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Mother ‘scared' UA would react violently if she asked why 2yo’s seat was given...

A Hawaii teacher said she was afraid to speak up after United Airlines gave her two-year-old’s...

Number of US police shooting victims to approach 1,000 by end of year –...

Published time: 2 Jul, 2017 05:20 The number of people projected to die at the hands...

Foreign nationals make up 10% of UK population, 65,000 broke migration laws

Published time: 30 Jun, 2017 15:57 Foreign nationals account for about 10 percent of the...

Liberation or Protectionism

The Western world has slowly been forced to realize that the old cornerstones of society are no longer a given. Liberal market economy, representative...

Sri Lankan police attack protesting students

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Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War

A recent headline in The Atlantic (6/9/17) earnestly pondered if the US was “Getting Sucked Into More War in Syria.” “Even as Washington potentially...

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...

Veteran Organizer Gives Inside Look at the First $15 Minimum Wage Campaign

Back in 2011, as the Occupy Wall Street movement was still spreading through the country, a smaller standoff was unfolding at Sea-Tac, the international...

Protests Erupt After Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

Thousands of protesters hit the streets of St. Paul, Minn. Friday night after a jury cleared Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal...

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 —...

NBC Butchered Putin’s Responses to Megyn Kelly

Dear NBC News Team, Congratulations! You have graduated from fake news to falsified news, arriving at a journalistic level that is identical to that in...

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...

‘This Is the Only Way to Restore Democracy in Brazil’

Janine Jackson interviewed Maria Luisa Mendonça about Brazil’s presidential crisis for the June 2, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.       1. CounterSpin170602Mendonca -...

Russia-gate’s Mythical ‘Heroes’

The mainstream U.S. media sells the mythical integrity of fired FBI Director Comey and special Russia-gate prosecutor Mueller, but the...

Was Israel Under Existential Threat in June 1967?

Photo by zeevveez | CC BY 2.0 Up to June 1967, a border separated Jews living in Israel and Palestinians residing in the West Bank...

Resist the Duopoly: Because Judas’s Party Can’t Defeat Trump’s

Author’s Note: This is the second and final part of my call-to-arms series “The REAL Trump Resistance: An Anti-Duopoly Occupy.” Given the importance I...

Promoting the Commons in the Time of Monsters

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

Eyewitness in the (un)Holy Land

“I don’t care if I have to rot in here for a 100 years, I would never stand up for that judge. They occupy...

Does It Matter How Trump Goes Or Even That He Does?

Photo by Karl-Ludwig Poggemann | CC BY 2.0 The chances are good and getting better that Donald Trump’s presidency will be done in, at least...

When Peace is a Commodity: Trump in the Middle East

Photo by Mark Taylor | CC BY 2.0 In Riyadh, Trump couldn’t mention where most of the the 9/11 hijackers came from or whose Sunni...

Got Your Fidget Spinner?

Everyone fidgets…except maybe for those guards in front of Buckingham Palace. Whether it’s touching your hair, biting your nails, playing with your clothing or...

Canada’s Complicity in Entrenching Colonialism in Africa

The recent seizure of phosphate from a Moroccan state company in South Africa and Panama is a blow to corporate Canada and a victory...

America’s Retarded Awareness

Alternative ideas don’t come easily to Americans. It seems that Americans imported colonial hierarchal practices from Europe to cultivate them to their own advantage....

McMaster’s Civilized War for Civilization

There is idiocy and there is idiocy with a purpose. The recent news stories regarding an escalation of the US occupation and war in...

Canada’s Effort to suppress “Popular Protests” against Israeli Occupation

The Canadian media has mostly ignored recent Palestinian efforts to non-violently disrupt a half-century old occupation. They’ve barely reported on a prisoners’ hunger strike...

Dennis Kucinich asks: War or Peace?

There is a dangerous condition in Washington, DC where people in positions of influence and great power are, at this very moment, pushing this...

The Empire Expands: Not the American One, But Trump’s

President Trump, his children and their spouses, aren’t just using the Oval Office to augment their political legacy or secure future riches. Okay, they...

America’s Rapacious Aristocracy and WW3

Eric Zuesse The disenchanted Reagan Administration official and much-honored economist and political scientist, Paul Craig Roberts, headlined on April 27th, "Washington Plans to Nuke Russia...

How Obama and Erdogan Moved ISIS from Iraq to Syria, to Weaken Assad

Eric Zuesse Chris Tomson of Al Masdar News headlined on Monday May 1st, “Syrian Army tank takes direct hit from ISIS guided missile in Deir...
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Video: ‘Neither Macron, nor Le Pen’: Protesters march against French presidential candidates in Paris

People are rallying under the motto “Neither Le Pen, nor Macron – against finance and fascism”. It follows a national call for students to...

First in decades: $95mn auto part plant breaks ground in Detroit

Published time: 25 Apr, 2017 03:27Edited time: 25 Apr, 2017 07:50 A ceremonial groundbreaking in the construction...

Biggest Threat to 'Law-and-Order'? Our Delusional Attorney General

He repeatedly mangles facts and butchers the truth -- and almost never apologizes for it. He managed to rise to the top in Washington...

Is Mad Dog Planning to Invade East Syria?    

The Pentagon’s plan for seizing and occupying territory in east Syria is beginning to take shape. According to a Fox News exclusive: “The Islamic State...

Saqib Bhatti on Wells Fargo, Jeremie Greer on Taxes and Inequality

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US 'Deep State' Sold Out Counter-Terrorism to Keep Itself in Business

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman outraged many readers when he wrote an opinion piece on 12 April calling on President Trump to "back...

There is No Regressive Left

A common language of reaction is emerging on social media. If you’re anywhere online, you may have noticed new phrases such as ‘social justice...

Mr. Libertarian

DAILY BELL: Please answer these questions as our readers were not already aware of your fine work and considered opinions. Let’s jump right in....

Trump's New Foreign Policy Is the Worst of Both Worlds

It didn’t take long for Donald Trump to discover that U.S. foreign policy is about as easy to turn around as a warship in...

On the Question of Violence and Nonviolence As a Tactic and Strategy Within...

(Author’s Note: The essay was first published not so long after the Battle of Seattle as a pamphlet by Black Clover Press, Montpelier VT,...

Louisiana Offers Clear Example Why States Should Expand Medicaid — Not Reduce It

While recent Republican healthcare legislation failed to even come to a vote in Congress, a look at one microcosm state, Louisiana, shows the potential...

2017 Amerika: A New Reich?

by Philip A. Faruggio / April 11th, 2017 In Joachim Fest’s fine biography of Adolf Hitler, aptly titled Hitler, we learn many things never before...

‘No raids, no bans, no wall’ yell protesters arrested after staging sit-in Trump Tower

Published time: 13 Apr, 2017 20:17 About three dozen protesters occupied the lobby of Trump Tower in...

Trump approves Montenegro membership in NATO

Published time: 11 Apr, 2017 14:56Edited time: 11 Apr, 2017 15:16 President Donald Trump has signed the...

Breakaway Catholic order ‘hides priests accused of sexual crimes’ in British coastal town

A renegade Catholic bishop who has been excommunicated twice is being accused of harboring clergy accused of sexual abuse. Two priests were found taking refuge...

False Flag Dog-Wag Warning

I’m not a Truther and never have been. I don’t obsess over the JFK assassination, which (however) always sort of struck me as a...

‘Soviet active measures’: Hearing on Russian influence resurrects Cold War tropes

Though the leaders of the US Senate Intelligence panel said they would follow the facts and...

RT's ‘Redacted Tonight’ up for People's Telly award

Published time: 25 Mar, 2017 14:07Edited time: 25 Mar, 2017 14:09 RT’s first comedy show “Redacted Tonight”...

Robots could take over millions of jobs in the next 15 years – report

Millions of jobs in the UK are in jeopardy because of robots taking over various...

Popular Insurgencies: Reshaping the Political Landscape

Photo by Nathanial St. Clair Donald Trump’s presidency is spawning innumerable movements, groups and individual engagements that are beginning to challenge not only the new...

‘Winged bull’ destroyed by ISIS in Iraq will grace London’s Trafalgar Square plinth

A recreation of an artwork destroyed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq will be the next sculpture adorning the fourth Plinth in...

Will the Royal Family Celebrate 100 Years of Shame by Endorsing Israel?

You know that awful feeling of doom when bad news makes your blood run cold? It’s happened to me at least four times already...

US mulls sending ‘reserve’ troops to Kuwait to fight ISIS – report

The US is reportedly considering sending up to 1,000 more soldiers to Kuwait to provide a...

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...

Adolf, The Donald and History

History may not be as useless as art, but it certainly performs a function that is almost without utility. George Santayana may well have...

Haredi Jews vs. EasyJet: Rowdy ultra-Orthodox wedding party causes ‘bedlam’ on-board

Police had to be called in at the end of a flight from Tel Aviv...

Something is happening

Something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is: Do you?  No one knows, really, as this something is still evolving.  As...

Sioux tribe files legal challenge after Dakota Access Pipeline construction resumes

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has filed a legal challenge to the resumption of construction of the final phase of the Dakota Access Pipeline,...

NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’

The New York Times defends its country’s innocence. The New York Times, in its recent rebuff of comments President Donald Trump made about Russia, seems...

Stakeholder says DAPL to start work in second quarter of 2017 despite ongoing legal...

A stakeholder to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) said he expects the controversial facility to start...

Seattle Moves Toward Divesting From Wells Fargo to Protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

(Photo: Can Pac Swire; Edited: LW / TO) The Seattle City Council took one more step toward the divestment of $3 billion of city funds...

The U.S. Politician Who Could Become Second Abraham Lincoln

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are several reasons why the progressive Tulsi Gabbard stands an extraordinarily good likelihood of repeating the extraordinary achievement...

The Left Is a Nasty Bunch

One can only imagine the widespread media, political and intellectual condemnation of Republicans and conservatives if, after the inauguration of Barack Obama, they had...

After the Apocalypse: Trying to Describe Reality in Unreal Times

The Bookloft, Great Barrington, Massachusetts Since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, I’ve seen several photos of chalkboards in front of bookstores, reading...

ANAL squatters violently evicted from billionaire’s London mansion, already eye new property (VIDEO)

A group of squatters named Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians (ANAL) was violently evicted on...

NPR’s No-‘Lie’ Policy and the Limits of Impartiality in the Trump Era

After much back and forth over the past few weeks, National Public Radio finally clarified their editorial stance on when it is and isn’t...

ANAL squatters group claims millionaire’s London mansion for homeless & prostitutes

A group of anti-fascist anarchist squatters has claimed a £15 million (US$18.9 million) building in...

NPR’s No-‘Lie’ Policy and the Limits of Impartiality in the Trump Era

NPR promises that as soon as Donald Trump acknowledges that he intends to deceive, it’ll label it a “lie.” After much back and forth over...

Ignored Ironies: Women, Protest and Donald Trump

“The USA has Urinary Trump Infection.” – Protest sign, San Francisco Women’s Rally, Jan 21, 2017 San Francisco. The man, called Bruce, goes by the name...

The New World Order Is Dead

“Don’t Make Any Sudden Moves” is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has...

The Three-way Tug of War that’s Pulling Syria Apart

(RINF) - Last month, the Islamic State recaptured Palmyra from where it was evicted by the Syrian army only in March; and this week,...

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

President Barrack Hussein Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago last Tuesday night. Honesty is not an Obama Virtue Obama wasted no time uttering his trademark lies....

Protests & ‘gay dance party’ planned to sabotage Trump inauguration

Blockades, demonstrations and an event billed as a ‘gay dance parade’ are being planned in an...

Seeds of Secession

I have said here a number of times, Buddhism teaches that nothing ever happens at random. Nothing just occurs out of the blue, all...

Hungary Plans to Crackdown on All Soros-Funded NGOs

Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House,...

US Government Tries and Fails to Play Media Critic on RT

The US intelligence community looks at RT programming. The much-anticipated Office of the Director of Intelligence (DNI) Report—the combined assessment of the CIA, FBI, DHS...

Obama Belatedly Says No to Israel

Exclusive: If President Obama had confronted Israel over its illegal settlements earlier, he might have really achieved something, but his...

'Remorseless' Dylan Roof Receives Death Penalty for Church Massacre

For committing one of the most shocking crimes motivated by racial hatred in recent U.S. history, Dylan Roof—the 22-year-old white man who was convicted...

All the ways RT ‘influenced’ American politics ‒ it’s not what the ODNI thinks

The US intelligence community has released the unclassified findings of its investigation into what it says...

US Spy Chief Presents Third-Party Debates as Proof RT Is Anti-US

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged “election hacking” by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the...

NAACP Sit-In at Sen. Sessions' Office Puts AG Pick's Worrisome History in Crosshairs

Saying he represents "a threat to all of our civil rights," roughly 30 people led by the NAACP on Tuesday occupied the Mobile, Ala....

The US Abstains at a UN Vote

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

Israel’s Above-the-Law Behavior

Despite stern warnings from the U.N. and even the U.S., Israel continues its steady march toward becoming an apartheid state...

Syrian Conflict: The Deceptions and Betrayals

(RINF) - Since the times of the Soviet-Afghan jihad, during the eighties, it has been the fail-safe game plan of the master strategists at...

Income Inequality Is Off the Charts. Can Local Policies Make a Difference?

Occupy Wall Street protesters sleep on the sidewalk near the New York Stock Exchange, April 16, 2012. (Marcus Yam / The New York Times) The...

