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What happened? Amazon purging bad reviews of Clinton’s book

The online retail giant Amazon has been accused of censorship after it removed many one-star reviews...
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Video: Proton M launches Amazonas-5 satellite from Baikonur

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After Trump tweets, Amazon market value loses $5 billion

Amazon’s stock market value lost as much as $5 billion during premarket trading after President Donald...

Cartoonist illustrates Trump tweets, book hits Amazon top 10

A cartoonist hoping to provide a better understanding of “the mind we elected” has drawn more...

Amazon on defensive after UK tax bill falls while revenues soar

One of the world’s biggest retail companies, Amazon, has been accused of being a tax...

Defense Secretary Mattis meets with Amazon’s Bezos, a target of Trump’s criticism

As part of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ two-day trip to visit the giants of...

9yo boy faces charges after Amazon Echo records him during break-in

Published time: 27 Jul, 2017 22:21 A nine-year-old Massachusetts boy has been charged with breaking and...

Caveat emptor: Feds probe Amazon over illegal discounting

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into allegations that Amazon misled customers about its pricing...

Black residents protest state land grab to power Amazon plant

Elderly black residents in Virginia are protesting a plan that seeks to seize land, originally granted...

Temer Signs Law That Could See Millions of Acres Lost in the Amazon

BRASILIA, Brazil: On 11 July, President Michel Temer signed into law important new legislation (MP 759) that paves the way for land thieves, who...

Amazon’s antitrust issue comes under scrutiny in DC & beyond

Published time: 15 Jul, 2017 04:06 Amazon’s desire to spread its empire far and wide is...

Monopoly Capitalism in Action: How Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods Could Affect Us All

A customer shops for produce at a Whole Foods Market February 22, 2007, in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) In today's...

The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon’s Boss

For his smallish stature, Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos has a booming, uproarious laugh. Unleashed during workdays, its sonic burst startles people, given it comes...

Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods Would Consolidate Market and Increase Inequality

Janine Jackson: Looking for news on Amazon's proposed acquisition of Whole Foods, you'll find yourself awash in articles like "Is Whole Foods a Healthy...

‘Amazon Now Has Monopoly Power in Online Commerce’

Janine Jackson interviewed Stacy Mitchell about Amazon‘s bid to buy Whole Foods for the June 23, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly...

Amazon CEO makes $3.3 billion in a few hours

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Amazon’s Blue Origin rockets rekindle space race (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 8 Mar, 2017 04:52 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made several announcements for his private space...

Saramurillo: A Hope for Justice for Peru's Amazonian Peoples

Could the recent mobilization held at Saramurillo in the Northern Peruvian Amazon be remembered as the one that finally brought much needed justice to...

Drone & drop: Amazon wants to parachute your parcels

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

Amazon may face penalty for sales banned by Iran sanctions

Internet retail giant Amazon may face sanctions after disclosing that it “processed and delivered” consumer products...

Amazon Deforestation Rises as Government Moves to Weaken Indigenous Protections

The Brazilian government is changing the process for approving Indigenous lands, with critics warning the country now risks sliding back after years of progress...

Amazon worker sacked for posting ‘Greetings from uncle Adolf’ note in Jewish customer’s parcel

An Amazon employee has been sacked for leaving an anti-Semitic note for a Jewish customer which read ‘Greetings from Uncle Adolf.’ It is believed...
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Video: Privacy Advocates Warn of Potential Surveillance Through Listening Devices Like Amazon Echo

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Privacy Advocates Warn of Potential Surveillance Through Listening Devices Like Amazon Echo, Google Home

Privacy experts are keeping a close watch on the case of a Bentonville, Arkansas, man who was charged with murder after prosecutors obtained a...

‘Death Star of e-commerce’: Amazon’s plans for delivery drone motherships (PICTURE)

Retail giant Amazon has set out its vision for future deliveries in a new patent application,...

Largest US police union demands Amazon remove ‘offensive’ Black Lives Matter shirt

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), which is the largest police union in the US, has...

Top Scientists: Amazon's Tapajós Dam Complex "a Crisis in the Making"

The Tapajós River, Brazil. More than 40 dams would turn this free-flowing river and its tributaries into a vast industrial waterway threatening the Tapajós...

Apple sues over counterfeit products sold on Amazon

Apple has sued a company that makes "genuine" chargers for Apple products that have been bought on Amazon.com with Apple's marketing images. The alleged...

Amazon Social Justice Warrior implicated in ‘doxing’ conspiracy

An online cabal of Social Justice Warriors (SJWs), including an “internet abuse specialist” who works for Amazon, have been implicated in a conspiracy to...

May vows to stop tax avoidance… while her husband profits from Amazon & Starbucks

Incoming Tory Prime Minister Theresa May’s husband is a senior executive at an investment fund...

New Discovery: A Massive Reef System at the Mouth of the Amazon River

Could coral reefs have anything to do with the Amazon River? Apparently so. In case you missed this new finding among the...
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Video: Oil Drilling Underway Inside the Yasuni National Park of Amazonian Ecuador

Antonia Juhasz says that the Ecuadorian government is planning another 300 wells inside the ITT area and they partnering with several Chinese companies to...

Startup beats Amazon: Drone delivers ‘emergency’ package to Nevada residence

In the first fully autonomous urban flight, a drone made a parcel delivery to a residence...

Reprieve for Amazon as Controversial Dam Gets Setback

Operating suspension issued for Belo Monte Dam in Brazil by Andrea Germanos In a case described as precedent-setting, a Brazilian court has suspended the operating license for...
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Video: Indigenous Group Brings “Canoe of Life” 6,000 Miles from Amazon to Paris to...

On Tuesday, as the sun rose in Paris, a delegation of indigenous people from Sarayaku, in the Ecuadorean Amazon, set out in a handmade,...

Video: Zen Gardner On Coping With The Awakening And Amazon Banning Books On Sandy...

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Amazon now plastering Nazi symbolism across NYC while banning books that question the government

In recent days, readers have learned that the world's biggest online retailer, Amazon, is also one giant hypocrite. As our editor, Mike...

Amazon to help Americans buy more toxic poisons for their home with the touch...

Logistics innovator Amazon, which last year announced a robotic drone concept that cuts out the delivery middleman by shipping goods directly from Amazon warehouses...
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Video: Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Amazon Vs. Chevron

Ontario court can hear the case of Ecuadorian Amazon Villagers Vs Chevron. We call on Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch and Dimitri...

What Amazon Taught the Cops

The future of policing, it seems, will look a lot like the present of policing, just faster and with more math. Instead of using...

Kindle Edition of "The President’s Mortician" on Sale for $4.99 on Amazon; Here’s an...

You can now read what one reviewer has called "...a compelling and convincingly upredictable narrative." Garrick Alder, a British journalist, wrote this about my historical novel The President's Mortician--"...it tantalised me so much that I want to pick up the phone and hammer the Internet until I have tracked down his primary sources. Researchers will find this book a thought-provoking and stimulating read...it deserves to be read by anyone interested in this aspect of the assassination controversy."

