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2 U.S. Government Agencies Say FBI’s Anthrax Case Is Full of Holes

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. — Here is the GAO report released today, two years in the making, a study done for … Continue reading

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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

By Ellen Brown. The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following … Continue reading

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Head of Stratfor, ‘Private CIA,’ Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was ‘The Most Blatant Coup in History’

Eric Zuesse In a December 19th interview in the Russian magazine Kommersant, George Friedman, who is the Founder and CEO of Stratfor, the ‘Shadow CIA’ firm, says of the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych that occurred on February 22nd … Continue reading

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We’ve Known for 1,700 Years that Torture Produces False Confessions

We’ve Known for Thousands of Years that Torture Doesn’t Work Mark Costanzo (Claremont McKenna professor of psychology) and Ellen Gerrity (Duke University professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) note in a study published in the journal Social Issues and Policy … Continue reading

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Leaked Internal CIA Document Admits US Drone Program “Counterproductive” … Obama Did It ANYWAY

Painting by Anthony Freda. Obama Knew Drone Strikes Were Counter-Productive, But Did It Anyway Previously-leaked documents showed that the CIA warned Obama that funding rebels doesn’t work … but Obama decided to fund the Syrian rebels anyway for cynical political … Continue reading

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Leaked Emails: Obama Exerted Influence over “The Interview”

Antiwar.com’s Dan Sanchez has just reported on leaked emails that reveal that the Obama regime exerted influence over the movie The Interview “to encourage assassination and regime change in North Korea”. Regarding the threats of bombings of theaters if the film was shown, Obama … Continue reading

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Bloomberg News Blames Putin for Russia’s Economic Problems

Eric Zuesse On December 17th, Bloomberg News bannered “Putin’s Secret Gamble on Reserves Backfires Into Currency Crisis” and reported that, “As President Putin exulted at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 10 months ago, aides assured him Russia was rich enough … Continue reading

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American Public Supports Torture … Because They Don’t Know THIS

What Americans STILL Don’t Know… New polls show that – even after the Senate torture report showed that torture is unnecessary and doesn’t work – Americans still think torture is necessary and works. Why? Because they still don’t know the … Continue reading

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US Targeting Hundreds of Millions of Russian Civilians

ter·ror·ism  noun the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. White House officials are openly expressing happiness with their siege/war tactics that they say are throwing Russia into an economic collapse and are, as a scholar defending the siege … Continue reading

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Inequality In U.S. Today Is Worse than in Apartheid South Africa or 1774 Slaveholding Colonial America … and TWICE As Bad As In Ancient Slaveholding Rome

Even Slaves Had It Better Inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in Tsarist Russia, Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse … Continue reading

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New Poll Finds 59% Of Americans Support Post-9/11 Torture – Propaganda, Cultural Sickness, Or Both?

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog Ever since the torture report was released last week, U.S. television outlets have endlessly featured American torturers and torture proponents. But there was one group that was almost never heard from: the victims of their torture, not … Continue reading

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How U.S. Torture Led to the Rise of ISIS

Nice Job Creating Terrorists, You Morons … We’ve previously noted that many members of ISIS were members of Saddam Hussein’s secular Baath Party who converted to radical Islam in American prisons. And we’ve documented that torture creates more terrorists.   Indeed, … Continue reading

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U.S. Gov’t. Seeks Excuse to Nuclear-Attack Russia

Never Was a March on Washington More Needed Eric Zuesse The world is more nervous about the drift toward nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia than at any time since 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis. When French President Francois Hollande … Continue reading

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Torture Architect Tries to Justify Program … Fails Miserably

Torture and 9/11 One of the 2 main architects of the American torture program – Air Force psychologist James Mitchell (who personally waterboarded detainees) – still claims that torture produced actionable intelligence: Mitchell, who admitted he is “biased,” said valuable … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Two Big Gas Deals Are Now Both Dry

Eric Zuesse In June, Shell Oil halted its newly dug shale-gas wells at the Yuzivska gas field in southeastern Ukraine, and gave as the reason the civil war there, though only after Ukrainian Government troops had ousted the local residents … Continue reading

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US Government Officials Admit: We’ll Torture Again, Unless You Prosecute Us

