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Video: Amesbury victim regains consciousness: Police speak to British man after he wakes from...

Charlie Rowley, poisoned with what is believed to be Novichok a week ago, is now stable and conscious, according to Salisbury District Hospital. Check...
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Video: Bilderberg 2018 The Transhumanist Agenda – Google, digital consciousness & ...

The Transhumanist Agenda Google, digital consciousness & biotech at Bilderberg 2018 Geoege Butler's The Secret Truth FM radio show in Austin, Texas Sat ... Via...

Crisis in Consciousness: Change and the Individual

Our society is besieged by a series of interconnected crises. Millions of people around the world know this and are crying out for change,...

Rural Consciousness and Democratic Politics

The loss of the so-called flyover states was the key—and very surprising—factor in Hillary Clinton's loss of last year's presidential election. Some pundits attributed...

Time of Useful Consciousness

Abby Zimet, staff writerA belated 98th birthday to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, indefatigable poet, publisher, anti-Fascist, First Amendment activist, painter, patron saint of the Beats, living...
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Video: New Scientific Breakthrough Proving Consciousness

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDYGktwxPYQ&w=580&h=385] In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews Nassim Haramein about his new scientific breakthrough proving consciousness that he debuted at Burning man. source

A civil servant missing most of his brain challenges our most basic theories of...

Not much is definitively proven about consciousness, the awareness of one’s existence and surroundings, other than that it’s somehow linked to the...

Eating Brains: How the Collective Consciousness is Floating into Miasma

We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space...
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Video: ‘Prominent shift in consciousness’: EU steps up terror security over winter holidays

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_g1YbzeOr0&w=580&h=385] Capital cities across Europe are stepping up security over the winter holidays - following warnings from Austrian police that possible attacks could take...

You can have consciousness made out of poetry or brain surgery

You can have consciousness made out of poetry or brain surgery by Jon Rappoport March 22, 2014 www.nomorefakenews.com ~recounted as a dialogue~ “Well, Jim, we found a few interesting things when we went into your brain.” “Really?” “Yes. A whole lot of poems, in fact.” “What?! Impossible. That has to be a mistake. I’m just […]

Consciousness, art, and psychiatry

Consciousness, art, and psychiatry by Jon Rappoport January 22, 2014 www.nomorefakenews.com With the NSA scandals, many more people have read and heard the term “metadata.” It means “data about data.” Well, there is also “metalife.” It means “life about life.” Which means Art. Art is a way of reaching life on another level. When the […]

How Consciousness Arises From Networks

Via Wired, neuroscientist Christof Koch argues that there are consciousnesses that exist outside of biological entities: Consciousness arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system. All...

Graham Hancock’s ‘The War on Consciousness’: Full Article from The New Statesman

Graham Hancock Says: “Here's the full text of the article Russell Brand kindly invited me to contribute to last week's issue of the New...

The Incarceration of Consciousness

You are a thirteen-year-old, African-American boy buried deep in the ghettos of the notorious Compton projects in Los Angeles, California. The year is 1967,...

Banishing consciousness: the mystery of anaesthesia

I have had two operations under general anaesthetic this year. On both occasions I awoke with no memory of what had passed between the...

TED talks now routinely censoring scientists who share ideas on consciousness

Mike Adams Natural News September 5, 2013 The “TED talks” organization, once founded on the idea of spreading good ideas, has become the new priesthood of status...

MINDS, NOT MINES: Why the real revolution is being achieved with consciousness, not bombs

Mike AdamsNatural NewsAugust 30, 2013 (NaturalNews) I don’t know if you can see it yet, but...

Identity, Consciousness and the Global War on Terror

There’s a riveting moment in Dirty Wars — the new documentary about the War on Terror by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill — that calls...

Unprecedented Wealth, Debt Slavery and Conditioned Consciousness

Introduction Seventeen years ago, I read a book called The Evolving Self. Though I didn’t realize it at the time, it profoundly affected the direction...

Tom Campbell: Consciousness Is The Computer, Reality Is Information

Tom Campbell: Consciousness Is The Computer, Reality Is Information 2013 05 06 From: Transcend Tom Campbell expands on his Theory of Everything (My Big TOE) and...

Consciousness of Guilt: Genocide in Iraq?

Counterpunch | Despite the precipitous plunge in his popularity and growing criticism of his competency, character, and style, George W. Bush is not really that...

‘There’s Increased Hunger for Diverse Stories That Represent All of America’ – CounterSpin interview...

Janine Jackson interviewed Shireen Razack and Tawal Panyacosit Jr. about inclusion in television writing for the April 5, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This...

‘Novichok’ poisoning survivor tells Russian ambassador he got NO info from UK govt —...

Amesbury Novichok incident survivor Charlie Rowley has met with Russia’s Ambassador in London seeking answers,...

Mexico to Spain and Vatican: Apologize for your Crimes!

Several years ago, the renowned linguist and thinker, Noam Chomsky, asked me, point blank, as we were working on our book: On Western Terrorism...

CNN and WashPo Demand That Trump

£10mn in UK govt funding for ‘network of NGOs’ to combat Russia — RT...

A seventh batch of Integrity Initiative leaks has been dumped by hackers, revealing British government...

£10mn in UK govt funding for ‘network of NGOs’ to combat Russia — RT...

A seventh batch of Integrity Initiative leaks has been dumped by hackers, revealing British government...

Memories and Omissions of the Iraq Wars – Consortiumnews

The Iraq wars and their consequences have been callous, bipartisan campaigns that have profoundly altered Arabs’ views of the United...

Capitalism is Anti-Social: Socialism is Anti-Capital

Consciousness is… from the very beginning a social product.— Karl Marx Given the degree of consciousness control suffered by people under the domain of privately...

Putting Our Better Angels to Work in the Wake of Christchurch

Nationalists—white or otherwise—need “invasions” on a regular basis in order to stay revved up and equal to the cause. Thus: “We are experiencing an invasion...

Gabbard says calling Trump a Putin puppet is dangerous & stupid, Twitter calls her...

Democratic candidate for president and establishment-punching bag Tulsi Gabbard is taking heat on Twitter for daring...

NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere faces child pornography charges in new indictment —...

Founder of the ‘self-help’ group NXIVM, which has been unmasked as a bizarre slave-master sex cult,...

Blackface and the American Idea of Race

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The price of scandal Periodically the American punditocracy convenes on cable TV for a “conversation about race.” But, whether sparked by...

A Bad Week – LewRockwell

Charter School Promoters Terrified of Growing Opposition to Their Full-Frontal Assault on Public Education

The ongoing widely-supported teachers’ strikes across the United States are bringing to the fore many problems that have been confronting public education for decades,...

Cuba Adopts a New Socialist Constitution

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair On February 24, 2019, the Cuban people overwhelmingly adopted a new constitution, as 84.4% of resident citizens voted in the...

Keith Tharpe and the Death Penalty’s Racist Roots  

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Recently, the appalling spectacle of a black man condemned by a Georgia jury, a jury that included a racist bigot,...

The Green Old Deal | Dissident Voice

There are a lot of things to like about the recent resolution for the Green New Deal. The commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions,...

No Such Thing as a Regulated, Public, or Good Charter School

There are many diversionary dichotomies within the unscrupulous web of charter school disinformation that have long distorted social consciousness and undermined the fight for...

The Bill and Melinda Gates’ Fair Taxation Scaremongering Tour

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, appearing recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, said a number of things...

The Allure of Protective Stupidity

Living Like It Matters | Dissident Voice

We actually do not have all the time in the world, so I am going to be bold.  What you do after you finish...

Living Like It Matters | Dissident Voice

We actually do not have all the time in the world, so I am going to be bold.  What you do after you finish...

Insanity of Social Work as Human Control

Contemporary penal institutions are not often the penitentiaries themselves, but, are immersed within communities, manifesting in social welfare programming Drawing a Picture on the Shreds of...

Chicago: Mass Charter School Teacher Strike

Angering Wall Street and other millionaires and billionaires who promote charter schools, in early December 2018 hundreds of teachers at a corporate charter school...

CIA Director Gina Haspel may have run ‘black site’ at Guantánamo Bay, court docs...

CIA Director Gina Haspel, confirmed by the Senate last year amid accusations of involvement in torture,...

Why the Climate Change Message Isn’t Working

In the following excerpt from Climate—A New Story, Charles Eisenstein looks at debates about global warming and proposes a narrative shift for the climate...

Bearing Witness to Extinction

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” – Carl Sagan “To argue that the current extinction event could be averted if people just cared more...

Re-enchanting Socialism: How Not To Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Summary of Part I In part I of this article Facing the Music I began by arguing that religion very skillfully uses propaganda to convince...