The Kindle version of The President's Mortician is available for under five bucks. Here's an excerpt from the book:

"In the time that has passed since the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was murdered, the topic has been addressed by hundreds of books, countless documentaries, numerous investigations—both public and private, and even a courtroom battle. The evidence in the case has been hashed and re-hashed many times over, yet the years (nearly 20 now) and the analysis overkill have not dulled the world’s fascination with the subject. Nor has time diminished America’s conviction that a conspiracy was afoot to take Kennedy’s life on November 22, 1963. Since the early 1970s the numbers have remained consistent—three in every four citizens believe that either accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone, or he did not act at all…rather, he was likely just the “fall guy” or the patsy. Moreover, among people 27-39 years of age as of 1980, upwards of 85% were pro-conspiracy (1). In other words, all reasonable people with even a passing knowledge of the events and aftermath of JFK’s assassination suspect that an organized, far-reaching plot took the president’s life that day in Dallas.

"Who killed JFK? The easy answer is that rogue CIA operatives planned, orchestrated and covered up the murder. But this solution is too pat, too simplistic. For it does not take into account the other elements that played their parts in the drama—Texas oilmen, Mafia associates, future presidents and corrupt politicians, ambitious lawyers, Secret Service traitors, the military hierarchy, and wealthy defense contractors. Taken together, these elements form a Secret American Empire.

"Born of the anti-communist fervor which inflamed the nation in the 1940s and ‘50s; fed by the enormous wealth of oil and weapons makers; protected by ambitious, greedy public servants; and enforced by violent, pathological criminals, this Secret American Empire possesses what amounts to its own foreign policy, its own air force, its own militia, its own economy, and its own rules. It is not subject to the laws of the land. It is rich and powerful enough to operate outside the laws that restrict all the rest of us. As Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, one of its high ministers, once said, “I am the richest man in the world. I can do any damn thing I want to do” (2). This empire existed before JFK’s murder, but it had never before pulled off anything so outrageous and brazen as the crime it committed on November 22, 1963. In fact, some of the participants feared for their own apprehension and left the country before and after the execution. Their fears were unfounded, however, because the fix was in. The new president, Lyndon Johnson, was the Empire’s boy, and soon he cut off all legitimate investigations and appointed his own fraudulent commission made up of the Empire’s most ardent protectors. Once the perpetrators knew they were safe, America became their playground. They were free to romp through the public trust, trample the Constitution, start an unnecessary and catastrophic war, have free reign over domestic and foreign policy, and invoke immunity from crimes committed. The JFK assassination taught the Empire that it could get away with anything, and in the years subsequent to 1963 it has coalesced its power and consolidated its reign over democracy. Its candidates have been elected, by hook or crook; its power base has expanded; its wealth has grown unchecked. It has smugly, almost defiantly, moved on to evermore audacious, outlandish covert operations—the removal of Richard Nixon from office, the subversion of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, the narcotic trafficking necessary to fund covert operations, and the overthrow of foreign governments. In short, the Secret American Empire, while waving the flag in our faces and clamoring to high heaven about the land of the free and the home of democracy, has done everything it can to undo the processes and the restraints that would impede it under a true democratic system. We are living in, and have been since 1963, a neo-fascist oligarchic state, where only wealth and power matter, where the ways and means of a free press are stifled, where the people are propagandized by disinformation and half-truths, where our elected officials represent their own greedy interests and the interests of the Secret Empire, rather than the interests of those who elected them.

"Would it have been different if JFK had lived? Emphatically, yes! Kennedy, a conventional cold warrior when he took the oath of office, had transformed into a startling advocate of world peace by 1963. His landmark address at American University, in June 1963, laid out a revolutionary vision of America and its place in the world, one that made him a lot of deadly enemies. A world without endless war? An America free of what Eisenhower called “…the unwanted influence of the military-industrial complex”? A pullback on the power of the intelligence community? JFK became a marked man. He wanted to pull us completely out of Vietnam. He wanted to negotiate a settlement to the Cold War and live in peaceful co-existence with the communist world (3). The Secret Empire was not going to tolerate such a radical paradigm shift in domestic and foreign affairs. That was the entire point of the assassination."

http://www.amazon.com/Presidents-Mortician-Tim-Fleming/dp/098882907X


Amazon Rainforest Droughts Connect Respiratory Issues to Deforestation

Amazon droughts used to be rare occurrences but they are increasing over recent years. Research finds respiratory problems among children of the region are associated with burning and deforestation.

Amazon’s Marriage to the CIA

Norman Solomon  RINF Alternative News As the world’s biggest online retailer, Amazon wants a benevolent image to encourage trust from customers. Obtaining vast quantities of their...

Why Amazon’s Collaboration with the CIA Is So Ominous – and Vulnerable

Norman Solomon  RINF Alternative News As the world’s biggest online retailer, Amazon wants a benevolent image to encourage trust from customers. Obtaining vast quantities of their...

Announcement: The Pantry Primer is Now Available on Amazon

When I moved from Ontario, Canada to the Pacific Northwestern United States, I was unable to bring my stockpile with me.  It was a situation I wanted to rectify as quickly as possible when I arrived at my new destination. I began rebuilding my pantry and documenting it in aRead the Rest...

Protest at Amazon HQ in Seattle against CIA data cloud

On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, a group of people blocked the train line that leads into the Amazon HQ in South Lake Union. They...

Amazon, the CIA and Assassinations

Norman Solomon  RINF Alternative News President Barack Obama is now considering whether to order the Central Intelligence Agency to kill a U.S. citizen in Pakistan. That’s...

How Amazon Continues to Get Away With Abusing Its Workers

The inside story of how the retail giant has managed to remain union-free across the United States. Josh Eidelson RINF Alternative News After Amazon vanquished a rare...

Amazon’s Bogus Anti-Apple Crusade

Behold tech's fiercest legal battle: Price-fixing,...

The Washington Post, Amazon and the CIA

To: Martin Baron, Executive Editor, and Kevin Merida, Managing Editor, The Washington Post Dear Mr. Baron and Mr. Merida: On behalf of more than 25,000 signers...

The Washington Post and Amazon are “Doing Business with the CIA”

News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the...

Despite the Era of Amazon.com, Indie Book Shops Rise Again

(Photo: Curtis Cron / Flickr / Creative Commons)Even in the era of Amazon.com and the e-book, which have forced giant book-selling retail stores such...

Interview 791 — Jimenez/Secker/Corbett Roundtable on Greenwald, Amazon, Gamers

On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Tom Secker, James Corbett, and Guillermo Jimenez connect for the first of a (potential) series of “roundtable” discussions and future (yet to be named) supercast. In this edition we cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the Sibel Edmonds article(s) challenging Glenn Greenwald, Greenwald’s response, Journalist vs. Source, Amazon drones, Anonymous, the video game industry, and a whole lot more.

