview, that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be overthrown by a U.S. coup, within two years. He says that U.S. Government agents have … Continue reading

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How Fascist Capitalism Functions: The Case of Greece

Eric Zuesse There is democratic capitalism, and there is fascist capitalism. What we have today is fascist capitalism; and the following will explain how it works, using as an example the case of Greece. Mark Whitehouse at Bloomberg headlined on … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin States Russia’s New Strategy

Eric Zuesse Russian President Vladimir Putin presented, on July 3rd, to Russia’s Security Council, the nation’s new National Security Strategy, which encompasses not merely military, but especially economic, agencies within the Russian Federal Government. Because his statement was ignored in … Continue reading

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Journalists’ Complicity in Hiding Those Guilty for MH17

Eric Zuesse Robert Parry headlined on July 9th, “MH-17 Case Slips into Propaganda Fog,” and he wrote: “Many investigative journalists, including myself, have been rebuffed in repeated efforts to get verifiable proof about the case or even informational briefings.” His phrase “have … Continue reading

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You’re Worried About the WRONG Things … Here Are the REAL Dangers that Could Kill You

You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Deer, Cows, Dogs, Brain-Eating Parasites, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, Choking On Your Meal, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or “Autoerotic Asphyxiation” than by Terrorists Preface: Bad … Continue reading

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Help Rebuild Al-Awda Hospital in Gaza and Support Scholarship by Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Dr. Norman Finkelstein (PhD, Political Science, Princeton), is writing a crowd-funded column at Byline.  All funds contributed will go towards medical equipment for Al-Awda hospital in Gaza, which was badly damaged by Israel during its latest assault on the refugee … Continue reading

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Encryption Is As American As Apple Pie: The Founding Fathers Frequently Used It … And It Helped Win the Revolutionary War

Spying v. Privacy: An Ancient Battle The NSA, FBI and other government agencies are pushing to outlaw encryption.  And see this.  On the other hand, many Americans want privacy. This is the same battle fought by the Founding Fathers more … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush: “People Need to Work Longer Hours.” Media Soften It.

Reuters & CNBC, Etc.: “Bush says Americans should have chance to work longer hours in improved economy.” Eric Zuesse Jeb Bush, on July 8th: “My aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far … Continue reading

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As New US History Books Downplay White Supremacy, “Bible Defence of Slavery” a Top Downloaded Book

In Texas, the latest State Board of Education history books “downplay slavery’s role” in the Civil War, and entirely “omit [the] KKK” as well as Jim Crow segregation dictates, which remained in place until 1965, with “de jure segregation mainly … Continue reading

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President Obama Accepts Slavery in Order to Win TPP Trade Deal

Eric Zuesse So that U.S. President Barack Obama can end a roadblock and win the agreement of other nations for his proposed Trans Pacific Partnership, he has decided to remove one of the nations, Malaysia, from the U.S. State Department’s … Continue reading

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Wikipedia as Propaganda Not History — MH17 as An Example

Eric Zuesse Wikipedia articles are more propaganda than they are historical accounts. And, often, their cited sources are misleading, or even false. On 15 August 2007, the BBC headlined “Wikipedia Shows CIA Page Edits,” and Jonathan Fildes reported that, “An online tool … Continue reading

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U.S. Wealth-Concentration: The Most-Accurate Current Estimates

Eric Zuesse CURRENT REALITIES: Wealthiest Tenth (10%) of Americans Own 75% of America; They Draw 40% of All U.S. Income. Wealthiest Hundredth (1%) of Americans Own 43% of America; They Draw 20% of All U.S. Income. Wealthiest Thousandth (0.1%) of Americans Own 22% of America; … Continue reading

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New U.S. National Military Strategy: U.S. May Invade Any Non-‘Ally’

Eric Zuesse On July 1st, the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued “The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015” (officially dated June 2015), and at its top is: “U.S. ENDURING NATIONAL INTERESTS: The security of the United States, … Continue reading

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Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate Fourth of July

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Ukrainian Govt. Acknowledges Some of Its Leaders Are Nazis

Eric Zuesse On July 3rd, the Ukrainian newspaper Vesti  headlined “The Ministry of Justice Acknowledges UNA-UNSO Collaborated with Nazis,” and reported that, “Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has officially recognized that the members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization UNA-UNSO fought on the side of … Continue reading

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Why Did Navy Staffers at the Pentagon Fail to Respond to the Attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11?

