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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...

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...

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...

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece and throughout the world....

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 –...

Twitter goes up 3 billion in 20 minutes on a cheap scam! How 1% fix stock markets for billions, like on 9/11 & 7/7...
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Video: Greeks set EU flag on fire as 61% vote ‘OXI’ in Greferendum

A cheering crowd of 'No' camp supporters have burnt EU flags as they celebrated a 61% vote against the creditor's bailout deal. COURTESY: RT's...

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."


Got something you want to share? Please send any stories/tips/quotes/pix/plugs/gossip to Mehdi Hasan ([email protected]) or Ned Simons ([email protected]). You can also follow us on Twitter: @mehdirhasan, @nedsimons and @huffpostukpol

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Latest in RussiaGate: A Mercenary and a Russian Take a Trip to Seychelles

The scandal surrounding President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia thickened a bit Monday after the Washington Post reported that notorious mercenary Erik Prince...

The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Education Budget

Public school supporters are angry at President Trump’s budget proposal, which plans to cut funding to the Department of Education by 13 percent ...

'Human waste’ found in Coca-Cola cans at company plant sparks police probe

Published time: 28 Mar, 2017 17:55 A police investigation has been launched after workers at a...

Annihilate Free Radicals

By Dr. Mercola What happens when you begin exercising and cutting back on calories? Some may say “weight loss” and “getting healthier,” which are good...

Fannie and Freddie’s New Bubble

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac still have housing blood on their hands from the 2008 financial crash. However, the giant GSEs, placed in government...

Top 10 Best and Worst Places

Sputnik News March 27, 2017 Mercer, the world’s largest human resources consulting company, has recently published its 19th annual rankings, naming the world’s best and the...

Your Body Needs These To Thrive

Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals required by your body. Unlike macronutrients, you only need minuscule amounts of micronutrients to maintain good health. Micronutrients...

#JewishResistance: Protesters block AIPAC conference calling for end to Israel occupation (VIDEOS)

Published time: 26 Mar, 2017 18:41Edited time: 26 Mar, 2017 20:48 Jewish protesters blocked the entrance to...

Are Microwave Ovens Dangerous?

Microwave ovens have been the norm in US households for almost 50 years. If you’re under 40, you’re more likely to have grown up...

What Is Objective Journalism?

So what is objective, impartial journalism? The standard view was offered in 2001 by the BBC’s then political editor, Andrew Marr: When I joined the BBC,...

Brexit Begins

No 10 reveals and there will be no early general election before 2020 By Christopher Hope The Telegraph March 21, 2017 Theresa May will trigger the...

‘This just keeps happening’: Secret Service under investigation over more breaches

Three security incidents at the White House in just over a week’s time has lawmakers demanding the Secret Service make “major structural changes.” Heading...

The Best Full-Size Guns for Concealed Carry

Originally published by AmmoLand.com. USA – While some people do conceal and carry a full-size pistol on a daily basis, it is not the easiest thing...

The Revolution in Work calls for an Evolution in Living

Poverty blights the lives of billions of people throughout the world: in developing countries, where it is acute, and industrialised nations, where it’s hidden...

Is Trump a Jacksonian?

Is President Trump a “Jacksonian”?  He apparently believes so:  On his fifth day in office he installed a portrait of President Andrew Jackson in...

Business Class

Professionalism seems to be going out of vogue, but if one wishes to retain a sense of dignity and decorum when at a desk...

On Unhappy Fifth Anniversary of U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Deficit With Korea Has Doubled...

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has been conspicuously silent about the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) since taking office, so whether the administration comments...

Dreading This Rite of Spring?

Dreading spring cleaning? Don’t worry: These products will make your house sparkle in no time. 1. SCRUB DADDY; $15 The Scrub Daddy is no ordinary sponge—and that’s...

White House Scrambles as Time to Offer Proof of Trump Wiretapping Claims Running Out

The hourglass is running out. The Department of Justice has until the end of the day Monday to comply with the House Intelligence Committee's demand...

The War on Cash Finds Its General

Kenneth Rogoff would sharply disagree with Peale, a character in the 1915 novel It Pays to Advertise, who said that the most beautiful word...

Trump’s War on the Truth Tellers

Trump and his White House don’t argue on the merits. They attack the credibility of the institutions that come up with facts and arguments...

Stop Brain Loss

By Dr. Mercola It’s well-established that healthy fats such as animal-based omega-3s — especially DHA — are vitally important for your brain health, but other...

‘Not exactly a bastion of truth’: CIA hits back at Assange after WikiLeaks #Vault7...

Published time: 9 Mar, 2017 18:50 The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has responded to explosive allegations by...

WikiLeaks holds press conference to address #Vault7 CIA leaks (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 9 Mar, 2017 14:55Edited time: 9 Mar, 2017 15:04 WikiLeaks is holding a press conference...

Rehabilitating Bush: The Deadly Illusion Of Corporate Dissent

The title of the editorial said it all: The Guardian view on George W Bush: a welcome return. In a tongue-in-cheek, almost jovial, piece the Guardian...

Serrapeptase: A Cheap Medical Miracle

Imagine if you knew of someone over 60 who was cured in 3 weeks from advanced emphysema and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) with...

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Diet has a large impact on our health. What we eat can either keep us energized or make us sick. Consuming saturated fats, sodium,...

