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Video: Keiser Report: 10 Years After Financial Crisis of 2008 (E1226)

Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy reflect on the data and charts from...
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Video: Canada’s Housing Bubble is Larger than that of the US Before 2008

In most of Canada fewer and fewer people can afford housing because of a massive housing bubble explains white collar criminologist Bill Black http://therealnews.com...

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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Meek Mill is free—for now. Probation and parole should be designed to get people back on track—not ensure they end up back in jail. In and out...

Two tweets to break democracy? Incredible claim in House report on ‘Russian meddling’ —...

Though the House Intelligence Committee report exonerated President Donald Trump of ‘collusion’ with Russia, it still...

Top Tories attended ultra-secretive US neo-con event that displayed ‘sci-fi weapons’ — RT UK...

Two top Tories have attended a secret conservative forum held on a luxury island in...

As Cuba Gains a New President, Raúl Castro Steps Back, Not Down, From Power

For the first time since the Cuban revolution toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista, a president who does not have the last name Castro has taken...

Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could...

Canary in the Coal Pond

Coal ash slurry pours into the first of two settling ponds adjacent to the Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County,...

The Irresponsibility of Fiscal Responsibility

(Photo: Michael Zwahlen / EyeEm / Getty Images) It's official: New York Times columnist David Leonhardt pronounced the Democrats as the party of fiscal responsibility....

Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could...

Trump Times Two

"Tradition approves all form of competition."— Arthur Clough, The Latest Dialog Although it wasn’t really a competition, a comparison of the numbers was nonetheless enlightening,...

Why Teacher Uprisings May Hit Blue States Too

Surprising results from a new survey of teachers reveal the depth of “financial strain” classroom professionals face. These include high levels of college debt,...

‘People Have to Strengthen the Laws Protecting the Water’

Janine Jackson interviewed Peggy Case about Michigan water rights for the April 13, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Nerve agent used against Skripals is ‘out in the wild,’ ex-MI5 officer tells RT...

The formula for the toxic nerve agent used against the Sergei and Yulia Skripal could...

Ukraine’s NATO Bid Risks Even Worse U.S.-Russia Ties – Consortiumnews

Ukraine has made new moves towards joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which would cross a Russian “red line” and...

Over-budget, problem-plagued US Navy ships face deployment delay – report — RT US News

The US Navy’s problem-plagued Littoral Combat Ships may not deploy this year due to maintenance issues,...

Image from Southwest flight sparks social media frenzy — RT US News

A photo showing passengers from Southwest Airlines flight 1380 apparently wearing their oxygen masks incorrectly has...

Could Student Loans Lead to Debt Prison? The Handwriting on the Wall

Photo by DonkeyHotey | CC BY 2.0 Holders of student loans –most of whom are no longer students–carry a combined debt burden that stands at a...

Facebook’s facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data — RT...

Facebook's misuse of their users' biometric information could potentially amount to billions of dollars in damages...

Thumbing Noses at Constitution and Law

The U.S. Constitution and international law suffered a stinging blow Friday night at the hands of an odd coalition that might be called Goldilocks...

Department of Energy Suppresses Deadly Nuclear-Cleanup Flaws

Your tax dollars are on the line. The DOE is set to extend a contract to Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) for another year at...

Bordering On Insanity

In lieu of building his promised wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Donald Trump ordered National Guard troops to the border. General James Mattis...

Jeffrey D. Sachs Says US Must Exit Syria Now

Skip to content Eric Garris Posted on April 12, 2018 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vwKk4pADCw&w=560&h=315] Post navigation

Solar Activity Crashes – LewRockwell

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

43% against military strikes, YouGov poll reveals — RT UK News

The largest share of Britons surveyed in a YouGov poll for The Times is against...

Sen. Rand Paul Grills Mike Pompeo At Confirmation Hearing

Skip to content Eric Garris Posted on April 12, 2018 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4itcE1RBDY&w=560&h=315] Post navigation

Britain’s ex-MI6 chief thinks Western intervention saves lives, really wants to bomb Syria —...

A former UK intelligence chief appeared on the BBC to push for Western strikes on...

Former UK Ambassador to Syria: Douma Chemical Attack Likely Staged

Skip to content Eric Garris Posted on April 11, 2018 From BBC: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxs53OqAkN8&w=560&h=315] Post...

