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11 Signs That We Are Entering The Next Phase Of The Global Economic Crisis

By Michael Snyder. Well, the Nasdaq finally did it.  It has climbed all the way back to where it was at the peak of the dotcom bubble.  Back in March 2000, the Nasdaq set an all-time record high of 5,048.62.  … Continue reading

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If You Want the NSA Passing Around Your Nude Pics, You’ll LOVE the Treaties Being Secretly Negotiated Without Your Consent

TPP may as well stand for “Tracking Porn Pics.” TiSA should really be called “Titillations in Spy Agencies.” And TTIP might as well be re-labeled “Trading Topless Internet Photos.” Why? Because the NSA is already passing around your dick pics. … Continue reading

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Mexicans Are Now Happier Than Americans

The World Happiness report finds that Mexicans are happier than Americans: How can this be possible? It might have something to do with the fact that social mobility is much lower in the U.S. than in many other developed countries, … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. a Force for Good in the World?

Eric Zuesse First of all, in terms of popularity worldwide, the U.S. is a mixed picture. A Gallup International poll of 65 countries, issued on 30 December 2013, found that:  “The US was the overwhelming choice (24% of respondents) for the country … Continue reading

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic

Guest post by Ellen Brown. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.    — Article IV, Section 4, US Constitution A republican form of government is one in which power resides in elected … Continue reading

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TPP Would Destroy State, County and Local Government Power

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would take sovereignty away from the American government … and hand it to a bunch of giant corporations, many of them foreign. It would also take sovereignty away from state, county and local governments … … Continue reading

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Obama Urges Saudi Dictator Abdulaziz to Keep Attacking Yemen

Obama expressed his desire for Saudi dictator Abdulaziz to continue his illegal assault on Yemen, “pushing for a continuation of the war” and announcing, mafia-like, that “the job is not done”. The dictator has complied, carrying out further attacks on … Continue reading

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Are Leading Economists Corrupt, or Just Mind-Blowingly Ignorant?

Eric Zuesse Conservative economists favor Republican candidates because it’s the way for them to rise in power themselves, but what about ‘progressive’ economists: are they psychopaths, too; or do they instead blindly favor ‘Democratic’ candidates because of a sincerely oblivious … Continue reading

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Stopping TPP: a Matter of National Security

Trans Pacific Partnership Would Make U.S. Vulnerable to Terrorism and Blackmail The United States Trade Representative – the federal agency responsible for negotiating trade treaties – has said that the details of the TPP are classified due to “national security”. The … Continue reading

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TPTB Are Trying to Kill Off What’s Left of America RIGHT NOW

Most of the America of our fathers has been destroyed. The little shred of right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is – right now – under massive attack by the powers-that-be.  It’s literally the last stand for … Continue reading

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Bad Guys Pushing THIS WEEK to Promote Global Tyranny Run By Corporations

Here’s How to STOP Them The powers-that-be are pushing this week to fast track a horrible treaty which would destroy America. The treaty is called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The U.S. Trade Representative – the federal agency responsible for … Continue reading

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The 13 Words You CAN’T Say About Hillary Clinton

The Washington Post notes that there are 13 words you can’t write about Hillary Clinton. Oops … Artwork by Anthony Freda

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Battlefield America: The War on the American People

By John Whitehead. Constitutional and civil rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power … Continue reading

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Congress About to Pass All The Horrible Spying/Anti-Internet Bills We Defeated Before

After we the people – web users and just plain folks – killed SOPA and CISPA, Congress has just renamed them and is about to pass them under the radar … Wake up, Internet … THERE’S STILL TIME TO STOP … Continue reading

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Libertarians’ Civil War Over Ukraine

Eric Zuesse On the one hand, Andrei Illarionov of the Koch Brothers’ libertarian Cato Institute says that the first among “the crimes that have been committed or are being committed by the Kremlin — stealing Crimea” can be rectified only by rejecting … Continue reading

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US Intelligence: Houthis are Not Iran Proxy

HuffPo reports that US intelligence says: Iranian representatives discouraged Houthi rebels from taking the Yemeni capital… Iran is not directing the rebels, who follow a different branch of Shiite Islam than Iran’s leaders and are believed to care more about … Continue reading

