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Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan In ‘Critical Condition’, Ends Hunger Strike


(RINF) – Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan has agreed to end his hunger strike after 56 days, after it was recently announced that he was in a “critical condition” after reportedly ingesting only salt and water for the duration of ...

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Capture, Smear, Contaminate: The Politics Of GMOs


When rich companies with politically-connected lobbyists and seats on public bodies bend policies for their own ends, we are in serious trouble. It is then that public institutions become hijacked and our choices, freedoms and rights are destroyed. Corporate interests ...

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Bill Gates’s Idiocy (or Is It Psychopathy?)

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Eric Zuesse Bill Gates was interviewed in the Thursday June 25th Financial Times, about global warming investments, and he said some remarkably stupid things, but explaining what he said requires a lot of intelligence; so, maybe what he said isn’t ...

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Comforting a Baby is Violent

Listening, not comforting

Robert J. Burrowes In an article I wrote a year ago, the following words appeared: ‘If a child is crying and you comfort them, you will (presumably unintentionally) scare them out of feeling their sadness when, in fact, their crying ...

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Malaysian Pressure Forces MH17 Investigation to UN

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Eric Zuesse Malaysia, frustrated by the refusal of the official international investigation-team to produce any clear evidence yet of whom to blame for the downing of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the Ukrainian civil-war zone on 17 July 2014, has ...

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The Economic Collapse Blog Has Issued A RED ALERT For The Last Six Months Of 2015


Michael Snyder (RINF) – I have never done anything like this before.  Ever since I started The Economic Collapse Blog in late 2009, I have never issued any kind of “red alert” for any specific period of time.  As an ...

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Percentage of Health-Uninsureds in U.S. Rises by 1.7%

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Since Obama First Promised to Lower It by 100% Eric Zuesse On 23 June 2015, Bloomberg news bannered “Uninsured Rate Falls to Lowest Since Obamacare Implementation” and reported that, “Last year, 16.3 percent of adults under age 65, or about 31.7 million ...

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Did Courtney Love Murder Kurt Cobain? Just Wait Till You See The Evidence – ‘Soaked in Bleach’ Review


(RINF) – There’s only so much information you can squeeze into a 90 minute documentary, and considering the independent investigation that led to its creation has spanned over 20 years, presenting compelling evidence that suggests the death of Kurt Cobain ...

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Revealed: Almost 3 Million Faces Stored On Met Police Database

Met Face Questions Over Handling Of Phone Hacking Probe

(RINF) – As the result of a Freedom of Information request it has emerged that the London Met Police are compiling a database of almost 3 million people. To put this into perspective, there are currently 8 million people living in ...

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Greek Democracy Is Failing


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – The Greek debt is unpayable. It is simply too large to be repaid. The austerity that the EU and IMF have imposed on Greece has worsened the problem by driving down the Greek economy, thus ...

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Nowhere to hide: Facebook goes beyond ‘facial recognition’ to track you


Mick Meaney (RINF) – Terrifying new research shows Facebook’s ambitions to track users has gone far beyond the company’s ‘old’ technology that recognises users faces, which in itself poses a dizzying array of privacy concerns. The new development, dubbed Pose Invariant ...

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The Day the Earth Died

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And Why Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Etc., Were Virtually Silent About It Eric Zuesse As the civilizations that we all know, and love, and lived, slide increasingly into totalitarian misery; and the environment, which had been our lives, becomes less and ...

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Israel’s Ravagement of Gaza


Norman Pollack (RINF) – Gaza 2014, a scene of unsurpassed brutality indicting Israel as a war-criminal nation nonpareil, though here, in the Report, pursuant to HRC resolution S-21/S, this is only hinted at despite the overwhelming evidence presented of systematic ...

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US and Israeli ICC Prosecutions? Don’t Bet on It

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established to prosecute culpable individuals for crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Its mandate calls for “end(ing) impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern.” ...

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Israel’s Response to Everything: Collective Punishment


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – International law is clear. Fourth Geneva’s Article 33 states: “No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of ...

