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Born in Phila, I spent most of my adolescent and adult years in Europe, resulting over time in several unique books, my latest being Russia's Americans.

CUBA: Diary of a Revolution, Inside the Cuban Revolution with Fidel, Raul, Che, and Celia Sanchez

Lunch with Fellini, Dinner with Fidel: An Illustrated Personal Journey from the Cold War to the Arab Spring

America Revealed to a Honey-Colored World

A Taoist Politics: The Case For Sacredness

I began my journalistic career at the French News Agency in Rome, spent two years in Cuba finding out whether the Barbados were Communists before they made the revolution ('Cuba 1964: When the Revolution was Young'). After spending half a decade in Eastern Europe, and a decade in the U.S., studying Global Survival and writing speeches in the Carter State Department, I wrote the only book that foresaw the fall of the Berlin Wall AND the dissolution of the Soviet Union ("Une autre Europe, un autre Monde'). My memoir, 'Lunch with Fellini, Dinner with Fidel', tells it all. 'A Taoist Politics: The Case for Sacredness', which examines the similarities between ancient wisdom and modern science and what this implies for political activism; and 'America Revealed to a Honey-Colored World" is a pamphlet about how the U.S. came down from the City on a Hill'.

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1930 pattern Schutzstaffel uniform with shoulder board, From ImagesAttr
(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 30, 2014
A time-line comparison of the rise of Fascism in Nazi Germany and today's United States. Americans are seeing their freedoms being cut away, slice by slice, by the govt, & with each slice, we dispose of fewer means to prevent the next cut. The corp media condemns Hitler-worshipping hate groups, but appears not to notice that the NSA, PRISM, FISA, facial recognition, drones, etc. are techno-logically embellished equivalents of the means Hitler used to consolidate power with the backing of Germany's industrialists
Bashar Hafez al-Assad and Barack Obama, From FlickrPhotos
(53 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 22, 2016
Did Assad Make 'A Fatal Mistake? Read his words Western readers have had few occasions to evaluate for themselves the atittudes and behavior of the Syrian President, whom the media accuse of every atrocious behavior, mainly "Making war against his own people" and "responsible for the rise of ISIS". Here he is in his own words.
1992-04-16 Pilgrim Fathers leaving Delfshaven, From ImagesAttr
(42 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 22, 2014
The Rise and Fall of American Exceptionalism The origins and development of American exceptionalism and why it ultimately failed.
Photo taken on the outskirts of Slavyansk, at the HQ of Ukrainian “antiterrorist operation” command. Jerzy Dziewulski (left) and Alexander Turchinov, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 19, 2014
Poland: Ukraine's Other Nemesis Poland 'indispensable' role in Ukraine.
Fresco : A Thousand and One Nights for days of negotiating., From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 12, 2014
How So-Called Progressive Journalists Mislead the Public A typical misleading article deconstructed.
Series: Deconstructing the Media (3 Articles, 7276 views)
Image taken from page 457 of 'Russia, Past and Present. Adapted from the German (.Das heutige Russland.) of Lankenau and Oelnitz by Henrieta M. Chester. With map and illustrations', From ImagesAttr
(104 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 10, 2015
On the Brink of WWIII, A Primer on Russian History-- Facts and Fantasy On the day before a meeting that may decide whether Washington succeeds in starting a third world war, a primer on Russian history, going way back, and showing that today's accusations of boundary change by Washington are incorrect.
Sydney Opera House, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 22, 2014
The Hidden Australia/Syria Story All is not what it has seemed in last week's hostage-taking in Sydney.
Deena Stryker meets Fidel Castro, From ImagesAttr
(183 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro: A Giant Has Passed In July, 1963, Fidel Castro knocked on my door at the Habana Libre. I had been scheduled to depart that very morning, having exhausted my funds in what seemed like a hopeless attempt to reach him with my request for a 'portrait' for the French weekly Paris Match. A last minute intervention by the foreign minister,changed what would have been the next 50 years of my life
Map of Asia, showing China 'surrounded' by India and Japan., From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 16, 2014
The Largest Democracy in the World To Be Governed by The Extreme Right What are the implications of the stunning election of an anti-Muslim nationalist to lead India?
Reading, From ImagesAttr
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2015
Tell Me What You Read and I'll Tell You Who You Are What we read and how we read are two notions that have been buried in the polemics over the way we teach children to read. The consequences are far-reaching.
DiFilm - Military parade with soldiers carrying flags swastika 1938 Germany: Military parade with Nazi soldiers carrying flags with the symbol of the swastika. (Image no sound) Alemania: Desfile militar con soldados nazis ..., From YouTubeVideos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 6, 2015
Don't Take Your Eyes Off Europe! If there is a Third World War it may not be centered in Europe, as the two preceeding ones were, but Europe's successful embrace of supra-nationalism does not prevent it from once again falling for fascism, as the US allows itself to be seduced for the first time.
ISIL Flag, From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A Syrian Resident Dots the 'I's on ISIS The ties between a US Senator and ISIS, and the role of Southern Turkey in the Syria conflict.
Suffering, according to Napoleon., From FlickrPhotos
(72 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 3, 2016
The US Empire Versus Russia's America's war-mongers have been repeating like a mantra that Russia aspires to recreate its empire - or that of the Soviet Union, citing non-existent threats to the tiny Baltic states as 'proof'. But most of the world's people are painfully aware that the shoe is on the other foot.
(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2015
The 'R' Word is Out Chris Hedges called for revolution in these pages on the same day that, maybe the first time, demonstrators opposing the G-7 Summit in Germany's beautiful Bavanian Alpes hoisted signs calling for Revolution against Capitalism and Globalization. It's a watershed.
rgs, From ImagesAttr
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 26, 2014
Breaking News on Ukraine from George Eliason Notes from the field on a fast moving situation in Ukraine, as the world watches with baited breath and Kerry spins out of control.
Come together for real democracy... Real Democracy Now Brighton, From ImagesAttr
(83 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 26, 2015
Whatsa Democracy? Democracy is one of the most over-worked and under-defined words. What is it supposed to mean, and what does the evidence show that it means?
IMG_5679, From ImagesAttr
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 22, 2014
Venezuela, Syria, Ukraine: Axis of Evil or Civilization Flatlining? What do Venezuela, Syria and Ukraine have in common?
Ed Schultz, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2015
TPP Isn't Just US Workers' Fight President Obama alluded to MSM's Ed Schultz today, as he continued to defend the TPP against a rising tide of opposition from his own party, led by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. But neihter Ed nor the rest of the media is telling the American people that the trade deal hurts workers abroad as well.
File-NATO enlargement, From WikimediaPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 19, 2016
Read what Putin actually said in St.Petersburg about NATO Vladimir Putin teased Fareed Zakaria about his inaccurate portrayal of the Russian President's words concerning US Republican presumptive Pesidential nominee Donald Trump, but that is not the only example of the way the US media reports on people the US doesn't like.
The New Yorker's creative director, Wyatt Mitchell, on the magazine's redesign There's a new look for Goings On About Town, an update of the classic Irvin font, and other design changes. The magazine's creative director, Wyatt Mitchell, ..., From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 27, 2014
Ukraine in The New Yorker: Instead of Sy Hersh, Keith Gessen A deconstruction of a personal account of the Ukraine crisis by an aspiring literary figure - instead of an investigative reporter.
Series: Deconstructing the Media (3 Articles, 7276 views)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Latin America in Perspective by Raffaele Morgantini and Tarik Bou This articel features the text of a speech given by Ecuadroan President raffael Correa in French at the Sorbonne in November, 2013, and it particularly timely as Europe slips deeper into crisis, coping with austerity, increased immigration from war-torn Africa and the MIddle East and US plans for war with Russia on its soil.
Thai Town Beauty Pageant, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 23, 2016
Europeans not Laughing now at America's Sex Problem Donald Trump has not helped America's obsession with sex - or its misuse - with his locker-room talk, but compared to the nineties, when Bill Clinton was being impeached, sex-wise Europe is probably revising what was then a witty, unending laugh fest.
(74 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 6, 2016
Americans Are Having a Collective Breakdown Never has a presidential election been so fraught, in a country that not so long ago treated them like circuses. After 9/11, Americans asked 'Why?'Now they are asking 'How did we come to this, in the greatest country the world has ever known, wondering if it still is.
In solidarity with the victims or the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, From FlickrPhotos
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Orlando Massacre was Not a Hate Crime The Gay Community was not the Target There will be conflicting opinions about Omar Mateen forever. One Syrian observer believes he chose a gay nightclub because it was a place he knew and he could count on their being a lot of people that could easily and quickly be killed. Everyone may not agree.
Emblem of Ukrainian-Russian-Belarusian neo-nazi movement %C2%ABMisanthropic Division%C2%BB %28MD%29, From ImagesAttr
(38 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 1, 2015
How About a US Donbass Brigade? During he Spanish Civil War Americans orgnized the LIcoln Brigade to fight alongside the foes of Franco. The time has come for another such initiative in favor of eastern Ukraine.
Yugoslavia, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2015
What Does Europe Want? A Book Review How intellectuals from two of Europe's smallest countries, which had once been part of the now defunct Yugoslavia, see the future of a continent that in the eyes of the US has offered too many perks to its citizens to be allowed to coninue unmolested.
