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Monsanto’s Roundup raises cancer risk 41%, EPA-linked scientists find — RT USA News

Monsanto’s Roundup raises the risk of certain cancers in heavily-exposed individuals by an eye-popping 41 percent,...
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Video: Study: Humans 0.01% of World’s Biomass, Cause 83% of Extinctions

The world's population of 7.6 billion humans represent only 0.01% of earth's biomass, but contribute to 83% of extinctions and have caused domesticated ... Via...
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Video: Is second Civil War possible in US? 31% of Americans think so, poll...

Deep divisions along party lines and fears over immigration have raised concerns for the ultimate fate of the US. Almost a third of Americans...

31% Think US Civil War Likely Soon

Most voters fear that political violence is coming from opponents of the president’s policies, just as they did in the second year...

Congressman warns US heading towards civil war – 31% of Americans agree — RT...

The United States is heading towards civil war, Congressman Steve King has warned. His sentiments are...

Trump approval rating hits 51% after Syria strikes — RT US News

US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has climbed to 51 percent, according to the conservative-leaning Rasmussen...

But Richest 1% Will Soon Own Two-Thirds Of World’s Wealth

More than two-thirds of the world's entire wealth will be owned by the richest 1% of people by 2030, new research warns. The shocking findings...

Under GOP Tax Law, Top 1% Get Extra $33,000 per Year. The Poor? $40

Demonstrators against the Republican tax bill rally outside the US Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 30, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb /...
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Video: No road home? Only 1% of Iraqi refugees know they have houses to...

Iraqi refugees in the country's Anbar province feel safer in camps than in the homes to which they're being forced to return. That's according...

A Tax Cut for the 1%

______________________________ Via Common Dreams. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.

Sanders: Whoever Runs for President Must Fight for Workers and 'Take on the 1%'

Common Dreams staffSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) brushed aside talk of his own 2020 presidential run in an interview on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday,...

America’s richest 1% owns 40% of country’s wealth

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 15:46 America's richest one percent own a whopping 40 percent of...

Inequality Out of Control: The Average 1% Household Made Over $2.5 Million in the...

Inequality, like a malignant tumor, is growing out of control, and the only response from Congress is to make it even worse. Those at...

Gallup: 71% of Americans are “Dissatisfied with the way the nation is governed”

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A Gallup poll headlined on September 17th, "Seven in 10 Dissatisfied With Way U.S. Is Being Governed”, and reported...

Is it really true that America’s richest 1% are ‘overwhelmingly Jewish’?

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker (where the author’s responses to reader-comments challenging this report, can also be seen) On September 8th, an article...

Media elite: 51% of UK journalists went to private school, more than in 1980s...

Britain’s media industry now has a greater proportion of privately-educated journalists than two decades ago,...

31% of Americans view Russia as ‘greatest danger’ to US, highest rate in 3...

Answering an open-ended question, 31% of Americans said Russia currently represents the “greatest danger” to the US, according to a new poll. It is...

1% Majority?

What I’m about to say won’t win me any popularity contests. Not that I’d want to. But, first, have a look at this. Hold the...

Bitcoin Bombs by 31% in a Matter of Hours

Bitcoin, the best-performing currency of 2016, has reported its biggest drop in two years just days after reaching a three-year-high of $1,000....
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Video: Michael Hudson: Donald Trump Wants to Make the 1% Even Richer

Economist Michael Hudson explains how economic terms like capital gains are deployed to mislead the public about who is benefiting from economic policy and...

The 1% plotting to halt Brexit & bring back Tony Blair, leaked memo suggests

Blairite millionaires, politicians and media tycoons are reportedly plotting to stop Brexit in its tracks, a leaked memo suggests. Virgin Group chief Sir Richard...

Michael Hudson: Donald Trump Wants to Make the 1% Even Richer

by The Real News Network (TRNN) / November 19th, 2016 Michael Hudson is a Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas...

61% of Americans don’t feel represented by either Democrats or Republicans

Despite the current US electoral landscape, which again sees a Democrat and a Republican leading the...

Racial wage gap largest in 36 years, black men make 31% less than white...

The wage gap between black and white workers in the US has increased significantly since 1979,...

81% of Americans Oppose $38 Billion Pledge to Israel

A solid majority of Americans would redirect $38 billion the Obama Administration pledged to Israel toward other priorities. The Obama administration last...

41% of Americans believe Clinton’s health is bad – poll

US voters are increasingly convinced that Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton has health issues, a new poll showed. The issue was again brought up...

Black Lives Matter supported by 51% of young white Americans – poll

Fifty-one percent of white Americans ages 18 to 30 strongly or somewhat support the Black Lives...

81% of US households experienced 'flat' or 'falling' incomes over past decade – research

A staggering 81 percent of US households saw “flat” or “falling” incomes over the past decade,...

Bottom 99% has best income year in 17 years – but top 1% did...

FOR WEEK END In 2015, the bottom 99 percent of income earners in the US had...

After Empowering the 1% and Impoverishing Millions, IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that neoliberalism has been a failure. The report,...

Billionaire Trump backs tax on 1%, burns ‘ungrateful’ Romney in endorsement row

As last man standing in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump has...

HSBC, Coutts & Rothschild: British banks help the 1% evade tax, #PanamaPapers suggest

Big British banks have allegedly been helping the rich and powerful ferret away their wealth...

‘Californians rose to the occasion’ but miss water conservation target by 1.1%, penalties coming

Californians were just shy of reaching the state’s mandated 25 percent water conservation goal for February,...

Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak – Craig Murray

Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their...

The 1% Games: More Than 50,000 New Yorkers Pay Zero City Income Taxes

Perhaps you will be pleased to know that the number of New York City households reporting incomes of more than $1 million has climbed...

Zika virus carries 1% risk of brain defects in babies – study

A new study shows women infected with the Zika virus during their first trimester of pregnancy...

1% ‘hoovering up’ UK wealth, workers left struggling – Oxfam

Britain’s “privileged minority” are sucking up money at an astonishing rate while the poor and...

Mutiny in the ranks? British Army morale damaged by ‘unfair’ 1% pay rise

(RT) - Soldiers from every part of the British Army believe their recent one percent...
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Video: The 1% Economy: The World’s Richest 62 People Now Have as Much as...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC2wh7x29Ow&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - A new report from Oxfam on global inequality finds the world's richest 62 billionaires now own as much wealth as half...

The Real Terrorists: The .01%

Paul Buchheit They consist of 16,000 individuals, about the size of a crowd at a professional basketball game. The inequality horror they've fomented is reaching...

51% rise in Scottish children going to school hungry, stealing food — survey

Crippling government austerity measures are forcing schoolchildren in Scotland to go hungry, steal food from their peers and develop mental health issues, teachers have...

Anti-Semitic hate crimes up 61% in London — police figures

Jewish hate crimes in London have rocketed by 61 percent in the last year, Metropolitan Police figures show. John Mann MP has called on...

GM refuses 91% of faulty ignition switch claims

General Motors' compensation expert rejected 91 percent of death and injury claims related to faulty ignition switches, which have been linked to 124 deaths...
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Video: Sen. Bernie Sanders: From Greece to Puerto Rico, the Financial Rules Are Rigged...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDjknqJAcA] Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece and throughout the...

UK PM Cameron explains .01% doctrine: ‘Destroy nation-states to invent our own barbaric realm’

Reposted with permission of Washingtonsblog by Carl Herman hat tips: Nafeez Ahmed and Tony Gosling On July 20, 2015, UK Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a major speech...
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Video: How 1% fix stock markets for billions, like on 9/11 & 7/7 –...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0wf8iPzlJY&w=580&h=385] Twitter goes up 3 billion in 20 minutes on a cheap scam! How 1% fix stock markets for billions, like on 9/11 &...
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Video: Greeks set EU flag on fire as 61% vote ‘OXI’ in Greferendum

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A4o1whZu6E&w=580&h=385] A cheering crowd of 'No' camp supporters have burnt EU flags as they celebrated a 61% vote against the creditor's bailout deal. COURTESY:...

The Top 1% of America’s Top 1%

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

More Top Heavy, More Republican: The 1% of the 1% Over Time

One lesson of the 2014 election cycle was that more money came from fewer people. And a look at the political One Percent of the One...

It’s Not the 1% Controlling Politics. It’s the 0.01 Percent.

Even before presidential candidates started lining up billionaires to kickstart their campaigns, it was clear that the 2016 election could be the biggest big-money...
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Hillary Clinton Calls For ‘Toppling’ the 1%…While Being Bankrolled by the 1%

 This really happened. As crazy as it sounds, Hillary Clinton is trying to repackage her war-torn reputation into a populist spitting image of progressive...

Challenging the Power of the 1%

When you are faced with the task of moving an object but find it is too heavy to lift, what is your immediate and...

How the 1% Is Rewiring Brains and Future Generations

As usual, Republicans are doing everything in their power to help the 1% get even richer. Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, led...

