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Jail bankers who caused 2008 financial crisis, says ex-PM Gordon Brown — RT UK...

Millionaire bankers responsible for the 2008 financial crisis should be stripped of their bonuses and...
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Video: ‘Nobody paid price for 2008 war’ – Ex-Georgia Parliament speaker to RT

Ex-Georgia Parliament speaker Nino Burjanadze talks to RT 9 years after Ossetia war. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube
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Video: Did Russian Oligarch Rybolovlev Bailout Trump in 2008?

Trump's connections should be less understood as a conspiracy and more representative of a potential willness to turn a blind eye to organized crime,...
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Video: Trump Set to Rollback Financial Regulation Passed After the 2008 Crisis

By refusing to challenge Clinton and Bush-era deregulation and also explain the causes of the financial crisis to the public, the Democrats failed to...

Side-By-Side: Obama's 2008 Speech on Race vs. Trump's 2017 Black History Month Remarks

We the people, in order to form a more perfect union... Two hundred and twenty-one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the...

Hillary Used the Word “Assassination” in 2008 Anti-Obama Campaign

a katz | Shutterstock.com “Words matter, my friends. And if you are running to be president, or you are president of the United States, words can have tremendous consequences. ” — Hillary Clinton,...

Hillary Used the Word “Assassination” in 2008 Campaign against Obama

by John V. Walsh / August 16th, 2016 Words matter, my friends. And if you are running to be president, or you are president of...

That time in 2008 when Hillary Clinton said Obama might be assassinated (VIDEO)

This week’s controversy over comments by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the assassination of his...
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Video: Section 60: 2008 Film Captures Khizr & Ghazala Khan Mourning Son in Arlington...

http://democracynow.org - As Donald Trump continues to attack Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim U.S. soldier who died in Iraq, we...

UK ‘sailing blindly’ into financial meltdown bigger than 2008, think tank warns

Britain is heading for financial crisis worse than the 2008 collapse and the Bank of...
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Video: Word for word: ‪‎Melania Trump‬ plagiarizes part of ‪Michelle Obama‬’s 2008 DNC speech

After Melania Trump's headline speech at the Republican National Convention, many noticed that what the billionaire's wife said seemed familiar, something ... Via Youtube

2008 financial crash drove fall in real wages, not wave of EU migration –...

Contrary to what some believe, inequality, wages and job opportunities for British-born citizens have not...

Corporations Are Defaulting On Their Debts Like It’s 2008 All Over Again

Michael Snyder (RINF) - The Dow closed above 18,000 on Monday for the first time since July.  Isn’t that great news?  I truly wish that...

Clinton Foundation received up to $3 mn from fossil fuel giants in 2008-09 –...

Hillary Clinton’s family foundation took millions of dollars from fossil fuel giants, according to a report,...
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Video: Jail CIA MI6 not Street Dealers! 2008: banks suck in billions in cash...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Yx6XV_QTo&w=580&h=385] In 2009 the US Office on Drugs and Crime reported billions in cash had flowed into banks from drug cartels to keep them...
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Video: McCain makes Obama look ‘blacker’ in 2008 presidential ad — Stanford study

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suinrBm6bKU&w=580&h=385] A racial scandal is brewing in the US following claims that Barack Obama's skin was made to look darker, during the 2008 presidential...

‘The Big Short’ The criminality of Wall Street and the crash of 2008

By Joanne Laurier Directed by Adam McKay; screenplay by McKay and Charles Randolph, based on the book by Michael Lewis Adam McKay’s new film The Big Short...

4 Harbingers Of Stock Market Doom That Foreshadowed The 2008 Crash Are Flashing Red...

Michael Snyder (RINF) - So many of the exact same patterns that we witnessed just before the stock market crash of 2008 are playing out...

Bernanke calls for prosecutions of top financial execs over 2008 meltdown

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who led the US through the financial meltdown of 2008, said that top financial executives should have been...
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Video: Ossetia 2008 war anniversary: From accusing Russia to admitting Georgia’s attack

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc-l2aUUgzQ&w=580&h=385] Seven years ago today, Georgia attacked its then breakaway republic of South Ossetia with the aim of bringing it back under Tbilisi's control....

Wall Street Titans Who Crashed Global Economy in 2008 Go Big for TPP

As billionaire class and financial elites push corporate-friendly pact, new data shows empty promises and 'job-killing' reality of previous agreements (Common Dreams) - Even as...

UK: The Wealth of the Super-Rich has Doubled Since the 2008 Economic Crisis

Sunday Times rich list: “Astonishing year” for Britain’s most wealthy Jordan Shilton The annual rich list published by the Sunday Times has revealed a staggering rise in wealth...

Is “Dr. Copper” Foreshadowing A Stock Market Crash Just Like It Did In 2008?

Is the price of copper trying to tell us something?  Traditionally, "Dr. Copper" has been a very accurate indicator of where the global economy is heading next.  For example, back in 2008 the price of copper dropped from nearly $4.00 to under $1.50 in just a matter of months.  And now it appears that another [...]

Economic Collapse – Deja-vu (2008) All Over Again

Will Hart  RINF Alternative News Beware the Russian stock index fell by 12% today. Also, the central bank raised interest rates as the Ruble fell to...

Hundreds of thousands evicted in Spain since 2008 crash

Carlos Hernández and Alejandro López  RINF Alternative News The brutal consequences of evictions being carried in Spain by the banks in collaboration with the courts and...

Mandela was on US watch list till 2008

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela passed away Thursday evening at the age of 95. The US government did not remove the name of former South African...

‘Spain severely poor doubled since 2008’

File photo shows a man holding a cardboard reading ''help me, I am hungry,'' asking for money in front of a bank in Madrid.The...

Debt doomsayer: Treasury forecasts ‘back to 2008 recession or worse’ if US defaults

The US government default caused by the ongoing budget standoff in the Congress could have a "catastrophic” effect on the country's economy, which would...

McGrath: “If You Think the Crisis of 2008 is Over, Then You’re Falling Right...

The game is rigged, the pain is coming, and we're all about to become victims of greed and government once again. Charlie McGrath of Wide...

Global Credit Excess Is WORSE than Before the 2008 Crash

The BIS said in its quarterly review that the issuance of subordinated debt – which leaves lenders exposed to bigger losses if things go...

What the WSWS said about the Wall Street crash of September 15, 2008

We are republishing here two articles posted on the World Socialist Web Site in the immediate aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, as...

The Caucasus War of August 2008

In August 2004, Georgia had, under President Mikhail Saakashvili, already tried to occupy South Ossetia in a blitzkrieg. At that time, warnings from Western...

NSA committed thousands of privacy violations each year since 2008 – report

The National Security Agency broke the law and ignored privacy protections thousands of times in each of the years since Congressional leaders expanded the...

'July deadliest month in Iraq since 2008'

July has been the deadliest month in Iraq since 2008, with terrorist attacks killing close to 1,000 people across the country, government figures show. According...

18 facts 2008 crisis hitting US again

If our leaders could have recognized the signs ahead of time, do you think that they could have prevented the financial crisis of 2008?...

Israel targeted ex-Hamas chief in 2008

A report says the Israeli military had attempted to abduct the former commander of Hamas military wing some four years before killing him in...

Poverty, Unemployment, Enriching the Few: The 2008 Economic Crisis and the Restructuring of Class...

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis released a report Friday showing that, after adjusting for inflation, the average US household has recovered only...

The 2008 crisis and the restructuring of class relations in America

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis released a report Friday showing that, after adjusting for inflation, the average US household has recovered only 45 percent of the wealth it lost during the 2008 crash.

Europe’s Fixed Just Like Wall Street Was “Fixed” in May 2008, How’d That Turn...

In 2008, as the financial crisis picked up steam, one by one the big bank Wall Street CEOs came forward to assure everyone that “everything is fine” and that their banks were “well capitalized.”

Anyone who did a bit of actual research knew this was not the case. But a large component of corporate (and political) leadership is to maintain confidence and calm no matter how bad things get.

As a result of this, in May 2008 alone, executives at Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and Merrill Lynch all stated that the worst was over for financials.  That’s right, in just one month executives at ALL of these firms issued proclamations that everything was just dandy for the banks.

The market took about five months to realize the truth, at which point these firms imploded taking the market with them.

I bring this up because we’re seeing this same game played out on a much larger scale in Europe today. Starting in November, various political bigwigs from the EU, whether it be Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, France’s Prime Minister Francois Hollande, of Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have all stated that the EU Crisis is either over… or that at least the worst of it is over.

It’s rather incredible when you consider the complete and utter failure of these folks to solve the debt problems for a country as small as Greece (which makes up only 2% of the EU’s GDP).

Greece entered a crisis in 2010. Three years later, its major banks are STILL insolvent, the Greece economy has contracted over 20% (the sort of collapse Argentina saw in 2001 when its entire financial system failed), and nothing has been fixed.