Series: Books Old and New (7 Articles, 9583 views)
Kremlin, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 25, 2015
High-Level French Delegation to Crimea Signals "The Power of Impossible Ideas" Since the Reagan era, an American woman has been taking Americans to visit the SovietUnion/Russia and bringing Russians to learn US business practices. She calls this 'citizen diplomacy', and the practice is increasingly alive and well among our European allies.
Image taken from page 413 of 'How to visit the Mediterranean. A guide book to Jerusalem, Cairo, Constantinople, Athens ... Edited by H. S. Lunn', From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 28, 2015
In Europe, the Arithmetic of Otherness and Sovereignty What can possibly prevent Europe from becoming, over the long run, a Muslim polity, and how can Europe's leaders gain the freedom to deal with this issue?
CoronationOfOgodei1229, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 9, 2014
The Russian Tradition, by Tibor Szamuely, reviewed by Deena Stryker A book published in the seventies holds the key to deciphering the crisis in Ukraine.
Series: Books Old and New (7 Articles, 9583 views)
No war on Syria, From FlickrPhotos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The Skinny on Assad's 'Hospital' Bombings As testified by many reports from Doctors Without Borders, many of their hospitals have been hit across the Middle East war zone. However, a Syrian resident reports that the word 'hospital' is often used loosely when describing bombings in Syrian war zones.
Watch What will happen if Assange leaves Ecuador's Embassy... It's been two years since Julian Assange's gained asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. During the time of his refuge there he's grown a beard, given a ..., From YouTubeVideos
(44 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 6, 2016
Assange UN Decision Foreshadows Crucial Changes For the first tie since the Un was founded, there is a chance that the next Secretary General will not be a US pawn, but someone who truly represents the ethos of the majority of the organizations almost 200 members, up from 51 at its founding, if BRICS have their say.
New Silk Road, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 13, 2016
China Rising! A Review This hefty tome is well worth the read because it tells you everything you've always wanted to know about China, plus a lot you don't know about the US as a with. Jeff Brown is that rare American who has been an expat in three different parts of the world and took the trouble to learn Mandarin.
donald trumpkin, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Sanders vs. Trump: The End of RepDem Rule As Hillary Clinton falters earlier than when she opposed Obama, and Trump continues to rise over a crowded Republican field, unless some pretty fancy interventions take place, we could be on track to see two outsiders replace the seemingly immovable two-party system.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ukraine’s Far-Right Deconstructed Who was Stepan Bandera and why is he still a Ukrainian hero, seventy-five years after his days of glory?
From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 6, 2019
Healthcare: It isn't enough just to scrap private ensurers: How Other Countries Pay for Health Care The US is on the wrong track when it obsesses over paying for health care.
PM Narendra Modi attends BRICS & SCO Summits in Ufa, Russia, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 25, 2015
Story to Watch: The Brits Eye the BRICS While a delegation of French lawmakers was visiting the Crimea to get its own take on whether its Russian inhabitants were forced to rejoin Russia or wheher the referendum was legitimate, as a first step toward reneging on sanctions against Russia that they US made them inpose, Great Britain wants to exchange the Eu for the BRICS and the SCA.
Kurdish YPG Fighters, From FlickrPhotos
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Story to Watch: US/Russia/Iran/China/Syria There's nothing like seeing enemies link arms to get a bully to realize the gig is up. As Donald Trump revs up support among his followers for repairing relations with Russia, the present administration finally gets it: ISIS, not Russia, is the enemy.
The Parthenon at the Acropolis in 2004, From ImagesAttr
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 17, 2015
Empire: Duping With A Democracy Lure For Democrats to line up behind Bernie Sanders they would have to shed their illusions about the word 'democracy' and realize that our system has deviated so far from what the word has traditionally meant that its use only furthers voter illusions about what is possible.
ISIS Beheading James Foley - Is British Rapper L Jinny, Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary Beheader?, From ImagesAttr
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2014
Why ISIS? What is ISIS's principle motivation for jihad and why are many Westerners joining it?
Anti-immigration protests in Rome Demonstrators gathered in Rome on Saturday morning to protest against Mayor Ignazio Marino. Around 1000 took to the streets to protest against his policies, ..., From ImagesAttr
(70 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Is the Idea of Europe Doomed? Europe is imiploding under the assualt of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. Never imagining that following two major wars in one century their almost perfect world, would find itself once again unable to act cooperatively, it dithers while thousands suffer.
Trojan Horse, From FlickrPhotos
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 28, 2015
Fortress Europe and Its Trojan Horse How did it happen that beautiful, prosperous, fair-minded Europe, the envy of the world, descended into utter chaos in just a few short months, as hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing violence elsewhere flocked to its shores, uninvited, unwanted, and uncared for?
Spanish Civil War August September 1936, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 1, 2014
Europe's Demons Background and last-minute news as Europe flirts with another war.
Congress of the city on a hill., From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Washington's Behavior is no Mystery! Washington's behavior is not about people of good will not realizing what they are doing.
From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 16, 2016
Post-Modernism and the 'Alt' and 'New' Rights About a week ago, Hillary Clinton referred to the "Alt' right, as part of a screed against Donald Trump's right-wing supporters such as David Duke. But America's 'Alt' right is not the only new right currently occupying people's minds. Europe's 'New' right has taken over many left-wing attitudes.
Une autre Europe, un autre Monde, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 22, 2014
For Europe: Finlandization's Revenge or a Eurasian Identity? What Putin's Eurasia project could mean for Europe.
Berlin Wall, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 9, 2015
Tell me What you Watch and I'll tell you What you Know What are the advantages of watching foreign government backed television channels such as RT, known as 'Putin's bullhorn' in Washington, or France 24, the BBC or Japan's NHK? And what is least noticed, but crucial aspect of the Russian channel?
Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis - Iceland, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 31, 2015
What Syriza Owes Iceland Greece's 'coup' owes much to Iceland's example.
newspaper, From FlickrPhotos
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 19, 2016
Anti-Russian Feeding Frenzy instead of New World Information Order Fifty years ago there was an opportunity for the world -- though divided between East and West -- to agree on new principles concerning the production and dissemination of news and information more broadly. Guess why the initiative by the third world went nowhere?
Sevastopol004, From WikimediaPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 14, 2016
Carrying the anti-Russian Narrative Forward Americans can't be expected to know hte detailed history of every counry in the world, but at a time when there is serious talk of starting a nuclear war with Russia by Hillary Clinton, who could be the next president, knowledge of recent Russian/Ukranian history should be mandatory for all.
Fete humanite 2004 death penalty 0461, From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Mumia Jamal Hospitalized without Explanation Why is Mumia Abu -Ja;am, the celebrated Black Panther Leader, beging denied visits as he is reported to be in a ciritical condition by his jailers?
Mandala kamalachhi, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 2, 2014
The 1%'s Guidelines on Terrorism for 2014 Why does the United States support the same forces in Syria that we are supposedly fighting in the war on terror? As half the world descends into chaos while the other half stares at its navel, a few things are becoming increasingly clear: not only is "terrorism' in the eye of the beholder, but the 1% wants socialism for itself even if that means feudalism for the 99%.
Ancient Roman Corinthian capitals in Palmyra%2C Syria, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2014
The Free Syrian Army Has Pleged Allegiance to ISIS As President Obama ponders air strikes on Syria over President Assad's head, an American who has lived there for decades reports on the true situation on the ground, Senator McCain's illusions - or propaganda - notwithstanding
Map of Ukraine political Moldavia, From WikimediaPhotos
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 1, 2016
Trump/Putin: It's the Ukraine, Stupid! The official part of the Trunp saga is only just beginning as the Dems and the Reps begin mudslinging in earnest. Behind Trump's insterest in Putin - and vice versa - are matters that have little or nothing to do with ideology, but plent to do with war and peace.
#isis is us, From FlickrPhotos
(67 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2015
Sliding into War There is much talk of a third wold war, set off either by the crisis in Ukraine or the spread of ISIS. How does our attitude differ from the way populations in Germany or Japan experienced the run-up to the previous world war, which we thought they should have been able to prevent?
America Revealed to a Honey-Colored World, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Privatization of the World American activists need to pay more attention to worldwide opposition to the twin so-called trade treaties, TAFTA and TPP, that would give the international coporatocracy total control of economic activity worldwide, under American aegis.
A Separation - Official Trailer - The Separation - Iranian Movies Watch Iranian Movies with English Subtitles on IMVBox IMVBox.com Iranian Movie : A Separation Directed by Asghar Farhadi Simin wants to leave Iran ..., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 14, 2015
Iran as it Shows Itself and as Imagined by Others An eloquent illustration of the contribution of motion pictures to political literacy.
File:Secretary Kerry Is Greeted By Russian President Putin.jpg ..., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2015
The Skinny on Europe-Russia Relations The alternative press is buzzing with speculation over the possibility that Europe may at last be emancipating itself from Washington's heavy-handed oversight. But it's not clear how this could come about. A conversation between a Russian journalist and a german diplomat provides answers.