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FBI Corruption May Have Led to Execution of 14 Innocent People

Systemic Corruption at the FBI The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers Fought Against Inequality

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams and James Madison Slammed Runaway Inequality The primary author of the Constitution – and later president – James Madison wrote: The great object [of political parties] should be to combat the evil: … Continue reading

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CORRUPTION Is What’s Making Us Vulnerable to Terrorism

Americans’ Safety and Security Is Being Sacrificed On the Altar of Corruption By the Military-Industrial Complex Overwhelming evidence shows that 9/11 was foreseeable. Indeed, Al Qaeda crashing planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was itself foreseeable.  Even … Continue reading

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How America’s Aristocracy Extends Its Global Control

Eric Zuesse As has been well documented even by the BBC, in their 1992 classic documentary about the CIA’s (still-ongoing) Gladio Operation, America’s CIA basically took control of the international racist-fascist (i.e., ideologically nazi) movement after World War II, by protecting … Continue reading

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For the First Time In Many Decades, More Americans Support Gun RIGHTS than Gun Control

After Spate of Mass Shootings, Americans Turn Pro-Gun Pew notes: For most of the 1990s and the subsequent decade, a substantial majority of Americans believed it was more important to control gun ownership than to protect gun owners’ rights. But … Continue reading

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NATO Increasingly Surrounds the ‘Russian Threat’

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, April 18th, the Commander of  the U.S. Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, told Britain’s Telegraph  that “There is a Russian threat,” and that “The best insurance we have against a showdown is that NATO stands together.” … Continue reading

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How Trustworthy Are U.S. & Western ‘News’ Media?

Eric Zuesse During the days of the Soviet Union, and in all dictatorial countries, the ‘news’ media were and are actually propaganda-media, which filter out information that the aristocracy (the people holding the real power, which in the Soviet Union … Continue reading

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Congress is Attempting to Reauthorize Key Patriot Act Provisions by Sneaking it Into “USA Freedom Act”

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Yet with Section 215’s lifespan now stretching to a matter of weeks, supporters of broad surveillance powers have yet to put forth a bill for their preservation – evidence, opponents believe, that the … Continue reading

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Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin: Wall Street Owns Hillary Clinton, But She Still Might Lose

Eric Zuesse On Bloomberg TV, the conservative political historian and journalist Mark Halperin says that Hillary Clinton’s populist and leftist statements don’t worry Wall Street — he even asserts (at 0:27 on the video), that “Wall Street won’t hold her … Continue reading

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HEAD of the FBI’s Anthrax Investigation Says the Whole Thing Was a SHAM

Agent In Charge of Amerithrax Investigation Blows the Whistle The FBI head agent in charge of the anthrax investigation – Richard Lambert – has just filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit calling the entire FBI investigation bullsh!t: In the fall of 2001, … Continue reading

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How Reliable Is Reuters?

Eric Zuesse People see their own nation, and foreign nations, through the filter of the press that’s available to them; so, if that filter is systematically distorting (distorting in ways that most of the others similarly do), then democracy cannot … Continue reading

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Sex-Partying, Teen-Hooker-Funding DEA Agents Get Slap On Wrist, None Fired

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, An internal Drug Enforcement Administration report showed the agency gave its agents a mere slap on the wrist for purchasing the services of Colombian prostitutes, sometimes with taxpayer money and sometimes as they let … Continue reading

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U.S. Blocked Declaration of a Right to Health Care, Says Bolivia’s President

Eric Zuesse Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has blamed U.S. President Barack Obama for the failure of the recent OAS (Organization of American States) Summit of the Americas to issue a final declaration, and he says that a major sticking point … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush: Corrupt Successors to the Same Old Dynasties

Jeb Bush: Neocon Warmongering Crook The International Business Times reports that Jeb Bush Funneled $1.7 BILLION of pension cash to W’s donors – some who are now Jeb donors. The former Secretary of Health and Human Services says that Jeb … Continue reading

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Inventor of Antivirus Sofware: The Government Is Planting Malicious Software On Your Phone So It Can Bypass Encryption and See What You’re Doing

Spy Agencies Are Intentionally Destroying Digital Security Top computer and internet experts say that NSA spying breaks the functionality of our computers and of the Internet. It reduces functionality and reduces security by – for example – creating backdoors that … Continue reading

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Gallup: Americans Say Gov’t. Must Protect Environment More; Republicans Say ‘No!’