A Tax Holiday Has Begun for the 1%

Most people pay a Social Security tax of 6.2 percent on their income throughout the year, on every dollar they earn. But the top...

On Black Friday, Americans Confront the Walmart 1%: Pay Employees a Living Wage

Peter Dreier Walmart won't pay its employees enough to afford Thanksgiving dinner, so they're holding food drives for their employees. Seriously. It's been reported that...

Richest 1% of people own nearly half of global wealth

Credit Suisse study shows inequality accelerating, with NGOs saying it shows economic recovery ‘skewed towards wealthy’ Jill Treanor The richest 1% of the world’s population are...

How The 1% Are Destroying America

Steve Fraser George Baer was a railroad and coal mining magnate at the turn of the twentieth century. Amid a violent and protracted strike that...

Peak Inequality: The .01% And The Impoverishment Of Society

An extensive analysis of economic conditions and government policy reveals that the need for significant systemic change is now a mathematical fact. Corruption, greed and economic inequality...

7-minute video: ‘The Choice is Ours’ experts explain how 1% hoodwink 99%

The 7-minute video points to data of breakthrough economic solutions only awaiting a critical mass of public recognition. You literally have nothing more valuable for your...

The Meat Crisis Is Here: Price Of Shrimp Up 61% — 7 Million Pigs...

As the price of meat continues to skyrocket, will it soon be considered a "luxury item" for most American families?  This week we learned that the price of meat in the United States rose at the fastest pace in more than 10 years last month.  Leading the way is the price of shrimp.  According to the [...]

HAPPY TAX DAY, AND WHY THE TOP 1% PAY A MUCH LOWER TAX RATE...

HAPPY TAX DAY, AND WHY THE TOP 1% PAY A MUCH LOWER TAX RATE THAN YOU

It’s tax time again, April 15, when our minds turn toward paying the taxes we owe or possibly getting a tax refund. But what we don’t think about enough is whether our tax system is fair. The richest 1 percent of Americans are now getting the largest percent of total national income in almost a century. So you might think they’d pay a much higher tax rate than everyone else. 

But you’d be wrong. Many millionaires pay a lower federal tax rate than many middle-class Americans.

Some don’t pay any federal taxes at all. That’s because they‘re allowed to deduct from their taxable income such things as large interest payments on mortgages for huge homes, also the costs of business entertainment and conferences  (aka vacations at golf resorts), and gold plated health care plans.

Some also take advantage of tax loopholes that let them park some of their earnings in offshore tax havens like the Bahamas or the Netherlands Antilles.

And other loopholes that allow them to treat some income as capital gains – subject to a much lower tax rate than ordinary income. If you happen to be a hedge-fund or private-equity manager, there’s a capital gains loophole designed especially for you.

Consider the Social Security payroll tax and the situation is even more lopsided. That tax applies to every dollar of income up to a cap — which this year is $117,000. Anything earned above the cap is not subject to Social Security taxes at all – meaning anyone with a high income pays a much smaller percentage of it in Social Security taxes than most people do.

Put these all together and you see why Warren Buffet, the second richest person in America, pays a lower tax rate than his secretary, as he readily admits.

State and local taxes are even more regressive. The poorest fifth of Americans pay an average state and local tax rate of over 11 percent, while the richest fifth pay only 5.6 percent. This isn’t small change. State and local taxes account for about 40 percent of all government revenues. 

Believe it or not, Republicans want to make all this worse by cutting taxes on the wealthy even more. Paul Ryan’s new budget doesn’t just slice Medicare, education, and food stamps. It also lowers the top federal tax rate to 25 percent. 

When the rich are let off the hook in all these ways, the rest of America has to pay more in taxes to make up the difference – or have services cut because government doesn’t have the funds.

1% Jokes and Plutocrats In Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall...

Kevin Roose  Recently, our nation’s financial chieftains have been feeling a little unloved. Venture capitalists are comparing the persecution of the rich to the plight...

The Great Isolation of the 1%

Imara Jones  RINF Alternative News Chronic racial and gender imbalances amongst the super-rich only add to their detachment from the world around them. Due to a spate...

What we learned from the 1%

The US needs a long-term strategy to reverse the economic and political conditions that are crushing American families. National Peopleâ„¢s Action members recognize that to...

The 1% laughs last, as WS wins again

Five years after wrecking our economy, the big banks are back. Here's why we need real government regulations. September 15 marked five years since the...

Poll: Only 31% of Americans Work 40-Hour Week

Dr. Susan BerryBreitbartDecember 16, 2013 Only 31 percent of employed Americans work a 40-hour week, a new Rasmussen national telephone survey suggests. The survey, conducted this...

The IMF Wants You To Pay 71% Income Tax

Sovereign Man blogDecember 13, 2013 The IMF just dropped another bombshell. After it recently suggested a “one-off capital levy” – a one-time tax on private wealth...

Where the Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace With the Earnings of...

Instead, the minimum wage has been...

JFK assassinated by US 1% War Criminals: 4 powerful learning resources

Dark Legacy documentary trailer Eight months after President Kennedy’s assassination, the US 1% staged the “false flag” (and here) Gulf of Tonkin incident to escalate invasion and unlawful War of Aggression on Vietnam. This lie-started US 1% War of Aggression … Continue reading

JFK assassinated by US 1% War Criminals: 4 powerful learning resources was originally published on Washington's Blog

Only 1% of Massachusetts Cancellations Have Enrolled for Obamacare

John NolteBreitbartNovember 13, 2013 Obama in the middle of lying. There are too many rolling and coming catastrophes caused by Obamacare to keep track of. Just wait...

More CRIMINAL Fraud: ‘Obamacare’ Transfers $100-$300 Billion/Year from 99% to 1%

I wrote in 2010 that so-called “Obamacare” is economic fascism because it dictatorially transfers $100 billion to $300 billion every year from the 99%...

Snowden is a hero: 51% of Americans

Echoing previous survey, results of new poll show more than half of those in the U.S. view Edward Snowden as more of a whistleblower...

Snowden Is a Hero, say 51% of Americans

The results of the Angus Reid Global online poll, which surveyed 4,500 Canadians, Britons and Americans, were released to the Huffington Post on Wednesday. The...

Trillion dollar money pump for the 1%

In America, the rich and poor brush shoulders but are still growing farther apart. I saw the movie Inequality for All, where Robert Reich explains...

Trillion dollar money pump for the 1%

In America, the rich and poor brush shoulders but are still growing farther apart. I saw the movie Inequality for All, where Robert Reich explains...

426 Dead Syrian Children? US 1% Heartlessly Poverty-Kill 1 Million Children/Month in Gruesome Slow...

Best current evidence shows that 426 dead Syrian children were murdered by the criminal US 1% and minions as a false flag attack to...

51% Favor Government Shutdown Until Congress Cuts Health Care Funding

Rasmussen Reports Most voters willing to risk fed shutdown until Democrats and Republicans agree on ways to cut the budget. / via Wikimedia Commons President Obama...

2012: Best year for US 1% since 1928

A new study has shown that the income gap between the richest 1 percent in the United States and the rest of the American...

Spain youth unemployment reaches record 56.1%

Stephen BurgenThe GuardianSeptember 2, 2013 Youth unemployment in Spain has reached a new high of 56.1%,...

Eurozone jobless rate remains at 12.1%

Official data shows eurozone unemployment rate remains at a record 12.1 percent in July 2013. (File photo)Official data shows eurozone unemployment rate has remained...

U.S. Web Attacks Skyrocket Ahead of Mid East Action: 81% Above Normal

Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com August 28th, 2013 Outgoing Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano ominously warned of a coming “cyber event” in an open...

American’s 91% Opposition to Syrian War Insignificant to Technocrats

Rogue government moves toward war despite American’s opposition Julie WilsonInfowars.comAugust 27, 2013 What better way to lift...

Poll: 11% trust Obama’s NSA promises

Despite President Obamaâ„¢s pledge to increase transparency and curb certain aspects of the National Security Agencyâ„¢s surveillance program, a new Rasmussen poll shows the...

Poll: Only 11% Trust Obama On NSA Reform Promises

White House appoints Intelligence Director who lied under oath about NSA to investigate his own spying program  A newly released opinion poll...

41%: Obama’s Approval Drops to Lowest Level in Gallup Poll Since 2011

CNS NewsAugust 11, 2013 The percentage of Americans saying that they approve of the job Barack...

An Italian study found that 61% of women experienced an adverse event after the...

INTRODUCTION: We carried out an active surveillance of common adverse events occurring among women (9 to 26 years old) receiving human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil®...

‘Spain's economy shrinks by 0.1% in Q2’

People march in a protest against budget cuts in Madrid on July 21, 2013.Spainâ„¢s economy has shrunk by 0.1 percent in the second quarter...

India oil imports from Iran up 21%

Recent data shows Indiaâ„¢s crude oil imports from Iran have increased by 21.1 percent in June 2013 compared to a year earlier despite the...