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour at dusk, From FlickrPhotos
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 6, 2016
The Sins of the Fathers The handful of Americans who read English language Russian blogs and watch Russia Today (RT) cannot prevent Washington's diabolical plan to effectuate regime change in Russia, either by provoking President Putin militarily (Ukraine, Syria), by more sinister means or even recourse to the unthinkable.
White House, From FlickrPhotos
(39 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 10, 2016
Imagining Yesterday's Obama-Sanders Conversation I've always believed that President Obama was 'allowed' to become the Democratic candidate on condition he do as he was told. It's the only charitable explanation for policies that deeply disappoint his voters, and perhaps more credible than cynicism.
War on Terrorism map, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 29, 2014
Who's a Terrorist, What's a Terrorist? How government uses labels to put us to sleep.
A street in the old Jewish quarter of Paris., From ImagesAttr
(38 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Jewish Part of the Charlie Equation The Charlie Hebdo backstory.
Aleppo, Great Mosque, From FlickrPhotos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 21, 2016
Syria Up-date from Our Inside Syria Contact: For the past two years, OEN has been publishing reports from a dual US/Syrian citizen who follows events from her home, This recent thread gives readers a feel for what is happening on the ground in a war instigated and pursued for unpublicized reasons by the US.
Hillary Clinton, From FlickrPhotos
(42 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 3, 2016
On Any Given Day, Americans are Out of the Loop The US media blackout of almost everything going on in the world outside the United States is never as blatant as during the presidential election season. You would think news anchors would hunger for something new to say, as they count the days to November 8th.
Public Domain: Mao Tse-Tung, 1944 (NARA) | This image is bel. | Flickr500 -- 408 - 119k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 7, 2017
China is Communist, Dammit, a Review This third book on China by Jeff J Brown tops them all, revealing the fact that the communist ethos goes much farther back in time than Maos Long March. It's called the Heavenly Mandate, but Brown calls it Baba Beijing, confident it's here to last.
Vintage Vietnam War Era Zippo Cigarette Lighter Dated 70-71-72 with Map of Vietnam, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Ukraine via the Chicago School How the Chicago School influenced the events in Ukraine.
THE TIME MACHINE, From FlickrPhotos
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 18, 2016
This is How it Starts What role will be assigned to the mainstream press when the world - if it survives into the future - looks back. at the hundredth anniversary of the Russian revolution. Will 20th century Americans be judged less harshly than they judged 1930's Germans?
Christmas Fair in Strasbourg, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 12, 2014
Two Ways of Owning the World How do governments 'own' the world, and how can citizens own it?
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2015
In Latin America, Will the US Ever Learn? How meaningful will the rapprochment between Cuba and the US, as embodied in the extraordinary Summit of the Americas that President Obama attended in Panama, be when it comes to our relations with the Bolivarian republic of Venezuela?
The Countries of the World Song - Europe A video which shows all the countries in Europe. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011: All rights reserved ..., From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 29, 2015
The Real Reason Why They Don't Want Greece to Leave the Euro Only eighteen of the EU's member countries use the Euro. Some of those that do not are among the healthiest. Why then are Europe's leaders so fearful of the repercussions of an eventual exit of Greece from the common currency? This article suggests the answer.
United States House of Representatives Seal, From FlickrPhotos
(86 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Capitol Sit-In Message: Revolution is Allowed! Senator Elizabeth Warren brought donuts to her fellow Democrats staging a sit-in at the House of Representatives les by civil-right ikon John Lewis to demand a gun control vote, as sleeping bags were brought in for a sleep-in. Is it possibel that Occupy Lives?
Sy-map, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2015
The Countdown in Syria Here is a first hand account of the military situation in Syria and what it means for those who cannot - or will not - leave their homeland, whether Muslims, Christians or Kurds. The role being played by Turkey is brushed ove rlightly in the mainstream press.
File:Abraham Ortelius Map of Europe.jpg - Wikimedia Commons, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2015
An American Born Syrian Speaks Out The refugee/immigrant crisis in Europe is taking a back seat in the news to stories of military battles, but it is no less significant. Europe has not faced a true crisis since the end of World War II. But even as it celebrates the seventieth anniversary of its end, it faces disintegration from within.
Meditation in front of Eiffel Tower, From FlickrPhotos
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2016
Obama's SOTU: A Study in National Denial Obama's joking insistance on the overweaning power of the US contradicts the usual mantra that we are all about peace. The fact that 'we spend more than the next eight ountries combined on defense' is precisely what has the world riled - and doesn't hide our economic vulnerability.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 23, 2013
Castro's Comments to me a Week after JFK's Assassination An encounter with Fidel Castro ten days after HFK was assassinated, his take on President Johnson and on Oswald's request for a Cuban transit visa.
Farmers-#39 protest during EU meeting on milk price crisis reax 2009 News Hundreds of dairy farmers drove tractors into Belgium s capital on Monday to pressure European Union farm ministers on declining milk prices as 20 of 27 memb ..., From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ukraine's Broader Impact Worldwide repercussions of the crisis in Ukraine, few of which have yet to be recognized.
Syria, Iraq border, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 14, 2016
Syria is Even More Complicated than We Think An American woman who has lived in Syria for over twenty years, raising a US/Syrian family, follows events there closely. Her latest email includes details of US/Saudi support for ISIS that even the alternative media does not seem to know about. Judge for yourselves.
(35 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 27, 2016
A "Traditionalist" Party? I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I think we need to take the creation of this party very seriously. This is not just another 'third party' that the Reps and Dems should fear will destroy their competition, but quite the contrary one which would create havoc.
Detwah lagoon from the air, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 12, 2015
Stupidest Stuff Ever President Obama is said to have rejected doing 'stupid stuff'. But his recent behavior belies that commitment.
Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade. 25th Oct. 1854.  The West's reference point for Crimea., From ImagesAttr
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 23, 2014
Icing Ukraine's Chocolate King How America's premier news weekly presents the new Ukrainian president, brought to power after a US backed coup.
Series: Deconstructing the Media (3 Articles, 7276 views)
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe, by Kristen Ghodsee A remarkable work of literary ethnogrphy that explains why many in Eastern Europeans are nostalgic for the Communist regimes that Americans thought were the worst thing they could imagine. The author is a award-winning academic with a considerable body of work to her credit.
Series: Books Old and New (7 Articles, 9583 views)
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Direct from Lakatia, Syria An American woman living in Syria reports from the front line.
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Twelve French Killed: Satire And Secularism The background to today's killing, by armed Islamist gunmen, of twelve employees of a prominent French satirical weekly.
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Trump/Putin Part II - Pick Your Poison In this second of three parts on America's 'Cornelian dilemma' the chances of the US starting World War III over the Baltic countries that border Russia are considered together with the reason why its leader will do anything to save it from another invasion.
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Red Hangover, by Kristen Ghodsee, a Review As Russophobia continues unabated, this book should be required reading for all Americans, who have been kept totally in the dark about 'real socialis' for almost a century. The author is an ethnographer whose personal ties to Eastern Europe encouraged her to take the region as the object of her highly accessible work.
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Hollande in Washington and Fascism's Revenge The rise of both populist and corporate fascism in Europe and the U.S.
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Honing in on Putophobia The many ways in which the US mainstream media tries to shape public opinion regarding the President of Russia are illustrated in the Sunday Times that marked the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack: though the US has finally agreed to cooperate with Moscow in ridding the world of ISIS and its clones, Americans must not think their govenrment finally knows who its enemy is.
French Foreign Legion - Photo by David F Putnam, From FlickrPhotos
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Why France? Why is France the main target in Europe of Islamic terrorists? France's involvement with Muslims goes back to the days of Bonaparte, and showed no signs of lessening during the 20th and even the 21st centuries. bringing many Muslims to settle there.
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Fascism; Which Flavor Do You Prefer? How the resurgence of Fascism is hastening a tipping point toward a new social paradigm.
Foreign Fighters in Syria: A Threat at Home and Abroad?, From ImagesAttr
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Syria and Ukraine: A Two-Pronged Assault OEN's contact on the ground in Syria lets us know that the world has not forgotten that conflict.
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'David' Francis takes on Donald 'Goliath' This article is about the broader implications of the meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Archibishop Kyrill, that took place last week. Donald Trump's response to the Pope's sollicited remark that building walls is not Christian, is only the tip of the iceberg.
Encuentro con Fidel Castro Ruz, l-der pol-tico y moral de Cuba., From ImagesAttr
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The Day I Thought Would Never Come Why Obama's recognition of Cuba is too little too late to save his presidency.
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Time to Revive the Domino Theory? What to make of the interlocking and criss-crossing events that are imploding a formerly predictable world? Is it a game of Go, dominoes, or something else?
Direct Line with Vladimir Putin 33, From WikimediaPhotos
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Authoritarianism versus 20th Century Democracy As the US media continues its jihad against the Russian President, accusing him of being a dictator notwithstanding his popularity at home, this article considers how the US presidency compares to the system known as Russias's system of"managed decmocracy."
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Ukraine: Actually it's About the Poles The protagonists in Ukraine crisis are actually a three-some.
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Great Games And The Islamic Renaissance Part of my series of book reviews, two works that cover everything that is currently relevant in international affairs.
