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8 arrests are ‘significant’ to Manchester terrorist attack probe – police

Greater Manchester Police say eight arrests made in relation to the terrorist attack in Manchester...

Manchester Bombing: 'Refugee'-Terrorist Family Arrested

Predictably, a Third World invader family pretending to be refugees in Britain are among the eight nonwhites who have been arrested so...

Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0, "Dripping With Intolerance," Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump's revised Muslim Ban, issued in March and lambasted by rights groups, is unconstitutional.  The full Fourth...

The U.S.-Jihadist Alliance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org With America’s record-shattering $350 billion ten-year weapons-sale to the Saud family, the U.S. government’s alliance with the main family who funded and...

Terrorist attacks caused by foreign wars & police budget cuts – Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will go on the offensive on Friday, connecting terrorist attacks at...

Manchester Proves War on Terror a Flop

Given that the Manchester terrorist was a product of the interventions in Libya and Syria, it’s time to have an adult discussion about what...

Manchester suicide attacker may have made his own bomb – source

Published time: 25 May, 2017 15:55 Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi may have made his...

Blowback? Manchester bomber linked to terrorist group which UK allegedly backed

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi and his father, Ramadan, had long-standing links to a violent...

UK ‘furious’ over US leaks to media, ends intel sharing – reports

Published time: 25 May, 2017 08:44 UK police have stopped sharing information about the Manchester...

Independent Journalists Reveal America’s Sinister War in Syria

Syria is not experiencing a “civil war.” It is being targeted by both proxy and direct military force organized by the United States and...

Ron Paul asks: Was Manchester Blowback?

Western intervention in Libya opened the country up to radical Islamist gangs which had been suppressed under Gaddafi. Just as...

UK police make 7th arrest, seize ‘suspicious package’ in widening Manchester bombing probe

Published time: 24 May, 2017 22:39 Edited time: 24 May, 2017 22:43 British police are...

Manchester bomber’s father and brother arrested in Tripoli

The father and a brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi have been arrested...

Footage of anti-terrorist police raid on Manchester bomber’s house surfaces online (VIDEO)

Video footage has captured the moment counterterrorism officers raided and carried out a controlled explosion...

UK PM: Terrorism threat level raised to critical, new attack ‘imminent’

The terror attack threat level in the UK has shifted from severe to critical, Prime Minister Theresa May said following a second emergency Cobra...

What does the Tory manifesto pledge on foreign policy? Not much, say critics

Brexit, soft power, redefined aid and warship-backed free trade – all of these featured in...

Pentagon signs new defense deal with UAE over US troop presense

Published time: 16 May, 2017 22:56 The US and the United Arab Emirates have signed a...

How Trump Builds Up More ‘Bad Karma’

The U.S. government – and now President Trump – have a long record of palling around with oppressors, such as...

Mosul, Thomas Friedman, and the Globalization of Misery

The closest I ever got to Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was 1,720.7 miles away -- or so the Internet assures me.  Although I’ve...

The War on Terror Is a War of Chaos

Here’s a footnote to America’s present wars that’s worth pondering for a few moments. The U.S. Air Force is running out of ordinary bombs,...

Rights group sues Trump admin for legal explanation of Syria missile strike

Government watchdog United to Protect Democracy has launched a legal complaint to force the Trump administration...

McCain Hammers Tillerson On Human Rights: Why The Panic?

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) published an op-ed in the New York Times yesterday taking Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to task for Tillerson’s recent...

How the United States Ultimately Talks with Its “Enemies”

Enemies of the United States come and go, but the longer they espouse revolutionary ideals and thus defy the United States, the longer they...

Court orders State Dept to release Clinton emails on Benghazi attack

A Washington DC federal court judge has ordered the State Department to turn over Hillary Clinton’s...

A Victory for Theresa May Will See Britain Dragged Further Towards War with Russia

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned by various political leaders in Britain not to rush to attack Syrian government forces if she...

Dennis Kucinich asks: War or Peace?

There is a dangerous condition in Washington, DC where people in positions of influence and great power are, at this very moment, pushing this...

Trump’s British adviser Gorka to ‘quit White House’ amid claims of neo-Nazi links

Published time: 2 May, 2017 14:33 The British-born senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, Sebastian...

Refugee killed by electric bolt while attempting to smuggle aboard Eurostar train

A refugee has died after being electrocuted while attempting to climb onto the roof of...

Bigoted Americans Far More Supportive of War Against Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org —— On April 23rd, the U.S. mega-corporate and government-funded National Public Radio network, NPR, interviewed voters about their views on...

The Only Way To Win America’s Wars Is To End Them

Today, I saw another article on why America is losing its wars in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. The gist of this and...

Who Benefits From Prolonged Warfare?

In The Art of War the Chinese General Sun Tzu asserted that “There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare” and many of...

David Ignatius’ 15 Years of Running Spin for Saudi Regime

David Ignatius on Saudi Arabia: “Reform plans appear to be moving ahead slowly but steadily”–as always. Last week, in “A Young Prince Is Reimagining Saudi...

Democratic Voters Have Been Duped to Hate Putin

Eric Zuesse The campaign by the Obama-Clinton Democratic Party establishment to blame their electoral failures upon Russian leader Vladimir Putin is shown in a recent...

Democrats seek to re-establish congressional war powers against ISIS

Ten Democratic lawmakers are backing a bill that would Introduce a new authorization for using military...

Jeremy Corbyn Is Britain’s Best Hope

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested the UK could join US military action against the Syrian government without parliamentary approval. Johnson said he and PM...
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Video: ‘Role model’: Fallon hails arms manufacturer who sold missiles to Yemen-bombing Saudis &...

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has called missiles producer MBDA, known for controversial arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Libya's Gaddafi government, ... Via Youtube

Mad-Dog Mattis Going Rabid

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Monday, April 25th, the AP headlined, "US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban” and reported that...

The Answer to American Troubles

Now that we see that Donald Trump is going to abandon the platform on which he won his election, and return the Republican Party...

Flashback! Questions From the Last Time America Was Supposed To ‘Take Out’ Assad

History is a funny thing, because we forget it so easily, and so quickly. That forgetting is usually based on the political needs of...

Tell Us Why We’re At War, President Trump

People speak of Afghanistan as “our generation’s” Vietnam, a quagmire, a war that goes on simply because it has been going on. The Afghan war...

‘Role model’? Fallon hails arms manufacturer who sold missiles to Yemen-bombing Saudis & Gaddafi

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has called missiles producer MBDA, known for controversial arms sales...

Nuking The West Coast: BBC News Massively Hypes North Korean “Threat” To The United...

One of the longstanding functions of the ‘mainstream’ media is to channel government ideology about who are ‘the Good Guys’ – that’s ‘us’ and...

Wonder Why Trump Can Just Bomb Anybody?

If you read closely between the warped headlines of the establishment media, you will eventually find the truth about Trump’s decision to strike the...

Handing Killer Drones to Donald Trump

When President Obama expanded use of lethal drones, many Americans trusted him to act judiciously, but now those exceptional powers...

What Have We Done: Executive Power, Drones, and Trump

The news is rife with President Trump’s threatened and actual military misadventures: in Syria, Yemen, and North Korea. But these military actions take on...

Easy To Threaten War

“If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” So thundered President Donald Trump last week.   Unfortunately, neither China nor North Korea appeared...

Trump Finds His Groove with Warmaking

The U.S. establishment disdained Donald Trump because he didn’t know how to do the war-making thing, so he had to...

After the Chemical Attack, It’s Time to Get Rid of the ‘Muslim Ban’

When I saw footage of the alleged sarin gas attack in Syria, I felt ill. The whole episode, which killed up to 100 civilians in...

Out of 46 Major Editorials on Trump’s Syria Strikes, Only One Opposed

Of the top 100 US newspapers, 47 ran editorials on President Donald Trump’s Syria airstrikes last week: 39 in favor, seven ambiguous and only...

Dennis Kucinich Asks, ‘Why Are We Helping ISIS?’

Former presidential candidate and United States House of Representatives Member Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is not buying the Trump administration...

Our Nuclear Folly

The well-established assumption that North Korea is our most difficult and dangerous foreign policy challenge is worth a little dispassionate examination. North Korea is...

Confused over Team Trump’s Syria ‘regime change’ flip-flops? You’re not alone (POLL)

While Donald Trump’s U-turn on the Syrian conflict has been well documented, high ranking officials in...