The Latest Census of Global Fortunes: Mo' Money for the 1%

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Shocker: Only 1% of So Called Terrorists Nabbed by the FBI Were Real

In the dozen years since the 9/11 attacks, we've watched as a classified new legal regime for government surveillance has been hashed out, local police forces have become heavily armed military-type units and a whole new layer of bureaucracy has hatched to provide us with an abundance of “homeland security.”

Gallup: Most Still Proud to Be an American, 71% think Declaration signers would be...

Frank NewportGallup PoliticsJuly 8, 2013 As the United States celebrates Independence Day, most of its adult...

71% Agree Founding Fathers Would Be Ashamed of Country Today, And They’re Right

Anthony Gucciardi From Orwellian spying tactics employed by the NSA to warrantless searches and a police force turned militaristic, a new Gallup...

Global food prices fall 1% as supply prospects improve

ReutersJuly 4, 2013 Global food prices fell 1% in June due to improving supply prospects, the...

Eurozone jobless rate 12.1% in May

A homeless sleeps at the entrance of a bank in Milan, Italy on June 27, 2013.Recent figures released by the Eurostat data agency show...

'Transit of goods via Iran up 11%'

Iran's deputy minister of roads and urban development says over 3.39 million tons of commodities were transited through Iran during the first quarter of...

'Transit of goods via Iran up 11%'

Iran's deputy minister of roads and urban development says over 3.39 million tons of commodities were transited through Iran during the first quarter of...

Top 1% Own 39% Of All Global Wealth: Hoarding Soars As We Hurtle Toward...

Michael SnyderEconomic CollapseJune 1, 2013 According to a study that was just released by Boston Consulting...

Bernanke’s “Stimulus” for the 1%

When I heard that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress last week that it was too soon for the Fed to end its...

OECD gloomily cuts global growth outlook to 3.1%

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) predicts the recession-hit eurozone will fall further casting a shadow over the improving US and rebounding...

OECD gloomily cuts global growth outlook to 3.1%

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) predicts the recession-hit eurozone will fall further casting a shadow over the improving US and rebounding...

OECD gloomily cuts global growth outlook to 3.1%

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) predicts the recession-hit eurozone will fall further casting a shadow over the improving US and rebounding...

Iran to produce 41% of ME petchems

File photo shows installations at an Iranian petrochemical facility.An Iranian deputy oil minister says the country will account for 41 percent of petrochemical production...

China oil imports from Iran rise 81%

File photo shows Iran Najm supertanker.

A recent report shows that China's February crude oil imports from the Islamic Republic of Iran have increased by more than eighty percent compared to the corresponding period last year.

China, Iran's top crude oil customer, bought nearly 2.0 million tons of Iranian crude in February, equivalent to about 521,330 barrels per day (bpd). The figure rose 81 percent from 288,576 bpd a year earlier, Reuters reported.

Earlier this month, China's biggest refiner announced that it will process more Iranian crude oil at its second-largest plant in 2013 than in 2012.

"We have followed the government's requirement to maximize our import volume from Iran (this year)," Yu Xizhi, president of Sinopec Maoming Petrochemical Corp, said.

"After all, China and Iran enjoy good relations," he noted.

At the beginning of 2012, the United States and the European Union (EU) imposed new sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors.

On October 15, 2012, the EU foreign ministers agreed on another round of sanctions against Iran.

The illegal US-engineered sanctions were imposed based on the unfounded accusation that Iran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a committed signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

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71% of Cypriots Say Parliament Should Reject Bailout

With President Anastasiades concluding his remarks, Cypriot public opinion, as it has changed over the first critical 24 hours after yesterday's Eurogroup decision, are recorded in a survey conducted by the Insight Market Research (IMR) agency at the ...

British Gas Profits Show 11% Rise

The owner of British Gas is running the gauntlet of public anger as it revealed a £606 million profit haul at its residential arm months after hiking customer tariffs.

Centrica said an 11% rise in profits at British Gas residential came after last year's colder-than-normal weather saw gas use leap 12% and in spite of a 1% fall in customer accounts to 15.7 million in 2012.

The results are likely to raise questions over the fairness of energy bill increases after British Gas raised tariffs by 6% for around 8.4 million households at the end of last year.

Group adjusted operating profits rose 14% to £2.7 billion, but Centrica said it paid more than £1 billion in tax and invested £2.7 billion in 2012.

Directors from the company have appeared on television to defend the results.

Chris Jansen, managing director of services and commercial at Centrica, said a colder winter last year contributed to the rise in profits. He told Daybreak: "I completely understand our profits announced today will create a reaction with customers.

"I think it's important to remember that in 2011 it was a very, very mild winter ... so the country used a lot less gas, and actually our profits in 2011 were 20% down on 2010."

Asked whether customers would face further price increases, Mr Jansen replied: "It's impossible for me to say that, that's like looking at a crystal ball. The general trend for energy prices are prices are increasing. All we say to customers is let's do what we can to control energy bills. Prices might be going up but bills don't need to if we control our energy use."

Ian Peters, managing director of residential energy for British Gas, said: "If I look into the future we have no plans to put prices up even higher, the gas prices are relatively calm."

Asked on BBC Breakfast how long into the future - and if the firm was committing to not putting prices up - he said: "I can't do that because the gas market is volatile. But right now, as I say, it is very early in the year, we work in a very competitive market and it is not in our interest or our customers' to put prices up. So we will do everything we can not to do that."

What It’s Going to Take to Claw Back Middle Class Wealth from the 1%

When unions decline, inequality soars and we all lose.

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If you truly care about economic justice, then you've got to worry about the precipitous decline of labor unions in the United States. Just take a look at these two charts. The first shows the rise and decline of union membership in the private sector from the depths of the Great Depression to today. You can clearly see that unions were a very big deal from the mid-1930s to the early 1980s. By 1953, more than one out of three American workers were members of private sector unions. That means there was a union member in nearly every family.

Through the late 1950s and 1960s, the percentage of union members declined, but the absolute number continued to increase, peaking at nearly 21 million members in 1979, (largely due to the influx of public sector workers during the 1960s and 70s). Then the decline accelerated as the share of union members fell by half between the mid-1970s and the early 1990s. (If we include public employee union members, the current rate is 11.3 percent.)

The second chart traces the share of our national income grabbed by the top one percent of U.S. households. It's basically the inverse of the unionization chart. When unions were at their strongest, inequality was the lowest. In 1928, the top one percent hauled off 23.94 percent of all U.S. income. As unions grew, the income share for the richest dropped to less than 10 percent. And as unions declined, the income share going to the wealthiest shot right back up to 1928 levels.

It's not a coincidence. When unions are strong, they bargain for higher wages and benefits. At the same time, non-union employers increase wages and benefits to attract qualified workers and prevent unions from coming in. Also, unions work for legislation that benefits middle- and low-income people (unemployment benefits, minimum wage, progressive taxation, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security etc.). Overall, those efforts shift income from the top to the middle and bottom of the income ladder. (For more information on inequality, please see my new book, How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America's Wealth ).

What Happened to Unions?

While working with the labor movement over the past 35 years, I've heard myriad explanations for the decline: unions are not democratic enough; they don't know how to organize the community; they're victims of globalization; they are too bureaucratic; they don't work hard enough in politics; they don't embrace young people and minorities...and so on. While many of these problems are real, I don't believe they explain what's really going on -- namely that unions and the rest of us are on the losing side of a gigantic class war.

The top one percent understands that unions are the only institution in America that stands in the way of the rich getting richer. As a result, the assault on unions has been deliberate and merciless. Step by step, labor laws have been weakened so that organizing new members has become nearly impossible. For example, employees get fired right and left for organizing activities in violation of labor law. But, employers are rarely charged by the National Labor Relations Board. And when they are, the only penalty is that the discharged workers get back their jobs and back-wages -- minus what they earned in the meantime.

Republican-dominated state governments are attacking public employee unions and further weakening labor protections. Almost every day we see laws proposed that would weaken the ability of unions to engage in political action. The goal is clear -- zero percent unionization.

How The Stock Market Became The “Food Stamps” for the 1%

Via Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
- Edward Abbey

When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The Stock Market:  Food Stamps for the 1%
For most of the past four or five years, I have spent the majority of my time studying the dominant forces that fuel the power structure that exists in these Unites States today, and indeed throughout the world.  My education began quite suddenly and unexpectedly in the middle of the last decade when I started understanding fiat money, Central Banking and the global monetary system.  Since then, I have expanded my understanding to mainstream media brainwashing, the military-industrial complex, the role of the political oligarchs in Washington D.C., the corruption of the food industry under the complicity of the FDA itself and much more.  The more I peered under the curtain, no matter what the industry, the clearer it became that the system had no chance of survival under its current form.  What’s worse, it became obvious that the very small 0.01% of the population that I call oligarchs (financial and political), who are actively gaming the system for their own pleasure, are well aware of the system’s terminal nature.  That’s why they are rapidly putting in place the police state grid.

That said, this article is not about the implementation of the surveillance state.  I cover that pretty much daily these days.  This post is more of a philosophical stream of consciousness; a guilty pleasure that I have not engaged in as of late.