ISIS, sectarian conflict & chaos: Iraq 10 years after Saddam Hussein’s death

A decade after Saddam Hussein was tried, convicted and executed, Iraq is struggling to defeat Islamic...

Trump's Treasury Pick Excelled at Kicking Elderly People Out of Their Homes

Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, in the lobby of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, November 15, 2016. Mnuchin's...

Top UK diplomats slam Russia’s ‘malign influence’ in Syria

A senior British Foreign Office official has accused Russia of being “a very malign influence” and “making things worse” in Syria. That’s amid UK’s...

9/11 attacks paved way for rise of Islamophobia: Analyst

An analyst says that the 9/11 attacks paved the way for Zionists to preoccupy people in the West with Islamophobia. Read more

Is Obama Setting-up War With Russia By ‘Unraveling’ The Situation In Syria?

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - A 12 August 2012 U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency warning that the Obama Administration’s strategy might drive ISIS from Mosul in Iraq to Der...

Oklahoma Political Elite Fan the Flames of Environmental Deregulation in Trump's US

Activists occupy the Oceti Sakowin Camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on November 18, 2016. (Photo: Oceti Sakowin Camp) The famous 1973 occupation of Wounded...

Why Did Japan Choose a Suicidal War in 1941?

Seven decades after Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor some truth is finally beginning to emerge from the miasma of propaganda that still clouds...

Squatters evicted from building of squatting-prevention firm in London

A group of campaigners occupying the old headquarters of squatting prevention company Camelot Europe were evicted on Thursday after two months living at the...

Amnesty demands DOJ probe into treatment of DAPL protesters

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) has called for an investigation by the Department of Justice into the...

Wounded Knee III in the Making?

The attack on Sunday night, which has been rightly condemned by UN human rights observers as an atrocity, harks back to the simultaneous country-wide...

Four Ways to Look at Standing Rock: An Indigenous Perspective

Police face off against protestors occupying a bridge immediately north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, October 28, 2016....

25 Things Trump Shouldn’t Do

Liberals and progressives, if they were honest, would say that Donald Trump should resign or jump off Trump Tower. Conservatives and libertarians, even if...

Dakota pipeline protesters build bridge in battle for Turtle Island (VIDEO)

Activists fighting the construction of a crude oil pipeline through Native American lands have built a makeshift bridge to protect a sacred hill occupied...

‘They will kill if necessary’: Historian scolds crackdown of DAPL protest (VIDEO)

Corporate America will eventually “liquidate” Native Americans, like those at Standing Rock who are protesting the...

Canada’s Political Parties Enable Israel’s Oppression of Palestinians

How can you identify a Canadian Liberal? They talk to the left, but walk to the right. Under Justin Trudeau “Canada is back” to isolating...

Our Gandalf the Grey

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

Obama’s Nonexistent Legacy

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

“Activists” continue to protest Trump election, seeking to create ‘movement’

More than a week after Donald Trump’s upset election, protesters continue to take to the streets in the US and elsewhere to condemn the...

‘Not another way’: Dakota pipeline’s developer rules out rerouting

The Dakota Access oil pipeline will not be rerouted, despite mass protests, its developer has said....

The Revenge of Class and the Death of the Democratic Party

Artwork from book cover | America at War with Itself The Democratic Party of my lifetime – the coalition of Wall St finance capital and...

Commies Order Vegan Pizza

5 Years ago my business partner Hunter Lewis asked me if I wanted to develop AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. I ‘d write about the phenomenon of crony...

Shooting at anti-Trump protest in Portland, police looking for ‘African-American male’ (PHOTOS)

At least one person has been injured in a shooting at an anti-Trump protest in Portland, Oregon. The protests, now in their third night,...

Trump Has Been Scrooge McDuck

Remnant Review “President Obama is a very good man. I will seek his counsel in the future.” — Donald Trump (November 10, 2016) The honeymoon with...

BBC interview with French far-right leader Marine Le Pen sparks Twitterstorm

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front, is to appear on the BBC’s...

Vandalized cars, smashed windows: Anti-Trump protest in Portland proclaimed ‘riot’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Police in Portland, Oregon, have deployed pepper and OC spray as well as "rubber ball distraction...

Trump denounces ‘media-incited’ protesters in angry Twitter post

Two days since his victory, Donald Trump has taken to Twitter once more, this time lashing...

Time To Rebrand Libertarianism

Silver Lining: The Media has Lost Control of the Narrative I want to talk about some of the silver linings in this awful election, and...

Hillary Clinton and the Muslim Brotherhood

The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mails is not directed at a case of negligence in the face of security regulations but at...

As Pipeline Construction and Repression Grows, DAPL Protest is Looking More Like a Mass...

Photo by John Duffy | CC BY 2.0   News this past week from the front line of the Dakota Access Pipeline battle has been alarming. As...

How to Contact the People Who Sent Militarized Police to Standing Rock

Police face off against protesters occupying a bridge immediately north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on...

Why Police From Different States Invaded a Standing Rock Camp — and Other Questions

Police face off against protesters occupying a bridge immediately north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, October...

Status symbol: Dakota pipeline protest Facebook check-ins fail to ‘confuse’ police

Solidarity for the protesters against the Dakota Access pipeline seems to be growing. Law enforcement, however,...
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Video: Broken Treaties Central to the Injustice of the Dakota Access Pipeline

As water protectors occupy unceded tribal lands, experts detail the treaties violated by the US government that have enabled the Dakota Access Pipeline Visit...

Prison Labor is Slavery by Another Name

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

Police warn of eviction 'at any time' as Dakota Access protesters refuse to leave...

Despite officers threatening to clear private land, Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters are refusing to leave....

Adam Curtis: Another Manager of Perceptions

Adam Curtis’ new, near three-hour documentary HyperNormalisation, showing on BBC iplayer, is being garlanded with predictable praise from liberal commentators. ...

‘How Do We Get to a Conversation in This Country About Climate?’ – CounterSpin...

Janine Jackson interviewed Mark Trahant about Dakota Access for the October 14, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson:...

Closing arguments made in Oregon refuge standoff trial

The Oregon wildlife refuge standoff trial has entered the closing arguments phase. Seven people, including members...

Turkey Now Likely to Leave NATO if Clinton Becomes President

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Turkey’s two top leaders have both indicated that, if the U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton becomes elected as the...

The Imperial Prez’s Toolbox of Terror

“When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.”—Richard Nixon Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of...

Military Blogger Alleges U.S. Now Aids ISIS to Oust Assad

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - A highly informed anonymous military blogger, who goes by the name of “bernhard” and blogs at his widely followed “Moon of...

Ex-general calls for British boots on ground in Syria

Troops on the ground in Syria are a strategic necessity and if the UK wants...

America’s Pro-Drug War

Fifteen years ago this week, the US launched the longest war in its history: the invasion and occupation of remote Afghanistan. Neighboring Pakistan was...

Protests Will Start When the Checks Stop

by Allen W. Smith / October 5th, 2016 My article, “Let the Public Know the Truth About Social Security,” Dissident Voice, September 26, 2016, raised...

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

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

Clinton describes Sanders supporters as ‘basement-dwellers’ & ‘baristas’ in leaked recording

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made forthright remarks about Bernie Sanders’ supporters during a private meeting...

Obama’s Gift to Israel – and Lockheed

The Israeli lobby wins again! That’s the obvious takeaway from President Barack Obama’s historically large, but not quite unprecedented $38 billion “aid...

A Victory in Mosul Could Help Clinton

If a U.S.-backed coalition drives the Islamic State from Mosul, Iraq, before the U.S. elections, the victory could boost Hillary...

NYPD used undercover police to snoop on Black Lives Matter protests – court documents

Newly obtained documents indicate the New York Police Department may have committed constitutional violations by deploying...

US Propaganda Goes into Overdrive

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

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

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

SAS troops murdered by Nazis given memorial stones

Memorial stones will be placed at the murder site of SAS soldiers who were executed by the Nazis while operating deep inside enemy-held France...

The Real Enemy of Both Koreas

Warring hotspots all over the world are flaring up in 2016 in what amounts to preparation for World War III between the military forces...

The Road from Standing Rock to Gaza is a Straight Line

Ryan Rodrick Beiler | Shutterstock.com I’m not a North American Indian although I was adopted by clan mothers of the Longhouse Bear Clan from Akwesasne during the...

Living at the Mercy of the North Wind

by John R. Hall / September 17th, 2016 They say that home is where the heart is. If this is so, my heart must be...

Visiting the Imperial Capital

Yesterday, my duties required me to go into the Imperial Capital for meetings. Not being a Cloud Person, and living among the Dirt People,...

‘Keep it in the ground’: Environmentalists gather in DC, demand end to oil drilling...

A group of more than 40 protesters gathered in front of the White House in a...

Wild horses no cash cow: 45,000 to be killed by Bureau of Land Management

Few animals in the US are as romanticized as horses. From gracing the covers of cheesy...

Why Does Trump Survive Scandals? Because Scandals Are Part of His Appeal

Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for president on the final night of the Republican National Convention, at the Quicken Loans Arena...

Jon Basil Utley: Phyllis Schlafly Opposed the Wars

Phyllis Schlafly was a giant of the conservative movement. And she opposed America’s recent wars. An early fighter, who started up with opposition...

U.S. Caves to Russia on Syria — Won’t Continue Protecting Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse On Friday, September 9th, America’s Secretary of State John Kerry, and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, came to an agreement on Syria, for...

The Hysterical Left

Last week in Commentary, neocon publicist Noah Rothman brazenly or stupidly denied the obvious. Having learned that Hillary Clinton, in a speech before the American...
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Video: One of Ukraine’s largest TV channels set on fire, under siege after claims...

Protesters who've been occupying one of Ukraine's largest TV channels - Inter - say they've now ended their blockade. Activists say they've agreed to...

Phyllis Schlafly Opposed the Wars

Phyllis Schlafly was a giant of the conservative movement. And she opposed America’s recent wars. An early fighter, who started up with opposition...

Powder Keg: the Rage in Urban America

a katz | Shutterstock.com What is happening in America? The city of Milwaukee in the State of Wisconsin was convulsed in violence after the fatal shooting of a...

‘We Are Peaceful Protectors of Water and of Health’ – CounterSpin interview with Kandi...

Janine Jackson interviewed Kandi Mossett about the Native American pipeline protest for the August 26, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited...

The Ignorance of George P. Shultz

Here is an excerpt from George P. Shultz’s book, Learning from Experience, due this fall from Hoover Institution Press. “They will be more effective if...

The Neocon in the Oval Office

Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. — Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna 1:45 If Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes US President, she will be the first...

The Excesses of the Extreme Centre

Donald Trump, in a speech given in Charlotte on Thursday, August 18, cast himself as the truth teller for forgotten Americans and a champion...

From the Battle of Seattle to the Financial Crisis

(Shutterstock) I had many lessons from the Battle of Seattle, and one of them was that policewomen can deal it out as good as any...

Tell Us Why We’re At War, Candidates

When I was a kid, successive presidents told us we had to fight in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, because if we didn’t fight them...

"Necessary Trouble" and a Long, Hard Struggle: Talking Movements With Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe. (Photo: Julieta Salgado)What connects the recent movements that have shaken the foundations of US inequality? In her acclaimed book Necessary...

The Decline and Rise of the Alternative Right

This talk was delivered on November 23, 2008, at the H.L. Mencken Club. If the H.L. Mencken Club can achieve that for which it has been...

Just How Dangerous Are the Media?

The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian...

U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia

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

‘If I commit suicide, investigate Hillary’: A hot month for the Clinton body count

Donald Trump threatened to kill Hillary Clinton last Tuesday. The Secret Service came to visit him and he's looking at five years in prison....

Ain’t no party like a Green Party: Jill Stein answers questions in townhall

The Green Party’s presidential nominee, Jill Stein, went on CNN to directly address voters and their...

Fringe Benefits

by Gary Beck / August 14th, 2016 Occupying armiesswaggered, pillaged, raped,traditional fruitsof victory.Wine, women, lootconsoled the troopswith abundant diversionunavailable at hometo lower class enlisted menusually...

A Terrorist Endorses Hillary Clinton

Days after endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, Mike Morell, former acting director of the CIA, said the U.S. should covertly kill Russians and Iranians...

Tim Cast pulls out of Milwaukee: 'For those who are perceivably White, it is...

A well-known journalist who frequently covers civil unrest across the country has decided to leave Milwaukee because of "racial tensions" that he observed...

Updates from on the Ground in Syria: June to August 11, 2016

Since June 13, 2016, I have been visiting different regions of Syria but have not had sufficient time to post regularly.  However, until I am...

Rethinking the Cold War

The Cold War began during the Truman administration and lasted through the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations and was ended in...

Thousands Moving Money to Black-Owned Banks

Singer Solange Knowles, sister of pop star Beyonce, recently announced that she was moving her dollars to a Black-owned bank. Last month,...

Federal Investigation Lays Bare How Baltimore Police Systematically Abuse Black Residents' Civil Rights

When Baltimore erupted in an uprising last year following the violent death of Freddie Gray in police custody, angry protesters, most of them black...

Class Dismissed: Identity Politics to the Front of the Line

Joseph Sohm | Shutterstock.com The Eggs in Clinton’s Political Basket and the Potential for Radical Transformation Political discourse in America still takes place within the New Deal/Great Society...

At Freedom Square, the Revolution Lives in Brave Relationships

(Photo: Kristiana Rae Colón) Chicago -- Today is Day 17 of occupying Freedom Square, a block party protest in opposition to Homan Square,...