Eric Zuesse A Gallup poll issued on April 13th headlines “Americans Choose the Environment Over Energy Development,” and on April 9th another report from Gallup was titled “About Half in U.S. Say Environmental Protection Falls Short.” The bottom-line from both findings is that “the U.S. government” isn’t doing … Continue reading

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The REAL Inspiration for the American Constitution

The Forgotten Source for Separation of Powers The United States Constitution was an inspired document. The authors were brilliant, and the Founding Fathers who wrote it geniuses. But they didn’t pull their inspiration out of thin air … For example, … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Tries to Stop His Side’s Ceasefire Violations

Eric Zuesse According to Donetsk People’s Republic Defense Minister Eduard Basurin, speaking Saturday April 11th, the recently reported ceasefire violations by the Ukrainian government’s side are violations by the Ukrainian government’s volunteer irregular battalions, not by regular units of the … Continue reading

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New Breakaway Republic Is Announced in Ukraine to Join Donetsk and Luhansk Republics

Eric Zuesse A group of residents in the region of Odessa, one of Ukraine’s largest cities, is trying to break away from the Ukrainian government that was formed after the coup in Kiev in February 2014. As the first anniversary approaches of … Continue reading

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It is Not Confusing that US Abandons Own Citizens in Yemen War-Zone but Rescues Saudi Bombers

Most Americans have no idea any of these events are occurring or have only vague, US government/press-created notions of them, but many who are cognizant – principally the abandoned people themselves – express confusion. Why would eight countries, including Russia, … Continue reading

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Is This the Start of WW III?

Kiev Breaks Minsk Agreement; Reinvades Donbass Eric Zuesse On the Friday before Russian Orthodox Easter, the Poroshenko-Yatsenyuk U.S-coup-installed Ukrainian Government attacks on all fronts on April 9th, to continue their extermination-campaign against the residents of the area, Donbass, that refuses to accept the coup-government that … Continue reading

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Man Lies Face Down, Puts Hands Behind Back; First Thing Officer Does: Kick him Squarely in the Crotch

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Obama Abandons Americans Trapped in Yemen under His and Abdulaziz’s Blitz

When it created a good excuse to help the US re-invade Iraq a few months ago, the US was all about rescuing “trapped” people, the Yazidis, even though it turned out they weren’t actually trapped (though Gazans massacred by US-backed … Continue reading

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5 Second Slow Mo Video Shows What REALLY Happened With Policeman Who Shot Fleeing Man In Back

When You See It … The officer shooting the unarmed man in the back who was running away is – appropriately – front-page news. But there’s a bigger story … Initially – as Kit Daniels shows – the media believed … Continue reading

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Ukraine Blocks 10,000 Websites, Confiscates a Newspaper

Eric Zuesse As I reported yesterday, the Security Bureau of Ukraine, on April 7th, had seized and disappeared two Odessa bloggers, who were trying to get an independent investigation, and ultimate prosecution, of the individuals who participated in the 2 May … Continue reading

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Video: Officer says Cops Practice Arbitrary Arrest, Extortion of Poor; Threatens to Arrest Teen for Smiling

Land of the free, or land of authoritarian forces that kill ~1,000 of their own people per year (according to a Federal study), imprison more people than any other society in history, and is “virtually alone in the world in … Continue reading

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Crimes against Humanity: Ukraine President Poroshenko Keeps his Word: “We’ve Bombed the Schools”, Donbass Children Don’t go to School

Crimes against Humanity: Ukraine President Poroshenko Keeps his Word: “We’ve Bombed the Schools”, Donbass Children Don’t go to School By Olga Luzanova Global Research, April 01, 2015, reposted here by Eric Zuesse Slavyangrad Region: Russia and FSU Theme: Crimes against … Continue reading

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As US Citizens Pay their Taxes, Obama Announces Won’t Evacuate Americans from his Yemen War-Zone

