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Gallup Poll Finds Ukraine Cannot Be One Country

Eric Zuesse An April poll of Ukrainians, published in June by Gallup’s Broadcasting Board of Governors, found two shockingly opposite countries: one, in the northwest, where the view of the U.S. is favorable among more than 50% of the population; and … Continue reading

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“Ukraine’s Gangster State”

Posted by Eric Zuesse, from Russian Television, with Michael Hudson: http://michael-hudson.com/2014/06/ukraines-gangster-state/ “Ukraine’s Gangster State” June 30, 2014. By Michael [VIDEO is included.] Hard and fast insights on Ukraine’s land-grabbing, with some frightening developments unfolding. I am interviewed briefly. This could well … Continue reading

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Government Stops Glenn Greenwald from Publishing His Big Snowden Revelation … But Others Will Release ALL of the Snowden Documents to Prevent a War

New Snowden Revelations in July It’s been a dramatic day for whistleblowing news. A month ago, Glenn Greenwald announced that he was going to publish his biggest story yet: the names of those the NSA has been spying on. Earlier … Continue reading

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Obama Capitulates in Ukraine War:

His Agents Seek Putin Peace Deal. Eric Zuesse On June 29th, I headlined “Obama Seems to Be Losing Ukraine War.” The latest verification of that is dramatic: The website of the EuroMaidan, Euro Maidan Press, headlined on June 30th, “The new consensus: a … Continue reading

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Ukraine: The International War-Criminal Is Obama, Not Putin

Eric Zuesse In February this year, the Obama Administration violently overthrew the freely-elected and Russia-friendly President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. We hired gunmen dressed to appear to be from the Yanukovych government firing into the “Maidan” crowd who were demonstrating against … Continue reading

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Top NSA Officials: U.S. Has Turned Into Stasi Germany or Soviet Union

What the Heck Happened to America? Senior NSA executive Thomas Drake is an expert on spying in Stasi Germany … having studied it for years. Drake told Washington’s Blog that the U.S. has adopted the Stasi model: “Collect it all, … Continue reading

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U.S. Relies On Law from Governments Which Don’t Even HAVE a Constitution to Justify Assassination of U.S. Citizens By Drone

U.S. Relies On Law of Non-Constitutional Countries The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says: No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law …. So how did the legal memorandum “justifying” assassination … Continue reading

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Attorney General Eric Holder Paid No Attention to Bank Fraud: “Wall Street Wasn’t Even On His Radar”

Holder: A Stooge for Wall Street Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy. But prosecuting fraud was never … Continue reading

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4 Ways that Mass Surveillance Destroys the Economy

Prosperity Requires Privacy Privacy is a prerequisite for a prosperous economy.    Even the White House admits: People must have confidence that data will travel to its destination without disruption. Assuring the free flow of information, the security and privacy of … Continue reading

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America Seems to Be Losing Ukraine’s War:

Indications Its Kiev Regime Is Crumbling. Blowback to America Could Be Substantial.   Eric Zuesse Reports coming in, both from professional analysts, and from well-informed residents of the Ukrainian areas where we are bombing the residents and assassinating their leaders (whom our … Continue reading

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When the Herd Turns

Great short video, interviewing one of our favorite economists … Steve Keen: Background here, here, here and here.

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From Ancient Egypt to Modern America, Spying Has Always Been Used to Crush Dissent

What Americans Need to Know About the History of Spying Americans are told that we live in a “post-9/11 reality” that requires mass surveillance. But the NSA was already conducting mass surveillance prior to 9/11 … including surveillance on the … Continue reading

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Pew Poll: America Is Becoming a Nation of Political Enemies

Eric Zuesse “A threat to the nation’s well-being” — that’s what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of Republicans. Furthermore, “Today, 92% of Republicans are to the right of the median Democrat, and 94% of Democrats … Continue reading

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The Chaos In Iraq Is By DESIGN

The Real History of the American Strategy for Iraq and the Middle East Neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz planned regime change in Iraq more than 20 years ago … in 1991. But the goal wasn’t just regime change (or oil).  The … Continue reading

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For Hillary Clinton, US Plutocratic Gain Ranks Above Women’s Rights

Guest Post by Robert Barsocchini. Mr. Barsocchini is a historical researcher, investigative journalist, and writer for the film industry. Hillary Clinton, indeed, speaks out strongly for and supports women’s rights – except when they get in the way of the … Continue reading