To Improve Your Reading Comprehension

There’s no point in reading something if you don’t take some of it with you. This simple exercise, when used...

Subway ‘concerned’ DNA tests show its chicken is more than 50% soy

Published time: 28 Feb, 2017 05:12 Chicken may sound like a healthier fast food option, but customers...

Trump Can Prove He’s Not a Putin Puppet by Blowing Up the World

Four weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that “nothing he has done since the inauguration allays fears that he is in effect...

Crimes of Communism

By Tom Woods Tom Woods Show February 25, 2017 (Excerpted with permission from Dr. Woods’s daily email.) Sure enough, a YouGov poll taken in late 2016 confirmed...

Why Does Your Blood Sugar Fluctuate?

Living with diabetes or prediabetes requires constant monitoring and vigilance when it comes to your blood glucose levels. For someone with diabetes, a level...

KKK sign may become a ‘permanent fixture’ in small Georgia town

A large sign posted in a small town in Georgia claims a building is a historic...

Want To Live To Be 100?

If you long to live until 100, then you’re in the right place. We have some of the most common health tips that centennials...

The “Superficial, Arrogant Smugness” of BBC News

In a recent media alert, we noted the occasional tell-tale signs of uncomfortable truths that slip through cracks in the propaganda façade of BBC...

Murder of JFK’s Intimate Confidant

Listen to the podcast ROCKWELL:  Well, good morning.  This is the Lew Rockwell Show.  And how great it is to have as our guest, Dr. ...

50% of Western Central Bank Gold

We have recently had some significant news about the sovereign gold market that makes the unclarity even more unclear. Central banks and the BIS...

Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World's...

Yes, inequality is getting worse every year. In early 2016 Oxfam reported that just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the bottom half of humanity....

US fighter jets intercept unresponsive aircraft over Trump’s Florida resort

Two US F-15 jets have been scrambled to intercept an unresponsive plane that violated restricted airspace...

Truly Staggering Health Benefits

Oregano oil is extracted from the oregano plant (Origanum vulgare), a perennial herb from the flowering plant family Lamiaceae. Thanks to its high concentration...

Drone & drop: Amazon wants to parachute your parcels

Amazon’s revolutionary approach to deliveries has one-upped itself by solving the long-standing issue of drone landings...

A New Jacksonian Era?

“Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you...

Can You Spell These Words Correctly?

Fiendishly tricky vocabulary quiz claims just 1% of players will score full marks By Sarah Mooney Daily Mail February 13, 2017 Plenty of people consider themselves to...

Build Your Own Cure

By Dr. Mercola Cancer is a disease that most people either have personal experience with, or know someone who does. In this interview, Annie Brandt —...

The Ghost That Haunts Us

Of late, I've been contemplating the abomination that is President Donald Trump and his administration. This has necessarily involved thinking about the Right’s fixation...

Voting Advocates Announce a Settlement of "Exact Match" Lawsuit in Georgia

WASHINGTON - The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Project Vote, Campaign Legal Center, Voting Rights Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center,...

Natural Cold Remedies You May Not Know About

By Dr. Mercola Your nose is running, your eyes are itchy and watery, you have a low-grade fever and you’ve been sneezing all day. You...

Chinese Real-Estate Buyers Descend on Seattle

When Anna Riley, a Seattle-area real-estate agent, held an open house for a new $2.3 million listing in the tony city of...

No scientific basis for airport behavior screening – TSA internal files

The Transport Security Administration’s airport behavior screening program has little scientific basis and has led to...

The Biggest Gold Heists in History – So Far

One concern of retail precious metals investors is the possibility of a gold confiscation. Imagine having the forethought to buy gold to shield your finances...

Big Pharma Launches Sentimental Ad Campaign to Distract From Skyrocketing Drug

(Image: LW / TO; Adapted: Funnytools; StevePB) The pharmaceutical industry has a massive public relations problem, and it knows it. Even our new, unapologetically pro-corporate...

New Fukushima Trouble

Record high radiation levels that’s lethal even after brief exposure have been detected at a damaged reactor at the Fukushima power plant in Japan....

Fight Dangerous Free Radicals

You don’t have to look at many health food advertisements to see how many marketing messages focus on antioxidants and free radicals. Marketers depict...

People Power Works as Two Republicans Pledge to Vote 'No' on DeVos

Just one more Republican "no" vote is needed to derail the confirmation of education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, after GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine)...

5 things you didn’t know about Gorsuch, Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Neil Gorsuch is not only President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, he is also one of the...

Deranged and Deluded: The Media’s Complicity In The Climate Crisis

In an important recent book, the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh refers to the present era of corporate-driven climate crisis as “The Great Derangement”. For...

The EU Is Doomed

By James Delingpole Breitbart January 30, 2017 The more I see of the Donald Trump administration, the more I like its style. Here’s a perfect example –...

Pay Attention

By Dr. Mercola How healthy is your diet? Have you ever wondered if recording what you eat on a day-to-day basis might be helpful in...

Are We Getting Dumber?

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics January 28, 2017 Recent studies are discovering that each generation is becoming increasingly stupid. A study from Iceland has highlighted a downward...

The Largest Church, Smallest Country, and Oldest Spy Service

By Peter January 28, 2017 As someone interested in what really happened behind the scenes in World War 2, I found this book riveting and hard...

