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Someone in Russia sent some tweets, Theresa May warns the entire Western world may...

Theresa May deployed two methods of distraction at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet speech in London:...

US court allows Trump’s travel ban to take partial effect — RT US News

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:37 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:41 The 9th Circuit Court...

Just How Broke – LewRockwell

Why Robert Mueller Was Selected to Be the Special Prosecutor

Eric Zuesse It all began with the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers apartment complex in the Saudi city of Khobar, which killed 19 U.S....

Khan & Corbyn call for Boris Johnson to be sacked over diplomatic gaffes —...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has joined calls for Boris Johnson to be sacked as UK...

What Craziness Is Going On in Saudi Arabia? | By Eric Margolis

What’s going on in Saudi Arabia? Over 200 bigwigs detained and billions of ‘illegal profits’ of some $800 billion confiscated. The kingdom is in an...

Ever Hear of a Place Called Azawad? How About Timbuktu?

Photo by Emilio Labrador | CC BY 2.0 It may not be the heart of Africa but it is the key to Africa. Forget about...

Iranian media says Boris Johnson’s gaffe was proof of ‘cover-up’ over jailed British woman...

Boris Johnson has had quite a week. But, unlike his fellow cabinet ministers, the foreign...

Why a Special Counsel Should Be Appointed to Investigate Robert Mueller

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Some of the finest investigative journalists have recently documented different parts of what constitutes, in its totality, a single...

America’s Trump, w. 37% Favorable Rating, Seeks Overthrow of Iran’s Rouhani, w. 62% Favorable...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The investigative journalist Gareth Porter says that  U.S. President Donald Trump, whose favorable-rating among Americans is 37%, is determined...

MI6 ‘doesn’t trust’ Boris Johnson enough to share information with him, claims report —...

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 09:29 Edited time: 2 Nov, 2017 10:28 British spy agency...

Manhattan attacker was likely radicalized inside US – retired army general — RT US...

The New York terrorist may have been a “lone wolf” but his attack is part of...

Chrystia Freeland: Canada doesn’t engage in “regime change”

A huge surprise to the people of Libya, Haiti, Honduras, Chile, Democratic Rep. Congo, Ghana, Uganda, Guatemala, and ... It may walk and quack like...

US issues travel warning to Niger amid calls for drone strikes in the country...

The US State Department issued a travel warning for the West African country of Niger and...

Hillary Clinton Keeps Pointing Fingers – Consortiumnews

Hillary Clinton blames others for last year’s electoral defeat, never recognizing that many Americans — both Democrats and Republicans —...

Does Russia Produce ‘Fake News’? Or Does America? Or Both?

Eric Zuesse The biggest difference between American and Russian news-reporting has been a simple factual issue between the two sides, on what incident started the...

US judiciary has no say over Trump’s wars, DoJ argues in court — RT...

The US Justice Department believes that courts should not have a say over how the administration...

There’s Only One Party in DC

Niger, Niger Burning Bright

Photo by Homini:) | CC by 2.0 Nobody knows anything. Trump can’t recall the names of the slain soldiers. Mad Dog Mattis can’t explain what...

‘Main creator of terrorism is US war on terror, not terrorists’ — RT US...

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 13:55 The US’ only answer to terrorism is violence against violence,...

Afghan-style West Africa invasion played out in US war college drill — RT US...

A simulation game for US war-college students prepared participants for an invasion of West Africa in...

Pentagon justifies military expansion in Africa as key to ‘global strategy’ — RT US...

The Pentagon is calling for an increase in the US military footprint in Africa, where there...

Far-right ‘Identitarian’ movement aiming to launch UK branch, but who are they? — RT...

A far-right movement which has united young nationalists from Canada, the US and across the...

US restarts visa processing for 6 countries after ‘dangerously flawed’ travel ban ruling —...

The White House has described Tuesday’s ruling by a Hawaiian judge, blocking Donald Trump’s controversial travel...

Black Is White, White Is Black, in the Washington Post

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Washington Post presents a shockingly imaginary Syria, in which the U.S. Government has been the friend of the...

British banks possibly ‘conduits for laundered money’ in South African corruption scandal — RT...

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 09:31 Edited time: 20 Oct, 2017 08:15 It has emerged...

France requests more US troops to fight ISIS in West Africa — RT America

The US must step up support for French troops fighting Islamic State in West Africa, the...

RT reports from Moria — RT UK

British aid money is propping up a European migrant camp routinely likened to a prison....

Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth – Consortiumnews

Australia’s public broadcasting network gave Hillary Clinton an open mike to defame WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange as “a tool of Russian...

Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth

Photo by Kyle Taylor | CC by 2.0 On 16 October, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired an interview with Hillary Clinton: one of many to...

Boycott Israel & you won’t get aid donations, Hurricane Harvey victims told — RT...

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 15:13 Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated...

McCain threatens White House with subpoena for info on Niger attacks — RT America

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) says that he will subpoena the White House for information regarding the...

Is UK’s demonization of Russia the geopolitical blunder of a generation? – MP asks...

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:16 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 17:48 Britain cannot pinpoint...

Hawaii judge blocks Trump’s travel ban — RT America

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 18:57 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 19:44 A federal judge in...

Trump, Iran and the US drive for world hegemony

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William Astore on the Myths We Tell Ourselves – Antiwar.com Blog

John Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff and a retired Marine Corps general, held a press conference on Thursday to deny he’s quitting or...
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Video: Seeking Justice: Victim appeals to EU court claiming NATO killed his entire family

A Libyan humanitarian peace activist will take his case to the European Court of Appeal on Thursday. Khaled El-Hamedi is seeking justice after his...

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court has vacated a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth...

The Rising of Britain’s “New Politics”

As the Tories plot to get rid of Prime Minister Theresa May, John Pilger analyses the alternative Labour Party, specifically its foreign policy, which...

U.S. Public Don’t Care if ‘News’Media Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org To say that the U.S. public don’t care if ‘news’media lie, is shocking, but I shall here present evidence...

The Rise of Britain’s ‘New Politics’

As more Britons turn toward Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the British establishment is upping the pressure on the “radical”...

The Rising of Britain’s ‘New Politics’

Photo by DAVID HOLT | CC BY 2.0 Delegates to the recent Labour Party conference in the English seaside town of Brighton seemed not to...

Boris Johnson goes Caracas

Shame people with no knowledge or understanding of Libya want to play politics with the appallingly dangerous reality in Sirte. — Boris Johnson, Twitter, October...

Trump wants cash-strapped NATO ally Britain to send more troops to Afghanistan

More British soldiers could be asked to return to the ‘graveyard of empires’ to take...

Tony Blair tipped to become mediator between Catalonia & Madrid

Despite Tony Blair’s failure to secure peace in the Middle East and his launching of...

PM May or President Bartlett: Are UK leader’s words stolen from TV show ‘West...

Published time: 4 Oct, 2017 10:58 Edited time: 4 Oct, 2017 12:08 Often accused of...

Trump and ‘His Generals’ on Collision Course Over Iran

With President Trump again facing the requirement to certify whether Iran is complying with the P5+1 nuclear deal this month, it looks like a...

Trial underway of alleged mastermind of Benghazi attack

Published time: 2 Oct, 2017 23:47 The trial of the man accused of planning the attack...

Britain doesn’t have clout to influence Yemen crisis, ex-defense attaché to Saudi tells RT

Fifty years since it abandoned its imperial foothold in Aden, Britain is again involved in...

Trump adds Chad to renewed travel ban

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Wars Are Not Fought To ‘Protect Your Freedoms’

A number of years ago I was at an antiwar protest in St. Petersburg, FL where one of my fellow protesters was holding a...

Wars Are Not Fought To ‘Protect Your Freedoms’

A number of years ago I was at an antiwar protest in St. Petersburg, FL where one of my fellow protesters was holding a...

‘How can you look away?’ British lifeguard describes true horror of Mediterranean migrant crisis

British lifeguard Austin Wainwright has been on the front line of the migrant crisis in...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in August focused on Official Washington’s growing hostility toward dissent, the Trump administration’s drift toward...

Trump's Muslim Ban 3.0 Is Still Unconstitutional

Donald Trump attends the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, September 11, 2017. (Photo: Jim Mattis) After federal courts struck down Donald...

Trump adds N. Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan

Published time: 25 Sep, 2017 00:00 Edited time: 25 Sep, 2017 01:28 A new extended travel...

N Korea, Venezuela added to Trump’s banned states, Sudan removed

Citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen will face new restrictions in travelling to the United States based on...

American Propagandist Warns of Russian Propaganda

After President Donald Trump’s detestable performance at the United Nations General Assembly last week, the New York Times had an opportunity to counter the...

Charity rents out Trump’s childhood home to refugees in publicity stunt

The international charity Oxfam rented out President Trump’s childhood home in Queens, New York, letting four...

Wing and a prayer? US Air Force may ground aging 100 A-10s

The US Air Force may ground around 100 of its A-10 Warthog jets already in 2018...

Trump Pushes US Closer to War

Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations on Tuesday moved the world closer to war. The speech was Hitlerian in tone and content, filled...