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Three New Evidences that Obama Is a Fascist

Eric Zuesse 1: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/wikileaks-trade-inservicesagreementsecrecy.html and here is more detail on that: http://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_tisaresearchpaper_final_web.pdf and here is even more, the draft document itself: https://wikileaks.org/tisa-financial/press.html Obama, it turns out, thinks that financial services, and all services, are too regulated by governments in public, and should … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Brilliant Strategy for Nuclear-Blitzing Russia

  Eric Zuesse There is no mystery as to why Russia is making preparations for being hit by a U.S. nuclear attack. When the U.S. toppled the freely elected, pro-Russian, President of Ukraine, in February of this year, and replaced him with … Continue reading

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Russia Prepares for an Expected U.S. Nuclear Attack

  Eric Zuesse In response to the Obama Administration’s Ukrainian coup that replaced the democratically elected pro-Russian President of Russia’s neighboring country by a regime that is seeking to join NATO and become a base for U.S. nuclear missiles, Russia … Continue reading

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Russia Prepares for an Expected U.S. Nuclear Attack

  Eric Zuesse In response to the Obama Administration’s Ukrainian coup that replaced the democratically elected pro-Russian President of Russia’s neighboring country by a regime that is seeking to join NATO and become a base for U.S. nuclear missiles, Russia … Continue reading

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Our People in Ukraine Vandalize a Russian Bank

  Eric Zuesse   On Monday, June 22nd, a video was posted to youtube showing (starting at 3:00) a Russian bank being vandalized in Ukraine by a mob of “Right Sektor” thugs, which is the same organization who were used by Obama’s team (led … Continue reading

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America Cleanses Southeastern Ukraine of Ethnic Russians

The Western news media have not been showing the footage of this action by the U.S. Administration, but U.S. news media also covered up the Administration’s constant lies about “Saddam’s WMD” (which the U.N. had quietly verified were completely destroyed … Continue reading

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‘How Can Western Media Miss Something that Is Going on Right in Front of them?’: Ukraine

(SOURCE: Obama’s agents in Ukraine, who took that video of their handiwork and proudly posted it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv9_z6Cdf3g, subsequently removed it from youtube, but the video can still be seen from others, such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycfOCxR5mxM. Many Nazis are proud of their … Continue reading

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Obama’s Ugliest Crime Exposed in Just a 4-Minute Video

It’s stunning. It’s video showing inside the Odessa Trades Unions Building while hundreds of people who opposed Obama’s coup that had overthrown Ukraine’s freely elected President (the last President who was elected by the entire country) were murdered by Obama’s … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Independence Supporters Seize 221 Tanks From the Obama-Installed Government

On Friday, 20 June 2014, the resistance movement against the February 22nd coup-installed Ukrainian government achieved a major breakthrough against Obama’s forces, by seizing a tank-park in the town of Artemovsk, 30 kilometers from the city of Slavyansk — a city that has … Continue reading

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Videos Americans Didn’t Get to See on Our Nightly News

While the U.S. media obsess with the Iraq War that we created 11 years ago and can’t stop, and that we aren’t really causing right now, they’re covering up our current invasion (overseen by our CIA and former Blackwater mercenaries), … Continue reading

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How Can Americans Stand for This?

http://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/this-time-i-think-i-can-promise-this-is-definitely-by-strelkov-not-dugin/ “It’s pro-Russian propaganda!” Yea. Sure. How big a grip on the American psyche does Big Brother have? Let’s boycott the U.S. press that don’t publicize the reality here. ———- Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Senior NSA Executive: NSA Started Spying On Journalists in 2002 … In Order to Make Sure They Didn’t Report On Mass Surveillance

The Story of NSA’s “First Fruits” Program Has Never Been Told You may have heard about the government’s spying on the Associated Press. And high-level NSA whistleblower Bill Binney told Washington’s Blog that the government also spied on Pulitzer Prize-winning … Continue reading

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Senior NSA Executive DEMOLISHES Intelligence Agencies’ Excuse for 9/11

9/11 Should Have Been Stopped The U.S. government pretended that 9/11 was unforeseeable. But overwhelming evidence shows that 9/11 was foreseeable. Indeed, Al Qaeda crashing planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was itself foreseeable. The fallback government … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Senior NSA Executive: OF COURSE They’re Collecting Everyone’s Content, As Well As Metadata