GHW Bush’s Frustrating Funeral – Antiwar.com Blog

This is a really frustrating day for me. My coming of age politically and historically (and musically, for that matter) mirrored what was essentially...

Creative Education and the Flowering of Goodness

Education is potentially the most powerful means of bringing about a major shift in consciousness, within the individual and by extension society; a movement...

Opposing Charter Schools Without Really Opposing Them

Many individuals, groups, newspapers, and organizations claim that they oppose charter schools. But, revealing ongoing confusion, they also say, often in the same breath,...

Facing the music: religion, nationalism, and sports have enchanted the working class; socialism hasn’t

Orientation Religion, nationalism and sports as propaganda for the ruling class. In the closing section of my course Brainwashing Propaganda and Rhetoric: Dark Psychology in the...

Art of the Smear: the Israel Lobby Busted

In 2016 and 2017 Al Jazeera produced a program that unmistakenly documents the Israel government and U.S. Israel lobby’s all-out effort to spy on,...

Baselines for Activism: Brecht’s Stance, the New Science, and Planting Seeds

I’ve often wondered about the limits of activist’s reach and the lack of coherent, organized progressive social movements in the US. Does it come...

DeRay Mckesson’s Misguided Case for Hope

There are two histories which have always battled each other, publicly and loudly: domination’s history—the history of the class in position to dominate the...

Has America Become a Dictatorship

Neoliberalism in the Age of Pedagogical Terrorism

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair Marx was certainly right in arguing that the point is not to understand the world but to change it, but...

The Earthquake in International Alliances

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org (UPDATE about the Khashoggi case, posted at end.) America’s international alliances are transforming in fundamental ways. The likelihood of World...

Report Says Russia-gaters Should Go Quietly in the Night – Consortiumnews

After more than two years of mania about Russia stealing the 2016 election for Trump and demonization of anyone who...

Facebook removes Guardian writer’s video on British colonial crimes — RT UK News

Guardian columnist George Monbiot is the latest to decry Facebook’s increased censorship after a video...

US model dies after being shot in the neck while driving her car in...

A 28-year-old model who had just moved to Atlanta with her boyfriend and was excited about...

‘We’ve Seen the Total Failure of Repressive Policies’

Janine Jackson interviewed Hannah Hetzer about Trump’s new “war on drugs” for the September 28, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited...

‘British-Iraqi, gay, non-binary Muslim’ stars in BBC VIDEO to solve identity by… quantum physics?...

A BBC-produced video of an “intersectional British-Iraqi, gay, non-binary Muslim” explaining his identity using quantum...

Prison Planet.com » Michael Avenatti Turns Radioactive As Liberals Blame Porn Lawyer For Kavanaugh...

Following Friday’s announcement by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that she would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the left flipped on one...

Priorities of the Time: Peace

For as long as anyone can remember violence and conflict have been part of daily life: humanity appears incapable of living peacefully together. There...

A Letter from Dr. Anne Wortham

Unfit to a T – LewRockwell

The Long March to Post-Capitalist Transition: Pan-Africanist Perspectives

The following talk was given by Ameth Lô in a French-language panel, “L’aurore de notre libération,” in Montreal on May 20, 2018, at “The...

Trump Crossing the Black Chasm

Child Abuse, the Catholic Church and the Justice of Real Consequences

I was born Boston Irish Catholic, did First Communion and Confession (but balked at Confirmation, I am pleased to note), went to a Catholic...

Socialism on the Campaign Trail

“We should seek only to register the actual vote of socialism, no more and no less. In our propaganda we should state our principles...

Irrationalism Central to Outlook of Charter School Promoters

The Center for Education Reform (CER) may well be the most belligerent promoter of charter schools in the United States. Its main modus operandi...

Exposing the American Okie-Doke

Photo by srslyguys | CC BY 2.0 Russiagate, Corporate Propaganda, and the Historical Obstruction of Class Consciousness Peace to you; if you’re willing to fight for...

When the US Invaded Russia

When the US Invaded Russia – Consortiumnews

Amidst the backdrop of increased U.S.-Russian tensions and even talk of war, long forgotten is the time the U.S. actually...

A Trump Court? – LewRockwell

Tribute to Robert Parry: Investigative Journalist and Patriot

Robert (Bob) Parry was born in 1949 and died suddenly from pancreatic cancer in January 2018. An enthusiastic tribute to him and his work...

Tribute to Robert Parry, Investigative Journalist and Patriot

Robert (Bob) Parry was born in 1949 and died suddenly from pancreatic cancer in January 2018. An enthusiastic tribute to him and his work...

Novichok strikes (but doesn’t kill) again, and all the old questions re-emerge — RT...

Four months to the day after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter kicked...

The Berkeley Tribute to Robert Parry – Consortiumnews

A tribute to Robert Parry, the founder and editor of Consortium News, was held in Berkeley last month. Here is...

The Death of Radicality | Dissident Voice

For the majority of young Americans, progressivism has taken on a uniquely bourgeois focus that detracts from any radical thought. Historical movements for change,...

Galloway throws his fedora hat into the ring, as Question Time begins search for...

Ex-London Mayoral candidate George Galloway has thrown his hat into the ring to become the...

Minnesota cops ordered paramedics to inject suspects with ‘rape drug’ – report — RT...

Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have been ordered to “never suggest or demand” that paramedics use powerful...

When Army Became a Four-Letter Word

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

Woman, 90, seriously injured after being savagely beaten in London (GRAPHIC PICS) — RT...

Horrific images of a 90-year-old woman, brutally beaten while lying in bed at her north-west...

Worrying Rise in HIV Cases and STD Rates in American Cities

Never far from the periphery of the American consciousness, STDs have again made headlines over the past few months. Indeed, given the recent “outbreak”...

How Venezuela Re-elected Maduro, Defying the U.S. – Consortiumnews

Nicolás Maduro overcame intense opposition from Washington and rich Venezuelans to be re-elected, but he’s not out of the woods...

Two workers killed at Australian paper mill

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How the people who control America manufacture our consent to their rule

Eric Zuesse Modern dictatorship, as Walter Lippmann pointed out in 1921 about “the manufacture of consent,” is the “creation of consent” and “is not a...

Memories of an Illusory Revolution – Consortiumnews

At the time it seemed that Paris had yet again become the center of a world revolution, but in time...

US troops on missile base regularly used LSD — RT US News

The security of the US’ nuclear arsenal once lay in the hands of a few young...

Memorial Day

I’m standing on a sidewalk  In Pleasantville, New York.  It’s 1959,And I’m holding the American flag in my hand. It’s really hot in the bright sunshine,But...

Six Economies | Dissident Voice

By the time we come to the end of this series we will have been swimming in the primordial soup of the seeds for...

4000 Google Employees Sign Petition

‘Outrage machine’ in high gear after tweet about childless women sparks liberal anger —...

After posting a tweet questioning the sanity of childless women, outspoken black conservative commentator Candace Owens...

Israel Commemorates Nakba with Mass Murder at the Gaza Fence

One of the essential features of European colonialism were the boundaries drawn between Europeans and so-called Western civilization and everyone else. Even during the...

Israel Commemorates Nakba with Mass Murder at the Gaza Fence

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC BY 2.0 One of the essential features of European colonialism were the boundaries drawn between Europeans and so-called...

The Moral Revolution America Needs

Thousands of civil rights advocates, low-wage workers, and religious leaders kicked off massive protests on May 14, launching a 40-day campaign across the nation...

Who am I to say that Regulation is Shit?

The capitalist iceberg that we know as the deep state has been operating under the radar and under the waves for many centuries with...

The Spirit of 1968 Is Inextinguishable —Even 50 Years Later

Capitalist adventurer Richard Branson and cultural and political rebel Tariq Ali were both shaped by the experiences of 1968 – and, significantly, the years...

Charter School Promoters Terrified of Teachers Organizing to Affirm Their Rights

In recent weeks and months Americans have seen large teacher strikes and protests erupt in several states simultaneously. These unprecedented strikes are sharply bringing...

Trump says Cohen handled ‘a tiny little fraction’ of his legal work in Stormy...

President Donald Trump used an appearance on his favorite TV show to bash “obstructionist” Democrats, contradict...

Defying death? Pigs’ brains ‘revived’ after decapitation, claims Yale neuroscientist — RT US News

A scientist claims to have restored circulation to the brains of decapitated pigs in what is...

CIA agrees to partially declassify Haspel documents — RT US News

The CIA announced Tuesday that it will allow senators mulling the nomination of Gina Haspel as...