51 Killed in Iraq; Thousands Used as Human Shields

51 Killed in Iraq; Thousands Used as Human Shields The United States is sending 400 troops from the 101st Airborne Division to...

Fathers’ pressure group occupies Labour leader Corbyn’s roof

Paternal activist group Fathers 4 Justice has occupied the roof of Jeremy Corbyn’s London home...

Olympics: Tribe Facing “Genocide” Defies Ranchers after Baby’s Death

The Guarani have a deep sense of connection to their land, but have seen most of it stolen and destroyed by intensive agriculture. ©...

Chicago cops involved in fatal shooting ‘relieved of police powers’

Paul O’Neal was shot and killed by Chicago police officers after he was pulled over for...

Return of the slums: 31 people found living in single-family home in London

A landlord was exposed and shamed online after his four-bedroom London property was found to be housing 31 people, including in a backyard wooden...

From Gaza to Ferguson: A Pattern of Increased Militarism and Brutality

In the summer of 2014, the people of Ferguson were brutally subjected to a military-style crackdown by local law enforcement following the murder of...

The Times They Are a Changing

There can be little doubt that we are living through an extraordinary, and in many ways unprecedented, era. Times of uncertainty and tremendous upheaval...

New Anti-Government TV Series

“Never trust a criminal … until you have to,” is the official motto of The Blacklist, the American crime-thriller television series that premiered on NBC...

Trump Enrages the War Party

This election season is so much fun because Donald Trump keeps enraging all the right people – and his timing is perfect. Just as...

War & Peace: Azerbaijan & Palestine

Armenians can only marvel at Zionist chutzpahPart I considered the remarkable similarities between Armenians and Jews. They both were socialist, then capitalist, adapting as...

The Distinction between Terrorism and Insurgency

Nauman Sadiq (RINF) - The definition of the term “terrorism” has been deliberately left undefined by the Western powers to use it as an umbrella-pretext...

Nice Brings to Mind Operation Gladio

Commentators who have learned to distrust official explanations, such as Peter Koenig and Stephen Lendman have raised questions about the Nice attack. It does seem...

The Long Victory of Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) during a campaign event at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 12, 2016....

The Military Is an Unholy Institution

My articles are usually rated G for general audiences. I don’t normally write articles directed toward a particular group. But since the juggernaut of...

Rikers prison gets $1.2mn military weapons upgrade, incl. Tasers, Kel-Tec shotguns

New York’s Rikers Island prison has a bleak reputation for excessive use of force, inmate deaths,...

Get Tony! People are obsessing over how to punish Blair for Iraq

Critics of ex-PM Tony Blair are lining up to offer ways to punish him for...

The Problem Is Overpolicing

(Photo: Thomas Hawk) Once again we are confronted by the horrifying images of black men being killed by the police. A hauntingly familiar...

Marc Lamont Hill: Dallas Shootings Can't Deter Us From Continuing Movement Against State Violence

The shooting in Dallas that has so far left five police officers dead and six other wounded was carried out by at...

The military-industrial complex of Pakistan

Nauman Sadiq (RINF) - Before the signing of the Iran nuclear deal last year, BBC’s defense correspondent, Mark Urban, published a report that Pakistan’s...

The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext:...

Before addressing the issues raised in the Iraq Inquiry report, I would like to remember and honour the 179 British servicemen and women killed...

Trump protests turn violent in Denver, 3 arrested

In what has become a typical Trump rally brouhaha, a protest against the presumptive Republican presidential...

Five Takeaways from the Spanish Election

(Photo: Anticapitalistes) The vote was a stalemate, but the political landscape has changed. Spain voted on June 26 with polls suggesting that the populist progressive Podemos...

Brexit: Establishment Freak Out

The “masters of the universe” are shocked and displeased. Increasing numbers of voters are registering their anger, most recently by voting for Brexit in...

Revolts of the Debtors: From Socrates to Ibn Khaldun

Last week I attended a wonderful conference in the university town of Tübingen, Germany, on “Debt: The First 3500 Years,” to bring ancient historians...

How Obama, Clinton, & the DNC forced fracking on the world

This week’s decision by a federal judge to strike down the Obama administration's efforts to regulate,...

CIA forced to release post-9/11 torture evidence, unclear if arrests will follow

Disturbing details of "illegal" torture techniques used by the US government after the 9/11 attacks were...

U.S. Elites: the Original Gangsters

Joseph Sohm | Shutterstock.com   Re-Thinking Organized Crime Donald Trump is at home in the underworld. Tom Robbins writes that the de facto GOP nominee “has encountered a steady...

Never Apologize, Donald

“Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” Donald Trump has internalized the maxim Benjamin Jowett gave to his students at Balliol...

Radical Chic and the US Military: Together At Last

In Syria, Western leftists ally with Washington’s regime changers The first time as tragedy, the second as farce – that’s what Karl Marx...

Britain secretly upgrading its nukes without asking MPs – report

Britain is secretly upgrading its arsenal of Trident nuclear weapons and is developing an entirely new warhead, according to a report from the Nuclear...

Anti-nuke activists begin month-long blockade of atomic facility

Anti-nuclear activists are starting a month-long protest against Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons program, arguing it...

Trump Unhinged: Satirical series shows ‘sheer ridiculousness’ of The Donald (VIDEOS)

As Donald Trump’s presidential campaign turns from “funny to scary,” a Canadian animation studio told RT...

‘GMO Crops Are Tools of a Chemical Agriculture System’

Janine Jackson interviewed Patty Lovera about Monsanto protests for the May 27, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Patty Lovera: “People’s growing...

The Banks Can Be Beaten

When the 2008 financial crash slammed the New York City construction industry, Maribel Touré’s husband lost his job as an architect. On top of...

All Donald Trump’s Men

Donald Trump claims to fight for the little guy against a rigged system, but the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has...

The State of the Left: Many Movements, Too Many Goals?

The Sanders campaign has proven a couple of important things about today’s political reality in the United States. 1)    A substantial number of Americans...

Tragic Valor of Marines at Con Thien

Exclusive: Memorial Day is exploited by politicians glorifying war and armed services recruiting new soldiers, but it should be a time to reflect...

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...

All the Presumptive Nominee's Men

Roger Stone Jr., who backs Donald Trump, in front of a Nixon campaign poster at his apartment in New York, August 13,...

Cowgirl Diplomacy? Foreign Policy Under Hillary Clinton

America’s mainstream media, ever attracted to the splashy rather than the serious, has a new topic to occupy the time until Election...

The Empire’s Reach Is Galactic

If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, says Aquino,...

Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War?

If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back...

Žižek at Left Forum: ‘Terrorists, rapists, & criminals among refugees, but who cares?’

Slavoj Žižek, “the most dangerous philosopher in the West,” stirred the melting pot Sunday as the closing speaker at Left Forum 2016 in New...

Replacing Andrew Jackson with the Harriet Tubman Myth

Apr 21, 2016 By Lana Lokteff | redice.tv In 2020, Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill to reflect the “new...

Propaganda Countdown to WWIII

While the two leaders from Armenia and Azerbaijan met this week and agreed to comply with the treaty set forth that ended their bloody six-year war...

Hillary Clinton’s ‘House of Cards’

Special Report: In promoting Hillary Clinton for President, the Democratic Party is betting that American voters are ready to venture...

‘America was never great’: Woman’s hat prompts death threats from Trump posse

American exceptionalists got riled up this week after a young Home Depot employee wearing an “America...

Bill Clinton to Poland and Hungary: Do As We Say on Immigration, You Dirty...

Shortly after World War II, after the Soviet Red Army liberated Hungary from Nazi occupation, the Hungarians held their first election...

Bosses paid too much, says Bank of England economist

Enormous pay packets enjoyed by Britain’s biggest capitalists are holding back economic growth in the...

Mizzou Faculty Offers Educational Videos for White People Who Have a ‘Way of Life...

Does the University of Missouri have a death wish?  In the wake of capitulating to race grievance demonstrators, Mizzou is already experiencing...

South Africa: ‘White people in Sandton must share their empty rooms with the homeless’

The Black First land First (BLF) movement has proposed a controversial new housing plan that would see Alexandra’s homeless housed in sub-divided...

NATO & the Humanitarian Dismemberment of Yugoslavia

On March 24th, 1999, NATO launched its 78-day round the clock aerial assault on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia without the approval of the...

Lucky Lab Accidents

You’d be surprised at how often science meets serendipity. Without happy lab accidents, we might never have discovered phosphorous or penicillin. Moreover, once an...

Bloody Thursday: Reagan’s deadly war on student protesters (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Forty-seven years ago, the US National Guard and armed police violently targeted students and anti-war demonstrators...

Baghdad on military lockdown over fear of protests

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Bill Van Auken Security forces erected heavy concrete blast walls and strung...

New Mexico is going to have a billion-dollar ghost town for research

In the New Mexico desert, a billion dollars is being poured into building a futuristic city,...

RE/MAX: First In Global Home Sales — Including West Bank Settlements

Though not covered much by mainstreams media, the movement to stop Re/MAX from selling properties in the West Bank is now two years old....

Stop laundering of plundered Nigerian assets via UK, reformers tell Cameron

Britain must end its role as a “safe haven” for white-collar criminals who steal Nigeria’s...

‘Environmental breakdown’: Florida Bay hit with huge seagrass die-off

The Secretary of the Interior and scientists are drawing attention to a massive die off in...

Big Oil Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

(Photo: Yann Caradec / Flickr) An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green...

Inequality Will Get Worse Until There’s a Revolution

Imagine, after a deep sleep, you suffered the fate of Rip Van Winkle and woke in the spring of 2040. What might you find? Among...

Farage shoots down Brexit support from French far-right chief Le Pen

Brexit campaigners, including UKIP’s Nigel Farage, have shunned support from the French Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, ahead of her controversial visit to...

The Occupied Mentality Syndrome

Since the Korean War, but particularly since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 until today, the United States has been steadily escalating its military presence...

University used $175,000 to bury ‘pepper spray’ cop internet searches (VIDEO)

Officials at University of California at Davis have reportedly spent $175,000 trying to digitally suppress the...

Don’t be fooled: Panama leak barely scratches the surface of elite corruption

The Panama Papers are a drop in the ocean of offshore tax havens. In total, between $7 trillion and $32 trillion is stashed across the...

The American Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse Even for the post of U.S. President, the preferences of the American people have only a marginal, if any, impact upon the selection...

Controlling History: The Sordid Story of the International Tribunal for Yugoslavia and NATO Aggression

After having stoked the civil wars and violent dismantling of Yugoslavia of 1991-1995, the United States—with the help of the ICTY—stoked a crisis in Kosovo...

UK-trained Afghan soldiers defect to Taliban amid new spring offensive

Afghan Army soldiers are deserting to join the Taliban as the resurgent jihadist group announces...

‘Democracy Spring’ activists to stage sit-in at US Capitol (VIDEO)

Thousands of “Democracy Spring” protesters have arrived in Washington DC, following their 10-day, 140-mile (225km) march...

Arrests made after clashes at far-right and anti-fascist rallies in Dover (VIDEO)

Arrests have been made in the port of Dover, in the south east of the...

The 1% Games: More Than 50,000 New Yorkers Pay Zero City Income Taxes

Perhaps you will be pleased to know that the number of New York City households reporting incomes of more than $1 million has climbed...

No charges for Minneapolis officers involved in Jamar Clark death

Two white police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota will not face criminal charges for their involvement in...

Journalism’s Dark Matter

Journalists face numerous ethical and institutional challenges when doing their job. But none of these challenges lays bare the conflicts and compromises involved in...

Terrorism: Then & Now

Ruins of the Metropole Hotel on Sackville Street | Wikipedia The year 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter Rebellion. Throughout the year I...

EU gun laws not stopping terror arms trade – police

Flawed European laws have allowed weapons to slip into the hands of Islamic State (IS,...

Terrorism: From the Irish Dynamite War to the Islamic State

How many Western leaders are honestly interested in terrorists’ motives? Pictured: bombing in the Irish Civil War. (Photo: Public Domain) The year 2016 is the...

Petition to ban 'dangerous' Cameron from re-entering UK receives over 23k signatures

More than 23,000 people have signed a petition to stop British Prime Minister David Cameron...

Can We Change the Political System? Strategic Lessons of the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a town hall at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, on January 25, 2016. (Photo: Alex...

Sanders Tip-toes in Criticizing Israel

Exclusive: Sen. Sanders ventured hesitantly down the scary path of criticizing Israel, but even his timid approach looked heroic compared...

Understanding Obama’s Foreign Policy

Eric Zuesse On 28 May 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the West Point Military Academy class of graduating cadets, future leaders of America’s armed...

Trump: ‘I want to get along with Russia’

Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, said he favored better relations with...

The Revolution May Not Be Televised, But Bernie Sanders Is Going All The Way

Tom Weis First the political powers that be tried to count Bernie Sanders out after Super Tuesday, only to watch him come roaring back with...

Two US prosecutors who covered up police killings lose primary elections

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. David Brown Last Tuesday, the state’s attorneys in Cleveland and Chicago lost...

It’s a Money Thing

by Scott Thomas Outlar / March 13th, 2016 We interrupt this broadcastto televise the protest They ditched the idea of tongues and pensand started swinging fists...

Denouncing Free College in the Name of the Poor

Protest against the imposition of tuition at New York City’s Cooper Union, historically a tuition-free private college. (cc photo: Michael Fleshman) Although corporate media outlets...