Prosecute … Or They Will Do It Again CIA chief John Brennan told Congress the CIA will torture again … the White House need only ask: We are not contemplating at all getting back into the interrogation program,” Brennan said. … Continue reading

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U.S. Taxpayers Now Alone in Financing Ukraine’s Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

IMF Says Ukraine Fails to Meet Conditions of the April 30th 2014 $17 Billion Loan Eric Zuesse The IMF has concluded that it was too optimistic when loaning Ukraine $17 billion at the end of April, and that the Ukrainian … Continue reading

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New Evidence that US Government Intentionally Lied Us Into Iraq War

Alleged Meeting Between 9/11 Hijacker and Iraqi Official Was Debunked by U.S. Intelligence Agencies Before It Was Trumpeted As War Justification … U.S. Pressured Czech Government to Lie There is extensive evidence that the U.S. government intentionally lied us into … Continue reading

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Square Pegs in Round Holes

By Ronald Thomas West. 122 KNOWN aircraft were used in renditions within a database of 11,000 flights (by those aircraft) during the known period of renditions. With 119 ‘detained suspects’ acknowledged in Feinstein’s ‘torture report’, the first problem we see … Continue reading

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War Drums Beat Louder & Faster Between U.S. & Russia

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, December 13th, Russian media reported that U.S. President Obama evidently can’t wait to sign the congressional authorization for war against Russia (which has already been passed in draft form by 98% of U.S. House members and … Continue reading

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The Global Bankers’ Coup: Bail-In and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board

By Ellen Brown. On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged … Continue reading

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Ukraine Prepares 250,000 Graves for Its Soldiers

Eric Zuesse On December 10th, the office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko drew up plans for a huge graveyard to accommodate 250,000 corpses for its soldiers in the Government’s renewed military plan for next year to conquer the regions of … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Anti-Nazi Partisans: Sabotage & Suicide-Bombings

Eric Zuesse Just as happened when nazism (racist fascism — then in the form of Germany’s Nazi Party) conquered Europe in the 1940s, today’s Ukraine is seeing sabotage by courageous anti-nazi partisans against the country’s nazi Government, the regime that … Continue reading

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U.S. Congress Now Virtually 100% All-In on Ukraine’s War Against Russia; Americans Are at Least 67% Opposed

Eric Zuesse Last night, December 11th, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously as the U.S. House had previously voted 98%: to join Ukraine’s war against Russia and against Ukraine’s own ethnic Russians in Ukraine’s southeastern districts, in order to eliminate those … Continue reading

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The Media Is Focusing On the WRONG Senate Torture Report

The Big Story Torture Everyone Is Missing While the torture report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee is very important, it doesn’t address the big scoop regarding torture. Instead, it is the Senate Armed Services Committee’s report that dropped the … Continue reading

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Who’s Right … Torture Defenders Or Critics?

The Senate says that torture didn’t produce any actionable intelligence. The CIA and a handful of those who ordered torture say that it was necessary. Who’s right? We don’t have to guess, get in a personality conflict, or engage in … Continue reading

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FBI Counter-Terror Expert: ISIS Is Putting American Hostages In Orange Jumpsuits Because U.S. Put Tortured Guantanamo Detainees In Orange Jumpsuits

Blowback from U.S. Torture In the back of my mind, I’ve wondered why ISIS puts captured American hostages in orange jumpsuits before killing them. Without thinking about it, I’ve assumed it’s some weird Muslim tradition. But a high-level FBI counter-terrorism … Continue reading

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Congress Just Passed Legislation Ramping Up Mass Surveillance to Super-Steroid Levels

Fascist Power Grab Wipes out 4th Amendment Remember how Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to mass surveillance, and how the government promised to rein in spying on Americans? Yeah, that never happened … Instead, Congress snuck a provision into the Intelligence … Continue reading

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Architect of the Torture Program: “You Can Get People To Say ANYTHING To Stop Harsh Interrogations”

The Hidden Secret of the Torture Program James Mitchell and his partner Bruce Jessen are the architects of the American torture program.  And see this. Mitchell just told Vice News that: You can get people to say anything to stop … Continue reading

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Please Sign Urgent Petition Against Derivatives Deregulation

Details here: Please Sign Urgent Occupy the SEC Petition on Against Derivatives Deregulation Background here, here, here, here, here,  here, here and here.