Kanye floods Twitter with political and life advice — RT US News

Kanye West is back on Twitter and he’s getting political, dispensing thoughts and musings on Black...

The WMD Fraud – LewRockwell

5 Environmental Victories to Inspire You This Earth Day

Planet Earth is at a crisis point. Researchers say we have to begin reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 if we want to meet...

Suicide Machine Draws Crowds at Amsterdam Funeral Show

A controversial suicide pod that enables its occupant to kill themselves at a press of a button went on display at Amsterdam...

‘Attorney-client privilege a thing of the past’ – Trump blasts FBI in latest Twitter...

US President Donald Trump has taken a break from this weekend’s bombing of Syria to once...

Rat poison-laced marijuana kills three in Illinois — RT US News

Three people in Illinois have died and over 100 have experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic...

There’s a War on – LewRockwell

On Embracing Intersectionality and Decolonization to Foment Personal and Societal Change

People listen to speakers during a protest held to draw attention to current social justice issues on the 50th anniversary of the death of...

Pakistan: 11 Coal Miners killed in Spate of Deadly Accidents

A series of deadly accidents has claimed the lives of 11 coal miners in Pakistan since late March. The tragic deaths of the miners...

Skripal relative describes weird phone call, asks PM May for UK visa — RT...

Sergei Skripal’s niece has written a letter to Theresa May after the UK abruptly denied...

Pedological Advice for Perilous Times

Photo by Per Gosche | CC BY 2.0 University teachers must be courageous pioneers of the new learning age (full of wonder and danger). Our...

Soul on Ice Goes to College, and the Murder of Dr. King

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are enriched beyond conscience, and almost all...

Retired intelligence operatives ask Trump to reverse Haspel CIA nomination — RT US News

A group of former US intelligence officers has urged President Donald Trump to rescind his nomination...

Love and Loss in the Anthropocene

What can we do?  We are without doubt in an historically unique and incredibly challenging position. The Anthropogenic extinction is here, now. It is...

How an Indigenous Woman Left Her Mark on a Tumultuous Presidential Campaign in Mexico

"Mexico has been kidnapped by those in power, and with your help we're going to get her back!" said María de Jesús Patricio at...

Because ‘Corporate Media Ignores Rise of Oligarchy,’ Sanders Says Rest of Us Must Fill...

How often does the corporate media cover skyrocketing inequality, crippling poverty, and the pernicious influence of corporate cash on the American political system? "We need...

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,...

‘A Remarkable Victory for the Labor Movement’

Janine Jackson interviewed Mike Elk about the West Virginia school workers strike for the March 9, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly...

Kevin Love: Making a Hole in Denial

For behind the sense of insecurity in the face of danger, behind the sense of discouragement and depression, there always lurks the basic fear...

RussiaGate Is Simply an Extension

The great thing about Internet archives is that they leave a data trail for anyone who wants to follow it. And while news and...

Can Hollywood Save the World?

Still from “The Shape of Water.” The Shape of Water, Dir. Guillermo del Toro, is a tale of a woman establishing solidarity with the non-human...

When ‘God Wills It!’: An American Reckoning

America may be sinking ever deeper into the moral morass of the Trump era, but if you think the malevolence of this period began...

Why the West cannot stomach Russians

When it comes to Russia or the Soviet Union, reports and historical accounts do get blurry; in the West they do, and consequently in...

Ivanka Trump’s TV riposte about sexual misconduct sets Twitter on fire — RT US...

Ivanka Trump took offense to a question by a TV interviewer about accusations by several women...

Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire

Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet....

Trump, Putin, and Nikolas Cruz Walk Into a Bar…

Since the FBI never inspected the DNC’s computers first-hand, the only evidence comes from an Irvine, California, cyber-security firm known as CrowdStrike whose chief...

Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire

Photo by Diariocritico de Venezuela | CC BY 2.0 Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed...

Trump, Putin, and Nikolas Cruz Walk Into a Bar…

Photo by Broward County Sheriff’s Office | CC BY 2.0 “Since the FBI never inspected the DNC’s computers first-hand, the only evidence comes from an...

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 Worm Was in the Fruit | By Bill C. Davis

In the 1969 documentary The Sorrow and The Pity, a young German worker says about Germany prior to World War II: “The worm was...

#TimesUp For John Kelly, And For Toxic Masculinity In Trump’s White House | By...

Just 14 months ago, both of the women who’d once been married to Rob Porter got horrifying Facebook messages and texts from a third...

The My Lai Massacre: Fifty Years Later

Photo by -JvL- | CC BY 2.0 Nineteen sixty-eight was an earth-shattering year! Revolution was in the air all across the globe from nations in...

Immanuel Kunt’s Vision of Life Beyond Guns & God

(A tribute to a great idea; ‘The Coalition Against US Foreign Military Bases’ @ University of Baltimore) Immanuel Kunt…living in Ballarat, a provincial Australian city...

We Need Radical Imagination | By Sarah van Gelder

There are many consequences to the near daily barrage of lies, violence, bigotry, and vulgarity produced by the Trump administration. One impact: This atmosphere...

Reflections in a Golden Globe

I have the feeling that Hollywood awards shows enjoy a robust secret life of viewership among radicals and assorted cultural snobs—it’s like that impulsive,...

Haiti and America’s Historic Debt – Consortiumnews

From the Archive: President Trump says his “tough” language on immigration, which reportedly included decrying “shithole” nations, didn’t apply to...

Thus Spake Oprah As The New York Times Spots UFOs Over The Comb-Over Empire

I remember my first impression of the Reality Television program American Idol. I cringed at the thought, what if, a young Bob Dylan, Patti...

NYC police union seeks to block release of footage — RT US News

As NYC moves to equip its police force with bodycams by 2020, its main police union...

Cotton Candy Fever Rush | Dissident Voice

by Scott Thomas Outlar / January 7th, 2018 Across my spine is a shiver shakeelectric in its natural rhythmfrom the boil in the gene swarmto...

Product Placement | Dissident Voice

by Scott Thomas Outlar / December 31st, 2017 Place your tax breaknear my lower bracketand then bracefor balanceupon impactas I send you swirlingtoward the higher...

‘Police did this to my son:’ 17yo bruised, bloodied after ‘beating’ by Alabama officers...

Police in Alabama are facing a backlash after a 17-year-old was left heavily bruised following an...

Americans Are Only Now Beginning to Learn that We Live in a Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The first time when it became clear to me that I live in a dictatorship was in 2014 when...

The Voice of America as Trojan Horse

...or Democracy as American franchise. The Voice of America has always been a ploy to coerce the people into believing that state corporatism is the...

After Moore, the Deluge

Choose journalism that empowers movements for social, environmental and economic justice: Support the independent media at Truthout! The defeat of Roy Moore in the...

Theresa May’s ‘mission accomplished’ moment? PM thanks UK troops for ‘crushing’ ISIS — RT...

Islamic State terrorists have been defeated in Iraq, British Prime Minister Theresa May has told...

Draining Ottawa’s Foreign Policy Swamp

‘Drain the swamp’ was a popular Donald Trump campaign slogan that referred to reducing the influence of Washington lobbyists. While the three words reflect...

After Moore, the Deluge

The defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama senate race tells us something about voters. Women — especially black women — made the difference. Some...

Whiteness Won’t Be Wished Away

Photo by AnaManzar08 | CC BY 2.0 White Workers Have Double Consciousness White workers have at least a dual identity — we are both workers and white....

Capitalism’s Failure Of The Flesh: The Rise Of The Robots | By Phil Rockstroh

Humankind, being an inherently tool-making species, has always been in a relationship with technology. Our tools, weapons, machines, and appliances are crucial to forging...

The “Last Martyr”: Who Killed Kamal Al-Assar?

When I learned of the death of Kamal al-Assar, a few years ago, I was baffled. He was only in his 40s. I remember...

The Market Forces of Sexual Abuse

The unbalanced relations and divisions of labor between the sexes dates back to long before patriarchy and had as much to do with nature,...

Can We Fix Law Enforcement

By Eric Peters Eric Peters Autos December 7, 2017 ...

Challenging the Neoliberalism at the Root of Trump’s Authoritarianism

Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on October 4, 2016. (Photo:...

The Milky Way

Photo by Abdul Rahman | CC BY 2.0 At the recent twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany, presided...
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Video: Putin is ready to negotiate on everything but Russia’s national interests – Oliver...

He's won Oscars and Golden Globes, and his films are cult classics, part of the American consciousness. Now, Oliver Stone's latest project is an...

The Neoliberal Survival Game

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair One of the ways the media has shaped the public’s attitude concerning the distribution of wealth and power in our...

