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Chris Floyd is an American journalist. His work has appeared in print and online in venues all over the world, including The Nation, Counterpunch, Columbia Journalism Review, the Christian Science Monitor, Il Manifesto, the Moscow Times and many others. He is the author of Empire Burlesque: High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, and is co-founder and editor of the "Empire Burlesque" political blog.

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Banning NSA Data Collection Will Not Stop Mass Spying . Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Our Lives in the Larder: Celebrating Another Defeat for Freedom The intense focus on some activities of the NSA occasioned by the Edward Snowden saga (coming soon to a multiplex near you) has totally obscured the dozens of other agencies and programs that feast on the corpse of privacy and keep our lives locked in their larders, ready to be devoured at their pleasure.

U.S.-Iran nuclear deal Monday, June 1, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Progressive Apocalypse: Obama Opens Door to Nuclear Nightmare The treaty review that Obama just killed would have called for a conference in 2016 on eliminating all nuclear weapons in the Middle East. Of course, only one nation in the Middle East actually has nuclear weapons. But Israel is concerned that such a conference would force it to acknowledge the existence of the large nuclear arsenal that everyone in the world already knows it has.

Saudi Arabia has used cluster munitions supplied by the United States in its war a Monday, May 4, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Murder's Loophole: US Cluster Bombs Rain Mass Death on Yemen The Saudis -- and their ally, the United States, which is supplying weapons, logistics and intelligence support to the act of aggression -- have already shown they are unconcerned about civilian casualties in the conflict. More than 1,000 people have died in 2,300 airstrikes launched by the Saudis and their allies. According to best estimates, hundreds of civilians have been killed.

Yemen chaos -- extremist groups are expanding their networks. Thursday, April 30, 2015 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sham and Shame: Saudi-US Slaughter in Yemen Shows Truth of Terror War We can give up the pretense that the "War on Terror" has anything at all to do with "fighting terrorism?" It is solely about power and profit, and has been from the beginning. Obama is a willing pawn in their game. Hillary, Jeb, Mario -- they will all be the same. The nightmare goes on.

Hillary (and Bill) Clinton Saturday, April 25, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Inglorious Goobers: Progressives Line Up to Defend Corrupt Clintons What matters is that Republican "ratfuckers" trumped up charges against the Clintons 20 years ago. The sleaziness of the Clintons' enemies absolves them of all blame, apparently. Any evidence of their corruption -- financial, legal or moral -- no matter what the source, is, ipso facto, nothing more than the noxious fumes of conspiracy.

Cornel West Thursday, April 23, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fear of a Black Prophet: The Lowdown on the Takedown of Cornel West Michael Dyson's brutal character assassination of Cornel West in the historically racist pages of the New Republic was, above all else, an application for a job in the upcoming Hillary Clinton administration. West's dissent has been useful to the Democratic Party ... and the Establishment, represented by Dyson, has now decided to tear him down.

The evil danger of nuclear power Monday, April 6, 2015 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Heart of Darkness: An Exceptional Danger Russia's involvement in a dispute in a region on its border has been translated by the Western Establishment into an imminent, Hitler-like threat to take over Europe. Whatever one thinks of the odious Putin regime, any rational observer would have to say that Western propaganda surrounding the crisis has been absurd, exaggerated, and highly dangerous.

Murder by drone Friday, March 27, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Another Week, Another War: The Iron Logic of America's Middle East Madness In some ways, attempting any kind of rational analysis of the situation and its strategic ramifications is pointless. The burning hell that the United States has made of the region with its war of aggression against Iraq and its repeated violent interventions is beyond any sensible comprehension.

Torture - America's Shame Wednesday, March 11, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Master's Degree: Teaching Torture as a Western Value The Egyptians have had decades of authoritarianism to work out their own approaches to punishment and persuasion -- but they have been aided, supplied, trained and tutored by American military and security experts every step of the way.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford Thursday, February 19, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Deadly "Dissent": Hidden Hell Lurks in New Critique of Syria Policy The covert and overt intervention of Washington and the, er, authoritarian regimes it supports, such as Saudi Arabia, has created and maintained the conditions for an all-out civil war, spreading the chaos and hatred that is the sine qua non for jihadi movements to thrive. Now we're told we must put "boots on the ground" to fight the forces we ourselves have spawned.