Renewed strikes at Amazon sites in Germany

By Dietmar Henning7 December 2013 At the end of November, around 1,000 employees took further strike action at Amazon's facilities in Bad Hersfeld and...

Is Amazon’s Drone Announcement a Giant PR Hoax?

Alex Jones says idea is a manufactured publicity stunt designed to boost Christmas sales Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comDecember 4, 2013 A deluge of questions followed in...

Jeff Bezos Latest Brainwave: Amazon Drones Are the Dream of Fascist Collectivists and Technocrats

Think of the fun that local kids and gun enthusiasts will have with this latest brainwave by internet mogul and neo-nerd vanguard, Jeff Bezos… Some...

Lawmaker: Amazon Drone Could Photograph Your Home

Companies could use UAVs to gather private information Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comDecember 3, 2013 Following the announcement of Amazon's plan to deliver items using drones within...

Worries over Amazon plan to use drones

US lawmakers have called for new laws and regulations as Amazon is undertaking an experimental project for delivering packages using door-to-door drones. On Monday, US...

Amazon, Domino’s and Big Brother: Drones Flying the Not-So-Friendly Surveillance Skies

“The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen–a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person's] […]

Amazon to Use Drones for Deliveries

The same technology employed by the Pentagon and CIA to deliver bombs to targets in the Middle East will soon be used to deliver...

Expert: Amazon Drones Will Crash Into People

Surveillance cameras could be attached to drones to prevent theft Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comDecember 2, 2013 A UAV expert has warned that Amazon's ambitious policy to...

Expert: Amazon Drones Will Crash Into People

Surveillance cameras could be attached to drones to prevent theft Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comDecember 2, 2013 A UAV expert has warned that Amazon's ambitious policy to...

Amazon’ Drone Delivery Service Triggers Twitter Freakout

Is it April Fool's Day? Apparently not, although the Amazon Prime Air drone delivery test has the twitterverse in uproar. Story from MarketWatch: If we...

Amazon Develops Drones For Package Drop-off

It's not just militarism--now drones can...

Amazon unveils plans for deliveries by drone

KING 5 NewsDecember 2, 2013 Amazon has unveiled “Prime Air,” a drone delivery system that they promise will get packages into customers' hands in 30...

Amazon plans drone delivery to US customers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced his company plans to use ‘octocopter' mini-drones to deliver goods for US customers – in just 30 minutes.Read...

Amazon to deliver packages by drones

The mini-drones can pick up items in small yellow buckets and fly them directly to customers�™ doorsteps. Amazon is undertaking an experimental project aimed at...

Postal Service Bends Over Backwards for Amazon, While We Get Crummy Service

Amazon.com is getting the royal treatment...

Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in Amazon Rain Forest

Oscar León, TRNN Producer: On October 3, 2013, Ecuador's National Assembly authorized the project to drill for oil in the Yasuní national forest, which...

12 pilgrims die as boat sinks in Amazon

Rescue workers search for survivors in the capsized boat at the Amazon River near Macapa, Brazil, on Saturday, October 12, 2013.A boat carrying Roman...

Ecuador approves oil drilling in Amazon

Gas is flared off from an oil facility near Yasuni National Park in the province of Orellana, Ecuador. (file photo)Ecuador™s Parliament has approved a...

Big Oil Gets Green Light to Explore Ecuadorian Amazon

Jessica Desvarieux, TRNN Producer: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore.On August 15, the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, announced that...

Samsung Sued for $109 Million For Labor Violations in Amazon

Samsung factory in Manaus. Photo: Alex Pazzuelo, Agência de Comunicações do Governo do Estado do Amazonas Samsung, the South Korean electronics giant, faces a 250 million...

Amazon.com running deceptive pharmaceutical ads on its website, promoting dangerous drugs as if they...

Mike Adams Natural News August 19, 2013 While completing a recent purchase on Amazon.com, I was hit with a Prilosec ad served up on...

Washington Post sold to billionaire Amazon CEO

News of the Washington Post’s sale to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million sent ripples across US media on Monday, with...

Amazon Is Worse Than Walmart

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Amazon Jungle sees rise in deforestation

File photo showing an illegal deforestation project for soy production, in Brazil's State of Mato Grosso.New data show an increase in the rate of...

Wendy Davis Fans Write Amazing Reviews of her Sneakers on Amazon

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Sales of Orwell’s ’1984′ up 69 percent on Amazon list

Charlie SpieringWashington ExaminerJune 10, 2013 Sales of George Orwell’s ’1984′ are up 69 percent on Amazon,...

Why Is Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Attending 2013 Bilderberg Conference?

Donna AndersonInfowars.comJune 4, 2013 Included among the Bilderberg Group’s list of elite attendees this...

Amazon and Google chiefs join other corporate tax avoiders at annual Bilderberg confab

Ben QuinnLondon GuardianJune 4, 2013 Image: Infowars.com George Osborne and his Labour shadow, Ed Balls, are on...

Amazon staff in Germany resumes strike

Amazon workers wave flags outside one of the German operations of the internet retailer in Leipzig, June 3, 2013.Several hundred workers at the German...

Amazon staff in Germany on strike

Workers picket outside Amazonâ„¢s facilities in the city of Leipzig, Germany, May 27, 2013.Workers at the German operations of global internet retailer Amazon.com have...

Amazonian Ambition: Rosneft signs another joint venture with Venezuela

Rosneft, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, is expanding its influence in Venezuela, via a subsidiary of the national oil company PDVSA. ...

Amazon called back over UK tax dodges

The British parliament has called back internet retailer Amazon over alleged tax avoidance. The British parliament has called back internet retailer Amazon.com to shed...

German Amazon workers stage strike

Employees of online retailer Amazon protest during a strike in Leipzig, Germany on May 14, 2013.Amazon employees in Germany have staged a strike to...

Amazon ‘May Lose 65% of Land Biomass by 2060’

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/amazon_may_lose_65_of_land_biomass_by_2060_20130510/ Posted on May 10, 2013 ...

Amazon ‘May Lose 65% of Land Biomass by 2060’

Amazon ‘May Lose 65% of Land Biomass by 2060’ Email   Print   Share Posted on May 10, 2013 CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CC...

Amazon Warehouse Workers Forced to Wait at Security Checkpoints Without Getting Paid

Attorneys representing the workers estimate that 100,000 warehouse workers are owed more than $100 million in back wages. May 9, 2013  |   Like this article? Join...

Environmental Crisis in the Amazon due to Oil Contamination. Peru Declares State of Emergency

The Peruvian government has declared an environmental state of emergency after finding elevated levels of lead, barium, and chromium in the Pastaza River in the Amazon jungle, reports the Associated Press. Indigenous peoples in the area have been complaining for decades of widespread contamination from oil drilling, but this is the first time the Peruvian government has acknowledged their concerns. Currently 84 percent of the Peruvian Amazon is covered by potential oil blocs, leading to conflict with indigenous people and environmental degradation.