Evaporation

Skin and Bones, she lays there… upon a sickly hospital bed life raft. Insides vice-like, stomach cramps and nausea throne-rule the abstract day. It started as ‘Self Control’ but,...

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...

Fanning the Flames of Revolution

The power of the privileged elite, like capitalism itself, is predicated upon lies and delusion. Their power appears formidable and insurmountable. In reality, it...

Sunshine of Your Song | Dissident Voice

by Scott Thomas Outlar / November 26th, 2017 Once love has been foundand the heart has grown fullthe world is at peace nowmy thoughts are...

…if it takes100 yrs

I am the North Star— Hope; Never wavering, organizing, burning thorough bars, walls, wire— I am consciousness of all creatures, crystalline water, clean, sweet air, black soil From forgotten reservations I...

The Science of Subterfuge | Dissident Voice

Following the devastation of WWII, many survivors of the armed sieges sought refuge in lands that were not their own. Among them were not...

Hallucination machine lets you blow your mind without taking psychedelic drugs — RT UK...

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 17:09 VR tech had to branch out into the world...

Kate Middleton’s uncle pleads guilty to punching wife unconscious with ‘left hook’ — RT...

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 12:57 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 13:24 The Duchess of...

Iranian media says Boris Johnson’s gaffe was proof of ‘cover-up’ over jailed British woman...

Boris Johnson has had quite a week. But, unlike his fellow cabinet ministers, the foreign...

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...

Focus… Unfocus… It’s Always There, Like A Thorn In The Tender Underneath Of Your...

by Paul Tristram / October 29th, 2017 That ‘Puncture Wound’ no longer weeps…but, it aches, like rack-broken bonesstretching past life regression-likethrough the dawn of each...

Bystanders snap selfies & rob knocked-out woman (VIDEO) — RT US News

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 15:05 Edited time: 28 Oct, 2017 09:14 Disturbing footage has emerged...

5 Ways Whites are Discriminated Against in America

For the first time ever, a major poll shows that a majority of white Americans believe that whites are discriminated against in America today....

Escaping the Colonized Mind – Consortiumnews

In our late-stage capitalism, every inch of humanity has been exploited and maximized for profit, creating “colonized” minds and emotions,...

Hopes and Dreams | Dissident Voice

by Scott Thomas Outlar / October 22nd, 2017 We all have our crosses to bear,our wars to wage,our crusades to mount,our paths to tread. We all...

Scientology defectors protest against new Birmingham HQ for ‘money-making cult’ — RT UK News

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 16:35 Protesters rallied outside the Church of Scientology’s new UK...

Sex, Rage Displacement, and Ecocide: Wanderings In An Interior Archipelago Of The Colonised

Human sexuality mirrors human culture. Mating dances of seduction and refusal, and acts of non-consensual aggression cannot be separated from traits witnessed, practiced, and...

Trump’s Values Voter Speech is the End Result of Fundamentalist and Capitalist Education |...

It may be hyperbolic to claim that Donald Trump’s speech at the Values Voter Summit has ushered in an era of conservative Christian capitalism,...

‘Blame Russia for everything – part of propaganda campaign to smear politicians’ — RT...

Published time: 12 Oct, 2017 15:04 Elected British officials appear on RT as they can’t...

Che: Viva! Hasta la Victoria Siempre!

Che! You are one of the greatest revolutionaries of the 20th Century. You inspired tens of millions of people throughout the world to fight...

The South Is My Country

If you’ve read my work over the past several weeks, you’ve probably noticed an increased fascination with secession/independence movements around the world. I think...

A Cuban Mystery: The US Embassy in Havana

Cuba has, for decades, been a form of political pathology for US political consciousness. Fidel Castro loomed in his indestructible guise, tormenting a succession...

It’s Shockingly Easy To OD

Necrophiliac murder of autistic teenager was preventable, case review finds

The murder of an 18-year-old woman at a Bristol care home could have been prevented,...

American Exceptionalism Considered

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...

The Limits and Deficiencies of Dialectical and Historical Materialism

With all its emphasis on materiality, physicality and corporeality as the prime origin of all conceptualities, dialectical-historical-materialism is, first and foremost, a concept, that...

The Other Side of the Coin

by Scott Thomas Outlar / September 16th, 2017 Some people want to readabout the Holy Spirit;others would rather Godnever be mentioned. Some people want to seethe...

Liberals Don’t Respect a Nation’s Sovereignty

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When the United States and some of its allies in 2003 invaded and destroyed Iraq on false pretenses —...

New York Magazine Fails to Rescue Charter Schools

As the failures of charter schools across the country multiply, and as more people become aware of these failures, the rich and their media...

The Myth of Canada’s “Benevolent” Foreign Policy

A house built on an imaginary foundation may be a “dream home” but it can never be lived in. The same holds true in...

The Unspoken Truth behind the Colin Kaepernick Story

The spectacle is the nightmare of imprisoned modern society which ultimately expresses nothing more than its desire to sleep.  The spectacle is the guardian...

The Case for Loafers

No doubt it is a sign of advancing age, and also of retirement, that these days I always take a siesta. This increases my...

Rhyme and Reason

by Scott Thomas Outlar / September 10th, 2017 Is that hawk screamingabout whether or notit believes in the existence of God?Or simply seekingacross the distancewith...

Cultural Imperialism and the Seeds of Catastrophe: Ripping up the Social Fabric of India 

Foreign capital is dictating the prevailing development agenda in India. The aim is to replace current structures with a system of industrial agriculture suited...

Begging for War

"There are no good options," Brian Williams said the other night on MSNBC, launching a discussion about North Korea with the implication that war—maybe...

Coup de Planète

Photo by Jim Mattis | CC BY 2.0 There has been a military coup in the United States and nobody noticed, least of all our...

Reduction as a Process of Expansion

by Scott Thomas Outlar / September 3rd, 2017 I will melt at the flash pointof simplicityuntil my mindevaporatesinto mist I will meditate on the blessingsof lightuntil...

Repair or Replace?

There are very few inventions which are perfect at the moment of their creation, or which cannot be improved over time. The League of...

Like Ford vs Chevy

By Francis Borek Guns.com August 26, 2017 For decades these two companies fought tooth and nail. (Photo: Francis Borek) Before all of the endlessly debated firearms rivalries...

Open and Empty

by Scott Thomas Outlar / August 20th, 2017 If there exists such a stateas perfect peaceit must bethis quiet calmthat causes a soulto surrender its...

Trump’s Fascism versus Obama’s Fascism

Eric Zuesse, as originally posted at The Saker Barack Obama was the only U.S. President who at the United Nations defended nazism — racist fascism...

Revolutionary Ferment: From the Russian Revolution to the Contemporary US

While it's impossible to know when and where a revolution is going to happen and under what conditions, there is currently a broad radicalization...

Trump's "Both Sides" Rhetoric: Liberals Beat Him to the Punch

(Photo: Vadimguzhva / Stock / Getty Images Plus) "The thing about us fascists is, it's not that we don't believe in freedom of speech. You...

Holocausts R Us

Photo by August Brill | CC BY 2.0 Late last century, I spent a few years teaching what is quaintly called ‘Social Studies’ at a...

Proliferation of Peace

by Scott Thomas Outlar / August 13th, 2017 Still I walkthrough stray strandsof a spider’s webhanging in the woods.The silk is smoothupon my skin,easily slipping...

Revisiting Baudrillard’s “America” in the Age of Trump and the Kardashians

Photo by continentcontinent.cc | CC BY 2.0 Why this sudden bewilderment, this confusion?(How serious people’s faces have become)Why are the streets and squares emptying so...

Peter Van Buren on Morality, Expediency, and Hiroshima

August 6 usually doesn’t make headlines in America. But mark the day by what absence demonstrates: on the 72nd anniversary of the nuclear destruction...

You In Humanity

The fundamental flaw in human society is a lack of moral character. While certainly there are many people who have good moral character, they...

Woman kills ‘cult-fearing’ boyfriend after online conspiracist calls her ‘reptilian super soldier’

Pennsylvania police are investigating the death of a man killed with a shot to the head...

Redeemer Nation

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. –        Jesus Christ, Sermon on the...

Theresa May denies suppressing report on Saudi terrorism funding to protect UK arms deals

Published time: 20 Jul, 2017 11:48 Edited time: 21 Jul, 2017 08:14 Prime Minister Theresa...

9/11 survivors call on Theresa May to publish ‘suppressed’ Saudi terrorist funding report

Survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May...

Ohio judge denies death row inmates’ request for more witnesses at executions

A judge in Ohio has turned down the requests of three death row prisoners to have...

