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An American Big Lie About ‘Terrorism’

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Micah Zenko is a blogger who posts on a main site of America’s foreign-policy establishment, the Council on Foreign Relations, and he posted there on January 6th, “How Many Bombs Did the United States ...

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U.S. & Allies Make bin Laden Admirer a Negotiator in Syria Peace Talks

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Eric Zuesse On January 25th, which was the date when peace talks on Syria were to start, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the organization founded by Osama bin Laden admirer, Zahran Alloush, represent the anti-Assad forces in the upcoming ...

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America’s Arab Allies Debate Need for Genocide Against ‘Infidels’

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Two key allies of the United States are the fundamentalist-Sunni governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia – two fundamentalist Sunni countries whose ruling families are (like the U.S. Government) hostile to countries that are ...

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Secretary of State Clinton Disobeyed President Obama

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Eric Zuesse At a crucial juncture after the 28 June 2009 coup by Honduras’s oligarchs overthrowing Manuel Zelaya, the popular progressive democratically elected President of Honduras, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disobeyed U.S. President Barack Obama’s instruction to block ...

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A Balanced View of the Obama Presidency

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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 view of his performance in office will take a long time to develop, but enough ...

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Obama’s Invasion Plan of Syria Was Drawn Up by Kim Roosevelt in 1957

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Eric Zuesse The same person, Teddy Roosevelt’s grandson, who planned and headed the CIA coup to overthrow Iran’s progressive secular democratic anti-communist President Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953, and to replace him with the brutal dictator Shah Reza Pahlevi, so as ...

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America’s Subservience to the Saud Family

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Saud royal family are by far the world’s largest buyers of U.S. weapons. The King of Saudi Arabia is by far the world’s richest person, with a net worth well over a trillion ...

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How America’s Corrupt Press Are Destroying the Country

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Eric Zuesse Even the best of America’s major mainstream and alternative-news media understate enormously the degree to which America’s government is corrupt; and, as a result, the public end up voting for corrupt politicians such as George W. Bush and ...

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The Sauds’ Impunity

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Eric Zuesse No matter how bad the fundamentalist Sunni-Islamic Saud royal family are, America’s government still supports them and condemns the countries that the Sauds hate: those are the Shia-led nations of Iran and of Syria. All jihadist terrorism is ...

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America’s Vampire Aristocracy

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Eric Zuesse On January 2nd, America’s NBC News bannered “Arab Spring Cleric Nimr al-Nimr Among 47 Executed by Saudi Arabia,” and, one-third of the way into their report, showed this tweet: “Saudi execution of Nimr al-Nimr along w/ al Qaeda ...

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The Origin of Jihadism

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The origin of jihadism is prohibited from being reported truthfully – this truth is prohibited by all of the Establishment ‘press,’ including almost all ‘alternative news’ sites – in the West, because it challenges ...

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Two Mainstream U.S. ‘Journalists’ Provide Stenographic ‘News’ Report – U.S. Anti-Russia Propaganda

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This is the story of an ordinary article by two well-known American ‘journalists’ who market the aristocracy’s lies as ‘news,’ so that the public believes dangerous myths, which might unfortunately get out of control ...

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Russia Counts 12,000 Turkey-Bound Oil Trucks from Iraq & Syria

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Requests U.S. Assistance to Bomb Them; U.S. Again Says No. How the Public Get Suckered by ‘News’ Media Ignoring Reality Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org According to Russian Television on December 25th, Russian intelligence has counted “up to 12,000” tanker ...

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Video: US Navy accused of covering up abuse, tortures of Afghan detainees

Though several US soldiers accused a SEAL team of beating and waterboarding Afghan men detained after a checkpoint bombing, their commanding officer … Via Youtube

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Obama Finally Commits to Putin’s Syrian Policy – Yet Continues Violating It

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Eric Zuesse The basic policy-difference on Syria has been between U.S. President Barack Obama’s insistence that Syria’s legal President must be ousted before any peace-process starts, versus Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that no foreign power possesses the right to ...