U.S. Strikes in Syria Are an Illegal Response to Atrocity

No one disputes that Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians is illegal, immoral, and unacceptable. But Assad’s illegality does not excuse...

Trump, AIPAC and the United Nations

Photo by Ninian Reid | CC BY 2.0   Since Donald Trump became president of the United States, it may be an exaggeration to say that...

Syrian people should decide Assad’s fate, Tillerson tells US media

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the Syrian crisis can only be solved through a political process, claiming it's not regime change...

Ground Killer Drones: Shut Down Creech!

CODEPINK invites all who love peace to join its Campaign of Non-violent Actions to Ground Killer Drones. The drone era of endless war began in...

How to Ease North Korea’s Fears

North Korea fears that it might end up like Iraq or Libya if it surrenders its nuclear program. China has...

From Syria to Monsanto: A Moribund System of Deceit and Destruction

Today, as the dominant global power, the US rolls out its brand of unfettered capitalism across the world. US citizens constitute just five percent...

British ‘secret warfare’ unsustainable in information age – report

Britain’s secret war-fighting operations using special forces, drones and similar clandestine methods are folly in...

NDP Leadership Debates Continue to Ignore Foreign Policy

There has yet to be a single question about foreign policy in the NDP’s first two leadership debates, but some contenders say they want...

’Assad must go’ no more: US gov’t shifts priorities in Syria

Published time: 30 Mar, 2017 17:57Edited time: 31 Mar, 2017 11:54 Washington’s priorities in Syria have changed...

NYT Says Congress Has ‘Duty’ to Make War–Rather Than the Right to Reject It

The New York Times argues that Congress has a duty to authorize war–rather than a responsibility to determine whether war should be fought. As reports...

Hawaii judge who blocked Trump travel ban gets 24-hour federal protection after death threats

Published time: 24 Mar, 2017 16:51Edited time: 25 Mar, 2017 10:38 The federal judge in Hawaii who...

Trump has authority to issue revised travel ban, Virginia judge rules

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled in support of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban...

Ron Paul asks: Is North Korea an ‘Imminent Threat’?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said recently that “everything is on the table” to confront North Korea unless the country...

The Political Economy of ‘Moral Authority’

In her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention last year (7/28/16), Hillary Clinton forcefully rebutted President Donald J. Trump’s call to “make America...

‘Immigration is a privilege, not a right,’ Trump tells Merkel in first meeting

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have met for the first time in...

‘A little unhinged’: Rand Paul responds to McCain’s ‘working for Putin’ attack

John McCain makes a good case for term limits, said Senator Rand Paul in response to...

Federal judge halts new Trump travel ban

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Judge issues nationwide restraining order against Trump's second travel ban

Hours before President Donald Trump's revised ban on issuing visas to travelers from six majority-Muslim countries...

When ‘Disinformation’ Is Truth

Exclusive: Democrats and liberals have climbed into bed with the neocons to push the “Russia-did-it” conspiracy theory as a way...

Saudi prince goes to Washington for Trump meet

Saudi Arabia’s royal court said the kingdom’s second in line to the throne will meet President...

The Iraqi Surge and Alternative Facts

Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway didn’t invent alternative facts. The U.S. government has been peddling those for decades. Consider the recent history of the...

America’s Anti-Immigrant ‘Atmosphere’

A hostile U.S. “atmosphere” toward a wide range of immigrants, not just Muslims, has followed President Trump’s travel ban aimed...

A Guide to Resisting Muslim Ban 2.0

Thousands of protesters filled International Terminal 5 at O'Hare Airport in Chicago the day after the first Muslim Ban was signed. (Photo: Sarah-Ji) After delaying...

Refugees can be deported from Britain after 5yrs under new Tory policy

Refugees living in Britain will be subjected to an official review after five years where...

Bush-Era Foreign Policy Delusions Are Alive and Well in 2017

In trying to unravel the debates over U.S. foreign policy currently being fought out in the editorial pages of the New York Times, The...

‘Ghost ships’ in European waters pose terrorist threat, warn naval chiefs

Published time: 10 Mar, 2017 10:50Edited time: 10 Mar, 2017 11:30 Cargo vessels that ‘go dark’...

More States Sue to Block Trump's "Muslim Ban By Another Name"

At least three more states are suing President Donald Trump over his new travel ban, as Washington state—whose legal action suspended the original executive...

Democrats move to challenge Trump's new travel ban in court

A ruling by the federal judge in Seattle blocking President Donald Trump’s original travel ban should...

Trump Issues New Travel Ban for 6 Muslim-Majority Countries, Excludes Iraq

President Donald Trump has issued a new executive order, temporarily blocking travel to the US for residents of six Muslim-majority countries pending...

Hawaii challenges Trump’s new travel ban in court

US President Donald Trump’s new restrictions on six Muslim-majority countries are unfair to an imam’s mother-in-law...

The US Travel Ban: Unconstitutional, Inhumane and Illogical

As shells exploded around their home in a besieged neighbourhood of Ta’iz, Yemen, brothers Yahia and Maher, then aged 16 and 18, took shelter...

Leaked Doc Puts "Stake in the Heart" of Trump's Travel Ban Rationale

In a major scoop said to put a "stake in the heart of the Muslim ban," MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Thursday evening on a...

Most US-based ‘extremists’ radicalized after living in US – DHS report

A leaked Department of Homeland report shows that more than half of 88 foreign-born ‘violent extremists’...

Trump Boosts Most Wasteful Department, Reduces All Others

Eric Zuesse On February 27th, Reuters headlined “Trump seeks 'historic' increase of 9 percent in U.S. military's budget” and reported that "Trump will ask Congress to boost...

Twenty Million African Migrants May Be Headed Toward Europe

By Reinhard Wolff | redice.tv Don't worry, European liberals – more cultural enrichment is on the way! The Daily Mail: As many as twenty million African...

Trump to remove Iraq from Muslim: US officials

US President Donald Trump plans remove Iraq’s name from the list of the Muslim countries included in his controversial entry ban, American officials say. The...

Ron Paul on What’s Going On In Djibouti? US/China Face-off in Africa

The sole permanent US military base in Africa is getting a new neighbor. It’s the Chinese, who are building their...

The Immigrant Proletariat, the Muslim Ban, and the Capitalist Class

The Trump administration has dug in its heels, declaring that the 90-day (for now) Muslim ban on refugees, from seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iran,...

UK terror threat at highest level since ‘70s, says watchdog

Published time: 26 Feb, 2017 15:31Edited time: 26 Feb, 2017 15:50 The UK is at its...

Trump’s Embattled ‘Revolution’

President Trump’s domestic “revolution” on behalf of “forgotten” Americans requires a complementary foreign policy of reduced warfare and a weaker...

DHS report disputes need for Trump travel ban, declassified docs show

Published time: 25 Feb, 2017 02:48 At least one intelligence officer determined that President Donald Trump’s executive...

Tears and Outrage at the Altar of American Greatness

Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American...

Yearning – and Sometimes Dying – To Breathe Free

Abby Zimet, staff writerA group of self-described "everyday people" hung a massive banner across the foot of Lady Liberty Tuesday declaring "Refugees Welcome"...

Powers to strip human rights abusers of their London assets approved by MPs

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 16:42 New powers voted in by MPs will allow the government...

‘Laughable’ claims against Tehran by the world’s ‘schoolyard bully’

The United States’ accusations against Iran over “destabilizing” the Middle East are “laughable,” says a former Congressional staffer. Rodney Martin made the remarks in an...

Boris Johnson launches £700mn aid fund to ‘thwart Russia’s Europe takeover’

Amid criticism of Russia’s ‘soft power’ in Eastern Europe, Britain is now itself spending hundreds...

Trump drops legal challenge to travel ban, will issue new order

The US Department of Justice will not appeal the 9th Circuit Court’s decision on staying the January travel ban affecting seven Muslim-majority countries. President...

‘Make America great again’ & other Trump pledges after 30 days as US President

When he was running for office, President Donald Trump promised to “make America great again.” Now...

Nibbly’un dictator! Ex-soldier faces jail for biting off man’s ear while dressed as Gaddafi

An Afghanistan war veteran who drunkenly bit off part of a man’s ear while dressed...

ISIS issues threat against Brits’ favorite Spanish holiday destinations

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) supporters have issued “direct threats” against Spanish tourist hot spots...

