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European Publishers Pretend that Obama Is Right and Putin Is Wrong

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Eric Zuesse A typical example is Christophe Leclercq’s Euractiv website, news for Europeans. (Leclercq “was EU Commission official with DG Competition (coordinator for Information Society). Before that, he was a management consultant with McKinsey.”) On Thursday October 8th, his euractiv ...

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“Marketplace” Program, from ‘Nonprofit’ NPR, Pumps Fascism

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Eric Zuesse Here’s a pretty blatant example: On October 7th, U.S. National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) “Marketplace’ show headlined glowingly “How the TPP will drive domestic reform in Asia,” and reported that: In an interview with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal, President Obama gave a nod ...

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Electromagnetic Pulse: One Day We Will Wake Up In An America Without Electricity And Society Will Totally Break Down


Michael Snyder (RINF) – What would you do if the power grid went down and never came back up?  One of these days, and it could be a lot sooner than most people think, we will all wake up in ...

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How Syrians View Russia v. U.S.

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Eric Zuesse British TV Interviews Syrians About Russia’s Airstrikes Polls Show Syrians Overwhelmingly Blame U.S. for ISIS CONCLUSION U.S. President Obama’s chief aim in Syria is not to defeat the fundamentalist ISIS and Al Qaeda there, but to replace that country’s secular ...

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Malala Yousefzai Aims to Be Pakistan’s Prime Minister

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, October 3rd, the India Today TV channel telecast an interview with the Pakistani 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who said, “My dream is to help children get an education” — which has always been ...

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The Western Alliance Is Crumbling

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EU Is Abandoning U.S. on Overthrowing Assad Obama Cannot Defeat Assad without EU’s Help EU Also Rejects Obama’s TTIP & TISA Demands Obama’s Presidential ‘Legacy’ Heads to Failure Eric Zuesse Europe is being overrun by refugees from American bombing campaigns ...

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HISTORIC NEWS: Finally, EU and U.S. Are Breaking Apart

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Eric Zuesse German Economic News headlined on October 2nd, “US wants to exclude EU from peace talks on Syria,” and reported that, “The US government has torpedoed European proposals for a multilateral peace conference on Syria: Washington is basically for ...

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Gandhi Jayanti, Gandhi’s Dream


Robert J. Burrowes On behalf of those of us who struggle to honor Gandhi’s legacy to the world, I would like to wish Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi ‘happy birthday!’ Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 and had he defied ...

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Who’s Fighting Whom in Syria

Who's Fighting Whom in Syria

Chris Ernesto (RINF) – The following graphic illustrates that many of those who want regime change in Syria are fighting each other:

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Know World War II, Avoid World War III


Tony Cartalucci – (RINF / LD) – An Asian state aggressively expanding its military, bullying its neighbors, illegally fortifying islands, and bent on regional, then global domination – sound familiar? Are you thinking it’s China 2015? No, it is Japan ...

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The Anti-Russian Lying Machine in Action


Stephen Lendman (RINF) – It never rests, now in high gear following Russia’s announced aerial campaign against ISIS in Syria, beginning on September 30. For the first time since WW II, Russian and US warplanes are bombing the same country ...

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Obama Lied When He Said This

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Obama’s central case against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad (and his central argument against Assad’s supporter Russia on that matter) is that Assad was behind the sarin gas attack in Ghouta Syria on 21 August 2013 — but ...

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Video: Anti-Establishment Poet Colin Davies Tears Government To Shreds


Truth meets comedy.. the awesome Colin Davies

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GALLUP: “Iraqis Are the Saddest & One of the Angriest Populations in the World”

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Eric Zuesse (The above photo is of Uzbekistan’s mountains.) The 2015 Global Emotions survey from Gallup finds that, “Iraqis Are Among the Saddest and One of the Angriest Populations in the World.” They explain: “Iraq’s high Negative Experience Index score is largely attributable ...

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Obama Deifies American Hegemony


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – Today is the 70th anniversary of the UN. It is not clear how much good the UN has done. Some UN Blue Hemet peacekeeping operations had limited success. But mainly Washington has used the UN ...

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Irresponsible Putin Bashing Following His UN Address


  by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – It’s always open season on irresponsibly bashing him – instead of embracing his sensible solutions to major world problems. Western media are relentless, marching to the drumbeat of imperial regimes they represent, partnering with ...