So… the EU, with the help of the ECB, IMF, and the US Fed (QE 2 and 4 were basically EU bank bailouts in disguise), COULDN’T SOLVE GREECE’S PROBLEMS. And we’re supposed to believe that these folks can solve Spain, Italy or even France’s!?!

Let’s cut through the crap here.

The European banking system is a complete and total disaster. Remember how bad Wall Street was in 2008? Europe’s banks are many multiples worse than that. The US at least recapitalized its banking system after the Crisis.

Europe hasn’t. At all. That’s right, the banks in Europe have not raised capital to bring down their leverage rations, which is why the ENTIRE EU BANKING SYSTEM IS LEVERAGED AT 26 TO 1.

Lehman, which was a total sewer of garbage debt, was leveraged at 30 to 1. Europe’s ENTIRE SYSTEM is leveraged at 26 to 1.

Let’s take Spain by way of example.

In the run up to the Spanish banking crisis, Spain sported a housing bubble that DWARFED the US’s. Spain is the DARK blue line in the chart below. The US housing bubble is the little green lump below it.

How does a housing bubble get that out of control? By banks lending to anyone with a pulse. Indeed, a little know fact is that the banks sitting on 56% of the Spanish mortgage market were TOTALLY unregulated up until about 2010. As bad as US lending standards leading up to our housing bust, Spain had us beat by many multiples as the above chart illustrates.

The Spanish Government’s solution to this mess was to merge one garbage bank with another. They’ve been doing this for three years… but the Spanish banking system remains screwed up beyond anyone’s comprehension.

Take Bankia for example.

Bankia was formed in December 2010 when the Spanish Government merged seven bankrupt smaller banks in

The bank was touted as a success story, posting a profit in 2011 and even considering paying a dividend. Then the following happened in 2012...

  • May 9th: Bankia requests €4.5 billion loan, Spanish Government states that the bank is “solvent.”
  • May 21st: Spain meets Bankia’s request for loan and takes a 45% stake in the bank thereby instigating a partial nationalization.
  • May 23rd:  Bankia’s bailout needs grows to €11 billion
  • May 24th: Bankia’s bailout needs grow to €15 billion
  • May 25th: Bankia’s bailout needs are now €19 billion (2011 profits revised to €4 billion loss)…
  • December 27th: Spanish bailout fund announces that Bankia still has a “negative value of €4.2 billion” and will need another €13.5 billion in capital
  • January 2nd (2013): Bankia shares halted on Spanish stock exchange.

As a summary… Bankia was considered profitable in 2011… it was actually talking about paying out a dividend in April 2012. And in the following eight months, it was discovered that the bank was not only un-profitable, but completely and totally insolvent.

Today, nine months later, the bank has swallowed up over €19 billion in bailouts and still has a NEGATIVE value. With the additional €13.5 billion Spain claims it needs (assuming that is the actual limit… which I doubt) the bank will have consumed over €32 billion in bailouts.

If you think Bankia is an isolated incident, you’re out of your mind.

The point of this? Europe’s banks are totally insolvent and have not been fixed. No EU leader is going to tell you this because their jobs depend on convincing people that everything is fine. Bankia was supposedly “fine” right up until the truth came out. Just like the Wall Street banks were “fine” going into 2008.

Just like Europe is “fine” today.

I know the markets have yet to fully realize this...the S&P 500 is approaching its all-time highs. But back in late 2007, the last time the markets were at this level... did stocks get what was coming then too? Nope. And by the time stocks "got it" things moved VERY quickly.

So if you have not already taken steps to prepare for systemic failure, you NEED to do so NOW. We're literally at most a few months, and very likely just a few weeks from Europe's banks imploding, potentially taking down the financial system with them. Think I'm joking? The Fed is pumping hundreds of BILLIONS of dollars into EU banks right now trying to stop this from happening.

We have produced a FREE Special Report available to all investors titled What Europe’s Collapse Means For You and Your Savings.

This report features ten pages of material outlining our independent analysis real debt situation in Europe (numbers far worse than is publicly admitted), the true nature of the EU banking system, and the systemic risks Europe poses to investors around the world.

It also outlines a number of investments to profit from this; investments that anyone can use to take advantage of the European Debt Crisis.

Best of all, this report is 100% FREE. You can pick up a copy today at:

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Initial Claims Miss For Second Week In A Row As Nonfarm Productivity Tumbles Most...

As is the case every Thursday, the BLS reported its weekly initial claims which unlike two weeks ago did not estimate the initial unemployment claims for America's most populous state when the number plunged, and has now missed expectations for two weeks in a row, printing at 366K, on expectations of a 360K number, while last week's 368K was as usual revised upward to 371K. As a result, the Mainspin Media already has its headline: Initial Claims decline by 5,000. Such is life under the US Department of Truth, even as unadjusted initial claims spiked by 16.7K to 386K in the week ended February 2. In other news, people on Extended Unemployment Comp plunged by 288K after soaring in the week prior, and making some wonder just what is going on with the EUC 2008 data series for it to get such massive weekly shifts each week.

But perhaps, more importantly, the BLS also reported Q4 unit labor costs and nonfarm productivity and as a result of the previously reported adjustments to worker data and negative GDP print, it was widely expected that productivity would drop. It did, but it did so far more than most expected, plunging by a whopping 2%, which "reflects increases of 0.1 percent in output and 2.2 percent in hours worked. (All quarterly percent changes in this release are seasonally adjusted annual rates." The offset: unit labor cost which soared by 4.5% in the fourth quarter of 2012, the combined effect of the 2.0 percent decrease in  productivity and a 2.4 percent increase in hourly compensation. Unit labor costs rose 1.9 percent over the last four quarters.

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US killed 100s of Afghan kids since 2008

A new UN report says the US forces in Afghanistan have killed hundreds of children during their military operations in the war-torn country since 2008.

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on Wednesday also expressed deep concern at the arrest and detention of Afghan children by US-led forces.

According to the UN report, some of the children were abused in US detention facilities.

The report also said “those responsible for the killings have not been held to account even as the number of children killed doubled from 2010 to 2011.”

The committee has issued recommendations to Washington regarding US practices during armed conflicts, which are harmful to children.

The committee called on the US to take measures to prevent the killing and maiming of civilians and children.


Human Rights Watch has called on the US to promptly carry out the UN recommendations to improve the protection of children in the war-stricken country.

In December 2012, a report, sent every four years to the United Nations regarding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, revealed that the US military had detained over 200 Afghan teenagers since 2008.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 on the pretext of combating terrorism. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity remains in the country.

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Kirilenko wins first WTA singles title since 2008

Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko (RIA Novosti / Anton Denisov)

Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko (RIA Novosti / Anton Denisov)

Second-seed Maria Kirilenko has edged out Sabine Liciski of Germany in the final match of the Pattaya Open, ending her WTA drought that lasted for more than four years.

The Russian, who lost last year’s final in Thailand to Daniela Hantuchova, took out all the stops this year against Sabine Liciski.

The fifth-seed German broke the Russian late in the first set, 7-5, only to let Kirilenko blitz in the second, 6-1. The final set was decided by a tiebreaker in which Kirilenko didn’t leave her opponent a single chance, 7-1.

The Russian has consequently increased her perfect record against Liciski to three wins, and claimed her first singles WTA title since 2008.

The Pattaya tournament is played on hard courts and has a $235,000 prize fund.

Why Has Iceland Experienced a Strong Economic Recovery after Complete Financial Collapse in 2008?

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Iceland’s President Olafur Ragnar GRIMMSON was interviewed over the weekend (26./27.01.2013) at the World Economic Forum in Davos on why Iceland has enjoyed such a strong recovery after it’s complete financial collapse in 2008, while the rest of the Western world struggles with a recovery that has no clothes.

Grimsson gave a famous reply to the financial MSM reporter, stating that Iceland’s recovery was due to the following primary reason:

„… We were wise enough not to follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies of the Western financial world in the last 30 years. We introduced currency controls, we let the banks fail, we provided support for the poor, and we didn’t introduce austerity measures like you’re seeing here in Europe. …“

When asked whether Iceland’s policy of letting the banks fail would have worked in the rest of Europe, Grimsson replied:

„… Why are the banks considered to be the holy churches of the modern economy? Why are private banks not like airlines and tele-communication companies and allowed to go bankrupt if they have been run in an irresponsible way? The theory that you have to bail-out banks is a theory that you allow bankers enjoy for their own profit their success, and then let ordinary people bear their failure through taxes and austerity. 
People in enlightened democracies are not going to accept that in the long run. …“

The whole interview with Grimmson (02:56 min) is available – see:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=51-Jfh6ADH0

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Guest Post: 2008 Again?

Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics blog,

The so-called recovery is built on sand, and as stock markets climb and climb, and more traders and investors turn bullish, we come ever-closer to a new 2008-style collapse.

