• Breaking bad in southern NATOstan

    The Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement is a top priority of the Obama administration. Tariffs are already almost negligible across most products between the US and the European Union. So a deal is essentially about a power grab over continental markets by Big American Agro-Business (as in an invasion of genetically modified products), as well as American media giants. Call it a nice add-on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which in a nutshell means an American takeover of the heavily protected Japanese economy.

    Breaking bad in southern NATOstan
  • The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing

    Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it.

    The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing
  • South Africa: Twenty Years of Apartheid by Another Name

    There would be no public ownership of the mines, banks and rapacious monopoly industries, no economic democracy, as he had pledged with the words: “a change or modification of our views in this regard is inconceivable”. Reassuring the white establishment and its foreign business allies — the very orthodoxy and cronyism that had built, maintained and reinforced fascist apartheid — became the political agenda of the “new” South Africa.

    Soweto, July 1985
(Image by Paul Weinberg)
  • The US/NATO Enlargement Project

    Originally created as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, today’s NATO has become an international entity with a reach far beyond the Atlantic – and this time Russia is the Big Enchilada. As its participation in global bombing campaigns continue to justify its existence, NATO has a vested interest in creating war – just as the ultimate intent of the State Department’s Enlargement project has been war.

    The US/NATO Enlargement Project
  • German television report indicates Ukrainian opposition responsible for lethal shootings

    The explosive report concurs with the intercepted telephone call between Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet and the foreign policy head of the EU, Catherine Ashton, at the beginning of March. Paet also based himself on information from doctors and stated that “the same snipers shot people on both sides.” He warned that “the conclusion that not Yanukovitch, but members of the new coalition were behind the shootings is increasingly reinforced.”

    German television report indicates Ukrainian opposition responsible for lethal shootings
  • Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent

    on the whole, the media critics boosted by big media — inward-facing ombudspersons and outward-facing journalists on a media beat — have been conformists who don’t step outside the shadows cast by the institutions paying their salaries. And they’re not inclined to question the corporate prerogatives of other media firms; people in glass skyscrapers don’t throw weighty stones.

    Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent
  • Is the US or the World Coming to an End?

    Russia and China have had enough. As I have reported and as Peter Koenig reports here. Russia and China are disconnecting their international trade from the dollar. Henceforth, Russia will conduct its trade, including the sale of oil and natural gas to Europe, in rubles and in the currencies of its BRICS partners.

    Is the US or the World Coming to an End?
  • White House Lies to EU about US Gas Supply

    The White House and State Department have engaged in brazen lying to EU governments regarding the ability of the US to supply more than enough natural gas to replace Russian gas deliveries. Recent statements by US President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are so patently false that it betrays an incredible desperation in Washington over the situation in Ukraine versus Moscow.

    White House Lies to EU about US Gas Supply
  • NATO/ISAF’s ‘parting gift’ to Afghan children.

    at this moment in time, it appears that even if – and that’s a big and very doubtful ‘if’ – the Occupying forces do completely withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, they will continue to kill and maim Afghan children long into the future.

    NATO/ISAF’s ‘parting gift’ to Afghan children.
  • Washington and NATO’s New Surrealpolitik

    NATO installs an unelected regime in Kiev through a coup d’état against a legally elected government. That is a fact. Yet in the surreal world of Washington and its NATO allies, this fact is inverted into a fictional notion that what happened in Kiev during February was the culmination of «a democratic revolution». Airbrushed from the objective narrative are details such as the new regime arrogating administrative power through a campaign of Western-backed street violence and terrorism, including the fatal shooting of police officers by covert snipers.

    Washington and NATO’s New Surrealpolitik

Economy »

From Austerity to Prosperity: Why I’m Running for California State Treasurer in 2014

From Austerity to Prosperity: Why I’m Running for California State Treasurer in 2014

March 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm

By Ellen Brown Governor Jerry Brown and his staff are exchanging high-fives over balancing California’s budget, but the people on whose backs it was balanced are not rejoicing....

Politics »

Russia has no intention to send troops into Ukraine – Lavrov

Russia has no intention to send troops into Ukraine – Lavrov

March 31, 2014 at 12:45 pm

By RT There is no intention in Moscow to send its troops into eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Hopefully, the growing understanding in the West...

  • Tony Benn Eulogy by George Galloway
    Tony Benn Eulogy by George Galloway

    R.I.P Tony Benn “Making mistakes is part of life. The only things I would feel ashamed of would be if I had...

    March 14, 2014 at 11:16 pm
  • The Security State Crushes Ever Tighter
    The Security State Crushes Ever Tighter

    By Craig Murray The disgraceful judges of Britain’s High Court – who have gone along with torture, extraordinary...

    February 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm
  • The new US-Russia Cold War
    The new US-Russia Cold War

    By Pepe Escobar (Asia Times – The Roving Eye) Meet the new (cold) war, same as the old (cold) war. Same same,...

    February 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

War »

The Red Line and the Rat Line

The Red Line and the Rat Line

April 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm

On Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels by Seymour M. Hersh (London Review of Books) In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting...

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