Managing Money as a Human Right

There are two main problems with existing monetary theory. The first is serious, the second is mainly a technical administrative issue. The first and most...

War on Facts Sparks Momentum for Scientists' March on Washington

The Trump-Pence administration's war on facts may have galvanized the next major demonstration in the nation's capital—the Scientists' March on Washington, which is as...

Down the Rabbit-Hole to Trump’s Victory

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

Questioning Transgenderism

Trans activists can’t just censor every awkward question. By Christian Butler Spiked January 25, 2017 Last week the BBC aired a documentary called Transgender Kids: Who Knows...

Developer Welfare: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Photo by Ninian Reid | CC BY 2.0 DONALD TRUMP: We are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people. CROWD:...

How Far Will Your Car Go on ‘E’?

Researchers reveal how far the 50 most popular cars in America will REALLY drive on empty - and it could be anywhere between 25...

The Ongoing War Against Trump

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Obama-Clinton (and Democratic Party newsmedia) war against Donald Trump — a war to delegitimize him as the U.S....

Trump’s Two-Step Strategy To Take Over the Truth

Donald Trump is such a consummate liar that in coming days and years our democracy will depend more than ever on the independent press...

Why Trump Won: the 50 Percenters Have Spoken

Photo by Marc Nozell | CC BY 2.0 I agree with the recent statement by feminist philosopher Nancy Fraser that Donald Trump’s victory can be...

Hill and Bill

By DFavid Martosko Daily Mail January 21, 2017 Hillary Clinton finally came face-to-face with her political rival, President Donald Trump, as he entered Sanctuary Hall to...

China’s New Silk Road

The route known as the ‘Silk Road’ once helped bring a wealth of goods from China to Europe. Today, the arrival of a freight train...

The Women’s March on Washington and the Coming of Age of Feminism

For those who believe in equality and solidarity, and face the outrage of the upcoming Trump inauguration, it is heartening to witness the Women’s...

Four Takeaways from Trump’s Latest Tweet Tantrum

This morning Donald Trump bashed NBC, tweeting: “Totally biased NBCNews went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M.,...

French Thrillers

By Ira Katz January 17, 2017 Following your lead on LRC I have become a minor aficionado of the JFK assassination. Of course, the release...

Do You Have These Personality Traits?

A toned body and good sense of humour may be widely regarded as attractive but according to experts, there’s three golden traits that set...

Are You Posh?

Do you like the crusts cut off your toast... or are you a married man who never wears a wedding ring like Wills? Here...

Six Reasons Why Trump’s Wall is Even Dumber Than Most of Trump’s Other Ideas

At his turbulent his news event last Wednesday (I won’t dignify it by calling it a news conference), Trump reiterated that he will build...

The Exorcist Priest Dies Suddenly

A Catholic priest who inspired The Exorcist died from a fall after what he claims was a possessed child spoke to him, it has...

Does Betsy DeVos Understand the Impact of Poverty and Trauma on Children’s Learning?

Educators who look at learning from a developmental perspective know that the trauma and toxic stress associated with poverty can seriously interfere with a...

The Plot To Kill Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Phillip F. Nelson January 14, 2017 The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This is an OUTSTANDING...

Trump Team Targets Iran

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Saudi Arabia dominates above all other nations as a supplier of suicide bombers, and its royal family dominates as...

Doctor in Italy Quells Parkinson’s Disease

In recent weeks the world has learned the news media creates fake news and/or completely shuns significant news stories to match its own politically...

10 Masonic Secrets

Listverse January 12, 2017 The Freemasons are one of the most secretive and controversial religious groups in the world. Masons have existed for centuries – and...

#FightInequality: Week of Action Aims to Tackle 'Crisis Reaching New Extremes'

Economic inequality tops the list of global risks, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said Wednesday, just ahead of a global week of action that...

Gun Fight at the Dixie Gun Store

By Bob Owens Bearing Arms January 11, 2017 We covered the attempted robbery of a Georgia store just after Christmas. It didn’t go so well for...

The Counterfeit Coin Puzzle

In the video below, we are presented with a version of the 12-coin problem in which we must determine a single counterfeit coin in...

Do You Work With a Psychopath?

Leaders with psychopathic traits could transform you into an office bully By Abigail BeallDaily Mail January 9, 2017 Your relationship with your boss could be changing your...

Americans Can't Afford to Lose Richard Cordray or the CFPB

At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, an estimated one out of every 54 homeowners lost their homes. Workers and seniors lost...

Remember When Gov’t Outlawed Incandescent Lightbulbs?

Before the invention of artificial lighting, the sun was our primary source of light. This meant that people mostly spent their evenings in darkness —...

The Three Big Reasons Republicans Can't Replace Obamacare

Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and have promised to replace it with something that doesn’t leave more than 20 million...

Nationwide Concealed Carry Coming

Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House on Tuesday made it clear that national concealed carry reciprocity was a priority for the next Congress. A group...

Philly Thieves

Check out this receipt and you realize why the country just elected Donald Trump. Liberal Democrat scumbag mayor Jim Kenney and his entirely Democrat...

My Preferred Currency?

“We’re all on the Titanic, but the Titanic still has maybe a few days to travel before it collapses so we might as well...