Markets have already gone far, far higher than many expected on a drift of reinflationary central bank liquidity. Yesterday the DJIA hit a new post-2007 high:

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The same day, it was revealed that the big Wall Street banks are gambling again with billions and billions of dollars of clients’ funds. Goldman Sachs are back to pre-crisis-style profits. Again and again — from the LIBOR scandal, to MF Global, to the London Whale, to Kweku Adoboli — the financial sector has illustrated that it has learned very little from 2008, and is still practising many of the same hyper-fragile ponzi finance practices that led to the subprime bubble and the 2008 collapse.

Soaring markets, and soaring speculation. Big finance using loopholes to speculate bigger and harder. Mainstream financial journalists becoming more and more complacent about the “recovery”.

We’ve been here before. Isn’t repeating the same behaviour and hoping for different results the very definition of insanity? 

I don’t know exactly how the next crash will occur — although there are many potential ignition spots including a severe trade or energy shock, or a Chinese real estate and subprime meltdown, or a natural disaster, or a new Western financial crisis.  I don’t know when the next crash will occur, or how high the markets will climb before it does (DJIA 36,000 maybe? That would be hilarious).

But I know that if markets and regulators continue to repeat the mistakes that led to 2008, we will be back in a similar or worse hole soon.

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Traders boasted about Libor scam in 2008

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Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

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Daily Mail article on Damian Green sexual misconduct allegations probed — RT UK News

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 09:01 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 08:09 The Cabinet Office...

Pentagon sank $22mn into a secret UFO-chasing program – reports — RT US News

The Pentagon spent $22 million to study UFOs in a 2007-12 program whose existence has been...

Media & Intel Community – Antiwar.com Blog

Skip to content Eric Garris Posted on December 15, 2017 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtwFEA4dM18&w=560&h=315] Post navigation

Why Did the News-Media Hide This Important Fact?

Eric Zuesse On December 13th, the following news-story was distributed for publication to virtually all U.S.-and-allied major (and many minor) newsmedia, but it was published...

The Height of Racial Resentment: White Cops

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair Researchers will surely continue to plow the 2016 U.S. presidential election looking for answers to Donald Trump’s victory for decades...

Evidence of a CIA Role in Forging

Russia or Corporate Tax Cuts: Which Would Comcast Rather MSNBC Cover?

Chris Hayes starting his MSNBC show, as he usually does, with Trump and the Russians. At the beginning of December, liberal TV hosts Chris Hayes...

A monument to the UK-US special relationship — RT UK News

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 18:20 The special relationship may have taken a battering lately,...

Colleges have more millionaire presidents, report says — RT US News

Presidents of 58 private colleges and seven public universities earned more than $1 million in total...

How the US pressured Sweden to shut down Pirate Bay — RT US News

The extent of US influence over Sweden’s crackdown on Pirate Bay has been revealed over a...

POLL: By 2-to-1, Americans Oppose Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A reliable scientific poll of 2,000 Americans, taken during 1-6 November 2017 — just a month before U.S. President...

The Next Great Recession? | Dissident Voice

by Willam I. Robinson / December 12th, 2017 The transnational capitalist class is pouring billions of dollars into the rapid digitalization of global capitalism as...

Bad Week for 2 US Puppets

It was a bad week for two former puppets of the American Empire. In Ukraine, former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili was chased out of his...

Bad Week for 2 US Puppets – Antiwar.com Blog

It was a bad week for two former puppets of the American Empire. In Ukraine, former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili was chased out of his...

The Evil Freak – LewRockwell

More links between ‘Russiagate’ probe team & Hillary surface — RT US News

Serious questions have been raised over the independence of Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of Russian...

How One Murder Case Exposes the System

Demetrius Smith's troubling ordeal is a road map of nearly every way the justice system breaks down -- and how easily a cascade of...
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Video: Molotov cocktails & tear gas: Rioters clash with police in memory of teen...

Athens has erupted in violence after masked protesters clashed with law enforcers on the anniversary of a teen being shot dead by police in...

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

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

Senator Al Franken resigns over sexual misconduct charges — RT US News

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 17:33 Edited time: 8 Dec, 2017 08:08 Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota)...

‘Too big to fail’ bank rules targeted, as Senate panel rolls back Dodd–Frank Act...

Banks and credit unions may soon be relieved of regulations added after the 2007-2008 financial crisis,...

Medical examiners quit over claims of sheriff’s interference — RT US News

Two medical examiners in San Joaquin County, California have quit over claims the sheriff had interfered...

David Davis facing calls to resign after admitting Brexit impact assessments ‘don’t exist’ —...

David Davis has been accused of “blatant lying” after admitting the UK government has done...

Reason to believe UK armed forces committed war crimes in Iraq – ICC —...

There is a “reasonable basis” to believe that British soldiers committed war crimes against detainees...

Award-winning ABC journalist no longer allowed to cover Trump — RT US News

ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross will no longer cover stories relating to President Donald...

Porn in Parliament saga takes new twist as ex police officer threatens to sue...

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 19:13 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 20:17 A former police...

Fake news logo started by media regulator that is repeatedly flooded with inaccuracy complaints...

The UK’s press regulator has developed a new symbol to fight fake news. Papers who...

Trump’s Scheme to Tie Up a Weakling Watchdog

Count Mick Mulvaney as one of the many people Donald Trump has appointed to head up agencies they actively want to destroy. Back at a...
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Video: Another US Housing Bubble?

Economist Michael Hudson explains that even though housing prices are back up at 2008 levels homeownership is at a much lower level and banks...

Letter to the Editor – Antiwar.com Blog

Chris writes: For the last few months I have been battling some cognitive dissonance when making conclusions about the current state of U.S. foreign affairs....

‘You’re right – we are dangerous… to the few,’ Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn tells Morgan...

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 09:03 Edited time: 2 Dec, 2017 17:05 Labour leader Jeremy...

‘Thousands’ of porn images on Damian Green’s office computer, detective claims — RT UK...

Theresa May’s cabinet is facing yet another setback as her effective deputy Damian Green has...

David Davis will ‘quit’ if Damian Green is sacked over porn allegation

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 16:23 Edited time: 1 Dec, 2017 16:56 Brexit Secretary David...

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons resigns over claims of sexual misconduct — RT US News

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 22:25 Edited time: 1 Dec, 2017 08:45 The multi-millionaire record producer...

Financial crisis forgiven? Caps on bankers’ bonuses could be scrapped post-Brexit — RT UK...

Brexit isn’t all bad for the financial sector. Britain could be about to roll back...

Hold that Whopper! 57% of US children will be obese at age 35 —...

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 16:28 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 16:29 Childhood obesity is shaping...

New Report Underscores Massive Tax Giveaways to Private Jet Set | Institute for Policy...

WASHINGTON - The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) today released a comprehensive report highlighting the massive tax giveaways extended by the tax bill under...

NSA’s Ragtime surveillance program targets US citizens

A newly discovered document has revealed seven hidden variants of the National Security Agency’s Ragtime program....

Damian Green to take PMQs despite porn & sexual harassment allegations — RT UK...

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 10:23 Damian Green will stand in for Theresa May at...

‘We Do Not Want That to Be Our Legacy’

The CounterSpin episode for November 24, 2017, was a special show on climate disruption and media—featuring excerpts of archived interviews with Kandi Mossett, Dan...

Trump Appoints Director Who Vowed to Kill Agency

We look at the showdown at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after Director Richard Cordray stepped down Friday and appointed as his successor, Leandra...

36% of govt websites fail ‘important’ security tests – study — RT US News

Analysts who studied hundreds of federal websites found more than one-third did not have security measures...

If Clinton won we would be at war – Susan Sarandon — RT US...

Actress and activist Susan Sarandon believes that had Hillary Clinton won the election, “we would be...

Saudis woo Tory MPs with lavish dinners & hotels as 20 million Yemenis starve...

The Saudi blockade of Yemen has left 20 million people on the brink of starvation,...

Airlines agree $95.2m payout over hijacked planes used on 9/11 — RT US News

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 17:41 Edited time: 23 Nov, 2017 15:15 Insurers for American Airlines...

Department of Defense, Military Donors Aid Democrats

Department of Defense employees have given a greater percentage of their donations to Democrats so far this election cycle than they did under any...

Drilling in Texas leads to uptick in earthquakes, as sleeping faults reawaken — RT...

In the US since 2008, an unprecedented surge in the amount of earthquakes has hit several...

Trump Resumes Abuse of ‘Terror List’ – Consortiumnews

The U.S. government has long abused its “terrorism list” by including disfavored nations while leaving off “allies” implicated in 9/11...

Emergency room visits triple for self-harming tweens & early teen girls

Attempted suicides and other types of self-harm have increased dramatically among girls in America since 2001,...

London to lose 1,000 jobs as EU members bid for agencies post-Brexit — RT...

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 01:07 London has lost two European agencies to Paris and...

Trump’s ‘Look Over There!’ Tactics Are Pathetic. Does He Think We’re Fools? | By...