Auguries of Innocence & Navel-Gazing

Does our understanding of freedom depend on how we respond to two contra cosmological paradigms…namely the interaction between the ‘particular’ and the ‘universal’ …or...

Nukes and the Global Schism

The United States boycotted the U.N. negotiations to ban — everywhere across Planet Earth — nuclear weapons. So did eight other countries. Guess which...

Igniting Intention

The only hell in lifeI could possibly imaginewould come from squanderingthe gift of lightthat pulses within my soul. Poetry is just a language I useto...

Nuclear Weapons: Barbaric Tools of Death

The existence of nuclear weapons is an ugly symbol of the violent consciousness that plagues humanity. Despite tremendous technological advancements, developments in health care...

Death of America’s Common Man

Modern America’s obsession with self and success has killed off what once was an honorable American archetype, the Common Man,...

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...

Indigenous European Spirituality Encoded in the Folk Tradition

Update on progress for Pro-European Pro-West history-culture magazine, Europa Sun, hoping to launch in August! https://t.co/OTr7X0RPXd pic.twitter.com/m1K0kZDMa0 — Volkish Folklorist (@CarolynEmerick)...

Turkish Embassy brawl in DC results in hate crime charges

A New Jersey native, who was part of the brawl outside the Washington DC residence of...

Thousands could be evacuated from UK tower blocks over fire risk

Published time: 23 Jun, 2017 12:54 Edited time: 23 Jun, 2017 13:35 Thousands of people...

Weeping to Sow

by Scott Thomas Outlar / June 18th, 2017 Who’s in the moodto sob over a sad story?Well, I’ve already sufferedenough sorrow in my life,so I’m...

F/A-18 fighter jet oxygen systems blamed in deaths of 4 US Navy pilots

Four US Navy pilot deaths in F/A-18 Hornets are said to have been caused by oxygen...

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...

Oliver Stone Reveals a Vulnerable Putin

Exclusive: The U.S. political/media demonization of Russia’s Putin is unrelenting, but an interview series with director Oliver Stone poses tough...

‘Enlightenment Values’: Austria Enacts Anti-Burqa & Compulsory Integration Law

Editor’s Note: Challenging subversive Muslim micro-behaviours is an effective preliminary step towards re-establishing nationalist sentiment. While fostering White racial consciousness, inculcating positive...

The Tyranny of Gov’t Science

We have reached a dangerous state of scientific tyranny. People are ridiculed and even vilified for questioning the prevailing narratives about the nature of...

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Injuries are part and parcel of a long-term survival scenario. Many realize that good boots, gloves, and even protective eyewear will prevent many of...

Roger Ailes: The Man Who Destroyed Objectivity

Fox News creator and former chief Roger Ailes, who died at 77 last week from complications after a fall in his Florida home, may...

War in Afghanistan Is Killing Children in Record Numbers in 2017

Abdullah, an 8-year-old from Ghazni province, lies in a ward inside Emergency Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 2, 2017. Abdullah was wounded during...

British colonel raped US officer at boozy UN conference in Uganda, court hears

Published time: 17 May, 2017 11:30 Edited time: 18 May, 2017 06:47 A British colonel...

‘Constitutional crisis’: Trump’s firing of FBI director ignites Twitter frenzy

The unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey has ignited a war of words and tweets....

What About the Kids? Conversations on Parenting in Dark Times

For many of us, it is insanely difficult to wrap our hearts and minds around the prospects which lie ahead for humanity. The list...

War Is the Health of the State

To most Americans of the classes which consider themselves significant the war brought a sense of the sanctity of the State which, if...

‘Serial Killer’ drug strikes UK after causing deadly addiction epidemic in US

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that a new drug, known by the street...

Trump, A Symptom Of What? A Radical Message From a Half-Century Ago

Combat operations at Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam, November 1965. (Photo: US Army) You could hear the deep sadness in the preacher's voice as he named...

'Going on Offense,' Advocates Demand Single-Payer Health Program

With a new poll strengthening their case and the Republican healthcare bill's failure energizing their call, Medicare-for-all advocates are holding rallies in scores of...

Caligula with Orange Hair

So maybe this is how the U.S. demilitarizes, or the American public at least returns to the consciousness of the late ’60s, when protests...

The Death of a Fake Culture

(RINF) - History teaches us that a few people had ideas and that the rest found their identities in following the lead of movers...

Hundreds of companies bidding to ‘build that wall’ on US-Mexico border

The deadline for bids to build President Donald Trump’s “great, great wall” along the US border...

Louisiana officer found guilty of manslaughter over shooting of autistic child

Published time: 25 Mar, 2017 18:13 A Louisiana police officer who fired 14 shots at a father...

Can We Leave the Atrocity Exhibition? Media Coverage of the London Attack

Police and other emergency responders gathered on Westminster Bridge, where a driver mowed down pedestrians, in London, March 22, 2017. An attack near the...

Arkansas, short of volunteer witnesses, seeks to rush through 8 executions in 10 days...

The state of Arkansas is struggling to find enough volunteers to witness eight inmate executions scheduled...

Monsanto’s Violence in India: The Sacred and the Profane

From Hinduism and Paganism to Thor, Woden and Monsanto, humans have lost their ancient beliefs, practices and connection with nature. The old practices, so...

Leaping Beyond the Prison Walls

In the first week of February, thirteen students—all incarcerated adolescents serving time in an adult correctional facility—gather to think through a provocative question posed to...

Can You Spot a Psychopath?

Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Norman Bates in Psycho...

The Report from Iron Mountain

NaturalNews.com March 6, 2017 Looking into the context of history can be instructive to realize the importance of locations and legends from the past. Only to learn what...

‘It burns, it burns’: Kids poisoned by apple juice at birthday party, 2 hospitalized

Published time: 6 Mar, 2017 22:10 A multi-agency investigation is underway in Pennsylvania after two children had...

Man who slit his throat in court to avoid prison is sentenced for possessing...

Published time: 6 Mar, 2017 17:13 A man has been sentenced after slashing his throat in...

Historical Materialism Versus Historical Conceptualism

With all its emphasis on materiality, physicality and corporeality, as the prime origin of all conceptualities, historical materialism is, first and foremost, a concept,...

Fake News & Fake Values

It appears that America has little awareness of the value of awareness since fake news and fake values arrived to take possession of the...

Fair Game: The Resistance Puts Pressure on Complicit Democrats

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) takes questions after Democrats held an emergency caucus meeting on investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, on...

Heroin overdoses spike in Louisville, Kentucky

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Fast Food CEO Steps Down as Labor Nominee

“Today, fast food mogul Andy Puzder announced he will bow out of the running to be Labor Secretary. The controversial CEO of Hardees and...

While We Weep

by Scott Thomas Outlar / February 12th, 2017 We wage these warsof violencewith promisesof paradise and peacewaiting in the wingsall the while. How many veils of...

So Now What? Good Question

Since the election last November, I’ve been searching for the right words to convey my concerns. It’s not primarily about who won and who...

British banker turned Kurdish fighter launches Syrian aid charity (VIDEO EXCLUSIVE)

Former London currency trader and Conservative Party Councilor Macer Gifford left his high-flying City career...

Dear Beloved Resistance: We Are Stronger Together

Dear beloved resistance, We now have a President and Cabinet who almost certainly have no interest in the safety or well-being of their people. Many...

‘Scientology knock-off’: Whistleblower exposes ‘cult’ that thinks ‘children are sexy’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Almost two years after Jane started ‘personal development’ course Access Consciousness, she realized she was...

Sustaining the Momentum of the Women's March: Where We Go From Here

Andrea Cristina Mercado marches in the Women's March in Washington, DC, on January 21, 2017. (Photo: Jill Shenker / National Domestic Workers Alliance) This weekend...

Spinning Sensations

by Scott Thomas Outlar / January 15th, 2017 These days were growing shorter,colder, and dare I say, lonelierof late,leading my spirit inwardtoward the spaces of...

Defendant ‘repeatedly slits his own throat’ in Wales courtroom

A man who was waiting to be sentenced for a sex attack at Haverfordwest Magistrates’...

Pneumonia Is Not Our Friend

Jim Henson created the Muppets. In late 1989, he sold his company to Disney for $150 million. In early 1990, he began experiencing flu-like symptoms....

Steve Biko at 70

They had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid. — Nelson Mandela Commemorating birthdays in the aftermath of a person’s death tends to be...

Oxygen into Energy

by Scott Thomas Outlar / December 18th, 2016 Perfectionis the momentwhen atoms disperseand cellsdissipateinto the atmosphereleaving allcorporeal illusionsbehind Enlightenmentis the visionof higher orderwhen vibrationscoalesceand the spiritfinds...