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The Economy Is Worse than During the Great Depression

Underneath the Propaganda, the Economy Is In BAD SHAPE … We noted in 2013 that the British economy is worse than during the Great Depression. The Washington Post’s Wonkblog pointed out in August that Europe is stuck in a “Greater … Continue reading

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Not Just Oil: Guess What Happened The Last Time Commodity Prices Crashed Like This?…

By Michael Snyder. It isn’t just the price of oil that is collapsing.  The last time commodity prices were this low was during the immediate aftermath of the last financial crisis.  The Bloomberg Commodity Index fell to 110.4571 on Monday … Continue reading

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EU Demands Russia Bail Out EU & Ukraine

Eric Zuesse IMF says Ukraine will be bankrupt ‘within weeks’ and needs $15 billion more for war against eastern Ukraine; EU threatens Russia with more sanctions if Russia lets Ukraine go bankrupt; EU will lose billions on Ukraine if Russia … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers Were Strongly Opposed to Torture … and Enshrined a Torture Ban In the Constitution

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason and the Other Framers Made It Clear that Torture Is Never Permissible The Founding Fathers were strongly opposed to torture. For example, George Washington – the father of our country – was … Continue reading

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The REAL Reason Guantanamo Is Being Kept Open

“We Can Never Let The World Know What I Have Done To You” Most of the prisoners at Guantanamo have been found innocent and found innocent and cleared for release. But as we wrote last year: Top counter-terrorism experts say … Continue reading

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The Nazis Used the Same “Enhanced Interrogation” Techniques the U.S. Did .. and Even CALLED IT the Same Thing

Nazis Called Their Torture “Enhanced Interrogation” Too Just ran across an older piece documenting that the CIA and crew did the exact same things the Nazis did to torture people … and even called it the exact same thing. The … Continue reading

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US Military Officials, UN, Human Rights Groups Call On Responsible American Officials to be Prosecuted for Torture

Prosecute … Or They Will Do It Again The Washington Post reports: Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said it’s “crystal clear” under international law that the United States, which ratified the U.N. Convention Against Torture … Continue reading

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U.S. Tortured and Killed Innocent People for the Specific Purpose of Producing False Propaganda

U.S. Used C-O-M-M-U-N-I-S-T Techniques Specially Designed to Produced F-A-L-S-E Confessions It has long been known by interrogation experts that torture creates false confessions. For example: The C.I.A.’s 1963 interrogation manual stated: Intense pain is quite likely to produce false confessions, … Continue reading

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Torture: An Executive Summary

What You Need to Know .. There’s a media storm regarding the Senate torture report … appropriately. But much of the report was redacted by the CIA and White House. Here’s what you need to know … Initially, the torture … Continue reading

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Why Are U.S. ‘News’-Media Ignoring Important News?

Eric Zuesse On December 5th, it was “U.S. House Votes 98% to Donate U.S. Weapons to Ukraine; U.S. Public Is 67% Against. Is this Democracy?” On December 6th, it was “Ukraine Receives New Weapons.” On December 7th, it was “NATO … Continue reading

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US Racial Cleansings, Denial, and Dominant Narrative

On an unrelated assignment in the 1990s, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elliot G. Jaspin noticed that, while there was evidence that there were once black people (slaves) in the county where he was investigating, he had not seen a single black person. … Continue reading

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Releasing the Torture Report Will Actually SAVE American Lives

The Truth About Torture Intelligence officials claim that releasing the Senate’s torture report will cost American lives. This is simply an attempt at CYA … no different from the NSA’s claim that revealing the extent of its mass surveillance would … Continue reading

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Israel Acts as ISIS’ Air Force … Repeatedly Bombs Syria

Why Are We Fighting On the Same Side As Terrorists? Israel has repeatedly bombed Syria over the last couple of days. The attacks have been close to the Syrian capital Damascus, and have reportedly taken out agricultural facilities and warehouses. … Continue reading

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Must-Know Facts about the Chokehold Killing of Eric Garner