The False Flag of Regime Change

(…Or The Plot Calling The Kettle Black)  Denis A. Conroy (RINF) - The political sphere in the West is experiencing thrombosis; elites are clogging up the...

As Trump Calls Himself "Very, Very Pro-Israel," Rubio and Cruz Accuse Him of Being...

At the Republican debate in Miami, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich all came out opposing any negotiations between the Israelis...

Trump’s America: A Shining Outhouse on a Hill

When Donald Trump announced he was running for president, I mocked him. “Of the United States?” I asked. (I got a C- in Mockery...

Western Reporter in Syria Finds U.S.-Backed Fighters Are Jihadists

Eric Zuesse Eva Bartlett, an independent journalist who is the first Western reporter who has travelled through the areas of Syria that have been freed...

You Think North Korea Is Aggressive Now?

orth Korea warned it would make a preemptive nuclear strike if the U.S. and South Korea engaged in scheduled joint military exercises. Pictured: North...

This is how we spooked Putin: What the New York Times won’t tell you

All of a sudden, straight out of nowhere, Ukraine creeps back into the news. There is renewed fighting in the rebellious eastern regions. There is...

Ontario report: Inequality at levels “not seen since the Great Depression”

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Dylan Lubao A report published by the union-backed Ontario Common Front paints...

An Open Letter to the People of West Papua

James Burrowes & Robert J. Burrowes Wa wa wa wa. We have recently been discussing your ongoing courageous struggle to liberate yourselves from more than 100...

How a Little Pink Flower Defeated the World’s Sole Superpower

(ResoluteSupportMedia / Flickr) After fighting the longest war in its history, the United States stands at the brink of defeat in Afghanistan. How can this...

Article on Sanders’ Complaints About Journalism Demonstrates Why Sanders Complains About Journalism

The New York Times caps its attempt to refute Sanders’ media critique with a photo proving that Sanders is sometimes on TV. (photo: Lexey...

Breaking the Backbone of Indian Society: The Small Farmer

This is an updated and amended version of an article originally published in August 2015 which includes new information and new links to journal...

Fearing Sanders as ‘Closet Realist’

Exclusive: To Washington’s neocons like David Ignatius, Sen. Sanders should be disqualified for being a “closet realist” who doesn’t accept their forced “regime change” in...

The Meaning Behind the Sanders Surge

What is most startling about the excited response to Sen. Sanders’s campaign is that millions of Americans seem to be saying that free-market capitalism...

Huge win for Net Neutrality in India: new rules ban discriminatory pricing and “Zero...

Today, Indian telecom regulator TRAI reaffirmed the principles of net neutrality by banning discriminatory pricing on the basis of content, including so called “Zero...

Inequality Against Democracy: 10 Facts About the 1 Percent

Economic inequality inspired Occupy Wall Street, a movement that in a few short months transformed our political discourse with the concept of the “1...

Latest Round of Syrian Peace Talks Stumbles Out of the Blocks

Thanks to Russia, Assad isn’t going anywhere. (Photo: Thierry Ehrmann / Flickr Commons ) Yet again the Syrian conflict has taken the front pages of...

Bernie Hysteria & Liberal Hypocrisy

Chris Ernesto (RINF) - The primary purpose of this article isn't to make any of Bernie Sanders' Democratic or Republican competition look comparatively good -...

Breaking The Neocon Stranglehold On Washington

No matter who occupies the US presidency, it seems the neoconservatives always occupy positions of foreign policy power. A neocon like Robert Kagan, for...

Dispossessed in the Name of ‘Security’

Robert J. Burrowes A new book, edited by Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes, both involved with The Transnational Institute, brings together a thoughtful collection of...

Google testing secretive drone project that can beam 5G internet – report

Google is reportedly testing a new internet connectivity program called Project Skybender. The project involves solar drones that use millimeter radio waves to allow...

‘Slow death of social housing’: 80,000 council homes face Tory chop

The Conservative government’s Housing and Planning Bill will cause at least 80,000 council properties in Britain to vanish by 2020, according to the Local...

Manna from Hell

War is hell. Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs, and all the other hellish weaponry of...

If Ramadi Is What ‘Victory’ Against ISIS Looks Like, We’re in Trouble

(U.S. Army / Flickr) One of the charms of the future is its powerful element of unpredictability, its ability to ambush us in lovely ways...

The Seeds Of Spin: Decoding Pro-GMO Lies And Falsehoods

If you are in some way critical of genetically modified food and agriculture or have some concerns that remain unaddressed, here is a brief...

The Five Lamest Excuses for Hillary Clinton’s Vote to Invade Iraq

 (Image: “Vote Different”) Former senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton is the only candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination who supported the invasion...

Overuse of electronics is causing worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness in children

Myopia, or nearsightedness, has been increasing over the past few decades among adults and is showing up more in very young children, even preschool-age...

The U.S. Has an Empire of Bases in the Middle East – and It’s...

U.S. Amy (Photo: WikiCommons) Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a...

Wrestling with Wrestling Jerusalem

Aaron Davidman in Wrestling Jerusalem Solo shows are about journeys. The performer tells the story of how he or she navigated through an experience of...

Britain apologises for Kurdish protests — Turkish media

British authorities have reportedly apologised for the Kurdish protests which took place while the Turkish prime minister was visiting the UK in January, according...

A Balanced View of the Obama Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Barack Obama’s Presidency turns out to have been what neither his supporters nor his opponents expected. A balanced historical...

The Struggle for Merdeka in West Papua

Robert J. Burrowes It has been argued that nonviolent struggles to liberate occupied countries — such as West Papua, Tibet, Palestine, Kanaky and Western Sahara...

AlterNet Cites FAIR on Media and Inequality

AlterNet associate editor (and frequent FAIR contributor) Adam Johnson cited FAIR’s research on media and poverty: Bringing up the issue of poverty to the debates’...

Requiem for a News Channel

From USA Today (8/13/13): Turns out the skeptics were right. Skeptics said it wouldn’t last, and they were right. Al Jazeera America launched in the...

The Good, Bad and Ugly in Oregon Standoff Coverage

Unraveling the Gordian knot of media issues in the Oregon standoff between federal authorities and a Patriot/Militia alliance of building occupiers is a daunting...

Perpetual Bases, Perpetual War

Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a...

Outrage in Oregon

The armed men occupying an isolated federal building in a remote Oregon bird sanctuary say they won’t leave until the federal government stops its...

Removing Cancer of the Islamic State Can Kill the Patient

The efforts of the U.S. and Iraq to extract the Islamic State have left Ramadi uninhabitable. ...

Leading Republicans Are Promising to Commit War Crimes – and Their Base Loves It

(Photo: mashleymorgan / Flickr) They’re back! From the look of the presidential campaign, war crimes are back on the American agenda. We really shouldn’t be surprised, because...

How Debt Conquered America

Special Report: America presents itself to the world as “the land of the free” but — for the vast majority — it is a...
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Video: These Aren’t the First Armed Whites to Take Over That Oregon Land: Just...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXVShW0nBok&w=580&h=385] Democracynow.org - The armed militia members occupying a federally owned wildlife outpost in eastern Oregon have demanded that the land be "returned" to...

How Media Turned Right-Wing ‘Willing to Kill’ Extremists Into Peaceful ‘Rancher’s Rights Protesters’

Of all extremist groups, the far-right is consistently given the kindest news coverage in US corporate media. This weekend, the world witnessed a prime...

The War Against the Cowboys

As our old republic fades into history, replaced by a voracious global Empire, the division between foreign policy and domestic policy is erased. A conquistador treats...

Why Aren’t We Calling the Oregon Occupiers ‘Terrorists’?

As of Sunday afternoon, The Washington Post called them "occupiers." The New York Times opted for "armed activists" and "militia men." And the Associated Press...

#OregonUnderAttack: People slam lack of govt action after Bundy’s militia takeover in Oregon

Clive Bundy’s armed rancher militia taking over a federal building in Oregon seems to have aroused no concrete action from the government, compared to...

Probing Bernie Sanders’s Identity

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may be a strong voice on income inequality but his positions on military spending and foreign policy are muddled and his...

Sanders Blasts US Mass Incarceration as ‘International Embarrassment’

In Chicago appearances, Sanders also distances himself from embattled Mayor Rahm Emanuel by Deirdre Fulton In a speech that included an overt jab at embattled Chicago Mayor...

Obama: The Fairy-Tale President?

(Photo: Wikipedia) In fairy tales, the hero makes a wish. After a few trials the wish comes true, and everyone lives happily ever after. But...

An End to the Right’s Reign In Spain?

Spain’s woes began with the American banking crisis of 2007-08, which crashed Spain’s vast real estate bubble and threatened to bring down its financial...

Dead, Disabled, Displaced or Destroyed — Democracy Delivered

Six months ago, the Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study over the death toll from 10 years of the...

If Israel Wants to Prevent Terrorism, It Should Stop Evicting Palestinians

A bulldozed Palestinian home in the village of Beit Ommar. (Source: Palestine Solidarity Project / Flickr) Late last year, two Palestinian cousins broke into a...

Will Washington Greenlight Another Coup in Haiti?

(Photo: Haiti Innovation / Flickr) In October, Haitians went to the polls in a critical election for nearly 5,000 political positions, including the presidency. The...
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Video: Helping you to #QuestionMore: How RT covered OWS protests from Day One

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge1Ap_s7FR8&w=580&h=385] Originally a little-known movement, Occupy Wall Street was at first ignored by the mainstream media. In contrast, RT thoroughly reported on OWS from...

Chicago police brutality and the Democratic Party

Jerry White There are some events that starkly expose the reality of class relations and class rule in the United States. Such is the case...

An Invitation to Collective Suicide: From ISIS to War World IV

Assume that the hawks get their way -- that the United States does whatever it takes militarily to confront and destroy ISIS. Then what? Answering...

The War on Terror Is Creating More Terror

The interventionists will do anything to prevent Americans from seeing that their foreign policies are perpetuating terrorism and inspiring others to seek to harm us. The...

The World’s 20 Largest Economies Just Met, and the Media Reported on Cats

(Photo: dat’ / Flickr) Doesn’t the Internet have enough cat videos? News of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, which concluded a few days after the...

Insights Into the Resistance Movement in Turkey (Second in a Series)

Turkish authorities could have investigated suspects in the July 20 suicide bombing in the Kurdish town of Suruç, but instead allowed them to remain...

Co-op Bank closes Palestine Solidarity Campaign accounts

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has filed a lawsuit against the Co-operative Bank after the financial institution closed its accounts without warning last month. The...

Hitting Saudi Arabia Where It Hurts

Exclusive: Though faced with a global terrorism crisis, Official Washington can’t get beyond its neocon-led “tough-guy-gal” rhetoric. But another option — financial sanctions on...

UK local authorities crack down on the homeless

By Dennis Moore Local officials in Britain have responded to the growth of social destitution resulting from continued mass unemployment and cuts to social spending with...

G20 Media, Did the Cat Get Its Tongue?

News of the G20 Summit focused on Paris, Syria, and yes, cats. Where was the media on other issues? by Lacy MacAuley Doesn’t the internet have enough...

Context-Free Coverage of Terror Helps Perpetuate Its Causes

Image from New York Times video of mourners at the Place de la Republique in Paris. At the time of the attacks in Paris, FAIR’s...

Obama deported more people than any US president: American writer

President Barack Obama has “humanely” deported more immigrants than any US president in history, according to American writer and political activist Mickey Z.  The author...

EU Approves Labeling for Israeli Settlement Products

by Stephen Lendman  (RINF) - Since June 1967, Israel established 125 illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land, home for about 600,000 settlers, many Zionist zealots,...

U.S. SecDef Ashton Carter Implies Russia & China Are Enemies of U.S.

Eric Zuesse INTRODUCTION On Saturday November 7th, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, who had started his career at the Defense Department during the Reagan Administration...

AP/GfK Poll: Americans Want Gov’t. Shutdown Unless Federal Spending Is Cut

Eric Zuesse According to the AP/GfK Poll published on October 27th, 50% of Americans agree with the statement, "Congress should ONLY increase the debt ceiling if...

Israel intensifies genocide of Palestinian citizens

(RINF) - It's unlikely that the world has ever seen building and construction used as a weapon on this scale before, but Palestinian land...

Donald Trump Says the U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraqis’ Oil After Destroying their Country

Eric Zuesse On Sunday the 25th of October, Republican U.S. Presidential aspirant Donald Trump was interviewed on CNN’s “State of the Union” show, and was asked...

Culture of violence shapes US policy: Analyst

The first US Democratic presidential debate has reminded us that America’s “culture of violence” controls Washington’s policies and prompts US leaders to wage wars...

Obama’s “60 Minutes” interview and the crisis of US policy in Syria

By Barry Grey In an extraordinary interview Sunday evening on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” program, President Barack Obama sought to defend his policy in Syria against...

Private NSA Army is Attacking YOU!

  Privatized NSA Army is Attacking YOU!   In the first part of this article series, the post 9/11 rise of a private NSA was detailed. Some started...

American Jihadi Starts Private NSA and Attacks America

Have you ever wanted to put somebody on a no-fly list because they were black, white, Christian, Muslim, liberal or conservative?  Maybe because they believed...

Here Is A Security Threatening, Terrorist-Sympathising, Britain-Hating” Ideologue — His Name is Not Jeremy...

Graham Vanbergen TruePubica David Cameron has lambasted Jeremy Corbyn as a “security threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating” ideologue in his most vocal attack yet on the newly appointed...

