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Big Banks Busted Massively Manipulating Foreign Exchange … And Every Other Market

Banks Rig Currency Markets It has long been known that currency markets are massively rigged. And see this, this, and this.  Indeed, not only do the banks share confidential information with each other … they also shared it with a … Continue reading

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The Movie “Zero Dark Thirty” Was CIA Propaganda

As the following excerpt from a new special from Frontline shows, the movie Zero Dark Thirty was CIA propaganda: By way of background, we’ve previously noted: The real winner of the 2013 Academy Awards is the CIA: Zero Dark Thirty, … Continue reading

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OPINION: Is Israel America’s Friend? Or America’s Enemy?

Eric Zuesse Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has selected as his Minister of Justice a woman who has expressed hatred against all Palestinians, and he has appointed as his negotiator with the Palestians a man who said, and who has always … Continue reading

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Super-Militarized U.S. Police Are Often Less Disciplined and MORE Aggressive Than American Soldiers

We’ve previously documented that – in many respects – American cops are more heavily armed than actual combat soldiers on the front line in war zones. U.S. police are often less disciplined than soldiers … and so therefore often more … Continue reading

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Israel’s New Justice Minister Expressed Hatred Against All Palestinians

Eric Zuesse A few days ago, on May 14th, Ms. Ayelet Shaked, who has no training in the law, took office as the new Minister of Justice in Israel, after having been appointed to this high post by Prime Minister … Continue reading

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In Iraq, ISIS Is Winning And The United States Is Losing

By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream. During the Iraq war more than 4,000 U.S. soldiers died, countless others were severely injured, and the total cost to U.S. taxpayers was more than 2 trillion dollars.  But now whatever the … Continue reading

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Even More Admitted False Flag Terror Incidents Come to Light

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror Every time we look, we find new admissions of false flag terror attacks. In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack … Continue reading

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Steve Forbes Put Me on His Spam List After I Submitted This Article to Him:

—— How Congressional Republicans Lie to Approve Obama’s Trade Deals Eric Zuesse Obama’s trade-deals — especially TPP with Asia, and TTIP with Europe — are so vicious against the American people, the Obama Administration has labeled the documents “Classified,” and … Continue reading

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Republicans, Democrats and Independents ALL Hate NSA Spying … Think the Patriot Act Should NOT Be Reauthorized In Its Current Form

Americans Don’t Trust the Government A poll released today shows that Americans across the political spectrum hate the Patriot Act and NSA spying. The bipartisan polling team – made up of Global Strategy Group and G Public Strategies – found … Continue reading

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The Debt To GDP Ratio For The Entire World: 286 Percent

By Michael Snyder. Did you know that there is more than $28,000 of debt for every man, woman and child on the entire planet?  And since close to 3 billion of those people survive on less than 2 dollars a … Continue reading

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Obama Gave Up on Ukraine, Press Simply Ignored It

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday, May 12th, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was asked at a press conference in Sochi Russia, to respond to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s recent statements promising renewed war against Donbass, which were made first on … Continue reading

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1921: Black Business District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Attacked, Aerially Bombed and Razed, Victims Dumped in Mass Graves

An otherwise poor and uninformative documentary (funded by Pennsylvania Public Television and Corporation for Public Broadcasting) on the US bombing and burning alive of 11 residents, adults and children, of the MOVE house in Philadelphia, 1985, begins with one minute … Continue reading

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UK PM David Cameron Proclaims: It’s Not Enough To Follow The Law, You Must Love Big Brother

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, It’s not just those domestic extremists and crazy “conspiracy theory” kooks who took serious issue with UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent overtly fascist language when it comes to freedom of expression in … Continue reading

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Here’s How Your Senators Voted, in the Key Senate Vote to End American Democracy

Eric Zuesse The key vote, in the U.S. Senate, to transfer to international corporate panels America’s democratic national sovereignty over the laws and regulations on the environment, workers’ rights, consumers’ rights, and finance, was officially titled with the misleadingly unrelated phrase … Continue reading

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How America’s ‘News’ Media Killed America’s Democracy: TPP & TTIP