Americans like Kayla Mueller shine like bright lights in the darkest places. Tuesday, February 17, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Wrong Kind of Victim: No Hashtag for Dead Hostage in ISIS War However she died, it seems that Kayla Mueller forfeited her sacred American citizenship -- indeed, her very humanity -- by committing the heinous crime of " supporting Palestinian rights. That's all it took for her to be branded "a Jew-hating b*tch." That's all it took for inveterate foes of the "savage barbarians" in the Middle East to tweet and trumpet their jubilation at her death.

Somalia belongs to the so called forgotten disasters. Wednesday, February 11, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Shame and Shame Again: Obama Signs Death Warrant for Somalis The American record in Somalia is shameful beyond measuring. Few people even know that 10 years ago, the US had a direct military involvement in Ethiopia's invasion of Somalia, which destroyed the country's first stable government in 15 years, killed thousands of innocent people, and opened the door for the radical extremists who plague the country today.

Brian Williams Monday, February 9, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Life of Brian: The Unbearable Lightness of American Being Oh dear! Brian Williams. Oh, what does this say about our media, our culture, etc., etc.? It doesn't say anything. It says that Williams, like every other person in our ridiculous and pathetic public life, gilds the lily whenever he can to make himself look good. So what?

The Death of America - Russia, Crimea and Ukraine Saturday, February 7, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Waltzing To Armageddon: The West's Dance With Death in Ukraine It will be interesting to see what, if anything, comes from the summit between Putin, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande who met Friday to discuss a peace plan. Will the Europeans be able to derail -- or at least delay -- the American drive for confrontation? Or has the bloodlust gone too far, as it did with Iraq?

+18 ISIS Dead Bodies,Killed IN U.S.-Led Coalition Air Strikes Monday, January 12, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Unmourned: Another Mass Killing by the Peace Prize Prez The unilateral, illegal bombing campaign of the Peace Prize Laureate killed dozens of victims of Islamic extremism. But unlike the Charlie Hebdo case, there is no worldwide mourning for these nobodies, these brown nobodies from the back of beyond. Islamic State denied their "free speech" by imprisoning them; then Barack Obama ended it entirely, by killing them.

The French magazine Charlie Hebdo  has a long history of causing controversy Sunday, January 11, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Lash and the Sword: Hebdo, Hypocrisy and the Mob-Mind This is the voice of the master, the imperialist, the slaveowner, the sadist: "We can bomb you, we can starve you, we can torture you, we can eviscerate you, we can visit every imaginable horror on you, we can utterly destroy you -- but you are forbidden to ever attack even one of us in any manner at all."

The Terror Conspiracy Thursday, January 8, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Conflict, not Cartoons: Hebdo Shows the Common Goals of Both Sides in Terror War The military-industrial-security complex holds the commanding heights of society now, and it is utterly dependent on a steady supply of terrorist attacks (and the constant production of new terrorist entities to fight) in order to keep its power, privileges -- and profits -- going strong.

GOP War On Women Friday, December 19, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Update: The Woman-Bashing Beat Goes On So if your guy beats you up then knocks you up, you must have his baby anyway. And if he's still ornery afterward, you can always get one of those protection thingies that have worked so well for the thousands of women who've been murdered by men under restraining orders.

Stop Violence Against Women Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Handmaid's Time is Here: America's Apotheosis of Woman-Hatred The idea that in 21st century America we would put a woman in jail for being concerned enough about her baby that she informs her doctor about the full range of physical factors that might affect its development -- that we would throw someone in jail for this -- is simply astounding.