I have mentioned many times in the past that food stamps are just a payoff to the poor.  While I think a permanent and expanding welfare state is completely and utterly destructive to an economy and culture, I do not demonize these folks.  The vast majority of them would like to work and be productive.  They are victims and this is being done to them quite intentionally.  It creates dependency.  It keeps them off the streets.  It’s an unspoken bribe plain and simple.  The oligarchs do not want angry, roving, hungry masses on the streets while they strip mine what’s left of the economy.  Food stamps, disability and all sorts of other freebies take care of this segment of the population as the oligarchs continue on with their crimes and prepare for the day of reckoning (hence the surveillance grid).

However, the oligarchs have another problem to deal with.  This problem is the huge group of people that resides in between them and the poor.  Ideally, they would like to shove all of them into the poverty category and keep them barely alive and on dole of the government.  That way, the politically connected large corporations that do not pay taxes and receive bailouts can continue to pay them peasant wages while the government takes care of the rest.  It’s a win-win.  The situation I just described is exactly what is happening as we speak and has been occurring at an ever frequent pace since the coup of 2008.  This is exactly why people are buying guns, gold and are extremely negative on the economy and the future of the United States.  I recently discussed this in my post Gallup Poll: Americans Most Negative on the Nation and Economy in 30 Years.  If you read the Gallup data in detail you will see that this level of negative readings only occur during very bad economic times.  The average person can feel themselves getting poorer despite the nonsense spewed by the mainstream media.  Their standards of living don’t lie and no amount of false statistics can change that.  As John Adams famously said:  Facts are stubborn things.

Stubborn indeed; and this is where the stock market comes into play.  Banana Ben Bernanke has not made it a secret that he is directly targeting a higher stock market with his purchasing power destroying money printing.  He has made that clear from pretty much the beginning.  The idea is that a higher market will improve the balance sheets of pensions, individual retirement accounts and also create a psychological impact that will make people feel confident and thus boost the economy.  It is the last point that is of course most important. If the latter does not happen then the boost in stock prices is merely an unsustainable bubble that will burst and all the “good” that was done to balance sheets will be undone with a vengeance at some point in the future.  The latter did not happen.

As much as people like to talk about the 1% versus the 99%, the real winners since 2008 have been the oligarchs.  The 0.01% have benefited much more than any other class in terms of both money and power.  It’s the 0.01% versus everyone else and the quicker we recognize that, stop fighting amongst ourselves, and push them aside the better it will be for our species.

As I have repeatedly stated, the oligarchs are using the current period in between financial panics to put in place the surveillance grid they plan to use on the population once the SHTF.  It is of extreme importance that the masses stay apathetic and obedient in the process.  Hence food stamps for the poor and the stock market for the 1%.

I grew up around the 1%.  It’s my socioeconomic class. I know the 1% intimately.  There’s nothing special about the 1%.  Most of them are very average and very lucky.  Of course there are many, many exceptions but there are exception in all classes.  Sure they are slightly more educated than the rest of the population, but on average are not any more intellectually curious than the 99% and are just as easily manipulated by propaganda and more importantly money.

More than any other group, the 1% has been convinced that the stock market represents some sort of leading indicator of wealth and prosperity.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Sure, the stock market can function as such an indicator.  It is such an indicator when the rising stock market reflects a dynamic, capitalist economy where new industries and companies are rising to the top and improving standards of living for the populace.  It represents the opposite indicator when it merely reflects the ownership interests of the oligarchs in a crony-capitalist, fascist economy that is picking away at the dying carcass of what little economic freedom still remains.  This is what a rising stock market actually represents today.  When people look at it they should understand it is merely a measure of the oligarchs getting wealthier and more powerful and you becoming more of a debt slave.  It represents their interests in multinational corporations with record profit margins because they refuse to pay their employees a living wage.  A rising stock market today is actually a leading indicator of the destruction of the middle class, cultural destitution and a society in collapse.

The stock market is like slop in a pigpen.  It is a key instrument used to keep the 1% from getting antsy.  Unlike the middle class (a group that isn’t falling for any of the tricks), many of the 1% work on Wall Street or related industries and own stocks.  Many of the people in the 1% are at least wealthy and connected enough to still cause serious problems for the oligarchs.  They must be kept quiet as the coup that started in 2008 is brought to fruition.  Then they will be left high and dry like everyone else.  This is the role that the stock market is playing at the moment.

So as the 1% sits around analyzing a casino, the poor collect food stamps and the middle class dies.  Many in the 1% look upon the poor on food stamps with disdain, yet little do they realize they are on food stamps as well.  It’s called the stock market.

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1% FOR YOU, 32% FOR US

Who says MPs are out of touch, eh? From the Mirror's splash:

"Grasping MPs sparked fury yesterday - by demanding a £20,000 pay rise.

"A poll showed 69% thought their £65,738 salary was not enough.

"Just days after capping benefits and branding hard-up families scroungers, they whined that they should get an average 32% increase."

That would take their salary to £86,250. According to the Guardian, the survey of MPs carried out by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) found that Conservatives - the guys and girls behind the below-inflation 1% rise in benefits - were "the most likely to believe they were underpaid, with 47% saying so, while 39% of Labour MPs and 9% of Liberal Democrats held the same view".

Personally, I think there is a case to be made for higher salaries for MPs - but clearly now is not the time to make it. It's difficult to disagree with Unison's Dave Prentis: "At a time when millions of workers are getting zero pay rises, the idea that MPs believe they deserve a 32 per cent increase is living in cloud cuckoo land."

2) HERE COME THE GERMANS

First, Barack, now Angela. From the Times:

"David Cameron's hopes of negotiating looser ties between Britain and Brussels are all but impossible, according to an ally of Angela Merkel.

"Gunther Krichbaum, chairman of the Bundestag's European Affairs Committee, said that the Prime Minister's strategy was unwise and risked opening a Pandora's box that would threaten European stability.

"He also urged Mr Cameron not to "blackmail" the rest of Europe with threats as he tries win opt-outs from EU treaties."

The paper notes how his intervention comes "after President Obama's Assistant Secretary of State for Europe warned that Britain would be diminished in America's eyes if it marginalised itself within the EU.

"The flurry of diplomatic activity underlines the high stakes for Mr Cameron and his Europe policy with Britain's closest allies. The Prime Minister will promise a referendum in the next Parliament on a new relationship with the EU in a speech this month."

However, the Sun reports that

"David Cameron will hit back at President Obama’s attack on his EU referendum plan by unveiling a major European ally — the Dutch.

"The Sun has learned the PM will spell out his vision of a post-crisis Europe on January 22.

"And he will almost certainly make the speech in The Hague. Dutch leader Mark Rutte will back his bid to fight for powers and money to be returned to nation states."

3) GIVE MONEY, GET A JOB

You could not make this up. From the Independent:

"A Conservative Party donor and venture capitalist whose charity funds two academy schools was appointed an education minister today.

"Labour raised questions about a possible conflict of interest after John Nash was named as the successor to Lord Hill of Oareford, who was promoted to Leader of the Lords on Monday following the surprise resignation of Lord Strathclyde.

"Mr Nash, his family and companies have donated about £300,000 to the Conservatives since the mid-1980s. The charity he founded, Future, sponsors the Pimlico Academy and Millbank Primary Academy in London. He is a former chairman of the British Venture Capital Association."

Nash will be made a peer but won't take a salary and won't take any decisions in which his charity is involved.

Well, that's okay then.

4) BLAIR'S BANKING UNION

There was a time, not so long ago, when Tony Blair had to make do with a modest MP's salary.

Nowadays, however, as the Times reports, the ex-premier is able to do things like this:

"Tony Blair is in talks about a commercial alliance with one of the most highly paid bankers in the world.

"The combination would bring together Michael Klein's unrivalled contacts in global finance with the former Prime Minister's relationships in politics and government, particularly in the Middle East.

"The discussions, which could lead to a merger of their companies, highlight Mr Blair's ambitions for his commercial operations, which generate millions of pounds a year from advising governments and companies around the world.

The paper says "Mr Klein was co-head of Citigroup's investment bank, which made billions of dollars of losses on holdings of mortgage securities in the financial crisis".

A shameless alliance? You tell me.

5) 'SOCIAL ENGINEERING'

The former defence secretary and darling of the Tory right, Dr Liam Fox, has written a letter to 60 constituents. So what, I hear you ask?

Let the Daily Mail explain:

"Liam Fox has become the most prominent Conservative yet to announce that he will vote against gay marriage.

"The former defence secretary dismissed David Cameron's 'absurd' plans as a form of 'social engineering' that is 'divisive, ill-thought through and constitutionally wrong'.

"In a letter seen by the Daily Mail, Dr Fox said same-sex unions will alienate Conservative Party members and weaken the Church.

"He warned that pressing ahead with plans to introduce gay marriage is enraging 'sections of the British public who are not normally stirred to political anger', and called for a rethink before 'things get out of hand'."