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A Voice from Novorossia: “I wish that no child should suffer the things our children have”

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While the world is led to believe that a complete cessation of hostilities has taken place in Donbass, the Ukrainian military continues to violate the ceasefire. There are more attacks than is officially claimed. The military situation in the Lugansk ...

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Disaster Capitalism: Outsourcing Violence and Exploitation

Robert J. Burrowes In his just-released book, Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe, Antony Loewenstein offers us a superb description of the diminishing power of national governments and international organisations to exercise power in the modern world as ...

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Gallup: 60% of Americans Want a New Political Party. But, Why?

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Eric Zuesse A Gallup poll issued on September 25th is headlined “Majority in U.S. Maintain Need for Third Major Party,” and it opens: “A majority of Americans, 60%, say a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties ‘do such ...

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Ben Carson, Meet Saudi Arabia

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Chris Ernesto (RINF) – Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson attempted to wiggle out of his religiously bigoted comment that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” by claiming that what he meant ...

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The West Suppresses Report on Ukraine’s Suppression of Journalists

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OSCE Squelches Ukrainian Commission on Human Rights Speaker Eric Zuesse At a 21 September 2015 meeting of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), which is run by the Western powers and which is the leading organization concerning ...

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Time for the Nuclear Option: Raining Money on Main Street


Ellen Brown (RINF) – Predictions are that we will soon be seeing the “nuclear option” — central bank-created money injected directly into the real economy. All other options having failed, governments will be reduced to issuing money outright to cover ...

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GM Mustard in India: A Case of Monumental Fraud and Unremitting Regulatory Delinquency

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The approval and planting of large-scale field trials of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is currently taking place. According to environmentalist Aruna Rodrigues, this is completely unconscionable. It is occurring even as the Supreme Court-appointed Technical Expert Committee (TEC) ...

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Democracy Has Departed The West


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – Before the West spreads democracy abroad maybe it could get some for itself. The US is an oligarchy in which government is answerable to six powerful private interest groups. In Europe governments are answerable to ...

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BBC Blackout on David Cameron Scandals


Evidence of a blackout at the BBC over the recent David Cameron scandals.

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U.S. Will Station New Nuclear Weapons in Germany Against Russia

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Eric Zuesse Germany’s ZDF public television network headlines on Tuesday September 22nd, “New U.S. Atomic Weapons to Be Stationed in Germany,” and reports that the U.S. will bring into Germany 20 new nuclear bombs, each being four times the destructive power of ...

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UN Condemns Ukrainian Government Cover-Ups

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Eric Zuesse On September 18th, the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights headlined “Statement of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns Ukraine: Lives lost in an accountability vacuum,” and condemned there the current Ukrainian Government in strong language, ...

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Who’s trying to stop research into Sandy Hook?


Professor James F. Tracy (RINF) – A Digital Millenium Copyright Act infringement claim was filed on September 16 against the owner of the “Sandy Hook Hoax” Facebook page concerning photographic images of Lenie Urbina/Avielle Richman. Unsurprisingly, Facebook opted to take ...

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Threatening Jeremy Corbyn


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – An unnamed senior UK general threatened Corbyn with mutiny if as future prime minister he tried downgrading Britain’s military. More on what he said below. Western societies are too decadent to fix, morally depraved, corrupt ...

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There is no escape from the Republican warmongers


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – There is not a peaceful person among the Republican candidates. Even the female is heartless. Carly Fiorina positioned herself alongside the macho men as a warmonger. She let the military/security complex know that she, too, ...

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State controlled BBC refuse to report on David Cameron ‘pig-sex’ scandal


Although we always knew there was something shady about David Cameron, we had no idea that beastiality could be in the mix. Now, it’s evident that he enjoys fucking the poor, but the revelations about his penchant for bacon have taken things to a new ...

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Modi and Monsanto: A Wake Up Call For India

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Immediately prior to Narendra Modi being elected India’s PM last year, there were calls from some quarters for him to usher in a Thatcherite-style revolution. The hope was that he would accelerate the trend of privatisation, sops and tax breaks ...

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Charlie Brooker denies knowledge of British Prime Minister ‘pig sex’


Following revelations that British Prime Minster David Cameron had sexual relations with a pig, (yes you read that right), the creator of the superb sci-fi show, Black Mirror, which strangely included an episode where a British Minister had sex with a ...

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Monsanto’s ‘Hand of God’: Planned Obsolescence of the Indian Farmer 


The mantra of global agribusiness companies is that they care about farmers. They also really care about humanity and want to help to feed a growing world population, preferably by using genetically modified (GM) crops. They say that they want ...