Bipartisan Condemnation The first thing to note about the police killing of Eric Garner in New York is that – despite what you may have heard – this is not a partisan issue. Fox News commentator Judge Napolitano says that … Continue reading

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NATO Prepositions Weapons in Poland for Attack on Russia

Eric Zuesse On July 24th, the Times of London did not headline as this news-report is headlined, but instead headlined much more obscurely, “Russia fears prompt Nato to look east for HQ.” Of course, people in the West tend not … Continue reading

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Congress Declares War Against Russia … Bipartisan Ridicule Follows

Congress Desperately Tries to Stir Up War … Even Though Public Doesn’t Want It Congress has pretty much just declared war on Russia … and is receiving condemnation and ridicule from conservatives and liberals alike. Conservative former long-time congressman Ron … Continue reading

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New Law Would Make Taxpayers Potentially Liable For TRILLIONS In Derivatives Losses

By Michael Snyder. If the quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble implodes, who should be stuck with the bill?  Well, if the “too big to fail” banks have their way it will be you and I.  Right now, lobbyists for the big … Continue reading

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First They Came for Eric Garner …

I Remained Silent Because I’m Not Black Preface: German pastor Martin Niemöller initially supported Hitler. But he later opposed him, and was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp for years. Niemöller learned the hard way that keep your head down … Continue reading

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America is on a “Hot War Footing”: House Legislation Paves the Way for War with Russia?

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky America is on a war footing.  While, a World War Three Scenario has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military action against Russia is now contemplated at an “operational level”. Similarly, both the … Continue reading

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Ukraine Receives New Weapons

Eric Zuesse The Government of Ukraine held a ceremony on Saturday, December 6th, with the country’s President, Petro Poroshenko, reviewing newly donated weapons, from undisclosed donors. According to the official announcement, “The Armed Forces’ units received tanks Т-64BМ ‘Bulat’, tanks Т-64 … Continue reading

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Wall Street Moves to Put Taxpayers on the Hook for Derivatives Trades

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog. Wall Street has for some time attempted to put taxpayers on the hook for its derivatives trades. I highlighted this a year ago in the post: Citigroup Written Legislation Moves Through the House of Representatives. … Continue reading

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Plummeting Oil Prices Could Destroy The Banks That Are Holding Trillions In Commodity Derivatives

By Michael Snyder. Could rapidly falling oil prices trigger a nightmare scenario for the commodity derivatives market?  The big Wall Street banks did not expect plunging home prices to cause a mortgage-backed securities implosion back in 2008, and their models … Continue reading

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U.S. House Votes 98% to Donate U.S. Weapons to Ukraine; U.S. Public Is 67% Against. Is This Democracy?

Eric Zuesse In a remarkable disjunction between voters and their elected (supposed) representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, the members of the House voted on December 4th, by  411 “Yea” to 10 “Nay,” to donate U.S. weapons to the … Continue reading

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Video Of The Day – This Is What Happens When You Call The Cops

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,   In a healthy, moral and civilized society defined by the rule of law, police can play an important role. They should be people who come from the communities they promise to … Continue reading

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Just In: See How Your Representative Voted on Bill for Obama to Send Weapons to Ukraine

Eric Zuesse   It’s a bill authorizing Obama to supply weapons to the bankrupt Ukrainian Government to exterminate (and/or drive out into neighboring Russia) the people in the areas of Ukraine’s southeast that had voted 90% for the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, whom Obama overthrew in … Continue reading

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China’s Economy Surpassed U.S. … a Long Time Ago

This is what’s above the fold on Drudge right now: (click to see the full image.) Drudge links to a MarketWatch article stating: We’re no longer No. 1. Today, we’re No. 2. Yes, it’s official. The Chinese economy just overtook … Continue reading

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Nazism Is Back

And It’s Winning in U.S., Europe, Israel, and Japan. The New, More-Sophisticated, CIA-Trained, Nazis. Here’s a Video-Tour through Today’s, CIA-Led, Nazism. This tour is through reality that violates and smashes practically every stereotype (which is probably why the CIA thinks … Continue reading

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Banana Republic Level of Inequality Is Undermining America’s Geopolitical Power