Series: Books Old and New (7 Articles, 9583 views)
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ISIS as a Runaway System We must do everything possible to counter terrorism's flow of energy through the world system, but that will require first of all seeing hte world as a system, then elaborating responses that do not exacerbate the problem, as a series of wars have done.
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The American Dream is a Fairy Tale! Part of the fairy tale that the media assiduously promotes is the idea of an "American Dream". That's what has got us into all this trouble. What makes matters worse, is that the media pretends to be "objective"!
BRICS and Next Eleven, From WikimediaPhotos
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Story to Watch: Dilma: Another Step in the Neo-Lberal Game Plan It would be a mistake to view the impeachment of Brazil's legally-elected president as anything other than a coup in disguise, as Dilma Roussef, in her impassioned defense, pointed out. Under her left-wing predecessor Brazil became a member of the BRICS.
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The (So Called) Russian Peace Threat, a Review by Deena Stryker Ron Ridenour's latest book does more than cry in the wilderness. It provides detailed documentation of what is in fact a gigantic threat to world peace by the United States, which claims ever louder that the threat emanates from Russia! A must read for all who hope we can still avoid World War III.
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On V-E Day Europe's Future is on the Line As President Obama and other Western leaders boycott Russia's 70th anniversary elebration of its defeat - together with its allies - of Nazi Germany, Europe is at a crossroads, its Welfare State threatened by two outside forces: Wall St and immigration.
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Is Europe Imploding or Relocating? On the last day of negotiations beetween Greece and the financial powers that be of the world, Deena Stryker looks back and forward to Europe's fatal dependency on the US which is only now beginning to be seriously question, as its millenials come to power.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Great White Lie The American people are not being told the real reasons why the war on terror will go on indefinitely.
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ISIS Sorts America's 'Allies' from Russia's 'Friends' As Putin-bashing continues and Europe flounders, those the Post snidely calls 'Russia's new kinds of friends' are deserting the Atlantic Alliance for the larger world of Eurasia, as Russia's military initiative in Syria forces the US to disown ISIS.
No matter how i write to piss them off it wont change this people. Their eyes and brain has been blocked by deserts sand, From ImagesAttr
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Putin in Budapest What was Putin really doing in Budapest? And how to believe NYT reporting?
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Question: What do ISIS and Trump Have in Common? Answer: Both are Backed by US Power. As Europe again falls prey to its historical weakness for fascism, the US is not far behind: Donald Trump today fudged a disavowal of the KKK and its leader David Duke, after a poll showed 20% of his supporters think it was a mistake to free US slaves.
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Francismania: It's Not About Religion Whether addressing the United Nations or conducting a musical mass in a cathedral Pope Francis at age seventy-eight easily outshines his most recent predecessors. Many see his visit as an 'act' intended to shore up a dyig institution, but the crowds signal otherwise.
Russian Academy of Sciences SPB, From WikimediaPhotos
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Pre-Eminent Russia Specialist Dots the I's America's pre-eminent Russia scholar demolishes the myths we are being fed by the Neocon establishment in pursuit of total world domination, which starts with the subjection of Russia. Indispensable!
Christogram with Jesus Prayer in Romanian, From WikimediaPhotos
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The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution, by Micah White Micah White began protesting in junior high school and became one of the instigators of the Occupy Movement. In this ground-breaking work, he analyzes the movement's 'constructive failures', retraces the dawn of protest, and suggests that the next revolution will owe as much to theurgy as to Marxism.
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The World Will Never be the Same Again Vladimir Putin has played a major role in the US presidential election of 2016, athough he did not seek it. Hopefully, the election of Donald Trump will quiet the efforts of Wasington's hawks to provoke a war with Russia, as so many have done throughout history.
Thousands Protest Against Brexit in London's Trafalgar Square ..., From GoogleImages
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Story To Watch: Nuland at it again - in London! The Lone Rangeress rides again! As a reward for turning the Ukraine upside down in 2014, State's Victoria Nuland has been sent on an even greater mission: to reverse the will of the British people to no longer be the US Trojan Horse in the European Union.
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Story to Watch: France's Hesitation Waltz Only a strong , united Europe, certain of its role, can survive the current crisis of identity created by an enormous influx of refugees, combined with US targetting Russia with accusations of nefarious plans vis a vis the entire world, Europe first.
Vintage Standard Barbie, From FlickrPhotos
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What all the Hullaballoo is About Calls to impeach the new president will grow louder as various pundits make their case, filling the coffers of mainstream publishers. But it would be surprising if they led anywhere, as I show in three examples of the new normal. Hopefully, fascism 2017 is less about making war than about making money.
From flickr.com/photos/30222664@N00/2865151057/: Trojan Horse, Troy, From Images
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Re the Olympics: "Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts" What impact does Russia's English (and Arabic and Spanish) television channel have on America's future?
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"Imagine Living in a Socialist USA": A Real Roadmap The first in a series of book review that will include both new and old - sometimes very old - books.
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Putin in Italy The American representative to the HOly See hopes that Pope Francis will chastize Vladimir Putin for the aggressions committed in Ukraine by its CIA-installed coup government, but that is not likely to happen as the Pope and Putin see eye to eye on crucial subjects.
The People in the Square Are the Real Soldiers of Egypt, From ImagesAttr
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Mubarak/Wilson, Catalonia/Edinburgh/Ukraine, Same Combat What do the trials of Hosni Mubarak and Darren Wilson have in common? And what do their trials have in common with recent popular referenda?
George Soros puppet master, From ImagesAttr
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There were Once Two Eagles and a Bear Two ageing American international experts describe Putin's Russia and the new Ukraine.
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The National Review Calls Sanders a Nazi As Ukraine's Right Sektor organizes a massive demonstration in the Maidan to demand that the US-chosen government resign for being too willing to make peace with the pro-Russian population in the East, in a dangerous game, an Ameican journalist, writing in a well-known review, calls Bernie Sanders a 'national socialist'.
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Trump/Putin Part I American progressives are caught beetween a rock and a hard place, reluctant to vote either for Trump or Clinton, and fearing that a vote for Jill Stein will spoil the race between the two main contestants. Even those aware that Trump would be unlikely to attack Russia, while Clinton would be, doesn't help them. Perhaps we need to take a closer look at what might unite a neo-fascist with a leader with a democrasocialist etho
Moral March on Raleigh, From ImagesAttr
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Maidan: Occupy on Steroids Another Maidan revealed as Right Sector threathens the govenrment it put in power.
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It's No Longer About Al Qaeda A French Middle East expert, a former diplomat and academic, tells us we should stop worrying about Al Qaeda and focus on its successor.
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US Election: Ignorance in Charge What's behind the Trump surprising victory? Is it the ISIS threat, global warming, poor educational standards, or something more difficult to define, however hard the mass media tries - without exposing its own role in the matter, which looks hopeless.
Cheeky!, From FlickrPhotos
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Obama's Choice Disarray among America's rulers as to how to meet the challenge posed by ISIS is embarrasing. While the Russian President goes cooly about doing what he knows needs to be done, our congressppeople cannot even think about ISIS correctly, much less defeat it.
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NATO Versus The Rest What NATO expansion is really about and what that portends for the future of Europe and the United States.
Site of Yalta 1945 Conference, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 2, 2016
Merkel, Putin and the World Island New Reading of old Theory Reprised by Neocons, Is Putin living 'in another world' or is 'another world possible' on a global scale? As Putin is accused of wanting to reoccupy Eastern Europe, what does that region represent for Russia and whrtr are the Russian President's sights really directed?
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People to People in Volgograd Author Sharon Tennison, who has been visiting Russia (and the Soviet Union) for decades with others interested in people to people contacts, shared this account of a short stay in Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad. Famously beseiged during World War II, it now boasts a vibrant Rotary Club.
Peter the Great's gold layered throne room in St Petersburg's Hermitage Palace., From ImagesAttr
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Story to Follow: Europe Free at Last, via Versailles and St Petersburg When ancient history and a fast-moving present manage to join up in front of the tv cameras, the result is a record of a major turning point.
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When Did 'Regime Change' Replace 'Free and Fair Elections'? By what manipulation of languge did the US government acquire the right to overthrow foreign governments by force, after our own founding documents that legitimize popular uprisings against unjust government were swept under the rug following our own civil war?
D1Nechay: A Ukrainian nobleman in national costume., From ImagesAttr
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Finishing the Job What the Ukrainian crisis is really about.
Berchtesgarten, Hitler's fave, From FlickrPhotos
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It's Austria Again! It's a dizzying time for Europe watchers, as twenty-first century events take us relentlessly back to the past and the scourge of fascism that overran Europe from 1939 to 1945, ending only thanks to (reluctant) cooperation by the US with the Soviet Union.
Hindenburg Goes to the Polls Once Again German President votes for the 3rd time in past year as yet another election engulfs the country.  ? Sub.1. On election night Nazis jubilantly hold torchlight ..., From YouTubeVideos
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The Piper's 'Kampf' Monday's Iowa caucuses will begin to spell out the real choices facing Americans as the first Black presidency winds down: socialism or fascism? Vladimir Putin recently noted the similarities between the socialist ethos and that of the bible, but the US may stiill be fighting the former in the name of the latter.