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Is war criminal Tony Blair up shit-creek without a paddle?

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RINF Alternative News In the light of the recent Labour leadership victory by Jeremy Corbyn, the current migrant crisis and growing threat of ISIS, it is no wonder that thoughts are turning back to the Chilcot Report. Commissioned in 2009 ...

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Big Lie: U.S. Allies with Saudis ‘Because We’re Addicted to Their Oil’

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Eric Zuesse In Syria and elsewhere, the U.S. allies with Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations that back or even install ISIS and Al Qaeda Islamic jihadists, even while the U.S. wages war against those jihadists. This has puzzled some ...

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Elites Want More Refugees: Why?

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  Robert J. Burrowes There is much being written about the refugee crisis in Europe at the moment but none of what I have read explains why the problem is occurring and what will need to be done for the ...

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Is 200 years of Tory corruption about to come to an end?


RINF Alternative News It’s no secret that UK politics has always been a hotbed of sleaze. From its earliest days, the political scene has been rife with corruption and the Tory party have been at the centre of much of ...

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Can Jeremy Corbyn Stem the Tide of Neoliberalism and Militarism?


Jeremy Corbyn has won the British Labour Party’s leadership election by a landslide. Corbyn comes from the left of the party, a party that over the past 30 years has shifted further to the right whereby it has become regarded ...

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Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Says Refugee Crisis Is Putin’s Scheme. The Backstory


Eric Zuesse The show aired on September 5th, and interviewed their contracted expert: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4466018186001/european-union-leaders-struggle-to-deal-with-migrant-crisis/?#sp=show-clips TRANSCRIPT, starting at 4:45: 4:45, Interviewer: The other place that nobody seems to want to go these days is Russia and China, and Russia and China are ...

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This Is EXACTLY What The Early Phases Of A Market Meltdown Look Like

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Michael Snyder (RINF) – There is so much confusion out there.  On the days when the Dow goes down by several hundred points, lots of people pat me on the back and tell me that I “nailed” my call for ...

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Israel Protecting Killers of Immolated Palestinians


Stephen Lendman (RINF) – On July 31, unidentified Israeli settlers set the Dawabsha family home ablaze – killing husband and wife Saad and Riham as well as their 18-month-old infant Ali. Four-year-old Ahmed alone survived so far – whether able ...

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Brits Denounce Netanyahu’s London Visit


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – As of Tuesday, September 8, over 107,000 angry Brits signed a petition demanding his arrest for high crimes too grave to ignore – mass murdering Gazans last summer, part of Israel’s longstanding genocidal anti-Palestinian campaign. ...

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Engineered Refugee Crisis to Justify “Safe Havens” in Syria


Tony Cartalucci (RINF, Land Destroyer) – While the Western media attempts to portray the sudden influx of refugees suddenly appearing out of no where at Europe’s gates, the reality is that for years they have been gathering in expansive, well-funded ...

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Israel to Demolish 13,000 Palestinian Structures

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Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Longstanding Israeli policy calls for Judaizing Palestine, ethnically cleansing non-Jews, continuing slow-motion genocide against Muslims, and prohibiting Palestinian self-determination. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) says nothing demonstrates Israel’s racist policy “more graphically than…house demolitions” ...

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Stock Market Crash 2015: The Dow Has Already Plummeted 2200 Points From The Peak

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Michael Snyder (RINF) – Those that watched their stocks steadily increase in value for years are now seeing all of that “wealth” disappear at a staggering pace.  The only way you actually make money in the stock market is if ...

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False Reports of Russian Military Intervention in Syria


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – After numerous US-led Western reports of nonexistent “Russian aggression” in Ukraine, how could anyone believe its military intervened in Syria – especially when Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov (speaking for Putin) categorically denied it, and no ...

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Europe’s Refugee Crisis and the Warped Morality of David Cameron


UK Prime Minister David Cameron this week said “as a father I felt deeply moved” by the image of a Syrian boy dead on a Turkish beach. As pressure mounts on the UK to take in more of those fleeing ...

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Russia Is Going To Pass A Law Formally Dumping The U.S. Dollar


Michael Snyder (RINF) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced legislation that would deal a tremendous blow to the U.S. dollar.  If Putin gets his way, and he almost certainly will, the U.S. dollar will be eliminated from trade between nations ...