Eric Zuesse As I reported on Wednesday, a deal was worked out in the U.S. Senate on the early afternoon of May 13th to “Fast-Track” through to approval U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed trade deals, TPP with Asia, and TTIP with … Continue reading

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“Free Trade” Run Amok: Canada Challenges U.S. Laws Reining In Banks

  We noted in 2013 that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would let big banks run amok, and would increase the cost of consumer loans. Ellen Brown asked last month: Under the TPP, could the US government be sued and … Continue reading

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Chief Economist for One of the World’s Largest Banks: “The World Economy Is Like An Ocean Liner Without Lifeboats. If Another Recession Hits, It Could Be A Truly Titanic Struggle For Policymakers”

HSBC is the world’s largest bank outside of the U.S. and China, the largest in the UK, and the 9th largest bank in the world overall. HSBC’s chief economist Stephen King wrote today in a note to clients: The world … Continue reading

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Democrats’ Cave-In on TPP and TTIP. Good-Bye Democracy.

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday afternoon, May 13th, a catastrophic failure became clear to the few honest Democrats who were determined to stop Obama’s disastrous ’trade deals’ which are actually going to transfer regulatory sovereignty away from elected government officials as … Continue reading

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‘We the People’ Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who … Continue reading

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Former U.S. Government Official: U.S. Is ALREADY at War with China and Russia

U.S. Has Already Started WWIII Top economic and political experts say we’re drifting towards World War 3. And see this. We noted in March that we’re already at war with Russia.  Many experts agree … Former White House official Dr. … Continue reading

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Nazism of Ukraine’s Western-Backed Government Is Hidden by Western ‘News’ Media

Eric Zuesse The pro-Nazi core of the Ukrainian government that was installed by the U.S. in February 2014 is too well-documented to be denied, and so the West’s major propaganda media (self-styled as being ‘news’ media) instead simply hide it … Continue reading

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Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing

Cover-up? False flag? Wacky conspiracy theory? Watch and decide for yourself: Transcript and links here.

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Document: Jade Helm Commander Plans to “Operationalize The CONUS Base”

By Daniel Taylor, Old Thinker News. Special Ops Command seeks to “Operationalize” the homeland; “…informationally aware, smartphone‐enabled urban populations and their satisfaction—or lack of satisfaction—with local, regional, and even global conditions…” presents challenge to military. Is Jade Helm part of … Continue reading

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How to Change the World Overnight

Making a Difference Mark Twain said: If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it. In other words, if the government is not trying to stop something, it must not be very important. And then there’s vote manipulation.    … Continue reading

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CIA Myth that Torture Led to Bin Laden Is Finally Dead

Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Seymour Hersh’s new report shreds the CIA’s claim that torture led the U.S. getting bin Laden. Specifically, Hersh reports – and NBC news confirms – that it was not information gained through torture which pinpointed Bin Laden’s … Continue reading

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Big Defeat For Obama’s Fascist “Trade” Deal

Trans Pacific Partnership Petering Out The Senate just voted down fast-track authority for the tyrannical Trans Pacific Partnership deal. This is great news. Specifically, many have noted that the treaty is so bad that – if Americans knew what’s in … Continue reading

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Non-Religious Population Is Soaring in America

Eric Zuesse The Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life is reporting, in their poll of 35,000 Americans, that during the seven years from 2007 to 2014, the numbers of religiously “Unaffiliated” were soaring, the numbers of Christians were … Continue reading

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Saudis Snub Obama Over Iran Deal

The U.S. is seeking a rapprochement with Iran over its nuclear program, potentially ending several decades of hostility. But while the U.S. is extending an open hand to Iran, other countries in the Middle East are casting a wary eye … Continue reading

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Hersh: Obama lied. Obama: No, I didn’t. NBC: Yep, you did. And again just now.

