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Jimmy Carter Is Correct that the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy

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Eric Zuesse On July 28th, Thom Hartmann interviewed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and, at the very end of his show (as if this massive question were merely an aftethought), asked him his opinion of the 2010 Citizens United decision and ...

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U.S. Tries to Stir Ethnic Division in Crimea

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 1st, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (who now acknowledges that his government is illegitimate and that his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a February 2014 coup), sent greetings to an international conference of supporters of Tatars in Crimea, at the ...

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The Anti-Crimean Pogrom that Sparked Crimea’s Breakaway

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Eric Zuesse #1: Here is a description of the “Korsun Pogrom” or “Korsun Massacre”: the 20 February 2014 event that sparked Crimea’s breakaway from Ukraine: http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/02/korsun-massacre-anniversary-what-really.html —— #2: Here is a 25-minute documentary about it, dated 14 August 2014: http://ukraine-human-rights.org/the-pogrom-of-korsun/ ...

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Revolting World

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There is much that is revolting about the current world and Andre Vltchek, Christopher Black and Peter Koenig are well placed to document it, which they have done in their new book The World Order and Revolution! Essays from the ...

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Hollow Israeli Sorrow Over Palestinian Baby Immolated by Settlers

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Israeli officials throughout its history consistently showed contempt for Palestinian rights – from Ben-Gurion to Allon to Meir to Begin to Rabin to Peres to Sharon to Netanyahu and others, an array of rogue leaders, ...

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EU’s Greek Austerity Plan Rejected By The IMF

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – I have maintained since the so-called Greek Debt “crisis” began back in 2010, I believe it was, that the imposition of austerity on Greece could not possibly work and that the only solution was to ...

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Israel Declares War on Palestinian Hunger Strikers

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Israel’s hardline Knesset approved legislation authorizing force-feeding Palestinian hunger strikers for justice. Racist Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said “(a)longside attempts to boycott and delegitimize Israel, hunger strikes of terrorists in prisons have become a ...

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Who Shot Down MH-17?

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – The available evidence convinces me that the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine was a plot hatched in Washington in order to blame Russia, blame which helps Washington’s pressure on Europe for sanctions against Russia. ...

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Hypnotic Trance in Delhi: Monsanto, GMOs and the Looting of India’s Agriculture

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We are about to enter August. And that’s a special month in India. Each year, on the 15th, the country commemorates the anniversary of independence from Britain. To mark the occasion, official public celebrations take place in Delhi with flag waving and ...

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Supply and Demand in the Gold and Silver Futures Markets – Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

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Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler (RINF) – This article establishes that the price of gold and silver in the futures markets in which cash is the predominant means of settlement is inconsistent with the conditions of supply and demand in ...

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Russia to Veto UN Resolution for US-Controlled MH17 Tribunal

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – A veto may have been cast when this article is read. Moscow opposes a US proposed rigged process – suppressing evidence of its culpability and Kiev’s in downing MH17, pointing fingers the wrong way, a ...

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Now Is The Time – Fear Rises As Financial Markets All Over The Planet Start To Crash

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By Michael Snyder (RINF) -Can you feel the panic in the air?  CNN Money’s Fear & Greed Index measures the amount of fear in the financial world on a scale from 0 to 100.  The closer it is to zero, ...

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Tomi Lahren- It’s Not the Muslims Stupid!

  @TomiLahren’s rant heard round’ the world was the first I’ve ever heard of her. I listened to it a couple of times and a few of her other shows to understand her perspective and motivation. The way she repeatedly ...

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How Aristocrats Have Gotten Away with Even Mass-Murder

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By Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 8 July 2015, in a pervasively ignored but historically very important news event (briefly mentioned by the BBC), the only trial ever in which a former head of state was convicted in his ...

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The Stock Market Will Start To Fall In July? The Dow Plummeted More Than 500 Points Last Week

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By Michael Snyder (RINF) – Was last week a preview of things to come? There are quite a few people out there that believe that the stock market would begin to decline in July, and that appears to be precisely ...

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Scott Walker’s Big Lie

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Eric Zuesse I have written lots of articles about Barack Obama’s lying. To expose lies by Republicans is not at all a partisan matter for me; it’s about my only commitment, which is to the truth; and here is the truth about ...

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Working Class War Fodder

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Who in their right mind would be prepared to fight and die for Shell, Chevron or Coca Cola? Who with half a brain would choose to put their life on the line for Goldman Sachs, Bank of America or General ...