The World’s Longest and Highest Glass-Bottomed Bridge

A true architectural wonder – the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge which provides visitors with magnificent views of China’s Zhangjiajie mountains – has...

The US Abstains at a UN Vote

The international news at the close of 2016 is all about the abstention of the United States regarding a United Nations condemnation of the...

Survive a Hangover

In normal times or times of trouble, New Year’s Eve is a time where many break out the Smoky Mountain Moonshine and end up regretting it the next...

Chicago Shootings and Deaths

Chicago shootings and deaths are in the news once again, thanks to the horrendous numbers in this regard racked up by the Second City....

Keep Your Appendix

The appendix has long had a reputation as a redundant organ with no real function. Doctors often remove it even in mild cases of...

The Coming Assault on Social Security

Photo by frankieleon | CC BY 2.0 The first assault of the new Trump administration and Republican Congress upon Social Security has been launched. It...

How To Fight Winter Allergies

Pollen, mildew, dust—to many people, they’re essentially harmless. For those with allergies, they are the triggers that send their immune system into overdrive. Allergies...

Sanctioning Evil

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

Something Wicked This Way Comes

I stopped trying to predict markets back in 2008 when the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, Wall Street bankers, and their propaganda peddling media mouthpieces...

Speaking Truth to Power

Annali D’Italianistica, “Speaking Truth to Power: From Medieval to Modern Italy.” Volume 34, 2016. Edited by Jo Ann  Cavallo and Carolo Lottieri. The great historian...

Aluminum, Fertilizer, Steel, Nuclear Waste

The resistance against water fluoridation might be a different story if the naturally occurring element of fluoride was added to our water. Fluoride is found...

Market Shock 2017

We are now approaching the final mania in markets. The Dow seems to be on its last swansong. Investors have been determined to take...

Santa Claus Economics

He ran for the highest office in the land on a platform that excoriated the corporate “one-percenters,” promising to reign them in with reams...

Beware These Market Bubbles

History repeats itself… especially in the world of investing. Jim Rogers (who happens to be a Singapore resident) made a fortune predicting major market...

Dystopian Donald: The Future According to Trump

Can you doubt that we're in a dystopian age, even if we're still four weeks from Donald Trump entering the Oval Office? Never in...

The Gift of Christmas

What if Christmas is a core value of belief in a personal God who lived among us and His freely given promise of eternal...

What’s Looking Good

MarcFaberNews.com December 21, 2016 Dr. Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of “The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report” talks about real-world investing with CNBC’s Brian Sullivan. Faber...

California sues feds over claims offshore fracking had no environmental impact

Citing risks to public health and marine life, California’s state attorney and the state Coastal Commission...

Joyeux Noël

One of the ways that being a regular reader of Lew Rockwell’s site enriches me is learning crucial things I’d never known before. Oftentimes...

Our Untold History

By Peter Lorenzi December 19, 2016 There is one silly argument being made among these reviews that conservatism and capitalism are unrelated. Actually, DiLorenzo, a superb...

On Toronto Tolls, Marxists Align with Auto Industrial Complex

What’s left and what’s right? Usually it is obvious, but sometimes you have to take a step back and consider the bigger picture. For...

Did the Russians Hack Hillary?

Earlier this week, leaders of the Democratic National Committee and former officials of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign made the startling allegation that the Russian...

BBC Propaganda Watch: Tell-Tale Signs That Slip Through The Cracks

Even the most powerful systems of propaganda inadvertently allow uncomfortable truths to slip out into the public domain. Consider a recent BBC News interview...

How Did the World Get Addicted to Sugar?

By Dr. Mercola Few would argue that excess refined sugar is pernicious to our health. However, hardly anyone is aware of the manipulation and deceit...

Can You Cure the Incurable?

Written with an eloquent flowing style, this book makes the case for Vitamin C as a remarkable medicine that has been overlooked by the...

Orwellian Economics

SHARMINI PERIES: Come January 20th Donald Trump is placed to take power in Washington D.C., and there’s one thing that everyone is wondering about is what...

I Am Foreign-Born: Do My Views on Brexit Count?

The use of foreign-born to precede the name of a person by some newspapers when discussing Brexit, insinuating that their views are suspect, is...

The hidden impact of ‘fake news’ the mainstream won’t tell you

Mick Meaney I built RINF Alternative News around 12 years ago... it's always been an independent news website, and I have always maintained it. Recently the...

Corruption, Socialism, and Banksterism

This article was submitted by Shubhendu Pathak, a finance professional working in the Bay Area. Past: Capital One Shubhendu earned his Bachelors (B.Tech) and Masters...

Want To Protect Your Eyesight?

By Dr. Mercola It wasn’t long ago, relatively speaking, that humans woke and slept along with the rise and setting of the sun. While the invention...

Fake News About “Fake News”: The Media Performance Pyramid

In the wake of Brexit and Trump, “mainstream” media have done the formerly unthinkable by focusing on media bias. The intensity of focus has...

Survival Fuel for Your Body

Being well-nourished during a disaster can mean the difference between powering through the event with strength, stamina, and energy or plodding through the situation...

5 Skills To Learn in Your Sleep

For many people, sneaking in a few hours of shut-eye is an indulgence best saved for the weekend. But rather than feeling guilty about lying...