Frederick Douglass Human Rights Advocate, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 24, 2017
'Free' Speech, What does free speech mean according to the document that is intended to guide the world, that is, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, instigated by Eleanor Roosevelt during the founding years of that organization, but not entirely respected by the US?
Che Guevara in his office at the planning ministry, in Fe ruary, 1964, From ImagesAttr
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Will Che's New Man Survive Uncle Sam? What does the re-establishment of Cuban-American relations mean in the broader context of a world facing an unprecedented and unforeseen climate challenge, as the developing world strives to emulate the life-style created by the United States after WWII?
Millions of Nazis followed Hitler... and they didn't feel that they were Wrong, From ImagesAttr
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The New Fascism: Coopting the Nationalist Meme for Globalist Ends Why Fascism is making a comeback and how it differs from its previous incarnation.
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Sebastian Gorka's Hungarian Ties and a Growing EU Split Sebastian Gorka claims he resigned from the White House, while internal communications suggest he was fired. This article provides little-known information on the country from which his parents fled, to which he returned under disquieting circumstances.
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A Nation of Laws? Watergate was a kindergarten game compared to the layrinthe that is cosing in on the President after barely four months in office. The players themselves often are not certain what the latest version is, but what it most resembles is a Greek labyrinth.
Schurz Victims, From WikimediaPhotos
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Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism, by Andre Vltchek, A Review Notes from the field of a dedicated witness to our time of sturm und drang. From one end of the globe to the other, Andre Vltchek has dedicated his life to documenting the ravages of empire -- as well as the hope that springs eternal when people take their futures into their own hands.
Reacciones del PP y PODEMOS tras ganar Syriza las elecciones en Grecia Reacciones del PP y PODEMOS tras ganar Syriza las elecciones en Grecia Grecia 2015 Elecciones griegas Elecciones en grecia democracia en grecia syriza ..., From ImagesAttr
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Will Greek Syriza Win Move Europe Left? Will the Greek election revigorate the European left?
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Story to Watch: Manafort to Moscow? In politicis, and even more so in international affairs, things are not always as they appear. While the talk box focuses on Manafort's skills as a campaign organizer that were 'layered over' by new hires, he may be on his way to Moscow to deliver a Trump message.
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Killings Plus Political Conventions Equal Chaos Americans may soon be reminded that the long hot summers of the sixties and seventies failed to create a revolutionary situation that would have put their country on a par with the rest of the developed world, offering health care and education to all.
New York - United Nations .Swords into Plowshares., From FlickrPhotos
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Obama: Do What I Say, Not What I Do President Obama's parting speech to the UN was a masterpiece of deceit. The US President showed he's not only a good comedian who can skewer others at a press dinner, but a talented carpet-bagger. Meanwhile, no way to find out the dates of other leaders' speeches.
Notorious Ukrainian nationalist militant Muzychko 'shot dead' Notorious Ukrainian right-wing militant leader Aleksandr Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bilyi, has reportedly been shot dead in western Ukraine, where he ..., From ImagesAttr
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Trying to Close the Stable Door The process of cleansing the new Ukraine govenment begins.
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The Beginning of the End for the EU As observers see echoes of 1938 in the rise of European populism, the shock of Britain's abandonment of the EU - to which she had never been fully committed - is rocking stock markets across the world. But when it comes to Europe, history has always had the last word.
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Is Chris Matthews Losing It? Tonight's edition of Hardball would make you wonder whether Chris Matthews has been mesmerized by the Donald, his enthusiasm for the Republican front runner more akin to that of the kids Trump takes for rides on his helicopter than that of a serious journalist.
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Individualisim is the Opium of the Masses Why the US doesn't have a mass progressive party.
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A Christmas Cauldron An expanding world 'umma' that espouses a mulititude of religions but shares a common conception of the good life, that is not based on the pursuit of ever more 'stuff'.
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A Time of Ignorance Why Islam is fastest growing religion in the world - even though atheism is growing too.
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Islamic Resistance to Imperialism: A Book Review The latest in Eric Walberg's grand panorama of the West's major political events of the past century could not come at a better time: the differences between the various actors of the Arab Spring are here clarified at a time when the Middle East once again takes center stage with the Iran Nuclear Agreement.
Series: Books Old and New (7 Articles, 9583 views)
Targeting Mullah Mohammed Omar -- Taliban numero uno, From WikimediaPhotos
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Requiem for Europe: the Apprentice Sorcerer's Work is Never Done The US was never going to tolerate a successful social-democratic Europe. The combined economic and refugee crises are intended to neutralize the space that has always separated Russia from its Western predators. This has vast implications for the South.
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Space Anniversaries and Lost Chances Efforts to colonize space multiply, but human interactions between competing systems of government that were pioneered by the first space walkers, a Russian and an American, are now in the dustbin.
Charlie Rose on how Vladimir Putin sees the world Charlie Rose interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Judy Woodruff talks to him about Russia's ..., From ImagesAttr
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Hear the Real World in St. Petersburg To come to a full realization of how much information Americans are not getting, visit RT's website where you will learn what the rest of the world was doing this week while Americans were informed only about what their government allows them to know.
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Contrasting Attitudes Toward 'The Other' Attitudes toward otherness form the basis of every religion and every political system. In the twenty-first century, their evolution has been unevenly distributed across the globe, and not only in terms of governments, but also among ordinary citizens.
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Ia ISIS Post-Modernism's Latest Avatar? The astonishing 'success' of a self-directed modern version of the French Foreign Legion is not mainly about colonial predations, but about restoring a version of morality that held sway fourteen centuries ago, but is also known today as post-modernism.
Secretary Clinton Conducts Press Availability With D.R.C. Foreign Minister, From ImagesAttr
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Hillarygate is About 'Capitalism with a Human Face' As long as the few oppose the many, the former will seek legal justification for fascist methods as weapons of last resort, while popular fascist parties provide organization to those who reject otherness on racial, religious or national grounds.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 17, 2009
Who's Goliath Now? The Israelis have forgotten one of their founding legends, the story of David and Goliath.
Germany, Europe and the Future of Transatlantic Relations A Discussion with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Former Vice Chancellor of Germany WEDNESDAY, FEB 13, 2013 The Europe Program and the Friedrich Ebert ..., From ImagesAttr
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Charlie's Role in Merkel/Hollande Ukraine Peace Plan Prance's President has two news plans, one about Islam, the other about Ukraine. They are linked, as this article shows.
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Sochi: US vs Russia As Russia prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, demonstrates in the Ukraine and Dagestani terrorists are probably related.
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Dotting I's and Crossing T's at the Elysee Palace What lies beneath today's meeting between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine at the Elysee Palace, on the second day after Russia began bombing ISIL targets in Syria? Washington may wish Syria becomes a Russian quagmire but something else is more likely to happen.
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Neo-Nazis Demand Kiev Interior Minister Resign It was only a matter of time before the Neo-Nazi militias that provided the muscle for the overthrow of the democratically-elected president of Ukraine in 2014 would apply their methods to officials they don't like in the new DC and EU-backed Ukraine.
Ufa Theater kukol, From ImagesAttr
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Tunnel Vision What goes on in distant parts of the world while Americans think they are being informed.
The G-20 Leaders - Caricatures, From ImagesAttr
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A Digression on the Cinema and Politics How films sometimes eerily reflect the news - past and present.
Bashibazouk Blogger, after Jean-Léon Gérôme, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 11, 2014
US: Deux Ex Machina or Sorcerer's Apprentice? Disputing Obama's claims to another American century.
Time's 'Person of the Year' 2011, From ImagesAttr
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Time Mag Eases Americans Into Reality The ultra-conservative magazine Time ha published an article by a geo-political analyst that describes the end of 'the American century' first identified by its founder.
Pete Buttigieg, From FlickrPhotos
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Dems Doing a McGovern on Pete Buttigieg In a thirty-five minute foreign policy speech the mayor of a middle American city showed a mastery of both grass roots aspirations and almost rock solid understanding of the world American has insisted on leading straight down a rabbit hole.
March - Occupy Congress, From ImagesAttr
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Protest is Broken An interview with Micah White, one of the original organizers of Occupy Wall Street, by the Brazilian Folha de Sao Paolo. At a time when so many across the world are searching for ways short of violence to effectuate change, this interview is valuable.
Hijab, From FlickrPhotos
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The Arithmetic of Islamization Few things in recent history have been so unexpected yet so inevitable as the Islamization of Europe. Hardly a day goes by that great events or small details fail to signal the inevitability of that transformation. Unfortuantely, they are rarely signalled.
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Scandinavia Joins the Crowd The immigrant crisis is trasnforming the European Union in ways unimaginable only a few short years ago, giving rise to ever more violent far-right parties even in what have been seen as its most enlightened populations, who fail to see the arithmetic.
La Havane, From ImagesAttr
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Fareed's Screed Why Fareed Zakaria is not to be trusted, however authoritative he appears.
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An American Phase Transition Anti-Trump demonstrators can be seen in systemic terms, but this does not change the fact that they are deluded: Hillary Clinton presents as much of a threat of fascism as does Trump - but on a different and potentially much more disastrous foreign policy level.