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Implies EU Membership Might Be Impossible

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Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s Euro-Integration website headlined on July 25th, “Klimkin: ‘If Ukraine Won’t Be an EU Member Within 5 Years, We Won’t Ever’,” and reported that, “Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin claims that if Kiev is required to wait 5 years before applying ...

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As Economy Heads to Another Crash, BIS Acknowledges: We’re Failing

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http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/07/22/maechtigste-bank-der-welt-legt-mandat-zur-rettung-der-weltwirtschaft-zurueck/ World’s Most Powerful Bank Reverses Course, to Avoid a Global Depression German Economic News, Translation (and closing Note) by Eric Zuesse  |  Published: 22:07:15 20:10 clock The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) acknowledges in its annual report that the ...

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Different aspects to the blockade of Donbass

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Alla Pierce “This war is not against our militia, but a campaign of terror against the residents.” (Andrey Purgin, The Head of Parliament of Donetsk People Republic)   The Western backed coup leaders in Kiev do everything to stifle life ...

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EU Visa-Slams Ukrainians After February 2014 Ukrainian Coup

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Eric Zuesse Although the coup in Ukraine in February 2014 was allegedly done in order to get Ukraine into the European Union (because the overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych had just before declined the EU’s offer for Ukraine to join the ...

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Ukrainian News Service Says Standard of Living Is Plummeting

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Eric Zuesse The plunging economy of Ukraine has evidently become so bad that Ukrainians now can even feel safe to call publicly for stopping the war against the separatist Donbass region of the country, and for reallocationg those military expenditures ...

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Obama Prosecutes No Mega-Crooks. Hillary Also Wouldn’t. Would Sanders?

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Eric Zuesse The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other dictators in countries that make little pretense to being a ‘democracy.’ Any ...

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The Real Reasons For the Iran Agreement

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – Obama is being praised as a man of peace for the nuclear agreement with Iran. Some are asking if Obama will take the next step and repair US-Russian relations and bring the Ukrainian imbroglio to ...

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Perhaps This Is Obama’s Grand Strategy

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Eric Zuesse Washingtonsblog’s anonymous founder and principal commentator is one of the most deeply knowledgeable writers on current events, and on July 19th he headlined “Governments Worldwide Will Crash the First Week of October … According to 2 Financial Forecasters.” He noted that both Martin ...

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This outstanding response to the MP’s pay rise is food for thought

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Via Laura Land Dear Jeremy Hunt ‪#‎iminworkjeremy‬ Do you remember the story about the patient who went to hospital on Friday night and didn’t get seen by a Doctor until Monday morning? Me neither…. Are you at work this weekend ...

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Thousands of Refugees Flee Northward from Greece

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http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/07/18/tausende-fluechtlinge-fliehen-aus-griechenland-in-richtung-norden/ Thousands of Refugees Flee Northward from Greece Translated by Eric Zuesse, from German Economic News  |  as published: 21:40 clock 18:07:15 [18 July 2015]  The precarious situation in Greece means that thousands of refugees are making their way to northern Europe. There, the reaction ...

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OPINION: Concentrated Wealth + Widespread Stupidity = End of Democracy

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Eric Zuesse Today’s America is not a democracy: “Dark Money Groups Are Funded By Dark Money Groups That Fund Dark Money Groups That Fund…” That terrific investigative news report by Paul Blumenthal at Huffington Post, on 9 November 2013, penetrated beyond what ...

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Chattanooga: A Crime or an Act of War

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Thursday’s attack by Mohammod Abdulazeez in Chattanooga, Tennessee that killed 4 U.S. Marines was either a criminal act or it was an act of war. But it was not an act of domestic terrorism, as officials claim. If Abdulazeez’s rampage ...

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Agency to Enslave Greeks Is Established

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Eric Zuesse Late on Thursday, July 16th, German Economic News headlined “Greece: Debt Restructuring Through the Back Door,” and reported that, “The majority of Greece’s national debt is to be moved in the next three years gradually to the euro ...

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The Constitution of the EU’s Dictatorship

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Eric Zuesse It’s here: http://www.esm.europa.eu/pdf/ESM Treaty consolidated 13-03-2014.pdf That’s the treaty establishing (which was originally done in 2012) the ultimate lending-fund for what the EU now officially considers to be a permanent economic crisis in Europe, of member-nations that are ...

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Israel Intends Blitzkrieg Against Iran Nuclear Deal

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Stephen Lendman (RINF) – It’s got most House and Senate members convinced. It’s working on others directly and through its Lobby – applying their usual heavy-handed pressure. It’s got media scoundrel editors concerned. New York Times ones support the deal ...