Teacher Strikes Are About a Lot More Than Paychecks

Teachers across the United States are having a moment. Educators are building on the momentum from West Virginia, where striking teachers won a 5 percent...

Teacher Rebellion Heads West as Tens of Thousands in Arizona Stage Walk-ins, Threaten Walk-Outs...

A wave of protests demanding increased education funding has moved west, as teachers, students, and parents at about 1,000 schools across Arizona staged "walk-ins"...

Glenn Greenwald and Tucker Carlson Tell the Truth About Going to War in Syria

Skip to content Eric Garris Posted on April 11, 2018 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UjZWNT-Y3A&w=560&h=315] Post navigation

Who Will Take on the 21st Century Tech and Media Monopolies?

Facebook “failed to alert users and took only limited steps to recover and secure the private information of more than 50 million individuals” (London...

Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass – Consortiumnews

From the Archive: As Israeli military has killed dozens of unarmed protesters near the border at which they are fenced...

Welcome to Vietnam, Err, I Mean Syria, Mr. President

As President Trump faces strong opposition from generals, war profiteers, “mainstream media,” and — not least — Israel to pulling U.S. troops out of...

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

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

Private Investigations Find America’s Magnitsky Act to Be Based on Frauds

Eric Zuesse We are now getting closer and closer to what, quite possibly, could turn out to be a war between U.S. and Russia —...

Guatemala Shows Why the CIA Must Be Held Accountable For Torture

Gina Haspel's nomination for CIA chief has reignited debate over accountability for torture. A bi-partisan group of Senators, including John McCain (R-Ariz.), is demanding greater...

America’s Descent Into Despotism: Finding Our Source of Power Within

The United States is in a major upheaval. Trump’s cabinet shake-up moves the country into an alarming direction. From the nomination of torturer Gina...

Lab behind Skripal poison probe has dark history of human testing — RT UK...

The Porton Down lab at the center of the Skripal poisoning case has a dark...

Why China will not Back Down from a Trade War

On Tuesday (4/3/2018) the US published a list of Chinese imports, set to be hit with a $50 billion tariff increase. This is the...

Psychiatrist Louis Morissette Should Be Barred From Practice

Quebec medical tribunal will decide if the psychiatrist-for-hire was allowed to provide a hatchet job based on hearsay Quebec medical tribunal will decide if psychiatrist-for-hire...

If You Want to Kill Drug Dealers, Start with Big Pharma

At a recent rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers as part of a plan to combat...

What Did Israel Bomb in the Syrian Desert in 2007? – Consortiumnews

Israel last month admitted that it was responsible for bombing a building in Syria in 2007 that it says was...

Lab behind Skripal poison probe has dark history of human testing — RT UK...

The Porton Down lab at the center of the Skripal poisoning case has a dark...

How UK govt allowed London to be carved up into gangland — RT UK...

Knife crime was coming down just a few years ago, but now London is gripped...

NPR Runs IDF Playbook, Spinning Killing of 17 Palestinians

NPR‘s headline (3/30/18) employs the passive voice: 16 Palestinians killed by whom? NPR, as FAIR has noted throughout the years (e.g., 8/14/01, 11/01, 2/5/02, 11/15/12,...

Ecuador Grants Open-Pit Mining Permits in One of the World’s Most Biodiverse Areas

Protesters march against mining on March 22, 2018, near Mindo, Ecuador. (Photo: Sophie Moon) Mindo is a small village in the lush, tropical cloud forest...

Mueller memo says Trump aide contacted ‘assessed’ Russian spy — RT US News

A new memo by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which brought up a contact between former Trump...

Census Smoke Signals

The decennial Census is a high-stakes feat. It informs government spending, business planning, and congressional apportionment. No wonder the Census Bureau takes such great...

Defence secretary launches ‘Lord Haw-Haw’ attack — RT UK News

Russia has been accused of using Nazi tactics in an attack by UK Defence Secretary...

Scandal-Ridden Wells Fargo Rips Off Customers While Funding the Gun Industry and Carceral State

Coming a month after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, thousands of students across the US staged massive walkouts last weekend...

New Zealand: Nurses reject sellout pay deal

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William J. Astore on Gina Haspel: A Torturer at the CIA

President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Haspel had an important role in the...