Empire or Humanity?

[Note from TomDispatch editor Tom Engelhardt: Here’s how I described Howard Zinn in 2005 when I met him for a TomDispatch interview: “He's tall and...

Know World War II, Avoid World War III

Tony Cartalucci - (RINF / LD) - An Asian state aggressively expanding its military, bullying its neighbors, illegally fortifying islands, and bent on regional, then...
terrorist attack in Torez

A Voice from Novorossia: “I wish that no child should suffer the things our...

While the world is led to believe that a complete cessation of hostilities has taken place in Donbass, the Ukrainian military continues to violate...

UN snub: Britain is turning its back on human rights, experts say

Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to opt out of a United Nations (UN) General Assembly debate has prompted fresh allegations that the majority Conservative...

Obama’s war crimes in Yemen

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President Barack H. Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s alleged tenuous relationship is not what it seems.  Sure they probably annoy each other, but Obama has provided U.S. foreign aid just as every U.S. President before him.  The invitation granted by the speaker of the house John Boehner to Netanyahu so that he can present his case against Iran to the U.S. congress to prove that Obama’s negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program was a “bad deal.”    According to Netanyahu, Iran threatens Israel’s existence and the world.  Netanyahu’s speech was political theater.  Several democrats did not attend Netanyahu’s show.  Those that did criticized Netanyahu for trying to undermine the Obama administration is once again, all political theater.  The democrats who skipped Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent speech to show solidarity with President Obama’s policy towards Iran were going to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) event featuring an appearance by Netanyahu the following week as the Washington Examiner reported earlier this month:   

All of the members skipping Netanyahu’s congressional speech the Examiner interviewed were quick to say their anger toward the prime minister and his attempt to scuttle the Obama administration’s negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program did not extend to pro-Israel committee.

“Why would I not want to meet with my friends? They’re coming to see me next week and why wouldn’t I see them?” asked Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., referring to two American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyists he’s known and worked with for 25 years

Since 1948, U.S and Israeli actions taken in the Middle East has proven to be a tragic period for all people of the Middle East whether Arab, Christian, Jew, Kurdish, Sunni or Shiite.  Nothing but wars and Sectarian conflicts, poverty and Western-funded extremists has destroyed Arab countries and killed millions of Muslim men, women and children that are physically and emotionally scarred for the rest of their young and innocent lives. 

Can anyone think of the U.S. and its Democratic ideals as a success?  The U.S. has done everything it can to create “order out of chaos.”  In 1947 following the “creation of Israel” by Great Britain when the Foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour confirmed a “national home of the Jewish People” when he sent the Balfour Declaration to Walter Rothschild, head of the Rothschild banking dynasty, the Palestinian people have been living in hell.  Palestine became a prison enforced by Israel’s security apparatus that resembles what George Orwell described as a total police state in his classic book “1984.”  Palestine has been divided; 1.7 million Palestinians live in an open air prison in the Gaza strip while others live in the West Bank under a police state controlled by heavily armed Israeli soldiers and police.  The Palestinians have been losing lands in an unprecedented fashion and in recent decades only to be accelerated under Netanyahu’s watch with a 40% increase in 2014 alone, outpacing the prior year. 

Israel’s ambitions for nuclear weapons capability began after Israel became a Western sponsored state with the U.S, U.K. and France as its main allies.  Many conflicts in the Middle East soon followed.  The Israeli war of Independence against the Arab countries included Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria which led to the 1949 Armistice which outlined the borders of Israel.    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soon began military operations against Egypt, Lebanon and Jordon to prevent terrorist attacks against its Jewish citizens.  In 1956, Great Britain and France joined Israel in attacking Egypt after its government decided to nationalize the Suez Canal after the U.S. and Great Britain declined to fund the Aswan Dam.  Israel was forced to retreat from the attack by the U.S. and the USSR.  Soon after, the Six-Day War in 1967 began when Israel fought againstEgypt, Syria and Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and others contributed weapons and troops to the Arab forces.  Israel defeated the Arab armies and expanded its territory in the West Bank which included East Jerusalem to Jordan, the Golan Heights in Syria, the Sinai and the Gaza strip.  Then the War of Attrition (1967-1970), the Yom Kippur War (1973) and the War in Lebanon (1982) which the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) invaded Southern Lebanon to eliminate Palestinian guerrilla fighters (the resistance) from the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) which led to the Israeli Security Zone in South Lebanon.  Then the South Lebanon conflict with Hezbollah that lasted for at least 20 years.  It still continues today.   The first and Second Intifadas began with the Palestinian uprising against a brutal Israeli occupation and the disappearance of their lands.  Several wars soon followed.  The last war called ‘Operation Protective Edge’ which Israel launched against the Gaza Strip.  According to the State of Palestine Ministry of Health who reported on August 17, 2014 that there were 2,300 deaths and over 19,000 injured in Gaza which was a devastating conflict that traumatized the Palestinian people especially the children.  It is a tragic consequence that will last a lifetime for many.    

During all of the conflicts, Israel was seeking weapons to defend their new “Jewish” nation.  Israel was eventually exposed as an undeclared nuclear power thanks to an Israeli man named Mordechai Vanunu who spent 18 years in the Shikma Prison in Ashkelon, with 10 of those years in solitary confinement.  Mordechai exposed Israel’s secrets nuclear program to the British press in 1986.

Israel is the aggressor.  It’s an illegal occupation which began under the British government and it is supported by other Western-powers, mainly the U.S. and France.  Israel’s history is filled with conflicts and terrorism against the Arab world.  Israel has committed political assassinations, supported extremists to topple governments including its current support to “moderate rebels” to oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.  It has control over the natural resources including vital water supplies that Palestinians solely depend on to survive.  So my question is why everyone is surprised by Netanyahu’s speech he recently gave in the U.S. House of congress?  Several members of congress were “appalled” or “upset” because he disrespected U.S. lawmakers, but the reality is that the majority of elected officials in congress and every administration even before Obama have approved military aid for Israel’s security since Israel was created in 1948.  Who are they fooling?  Netanyahu sounded like he was the U.S. president with constant standing ovations and thunderous applauds by the AIPAC controlled congress.  Those on both sides of the aisle whether democrat or republican always look forward to Jewish (Zionist) support for campaign funds.  There are several members of congress who have dual citizenships that seek to protect Israel at all costs (although the actual “costs” come at the expense of U.S. taxpayers). The U.S. has been involved in the Middle East for a long time.  Do not expect peace or stability.  War and conquest is the true nature of both the Americans and Israeli’s regarding Middle East policies.  ISIS is a perfect example of how the U.S. operates by bringing democracy to an already volatile region with its support of the Syrian rebels, al-Nusra and the decade old “al-Qaeda” with weapons to topple governments not in line with Washington only proves that war is on the agenda.  Not only does the U.S. and its allies support ISIS and other terrorist organizations to topple Arab governments they protect them according to an article by Michel Chossudovsky titled Obama’s “Fake War” against the Islamic State (ISIS). The Islamic State is protected by the US and its Alliesand made an important point when he said:

What would have been required from a military standpoint to wipe out an ISIS convoy with no effective anti-aircraft capabilities?  Without an understanding of military issues, common sense prevails.  If they had wanted to eliminate the Islamic State brigades, they could have “carpet” bombed their convoys of Toyota pickup trucks when they crossed the desert from Syria into Iraq in June

The U.S. and Israel clearly want chaos in the Middle East.  It is obvious.  However, Netanyahu did say that:

The remarkable alliance between Israel and the United States has always been above politics. It must always remain above politics.  Because America and Israel, we share a common destiny, the destiny of promised lands that cherish freedom and offer hope. Israel is grateful for the support of American — of America’s people and of America’s presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama

Yes, the alliance between the U.S. and Israel is “above politics” and I agree it’s supposed to achieve “Full Spectrum Dominance” with the West and Israel controlling every aspect of Arab life including its lands, economy, and its natural resources in the Middle East.  This is the “destiny” which Netanyahu speaks of.  There is a vast amount of resources including the obvious oil, water and natural gas in the Middle East for which both the U.S. and Israel is solely interested in.  It also provides a market for the Military-Industrial Complex and corporate interests.  Netanyahu’s speech in Washington resembles what a genuine hypocrite that will claim it is he who is a victim of hatred, while committing heinous crimes against those he hates.  Netanyahu thanked President Obama for his support over the years which are no surprise:                  

We appreciate all that President Obama has done for Israel.

Now, some of that is widely known.  Some of that is widely known, like strengthening security cooperation and intelligence sharing, opposing anti-Israel resolutions at the U.N.  Some of what the president has done for Israel is less well- known.

I called him in 2010 when we had the Carmel forest fire, and he immediately agreed to respond to my request for urgent aid.  In 2011, we had our embassy in Cairo under siege, and again, he provided vital assistance at the crucial moment.  Or his support for more missile interceptors during our operation last summer when we took on Hamas terrorists

‘Operation Protective Edge’ was supported by the Obama administration.  They have collaborated on various programs including Israel security forces that provided training to U.S. Police forces.  I was not surprised by the recent revelations in Chicago, Illinois concerning its secret black sites used by the Chicago police department to detain and even torture suspects.  This happened under former White House Chief of Staff and also an IDF civilian volunteer and Israel supporter Rahm Emanuel whose father Benjamin M. Emanuel was once a member of the Irgun, a terrorist organization that operated in Mandate Palestine.  As Netanyahu continued:

But Iran’s regime is not merely a Jewish problem, any more than the Nazi regime was merely a Jewish problem. The 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis were but a fraction of the 60 million people killed in World War II. So, too, Iran’s regime poses a grave threat, not only to Israel, but also the peace of the entire world. To understand just how dangerous Iran would be with nuclear weapons, we must fully understand the nature of the regime. 

The people of Iran are very talented people. They’re heirs to one of the world’s great civilizations. But in 1979, they were hijacked by religious zealots — religious zealots who imposed on them immediately a dark and brutal dictatorship

Netanyahu said that “religious Zealots” imposed a dark brutal dictatorship?  Well I guess the Western-backed Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi or the “Shah of Iran” and his secret police force the Savak who terrorized the Iranian people was their preference to keep Iran under their control.  Savak was trained and supported by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Israeli Mossad.  The most brutal dictatorship in the Gulf States such as Saudi Arabia is an ideal model for the U.S. and Israel.  If you look at the dictatorships the U.S. has supported to spread “American-Style Democracy” in the last 100 years.  The results of “American-style democracy” were disastrous causing human rights violations, countless deaths and disease.  Those same nations the U.S. either invaded or helped overthrow their respective governments (many of them democracies) still suffer from Washington’s “medicine.”  From Pinochet in Chile, to the Somoza dynasty in Nicaragua, Papa and Baby Doc Duvalier regime in Haiti to the Gulf Monarchies in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and the list goes on, U.S. policy is about dominating nations for geopolitical interests including for the control of their natural resources.  The U.S. and Israel have an interest in the Middle East and that is to dominate it under their so-called “World Order.”   If they remove Syria and then Iran, the Middle East would become a region that would look like Iraq or Libya.  It would be a cash bonanza for the Military-Industrial Complex if they keep the civil wars among different sects and tribes going, creating a market for weapons exports.  Netanyahu said Iran is a “grave threat” to World peace.  Can someone say “Samson Option”?  Seymour M. Hersh’s ‘The Samson Option’ noted a commentary by Norman Podhoretz that summarizes how Israel would respond if they were on the verge of defeat at the hands of Arab nations in the Middle East:    

For Israel’s nuclear advocates, the Samson Option became another way of saying “Never again.”  [In a 1976 essay in Commentary, Norman Podhoretz accurately summarized the pronuclear argument in describing what Israel would do if abandoned by the United States and overrun by Arabs: "The Israelis would fight . . . with conventional weapons for as long as they could, and if the tide were turning decisively against them, and if help in the form of resupply from the United States or any other guarantors were not forthcoming, it is safe to predict that they would fight with nuclear weapons in the end. ... It used to be said that the Israelis had a Masada complex . . .but if the Israelis are to be understood in terms of a 'complex' involving suicide rather than surrender and rooted in a relevant precedent of Jewish history, the example of Sarnson, whose suicide brought about the destruction of his enemies, would be more appropriate than Masada, where in committing suicide the Zealots killed only themselves and took no Romans with them." 

Podhoretz, asked years later about his essay, said that his conclusions about the Samson Option were just that—his conclusions, and not based on any specific information from Israelis or anyone else about Israel's nuclear capability 

What Mr. Podhoretz was describing was a “if we go down, everyone else is going down with us” scenario which is a dangerous policy for the world peace.  Netanyahu also says that Assad who is backed by Iran is slaughtering Syrians.  This serves the Obama Administration’s long-term goal to remove Assad from power: 

Iran's goons in Gaza, its lackeys in Lebanon, its revolutionary guards on the Golan Heights are clutching Israel with three tentacles of terror. Backed by Iran, Assad is slaughtering Syrians. Back by Iran, Shiite militias are rampaging through Iraq. Back by Iran, Houthis are seizing control of Yemen, threatening the strategic straits at the mouth of the Red Sea. Along with the Straits of Hormuz, that would give Iran a second choke-point on the world's oil supply

Netanyahu claim that the Jewish people can defend themselves which I agree especially when you have nuclear weapons that can destroy the entire Middle East:

We are no longer scattered among the nations, powerless to defend ourselves. We restored our sovereignty in our ancient home. And the soldiers who defend our home have boundless courage. For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves

Iran, Syria, Lebanon (Hezbollah) and Palestine (the West Bank and Gaza) are targets for the U.S. and Israel.  They want to destabilize Syria and Iran and turn it into an Iraq and Libya with tribal and sectarian infighting among the populations.  The U.S. destroyed Iraq with the intention of dividing the people.  They create the conflict, develop hatred along Sunni and Shiite sects, and enforce a government subservient to Western interests.  How does this benefits Israel?  They keep the wars going by destabilizing regimes through ISIS and other Western-funded terrorist groups while Israel expands its territories beyond its borders.  Once Syria and Iran are destroyed, the U.S. and Israel will have no use for ISIS.  No more weapons will be shipped to ISIS and other groups and the U.S. and Israel with its military capabilities can easily defeat ISIS as Chossudovsky mentioned in his article.  It sounds cynical but it’s the truth.  It is what I call “Mafia-Style” politics, something the U.S. and Israel are very good at.  The world is not fooled by the bickering between the democrats and republicans because as we all know, they are one, united with an “unbreakable bond “with Israel as Obama declared in 2013.  We all know that without U.S. support, Israeli occupation of Palestine would end tomorrow.  But that will not happen unless the U.S. Empire falls from power and only then, a lasting peace will ensue.     