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U.S. Ends Its Opposition to Democracy in Syria

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Eric Zuesse For the first time today (December 15th), the United States has publicly and officially accepted the position that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon have consistently held on the Syrian situation: that only a ...

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Saudi Royal Family Announces Its New Global Sunni Military Empire

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Eric Zuesse (NOTE: Some news-media have made clear to me flat-out that they won’t publish anything that criticizes the Saudi royal family, especially not as being what they really are, but I have included those media on my distribution-list anyway, ...

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Merkel Under Pressure: EU Countries Resisting Russia Sanctions

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http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/12/14/merkel-unter-druck-eu-staaten-leisten-widerstand-gegen-russland-sanktionen/ Merkel Under Pressure: EU Countries Resisting Russia Sanctions German Economic News, translation by Eric Zuesse  |  Published:14:12:15 13:15 Clock The EU is in the surprising situation of needing to deal, at its upcoming summit meeting at the end of this week, with ...

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Russia Losing Its Battle Against Jihadists in Syria

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Eric Zuesse According to Russia’s Defense Minister on Friday December 11th, Russia had underestimated the jihadist forces in Syria when it entered the war against them on September 30th. Whereas at that time the estimated number of jihadists fighting there was 30,000, ...

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How the Richest Man in the World Rules the U.S. from Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia Leads the Jihadist Nations; U.S. Assists Them Eric Zuesse Did you know that Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States during 1983-2005, the Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (affectionately known in the U.S. as “Bandar Bush”), had donated ...

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The Saud Family to Select West’s ‘Moderate’ Jihadists Who Will Take Over Syria

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Eric Zuesse The Saud family, Saudi Arabia’s royals, have called together a meeting on December 15th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, of their fellow fundamentalist Sunnis who are fighting against the secular Assad government to take over Syria, and the Sauds ...

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Inequality in America, the Fish that Rots from the Head

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Inequality of wealth is inequality of power. A study just released finds that “America’s 20 wealthiest people – a group that could fit comfortably in one single Gulfstream G650 luxury jet – now own more wealth ...

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U.S.-Installed Ukrainian Regime Now Fears Return of Donbass to Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On September 6th, Ukraine’s apostrophe news-site headlined, “Putin will try to return the Donbass to the Ukraine – Gerashchenko,” and quoted a prominent member of Ukraine’s parliament who is also a member of the ...

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Turkey Tries to Lure NATO Into War Against Russia

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When Turkey shot down a Russian bomber in Syria on November 24th, Turkish officials did so with the confidence that America’s anti-Russian military alliance, NATO, would protect Turkey against any possible military retaliation by ...

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America’s Awesome Corruption – Especially in the Military

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On November 16th, the great journalist on international strategic and military issues, F. William Engdahl, headlined at journal-neo, “Do We Really Want a New World War With Russia?” and he documented that, with military expenditures one-tenth ...

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America’s Great Lie. Europe’s Great Shame. Russia’s Great Case.

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The West owes Russia a hell of a lot; but what it owes Russia first is a deep apology, and a welcome into Europe, of which Russia has been and is an extremely important ...

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German Economic News Infers France Will Re-Align with Russia, Abandon U.S.

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s continuing refusal to work together with Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Syria to slaughter all jihadists there, has driven French President Francois Hollande to consider a fundamental re-alignment of France with Russia and away from the U.S. ...

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U.S. Says No Cooperation with Russia Unless Assad Is Removed

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Eric Zuesse On Wednesday November 18th, a Defense Department spokesman at a Pentagon press briefing was repeatedly asked by reporters whether there is any possibility of the U.S. working with Russia to defeat jihadists in Syria. And the answer was clearly no, ...

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Understanding the Power-Contest Between Aristocracies

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Eric Zuesse At the core of global power stands the conflict between the Sauds and their Sunni clergy, versus the Iranians and their Shiite clergy. One can’t understand U.S.-Russian relations, nor much else of what is happening in the world, ...