Lucrative Dealing in the Age of Austerity

Photo by Funk Dooby | CC BY 2.0 CounterPunchers such as Michael Hudson and Rob Urie have long informed its readers about what goes on...

Britain to review visas issued to 700 wealthy Russians — RT UK News

The UK authorities are planning to look retrospectively at visas granted to wealthy foreign investors,...

Black-cab rapist will stay behind bars, court orders as Parole Board head forced to...

The black-cab rapist will remain behind bars after two victims fought the Parole Board's decision...

Why Are Liberals Cheering? – Consortiumnews

Not all foes of Trump are allies of progressives – especially the hawks, spooks and perjurers who parade across CNN...

Why Are Progressives Cheering Cable News’ Parade of Hawks and Liars?

When the “War on Terror” was launched in 2001, mainstream media—especially cable TV news—started a parade. It was a narrow parade of hawkish retired...

BoJo likens Crimea’s accession to Russia to Nazis’ occupation of Czechoslovakia — RT UK...

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson seems to have become fixated on comparing Russia with Nazi...

Read Karl Marx! A Conversation With Immanuel Wallerstein

Karl Marx's writings are illuminating and much more subtle and variegated than some of the simplistic interpretations of his ideas, says sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein....

Why Jane Fonda Was Right When She Sat on That Gun

Skip to content L. Reichard White Posted on March 22, 2018 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dvduEIo8sE&w=560&h=315] Post...

The Zionist Tango – Step Left, Step Right: Gideon Levy

Delivered to The Israel Lobby and American Policy 2018 conference March 2, 2018 at the National Press Club The Israel Lobby and American Policy conference...

MPs compete to condemn Kremlin in ever more undiplomatic and insulting ways — RT...

Theresa May arrived in Brussels with more doomsday warnings: Russia is not only a threat...

Mass walkout of Spycops inquiry

Over 60 people staged a mass walkout of the “spycops” inquiry, calling for the chairman...

Deja Vu All Over Again

Capitalism’s Process of Universal Commodification – Consortiumnews

The Marvel/Disney movie “Black Panther” is the latest example of an idea with anti-capitalist origins being co-opted for corporate commodification...

Accumulated Evil of the Whole – Consortiumnews

Brushing aside warnings that he was about to unleash Armageddon in the Middle East, George W. Bush launched an unprovoked attack...

Interview With Novelist Kim Stanley Robinson

(Photo: Victor) Kim Stanley Robinson is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. A science- and climate-fiction novelist, Robinson has written more than 20 books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy...

Georgia-Pacific Plants Have Troubling Health and Safety Record Including Seven Deaths

Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is known for extolling the virtues of his own management system, “Market-Based Management.” He credits this system, which he has...

The Obama Presidency Gets Some Early High Historiography

Photo by Raffi Asdourian | CC BY 2.0 Julian Zelizer, ed., The Presidency of Barack Obama: A First Historical Assessment (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press,...

An American: “Why I Don’t Trust My Government, At All”

Eric Zuesse Would you trust your government if it were headed by a President who just now appointed to become the head of the CIA,...
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Video: Rebecca Solnit on #MeToo, Mass Movements and the 10th Anniversary of “Men Explain...

https://democracynow.org - This month marks the 10th anniversary of Rebecca Solnit's groundbreaking essay, “Men Explain Things to Me.” In 2008, Solnit wrote, “Men explain...

Oklahoma mother jailed for marrying her daughter 10 years after marrying her son —...

An Oklahoma mother has been sentenced to two years in prison for marrying her daughter. Astonishingly,...

Liberals, Conservatives Worry About Korean Peace Threat

Washington Post‘s Max Boot (3/8/18): North and South Korea have “snookered the credulous American president into a high-profile summit that is likely to end...

‘Stop pretending you’re a feminist’ – White House’s Conway berates Clinton — RT US...

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told Hillary Clinton to "stop pretending you're a feminist" over her...

Fool’s Errand Audiobook Now Available!

Skip to content Scott Horton Posted on March 13, 2018March 13, 2018 Finally. The Audiobook

Trade Wars and Diminished Credibility

As Jonathan Swift once noted: “There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.”That’s the operative motto for all things Trump, one that makes...

Musk promises 1st ‘up-and-down flight’ for SpaceX Mars rocket next year — RT US...

