• 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
  • American, British, Polish and Russian Experts Warn that Continued Fighting In Ukraine Could Lead to Nuclear War

    In Towards a World War III Scenario, Michel Chossudovsky documents that the U.S. is so enamored with nuclear weapons that it has authorized low-level field commanders to use them in the heat of battle in their sole discretion … without any approval from civilian leaders.

    May cooler heads prevail …

    American, British, Polish and Russian Experts Warn that Continued Fighting In Ukraine Could Lead to Nuclear War
  • Varoufakis Keeps Greece in the Eurozone, by its Fingernails

    a slow motion bank run has been underway in Greece for more than a month draining roughly 40 billion euros from the Greek banking system. If a deal hadn’t been struck on Friday, the ECB would have pulled the plug on its liquidity assistance program and blown the whole system to kingdom come. That’s how the Eurocrats planned to say goodbye to their long-struggling member, Greece, by giving them a sharp jolt to the groin before razing their economy to the ground

    Varoufakis Keeps Greece in the Eurozone, by its Fingernails
  • EU Reeling Between US and Russia

    Minsk 2.0 agreement de facto shows that Germany and France, the leading European powers are trying to break away from the “American Chaos project.”

    EU Reeling Between US and Russia
  • The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not

    I believe Syriza is sincere, and I’m rooting for them, but they may have overestimated their own strength, while forgetting how the Mafia came to occupy its position; it didn’t derive from a lot of compromise with left-wing upstarts. Greece may have no choice, eventually, but to default on its debts and leave the Eurozone. The hunger and unemployment of the Greek people may leave them no alternative.

    The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not
  • Malcolm X Was Right About America

    He argued that from the arrival of the first slave ship to the appearance of our vast archipelago of prisons and our squalid, urban internal colonies where the poor are trapped and abused, the American empire was unrelentingly hostile to those Frantz Fanon called “the wretched of the earth.” This, Malcolm knew, would not change until the empire was destroyed.

    Malcolm X Was Right About America
  • West Guilty Of Ukraine War Crimes

    The Western media reported that Kiev regime’s shelling of Donetsk city halted last weekend…
    Shelling of civilians, which has been routine over the past 10 months, constitutes a grave war crime on the part of Kiev’s military forces and their commanders. Yet this is never said in the Western media.

    West Guilty Of Ukraine War Crimes
  • Failing Tonkin Gulf Test on Ukraine

    If you ask your probing questions and show your tough skepticism, you will have your patriotism, if not your sanity, questioned. You will be “controversialized,” “marginalized,” “pariahed.” You will be called somebody’s “apologist,” whether it’s Ho Chi Minh or Vladimir Putiin.

    Failing Tonkin Gulf Test on Ukraine
  • Ukraine, America’s “Lebensraum”. Is Washington Preparing to Wage War on Russia?

    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.

    Ukraine, America’s “Lebensraum”. Is Washington Preparing to Wage War on Russia?

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Peter Oborne opens a media can of worms

Peter Oborne opens a media can of worms

February 23, 2015 at 7:32 pm

By Jonathan Cooke (the Blog from Nazareth) The revelations last week by the Daily Telegraph’s former chief political commentator Peter Oborne that his newspaper spiked...

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DEMOCRACY “ARRESTED” OUTSIDE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

February 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm

By Occupy Democracy Protestor holding a coffin branded “UK Democracy R.I.P.” arrested on Parliament Square Despite Judicial Review police disrupt peaceful pro-democracy...

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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

More untruths surrounding the invasion are coming to light By Ian Sinclair (Morning Star) THOUGH the British press have chosen to ignore it, a recent report in the Washington...

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Offence and Free Speech

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I don’t read newspapers anymore – I just lie to myself and cut out the middleman, but I think it’s important to note that the press themselves are not actually outraged by what they report on as being offensive.

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

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

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The Putin-Did-It Conspiracy Theory

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No Piers Morgan. This is how to destroy the Islamic State

No Piers Morgan. This is how to destroy the Islamic State

Up to 20,000 homes and apartments were obliterated, along with the families and children inside them. We terrorized an entire population. We did so in flagrant violation of the UN Charter, Geneva Conventions, Nuremberg laws, and other laws of war.

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Nuclear War and Clashing Ukraine Narratives

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Young Ukrainians Flee to “Aggressor” Russia to Avoid Draft

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From Napoleon to Adolf Hitler to Conchita Wurst

From Napoleon to Adolf Hitler to Conchita Wurst

For a full decade, the West maintained a degenerate regime of oligarchs, CIA puppets and thugs in power while NATO advanced on all fronts. Instead of the promised “democratic lovefest”, Russia was plundered, humiliated, ridiculed, and fully colonized. In truth, from 1991 to 1996 Russia became Uncle Sam’s “poodle”, a thoroughly dysfunctional society run by freaks very similar to the ones sitting in Kiev today

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Conundrum – Syriza, Democracy And The Death Of A Saudi Tyrant

Conundrum – Syriza, Democracy And The Death Of A Saudi Tyrant

It’s always a tricky moment for the corporate media when a foreign leader dies. The content and tone need to be appropriate, moulded to whether that leader fell into line with Western policies or not

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Ukraine’s top general is contradicting allegations by the Obama Administration and by his own Ukrainian Government, by saying that no Russian troops are fighting against the Ukrainian Government’s forces in the formerly Ukrainian, but now separatist, area, where the Ukrainian civil war is being waged.

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman (R) at Erga Palace in Riyadh, January 27, 2015 (Reuters / Jim Bourg)

‘Empire of Chaos’ in the House

By Pepe Escobar (RT | Op-Edge) No one in Western corporate media will tell you why US President Barack Obama is hitting Riyadh with a high-powered delegation to “pay his respects” to the new House of Saud potentate, King Salman. Talk about a who’s who – including CIA head John Brennan; General Lloyd Austin, head of US Centcom; Secretary of […]

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