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U.S. Demands There Be No Democracy in Syria

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Eric Zuesse All of the available polling that has been done by Western polling firms in Syria has indicated strongly that the current President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, would easily win any free and fair election in that country. In ...

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The Uprising Against Assad Was Engineered in Washington

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A terrific news report by Jonathan Marshall at Consortium News provides the first-ever presentation in the West of the event that sparked the demonstrations that sparked the Syrian civil war, and of the entire ...

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No Matter How Well Russian Media Expose Western Lies …

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Eric Zuesse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p54hHhlLjRk * Western ‘news’ media simply refuse to report the lying that’s done by Western ‘news’ media and their governments. Western media didn’t even report – and more than a decade after the fact, they still are not ...

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EU and NATO Set to Destabilize Russia by Anti-Putin Propaganda Operation

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org German Economic News  |  Published:10/31/15 01:23Clock |  http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/10/31/eu-und-nato-wollen-russland-mit-unterwanderung-der-medien-destablisieren/ (Translated here by – and then with closing commentary from – Eric Zuesse) EU, US and NATO are preparing a media offensive against Russia inside Russia. The alliance aim to operate propaganda against ...

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Twice in One Day, Ban Ki-Moon Condemned Obama’s Actions on Syria

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Eric Zuesse I earlier reported that in an interview with Spanish newspapers published October 31st, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be removed from office, and Moon said: “The future ...

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Seymour Hersh’s News Report Banned in U.S., Is Finally Confirmed in Turkey

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The news-report that the famed investigative journalist Seymour Hersh could not find an American publisher for, and that was consequently published only in Britain, has now been publicly confirmed by a research study into ...

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Could Turkey’s Sunday Election End the Invasion of Syria?

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Eric Zuesse The Turkish election on Sunday, November 1st, is a contest between a Sunni, Saudi-U.S.-allied, Islamic-run Turkey, ruled by the Islamicist Sunni Recep Tayyip Erdogan; or else a non-religious neutralist Turkey, ruled by the human rights lawyer Selahattin Demirtas. ...

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Deciphering Ideological Labels

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Eric Zuesse On October 29th, France24 bannered “Sarkozy to meet Putin as French right looks to Russia,” and promulgated, as is often done, a widespread misconception about ideology: that everything the “right” does is conservative, and everything the “left” does ...

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Is Tony Blair a Liar, or Is He Actually Stupid?

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Eric Zuesse On Sunday October 25th, CNN headlined “Tony Blair says he’s sorry for Iraq War ‘mistakes,’ but not for ousting Saddam” and reported: “I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had used chemical ...

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No Shame for U.S./UK Invasion of Iraq? The Meaning of This.

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Germany was ashamed of having invaded Poland under a false pretext, etc.; but the U.S. is not ashamed of having secretly overthrown Iran’s democracy in 1953 and of having installed dictatorship there; nor of ...

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Hillary Clinton Scores with Republican Donors

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Eric Zuesse An analysis of Federal Election Commission records, by TIME, shows that the 2012 donors to Mitt Romney’s campaign have been donating more to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign than they have been donating to the campaign of – listed here in ...

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Hillary Clinton Pretends to Be Progressive; She’s Actually Conservative

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Eric Zuesse The contrast between Hillary Clinton’s stated positions and her actual record, is stark. The record shows that she actually supports international trade treaties that allow the participating countries to allow international corporations to murder labor union organizers to ...

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U.S. Tells Iraq: If You Ally w. Russia Against ISIS, You’re Our Enemy

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Obama makes clear that America’s war against Russia is more important than America’s war against ISIS. Eric Zuesse On October 14th, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the U.S. government had turned down the proposal from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for the ...

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Europe Secretly Starts Imposing TTIP Despite the Public’s Overwhelming Opposition

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Eric Zuesse The terms of Obama’s proposed TPP ‘trade’ treaty with Asian countries won’t be made public until the treaty has already been in force for at least four years. The terms of Obama’s proposed TISA (Trade In Services Agreement) ...