Netanyahu concluded with “May God bless the state of Israel and may God bless the United States of America” And no one else, right Mr. Netanyahu?  What kind of God would bless two nations that have committed genocide against its indigenous populations?  Why would God bless a nation that lies to its people and declares war on nations that want their sovereignty respected?  If this is the God we as humans supposed to honor, then God is not who we think he is. 

In conclusion, Netanyahu should listen to an interview conducted by Press TV based in Tehran, Iran in 2014 with Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, associate director of ‘Neturei Karta International: Jews United against Zionism’ (www.nkusa.org) and was asked about U.N. monitor Richard Falk who accused Israel of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.  His response was as follows:

With the help of the almighty, I pray to the almighty to bestow upon me his truth, his wisdom. We are always confounded by this seeming ignorance of the issues and the ignoring of what is happening. The issues are clear from day one.  Well over one hundred years ago when this Zionist ideology came about of Jewish people creating their own sovereignty and then eventually deciding to make their sovereignty in the Holy Land, the biblical authorities in the Holy Land, the chief rabbi of Palestine, Rabbi Dushinsky..., of that time, and later in 1947 prior to the ratification of... Israel by the United Nations, the chief rabbi was Rabbi Dushinsky; he went to a meeting in Jerusalem [al-Quds] with the members of the United Nations and he pleaded with them in the name of Judaism and the religious community that we do not want, in any form, a state …, that it is illegal, it is illegitimate. Judaism does not permit us to have to have a Jewish sovereignty, Judaism does not permit us to oppress other people, steal the land, or in any manner being uncompassionate to the people.

On the contrary we were living together with the Muslim community, with the Arabs and Muslims for hundreds and hundreds of years in Palestine and every Muslim state in total harmony without any human rights group to protect us and since this creation of Zionism and then eventually … Israel, there is an endless river of bloodshed. It is impossible to subjugate people and expect that there will be peace. Now, we are condoning what is emanating from this fact that there is a state but the fact is that it defies logic; it flies in the face of …,  righteousness and everything that the humanity calls for, by occupying Palestine and so our rabbis universally opposed the existence of … Israel and that the world should totally confuse this issue.

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by Stephen Lendman

The Atlantic Council is a hawkish right-wing think tank. Its directors include a rogue's gallery of high-level US war criminals.

It's notion of "working together to secure the future" is waging endless preemptive wars of aggression. 

Its Distinguished International Leadership Awards go to former US and other Western government and military officials for raping and plundering one country after another.

It was founded in 1961 to support NATO's killing machine. It's one of many similar groups in America threatening world peace and stability.

Its solution for ending Obama's war on Syria is escalated war. It proposes what it calls a Syrian National Stabilization Force (SNSF) - code language for US-controlled conquering and occupying army.

It believes the way for sustainable peace in Syria is through overwhelming military might - featuring "a robust, (US proxy) three-division stabilization force of 50,000 Syrians" established to do Washington's killing and dying.

It wants a Syrian Advisory Task Force (SATF) composed of pro-Western nationals willing to serve US interests.

It says "there is no political solution to the Syrian conflict unless there is a military component" waging no-holds-barred war. 

Its Syrian solution applies to all US direct and proxy war theaters.

Washington and Western allies must lead the way, it urges - so America can gain another subservient client state while eliminating an Israeli rival at the same time.

It advocates US-led "cooperation, engagement, and a clear coherent discourse between Western, regional, and Syrian military and political actors - and the message of commitment projected by putting the train-and-equip program on steroids - can create new dynamics on the ground, build popular appeal to the SNSF's mission and goal, and set the stage for peace in Syria" by continuing to rape the country en route to plundering it and exploiting its people.

It wants President Bashar al-Assad overthrown. It wants Syrians having no say over who'll lead them. 

It wants Washington alone deciding. It wants US-controlled stooge governance replacing Syrian sovereign independence.

Neocons think one way. They want unlimited wealth, power and privilege. They want unchallenged global dominance. 

They want control over world resources and markets. They want populations exploited for profit.

They deplore peace. The support endless wars. They believe millions of corpses are a small price to pay for remaking the world in their own image.

They and likeminded lunatics in Washington risk the unthinkable - possible life-ending nuclear war.

A Final Comment

The New York Times says US arms sales fuel Middle East wars. Saudis and other regional belligerents use American weapons and munitions.

They "stockpiled American military hardware…" They're now using it and want more.

In 2014, Saudi Arabia spent over $80 billion for weapons and munitions. It's the world's fourth largest defense market.

Other regional countries are spending billions of dollars for all sorts of advanced weapons.

The Middle East is awash with implements of death. The Times omits what's most important to explain.

It says nothing about US/Israeli responsibility for all regional conflicts - using local allies to wage proxy wars along with takfiri-recruited death squads.

The road to Middle East peace and stability is eliminating America's presence. It's holding Israel accountable for endless high crimes against Palestinians. 

It's valuing human life more than destroying it. It's waging peace, not war. Don't expect The Times to explain.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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Demonstrations have expanded throughout the city calling for the resignation of chief executive Leung Chun-ying, bringing shopping and business districts to a standstill. Members of the protest movement, known as Occupy Central with Love and Peace, attempted to invade the city's main government compound, prompting riot police to disperse crowds with tear gas and pepper spray.

The conduct of security forces galvanized sympathy for the movement, causing its ranks to swell over the weekend as the value of the Hong Kong dollar tumbled to a six-month low. Student leaders have vowed not to attend classes indefinitely until the city’s top leader steps down, while activists set up barricades and vow to continue their civil disobedience campaign.

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Read the full story on RT.com

Nile Bowie is a columnist with Russia Today, and a research affiliate with the International Movement for a Just World (JUST), an NGO based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He can be reached at nilebowie@gmail.com.

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Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Lin See Yan, a trustee of the Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, identified how high fences built to withstand economic shocks and de-risk the financial system are seldom designed for all possibilities. He branded the European Union as the weakest link in the global financial system, noting that the bloc’s debt problems kept growing, austerity has proven to be counter productive, the euro currency remains overvalued, and the European Central Bank (ECB) has stagnated in the midst of its bond-buying strategy.

Lin also noted the possibility of another crisis originating from within the United States due to vulnerabilities posed by the country’s ballooning $17 trillion debt levels, the growing housing bubble, and the persistence of trading high-risk financial products backed by complex securitizations. He also raised concerns over recent data on the Chinese economy, which has shown a decline in fixed asset investments, raising speculation about whether or not the Chinese authorities would introduce a stimulus package. 

Tan Sri Azman Yahya, executive chairman of Symphony Life, believes that growth in China will continue to be on the upswing despite concerns of deceleration, even without significant investment, by virtue of Beijing’s prudent economic reforms. China has already announced at the recent G20 meeting of finance ministers that it will not make major policy adjustments in the form of stimulus despite slightly lower growth indicators. Reforms will be prioritized to stabilize employment and contain systemic risks such as widespread default. 

High government deficits, unprecedented government and private sector debt levels, and low household savings are deeply worrying trends in mature economies, according to Yahya, who claims that eventual tapering by the US Federal Reserve to cease quantitative easing (QE) measures could trigger a loss of confidence in the US dollar, causing an offloading and crash of US securities capable of tanking global markets. 

Yahya identified the risks posed by the lack of tangible financial sector reforms, the unsustainable US debt bubble, the growing loss of confidence in the US dollar, and surmised that the next crisis may strike within five years. He identified the high growth levels of Asia-Pacific countries as a buffer to crises emanating from stagnate western economies, noting how China’s middle class is set to expand to one billion by 2025, while growth will be increasingly be powered by consumption. 

Panelists at the forum generally agreed that the Asia-Pacific region is in a far healthier state today in comparison to the 1997 crisis, as China’s growth strategy moves away from the investment-driven template to more sustainable consumption-led expansion. Countries in the ASEAN region are also cooperating at higher levels. Analysts agree that Malaysia has proven to be fairly resilient and adept at crisis management, as it managed to navigate through treacherous economic periods while retaining consistently healthy growth levels over the past two decades. 

The country defied the IMF’s economic orthodoxy and introduced capital control measures during the 1997 Asian financial crisis to counter the short selling of the Malaysian ringgit by currency speculators, which triggered dramatic depreciation and rapid falls in stock market capitalization. Malaysia recovered faster than its neighbors and consolidated its banking system, putting buffers in place by introducing broader market regulations and strengthening banks to withstand shocks. 

During the global financial crisis in 2008, triggered by the bursting of the US housing bubble and the subsequent collapse of large financial institutions trading toxic mortgage-related financial products, the country found itself better prepared. The way the crisis struck in 1997 took Malaysian policymakers totally off guard. The country’s economy was highly stable and experiencing growth at 8 percent; loans were being repeatedly prepaid and Malaysia was stepping in rescue Thailand after attacks on the baht.

The current scenario also demands that countries expect the unexpected. The general consensus among panelists the Perdana forum was that a new financial crisis could present itself at some point within the next eighteen months to five years, with the potential for several mini-crises to bubble up and trigger recessionary depression. It is nearly impossible to accurately pinpoint when the next crisis will hit, but there are numerous flashpoints to consider.

In addition to vulnerabilities stemming from uncontrolled derivative trading and speculative hot money flows, debt and bubbles loom. During the 2008 crisis, insolvent private banks and lending institutions were deemed too-big-to-fail, but today, central banks are on the road to inheriting that status. Debt levels have ballooned to unprecedented levels driven by QE and low interest rates. Stagnate wages and easy credit has goaded consumers to keep borrowing to maintain consumption.

Both the United States and the United Kingdom are experiencing high unemployment levels and dramatic income inequality, giving rise to greater levels of social unrest while the stock markets of both countries have performed above par – surpassing the highs of pre-crisis levels. The sharp ascent of share prices, which has been heralded as proof of an economic recovery, does not correlate with rising activity in the productive economy or with per capita income.

The distinguished economist Ha-Joon Chang has referred to these developments as ‘the biggest stock market bubble in modern history.’ It is clear that share prices do not reflect real economic activity. The core of the problem is that successive rounds of QE have increased liquidity rates and fuelled asset bubbles rather than being channeled into productive assets.

Panelists addressed how many of the new jobs being created in mature economies are low-wage positions that offer little career mobility. The broad appeal of protest campaigns organized by fast-food workers to demand a living wage is a testament to the strains on ordinary people who are unable to meet the cost of living. Americans are pessimistic about their nation’s economic recovery policies because many find themselves facing more trying domestic circumstances.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad attended the Perdana forum to give the closing keynote address, where he likened the implementation of solutions to avert economic crises to a medical doctor treating a patient, stressing the need to understand the systemic contradictions of the global financial system. Dr. Mahathir denounced fractional reserve banking practices, which result in banks lending far greater amounts of money than they actually possess in cash reserves, and the leveraging practices taken advantage of by currency speculators and hedge funds.

The former Malaysian prime minister accused Europe and the US of being in a state of denial as to how markets are manipulated, primarily because the political classes themselves benefit from speculation. Dr. Mahathir believes that the role of the financial sector is overemphasized in national economies and advised greater market regulation. Governments must be ready to step in to limit the abuses of the banking system, according to Mahathir, who characterized the inherent inequality of the modern age as one where 99 percent of people are beholden to the ultra-wealthy 1 percent, citing the slogan popularized by the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

Mass protest movements demanding accountability from Wall Street have remained potent because the underlying conditions that generated the crisis have not been addressed in any meaningful way. Instead of steering monetary policies in a sensible direction and broadening regulatory oversight to identify risky financial products and prevent predatory speculation, the banking lobby has strong-armed western politicians into accepting a growth model where short-term profits for the few take precedence over long-term investments in productive assets for the many.

Elsewhere in the world, the economic power and political autonomy of BRICS countries and their plans to establish a development bank to finance infrastructure growth throughout the developing world offers a far more sustainable investment model. To offset the risks of future crises, it is imperative to find the political courage to reduce the importance of the non-productive financial sector in national economies in favor of investments into productive assets that create infrastructure and job opportunities.

Panelists at the Perdana forum argued that even if measures are taken to bolster productive assets, financial and economic crises may strike in unexpected ways: resulting from cyber threat vulnerabilities, sudden geopolitical instability, conflicts over resources and the pricing of resources, and complications that can result from the use of non-traditional currencies.