The Peruvian Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, said that Pluspetrol, which has operated the oil bloc in question—1 AB—since 2001, would be liable for cleaning up the pollution. But the minister also noted that Occidental Petroleum, which operated the bloc from 1971-2001, had not been environmentally responsible in its operations either.

River in the Peruvian Amazon. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
River in the Peruvian Amazon. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
The news comes shortly after Peru set forth its first environmental standards for soil pollution, which the government claims is what led to the announcement of the state of emergency. For the first time Peruvian experts had standards by which to measure contamination in the Pastaza River bed.

Pluspetrol now has 90 days to clean up the Pastaza River and mitigate risk to the local Quichua and Ashuar peoples.

Peru has 659,937 square kilometers of its Amazon rainforest (84 percent) under actual and potential oil and gas development, an area larger than Afghanistan. Not surprisingly—given the scale—many of the oil blocs cover indigenous lands and protected areas. Such concessions not only imperil indigenous groups and the forest itself, but also many tribes that live in voluntary isolation who are especially susceptible to disease.

Meanwhile oil companies are complaining that Peru’s regulatory process is stifling the development of the country’s oil fields. Dow Jones Newswires reports that 16 oil companies have come together to lobby the Peruvian government on increasing oil production.

In 2009 conflict between oil development and indigenous rights erupted in violence. A clash between protestors and government police lead to the deaths of 23 police officers and at 10 indigenous protestors. Indigenous groups have since accused the government police of hiding protesters bodies in order to hide the scale of the violence.

Amazon Sells Sex Toys as Wellness Products

Amazon Sells Sex Toys as Wellness Products

Posted on Mar 25, 2013

Amazon and other companies have rebranded once taboo sex paraphernalia, thus starting another sexual revolution; public libraries aren’t free, per se, but they’re an absolutely important investment; meanwhile, is the fact that college athletic directors get paid more than $1 million a year justifiable? These discoveries and more below.

On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.

Amazon Sells 60,000 Sex Toys and Related Products? Welcome to Sex 4.0
When was the last time you used a sex toy?

How We Got to the Supreme Court
Twenty years ago this July, Michelangelo Signorile went to Hawaii to cover the lawsuit that launched the first salvo in the current war over marriage equality, ultimately leading to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Proposition 8 and, this week, arguments before the Supreme Court: Several gay and lesbian couples took the then-extraordinary step of suing the state of Hawaii, claiming gender discrimination because they were denied marriage licenses.

Winning and Whining, or How to Get Your Just Desserts in America
The phrase “American Exceptionalism” has a long, convoluted, and too often tortured track record.

Obama Ignores the Ugly, Brutal Reality of Occupation and Colonization on His Israel Trip
Round after round of tear gas was shot by a group of Israeli soldiers on a hill overlooking a protest of about 100 Palestinians in support of a hunger striking prisoner.

There Are No Free Libraries
Over the past few months, an image has been making its way around social media to underscore the value of libraries.

Religion Without God
The familiar stark divide between people of religion and without religion is too crude.

Why is Science So Obsessed with Beauty?
Scientists have been musing about beauty, order and natural symmetry since Pythagoras.

Science-fiction Turns Real: Genetically Engineering Animals for War
Scientific advances have us on the verge of being able to control and manipulate animals. Should we use that power?

Mistakes, Excuses, and Painful Lessons from the Iraq War
Ezra Klein has admitted he made a mistake in supporting the Iraq War. And he’s sorry.

The ‘Canonical’ Image of a Drone Is a Rendering Dressed Up in Photoshop
The media of the drone war is not like the media of World War II or Vietnam.

Introducing Brics From Above, And Brics-From-Below
In Durban, South Africa, five heads of state meet on March 26-27 2013 at the International Convention Centre, to assure the rest of Africa that their countries’ corporations are better investors in infrastructure, mining, oil and agriculture than the traditional European and US multinationals.

College Athletic Directors—Why is the Pay So High?
We’ve just learned that nine athletic directors of major college-sports programs make more than $1 million annually, with an average salary of about $515,000.

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UN Demands ‘Immediate Suspension’ of Amazon Gas Plans

WASHINGTON - March 25 - The United Nations has demanded an immediate halt to the expansion of a major gas project in the Peruvian Amazon, over concerns that it poses a grave risk to the lives of uncontacted Indians living nearby.

In a letter to the Peruvian government, the UN’s Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) requested the ‘immediate suspension’ of plans to expand the existing Camisea gas project further into the Nahua-Nanti reserve, as it ‘threatens the physical and cultural survival of the indigenous peoples living there.’

The call follows an appeal to CERD by Peru’s indigenous organizations AIDESEP, ORAU and COMARU, who are also launching legal action against the government and companies involved in the $1.6 billion project.

Camisea is run by a consortium of companies including Argentina’s Pluspetrol, US’s Hunt Oil and Spain’s Repsol, and is one of the largest gas projects in the Amazon.

The gas project lies in the heart of the Nahua-Nanti Reserve that was created to protect the land and lives of uncontacted Indians.

Now the companies plan to carry out seismic tests in the forest – detonating thousands of explosives – and to drill more than twenty exploratory wells.

The work will have a devastating impact on the local inhabitants, who rely on the rainforest and its game for their survival. Any contact with the uncontacted Indians could prove fatal.

In 2003, a Supreme Decree was passed, as a condition of a loan by the Inter-American Development Bank, which prohibited any further expansion of the project. But in flagrant violation of the Decree, Peru’s Ministry of Energy approved part of the expansion of Camisea in April 2012. The Ministry is imminently set to approve the next phase of expansion, costing $480 million.

Survival’s Director Stephen Corry said today, ‘The Peruvian government promised the Inter-American Development Bank that it wouldn’t expand the Camisea project, and even passed a Supreme Decree to write the pledge into law. Now it’s doing exactly what it promised not to. Small wonder the UN has demanded this reckless project be stopped.’

Workers Protest At Amazon Depots

Amazon prepares for Christmas
The GMB trade union have organised demonstrations across nine Amazon depots in the UK. The campaign ‘ASBO for Amazon’ was launched as a response to what workers call:
"A culture of bullying and endemic harassment through the ‘dataveillance’ system."
Amazon terminals direct employees from task to task, with no protocols agreed such as the work speed or how frequently workers should take a break.

Amazon job hunt: Frenchman’s creative CV goes viral

Screenshot from phildub.com

Screenshot from phildub.com

Creativity trumps unemployment and a bad economy – at least for one jobless Frenchman, whose online CV went viral after he created a mock Amazon.com webpage and offered himself for sale based on his skills as a web product manager.

Parisian Philippe Dubost caused an internet sensation by creating an Amazon-like webpage that invited prospective employers to bid for him.