The old college try: Electoral system shaken, calls for recounts underline tensions in US

From recount efforts to criticism of the Electoral College as an institution and death threats to some electors, the aftermath of the US presidential...

Life and Politics in Appalachia

I’ve lived in a small town with a large public university in the Virginian part of Appalachia since 1999, commuting to the private university...

80,000 Civilians Liberated in Aleppo

Western governments are in panic mode as their Islamist barbarian proxies seem on the edge of total defeat Russia Insider November 30, 2016 Originally appeared at TASS Western...

Who is Celebrating the Assassination of the USSR?

Last Friday the Atlantic Council hosted a curious panel in Washington, DC, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the dissolution of the USSR: three...

Our Next Rendezvous With Destiny

Member of the 13th Generation? Millenial Generation? The Boomers? Care to track your own development through the maze of historical events to find out...

German Economist & Politician: “Stop Copying America’s Decline! Leave NATO!”

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Sahra Wagenknecht, Vice President of the German parliament’s Leftist Party, said in Parliament on Wednesday November 23rd, that Germany’s...

We Can Be Great Again

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

You Can Inadvertently Make things Worse

Many ardent dietary supplement users are aware there is a widespread deficiency of magnesium in the American diet.  Upon learning this they often visit...

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Is Dangerous

By Dr. Mercola Pregnant women were recently given new information in regard to optimizing their child’s health: Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin B12. A recent...

Our Gandalf the Grey

“Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American people. The establishment has...

#Calexit secession effort begins signature gathering to be on California ballot

Supporters of Californian independence have taken the first real step towards secession from the US, submitting...

Crybaby Culture

By Taki Theodoracopulos Taki's Magazine November 21, 2016 NEW YORK—The only thing worse than a sore loser, I suppose, is a sore winner, but thank God...

Poor Darlings! First Brexit, Than Trump

Hailing 2016 the year of ‘two big political revolutions’ Nigel Farage said Angela Merkel and Barack Obama are ‘in denial’ over the public’s rejection of...

Obama’s Nonexistent Legacy

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

Hillary’s Rough Clientele

By James Mullin American Thinker November 19, 2016 If you’re a basketball player who has been entrusted with the task of intentionally throwing a game in...

JFK’s Intimate Confidant for Peace

Standard Podcast Play Now | Play in Popup | Download JFK’s Peace Speech American University Jun 1963 Earlier podcast 274. CIA Killers Transcript of CIA...

What’s Up With Trump?

Lew Rockwell returns to the show to discuss the election of Trump, the left’s reaction, early indications of where he might go, and dangers...

Filtering The Election

Introduction When the likes of Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, Bashar al-Assad, and now Donald Trump, are declared the latest ‘New Hitler’, we learn little except...

A Place Without Music

Imagine you have a special talent for music; imagine with hard work and dedication and long hours you’ve become a skilled performer. Imagine that...

Why Are Public Officials Protecting the Pesticides Industry? Digging Down into the Cesspool of...

Colin Todhunter It is based on a cesspool of corruption that is most probably responsible for more death and disease than the combined efforts of...

A Bullet Fired at the Power Elite

In a column published here on April 25th, I wrote about Donald Trump’s recent speech in Buffalo.  At that time, Trump’s polling number against...

Cometh the Hangover

All right, we have him. My reaction to Trump’s victory is barely of interest to me, and so it may be that the world...

Tools of the Oligarchy

Who are the anti-Trump protesters besmirching the name of progressives by pretending to be progressives and by refusing to accept the outcome of the...

The 47% Who Voted for War Against Russia

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

Eat Chocolate Every Day

Heart disease and diabetes risk may be reduced by eating chocolate every day. The key here is to consume a small piece of dark...

Flagship of Fearmongering: The Guardian, MI5 and State Propaganda

Readers of the Guardian woke up last Tuesday (November 1, 2016) to find that the newspaper and website had been given over to promoting...

Baking Cookies for Bill

By Gary North GaryNorth.com November 10, 2016 “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do...

One of the Oldest Myths of Mankind

Deadly tsunamis in the late Bronze Age may have been driven by lava flow By Shivali Best Daily Mail November 9, 2016 The legend of Atlantis is...

What Mises Would Say

Last week, Austria issued a 70-year bond, the longest dated sovereign in the Eurozone. (Italy had issued a 50-year bond on October 4.) Austria’s...

Is this person our new President?

Here’s Why Hillary Won’t Allow Her Corporate Speeches to be Published Eric Zuesse (update added 8 November 2016) In a previous report, I indicated "Why Hillary Clinton’s...

Middle East Madness

By Taki Theodoracopulos Taki's Magazine November 7, 2016 Sixty years ago this week all hell broke loose: Soviet tanks rumbled into Budapest and put down a...

Hillary Clinton’s Blitzkrieg Campaign: the Savage Politics of the Oligarchs

It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say. We need to win this motherfucker. —Mr. Scott Foval, Field Director, Americans United for...

U.S. Near Bottom in Public ‘Confidence in Elections’

Only Mexico Scores Lower Among OECD Countries Eric Zuesse Here are the figures, as emailed by Gallup on November 2nd, and soon to be published as...

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

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

Making the Rich Pay

Pulling the lever to tax the 1% is about as satisfying as voting gets. In three states next week, voters can thank...

The Looters vs. the Looted

From the conclusion of my earlier post on the topic: It is the state against the people; it is the stakeholders against the subjects. Significant power...