BECAUSE YOU'VE READ THIS FAR..

Watch this video of two cats sharing one bowl of food. Go on, you know you want to..

6) PHONE HACKING, PART 557

The Guardian splashes on "the first hacking conviction":

"Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, 53, was found guilty of misconduct in public office at Southwark crown court after the jury decided she had tried to sell information from the phone-hacking inquiry, which was set up in 2010, to the News of the World."

Meanwhile, my colleague Ned Simons reports:

"The government will look 'absurd' if it rejects the Leveson Report’s recommendations for the regulation of the press in favour of a Royal Charter, a former chairman of the Conservative Party has said.

"Lord Fowler, also a former chairman of the House of Lords Communications Committee, has urged David Cameron to reverse his opposition to Lord Justice wrLeveson’s suggestion for the statuatory underpinning of the independent self-regulation of the press.

"On Friday peers will debate the Leveson Report, the recommendations of which has split parliament, the coalition and the Tory party down the middle."

7) WERE THE CURTAINS DRAWN, MATTHEW?

From the Daily Mail:

"Skills Minister Matthew Hancock missed his chance to publicise a flagship policy to help unemployed youths become more employable - by oversleeping.

"The red-faced minister was spurned by ITV's Daybreak after he was late for his primetime breakfast slot just before 7am.

"He has admitted that he could not get out of bed on time, despite the broadcaster sending a chauffeur-driven executive car to get him from his West London home."

8) 'THE RAPE OF JUSTICE'

A shocking story on the front of the Independent (with an eye-catching infographic as its image):

"Fewer than one rape victim in 30 can expect to see her or his attacker brought to justice, shocking new statistics reveal.

"Only 1,070 rapists are convicted every year despite up to 95,000 people – the vast majority of them women – suffering the trauma of rape – according to the new research by the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office and the Office for National Statistics.

"The figures have reignited controversy over the stubbornly low conviction rates for sex crimes, as well as the difficulties in persuading victims to go to police in the first place."

9) 'BARBARIC SLAUGHTER'

Is Pakistan's Sunni majority engaged in a war on its Shia minority? From the Guardian:

"The vicious double bombing of a snooker club capped one of the bloodiest days in Pakistan for many months yesterday, leaving more than 100 people dead and hundreds injured in three different attacks.

".. Many of the dead and wounded, Murtaza said, were from the Shia sect of Islam, which extremist groups drawn from Pakistan's majority Sunni population regard as heretics.

"Shias, many of whom are members of the Hazara ethnic community in Quetta, have been particularly targeted by sectarian terror groups. Human Rights Watch said the government's failure to protect Shias 'amounts to complicity in the barbaric slaughter of Pakistani citizens.'"

10) 'ONESIE NATION' LIB DEMS

'Call Clegg' on LBC yesterday morning didn't go so well for the deputy prime minister. Even though he had a little 'help' from his friends..

From the Daily Mail:

"After half an hour of tough questioning, Nick Clegg must have been relieved to get a light-hearted question about whether he had worn a onesie.

"But caller 'Harry from Sheffield', was later unmasked as Harry Matthews, 20, a Liberal Democrat student activist and former intern in Mr Clegg's office - who bought the outfit for him.

".. He describes himself online as 'King of the Young Liberals', and gave Mr Clegg the green Incredible Hulk onesie at a party.

"Speaking afterwards, Mr Clegg denied the call was a stunt, saying: 'Of course I had no idea who the guy was.'"

Nick Clegg's 'Incredible Hulk onesie' can be seen here.

The Huffington Post UK's picture desk has done a mock-up of Clegg wearing his green onesie here.

“My core philosophy," the Lib Dem leader joked in front of the parliamentary press gallery lunch yesterday, "is of the Onesie Nation"

PUBLIC OPINION WATCH

From the Sun/YouGov poll:

Labour 42
Conservatives 31
Lib Dems 11
Ukip 10

That would give Labour a majority of 112.

140 CHARACTERS OR LESS

@DavidJonesMP Huge gap in my zeitgeist awareness. Until today I didn't know what a onesie was and thought it was pronounced "oh-kneesy".

@StewartWood Big paradox for UK Eurosceptics that their view that EU membership holds back our engagement with US & China is not shared by the US & China

@caitlinmoran Nadine Dorries: "The teenagers ask me a lot of questions now." "What about?" Unspoken answer: what it's like eating balls. #bbcqt

900 WORDS OR MORE

Philip Collins, writing in the Times, says: "If David Cameron wants to win in 2015 he must find a big problem to take on. Championing care of the elderly fits the bill."

Menzies Campbell, writing in the Guardian, says: "Britain's future in Europe must be defined by its national interests, not those of the Conservative party."

Fraser Nelson, writing in the Telegraph, says: "The Tories have a moral mission – and David Cameron should say so."


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British special forces storm migrant-hijacked container ship off English coast — RT UK News

British special forces have regained control of an Italian cargo ship after a 12-hour standoff...

Will America’s Longest War Finally Come to an End?… Let’s Hope So

Over the last few days, President Trump has shocked just about everyone. First a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, and then a...

Russia Controls African Americans’ Minds Says New York Times

The brilliant and funny Jimmy Dore on the myth of Russian control of US elections: The post Russia Controls African Americans’ Minds Says <I>New York...

Get Ready for These Political Mind Games in 2019

Forewarned is Forearmed For many, the calendar’s turning is a traditional time for reflecting and for resolving to act with greater decency and compassion in...

Editor-in-chief of major US magazine Mother Jones caught skewing data to trash Bernie —...

Bernie Sanders is unfit to be president because black women don’t care for him, the editor-in-chief...

Racist Russians targeted African-Americans in 2016 election ploy, reports claim — RT USA News

Russians specifically targeted African-American voters in 2016 in order to suppress their turnout and help Donald...

He Said He’d Be Murdered If Deported. He Was.

Nearly a year after a judge rejected Santos Chirino’s case for asylum, his 18-year-old daughter and 19-year-old son returned to the very same courtroom...

The Yellow Vest Insurgency – What’s Next?

Photo Source Guilhem Vellut | CC BY 2.0 Paris, France, April 2017: Macron Unveils Assault on Workers’ Rights. Paris, France, December 2018: A potential worldwide insurgency...

The Yellow Vest Insurgency: What’s Next?

Paris, France, April 2017: Macron Unveils Assault on Workers’ Rights. Paris, France, December 2018: A potential worldwide insurgency of the working class starts in France...

Veneration Of Power Leading To Climate Catastrophe

In a recent media alert, we presented a few rules that journalists must follow if they are to be regarded as a safe pair...

The Inequality Gap Is Growing

As we head into 2019, leaving the chaos of this year behind, a major question remains unanswered when it comes to the state of...

Big mistake! Newspaper writes about Julia Roberts’ ‘holes’ in hilarious typo — RT USA...

A typo that changed a headline from being one about Julia Roberts’ acting roles to one...

Google CEO Has Serious Questions to Answer on China Censored Search

Google CEO Sundar Pichai will appear before Congress later today to defend his company against allegations of political bias. Google is accused of rigging...

Ohio Senate passes bill to reintroduce handwriting into curriculum up to 5th grade —...

The skill of handwriting has become obsolete in the age of smartphones, with many children losing...

Former Miss Kentucky arrested for ‘sending topless pics to minor’ — RT USA News

One might expect that a beauty queen and teacher would be a great source for positive...

U.S. the World’s Invasion Nation

How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On November 29th, Gallup headlined “Democrats Lead Surge in Belief U.S....

Limits of Dissent | Dissident Voice

When we think of prisons, we tend to think of Alcatraz, Bang Kwang and Belmarsh with their guard towers, iron bars and concrete. But...

Americans’ Self-Contradictory Views of Socialized Healthcare

Majorities want single-payer, but not from the government. Eric Zuesse On December 3rd, Gallup bannered “Government Favored to Ensure Healthcare, but Not Deliver It” and reported...

Experts Condemn the Tear-Gassing of Children

Photo Source Daniel Arauz | CC BY 2.0 On Sunday, US border officers fired tear gas at groups of asylum seekers attempting to reach the...

Polish Coal Company Announced as First Sponsor of UN Climate Talks

One of Poland’s leading coal companies has become the first official sponsor of the UN climate talks, which start in the southern city of...

After Getting a Flu Shot

Legend of the UK left and WWII veteran Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95...

Harry Leslie Smith, the WWII veteran, NHS campaigner and pro-refugee activist, has died in Ontario,...

1.5 million UK households aim to run entire home using smart devices ‘in next...

Almost 1.5 million UK households aim to control their home using high tech gadgets, with...

The Lobby — USA

In case you missed it… Via the human rights activists at Electronic Intifada, an incredible — long-suppressed — piece of hidden camera undercover investigative journalism...

BuzzFeed gets free biology lesson after promoting bra for big-boobed…‘PEOPLE’?! — RT US News

A BuzzFeed article pimping out a bra designed to provide much-needed relief to “big-breasted people” has...