Trump’s UN Speech

I listened to part of Trump’s UN speech this morning. I was so embarrassed for him and for my country that I had to...

Chip off the old block: Trump’s threats at UNGA echo those of his predecessors

Words of a US president should not be taken lightly, as they can be followed by...

Eurocrats Demand More African ‘Refugees’ for Norway

The EU Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, has sent a letter to the Norwegian Minister of Migration, Sylvi Listhaug, urging the country to “increase...

‘I'll always be indebted’: DOJ demands more of Barrett Brown's money

Journalist Barrett Brown is having another row with the Department of Justice. He has received a...

White House Pushes Stricter Travel Ban, Pointing to London Attack

While no information has been released about the nationalities of two suspects in Friday's subway bombing in London, national security advisor H.R. McMaster indicated...

Year of terror: Timeline of ISIS attacks in Great Britain

Published time: 16 Sep, 2017 07:54 Edited time: 16 Sep, 2017 09:48 The Parsons Green...

Liberals Don’t Respect a Nation’s Sovereignty

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When the United States and some of its allies in 2003 invaded and destroyed Iraq on false pretenses —...

Behold a Pale Horse

Anti-war argument 'winning' despite setback in Congress – Ron Paul to RT

Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Kentucky) fight to repeal post-9/11 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) went...

Supreme Court blocks 9th Circuit restrictions on Trump's refugee ban

Published time: 11 Sep, 2017 18:27 Edited time: 11 Sep, 2017 18:48 The US Supreme Court...

Trump’s Continuing Refusal to Prosecute the 9/11 Funders

Eric Zuesse By now, it has been well documented that, as I documented on January 29th, "Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents”....

What America’s Aristocracy Want

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The American aristocracy want inequality of rights, with two basic polar-opposite classes: the ‘elite’, with themselves at the top...

U.N. Enablers of ‘Aggressive War’

Special Report: U.N. investigative reports, like a new one condemning Syria for alleged sarin use, are received as impartial and...

Grandkids, cousins among relatives exempt from Trump travel ban – US appeals court

Published time: 8 Sep, 2017 00:16 Edited time: 8 Sep, 2017 01:34 A US appeals court...

Facebook post calling for death of all British Muslims ends in jail sentence

An internet troll who called for all British Muslims to be killed has been jailed...
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Video: Putin: Military hysteria over N. Korea may lead to planetary catastrophe, heavy loss...

The examples of Iraq and Libya have convinced the North Korean leadership that only nuclear deterrence can protect them, so no sanctions can dissuade...

How ‘Regime Change’ Wars Led to Korea Crisis

Exclusive: The U.S.-led aggressions against Iraq and Libya are two war crimes that keep on costing, with their grim examples...

Gallup: Only Republicans’ Trust in Newsmedia Plunged After 2003

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On August 25th, Gallup headlined "Republicans', Democrats' Views of Media Accuracy Diverge”, and reported that ever since America's newsmedia...

Number of Islamic radicals feared to be in UK revealed by EU counter-terrorism chief

Published time: 1 Sep, 2017 10:05 Edited time: 1 Sep, 2017 13:54 The UK has...

US warns citizens of terrorist attacks threat at European tourist hotspots

The US has extended a European travel alert for its citizens, warning that terrorists continue to...

‘This Has Always Been a Failed and Failing War’

Janine Jackson interviewed Phyllis Bennis about Trump’s Afghan War escalation for the August 25, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Trump Continues Invasions that Can’t Succeed

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Do you remember the Vietnam War, which produced somewhere between 1,450,000 and 3,595,000 deaths? What good did America’s invasion...

Boris bashing: Foreign Sec ridiculed as ‘joke’ by Trump team, EU diplomats & UK...

Published time: 29 Aug, 2017 13:06 US President Donald Trump’s team does not want to...

Afghanistan and the Collapse of American Governance

For years Donald Trump called for an end to America’s war in Afghanistan. Yet as president he has quickly decided to expand the war....
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Video: Refugee hate preacher receives $620K in social benefits in Switzerland

A Libyan immigrant who called on Allah to “destroy” non-Muslims during his prayer in a Swiss mosque claimed $620000 in social benefits for over...

Mapping the World’s Most Liveable Cities

By Tyler Durden Zero Hedge August 24, 2017 If you want to move to one of the world’s most liveable cities, pack your bags and book flights...

Lessons on North Korea from the Cuban Missile Crisis

Nearly 55 years ago, in October 1962, I was a college student who’d just turned 20. The Cuban Missile Crisis began the day after my...

