• Re-visiting NETCU – Police Collaboration with Industry

    Often confused with the National Public Order Intelligence Unit and the Forward Intelligence Teams, NETCU was the public face of the police’s dealings with protests. Here we revisit how it enabled industry and police to collaborate in the suppression of protest, and show how its former officers continue to provide a service to industry.

    Re-visiting NETCU – Police Collaboration with Industry
  • An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

    When it comes to honoring and remembering, however, it’s clearly slipped our minds how — upon encountering the Arawak people in 1492 — the venerated Mr. Columbus noted that they “would make fine servants,” adding, “with 50 men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”

    An Indigenous People’s History of the United States
  • 1918: On When a War Ended (Though Others Would Follow)

    By Michael Parenti (Common Dreams) Looking back at the years of fury and carnage, Colonel Angelo Gatti, staff officer of the Italian Army (Austrian front), wrote in his diary: “This whole war has been a pile of lies. We came into war because a few men in authority, the dreamers, flung us into it.” No, Gatti, caro mio, those few […]

    Crowds including children dancing and carrying flags of Allied nations during a spontaneous celebration of Armistice Day and the end of World War I. Paris, France. November 11, 1918. (Archive: LIFE magazine)
  • The Secret Stupid Saudi-US Deal on Syria

    The details are emerging of a new secret and quite stupid Saudi-US deal on Syria and the so-called IS. It involves oil and gas control of the entire region and the weakening of Russia and Iran by Saudi Arabian flooding the world market with cheap oil. Details were concluded in the September meeting by US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Saudi King.

    The Secret Stupid Saudi-US Deal on Syria
  • The Myth of the Free Press

    There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than there is in the movie “All the President’s Men,” which celebrates the exploits of the reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal.

    Screen shot of journalist Gary Webb from Vimeo
  • Beyond Resistence: Everything

    20 years ago, the day after the infamous NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was signed, the EZLN, The Zapatista Army of National Liberation, emerged from the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico and inspired the world-wide anti-globalisation movement.

    Beyond Resistence: Everything
  • The Kobani Riddle

    The brave women of Kobani – where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh – are about to be betrayed by the “international community”. These women warriors, apart from Caliph Ibrahim’s goons, are also fighting treacherous agendas by the US, Turkey and the administration of Iraqi Kurdistan. So what’s the real deal in Kobani?

    The Kobani Riddle
  • Branded! Anatomy of the Media Smear

    Brand has brought the idea of revolution of consciousness to millions of people who would never otherwise have been exposed to it. This rare and unexpected boon should be seized upon by activists who actually are working on serious models for fair, just and humane societies.

    Brand took on Paxo... and the established social order
  • The forgotten coup – how America and Britain crushed the government of their ‘ally’, Australia

    Australia briefly became an independent state during the Whitlam years, 1972-75. An American commentator wrote that no country had “reversed its posture in international affairs so totally without going through a domestic revolution”. Whitlam ended his nation’s colonial servility. He abolished Royal patronage, moved Australia towards the Non-Aligned Movement, supported “zones of peace” and opposed nuclear weapons testing.

    The forgotten coup – how America and Britain crushed the government of their ‘ally’, Australia
  • Canada, At War For 13 Years, Shocked That ‘A Terrorist’ Attacked Its Soldiers

    It is always stunning when a country that has brought violence and military force to numerous countries acts shocked and bewildered when someone brings a tiny faction of that violence back to that country. Regardless of one’s views on the justifiability of Canada’s lengthy military actions, it’s not the slightest bit surprising or difficult to understand why people who identify with those on the other end of Canadian bombs and bullets would decide to attack the military responsible for that violence.

    Canada, At War For 13 Years, Shocked That ‘A Terrorist’ Attacked Its Soldiers

Economy »

Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension

Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension

October 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

The Fix is In By Mike Whitney (Counter Punch) Unbelievable. On Wednesday, stocks were hammered after economic data showed that the US and global economies were headed for...

Politics »

Owen Jones, poverty, the referendum and his mission to save Labour

Owen Jones, poverty, the referendum and his mission to save Labour

October 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm

By John Hilley (Zen Politics) Owen Jones was in Glasgow last weekend making impassioned arguments for ‘sticking together’, ending low pay and tackling poverty....

War »

The Globalization of War

The Globalization of War

October 20, 2014 at 6:52 pm

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky (Global Research) The world is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The U.S. and its NATO allies have embarked on a...

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America: Lost With No Moral Compass

America: Lost With No Moral Compass

We honor soldiers as heroes when, in reality, they are being used as invaders and occupiers in places they should never have been sent to! As with the Vietnam debacle, the real heroes are the young men and women who refused to be sent to the Middle East under these auspices. The real heroes are those of us who love this country enough to go out and stand in public to protest our nation’s actions.