CIA methods ineffective Wednesday, December 10, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Modern-Day Mengeles: America's Terror War Torture Shrinks They don't want to govern; they want to rule. They simply cannot be treated -- on any issue whatsoever -- as an ordinary government engaged in ordinary tussles over politics and policy. They are not a government in any traditional sense of the word. They are the criminal vanguard of a radical movement that is now holding the nation hostage.

150,000 Syrian Refugees were pouring into Turkey from Syria while the United State Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hunger Games: Western Terror Warriors Spurn Their Innocent Victims Let the refugees die. Who cares? The main thing is that the war goes on -- in Syria, in Iraq, in Somalia, in Afghanistan, where the hell ever. Who cares? None of these nations matter. None of these people matter. Nor do the "folks at home." Barack Obama and David Cameron -- and all of their wanna-be successors -- know that their policies are simply creating more terrorists, more extremism, more violence, more repression.

London -- Free Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Monday, December 1, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cage Match: Gitmo Case a Snapshot of America's Imperial Soul A man sold into captivity by crooks working with spies to facilitate the vast, endless expansion of America's imperial war state; the reality of the American state. This is what we are now, this is what we do. Yet people still get exercised, on both left and right, over the question of which bloodstained murderer will preside over this slaughterhouse of human values for the next four years.

Loss and Love Friday, November 28, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Landmarks of Loss and Love: Being Human in Horrible Times These are grim times. Monstrous, ugly, implacable -- and seemingly immovable -- systems of power hold increasingly brutal sway over vast areas of the earth; a monstrous weight crushing hope and light out of the future. But the only fight that matters is the struggle to deepen the meaning of what it means to be human, in ourselves and in our relation to all others.

Terror from the top Sunday, November 23, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Yonder Comes Sin: More Terror From the Top In every case where Washington took a hand in events, the outcome has been catastrophe, chaos, repression and -- terror. Yes, once again, in Egypt as elsewhere, the chickens have come home, the blowback has arrived, and it's time to pay the piper.

The monied elite dominate the world. Monday, November 17, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It's All Right, Ma, I'm Only Bleeding As the Masters of the World gather at the G20 summit in Australia, Patrick Smith provides a fascinating look at some behind-the-scenes developments that could help make the bewildering facade of American foreign policy make more sense. You will not be surprised to find that it centers around our monied, militarized elites' desire to retain and expand their domiination of the world -- no matter what.

Obama Admits: We Torture People. He calls them "Some Folks.." Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pale Riders: The Moral Blindness of our Leading Liberals Since they cannot accept the full moral import of the death squads and dirty wars, they expend their righteous fury on the safer and more limited ground of torture. Or again, in this case, on "complicity" with torture, by covering up a report on the crimes committed years ago by the real bad guys, from the other side of the partisan divide: the Bush gang.

Chris Floyd Sunday, October 12, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pay the Piper: Imperial Evils Bearing Bitter Fruit America, of course, is renowned for the historical amnesia that permeates its public discourse. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our media, our educators and, above all, our elites, Americans enjoy a level of ignorance about the actions of their government that approaches the sublime.

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All Systems Go: The Elite View of the New Iraq-Syria War The vicious civil war we have fomented in Syria has spawned an extremist militia that is using the weapons we poured into Syria to attack the corrupt sectarian regime we installed in Iraq with our illegal invasion there earlier, which gave rise to a vicious civil war that has continued to this day, with both sides using our weapons.

What the Government doesn't tell you -- War For Profit Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Enduring Casus Belli: The Liberal Club Hears the Truth What is the war with ISIS all about? The most direct -- and truest -- answer could be found in a short clip from an old film, made more than 30 years ago, in a scene set in the midst of a conflict now an entire century in the past. But the answer given then is most assuredly true now.

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Will You Be Free: Caught in the Trap of Permanent War The fear has come round again: another war, more mountains of dead, more cities in ruins, more hatred spread, more extremism created. Yet even if ISIS is forced back from the territory it now occupies in Syria and Iraq (thanks to the hellholes of chaos and instablity that Western actions have induced in both those countries), the question will be hanging in the blood-flecked mist: are we free now?