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The German Siege Of Greece Begins (No, This Is Not A Repeat From 1941)

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Michael Snyder (RINF) – Did you notice that Greece’s creditors are not rushing to offer the Greeks a new deal in the wake of the stunning referendum result on Sunday?  In fact, it is being reported that the initial reaction ...

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IMF – Greek Debt Untenable

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Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Overwhelming Greek debt is a time bomb sure to explode. It’s unsustainable. It’s just a question of when the Hellenic Republic implodes – crushed under the weight of a deepening financial burden no nation can bear ...

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Why The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Is Such A Huge Threat To The U.S. Financial System

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Michael Snyder (RINF) – The debt crisis in Puerto Rico could potentially cost financial institutions in the United States tens of billions of dollars in losses.  This week, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla publicly announced that Puerto Rico’s  73 ...

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Capitalism Has Become Socially Dysfunctional

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – If you have not read John Perkins’ book, Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man, you should. The book is easy to read and explains clearly from the inside how US corporations deceive foreign governments into ...

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Why “the Ukrainians” Lie – Prof. A. Moytl Says the West Shouldn’t Freak Out!

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George Eliason (RINF) – In an article published at the New Atlanticist, Political Science Professor Alexander Moytl of Rutgers University wrote the strongest justification a Ukrainian Nationalist scholar can mount in defense of the Ukraine”s love affair with the nationalism of Stepan Bandera. ...

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Who Will Bail Out Humanity If The GMO Evangelists Win?

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The pro-GMO lobby likes to think it has the monopoly on truth. Anyone questioning its creed is attacked and smeared. GM Supporters claim to be big on science and peer review. While mouthing slogans about science and its pivotal role ...

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Iran’s First Post-Shah President Says Iran’s Theocracy Is ‘Despotic’

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Eric Zuesse — Bani-Sadr says Iran was trying for a nuclear bomb until 2003 — He says “mismanagement and corruption” plague the country — He calls current government “despotic” — He says winners in nuclear deal are “Israel, Saudi Arabia ...

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7/7 led to wars abroad and loss of freedoms at home… but do we know what really happened that day?

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For the London media 7/7 is ‘done and dusted’, but for Tony Gosling, who helped cover the IRA London bombing campaign for the BBC, nothing could be further from the truth Tony Gosling RINF Alternative News http://www.911forum.org.uk/board/viewtopic.php?p=170296#170296 BRISTOL – At ...

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13 holes in government & media account of 2005 London Bombings

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Litany of media, police & judicial failures: 10th anniversary of 7/7 London Bombings Lies & betrayal of victims’ families: 10th anniversary of 7/7 London Bombings Tony Gosling RINF Alternative News 1. Train the alleged bombers are supposed to have caught ...

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Nuclear Agreement With Iran

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – Washington’s issue with Iran has never been Iran’s nuclear energy program. The notion pushed by the neoconservatives that Iran only had a nuclear energy program (5% uranium enrichment) in order to hide a nuclear weapons ...

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Germany Never Intended For Greece To Stay In The Euro

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By Michael Snyder (RINF) – There never was going to be any deal.  All along, Germany has been seeking to establish conditions that would never be met so that they could force Greece out of the eurozone.  But the Germans ...

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Are Big Banks Using Derivatives To Suppress Bullion Prices? — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

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Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler (RINF) – We have explained on a number of occasions how the Federal Reserve’s agents, the bullion banks (principally JPMorganChase, HSBC, and Scotia) sell uncovered shorts (“naked shorts”) on the Comex (gold futures market) ...

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New IMF Report on Greece Says Projections Are Unrealistically Optimistic

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Eric Zuesse A new IMF report on Greece, issued on Tuesday, July 14th, is titled “AN UPDATE OF IMF STAFF’S PRELIMINARY PUBLIC DEBT SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS,” and it says — these are quotations, not paraphrases — in summary: Greece’s public debt has become highly ...

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Netanyahu and AIPAC Vow to Undermine Iran Nuclear Agreement

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – AIPAC is an unregistered foreign agent. It operates illegally and destructively. It deplores peace. It supports wars of aggression and occupation harshness. Netanyahu is an unindicted war criminal – a hate-mongering racist heading Israel’s fascist ...

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Hillsborough victim said it was ‘murder’

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(RINF) – The inquest into the Hillsborough disaster heard today how one victim, Peter Burkett, 24,  told a friend that it was ‘murder’ on the terraces. After trying to escape Mr Burkett was told by a steward to return to the crowd. According to the BBC, ...