McClatchy headlines: “US Reiterates it Won’t Evacuate Americans from Yemen as UN Slams Saudi Attacks” US officials confirmed this week that: 1) They have a dozen or so US military coordinators in Saudi Arabia helping to carry out terrorist attacks … Continue reading

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CIA Director: Iran Deal Good for America

“Those That Say This Deal Provides a Pathway to Iran Developing a Nuclear Bomb Are Being Wholly Disingenuous” CIA director John Brennan is a hawk … As we noted in 2013, Brennan endorsed torture, assassination of unidentified strangers without due … Continue reading

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Ukraine ‘Disappears’ Regime Opponents

Eric Zuesse (Image of Big Brother by Joo Serk Lee) In Odessa — the same city where the Ukrainian civil war started on 2 May 2014 with a massacre of opponents that had been carefully planned by a team connected to … Continue reading

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Israel Has Spied On American Citizens for Decades

One of Our Closest Allies Massively Spies On Us The NSA considers Israel one of America’s top spying threats.  Israeli spying on America is so rampant that U.S. officials have labeled it “alarming, even terrifying”. Israeli companies hoover up all … Continue reading

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Smart Meters: Enforcement Of Mandatory Water Restrictions Is Only Just The Beginning

Preface by Washington’s Blog: Background here. By Michael Snyder. Smart meters are now being used by authorities to crack down on “water wasters” in the state of California, but this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as … Continue reading

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FBI’s AMERITHRAX Case just unravelled. Ex-FBI agent who directed investigation suing FBI, turns whistleblower!!!

Preface by Washington’s Blog: See also 2 U.S. Government Agencies Say FBI’s Anthrax Case Is Full of Holes,  and our archive of Anthrax articles. By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and … Continue reading

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Red Cross: Saudis Still Blocking Our Aid, Yemen Crisis Worsening; Washington Increases US Bombs, Ammo Going to Saudi Tyrant

Openly US-coordinated-and-assisted terrorist attacks by Saudi dictator Salman Abdulaziz have killed hundreds of civilians in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, over the past two weeks. The Red Cross continues to try to get Abdulaziz to stop blocking … Continue reading

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5 Myths about Greece the Banksters need you to believe

By Stop Shouting. Greece’s Prime Minister Alex Tsipras will be heading to Moscow tomorow, and the legacy media that is the de facto public relations wing of the IMF and World Bank are in overdrive to continue to advance the … Continue reading

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How America Became an Oligarchy

By Ellen Brown. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. . . . You have owners.                           … Continue reading

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Greenwald: John Oliver Rehashed all the Debunked US Smears Against Snowden

Glenn Greenwald points out that John Oliver, in his recent interview with Edward Snowden, “renewed all the standard attacks in Democratic circles accusing Snowden of being a traitor in cahoots with the Kremlin. What’s most striking about this — aside from … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Gov’t. Condemns Russia’s Celebration of Victory Against Nazis

Eric Zuesse The Ukrainian Government said on April 7th that any country sending representatives to Russia’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of their victory against Adolf Hitler, will be blacklisted by Ukraine. That celebration will take place on May 9th. … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Car-Production Plunges 96%; Many Banks Also Fail

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday April 7th, Ukravtoprome (the Ukrainian Association of Automobile Manufacturers) reported that, in the three-month period January-March 2015, as compared to the same three months of 2014, production of passenger cars plunged 96%, commercial vehicles 23%, buses 43%, for … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Tracked Billions of American Phone Calls BEFORE 9/11

Mass Surveillance Started Before 9/11 USA Today reports: The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans’ international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint … Continue reading

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“The Chief Of The Fukushima Nuclear Power Station Has Admitted That The Technology Needed To Decommission Three Melted-Down Reactors Does Not Exist, And He Has No Idea How It Will Be Developed”

Containing Fukushima Is Beyond Current Technology Preface: As you read this post, please keep in mind: The reactors didn’t just suffer a melt down, or even a China syndrome type melt-through, but a series of melt outs. Scientists have no … Continue reading

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Saudi Dictator, Killing Hundreds of Civilians with Support from Washington, moves to Gunning Down Domestic Anti-War Protesters