The United States Has Fallen from that Shining City On the Hill to a Banana Republic Everyone knows that the medieval, king-and-serf levels of inequality and social mobility we now have are destroying our economy. It is also destroying the very form … Continue reading

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10 Key Points for a Broad Understanding of the Ferguson Movement

1. The US has the world’s second-highest incarceration rate (after US drone base/Western colonial victim the Seychelles), the world’s largest number of prisoners, the world’s largest number of female prisoners (comprising about 1/3rd of the world’s overall number of women behind … Continue reading

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The Dow Jones: Beautiful Tree in the Desert

Guest post by Wim Grommen. Mr. Grommen was a teacher in mathematics and physics for eight years at secondary schools. The last twenty years he trained programmers in Oracle-software. He worked almost five years as trainer for Oracle and the … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Winning Economists, Federal Reserve Chair and Other Top Experts: War Is BAD for the Economy

Debunking the Stubborn Myth that War Is Good for the Economy About.com notes: One of the more enduring myths in Western society is that wars are somehow good for the economy. It is vital for policy-makers, economists and the public … Continue reading

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The Biggest Scandal in America Is Its Controlled Press

Eric Zuesse How many Americans know that the current regime in Ukraine was installed in a very bloody February 2014 coup d’etat, that was planned in the U.S. White House, and overseen by an Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, … Continue reading

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The Idiotic Economic Theory That’s Causing Governments to Blow Up Their Economies

No, We CAN’T Inflate Our Way Out of a Debt Trap Top mainstream economists have pushed the theory that we can inflate our way out of a debt crisis. Ben Bernanke and Paul Krugman said in 2009 that we should … Continue reading

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New Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Take Deposits and Pensions

By Ellen Brown. On the weekend of November 16th, the G20 leaders whisked into Brisbane, posed for their photo ops, approved some proposals, made a show of roundly disapproving of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and whisked out again. It was … Continue reading

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Obama Is 100% Opposed to Accountability. But the Problem Goes Even Deeper …

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has blocked accountability, everywhere he can. (1) Obama did it for the top officials who had caused illegal tortures to be used by the Government. (2) Obama did it also for the top officials … Continue reading

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Malaysia Becomes Angry About Exclusion from MH17 Investigation

Eric Zuesse Now nearly five months after the Malaysian Airlines MH17 passenger plane got shot down in Ukraine (killing all 298 onboard), Malaysians are going public with their anger about having been excluded from the investigation-team that is to write … Continue reading

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France’s President Rejects U.S. President’s Demand for Global Oligarchy

Eric Zuesse The Government of French President Francois Hollande has said no to the demand by the Government of American President Barack Obama that panels of international corporations be granted the power to override national laws and determine individual countries’ … Continue reading

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“America Has No Higher Rate of Social Mobility than Medieval England”

“Rags to Riches” No Longer Real Possibility In America We’be documented for years that the American Dream has ended … And it’s now just a myth. CBS News Sacramento provides details: A UC Davis economics professor has determined there is … Continue reading

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Some of the Latest News on Ukraine, from Deutsche Wirtschaft Nachrichten

Eric Zuesse Here are summaries of recent news-reports about Ukraine, in the German Economic News, or Deutsche Wirtschaft Nachrichten: —— NATO Gives Russia No Guarantee that Ukraine’s Membership-Application Will Be Rejected German Economic News  |  Published: 11/19/14 23:35 clock |  … Continue reading

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Highlights of the Wonderful Criminal Background of CIA

from the online files of Ronald Thomas West As selected by Eric Zuesse — http://www.scribd.com/doc/247754309/Binyam-Mohmed-Documents Documents (information) developed in the CIA rendition case of Binyam Mohamed Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) SIS Message Containing Guidance 11 January 2002 Agency policy … Continue reading

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Big Banks Take Huge Stakes In Aluminum, Petroleum and Other Physical Markets … Then Manipulate Their Prices

Giant Banks Take Over Real Economy As Well As Financial System … Enabling Manipulation On a Vast Scale Top economists, financial experts and bankers say that the big banks are too large … and their very size is threatening the … Continue reading

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U.S. & ‘International Banks’ Finance Ukraine’s Civil War

Eric Zuesse On November 26th, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said, “Our cabinet has resumed the program of activity and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other banks. Today international … Continue reading