Amnesty International’s Kangaroo Report on Syria

Introduction Amnesty International (AI) has done some good investigations and reports over the years. This has won them widespread support. However, less well recognized, Amnesty...

Nutty or Funny or Both?

Misery loves company.  Americans who have been suffering the agonies of advanced Trumpitis can now turn to France and share a good cry. France’s presidential...

Amnesty International Stokes Syrian War

The West’s vast propaganda machine has pulled in many formerly respectable groups, such as Amnesty International, which just released a...

Most Americans agree with travel ban despite Trump’s falling approval rating, poll finds

A new poll shows that the majority of Americans still support Trump’s executive order prohibiting citizens...

NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’

The New York Times defends its country’s innocence. The New York Times, in its recent rebuff of comments President Donald Trump made about Russia, seems...

The Uncomfortable Truth: Are We Hating Donald Trump for the Wrong Reasons?

I fear that many of us are hating Donald Trump for the wrong reasons. Multitudes are being swayed by mainstream media-inspired demonization of the new...

America’s Lost Tradition on Non-Intervention

By implicitly criticizing U.S. interventionism, President Trump’s inaugural speech drew denunciations from the Washington establishment as a dangerous deviation, but...

‘All on me’: Homeland Security chief falls on sword over chaotic travel ban rollout

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly took the blame for the poor rollout of President Donald...

Iranian Student Blocked From Entering US: Trump's Remarks on Muslim Ban Remind Me of...

A federal appeals court will hear arguments today on whether to restore President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan,...

Elliott Abrams To State Dept? You Can’t Be Serious, says Ron Paul

Hardline neocon Elliott Abrams is rumored to be under consideration for Deputy Secretary of State in the Trump Administration. He...

The Muslim Ban Is Temporarily Halted, but It Must Be Overturned

Protesters march on the Capitol against the Muslim Ban in Washington, DC, February 4, 2017. (Photo: Masha George / Flickr) On January 27, 2017, President...

DoJ challenges ‘overbroad’ order suspending Trump’s travel ban, says US security at risk

As the political backlash grows over President Trump’s travel ban, the US Department of Justice is...

'Coordinated Strategy-Du-Jour'? Trump Claims Media Not Reporting Terror Attacks

Whether it is the "coordinated strategy-du-jour" or just more "alternative facts," U.S. President Donald Trump's claim Monday that the media is conspiring not to...

Soros Fingerprints All Over Anti-Trump Lawsuits

More than a dozen lawsuits and counting have been filed against President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily blocks visas from Iraq,...

A Hard Look at Islamists Hiding Behind the Pink Pussy Hat Protesters

Around the world legitimate protests in recent years were turned into color revolutions. So-called humanitarian groups attach themselves to protests and in many cases...

Baiting Iran: How Trump Risks Inflaming the Middle East

President Trump is adding further venom to the raging sectarian hatreds tearing apart Iraq and Syria by his latest ill-judged tweets. These have far greater...

Trump warns suspending travel ban puts US ‘at peril,’ courts to blame ‘if something...

President Trump has lashed out against Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked a presidential immigration order,...

Trump Schooled on Separation of Powers

President Trump is getting a crash course on the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers as federal courts knock down his...

Warmongers on Top?

When I was suffering through advanced infantry training in the US Army many, many moons ago, I learned the Trump negotiating system. Our dreaded first...

Trump warns ‘bad & dangerous’ people may pour into US after travel ban halted

The decision to overturn controversial travel restrictions is ridiculous and dangerous, US President Donald Trump said,...

Trump's immigration order temporarily halted nationwide

A federal judge has issued a nationwide, temporary restraining order against enforcing President Donald Trump’s executive...

In One Week, More Than 50 Suits Launched Against Travel Ban

Underscoring the scope of the outrage and number of lives impacted by President Donald Trump's recent travel ban, more than 50 lawsuits have been...

Donald Trump’s travel ban is ‘propaganda opportunity’ for ISIS – home secretary

US President Donald Trump’s travel ban threatens to become a “propaganda opportunity” for Islamic State...

‘Absolutely violation of our democracy’: Jill Stein encourages DAPL & travel ban protests (VIDEO)

Green Party leader Dr. Jill Stein has called for more demonstrations, saying democracy is “under attack”...

Class Action Suit Filed for Tens of Thousands of Legal Immigrants Affected by Ban

The ACLU and other civil and immigrant rights groups have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants who...

ANAL squatting collective takes over Qatari general’s £17mn London townhouse

Squatters recently evicted from a mansion in London’s plush Belgravia have already found a new...

The President and Immigration

This past weekend, we all saw massive public outrage in major cities throughout the country. It was directed at the Jan. 27 issuance of...

British hackers, spies & whistleblowers could face 14yrs in prison under new proposals

British spies and civil servants could now face up to 14 years in prison if they are found leaking national secrets, after allegations about...

Creating Enemies, Creating Hell

“Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001.” As Donald Trump sets out to “protect America,” I dedicate...

Farage brands London mayor ‘hypocrite’ for hosting diplomats from nations banning Israelis

Ex-UKIP chief Nigel Farage has accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of hypocrisy for attacking US...

Don’t Play Into Trump’s Hands on the Muslim Ban

I’m a Muslim woman and a social justice advocate. I’m terrified, heartbroken, and outraged by Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban.” As I watched administrative chaos and...

Chaos at the Airports: Blocking Trump’s Executive Order

The diary of this particular US administration is bound to be heavy with incident.  Executive orders are now coming out of the Trump administration...

Lawsuits pile up against Trump travel ban and anti-sanctuary city executive orders

Four states are suing over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting US entry, as is the...

Gay Nigerian man faces ‘unlawful’ deportation from Britain

British authorities are preparing to “unlawfully” deport a gay man to Nigeria on Tuesday night, despite fears he will be targeted and attacked on...

Widespread Civil Unrest

It doesn’t take much of a trigger to push extremely large crowds of very angry protesters into committing acts of rioting and violence.  And...

Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents

Eric Zuesse, supplemented from original post at strategic-culture.org The chief source of funds to Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups is Saudi Arabia’s royal family. Documentation...

Refugee

by One Earth / January 31st, 2017 Refugee is a song that speaks to the plight of millions of desperate people forced from their homes,...

Donald Trump vs. Jackie Walker

The Guardian reports 30 January that the White House has defended its omission of Jews and antisemitism from a statement remembering the Holocaust by...

Downing Street insists British dual nationals will not be affected by Trump’s travel ban

Theresa May’s government issued a statement on Monday afternoon insisting British citizens with dual nationality...

The McCain Malady

You know you are in the presence of an emotional affect when there is not even the pretense of rationality to someone’s crazed outburst,...

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Another Symptom of the War on Terror

Photo by thierry ehrmann | CC BY 2.0   On January 28, President Trump signed an executive order denying entry for 90 days to the United...

Trump's Muslim Ban Is Dangerous and a Distraction

On January 27, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to make good on his promised Muslim Ban. One of the primary provisions...

The Case for Impeachment: Donald Trump’s Islamophobia and the Threat to the Constitution

Photo by Mark Taylor | CC BY 2.0 The ink on Donald Trump’s executive order barring Muslim immigrants from the U.S. is barely dry, but...

Nigel Farage & Katie Hopkins back Trump’s #MuslimBan, want the same for Britain

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and political commentator Katie Hopkins have voiced their support for US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on citizens from...

Executive hyperdrive: Trump’s first week in White House

President Donald Trump’s first week was a bumpy ride of executive orders, with the commander-in-chief and...

More US judges rule to restrict Trump ‘Muslim ban’ travel order

Three more federal judges, along with a district judge, have issued rulings barring authorities from deporting...

Trump Executive Order Could Block 500,000 Legal US Residents From Returning to the US...

Tens of thousands took to the streets to protest the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States in...

Airbnb CEO offers free housing to refugees after Trump’s immigration ban

While Trump’s recent order to close America’s borders to the citizens of some Muslim-majority countries continues...

Federal judge grants emergency stay of Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’

A Brooklyn judge issued an emergency stay, temporarily freezing the expulsion of travelers under the newly-signed...

Protesters Descend on JFK as Immigration Officials Detain Refugees

Protests erupted outside of John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York on Saturday, as border agents detained refugees who landed after President...