Five points on Saudi Arabia that “US officials and the establishment media are neglecting to talk about”: 1) Sharia Law runs the country. 2) Saudi Arabia is an authoritarian dictatorship: There are no national elections, no parties, and no rights. … Continue reading

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The Biggest Secret In History: False Flag Terror

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror The age-old saying is true: If we don’t learn history, we’re doomed to repeat it. The single biggest historical secret which people haven’t yet learned is … Continue reading

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NSA Is Passing Around Your Dick Pics

Spying On Your Junk Edward Snowden has previously revealed that NSA spies pass around homemade sexual videos and pictures collected from spying on the American people. In a new, hilarious interview with John Oliver, Snowden discusses how different NSA spy … Continue reading

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War with Russia Now Much Likelier

Ukraine’s Leading Nazi Gets American Weapons & Support news report from German Economic News, translated and with closing commentary by Eric Zuesse http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/04/06/ukraine-rechtsextremist-jarosch-wird-berater-der-armee-fuehrung/ Ukraine: right-wing extremist Jarosch is consultant to the Army leadership German Economic News  |  Published: 06/04/15 00:00 clock The Ukrainian army has … Continue reading

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As Saudi Dictator Continues US-Coordinated Bombardment, al Qaeda Gains Yemen Foothold

Since Saudi dictator and multi-billionaire Salman bin Abdulaziz began coordinating with millionaire US strongman Barack Obama approximately two weeks ago to carry out terrorist attacks against Yemen, the poorest country in the region, over half a thousand people, mostly civilians, … Continue reading

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U.S. to Start Training Nazi Troops in Ukraine, on April 20th, Hitler’s Birthday

Eric Zuesse It has just been announced that, on April 20th (Hitler’s birthday), U.S. troops will start training troops of Ukraine’s nazi Azov Battalion.  The Azov Battalion was founded and its members were selected by Andrei Biletsky, a Ukrainian nazi (that’s an ideological term, meaning … Continue reading

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How to Beat Internet Trolls

In Order To Beat ‘Em, You Have to Know Their Game … In order to beat Internet trolls, you have to know their strategies. Below are 17 common games played by trolls to disrupt our power to learn, inform, and … Continue reading

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US-Imposed “Deal” part of “Hitlerian Method” towards Iran: Analyst

As many celebrate the potential softening of the USA’s ongoing, 62 year stint of killing and torturing Iranians for their resources and strategic position, Thomas L. Knapp, director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy … Continue reading

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UN Announces Over 500, Mostly Civilians, Killed since Saudis began Yemen Aggression; US Announces Will Begin Refueling US-Made Saudi Bombers

Since Saudi dictator Salman began coordinating with the US and some regional dictators, such as US-backed Egyptian military dictator Sisi, to carry out terrorist bombings in Yemen starting two weeks ago, 519 people, mostly civilians, have been killed, and 1,700 … Continue reading

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Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God

Should We Obey Authority … No Matter What? A number of Christian leaders say that Christians must obey the government … no matter what.   For example, Robert Deffinbaugh – pastor at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas – says: Whether the … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Economy Plunges: So, Who Should Pay for It?

Eric Zuesse According to Ukrainian news-accounts, Ukraine’s economy is rapidly falling. On April 2nd was reported that “Sales of new cars in Ukraine fell to the lowest in 15 years,” and that March’s sales-volume (number of cars sold) was 23% less than that … Continue reading

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Al Shabaab Benefited from Western Destruction of Libyan State

Al Shabaab, the Islamic terrorist group that has just laid siege to a Kenyan university, killing nearly 150 people, benefited from the 2011 Western aggression that backed al Qaeda and affiliated militias to destroy the state of Libya: The Telegraph: Libyan … Continue reading

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On Hitler’s Birthday, US to Begin Openly Training Neo-Nazi Integrated Forces in Ukraine

The US has long be openly coordinating with, advocating for, and supporting neo-Nazi and neo-Nazi integrated forces in Ukraine. Here is Victoria Nuland, a high-ranking and corrupt member of Obama’s executive, meeting with far-right figures Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Vitali Klitschko, and officially designated … Continue reading