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Israel Ducks Responsibility for Premeditated Naked Aggression on Gaza

Israel promotes apologists for the kind of violence that leveled Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood as “experts,” including one advocating rape. (Ali Jadallah / APA images)

by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Israel responded as expected to the UN Commission of Inquiry’s (COI) report on last summer’s Gaza aggression (Operation Protective Edge). The whole world knows it waged preemptive dirty war without mercy on 1.8 million Gazans ...

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Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup

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Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko requests the supreme court of Ukraine to declare that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by an illegal operation; in other words, that the post-Yanukovych government, including Poroshenko’s own Presidency, came into power from ...

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New York Times Big Lies

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – The Times is an establishment publication – a lying machine, a mouthpiece for powerful monied interests at the expense of popular ones. Hard truths are suppressed. Managed news misinformation substitutes. Readers are systematically lied to ...

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Obama Wants Regime Change in Ecuador


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Obama is no man of the people. He never was throughout his political career. He serves powerful monied interests exclusively. As an Illinois state senator, he represented Chicago real estate interests at the expense of ...

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America’s U.N. Ambassador Continues Standing Up for Nazis

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Eric Zuesse Recently, President Barack Obama’s friend whom he appointed to represent this country at the United Nations visited Ukraine and used the Ukrainian-language translation and variant of the German Nazi Party’s “Deutschland über alles,” or  “Germany above all,” to ...

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IMF Violates IMF Rules, to Continue Ukraine Bailouts

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Eric Zuesse The IMF, whose bailout operations are absorbed by the taxpayers in the member countries whenever a particular bailed-out nation defaults, announced on Friday, June 19th, that it will “continue to support Ukraine through its Lending-into-Arrears Policy even in the event ...

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Truth Is Washington’s Enemy

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which ...

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Irresponsible US Iran Bashing


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Continuing P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran don’t suggest Washington wants normalized relations after 36 years of hostility. The State Department’s just released 2014 Country Reports on Terrorism offers more proof. It excludes the world’s two ...

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The war in Ukraine through the eyes of a soldier – serving in the DPR Army

Ahra Avidzba

Alla Pierce (RINF) – The ceasefire that nobody even believed in is now in complete disarray. Massive artillery attacks from Ukrainian side were launched upon Gorlovka, Spartak, Maryinka, Shirokino and several areas of Donetsk. The added deployment and use of ...

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The Public Sector Is A Milk Cow For Private Enterprise


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – Social Security and Medicare are under attack from Wall Street, conservatives, and free market economists. The claims are that these programs are unaffordable and that the programs can be run more efficiently and at less ...

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Truth Has Been Murdered


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – The Obama regime and its neocon monsters and European vassals have resurrected a Nazi government and located it in Ukraine. Read this statement by Elena Bondarenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament: http://slavyangrad.org/2015/04/18/statement-by-elena-bondarenko-peoples-deputy-of-verkhovna-rada-of-ukraine/ The Western ...

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Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi’s Make an Endrun Around the Conyers-Yoho Amendment

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(RINF) – Last week the stand Congressmen John Conyers and Yoho against providing weapons to Ukrainian nazi battalions should have been lauded by Americans because they stood up for our American values. The Ukrainian reaction to the amendment they attached ...

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The Economic Depression In Greece Deepens As Tsipras Prepares To Deliver ‘The Great No’


Michael Snyder (RINF) – As Greece plunges even deeper into economic chaos, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says that his government is prepared to respond to the demands of the EU and the IMF with “the great no” and that ...

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Starvation Is The Price Greeks Will Pay For Remaining In The EU


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – Syriza, the new Greek government that intended to rescue Greece from austerity, has come a cropper. The government relied on the good will of its EU “partners,” only to find that its “partners” had no ...

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Manufacturing Nonexistent Putin War on Ukraine


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – America, rogue EU partners and their go-along scoundrel media propaganda machine can’t stop beating a dead horse. Big Lies persist ad nauseam. The whole world knows Russia didn’t invade Ukraine. It’s not waging war against ...

