• 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
  • 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.

    Who won the UK elections? Hedge funds and MI5
  • Here’s what you’re not being told about U.S. troops in Ukraine

    Take a deep breath and consider that 1,000 American folks, as Obama will surely get around to calling them, are conducting military drills with troops drawn partly from Nazi and crypto-Nazi paramilitary groups…. Sorry, I cannot add anything more to this paragraph. Speechless.

    Here’s what you’re not being told about U.S. troops in Ukraine
  • Kerry in Riyadh: A meeting of war criminals

    Even as it continued bombing Yemeni cities, the Saudi air force, with Washington’s blessings, dropped arms and supplies this week to Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) forces in Yemen, a movement that the Obama administration had previously portrayed as the paramount terrorist threat.

    Kerry in Riyadh: A meeting of war criminals
  • The real lessons of the Tory victory

    As long as the media represent the span of interests of the 1% – from the psychopathic Murdoch empire to the capitalism with a little heart of the Guardian Media Group – our politicians will range from the Blue Tories of the Conservative party to the Red Tories of the Labour party. And we will remain enslaved.

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

Economy »

The austerity of political debate

The austerity of political debate

April 20, 2015 at 9:54 am

BY JOHN HILLEY It’s remarkable how easily elite-serving language gets popularised. And with it, the very terms of ‘acceptable debate’. All those voluble calls...

Politics »

Cut benefits? Yes, let’s start with our £85bn corporate welfare handout

Cut benefits? Yes, let’s start with our £85bn corporate welfare handout

May 4, 2015 at 11:39 am

BY Aditya Chakrabortty Last week, as the Tory faithful cheered on George Osborne’s new cuts in benefits for the working-age poor, a little story appeared that blew a big...

War »

Crisis, what crisis? -The al-Qaeda takeover of Syria

Crisis, what crisis? -The al-Qaeda takeover of Syria

April 29, 2015 at 10:41 pm

BY NEIL CLARK This weekend it was reported that al-Qaeda affiliated rebels were “almost completely in control” of the last major government held city in the Idlib province...

Other News

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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
Top NATO commander General Philip Breedlove has raised hackles in Germany with his public statements about the Ukraine crisis. (Source: AP)

Breedlove’s Bellicosity: Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

US President Obama supports Chancellor Merkel’s efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. But hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin’s approach. And NATO’s top commander in Europe hasn’t been helping either.

Read more ›