The Nations that Accept Nazism Today

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Government leads a global operation to make racist fascism ‘respectable’ again. On 21 November 2014, in a vote...

A Personal Message from Daniel Ellsberg

When the folks at Antiwar.com asked me to write a note to help them raise funds I immediately accepted for...

Trump and the Geopolitics of Crazy

The United States has beaten its head against the wall of North Korea for more than 70 years, and that wall has changed little...

Trump’s Fascism versus Obama’s Fascism

Eric Zuesse, as originally posted at The Saker Barack Obama was the only U.S. President who at the United Nations defended nazism — racist fascism...

Tillerson calls out Turkey, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia & Iran over religious freedom

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has singled out several Muslim-majority countries for violating religious freedoms....

How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence

As white nationalism and the so-called “alt-Right” have gained prominence in the Trump era, a bipartisan reaction has coalesced to challenge these ideologies.  But...

Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain

The Agony of ‘Regime Change’ Refugees

Exclusive: There are positive signs of Syrians returning to Aleppo after the ouster of Al Qaeda’s militants. But the legacy...

Cultural Marxism

What are blind spots? They are lacunae in the minds of excellent analysts.  My stock in trade is political economics, so I will confine...

Kim vs. Trump, “Behavior” vs. “Misbehavior”, Who are the Lunatics? Bringing a Peaceful End...

United States president Donald Trump said of North Korea: “We want to talk about a country that has misbehaved for many, many years, decades…”...

Tony Blair bankrolled by wealthy Arab state while Middle East peace envoy – leaked...

Published time: 14 Aug, 2017 10:22 Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was funded by...

The Fire and Fury of Nuclear War

The latest terroristic bombast out of Donald Trump about unleashing “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea is very...

Only Morons Believe the US Empire

Usually foreign analysts of the American political scene are either sycophantic or just annoying, but no one would dare say that about Aussie observer Caitlin...

US can 'tolerate' nuclear North Korea, says Obama adviser blasting Trump

Susan Rice, former US ambassador to the UN and national security adviser to Barack Obama, has...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in July focused on the first meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin, the growing chaos...

U.S. Government and Press Lie Constantly, with Total Impunity

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. press don’t report this fact, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. The following will document its...

Liberating Europe from Russian Gas

Photo by cea + | CC BY 2.0 Congress has responded to the president’s apparent intention to improve ties with Moscow with a bill imposing...

Insouciance or Respect for Human Life?

What is the level of respect for the sanctity of human life? A respect for the sanctity of all human life has seemingly not evolved...

Ron Paul Says War Drums Beating: North Korea Tops the List

Last weekend’s UN Security Council Resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea for testing missiles opens the door to a US...

Fake Newsarama

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA The American media specializes in fake news. Indeed, since...

Polls: U.S. Is ‘the Greatest Threat to Peace in the World Today’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It has happened again: yet another international poll finds that the U.S. is viewed by peoples around the world...

You Cannot Begin a Crime in Good Faith

This morning we handed out flyers on Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul. We encountered very few who knew why it is called that. Frank...

Civil groups sue State Department for refusing to process visas of lottery winners

A quartet of civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the State Department for refusing...

What is the British govt really hiding in its secret archives?

As Britain’s love affair with state secrecy collides yet again with public demands for transparency,...

Rationalism and Nuclear Lunancy

The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is ramping up its nuclear deterrence, and this is causing consternation and wild proclamations from western officials...

Jordan: Seize Opportunity to End Impunity for Rape

AMMAN - Jordanian lawmakers will decide on August 1, 2017 whether to remove or amend an infamous provision in the country’s 1960 penal code...

Global Polling: Which Nations Are Happiest? Unhappiest?

Eric Zuesse Results have recently been published from surveys of 68,759 people in 69 countries around the world during 2016 by WIN/Gallup International, which organization...

Never Give Up Your Nukes

THE MEDIA IS NOW filled with headlines about North Korea’s missile test on Friday, which demonstrated that its ICBMs may be able to reach the continental U.S....

Just How Evil Is John McCain?

As soon as John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, a bipartisan chorus of praise for the career politician emerged. Whether McCain is the good...

Urgent Warning: Time to Hit the Reset Button on US-Korean Policy

Touching down in Washington DC Friday night after a peace delegation to South Korea organized by the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea...

WaPo Worships Principled, Humanitarian McCain That’s Never Existed

The Washington Post urges “Washington and the world beyond…to absorb the example that Mr. McCain sets every day.” In a fawning editorial Saturday (7/22/17), pillar...