While admitting that his timelines often turn out to be way too “optimistic,” SpaceX CEO Elon...

Warren Asks ‘How Can Any Senator Vote for That?’

"Nevertheless... she persisted." But even as her latest persistence is quite clearly causing ongoing frustration with some in her own party, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)...

One Thing Democrats and Republicans Apparently Agree On: Deregulating Wall Street

Next week marks the 10th anniversary of the run on Bear Stearns, the investment bank that collapsed under the weight of toxic subprime mortgages....

Offshoring Indian Agriculture: Is India Becoming a GMO Trash Can?

The regulatory system for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in India is in tatters. So said the Coalition for a GMFree India (CGMFI) in 2017 after media reports about...

‘Our Healthcare Crisis Won’t Be Solved Until We Get Private Insurance Out’

Janine Jackson interviewed Margaret Flowers about undermining single-payer healthcare for the March 2, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

False Alarms and Exaggerated Threats

Photo by Anthony Quintano | CC BY 2.0 Three days after the January 13 false alarm of a North Korean nuclear attack on Hawaii, Japan’s...

FBI paid Geek Squad staff as informants, new documents reveal — RT US News

Newly released documents show that a Best Buy Geek Squad, based in Kentucky, has forged secret...
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Video: Dems Team Up with GOP to Weaken Bank Rules, Which Critics Say May...

https://democracynow.org - On Tuesday, 16 Senate Democrats joined with 50 Republicans to advance a bill slated to roll back key financial regulations passed in...

Social Media and the Rise of the ‘Consistent Liberal’

New York‘s depiction (3/1/18) of “young people…staying liberal.” The Pew Research Center (3/1/18) recently released a survey on political attitudes by generation. “America is politically...

How Liars in U.S. ‘News’-Media Build on Lies in U.S. ‘News’

Eric Zuesse (originally published abridged by Strategic Culture Foundation) The means by which the vast majority of Americans are deceived to believe fake ‘news’ that’s...

The Two Janet’s – LewRockwell

White House accuses Russia of ‘killing civilians’ in E. Ghouta, Syria in ’20 daily’...

The US White House has accused Russia of "killing innocent civilians" in eastern Ghouta, Syria. It...

Super-strength ‘skunk’ linked to mental illness is most-sold cannabis in UK — RT UK...

Nearly all of the cannabis sold on Britain’s streets is now super-strength ‘skunk’, new research...

Not-so-magic kingdom? Many Disneyland workers poor & homeless, union says — RT US News

Disneyland unions are demanding higher wages after a new survey revealed that many workers at the...

Hillary Clinton cries ‘Russians are coming,’ accuses Trump of ‘surrender’ — RT US News

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is raising a cry of alarm that the “Russians are still...

White House comms director Hope Hicks resigning — RT US News

White House communications director Hope Hicks is resigning. This comes a day after she testified before...

The True Money Supply – LewRockwell

By Joseph T. Salerno Mises.org February 28, 2018 ...

The World’s Climate – LewRockwell

Hillary Clinton’s election blame game zeros in on Facebook — RT US News

Hillary Clinton has a new target to blame for her losing the 2016 presidential election and,...

How the Anti-Democracy Movement Used Media to Command the Narrative

An excerpt from Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want (Beacon Press, 2017).  As far back as 1835, perhaps our nation’s...

No, The Founding Fathers Didn’t Give You a Right to Bear Arms

For most of US history, all the way through to the end of the 20th Century, the introductory phrase “a well-regulated militia” was seen...

Sheriff releases calls about Florida school shooter — RT US News

Police have released 23 calls made to the home of attacker Nikolas Cruz, in a bid...

Capitalism as Obstacle to Equality and Democracy: the US Story

Photo by Coco Curranski | CC BY 2.0 The Cold War displaced the legacies of the New Deal. Time and Trump are now displacing Cold...

Magazine retracts story about ‘alt-right bots’ and Sen. Franken — RT US News

A once-respected news magazine has been forced to retract a story claiming that ‘alt-right bots’ and...

Boris’s secret-spilling jog the latest event in an inglorious sporting history (VIDEOS) — RT...

Showing apparent disregard for state secrets, Boris Johnson and Australia’s foreign minister were reportedly caught...