The Government’s “Limited Hangout” In Mass Surveillance The NSA claims that it only collects our “metadata”, and not our content. Washington’s Blog called senior NSA executive Thomas Drake and asked him whether it’s only metadata we have to worry about, … Continue reading

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Senior NSA Executive: Spy Agencies Seduced by Power to “Collect It All”

The “Dataddiction” of America’s Spies: “No Detox at the Data Center … You’re High All the Time” While Edward Snowden’s revelations have made Americans aware of mass spying by the NSA, there has been very little discussion of the psychology … Continue reading

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Senior NSA Executive: We’re In a Police State

“We Have a Significant Element of Our Government In League With Corporations and Other Unelected Officials Who’ve Decided That The Constitution Is Essentially Null And Void” Thomas Drake is a decorated Air Force and Navy veteran, who has been awarded … Continue reading

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Washington’s Blog Interviews Senior NSA Executive Thomas Drake

Thomas Drake is a decorated Air Force and Navy veteran, who has been awarded numerous medals including: Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Ridenhour prize Sam Adams Award Drake was a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior … Continue reading

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Indications that the U.S. Is Planning a Nuclear Attack Against Russia

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  Daniel Estulin is saying the same thing. By Eric Zuesse: On Wednesday, June 11th, CNN headlined “U.S. Sends B-2 Stealth Bombers to Europe,” and reported that “they arrived in Europe this week for training.” Wikipedia notes that B-2s … Continue reading

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Islamic Jihadis Take Over Second-Biggest City In Iraq … But Al Qaeda Wasn’t Even IN Iraq Until the U.S. Invaded

Idiotic U.S. Policy Is Making Al Qaeda Stronger Than Ever The U.S. “war on terror” has increased terrorism. Here are the number of terror attacks in Iraq between 1979 and 2011 courtesy of the National Consortium for the Study of … Continue reading

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No Wonder Impeachment Was “Off the Table”: Democrats Approved Mass Surveillance and Torture … and the Subsequent Cover-Up

Pelosi Was Briefed On – and Covered Up – NSA Spying On Americans When a teen asked Nancy Pelosi last week why she supports unconstitutional NSA spying, Pelosi responded that the NSA lied to Congress about what they were doing, … Continue reading

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter: Americans Bounced Back Faster After the Great DEPRESSION than the Great RECESSION

Underneath the Propaganda, Americans Are In BAD SHAPE … Pulitzer prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston has researched economics, wages, taxes and related issues for many years. He’s written numerous books on those subjects. Writing for the San Jose Mercury News, … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Government Border-Guards Abandon Post at Russian Border

By Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s central government, located in Kiev, has given up manning the country’s border with Russia at areas in the southeast where popular opposition to the Kiev authorities has overwhelmed the Kiev government’s ability to police the border … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: NSA Whistleblower: Snowden Never Had Access to the JUICIEST Documents … Far More Damning

NSA Spying On Congress, Admirals, Lawyers … Content As Well As Metadata … Cheney Was Running the Show NSA whistleblower Russel Tice was a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush … Continue reading

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Why Ukraine’s Civil War Is of Global Historical Importance

By Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s civil war started on 2 May 2014, when supporters of the February-coup-imposed (click on that link if you don’t know about that coup) Ukrainian central government firebombed Odessa’s Trade Unions Building, incinerating hundreds of Odessans who opposed the coup. This civil war … Continue reading

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If We Refuse to Be Terrorized, We Win and the Terrorists Lose

Image by Anthony Freda   “If You Are Scared, [the Terrorists] Win. If You Refuse To Be Scared, They Lose” Northwestern professor Peter Ludlow writes in the New York Times: Philosophers have long noted the utility of fear to the … Continue reading

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Greed Is Good? Where Will America’s Sick Obsession With Wealth And Money End?

By Michael Snyder. Everywhere you look, Americans appear to be extremely obsessed with wealth and money.  These days, networks such as CNN endlessly run “news stories” with titles such as “Best cars for the super rich“.  We have television shows … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need to Re-Start the Cold War?

Preface by Washington’s Blog: In the book To Win a Nuclear War: The Pentagon’s Secret War Plans, one of the world’s leading physicists – Michio Kaku – reveals declassified plans for the U.S. to launch a first-strike nuclear war against … Continue reading

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Don’t Beg For Your Privacy … Take It Back!

