• The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion

    The Greek government was thus broken Mafia-style at the knees, until it was forced to abandon its national sovereignty and watch its public treasures sold off piece by piece. Suspicious minds might infer that this was a calculated plot designed from the beginning to throw Greece’s prized assets onto the auction block, a hostile takeover and asset stripping for the benefit of those well-heeled entities in a position to purchase them, including the very banks, hedge funds and speculators instrumental in driving up Greek debt and destroying the economy.

    The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion
  • Assange: the untold story of an epic struggle for justice

    The siege of Knightsbridge is both an emblem of gross injustice and a gruelling farce. For three years, a police cordon around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state. It has cost £12 million. The quarry is an Australian charged with no crime, a refugee whose only security is the room given him by a brave South American country. His “crime” is to have initiated a wave of truth-telling in an era of lies, cynicism and war.

    Julian Assange giving a speech from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on August 19, 2012
  • A Win For Jeremy Would Benefit The Entire Left – Not Just Labour

    Like some mysterious figure who suddenly arrives in a Hollywood Western film, Jeremy has turned up in the wind-blown, parched town and taken on the oppressors. I am sure his bold initiative will be rewarded. Indeed, in the growth of a more confident left, it already has.

    A Win For Jeremy Would Benefit The Entire Left – Not Just Labour
  • The MH 17 Crash: The Unanswered Questions

    How to explain the circular holes bend inwards at impact, when such holes are made by bullets from machine-gun fire? Shrapnel from a BUK missile system would have caused tears in the fuselage more of a triangular shape and would not have concentrated on and targeted the cockpit specifically. Furthermore, fuselage sections on another part of the aircraft have outward-bent impact marks, showing that the MH-17 was being fired at from two different directions.

    The MH 17 Crash: The Unanswered Questions
  • Fantasy Politics – ‘Corbyn’s Morons’ And The ‘Sensible Approach’

    Like Blair and the rest of the establishment, the Guardian and other corporate media claim their motivation is to preserve Labour’s electability, rather than to attack any and all politics that stray off the ‘centrist’, ‘modernising’ path. In reality, it could hardly be more obvious that this collection of profit-seeking, corporate enterprises – grandly and laughably proclaiming themselves ‘the free press’ – is opposing a threat to their private and class interests.

    Fantasy Politics – ‘Corbyn’s Morons’ And The ‘Sensible Approach’
  • Beyond Extinction Transition to post-capitalism is inevitable

    Perhaps the biggest takeaway from these warning signs is what they tell us about the need not simply for ‘change’, but for fundamental systemic transformation. The science of impending doom does not prove the inevitability of human extinction, but it does prove the inevitability of something else: the extinction of industrial civilisation in its current form.

    Beyond Extinction Transition to post-capitalism is inevitable
  • Labour’s Ultra-Right Chuka Their Toys Out The Pram

    The 35 MPs who nominated Corbyn are ‘morons’ according to New Labour-era apparatchik John McTernan – basic underlying argument: you can’t actually give voters a choice, because then they might choose the wrong one. You can’t let a candidate who vaguely represents the reasons people join the Labour Party slip into the contest – because we don’t represent those views, and have built entire careers around leading a group of people we fundamentally disagree with.

    Labour’s Ultra-Right Chuka Their Toys Out The Pram
  • Are British schools being militarised?

    The Unseen March argues that the typical military ethos of obeying orders and strict discipline is being used as a means of recruiting school children. By increasing the military’s presence in schools, it normalises soldiers and conflicts by making children more familiar with the army.

  • Picked Out a Coffin Yet? Take Ibuprofen and Die

    I’m not saying these medications don’t help to relieve chronic pain from “debilitating conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis‎, gout and other rheumatological and painful conditions”. They do. But whether they’re useful or not doesn’t change the fact that “even small amounts” of this crap can put you at risk of a heart attack or stroke. That’s what the public needs to know, and that’s the FDA’s job.

    Picked Out a Coffin Yet? Take Ibuprofen and Die
  • Global Derivatives: $1.5 Quadrillion Time Bomb

    Financial predators entrap small/weak nations into unrepayable debt peonage like Greece, bleed them dry, and thirdworldize developed ones into dystopian backwaters – while they grow richer and more powerful than ever ahead of the whole corrupt system going bust, decimating billions worldwide in greater human misery than already.