By Shoestring, Shoestring 9/11 Blog. “Readiness is the name of the game and the ability of our people to respond is the second part of it.”– Admiral Robert Natter, commander of the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet on September 11, 2001 … Continue reading

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Government Trolls Are Using ‘Psychology-Based Influence Techniques’ On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter

By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream. Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll?  Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things.  Thanks to … Continue reading

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The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. Keep an eye on the shadow banking system – it is about to be shaken to the core.  According to the Financial Stability Board, the size of the global shadow banking system has reached … Continue reading

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Study Shows U.S. Police Far More Concerned About “Anti-Government” Domestic Extremists than Al-Qaeda

Submitted by Mike Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg. U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government  extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS). The … Continue reading

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16 Facts About The Tremendous Financial Devastation That We Are Seeing All Over The World

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. As we enter the second half of 2015, financial panic has gripped most of the globe.  Stock prices are crashing in China, in Europe and in the United States.  Greece is on the verge … Continue reading

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Former Senator Opines on the Incredible Corruption in America and the Fourth Branch of Government

Submitted by Mike Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg. On a more personal level, how can public service be promoted as an ideal to young people when this sewer corrupts our Republic? At this point in early twenty-first-century America, the greatest service our … Continue reading

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Why The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Is Such A Huge Threat To The U.S. Financial System

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. The debt crisis in Puerto Rico could potentially cost financial institutions in the United States tens of billions of dollars in losses.  This week, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla publicly announced that Puerto … Continue reading

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New Thousand Page Pentagon War Manual Potentially Lumps Journalists in with “Unprivileged Belligerents”

Submitted by Mike Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg. A 1,176 page Pentagon war manual was recently released that hasn’t received the attention it deserves. The book of combat instructions, titled “Department of Defense Law of War Manual,” apparently covers rules of war for all branches of … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett: Derivatives Are Still Weapons Of Mass Destruction And ‘Are Likely To Cause Big Trouble’

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. After all these years, the most famous investor in the world still believes that derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.  And you know what?  He is exactly right.  The next great global financial … Continue reading

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Facts that Make Fox’s Blood Boil

In one of its innumerable segments in a never-ending terrorist propaganda stream attempting to portray Christians and the US, the world’s biggest human rights violator, as global victims, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, rightly, condemns the alleged criminal treatment … Continue reading

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CrossTalk: New Cold War, feat. Hedges, Swanson, Golstein

Excellent episode of CrossTalk, featuring Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Washington’s Blog contributor David Swanson, and Vladimir Golstein of Brown University.

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CNN: Obama White House Lied ‘We Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Private Email’

Eric Zuesse On July 1st, CNN reported that “President Barack Obama’s top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state,” and that, “Obama officials — including Axelrod — had said they were unaware Clinton was using a … Continue reading

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Time to retire “rallying point for racists and murderers, the stars and stripes”

Check out Scottish comedian and writer Frankie Boyle’s biting response to the Charleston shooting and related events.  A couple of excerpts: …white America wants to believe that its racial fault lines only run as deep as the Confederate flag [but] … Continue reading

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Current Oil Price Slump Far From Over

The oil price collapse of 2014-2015 began one year ago this month (Figure 1). The world crossed a boundary in which prices are not only lower now but will probably remain lower for some time. It represents a phase change … Continue reading

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How Greece Crisis Could Drag Oil Prices Down

The Greek tragedy is reaching its climax. The discussions between Greece and its European creditors broke down over the weekend, with the two sides still at an impasse. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras balked at deeper austerity cuts to the … Continue reading

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May the #LoveWins Victory Spur Us On to Increased Political Involvement

#LoveWins is a tremendous, hard won victory of popular persistence and pressure, a new and vibrant illustration that cultural change can be made when a population cares deeply and applies unrelenting, ever-increasing pressure until the job is done, the non-negotiable … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’s Idiocy (or Is It Psychopathy?)

Eric Zuesse Bill Gates was interviewed in the Thursday June 25th Financial Times, about global warming investments, and he said some remarkably stupid things, but explaining what he said requires a lot of intelligence; so, maybe what he said isn’t … Continue reading

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Malaysian Pressure Forces MH17 Investigation to UN

Eric Zuesse Malaysia, frustrated by the refusal of the official international investigation-team to produce any clear evidence yet of whom to blame for the downing of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the Ukrainian civil-war zone on 17 July 2014, has … Continue reading

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Pentagon Admits for First Time to Testing Mustard Gas, Other Lethal Chem Weapons on 60,000 Troops Circa WWII

As brutal treatment of African Americans and other minorities in the US makes world headlines and is condemned at the UN, NPR reports: When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, … Continue reading

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Firsthand Accounts of Israeli Massacre in Gaza

The UN has now released its investigation into Israel’s 2014 massacre in Gaza.  While the report covers crimes committed by both Israel and the comparatively defenseless resistance bands in the Gaza refugee ghetto, international law experts remind that this does … Continue reading

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Percentage of Health-Uninsureds in U.S. Rises by 1.7%

Since Obama First Promised to Lower It by 100% Eric Zuesse On 23 June 2015, Bloomberg news bannered “Uninsured Rate Falls to Lowest Since Obamacare Implementation” and reported that, “Last year, 16.3 percent of adults under age 65, or about 31.7 million … Continue reading