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NATO Lies to NPR

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Eric Zuesse On June 17th, U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed NATO’s and America’s General Ben Hodges, who is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army in Europe, which is “NATO’s most senior land forces command.” He said (after 4:54 in the audio): “This ...

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How Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Are Designed to End Democracy

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has for years been negotiating with European and Asian nations — but excluding Russia and China, since he is aiming to defeat them in his war to extend the American empire (i.e, to extend ...

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The Secret Racism of Obama’s Top Enforcer in Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse THE WHO’S WHO AT THE TOP OF THE COUP U.S. President Barack Obama (via his State Department official Victoria Nuland, and Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt) relied chiefly upon Andrei Parubiy (“the Commandant of Maidan”) to be the ...

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Neil Young is Starving the Poor! The Pro-GMO Lobby’s Latest Scapegoat 

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“Not since the original Luddites smashed cotton mill machinery in early 19th century England, have we seen such an organised, fanatical antagonism to progress and science. These enemies of the Green Revolution call themselves ‘progressive’, but their agenda could hardly ...

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Life in Ukraine Since the U.S. Coup There in Feb. 2014

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Eric Zuesse, 16 June 2015, 2:30 PM in NYC The following is a reader-comment that was just posted from someone in Ukraine to an article whose links document America’s coup there in February 2014 in the formerly peaceable but corrupt country, and the subsequent ethnic ...

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U.S. May Position for a War Against Russia

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Russia Says It Will Respond If U.S. Does So Eric Zuesse On Saturday, June 13th, The New York Times bannered, “U.S. Is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe,” and Russia’s response to the announcement wasn’t long in coming. The Russian equivalent ...

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Hillary Clinton Backs Fast-Track on Obama’s Trade Deals

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Eric Zuesse On Sunday, June 14th, Hillary Clinton came out publicly for the first time in support of President Obama’s trade-deals — TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, and on TISA with all nations to lower the standards on banking ...

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Exposing Lies, Telling the Truth

Andre Vitchek

Robert J. Burrowes I have just read Andre Vltchek’s new book Exposing Lies of the Empire. Let me tell you something about this book of 800 pages. Vltchek writes with passion and poetry, describing the true horror experienced by the ...

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Ignoring Reality, Subverting Morality: GMOs And The Neoliberal Apologists

Monsanto is often called one of the most ‘evil’ companies on the planet. It has a history of knowingly contaminating the environment and food with various poisons, cover ups and criminality (see this, outlining the company’s appalling history). In recent ...

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The Two Contending Visions of World Government

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The Origin & Broader Context of Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed ‘Trade’ deals are actually about whether the world is heading toward a dictatorial world government — a dictatorship by the hundred or so global ...

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Stopping Obama’s “Legacy” ‘Trade’ Deals: Did Reid Finally Do It?

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Eric Zuesse President Obama has many times made clear to congressional Democrats that the most important thing in the “legacy” that he hopes to leave behind from his Presidency is his big-three ‘trade’ deals: TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, ...

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The Heroic Anti-TPP Action by Alan B. Morrison — and More to Come

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Eric Zuesse On June 10th, Alan B. Morrison, one of America’s leading Constitutional lawyers, sent a letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives, explaining why U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would violate the ...

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Israel Spied on Hotels Used for Iran Nuclear Talks


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – It’s not the first time Israeli spying on Iran nuclear talks was discovered. An earlier article discussed the following: On March 23, the Wall Street Journal headlined “Israel Spied on Iran Nuclear Talks with US,” ...

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German Companies Stop Sales of “Roundup”

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Submitted and translated [and with added comments] by Eric Zuesse Monsanto: German companies stop glyphosate sales German Economic News  |  Published: 09:06:15 15:19 clock http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/06/12/monsanto-deutsche-unternehmen-stoppen-glyphosat-verkauf/ According to Swiss supermarkets, German companies have announced halting sales of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide.  In 1971, Monsanto patented glyphosate. Today its glyphosate (“Roundup”) constitutes two billion ...