Obama and his regime are on the defensive as Hersh reveals the many, many lies (some of which led to the deaths of innocent people) that Obama told about his assassination of bin Laden. Hersh’s report details those lies, and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Many Powerful People Don’t Want Peace Because They Live Off War”

Pope Francis said today: Many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war. *** Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms. *** It’s the industry of death. He’s right … Top economists say that … Continue reading

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The Early Signs of Whom The Next U.S. President Will Likely Be

Presidential Polls Look Confusing Regarding Bernie, But Downright Bad Regarding Hillary & All Republicans Eric Zuesse The top thing that I look for in polling-results this early in a Presidential race, is the ratio of “Favorable” or “Positive,” to “Unfavorable” … Continue reading

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American Cops Are More Heavily Armed than Front Line U.S. Combat Soldiers In Active War Zones

Why Are Domestic Law Enforcement More Heavily Armed than Our Soldiers? Rafael Rivera – who served in the U.S. Army for seven years – writes: The police in Ferguson have better armor and weaponry than my men and I did … Continue reading

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How the U.S. Military is Paying NFL Teams Millions to “Honor the Troops” at Sporting Events

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, When the Jets paused to honor soldiers of the New Jersey Army National Guard at home games during the past four years, it was more than a heartfelt salute to the military — it … Continue reading

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To Mislead Critics, US Stages Fake “Public Feuds” with Anti-Democratic Partners

There are many revealing bits of information in Pulitzer-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s new article, which covers the Obama regime’s lies about its campaign to assassinate bin Laden (some of the lies led to the deaths of innocent people, as Hersh … Continue reading

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In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much

By John Whitehead, constitutional and civil rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions.—Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased) “In a democratic … Continue reading

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Why You Should Get Involved In Your LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 31 Times the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents COMBINED

And Obama Is Arguably More Hostile Towards The Press Than Any President In History The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined. This administration has also obtained much longer jail sentences against whistleblowers than previous presidents. … Continue reading

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Department of Justice Refuses to Even READ Torture Report

Is America Still a Nation of Laws? The Department of Justice claimed that it: reviewed the [Senate intelligence] committee’s full report [on torture] and did not find any new information that they had not previously considered in reaching their determination … Continue reading

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Why Hillary Clinton Would Be a Weak Presidential Nominee for Democrats

Eric Zuesse If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic Presidential nomination, then how strong a candidate will she be against a Republican nominee who, as a representative of the conservative party, is proudly and openly supporting conservative positions? Taegan Goddard of … Continue reading

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German Firestorm Rises About Angela Merkel’s Lies

Eric Zuesse Starting on Friday May 8th, some German news media have been reporting on the release of previously secret emails from the office of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. These emails make clear that when her underlings have said, … Continue reading

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Americans Have Less National Pride than Yemenis, Mexicans, Libyans, Rwandans, Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Pakistanis, Nigerians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Moroccans, Kazakhstanis, Tunisians, Qataris … and More than a Dozen Others

Americans’ pride in our country is legendary … or at least it used to be. The World Values Survey – a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life, led by an … Continue reading

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Life and Death On Wall Street

Janet Tavakoli has been one of the clearest voices on finance and banking for well over a decade. She wrote several books well before the 2008 crisis warning of the dangerous risks being taken by derivatives players, and has tirelessly … Continue reading

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U.S. & Europe Boycott Russia’s Celebration of Its 9 May 1945 Victory Over Hitler

Eric Zuesse At first, a few progressive heads-of-state in Europe were appalled at U.S. President Barack Obama’s pressure for them to reject Russia’s invitation to an upcoming 9 May 2015 celebration of victory against Hitler, and Czech President Milos Zeman even … Continue reading

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Germany Getting In Early On This Major New Oil And Gas Opportunity

I’ve discussed before how one out-of-the-way nation is shaping up as a major petroleum opportunity. And this week we got confirmation that some important global players are moving to capitalize. The place is Iran. Where officials this week met with … Continue reading

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World’s Richest 80 People Own Same Amount as World’s Bottom 50%

Eric Zuesse Oxfam’s recent report, “WEALTH: HAVING IT ALL AND WANTING MORE” contains shocking figures that the press haven’t sufficiently publicized; so, the findings and the reliability of their sources will be discussed here. The results will then be related to the … Continue reading

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“Most Of The Existing Workers In The Saudi Oil Fields Are Yemenese. And There Are Over 4 Million Yemenese In Saudi Arabia”