Call it the politics of “I know you are, but what am I?”It is a form of “reasoning” that could not be more puerile,...

How Syrian-Nuke Evidence Was Faked – Consortiumnews

Exclusive: In joining Israel and the White House selling military intervention in Syria, the CIA and international inspectors hid key...

Israel’s Ploy Selling a Syrian Nuke Strike – Consortiumnews

Exclusive: The Iraq WMD fiasco wasn’t the only time political pressure twisted U.S. intelligence judgments. In 2007, Israel sold the...

Participants in 2014 Ukrainian coup confess

Eric Zuesse The overthrow of the democratically elected President of Ukraine in February 2014 was one of the most important geostrategic occurrences during the past...

Russia is stronger than Europe, US State Dept says in new ‘Russian aggression’ pitch...

Russia’s military clout eclipses Europe’s, making it a “real” threat from “the Baltic to the Black...

Broadcaster accuses Senator Al Franken of sexual harassment — RT US News

A Los Angeles radio host accused Senator Al Franken, a Democratic senator from Minnesota, of kissing...

Uncontacted People Still Being Massacred in Amazonia

Uncontacted people, like these pictured in iconic aerial photos released in 2011, are the most vulnerable people on the planet © Survival International. Ten...

Asylum seekers ‘systematically’ turned away by border patrol – lawsuit — RT US News

A class-action lawsuit blames President Donald Trump for draconian policies that have led to immigration officers...

How the U.S. Aristocracy Deceive the U.S. Public

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The progressive former Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman wrote at Forbes, on 22 July 2014: Another year has passed with...

Into the Afghan Abyss (Again) | By Alfred W. McCoy

After nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trump’s White House has finally made one thing crystal clear: the U.S. is staying...

US spent $5.6 trillion on wars since 9/11 – study — RT US News

Washington has expended a whopping $5.6 trillion on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan since...

What have sleazy MPs been accused of in Westminster ‘sex pest’ scandal? — RT...

The Westminster ‘sex pest’ scandal will “clear out” sleazy behavior in Westminster, Home Secretary Amber...

GM Food Crops Illegally Growing in India: The Criminal Plan to Change the Genetic...

The GM Contamination Register database is run by Genewatch and Greenpeace and contains cases of genetically modified (GM) contamination dating from 1997. The authors of a 2014...

US Congress to spend $4.6 bn for ‘reassuring NATO allies’ as anti-Russia hysteria mounts...

Members of the House and Senate, seizing on the anti-Russia climate engulfing Washington like a fog,...

Millions stuck with parents as young can’t afford to buy or rent a home...

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 10:22 One in four young adults is still living with...

Trump and Democrats Misread Mandates – Consortiumnews

Exclusive: Neither the Democrats nor President Trump learned the right lessons from the 2016 election, leaving the nation divided at...

British arms sales to Saudi Arabia jump 500% as coalition seals off Yemen borders...

The sale of UK-made bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia has leapt by almost 500...

It’s Time to End Legal Immunity for the Gun Industry

National Rifle Association members visit exhibitor booths at the 146th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 29, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. With more...

Prince Charles gave climate speeches after offshore shares purchase — RT UK News

The Prince of Wales’ private estate appears to have secretly invested in an offshore company...

Finsbury Park Mosque trustee exposed as Hamas political influencer — RT UK News

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 14:14 A leading member of one of Britain’s most prominent...

David Henderson at Adrian College in Michigan Nov. 9 – Antiwar.com Blog

Place: Knight AuditoriumDate: Thursday, November 9Time: 6:00 p.m. I will be giving my speech “How Economists Helped End the Draft” at...

Glencore’s secret loan for Israeli billionaire to secure Congo mining rights revealed — RT...

The world’s biggest mining firm Glencore secretly loaned tens of millions of dollars to an...

‘US misled us over Iraq WMD claims’ – ex-UK PM Gordon Brown — RT...

A US report disputing the size of Iraq’s supposed stockpile of weapons of mass destruction...

A Tesla Owner Speaks – LewRockwell

I’ve been accused of being unfair to Tesla, that I am infected by personal animosity toward Musk (true; I loathe rent seekers) and a general...

‘Freelance foreign policy’? Tory Minister Priti Patel held undisclosed meetings in Israel — RT...

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 10:53 Edited time: 4 Nov, 2017 09:11 Tory MP Priti...

UK police investigate fresh sexual assault claims against Kevin Spacey — RT UK News

British police are investigating fresh claims that Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey assaulted an unconscious aspiring...

400,000 more children will grow up in poverty if Tory tax & welfare policies...

Nearly half a million children across the UK will be living in poverty within the...

Evil Prosecutors – LewRockwell

U.S. Commandos are a “Persistent Presence” on Russia’s Doorstep

Photo by ResoluteSupportMedia | CC by 2.0 “They are very concerned about their adversary next door,” said General Raymond Thomas, the head of U.S. Special...

Not soy good? FDA to revoke heart health claim for plant protein — RT...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed revoking a claim that soy protein can...

US Commandos Are a “Persistent Presence” on Russia’s Doorstep

  "They are very concerned about their adversary next door,"said General Raymond Thomas, the head of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), at a national security...

For NYT, Making the Democrats Safe for the Oligarchy Is Literally Job One

by Jim Naureckas Reviewing The Family, a history of the owners of the New York Times, veteran Times reporter John L. Hess (Extra!, 1–2/00) summarized...

Thousands to March on Saturday For the 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy | 350.org

NEW YORK - Today, Saturday October 28 at 11:45 AM, a broad coalition of local, state, national and global organizations will gather and march across...

London mayor accuses govt of ‘dragging its feet’ on counter-terrorism — RT UK News

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has hit out at the government for failing to play...

Las Vegas shooter’s laptop hard drive missing, brother charged with child porn — RT...

Investigators recovered a laptop computer from Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's hotel room, but its hard...

Trump’s Fed Picks – LewRockwell

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

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

Friend or foe? Boris Johnson’s bipolar relationship with Russia in quotes — RT UK...

Blundering Boris Johnson has spent a decade struggling with whether or not he is actually...

The Writing’s on the Wall

In light of the 30-year anniversary of the Black Monday Crash in 1987 (when the Dow lost more than 20% in “one day”, we should...

Goldman Sachs vs. Goldman Sachs?

Murphy v. Trump? In the race for New Jersey Governor Democrat Phil Murphy is way up in the polls against a weak Republican challenger.  With...

With Gerrymandering, Republicans Have a Starting-Line Advantage of 10 Percent

Janine Jackson: We are definitely in challenging times, but it's useful to remember that it isn't that Americans per se are opposed to gun control, human...

The Not-So-Radical “Socialist” From Vermont

Photo by AFGE | CC by 2.0 Time as a Democracy and Socialist Movement Issue Working-class and pro-working-class socialists and left anarchists have long fought for...

Socialism, Land and Banking: 2017 compared to 1917

Photo by Nagarjun Kandukuru | CC by 2.0 Socialism a century ago seemed to be the wave of the future. There were various schools of...

Rapist won’t get custody of victim’s son as judge reverses ruling — RT America

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 12:51 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2017 10:58 A judge who gained...

Existing Law May Not Solve Presidential Crisis | By

For those of you looking for a legal avenue to cut short the tenure of the 45th president of the United States—our very own...

Democrats Used to Be the Party of Slavery: Doug Schoen Pushes the Case for...

Doug Schoen, a former consultant to Bill Clinton, argued the case that the Democrats should keep their ties to Wall Street in a NYT...

Supreme Court clears path for military trial of USS Cole attack suspect — RT...

The US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by a man detained at Guantanamo  Bay,...

The Fed’s Massive Bubble – LewRockwell

By Tyler Durden Zero Hedge October 16, 2017 There shouldn’t be a Federal Reserve, but it exists, and...

Man denies kidnapping, raping & butchering teenager before stuffing her into a freezer —...

Published time: 13 Oct, 2017 15:49 A man accused of kidnapping and raping a teenage...

Studies Show Republicans Don’t Understand What Produces Wealth in America

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A Pew poll published on May 2nd was headlined "Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have...

Why One Native Family Is Donating Their Fracking Proceeds to Benefit Indian Country

The environmental damage versus the income producing benefits of locating fossil fuel projects in Indian Country has divided some resource-rich Native American nations --...

‘Republicans Have a Starting-Line Advantage of 10 Percent’

Janine Jackson interviewed Steven Rosenfeld about gerrymandering and the Supreme Court for the October 6, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited...

Maria’s ‘Other’ Victims: Puerto Rican Bondholders

CNBC (10/4/17) assumes that “you” are among the “more than 500,000 individual bondholders” or the “hundreds of thousands more investors with small exposure through...

The Rich Get Richer Still

The Trump tax proposal is appalling (if utterly unsurprising).  It is immoral and it is bad economic policy.  It will make the rich richer,...