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The American Dream Has Moved to Scandinavia

“Rags to Riches” Much Easier In Scandinavia than America We noted in 2010 that the American Dream – the possibility of a “rags to riches” success story – has moved abroad … since social mobility in the U.S. is much … Continue reading

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WSJ Reports: Bank of North Dakota Outperforms Wall Street

Guest post by Ellen Brown. While 49 state treasuries were submerged in red ink after the 2008 financial crash, one state’s bank outperformed all others and actually launched an economy-shifting new industry.  So reports the Wall Street Journal this week, … Continue reading

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France Will Renege on Russian Contract, Says Pres. Francois Hollande

Eric Zuesse On November 25th, French President Francois Hollande announced that France, which has already missed two deadlines to deliver to Russia two completed Mistral helicopter-carriers to Russia, won’t deliver either ship until Washington has no further complaints about Russia’s … Continue reading

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The REAL Looting Is Happening On Wall Street … Not In Ferguson

Images by William Banzai Who Are the Worst Looters? The looting in Ferguson, Missouri is bad.    The looters are giving the peaceful protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown a bad name, and provoking an armed (and over-militarized) response by … Continue reading

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Has CDC stopped testing for H1N1 because the pediatric vaccine isn’t working against H1N1?

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. — The Tampa Bay Times reported today that two children had died of flu.  Which is odd, … Continue reading

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British and American Security Services Pass Around Our Nude Photos … While Protecting Pedophiles

Should We Trust Governments Which Pass Around Our Nude Images … While Protecting PEDOPHILES? Preface:  Bill Cosby’s alleged rape of at least 16 women (12 through drugging) is inexcusable. But the crimes discussed below are much worse, because they involved … Continue reading

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U.S. Among Only 3 Countries at U.N. Officially Backing Nazism & Holocaust-Denial; Israel Parts Company from Them; Germany Abstains

Eric Zuesse In a U.N. vote, on November 21st, only three countries — the United States, Ukraine, and Canada — voted against a resolution to condemn racist facsism, or “nazism,” and to condemn denial of Germany’s World War II Holocaust … Continue reading

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3 Billion Gallons of Highly-Toxic Fracking Waste Dumped Into California Drinking Water Supply

California Has Been Fracked We’ve warned for years that fracking pollutes our scarce drinking water. As the Emmy-winning documentary Gasland demonstrates,  fracking is polluting water all over the country. A study published in the journal Ground Water predicts that the … Continue reading

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3-Star General Who Helped Lead War On Terror: We’ve Lost the Wars In Iraq and Afghanistan

“That Would Be Four Times Biting That Poison Apple: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Then Iraq Again” 3-star General Daniel Bolger helped to lead the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first sentence of his new book – Why We Lost: A … Continue reading

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Why Do We Allow Ukraine’s Government to Write the Official Report on The Downing of MH17?

Eric Zuesse There are only two suspects in the shoot-down of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on July 17th: the separatist rebels, whom the Ukrainian Government charge had shot it down mistaking it for one of the Ukrainian Air … Continue reading

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12 Charts Show Connection Between Roundup and Disease

Roundup is found in 75% of air and water samples.  Many farmers drench crops with Roundup right before harvest. About 100 million pounds are applied to U.S. farms and lawns every year, according to the EPA. Monsanto claims that Roundup … Continue reading

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Politics and Police Stop Terrorism 83% – Military Only 7% – of the Time

Top Military Advisor Predicted the Rise of the Islamic State 6 Years Ago The Rand Corporation has been a top advisor to the U.S. military for 66 years. We noted in 2008 that a Rand study found: Terrorists should be … Continue reading

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Meet Ukraine’s Master Mass-Murderer: Dmitriy Yarosh

Here Is the Man Who Organized and Ran Ukraine’s February 22nd Coup in Kiev,  and the May 2nd Massacre of Its Opponents in Odessa, for Barack Obama Eric Zuesse Dmitriy Yarosh is the founder and head of one of Ukraine’s … Continue reading

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This Crisis Was Foreseeable … Thousands of Years Ago