Ex-NYPD chief to stand trial in Occupy Wall Street police brutality case

Former New York Police Department Chief and current commissioner of the Office of Emergency Management Joseph...

Seth Rogen and Six More White Men Discuss Race, Gender in Animation

What’s wrong with this picture? Or perhaps the headline of this Hollywood Reporter piece (12/14/16) was supposed to be, “Seth Rogen and Six More White...

Tempus Fugit

The number of productivity strategies out there are innumerable. Every day, dozens and perhaps hundreds of articles are published online about how to get...

Still They Flow

by Scott Thomas Outlar / December 11th, 2016 Who am I to weepfrom a broken heart while sirens screamthrough the city as they rushto the rescue of a...

Marijuana and a Free Society

Not all Americans are celebrating the recently passed ballot measures relating to marijuana—especially some conservatives. People in the states of California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada...

The Coming War on China

When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a...

The Feds Killed MLK

Very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Few books have been written about it,...

Haiti 1791: the Cradle of African Nationalism and Internationalism

by T.P. Wilkinson / November 24th, 2016 Editor’s Note:  Dr. Wilkinson delivered this paper about Haiti to a colloquium commemorating 40 years of study of...

Something to Teach Us About Living Well

As efforts to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline grow, communities across the country are hearing from activists on their return from North Dakota and...

Whitelash: A Response to Van Jones

Nov 11, 2016 By Karl North | redice.tv The election of Donald J. Trump to the Presidency has left the political...

Brexit Should Have Told Us This Was Coming

Demonstrators supporting a British departure from the European Union, in London, June 15, 2016. Although referendums such as Brexit, the rejection of...

'Red Scare 2': Russia and the 2016 US election

Among the many ways in which the 2016 US presidential election has been out of the...

Alabama’s Human Guinea Pigs: Burning People Alive on Death Row

Photo by The Pug Father | CC BY 2.0 Alabama’s last execution may have burned a man alive because the “consciousness assessment” it administers is...

FBI sees no proof of Trump-Russia ties – NYT

FBI officials say their investigation into links between US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Russia...

Forget the Trump-Clinton Charade: It’s Time to Wake Up America!

Colin Todhunter (RINF) - Who will be the winners and the losers in the coming U.S. presidential election? Trump or Clinton, Clinton or Trump? The...

Written By the Whispers of the Wind

by Scott Thomas Outlar / October 30th, 2016 I wanted to write a poemabout the perfectionof this moment,but the windwhistled all the words awayas the...

Calling Trump Moscow’s favorite is nonsense created by media – Putin

The idea that Russia has a favorite in the US election was deliberately created by the...

3 Philadelphia prison guards arrested for alleged assault on handcuffed inmate

Three Philadelphia prison guards are facing charges including aggravated assault after allegedly beating up a handcuffed...

Spitting Image

by Scott Thomas Outlar / October 23rd, 2016 The cults line upon their respectivesides of the sandto send cursesback and forthwhile those of uswith a...

Creepy Clowns and Clownish Creeps

We live in a country where the Hamburglar can freely walk down the street, but Ronald McDonald can’t. — Twitter post by ‘BH’, Oct 12,...

Thug hits Spanish-speaking man in face with wooden plank, demands he ‘speak in English’

A Spanish-speaking man was hit in the face with a plank of wood by a...

The Left Must Hate Poor Black People

The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is...

Bridging the Ancient Divide

A hand of electric lightning, pulsing with neon waves of source energy, stretched down from the heavens, entering the swamp of primordial soup to infuse DNA and soul into...

Delta staff didn't believe black woman was doctor during in-flight medical emergency

In-flight medical emergencies are always scary, but when one passenger on a Delta flight lost consciousness,...

The Failed Dogma of Neoliberalism

In the 1980s, British Prime Minister Thatcher and U.S. President Reagan depicted neoliberal or “free market” capitalism as the ideal system, a dogma that...

Severely beaten Chicago cop refused to shoot attacker, fearing ‘national news’

A female police officer in Chicago, Illinois ended up in the hospital after a man reportedly high on drugs smashed her face into the...

More Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Twelve years ago, John Perkins published his book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and it rapidly rose up The New York Times’ best-seller...

Where’s Our Alt-Left? Serving Our Center-Right

With daily bulletins from consciousness control informing us of the dangers of electing a textbook capitalist as president while daily news of textbook capitalism’s...

What a Day to Be Alive

by Scott Thomas Outlar / October 2nd, 2016 What a beautiful dayto burn the entrenched political establishment to the groundand dance atop the ashes What a...

The Twilight of the Leisure Class

A comment from a philosophically inclined academic during the dreaded ‘post-modern’ era was that memory, lived history as it is understood, becomes a critical...

Standing Rock Stakes Claim for Sovereignty

Mainstream media would have most of us believe that the current struggle at Standing Rock, North Dakota is all about clean water – that...

Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry stands in David Cameron’s old constituency for UK Green Party

Witney, Oxfordshire, is about to feel the Bern. Well, kind of. Larry Sanders, brother of...

Invader: “I Came to F**k the Women”

A rejected “asylum seeker” from Algeria living in Austria, on trial for an attempted rape in Linz, has told the court that...

Chelsea Manning could face indefinite solitary confinement over suicide attempt

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning will hear whether a US military disciplinary board judging her attempted suicide earlier...

In a World breaking Monthly Temperature Records, advertising Cars should be Criminal

A Metro should never be wrapped in car ads. On Monday the whole front of Montréal’s Metro paper promoted Kia. All of page two and...

Darwin Unhinged

This is atrociously long, criminally even, by internet standards but I post it anyway because I get occasional requests.  Few will read it, which...

French ‘antifascist’ writer attacked by Muslims

Schadenfreude, anyone? Breitbart reports: Writer Ghislain Gilberti and his son were savagely attacked on Saturday by a group of men shouting “filthy white”, seemingly Islamists enraged...

Royal Marine charged with Northern Ireland-linked terrorism

An active member of the British armed forces has been charged with terrorism offenses by...

Charter Schools Increase Fraud, Corruption, Chaos, and Anarchy

Every day, more than a few news items, journal articles, books, and blogs expose a range of scandals, crimes, fraud, and corruption associated with...

Eye to Eye

Editor’s Note: Congratulations and best wishes to Scott Thomas on the release of his latest book of poetry, Happy Hour Hallelujah. ***** I have searched for...

The Bloody Evil of George Soros

Excerpt from Contagion:The Betrayal of Liberty; Russia and the United States in the Post-Cold War Era adapted for lewrockwell.com ……..Spooked out of Russia after the...

Back to the Future

I was going through some old boxes last year, uncovering the detritus and memories of times past, when I came upon a...

The Trouble With Citizenship

For at least a half-century, and demonstrably and palpably since 1972 (and perhaps since November 22, 1963), the American public, first the fringes and...

Don’t let propaganda for the ‘looming cashless society’ deceive you

Since its invention in Babylon around 4,000 years ago, money has changed from gold coins, to coins of lesser value; to paper notes/cheques, plastic cards,...

The Greatest of All Time

by Scott Thomas Outlar / August 14th, 2016 The old adage goes:If you don’t have anything niceto say about someone,don’t say anything at all. Well, OK,...

The Nuclear Breakfast Menu

Donald Trump is a reckless fool. But the U.S. defense establishment is M.A.D. And herein lies one of the darker problems with the Trump candidacy,...

Of Hajah Zainab – Is Palestine Still the Central Issue for Arabs?

Palestine is increasingly absent from Arab consciousness, at least at the official and media levels. For years, the discussion has veered elsewhere,...

‘We’re Trying to Transform How Policy Looks in the 21st Century’ – CounterSpin interview...

Janine Jackson interviewed Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson about “A Vision for Black Lives” for the August 5, 2016 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly...

The Propaganda War With Putin

If it had not already been apparent, the net effect of the DNC email hack has been to kick open the door...

I’m a Genie in a Bottle, Baby

by Scott Thomas Outlar / August 7th, 2016 There are murdersin the street Puddles of bloodevery night Women gettingtheir nose broken Men being shotin the back There are suicidebombs...

‘We Have to Have Disability as Part of Our Discussion’ – CounterSpin interview with...

Janine Jackson interviewed David Perry about disability and police violence for the July 29, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. David...

The Propaganda War With Putin

If it had not already been apparent, the net effect of the DNC email hack has been to kick open the door to a...

Massive Deployment of US WMD Spotlighted by Peace Group

The ad pierces your consciousness and catches you by surprise. Plastered on the side of Seattle’s King County Metro it hurls you momentarily back...