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Sexual Exploitation by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – UN Blue Helmets are supposed to restore order, maintain peace and security and help troubled nations transition to stability. Instead, they operate as imperial enforcers creating more conflict than resolution – including committing horrific human ...

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Treatment of East Jerusalem Palestinians: Profile of Israeli Viciousness

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Longstanding Israeli policy leaves East Jerusalem Palestinians deeply impoverished, viciously persecuted and denied fundamental rights everyone deserves. A mid-May Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) report on East Jerusalem “paints a (disturbing) picture of persistent ...

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‘You’re Fired – Now Train Your Much Cheaper Foreign Replacement’


Michael Snyder (RINF) – If you were laid off from your job, would you be willing to train your replacement if your company threatened to take away your severance pay if you didn’t do it?  And how would you feel ...

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The Top 1% of America’s Top 1%

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The 15 Peak Years for Top-End Income-Shares in U.S., 1913-2013  Eric Zuesse DATA-SOURCE: http://topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/#Database: Top 0.01% income share including capital gains, United States, the 15 peak years 1915: 4.36% 1916: 4.78% 1928: 5.02% 1929: 4.99% 1999: 4.21% 2000: 5.07% 2004: ...

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Washington’s Phony War on ISIS


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – The Big Lie explains everything about US policies on issues mattering most – especially geopolitical ones. The New York Times operates as a virtual US government house organ. Many of its reports are little more ...

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German Banker: Obama Is Destroying Europe

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Eric Zuesse (translation and added comments) Interviewed on June 6th by German Economic News, the chief economist at Bremer Landesbank, Folker Hellmeyer, says that because of Obama’s sanctions against Russia, German exports declined year-over-year by 18% in 2014, and by 34% ...

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March Toward Global War


Norman Pollack (RINF) – The New York Times (NYT) is a trusted source of Administration thinking, particularly in foreign policy, more, an uncanny, sensitive barometer of deep-lying structural-military-diplomatic events which are presently culminating, beyond the New Cold War brewing since ...

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Israel Detonates Dirty Bombs Near Palestinian Bedouin Communities

“Collateral damage”: the family of the four Baker boys, gunned down mercilessly by Israel on a Gaza beach 16 July, mourn their loss. One young Democrat claimed Hamas forced Israel to kill them. (Ali Jadallah / APA images)

by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Dirty bombs are radiological weapons combining radioactive material with conventional explosives. On detonation, they contaminate the affected area. The US Energy Department says radiation exposure is “fairly high” but not fatal. Nuclear expert Helen Caldicott ...

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BBC Panorama Programme: Promoting GMO and Cultivating Ignorance


  “There is no global or regional shortage of food. There never has been and nor is there ever likely to be. India has a superabundance of food. South America is swamped in food. The US, Australia, New Zealand, and ...

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The Reversal of Kerry’s Ukraine Statement Came from Obama, Not Nuland

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Eric Zuesse When Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on May 15th contradicted her boss John Kerry’s statement of three days earlier, in which Kerry had warned Ukraine’s President Petro Petroshenko not to violate the Minsk II agreement, and not ...

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What’s Wrong with the Obama Administration’s Trade-Deal Arguments

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Eric Zuesse Here is from the June 3rd article at the pro-trade-deals Americas Society & Council of the Americas, “Summary: The Trans-Pacific Partnership – What’s at Stake for the Western Hemisphere?” in which the Democratic congressman, Gregory Meeks, a Co-Chair of the ...

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US-Dominated NATO Myths v. Russian Hard Truths


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – In late May, NATO published a propaganda report based on tired old Big Lies. It claimed a nonexistent “illegal (Russian) military intervention in Ukraine” despite no evidence whatever suggesting it – plenty debunking it. It ...