No Matter Who’s Prez

By Laurence M. Vance November 2, 2016 Although the Libertarian Party has virtually no chance of winning any presidential election, the presidential campaign of any...

Prison Labor is Slavery by Another Name

Right now there’s a national movement mobilizing to raise the federal minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour. But imagine if...

Respect for police among Americans surges to highs not seen since late '60s

Americans’ respect for police has reached its highest since the late 1960s, a new poll has...

How the 2004 Presidential Election Was Stolen by George W. Bush

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - In 2006, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. headlined at Rolling Stone “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?” and he presented an argument that...

Can You Really Trust ‘Establishment-Controlled’ Election Polls?

(RINF) - Some of these polls are going to turn out to be dead wrong.  With just over two weeks to go until election...

Billboard in Texas Encourages Women to 'Get a Sugar Daddy'

The advertisement hints undocumented immigrants should join the Arrangementfinders.com dating site to avoid deportation. The sign reads, "Undocumented Immigrant? Before You Get...

An Email From Lynn Forester de Rothschild to Hillary Clinton, Against Elizabeth Warren

Eric Zuesse https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25143 https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8597 ---------- Forwarded message —————  From: Lynn Forester de Rothschild  <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>>  Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 7:15 PM  Subject: FW: Elizabeth Warren To: "Cheryl Mills ([email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>)"  <cheryl.mi[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>>    I think this...

Prop. 51 Versus a State-Owned Bank: How California Can Save $10 Billion on...

(RINF) - School districts are notoriously short of funding – so short that some California districts have succumbed to Capital Appreciation Bonds that will cost...

Drowning In Debt: 35 Percent Of All Americans Have Debt That Is At Least...

(RINF) - More than a third of all Americans can’t pay their debts.  I don’t know about you, but to me that is a...

A Rigged System?

Photo by Paul Sableman | CC BY 2.0 At the risk of validating anything uttered by the misogynistic, xenophobic, racist demagogue, Donald Trump, anyone with...

Trumped!

I have to admit to being alternately puzzled and depressed that I seemed to be the only libertarian with a major public...

Totally Private, Tax-Free Gold Storage?

In the last few days, gold has been on a losing streak. Last Tuesday, gold prices fell by $42 per ounce – 3.3% –...

The Great Libya War Fraud

National newspapers were ‘unimpressed by Jeremy Corbyn’s victory’ in the Labour leadership election, Roy Greenslade noted in the Guardian, surprising no-one. Corbyn secured almost...

5 Insanities of Hillary

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

Millennial Student Loan Debt

SchiffGold.com October 7, 2016 There are currently about 54 million millennials entering the workforce in the US, and for many of them, the idea of buying...

Why Are Billionaires Backing Hillary And Icing Trump?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org No U.S. Presidential candidate since William McKinley in 1896 has received as nearly-unanimous financial backing from America’s wealthiest 0.01%...

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

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

On the Edge of a Black Hole

The world economy is now at its most dangerous point in history. In virtually every major country or region, there are problems of a...

Socialism’s Dilemma

The most important quality in politics is ideology – the set of values you hold to be both right, and good. The British Tory...

Letter from CounterPunch Business Manager 2016

Dear CounterPunchers, Some of our charter members are still with us, but many of our current readers might not remember CounterPunch’s humble beginning as an...

US Propaganda Goes into Overdrive

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

Please Smoke

The hangperson’s noose is unmistakably around the tobacco industry’s neck. In Florida and Mississippi, state governments are attempting to force tobacco companies to pay...

Clinton, Trump, and the Death of Idealism

Image by DonkeyHotey | CC BY 2.0   My first introduction to Donald Trump as a public figure took place in the early 1990s. At the...

Majority of Americans say US ‘less safe’ from domestic terrorism under Obama – poll

The majority of Americans – 51% – feel that President Barack Obama’s conduct has made the...

Election or Revolution? An Open Letter to the People of the United States

Robert J. Burrowes As citizens of the USA with a presidential election approaching you have a wonderful opportunity to ponder whether to participate in this...

Why the Middle Class is Dying

OUZILLY, France – First, some travel advice… A niece was visiting from North Carolina. She left this morning for Paris. We warned her, “Paris is the...

ISIS Fleeing Shirqat; 65 Killed in Iraq

According to residents of Mosul, Islamic State militants have been readying for eventual battle with Iraqi forces. Among various preparations, ISIS/Daesh has been digging tunnels and moats,...

Republicans Issue Good News About Obamacare

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org To Republicans, good news about Obamacare (the American President’s ‘legacy’ healthcare-reform program, called officially “The Affordable Care Act”) is...

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

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

I Am a Syrian Living in Syria

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

What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam

“The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life. And many, if not most, taxes...

Every Journalist Mourns a Dead Journalist

Noé Zavaleta holds up photographs of his murdered colleague, photojournalist Rubén Espinosa, in Xalapa, on July 31, 2016. (Photo by Patrick Timmons) Noé Zavaleta is...

Menwith Menace: Britain’s Complicity In Saudi Arabia’s Terror Campaign Against Yemen

The ‘mainstream’ Western media is, almost by definition, the last place to consult for honest reporting of Western crimes. Consider the appalling case of...