Pippy and Popppy Illustration Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mr. and Mrs. America! The AmericaForever Corporation is proud to announce the latest winners of the Mr. and Mrs. America Contest: Pippy and Poppy Longdawdle of Rumsfeld, Ohio! They're a thoroughly modern couple grounded in traditional values, upholding the best of American exceptionalism in the most exceptional way!

Clinton and Bush launching new scholars program The 42nd and 43rd presidents are s Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Killing Joke: The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program Certainly the one word that comes to mind when you think of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush is "leadership." That's why the world is so lucky that these two sages for the ages have joined together to teach the secrets of their success to a whole new generation of leaders.

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Breach Birth: Bipartisan Bull Brings New War Facts are thin on the ground -- but the bull is flowing thick and fast. So it's once more into the breach, with a military intervention to solve the problems caused by the last military intervention -- which will no doubt cause problems which can only be addressed by a future military intervention.

Police Brutality and Racism Sunday, September 7, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Steel and Blood: America's Racial Cancer Following the police berzerkery in Ferguson, Missouri, America is going through one of its periodic -- but always brief and ineffectual -- moments of vague awareness about the virulent, brutal racism it carries in its body politic like an inoperable cancer.

Israel Attack Gaza 2014 -- Major Air Assault Saturday, July 26, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Blockading the Truth: Obama's Big Lie About Gaza One hundred and ten bombing raids, a military incursion, 17 killings, mass arrests -- all before Hamas fired a single rocket. This is what Obama -- and every single member of the United States Senate -- call an "unprovoked attack." They say it with a straight face -- nay, with long, somber, pious faces -- but they know it's a lie.

Bombing of Gaza. Sunday, July 20, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Future in Hell: The Bitter Fruits of Bellicose Policy we are now in the midst of two major military operations where American-backed governments are killing large numbers of civilians with the full approval of the West's political and media elite. The outcome of the American-backed coup in Ukraine has devolved into a civil war which has laid waste to cities and killed hundreds of people.

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The Fatal Bargain: Oil and Blood in a Burning World One of the most deleterious effects of fossil-fuelled civilization has been the prominence that geographical happenstance has given to Saudi Arabia. Its vast reserves of oil has meant that governments of every stripe have overlooked its horrendous oppression and its global propagation of one of the most narrow and ignorant perversions of Islam.

Sahir Salman Abu Namous was just four years old, soon to turn five. Monday, July 14, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Massacre of the Innocents: Slaughter in the Gaza Ghetto A propaganda campaign was waged by the Israeli government to whip the population into a frenzy of revenging bloodlust over the "missing boys" -- even as Netanyahu and his minions knew full well the boys were dead. These efforts were redoubled after the bodies were found, and of course led to the notorious murder of a Palestinian teenager by Israeli youths inflamed by the government's cold-blooded manipulations.

Supreme Idiocy: Hobby Lobby and Religious Liberty Saturday, July 5, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Court and Caliphate: New SCOTUS Ruling Fuels Sectarian Rise A growing sectarian hardcore believes that secular government has no legitimacy whatsoever; a Bible-based "Dominion" is the only proper form of government. Wheaton College's objections to the government form likely has as much to do with this larger agenda as it does with the sectarian extremists' deep-seated, fear-ridden hatred of women.

Then Secretary of State Colin Powell is pictured in this November 12, 2004 file photo talking to then Vice President Dic Thursday, July 3, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Inside Job: Ex-Power Player Pounds Imperial Poobah Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, delivers a blistering attack on his former Bush Regime colleague Dick Cheney -- and the idea of rapacious empire that Cheney serves and embodies -- in language rarely seen in the mainstream press from a thoroughly entrenched Establishment figure. But wouldn't it be great if one of our highly-placed courtiers grew a conscience when they were still in power?