WaPo Worships Principled, Humanitarian McCain That’s Never Existed

In a fawning editorial Saturday (7/22/17), pillar of the national security establishment Washington Post fell over itself to commend a John McCain that never...

Trump and the Christian Fascists

Donald Trump's ideological vacuum, the more he is isolated and attacked, is being filled by the Christian right. This Christianized fascism, with its network...

The Bloody ‘Liberation’ of Mosul

Official Washington deemed Syria’s defeat of jihadists occupying Aleppo a “war crime” but called the U.S.-backed defeat of ISIS in...

State Dept. bans American travel to North Korea

Published time: 21 Jul, 2017 16:56 Edited time: 22 Jul, 2017 11:51 The Trump administration will...

Dismantling McCain’s Distastrous Legacy

It is hard to estimate how much influence over U.S. domestic and foreign policy John McCain had. With his illness upgraded to a glioblastoma...

Europe’s Shameful Refugee Policy

This time of year Mediterranean beaches are the destinations of choice for many European holidaymakers; it’s also the beginning of the busiest time of...

Trillions of Dollars in U.S. Military Spending Is Unaccounted-For

Eric Zuesse Now, and for many decades past, the American public has displayed far higher confidence and trust in “The Military” than in any other...

America’s Invasion of Syria

Will it finally end now? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. government has invaded and occupies Syria to overthrow its President, Bashar al-Assad and...

Empire of Destruction: Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh

You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in June dealt with the seemingly endless Russia-gate frenzy, President Trump’s stumbling debut on the...

EU Civil War: Austria Threatens to send Army to Italy Border in 24 Hours...

Austria has warned it will send soldiers to close the border with Italy in 24 hours if Rome decides to take the...

Afghan girls win courage medal at robot competition

An all-girl team from Afghanistan was awarded a silver medal for “courageous achievement” at an international...

Auguries of Innocence & Navel-Gazing

Does our understanding of freedom depend on how we respond to two contra cosmological paradigms…namely the interaction between the ‘particular’ and the ‘universal’ …or...
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Video: Operation Sophia: Migrant rescue op ‘lunacy’ & ‘shame of Europe’ – Belgian Minister

Europe's main maritime operation against people trafficking from Libya has been branded 'lunacy' and 'a shame on Europe' by Belgium's migration minister. Via Youtube

Obama’s AWOL Anti-War Protesters

Photo by Debra Sweet | CC BY 2.0 Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008 as a peace candidate. He signaled that he would...

The US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

An interview with F. William Engdahl The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and...

How Trump's Travel Ban Imposes White Supremacist Definitions of Kinship on Muslim Immigrants

Trump's revised travel ban is a reminder that the state has long been in the business of defining who counts as kin, with many...

The Logic in North Korean ‘Madness’

North Korea’s nuclear deterrent is a logical – not crazy – reaction to U.S. “regime change” wars in Iraq and...

Trump intervenes to get visas for Afghan robotics girls' team

A team of Afghan girls will be allowed into the US to participate in an international...

Tough vetting for new refugees entering US after 50,000 yearly limit reached

Published time: 14 Jul, 2017 00:02 Edited time: 14 Jul, 2017 19:51 President Donald Trump’s administration...

US Experts Say North Korean Leadership May Be Ruthless and Reckless, But They Are...

Despite the rhetoric from the Trump administration about military confrontation with North Korea, the common theme of many U.S. experts on North Korea is...

The Destructiveness of America’s Alliances

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Alliances between nations are military. Without being military, they would be nothing. Trade agreements don’t require any alliances at...

‘We failed completely to break people smuggling in the Mediterranean’ – UK Lords’ inquiry...

Published time: 13 Jul, 2017 21:53 Edited time: 13 Jul, 2017 21:54 While the EU...

The US Just Liberated Mosul

The mainstream media appears to be celebrating ISIS’ recent defeat in Mosul, albeit with some reservations. The media is largely using the word “liberation,” which indicates the...

‘There Is Myopia in Western Media Covering the Refugee Crisis’

Janine Jackson interviewed Vijay Prashad about displaced people for the July 7, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...
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Video: Fierce clashes erupt outside Tripoli, at least 4 dead, dozens injured

Violent clashes have erupted outside the Libyan capital. According to the country's health ministry, the shooting left at least 4 people dead, civilians among...
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Video: Questioning the police update on Manchester Arena terror attack: BBC’s Nick Garnett (06Jul2017)

BBC's Nick Garnett delivers police update on the Manchester Arena terror attack; Islamists being funded by the West; links between Manchester and Libyan ... Via...

Back To Benghazi – Are More US Troops the Answer?, asks Ron Paul

The Obama Administration’s lies (crafted mostly by Hillary Clinton) to “justify” a US attack on Libya were grotesque and the...