All words and all art by Anthony Freda. Snowden ‘exposed’ what many of us knew years ago, because other NSA whistleblowers already revealed that our government was illegally spying on all of us and collecting our data. The Constitution is … Continue reading

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5,000 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent

Tyrants Have Always Spied On Their Own People Spying has been around since the dawn of civilization. Keith Laidler – a PhD anthropologist, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a past member of the Scientific Exploration Society – explains: … Continue reading

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Government Treated Peaceful Boycott As Terrorism

Anyone Who Questions the Powers-That-Be May Be Labelled a “Terrorist” The Partnership for Civil Justice (a public interest legal organization which the Washington Post called “the constitutional sheriffs for a new protest generation”) reported this week that the Obama administration … Continue reading

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Even the ARCHITECT of the Drone Assassination Program Saya Obama Has Gone Too Far … “Creating Terrorists Rather Than Eliminating Them”

Top Counter-Terror Chief Slams Drone Assassination Program Clinton and Bush’s counter-terror czar – Richard Clarke – is the guy who created the drone assassination program. Specifically, he was the first person to implement a program to assassinate using drones, when … Continue reading

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War Makes Us Poor … And Drags the Economy Down Through the Floor

Image courtesy of Steve Hess Top Economists Say War Is Bad for the Economy Preface: Many Americans – including influential economists and talking heads – still wrongly assume that war is good for the economy. For example, extremely influential economists … Continue reading

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How and Why the U.S. Has Re-Started the Cold War (The Backstory that Precipitated Ukraine’s Civil War)

By Eric Zuesse. When the Cold War ended, in 1990, Russia was in a very weak position, no real threat at all (except for nuclear weapons, but the nuclear rivalry had been greatly reduced via arms-control agreements). Communism was proven … Continue reading

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The Velocity Of Money In The U.S. Falls To An All-Time Record Low

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  Read this for background on why the velocity of money has crashed. By Michael Snyder: When an economy is healthy, there is lots of buying and selling and money tends to move around quite rapidly.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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White House Launches Propaganda At TROLL Level

White House Purchases Google Key Words to Slam Putin Russian writer idaltae tweeted the following: Whitehouse launches propaganda at troll level pic.twitter.com/S45vJokXN2 Because she didn’t say what search term she used to pull up that ad – and because we … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Sticker Shock: Financing Costs More than Construction

By Ellen Brown. Funding infrastructure through bonds doubles the price or worse. Costs can be cut in half by funding through the state’s own bank. “The numbers are big. There is sticker shock,” said Jason Peltier, deputy manager of the … Continue reading

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Can Solar Roadways Generate Electricity, Create Jobs, Keep Our Roads Ice-Free, and Warn of Hazards?

Solar Freaking Roadways! We at Washington’s Blog are big proponents of decentralized energy production and storage, because it is key to protecting against terrorism, fascism and destruction of our health, environment and economy. We noted in 2011 that a Dutch … Continue reading

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What Would REALLY Happen to Snowden If He Returns to the United States?

Painting by Anthony Freda He Won’t Be Able to Tell His Side of the Story SecState John Kerry said that Ed Snowden really needs to “stand up in the United States and make his case to the American people.”  Kerry … Continue reading

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Snowden: “We Have a System of Pervasive, Pre-Criminal Surveillance Where the Government Wants To Watch What You’re Doing Just to See What You’re Up To, To See What You’re Thinking, Even Behind Closed Doors”

Government Engaging In Pre-Crime Monitoring And Analysis When NBC’s Brian Williams interviewed Ed Snowden in Moscow last week, one of Snowden’s most interesting statements was left on the cutting room floor. Specifically, the following statement was cut from NBC’s broadcast … Continue reading

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Bush’s Anti-Terror Chief: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Can Be Tried at the Hague for War Crimes They Committed In Iraq

Obama Has Also Committed War Crimes Bush’s top counter-terrorism official for his first year as president – Richard Clarke – tells Democracy Now that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld committed war crimes in Iraq … and that they can be tried … Continue reading

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Intelligence Committee Doesn’t Care If Targets Are Even IDENTIFIED Before They Are ASSASSINATED