Malaysia is considered a safe investment destination due to its political stability and imperviousness to natural disasters; the country’s competent young workforce is eager to enter innovative service sector positions, a major asset in contrast to other Asian countries struggling to maintain population growth. To meet the present development aspirations, it is necessary for the country to protect against both external and internal crises.

The Malaysian leadership faces a difficult balancing act on all fronts. It must do more to improve inter-communal harmony without rolling back civil liberties. Despite the country’s strong performance legitimacy, trust and confidence in the government and the integrity of institutions remains low due to endemic corruption. There is a need for a comprehensive social safety net system to address rising income inequality on a needs-basis.

Simultaneously, economic circumstances demand that developing countries remove energy and social subsidies in order to increase efficiency and become a more attractive destination for capital. Navigating through the crises ahead will require bold leadership. Malaysia will be in a better position to withstand turbulence if it takes meaningful steps to reduce income disparities and pursues inclusive social policies that will restore grassroots trust in the leadership.

This article appeared in the September 29, 2014 print edition of The Malaysian Reserve newspaper.

Nile Bowie is an independent journalist and political analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His articles have appeared in numerous international publications, including regular columns with Russia Today (RT) and newspapers such as the Global Times, the Malaysian Reserve and the New Straits Times. He is a research assistant with the International Movement for a Just World (JUST), a Malaysian NGO promoting social justice and anti-hegemony politics. He can be reached at nilebowie@gmail.com.

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784. Oct. 6-9, speaker, Praxis Peace Institute conference, THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY-Emerging Models for a Healthy Planet, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco

783. Sept. 12-14, participant, RENY Rethinkecon conference, http://rethinkecon.com/, NY City

782. Aug. 20, interview with Rohan Freeman, ignoranti.org, 10 a.m. PST

781. July 29-Aug. 5. Moving Beyond Capitalism conference, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

780. July 9, speaker, 2014 Annual Conference of the Council of Georgist Organizations, Inc., Radisson Newport Beach Hotel, near the Orange County John Wayne Airport, 9:15 a.m. PT

779. July 2nd IT’S OUR MONEY WITH ELLEN BROWN – EMINENT DOMAIN TO THE RESCUE? – Progressive Radio Network. Listen to archive here.

778. June 29, interview with Stephen Golden, KABC radio, Pasadena, 7 pm PT

777. June 25, interview, Kerry Lutz - Financial Survival Network, 1 pm ET. Listen to archive here.

776. June 21, participant and speaker, General Assembly of the Green Party of California, http://www.cagreens.org/ga/2014-06/agenda-draft-to-counties, Santa Barbara

775. June 7, interview with Doug Bennett, Unspun: An Experiment in Truth-Telling, KKRN Community radio, 9 am PT Listen to archive here.

774. June 2, interview, Voice of Russia (pre-recorded, check their site).

773. May 31, interview, the Joe Whitehead Show, http://thejoewhiteheadshow.com/, 11:30 am, EDT

772. May 26, interview, Wealth DNA Radio Show, Blog Talk Radio, wealthdna.us, noon EST

771. May 26, Speaker at Occupy SF Forum, Unite HERE Local 2 Union Hall, 215 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco -- along with Laura Wells, Lt. Gov. candidate Jena Goodman, Sect. of State candidate David Curtis, and Congressional candidate Barry Hermanson, 6 pm

770. May 26, interview on the Wealth DNA Radio Show (Blog Talk Radio: wealthdna.us) noon ET

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768. May 25, interview, the Bob Charles Show, Web Radio Station http://www.kinetichifi.com/, 2 pm EST

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763. May 20, interview with Sinclair Noe, Financial Review, MoneyRadio.com (pre-recorded, check for air time.)

762. May 15, interview with Alan Butler, Butler on Business, Liberty Express Radio, 10 AM EDT

761. May 14, interview with Stanley Montieth, The Doctor Stan Show, Radio Liberty, 7 am PST

760. May 13, interview with Robert Stark and Jeff Crow, Valley Talk Live, centralvalleytalk.com, Fresno, 4 pm PT. Listen to archive here.

759. May 11, Skype participant, Green Party candidate Q&A event, Lieblyl Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94607
Between 65th and 66th St. 5 pm

758. May 10, United We Stand Festival, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA,
https://unitedwestandfest.com/confirmed-guests/

757. May 6, inteview with Rock Cash, The People Speak Radio. Listen to archive here.

756. May 1, interview with Stephen Lendman, The Progressive Newshour, 9 a.m. PDT

755. April 29, moderator, Great Minds #66 with Nomi Prins, Los Angeles, CA., 7 pm PT

754. April 23, Ellen interviews Nomi Prins on It's Our Money. Listen to archive here.

753. April 21, interview with Robert Stark and Jeff Crow, Valley Talk Live, centralvalleytalk.com, Fresno, 4:30 PT

752. April 17, interview Dr. Rima Truth Reports, with Dr. Rima Laibow, 10 pm EST

751. April 17, interview with Greg Hunter, USAWatchdog.com, 11:30 EST

750. April 8, It's Our Money with Ellen Brown, interiews Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. Listen to archive here.

749. April 8, interview with Alan Butler, Butler on Business, Liberty Express Radio, 11:30 AM EDT

748. April 3, interview with Stephen Lendman, The Progressive Newshour, 9 a.m. PDT

747. April 3, interview with James Banks, KGNU radio, Boulder, CO, 5 p.m. PT

746. April 2, interview, WHDTWorldNews, Nextnewsnetwork.com, 10:30 a. m. PDT

745. March 26, 1 pm PDT, It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown. Ellen interviews Prof. ROBERT HOCKETT--fascinating background material for understanding the banks' role in the foreclosure mess and the eminent domain solution. Listen to the archive here.

744. March 24, interview with Kevin Zeese JD and Margaret Flowers MD, Clearing the FOG on We Act Radio, 1480 AM Washington, DC, 8 a.m. PDT

743. March 23rd, "Banking for the People—Not for Wall Street," Agenda for a Prophetic Faith Lecture Series, Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711, http://www.claremontumc.org/, 7 pm PT

742. Apr. 13, Interview with Chris Moore, KDKA Pittsburgh, 5 pm EST

741. March 18, 2 pm, Democratic Club, Friendly Valley Conference Room, Newhall, CA.

740. March 13, interview with Fred Smart, American Underground Network, 8 pm, CDT

739. March 12, 12 pm PDT, It's Our Money radio show with Ellen Brown, featuring Prof. TIM CANOVA on the Federal Reserve. Listen to archive here.

738. March 4, interview with Tom Kiely, INN World Report, 4:30 PST

737. Feb. 23, interview with Stephen Lendman, The Progressive Newshour, 10 a.m. PST

736. Feb 20, interview with Bill Deller, 3CR radio, Melbourne, Australia, 3 pm, PST

735. Feb. 17, interview, Strike Debt Bay Area, KPFA, Berkeley, 2 pm (?) PST

734. Feb16, interview with Gary Dubin, The Foreclosure Hour (http://www.foreclosurehour.com/the-host.html), 5 pm PST

733. Feb. 11, interview with Clint Richardson, RBN 5 pm PST

732. Feb 9, interview with Stephen Golden, DEFENDING THE AMERICAN DREAM, KABC Los Angeles, 6 am, PST Listen to the archive here.

731. Feb. 6, interview, Move to Amend Reports, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend, 5 pm PST

730. Feb. 5, interview with Sinclair Noe, Financial Review, MoneyRadio.com, 9:30 am PST

729. January 30, interview, Kerry Lutz - Financial Survival Network, 12 pm EST

728. January 30, interview with Tom Kiely, INN World Report, 4:30 PST

727. January 29, interview on Latin Waves, 8 pm PST

726. January 28, Green Party Shadow Cabinet response to State of the Union Speech. http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus 6 pm PST

725. January 26, interview with Stephen Lendman, The Progressive Newshour, 10 a.m. PST. Listen here.

724. January 23, interview, The Tim Dahaney Show, 12 noon PST. Listen here.

723. January 22, interview with Utrice Leid, "Leid Stories,", PRN.FM, 1 pm EST

722. January 21, interview, Independent Underground Radio LIVE, 9:15 PST. Listen here.

721. January 12, Open Forum with Green Party candidates Luis Rodriguez, Laura Wells and Ellen Brown, hosted by LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) 11277 GARDEN GROVE BLVD., Garden Grove, CA. 2-4 pm

720. January 11, interview with Bill Still on running for California Treasurer. Watch it here. And see another one here.

719. January 8, interview, The Tim Dahaney Show, 12 noon PST. Listen here. (It's the one labelled "Take the Fed Reserve Public.")

718. Jan 7, interview, The Burt Cohen Show, 12 noon ET

--2013--

717. Dec. 30, interview, Stuart Vener Tells It Like It Is, see http://stuartvener.com for stations, 11:30 am EST

716. Dec. 26, interview Dr. Rima Truth Reports, with Dr. Rima Laibow and Ralph Fucetola, 10 pm EST

715. Dec. 21, interview, KPRO Radio San Francisco, 9:30 am PST

714. Dec. 18, interview, The Power Hour with Joyce Riley, 8 a.m. CT

713. Dec. 18, interview, Unwrapped Radio, WRFG, http://www.tuneinradio.com/, 12:40 EST

712. Dec. 15, interview with Stephen Lendman, The Progressive Newshour, 10 a.m. PST, listen here.
711. Dec. 15, presentation, A Public Bank for Mendocino, at the Crown Hall in Mendocino, Ca., 7 pm

710. Dec. 15, presentation, Why We Need to Own Our Own Bank, Mendocino Environmental Center
106 West Standley, Ukiah, CA 95482, 2 pm

709. Dec. 14, presentation, Why We Need to Own Our Own Bank, Little Lake Grange, Willits, Ca. 7 pm

708. Dec. 13, interview on All About Money, KZYX radio, 9 a.m. PST

707. Dec. 13, interview, Radio Islam, WCEV 1450 AM, 12:05 pm, CST

706. Dec. 12, appearance with Doug McKenty, "The Shift," Mendocino TV, 4:30 pm PST

705. Dec. 11, interview on WHDT World News, http://NNN.is/on-WHDT, 5:30 and 11:00 pm EST. Watch the archive here.

704. Dec. 11, interview, WORT Community Radio, Madison, Wisconsin, 6:10 a.m. PST

703. Dec. 11, interview with Sinclair Noe, Financial Review, MoneyRadio.com, 10:30 PST

702. Dec. 9, UnWrapped Radio, Atlanta, 1 pm PST.

701. Dec. 9, GOHarrison, KPFK Los Angeles, 3:30 pm PST.

700. Dec. 9, interview, Air Cascadia show, KBOO radio, Portland, 10 am PST

699. Dec. 5, interview, WHDT World News TV, 2 pm PST

698. Dec. 4, interview with David Swanson, talknationradio, 7pm PST

697. Dec. 4, interview with Rob Kall, The Rob Kall Bottom-Up Radio Show, 1360 AM, 7:30 pm EST

696. Dec. 3, interview with Kim Greenhouse, It's Rainmaking Time, listen here.

695. Dec. 2, interview with Val Muchowski, Women's Voices, KZYX, 7 p.m. PST

694. Nov. 29, interview with Gregg Hunter, USAWatchdog.com, 11:30 PST

693. Nov. 16, interview This is Hell! radio show, WNUR 89.3 fm, thisishell.com/live, 11.20 a.m. EST. Listen to archive here

692. Nov. 15, interview with George Berry, The Financial News Network Show, truthfrequencyradio.com, 1 pm PST

691. Nov. 14, interview with Stanley Montieth, The Doctor Stan Show, Radio Liberty, 4 pm PSTf

690. Nov. 14, interview with Neil Foster, Reality Bytes show, Awake Radio (UK), Shazziz Radio (US), 8 pm UK time.

689. Nov. 13, interview with Bonnie Faulkner, KPFA, Los Angeles. Listen to archive here.

688. Nov. 12, interview with Tom Kiely, INN World Report, 4:30 PST

687. Nov. 11, interview, Between the Lines News Magazine, WPKN radio, Bridgeport, CT, 9 p.m. ET. Listen to archive here

686. Nov. 10, skype participant, forum at the Putrajaya International Islamic Arts and Cultural Festival, "Global Economic and Monetary Crisis: What Needs to be Done?" Putrajaya, Malaysia, 11 a.m. MYT, 7 pm, Nov. 9 PST

685. Nov. 3, interview with Stephen Lendman, The Progressive Newshour, 10 a.m. PST

684. Oct. 31, interview with Voice of Russia radio, American edition, 2:30 pm, CET (Central Europe Time.) Listen to archive here.

683. Oct. 23, interview with Daniel Estulin on RT tv

682. Oct. 16, interview with Per Fereng, KBOO radio, Portland, 11 am PST

681. Oct. 15, presentation, "The Public Banking Forum in Ireland," 7-9 PM, Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Ireland.

680. Oct. 14, presentation, Cork, Ireland

679. Oct. 12, presentation, "The Public Banking Forum in Ireland," 2-4 PM, Springfield Hotel in Leixlip, County Kildare, Ireland. Information on these three events here.