Our Post-September 11 Fifteen Years’ War

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

45 Killed in Iraq; More U.S. Troops Arrive

45 Killed in Iraq; More U.S. Troops Arrive More than 400 additional U.S. servicemembers were deployed to Iraq in the last week,...

19 Things We Know About 9/11

By Jeff Clyburn Who.What.Why. September 9, 2016 Years of willful deception, the sands of time, and simple neglect all tend to cloud our perception of the...

EpiPen fallout: Clinton vows to hold drug makers 'accountable' with oversight board

Amid uproar over a 500-percent price increase for allergy treatment EpiPen, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says...

Hitchcock’s Masterpiece of Suspense

Alfred Hitchcock taught us all the dangers of spying on your neighbors with his 1954 thriller,Rear Window. The single-set movie concerns L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies,...

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

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

The ADHD Epidemic: Smart Drugs and the Control of Bodies and Minds

(Photo: Erich Ferdinand; Edited: LW / TO) This is an excerpt from Scripted Bodies: Corporate Power, Smart Technologies, and the Undoing of Public Education (Routledge...

The Yankee Empire

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

It Is Bettter to Light One Candle than to Curse the Darkness

The world is in bad shape. Every reasonably intelligent, aware, objective person in the world knows, if only intuitively, that something is very, very...

U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia

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

Could Trump Hurt Both Parties?

Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, Queen of War, Golden Goldman Girl, for all practical purposes, is now the official bipartisan candidate of US neocons...

NZ migration spurs biggest-ever population increase

New Zealand has had it's biggest ever annual population increase, with figures doubling on the previous year. The population grew by 97,000...

Media’s Mix-Up of ISIS Branches Fuels ISIS’s Terrorism

The global string of terrorist attacks linked to the Islamic State has broadened the War on Terror’s debate over the...

The Need to Rid the World of Inequality

Legalized chattel slavery did not die out because it was an abhorrent system but because the system of wage labour and debt money offered...

Never a Dull Moment

Murray Rothbard was a true polymath. He wasn’t just the number one theoretician of the modern libertarian movement — author of the monumental Man,...

Opposing the Discrimination of the JNF

Imagine during Jim Crow a Canadian political party polled its members about pressing Ottawa to stop subsidizing US racism only to be smeared by...

Revealing the Real Rate of Inflation

The grim reality is that real inflation is 7+% per year. This week, I’ve noted that Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001while under-the-radar declines...

The Burrito Index

Our real-world experience tells us the official inflation rate doesn’t reflect the actual cost increases of everything from burritos to healthcare. In our household, we...

Russia Scholar Stephen Cohen vs. CNN Host Who Tries To Link Trump to Putin

Russian Scholar Stephen Cohen says Donald Trump is being wrongly linked to Putin and criticized because he’s trying to end the new Cold War. ...

Central Banks Will Create an Historic Gold Rush

The central banks are leading the world into a black hole and have no idea what a disaster they have created. What initially seemed...

‘America is great because it’s good:’ Clinton mixes Sanders’ ideas with some sweet words

It was a speech full of Sanders-like Wall Street bashing and Trump ridicule. Something one would...

Hillary and Tim Kaine: a Match Made on Wall Street

Joseph Sohm | Shutterstock.com   Earlier this week, Bernie Sanders warned that Hillary Clinton’s eventual vice presidential pick must not be someone from the milieu of Wall Street...

Emigre Super Bloc Part 5 The Failed Turkish Coup – An Exploded View

Is Fethullah Gulen the feeble, kindly imam that mainstream media is making him out to be? Hardly. What this article will show is that...

Wall Street Angry that Trump Says Restore Glass-Steagall

Eric Zuesse On July 18th, Rob Nichols, the President of the American Bankers’ Association, which is controlled by the mega-banks, struck back against Republican Presidential...

The Dictatorship of the Lawyers

Let’s start with some stats. The District of Columbia has the densest concentration of lawyers in the world. If you factor in the fact...

Blacks, Cops, and a Sinking Economy

In Ethnic America, Thomas Sowell observes, “American pluralism was not an ideal with which people started but an accommodation to which they were eventually...

Helicopter Money

The Cleveland Fed’s Loretta Mester is a clueless apparatchik and Fed lifer, who joined the system in 1985 fresh out of Barnard and Princeton and has imbibed in...

New Zealand Street Names Deemed “Too White”

Jul 14, 2016 By Tough Love | toughloveletters.wordpress.com The Dunedin City Council in New Zealand has come under fire for compiling a...

BLM leader DeRay lives in home owned by Soros’ Open Society board member

#BlackLivesMatter leader DeRay Mckesson may claim to be leading a grassroots revolution for racial and economic justice, but he has close connections...

This Europe isn’t MY Europe

Peter van Els The EU is a precarious subject these days. Both backers and detractors are subject to harsh criticism, and those wanting to leave...

Some Lessons in the History of War

Which only means “we” are doomed to repeat these…. I have begun to read a book that examines the history that led to the Great...

As US-Controlled NATO Plots

What we shouldn’t do now is inflame the situation further through saber-rattling and warmongering… Whoever believes that a symbolic tank parade on the alliance’s eastern...

Rockets Strike Iranian Dissident Camp; 135 Killed in Iraq

Camp Liberty, a former United States installation, came under a heavy rocket barrage on Sunday. It is unclear if the camp or nearby Baghdad International Airport was...