Government Sees No Need to Know Who It’s Killing Matt Stoller – one of the best bloggers around, and also a fantastic researcher of Congressional records – tweeted this gem: Well this is messed up. pic.twitter.com/DRyTxo61wK — Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) … Continue reading

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The U.S. ‘News’ Media Show How to Do Propaganda About Ukraine’s Civil War

By Eric Zuesse The New York Review of Books is a leading intellectual publication in the United States, and it (like all of the major U.S. “news” media) has “reported” on the Ukrainian civil war as having been incited by … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers Guaranteed Freedom of the Press … Even For Bloggers

Image by William Banzai Freedom of the Press Geared Towards Protecting Critics of Government Corruption … Not Government Apologists The First Amendment to the Constitution provides: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Safeguard Creation, Because If We Destroy Creation, Creation Will Destroy Us”

Scripture Calls for Protection of Nature Many people assume that conservative Christian values are to exploit nature without regard to the consequences. But Pope Francis disagrees.  As MSNBC reported last week: “Safeguard Creation,” [the Pope said], “because if we destroy … Continue reading

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U.S. Media Lie, Yet Again

By Eric Zuesse Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President Reagan, but in the decades since, he has transformed, because he has become disheartened by the constant lying from the U.S. news-media, especially after “Saddam’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled By ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Smears

CNN and Newsweek recently launched dubious tirades against what they called “conspiracy theories.” Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal published U.N. Considers Reopening Probe into 1961 Crash that Killed Dag Hammarskjöld, a report that broached the possibility that the United States … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s New President Makes Cautious Opening Moves

By Eric Zuesse Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected (by voters only in Ukraine’s northwest – not by the whole country) Ukrainian President, says that his top priority is ending the Ukrainian civil war, and bringing his country back together again, especially … Continue reading

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Gold Manipulation Is Out In the Open

How Long Can It Continue? We’ve noted for years – for example here, here and here- that gold prices are manipulation. We pointed out in January and February that gold manipulation is going mainstream. At least one giant bank has … Continue reading

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The Size Of The Derivatives Bubble Hanging Over The Global Economy Hits A Record High

By Michael Snyder. The global derivatives bubble is now 20 percent bigger than it was just before the last great financial crisis struck in 2008.  It is a financial bubble far larger than anything the world has ever seen, and … Continue reading

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How the Ukrainian Civil War Started

By Eric Zuesse Fortunately, the origin of the Ukrainian civil war is remarkably well-documented in tapped phone-conversations and in cell-phone videos that have been posted online for all the world to see, despite what might have been the intentions of … Continue reading

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War Is Over, If We Want It

All graphics and text by Anthony Freda We all know that governments have always cynically manipulated people’s patriotism by lying about why they send brave soldiers into harm’s way. The formations of ‘hate bonds’ will never end as long as … Continue reading

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Nuclear Roundup: Japan and USA

Here’s What’s Happening … The following updates are courtesy EneNews. FUKUSHIMA Here’s the news out of Fukushima CNN: Fukushima fallout ‘grossly underestimated’ says new Japan study — “Radioactive poison… contaminating the North Pacific Ocean” — Tepco: ‘Impossible’ to know how … Continue reading

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Bad U.S. Policy Pushes Russia, China and Iran Closer Together

Photo courtesy of Alexander Bunin Heck Of a Job … As the following headlines show, bad American policy has pushed Russia, China and Iran closer together: China calls for new Asian security structure based on group with Russia, Iran that … Continue reading

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Stunning Headlines from the Last Week

Quite a Week  … It has been an incredible week for news. Here are some of the headlines which caught our eye  … Congress rejects AUMF sunset amendment, war on terror to continue, Guantanamo still open (UPI) Congress reaffirms indefinite … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Eviscerates Tim Geithner

Tim Geithner has been using voodoo economics to rationalize choosing the big banks over homeowners. (And his argument that it wasn’t politically possible to do anything else is bunk, especially since the American people opposed bank bailouts from day one.) … Continue reading

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Why Risk Prison to Protest Drone Murders?

   Judging from my email box in recent years — which often differs on this question with such sources of knowledge as my television or the New York Times — the conscience of our country lies somewhere near Syracuse, New … Continue reading

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Senator Wyden: “Every American Has The RIGHT To Know When Their Government Believes It Is Allowed To KILL Them!”