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Europe on the Skids Since the end of World War II, Europe has never known such turmoil as we are witnessing today. From the Greek debt crisis to terrorism, the EU welfare state is being rocked to its foundations, its finances stretched to their limit as left and right vie once again for control.
Bathing Beauties, From FlickrPhotos
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Donald Excoriated for Being like Most Men By using women, to attack Trump, the NYT betrays America's love affair with their bodies. It may be due to its lack of attention to anything else other than sports. Donald Trump should be judged for his political platform, not because he rates women.
Tony Blair - War Criminal, From ImagesAttr
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Story to Watch: Bernie Sanders' Twin Wins in Britain The larger-than-expected win of a life-long socialist to head the British Labor Party has profound implictions: first of all for a Europe reeling from massive immigration, as it joins powerful left-wing parties in Italy, Spain and Greece but also for Bernie Sanders supporters in the US.
Friday: Munich Security Conference 2014 #MSC50, From ImagesAttr
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Munich II? "Munich" has been a synonym for capitulation since 1939.
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Sanders vs. Trump: The End of RepDem Rule As Hillary Clinton falters earlier than when she opposed Obama, and Trump continues to rise over a crowded Republican field, unless some pretty fancy interventions take place, we could be on track to see two outsiders replace the seemingly immovable two-party system.
Police clash with migrants at Hungarian-Serbian border Police in the Hungarian capital blocked the entrance to the train station to stop too many refugees from pouring in. More clashes broke out between the refugees ..., From ImagesAttr
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Europe's Tragi-comic Destiny: The Little Continent that Couldn't - Part I Europe is suddenly plunged into chaos, not in the way the US had wanted it to fear, but in a way which it should have seen coming, but didn't. In the next part of this article I will look at the decades-old rise of Europe's far right parties, and at the efrforts that have gone into making the European Union a reality.
Oklahoma D-Day 2010 - Landing at SWORD BEACH (Part 1) PAINTBALL TACTICS: PaintballWarriorTactics.com/ Part 1 Only. I landed at Sword Beach with the Commonwealth 3rd ID. Landing Craft #1., From ImagesAttr
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D-Day 2014: Comings and Goings on the Eurasian Continent As at the U.S. and its World War II allies, including Russia (formerly the Soviet Union) celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing amidst war in Ukraine, a new geo-political configuration is in the making.
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From Berlin to Kurdistan and Ebola How quickly the media forgets history-making events - and what it makes of current history.
A Vision of a Utopian Europe From 1863, From ImagesAttr
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Today's Big Event: EU's Parliament did What? The European Parliament, to which each European Union countrey elects delegates according to party lists, has been considered as merely a rubber stamp body, with the real power residing in Brussels, with its complex bureaucracy. The Greek crisis may be changing that.
Is Turkey Buying ISIS Oil? How Does ISIS Get Its Money? testu.be/1NJ8Bku Subscribe! bitly.com/1iLOHml Russia claimed that Turkey shot down their jet to cover up the illegal ..., From YouTubeVideos
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In Defense of Strong Leaders Westerners have been taught since kindergarten that democracy means choosing their own leaders at the ballot box. By the time we're adults we wouldn't think of challenging that definition, never mind whether is works or not. In the centuries since The Enlightenment, it's become clear that governance needs new paradigms.
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State Department Goes Rogue Whoever heard of civil servants getting together to lay out what they believe correct government policy to be? There's a veritable war on whistleblowers, but now there seems to be a new category of protest by government employees who believe policy is wrong.
A Vision of a Utopian Europe From 1863, From ImagesAttr
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Reading Putin's Tea Leaves A blow-by-blow review of Putin's year-end speech to Russia's elite and what its absence from the MSM means for Americans.
NATO games in Ukraine push world 5 minutes before nuclear midnight - Stephen Cohen The West and Russia can't seem to get over their differences, with the tensions between the Washington and Kremlin changing the stakes for the whole world., From ImagesAttr
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Stop What You're Doing, Watch Boyko-Cohen Interview No other tv personality has the knowledge and standing to spar with America's foremost expert on Russia, Princeton Professor Stephen Cohen, of RTs Oxana Boyko. Whatching them is almost like being a fly on the wall during international negotiations - whose real participants should only be so earnest!
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 16, 2016
US-NATO-Russia Whilet he mmainstream media pretends that "Americans are not interested in foreign affairs",It's increasingly important for us to be aware of what their government is doing beyond its borders, because increasingly, those actions influence the homefront.
On both sides of the border between Syria and Iraq there are now 35.000 Squaremiles 'Islamic State', From ImagesAttr
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From Barcelona to Berlin to Donetsk to Damascus Today's news viewed by Sunday talking heads - and our contact in Syria.
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Trump/Putin Part IV It will be impossible for the US to make up for centuries of ideological illiteracy in time to sway the presidential election away from the two main candidates. That illiteracy allows the American political system to paint the Russian president as a danger instead of a vital partner in the fight against ISIS.
Image taken from page 61 of '[The Pied Piper of Hamelin. [Originally published in .Dramatic Lyrics,. no. 3 in the series .Bells and Pomegranates..]]', From FlickrPhotos
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Two Peas in a Pod and Two Pied Pipers America specializes in rivetting congressional hearings, but none has been as meaningful as that of FBI Director James Comey. Exchanges over Hillary Cliton's emails echoed another congressional deposition by Bill Clinton: "It depends on what the meaning of 'is' is.
Panetta August 2012_No.339, with Benjamin Netanyahu., From ImagesAttr
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How French Victims Became Jewish Martyrs The can of worms opened in Paris. It's not a straightforward situation.
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Pick Your Fascism There's been a steady meme comparing Donald Trump to Adolph Hitler, but until last night, the Republican candidate had carefully refrained from giving it visual credence, preferring instead to come across as a bombastic buffoon. He blew that cover last night.
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Has Democracy Come Full Circle! Reactions to yesterday's referendum in Ukraine sends democracy back to pre-Athenian times.
The Strategic Importance of the Caspian Sea Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky examines the Caspian Sea's large energy reserves and its conflicting maritime boundaries. For more analysis, visit: ..., From ImagesAttr
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Confusion at the Top: Stay Tuned The international scene is getting more complicated by the hour. Here are just a few events whose outcomes we will have to follow in the coming days and weeks, as Europe begins to cut its umbilical cord with the US, recognizing that Russia's policies are more advantageous.
320px-1695_Eretz_Israel_map_in ..., From ImagesAttr
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Netanyahu Has Lost It! As Americans prepare to sit down to family turkey dinners in celebration of all that we may have to be thankful for, the Prime MInister of Israel announces our next loss: that of chief ally of the 'only democratic country in the Middle East - if we are true to our constitution.
Crafts Book Review: Postcards from The New Yorker: One Hundred Covers from Ten Decades by Francoi... CraftsBookMix.com This is the summary of Postcards from The New Yorker: One Hundred Covers from Ten Decades by Francoise Mouly., From ImagesAttr
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A Close-Up Picture Changing Some signs that something fundamental is happening to 'the greatest nation the world has ever known' are obvious. Others are more subtle.
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Soros: Right Analysis, Wrong Strategy Not even a billonnaire can be good at everything, and George Soros is no exception. In his latest contribution to the ever more rightward leaning New York Review of Books, he claims that the US can prevent World War III by delinking China and Russia.
UKRAINE Ultranationalist LEADER Rejects Minsk PEACE Deal, VOWS 'to Continue WAR' Ukraine's Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh said his radical movement rejects the Minsk peace deal and that their paramilitary units in eastern Ukraine will ..., From ImagesAttr
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The Little Continent that Couldn't - Part II The inability of Europe's leaders, both West and East, to deal with the infux of Muslim immigrants from Africa and the Middle East is due in part to the existence of far-right politicl parties who now draw strength from neo-fascist militias in Ukraine.
Image from Twitter User StellaHachMunch, From TwitterPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 7, 2016
Stories To Watch: Europe, Turkey, Russia As London gives itself the first-ever Muslim mayor of a major European city, Paris hosts an international Occupy meeting as Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel tries to cajole the TUrkish President into behasving like a European as part of a refugee deal.
A contemporary European beach scene., From ImagesAttr
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A Win for the Absolute Minority in Sweden What the victory of Sweden's Social Democrats means with respect to the rise of fascism in the world - and its racial imbalance.
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Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution A book review in the series 'Books Old and New', this work was published in 2009, making it a betwixt and between selection that is highly relevant to the Middle East quagmire.
Series: Books Old and New (7 Articles, 9583 views)
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Ships Passing in the Night Why are the people of Hong Kong so anxious to accede to Western type democracy when Westerners are increasingly disappointed in it?
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 9, 2015
Charlie Hebdo versus Drones on Wedding Parties The West is up in arms over the killings of French cartoonists and hostages, but there is confusion over what rights free speech was intended to protect.
God save the children of Syria! #withsyria An illustration from the school book of #syria & #jordan 1986, From ImagesAttr
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Letter from an American Syrian Resident A view of Syria going bad twenty years reveals much that Americans ignore.