Trump’s Muslim ban sees passengers detained at airports, threatens Silicon Valley

Details have emerged of passengers being prevented from boarding their flights to the US as President...

May condemns torture… as ex-army Tory MP says ‘sometimes it might be justified’

Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned torture in response to President Donald Trump’s suggestion he...

Bull in the Mideast China Shop

President Donald Trump is getting ready to plunge into the burning Mideast with all the zeal and arrogance of a medieval crusader. The new...

NYC: Thousands Protest Trump Plan to Impose Ban on Refugees, Block Visas From Seven...

On Wednesday night, thousands of protesters packed into Washington Square Park in New York for an emergency rally in support of Muslim and immigrant...

Give war a chance: Murdered MP’s report backs UK military intervention

War should always be an available option for Britain, according to a report initiated by murdered Labour MP Jo Cox and finished by a...

Madeleine Albright ‘ready to become Muslim’ to protest Trump’s immigration policy

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has expressed her readiness to “register as Muslim” in...

Tulsi Gabbard calls on US govt to stop ‘supporting terrorists’ after meeting Syria civilians...

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has called on the US to put an end to the “illegal war” she believes it wages in Syria after...

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Returns From Syria with Renewed Calls: End Regime Change War in...

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) returned to Washington, DC after a week-long visit to Damascus, Aleppo, and Beirut to see and hear firsthand the impact...

Down the Rabbit-Hole to Trump’s Victory

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are several key reasons why Donald Trump won, such as that he achieved a 1,405,004 nationwide popular-vote victory in...

Trump orders construction of border wall, threatens cuts to sanctuary cities

President Donald Trump has signed orders to step up immigration enforcement and secure the US border,...

Trump to order Mexican border wall, ban refugees from 7 Muslim countries

A red-letter day on “national security” is in the cards for US President Donald Trump, who...

Obama’s Political Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Chelsea Manning as Bait

The malady, common among political leaders who commit heartless crimes while craving popular adulation as heroes and misunderstood saints, is ‘Political Munchausen Syndrome by...

America’s Putin Derangement Syndrome

Exclusive: The mainstream U.S. media blames Russian President Putin for pretty much everything – from the Mideast mess to Europe’s...

Where Donald Trump Makes Sense

Many progressives so despise Donald Trump that they decry all his positions even those that make some sense, such as...
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Video: Car bomb rocks Tripoli near Italian embassy, 2 dead

A car bomb exploded late on Saturday in the centre of Libya's capital Tripoli. The blast, which left at least two people dead, struck...

Before you go, Obama: 'Has any other Nobel Peace prize winner dropped 100k bombs?'...

Published time: 20 Jan, 2017 02:17Edited time: 20 Jan, 2017 02:18 President Barack Obama’s legacy is a...

Peace Out, Obama

In the final days of his presidency, Barack Obama deployed 3,500 US troops, 87 tanks and 144 Bradley fighting vehicles to Poland, and 330 Marines...

The Ugly Specter of Torture and Lies

Exclusive: President Obama refused to hold “war on terror” torturers to account but punished truth-tellers severely, a bleak legacy not...

The Three-way Tug of War that’s Pulling Syria Apart

(RINF) - Last month, the Islamic State recaptured Palmyra from where it was evicted by the Syrian army only in March; and this week,...

Taliban bomb maker’s case against British military thrown out by Supreme Court

A Taliban bomb maker seeking to sue the British military over his detention in Afghanistan has had his case thrown out by the Supreme...

The Left is the New Right

Meg Lee Chin Barack Obama started two wars. He launched strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. He bailed out Wall Street...

Obama’s Failed Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org I’m a former lifelong Democrat, stating here a clear and incontestable fact: Barack Obama is a failed President. It’s true...

Obama: The War Criminal Butcherer of Women and Children

There is no doubt that US President Barak Obama is a war criminal as are his military and intelligence officials and most of the...

How Obama Spread the Mideast Fires

Exclusive: Barack Obama is one of the “coolest” American presidents, but his “team of rivals” approach to governing – trying...

Cash from corrupt African mining deals flowing freely through London markets – report

British financial regulators are failing to stop money generated in “corrupt” African mining deals from being laundered through UK markets, says a new report,...

Trump’s coming confrontation with China

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Torture academy? Human rights abusers pay Britain’s Sandhurst millions to train their troops

Armies guilty of terrible human rights abuses are sending their officers to learn soldiering at...

What Should Reparations for Slavery Entail?

Slaves on J.J. Smith's cotton plantation near Beaufort, South Carolina, standing before their quarters in 1862. (Photo: Timothy O'Sullivan) In the light of the former...

National Socialism Bad

George Soros is at it again.  Don’t blame him for the calamities facing the various countries of the west.  It is all Germany’s fault;...

Syrian Conflict: The Deceptions and Betrayals

(RINF) - Since the times of the Soviet-Afghan jihad, during the eighties, it has been the fail-safe game plan of the master strategists at...

Eyes Wide Open

Any American who just recently started screaming about the threat of tyranny after Trump emerged on the scene must quickly come face to face with the harsh truth that they have arrived a little late to...

ISIS aims to launch ‘mass-casualty chemical attacks’ in UK – security minister

Islamic State militants are keen to launch “mass-casualty attacks” on targets in the UK, as well as overseas, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace said,...

Soros: Trump is a “Would Be Dictator” Who Threatens the New World Order

Billionaire globalist George Soros has penned a panicked rant in which he decries President-elect Donald Trump as a “would be dictator” who...

Escalating the Risky Fight with Russia

Exclusive: To box in President-elect Trump, the neocons and liberal hawks are pushing for “crippling sanctions” against Russia that they...

Egypt Introduces Anti-Invasion Law

The Egyptian government has instituted a new law to halt and reverse the flood of illegal immigrants using Egypt as a springboard...

Sanctioning Evil

President Obama did something recently that no president had done since Bill Clinton in 1995: he allowed a bill to become law without his...

The Final Obama Doctrine: Racking Up the Body Count

During its final years in office, the Obama administration has devised a new form of warfare with major implications for how the U.S. government...

Trump to begin presidency by repealing 70% of Obama’s legacy – Newt Gingrich

US President-elect Donald Trump may reverse up to 70 percent of President Barack Obama’s executive orders,...

Obama dismantling ‘Muslim registry’ enhanced after 9/11

The Obama administration is dismantling the so-called Muslim registry that logged visitors from countries with active...
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Video: Passengers evacuate from hijacked Afriqiyah Airways flight in Malta (Streamed live)

Up to two hijackers, described as being from the pro-Gaddafi group Al Fatah Al Gadida have seized control of Afriqiyah Airways flight 8U209 in...

Visitors to US to 'volunteer' social media account details

The same week the Dept. of Homeland Security announced it was going to stop its registry...

‘Tremendous cost!’ $379bn F-35 project in doubt as Trump asks to ‘price-out’ cheaper F-18s

US President-elect Donald Trump signalled that he might dump the controversial F-35 program after asking Boeing...

Columnist Thought Syria Conflict Worth Murdering Over–but Not Worth Writing About

Daily News columnist Gersh Kuntman later claimed that this piece, also headlined “Don’t Cry for Russia’s Slain Envoy, Who Was Putin’s Lackey,” was not...

Vlad the Bad

A senior CIA source tells me ‘with a high level of certainty that Russia’s Vladimir Putin was responsible for Pearl Harbor, the Korean War,...

Motives behind the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey

Nauman Sadiq (RINF) - In order to identify the likely motives of the 22 years old Turkish police officer who assassinated the Russian ambassador to...

Obama Destabilizes Truth

Obama and his press secretary, Josh Earnest, are now leading the post-election campaign against Trump. That’s evident by their latest accusations and charges against...

How Neocon Propaganda Is Used To Manipulate, Invade & Overthrow Governments

Eric Zuesse On December 17th, the neoconservative ‘liberal’ American ‘news’ site "The Daily Beast," headlined one of their typical rabidly anti-Russia ‘news’ reports, "How to Really...

Hypocrisy of Russia-Did-It Stories Is Hard to Stomach

Meddling in other countries’ elections is an exciting adventure–when it’s the United States doing the meddling. It is, of course, worth knowing what involvement any...

The Never-ending ‘War on Terror’

The Constitution granted war-making powers to Congress, but President Obama, like his post-World War II predecessors, has trampled on that...