The Fact that a Senator Even Needs to SAY This Shows How Far We’ve Fallen Senator Ron Wyden said yesterday: Every American has the RIGHT to know when their government believes it is allowed to KILL them! That’s a good … Continue reading

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Defense Department Refuses to Tell Senate Which Groups We’re At War With

Senate: Which Groups Are We At War With? Admin: That’s Classified The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing today on renewing the Authorization for the Use of Force (AUMF) in Iraq and Afghanistan. Senators repeatedly asked representatives from … Continue reading

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Western Media Blackout on the Reality in Ukraine

By Eric Zuesse On 2 May 2014, there was a massacre that was initially reported as being of 116 anti-Kiev (or independence) demonstrators at the Trade Unions Building in Odessa. The latest reliable report (from an American, George Eliason, who lives … Continue reading

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Geithner Uses Voodoo Economics to Try to Rationalize Choosing Banks Over American Homeowners

The Bush and Obama Administrations Chose the Big Banks Instead Over the American People Treasury Secretary Geithner – and other key players in the Bush and Obama administrations – pretended that they were helping homeowners. But it is now beyond … Continue reading

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Americans Are More Afraid of Being Tortured By Our Government than British, Australians, Canadians – Or Even Chinese – Are Afraid of Torture By Their Governments

And Most People – Including Most Americans – Know that Torture Is NEVER Necessary Or Acceptable “To Gain Information That May Protect The Public” Amnesty International conducted a global survey to find out how afraid people were of being tortured … Continue reading

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Mastermind of Odessa Massacre Embarrasses Ukraine’s Jews

Tapped phone conversation: “Bennie [his nickname]‘s affairs are Bennie’s affairs. He can do whatever he wants to do, even if he believes himself to be the Second Coming of Hitler … [but] we need to distance ourselves from that, immediately … Continue reading

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Did the Federal Reserve Launder $141 Billion Dollars Through Belgium to Hide Massive Increase In Quantitative Easing?

Did the Fed Take Drastic and Covert Action to Hide a Large Country Dumping U.S. Bonds? That’s what former Assistant Treasury Secretary and Wall Street Journal editor Paul Craig Roberts alleges: Is the Fed “tapering”? Did the Fed really cut … Continue reading

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Rogue Government Prepares For Heated Conflict, Historical Cycles Point to Coming Clash

By Daniel Taylor, Old Thinker News. A string of scandals involving the federal government is further demonstrating the illegitimacy and hypocrisy of the power structure. Historical cycles point to massive upheaval. Ordinary Americans are being targeted while known terrorists are … Continue reading

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NSA Spying Is a Power Grab

Preface: Mass Surveillance Is Completely Unnecessary Top security experts – including the highest-level government officials and the top university experts – say that mass surveillance actually increases terrorism and hurts security. They say that our government failed to stop the … Continue reading

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The Terrorism Statistics Every American Needs to Hear

Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism McClatchy reported in 2010: There were just 25 U.S. noncombatant fatalities from terrorism worldwide. (The US government definition of terrorism excludes attacks on … Continue reading

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The Key Man Behind the May 2nd Odessa Ukraine Trade Unions Building Massacre: His Many Connections to the White House

Eric Zuesse The key person behind the May 2nd massacre inside Odessa’s Trade Unions Building appears to have been Ihor Kolomoyskyi Photo courtesy of Wikipedia who was appointed to be the regional governor in that area by Yulia Tymoshenko, the … Continue reading

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Is the West DIRECTLY Responsible for the Massacres In Ukraine?

Biggest German Newspapers Say Blackwater Behind Massacres FireDogLake reported on Monday: Breaking during the weekend was a story by Der Spiegel and Bild that American mercenaries were on the ground in Kiev. According to the report 400 mercenaries from Academi … Continue reading

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Current Problems Associated with the End of the Third Industrial Revolution

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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Privacy Versus Security Is a FALSE Choice

NSA Dumped Automatic Privacy-Protecting System … Instead Adopting Program of Mass Surveillance On All Americans The entire “privacy versus security” argument for spying by the NSA is hogwash. Top security experts – including the highest-level government officials and the top … Continue reading

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Washington Post: U.S. Government Is “Collecting … a Lot of Content of Phone Calls. They’re Actually Recording the Voices— Not For All Of Our Calls, But For a Lot of U.S. Telephone Calls”