Ocasio-Cortez slams FOX News in Spanish for discussing her shoes in prime time —...

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has blasted Fox news anchors as obsessed for discussing, at length, her shoes,...

Shoppers delight in mall’s x-rated holiday display (PHOTOS) — RT UK News

A life-size yuletide polar bear display has become the source of mirth and merriment on...

Minimal Media Attention Helped Sink Crucial Climate Initiatives

Climate change took a backseat to other issues in this year’s midterm elections, and humanity may end up paying the price. The majority of...

Chilling: Dem Party Leader Says There’s No Escape

Shop all books by Tom Woods This is chilling. On a page labeled “Democratic Party Leaders” of California, a David Atkins can be found. He just posted...

A California Jew in a Time of Anti-Semitism

Photo Source Nick Kenrick | CC BY 2.0 According to the FBI, 1,679 religious hate crimes were reported last year. 58.1% were anti-Jewish and 18.6% were anti-Muslim. I don’t...

The Global Extinction Rebellion Begins

Dr. Gail Bradbrook, a mother of two boys, has seen enough of her government’s complicity in pumping increasing amounts of CO2 and methane into...

Kamala Harris compares US immigration agency ICE to the KKK — RT US News

Progressive Senator Kamala Harris has compared the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement with the Klu Klux...

US Calls for Ceasefire, Keeps Attacking Yemen

In case you missed it, US efforts to prolong the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis in Yemen continue to succeed spectacularly. US military support enables the...

The Filter Bubble: Owen Jones And Con Coughlin

There is something dreamlike about the system of mass communication sometimes described as ‘mainstream media’. The self-described ‘rogue journalist’ and ‘guerrilla poet’ Caitlin Johnstone...

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls on Congress to End U.S. Military Support of Saudi Arabia’s...

November 14, 2018 Washington, DC – Following a move by House Republicans to block a vote on bipartisan resolution (H. Con Res. 138), legislation that...

Amazon’s new headquarters meets public backlash — RT US News

Amazon has named New York City and Crystal City, Virginia, as the locations for its second...

Peace Congress to End U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad – Consortiumnews

The No Trump Military Parade coalition of 250 organizations is holding a Peace Congress in Washington, D.C., on Saturday in place of...

Why Are So Few Americans

How to Be a Reliable “Mainstream” Journalist

There are certain rules you need to follow as a journalist if you are going to demonstrate to your editors, and the media owners...

Think for Yourself – LewRockwell

The Pentagon as a Herd of Elephants

Now this makes me proud to be an American. “Salute to service” during Ravens-Steelers game.A few months ago, I was talking to a...

Voters in Alabama and West Virginia Approve Anti-Abortion Measures

Three states gave voters the chance to weigh in on abortion access this election cycle: Oregon rejected the prohibition of public funding for abortion...

Russia & China Invest in Infrastructure; U.S. Instead Spends on Military.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” is famous as an extension of their domestic infrastructure investments, but Russia is also...

Scott Horton: ‘New Media & The Terror Wars’

Antiwar.com Editorial Director Scott Horton delivered this talk on November 3, 2018 in Lake Jackson, Texas. He shared the stage with Lew Rockwell, Ron...

Birthright Citizenship – LewRockwell

Shop all books by Tom Woods Donald Trump has indicated his desire to overturn the practice of birthright citizenship, a position Ron Paul and Rand...

Violence Will Ensue If The GOP Loses

Photo Source Governor Tom Wolf | CC BY 2.0 In the wake of yet another preventable massacre here in the United States, Donald Trump and...

Only Republicans Don’t Want a Third Major Political Party in America, Finds Gallup.

The National and International Implications of this American Political Finding. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A majority of Democrats want a third major political party...

Osborne left open mouthed after Guardian journo savages him live on air over treatment...

Former chancellor George Osborne received a brutal character assessment during a live BBC politics show...

Virginians Oppose Taxpayer Subsidies for Israeli Business Projects

A plurality of Virginians (38.1%) favor ending taxpayer funding for Israeli business ventures in the commonwealth according to a Virginia Coalition for Human Rights...

Saudi Coalition Massacre Kills 21 at a Market in Yemen

Originally appeared on The American Conservative. The Saudi coalition bombed a vegetable market near Hodeidah earlier today and killed at least 21 people: Death toll rises...

CNN newsroom in New York is evacuated due to suspicious package — RT US...

Time Warner Center in New York that hosts CNN offices is evacuated over a suspicious...

6 people shot near Jacksonville Jaguars stadium

Six people have been shot at a laundromat near the Jacksonville Jaguars football stadium in Jacksonville,...

Thousands of US-bound migrants storm Guatemala-Mexico border (VIDEOS) — RT US News

Thousands of migrants have arrived at the Mexico-Guatemala border, with some climbing over the fence separating...

Caught in the Cross Hairs: Media Lens and the Mystery of the Wikipedia Editor

In June, the BBC reported that someone operating under the name ‘Philip Cross’ had been extraordinarily active in editing Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that...

Wages Rising? 

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Some observers write as though we are waiting for wage growth to return to normal. We just need money wages...

Ecuador Restores Julian Assange’s Internet

Ecuador has partially restored Julian Assange’s communications in their London Embassy after UN officials met with Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno on Friday, reports the Belfast Telegraph. Assange,...

UK teen’s world record attempt comes screeching to a halt after bike stolen in...

A British teen, attempting to become the record holder for youngest solo round-the-world cycle, has...

BBC effort to combat ‘heteronormative’ culture ‘baffles’ social media — RT UK News

The BBC will introduce more LGBT characters in its programming and encourage staff to use...

White woman claimed black 9yo boy sexually assaulted her, CCTV shows otherwise (VIDEOS) —...

A woman who accused a nine-year-old black boy of groping her has been caught out by...

Nerve-shredding moment tree almost crushed London cyclist (VIDEO) — RT UK News

A city cyclist miraculously escaped being beheaded by a falling tree after a routine London...

Trump Admin Follows Corporate Media Playbook for War With Iran

John Bolton (BBC, 9/26/18): “Let my message today be clear: We are watching, and we will come after you.” Three years ago, as Americans debated...

Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the 17 years since Media Lens began, it’s that media professionals generally hate being challenged, critiqued or...

1 officer killed, 4 injured in South Carolina shooting; suspect in custody — RT...

Two city police officers and three sheriff’s deputies have been wounded during an active shooter incident...

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Stop US Military Support for Saudi...

Washington, DC – Invoking the War Powers Resolution, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers today in introducing a privileged resolution...

Say Goodbye to the Guardrails of Governance

During a lifetime of make-believe, Donald Trump has never pretended to be a conventional politician. When he finally decided to make a serious bid...

They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper

New Time owner Marc Benioff (cc photo: Fortune Global Forum) The announcement that Time magazine would be bought by software CEO Marc Benioff highlighted the...

Guest Media Alert by John Pilger: “Hold the Front Page. The Reporters are Missing”

Note From Media Lens This is a slightly amended version of the foreword to the new Media Lens book, Propaganda Blitz – How The Corporate...

Guest Media Alert by John Pilger: “Hold the Front Page. The Reporters are Missing”

Note From Media Lens This is a slightly amended version of the foreword to the new Media Lens book, Propaganda Blitz – How The Corporate...

The Roots of Haiti’s Movement for PetroCaribe Transparency

Haitians worldwide, both in Haiti and throughout its international diaspora, have been demonstrating over the past two months to demand: “Where is the PetroCaribe...

‘Kiss your newfound wealth goodbye!’ – Trump warns of economic troubles if Dems win...

President Donald Trump has tweeted that people's “newfound wealth” would be lost if they vote for...

The Global Economy – LewRockwell

Many emerging markets are now turning to submerging markets as country after country is experiencing falling economies, currencies and stock markets. The currency is often...

Charges “Without Merit”: Jeremy Corbyn, Antisemitism, Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky

Last week, Peter Brookes tweeted his latest cartoon for The Times, commenting: #Novichok not the only poison being spread around Britain. #LabourAntisemitism #Corbyn. Referencing allegations that...

Why America Is a Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse America is a country in which dollars count far more than voters do, and that’s what all of the data shows. And that’s...

Questions for Lew Rockwell – LewRockwell

Shop all books by Tom Woods The founder and chairman of the Mises Institute joins me for some great questions from my Supporting Listeners: where he sees us...

Alcohol: Why do we drink?

I had known John for 40 years on and off; just over a year ago he died. He was 62 and homeless, an alcoholic...

Police investigate posters scattered around London — RT UK News

Police are investigating London bus stop posters reading ‘Israel is a racist endeavour,’ believed to...

Alien, military experiment, or simple reflection? Strange object spotted over NC — RT US...

A strange object spotted in the sky over North Carolina has ignited speculation of a UFO...

How U.S. Government Relies on Lying Media

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday, August 31st, the neoconservative U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “The 3 million Syrians who have...

Boy, 10, hospitalized after being bullied says he didn’t fight back because it’s ‘not...