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TTIP: The Aristocracy Aren’t Satisfied; They Demand More

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A new analysis of the Obama-proposed TTIP ‘trade’ treaty, which the U.S. would have with Europe, finds that it was initiated and shaped by large international corporations, which will, also according to the only independent ...

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The Saudi Dynasty, Key U.S. Ally, Tops the World in Barbarism

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Eric Zuesse The richest person in the world isn’t anyone in the Forbes list, which excludes calculations for any heads-of-state, but is instead King Salman of Saudi Arabia, whose net worth is in the trillions of dollars. He virtually owns ...

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Another Way Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Help International Corporations Privatize Government

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Recently, the issue was raised regarding the profits that would flow to international corporations by Obama’s proposed trade-deals encouraging the privatizatilon of existing government-run social services, and the break-up of their labor unions. It ...

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The Fakery of ‘The Free World’

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Eric Zuesse 13 October 2015, is the release-date of the report from the fake investigation – by the governments of Ukraine, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, and later Malaysia – into who and what and why caused the shoot-down of the Malaysian ...

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Russia Supplants U.S. in Global War Against Jihadists

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Eric Zuesse A meeting between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman (son of King Salman) ended on early Monday, October 12th. Agence France-Presse headlined “Vladimir Putin Meets Saudi Prince on ‘Political Solution’ in Syria,” ...

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Russia Is #1 in the World Now; U.S. Still Fights to Win Long-Term

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On October 7th, Reuters headlined, “Iraq Leans Toward Russia in War on Islamic State,” and reported, from Baghdad, that, “Iraq … wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the United States in the ...

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European Publishers Pretend that Obama Is Right and Putin Is Wrong

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Eric Zuesse A typical example is Christophe Leclercq’s Euractiv website, news for Europeans. (Leclercq “was EU Commission official with DG Competition (coordinator for Information Society). Before that, he was a management consultant with McKinsey.”) On Thursday October 8th, his euractiv ...

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“Marketplace” Program, from ‘Nonprofit’ NPR, Pumps Fascism

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Eric Zuesse Here’s a pretty blatant example: On October 7th, U.S. National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) “Marketplace’ show headlined glowingly “How the TPP will drive domestic reform in Asia,” and reported that: In an interview with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal, President Obama gave a nod ...

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HISTORIC NEWS: Finally, EU and U.S. Are Breaking Apart

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Eric Zuesse German Economic News headlined on October 2nd, “US wants to exclude EU from peace talks on Syria,” and reported that, “The US government has torpedoed European proposals for a multilateral peace conference on Syria: Washington is basically for ...

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Obama v. Putin: Their Debate on Crimea

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The Source of the ‘New Cold War’: The Basic Disagreement Between Obama and Putin Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic–culture.org INTRODUCTION The basic disagreement between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the source of the economic ...

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Obama Lied When He Said This

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Obama’s central case against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad (and his central argument against Assad’s supporter Russia on that matter) is that Assad was behind the sarin gas attack in Ghouta Syria on 21 August 2013 – but ...

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The West Suppresses Report on Ukraine’s Suppression of Journalists

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OSCE Squelches Ukrainian Commission on Human Rights Speaker Eric Zuesse At a 21 September 2015 meeting of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), which is run by the Western powers and which is the leading organization concerning ...

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U.S. Will Station New Nuclear Weapons in Germany Against Russia

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Eric Zuesse Germany’s ZDF public television network headlines on Tuesday September 22nd, “New U.S. Atomic Weapons to Be Stationed in Germany,” and reports that the U.S. will bring into Germany 20 new nuclear bombs, each being four times the destructive power of ...

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UN Condemns Ukrainian Government Cover-Ups

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Eric Zuesse On September 18th, the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights headlined “Statement of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns Ukraine: Lives lost in an accountability vacuum,” and condemned there the current Ukrainian Government in strong language, ...

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A List of Media Where the ‘News’ Is Censored — And Where It’s Not

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Eric Zuesse –– A good test of the extent to which a given news-medium censors out news that the aristocracy (especially the people who control international corporations – the people who possess the ultimate authority to determine where the big ...