The price has been scratched out from $999,999, encouraging employers to offer their own salary options. The fake page urges buyers to "order soon", as there is "only one left in stock".

The page includes a profile picture, skills and experience. It also has personal information like his height, languages spoken, and his best marathon time.

By clicking to add Dubost to your ‘cart’, his contact information pops up. He also links his resume to his blog.

Under ‘shipping’ he indicated, “This item is available for shipping anywhere in the world!” demonstrating his willingness to travel.

Dubost even developed a “frequently bought together” section and included running shoes (sold on Amazon) and airline tickets.

"I wanted to do something fun. Résumés are not fun. They're not fun to write, not fun to read", Dubost told The Independent. "I thought it would be fun to build a small web product that would feel a little bit like a game you could interact with, like those baby toys where every button you push makes a different noise."

After the online CV went viral, around 100 employers had offered various job opportunities, Dubost says.

"So many awesome companies, projects, entrepreneurs, I'm starting to feel like a spoilt kid with too many toys," Dubost added. "And yes, among those there are indeed a few opportunities that match what I'm looking for and that I'm going to pursue."

Unprecedented unemployment levels are putting a big strain on the young professionals to innovate traditional methods of job search. Earlier in January, the UK’s Adam Pacitti, 24, spent his last $800 on a billboard featuring his picture and a message “please give me a job”.

In France, the number of jobless has continued to increase in December for the 19th consecutive month, affecting at least 3 million people, which is a near-15-year high.

Air crash kills 7 in Peru Amazon jungle

Rescue workers at the site of a helicopter crash in Peru (file photo).

At least seven people, including five US citizens and two Peruvians, have been killed after a BV-234 helicopter crashed into a commercial building in a village located in Peru's Amazon jungle, officials say.

“There are seven dead, including five Americans and two Peruvians,” said a local prosecutor, Marcos Ochos following the incident.

The incident took place on Monday at 2:57 p.m. local time (1957 GMT) in the village of San Juan situated in the jungle region of Ucayali, Ochos added.

Reports say that the helicopter was carrying people working for Petrominerales Ltd., a Canada-based oil and mining company focused on Latin American countries, including Colombia and Peru.


Local media said that the helicopter, which was travelling from the eastern city of Pucallpa to Tarapoto, took off from the Pucallpa international airport hours earlier.

Following the deadly crash, Peru’s air transport agency, Corpac issued a statement, saying that the helicopter had been operated by “the local unit of US based Columbia Helicopters.”

Rescue workers, police officers, and firefighters rushed to the site of the crash and cordoned off the area.

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Dirt Doesn’t Hurt

By Dr. Mercola If you live in the typical American household, dirt of any kind is often avoided at all cost, so much so that...

Could child sex dolls be ‘prescribed’ to treat pedophiles?

Child sex dolls could be used to treat pedophiles in the same way that methadone...

What Resistance?

Photo by David Shankbone | CC BY 2.0 “Rebellion proves . . . that it is the very movement of life and that it cannot...

A “Better Deal” for American Workers?

Photo by 7beachbum | CC BY 2.0 For those people in the United States who still believe there are two major political parties, the Democrats’...

The Excessive Obedience of the Boy Scouts

President Trump telling Boy Scouts that Washington is a “sewer” could actually be an antidote to much of what they are taught on following...

Mooch We Hardly Knew Ye

In his (brief) glory. Getty photo Pity the poor Mooch, who had a busy week. His wife dumped him, he skipped the birth of his...

‘Win-win-win situation’: Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics, giving Paris the 2024 games

Los Angeles, California has been awarded the 2028 Olympic Summer games. In order to finance the...

Global Polling: Which Nations Are Happiest? Unhappiest?

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

The Appeal of Inherited Power

Mr. McDonnell, deputy leader of the British Labour Party, which for the time being is in opposition, recently objected to the presence of hereditary...

Churchwarden faces jail for importing ‘obscene’ child sex doll

A former primary school governor has been found guilty of importing an “obscene” life-sized child...

Biker Bar in Mexico

You gotta understand about biker bars. Well, maybe you don’t, but you ought to want to at least. They are the last redoubt of...

America Declares Economic War Against Europe

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday night, July 28th, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he would sign into law the increased economic...

Clock Bones

by Paul Tristram / July 30th, 2017 She remembers when the hour handwould smack itself right on the backsidespinning ‘round so fast.From morning coffee to...

Feel Better, Look Better, Fight Better

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We Need a Broad-Based Movement to Stop Killing at Home and Across the Globe

Excerpted from Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times (Routledge, August 2017, paperback). The $600 billion annual cost of the...

The New Russian Sanctions Bill

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA The Congress of the United States by almost unanimous votes in both House and Senate has made it clear...

Bravo, Trump

Most of the Donald’s tweets amount to street brawling with his political enemies, but occasionally one of them slices through Imperial Washington’s sanctimonious cant....

The Silk Roads of Revolution

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, by Peter Frankopan. When we last left Frankopan’s history of the Silk Roads...

World’s Richest Person Escapes Scrutiny From His Own Paper—and Its Rivals

The three most prominent US newspapers haven’t run a critical investigative piece on Jeff Bezos’ company Amazon in almost two years, a FAIR survey...

Media Mourn End of CIA Killing Syrians and Strengthening Al Qaeda

The US government has finally announced an end to its years-long program to arm and train Syrian rebels. The initiative, one of the CIA’s...

Is Trump Through?

Given the bravery he showed in stepping out front as the first senator to endorse Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions deserves better from his boss...

Trump Is Being Moved Aside

What is the Congress up to with their stupid bill that imposes more sanctions and removes the power of President Trump to rescind the...

Home Alone

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA It’s as if on election night the shocked and exasperated rulers of the Imperial...

Divided by Design

Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other is the type of book where you have to laugh in order...

Rotten to the Common Core

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA Literacy failures continue to compound with each generation as mis-educators focus on everything except...

Media Mourn End of CIA Killing Syrians and Strengthening Al Qaeda

The US government has finally announced an end to its years-long program to arm and train Syrian rebels. The initiative, one of the CIA’s...

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...

Researchers: Trump Tweets Reveal 'Neurotic' and 'Unstable' Leader

What do the frequent tweets from Donald Trump say about his online personality? According to a team of international researchers, they indicate he's an "emotionally...

Which do you trust: CNN, or Tass?

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday July 25th, Russia’s official Tass News Agency bannered "Diplomat blasts US media reports on Russia's alleged arms supplies to Taliban: The...

Economic Collapse?

APPIP ERROR:nodata  that occurs every four generations as a time of great turmoil. Their Generational Theory is a framework which explains where we are, how...

Western Values Are Superior

Here’s part of President Donald Trump’s speech in Poland: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive....