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US-Coordinated Saudi Dictator Burns Women and Children Alive in Terror Attacks

The Saudi dictator, whom the US is openly coordinating in his unprovoked attacks against Yemen, has just carried out terrorist bombings of a refugee camp and a dairy factory: The Guardian: Witness to air strike on Yemen refugee camp: women … Continue reading

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Germany’s Merkel Comes Out as Basically a U.S. Agent

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, April 1st, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a measure to bring fracking (the patents for which are owned mainly by “large American companies, including Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger”) into Germany. This is a prelude not … Continue reading

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5 Charts Which Show That The Next Economic Crash Is Dead Ahead

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, When an economic crisis is coming, there are usually certain indicators that appear in advance.  For example, commodity prices usually start to plunge before a recession begins.  And as you can … Continue reading

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Is US the “Good Guy” Imposing Sanity on Iranian “Bad Guy”?

Ex CIA analyst Ray McGovern today points out that “The mainstream U.S. media portrays the Iran nuclear talks as ‘our good guys’ imposing some sanity on ‘their bad guys.’” Does this portrayal make any sense?  Or is it another “laboriously constructed” effort … Continue reading

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U.S. Defense Secretary: We Might Bomb Iran Even If a Peace Agreement Is Signed

People Want Peace … But the Military-Industrial Complex Wants War U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that a deal with Iran wouldn’t necessarily prevent war. Military.com reports: The U.S. will reserve the right to use military force to prevent … Continue reading

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Saudi Dictator’s US-Coordinated Terror-Bombings in Yemen: Updates

  As the Saudi dictator continues his US-coordinated aggression against Yemen: “Erich Ogoso, a spokesman with the United Nations’ humanitarian agency, reported 182 dead and hundreds more wounded just between last Wednesday and Sunday. Some 75,000 people have been displaced … Continue reading

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Jesus Died in a Police State

By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.”―Lenny Bruce If you … Continue reading

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Massive News-Suppression That’s Become History-Suppression

Eric Zuesse While I have always been puzzled at why Americans endorse the existence of a religious and therefore discriminatory nation, Israel, and at why we give more of our tax-money to that nation than to any other; and while … Continue reading

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Americans Support a Peaceful Deal With Iran By Almost a 2-to-1 Margin

The Elites Want War, But the People Want Peace While the hawks have desperately been trying to stir up war with Iran for decades, the American public is for peace. The Washington Post reports: By a nearly 2 to 1 … Continue reading

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Government Corruption Has Become Rampant

The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking … Continue reading

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Accusations Emerge That the U.S. Is Aiding ISIS – The Latest “Conspiracy Theory” Circulating in Iraq

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, My belief is, we will, in fact be greeted as liberators. – Dick Cheney on NBC’s Meet the Press, March 16, 2003 But that enmity for the United States circulates beyond the militias … Continue reading

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Muslims, Jews, Scientologists, African-Americans, Inmates & Neo-Nazis Carry Out False Flags

Not Just Governments … Private Idiots, As Well Preface: The documentary on Scientology “Going Clear” is going viral.  Here’s an interesting, related story … Governments all over the world admit that they carry out false flag terror. But private citizens … Continue reading

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Even America’s ‘Media Watchdogs’ Hide U.S.’s Ukrainian Nazification & Ethnic Cleansing

Eric Zuesse The U.S.’news’ media are so censored and controlled, so that even America’s ‘media watchdog’ organizations — mediamatters.org and fair.org on the left; and aim.org and mrc.org on the right — have hidden from the American public President Barack Obama’s Ukrainian coup in … Continue reading

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What’s REALLY Going On In Yemen

What the Heck Is This War About? Confused about the war in Yemen? Here’s what’s really going on … Yemen – previously called “Aden” – has one of the oldest civilizations in the Middle East.  But it has been racked … Continue reading

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Gallup Finds: Among Conservatives, Education Increases False Belief

Eric Zuesse 100% agreement among scientists does not exist on anything, not even on basic laws of physics; but there are some scientific topics where the degree of expert consensus is near 100%, and human-caused (or “anthropogenic”) global warming is … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign Is Now Effectively Over

