Politics

We Steal Freedom

By Simon Wood (The 99.99998271%) “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare” – Mark Twain For those tired of being dismissed as ‘conspiracy theorists’ for the crime of paying attention and digging deeper than a Yahoo.com news headline, this has been a week of vindication. An unidentified whistleblower trusted […]

What Our Presidents Tell Our Young People

By William Blum In this season of college graduations, let us pause to remember the stirring words of America’s beloved scholar, George W. Bush, speaking in Florida in 2007 at the commencement exercises of Miami Dade College: “In Havana and other Cuban cities, there are people just like you who are attending school, and dreaming of a better life. Unfortunately […]

Should Society Bear Some Responsibility When Slaughter-men Kill People?

By Kate Fowler (Animal Aid) Mark Bridger was yesterday convicted of killing five-year-old April Jones. Bridger was a slaughterman. His job demanded that he extinguish life quickly, dispassionately and daily. He was required to cut throats, drain blood and not give those creatures a second thought. It would be a poor slaughterman who allowed the spilled blood and screaming of […]

Julian Assange on Meeting With Google, Responds to Anti-WikiLeaks Attacks From New Film to Finances

Video Julian Assange addresses what he calls “attacks on all fronts against WikiLeaks,” from a monetary embargo involving some of the world’s largest financial firms to a new Hollywood documentary on WikiLeaks, “We Steal Secrets.   Assange Talks About Possible Holder Prosecution By DSWright As Attorney General Holder faces possible perjury charges Julian Assange, the publisher of Wikileaks, discussed his […]

Bush Administration Convicted of War Crimes

Former U.S. President George W. Bush recently dedicated his Presidential Library in Dallas. The ceremony included speeches by President Obama, ex-President Bush, and every other living ex-president. But none of the speeches so much as mentioned to Iraq war — the undertaking that dominated George W. Bush’s presidency, and will define his historic legacy. This omission might be due, at […]

US companies treat UK citizens like ghosts to rip them off

Google, Amazon, and Starbucks are being pilloried by the UK public accounts committee for their tax policies in the UK. Is this just? By Max Keiser At the center of the controversy is a loophole in the tax code that disregards a consumer’s physical presence and allows the company to treat them as if they were physically located in another […]

How Elites and Media Minimize Dissent and Bury Truth

Over the last several years I have watched the rise of an important new intellect on the American scene. Ron Unz, publisher of The American Conservative, has demonstrated time and again the extraordinary ability to reexamine settled issues and show that the accepted conclusion was incorrect by Paul Craig Roberts One of his early achievements was to dispose of the […]

Psychopathy, Politics and The New World Order

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society by Colin Todhunter When attempting to analyse what is happening in the world, it is important to appreciate past economic, social and political processes that led us to where we are today. Understanding the tectonic plates of history that led certain countries towards fascism, communism […]

Chatham House & UK Foreign Policy; an overview

The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the Council on Foreign Relations in the UK are comprised of a group of elites who although unaccountable shape Britain’s foreign policy by PressTV The post-1945 world order, which was marked by closeness between Britain and the United States, was mainly constructed by Think Tanks and Power in Foreign Policy involving […]

A Post-history Strip Tease

How cozy it would be to summon the retro-spirit of Burt Bacharach to define our geopolitical future and start singing, “What the world needs now / is love, sweet love” by Pepe Escobar This is an abridged version of a lecture this week at the 13th Seminary of Political Solidarity Don Juan Chavez in memoriam at the University of Zaragoza, […]

Thatcher’s Tyrants – The Tanks, The Guns, The Christmas Cards

By David Edwards The late American historian Howard Zinn wrote: ‘The truth is so often the reverse of what has been told us by our culture that we cannot turn our heads far enough around to see it.’ (The Zinn Reader – Writings on Disobedience and Democracy, Seven Stories Press, 1997, p.400) What, for example, is the truth of the […]