• 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
  • 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.

  • The Imperative of Revolt

    Resistance, Wolin and Saul agreed, will begin locally, with communities organizing to form autonomous groups that practice direct democracy outside the formal power structures, including the two main political parties. These groups will have to address issues such as food security, education, local governance, economic cooperation and consumption. And they will have to sever themselves, as much as possible, from the corporate economy.

    The Imperative of Revolt
  • 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.

    How to start a war and lose an empire
  • UK: Protesters cry and condemn the Met as they clear ‘Occupy Democracy’

    UK: Protesters cry and condemn the Met as they clear ‘Occupy Democracy’ for the visit of the President of Singapore

  • RIP Edward Gough Whitlam (11 July 2916 – 21 Oct 2014)

    On 11 November [1975] – the day Whitlam was to inform Parliament about the secret CIA presence in Australia – he was summoned by [Governor] Kerr. Invoking archaic vice-regal “reserve powers”, Kerr sacked the democratically elected prime minister. The problem was solved.

    RIP Edward Gough Whitlam (11 July 2916 – 21 Oct 2014)
  • 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.

    US Bio-warfare Laboratories In West Africa Are The Origins Of The Ebola Epidemic
  • Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension

    The widening chasm between rich and poor is traceable to the policies that were adopted in 2008. That’s why things are so fu**ed up, it’s because the “surge in paper wealth, fueled by the trillions of dollars pumped into the financial system by central banks via zero interest rate and “quantitative easing” policies.”

    In other words, it’s all deliberate. Robbing the poor and giving to the rich is all part of the plan.

    Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension
  • 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 […]

    How the CIA Infiltrated Germany’s Mainstream Media

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Building an Ark: How to Protect Public Revenues from the Next Meltdown

Building an Ark: How to Protect Public Revenues from the Next Meltdown

October 14, 2014 at 5:35 pm

By Ellen Brown (Web of Debt Blog) Concerns are growing that we are heading for another banking crisis, one that could be far worse than in 2008.  But this time, there will...

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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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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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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The Hazards of Corporate Media Consumption

Jonathan Cook, an ex-reporter for the UK Guardian, said that high profile journalists in the western media are “paid by the media corporations to limit our intellectual horizons.” Indeed, but they probably limit their own by insulating themselves, not just their audience, from facts and arguments that undermine an imperial worldview. Just stick to reading the corporate press and you’ll be very well insulated.

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Gary Webb

Managing a Nightmare: The CIA Reveals How It Watched Over the Destruction of Gary Webb

Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism.

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Members of the Ukrainian far-right radical group Right Sector stand outside the parliament in Kiev March 28, 2014. (Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)

Ukraine and neo-Nazis

Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects – the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate – have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it’s been virtually unmentionable. I’m sure that a poll taken in the United States on this issue would reveal near universal ignorance of the numerous neo-Nazi actions, including publicly calling for death to “Russians, Communists and Jews”. But in the past week the dirty little secret has somehow poked its head out from behind the curtain a bit.

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The Fourth Estate Is Dead – We No Longer Have A Free Media

The Fourth Estate Is Dead – We No Longer Have A Free Media

In 2003 Ray came out of retirement and founded the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) which analyses and criticises the use of intelligence. He famously confronted Donald Rumsfeld publicly about lying about W.M.D. and nearly got him to recant his statements. Ray also protested a speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by turning his back onkly to be physically removed, double handcuffed and seriously battered and bruised. He did this at the spry age of 71.

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