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3 Big Reasons Why The ‘Greek Debt Deal’ Is Really A German Trap

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Michael Snyder (RINF) – Greece is saved? All over the planet, news headlines are boldly proclaiming that a “deal” has been reached which will give Greece the money that it needs and keep it in the eurozone.  But as you ...

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USA is running out of natural resources

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(RINF) – New research suggests that the United States is now using more resources each year than it can successfully regenerate within the same time frame. According to an international sustainability think tank, Global Footprint Network, the US now requires twice the amount of resources that ...

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ISIS Crisis Exegesis

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David Swanson (RINF) – Talking with Iran has made the war profiteers and their servants sad and the rest of the world happy. Perhaps the novel idea of negotiating rather than killing will be carried over to several other parts ...

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A Case Study of Israeli Murder

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Since 2000 alone, Israel killed around 10,000 Palestinians, including over 2,000 children. The Occupied Territories are virtual free-fire zones. Israeli soldiers, police and other security forces kill defenseless Palestinians with impunity. Israel’s record since its ...

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Truth is a Crime Against The State

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – The entire Western edifice rests on lies. There is no other foundation. Just lies. This makes truth an enemy. Enemies have to be suppressed, and thus truth has to be suppressed. Truth comes from foreign ...

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Iran Nuclear Talks: Washington’s Real Objective

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Washington’s diplomatic history reflects longstanding double-dealing duplicity – an odious record of broken promises showing it can’t be trusted. US deals are made to be reinterpreted post facto and/or breached – blaming negotiating partners for ...

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Psychologists Aiding CIA Torture

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Doctors were accused earlier of involvement in torture by: monitoring and participating directly in torture procedures; instructing interrogators to continue, adjust, or stop certain ones; informing detainees that medical treatment depended on their cooperation; performing ...

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Israel Frees Khader Adnan

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – He hunger struck for justice and prevailed – for 55 painful days leaving him close to death. He was arrested and detained nine times before – held administratively uncharged and untried because he committed no ...

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The corporate media’s destructive agenda

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Britain, America and other Western nations disgracefully consider real news, information and analysis Russian media provide propaganda – in other words, anything exposing their destructive agenda truthfully. Britain is obstructing Russia’s international news agency Rossiya ...

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Government legislation puts more jobs at risk

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(RINF) – Industry leaders have claimed that up to 3,150 construction workers could face unemployment if new Government legislation is introduced. The job cuts will predominantly affect small, privately owned UK businesses.  The proposed policy change includes the implementation of a maximum 32 ...

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Could MDMA benefit Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers?

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(RINF) – A team of researchers plan to investigate the potential benefits of ecstasy in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sufferers. Psychiatrists and psychologists in Vancouver will be testing the efficacy of medical-grade 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and how it might assist patients. ...

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Russian Politician Predicts U.S. Coup Ousting Putin Soon

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Eric Zuesse Evgeny Fedorov, a member of Russia’s Duma or parliament, is predicting, in a half-hour video interview, that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be overthrown by a U.S. coup, within two years. He says that U.S. Government agents have ...

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How Fascist Capitalism Functions: The Case of Greece

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Eric Zuesse There is democratic capitalism, and there is fascist capitalism. What we have today is fascist capitalism; and the following will explain how it works, using as an example the case of Greece. Mark Whitehouse at Bloomberg headlined on ...

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Vladimir Putin States Russia’s New Strategy

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Eric Zuesse Russian President Vladimir Putin presented, on July 3rd, to Russia’s Security Council, the nation’s new National Security Strategy, which encompasses not merely military, but especially economic, agencies within the Russian Federal Government. Because his statement was ignored in ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Ukrainian Nazi battalion “Aydar” – “We have survived through it”

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Alla Pierce (RINF) – Residents of villages Novosvetlovka and Khryashevatoe about Nazi battalion “Aydar”. I have heard much about the village of Novosvetlovka and wanted to visit it even if only briefly during my trip to the Lugansk Peoples Republic. ...

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Journalists’ Complicity in Hiding Those Guilty for MH17

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Eric Zuesse Robert Parry headlined on July 9th, “MH-17 Case Slips into Propaganda Fog,” and he wrote: “Many investigative journalists, including myself, have been rebuffed in repeated efforts to get verifiable proof about the case or even informational briefings.” His phrase “have ...

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Most Attitudes and Beliefs are Outcomes of Fear

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I routinely come across efforts to change an individual’s attitude, belief and/or value by using education to teach the ‘right’ one. This is most usually intended to lead to a better behavioural outcome, such as someone who is not sexist, ...