Wall Street Warns Dems Not to Choose Senator Elizabeth Warren  Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton’s unannounced campaign for the U.S. Presidency has already failed. Her arrogance (or else stupidity) in having wiped clean the hard drive of the private server she … Continue reading

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Trademark Jaw-Dropping US Hypocrisy on Display re Saudi Aggression vs. Russian “Aggression”

Washington has for months been screaming about Russian “aggression” against post-US-backed coup Ukraine.  The screams are never accompanied by any clear evidence (perhaps highlighting why the screaming is so important), which the governments of Germany and other European countries recently announced is for good reason: the … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Yemen’s Emergency

By Helen Lacker, who has worked in all parts of Yemen since the 1970s and lived there for close to 15 years.  She has written about the country’s political economy as well as social and economic issues.  She works as … Continue reading

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Report: Ukrainian Oligarch Kolomoysky Robbed Rampantly

Eric Zuesse The Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung reported Thursday the 26th, that the Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, whom Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko recently removed from control over Ukraine’s monopoly oil-transport firm and from being governor of a Ukrainian province, had been using … Continue reading

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Americans Supported and Inspired the Nazis

Unless We Learn Our History, We’re Doomed to Repeat It Preface:  I am a patriotic American who loves  my country. I was born here, and lived here my entire life. So why do I frequently point out America’s warts?  Because … Continue reading

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U.S. Pays Most for Healthcare of Any Industrialized Nation … But Ranks Worst for Healthcare

According to Some Metrics … The Commonwealth Fund reported last year: The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but this report and prior editions consistently show the U.S. underperforms relative to other countries on … Continue reading

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UPDATED: 50 Abrams Tanks Appear to Have Been Sent to Ukraine

Eric Zuesse Alarms are being raised both on the right and the left in Austria against what appears to be a stealth move by Obama to send what are clearly attack-weapons (called “Bradley Tanks” but actually they look like Abrams … Continue reading

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Government Report Finds DEA Agents Had “Sex Parties” With Prostitutes Hired By Drug Cartels

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Although some of the DEA agents participating in these parties denied it, the information in the case file suggested they should have known the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds. … Continue reading

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Government Secrecy At All-Time High

The Sunlight is Fading … and America Is Falling Into Darkness US Supreme Court Justice Brandeis said: Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light … Continue reading

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Proof that Russia and Iran Want War: Look How Close They Put Their Countries To Our Military Bases!

Proof! Bad people are putting their countries closer and closer to our military bases: Look how close Russia put its country to our military bases: Credit: Small People Against Big Government Iran is just as bad: This proves that Russia and … Continue reading

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U.S. Ships 50 Abrams Tanks to Ukraine: Europeans Are Furious

Eric Zuesse Apparently, Obama, though he says he hasn’t made up his mind about whether to send weapons to Ukraine, actually has and is. He now seems to be quietly trashing the spirit though no provision in the Minsk II truce that … Continue reading

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New Study: Allies Raped Nearly 1 Million German Women During and After WWII

Germany’s The Local reports: Professor Miriam Gebhardt’s book When the Soldiers Came, published this week, includes interviews with victims, stories of the children of rape and research that she conducted over the course of a year and a half into … Continue reading

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Amnesty: Gaza Firing of Indiscriminate Rockets is War Crime

Amnesty notes in a new report that attacks by Gazans resisting Israeli occupation, invasion, and terrorist attacks amount to war crimes, due to the uncontrollable nature of the rudimentary projectiles Gazans are forced to use because of the Israeli occupation and siege keeping … Continue reading

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Some Countries ADMIT They Rig the Stock Market

Yes … the Stock Market Is Rigged We noted last year: Several central banks are directly buying stocks. They include the central banks of Switzerland, Japan, Israel, the Czech Republic, and a total of 23 percent of all nations worldwide. … Continue reading

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The $160 Billion Cost: Why Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych Spurned EU’s Offer, on 20 Nov. 2013

Eric Zuesse “Burying the lede” is a way that ‘news’ professionals hide or “bury” things while ‘reporting’ on them; and the biggest example of this in modern times occurred when Germany’s Spiegel (Mirror) magazine headlined its cover-story on 24 November … Continue reading

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