• Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker

    Clearly, our creditors’ demand for more austerity has nothing to do with concerns about genuine reform or moving Greece onto a sustainable fiscal path. Their true motivation is a question best left to future historians – who, I have no doubt, will take much of the contemporary media coverage with a grain of salt.

    Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker
  • Washington Blows Itself Up With Its Own Bomb

    At this juncture the only thing clear is that Washington has finally realized the stupidity of its provocations against Russia in Ukraine and globally. What their next scheme will entail is not yet clear. Clear is that a dramatic policy shift has been ordered on the Obama administration from the highest levels of US institutions. Nothing else could explain the dramatic shift. If sanity replaces the neo-con insanity remains to be seen

    Washington Blows Itself Up With Its Own Bomb
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic

    Under the TPP, could the US government be sued and be held liable if it decided to stop issuing Treasury debt and financed deficit spending in some other way (perhaps by quantitative easing or by issuing trillion dollar coins)? Why not, since some private companies would lose profits as a result?

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic
  • Why is the media ignoring Israel’s alliance with al-Qaeda?

    Almost unnoticed by the mainstream media, Israel’s occupation forces in the Golan Heights have been in alliance with the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s official franchise in Syria. This alliance certainly includes logistical support and may even extend as far as arming al-Qaeda rebels in south-western Syria.

    Image: The undated photo obtained by Press TV shows Israeli soldiers speaking face-to-face with foreign-backed militants near the Israeli occupied Golan heights in Syria.The photos obtained by Press TV show Takfiri militants from the terrorist al-Nusra Front next to Israeli soldiers.
  • Secret Pentagon report reveals West saw ISIS as strategic asset

    The document reveals that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West intentionally sponsored violent Islamist groups to destabilize Assad, despite anticipating that doing so could lead to the emergence of an ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    Secret Pentagon report reveals West saw ISIS as strategic asset
  • MiHomecare scandal grows: company underpaying carers and ‘clipping’ visits in England

    One former carer said she had calculated that she had effectively been paid £200 a month less than the minimum wage while working for the company, after her travel time had been taken into account

    MiHomecare scandal grows: company underpaying carers and ‘clipping’ visits in England
  • Wahhabis Go Nuclear – Literally

    This is all about what the House of Saud, other GCC minions and, crucially, Bibi’s hardcore extremist Israeli government consider an “existential threat” to their survival: the non-existent Iranian bomb.

    Wahhabis Go Nuclear – Literally
  • Why cover up? The case for protest anonymity

    It is important to remember that public order intelligence gathering by the police is carried out with a deliberate purpose: what some criminologists have called ‘strategic advantage’ and ‘strategic incapacitation’.1 Intelligence is used to understand the structures, sustainability and strengths of protest groups, in order to develop ways to undermine them.

    Why cover up? The case for protest anonymity
  • Good news: UK counter extremism plans could be used to silence Katie Hopkins

    The most recent escapade, of course, was the 2011 war on Libya. I say “war on Libya,” because contrary to the conventional mythology of a precision-guided humanitarian war to save Libyans from Col. Gaddafi’s brutality, the NATO military intervention deliberately destroyed the country.

    Good news: UK counter extremism plans could be used to silence Katie Hopkins
  • Unfree Elections – The Corporate Media, UK General Election And Predictable Outcomes

    Some readers might object that the BBC, Guardian and the Independent are not right-wing at all, but centre or even left-liberal. But, as we have shown in numerous books and media alerts, these media organisations are embedded in powerful networks of big business, finance and establishment elites.

    Unfree Elections – The Corporate Media, UK General Election And Predictable Outcomes

Economy »

Brand took on Paxo... and the established social order

The real lessons of the Tory victory

May 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm

By Jonathan Cook (the Blog from Nazareth) There’s much that could be said about the Conservative party’s victory today in Britain’s election. Not least David Cameron...

Politics »

Hillary Clinton and the Manipulation of Populism

Hillary Clinton and the Manipulation of Populism

May 27, 2015 at 7:09 pm

By Paul Street (ZNet) “The Essence of American Politics” Fifteen years ago, the then still left Christopher Hitchens published a short and pungent study of Bill and Hillary...

War »

EU plan for military intervention against “refugee boats” in Libya and the Mediterranean

EU plan for military intervention against “refugee boats” in Libya and the Mediterranean

May 27, 2015 at 7:04 pm

By Wikileaks Today, WikiLeaks is releasing two classified EU documents, outlining the planned military intervention against boats travelling from Libya to Italy. The more...