Saudi-Yemeni War More Complicated Than We Assume Trend forecaster Gerald Celente just made an interesting point in an interview with King World News: Most people don’t realize this but most of the existing workers in the Saudi oil fields are … Continue reading

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Obama Is More Hostile Towards The Press Than Any President In History

Obama HATES the Press A brand new Politico poll of White House correspondents finds: (1) 65% of reporters say that Obama is the least press-friendly president they’ve ever seen (2) 78% of White House reporters believe “President Obama dislikes the … Continue reading

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NSA Admits It Collects Too MUCH Info to Stop Terror Attacks

The Problem Isn’t Too Little Spying … It’s Too Much Top security experts agree that mass surveillance is ineffective … and actually makes us MORE vulnerable to terrorism. For example, the former head of the NSA’s global intelligence gathering operations … Continue reading

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America’s Main Problem: Corruption

Preface: Sadly, in the month since we last posted on this topic, many new examples of corruption have arisen. The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day … Continue reading

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Where Porter is On and Off in Explaining US Media Bias on Saudi Aggression against Yemen

In an important new article, award-winning journalist Gareth Porter notes that US and Western media are using the term “proxy war” as “a way of softening the harsh reality of Saudi aggression” against Yemen. A proxy war by definition, Porter … Continue reading

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How the Media Misrepresent ‘Fast Track,’ TPP, & TTIP

Eric Zuesse Both conservative and liberal ‘news’ media misrepresent U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed international trade-deals as if they were about only such things as lowering tariffs and reducing national trade-protectionism — which are relatively minor surface-features of these huge … Continue reading

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Ultra-Secrecy Surrounds Barack Obama’s New Global Economic Treaty

By Michael Snyder. Barack Obama is secretly negotiating a global economic treaty which would destroy thousands of American businesses and millions of good paying American jobs.  In other words, it would be the final nail in the coffin for America’s … Continue reading

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Top NSA Official Who Created the Global Digital Surveillance System: Fire the U.S. Intelligence Agencies … Hire Anonymous to Protect Us, Instead

The Intelligence Apparatus No Longer Protects Our Country From Terrorism … We Need Fresh Legs William Binney is the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information. A 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs Trying to Make Law for Modern World

Lindsay Graham and John McCain Have Never Used Email Lindsay Graham – a member of the powerful Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law – admitted 2 months ago that he has never sent an email in his entire … Continue reading

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UN Lawyer Calls TTP & TTIP ‘a dystopian future in which corporations and not democratically elected governments call the shots’

Eric Zuesse The Obama-proposed international-trade deals, if passed into law, will lead to “a dystopian future in which corporations and not democratically elected governments call the shots,” says Alfred De Zayas, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Promotion of a Democratic and … Continue reading

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NSA Converting Our Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

Yes … They’re Collecting the Content of AMERICANS’ Phone Calls, Too Dan Froomkin reports today at the Intercept: Most people don’t realize that the words they speak are not so private anymore, either. Top-secret documents from the archive of former … Continue reading

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CFR Says China Must Be Defeated, & TPP Is Essential to That

Eric Zuesse Wall Street’s Council on Foreign Relations has issued a major report, alleging that China must be defeated because it threatens to become a bigger power in the world than the U.S. This report, which is titled “Revising U.S. Grand … Continue reading

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Why The Powers That Be Are Pushing A Cashless Society

We Can’t Rein In the Banks If We Can’t Pull Our Money Out of Them Martin Armstrong summarizes the headway being made to ban cash,  and argues that the goal of those pushing a cashless society is to prevent bank … Continue reading

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Major Media Keep Propagandizing for Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse On Sunday May 3rd, Britain’s Guardian, which has major influence upon Democratic Party opinion-leaders, headlined “Clinton campaign keeps progressives guessing: how far left will she go?” Tom McCarthy ‘reported’ that:  “In three weeks of multi-format politicking – roundtables, speeches, fundraisers, mile markers … Continue reading

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US-Coordinated Saudi Bombers Using Banned, US-Made Cluster Bombs: HRW