Lithograph by Leo Haas (1901-1983), Holocaust artist,  who survived Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, From ImagesAttr
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The West's Latest Putin Snub - and Dirty Trick Auschwitz and Standard and Poor - the latest weapons in the anti-Putin war.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Of Kids and Drones and Culture Wars What do French kids and independent drones have to do with 'The Clash of Civilizations'?
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Standing on our Heads Has the US lost sight of its fundamental principles, when it invests most of its energy in an investigation as to whether the president is defying the law by seeking peaceful relations with the other major nuclear power?
Nearly 2,000 boat people including Rohingya rescued in S.E. Asia Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: bit.ly/AFP-subscribe Nearly 2000 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or ..., From ImagesAttr
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Europe's Boat People - and Asia's As the climate crisis looms, the fate of the earth's poorest inhabitants often plays out on the high seas. However the current double crisis facing Europe and Asia suggests another - more immediate - consequence that political leaders are ignoring at our peril.
A Taoist Politics: the Case for Sacredness, From ImagesAttr
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Otherness and Sovereignty A reflection on internal authority and its relation to Otherness and sovereignty in the post-Occupy era.
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A Worldwide Meme The Gezi Park protesters have not given up. We need to be aware of them and other similar movements around the world.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 19, 2016
A Pee in RIo: "We Used to Run this Place" Peeing in someone else's garden is a definite no-no, and when representatives of the 'greatest country on earth' ignore that basic principle of civilized society, we shouldn't be surprised when other, "lesser" peoples look askance at US 'exceptionalism'.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 27, 2015
Greece Jumps the Fence The decision by Greece's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipra, to hold a referendum on the conditions being demanded by the international financial community to enable Greece to continue paying its salaries is intended as a message to the peoples of Europe.
Aid delivery expected to Syria's Madaya Food and medicine has been loaded up in Damascus ready to be delivered on Monday to tens of thousands of people who are starving to death in three Syrian ..., From YouTubeVideos
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Our Syria Contact Dots the Madaya I's As usual, the mainstream media reports on things from its own speial angle. Recently, the Assad government has been accused of starving his own people', after being accused of "gassing his own people' and "barrel-bombing his own people. Yet it fears he'd win an election.
Paul Manafort Was Once Sued by Fmr. Ukrainian Prime Minister for ..., From GoogleImages
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The Post-US Election: An Exercise in Muddying While the Trump transition team ponders the selection of Secretary of State, seeming to envision someone who is an uber hawk with respect to Russia, this may all be smoke and mirrors - or the Pentagon hoping to ensure continuing high military budgets.
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Putin's Groupies versus Stalin's It's important to recognize the difference between Soviet times and today's Russia. This implies that Americans who today recognize Vladimir Putin as the maina dult in the room are not repeating the mistakes of their grandparents who supported Stalin's Soviet Union.
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Obama in Chocolate Factory Earning His Keep The Old Obama on the Old Continent telling Old Stories
Security outside a polling station in Cairo - 27-May-2014: The New World Order, From ImagesAttr
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The Empire's Musical Chairs An under the radar NGO that has been playing a significant role in electoral outcomes worldwide for decades.
131106-Z-DZ751-097 -Typical NATO 'partners', From ImagesAttr
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When is a Rose Not a Rose? Obama's foreign policy contradictions and Hollande's bid for independence.
Russia: Lavrov slams 'propaganda-driven' UN Security Council resolutions Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) during a joint press conference with Saudi Arabian Foreign ..., From ImagesAttr
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Lavrov's Press Conference A Boon for Journos As Russia continues to turn Middle East diplomacy upside down by initiating consultations with the Iraqi government over the fight against terrorism, its Foreign Minister, who has chaired the Security Council in September, holds a press conference broadcast by RT.
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From Freedom Fries to French Crow The real significance of the encounter between George Bush and French president Nicolas Sarkozy, yesterday at Camp David.
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Syria Update Today RT announced a terrorist attck in a Turkish town near the border with the syrian town of Kobani, thought to be the work of Islamic extremists. This will momentarily bring attention back to the Syrian conflict, which has been relegated to a back burner.
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Today: Watch Fareed Zakaria with Vladimir Putin in St.Petersburg Signalling one egregious example of the way in which the Western media distorts events and facts. More on Zakaria's reporting of a yearly, major economic forum held in St.Petersburg with political and business attendees from around the world, only mentioned, even in the WSJ.
Frauke Petry, From FlickrPhotos
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Europe's Coming of Age Europe's techtonic shift to the right has only now been recognized by the US paper of record, the NYT. Since it misses the phiulsosophical underpinnings of this mouvement that is only distantly related to the US Alt right, I have tried to bridge the gap.
France: Calais 'Jungle' camp clean-up continues as refugees prepare to relocate Refugees and migrants packed up their belongings at the refugee camp in Calais on Friday as French authorities prepared to relocate them to new containers ..., From YouTubeVideos
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To Europe: Instead of Bandaids, Be Proactive! Europe was helped to its feet after orld War II by a supposedly benevolent United States, preferring not to confront its growing subservience. Now it is paying the price.
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Big Blooper by MSNBC Two US news channels duked it out last night and the one that was right is not the one we would have expected.
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Fears of a Grexit Ignore True EU Situation With all the talk of the possibility that if Greece refuses the draconian requirements of the international banking system, other European states could follow, being overlooked is the fact that a significant number of EU countries do not use the Euro.
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Down to the Wire for Greece As the world counts down to the final deadline for Greece to reach an argreement with its international creditors, an international group of economists and government officials came together in Delphi, site of the ancient Greek oracle, to explore solutions.
The White Cliffs of Dover (NT) 19-04-2012 that refugees aspire to reach., From FlickrPhotos
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English Channel: It's a Sub! No, it's a Dinghy! What goes around comes around. Here's another signal that the world may be careening toward World War III, but perhaps not quite in the way we've come to expect. Is ther really no way for Europe to get its act together according to the aspirations of most of its people?
44 Days Backpacking in China, From ImagesAttr
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The Real China Behind the Headlines in 'Forty-four Days' As events heat up in Ukraine, the future of the Eurasian continent is taking center stage. But how much do we really know about The Middle Kingdom?
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The Berlin Wall Reminiscences about the fall of the Berlin Wall and Europe's propensity for war.
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Turning Point What do Venezuela, led by a socialisst and Ukraine, led by a neo-conservative, have in common today?
Voted yet? #Europe's spine-chilling election., From ImagesAttr
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From Dreux to Nanterre What the stunning upset in Europe's parliamentary election means for Eurasia.
Pope Francis stops car in Philadelphia to bless child in wheelchair While departing Philadelphia, Pope Francis makes an unexpected stop in his car to bless a child in a wheelchair., From ImagesAttr
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Good-bye Pope Francis: Don't Forget to Write! What will remain of Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States at a time when the leading Republican presidential contendant is calling for walls against Latinos and the sitting President has to decide whether to continue his war policies that have flooded Europe with refugees.
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Need to Check CNN From Time to Time An alert to watch CNN's report on what is happening in Iraq.
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The Enemy Never Changes A more personal note about my blogs and reactions to them, linked, as always, to the latest news.
Women sit next to a graffiti that reads .Syria is free. at Taghyeer (Change) Square, where anti-government protesters have been camping for more than a year to demand a regime change, in Sanaa, From ImagesAttr
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After Charlie's Ironies, the Saudi's If you thought Charlie was a sorry affair, see how the US media is dealing with the contradictions in our policies toward the Muslim world.
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Pusillanimous Europe Europe has forgotten the years it spent under Nazi occupation, seeing only the 'advantages' of a globalization that is in fact HItler's revenge.
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A Propos the Dem Debate: Keeping the American People on their Toes The latest Democratic debate may have been deliberately scheduled ot compete with Downto Abbey, but morning-after polls give Sanders a decisive victory anyway. It has taken almost half a century from 1972 when the press totally ignored George McGovern to pundits actually admitting a socialist could win - against a fascist.
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Italy Demands EU Share Migrants - or Else As pressure builds on Europe's Eastern frontier with Ukraine, it faces a crisis of unimaginable proportions to the south. The far-right, anti-immigrant parties are gaining strength across the continent, as govenrments flounder over what to do about thousands crossing from Africa.
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China Celebrates V-J Day - Without US Some world leaders still infuse their diplomatic behavior with memes from the schoolyard, as when the US refuses to attend end of World War II celebrations with what were, at the time, two major allies, Russia and China. Meanwhile, Russia and China move forward, together with a majority of the world's inhabitants.
Life turns sour for French dairy farmers Milk producers across Europe have been hit hard by falling prices. A group of French dairy farmers tell FRANCE 24s Nicolas Ransom about their everyday ..., From ImagesAttr
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Noticed Today: Advantages of Parliamentary Government How long would it take the US government to provide relief for producers threatened with brankrupty? Recent history shows that this would involve long, hard negotiations withe 'the peoples representatives' in what are usually a contentious congressional bodies.
From flickr.com/photos/14834045@N04/6306132745/: Voting, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 27, 2016
Wait a Minute! Is Early Voting Part of Campaigning? IS there some hanky-panky going on right before our eyes as early voting is folded into campaign rhetoric? Trump warns about rigged elections, yet he is silence about this new practice which could well swing the election one way or the other, as part of campaigning.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 17, 2014
Of Governments and Mobs What is the relationship between govenrments and their subjects in a world with over 7 billion people?