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Update to US War Manual Makes it Easier to Defend Killing Journalists

The US has always been a deadly force for journalists.  The US invasion of Iraq launched in 2003, for example, as Al Jazeera reports, is the single “deadliest war for journalists” ever waged: “More journalists were killed during the US-led … Continue reading

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The Day the Earth Died

And Why Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Etc., Were Virtually Silent About It Eric Zuesse As the civilizations that we all know, and love, and lived, slide increasingly into totalitarian misery; and the environment, which had been our lives, becomes less and … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup

Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko requests the supreme court of Ukraine to declare that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by an illegal operation; in other words, that the post-Yanukovych government, including Poroshenko’s own Presidency, came into power from … Continue reading

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America’s U.N. Ambassador Continues Standing Up for Nazis

Eric Zuesse Recently, President Barack Obama’s friend whom he appointed to represent this country at the United Nations visited Ukraine and used the Ukrainian-language translation and variant of the German Nazi Party’s “Deutschland über alles,” or  “Germany above all,” to … Continue reading

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IMF Violates IMF Rules, to Continue Ukraine Bailouts

Eric Zuesse The IMF, whose bailout operations are absorbed by the taxpayers in the member countries whenever a particular bailed-out nation defaults, announced on Friday, June 19th, that it will “continue to support Ukraine through its Lending-into-Arrears Policy even in the event … Continue reading

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How Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Are Designed to End Democracy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has for years been negotiating with European and Asian nations — but excluding Russia and China, since he is aiming to defeat them in his war to extend the American empire (i.e, to extend … Continue reading

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NATO Lies to NPR

Eric Zuesse On June 17th, U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed NATO’s and America’s General Ben Hodges, who is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army in Europe, which is “NATO’s most senior land forces command.” He said (after 4:54 in the audio): “This … Continue reading

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By Definition, An Aggressor Cannot Act in Defense

The statement that Israel has the right to defend itself against Palestine is similar to the statement that if, say, the US annexed, occupied, and started building illegal settlements in Cuba (the parts the US isn’t already illegally occupying and … Continue reading

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The Secret Racism of Obama’s Top Enforcer in Ukraine

THE WHO’S WHO AT THE TOP OF THE COUP U.S. President Barack Obama (via his State Department official Victoria Nuland, and Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt) relied chiefly upon Andrei Parubiy (“the Commandant of Maidan”) to be the CEO of … Continue reading

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Life in Ukraine Since the U.S. Coup There in Feb. 2014

Eric Zuesse, 18 June 2015, 2:30 PM in NYC The following is a reader-comment that was just posted from someone in Ukraine to an article whose links document America’s coup there in February 2014 in the formerly peaceable but corrupt country, and the subsequent ethnic … Continue reading

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US Human Experimentation on Poor Guatemalans in Post-War Period

Prolific author and researcher David Swanson wrote today about how the US has always been a regular contributor to involuntary experimentation on humans, through various means. Human experimentation, while a pretty poor representation of US public values or public values … Continue reading

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U.S. May Position for a War Against Russia

Russia Says It Will Respond If U.S. Does So Eric Zuesse On Saturday, June 13th, The New York Times bannered, “U.S. Is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe,” and Russia’s response to the announcement wasn’t long in coming. The Russian equivalent … Continue reading

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CONSUMERS NOT FOLLOWING ORDERS

Last week the government reported personal income and spending for April. After months of blaming non-existent consumer spending on cold weather, shockingly occurring during the Winter, the captured mainstream media pundits, Ivy League educated Wall Street economist lackeys, and Keynesian … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Backs Fast-Track on Obama’s Trade Deals

Eric Zuesse On Sunday, June 14th, Hillary Clinton came out publicly for the first time in support of President Obama’s trade-deals — TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, and on TISA with all nations to lower the standards on banking … Continue reading

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The Two Contending Visions of World Government

The Origin & Broader Context of Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed ‘Trade’ deals are actually about whether the world is heading toward a dictatorial world government — a dictatorship by the hundred or so global … Continue reading

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Fast-track Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks — Permanently

By Ellen Brown. It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.            … Continue reading

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Round 1 Goes to We the People

Round 2 Comes Tuesday Fast track authority for TPP – which would have assured the passage of a horrible treaty – was voted down today. But Obama, Ryan and the powers-that-be are forcing Round 2 on Tuesday. Conservatives and liberals … Continue reading

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Stopping Obama’s “Legacy” ‘Trade’-Deals: Did Reid Finally Do It?

Eric Zuesse President Obama has many times made clear to congressional Democrats that the most important thing in the “legacy” that he hopes to leave behind from his Presidency is his big-three ‘trade’ deals: TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, … Continue reading

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