• Putin still has plenty of friends in London

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    Putin still has plenty of friends in London
  • Death, drugs, and HSBC: How fraudulent blood money makes the world go round

    Another far worse case of HSBC fraud totalling an estimated £1 billion, closer to home and premised on the bank’s ability to prey on unsuspecting British shoppers, has been systematically covered up by regulators, police, law firms, the government and much of the UK media.

    Death, drugs, and HSBC: How fraudulent blood money makes the world go round
  • HSBC and the sham of Guardian’s Scott Trust

    “What the British government cannot tell the public is that the current growth model for the UK economy revolves around the endorsement and protection of financial sector fraud.”

    The exposure of HSBC’s fraud in Britain could fundamentally jeopardise both the bank’s domestic and US operations.

    HSBC and the sham of Guardian’s Scott Trust
  • The Logic of the Imperial Security State

    The United States, too, took the opportunity to effect a silent coup at home, starting with the Patriot Act, and moving gradually forward to change the US from a democracy to a security state and to destroy, unopposed by a frightened domestic population, pieces of the world, one inconvenient country at a time. It’s a way of doing WW III without anybody but the victims noticing.

    The Logic of the Imperial Security State
  • NATO Finds Arab Backdoor to Arm Kiev

    While Western taxpayers bail out the Kiev regime with a $40 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, the junta is evidently using the money to go on a weapons spree and to crank up its NATO-supplied war machine. The UAE weapons sales deal is just a backdoor for NATO to embark on further warmongering in Ukraine and toward Russia.

    NATO Finds Arab Backdoor to Arm Kiev
  • Showdown in Athens

    Does Varoufakis really think he can pull this off? Does he really think he can out-fox the slimy, authoritarian brigands and leg-breakers who run these extortionist institutions and who will use every means possible to extract the last drop of blood from their victim be he an aspiring, but penniless student at the university or a destitute pensioner huddling homeless and frozen in an abandoned doorway in downtown Athens?

    Showdown in Athens
  • The Disaster in Libya

    while NATO claimed to be protecting human rights, it bombed Libyan civilians and enabled the Libyan opposition to persecute black African migrant workers and ethnically cleanse the black Libyan town of Tawergha. Less than four years after NATO attacked Libya, Bernadino Leon, the United Nation’s special envoy to Libya, says the country is “close to the point of no return.”

    A man surveys the scene after a NATO bombing in Libya.
  • Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts, and Capital Appreciation Bonds

    Remember when Goldman Sachs – dubbed by Matt Taibbi the Vampire Squid – sold derivatives to Greece so the government could conceal its debt, then bet against that debt, driving it up? It seems that the ubiquitous investment bank has also put the squeeze on California and its school districts.

    Swimming with the Sharks: Goldman Sachs, School Districts, and Capital Appreciation Bonds
  • US use of veto at the United Nations

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan, USA ambassador to the United Nations writing in his book, A Dangerous Place: “The [USA] Department of State desired that the United Nations prove utterly ineffective in whatever measures it undertook. This task was given to me and I carried it forward with no inconsiderable success.”

    US use of veto at the United Nations
  • Why the rise of fascism is again the issue

    The rulers of the world want Ukraine not only as a missile base; they want its economy. Kiev’s new Finance Minister, Nataliwe Jaresko, is a former senior US State Department official in charge of US overseas “investment”. She was hurriedly given Ukrainian citizenship. They want Ukraine for its abundant gas; Vice President Joe Biden’s son is on the board of Ukraine’s biggest oil, gas and fracking company. The manufacturers of GM seeds, companies such as the infamous Monsanto, want Ukraine’s rich farming soil.

    Why the rise of fascism is again the issue

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The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not

The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not

February 23, 2015 at 11:29 pm

By William Blum (The Anti-Empire Report) American historian D.F. Fleming, writing of the post-World War II period in his eminent history of the Cold War, stated that “Greece...

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The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not

The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not

February 23, 2015 at 11:29 pm

By William Blum (The Anti-Empire Report) American historian D.F. Fleming, writing of the post-World War II period in his eminent history of the Cold War, stated that “Greece...

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Another Nail In The Coffin Of The Case For Libyan ‘Intervention’

Another Nail In The Coffin Of The Case For Libyan ‘Intervention’

February 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm

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    February 22, 2015 at 11:42 pm
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    US imperialism and the catastrophe in Libya

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May cooler heads prevail …

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EU Reeling Between US and Russia

EU Reeling Between US and Russia

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West Guilty Of Ukraine War Crimes

West Guilty Of Ukraine War Crimes

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A new truce has now been entered by EU and Russia initiative with terms to resolve the US-orchestrated civil war. All voices of the official story wonder whether “Russia and the separatists” will obey its terms. Yet when we examine the record of international law and agreements, especially life-protective promises and agreements, who do we really need to worry about as a violator of them? The record tells us very plainly.

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The strategic implications of the battle for Debaltsevo (UPDATED)

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Offence and Free Speech

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BBC Reporter Almost Killed by Ukrainian Shell While Accusing Rebels of Shelling

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President Barack Obama talks with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation as they join other leaders en route to the APEC Family Photo at the International Convention Center in Beijing, China, Nov. 11, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Young Ukrainians Flee to “Aggressor” Russia to Avoid Draft

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