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Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World

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Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) – The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015. The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It ...

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Jeb Bush: “People Need to Work Longer Hours.” Media Soften It.

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Reuters & CNBC, Etc.: “Bush says Americans should have chance to work longer hours in improved economy.” Eric Zuesse Jeb Bush, on July 8th: “My aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far ...

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President Obama Accepts Slavery in Order to Win TPP Trade Deal

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Eric Zuesse So that U.S. President Barack Obama can end a roadblock and win the agreement of other nations for his proposed Trans Pacific Partnership, he has decided to remove one of the nations, Malaysia, from the U.S. State Department’s ...

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Abuse of Minors in Adult US Prisons

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Among developed countries, American and Israeli prisons (for persecuted Palestinians) are most abusive. Torture and other forms of  mistreatment are commonplace – including against minors. A new Huffington Post report titled “Cruel and All-Too-Usual: A ...

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Wikipedia as Propaganda Not History — MH17 as An Example

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Eric Zuesse Wikipedia articles are more propaganda than they are historical accounts. And, often, their cited sources are misleading, or even false. On 15 August 2007, the BBC headlined “Wikipedia Shows CIA Page Edits,” and Jonathan Fildes reported that, “An online tool ...

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Obama Declares Permanent War on Humanity

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – Obama heads Washington’s lunatic fringe – a criminal gang waging endless wars, deploring peace, and pursuing phony war on terrorism to advance their imperial aims while at the same time threatening humanity’s survival. Flanked by ...

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U.S. Wealth-Concentration: The Most-Accurate Current Estimates

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Eric Zuesse CURRENT REALITIES: Wealthiest Tenth (10%) of Americans Own 75% of America; They Draw 40% of All U.S. Income. Wealthiest Hundredth (1%) of Americans Own 43% of America; They Draw 20% of All U.S. Income. Wealthiest Thousandth (0.1%) of Americans Own 22% of America; ...

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Israeli Military Court Justice: Rubber-Stamp Guilt

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by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – All police states operate the same way. America is no different – nor Israel. Civil law applies for Israeli Jews – not Palestinians. They’re subject to military kangaroo court justice. Rubber-stamp convictions follow. Fundamental international ...

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New U.S. National Military Strategy: U.S. May Invade Any Non-‘Ally’

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Eric Zuesse On July 1st, the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued “The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015” (officially dated June 2015), and at its top is: “U.S. ENDURING NATIONAL INTERESTS: The security of the United States, ...

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Hillary Clinton Wants BDS Campaign Undermined

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Stephen Lendman (RINF) – A previous article explained Clinton threatens world peace. Among an array of presidential aspirants looking more like a police lineup than legitimate candidates, she especially stands out as pure evil – the most dangerous of the ...

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Investigative journalists uncover disturbing facts about the Falcone and Borsellino murders

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(RINF) – In 1992 the famous Italian magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino were killed by two Mafia attacks. At the time, the tragedy was also widely covered by foreign newspapers and television stations. Many years later, there are still many mysteries about ...

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Greece to EU – Drop Dead!

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Michael Collins “The referendum of 5 July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage.” Yanis Varoufakis, Finance Minister, Greece (RINF) – Sixty percent of Greek voters rejected the financial bailout proposal ...

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I Love GMO: The Warped World Of The Pro-GMO Lobbyist

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There’s a massive spike in cancer cases in Argentina that is strongly associated with glyphosate-based herbicides. These herbicides are a huge earner for agribusiness. But don’t worry, Patrick Moore says you can drink a whole quart and it won’t harm you. Who needs independent ...

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Ukrainian Govt. Acknowledges Some of Its Leaders Are Nazis

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Eric Zuesse On July 3rd, the Ukrainian newspaper Vesti  headlined “The Ministry of Justice Acknowledges UNA-UNSO Collaborated with Nazis,” and reported that, “Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has officially recognized that the members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization UNA-UNSO fought on the side of ...

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Guess What Happened The Last Time The Chinese Stock Market Crashed Like This?

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Michael Snyder (RINF) – The second largest stock market in the entire world is collapsing right in front of our eyes.  Since hitting a peak in June, the most important Chinese stock market index has plummeted by well over 20 ...

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CNN: Obama White House Lied ‘We Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Private Email’

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Eric Zuesse On July 1st, CNN reported that “President Barack Obama’s top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state,” and that, “Obama officials — including Axelrod — had said they were unaware Clinton was using a ...

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

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(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

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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

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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

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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

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(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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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