678. October 4, interview with Bill Deller, 3CR radio, Melbourne, Australia, 2:30 pm, PST

677. Oct. 3, interview with Joyce Riley, the Power Hour. Listen to archive here.

676. Oct. 1, interview with Tom Kiely, INN World Report 7:30 EST

675. Sept. 29, interview with Stephen Lendman, The Progressive Newshour, 10 a.m. PST

674. Sept. 27, interviw with Kevin Barrett, AmericanFreedomRadio.com, NoLiesRadio.org:
http://TruthJihadRadio.blogspot.com, 2 pm PST

673. Sept. 19, interview, The Gary Null Show, 9:30 a.m. Pacific

672. Sept. 19, Interview on the Global Research News Hour with Michael Welch--check site for time and archive.

671. Sept. 18, interview with David Sierralupe, Occupy Radio, KWVA, 88.1 FM, Eugene

670. Sept. 15, interview with Niall Bradley, Sott Talk Radio, sott.net, 2 p.m. EST

669. Sept. 14, interview FDLBookSalon, firedoglake.com, 5pm EST

668. Sept. 10, "Turning Hard Times into Good Times" with Jay Taylor, VoiceAmerica, 12:30 pm PST. Listen to archive here.

667. Sept. 9, interview with Ken MacDermotRoe and Del LaPietro, In Context Report, 9 am PST. Listen to archive here.

666. Sept 7, interview with Valerie Kirkgaard, WakingUpInAmerica.com, 6 am, PST. Listen here.

665. Sept. 6, Interview with Al Korelin, The Korelin Economics Report, 12:30 pm PST

664. Sept. 5, discussion of how to bring public banking to Colorado on "It's the Economy, Stupid," KGNU, Boulder, 5 p.m. PST

663. Sept. 5, interview with Patrick Timpone, oneradionetwork.com, 8 a.m. PST

662. Sept. 3, interview (along with Elliott Spitzer?), "Turning Hard Times into Good Times" with Jay Taylor, VoiceAmerica, 1 pm PST Listen to archive here.

661. Sept. 3, interview with Jeanette LaFeve, The People Speak, 6 pm PST

660. Aug. 25, Stephen Lendman, Progressive Radio News Hour, 10 am, PDT

659. Aug. 22, interview with Christopher Greene, AMTV Radio, simulcast in audio/video over GoogleHangouts and American Freedom Radio, 1 p.m. PST

658. Aug. 22, interview, TheAndyCaldwellShow.com,
CalChronicle.com, 3 pm PST

657. Aug. 21, interview with Merry and Burl Hall, blogtalkradio.com/envision-this, 5 pm PST

656. Aug. 21, interview with Lori Lundin, America's Radio News Network, 10:30 a.m. ET.

655. Aug. 16, interview with Sinclair Noe, Moneyradio.com, 4 pm PST

654. Aug. 15, interview with Justine Underhill, Prime Interest, Russia Today TV, 1:30 pm PST

653. Aug 14, interview with Jim Goddard, This Week in Money, 4 pm, PST. Listen to archive here, starting at minute 32.

652. Aug. 14, interview with Mary Glenney, WMNF 88.5, 10 a.m. PST

651. Aug. 14, interview with Chuck Morse, irnusaradio.com, 8 am, PST

650. Aug. 13, interview with Thomas Taplin, Dukascopy TV, Switzerland, 9 am PST

649. Aug 7-11, Madison Democracy conference, https://democracyconvention.org/

648. Aug. 6, radio interview, INN World Report with Tom Kiely, http://feeds.feedburner.com/INNWorldReportRadio 4:30 PST

647. Aug 5, interview with Arnie Arnesen, 94.7 fm, Concord, NH, 9 am PST

646. Aug 3, interview with Diane Horn, Mind Over Matter show, KEXP radio, 90.3 FM, Seattle, 7:00 a.m. PST

645. July 31, interview with Mike Beevers, KFCF Fresno, 4:30 pm PST

644. July 28, Stephen Lendman, Progressive Radio News Hour, 10 am, PDT

643. July 2, interview with Charlie McGrath, Wide Awake News, 6-7 pm PDT.

642. July 2, interview with Arnie Arnesen, 94.7 fm, Concord, NH, 12:30 EST.

641. June 30, interview with Stephen Lendman, Progressive Radio News Hour, 10 am, PDT. Listen to archive here.

640. June 24, interview on RT tv re student debt, 10:30 am PST

639. June 17, interview on The Andy Caldwell Show, 3:30 pm PST

638. June 16, interview with Jason Erb, 5 pm Pacific

637. June 13, interview with Paul Sanford, "Time 4 Hemp-LIVE," http://www.AmericanFreedomRadio.com, 10 am, PST

636. June 6 presentation with Jamie Brown at the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center in Walnut Creek. Info at Favors.org, 7 to 9 pm

635. June 1, interview with Kris Welch, KPFA Los Angeles, 10 am PST

634. May 28, interview with Malihe Razazan, "Your Call" radio, KALW, San Francisco, 10 am PST.

633. May 26, interview with Stephen Lendman, Progressive Radio News Hour, 10 am, PDT

632. May 23 interview with Simit Patel, InformedTrades.com (youtube) 3:30 pm PST

631. May 22, Thousand Oaks, 3 expert panel, "A Parachute For the Fiscal Cliff," University Village 2-4 pm

630. May 22, interview with Jack Rasmus, 11 am PST. Enjoy the interview here.

629. May 22, Guns and Butter show, KPFA, http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/91790

628. May 14, interview with Charlie McGrath, Wide Awake News, 6-7 pm PDT.

627. May 13, live appearance on RTTV, 3 pm PST Watch it here.

626. May 8, interview with Valli Sharpe-Geisler, Silicon Valley Voice, KKUP, 3 pm PST

625. May 8, interview, the Meria Heller Show, 11 am PST

624. May 4, interview, Latin Waves with Sylvia Richardson, 10 am PST

623. April 30, Jay Taylor, VoiceAmerica, 1 pm PST

622. April 29, interview with Rob Kall, Bottom Up Radio, 9 am Pacific
Listen to archive here.

621. April 28, interview with Stephen Lendman, Progressive Radio News Hour, 10 am, PDT

620. April 25, interview, the the Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show, 5 pm EDT

619. April 17, interview with Mike Harris, rense.com, 1 pm PDT

618. April 16th, speaker, Valley Democrats United (Democratic Party of San Fernando Valley), Van Nuys, Ca. 7-9pm

617. April 13, interview with Darren Weeks, Govern America, noon Eastern, listen here

616. April 9, interview with Charlie McGrath, Wide Awake News, 6-7 pm PDT.

615. April 6, phone conference, Justice Party, http://www.justicepartyusa.org/public_banking_conference_call, 9 a.m.

614. April 5, interview, Butler on Business, 11 a.m. EDT

613. April 3, interview with Michael Welch, Global Research News Hour, 8:30 a.m. PDT

612. April 2, interview with Jay Taylor, VoiceAmerica, 12:30 PDT. Listen here.

611. April 1, interview with Brannon Howse, www.worldviewradio.com, 11 a.m. PDT

610. April 1, interview with Scott Harris, Counterpoint,
WPKN Radio, 8:30 pm, ET Listen to archive here.

609. April 1, interview with Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Watch and listen to archive here, starting at minute 50. Articles based on the interview are at Truthout.org.

608. March 31, interview with Jason Erb, Exposing Faux Capitalism, Oracle Broadcasting, 11 a.m. Pacific

607. March 31, interview with Stephen Lendman, Progressive Radio News Hour, 10 am, PDT Listen to the archive here.

606. March 29, interview, The Gary Null Show, 9:30 a.m. Pacific

605. March 28, interview with Stan Monteith, radioliberty.com, 9 pm PDT

604. March 28, radio interview, INN World Report with Tom Kiely, http://feeds.feedburner.com/INNWorldReportRadio 4:30 PDT

603. March 27, interview with Charlie McGrath, Wide Awake News, 6-7 pm PdT.

602. March 27, interview with Jack Rasmus on PRN, 11 a.m. PDT

601. March 25, interview on the Richard Kaffenberger show, KTOX, Needles, CA. 3:15 PDT

600. March 22, newly available archived radio interview, Mandelman Matters. Listen here.

599. March 22, interview with James Fetzer, The People Speak Radio, 5-7 pm PDT

598. March 22, interview , Our Times With Craig Barnes, KSFR radio, Santa Fe, 10 a.m. MST

597. March 12, interview, Crisis of Reality with Doug Newberry, oraclebroadcasting.com, 1pm EST.

596. March 11, interview with Stephen Lendman, Progressive Radio News Hour, 10 am, PST

595. March 9, Interview with Sylvia Richardson, Latin Waves, CJSF 90.1FM, 9:30 am PST

594. March 6, interview with Charlie McGrath, wideawakenews.com, 6pm PST. Watch and listen here.

593. March 3, interview with Lateef Kareem Bey, Fix Your Mortgage Mess, 4 pm PST

592. March 2, Interview with Stuart Richardson, Latin Waves, CJSF 90.1FM, 11 am PST

591. Feb. 27, interview with Jim Banks, KGNU, Boulder, 12 pm PST

590. Feb 27, interview with Sinclair Noe, Financial Review, 10 am PST

589. Feb. 25, interview, Crisis of Reality with Doug Newberry, oraclebroadcasting.com, 1pm EST.

588. Feb. 6, Interview with Phil Mackesy, This Week in Money, TalkDigitalNetwork.com, 11 am PST. Listen to the archive here: http://talkdigitalnetwork.com/2013/02/this-week-in-money-70/

587. Feb. 4, interview with Ken Rose, What Now radio show, KOWS RADIO OCCIDENTAL 107.3 FM, 11 am PST.

586. Jan. 31, interview with Tom Kiely, INN World Radio Report, 5:00 pm PST

585. Jan. 27, interview with Stephen Lendman, progressive radio
network, 10 am PST

584. Jan. 23, interview on KPFK, 8pm PST

583. Jan. 22, interview, Crisis of Reality with Doug Newberry, oraclebroadcasting.com, 1pm EST.

582. Jan. 3, interview with Mary Glenney, WMNF 88.5, Tampa, 3 pm EST

581. Jan. 2, interview, The Bev Smith Show, thebevsmithshow.net, 5 pm PST

--- 2012 ---

580. Dec. 27, video interview with Charlie McGrath, Wide Awake News, listen and watch here.

579. Dec. 24, October talk at First Unitarian Church in Portland aired on KBOO radio, http://kboo.fm/, 8:00 am PST

578. Dec. 24, interview with Ron Daniels, the WWRL Morning Show with Mark Riley, wwrl1600.com, 5:05 am PST

577. Dec. 21, interview with Andy Caldwell, TheAndyCaldwellShow.com, KZSB AM1290 Santa Barbara / Ventura and KUHL AM1440 Santa Maria / San Luis Obispo, 3:30 pm PST

576. Dec. 20, interview with Fred Smart, aunetwork.tv, 9 pm EST

575. Dec. 19, interview, Crisis of Reality with Doug Newberry, oraclebroadcasting.com, 1pm EST. Listen here.

574. Dec. 19, interview with Dr. Jack Rasmus, Alternative Visions, Progressive Radio Network, 2 pm EST

573. Dec. 17, The Bev Smith Show, thebevsmithshow.net, 4 pm PST

572. Dec. 15, interview with Stephen Lendman, progressive radio network, 10 am PST. Listen here.

571. Dec. 14, interview with Craig Barnes, Our Times With Craig Barnes, KSFR radio, 9 am PST Listen to the archive here.

570. December 9th, speaker, Mayo Arts Center (10 Mayo Street) in Portland, ME
http://mayostreetarts.org/about-us/where-we-are 7:30-9pm

569. Dec. 7, Vermont's New Economy conference, Vermont College of the Find Arts, Montpelier, VT, 9 am to 4 pm and reception at 4:30. $25
www.global-community.org/neweconomy to register

568. Dec. 5, speaker, Pennsylvania Public Bank Project's Forum on Public Banking, at the David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, PA, 7pm

567. Nov. 26-27, 3rd Annual World Conference on Riba, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

566. Nov. 22, presentation before Royal Scottish Academy -- "A Public Bank for Scotland" (here), Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PG Scotland, 6 pm

565. Nov 8, Healthy Money Summit, speaking with Hazel Henderson at 1-2 pm PST, information here.

564. Sunday, Oct. 28, Keynote Speaker; The Buck Starts Here, 2:00pm, sponsored by the Kairos Occasional Speakers Series & OFOR, Kairos Milwaukie UCC, Milwaukie, OR.

563. Saturday, Oct. 27, Keynote Speaker; OFOR Saturday Symposium: The Buck Starts Here, 10am - 3pm, Molalla, OR

562. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, Keynote Speaker; Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation Fall Retreat - The Buck Starts Here, Camp Adams, Molalla, OR, Friday, 5pm- Sunday 12 noon

561. Friday, October 26, Invited Commentator; screening of “HEIST” (new documentary about the roots of the American economic crisis), sponsored by First Unitarian Church of Portland's Economic Justice Action Groups, Alliance for Democracy, KBOO, Move to Amend, 7:00pm, First Unitarian Church, Portland, OR

560. (Oct. 25-28, Bioneers Conference, Portland, OR)
Oct. 25, Keynote Speaker; sponsored by Portland Fellowship of Reconciliation (PFOR) and the First Unitarian Church of Portland's Economic Justice and Peace Action Groups, 7:00-8:30pm, First Unitarian Church, Portland, OR

559. Oct. 24, interview with Per Fagereng, KBOO radio, Portland, 9 am PST

558. Oct. 24, KPFA "Guns and Butter" interview. Listen to archived show here.

557. Oct. 21, speaker at BBQed Oysters and Beer Fundraiser Party for PBI, San Rafael, CA, 4 pm PST

556. Oct. 14, Live Gaiam