Russiagate-Trump Gets Solved by Giant of American Investigative Journalism

Eric Zuesse Lucy Komisar, who is perhaps the greatest living investigative journalist, has discovered — and has documented in detail — that the source of...

Something for Everyone (in the Military-Industrial Complex)

Think of it as the chicken-or-the-egg question for the ages: Do very real threats to the United States inadvertently benefit the military-industrial complex or...

WSJ’s Epic Distortion of Colombian and Venezuelan Refugees

The Wall Street Journal (2/13/18) writes that the 550,000 Venezuelans in Colombia “mirror the 600,000 Syrian asylum seekers in Germany”—ignoring the 3.5 million Syrian...

As Long as Rights Are Trampled, There Will Be Forced Migration

Jorge García is no "bad hombre." Before being deported to Mexico in mid-January, he was a hard-working, tax-paying landscaper in Michigan. He's also a...

Banned News: Rapid Movement Now Toward Global Nuclear War

U.S. Preparations to Conquer Soon Donbass, N. Korea, & Syria world news compiled by Eric Zuesse —— https://freeukrainenow.org/2018/01/19/fearing-peace-the-u-s-humiliates-south-korea-threatens-north-korea-japanese-and-u-s-historical-aggression-against-korea/#more-6950 Fearing peace, the U.S. humiliates South Korea, threatens North Korea....

Twitter reacts to 4.4-magnitude earthquake shake in UK — RT UK News

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has struck in south Wales, with tremors reportedly felt more than...

He Doesn’t Deserve the Media’s Efforts at Rehabilitation

“Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results,” former President George W. Bush declared in a presumably well-paid speech last week in the United...

Mueller probe lawyer’s alleged ‘corrupt legal practices’ exposed — RT US News

Andrew Weissmann’s aggressive practices have earned him the nickname of Robert Mueller’s pit bull. He’s been...

Afghan interpreter denied asylum in UK speaks to RT (VIDEO) — RT UK News

Abdul Bari, a frontline interpreter for British forces during the war in Afghanistan, has had...

Sickening Relations: The Royal Society and the GMO-Agrochemical Sector

The Royal Society in the UK is a self-governing fellowship of distinguished scientists. Its purpose is reflected in its founding charters of the 1660s: to...

Trump is ‘spineless and cowardly’ over mass shooting in Florida, Piers Morgan attacks his...

Piers Morgan has lashed out at US President Donald Trump following the horrific high school...

After Tax Cuts, Cisco Rewards Shareholders — Not Workers | Americans for Tax Fairness

WASHINGTON - Cisco Systems has just announced it will return to the U.S. $67 billion in offshore profits held in cash this quarter and...

The never-ending gaffes of Theresa May’s top team — RT UK News

Theresa May’s inner circle has provided the UK with soap opera-levels of entertainment in recent...

The Greatest Hoax of All

When the Deep State Bites- Bite Back!

  Back in 1991, the general consensus of the Intelligence community was that America needed a strong Russia. An internally strong and stable Russia was...

‘Bad advice from generals?’ The Mystery of why Trump considers US military weak —...

Trump believed the generals who told him the military needs money to keep America safe. ...

Transhumanism: A Final Corporate Takeover of Humanity | By Nozomi Hayase

Transhumanism is knocking at the door. Dubbed as Humanity+ or H+, the idea to radically revolutionize humanity has emerged in the last decades as...

The Shale Miracle – LewRockwell

Pro-Saudi British MP accepted $20,000 for anti-Qatari event: Report

A British lawmaker, known for entertaining pro-Saudi bias, is revealed to have been paid handsomely to advise and address a sham anti-Qatar conference in...

The Staying Power of Black History Month | By Jeffrey Aaron Snyder

Every February, historians, pundits, and celebrities declare Black History Month dead. Why do we need a special month to commemorate African American history, the...

Black Americans Mostly Left Behind by Progress Since Dr. King’s Death

On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. That was almost 50 years ago. Back...

Last-Minute Modifications Improved Trump’s Nuclear-Weapons Strategy

(This is the most important article I have ever written.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), a key nuclear-strategy document...

Calls to expel Sri Lankan military official filmed making ‘throat-cut gestures’ to Tamils (VIDEO)...

Labour is calling for the expulsion of a Sri Lankan military official from the UK...

Ex-director Brennan hired by NBC — RT US News

Former CIA Director John Brennan has been hired as a paid contributor by NBC and MSNBC,...