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MH-17: the untold story

MH-17: the untold story

Three months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was brought down over Ukraine, there are still no definitive answers about what caused the tragedy. Civil conflict in the area prevented international experts from conducting a full and thorough investigation. The wreckage should have been collected and scrupulously re-assembled to identify all the damage, but this standard investigative procedure was never carried out.

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Philosopher Noam Chomsky is professor of the MIT Institute of Linguistics (Emeritus). (Photo: teleSUR/file)

Official: The US is a Leading Terrorist State

An international poll released a year ago by the Worldwide Independent Network/Gallup International Association (WIN/GIA) found that the United States is ranked far in the lead as “the biggest threat to world peace today,” far ahead of second-place Pakistan (doubtless inflated by the Indian vote), with no one else even close.

Fortunately, Americans were spared this insignificant information.

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How to start a war and lose an empire

How to start a war and lose an empire

But what a difference a year and a half has made! Ukraine, which was at that time collapsing at about the same steady pace as it had been ever since its independence two decades ago, is now truly a defunct state, with its economy in free-fall, one region gone and two more in open rebellion, much of the country terrorized by oligarch-funded death squads, and some American-anointed puppets nominally in charge but quaking in their boots about what’s coming next.

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US Bio-warfare Laboratories In West Africa Are The Origins Of The Ebola Epidemic

US Bio-warfare Laboratories In West Africa Are The Origins Of The Ebola Epidemic

The US military just invaded Liberia. They send in the 101st Airborne Division to Liberia. That’s an elite division of combat and they have no training to provide medical treatment to anyone. They are there to establish a military base in Liberia. And the British are doing the same in Sierra Leone. The French are already in Mali and Senegal. So, they’re not sending military people there to treat these people.

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How the CIA Infiltrated Germany’s Mainstream Media

How the CIA Infiltrated Germany’s Mainstream Media

Interview with German Editor Turned CIA Whistleblower Fascinating details emerge. Leading US-funded think-tanks and German secret service are accessories. Attempted suppression by legal threats. Blackout in German media By Eric van de Beek (Russia Insider) Exclusively for RI, Dutch journalist Eric van de Beek interviews the senior German editor who is causing a sensation with his allegations that the CIA […]

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A fisherman pulls in his net as an oil tanker is seen at the port in the northwestern city of Duba.(Reuters / Mohamed Al Hwaity)

The Saudi oil war against Russia, Iran and the US

The House of Saud believes it can dump a tsunami of oil in the market and back it up with a tsunami of spin – creating the illusion the Saudis control oil prices. They don’t. As much as this strategy will fail, Beijing is showing the way out; trading in other currencies stabilizes prices. The only losers, in the end, will be those who stick to trade in US dollars.

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Sergei Lavrov addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York

“Pardon Us For Our Country’s Existence in the Middle of Your Military Bases”

“The U.S.-led Western alliance that portrays itself as a champion of democracy, rule of law and human rights within individual countries, acts from directly opposite positions in the international arena, rejecting the democratic principle of sovereign equality of states enshrined in the UN Charter and trying to decide for everyone what is good or evil.”

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European Council president Herman Van Rompuy (R) exchanges documents with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during the signing of the political provisions of the Association Agreement with Ukraine at the EU headquarters in Brussels on March 21, 2014 on the second day of a two-day European Council summit. (AFP Photo)

The Ukraine, As We Know It, Is Gone Forever

Sooner or later the US and EU will realize that they need Russia’s help. And when they finally figure that out, they’ll work together to reach a comprehensive political agreement. Right now, they’re more preoccupied with punishing Putin (through economic sanctions and political isolation) to prove that no one can defy the Empire. But that kind of bullying behavior won’t change the reality on the ground.

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Columbus Day The Myth of “America”

Columbus Day The Myth of “America”

The atrocities committed by Christopher Columbus makes ISIS look like boy scouts.

What a disgrace to our country’s honor that year after year the sanitized memory of this greed-obsessed, homicidal psychopath is honored.

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Nuland Lands in Kiev as US-backed Regime Tools Up for War

Nuland Lands in Kiev as US-backed Regime Tools Up for War

Nuland, who is Assistant Secretary of State to John Kerry, hasn’t been in Kiev since March. For the past seven months, she has taken a noticeably low profile with regard to Ukraine. Her absence was no doubt aimed at deflecting from her earlier controversial involvement in overseeing the CIA-backed coup on February 22, when the elected government of then President Viktor Yanukovych was deposed by the fascist cabal headed up by Yatsenyuk.

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Speech of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez : UN General Assembly

Turning to the Security Council, she said that as long as the votes of the five permanent members counted more than those of other countries, nothing would ever be resolved. As a non-permanent member of the Council, she had questions about who had armed the “bad guys”. But one group had led to another, and now there was ISIS. “Where does this come from?” she asked. Some might be able to answer such questions, she said.

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