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The 2030 Agenda: This Month The UN Launches A Blueprint For A New World Order With The Help Of The Pope


Michael Snyder (RINF) – Did you know that the UN is planning to launch a “new universal agenda” for humanity in September 2015?  That phrase does not come from me – it is actually right in the very first paragraph ...

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The Rise Of The Inhumanes


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – America’s descent into totalitarian violence is accelerating. Like the Bush regime, the Obama regime has a penchant for rewarding Justice (sic) Department officials who trample all over the US Constitution. Last year America’s First Black ...

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Is Bernie Sanders just another Israel apologist?


Watch this video in its entirety and decide for yourself

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Escalating Violence in America: Misdiagnosing the Problem


Chris Ernesto Reasons given for murders by the police, escalating homicides and rampage killings are overly narrow, if not inaccurate (RINF) – A number of years ago I moved from California to Alabama to attend school. On my first day ...

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OPINION: Why Every American Should Vote for Bernie Sanders

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Eric Zuesse, commenting about Thad Beversdorf’s article about Sanders’s record On August 19th, the brilliant Thad Beversdorf opened by posting a five-minute-long 2003 video of Vermont’s then-congressman Bernie Sanders, who was interrogating the deified Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, and ...

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This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History


Michael Snyder (RINF) – We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday.  When you add those two days together, the total two day ...

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The Psychology of Projection in Conflict

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  Understanding human conflict requires us to understand human psychology. And it is only when we understand the psychology that drives conflict that we can take intelligent steps to address it. Unfortunately, understanding the psychology of conflict is not easy ...

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In The Month Of September 2015 We Officially Enter The Danger Zone


Michael Snyder (RINF) – Is September 2015 going to be one of the most important months in modern American history?  When I issued my first ever “red alert” for the last six months of 2015 back in June, I was ...

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Nazis Riot Again in Kiev to Force Resuming War

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Poroshenko Lies About Ukrainian Public Opinion, in Order to Justify Resuming Invasion of Donbass Eric Zuesse On Monday, August 31st, racist fascists (nazis) who hate Russians rioted in front of Ukraine’s parliament building to demand resumption of the unlimited bombing ...

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U.S. Publicly Splits v. EU on Ukraine War

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Eric Zuesse There now is open disagreement between three Western leaders regarding how to move forward with regard to Ukraine: Barack Obama of the United States, versus Francois Hollande of France, and Angela Merkel of Germany. On Friday, August 29th, ...

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Fabricated Pentagon Reports on ISIS


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Official US claims about wanting to degrade and defeat ISIS are a complete fabrication. Washington actively recruits their fighters along with other takfiri elements – as foot soldiers for endless wars of aggression against nations ...

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Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion

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Eric Zuesse The U.S.-backed Ukrainian Armed Forces, on Wednesday August 26th, resumed their all-out war against the breakaway Donbass region, according to an announcement on August 27th by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Deputy Commander, Eduard Basurin. Donetsk is the ...

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Nazis’ Gold Train Is Said to Have Been Found in Poland

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Eric Zuesse On 27 August, Polish Radio announced that two people have presented evidence that they have discovered Nazi Germany’s legendary “Gold Train,” containing art and that’s especially “laden with precious metals,” and that the pair are demanding a 10% ...

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Where is Neo When We Need Him


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – In The Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault. For example, the current decline in the US stock market is not because years of excessive liquidity supplied by the Federal Reserve have ...

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Financial war for profit – Monied Interests Run America


Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Powerful Wall Street headquartered monied interests run America – in league with corrupt federal, state and local officials, waging financial war for profit. Reckless Fed-led central bank policy bears full responsibility for today’s market turbulence. Ordinary ...

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CNN Tells Americans That The Stock Market Is Not Going To Crash


Michael Snyder (RINF) – On Wednesday we witnessed the third largest single day point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever.  That sounds like great news until you realize that the two largest were in October 2008 – right ...

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During Every Market Crash There Are Big Ups, Big Downs And Giant Waves Of Momentum


Michael Snyder (RINF) This is exactly the type of market behavior that we would expect to see during the early stages of a major financial crisis.  In every major market downturn throughout history there were big ups, big downs and ...

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Israel’s War on Gazan Children

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – A new Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P) report is damning, providing more evidence of shocking Israeli war crimes – titled “Operative Protective Edge: A War Waged on Gaza’s Children.” Saying Israeli aggression killed over 2,250 ...