Officials: Obama Prioritized Defeating Assad Above Defeating Jihadists

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY The evidence is clear and convincing: U.S. President Barack Obama, against advice and warnings from his top military officers,...

Campuses Don’t Need Affirmative Action for Trumpism

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof (12/10/16) takes campuses to task because they tend “not to be open to conservative ideology.” Nicholas Kristof comes off...

If You’re for Peace

Speaking of fake news, the latest issue of the National Enquirer at the supermarket checkout is giving the mainstream presstitute media a run for...

It's 2016. Do You Know Where Your Bombs Are Falling?

A man walks through the remains of a factory that was bombed twice in September outside of Sana, Yemen, on October 29, 2016. (Photo:...

‘It’s ridiculous’: Trump on CIA claims that Moscow helped him win US Presidency

Donald Trump says that reported claims by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accusing Russia of meddling...

The Ultimate List of Fake News Sites

By Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones InfoWars December 9, 2016 Isn’t it ironic how the mainstream media has the nerve to lecture everyone else about...

‘James Bond wouldn’t cut it in MI6,’ real-life ‘M’ claims

James Bond would never be hired by MI6 in real life because he breaks too...

Drone warfare’s spread to smaller powers has ‘implications for global peace’ – think tank

Smaller military powers like Iran, Nigeria, and Turkey are following in the footsteps of the...

Angela Merkel as bad for Europe as Clinton & Obama are for America

Anyone who says she admires Hillary Clinton, as Angela Merkel has said, plainly invites revulsion if not contempt. The lack of judgment broadcast by...

The Anatomy of US Military Policy: An Interview With Andrew Bacevich

US Army paratroopers engage in a joint forcible entry exercise at Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, August 23, 2016. (Photo: Airman...

Britain must head fight against world’s ‘strongmen’ leaders – Boris Johnson

Britain must play a leading role in the right against the cult of ‘strongmen’ like...

Kissinger and Brzezinski to be honoured by Nobel Institute and Oslo University

by Jan Oberg These two top officials behind major US wars (Iran/Afghanistan and Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos) and regime change (against Allende, Chile) will speak at the first...

The Lying Washington Post Gets Exposed, And All Major U.S. ‘News’ Media Refuse to...

Eric Zuesse The most important news-story since the U.S. Presidential election has been the blockbuster by Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton at The Intercept, headlining...

Obama administration to create new task force to hunt terrorists worldwide – report

The outgoing administration is reportedly seeking to create a new special operations task force that would...

We Can Be Great Again

Avoiding Russophobia: Candidate Clinton and many others during our recent election cycle seemed to be intent on blaming a series of evil deeds on Russian...

Trump will get on plane & talk to Putin – Farage to RT (VIDEO)

Donald Trump will make the world a safer place by flying to Russia and speaking...

Lesson for the Transition Team?

This originally appeared in the March 1994 issue of The Rothbard-Rockwell Report. On December 16, President Clinton named retired Admiral Bobby Ray Inman to fill...

Does Clinton’s Defeat Mean the Decline of US Interventionism?

Photo by The U.S. Army | CC BY 2.0 Carthage, Tunisia. No one knows what the future will bring. Yet, many observers have been quick to announce...

Obama’s Nonexistent Legacy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org “Trump did more than any democrat to deflate the neocon/neoliberal agenda that liberals themselves screamed was fascist when Bush...

The Real and Wannabee Elite

Recently I made a few comments about the world’s self-identified “elite”, and also about the migrants that are plaguing Europe. Happily, I was able to...

NATO Quo Vadis? in the Trump Era

Once again as almost twenty seven years ago, NATO is faced with a deep-seated, soul searching existential issue or an internal threat. That’s right,...

Rand Paul Heroically Warns Trump Against Hiring Neocons

Eric Zuesse U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky), who voted against Obama’s TPP and virtually every other Obama sell-out to the international corporations which control the...

Foreign Policy: What Can We Expect From a Trump Administration?

"So is he going to win?" The question washed over me as I slumped in my hard plastic chair.  I had passed the day walking...

‘US people realizing system not for them’ – Hip-hop star Boots Riley to RT

America’s problems will only be solved outside of the electoral system, rapper and activist Boots Riley...

Through the Gates of Hell: How Empire Ushered in a Trump Presidency

The one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of...

‘Goodbye to murderer’: Activists hang huge anti-Obama poster in Washington (PHOTO)

Published time: 11 Nov, 2016 17:36 A huge picture of US President Barack Obama with the words...

The 47% Who Voted for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton on many occasions and consistently said that as President she would impose a no-fly zone over Syria, as she and President Obama had...

Trump Quake

What has just happened in the “indispensable nation” is nothing less than a geopolitical 9/11. With, of course, a major twist. The suicide bomber sneaked out of...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in October focused on the problematic U.S. presidential campaign, revelations about U.S. alliances in the...

Making Sense of the 2016 Election

What to take home about the 2016 US presidential election results? The two presidential contenders (at least four, but “third” party contenders are effectively...

‘Loose cannon’ Trump and ‘war drums’ Clinton: Dr. Jill Stein on RT (VIDEO)

Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein lays out why she is among the “well kept...

Ron Paul on Raqqa/Mosul: Politicians Fiddle As Middle East Burns

While Americans were obsessing about tomorrow’s election, the Obama Administration launched a serious military escalation in Syria. US Special Forces on the ground and...

The Day Vladimir Putin Passed NAFTA

The U.S. is entering a dangerous political phase where a distant and cloistered political class threatens the use of state power to legitimize itself...

Poverty Rose in 96% of U.S. House Districts, During Obama’s Presidency

Eric Zuesse On November 3rd, Morning Consult’s Jon Reid bannered, "Poverty on the Rise in Nearly All House Districts” and he reported that, "A Brookings Institution...

Obama’s humility: ‘We really are an indispensable nation’

Humility in foreign policy “is useful trait,” outgoing President Barack Obama said, adding that America is...

The FBI Can’t Actually Investigate a Candidate Such as Hillary Clinton.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The power above the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the U.S. Attorney General, and, above that person,...

Possible Al-Qaeda attacks on Election Day? Anonymous report gets mixed reaction online

In what has become de rigueur days before American elections since the War on Terror was...

Yemen Vote: The Responsibility To Protect Profits

At first sight, compassion appears to loom large in ‘mainstream’ politics and media. When the American and British governments target countries like Serbia, Afghanistan,...

US premature birth rates increase for 1st time in nearly a decade

Pregnancy is the US is becoming increasingly risky. For the first time in eight years, the...

The Intercept Outs Neocon Democrat’s Smear Against Trump as ‘Putin’s Puppet’

Eric Zuesse On November 1st, The Intercept headlined "HERE’S THE PROBLEM WITH THE STORY CONNECTING RUSSIA TO DONALD TRUMP’S EMAIL SERVER”, and the reporting team of Sam Biddle, Lee...

New Poll: Americans Feel Less Safe After 15 Years of War

We were told that we had to attack Iraq because the Saddam Hussein government made us less safe. We were...

Forget the Trump-Clinton Charade: It’s Time to Wake Up America!

Colin Todhunter (RINF) - Who will be the winners and the losers in the coming U.S. presidential election? Trump or Clinton, Clinton or Trump? The...

How Putin Derailed the West

“Nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are...

How Washington Turned Ireland Into an International Scofflaw

Roger Cole of PANA, Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh, and Edward Horgan of Shannonwatch, a group that monitors U.S. military flights in and out...

War or Peace

Every presidential vote, like every other vote, demands that one set priorities, for it is a rare voter indeed who will agree 100% with...

34 Reasons This Bernie Voter Will Vote Trump

Eric Zuesse Here are the 34: “Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes” “Hillary Clinton the hawk, and the Honduran coup” “I’m a Bernie Sanders Voter: Here’s Why I’ll Vote Trump" “Hillary...

‘A very different kind of warfare’: Clinton team on Benghazi committee leaks in #PodestaEmails

Correspondence among senior Clinton campaign staff released by WikiLeaks in Sunday’s tranche of Podesta emails shows...
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Video: Clinton presidency will lead to NATO expansion – ex Trump advisor (Going Underground)

We speak with former Trump advisor Carter, Democratic future of Libyan oil production. Plus, Theresa May defends the UK's military alliance with Saudi Arabia...

Dying younger: US life expectancy trending downward – study

Life expectancy for Americans aged 25 to 85 is getting shorter, according to a new study....