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America’s News Is Heavily Censored

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 7 September 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush blatantly lied to concoct a “new report” by the IAEA about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction program, and the U.S. news-media reported the statement ...

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Polls Show Syrians Overwhelmingly Blame U.S. for ISIS

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Eric Zuesse The British polling organization ORB International, an affiliate of WIN/Gallup International, repeatedly finds in Syria that, throughout the country, Syrians oppose ISIS by about 80%, and (in the latest such poll) also finds that 82% of Syrians blame ...

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Cause of Syria’s Incredible Bloodshed Is Finally Confirmed

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Now that Obama & ISIS are losing in Syria, a Western diplomat admits: In 2012, Russia was willing to negotiate Assad’s stepping down. Washington ignored that, expecting to impose (not negotiate with Russia) a government of Washington’s (Obama’s) choosing. British ...

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Big Lie: U.S. Allies with Saudis ‘Because We’re Addicted to Their Oil’

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Eric Zuesse In Syria and elsewhere, the U.S. allies with Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations that back or even install ISIS and Al Qaeda Islamic jihadists, even while the U.S. wages war against those jihadists. This has puzzled some ...

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Vladimir Putin’s Foreign-Policy Objectives, & His Desire for U.S. to Be an Ally

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On September 4th, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin restated, as he has many times before, that he seeks a U.S.-Russian alliance to overcome the global Islamic jihad movement, in Syria, Iraq, and everywhere. Then, on ...

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How America Double-Crossed Russia and Shamed the West

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The conditionality of the Soviet Union’s agreement to allow East Germany to be taken by West Germany and for the Cold War to end, was that NATO would not expand “one inch to the ...

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U.S. Drops Bombs; EU Gets Refugees & Blame. This is insane.

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Starting in 2011 in Libya, the United States dropped bombs on Libya in order to replace its pro-Russian dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The EU is now tearing itself apart with guilt-feelings at European nations’ responses ...

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U.S. Has Now Retrospectively Joined Fascist Side in WW II

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org At a commemorative celebration in Beijing on Thursday September 3rd, marking the 70th Anniversary of China’s freedom from the aggressor Japan ending World War II in China, the United States conspicuously avoided siding with ...

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Nazis Riot Again in Kiev to Force Resuming War

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Poroshenko Lies About Ukrainian Public Opinion, in Order to Justify Resuming Invasion of Donbass Eric Zuesse On Monday, August 31st, racist fascists (nazis) who hate Russians rioted in front of Ukraine’s parliament building to demand resumption of the unlimited bombing ...

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Why and How All Large Estates Should Be Taxed to Death

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org All non-taxation of estates at death is feudal; it’s systematic continuation of feudalism, into our own era. Here’s a good example to show this: U.S. National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, headlined on ...

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Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion

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Eric Zuesse The U.S.-backed Ukrainian Armed Forces, on Wednesday August 26th, resumed their all-out war against the breakaway Donbass region, according to an announcement on August 27th by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Deputy Commander, Eduard Basurin. Donetsk is the ...

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Privatization Is at the Core of Fascism

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Privatizations are increasingly fashionable, such as in Greece, Ukraine, the U.S., and UK – and privatizations are a central feature of fascism. The core of fascism is the idea that there is some elite, ...

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U.S. Gov’t. Says: ‘July 2015 was warmest month ever recorded for the globe’

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Eric Zuesse To global-warming-deniers such as the Koch brothers and Exxon/Mobil, the news that was reported on 20 August 2015 must be just a ‘coincidence,’ but the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported then that July 2015 was “the ...

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George Soros’s Fakery

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org George Soros pretends to be a progressive, but he invests in and finances nazis. That’s not “Nazis” as in National Socialist Party of Germany, which was outlawed after WW II, and whose racist obsession ...

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Is the New ‘Law of War Manual’ Actually ‘Hitlerian’?