Trump, Veto Congress

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OPINION: The Current Big Lie Is —

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Big Lie today is as enormous as, and potentially far more harmful than, any Big Lie throughout history...

Trump: WaPo fabricated facts on ending CIA train-and-equip program for Syrian rebels

President Donald Trump has again hit back at the Washington Post, accusing the paper of “fabricating”...

Dylan and Woody: Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad

Anger, when directed at injustice, is useful and important.  When it is placed in the hands of a writer as capable as Daniel Wolff,...

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,...

Extremely Nasty Climate Wake-Up

Now that the Great Acceleration dictates the biosphere with ever more intensity, sudden changes in the ecosystem are causing climate scientists to stop and...

Obama Economic Recovery Was America’s Weakest

Eric Zuesse The following graph of “Non-farm Payroll Jobs in United States" shows America’s economic recoveries from recession, in numbers of jobs, and indicates very...

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...

Too Cool For School

Implicit in the banking concept is the assumption of a dichotomy between human beings and the world: a person is merely in the world,...

What Trump Is Learning From His Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It is now clear that Donald Trump had never cared about public policy except to the extent it affected...

‘Only crime so far is leaks against us’ – Trump

Published time: 22 Jul, 2017 17:42 Edited time: 22 Jul, 2017 17:49 As the probe into...

Rothbard Opens the Curtain

By Robert Kirk July 22, 2017 This is one fantastic look behind the economic curtains. Rothbard obviously spent a great effort diving into the facts (supported...

Lock Them Up!

We frequently hear people say they have nothing to hide—-so surrendering privacy and constitutional rights to the Surveillance State may not be such a...

Equality ≠ Equal Quality

I have written on LRC about the book The Physics of Life by my friend Professor Adrian Bejan.  LRC readers might be interested his...

The Best Foods for Your Heart

By Dr. Mercola Your diet is an important, if not crucial, factor for the maintenance of a healthy heart well into old age. Healthy dietary fats top...

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

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

“Inclusive Capitalism,” Nancy Pelosi, and the Dying Planet

Photo by David Shankbone | CC BY 2.0 A recent Washington Post and ABC poll finds that just 37 percent of Americans think that the...

Eat Meat

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA I am on a vegan diet to deal with my cancer. I eat no animal protein. I probably never will...

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...

Dirt Is Good

New parents often inundate themselves with information to ensure that their child is being properly cared for. Our world is a ceaseless source of...

The Abandonment: Reflections on James Foreman’s “Locking Up Our Own”

Photo by Image Editor | CC BY 2.0 Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow is properly understood as a classic text on and against...

America’s Invasion of Syria

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

The Deep State

“…since grasping the present from within is the most problematic task the mind can face.” Frederic Jameson Have you ever seen a photograph of yourself from...

Russiagate

According to an insider account, the Clinton team, put together the Russia Gate narrative within 24 hours of her defeat. The Clinton account explained that...

A Fairy Tale from 2050

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it...

Making Up for a Genetic Flaw

Over a decade ago I wrote an article at LewRockwell.com entitled Can Humans Live Longer?  The Missing Anti-Aging Hormone. I explained the biological predicament of...

Let’s Have More Death and Destruction

On Friday the House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018. President Trump’s...

Why I Did Not Go to Vietnam

Wars are folly.  Rudimentarily, we know why wars happen.  We know they spring from inhumane impulses and ignorance.  We know the corrupting nature of...

Trump’s Road to Debacle in the Greater Middle East

The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come...

1984 at the Grocery Store

Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buyout of Whole Foods isn't only a win-win for both of them, but also for...

Trump and the Commodity of Self

Do you sometimes feel like a fractured being?  That you live as a person, but function as a thing?  That your body and your...

Persistent Lack of Energy?

When you are feeling sluggish and slow what do you do? Many people turn to caffeine in the form of teas, coffees, and energy drinks....

Russiagate Exposed: It’s a Fraud

The Truth that's Being Hidden from the Public Eric Zuesse It has now been incontrovertibly proven that the time-stamps and other data in the Democratic National...

You’re Just Like “Awesome Welles” About The Place

by Paul Tristram / July 16th, 2017 They didn’t have a single good tooth between thembut, they were smiling like children all the same.In their...

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....

After You Shoot, Then What?

After You Shoot: Your ... Alan Korwin Best Price: $5.98 Buy New $6.89 Wow…what an eye opener. You would think that self-defense is a no-brainer and a slam...

The Challenge of Islam

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA GRIFFIN INTERNET SYNDICATE, OCTOBER 25, 2001 – Back in the 1930s, when white men were...

Death of the West?

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Russia Baiters and Putin Haters

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Fun With the Periodic Table

By Michele Debczak Mental Floss July 14, 2017 The ability to name all of the elements on the periodic table from actinium to zinc is an...

Brute Force

“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The...

The Destructiveness of America’s Alliances

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

1984 at the Grocery Store

Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buyout of Whole Foods isn’t only a win-win for both of them, but also for...

U.S. Bombs with White Phosphorous While Blaming Assad for Using ‘Sarin’

Eric Zuesse On June 14th, Human Rights Watch headlined “Danger From US White Phosphorous”, and linked to far more evidence of America’s firebombings in Syria and Iraq,...

In OtherWords: July 12, 2017

This week the RussiaGate scandal, which had actually simmered down for a time, got a huge boost when reporters discovered emails about a meeting...

ACLU, Diverse Organizations to Participate in July 12 Net Neutrality Day of Action

WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union, tech companies, civil rights organizations, and many others will join forces tomorrow, July 12, in a day...

Official Lies From the US Government

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What Can Water Fasting Do for You?

While fasting has been part of human culture for thousands of years, only recently have we begun to investigate the therapeutic benefits of the...

Taxation With Representation?

It has often been pointed out that corporate profits are double taxed when a corporation pays income tax on its profit and then shareholders...

No Help From the Cops

By Jennifer Cruz Guns.com July 11, 2017 A 53-year-old man was shot and killed after he forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Dayton last...

Boycott This Poem!

by Michael Marrotti / July 9th, 2017 Boycott this poemfor its candid displayof words that infiltrateyour much neededsafe space Boycott this poemfor its recognitionof only two...

Impeachment of President Trump Now Much More Likely

The Trump-Qatar Scandal that Could End His Presidency Eric Zuesse On the morning of Monday July 10th, broke online from three reporters at The Intercept —...

I Asked A Question

by Paul Tristram / July 9th, 2017 … and that question was ‘Why?’Complicated in its simplicity,infinite in possibilities.A discussion need not be an argument…we do...

Summer Bug-Out

By Jeremiah Johnson Ready Nutrition July 8, 2017 ReadyNutrition Readers, this article is to formulate some preps for you and your vehicle for a daily basis...

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...

How Hollywood Promotes War

Tom Secker and Matthew Alford report on their astonishing findings from trawling through thousands of new US military and intelligence documents obtained under the...