DAR/closeup, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Trump's White Supremacist Donald's white supremacists may be distasteful to most Americans, but mainly, they refuse to see the math. And as we see currenlty in Europe, with the refugee crsis, Americns are not the only ones dreaming of an all-white state, but that is not a solution.
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Europe's New/Old Frontiers:Hegyeshalom and Ventimiglia Europe is again divided between East and West, not as it was during the Cold War, but as a result of American aggressions against its neighbors in the Middle East and across the Mediterranean. The humanitarian ethos that is the bedrock of the European Union is fraying dangerously.
Pegia Demonstration Dresden am 23.03.2015, From FlickrPhotos
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Story to Watch: Retired French General Arrested The focus on Europe's migrant crisis tends to obscrue the underlying left-right divide that it is fanning. The heavy influence of Neo-fascist brigades in Ukraine cautions the street presence of far-right parties across Europe as it struggles to cope with Muslim refugees.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2009
Obama Remembered his Childhood, Did his Homework - and Pulled the Rug out From Under Osama Those looking for a blueprint for U.S. Muslim relations were looking for the wrong thing. What we got was much more valuable.
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Ukraine's Hissy Fit Ukraine's fury over a flubbed EU deal - not integration but merely association - is based on historical wishful thinking.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 31, 2008
A Race Between Cuba and the U.S. A new movement for participatory, democratic socialism, arises in Cuba, with a detailed blueprint.
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What do 1517, 1914 and 1917 Have in Common with 2014? A look back at other important dates in the teens, and what they might imply for 2014.
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Chicago First Out; "We Used to Run This Place!" The fact that the United States doesn't run the world anymore was just one lesson to be drawn from the fact that Chicago was beaten in the first round of voting for the 2016 summer Olympic games.
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Of Terorists and Referenda It's beginning to become clear that ISIS was created by the West - but the reason is not spelled out.
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Palin's Roman Circus Sarah Palin in Clearwater Florida this morning with a red, white and blue crowd.
.-Stop TTIP.-Klage zu TTIP & CETA vor dem EuGH, From ImagesAttr
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Today's Key News Items As OEN's Foreign Editor, I will be signalling key foreign news items on a more or less daily basis, as dictated by events. To be included in this report, an event would have to be considered as having 'long legs', in other words to signal a virtually unstoppable process, as in the physical law that the arrow of time is irreversible.
March for Jobs & Freedom, From ImagesAttr
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Spain's Copycat Demonstrators are Progressives The inevitable start of copycat violence inspired by the NeoNazi Maidan, by progressives with specific demands.
Double Entendre, From ImagesAttr
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Copycat Demonstrations and the Arrow of Time What is, thus far, the real danger to Europe posed by the events in Ukraine?
262px-Northernalliance2002_ ..., From ImagesAttr
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Baghdadi's Pitch What does Pakistani Taliban support for ISIS portend for the global struggle against terrorism?
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Story to Watch The Chinese are not only buying up luxury apartments abroad, they are investing in productive assets of the world, making up for the time when its emperors were convinced that China's security required it to destroy any ship that could sail beyond coastal waters.
Tens Of Thousands Gather To See Pope Francis In Washington D.C. An estimated 15000 people are expected to gather outside of the White House Wednesday morning when Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with President ..., From ImagesAttr
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Frances or Donald? It's not often that our regular TV fare is contrasted with something really special, but today it happened. Pope Francis began his American tour in the nation's capital, putting in a grueling day that visibly tired him but no less visibly transformed his public.
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Hegyeshalom 1989-2015 What a difference twenty-five years makes! The European Union has been seeking ever closer ties among its members since it was first mooted as an Iron and Coal agreement in the nineteen-fifties. Twenty-five years ago Hungary opened its border with Austria, enabling the Berlin Wall to come down months later. Now it is building fences.
The History Behind Obama, From FlickrPhotos
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Not only Elections are all about Winning What role does 'winning' play, aside from elections and other races? Does this meme play a positive role in today's world, or should Americans take a step back and reconsider the perhaps too dominant a role it plays in the way we view - and treat - the world?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The MSM's Unbearable Downplay of Reality Political and economic oblivion, mightily aided by the Mainstream Media.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 25, 2014
The New York Times as Binky Thoughts about what being addicted to the paper of reference implies.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Two Deadlines, Same Demand The world stage is witnessing many battles, and the media's accent isinvariably on their nuts and bolts. However, underlying all of these struggles is one overriding demand: that ordinary people be treated with the dignity and respect hitherto reserved for the few.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Riding the Tiger over Mixed Terrain We focus too much on the discreet elements of the planetary crisis. We need to try to see it as an organism that is responding in different ways to what is in fact an overall situation of inequality.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 3, 2014
Philly Workers/Activists to Celebrate May Day Big March planned for May Day in Philly.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2015
Mumia abu Jamal Still Denied Access to Outside Physician Black America's most famous prisoner, former Black Panther Mumia abu Jamal, has been allowed to become diabetic in prison while awaiting a new trial which could free him after decades in solitary confinement. As another falsely convicted black prisoner, Abert Woodfox, awaits release, Mumia is denied outside medical help.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 10, 2014
Summer Signs Confirmed Summer 2014 as a watershed in American hegemony: Yesterday's insights confirmed by today's news.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Is Service to Country the Answer? Is nationalism still viable? Do we owe service to a country or to the world?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 9, 2013
Honoring Mandela and Other Inconvenient Truths Government attitudes toward the ANC and people's opposition to fracking are both related to history.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 8, 2009
What Specter's Spectacular Could Portend How Specter's move could make it possible to create a third party without having to start from scratch.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Time to Get Fascism Out of the Closet This article opens a discussion of fascism as the 400 pound gorilla in our political discussions.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 19, 2009
Latin American Summit: Riding the Tiger Together Obama's participation in the OAS summit marks the beginning of a new relationship that will also enable the advanced world to tame the tiger of inequality.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 16, 2009
A National Assembly to End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan All the enthusiasm of the anti-war movement is not going to save the planet from a melt-down that will make our wars irrelevent.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2009
Liebermann All the Way Could Avigdor Liebermann's campaign to require loyalty oaths from Israeli Arabs point the way to a solution to the sixty year old conflict?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 26, 2009
Nothing Can Stop it Now The systemic process under way in Iran has reached a point of no return. The flow of energy through the system can only lead to a bifurcation. But we cannot predict what the new system will look like.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 26, 2009
Beating Health Care to Death Why Congress is not getting to the point about health care.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 4, 2009
The World in Our Living Rooms, at Last Obama's European tour seems to have been the green light for newscasters to finally start to tell Americans what the rest of the world wants.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2008
Liberal or Progressive: What's in a Name? Why split hairs over the labels liberal and progressive when the real need is for an exploration of successful social democratic societies?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2009
Selfishness is Un-American Americans have lost sight of the fact that self-reliance does not rule of solidarity.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Where Can He Take Us? Marking the date with predictions of how Obama will take us where the grass roots - and the rest of the world - wants him to go.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2015
EU's Supreme Turkish Irony What goes around comes around as Turkey once again becomes a candidate for EU members, now that the EU has reluctnatly decided to welcome hundreds of thousands of refugees who share the same religion as most Turks: Islam. Turkey is key to managing the refugee crisis.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Paradoxical Generosity of Americans What the republican injunction to keep more of your own money really means.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 4, 2008
An Obama Morning Sights and sounds around the Obama Philadelphia headquarters on the morning of the vote.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 9, 2008
Genius Idea at Checkout Keep wearing you Obama button, to remind the President-elect that yes, he can.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 13, 2008
Making Everything Right The MSM media is addicted to fairy tales.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2009
Health Activists, Beware of Words! Health care activists shoot themselves - and us - in the foot when, out of a misplaced desire to be accurate, they claim that some European countries don't "really" have single payer health care.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 2, 2009
The Real Health Care Culprit The media hasn't done its job educating the American people about single payer heath care.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 3, 2008
Backdoor Socialism What's behind the Republican reference to backdoor socialism?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 19, 2009
Of Davids and Goliaths: Letter to Barack Obama Why and how Obama can get a two-fer by changing the missions in Afghanistan and recognizing that piecemeal is unnecessary and unacceptable.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2009
Is There a Difference Between one War and Another, one Love and Another? While being active, we need to see our daily crises within the long arc of history.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 6, 2009
There Should be No Buts from Obama in Europe Obama is cutting off his nose by asking the Europeans to change. We need to change, they don't.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 6, 2008
A Shadow Cabinet? In what may be an American first, Obama is already setting up his government. Will Congress decide to shorten future transition times?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 21, 2009
Mulling the Mullahs What's happening in Iran has happened before in other countries - and will continue to happen until the world becomes more homogeneous.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Different Streets, Same Solution Why social democracy is not a dirty word.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Cradle to Grave Television We've already got cradle to grave television, now all we need is to apply it to solidarity.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 6, 2009
Two Winter Tales Winter in the U.S.: thousands without gas or electricity in freezing weather. Winter in Davos, Switzerland: world leaders gather to debate the global crisis - partly on live TV!

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