Now we know what has become of the thousands of banned cluster bombs Obama shipped to Saudi Arabia in 2013. US-based group Human Rights Watch: Saudi-Led Airstrikes Used Cluster Munitions Credible evidence indicates that the Saudi-led coalition used banned cluster … Continue reading

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How the Establishment Is Trying to Deep-Six Sanders’s Campaign

Eric Zuesse The Hillary Clinton campaign is now focusing its public pitch at liberal fools to get them to ignore her record and believe her words. Here are examples: The NBC ‘News’ political analyst (and perhaps a future President Clinton’s … Continue reading

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Police Caught in Lies, Charged with Murder, Homicide in Freddie Gray Killing

The Washington Post this week cited a police claim that a prisoner who spent a few minutes in the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured said Gray was “trying to hurt himself.” Though the WaPo / Baltimore police … Continue reading

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US-Assisted Wahhabi Bombings of Yemen are “Devastating”: UN

The UN Secretary General stated Thursday that Saudi bombings of Yemen, which are assisted and coordinated by the US, “are having a devastating impact on humanitarian aid efforts and are in violation of the laws of war.” While noting that … Continue reading

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What the Media Get Very Wrong About ‘Socialism’ — And About Senator Sanders

Eric Zuesse On April 30th, Jonathan Cohn at Huffington Post provided a perfect example of what the media get wrong about the meaning of “socialism” — and about the meaning of the new U.S. Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders.  Cohn’s report … Continue reading

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Former Head of UN, Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan: Iraq Chaos a Product of Illegal US Invasion

In an interview with RT, Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan, who was UN Secretary General from 1997 to 2006, stated: You cannot disassociate the situation in Iraq today from the US intervention of 2003. Because not only did the intervention take … Continue reading

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Who’s Crazy Now? American Psychological Association Supported Torture “At Every Critical Juncture”

Like Nazi and Soviet Psychologists, American Psychologists Aided Abuse While most psychologists are good people, tyrannies have always deployed corrupt psychologists to punish dissenters, and label them “crazy”. The Nazi government substantially supported psychologists … many of whom, in turn, … Continue reading

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Baltimore as a Microcosm of America

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In these drug-saturated neighborhoods, they weren’t policing their post anymore, they weren’t policing real estate that they were protecting from crime. They weren’t nurturing informants, or learning how to properly investigate anything. … Continue reading

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Illusory Superiority, Related Psychological Phenomena, and the Importance of Cross-Cultural Exposure

In addition to direct conflicts of interest inherent in the structure and functioning of media, the following psychological phenomena underscore the importance, in terms of approaching truth, of reading and researching on as broad a spectrum and as cross-culturally as … Continue reading

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Organic Farming Changes Agriculture from a Huge Carbon Source to a Carbon-DESTROYER

From Source of 35% of All Carbon Worldwide to Carbon Sink Science China Press reports (via the American Association for the Advancement of Science): Approximately 35% of global greenhouse gases (GHGs) come from agriculture. Some argues that human can reverse … Continue reading

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The May 2nd Odessa Massacre: Why Obama’s Coup-Regime Still Runs Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The May 2nd Ukrainian massacre of anti-regime pamphleteers last year at the Odessa Trade Unions Building, burning these pamphleteers alive there, was crucial to the Obama Administration’s solidification of its control over Ukraine. That massacre was designed to, and it … Continue reading

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Help On-The-Ground American Reporter In Ukraine Buy a Camera

Crowdfund a Videocam So We Can See What’s REALLY Going On Intrepid American reporter George Eliason is living in – and reporting from – Ukraine. He’s risking his life to bring us unbiased, on-the-ground reporting in English … which we … Continue reading

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Finkelstein, Gandhi: Violence against Disproportionate Aggression is Not Violence

In his latest lecture, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, (PhD political science., Princeton; son of Nazi death camp survivors and descendant of Nazi death camp victims) explains that, under international law, people have a right to use armed force to achieve self-determination. … Continue reading

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High Levels of Youth Unemployment – and Runaway Inequality – Cause Riots