Western Media Hail Ecuador’s Cynical President Moreno

The Guardian (2/2/18) critiques Correa’s “authoritarian style,” ignores Moreno’s authoritarian substance. In an article for the British Guardian (2/2/18), Dan Collyns wrote: But since taking office, Moreno—the world’s...

How Much America’s Gov’t. Has Paid for Its Invasions of Iraq & Afghanistan

Eric Zuesse At least six times — in 2006, twice in 2007, in 2008, in 2010, and most recently at the end of 2014 —...

Ex-terrorist group funds Paris trip for British Labour MP Toby Perkins — RT UK...

A group, formerly listed as a terrorist organization by the UK and US, funded a...

Hillary Clinton’s #MeToo apology misses the mark — RT US News

Hillary Clinton has explained her failure to fire a sexual harasser during her 2008 presidential campaign....

Public Intellectuals and Activists Weigh In on the Tet Offensive 50 Years Later

File picture of a female Viet Cong soldier in action with an anti-tank gun during fighting in the Mekong River Delta during the Tet...

Unreality | Dissident Voice

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate...

‘We Are Not That Country’: Rebuking Trump Policies, Judge Orders Immigrant Rights Advocate Freed

In a strongly-worded ruling that condemned the Trump administration's immigration policies, a federal judge ordered that immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir be released from...

Photo of Obama & Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan surfaces after 13 years —...

A photo of then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama smiling with the Minister of the Nation of Islam,...

‘US hacks and meddling quite unlike China & Russia’s hacks and meddling’ – ex-Pentagon...

One could almost see the proverbial pots and kettles on Friday, when ex-Pentagon chief Ashton Carter...

Deliberate Dysfunction? KPFA’s Decade of Financial Mismanagement

The Pacifica Radio Network nearly went into bankruptcy this month.  The immediate cause was a court order to pay the Empire State Building $1,800,000,...

Sex scandals hit Clinton, Republican finance chair — RT US News

New disclosures reveal Hillary Clinton protected her faith advisor when he was accused of sexual harassment....

Trump to talk ‘America First’ at Davos, as his Fed nominee wins Senate approval...

The Senate has approved Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, as...

Shock report shows sex change adults abused in Britain — RT UK News

Transgender men and women are being attacked in workplaces across Britain by co-workers and customers,...

What Happens When Wall Street Becomes Your Landlord?

When José Rivera moved into his house, he thought he was on the path to home ownership. But after several years and more than...

Trump sends proxy to ‘bad’ US embassy in London … & nobody really notices...

President Donald Trump may have rejected Britain’s offer to roll out the red carpet at...

Return to global dominance, slimming down Pentagon — RT US News

After nearly two decades of focus on terrorism, the US military establishment is seeking to pivot...

Moving to Scrap Rule Aimed at ‘Bottom-Feeding’ Payday Lenders, Trump’s CFPB Accused of Betraying...

The government agency tasked with shielding Americans from unfair practices by banks, creditors, and corporations announced Tuesday that it was taking steps to revise...

Senate Just One GOP Vote Away From Passing Bill to Save Net Neutrality

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) is flanked by Senators Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) while speaking about a Congressional Review Act resolution that...

24,000 attempts at accessing sex sites over six months — RT UK News

Access to porn-streaming sites have been attempted by British parliament computers more than 24,000 times...

What is a “Shithole Country,” and Why is Trump Obsessed with Haiti? | By...

On Thursday, the day before the eighth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed at least 230,000 people, President Trump called Haiti –...

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface....

House Approves More FISA Spying… Can The Senate Stop Them? – Antiwar.com Blog

The US House today voted to extend Section 702 of the 2008 FISA Amendments. The section allows the government to...

Rental costs rising beyond reach in Nashville

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The laws you need to know when traveling to the Middle East city —...

British tourists in Dubai have been thrown in jail for breaking laws they had no...

Trump Already Fading into Irrelevance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This will be a nonpartisan commentary about U.S. politics, as viewed by an American historian who is disgusted with...

What Has QE Wrought? – LewRockwell

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui6wmmliywU] The Great Recession began in 2007. It didn’t take long for the money managers to recognize its severity, and that a little tinkering...