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Western Democracy Is An Endangered Species On Its Way To Extinction


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) -The British Labour Party no longer represents the working class. Under UK prime minister Tony Blair, the Labour Party became a vassal of the One Percent. The result has been a rebellion in the ranks and ...

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Zionists Latest Anti-Semitic Inducing Provocation: Trying to Destroy a Highly Worthy and Sane Nuclear Deal with Iran


The same Neo-Con-Artists, and the same lying and blackmail game players AIPAC Lobby, and the same mainstream news media newspapers and televisions stations are once again lying about another major historical event—because the blood-thirst of the ideological Zionists is not ...

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Bernie Sanders versus Obama & the Clintons: The Big Difference

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Eric Zuesse I state here why I have come to support Bernie Sanders for President: Whereas Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — the modern Democratic Establishment — have been so conservative they might as well have called themselves ...

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Everything Western Media Report About Russia Is a Big Fat Lie


Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Vital truths are systematically suppressed. Willful disinformation, distortions and bald-faced lies substitute – why Western media are called presstitutes, making street whores look good by comparison. More on this below. Longstanding regime change plans lie at ...

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Did the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Really End the War?


Timothy Alexander Guzman (RINF) – “War is peace” at least according to a Sid Miller, a Texas official for Department of Agriculture and former state representative posted a facebook comment suggesting that the atomic bombs dropped in two Japanese cities during ...

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US Dark Forces Stoke Violence and Instability in Latin America


Stephen Lendman (RINF) – US orchestrated plans to topple Ecuador’s Rafael Correa continue. On August 17, Telesur reported disruptive elements attacked Ecuadorian soldiers and police with live fire. Eleven injuries were reported. Last week, violence rocked Quito. Dozens of police ...

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British Government: Benjamin Netanyahu immune from arrest


RINF Alternative News As the petition for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reaches in excess of 75,000 signatures, the British Government has issued an official statement which clears the war criminal of any wrong doing, despite tens of thousands of UK ...

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America: A Land Where Justice Is Absent — Paul Craig Roberts

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – America’s First Black President is a traitor to his race and also to justice. Obama has permitted the corrupt US Department of Justice (sic), over which he wields authority, to overturn the ruling of a ...

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U.S. Gov’t. Says: ‘July 2015 was warmest month ever recorded for the globe’

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Eric Zuesse To global-warming-deniers such as the Koch brothers and Exxon/Mobil, the news that was reported on 20 August 2015 must be just a ‘coincidence,’ but the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported then that July 2015 was “the ...

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Jerry Hartfield: Victimized by US Police State Injustice


Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Blacks and other people of color in America are systematically denied due process and judicial fairness. Killer cops murder innocent victims with impunity. African Americans like Hartfield are imprisoned unjustly. In his case, for nearly four ...

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Greek PM Calls Snap Elections


Stephen Lendman (RINF) – On Thursday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and announced snap elections, likely in late September – a ploy hoping for enough voter support to remain in power before ordinary Greeks feel the pain of greater austerity ...

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The Bully of the Middle East, Israel Bombs Syria


Stephen Lendman (RINF) – On Friday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Israeli warplanes bombed a military post near Quneitra in Syrian controlled Golan killing one soldier, wounding eight others. The pro-Western London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported ...

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$25,000 for anyone who can prove Sandy Hook wasn’t staged


Professor James F. Tracy (RINF) – A man is offering $25,000 to any party who can substantively disprove his claim that the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was staged. Taking to YouTube as a platform one Joe Jones of ...

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A Death Cross, Wild Market Swings And A Currency War – And We Haven’t Even Gotten To September Yet


Michael Snyder (RINF) – Things continue to line up in textbook fashion for a major financial crisis by the end of 2015.  This week, Wall Street has been buzzing about the first “death cross” that we have seen for the ...

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We Have Already Witnessed The First 1300 Points Of The Stock Market Crash Of 2015


Michael Snyder (RINF) – What has been happening on Wall Street the past few days has been nothing short of stunning.  On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 358 points.  It was the largest single day decline in a ...

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12 Signs That An Imminent Global Financial Crash Has Become Even More Likely


Michael Snyder (RINF) – Did you see what just happened?  The devaluation of the yuan by China triggered the largest one day drop for that currency in the modern era.  This caused other global currencies to crash relative to the ...

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The Latest Science on Global Warming

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Eric Zuesse Because of the prejudiced coverage of the global warming issue that’s common in much of the press, I have decided to present highlights from one of the most comprehensive articles that’s now being considered by one of the ...