Exit

I enjoy a long view of history and what I see as its goal. In the big picture, as I see it, there are...

The Marks of a Psychopath

Are psychopaths trendy? Does saying “I have psychopathic tendencies” pass the dinner table test? Is this merely the latest debilitating condition to be reimagined...

What’s Fascism, Really?

Fascism: The Career of a Concept. By Paul E. Gottfried.  Northern Illinois University Press, 2016. Vii + 226 pages. Paul Gottfried’s immensely erudite survey of...

Killing Corbyn

The ‘Brexit’ referendum vote, split 52% to 48% in favour of leaving the European Union, has been exploited by the ‘mainstream’ media to launch...

Belgian councilman gets payback on Afghan man who groped his daughter

Siegfried Heylen, a member of Essen city council, in Belgium, punched an Afghani immigrant who sexually assaulted his 13 year old daughter,...

Searching for a ‘Responsible Adult’: ‘Is Brexit Good for Israel?’

After months of anticipation, the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union (EU). Although, the results were fairly close – 51.9% voted...

Why There Will Probably Be a Second Referendum on Brexit

Opinion, by Eric Zuesse PRELIMINARY Brexit (British exit from the European Union) would be a ferocious kidney-blow to the international aristocracy, the people (and their agents)...

May launches Tory leadership challenge, as Gove & Leadsom make surprise bids

Theresa May, Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom have announced plans to run for leadership of...

Airstrikes near Fallujah Kill Hundreds; 285 Killed in Iraq

Airstrikes near Fallujah Kill Hundreds; 285 Killed in Iraq The United States has given Iraq a $2.7 billion dollar credit for the purchase...

The Ashcroft Poll – Is This Why Jeremy Corbyn Must Go?

By Rachel Bridgeland – Jeremy Corbyn is right to urge us to see through the media’s attempts to divide us. The media has encouraged...

Searching for a ‘Responsible Adult’: Is Brexit Good for Israel?

After months of anticipation, the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union (EU). Although, the results ...

Our 2nd Greatest Victory

The fall of the USSR was the greatest victory. It came in the final week of December 1991. Brexit came in less than one day. The...

California to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana after 600k signatures gathered

California residents will get to vote on the legalization of recreational cannabis this November after campaigners...

An Endless Cycle of Indecisive Wars

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Here’s an unavoidable fact: we are now in a Brexit world. We are seeing the first signs of a...

Has the Fracking Industry Already Won the 2016 Election?

The most recently available polls on national support for fracking show that 51 percent of Americans are opposed to it, versus only...

Is Water a Pollutant?

Water and carbon dioxide are life-giving chemical compounds. Life, on Earth, could not exist without these compounds. What else do they have in common?...

Donald Trump and America B

Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore (via Flickr) The voters vowed to take their revenge at the polls. They’d missed out on the country’s vaunted prosperity....

Here’s Why Hillary Won’t Allow Her Corporate Speeches to be Published

Eric Zuesse (update added 8 November 2016) In a previous report, I indicated "Why Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches Are Relevant”, but not what they contained. The...
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Video: Financial Outlook: Market, currency questions rise after Brexit

On the markets, the pound went into freefall, reaching a record 30-year low. At one point it plunged by more than 11%. Panic also...

Here's What's the Matter With Kansas

Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas speaks at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 28, 2015. (Photo:...

Michigan welfare recipients passing drug tests with flying colors

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is learning a lot about the drug habits of welfare recipients. After...

Death of a Bluegrass Pioneer

On June 23, Ralph Stanley died. He was 89. He was the last of the founders of bluegrass music. This is an American invention, named...

Brexit Wins!

The betting sites were wrong. The polls were wrong. The politicians were wrong. The last YouGov poll was 52 to 48 “remain” hours before the...

German politicians are discussing a bill to ban "sexist" advertising

German politicians are discussing a bill to ban sexist advertising in public spaces. However, most Germans have quite a calm attitude to the current...

Historic! Brexit is happening! Britain votes to leave European Union

'It was all about immigration'Here is the proof for that. Look at how Rotherham voted: Rotherham Votes 67.9% - 32.1% for Leave! ...

Are You Upper Middle Class?

What’s left unsaid is much of the upper middle class is prospering due to privileged positions that are increasingly at risk of disruption. What does...

Mass Exodus?

Last month, lawmakers in Massachusetts approved a constitutional amendment that will lead to the departure of many of the state’s wealthiest and most productive...

The Fairy Tale Of The “Self-Questioning” BBC

Last week, climate scientists warned that: Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 will shatter the symbolic barrier of 400 parts per million (ppm) this year and will...

Liberty & drug tests for all: Lawmaker seeks to drug screen the rich

While some lawmakers want to require drug screening and testing for welfare and other assistance program applicants, this idea has inspired one US congresswoman...

The 2016 Super Bloc Vote Part II Unleashing David vs the Russian Goliath

Voting blocs, smoting blocs, who gives a damn? I got bloc'd in traffic the other day! This is America and everybody has a “voting bloc!” What ya' didn't...

Counting the Crimes of the War on Terror

Nuna Mas, or “Never Again”: The official Argentine report on the crimes of the country’s “dirty war.” (Photo: Arte es disfrutar / Flickr) “The cold was terrible...