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Israel Bombs Gaza


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Israel’s war on Gaza continues. Any excuse is used to attack 1.8 million Palestinians lawlessly besieged in the world’s largest open-air prison. When none exist, they’re invented – or attacks occur after multiple IDF provocations ...

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American Pharoah: What A Perfect Description For The Guy In The White House


By Michael Snyder (RINF) – A horse named “American Pharoah” just won the Triple Crown.  Is this some sort of a sign for America?  The office of the presidency was greatly strengthened under previous administrations, but now Barack Obama has ...

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Beating Uncle Sam at His Own Game

'NSA surveillance proliferates in a context that goes well beyond spying.' (Image: Public domain)

“Washington is not looking for peace or war. They’re looking for domination. If they can achieve domination peacefully – that’s fine. If they can’t, they’ll use war. It’s that simple.” William Blum, Interview with Russia Today “The U.S. is frantically ...

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Obama Sidelines Kerry on Ukraine Policy

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Eric Zuesse On May 21st, I headlined “Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine,” and quoted John Kerry’s May 12th warning to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to cease his repeated threats to invade Crimea and re-invade Donbass, two former regions ...

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Irresponsible New York Times Russia Bashing


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Times editors wage war on Russia irresponsibly – by featuring Big Lies and burying hard truths. Correspondents are prohibited from reporting anything contrary to editorial policy – no matter how true or important, especially on war ...

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An Obama Statement Packed with Lies

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Eric Zuesse Here was Obama’s rhetoric, in Tallinn Estonia, on 3 September 2014 (click on the linked parts to see the actual reality regarding each given allegation): —— We’re not afraid of free and fair elections, because true legitimacy can only come ...

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The Empire Was Temporarily Defeated


By Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – Global Research has made available an English translation of Andrew Korybko’s interview with the Macedonian NetPress. Washington’s color revolution for Macedonia has failed for now. Korybko describes how Washington-funded NGOs are used as Fifth ...

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Western ‘News’ Media as Tyranny’s Propagandists Hiding Reality

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Eric Zuesse 1: The ugly realities are covered up, not covered; here’s an example of what you don’t see in the regime’s media about the people whom Americans’ tax dollars are bombing and killing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgB2bhFfEtM&app=desktop 2: The great investigative journalist ...

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TTIP and EU-India Trade Talks: Big Business Setting Policy with Public Participation Blocked


On Thursday 4 June, the European Court of Justice ruled on an appeal taken by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) against the European Commission for withholding information related to the EU’s trade talks with India. The documents in question were deemed ...

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Has a new financial collapse started?


Michael Snyder (RINF) – Is the financial collapse that so many are expecting in the second half of 2015 already starting?  Many have believed that we would see bonds crash before the stock market crashes, and that is precisely what ...

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Washington Politicizes Football


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – Washington’s attack on world soccer is following the script of Washington’s attack on the Russian-hosted Sochi Olympics. The difference is that Washington couldn’t stop the Olympics from being held in Sochi, and was limited to scaring ...

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What does Obama hope to achieve from bullying China?


Mike Whitney (RINF) – US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is willing to risk a war with China in order to defend  “freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea. Speaking in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday, Carter issued his “most ...

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2 Things That Are Happening Right Now That Have Never Happened Outside Of A Recession


By Michael Snyder (RINF) – If we are not heading into a recession, why does our economy continue to act as if that is precisely what is happening?  As you will see below, we learned this week that factory orders ...

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FBI Misuse of Patriot Act Authority


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – America is a police state. The FBI is the nation’s Gestapo. It’s abuse of power and misconduct are longstanding. It’s an instrument for systematically violating civil liberties. It’s a rogue agency operating unconstitutionally. Bureau secrecy ...

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Confidential Document: Soros’s Plan for Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse A hacked document from the Ukrainian Government, in which George Soros, on 12 March 2015 (a month after the Hollande-Merkel Minsk II ceasefire agreement had been signed), advised Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko how to re-arm and resume the war against the Donbass ...