Massive Deployment of US WMD Spotlighted by Peace Group

The ad pierces your consciousness and catches you by surprise. Plastered on the side of Seattle’s King County Metro it hurls you momentarily back...

“Gulen-Gate” Islamic Terrorists Descend on the Democratic National Convention

by George Eliason Why are known terrorists at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? Doesn't the Secret Service vet people that are in the same...

The Party’s Over

Well, the party is over and the machine has prevailed. Our attempt to revive democracy in the electoral arena failed. Still, we owe Bernie...

There is Nothing Great about War

In all countries socialists renounced the class struggle and proceeded instead to go to war for their fatherland and their people. Jacques R. Pauwels, The...

I Can’t Watch Another Police Killing

Philando Castile and Alton Sterling became the latest black Americans to turn into Twitter hashtags when videos of their deaths at the hands of...

A Preview of The Coming War Between America and China

John Pilger John Pilger is a world-renowned journalist, documentary filmmaker and author. He has twice won Britain’s highest award for journalism. His films have won...

Escapade

Escape Is a key Reverse Release And narrow From A programme A prison A careless decision Or fear and derision Not A backspace Or a rat race Nor A lost chase Or a lost face Escape Calls for daring Escape Comes from a...

We Have Met the Alien and He Is Us

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Imagine a secret government facility buried deep in the bowels of a mountain; a deluxe bomb shelter –...

Deep Infatuation

by Scott Thomas Outlar / July 10th, 2016 Distance makes the heart grow fonder,so it’s no surprisewhy I’ve forever beencompletely head over heelsfor a source...

Why black lives matter: 6 high-profile killings enraging America

The deaths of of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, at the hands of...

Exit

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

Trans person attacked leaving fundraiser for Orlando massacre victims – graphic

In a horrific turn of events, a transgender person who had just shown support for the...

Cedric J. Robinson: the Making of a Black Radical Intellectual

Just as Thucydides believed that historical consciousness of a people in crisis provided the possibility of more virtuous action, more informed and rational choices,...

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

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

We Interrupt This Broadcast

by Scott Thomas Outlar / June 12th, 2016 Everyone in lifeneeds a little levityfrom time to time and I get minewatching political Phariseesget worshiped as cult...

Stairway to Trial: Led Zeppelin will defend rights to world-famous song in court

Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page will appear in an LA court over claims they...

Worldnews hardcore: News about worldnews from The Viper now on RT worldnews (EXPLICIT NEWS)

A new satire show is coming to RT.com with the digital channel plucking funny man...

Batman in a Hospital Bed

Originally posted at TomDispatch. I can’t tell you exactly why I clicked on the article, but it was probably the title: “The ...

Missouri officer sentenced to 4 years for tasing teen into coma (VIDEO)

A prolonged Taser attack that left a 17-year-old in a medically induced coma and with a...

Muhammad Ali: a Torchbearer of Resistance

If anything the passing of Muhammad Ali bestows even more greatness on the man, knowing that despite all he achieved, everything he went through...

Obama and the Myth of Hiroshima

On May 27, Barack Obama became the first sitting American president to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the site of...

The ‘Major Problem,’ According to Bernie Sanders: ‘An Establishment…Led by Corporate Media’

Bernie Sanders in Rolling Stone (5/31/16): “If I talk about the disappearing middle class? Not exactly what CNN is interested in hearing, right?” (photo:...

Network 40 Years Later

Paddy Chayefsky’s extraordinary movie Network was made 40 years ago in 1976, just as the United States began its long economic descent. It may...

Memorial Day

It’s 1959, and I’m standing on a sidewalkin Pleasantville, New Yorkholding a miniature American flag in my hand. It’s really hot in the sun,but I...

Feel the Hate

a katz | Shutterstock.com   Many Bernie Sanders activists and supporters are understandably disgusted by the contemptuous mistreatment they and their candidate have received from the corporate-Clintonite Democratic...

Stand down Shakedown

by Scott Thomas Outlar / May 22nd, 2016 It’s interestinghow delays and cancellationscaused by TSAin airportsacross the countryall seem tospontaneouslystart happeningat the same time… …right as...

A Pox on the House of Nuclear Weapons

Earlier this month, a UN working group met in Geneva to discuss implementing the nuclear ban treaty. (Photo: RAF) Do you long for the day...

Day 2 of Left Forum tackles police brutality & harnessing the Sanders campaign (VIDEO)

The second day of the Left Forum heard damning accounts of police brutality in the US...

How We Got the Tanks and M-16s Out of LA Schools

Today, after 18 months of ferocious uphill organizing the Labor/Community Strategy Center reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the...

Why Not Hillary?

a katz | Shutterstock.com   For those who have had enough of the neoliberal turn and of liberal imperialism, and who have no liking for endless wars and...

Women and War

This month we’ve seen a strange confluence of developments, anniversaries, and events bringing the subject of “women and war” to the editorial pages of...

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The most heinous thing a human can do is eat another human.  Fear of cannibalism along with the other two great taboos, incest and inter-family violence, are the bedrocks of human culture.  Without these taboos there is no human civilization, yet zombie cannibals are everywhere, from the most popular TV shows in the US and Europe to the most played PC games.   Everywhere we look there is a zombie dragging his feet looking for human prey.  The ubiquitous nature of this meme of semi-human creatures that survive only by breaking the most fundamental of human taboos is a clear indicator of a collective cultural pathology.

Humans must not only kill and eat plants and animals to survive, we must make sure they keep coming back so they can be killed and eaten again and again.  Life needs death;  we must kill to live, and eventually we all wind up as someone else's food.  This paradox lies at the core of the world’s religions and mythologies and the fear/repulsion of eating other humans is the keystone of our culture, without it we turn on ourselves and self-annihilation ensues.  The zombie meme is a modern myth pointing to a deep fear of self-destruction.

The great psychologist and mystic Carl Jung was asked if a myth could be equated to a collective dream and he answered this way, “A myth…is the product of an unconscious process in a particular social group, at a particular time, at a particular place. This unconscious process can naturally be equated with a dream. Hence anyone who ‘mythologizes,’ that is, tells myths, is speaking out of this dream.”

If a person had a recurring nightmare that she was eating her family it would be a clear symptom of a profound psychological disturbance.  Cultures don’t dream, but they do tell stories and those stories can tell us much about the state of the collective psyche.

Many of the themes in our popular culture are conscious story telling devices with the definite purpose of social engineering/control, but others seem to just emerge from the collective unconscious like the stuff of dreams.  The zombie meme is clearly of the latter variety.   It's pointing to a fear that something has broken in our culture and what awaits us is a collective psychotic break of apocalyptic proportions.

In the 1950’s there were widespread fears of a communist takeover that expressed themselves through films like The Village of the Damned or the Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  But the zombie meme exposes something much darker in our collective psyche.  The fundamental taboo around cannibalism is a pillar of human culture, yet the zombies are obsessive cannibals and we can’t seem to get enough of them.

What does this new archetype of a cannibalistic apocalypse reveal about out culture?  By nature archetypes point to transcendent themes that evade definition.  They are not symbols that have a clear equivalent, they can only point in the general direction which in the case of the zombie meme is the inverting of some of our most sacred myths and the embracing of our most horrid taboos.

The zombie meme emerged onto the American consciousnesses with George Romero’s 1968 cult classic, The Night of the Living Dead.  The archetype was invigorated with Danny Boyles’s  2002 film, 28 Days Later  which introduced an important new element: the apocalypse.

The meme reached maturity in 2010 when AMC launched The Walking Dead, now the number #1 show on US television for viewers between the ages of 18 and 49.  The Walking Dead was created by Frank Darabont, director of The Shawshank Redemption, and is based on a comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.  The key to the success of The Walking Dead is the dystopian zombie apocalypse in which the story unravels, allowing it to outperform even the ultimate social opiate, Sunday Night Football.

This is not simply an American phenomenon. In France the series The Returned (French: Les Revenants) has been very popular with both viewers and critics.  The Returned puts a fascinating twist on the return of the dead-  they just start walking home after having been dead for many years as if nothing had happened.  The BBC’s  In the Flesh  focuses on reintegrating zombies, victims of PDS (Partially Dead Syndrome).  World Z  had Brad Pitt save the world from fast moving zombies on the big screen and Mel Brook’s son Max even wrote a book titled The Zombie Survival Guide.

The Inverted Christian Mythos


In one episode of The Walking Dead the zombies are seen shuffling under the arch of an episcopal church inscribed with a passage from the gospel of John,  “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life”.  Over a billion Catholics in the world regularly participate in the transformation of bread and wine into what they believe is the actual flesh and blood of their savior, Jesus of Nazareth, and then eat him.  Catholics believe this sacramental right gives them eternal life.  In the zombie meme, however, the infected humans die and are born again but not unto salvation but into a hell of insatiable appetites and mindless meandering.