IRAQ CARNAGE CONTINUES: Sunday, June 29, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Another Murderous Milestone: 60 Years of Carnage This week saw the anniversary of another major turning point in modern history, a campaign that became -- and remains -- the enduring template of foreign policy for the world's most powerful nation. We speak, of course, of the 60th anniversary of Washington's "regime change" operation in Guatemala, overthrowing a democratically elected government.

ISIL Fighters Take Over Cities in Iraq Monday, June 16, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Back to the Future: A Voice of Sanity on Iraq If we were not ruled by bipartisan war profiteers -- if we only had ordinary, run-of-the-mill politicians trying gamely to muddle through to something better for their own people and others -- we would find there are many, many positive elements that could be supported or encouraged in these "intractable, historic" conflicts.

A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not les Friday, June 13, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hell's Gate: The Iraqi Blitzkrieg and the Cult of Violence The immediate responsibility for the death and suffering we are witnessing in Iraq right now lies squarely on those who launched (and those who supported) a war of aggression that destroyed Iraqi society and --just as was predicted -- "opened the gates of hell" to sectarian strife and world-rattling chaos.

The terror of war Thursday, June 12, 2014 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Matter of Principle: The True Aims of the Terror War None of the elites can admit the truth: that the world they are making -- the world that has made them powerful, has lifted them up on a finely-meshed web of interlocking elite interests and will sustain them, and their families, among the elite for the rest of their lives -- is organized around violence and loot. Not security, not prosperity, not liberty, not democracy, not justice, not peace.

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Pierre's Payday: Cashing In on a Sinister Agenda Rupert Murdoch rules the rightwing media, Omidyar will now dominate the left, Bezos will command the overchewed cud that constitutes the "centrist" position in American politics today. All sides will be covered beneath the broader neoliberal umbrella. Our elites not only own the ball, and the playing field, and the stadium, and the parking lot; they own both teams as well.

Bring Back Our Girls Tuesday, June 3, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sign Language: Dazzled by Atrocity's Distant Mirror "Bring back our girls!" The girls who were kidnapped from that place somewhere in Africa by that group I'd never heard of before the story about this thing was on the news and started trending on Twitter. They took "our girls," the girls who belong to us -- our girls, the girls we have cared about for so long, living there in that country in Africa where nothing has ever happened until this thing happened.

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Cracking the Walnut: American Amnesia and the Libyan Aftermath In the crinkled, crumpled little walnut that constitutes America's political discourse, the question of Libya has been reduced to the petty, bitter political wranglings over "Benghazi." The hyper-partisan focus on Benghazi actually reflects the thoroughly bipartisan nature of America's fubarish foreign policy.

Murder by Drone Tuesday, May 27, 2014 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Posterity Will Hate Us: Building a Lasting Legacy of Death Future generations will look back on us in horror. They won't notice or care about the pointless, finely-meshed gradations of minute policy differences between the two parties, or between the two factions called "left" and "right"; they won't care if Barack Obama was or wasn't "two percent less evil" than George W. Bush. All they will see is a seamless record of murder, terror, tyranny and corruption.

Joe Biden's Son Hunter, Made Legal Director of Ukraine's Largest Gas Company! Friday, May 16, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Night of the Hunter: Family Values in American Foreign Policy America policy in Ukraine -- securing control of eastern Ukraine by the Kyiv regime, and, if possible, the rollback of Russia's annexation of the Crimea -- has now become directly tied to the personal family fortunes of the American Vice President and Secretary of State. In what way is this remotely different from the corruption of the Bush Family that once stuck so painfully in "progressive" craws?