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Who won the UK elections? Hedge funds and MI5

Who won the UK elections? Hedge funds and MI5

The Tory victory reveals precisely why British democracy is broken. The ultimate determinant of which party won the elections was the money behind their political campaigns — the winning and losing parties correlate directly with the quantity of funding received. Yet there is also compelling evidence of another factor — interference from Britain’s security services.

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December 18, 2014. President of Russia Vladimir Putin during his tenth annual major news conference at the World Trade Centre on Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich)

What does Putin want?

Thus Putin’s opinions and political plans become the decisive factor in areas such as Russia’s foreign policy. If the phrase “without Putin, there is no Russia” is an exaggeration, then the phrase “what Putin wants, Russia also wants” reflects the situation quite accurately in my opinion.

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Media Were Already Running With Police Fantasy When Video Exploded It

Media Were Already Running With Police Fantasy When Video Exploded It

Before this shocking video surfaced, however, most of the local press coverage, per usual, followed the police’s official narrative and amplified a storyline that, in retrospect, was entirely made up.

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Benefit sanctions: Britain’s secret penal system

Benefit sanctions: Britain’s secret penal system

Most sanctions are applied to poor people and involve total loss of benefit income. Although there is a system of discretionary ‘hardship payments’, claimants are often reduced to hunger and destitution by the ban on application for the first two weeks and by lack of information.

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Cossack commanders - featured in the first part of the column. (Photo: Vanya Savicevic)

Donbass: ‘The war has not started yet’

Korsunov and Ivlev are convinced Minsk 2 will not hold; fierce fighting should resume “in a matter of weeks.” According to their best military intelligence, Kiev’s army, after the recent IMF loan, was allocated no less than $3.8 billion for weapons.

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Does Washington Intend War With Russia

Does Washington Intend War With Russia

While the US was focused on its MidEast wars, Putin restored Russia and blocked Washington’s planned invasion of Syria and bombing of Iran. The “first objective” of the neocon doctrine was breached. Russia had to be brought into line. That is the origin of Washington’s attack on Russia. The dependent and captive US and European media simply repeats “the Russian Threat” to the public, which is insouciant and otherwise uninformed.

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Journalism as Subversion

Journalism as Subversion

The assault of global capitalism is not only an economic and political assault. It is a cultural and historical assault. Global capitalism seeks to erase our stories and our histories. Its systems of mass communication, which peddle a fake intimacy with manufactured celebrities and a false sense of belonging within a mercenary consumer culture, shut out our voices, hopes and dreams.

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False Flags and Regime Change in Ukraine: Why We Still Don’t Know What Happened to Flight MH17

False Flags and Regime Change in Ukraine: Why We Still Don’t Know What Happened to Flight MH17

Much is not what it seems around the tragedy of the Malaysian airliner MH17 which was shot down above the Ukraine on July 17th 2014.

This video challenges the immediate reflexes by the establishment media and governments, it explains the true story behind the events in the Ukraine and the loopholes in the official investigation.

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Splitting the Atlantic Alliance: NATO Lies and Provocations

Splitting the Atlantic Alliance: NATO Lies and Provocations

For the first time, EU leaders, particularly Merkel, understand that the United States’ strategic objectives (the pivot to Asia) do not align with those of the EU, in fact, Washington’s geopolitical ambitions pose a serious threat to Europe’s security.

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The NSA Has Taken Over the Internet Backbone. We’re Suing to Get it Back.

The NSA Has Taken Over the Internet Backbone. We’re Suing to Get it Back.

Every time you email someone overseas, the NSA copies and searches your message. It makes no difference if you or the person you’re communicating with has done anything wrong.

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Russia’s Remarkable Renaissance

Russia’s Remarkable Renaissance

Rather than feel humiliated and depressed Russia is undergoing what I would call a kind of renaissance, a rebirth as a nation. This despite or in fact because the West, led by the so-called neo-conservatives in Washington, is trying everything including war on her doorstep in Ukraine, to collapse the Russian economy, humiliate Putin and paint Russians generally as bad. In the process, Russia is discovering positive attributes about her culture, her people, her land that had long been forgotten or suppressed.

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The Real Story on Iran, US, Russia and China

The Real Story on Iran, US, Russia and China

The real story is, and will continue to be, how Iran, the key power in Southwest Asia, is about to be positioned in the nonstop complex ballet between the US, Russia and China. That’s one of the key vectors of the New Great Game in Eurasia.

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