Is Gandhi Still Relevant?

Colin Todhunter Mention Gandhi in certain circles and the response might be one of cynicism: his ideas are outdated and irrelevant in today's world. Such...

Seven World-Historical Achievements of the Iraq Invasion of 2003

Photo by The U.S. Army | CC BY 2.0   Here is a list of the noteworthy, ongoing results of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq beginning...

Do Wars Make Us Safer? The People Aren’t Feeling It

This piece originally appeared at Let’s Try Democracy (10/27/16). US wars in these countries over the last 15 years haven’t left Americans feeling safer. (image:...

Domestic U.S. Politics of War with Russia

Eric Zuesse First, the context in which the issue of war against Russia is being raised: Syria’s government is allied with Russia’s government, and ‘The West’...

Seven World-historical Achievements of the Iraq Invasion of 2003

Here is a list of the noteworthy, ongoing results of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq beginning in March 2003. (Recall that that invasion was...

Because of Hillary Clinton, Emergency-Contraception Is Banned In Honduras

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - Of course, one of Hillary Clinton’s proudest claims is that as the U.S. Secretary of State she championed reproductive choice throughout...

James Bond wouldn’t make the grade in modern MI6, says Britain’s top spy

Fictional super-spy James Bond’s lack of a moral compass would quickly rule him out of...

Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

(Photo: Flickr/CSIS) When Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he was determined to redirect U.S. military efforts away from the “bad war” in...

What Did Sen. Richard Black Learn In Syria?

Virginia State Senator Richard Black was curious about why the US seemed to be attacking only secular countries in the...

Report from the Refugee Camp in Calais, France: “the Jungle”

“I was in jail with a Libyan man, his friends came and broke into the jail and let us go, too. There was fighting...

Aristocracy’s Immunity From Prosecution Disturbs TARP’s I.G.

Eric Zuesse For the very first time, on October 25th, a high federal official, the “SIGTARP” or Special Inspector General for the TARP program that...

Cameron to publish ‘tell-all’ memoir… but will ex-PM come clean about #PigGate?

Former PM David Cameron says he will publish a ‘tell-all’ autobiography, reflecting on the highs...

The Doctrine of Armed Exceptionalism

War, what is it good for? In America, the answer is that, much of the time, you’ll probably never know what it’s good for –...

Halloween Is Coming, Vladimir Putin Isn’t

Photo by Jedimentat44 | CC BY 2.0 I would not rank Vladimir Putin high on a list of leaders. If I lived in Russia I’d...

Dump Duterte – for Starters

Alliances are transmission belts of war. So our Founding Fathers taught and the 20th century proved. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany in...

Yes, There Will Be Election Fraud, On A Grand Scale

*America’s election system is designed only to give the theater of democracy with none of the substance* (RINF) - It is a virtual certainty that the...

The Unwoke: Sleepwalking into the Nightmare

“The view that Syria is under attack because it isn’t a western puppet state, and that Washington wants Assad to step down to make...

Mosul assault: What role will UK troops play in the battle for the ISIS-held...

As the assault on Mosul begins, UK troops will be involved on a number of...

#Podesta emails: Clinton staffers aimed for ‘moral high ground’ in Benghazi testimony

A leaked email thread from Hillary Clinton’s staff and lawyers reveals that her team disagreed over...

Why Brookings Institution & The Establishment Love Wars

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s recent (at least since 2003) penchant for invasions of countries that haven’t invaded us (such as Iraq in...

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

“We came, we saw…he died” boasted a beaming Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, speaking of the 2011 western overthrow of Libya’s leader Muammar Khadaffi. She...

Media’s Debate Agenda: Push Russia, ISIS, Taxes; Downplay Climate, Poverty, Campaign Finance

In the general election debates, the Supreme Court was mentioned about one-quarter as much as Donald Trump’s tax returns and three-quarters as much as...

Warring with the Warrior Queen

Ding-dong the witch is dead. Take, as evidence, Donald Trump’s profanity-laden celebration of rape, the tape of which has just surfaced (and is already being followed...

Which One Is Less Evil?

Donald Trump seems to be a shady dealer, a blusterer, a prevaricator, an abuser of women — not my choice for president. Yet a...

Tory MP Andrew Mitchell blasts NatWest attempt to close RT’s accounts (VIDEO)

Former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell MP has criticized the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for the partly state-owned bank’s attempts to freeze RT’s...

Adam Curtis: Another Manager of Perceptions

Adam Curtis’ new, near three-hour documentary HyperNormalisation, showing on BBC iplayer, is being garlanded with predictable praise from liberal commentators. ...

Hillary Clinton and the Brutal Murder of Qaddafi

Photo by thierry hermann | CC BY 2.0 On October 20, 2011, Libya’s Muammar al-Gaddafi was brutally murdered by a mob of NATO-backed ‘rebels’, after...

Adam Curtis: Another Manager of Perceptions

Adam Curtis’ new, near three-hour documentary HyperNormalisation, showing on BBC iplayer, is being garlanded with predictable praise from liberal commentators. As ever, Curtis joins...

Destroyer of Nations

In the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 – an invasion which many Iraqis believe left their country in the worst...

Washington’s Global Economic Wars

During most of the past two decades Washington has aggressively launched military and economic wars against at least nine countries, either directly or through...

What to watch for in last Trump-Clinton presidential debate

Ahead of tonight’s presidential debate, polls show over half of American voters are pessimistic about the...

Whether to Go to War Against Russia

Whether to Go to War Against Russia Is Top Issue in U.S. Presidential Race Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The United States government has already declared...

Files from Clinton confidant found on Romanian server, FBI docs show

New records released from the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server offer more questions than answers. Documents show that files from longtime...

Will “they” really try to kill President Duterte?

Rodrigo Duterte, the outspoken President of the Philippines, has by now most likely joined the concealed, prestigious and permanent hit list of the Empire. The...

FBI releases Clinton probe documents

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has published another set of documents from their probe into Hillary...

‘Limited & proportionate’: Obama vows to continue ‘self-defense’ strikes in Yemen

Washington reserves the right to strike targets in Yemen whenever “necessary and appropriate,” President Obama told...

Assets, properties targeted as UK tries to stem flood of dirty money from abroad

Hundreds of properties in Britain suspected of belonging to overseas criminals could be seized under...

President Obama Threatens President Putin with Nuclear War

Eric Zuesse “It’ll be at a time of our choosing,” says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on NBC’’s “Meet the Press,” to be aired on...

Is There Any Hope for Germany?

Germany is smaller than California. Within the last two years, it has allowed in roughly two million Muslim refugees and immigrants, all by fiat....

Hillary Clinton Wants to Do This Again — Now to Syria

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (and President Obama — and some NATO partners) did it previously to Libya, and here was...

Syria – What Is the Cost of ‘Victory’?

A deep contradiction lies at the heart of US policy towards the present horrifying conflict in Syria. Which is better? To now...

Stop the Presses

Journalists marched from Galatasaray Square to Taksim Square, demanding the release of arrested colleagues and better protection for press freedom, March 13,2011 in Istanbul,Turkey....

The Truth About the War in Aleppo

This is starting to sound pretty ominous. The Washington War Party is coming unhinged and appears to be leaving no stone unturned...

How the NY Times Commits Its Crimes

…pretends to do investigative reporting. Before the United States permitted a terrifying way of interrogating prisoners, government lawyers and intelligence officials assured themselves of one...

Russkies at the Doorstep

In a year noted for crude political discourse, eagerly serialized in the mainstream media, the MSM are themselves bellowing anti-Russian rhetoric, conspiracy theory, and...

Trump and Hillary: The Tragedy of the Great American TV Soap Opera

Colin Todhunter (RINF) - For many onlookers who reside outside the US, the run-up to that country’s presidential election appears to be some kind of...

'You'd be in jail' Trump says to Clinton & other debate zingers

Trump says Hillary Clinton would be in jail if he were in charge of the justice...

Selective Outrage Over Aleppo Bombing

When the U.S. kills civilians while bombing ISIS’s cities in Syria and Iraq, the jihadists are blamed for using “human shields”...

Wikileaks releases over 2,000 emails from Clinton campaign chair

The internet whistleblowing group Wikileaks released over 2,000 emails involving Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta....

U.S. Ponders Whether to Go to War with Russia to Salvage Al Qaeda in...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Sources that will be provided here, document the historical narrative now occurring toward all-out war between the U.S. and...