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Is the New ‘Law of War Manual’ Actually ‘Hitlerian’?

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Eric Zuesse The Obama U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has quietly issued its important Law of War Manual, and, unlike its predecessor, the 1956 U.S. Army Field Manual, which was not designed to approve of the worst practices by both the ...

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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: Monsanto’s Silence is Deafening 


In his book ‘Altered Genes,Twisted Truths’, US public interest attorney Steven Druker exposed the fraudulent practices and deceptions that led to the commercialisation of GM food and crops in the US. Not long after the book’s release, he wrote an open letter to ...

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Another Big Lie About Ukraine’s War

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Eric Zuesse What follows here, about the current U.S. government’s lying, is banned by all major news sites in the United States, and by most ‘alternative news’ sites, such as Common Dreams, Alternet, and Truthout (although some of those alt-news ...

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Public Law 86-90 – The Vietnam War Shows the Strength of Donbas’ Rights!

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George H Eliason (RINF) – Could US Senator John McCain find North Vietnam on a map during or before the period he spent 5 years as a POW in Hanoi? Could you? The answer is no. North Vietnam only existed ...

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Nobel Peace Laureates Endorse Violence

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  Robert J. Burrowes In a recent letter to US President Barack Obama twelve Nobel Peace laureates declared their support for the long history of US elite violence against Native Americans and enslaved Africans, as well as the US imperial ...

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Meet the ‘Moderates’ the U.S. Is Supporting in Syria: They’re al-Qaeda

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Eric Zuesse, as originally published by Strategic-Culture.org Increasing evidence is coming in that the groups the U.S. is trying to install into power in Syria are actually contending groups of Sunni Islamic jihadists who seem to agree on only one ...

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The Two Core Beliefs of the Republican Party

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Eric Zuesse 1: One core Republican belief is spread by religious fundamentalists, and it’s a conviction to do war against others by outpopulating them — reproducing more than the other humans do. Part of this is their campaign for fertilized human eggs ...

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US Congress and President Obama Officially Recognize Donbas’ Freedom!


George H Eliason It’s true! President Barack Obama beat Russia’s President Putin to the punch by recognizing the right of Donbas to ascend to the fraternity of nations first. He has reaffirmed this every year he has been in office. ...

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Little-Known Facts About the Fox News Republican Debate

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Eric Zuesse TIME has posted the transcript of the August 6th Fox News Channel Republican Presidential candidates’ debate, and there are a number of interesting features in it that have not generally been covered in the press: 1: After introducing all ...

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Putin Giving Up on Assad, Says Erdogan

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Eric Zuesse Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was asked by an interviewer last week, “On the question of Syria, have you seen changes in the attitude of Russian President Putin?” and Erdogan replied: “As compared to the past, there is ...

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Ukraine Bans 14 ‘Artists,’ Mainly Russians, as ‘Threat to National Security’

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 8th, Ukraine’s Interfax News Service announced that the Security Bureau of Ukraine had just issued, on Friday, a list of 14 ‘artists’ (mainly Russian actors) who ‘pose a threat to Ukraine’s national security.’ The Ukrainian State Film ...

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The U.S. Is Destroying Europe

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and other countries at the periphery or edges of Europe, U.S. President Barack Obama has been pursuing a policy of destabilization, and even of bombings and other military assistance, that ...

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Republican Party Gave First Presidential Debate to Fox News as Political Payoff

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Eric Zuesse Millions of especially non-Republicans on Thursday night were disappointed to find that they couldn’t access the first Republican Presidential debate because they don’t subscribe to the Fox News Channel, the Republican Party’s news channel. Immediately, Newsweek posted an announcement explaining:  ...

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Pew Global Poll Finds that Obama’s Effort to Isolate Russia Is Succeeding

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Eric Zuesse The latest Pew international poll finds that whereas U.S. and global sentiments toward Russia were rather moderate, not hostile, until after U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, the sentiments toward Russia both in the U.S. and in ...

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The Deceit About Being a ‘Republic’ versus Being a ‘Democracy’

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Eric Zuesse One of my recent articles at several sites, “Jimmy Carter Is Correct That the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy” generated many reader-comments (such as here) saying things like, “The US has always been a republic. There are no true democracies in the modern world.” ...

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Bankster Prosecutions Plunged After Bush’s Presidency

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has followed through on the secret promise he made in the White House, on 27 March 2009, to Wall Street’s CEOs, and that was finally made public in full only when Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men was ...

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