• Indian anti-corruption official: state “orchestrated” Islamist terror

    The verdict, outlined in the CBI’s 2013 chargesheet, stated that the police attacks were carried out in cold blood, and “staged” by Gujarat police and the government’s Intelligence Bureau (IB):

    “The above said fake encounter was a result of Joint operation of Gujarat Police and SIB [State Intelligence Bureau], Ahmedabad. In this operation the overt acts committed by the accused Gujarat Police officers have been established by the evidence on record.”

    Indian anti-corruption official: state “orchestrated” Islamist terror
  • The Russian army is beginning to engage in Syria

    A profound and significant change has just occurred in the Levant – the Russian army has begun to engage against terrorism in Syria. Although Russia has been absent from the international scene since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and although it is moving with care, it has just created a Russo-Syrian Commission, has begun supplying weapons, sharing intelligence, and sending advisers. All of this is more or less coordinated with the White House.

    SYRIA
  • Western complicity in Yemen genocide met with media silence

    What is happening in Yemen is truly a heinous crime against humanity committed by Western governments. It is an unspeakable crime. And that is why the Western media will not dare talk about it. The Western media are obliged to ignore, obfuscate and distort the shocking truth of what their governments are committing in Yemen.

    This makes the Western media just as complicit in the appalling criminality.

    Photo: Khaled Abdullah / Reuters
  • ‘Bullying’ – BBC Political Editor’s Bizarre Term For The Public Resisting The Establishment

    [W]hen a senior journalist complains of ‘intimidation and bullying’ by the public, making comparison’s to ‘Vladimir Putin’s Russia’, the mind really boggles at the distortion of reality. Those were claims made by Robinson, the BBC’s outgoing political editor, using an appearance at the Edinburgh international book festival to settle a few scores.

    ‘Bullying’ – BBC Political Editor’s Bizarre Term For The Public Resisting The Establishment
  • Brave (miserable) new normal world

    The era of central banks printing electronic cash in a QE free-for-all – cheap money directly boosting “market volatility” – may not be over, yet. Let’s see what happens this Thursday, when a symposium of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will be examining what to do about “market volatility”.

    Central banks absolutely love to drive up stock market prices for the benefit of the 0.0001 percent. So expect more delusion ahead. But be sure everything that’s solid melts into air. Including the neoliberal dream.

    Photo: Yves Herman / Reuters
  • In Guatemala, Protests Threaten to Unseat President, a U.S.-Backed General Implicated in Mass Murder

    There’s a popular uprising that may bring down the president, General Pérez Molina. It’s based on corruption, but Pérez Molina was also involved in mass murder during the 1980s, when he was the field commander in the Ixil zone for the Ríos Montt program of slaughter against the indigenous Mayan population. Pérez Molina was also on the payroll of the CIA when he served as chief of intelligence for the G2. The program of massacre by Ríos Montt was backed by the United States, by the Reagan administration.

    In Guatemala, Protests Threaten to Unseat President, a U.S.-Backed General Implicated in Mass Murder
  • Trumping the Federal Debt Without Playing the Default Card

    If the Nation can issue a dollar bond it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. . . . It is absurd to say our Country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the People.

    Trumping the Federal Debt Without Playing the Default Card
  • The Douma Market Attack: a Fabricated Pretext for Intervention?

    It’s not about the dead, nor is it even really about Assad. It is about destroying Syria and achieving geopolitical objectives which have been thus far unattainable due to the stubborn resolve of Damascus and its military. Ultimately, this war is about remaking the Middle East, no matter how many bodies it takes. Sadly, the dead of Douma are little more than tinder to those desperate to set Syria and the region ablaze.

    The aftermath of the raid in Douma on Sunday. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
  • The Boy and the Fox: Understanding Our Violence To Animals

    The inner essence of fascism and totalitarianism, of atrocity, lies not in ideology as such, but in willed actions whose purpose is to show that there are no limits to what can be done to the individual, or even to entire classes of individuals.

    The Boy and the Fox: Understanding Our Violence To Animals
  • We Are the Government: Tactics for Taking Down the Police State

    “The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people. The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have power. The system is so geared that everyone believes the government will fix everything. We are the government.”—John Lennon

    We Are the Government: Tactics for Taking Down the Police State

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YES! illustration by Steve Brodner.

“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong

August 25, 2015 at 5:55 pm

With the nation’s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications. By Charles Eisenstein (Yes...

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In Guatemala, Protests Threaten to Unseat President, a U.S.-Backed General Implicated in Mass Murder

In Guatemala, Protests Threaten to Unseat President, a U.S.-Backed General Implicated in Mass Murder

August 25, 2015 at 10:41 am

BY DEMOCRACY NOW We turn now to Guatemala, where President Otto Pérez Molina is attempting to hold onto his office despite growing calls demanding for his resignation....

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The aftermath of the raid in Douma on Sunday. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Douma Market Attack: a Fabricated Pretext for Intervention?

August 21, 2015 at 5:18 pm

By Eric Draitser (Counter Punch) The August 16, 2015 attack on a market in the Syrian town of Douma, just outside the capital Damascus, has caused international outrage....

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