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Potomac Fever: Sleepwalking to the Brink in Ukraine the Ukrainian "government" installed by the West -- a government led by the very people American officials were caught, on tape, conspiring to install -- is now relying on unabashed neo-fascist "paramilitaries" to put down uprisings by pro-Russian groups that exactly mirror what happened in Kyiv.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb3kZLzH3FA: Tony Blair Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mad Men: The Lunatic Fringe That Leads the West We are led by people whose vision of reality is every bit as insane as those who think a suicide belt will send them to paradise: leaders who believe that all human activity, across the entire globe, must be bent to their will, and to their advantage -- and that they have the right, the duty, to kill or ruin anyone who stands in the way of this pathological obsession.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exfur59YGxU: The horror of violence. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Apt Pupils: Chicago Violence Reflects the Lessons of the Elite More blacks are imprisoned than any other Americans; more blacks are executed than any other Americans. More blacks are denied loans and jobs, more blacks are relegated to substandard, underfunded schools. Subsequently, more blacks begin life several rungs down the ladder from their white compatriots. And on every rung of that ladder, there are powerful forces waiting to beat them down, repress them, belittle them.

People inspect the wreckage of a car hit by an air strike in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda April 19, 2014. Monday, April 21, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Maggie's Farm: The Roots and Fruits of Terror War Every step taken in the blind, brutal "war on terror" has been counterproductive. Every step has increased terrorism, exacerbated hatred for America and the West, destabilized vast regions of the earth, destroyed all vestiges of constitutional government in the United States, militarized and corrupted Western democracies and visited unspeakable horror and suffering on millions of innocent people.

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False Flags and Imperial Facades: Tales of "Progressives" in Power It's odd, isn't it? In order to overthrow a repressive regime in Syria, the Peace Laureate allies himself in clandestine gun-running and the fomenting of sectarian violence with a regime, the Saudis, whose repression makes Assad's Syria look like Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2hcK8hnOnE: A message [epilogue] of Zeitgeist Tuesday, April 1, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dear Landlord: A Message from the Zeitgeist I will go and sin no more. Because I sure don't want to be left languishing in obscurity. I sure don't want to be a nobody. When I walk into a room full of landlords or Yale men, I want to hear them say, "We like the cut of your jib!" I want to be acceptable. Let those who are sick, those who are in need, look after themselves. After all, it's the spirit of the age, right?

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Change Agents: The Curious Case of the "Responsible" NSA Revelations I continue to be shocked at the way these revelations are being handled -- kept tightly under the control of a handful of responsible figures who happily submit them to "government stakeholders," while effectively repressing 98 percent of the evidence of criminality and moral turpitude on the part of those same "government stakeholders."

Alice Herz-Sommer, who has died at the age of 110. She spent two years in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during t Friday, February 28, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"A Friend of Kafka": Sentimental Power and the Survival of the Spirit The president and his agents kill people-or spare them-without due process of law, any oversight, without giving their victims a chance to defend themselves or prepare themselves for death. They kill in perfect safety, without the slightest threat to their own person, striking down defenseless victims who have no power to strike back. In this they are no different from the officers in the Nazi camps.

Kiev: Protesters burned tyres sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the air as they faced riot police using tear Thursday, February 20, 2014 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sinister Illusions: Masking Tragedy in Ukraine In the artfully hallucinated world of Barack Obama -- a fantasy-land in which the entire American political and media elite also live -- all that matters is the real agenda (which was also the agenda of George W. Bush, and Vladimir Putin for that matter): advancing the dominance of a brutal ruling class through manipulation, militarism, and deception, whenever the opportunity arises.

Poet Boris Pasternak Friday, February 14, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Testament, Communion, Subversion: Remembering Pasternak The modern era's "War on Terror" bids fair to surpass the Revolution in this regard, with its wildly inflated rhetoric and grand abstractions, its epiphanies of violence and exaltations of terror -- on both sides -- inflaming a conflict that has already devoured nations and destabilized the entire globe.

85 Global Elites As Wealthy As Half World Population Wednesday, January 22, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cloud-Dwellers: Class War Victors Get Higher on the Hog The elite have won the war; they've imposed a brutal occupation on the vanquished -- and now they are withdrawing beyond the clouds, to golden citadels and "specialist suites," where they can disport themselves in luxury and safety, while looking down, with a satisfied smile, on the billions and billions of worthless suckers they've left behind.

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