Sanders: To Lift 'Outrageous' Burden of Student Debt, Time for Tuition-Free College for All

In order to lift the burden of debt on millions of students and unleash the potential of current and futute generations, Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Watch Live: Sanders Says Time Is Now To Lift Burden of Debt With Tuition-Free...

In order to lift the burden of debt on millions of students and unleash the potential of current and futute generations, Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Wall Street Bailout: Latest Updated Report

Eric Zuesse The latest of the U.S. Government’s updates on the status of the Wall Street bailout is 151 pages long, and highlights from it...

How $40 Can Land You in Prison for Seven Years and on the Sex...

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout; Adapted: Bark) In December, after more than seven years behind bars, 32-year-old LeeAnn walked out of federal prison. But she's...

Mike Pence walks out of NFL game after 49ers take a knee during national...

Published time: 8 Oct, 2017 19:40 Edited time: 8 Oct, 2017 19:45 The vice president staged...

Rotherham: 12 More Men Charged with Child Sex Abuse Offences

A further 12 men have been charged in connection with the sexual abuse of eight young girls in Rotherham as part of...

Canada to Guinea Refugees: We want your bauxite but we don’t want you

If you take a nation’s mineral resources do you have a moral responsibility to also accept its people? On Sunday about 40 people rallied outside...

Where Have All the Adults Gone?

The Meaning of the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment

Eric Zuesse The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was written into the Bill of Rights and the Constitution in 1787 as the replacement-Constitution for...

‘Recovery Efforts Have Continually Favored the Monied Classes’

Janine Jackson interviewed Ed Morales about Puerto Rico’s crises for the September 29, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Las Vegas Massacre Proves 2nd Amendment Must Be Abolished

Eric Zuesse The Las Vegas gunman wasn’t operating merely as a gunman but as a sniper, and yet the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment makes no...

What’s next for the world economy… according to Steve Keen (RT VIDEO)

Published time: 3 Oct, 2017 15:15 Britain is a “walking dead of debt” country that...

Galveston’s BioLab Amid Global Warming

Special Report: During Hurricane Harvey, a story questioning the wisdom of putting a biocontainment lab on vulnerable Galveston island revealed not...

OJ Simpson released from prison 26 years early for good behavior

Published time: 1 Oct, 2017 12:46 OJ Simpson has been released from the Nevada prison he...

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

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

Saudi Women May Soon Be Behind the Wheel, But Still Not in the Drivers’...

It looks like 27 years of protesting, along with international pressure and government recognition that it needs more Saudi women in the workforce, has...

1 dead, 7 injured at ‘mass casualty incident’ at Tennessee church

Published time: 24 Sep, 2017 17:08 Edited time: 24 Sep, 2017 17:49 One person has died...

New Research Links Flint Water Crisis to 'Horrifyingly Large' Spike in Fetal Death Rates

Shedding new light on the human costs of the ongoing Flint water crisis—as well as underscoring the need for regulatory oversight—a new working paper...

Tapestry depicting Native Americans as ‘subhuman, war-like savages’ shouldn’t be exhibited

Published time: 21 Sep, 2017 09:34 Edited time: 22 Sep, 2017 08:33 A 267-foot tapestry,...

Greenpeace activists board ship carrying 1000s of Volkswagen diesel cars in Thames Estuary

Greenpeace activists in kayaks and boats have boarded a 23,498-tonne ship in the Thames Estuary....

NYT Lets Think Tank Funded by Gov’t and Arms Industry Claim Huge US Military...

The New York Times (9/18/17) quoted CSIS’s Anthony Cordesman saying that Sen. John McCain “has lived with underfunding of the military, seen the impact...

The Dark Side of Hosting the Olympics

This summer, Los Angeles officials reached a deal with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Olympic Summer Games. For its trouble, the city...

Antifa and neo-Nazis in Ukraine

“I knew some anarchists resisting in the Black Bloc, who never seem to set foot on any black blocks.” - hip hop artist Son...

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...

Move to Open US Atlantic Coast to Oil Drilling Meets Increased Opposition

A rare and endangered blue whale spouts near offshore oil rigs after a long dive near Long Beach, California. Now that the Trump administration...

Trump admin waives more environmental laws to expedite border wall construction in California

The US Department of Homeland Security has waived another set of environmental laws that would impede...

Do You Socialists Have Any Plans?

Claim and Qualification For the first time in well over 70 years, the words “capitalism” and “socialism” can be circulated among the general public in...

‘Weapons for tyrants’: UK blasted for inviting human rights abusers to arms trade fair

Britain’s biggest arms fair starts Tuesday, and will play host to several countries labelled ...

Five of the worst hurricanes to ever hit the US (PHOTOS)

The deadliest hurricane ever to strike the US hit back in 1900. Since then, however, the...

US citizen pleads guilty to providing material support to Al-Shabaab terrorist group

A Maryland man has admitted he traveled to Africa to join an Islamic terrorist organization and...

Your Worst Fears About Fox News Are Confirmed By New Study

Fox News Channel has been recognized since its inception in 1996, when it was established by Republican operative Roger Ailes, as a right-leaning news...

‘Companies That Got Huge Tax Breaks Didn’t Create a Single Job’

Janine Jackson interviewed Sarah Anderson about corporate tax cuts for the September 1, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

As London lures Saudi oil giant, RT looks at UK’s history of rule-bending for...

Serious questions are being raised over controversial proposals that could lure the multi-trillion share listing...

In the Wake of US Climate Failures, Don't Look to China for a Panacea

A projection of what Shanghai, China, will look like in a world that is 4 degrees warmer (c. 2100). (Photo: Climate Central) Since President Trump...

White Christians a minority in US, study finds

In news sure to strike fear into the hearts of white supremacists, less than half the...

9,400 resumes of US military & intel contractors exposed in massive security lapse –...

Thousands of files containing personal data on former military, intelligence and government workers have allegedly been...

For the Love of Earth

On July 9, New York magazine published “The Uninhabitable Earth,” a worst-case climate change scenario suggesting that our current human course may...

Economic Update: A Tale of Two Crises

This week's episode discusses the working conditions of the US in 2017, the looming US recession and plans for negative interest rates, how schools...

Galveston Bio-Lab Declared Safe

Exclusive: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey triggered a dangerous chemical explosion outside Houston, but a bio-lab in Galveston bristled over concerns...

A God Who Failed

A Fabian Conservatism? There are two systems operating on this Earth.  According to one, every man, woman, and child strives with carnal jealously to grasp...

Why did Princess Diana's car crash? 20yrs after her death, conspiracy theories abound

Twenty years after Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in France, conspiracy...

Another Wonder Drug

If you think cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are an affront to your intelligence because they were approved on the false promise they save lives yet...

Worries about a Galveston Bio-Lab

Exclusive: The flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey has left thousands homeless in the greater Houston area but there also is...

Anti-tax avoidance Guardian newspaper sets up tax-exempt company in the US

Published time: 29 Aug, 2017 15:38 The left-wing Guardian newspaper has registered as a tax-exempt...

Capitalism and the Houston flood catastrophe

  ...

No end in sight: US leaders’ broken promises on Afghanistan

With President Donald Trump’s new strategy, America’s longest-ever war promises to stretch on indefinitely, despite pledges...

The Trump Administration Just Put Ronald Reagan Alongside Eugene Debs in Its Labor Hall...

President Ronald Reagan speaking at a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1982. Reagan was in fact an enemy of organized labor throughout his presidency. (Photo:...

Queen tried to shield William & Harry from public hysteria after Diana’s death

The Queen hid newspapers at Balmoral after Princess Diana died to stop her grandsons William...

Stop the Buzz Killing Beer Barons!

Next time you reach for a cold beer on a hot summer day, you’ll have some uninvited drinking buddies: the beer barons. Two conglomerates now...

Follow the Money: They Say It Was About Russian Orphans. They’re Lying.

Another Trump cover-up collapses. Like its predecessors, it involves Russia. Also like its predecessors, Trump is at the center. People lie for a reason....

150 Years of 'Das Kapital': How Relevant Is Marx Today?

It is quite amazing that Karl Marx's Capital has survived and been continuously in print for the past century and a half. After all,...

Trump and the Geopolitics of Crazy

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

Doctors Warm to Single-Payer Health Care

There's a growing sense of inevitability as more doctors assume single-payer is on the horizon. (Photo: megaflopp / iStock / Getty Images Plus) You'll never...

Steve Bannon’s Apocalyptic ‘Unravelling’

From the Archive: Ousted White House strategist Steve Bannon was a perplexing mix of populist, operative and opportunist, but his...

Risk On: War, Economy, Debt, Dollar

Totally irresponsible policies by Governments and Central Banks have created the most dangerous situation that the world has ever experienced. Risk doesn’t arise quickly...

Net Neutrality Reduced to Mogul vs. Mogul in Corporate Media’s Shallow Coverage

John Oliver (6/1/14) on net neutrality: “The only two words that promise more boredom in the English language are ‘featuring Sting.'” A common refrain in...