Cozy relationship between Blair govt & Gaddafi regime uncovered in secret files

Published time: 11 Jul, 2017 15:04 Secret Libyan files uncovered by lawyers and presented as...

Royal Saud Family Seek Trump’s Support Against Qatar’s Royal Thani Family

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s now war between the fundamentalist Sunni Sauds who own the world’s most oil-rich nation Saudi Arabia, versus the...

Civilian death toll rises to over 600 in US-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in...

A new Operation Inherent Resolve report has confirmed a total of 603 civilian deaths in the...

Benghazi, DNC Lawsuit, & Mysterious Deaths

If you didn’t already know, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was sued by Bernie Sanders supporters last year for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive conduct, unjust...

Vijay Prashad on Displaced People

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Manchester Arena suicide bomber may not have acted alone – police

Published time: 6 Jul, 2017 11:28 Edited time: 6 Jul, 2017 11:36 British police are...

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Statement on North Korea’s ICBM Test

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) released the following statement after North Korea’s recent successful Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test: “North Korea’s latest successful...

As Deathtoll Rises, EU Condemned for 'Failing Policies' on Refugee Crisis

As the European Union called on member countries to contribute more to the effort to resettle refugees, Amnesty International released a blistering report on...

Moral Injury of War: The Invisible Wound of Empire

With the failure of the Democratic establishment, the crisis of liberal democracy is now seized by a new rise of power. The US empire...

Most Americans still support Trump’s limited travel ban – new poll

Six in ten American voters support the Trump administration’s new policy of denying entry into the...

Whom Do You Trust?

The answer will tell your politics. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On June 27th, Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept, headlined "Latest Example of Media Recklessness...

Central Mediterranean: Death toll Soars as EU Turns its Back on Refugees and Migrants

WASHINGTON - The soaring death toll in the central Mediterranean and the horrific abuses faced by thousands of refugees and migrants in Libyan detention...

EU asks Britain to take 1,000s more refugees

Britain could be forced to accept thousands more refugees as the number crossing the Mediterranean...

For the US and Its Allies, the Road to Tehran Runs Through Damascus and...

When Trump’s UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, asserts  – as she did recently – that the US is sending “not only Assad” but also “Russia and Iran...

Rockets’ Red Glare and Bombs Bursting in Air

A June 27 Pew Research Center poll says world opinion of the United States has plummeted since Donald Trump took office. Surveying people in...

US Raqqa offensive killing more civilians than claimed – airstrike monitor

As coalition airstrikes assault the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, a monitoring group insists UN...

Project Mayhem

In the brilliant but flawed David Fincher film Fight Club, based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, Tyler Durden’s (Brad Pitt) underground boxing club...

Rockets’ Red Glare and Bombs Bursting in Air

A June 27 Pew Research Center poll says world opinion of the United States has plummeted since Donald Trump took office. Surveying people in...

What To Do About Korea

“The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly.” So President Trump...

Trump travel ban enforcement begins, Hawaii challenges exemption rule

Published time: 30 Jun, 2017 00:22 Edited time: 30 Jun, 2017 08:22 President Donald Trump's travel...

"I Saw Pieces of Bodies": Afghan Civilians Describe Terrorization by US Drones

Predator drone with Hellfire missiles on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Edney-Browne) The Trump administration's "drone policy,"...
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Video: At least 24 migrants drowned in Mediterranean trying to reach Europe (GRAPHIC)

The Libyan Red Crescent recovered the dead bodies of at least 24 migrants, who lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean in a...

William J. Astore on The Ecology of War in Afghanistan

There are many ways of looking at war: as a continuation of politics by violent means, as a biological imperative, as the extreme end...

Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why?

For sixteen years the US has been at war in the Middle East and North Africa, running up trillions of dollars in expenses, committing...

Grandparents Not Terrorists: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses of Bona...

  From the first ban attempt in January, still true. Amidst the uproar about repugnant tweets, let's not forget other crimes underway - to wit, Thursday...

Corbyn Defied Media Rules by Linking UK Wars to Terrorism

When a terrorist killed 22 at a May 22 concert filled with young people in England’s Manchester, most journalists—especially US ones—assumed it would help...

American Samizdat

What happens when America’s top investigative journalist reports what its media-owners don’t want the public to know? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This isn’t only...

Foreign terrorists exploit human rights law to escape deportation – report

Up to 40 foreign terrorists have exploited UK human rights laws to escape deportation to...

God-Emperor Trump’s Travel Ban Partly Reinstated

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six...