Flush Inflammation and Disease

By Dr. Mercola If you or a loved one has been struggling with low energy, excess weight or a chronic or degenerative disease like type 2...

The Silk Roads

I, Prester John, am the lord of lords, and I surpass all the kings of the entire world in wealth, virtue and power…Milk and...

Once Upon a Time There Was Freedom of the Press

I was first introduced to H.L. Mencken by a Jewish friend when I was in my 20’s. I’ve been hooked ever since. Times have...

End the Korean War

“I have some pretty severe things we’re thinking about,” Trump said of North Korea at a news conference in Warsaw. “Doesn’t mean we’re going...

CIA Expert Doug Valentine’s Hotel Tacloban

“The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this...

A Liberal’s Cry of Despair

For three decades, E. D. Hirsch, Jr. has been one of the foremost defenders of the American public schools. He has also been a...

Calling All Jews

In 2012 I published this book: Block, Walter E. 2012. Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty. New York: Ishi Press; It was, in effect my love...

As US and North Korea Escalate Tensions, Saner Voices Call for 'Engagement and Dialogue'

As tensions continue to rise following Pyongyang's testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and subsequent military exercises carried out by the U.S. and...

Whom Do You Trust?

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

US military rewrites Hollywood blockbusters to save reputation, research reveals

While the US government’s influence in Hollywood is no secret, new documents reveal the staggering extent...

Islands of Left-Wing Viciousness

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA Is there no limit to the level of disgusting behavior on college campuses that parents, taxpayers, donors and legislators...

Want To Know the Future?

“The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching...

An Essential Man’s Library

Nothing speaks to the heart of man like a good tale of adventure. Whether in the form of a bedtime story read to young...

Understanding Moral Injury in Hooper’s War

Here’s an excerpt from my new book, Hooper’s War: A Novel of WWII Japan, on sale now at Amazon. This excerpt is told from...

Patriotic Services

For the past two weeks, the sign in front of a church near my house has advertised a “patriotic service” for Sunday, July 2....

Saudi Arabia Has Handed the Emir of Qatar

In the event you have noticed the hullabaloo about Qatar and wonder what it is about, it is about Al Jazeera, a news organization,...

Be Armed, Be Your Own Doctor, and Learn Revisionist History

Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works – Andrew W Saul PH.D.  Remember the Liberty!: Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas – Phillip F. Nelson Straight Talk...

What To Do About Korea

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

Failed Imagination: the Problem With Stories From Cuba

Recent accounts of Cuba are what ethicists call “bottom-up”. They draw upon what people say – in the streets, in resorts, in taxis. Such...

France’s Macron

Bravo Monsieur le president Macron!  You have gotten off to a most impressive start.  France’s five-year national depression – known as ‘morosité – has...

The Economic Motive for America’s Current Wars

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Russia has long been the chief seller of energy — mainly gas and oil — in the world’s largest...

The Case of Syria and the Bleeding Women

Photo by Mark Taylor | CC BY 2.0 Like Martin Luther, Donald Trump gets his maddest epiphanies in the early morning hours while he is...

A Poetic Masterpiece of War and Redemption

The gates of hell are open night and day;Smooth the descent, and easy is the way:But to return, and view the cheerful skies,In this...

Dark Secrets From World War II

The gates of hell are open night and day;Smooth the descent, and easy is the way:But to return, and view the cheerful skies,In this...

Immigration and the Supreme Court

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Who Interfered in the US Presidential Election?

Unlike Oliver Stone, who knew how to interview Vladimir Putin, Megyn Kelly did not. Thus, she made a fool of herself, which is par...

King Zog of Long Island

Deep in the Muttontown Preserve of East Norwich, New York, off a series of winding trails, lies a graffitied staircase to nowhere. It’s one...

Straight-Talk on Armed Self-Defense

Massad Ayoob is one of, if not the foremost trainers of armed self-defense today. Not only does he train citizens in how to shoot...

American Samizdat

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

Trump Plays Nuclear ‘Chicken’ with Putin over Syria

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump is playing a game of nuclear “chicken” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, regarding Putin’s threat on June 19th to...

Gov’t Peeping Toms Abound

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We Need Rules, Libertarians

So asks Jordan Peterson.  In response, he offers food for thought: The probability that it’s the friendliest and nicest people is very, very low. I suggest...

Signs of America's Demise, and One Way to Survive

It goes far beyond Donald Trump. He's just simple-mindedly exacerbating a trend. Clear signs of deterioration have been building in our nation, some of...

Nourish Your Body

You’ve probably heard of superfoods that work to promote good health, but you may not be aware of what they are. There are numerous...

Trump Has Now Committed Himself to Reversing Obama’s Syria-Policy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Right after the U.S. government shot down a Syrian government plane in Syria, the Russian government broke off the...

‘All the Police Have to Do Is Utter Those Five Magic Words’

Janine Jackson interviewed Ronnie Dunn about the Philando Castile verdict for the June 23, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Out of the Ashes of Western Civilization

 The salvation of the world consists in the salvation of the individual soul. – Carl Jung Whether you believe that Western Civilization is dead, or only in...

Get a Gun and Fight Back

By Andrew Shepperson Guns.com June 26, 2017 Another Florida sheriff is urging citizens to arm themselves and fight back if they should find themselves in an...

Doomsday Maps

Future map of the United States by Gordon- Michael Scallion When I wrote my first article on billionaire bunkers years ago, I never would have...

There’s No Justice

In 1992 Fran and Dan Keller were convicted despite the absence of any evidence of raping a 3-year old, a crime that never occurred....

4 Harmful Habits To Ditch Right Now

Our eyes are a precious instrument that let us see the beauty of the world and experience our life fully. Even the slightest vision...

Trump Has Been Continuing Obama’s Syria-Policy

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

How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes

This book reflects my views and style more than anything I have read that’s not my own. Hence the rating could not have been...

Car Trouble

By Kirstin Fawcett Mental Floss June 24, 2017 A car’s fuel indicator light warns us when it’s time to fill up, but how far can you...

How and Why U.S. Honors and Aids Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker This will present a typical example in which the U.S. promotes Al Qaeda and other jihadists, and then...

The Criminal Laws of Counterinsurgency

Douglas Valentine has once again added to the store of knowledge necessary for American citizens to understand how the U.S. government actually works today,...

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...

Russia-gate Flops

The national Democratic Party and many liberals have bet heavily on the Russia-gate investigation as a way to oust President Trump from office and...

Former CIA False-Flags Guy

“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have...

How To Get Rid of Bloating

While gas is a normal part of the digestion process, with the average adult passing gas between 13 and 21 times a day, gas...

Sell It All, Houston

The city council of Houston, Texas has approved selling or swapping almost $2 million worth of city streets and utility easements in a move...

Clinton Ally Headed for Jail

Media Matters founder David Brock has pocketed over $1million in unreported lease income. Trump administration shakeup at IRS could mean jail-time for the top...