Recipe For Disaster We’ve known for 1,900 years that runaway inequality destroys societies. The great American historian Will Grant wrote in 1969: In progressive societies the concentration[of wealth] may reach a point where the strength of number in the many … Continue reading

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Baltimore: Little-Known Facts

What’s Really Going On In Baltimore? Orazz points out: 10,000 Strong Peacefully Protest In Downtown Baltimore, Media Only Reports The Violence & Arrest of Dozens In any event, while the looting was unforgivable … it pales in comparison to the … Continue reading

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12 Unanswered Questions About The Baltimore Riots That They Don’t Want Us To Ask

By Michael Snyder. Why did the Baltimore riots seem like they were perfectly staged to be a television event?  Images of police vehicles burning made for great television all over the planet, but why were there abandoned police vehicles sitting … Continue reading

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Salon: Violent Baltimore Protesters are Right

In an article that has gone viral and received tens of thousands of shares, Benji Hart at Salon argues that non-violence is a “tactic” not a “philosophy”: if non-violence doesn’t work, something else must be tried. Non-violence is a type … Continue reading

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Hillary Veers Left, to Head Off Sanders

Eric Zuesse In order to attract some of the liberal support that would otherwise go to Bernie Sanders, who is her new challenger for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton is announcing that too many people are in U.S. … Continue reading

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Turning America into a Battlefield: A Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

By John Whitehead. Constitutional and civil rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute.   In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential … Continue reading

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NSA Whistleblower: “We Are No Longer Afraid Of The Police State Happening. It’s Here”

U.S. Government Officials Say We’ve Got Tyranny In America First Bill Binney – the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, the 32-year NSA veteran widely who was the senior technical director within the … Continue reading

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African-Americans Line Up to Protect White Baltimore Police

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US Vaporized Marshall Islands, Performed Human Experimentation on Natives

…we test out our latest weapons on them, just as the Germans tested out new medicines and new tortures in the concentration camps of Europe…  – Martin Luther King, Jr. Investigative journalist William Boardman’s findings on US vaporization of Marshall … Continue reading

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Charting the American Oligarchy – How 0.01% of the Population Contributes 42% of All Campaign Cash

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, This is an economic fight, but this is also a political fight. The biggest financial institutions aren’t just big – they wield enormous political power. Last December, Citibank lobbyists wrote an amendment … Continue reading

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The Hillary Balloon Has Already Popped

Wall Street Had Bet on a Loser How Much More Will They Bet on This Bad Candidate? Eric Zuesse http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/hillary-clinton-favorable-rating Here are the latest ten of those polls: Those net to 37% unfavorable and 16% favorable, over the ten polls, … Continue reading

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Obama Fights to Spread GMO Foods Throughout Europe

Eric Zuesse One of the major barriers blocking U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaign for his mammoth international trade deals — the TTIP with Europe, and the TPP with Asia — is: other countries want the freedom to make up their … Continue reading

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Head of U.S. Drone and Torture Programs – Which Have Boosted Muslim Terrorist Recruitment – Is a Muslim

Torture and drone assassinations by the American government are major recruiting tools for Al Qaeda and other Muslim terrorist groups … and they have created many more terrorists than they’ve stopped. Ironically, a Muslim is largely responsible for both programs. … Continue reading

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More Men than Women Raped In U.S.

Believe it or not, more men than women are raped every year in the United States. Around 90,000 women are raped each year in America. In contrast, approximately 100,000 to 140,000 men are raped each year … inside American prisons. … Continue reading

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What’s Obama Up to, with His TPP & TTIP?

Eric Zuesse The motivation behind U.S. President Barack Obama’s trans-Pacific trade-deal TPP, and his trans-Atlantic trade-deal TTIP — the motivation behind both of these enormous international trade-deals — is the same, and Democratic U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown … Continue reading

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Following al Qaeda, ISIS Gains in Yemen thanks to US-Assisted Saudi Aggression

The US, in aiding the extremist Wahhabi-Sunni, Sharia-law regime of Saudi Arabia in its aggression against Yemen, has helped open the door for Saudi-supported al Qaeda to make tremendous gains there.  And now, ISIS has been able to establish itself: … Continue reading

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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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