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Eric Zuesse The Obama U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has quietly issued its important Law of War Manual, and, unlike its predecessor, the 1956 U.S. Army Field Manual, which was not designed to approve of the worst practices by both the ...

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How & Why the U.S. Media Do Propaganda Against Russia

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The owners of U.S. newsmedia know that in order to serve their fellow U.S. aristocrats who want to kick out Russia’s current leader, Vladimir Putin, so as to enable them to buy Russia’s natural ...

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Another Big Lie About Ukraine’s War

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Eric Zuesse What follows here, about the current U.S. government’s lying, is banned by all major news sites in the United States, and by most ‘alternative news’ sites, such as Common Dreams, Alternet, and Truthout (although some of those alt-news ...

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Meet the ‘Moderates’ the U.S. Is Supporting in Syria: They’re al-Qaeda

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Eric Zuesse, as originally published by Strategic-Culture.org Increasing evidence is coming in that the groups the U.S. is trying to install into power in Syria are actually contending groups of Sunni Islamic jihadists who seem to agree on only one ...

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Putin Giving Up on Assad, Says Erdogan

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Eric Zuesse Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was asked by an interviewer last week, “On the question of Syria, have you seen changes in the attitude of Russian President Putin?” and Erdogan replied: “As compared to the past, there is ...

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Ukraine Bans 14 ‘Artists,’ Mainly Russians, as ‘Threat to National Security’

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 8th, Ukraine’s Interfax News Service announced that the Security Bureau of Ukraine had just issued, on Friday, a list of 14 ‘artists’ (mainly Russian actors) who ‘pose a threat to Ukraine’s national security.’ The Ukrainian State Film ...

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The U.S. Is Destroying Europe

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and other countries at the periphery or edges of Europe, U.S. President Barack Obama has been pursuing a policy of destabilization, and even of bombings and other military assistance, that ...

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Pew Global Poll Finds that Obama’s Effort to Isolate Russia Is Succeeding

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Eric Zuesse The latest Pew international poll finds that whereas U.S. and global sentiments toward Russia were rather moderate, not hostile, until after U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, the sentiments toward Russia both in the U.S. and in ...

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The Deceit About Being a ‘Republic’ versus Being a ‘Democracy’

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Eric Zuesse One of my recent articles at several sites, “Jimmy Carter Is Correct That the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy” generated many reader-comments (such as here) saying things like, “The US has always been a republic. There are no true democracies in the modern world.” ...

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Bankster Prosecutions Plunged After Bush’s Presidency

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has followed through on the secret promise he made in the White House, on 27 March 2009, to Wall Street’s CEOs, and that was finally made public in full only when Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men was ...

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The MH17 Pilot’s Corpse: More on the Cover-Up

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Even His Family Was Blocked from It. Here’s Why. Eric Zuesse It might be the decisive piece of evidence proving who and what and how and why the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the conflict zone in Ukraine on 17 July ...

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U.S. Propaganda: It’s Not Just False, but Absurd.

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By Eric Zuesse, as originally published at strategic-culture.org. It’s so ridiculous, no intelligent and informed person would give it any serious consideration whatsoever. It insults the public’s intelligence. Here’s a typical example of the ridiculousness of U.S. propaganda: On July 16th, ...

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U.S. Tries to Stir Ethnic Division in Crimea

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 1st, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (who now acknowledges that his government is illegitimate and that his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a February 2014 coup), sent greetings to an international conference of supporters of Tatars in Crimea, at the ...

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The Anti-Crimean Pogrom that Sparked Crimea’s Breakaway

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Eric Zuesse #1: Here is a description of the “Korsun Pogrom” or “Korsun Massacre”: the 20 February 2014 event that sparked Crimea’s breakaway from Ukraine: http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/02/korsun-massacre-anniversary-what-really.html –– #2: Here is a 25-minute documentary about it, dated 14 August 2014: http://ukraine-human-rights.org/the-pogrom-of-korsun/ ...

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How Aristocrats Have Gotten Away with Even Mass-Murder

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By Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 8 July 2015, in a pervasively ignored but historically very important news event (briefly mentioned by the BBC), the only trial ever in which a former head of state was convicted in his ...

