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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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Battlefield America: The War on the American People

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

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

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

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Libertarians’ Civil War Over Ukraine

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

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US Intelligence: Houthis are Not Iran Proxy

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

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FBI Corruption May Have Led to Execution of 14 Innocent People

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

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The Founding Fathers Fought Against Inequality

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

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CORRUPTION Is What’s Making Us Vulnerable to Terrorism

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

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How America’s Aristocracy Extends Its Global Control

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

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

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

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NATO Increasingly Surrounds the ‘Russian Threat’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Reliable Is Reuters?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The REAL Inspiration for the American Constitution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is This the Start of WW III?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ukraine Blocks 10,000 Websites, Confiscates a Newspaper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CIA Director: Iran Deal Good for America

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

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Ukraine ‘Disappears’ Regime Opponents

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

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Israel Has Spied On American Citizens for Decades

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Myths about Greece the Banksters need you to believe

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

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