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Another Western Big Lie Exposed

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Some governments lie some of the time, some most of the time and some virtually every time on issues mattering most. Nothing from Washington or other Western governments should ever be believed. Their Big Lies ...

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My Prediction: Bernie Sanders Will Win the White House

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Eric Zuesse On May 12th, I presented my analysis of the polling as of that time, headlining, “The Early Signs of Whom The Next U.S. President Will Likely Be: Presidential Polls Look Confusing Regarding Bernie, But Downright Bad Regarding Hillary & All ...

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Relentless Putin Bashing


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Washington and its echo chamber media attack Putin for asserting Russian sovereign independence and opposing America’s imperial agenda. Big Lies substitute for hard truths. On Thursday, State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke repeated the canard about ...

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Is The Stock Market Overvalued?


By Michael Snyder (RINF) – Are stocks overvalued?  By just about any measure that you could possibly name, stocks are at historically high prices right now.  From a technical standpoint, the stock market is more overvalued today than it was ...

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Netanyahu Bluster: Serial Lying Conceals Ugly Truths


   by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Israel is a repressive, aggressive, lawless, racist police state – ruled by degenerate hate-mongers waging war on Occupied Palestinians and its 20% Arab population. Netanyahu is an unindicted war criminal – guilty of wars ...

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Ban Ki-moon Supports Israeli High Crimes

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gestures during a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. Ban says the latest "very sobering" assessment of the World Bank underscores the world's economic problems. The world should act with great urgency and compassion to ease economic distress. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

by Stephen Lendman (RINF) –  He’s a longstanding imperial tool. He consistently violates core UN Charter provisions – notably Chapter XV, Article 100. It mandates secretary-generals “not (to) seek or receive instructions from any government or from any other authority ...

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TTIP: the Corporate Empowerment Act

'We need a new approach to trade and investment policy in the EU that puts people and genuine ecological sustainability at the very heart of discussions,' writes Mitchell. But to get that, 'We need to stop the TTIP.' (Image: Public domain)

Paul Craig Roberts  (RINF) – The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade.  “Free trade” is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits ...

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GMOs – Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: The Silence From The Royal Society Is Deafening


In his recent book ‘Altered Genes,Twisted Truths’, US public interest attorney Steven Druker exposes 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 ...

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Iran Nuclear Talks: Raising the Bar


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – On April 1, P5+1 countries and Iran agreed “in principle on all key aspects of a deal.” An article discussing the announcement said hold the cheers. It’s a long way from preliminary to final agreement – ...

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Tony Blair Not Leaving Middle East After All


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Despite resigning as Middle East envoy, he’s maintaining his regional activities. They made him super-rich. It’s anyone’s guess how much wealth he amassed. Greed drives him. He wants more. He’s remaining active on regional affairs ...

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Scoundrel Media FIFA Bashing


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Amateur and professional sports are big business. It’s no surprise they’re rife with corruption. With billions of dollars at stake, anything goes, most often unaccountably. Organized crime is involved. Crooked deals take place behind closed ...

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Social Science Findings about Conservatism

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Eric Zuesse WHAT IS CONSERVATISM? The great empirical social psychologist who specialized in studying bigotry, Bob Altemeyer, in his 1996 The Authoritarian Specter, and his other writings, reported his exhaustive empirical studies, of more than 50,000 individuals in many countries, ...

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European Citizens Much Better Informed About Obama’s Trade Deals than Americans

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Eric Zuesse Whereas in the United States the ‘debate’ about Obama’s ‘trade’ deals is about the effect they’ll have in lowering U.S. wages, versus the effects they’ll have in lowering U.S. prices and increasing U.S. exports; in Europe, the debate ...

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Israel’s War on Palestinian Fishermen, Farmers and Children

Israel promotes apologists for the kind of violence that leveled Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood as “experts,” including one advocating rape. (Ali Jadallah / APA images)

  by Stephen Lendman    (RINF) – Israeli viciousness has no limits. Palestinians are systematically brutalized for not being Jewish.    They’re harassed, intimidated, persecuted, arrested, imprisoned, tortured and murdered in cold blood. High crimes too grave to ignore have been ...