Malala Yousafzai accepts place at Oxford University 5yrs after Taliban shooting

Published time: 17 Aug, 2017 13:40 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani-born Nobel Prize-winning activist who narrowly...

How Capitalist Central Banks Have Been Creating the Next Financial Crisis

As central bankers, finance ministers, and government policy makers head off to their annual gathering at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this August, 24-26, 2017, the...

British ministers condemn Maduro… but continue selling weapons to Venezuela

Unlike the conflict in Yemen, which is barely acknowledged by British politicians, the civil unrest...

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

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

10yrs after financial crisis, another crash is ‘almost inevitable,’ economist Steve Keen tells RT

Ten years on from the start of the global financial crisis, one of only a...

Liberating Europe from Russian Gas

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

Officer escapes Las Vegas shootout unharmed as bullet hits his gun belt (PHOTO, GRAPHIC...

Published time: 5 Aug, 2017 17:01 Las Vegas police have released footage of a Tuesday shootout....

'Simply no need': Keystone XL pipeline opponents not allowed to testify in Nebraska hearings

Dozens of landowners opposed to the nearly completed Keystone XL Pipeline won’t be allowed to give...

Trump’s Peace Policy Has Been Hijacked

In crafting the platform in Cleveland on which Donald Trump would run, America Firsters inflicted a major defeat on the War Party. The platform committee...

Dawn of the Dead: Why American Politics Can’t be Reformed

Soon after he entered office Donald Trump abandoned the populist rhetoric that got him elected and began pushing programs that benefit connected plutocrats. Soon...

Livingstone denies he blamed Chavez for not killing Venezuelan oligarchs to avoid crisis

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has denied that he blamed Hugo Chavez for not executing...

Helicopter police accused of filming couple having sex get off

Police officers accused of spying on a couple having sex from a force helicopter have...

Half of Detroit’s mayoral candidates are convicted felons

Four of the eight hopefuls running for mayor on the primary ballot in Detroit, Michigan have...

Trump admin waives environmental laws to expedite border wall construction

Environmental activists say the Department of Homeland Security is violating the Constitution with its move to...

Is Capitalism in Crisis? Latest Trends of a System Run Amok

Capitalism has always been a highly irrational socioeconomic system, but the constant drive for accumulation has especially run amok in the age of high...

Can Trump Find the ‘Great’ Path?

Exclusive: After a half year in office, President Trump is stumbling toward a “reality TV” irrelevance or worse, but a...

For Palestinian Laborers, Settlement Work Is a Nuanced Form of Forced Labor

Palestinian schoolchildren walk towards the entrance of their village where an Israeli settlement looms large on the opposite hilltop November 12, 2008, in Kherbet...

Jerry Meldon’s Passion for History

Jerry Meldon, a Tufts University professor who was one of our first writers at Consortiumnews and a great friend, drowned...

Going Soft on Corporate Crime a Bipartisan Affair

Donald Trump is not a fan of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the law that says it’s illegal for any person — corporate...

‘Mandating Everybody to Buy Insurance Was Not the Solution We Found’

Janine Jackson: It’s no surprise that healthcare continues to be front-page news. It is disheartening, though, how little the conversation has changed in terms...

‘Opportunities missed’ to stop radicalization of British brothers killed fighting in Syria – report

Two teenage brothers from Brighton who were killed while fighting in Syria were radicalized under...

The fish stinks from head down, except for me & the president – Scaramucci

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared on CNN Thursday to complain about leakers and rebuff...

Policeman who filmed couple having sex from helicopter had ‘swung’ with housewife, court told

Published time: 26 Jul, 2017 15:23 A police officer dismissed for filming a couple having...

Not the Right Thing, But the Right-Wing Thing: On John McCain, Death, and Dishonor

In July 2008, just over a month after surgery for brain cancer and still in the middle of chemotherapy treatments, Senator Ted Kennedy returned...

Appeals court strikes down Washington, DC gun restriction

Published time: 25 Jul, 2017 17:22 Requiring that individuals must have a “good reason” to need...

Libertarian Neocons

The headline at Reason.com says enough: John McCain’s Flawed, Important Example in the Age of Trump: The cancer-stricken senator’s eternal pursuit of honor and integrity are a welcome...

It's (Loan) Shark Week: Families Are Biting Back

(Photo: Ismagilov / Getty Images) It's Shark Week, but the most dangerous predators this year aren't on TV or at the beaches -- they are...

Reuters vs. UN Cancer Agency: Are Corporate Ties Influencing Science Coverage?

Ever since they classified the world’s most widely used herbicide as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” a team of international scientists at the World Health...

Is It Folly To Hold Cash?

Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset...

Massachusetts can’t legally hold immigrants on ICE detainer requests – state court

The top court in Massachusetts has ruled that authorities have no right to hold an immigrant...

WaPo Worships Principled, Humanitarian McCain That’s Never Existed

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

WaPo Worships Principled, Humanitarian McCain That’s Never Existed

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

Democratic Party ‘Better Deal’ Puts Lipstick on Its Pig

Eric Zuesse I write this as a Democrat who rejects the Party as it has become — controlled by and representing the Party’s billionaire donors,...

‘Generation of Al Capones’: Prison reform attracts strange bedfellows

Senators Kamala Harris (D-California) and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) are reaching across the aisle in a bid...

Top CEOs Make 271 Times More Than the Average American

In 2016, CEOs at America’s largest firms made, on average, 271 times more than the average US worker. Fifty years ago, that ratio was...

Could Trump End the War on Syria?

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA Many Americans voted for Donald Trump because he vowed to end the foreign conflicts...

Russia’s ambassador Kislyak concludes US assignment

Published time: 22 Jul, 2017 23:22 Sergey Kislyak’s tenure as Russia’s ambassador to the US has...

Your Guide to Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci: Trump's New Commander of Communication

The Trump administration on Friday officially announced that Anthony Scaramucci—a former Goldman Sachs executive who describes himself simply as an "American entrepeneur"—will be the...

How Budget Austerity Puts Public School Parents On Par With Criminals

In researching an upcoming article I’m writing about the St. Louis school system, and the district’s ongoing funding crisis, I came across an astonishing...

The End of Globalisation

by Stuart Jeanne Bramhall / July 20th, 2017 In From Global to Local: The Making of Things and the End of Globalisation, Finbarr Livesey challenges...

The Russia Investigation is Distracting Us from These Two Key Issues

by Sandra O'Hare The current administration is…newsworthy. New information about collusion with Russia during the campaign seems to come forward daily, and everyone is (understandably...

Codex Alimentarius and Monsanto’s Toxic Relations

“Our soils are sick from greed-based, irresponsible agricultural practices, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, erosion and mineral depletion, all of which stop or reduce adequate microbial...

Tory austerity leaving police officers struggling to collect terrorist intelligence – ex-Met chief

Britain’s counterterrorist strategy may be at risk as the police force is stretched to near...

Police helicopter filmed couple ‘brazenly’ having sex on patio, court hears

A police crew made inappropriate use of a helicopter as it filmed a couple “brazenly”...

Obama’s AWOL Anti-War Protesters

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

Republicans Push Bill to Delay Reducing Ground Level Ozone

WASHINGTON - A Republican bill to delay, until 2025, the reduction of dangerous ground level ozone is up for a vote this week in...

The Logic in North Korean ‘Madness’

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

Financial Martial Law

A Note From Nick Giambruno: I consider “Financial Martial Law” a must-read. In this timely article, which I’m sharing below, my friend and colleague Chris Lowe...

The Biotech Trade Empire Strikes Back—at USDA!

The American Farm Bureau organized letter on proposed new rules regulating genetically engineered (GE) crops is short, just two pages, with three pages of agribusiness signatories,...

March of the Deplorables

APPIP ERROR:nodata, they have surged. That’s the subject of this book.” Buy Gold at Discounted Prices The type of populism Judis considers comes in two varieties....

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

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

A Question of Accountability: Cardinal Pell, the Vatican and Child Abuse

The Catholic Church, much in the manner of a modern corporation, is a sprawling edifice of operations and functions.  To hold part of it...

NPR’s ‘Varied Mix’ Spotlights Right-Wing Advocacy, Not Progressive Populism

Jonah Goldberg: “No liberal commentator has had such a recurring platform,” according to NPR‘s ombud. Jonah Goldberg is the founding editor of the National Review...

It's Too Early, Says Bernie Sanders, But 2020 Run 'Not Off The Table'

In a radio interview set to air Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)—currently the nation's the most popular elected lawmaker—alluded to a potential 2020 presidential...

US v. opioid manufacturer: First settlement reached over pills on black market

Published time: 12 Jul, 2017 18:09 Edited time: 12 Jul, 2017 18:10 For the first time,...

Jack Shaheen, Vital Critic of Denigrating Images

Jack Shaheen (1935-2017) Media depictions of Arabs and Muslims as backward and violent pollute the minds of many and help fuel continuing militarism in the...