A 10-year-old boy who had to be hospitalized after being bullied this week has won the...

Earth’s ‘Big Freeze’ Approaches – LewRockwell

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com September 1, 2018 ...

How Corrupt America’s Dictators Are

Eric Zuesse Yet another poll confirms that America’s dictatorial clique take advantage of the ignorance and gullibility of the average person so that the clique's...

Warding off witchcraft? Pastor calls for prayers to protect Trump from occult (VIDEO) —...

An Alabama pastor has urged his congregation to pray for Donald Trump to ward off impending...

Can Donald Trump Unite the World (Against Himself)?

One thing already seems clear in the Trump era: the world will not turn out to be the American president’s playground.  His ultra-unilateralist, rejectionist...

This a Freak Show, Not a Democracy (Thanks, Founders)

Photograph Source Marc Nozell | CC BY 2.0 Some fall predictions: + The Chicago Cubs, having added Daniel Murphy to their roster, will go to the...

Is Low Inflation the Path to Real Wage Growth?

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair I try not to miss Dean Baker’s short pieces on wages, inflation, and jobs, and I learn a lot from...

You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had

Photograph Source Senate Democrats | CC BY 2.0 The buzz is that “we” have to “take back” the House and Senate in the November midterm...

With Sixteen “Guilty” Verdicts All in a Row, Hundreds of Thousands Ready to Hit...

In respone to the admission of guilt to eight charges by President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and the eight guilty verdicts against his...

Donald Trump and the Rise of Patriotism 

Some people were encouraged by the small number of white supremacists who gathered on the anniversary of Charlottesville. It is indeed a good sign...

Why Anti-Authoritarian Doctors Are So Rare

“Don’t be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi Party” is an intentionally obnoxious line from the hilarious “Springtime for Hitler” in...

Is Bankruptcy in Your Future?

Older Americans are going bankrupt in record numbers. Under a front page headline, “Bankruptcy Booms among Older Americans as Safety Net Frays,” the August 6...

Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire

American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than...

‘Deeply Flawed’ Report Admits Immigrant Youth Put in Solitary and Restrained With Bags Over...

Completing a month-long probe into allegations of abuse at a detention facility in Staunton, Virginia, state investigators confirmed that immigrant children were strapped to...

White supremacists and their opponents descend on Washington (PHOTOS, VIDEO) — RT US News

Heavy police presence is seen in the center of the US capital as crowds of anti-nationalists...

Julian Assange – LewRockwell

Israel Is The Real Problem

Elite power cannot abide a serious challenge to its established position. And that is what Labour under Jeremy Corbyn represents to the Tory government,...

Nothing to see here, just python eating pigeon on London street  (VIDEO) — RT...

A video of a python dining on a pigeon in the middle of a busy...

State of emergency in Michigan county as tested water is 20 times the safe...

A state of emergency has been declared in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, after high levels of man-made...

India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime

Like many countries, India's food system was essentially clean just a generation or two ago but is now being comprehensively contaminated with sugar, bad...

‘What is this?’ Woman finds ‘Stranger Things’ alien worm in front porch (VIDEO) —...

A UK woman has sent the internet wild with footage of what appears to be...

Trade War Relief Mixed With Tech Rout

Poster encouraging parents to shoot rabid children gets feature in UK govt. magazine —...

The readers of Civil Service Quarterly were likely puzzled when they saw an article...

Do We Know How To Cure Cancer?

Jane Goodall Among Creative Protesters Seeking to Stop Wyoming’s First Grizzly Trophy Hunt in...

Legendary conservationist Jane Goodall is among those taking part in a creative action to thwart Washington's first grizzly bear hunt in 44 years. The idea...

Woman found alive 1 week after driving off a California cliff — RT US...

In a survival story fit for Hollywood, a woman has been found alive a week after...

Monty Python’s Cleese to leave UK due to British press

Actor and comedian John Cleese has declared he will leave the UK later this year...

NARAL and People’s Defense to Hold Massive Day of Action to Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination

WASHINGTON - NARAL Pro-Choice America, The People’s Defense, and progressive grassroots organizations will hold a national day of action, “Stand For Justice,” on August...

New York Magazine goes off deep end of conspiracy pool — RT US News

As President Donald Trump gears up to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week, New...

Alan Dershowitz claims island lady wants to assassinate him for his political views (VIDEO)...

Persecuted Trump defender Alan Dershowitz can no longer brunch at the Martha’s Vineyard yacht club, for...

Woman’s racist bus rant filmed in NY (VIDEOS) — RT US News

A woman’s unhinged racist rant on a New York bus has gone viral after footage emerged...

UK defense minister suffers bizarre iPhone interruption in Commons (VIDEO) — RT UK News

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson received a very unusual kind of heckling during his speech at...

Bear crashes California hot tub, sips margarita, naps (VIDEO) — RT US News

A bear who invaded a California back yard splashed about in a hot tub, sipped on...

Name refugees as essential factor

Ideas and Politics as Usual?

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude – Étienne de La Boétie’s Everyday Saints and Other Stories – Archimandrite Tikhon The Old South: 50 Essential Books...

Lightning strike narrowly misses Florida officer in CCTV footage (VIDEO) — RT US News

A Florida police officer narrowly escaped injury after a bolt of lightning struck very close to...

Enlightened Corners: The Russia 2018 World Cup

Senior Guardian sports writer Barney Ronay indicated the basic tone of early corporate coverage of the Russia 2018 World Cup: Moscow is like a giant...

Follow the Swiss Pension Fund

Even Alex Jones didn’t believe it – Tommy Robinson’s ‘manager’ uses false stats about...

Tommy Robinson’s supporters – including InfoWars’ Paul Joseph Watson – have been accused of fake...

America’s Public Are Foie-Gras Ducks

American Billionaires Farm This Public By Feeding to the Voters the Politicians Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Any animal farm needs to feed, to its...

What is the Meaning of Japan Today?

Photo by Luke,Ma | CC BY 2.0 Japan has been the canary in the capitalist coal mine for some time now. If you want to...

Another Reason Young Americans Don’t Revolt Against Being Screwed

Photo by Aaron Bauer | CC BY 2.0 “8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance” was originally published in...

When Army Became a Four-Letter Word

“There was a young man who said though, it seems that I know that I know, but what I would like to see is...

Another ‘White Power Freak-Out’ over Nordic Sports Team Embracing Their Heritage

Iceland's World Cup Team Depicted as Vikings in Official Video An official video promoting Iceland's historic bid to win this year's World...

A G7 summit to forget for Theresa May, as she’s upstaged by Trump and...

Theresa May disappeared without trace at the G7 summit, which was unsurprisingly dominated by US...

Trump launches new barrage at ‘bragging’ Trudeau & ‘unfair’ Europe — RT US News

US President Donald Trump, apparently still fuming over “dishonest and weak” Justin Trudeau for threatening to...

US-led Strikes Kill 100 Syrian Civilians as Amnesty Reports Potential War Crimes in Raqqa

US and coalition warplanes over the past several weeks have been pounding areas of Syria’s Deir Ezzor and al-Hasaka provinces still controlled by Islamic...

The Old South – LewRockwell

Venezuela’s Narrowing Options

Photo by Alejandro Alarcon | CC BY 2.0 “¡Patria o muerte!” (fatherland or death) is the traditional slogan of Latin American revolutionaries. It is also the...

Immigration divides us and the bygone eras were better, say Britons young and old...

Life in the UK was better in eras gone by, say two thirds of Britons....

How can America’s evangelical Christians who favor Trump justify themselves?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at the Greanville Post One of the perhaps half-dozen honest news-sites, the Greanville Post, ran this news-commentary from Jason Holland, on...

Brits becoming increasingly relaxed about cannabis … man — RT UK News

As Westminster stalls on introducing laws regarding its use, a new poll finds that Brits...

The United States Is a Force for Chaos Across the Planet

An F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares for takeoff from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, June 8, 2010. Including future costs to care for this country's war...

“Skirmishes”: Israel’s Syria Blitz | Dissident Voice

A key ‘mainstream’ media theme in covering the Israeli army’s repeated massacres of unarmed, non-violent Palestinian civilians protesting Israel’s military occupation in Gaza –...

An Empire of Nothing at All? The US Military Takes Us Through the Gates...

A US soldier maneuvers through a smoke screen during live fire exercises in Djibouti, December 27, 2017. (Photo: Senior Airman Erin Piazza / US...

WikiLeaks weighs in on Trump’s ‘Spygate’ claims — RT US News

US President Donald Trump has seemingly found a ‘Spygate’ ally in WikiLeaks, after the whistleblowing organization...
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Video: Venezuela voted: Maduro wins, US not happy

Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of Sunday's presidential election, which saw a 46.1% turnout, according to Venezuela's electoral council, after the ... Via...

How can America’s evangelical Christians who favor Trump justify themselves?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at the Greanville Post One of the perhaps half-dozen honest news-sites, the Greanville Post, ran this news-commentary from Jason Holland, on...