The United States as Destroyer of Nations

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC By 2.0   In the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 – an invasion which many...

5 Insanities of Hillary

Given the strong link between leadership and psychopathy, questioning the sanity of our future leaders might not be so preposterous. One study, for example,...

Public Health as Foreign Policy: Trauma in the Arab World

  Photo of Syrian refugees from Freedom House via Flickr. The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the US...

Needed Now: a Peace Movement Against the Clinton Wars to Come

Photo by Nathania Johnson | CC BY 2.0   Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize –for not being George W. Bush. This seemed unseemly...

Reaping the Whirlwind: Kerry, al-Nusra, Russia and Syria

Photo by DonkeyHotey | CC BY 2.0   “I think you’re looking at three people, four people in the administration. I lost the argument. I’ve argued...

The Humanitarian Excuse for Intervention

While the mainstream media focuses on losers and winners in the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, a largely unreported debate...

The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder

Photo by thierry hermann | CC BY 2.0 Jean-Paul Pougala’s April 14, 2011 piece in Pambazuka News titled “The Lies Behind the West’s War on...

Aborting the Trump Revolution

In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his...

Aborting the Trump Revolution

In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his...

Aborting the Trump Revolution

In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his...

Aborting the Trump Revolution

In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his...

Bring Back the Cold War

Pundits have declared a “New Cold War.” If only! The Cold War was a time when leaders focused on reducing tensions between nuclear powers....

Bring Back the Cold War

Pundits have declared a “New Cold War.” If only! The Cold War was a time when leaders focused on reducing tensions between nuclear powers....

Bring Back the Cold War

Pundits have declared a “New Cold War.” If only! The Cold War was a time when leaders focused on reducing tensions between nuclear powers....

U.S. Diplomacy: A Dangerous Proposal

Samantha Power (courtesy of US Embassy Kyiv via Flickr) While the mainstream media focuses on losers and winners in the race between Hillary Clinton and...
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Video: African Refugees Fleeing War and Economic Strife on the Rise

Record number of refugee crossings are still taking place along the route from Libya to Italy, says Proactiva Open Arms coordinator Gerard Canals Visit...

I’m a Bernie Sanders Voter: Here’s Why I’ll Vote Trump

By Eric Zuesse Sometimes, things in politics are the opposite of the way they seem. The Presidential contest between the ‘liberal’ Hillary Clinton’ and the...

Progressive, Heal Thyself

Once again, race riots plague America, this time in Charlotte, a relatively prosperous and quiet city in North Carolina.  Not a good sign.  What...

The Betrayal of Syria: The US, France, and Britain’s UN Ambassadors and the United...

An ambassador is a … gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. — Attributed to Sir Henry Wotton, 1568-1639 When Vitaly Churkin,...

Other EU countries ‘shunting’ asylum seekers to ‘soft touch’ Britain, claims Archbishop of York

EU nations must offer asylum to refugees in their own countries rather than “shunting” them...

America’s Outdated Special Relationship with Saudi Arabia

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia bids farewell to President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 27, 2015. (Official...

Why Everything You Hear About Aleppo Is Wrong

The mainstream media portrays the fight for Aleppo as one between Syrian President Assad and the people, painting Assad as...

‘Americans are on our side’: Al-Nusra commander says US arming jihadists via 3rd countries

US weapons are being delivered to Jabhat Al-Nusra by governments that Washington supports, a militant commander told the German media, adding that American instructors...

‘Terrorist diaspora’: ISIS-inspired attacks in US to increase as ground is lost overseas –...

As it loses territory in Iraq and Syria, the terror group Islamic State will inspire more...

US Propaganda Goes into Overdrive

Over the weekend the Western press is blasting Russia and Syria for alleged war crimes in their assault on the terrorist controlled part of...

Anti-war artwork condemned by the Sun and ex-military MPs was actually endorsed by veterans

Former British soldiers have responded fiercely to ex-military MPs who attacked their satirical anti-war art...

Killing People, Breaking Things, and America’s Winless Wars

It’s the timing that should amaze us (were anyone to think about it for 30 seconds). Let’s start with the conflict in...

George Soros and His False Flag Factories

Global hedge fund tycoon and political provocateur George Soros is leading a war of symbols, namely flags and banners either resurrected or conjured up...

EU army would undermine NATO, says Defence Secretary Fallon

British politicians are intent on killing plans for an EU-wide army, following a Franco-German push for a stronger EU defense policy. The tug-of-war between Europe’s...

Americanism and not globalism will be our credo

Now I lay me down to sleep Citibank1 for my soul to keep Forgive us our debts as we forgive those we bombed after their accounts we froze.2 The globe on his desk on...

Obama implicated in Clinton email scandal – New FBI docs

President Barack Obama used a pseudonym when communicating with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by...

War as a Business Opportunity

A good friend passed along an article at Forbes from a month ago with the pregnant title, “U.S. Army Fears Major War Likely Within...

Elite’s assault on human rights would strip soldiers of ‘hard-won’ protections – lawyer

Amid allegations of abuse by British soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, a top...

Bid to stem African refugee flow sees PM pledge troops & cash

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged troops and up to £100 million to stop the flow of refugees from war-torn regions of eastern Africa...

Syria as Metaphor

Syrian civil war, courtesy of Wikipedia The war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial...

UK commits troops to train Egyptian military in counter-terrorism tactics

British troops will continue to train the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) to tackle terrorism and...

The Real Enemy of Both Koreas

Warring hotspots all over the world are flaring up in 2016 in what amounts to preparation for World War III between the military forces...

MI5 lawyer to be grilled by MPs over UK’s role in Guantanamo ‘torture’

MI5’s top lawyer is to answer questions in Parliament over whether the intelligence agency knew...

U.S. Public Don’t Care if Politicians Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Everybody knows that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are inveterate liars; but, do Americans really care? The vast...

15 Years of Crime

The United States and their allies will be commemorating the 15-year anniversary of 9/11. For Thierry Meyssan, it’s the occasion to take an honest...

Apologizing to My Daughter for the Last 15 Years of War

Originally posted at TomDispatch.Let’s start with the basics. In an era when the U.S. seemed to have no great power rivals...

Whadya Gonna Do About Beantown, Mr. Barnicle?

I refer to Mike Barnicle’s now-famous gotcha question of the clueless alleged libertarian candidate Gary Johnson on Morning Joe the other day: “what are...

The Revenge of the Deplorables

With Friends Like These… The Americanism that those who do horrible things can still be good people ties both to the Christian debate over acts...

Britain vows to keep sanctions on Russia… despite its own defense committee finding them...

Britain is determined to push on with sanctions against Russia despite a Defence Committee report...

‘Safer means of escape’: B-2 stealth bombers to receive $14mn ejection seat upgrades

The American Air Force’s flagship B-2 stealth bomber will soon be fitted with new ejector seats...

Tunisia: New Leaders, Old Challenges

Youssef Chahed The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the US response to the Islamic State (ISIS or...

Assad’s Death Warrant

serkan senturk | Shutterstock.com “Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and...

I Am a Syrian Living in Syria

Two years ago, “Majd” wrote these words in a Facebook posting: “ I am Syrian… living in Syria in the middle of everything. We have seen...

Forever War: A Peculiar Form of American Zen

As a teenager, I read Joe Haldeman’s book, The Forever War. The title intrigued, as did the interstellar setting. Haldeman’s soldiers are caught up...

Our Post-September 11 Fifteen Years’ War

(Photo: DVIDSHUB / Flickr) On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda launched its four-plane air force against the United States. On board were its...

Irredeemable

Sun Tzu famously advised leaving a line of retreat to your enemies even when you have them surrounded. After all, you don’t want...

Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi’s son moving to Scotland to clear father’s name

In a bid to overturn his late father’s 2001 conviction for the bombing of Pan...

Nuclear Hypocrisy

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted another nuclear test on Friday, 9 September. President Barack Obama stated: To be clear, the United States...

Former British PM David Cameron resigns as MP with immediate effect

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned from Parliament with immediate effect. The MP for...

ISIS Fighter Reveals Group’s Plan If Defeated in Syria

Orlok | Shutterstock.com Isis will flourish and survive even if it is defeated in the present battle for Syria and Iraq an Isis militant has told The...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Retaliation: Reality Vs. Pundit Fantasy

The US military shelling Lebanon in response to the April 1983 Beirut embassy bombing did not discourage an even deadlier attack on the US...