Why Politicians From Both Parties Ignore the Poor

At a rally in Iowa in late June, President Donald Trump responded to criticism of his millionaire-and billionaire-studded cabinet by saying that while he...

Tory MP under fire for ‘n****r in the woodpile’ Brexit remarks (AUDIO)

Published time: 10 Jul, 2017 17:05 Edited time: 10 Jul, 2017 17:16 A Tory MP...

Anti-State Masterpiece

How do you narrow down the entire history of science fiction cinema into a list of only the 10 best movies? Help us, Mental...

Pipeline of Peace

A project to import Russian gas to South Korea via North Korea could be a valuable economic and political tool that fosters more economic...

G20 Is Desperately Trying to Save a Failed World Order

The Hamburg G20 might go down in history as the moment the international elite just couldn't hold it together any longer. For years, leaders...

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

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

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

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

Stigma Over Solutions

Four Democratic senators held a press conference on June 15 to highlight what the passage of the American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare) would...

‘Very fine place’: AG Sessions visits Guantanamo detention camp

Published time: 7 Jul, 2017 17:49 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein,...

May’s new spin doctor is 5th BBC staffer poached by Tories

Published time: 7 Jul, 2017 16:17 British Prime Minister Theresa May has a new director...

Pentagon reaffirms ‘strategic security partnership’ & mutual interests with ‘terrorist funder’ Qatar

Washington still sees Qatar as a reliable and strategic partner in the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition,...

Organizing in the Heartland: Indiana Group Builds Working-Class Momentum

Hoosier Action joined by allies from SEIU and Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light, with string around our fingers to let Sen. Joe Donnelly know...

'Readiness and lethality': Pentagon hits pause on plans to accept transgender & immigrant recruits

The US armed services won’t be accepting transgender recruits until January at the earliest now that...

Tricked on the 4th of July

I do not celebrate the fourth of July. This goes back to a term paper I wrote in graduate school. It was on colonial...

The Democratic Party’s Deadly Dead-End

Exclusive: By playing for centrist and neoconservative votes, national Democrats have left the party floundering with no coherent political message and...

Fries With That?

By Dr. Mercola The potato has had a long history. The Incan tribe from the highlands of Peru worshipped the potato and people from Ireland...

Trump administration takes steps to open up federal waters for offshore drilling

Published time: 3 Jul, 2017 18:50 In a move that overturns the Obama administration’s ban on...

US Raqqa offensive killing more civilians than claimed – airstrike monitor

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

Masters of the Universe?

It broke cover late in 2008. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke eventually branded it “The Great Recession.” As the myth goes, Fed Chair Bernanke, Sec....

‘I don’t feel safe’: African American man quits job after finding noose at work

Published time: 30 Jun, 2017 18:22 Edited time: 1 Jul, 2017 11:05 An African American man...

Searching for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Writing in Politico, Bruce Bartlett complains the Republican Party has lost its way because it has ceased to champion ideas; he says the GOP...

As Democratic Voters Shift Left, ‘Liberal Media’ Keep Shifting Right

In the past few years, the Democratic Party’s rank and file has shifted left on major issues. From healthcare to legalization of drugs to...

As Democratic Voters Shift Left, ‘Liberal Media’ Keep Shifting Right

In the past few years, the Democratic Party’s rank and file have shifted left on major issues. From healthcare to legalization of drugs to...

Jury finds Iran-linked office tower can be seized by US govt

A New York jury has concluded that a tower located in Manhattan can be seized by...

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,...

Healthcare Through Hippocrates

“Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from...

‘Whole tracts of Britain feel left behind,’ warns Social Mobility Commission

Opportunities for poor children are growing so slowly that it will take another 40 years...

Plutocrats and Econ

The very sluggish recovery of the economy since the financial crisis — despite zero and near zero interest rates — presents the dominant school...

Will Theresa May impose ID cards on everyone ‘by the backdoor’ after EU migrants...

Three million EU citizens residing in the UK may be forced to carry an ID...

As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving Is an Ancient Act of Resilience

On Feb. 26, 2008, a $9-million underground seed vault began operating deep in the permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, just 810 miles from...

Boris Johnson and the Grenfell Tower inferno

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‘Dr. Death’: Oklahoma doctor charged with murder over 5 opioid deaths

A Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder for prescribing excessive amounts of opioids and...

Health care and the fight for socialism

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Google ends Gmail snooping, has all the personalized data needed for ads

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 01:54 Google has unexpectedly announced that it will no longer read...

Barclays in Hot Water: The Qatar Connection

Qatar has been making waves for some weeks now, and in the deluge, it has also strung along a few companions. One is the...

Dirty instruments at base clinic put US troops at risk of HIV, hepatitis –...

Published time: 20 Jun, 2017 17:00 Troops deployed at the Al-Udeid Airbase in Qatar were put...

Poor and Middle-Income Families Need a Better Way Than 529s to Save for College

A college education is increasingly necessary for success in today's economy. It's also increasingly expensive. Americans with a college degree earn, on average, US $1...

Barring sex offenders from social media unconstitutional – Supreme Court

A North Carolina law banning sex offenders from social media sites accessible by children is unconstitutional,...

What They Want to Hide Tells You Who They Are

In a flashback to their earlier lives on Wall Street, Craig Phillips and Steven Mnuchin want to make it easier for banks to write...

Holding Out a Helping Hand to the Banksters

The office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is a bureau within the Department of the Treasury that is the main institution responsible...

‘Always angry’: Shooter who targeted GOP congressmen railed against conservatives

The FBI has officially identified the man suspected of shooting at Republican lawmakers during a practice...

‘If You Work a Full-Time Job, You Shouldn’t Be Earning a Poverty Wage’

For the June 9, 2017, episode, CounterSpin reaired a piece originally broadcast on November 14, 2015, in which Janine Jackson interviewed Holly Sklar about...

German Reunification Architect Helmut Kohl Dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, Germany's ex-chancellor and architect of reunification in 1990, has died at 87. Kohl led Germany for 16 years (from 1982...

Threats to Campus Speech Don’t Alarm Media When They Come From the Right

Anti-racist activists disrupting a class is the kind of threat to campus speech that corporate media of both right and center care about very...

Alexandria baseball shooting: 2 victims still critical, FBI has shooter’s phone, computer & guns

A congressman and a former staffer shot at baseball practice remain in critical condition and will...

Forbes’ ‘Go Bust’ Prescription For Indian Farmers Is A Death Warrant

By Binu Mathew and Colin Todhunter Background Washington’s long-term plan has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world and tie it to an international system...

When the Black Market Becomes the Real Market

For many years, I’ve described black markets not as the evil danger to economies that governments profess them to be, but as predictable and...

US House Majority Whip Scalise shot at baseball game, 1 person in custody (WATCH...

Steve Scalise, the Majority Whip for the US House of Representatives, has been shot at baseball...
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Video: Europe in the crossroads: Risks and prospects

The European Union is going through tough times. The anaemic recovery from the 2008 financial crisis has combined with new challenges – including Brexit,...

An Interesting View of Foreign Politics

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

Terminally ill man arrested over plan to kill 3 California doctors

Published time: 7 Jun, 2017 20:24 Edited time: 8 Jun, 2017 13:30 A terminally ill cancer...

Iran Sends Warships to Oman amid Gulf Tensions

The Iranian Navy has dispatched a flotilla on a mission to Oman, local media report, and will enter international waters. On Sunday,...

How I know that the Sauds did the 9/11 attacks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As a historian, I recognize that everything we know about history is from sources, and depends upon the reliability...

New York’s major commuter rail line delays worst in 10 years – report

Rush-hour train cancellations, delays or unscheduled infrastructure repairs have reached its highest levels in a decade...

House Republicans vote to roll back major Wall Street regulations enacted after ‘08 crash

Against a unified Democratic Party in the US House, Republicans have passed a bill to undo...

Virginia mosque director quits after imam’s female genital mutilation claim

A senior manager at one of Virginia’s largest mosques has resigned after the senior imam’s comments...

Puerto Ricans to vote between statehood & independence

Puerto Rico is preparing to vote on becoming the 51st US state, but there are several...

The US Hand in the Libyan/Syrian Tragedies

Exclusive: The Obama administration’s “regime change” debacles in Libya and Syria are spreading terrorist violence into Europe, but they have...

All Islamic Terrorism Is Perpetrated by Fundamentalist Sunnis,

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

Bank Failures

Grant’s Almost Daily reports that despite the seemingly calm economic winds, “Banco Popular has managed to run the ship aground. In order to shore...

Knock Every Door: Volunteer Canvassers Build Infrastructure for Progressive Takeover

A KnockEveryDoor canvass from North Carolina. (Photo: Courtesy of KnockEveryDoor) Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all...

DOJ bans Holder-era settlement payouts to 'slush fund' third parties

The US Justice Department will no longer pay settlements to third parties that were “neither the...