It’s Time to Confront the Scourge of Capitalism in the Food System

Mr. Peanut joins other Kraft Heinz mascots in Times Square for the kick-off event of the 'Feed Your Family, Feed The World' program, on...

Why the ‘Progressive’ Historian Stephen Cohen Refuses to Call a U.S. Coup a “Coup”

Eric Zuesse The most important historical event of recent times was a coup that occurred in 2014 and caused what’s now called ‘the new Cold...

GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice

One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers...

What It Will Take to Fix Global Warming

An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets of New York on September 21, 2014.  (Photo: Tony...

Democracy Is Not a Choice

People hold banners during a protest in response to violence erupting at the white supremacist rally those organized by racist and nationalist groups in...

Secret trial for James Bulger killer over child abuse images — RT UK News

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 11:30 Jon Venables, one of the two child killers of...

‘Tank-topped bumboys’ and ‘hot totty’ – BoJo’s sexist and homophobic journalism unearthed — RT...

Sexist and homophobic articles from Boris Johnson’s journalistic days have resurfaced, causing embarrassment to the...

Wisconsin-Born Marcus Raskin Shaped Progressive Politics Of Two Centuries | By John Nichols

Barely a year after the death of Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy in 1957, the voters of his home state sent Robert Kastenmeier to the...

All aboard the Trump train? Israel wants Jerusalem station named after US leader —...

If Israel’s transport minister has his way, high-speed rail commuters will soon pass through Donald Trump...

Fire rips through 12-storey Manchester apartment building (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) — RT UK News

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 20:19 A fire at a 12-storey residential building in the...

Rex Tillerson is ‘proud’ of US diplomacy, but should he? — RT US News

In an op-ed published in the New York Times, the US Secretary of State writes he...

China tests hypersonic glide weapon as US footprint in Asia Pacific grows — RT...

The Chinese military has successfully flight-tested a new ballistic missile-launched hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), a menacing...

Texas teacher, 44, arrested for having sex with 13yo student — RT US News

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 20:46 Edited time: 28 Dec, 2017 10:12 A female teacher in...

King Donald’s First Christmas, and America Has No Room At the Inn | By...

‘Twas the night before the night before Christmas — no better time for King Donald I to bask in newfound adulation amid his members-only...

Revolutionary and State Violence: The Chickens Always Come Home to Roost

The political system is corrupt to the extreme. Its disdain for democracy is profound. A caretaker’s observation at a cemetery on the Greek island...

Polls Increasingly Confirming that America Is a Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse Gallup headlined on December 18th, “Americans View Government as Nation's Top Problem in 2017”. Their report made clear that though this finding was...

Journalists Who Relayed GOP’s Deficit Moaning Owe Us Apologies | By Adam Johnson

Now that the Republicans’ brazen tax bill that the CBO predicts will add $1.4 trillion to the deficit has passed, yet again exposing “deficit...

Journalists Who Relayed GOP’s Deficit Moaning Owe Us Apologies

A 16-digit deficit increase doesn’t faze Republican senators (The Hill, 12/2/17). Now that the Republicans’ brazen tax bill that the CBO predicts will add $1.4...

Downing Street knew about Damian Green sex advance claims in 2016, writer claims —...

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 11:28 Shamed MP Damian Green was already on Downing Street's...

Boris Johnson arrives in Moscow apparently still unsure whether to love or hate Russia...

He’s spent years struggling to decide whether Russia is friend or foe, but now, at...

To Save the Internet We Must Own the Networks | By David Morris

In late October, Ajit Pai, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission, proudly announced, “We’ve been energetic in advancing the public interest…over the past nine...

Making the Golden Years Golden for All Americans

by Gerald E. Scorse / December 20th, 2017 Congress created individual retirement accounts (IRAs) in 1974. Four years later it added 401(k)s. A third variety,...

UK Deputy Prime Minister resigns following porn scandal — RT UK News

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 21:30 Damian Green has resigned as the UK’s First Secretary...

The Two Main Ways Corporate Media Will Whitewash McCain’s Legacy

“McCain has never wavered in his support for democracy and human rights,” the Washington Post‘s Fred Hiatt declares (12/17/17)–which will be news to...

US Govt dished out $17mn to settle discrimination claims, 700K for House lawmakers —...

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 20:50 Newly released documents show Congress has paid out more than...

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...
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