Trump Has Been Continuing Obama’s Syria-Policy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump, who during the election-campaign ferociously condemned Barack Obama’s foreign policies, while asserting nothing concrete of his own, has, as...

Four Neighboring Countries Demand That Qatar Shut Down Al-Jazeera

In a bid completely to return the Middle East to the old system of strict government media censorship, four countries have demanded that Qatar...
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Video: ‘Assad’s removal isn’t pre-condition for everything’ – Macron on Syrian crisis

New French President Emmanuel Macron has cautioned that his country may be repeating the same mistakes in Syria, that it did intervening in Libya...

Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War

A recent headline in The Atlantic (6/9/17) earnestly pondered if the US was “Getting Sucked Into More War in Syria.” “Even as Washington potentially...

The Reason Behind the U.S. Government’s Secret Hatred of Europeans

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The reason for the U.S. government’s hostility — at least since 4 February 2014 — toward Europeans, has been...

Resist This: the United States is at War With Syria

Photo by Debra Sweet | CC BY 2.0 The United States is at war with Syria. Though few Americans wanted to face it, this has...

The Politics of Terror Mirrors the Politics of Heroin 

“The White House is not just doubling the bet in Iraq…..It’s doubling the bet across the region . This could get very complicated. Everything...

The Mouse That Roared

Tiny Qatar, the mouse that roared, has now managed to enrage the larger part of the Arab world and defy the newly-minted Mideast expert,...

Liars Lying About Nearly Everything

The United States has been using lies to go to war since 1846, when Americans who believed in manifest destiny sought to expand to...

“Forgive Us Our Trespasses, as We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us”

Photo by Jim Mattis | CC BY 2.0 Clergy of all faiths should strongly condemn Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s attempt to prostitute them in...

An Interesting View of Foreign Politics

Eric Zuesse For many years, I have been reading — but not yet citing as documentation for my own articles regarding U.S. international policies —...

Trump offers to help Qatar resolve Gulf crisis

Published time: 7 Jun, 2017 20:41 Edited time: 8 Jun, 2017 13:31 US President Donald Trump...

U.K.’s Corbyn Told Truth about Terrorism

Analysts credit the Labour Party’s strong showing in the U.K. election to economic issues, but its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, also...

The Resurrection of Jeremy Corbyn: Truth Can Be an Effective Political Weapon

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, has made a remarkable comeback after his political obituary had been written and widely accepted as...

The Plight of the “Other”: Immigrants and Refugees in America’s Heartland

Photo by Rick Obst | CC BY 2.0 Amy Rowell is the Director of World Relief for the Quad Cities (Rock Island and Moline in...

Trump’s World Order

Photo by Antti T. Nissinen | CC BY 2.0 President Donald Trump has failed to reassure members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) that...

Nostalgia and British Politics

Three days before the British election, The Independent’s headline title read: “Majority of British voters agree with Corbyn’s claim UK foreign policy increases the risk...

All Islamic Terrorism Is Perpetrated by Fundamentalist Sunnis,

Except Terrorism Against Israel Eric Zuesse My examination of 54 prominent international examples of what U.S. President Donald Trump is presumably referring to when he uses...

Pay Attention: the Police State is Here

Photo by katesheets | CC BY 2.0 “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and the realities of the universe, the...

Britain Ponders (Again) the Benefits of Concentration Camps

So in the Libyan fable, it is told,That once an eagle, stricken with a dart,Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft,“With our...

Corporate Media Hope Labour’s Corbyn Loses Election—and Badly

Millions of people across the United Kingdom are voting in an early general election on June 8. For the first time in several decades, voters...
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Video: ‘What did the Prime Minister Know?’ – John Pilger on terror in Britain

'Going Underground' speaks to legendary filmmaker and journalist, John Pilger about MI6's connection to the Libya-Manchester atrocity ahead of tomorrow's ... Via Youtube

‘I’m going to be a terrorist,’ 3rd London Bridge attacker told authorities

The Moroccan-Italian man identified as the third London attacker told Italian authorities “I’m going to be a terrorist” when he was stopped at Bologna...

London Bridge attacker appeared in Channel 4 doc on ‘British jihadis’ (VIDEO)

Published time: 5 Jun, 2017 19:15 Edited time: 5 Jun, 2017 19:52 Khuram Shazad Butt,...

Police name 2 London Bridge attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt & Rachid Redouane, release...

Published time: 5 Jun, 2017 17:14 Edited time: 5 Jun, 2017 17:59 Metropolitan Police have...

Did Home Secretary Rudd ‘censor’ rival’s speech about Saudi arms sales? (VIDEO)

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been accused of shutting down a speech by an opponent...