NSA Lied When It Said It Doesn’t Record Content Last week, Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman -  who has reviewed many of the documents leaked by Ed Snowden – told PBS’ Frontline: Who’s e-mailing whom? Who’s texting whom? Who’s doing … Continue reading

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90% of All Deaths In War Are CIVILIANS

And the U.S. Launched 201 Out of the 248 Armed Conflicts Since the End of WWII The June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health  notes (free PDF here; hat tip David Swanson): Around 90% of all deaths … Continue reading

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Putin Is Neither The Defiant Counterweight Hero Or The Neo-Stalinist Imperialist, But Rather Playing a Russian Version Of Vicious Nixon Politics

What Putin’s Crackdown on Pussy Riot and Gays, and Actions In Ukraine Have In Common In a long – but fascinating – article, Pando’s Mark Ames explains that the West totally misunderstands Putin. He’s not trying to build a Greater … Continue reading

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Public Health Experts Identify Militarism as Threat

A remarkable article appears in the June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.  (Also available as free PDF here.) The authors, experts in public health, are listed with all their academic credentials: William H. Wiist, DHSc, MPH, … Continue reading

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Spying Is Meant to Crush Citizens’ Dissent, Not Catch Terrorists

The Big Secret Behind the Spying Program While many Americans understand why the NSA is conducting mass surveillance of U.S. citizens, some are still confused about what’s really going on. In his new book, No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald … Continue reading

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Transhumanists: Superhuman Powers & Life Extension Tech Will Allow Us To Become Like God

Preface by Washington’s Blog: We believe transhumanism has very misguided ideas and goals. By Michael Snyder, American Dream. If you could merge your current mind and body with technology that would give you superhuman powers and would allow you to … Continue reading

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United States Had a Gay President 150 Years Ago

A Gay Man Resided In the White House Between 1857 and 1861 We were surprised to learn that a gay president was in the White House between 1857 and 1861. Specifically, James Buchanan was gay. Sociologist James W. Loewen – … Continue reading

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WALL STREET HAS ALWAYS BEEN CORRUPT OR ABOUT TO BE CORRUPTED

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”― Upton Sinclair – I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked “The U.S. financial markets had always been either corrupt … Continue reading

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New Snowden Document Implies NSA May Be Putting Israel’s Security Ahead of America’s

NSA Routinely Shares Raw Intelligence Data With Israel WITHOUT First Sifting It To Remove Information About US Citizens The following leaked slide from Edward Snowden was released today by Glenn Greenwald in his new book, No Place to Hide: If … Continue reading

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Greenwald: Clinton Will Be President, then We’ll Get a Gay President

Partisan Politics Is Just a Distraction The “deep state” and “oligarchs” control America. Political elections have become “bread and circuses” to distract the American people … and to give them the illusion that they have “choice”. The mainstream Republican and … Continue reading

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De-Dollarization: Russia Is On The Verge Of Dealing A Massive Blow To The Petrodollar

By Michael Snyder. Is the petrodollar monopoly about to be shattered?  When U.S. politicians started slapping economic sanctions on Russia, they probably never even imagined that there might be serious consequences for the United States.  But now the Russian media … Continue reading

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Colonel Wilkerson: Oligarchy Controls U.S. War-Making

Who Is REALLY Responsible for America’s Wars? Americans are starting to understand that the U.S. is an oligarchy, rather than a democracy or a republic.  (Even the chair of the Federal Reserve can’t really disagree.) That’s true of war-making and foreign … Continue reading

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If Economic Cycle Theorists Are Correct, 2015 To 2020 Will Be Pure Hell For The United States

By Michael Snyder. Does the economy move in predictable waves, cycles or patterns?  There are many economists that believe that it does, and if their projections are correct, the rest of this decade is going to be pure hell for … Continue reading

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The Obvious Reason QE Doesn’t Work

Why QE Is a Dud Paul Gambles -  the managing partner of MBMG Group – explains at CNBC, there is an obvious flaw in QE: BoE’s Quarterly Bulletin … states that a “common misconception is that the central bank determines … Continue reading

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Our People Massacre Civilians in Odessa, and Politico Blames Putin

By Eric Zuesse Why are Americans puzzled that foreigners consider the U.S. to be the nation that’s the biggest threat to world peace? Consider how we are being lied to by the propaganda media that pass for “news” media in our … Continue reading

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