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

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

Trump, Don’t Start a War With Russia

Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never...

A Grain of Truth: RCEP and the Corporate Hijack of Indian Agriculture

The plight of farmers in India has been well documented. A combination of debt, economic liberalisation, subsidised imports, rising input costs and a shift...

Another Step Toward Devastating War

An idiot American pilot shot down a Syrian fighter that was attacking ISIS, thus confirming that Washington is not fighting ISIS, as Washington claims,...

Zuckerberg on the Biggest Something-for-Nothing

Harvard dropout and Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg recently gave the commencement address at Harvard. In his speech he proposed a “universal basic income to...

Putin: U.S. Routinely Meddles in Russian and Other Nations’ Elections

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a Showtime interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin by American film-maker Oliver Stone, which started airing on June...

Are Solar Panels in Your Plans?

When in comes to all things solar, I am a novice.  I have a very basic set-up from Harbor Freight that is used for...

Top Five Combat Shotguns

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Data used by Trump campaign on 198mn Americans found exposed online

Published time: 19 Jun, 2017 17:37 A California-based cybersecurity firm found a database of nearly 200...

Trustworthy, loyal, obedient, clean and reverent…

by T.P. Wilkinson / June 19th, 2017 “I’ll never forget that day—it was the day of his mother’s funeral. I’d heard the news of Kennedy’s...

Russia Announces No-Fly Zone in Syria — War Against U.S. There

Eric Zuesse Late on Monday the 19th, was reported by Russia’s Sputnik: "In areas where Russian aviation is conducting combat missions in the Syrian skies,...

Mainstream Media Are Billionaire Media

We noted yesterday that the Washington Post is owned by one of the world’s richest guys, worth $72.8 billion  … and who may soon...

Chocolate Fat Bomb Truffles

Chocolate truffles are a popular type of confectionery composed of a chocolate coating and ganache, a filling made by mixing chocolate and cream. The...

Pulling the Plug

There is a famous phrase in American politics: “the consent of the governed.” It is an important phrase. It is the essence of political...

Aspirin Kills and Disables Seniors

Aspirin kills.  That is the news headline blasted around the world this week.    This fact was already known but it appears disease classification...

Peter Van Buren on Moral Injury and Hooper’s War

As research for Hooper’s War: A Novel of WWII Japan I encountered people suffering in ways they had a hard time describing but...

Playing The Piano, Mournfully, Behind Window Panes Dripping With Rain

by Paul Tristram / June 18th, 2017 One more hour of melting candle remainingand another five left of night.He fingers Chopin’s ‘Funeral March’over and over...

A Long History of Leftist Hatred

James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Republican Congressmen, was a Donald Trump hater...

Turn the Other Cheek

I respect and frequently enjoy the writing of Fred Reed, whose work I discovered through being a regular visitor to LewRockwell.com. Recently, he wrote...

Trump Embraces GOP Tax-Cut Orthodoxy

Exclusive: Not even five months into his presidency, Donald Trump has retreated from key populist promises by moving to slash taxes...

What’s the Best Time To Have Coffee?

It’s the way countless people around the world start their day. But did you know that when you drink your coffee has an impact on...

For Whole Foods Workers, Fears of Robots, Drones and Culture Clash

The merger that shook food and retail stocks on Friday - Amazon.com Inc's proposed deal to buy Whole Foods Market Inc -...

From Union to Empire

From Union to Empire: Essays in the Jeffersonian Tradition~ is an anthology of essays and writings by historian Clyde Wilson. As Joseph Stromberg writes...

Documents shedding light on CIA-orchestrated Iranian coup of ’53 released by State Dept

Published time: 16 Jun, 2017 21:40 The US State Department has released a volume of declassified...

The Mouse That Roared

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

The Story of a Donkey

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA If I were in your place I would be a Zionist, and if you were in my place you...

Consent of the Governed

Last week, when former FBI Director James Comey gave his long-awaited public testimony about his apparently rough-and-tumble relationship with President Donald Trump, he painted...

Police State/Corporate State: The Devil is in the Details

Police state, corporate state, denuded duncery state — a blistery bunch of 80 percenters lost in a carnival of debt, malignant food, maladjusted education...

Imperial Decline

Nothing is as permanent as we imagine–especially super-complex, super-costly, super-asymmetric and super-debt-dependent state/financial systems. Identifying the tell-tale signs of Imperial decay and decline is a...

Projecting Crimes of US Empire onto Russia

by Roger D. Harris / June 14th, 2017 Accused of being a “Useful Idiot or Propagandist for Russia,” labor and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik...

Gallup Finds Stunning Decline in Americans’ Respect for U.S. Government

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On June 9th, Gallup’s Editor-In-Chief, Frank Newport, headlined "Americans Want More Than Just Budget Cuts” and reported that, “Gallup's latest update...

Why is Trump protecting ISIS?

Eric Zuesse On June 12th, Al Masdar News — the go-to site for the honest latest news regarding the war in Syria — reported that...

The Most Powerful Man on Earth

It must be wonderful being Vladimir Putin and being the most powerful person on earth. And not even have to say so yourself. The...

Twelve Blasphemous Thoughts: Some Summer Sacrilege

Summer’s here and the time is right for sacrilege in the streets.  Here are twelve blasphemous thoughts for the current Russo-phobic season, likely to...

Are You Visually Intellectual?

By Bianca London Daily Mail June 13, 2017 A mind-boggling quiz that asks users to spot the square in the centre of the puzzle apparently proves...

Civil War Could Be Near

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA President Trump may be chief of state, head of...

Peter Van Buren on Understanding the Cost of War: Moral Injury

“My guilt will never go away,” former Marine Matthew Hoh explained to me. “There is a significant portion of me that doesn’t believe it...

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 —...

Was Marilyn Monroe Murdered?

APPIP ERROR:nodata before she died, which has never been declassified. She was threatening to hold a press conference to tell the world what Jack...

Doctor Yourself

By Cherie Hogan June 10, 2017 This book has changed my life but more importantly, it has changed the lives of some of the people I...

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...

Escaping Uncle Shaft

A number of years back; I had the pleasure of spending a week with the intense Michael Gogulski. Gogulski, who then lived in Bratislava, and...

Is Google’s search-engine now appallingly corrupt?

Eric Zuesse Here is the evidence I’ve come across which indicates to me that the Google search-engine is now appallingly corrupt, and for which reason...

Patriotism or Nationalism

GRIFFIN INTERNET SYNDICATE, OCTOBER 16, 2001 – This is a season of patriotism, but also of something that is easily mistaken for patriotism; namely,...

Trump’s social media director violated Hatch Act targeting GOP congressman on Twitter

An independent investigation has found that White House social media director Dan Scavino violated federal law...

The Best Foods for Survival

Upon request from our readers, I was asked to make a follow-up to the MRE article. In there, I had mentioned that creating your...

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...