How Democracy Ended

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org What killed democracy was constant lying to the public, by politicians whose only way to win national public office...

Taxpayer-Funded Mercenaries Serving Both U.S. & Foreign Aristocracies

Eric Zuesse The U.S. military is by far the most-respected of all institutions in America. But the U.S. military of today is actually not only...

Labour’s Emily Thornberry suggests the ‘depth and breadth’ of support for Assad is underestimated...

The west underestimates the support that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has in Syria, said the...

“A Suffocating Groupthink”: Sampling The Corporate Media On Israel, Iran, Syria And Russia

The gaping chasm between reality and unreality is exemplified by recent contrasting statements about journalism from two veteran reporters. On the one side we...

Senate Passes Resolution to Restore Net Neutrality in Historic Upset, Amid Massive Public Outcry...

WASHINGTON - Amid massive online protests and unprecedented public engagement including more than 16 million emails, calls, and messages to lawmakers in recent months, the US Senate has...

Dozens of Indigenous and Frontline Community Representatives Call for an End to Bank Financing...

PLANO, TEXAS - The quickly growing international campaign pressuring JPMorgan Chase to end its massive funding of extreme fossil fuels continued to escalate today...

America Spends About Half of World’s Military Expenditures

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker The National Priorities Project headlines “U.S. Military Spending vs. the World” and reports: “World military spending totaled more...

Costa Rica’s New President Promises 100% Green Energy, Aims to Be 1st Such Nation

Carlos Alvarado, 38, has had his inauguration as the Americas’ youngest head of state, coming to power in Costa Rica. Standard-bearer of an...

Trump threatens credentials of ‘fake news’ networks over negative coverage — RT US News

US President Donald Trump threatened news networks with having their credentials revoked on Wednesday morning, as...

Disturbing video of toddler operating rifle at NRA annual meeting goes viral — RT...

A shocking video of a four-year-old boy demonstrating how to use a rifle has gone viral...

Russia’s v. America’s Records on Democracy, and on Whistleblowers’ Safety

Eric Zuesse There are multiple quantitative measures for a given nation’s degree of democracy, in comparison with that of other nations, but perhaps the best...

The Koreas Unified and at Peace?

Peace in the Koreas is what the world expects; and Peace in the world is what humanity expects, the vast majority. 99.9% of the...

56% of US voters want Trump to keep Iran nuke deal as deadline looms...

Over half of US voters support the Iran nuclear deal, according to a new poll, as...

GALLUP: Job-Satisfaction Is Highest in UAE, Russia, and U.S.

Eric Zuesse The Gallup World Poll, released on May 1st, surveyed over 1,000 people in each of 128 countries, and found that the three nations...

Is the US Being Pushed Into a War With Iran: Tucker Carlson interviews Douglas...

A great segment on Tucker Carlson’s show on Israel pushing the US into supporting war on Iran. The post Is the US Being Pushed Into...

Sanders, Dem Senators Call for Federal Probe After Mulvaney Boasts About ‘Pay-to-Play’ Tactics

Following last week's statements by White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney, regarding the "hierarchy" he established as a congressman to determine which lobbyists he...

How Facebook, Etc., Suppress Key Truths

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On April 23rd, the great independent investigative journalist, Craig Murray — a former British diplomat — headlined at his...

Trump the peacemaker? South Korean president says Donald ‘can take the Nobel prize’ —...

US President Donald Trump "can take the Nobel prize" as long as the Koreas receive peace...

Convicted Al-Qaeda terrorist says admission of guilt was obtained with torture, sues FBI agent...

The only “enemy combatant” in the War on Terror arrested on US soil now insists he...

I Want to Ride My Bicycle: Smart Cities and the Danish Concept of ‘Hygge’

Indian cities are in crisis. Spend any length of time in a large city there and you will notice the overcrowding, the power and...

Scrub Out Your Arteries the Easy Way

Douma: “It Just Doesn’t Ring True”

Jonathan Freedland’s ‘committed denialists and conspiracists’, and Paul Mason’s victims of Putin’s ‘global strategy’ clutching at ‘false flag theories’, presumably include Lord West, former...

What was the success-rate of the April 14th missiles against Syria?

Eric Zuesse The U.S. and Russia provide diametrically opposite accounts of the percentages of U.S.-and-allied missiles that hit their targets in Syria on the night...

Douma: Deception In Plain Sight

UK corporate media are under a curious kind of military occupation. Almost all print and broadcast media now employ a number of reporters and...

The WMD Fraud – LewRockwell

Might Trump Ask Israel to Fund America’s Invasion-Occupation of Syria?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 16 April 2018, the internationally respected analyst of Middle-Eastern affairs, Abdel Bari Atwan, headlined about Trump’s increasingly overt...

Guardian’s Owen Jones accuses mainstream media of ‘groupthink’, ‘intolerance’ and elitism — RT UK...

Guardian columnist Owen Jones has fired an opinion-rocket right into the midst of his own...

How the Klan Act of 1871 is Fighting Voter Intimidation Today

Four Virginia voters filed a lawsuit last week charging a discredited "voter fraud" activist with violating two key federal civil rights laws that prohibit...

More Dangerous Than San Andreas

Scientists are now saying that the “Big One” in California may not be caused by the San Andreas fault line, but by the Hayward...

Meet America’s ghosts towns (PHOTOS) — RT US News

Swallowed by lakes, abandoned beside tapped out mines and collapsed due to subterranean fires, the US...

How Wikipedia Lies

Eric Zuesse Did you know that Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that on 11 September 2001 he, as President George W. Bush’s brief stand-in during...

We Suffer Under Dual Tyrannies

The term “tyranny of the majority” was coined by Alexis DeTocqueville.  The concept had previously been explored by John Locke and John Stuart Mill and...

Mentally Ill Gitmo Detainee Seeks Medical Review

WASHINGTON - Today, attorneys urged a federal judge to appoint a Mixed Medical Commission to assess whether Guantánamo prisoner Mohammed al Qahtani’s mental illness...

Poll Shows Americans Support the Invasion of Syria

And What Americans Misunderstand About that War Eric Zuesse The first even marginally trustworthy poll of American “registered voters" regarding the April 14th U.S.-and-allied missiles-invasion of...

Skripals attacked with nerve agent “in liquid form,” government department says — RT UK...

The chemical weapon used to poison ex-Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia...

Death By a Thousand Tax Cuts

Every year at this time, US taxpayers (who bother to read news) are treated to a parade of stories about taxes and tax policy....

Poor People’s Campaign Gears Up for Mother’s Day Launch

"I am not speaking about the poor. I am not speaking for the poor. I am the poor." Claudia De la Cruz was speaking at...

Big Noise: Apocalyptic Tweets, Limited Strikes

Photo by Tyler Merbler | CC BY 2.0 “Big noise on the stairs, but nobody comes into the room,” runs an old Chinese saying. This...

We Have Evidence of UK’s Role in Staging Douma Provocation – Russian MoD

An apparent false flag chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7 has served as a pretext for the...

Solar Activity Crashes – LewRockwell

By Anthony Watts Watts Up With That? April 13, 2018 Right now, the sun...

Arizona promises teachers 20% higher pay by 2020 — RT US News

Teachers in Arizona could see a 20 percent net salary increase by 2020, according to a...

Why Trump has changed his tune on Syria explained in 2-minute VIDEO — RT...

President Trump, once a vocal critic of US military involvement in Syria, has taken to Twitter...

Tomi Lahren: A Rare Voice of Sanity on Fox News About Syria

A rare voice of sanity on any news network today. I have not seen any dissident voices regarding Syria on CNN or...

Three More Reasons for Wealth-Deprived Americans to Take to the Streets

It's starting to happen, as teachers around the country are fighting back against income and wealth inequality. At least 3 of every 4 Americans...

Desperate audio of man being deported prompts calls for Home Office investigation — RT...

Disturbing audio captures the moment a man screams in desperation as he is forcibly removed...

Nestle allowed to pump more water in Michigan despite public outcry — RT US...

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has given Nestle permission to extract 400 gallons (1,500 liters)...

Is the U.S. at Full Employment? Should They Put the Brakes on Job Growth to...

Photo by Mike Licht | CC BY 2.0 The answers are no and no. Even when the official unemployment rate is 4.1%, we are not...

‘Are you pro-Putin? Do you hold secret meetings?’

The Russiagate-inspired frenzy seemingly hit a new low when a routine sanitary inspection in New York...

Viral protest star Devonte Hart presumed dead after 75ft cliff plunge — RT US...

Mystery surrounds a car accident in California which investigators believe claimed the lives of viral protester...

Wave of Red State Protests Against Low Salaries and School Funding Comes to Kentucky

Teachers, school service workers and their supporters -- including all the labor unions in West Virginia -- rally at the capital on behalf of...

New Poll Shows Republicans Losing Voter-Base

Eric Zuesse The Morning Consult poll released on March 30th headlines "Republicans Drive Biggest Decline in Voter Optimism Since Trump Took Office: Record drop isn't...