Design Fault: Counterterrorism’s Egregious Failures Don’t Trouble Our Leaders at All

I think anyone who takes an objective view of the abysmal record of failure on the part of the official who as Home Secretary...

Pulp Friction

Do the righteous amongst us choose formulaic thinking over science-based deductive observation? Pulp Fiction, released in 1994 as an American black comedy neo-noir crime film...

Police detain 17th person in connection with Manchester Arena suicide bombing

Published time: 3 Jun, 2017 20:12 A man has been arrested in connection with the...

5 Facts That Prove a Western Liberal/Jihadist Alliance

The internet is full of theories about just who controls ISIS and like-minded groups and why. Many are based only on circumstantial evidence though...

Terror in Britain: What did the Prime Minister Know?

The unsayable in Britain’s general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by...

The Trump Administration is Asking the Supreme Court to Reinstate its Travel Ban

Two executive orders banning people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. have been blocked by lower courts. The Trump administration...

Trump asks US Supreme Court to uphold travel ban

President Donald Trump has asked the US Supreme Court to uphold his temporary travel ban, currently...

Manchester attacker Salman Abedi bought most bomb components alone – police

Salman Abedi shopped alone for most of the components used to build the suicide bomb...

Terror in Britain: What Did the Prime Minister Know?

The unsayable in Britain’s general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by...

Manchester councils refuse to bury or cremate suicide bomber Salman Abedi

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people and injured over a hundred more in the Manchester Arena attack last week, will never be...
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Video: ‘I want to be told the truth’ – Mother of slain Benghazi attack...

The mother of a US State Department officer killed in the 2012 attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya told RT she is determined...

We Can’t Let Britain Become a Vast ISIS Recruiting Station

Photo by KeithJustKeith | CC BY 2.0 The massacre in Manchester is a horrific event born out of the violence raging in a vast area...

WaPo’s Laziest Columnist Calls Protesters ‘Fascists,’ Equates Them to Manchester Bomber

For the Washington Post‘s Richard Cohen (5/29/17), students who protested eugenics–the pseudo-science used by the Nazis to justify the Holocaust–are the real fascists. Washington Post...

Terrorists will ‘always get through the net,’ ex-security chief tells RT

Published time: 30 May, 2017 16:01 Terrorist...

Terrorist suspects should be locked up in internment camps, says ex-police chief

Thousands of suspected terrorists should be placed in internment camps, as the threat of terrorism...
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Video: Dozens killed, more than 120 injured as rival fractions clash in Tripoli

At least 28 people have been killed and over 120 wounded in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, where rival factions vying for control in...

Iran and the 9/11 Attacks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The official U.S. government line is that Iran is the main country responsible for the 9/11 attacks in America....
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Video: Manchester Terror Attack contradictions: Kerry Cassidy Project Camelot Tony Gosling

'Sorted' by MI5: How UK government sent British-Libyans to fight Gaddafi #LibyaCrisis Fighters say government operated 'open door' policy allowing them to ... Via Youtube

Members of Manchester bomber network may still be on the loose – UK home...

Members of the Manchester suicide bomber’s network may still be on the loose, UK Interior...

Manchester suicide bomber named by police

Greater Manchester Police have named the suicide bomb suspect as Salman Abedi, 22. ...

‘It’s clear we’re investigating a network,’ say Manchester police after concert suicide bombing

Published time: 24 May, 2017 09:37 Edited time: 25 May, 2017 12:56 A sixth person...

Home Secretary condemns US for leaks over Manchester suicide bomber

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has criticized US authorities after confidential details about the Manchester terror...

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi ‘trained in Syria’

Published time: 24 May, 2017 11:15 Edited time: 25 May, 2017 12:57 Manchester suicide bomber...

MI5 failed to stop Manchester bomber despite ‘warnings from friends’ – report

A relative of the Manchester bomber warned British authorities he was “dangerous” and that he...

UK police release photo of Manchester bomber on attack night, find device ‘assembly place’

Published time: 27 May, 2017 21:29 Edited time: 27 May, 2017 21:50 British police have...

23,000 potential terrorists live in Britain, intelligence shows – UK media

Around 23,000 jihadist extremists currently living in the UK have been identified by intelligence services...

Believing the Russian ‘Hacking’ Claim

Government lies are common when seducing a population to support a war, but the Russian “hacking” claims are unusual in...

How Manchester Became Al-Qaeda Town UK

Those who claim that Israel is opposed to Donald Trump’s now openly warm relations with Saudi Arabia are missing the actual point. On the...

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...