The Christian myth is agricultural; Christ is killed, buried, and comes to life three days later as the seed emerging from the ground,  just as the moon hides for three days behind the sun each month, only to be born again.  Christ’s body is the ‘sacred’ meal, the sacrificial food of the gods, his blood is their elixir.  The Catholic acts as the god receiving the sacred meal and by doing so gains the eternal qualities of the gods by breaking the most embedded of human taboos – the eating of human flesh.   It’s certainly a curios paradox that the sins of man are forgiven by committing cannibalism, as Catholic doctrine clearly states that Jesus was both man and God and the transubstantiation of the Catholic mass physically changes the bread and wine into the flesh and blood of Jesus.

As the Christian myth begins its third millennium, is the zombie meme telling us that this religious story is no longer viable ?  Are billions of ‘zombies’ eating flesh and drinking blood but finding no nourishment?  The vast majority of Western people  have a profound belief in science and science tells us that the story of Jesus is not to be taken literally, yet our churches insist that the ‘myth’ of Jesus is historical.  The Christian software no longer works as the science ‘virus’ has rendered it useless.

Myths are other people’s religions and for Westerners in need of spiritual ‘food’ the Eastern systems of yoga and Buddhism, which don’t depend on dogma that contradicts science, seem to be more palatable to their scientific worldviews.  Unfortunately, those ‘programs’ where written for a machine other than modern Western man.

Joseph Campbell described believing in a literal, historical God as someone eating a menu believing that they were really eating the food.   One clear component of the zombie meme is the spiritual starvation we are experiencing in the West.  We are eating the menus so the speak- old, meaningless books written by foreign peoples from far off places thousands of years ago, and they give us no nourishment.

The Hunger


Another essential quality of the zombie is it’s unquenchable hunger.  No amount of flesh and blood seems able to quench the longing to consume live human flesh.  Modern man has a similar problem-  no amount of money, sex, gadgets, job titles, drugs, entertainment, pornography, art, religion or gurus seem able to quench our thirst.  We live in constant hunger.

If we equate the zombie ‘hunger’ for flesh to the human desire for money, the comparison becomes almost uncanny.  Most adult humans spend most of their day either making money or spending it while being constantly bombarded with propaganda/advertising to keep them hungry.

From the most humble street vendor to the billionaires on CNBC, no one seems to ever have enough money.   Zombies need to eat live human flesh and money is at its core, human labor.  Our craving for money is really the craving for the work of others, for the sweat and blood of millions to furnish us with unlimited amounts of food and consumer goods.

The vast majority of Westerners have ceased to create anything tangible.  Only one in five Americans actually produce anything.  Eating what one produces on a farm or trading manufactured goods for food connects us to life.   But when people spend ten hours hours a day in an office looking at a computer screen and two hours in traffic, somehow eating, and living, become abstract.  What are we actually doing to create the food , heat, and the shelter we need?

Our hunger for food and things far outstrips our practical needs and has become the cause of our ever more obese, angry, unsatisfied society while our spiritual hunger leaves us addicted, chasing empty consumer thrills.  There is no end to what can be consumed and there is never enough for even those with billions; we always need more.

Zombies Don’t Surf 


Zombies don’t think, they simply move in big herds looking for their next meal, reminiscent of the herds piling up behind the doors of malls on Black Friday.  Curiously, the only way to kill them is to shoot them in their least vulnerable point, their brains.

Modern man is almost entirely without out any practical skills.  He doesn't know how to grow food, hunt animals or build a house.  He uses all sorts of electronic tools whose core technologies he doesn't really understand and which he doesn't have the slightest idea how to fix.

This set of circumstances is a recent development in human history, beginning in the 18th century and growing exponentially in the last 30 years during the information revolution.  We are helpless slaves to technologies we don’t understand and to media that programs us to believe all sorts of propaganda designed to keep us from actually thinking critically.

The Zombie Apocalypse


At least since the time of Christ, western man has been waiting for one apocalypse or another.  Be it the return of Christ, the turn of the millennium, nuclear war, killer meteorites or UFO’s, apocalyptic fears are nothing new to us.  Yet it’s no coincidence that just as the zombie took over prime time with The Walking Dead, the term 'preppers' began to appear. The intensity of apocalyptic thinking has noticeably increased in the last few years as shows like Doomsday Preppers is the most watched program in the history of the National Geographic Channel.

The latest wave of apocalyptic furor to take over the US is not based on fears of nuclear war or the return of Jesus, but on the collapse of the financial system which gave us a shot over the bow in 2008.  We are so far removed from any practical and productive activities that if the extremely complex financial and logistical infrastructure of the world gave way, how would we survive?  If our stores were suddenly empty how many people in the West would be able to produce food, fuel and shelter?  The vast majority of us are so far removed from the practical necessities of life that we are in a very real sense, mindless, insatiable, endlessly consuming zombies.

Not only do we not understand the technologies we use, we seem to trust that the complex systems that maintain us will continue working seamlessly even as doubts grow over the people who brought us the sub-prime debacle, the Iraq War and quantitative easing (QE).  What would happen to the world supply chain if the confidence in the dollar as a reserve currency were lost?  Is the ever increasing gap between rich and poor about to explode into all out class/race war?  A key element of the zombie meme is the underlying fear of societal collapse.

The Myth is Dead


Sometime after Galileo but before Newton, science lost the need for meaning.  For Galileo the universe, including the earth, was alive but by the time of Newton it was a dead machine.  The importance of this shift cannot be overestimated.  Galileo was describing something that was alive, that had a soul, a soul humans participated in, but by the time of Newton and the Enlightenment we were existing in a cold universe.  The world went from breathing like a mother to ticking like a clock.

From the earliest known cave paintings made over 40,000 years ago to the mystery schools of pre-Aryan Europe through to medieval Christian Europe, the West has been guided by profound mythical stories.

Science can give us answers to almost all our questions, yet in the end its meaninglessness is disquieting.  Science gives us technologies and deep understandings of the mechanics of the universe, but it's unwilling to the breach the topic of meaning.  We are asked to live for cliches, consumerism, hedonism or fundamentalism.  Rejecting science is absurd but embracing it is deadening.

If we were able to understand our own religions in the same spirit that we decipher the religions of others (myths) while embracing science (with its limitations), than maybe we could find our way to a new myth that would shed meaning on our cold world.  But myths emerge, they are not consciously created, and for the moment we wade in the void of knowing how but not why.  We consume but are never filled, we seek but we do not find.

We are all zombies.

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Inside The Matrix Revealed and Exit From the Matrix by Jon Rappoport July 4, 2014 www.nomorefakenews.com My investigation of Matrix inevitably leads back to Tibet where, 1500 years ago, exiled teachers from India, who had challenged major premises of the academic culture in their home country, wandered into Tibet and started “schools.” These schools were […]

Magic mushrooms & LSD can cure depression — study

A new study reveals the similarity between the way our brain works while sleeping, and when we’re tripping on psychedelic drugs. What’s more, LSD...

ISIS Is Taking Over Iraq Using Captured American Weapons

ISIS is marching through city after city in Iraq, and they are doing it with American weapons.  Thanks to a series of stunning victories in recent months, ISIS has captured a vast array of U.S. military equipment including trucks, Humvees, rockets, artillery pieces and Stinger missiles.  When the U.S. was pulling out of Iraq, we were [...]

EPA Drops the Ball on 2,4-D for GMO Crops

Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter “A coalition of organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action...

America’s CEOs: In a Class All by Themselves

Workers in the United States don’t make double what workers make in Japan or Switzerland. Why should U.S. CEOs routinely make double – and...

Rappoport interviews dead Tesla

Rappoport interviews dead Tesla by Jon Rappoport June 29, 2014 www.nomorefakenews.com Just in case a few over-eager readers think I’m actually interviewing Tesla, or “channeling” him, this is fiction. Bringing back Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), the famous inventor, for an encore involved a few emails to Limbo, where he is continuing his experiments. I expected the […]

Selective Sympathy in Israel/Palestine

Lawrence Davidson The display of anxiety and aggressive agitation in Israel, triggered by the kidnapping of three young men from an illegal settlement on the...

Logic, imagination, and magic

Logic, imagination, and magic by Jon Rappoport June 27, 2014 www.nomorefakenews.com Logic applies to the physical universe. It applies to statements made about that universe. It applies to factual language. Many wonderful things can be done with logic. Don’t leave home without it. Don’t analyze information without it. Don’t endure an education without it. But […]