Shoddy Alt-News ‘Journalism’ Boosts Mainstream ‘Journalism’ (Propaganda)

Eric Zuesse, originally posted in two parts at strategic-culture.org Part One: INTRODUCTION Whereas mainstream ‘journalism’ about international affairs is thoroughly controlled by (and usually owned by) the...

How the States Can Still Fight Climate Change — Without the Federal Government

Confronting the climate crisis shouldn’t be rocket science—to push society to decarbonize, just treat greenhouse gases the way governments treat liquor and cigarettes: Raise the...

Confrontation at Bilderberg 2017

While President Trump seems to have sorted out his problems of interior authority – more or less – the conflict has now moved on...

Paris Agreement Just Anti-White Virtue Signalling–Trump Signals America First

President Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises by withdrawing our country from last year’s Paris agreement on phasing out fossil-fuel energy production. This...

British wages in free fall, only crisis-hit Greece is worse in OECD

British suffered the biggest wage slump of all Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

White House Trouble

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Trump’s son-in-law and policy advisor Jared Kushner, a globalist with leftist learnings, has hired Jamie Gorelick as his attorney in the...

Promoting the Commons in the Time of Monsters

Can the Commons and peer-to-peer (P2P) practices really offer viable solutions for our present and future social, political and ecological crises? Spain’s municipal successes...

In a Dozen Interviews, Media Never Bothered Asking President Trump About Climate Change

Media outlets like Bloomberg shamefully abandoned questions about humanity’s greatest threat. President Donald Trump’s disastrous withdrawal of the US from the Paris Climate Change Accord...

‘It Had Everything to Do With Trying to Decrease Black Voter Turnout’

Janine Jackson interviewed Ari Berman about the attack on voting rights for the May 26, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited...

Are Students a Class?

Photo by Steven S. | CC BY 2.0 Students usually don’t think of themselves as a class. They seem “pre-class,” because they have not yet...

Revealed! Big money bankrolling Tory campaign linked to claims of fraud, tax dodging

Theresa May’s Conservative Party has scooped almost three times more in cash donations than Jeremy...

From Anti to Advocate

But there is also a clutch of extraordinary individuals who, when confronted with real evidence about the cannabis plant’s therapeutic potential, have done a 180-degree...

Mehring Books launching June sale

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‘NYT lies’: Russian tycoon denies demanding immunity to testify about Trump-Russia ties

Metals billionaire Oleg Deripaska has refuted a New York Times report claiming that he was prepared...

Telling the Truth About JFK’s Murder

As we commemorate JFK’s 100th anniversary, we find the media regurgitating their failed propaganda and covering-up the truth about his murder and the conspiracies...

The Afghan Toll

The American war in Afghanistan will soon enter its 16th year. Over this period, the United States and its allies have lost close to...

Why Would Anyone Vote Conservative in the UK election?

Consistent with 21st century politics the announcement on 18th April of a general election by Prime Minister Teresa May was a cynical move based...

Hospitals across UK told to ‘prepare for further incident’ in wake of Manchester attack

Published time: 25 May, 2017 22:37 The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has issued an...

Another Housing Bubble?

Photo by A McLin | CC BY 2.0 SHARMINI PERIES: Just prior to the economic collapse of 2007-2008 there were several economic indicators which could...

What We Can Learn from War Memorials

In Dryden, New York, a proposed solar farm recently caused a stir. Thousands of solar panels — enough to power 7,500 homes — are scheduled...

Deficit Scare Tactics Are What Citizens Should Really Be Afraid Of

No, it doesn’t–but not because it doesn’t do enough to cut Social Security and Medicare. The New York Times (5/23/17) ran a column by Maya...

FISA court finds NSA violated search restrictions, spied on Americans

Intelligence agencies under former President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy rights, conducted illegal searches and gathered...

Getting Julian Assange

Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her...

AG Sessions redefines ‘sanctuary cities’ to comply with courts

Published time: 23 May, 2017 04:00 Edited time: 23 May, 2017 04:00 US Attorney General Jeff...

Mike Pence Notre Dame speech marred by student walk-out (VIDEO)

Published time: 22 May, 2017 12:07 Dozens of students at Indiana's Notre Dame University walked out...

Getting Julian Assange

Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her...

Return Receipt Requested?

Oh for the good old days of heavy post-coaches and speed at the rate of six miles an hour. — Philip Hone, Diary, November 28,...

How Unprofessional Development Inspires Creativity, Collaboration and Community Service in Classrooms

In 2008, designer Emily Pilloton created Studio H, a nonprofit based in Berkeley, California, that helps young people design and build items that tackle social problems....

'I wanted to kill them,' Times Square crash driver tells police

The man accused of driving into pedestrians in Times Square, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring...

In wealthiest US state, taxing the rich no longer works

Though it has one of the highest per-capita incomes in the US, Connecticut is facing a...

The Public or the Agrochemical Industry: Who Does the European Chemicals Agency Serve?  

By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Director of Risk...

Marriage between cousins linked to 19% of all child deaths in East London borough

Published time: 17 May, 2017 16:22 Infant mortality and other health issues in the East...

Judge orders re-release of man mistakenly set free from prison 90 years early

A Colorado man, sentenced to 98 years in prison, then mistakenly released from prison 90 years...

Child sex offenders still at large in Rochdale, says former detective

Victims of the Rochdale child sex abuse ring, exposed in 2012, are still at risk...

Is Hannity, the Last of the Longtime Fox Stars, Looking for the Door?

Sean Hannity (cc photo: Gage Skidmore) With former CEO Roger Ailes and star anchor Bill O’Reilly gone, attention at Fox News Channel is shifting to...

The Alt-Right Defends Southern Heritage in Charlottesville

It makes sense when you think about it. As Richard Spencer has repeatedly said, the Alt-Right is about identity. These Confederate monuments...

‘Drug dealers are going to prison’: AG Sessions tells prosecutors to seek maximum sentences

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is calling on federal prosecutors to charge criminal suspects with the most...

Black People and Obama’s Legacy

Barack Obama’s ascendancy to the presidency was a curse on black America’s political heritage.— Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report It is no secret that the...

’With few exceptions’: No business ties to Russia, Trump’s lawyers say in letter

Published time: 12 May, 2017 17:18 President Donald Trump has no income, equity or debt from...

Measles outbreak prompts Minnesota officials to request $5mn

Authorities in Minnesota are seeking $5 million to respond to the largest outbreak of measles in...

The Latest Regime Bio of Obama

“Dreams from My Father was not a memoir or an autobiography;” writes Pulitzer Prize-winner David Garrow, “it was instead, in multitudinous ways, without any...

Living standards plunge in UK

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Children's hospitals see suicidal thoughts & actions double in last decade – study

The number of children ages 5 to 17 who were diagnosed with suicidality or major self-harm...

Why the United States Should Negotiate in Good Faith with North Korea

The United States is technically still at war with North Korea. No peace agreement has been signed despite repeated requests from Pyongyang for high-level...

List of Obamacare Taxes Repealed

CIA Chief Declares War on Truth

“… the American people deserve a clear explanation of what their Central Intelligence Agency does on their behalf…. we are an organization committed to...

Fox reporter claims she was demoted after writing about women’s health

Published time: 3 May, 2017 22:31 Edited time: 5 May, 2017 06:32 Fox News reporter Diana...

Don’t Tell the CIA

1.  US Nuclear Target Map Do you live in a death zone? Article by M.D. Creekmore. . 2. Something Is Not Adding Up Paul Antonopoulos on the Idlib chemical...

Facing Reality and Moving Forward

Normally I skip the op-ed pages of the power-worshiping New York Times, but a recent piece by R.R. Reno caught my eye. Reno, a...

How One African Refugee Is Feeding One of the Hungriest Places in the US

Rosata Hezumuryano, a Burundi refugee who founded Happiness Family Farm at New Columbia, the Oregon's largest subsidized housing community. (Photo: Courtesy of Village Gardens)The...

Globe and Mail promotes Controversial Mining Magnate

How close is too close when it comes to media outlets working with institutions set up by wealthy individuals to influence the news? The question...

Tories smash Labour in local elections, UKIP obliterated

The prospect of a sweeping Tory general election victory grew on Friday after early local...

US immigrant population at record level, with Asians set to overtake Hispanics – study

A new study finds that the immigrant population in the US has reached an all-time high,...

Claims and counterclaims over ‘dark money’ trail leading from HSBC to the Tories

Accusations the Conservative Party received “dark money” to fund its election campaign from a struggling...

Only surviving terrorist behind Iranian Embassy siege lives on welfare in south London

Published time: 3 May, 2017 10:17 The only terrorist to survive the storming of the Iranian...

How Much to Buy a Congressional Vote? New Research Seeks Answer

While it is conventional wisdom that money influences politics, researchers released a report Tuesday aiming to answer the longstanding question of exactly how much...

The Trade Dreams of Boris Johnson

My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive. —...