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Scott Walker’s Big Lie

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Eric Zuesse I have written lots of articles about Barack Obama’s lying. To expose lies by Republicans is not at all a partisan matter for me; it’s about my only commitment, which is to the truth; and here is the truth about ...

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Implies EU Membership Might Be Impossible

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Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s Euro-Integration website headlined on July 25th, “Klimkin: ‘If Ukraine Won’t Be an EU Member Within 5 Years, We Won’t Ever’,” and reported that, “Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin claims that if Kiev is required to wait 5 years before applying ...

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EU Visa-Slams Ukrainians After February 2014 Ukrainian Coup

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Eric Zuesse Although the coup in Ukraine in February 2014 was allegedly done in order to get Ukraine into the European Union (because the overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych had just before declined the EU’s offer for Ukraine to join the ...

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Ukrainian News Service Says Standard of Living Is Plummeting

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Eric Zuesse The plunging economy of Ukraine has evidently become so bad that Ukrainians now can even feel safe to call publicly for stopping the war against the separatist Donbass region of the country, and for reallocationg those military expenditures ...

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Obama Prosecutes No Mega-Crooks. Hillary Also Wouldn’t. Would Sanders?

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Eric Zuesse The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other dictators in countries that make little pretense to being a ‘democracy.’ Any ...

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Agency to Enslave Greeks Is Established

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Eric Zuesse Late on Thursday, July 16th, German Economic News headlined “Greece: Debt Restructuring Through the Back Door,” and reported that, “The majority of Greece’s national debt is to be moved in the next three years gradually to the euro ...

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New IMF Report on Greece Says Projections Are Unrealistically Optimistic

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Eric Zuesse A new IMF report on Greece, issued on Tuesday, July 14th, is titled “AN UPDATE OF IMF STAFF’S PRELIMINARY PUBLIC DEBT SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS,” and it says – these are quotations, not paraphrases – in summary: Greece’s public debt has become highly ...

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Vladimir Putin States Russia’s New Strategy

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Eric Zuesse Russian President Vladimir Putin presented, on July 3rd, to Russia’s Security Council, the nation’s new National Security Strategy, which encompasses not merely military, but especially economic, agencies within the Russian Federal Government. Because his statement was ignored in ...

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Journalists’ Complicity in Hiding Those Guilty for MH17

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Eric Zuesse Robert Parry headlined on July 9th, “MH-17 Case Slips into Propaganda Fog,” and he wrote: “Many investigative journalists, including myself, have been rebuffed in repeated efforts to get verifiable proof about the case or even informational briefings.” His phrase “have ...

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Jeb Bush: “People Need to Work Longer Hours.” Media Soften It.

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Reuters & CNBC, Etc.: “Bush says Americans should have chance to work longer hours in improved economy.” Eric Zuesse Jeb Bush, on July 8th: “My aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far ...

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President Obama Accepts Slavery in Order to Win TPP Trade Deal

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Eric Zuesse So that U.S. President Barack Obama can end a roadblock and win the agreement of other nations for his proposed Trans Pacific Partnership, he has decided to remove one of the nations, Malaysia, from the U.S. State Department’s ...

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Wikipedia as Propaganda Not History — MH17 as An Example

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Eric Zuesse Wikipedia articles are more propaganda than they are historical accounts. And, often, their cited sources are misleading, or even false. On 15 August 2007, the BBC headlined “Wikipedia Shows CIA Page Edits,” and Jonathan Fildes reported that, “An online tool ...

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U.S. Wealth-Concentration: The Most-Accurate Current Estimates

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Eric Zuesse CURRENT REALITIES: Wealthiest Tenth (10%) of Americans Own 75% of America; They Draw 40% of All U.S. Income. Wealthiest Hundredth (1%) of Americans Own 43% of America; They Draw 20% of All U.S. Income. Wealthiest Thousandth (0.1%) of Americans Own 22% of America; ...

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