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U.S. Pressures Nobel Committee to Declare Ukraine’s President a Peace Prize Nominee

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Eric Zuesse A leaked letter dated May 19th and sent by the Chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, Vladimir Groysman, to the chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo Norway, thanks her for “the efforts you have made to have Petro ...

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U.S. ‘Progressive’ Magazines Deep-Sixed Senator Sanders’s Incipient Presidential Campaign

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Eric Zuesse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont might be the most progressive of all U.S. Senators — only two Senators are even contenders for that spot, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Elizabeth Warren of Massachussetts, and neither of them ...

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Propaganda Accompanies Kiev’s Buildup for Escalated Aggression


(RINF) – Stephen Lendman Poroshenko vowed earlier to regain Donbass and Crimea by “any means” necessary. Kiev launched naked aggression on Donbass last April. It breached three ceasefire agreements straightaway – the latest Minsk II in February. Fighting never stopped. Junta ...

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Free Financial Markets Are A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – There are no free financial markets in America, or for that matter anywhere in the Western word, and few, if any, free markets of any other kind. The financial markets are rigged by the big ...

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Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies — Paul Craig Roberts

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – My distrust has deepened of Seymour Hersh’s retelling of the Obama regime’s extra-judicial murder of Osama bin Laden by operating illegally inside a sovereign country. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/05/11/seymour-hersh-succumbs-disinformation-paul-craig-roberts/ That Hersh’s story, which is of very little inherent interest, ...

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Is The 505 Trillion Dollar Interest Rate Derivatives Bubble In Imminent Jeopardy?


Michael Snyder (RINF) – All over the planet, large banks are massively overexposed to derivatives contracts.  Interest rate derivatives account for the biggest chunk of these derivatives contracts.  According to the Bank for International Settlements, the notional value of all ...

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Independent journalist in Ukraine needs our help – keep truth alive


Mick Meaney (RINF) – George Eliason was the first western journalist to write unbiased reports about the ongoing events in Ukraine, and now he needs our help. George is in desperate need of a camera to help him document the facts that counter ...

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Netanyahu: Hate-Mongering Racist, Mass Murderer, Serial Liar


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Netanyahu heads Israel’s most extremist government in history. He deplores peace and stability. Permanent war on Palestine is official policy. So is treating Arabs the way Hitler treated Jews. Nothing Netanyahu says is credible. He ...

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How Democratic & Republican Party Chiefs Work to Deceive the U.S. Public

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Eric Zuesse An organization that typically promotes the Republican propaganda agenda received information from the Democratic Obama Administration, and they publicized information from it that concerned the 2012 Benghazi attack, which was a failure by the State Department — something ...

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Why Elites Love Drones

Drone victims in Yemen - Nasser Al-Sane, Reprieve

I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new ‘terrorists’. See, for example, ‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they ...

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“Fast Track” Violates the U.S. Constitution

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U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, #2: “The President … shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.” —— Eric Zuesse The Constitution’s two-thirds ...

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Israeli Defense Minister Threatens to Nuke Iran


by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon is a holdover from Netanyahu’s previous extremist coalition regime. He’s part of Israel’s lunatic fringe running things. He addressed a Shurat Hadin (Israel Law Center) conference in Jerusalem titled Toward ...

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It Is Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off All Of Our Debt


Michael Snyder (RINF) – Did you know that if you took every single penny away from everyone in the United States that it still would not be enough to pay off the national debt?  Today, the debt of the federal ...

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Ukraine Provoking Confrontation with Russia

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Ukraine is a proxy US dagger targeting Russia’s heartland – run by fascist putschists, headed by an illegitimate Washington-approved oligarch president. It’s waging war on its own people. It tolerates no opposition. Its economy nears ...

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Memorial Day Is A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts


Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view. He said that our soldiers died for ...

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