Economists, Military Strategists and Others Warned Us … Long Ago We’ve known for 5,000 years that mass spying on one’s own people is always aimed at grabbing power and crushing dissent, not protecting us from bad guys. We’ve known for … Continue reading

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Why QE May Lead to DEFLATION In the Long Run

“If [They’re] Right, Everything The Fed Has Been Doing To Try To Stimulate The Economy Isn’t Just Useless — It’s Backward” Preface: Financial experts have been debating since the start of the 2008 financial crisis whether inflation or deflation is … Continue reading

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Americans Still Have NO CLUE About How Much Inequality We Have

Politicians, Media and Wall Street May Be Trying to Hide the Size of the Gap Even years after the Occupy protests (love ‘em or hate ‘em, they focused everyone’s attention on inequality),  Americans are still clueless about how much inequality … Continue reading

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Afghan Opium All Time High

We’ve repeatedly noted that – under American occupation – opium production is at an all-time high in Afghanistan. Still rising …

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Crops Are Drenched with Roundup Pesticide Right Before Harvest

Roundup Is Dumped On Crops Right BEFORE Harvest … to Save a Buck Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (technically known as “glyphosate”) has been linked to many diseases. However, farmers appear to be dumping it on crops right before harvest. Specifically, Monsanto International … Continue reading

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If Drug Companies Want to Make Big Bucks On Ebola Medicines, They Should Pony Up for Proper Treatment Centers

New ideas on conducting Ebola treatment trials in Africa By Meryl Nass, M.D. Dr. Nass is a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. — Admittedly, I am biased about how I … Continue reading

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Obama’s TTIP Trade Deal w. Europe Would Be Disastrous for Europe, Says the First Independent Study

Eric Zuesse On November 14th, German Economic News (which this writer has found to be the world’s most honest, non-propagandistic, newspaper) published two articles about, and they also posted to the Internet, the first independent study of the likely impacts … Continue reading

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For the First Time in 170 years, the British Parliament Will Debate How Money Is Really Created

The Secret Life of Money A mere 8 months ago, the Bank of England admitted that central banks create money out of thin air. Now, Parliament is about to debate how money is really created:

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Why Is Europe Staying with the Leading Fascist Power, That’s Now Turned Nazi?

Eric Zuesse The United States is a gung-ho supporter of a genocide that it created. (Click on those links, for the verification of these shocking facts — shocking only because they’re covered up by our ‘press.’) Why does Europe tolerate … Continue reading

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Why Stocks Are Soaring … Even though the Fed Stopped Quantitative Easing

The Answers Might Surprise You Why are stocks still soaring, even though the Fed stopped QE? Initially, QE arguably hasn’t totally stopped been stopped. And – of course – Japan’s massive QE is helping the Dow and S&P as well. Additionally, several … Continue reading

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Inequality Now at Lord and Serf Level

You Know Inequality Is Bad … But You Don’t Know HOW Bad You know inequality is bad … but you don’t know how bad. We’ve gotten to the overlord and serf level. Gini Graham Scott writes: Today, as the rich … Continue reading

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Senator Udall May Pull a “Pentagon Papers” … Read Censored Torture Report on Senate Floor

Making History? The only reason that the Pentagon Papers were published is because Senator Mike Gravel read them on the Senate Floor. Specifically, after Daniel Ellsberg leaked the papers, no newspaper had the guts to publish them. But – because … Continue reading

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The View that Putin’s Advisor Has on Obama’s Ukrainian War

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s operation (click on this for the documentation) to exterminate pro-Russian voters in Ukraine, was discussed back in July by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chief foreign affairs advisor, Sergei Glazyev, in an interview by Alyona … Continue reading

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Inequality Is Cyclical, Skyrocketing Until – Periodically – Revolution Forces Concessions from Those Who Have Grabbed All the Wealth

Cycles of Wealth Preface:  Sometimes breakthrough insights come from smart, accomplished people in one expertise who look at a different field with fresh eyes … unencumbered by the dogmas and politics of that field. Peter Turchin is a professor in … Continue reading

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Why Hasn’t the Government Tested Ebola Against the Usual/Available Disinfectants?

Disinfecting Ebola: New Questions By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. — I previously recommended alcohol hand rub (usually 70% ethyl or isopropyl alcohol) … Continue reading

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