William Astore asks: What Did 9/11 Inaugurate?

On this 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, we should ask ourselves what those attacks inaugurated. In a word, calamity. The wildly...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Peter Van Buren Says Happy 9/11 Day!

Happy 9/11 Day, our fifteenth anniversary together. If it was a child, she’d be almost ready to drive. They do...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Containing the United States

by Edward S. Herman / September 9th, 2016 “Containing the United States” is, of course, a ridiculous and self-contradictory idea in the U.S. and Western...

‘MI6 boss who rendered me claims to be a Christian’ – Gaddafi torture victim

Former MI6 chief Mark Allen is mistaken if he thinks that a recent article he...

Lib Dems recycle discredited claim they opposed Iraq War

Britain’s Liberal Democrat party is still using the discredited claim that it opposed the Iraq...

Huffington Post’s Coverage of Donald Trump

Eric Zuesse After NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum” on September 7th, Huffington Post’s top of homepage the next day was:  LIAR-IN-CHIEF: TRUMP REPEATS WHOPPER ABOUT IRAQ WAR — AGAIN! Don Previews His...

‘Enemy kills’: 3 former US Air force drone operators back Yemeni victims' lawsuit

Three former military veterans who were once involved in the US drone program are supporting a...

NATO’s Expiration Date

(Photo: Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com) If the number of eager applicants on a waiting list determines the strength of a club, then the North...

Will Hillary Lead Us Deeper Into a Quagmire in Syria?

Unless some unforeseen miracle happens for Donald Trump, Hawkish Hillary (at least as accurate a nickname as Crooked Hillary) is likely to...

Trump’s new plan: Stop defense cuts & military draw-down

Donald Trump is looking to end defense spending cuts and allocate even more funds in the...

Exceptional Nation

If there’s one core belief that has guided and inspired me every step of the way, it is this. The United States is an...

Behind the Russian-Israeli Detente

Even as Official Washington gears up for a lucrative New Cold War with Russia, America’s close “ally” Israel is finding...

Did Trump Just Win the Election?

In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk. Yet it was a...

Belated Pushback on Saudis’ War on Yemen

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels has created a humanitarian crisis, with opposition finally emerging in Congress...

Globe and Mail Continues its Elitist Nationalist Bias

An elitist, nationalist, bias dominates all areas of Canada’s paper of record. On the front of last weekend’s Style section the Globe and Mail profiled...

The New Homestead Act

The practices we now call conservation are, to a large extent, local alleviations of biotic pain. They are necessary, but they must not be...

The Excesses of the Extreme Centre

Donald Trump, in a speech given in Charlotte on Thursday, August 18, cast himself as the truth teller for forgotten Americans and a champion...

Kaepernick Almost Scores a TD

When I heard about Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, I jumped up and started cheering him on as if he...

Kaepernick almost scores a TD

Chris Ernesto RINF - When I heard about Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, I jumped up and started cheering him on...

What Brexit and ISIL Have in Common

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons) In January 2013, British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged that if re-elected in 2015 he would hold an in/out referendum on the...

Hillary and the Clinton Foundation: Exemplars of America’s Political Rot

Hillary Clinton may be enjoying a comfortable lead in national polls, but she is far from enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep given the ever-widening...

Tell Us Why We’re At War, Candidates

When I was a kid, successive presidents told us we had to fight in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, because if we didn’t fight them...

Clinton ‘bleached’ her private server to permanently wipe emails, says House Oversight member

Thousands of emails were permanently deleted from a private email server for former Secretary of State...

The Financial Times: Megaphone for Mass Murder

The Financial Times editorial page carries a logo that proclaims: “Without fear and without favour”. Indeed the editors have shown no fear...

The Dumbed-Down New York Times

Exclusive: A New York Times columnist writes Americans are so “dumbed-down” that they don’t know that Russia “invaded” Ukraine two...

The Yankee Empire

Every society has a segment of its population that obsesses over totalitarian control of others.  They are called “politicians” or “political activists.”  (There are...

Hillary Clinton is Spreading Islamist Extremism

If the West in general, and the United States in particular, left the Arab and Muslim world alone and in peace, we would most...

Vijay Prashad: Hillary Clinton Shows Dangerous Tendency to Go to War No Matter the...

In our extended interview with scholar Vijay Prashad, he discusses the US presidential election and notes that while President Obama was reticent,...

Just How Dangerous Are the Media?

The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian...

Who Should Have the Nuclear Codes?

The latest attack on Donald Trump from Pravda (the mainstream media) is that we can’t trust him with the nuclear codes. Those who live...

Ron Paul on Kerry In Kenya – Spreading ‘American Exceptionalism’

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Africa earlier this week. He visited Nigeria and promised more US military aid...

The Bogus ‘Humanitarian’ War on Serbia

NATO’s war on Serbia in 1999 was the template for other “humanitarian” wars – in Iraq, Libya and now Syria...

Overtime for 007 as critics slam Britain’s lagging 1,900 spy recruitment drive

Britain’s pledge to deliver 1,900 new spies to protect the country against terrorism is under...

Can Russia Survive American Aggression?

News services abroad ask me if President Erdogan of Turkey will, as a result of the coup attempt, realign Turkey with Russia. At this...

Can Russia Survive American Aggression?

News services abroad ask me if President Erdogan of Turkey will, as a result of the coup attempt, realign Turkey with Russia. At this...

War: The Islamic State and Western Politicians Against the Rest of Us

On July 28, London’s Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, aka “the Old Bailey,” announced the conviction of Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary on charges of...

U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia

Eric Zuesse On Monday, August 22nd, the United States government — which demands the overthrow of the internationally-recognized-as-legal government of Syria — officially announced that...

Russia Teams Up With Iran To Continue To Bomb Syria

Ho, ho, ho, here’s a scenario no one could have possibly anticipated: some complex thing in the Middle East as a temporary patch to...

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

“I did it my way,” crooned Sinatra. Donald Trump is echoing Ol’ Blue Eyes with the latest additions to his staff. Should he lose, he...

Could a Russian-Led Coalition Defeat Hillary’s War Plans?

ID1974 | Shutterstock.com   Joe Scarborough this morning on MSNBC was inveighing against the “ransom” the U.S. supposedly paid to Tehran in return for the release of U.S....

The Hunger To Fix Syria, and the Indifference Towards Yemen

Earlier this week, a young Syrian boy made the news in the worst, most captivating fashion. It often takes one photo of...

ISIS was MADE IN THE USA

Judicial Watch proved it. Under a Freedom of Information Act request, Judicial Watch was able to obtain a (heavily redacted) copy of the Defense...

The West’s Favored Autocrats

ChameleonsEye | Shutterstock.com The United States has been, and continues to be, selective about which foreign strongmen it does and does not support. Among the latter, there...

Today’s gossip, tomorrow’s memories: 10 things we will (and won’t) miss about Gawker

Gawker will be no more. The blog network under the name revolutionized digital journalism and engaged...

HuffPo Goes Haywire Against Russia, For Hillary

Eric Zuesse, commentary on ‘news’ reporting As part of their campaign for Hillary Clinton to become President, Huffington Post bannered their home-page on the night...

The Benefits and Hazards of Trumpism

Donald Trump’s most recent foreign policy speech, in which he explained how he would deal with the Islamic State (ISIL) and the...

Election Meddling: Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by...

The Washington Post (8/10/16) published what has to be one of the most naked examples of projection ever displayed by a major American paper....

ISIS, immigration and ideology: Trump speaks on foreign policy

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is announcing his foreign policy vision in a speech in Youngstown,...

America’s Aristocracy Facing Resistance from American Public Regarding Russia

Eric Zuesse, updated from strategic-culture.org The subterranean reality of U.S. foreign policy is that it serves the U.S. aristocracy, the owners of controlling blocs of...

Exposing Canadian Imperialism

As hard as it is to admit for a former junior hockey player who spends many hours writing at the neighbourhood Tim Hortons, some...

Of Hajah Zainab – Is Palestine Still the Central Issue for Arabs?

Palestine is increasingly absent from Arab consciousness, at least at the official and media levels. For years, the discussion has veered elsewhere,...

The Most Dangerous Candidate

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya reads The New York Times’ August 1 headline, capturing virtually everything wrong with US foreign interventionism. Tracing...