    Global Derivatives: $1.5 Quadrillion Time Bomb

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George Clooney Paid by Lockheed Martin to Oppose War Profiteering by Africans Disloyal to the U.S. Agenda

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German Chancellor Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Tsipras leave after addressing a news conference in Berlin. | Photo: Reuters

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How the German Media Mislead the Public about the Greek Crisis

Europeans who have been completely misled about the Greek crisis, and who are shielded from its consequences, are willing to endorse their governments’ cruelty toward Greeks. German officials have openly boasted about how well protected its economy is against collapse in Greece – not an empty boast given the reality of the past several years. People who believe in democracy assume that it gives voters the most influence on decisions that impact them the most. That is why nobody would endorse the citizens of Athens electing the mayor of Berlin and contemptuously disregarding what Berliners think. Anyone who claims that Germany and its allies are acting with democratic legitimacy in Greece are endorsing that kind of nonsense.

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A Palestinian man looks out over destruction in part of Gaza City's al-Tufah neighbourhood as the fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip entered a second day on August 6, 2014 while Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepared for crunch talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce. The ceasefire, which came into effect on August 5, has brought relief to both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

Israel’s Endless Misery for Gaza is No Policy at All

Israel believes it can tame Hamas’ political leadership, making them as cautious and subdued as Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. But it also wants to maintain the pressure on Hamas’ military wing by emphasising that it is little different from the beheaders of Islamic State.

Israel’s compulsive need to dominate Palestinians trumps all – even as it finally dawns on a few generals that Gaza’s endless immiseration is no policy at all.

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America’s New Brutalism: the Death of Sandra Bland

America’s New Brutalism: the Death of Sandra Bland

On July 9, soon after Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, moved to Texas from Naperville, Illinois to take a new job as a college outreach officer at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M, she was pulled over by the police for failing to signal while making a lane change. What followed has become all too common and illustrates the ever increasing rise in domestic terrorism in the United States.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the Welcome Ceremony during the BRICS Summit, in Ufa, Russia on July 09, 2015.

The Eurasian Big Bang

Tehran, Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad, and New Delhi have been actively establishing interlocking security guarantees. They have been simultaneously calling the Atlanticist bluff when it comes to the endless drumbeat of attention given to the flimsy meme of Iran’s “nuclear weapons program.” And a few days before the Vienna nuclear negotiations finally culminated in an agreement, all of this came together at a twin BRICS/SCO summit in Ufa, Russia — a place you’ve undoubtedly never heard of and a meeting that got next to no attention in the U.S. And yet sooner or later, these developments will ensure that the War Party in Washington and assorted neocons (as well as neoliberalcons) already breathing hard over the Iran deal will sweat bullets as their narratives about how the world works crumble.

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Calling All 16-Year-Old Recruits: Get Your Battlefield Casualties Action Man – P.T.S.D., Paralyzed and Dead – Now!

Calling All 16-Year-Old Recruits: Get Your Battlefield Casualties Action Man – P.T.S.D., Paralyzed and Dead – Now!

The UK is the only EU member and one of only nineteen countries worldwide, including North Korea and Iran, that still recruits 16-year-olds, a practice that’s been challenged by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and many other human rights groups. Still, figures released in 2014 show that one of four new recruits there were too young to vote, drink or smoke, but not to die

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NATO announces expansion of military force targeting Russia

NATO announces expansion of military force targeting Russia

This buildup of troops and military equipment is part of a long-term reorientation of NATO directed against Russia. There is only one conclusion the Kremlin can draw from such threatening and aggressive measures: Washington and its European allies are preparing to go to war against Russia. Moscow is undoubtedly preparing accordingly.

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Venezuela Recognized by FAO for Halving Malnutrition

Venezuela Recognized by FAO for Halving Malnutrition

The recognition was awarded during the 39th FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) conference in Rome. It counts among its attendees representatives of 190 countries, including 130 ministers and 12 heads of state.

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The Injustice Handed Out To Julian Assange Must End

The Injustice Handed Out To Julian Assange Must End

The Assange case amplifies many truths, and one is the accelerating, global totalitarianism of Washington, regardless of who is elected president.

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The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story Is Journalism At Its Worst — And Filled With Falsehoods

The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story Is Journalism At Its Worst — And Filled With Falsehoods

The Sunday Times today merely recycled the same evidence-free smears that have been used by government officials for years – not only against Snowden, but all whistleblowers – and added a dose of sensationalism and then baked it with demonstrable lies. That’s just how western journalism works, and it’s the opposite of surprising.

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Why cover up? The case for protest anonymity

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.

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Who won the UK elections? Hedge funds and MI5

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.

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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.

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