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Imperialist Coup Plotters Rail Against a Coup - What Is Really Happening in Venezuela? "What has failed in Venezuela is not socialism, which never existed, but rather, the attempt to regulate the capitalist economy through state intervention and make it work in the benefit of the majority" - this phrase from the article I found on venezuelanalysis.com made me go to the source and choose it to report on today's (April 19, 2017) event: 3 MILLION PEOPLE mobilized IN DEFENSE of Bolivarian Revolution and frustrated ... 18 18 Comment Count
Star of the DPRK
The U.S. and China: Why the Sudden Convergence on North Korea? by Charles Hugh Smith It was no coincidence that America’s 11-ton bunker-tunnel busting bomb was deployed in Afghanistan as tensions mount over North Korea’s nuclear threats. The Chinese newspaper report excerpted above noted that the Chinese military knows the location of North Korea’s nuclear facilities, but disabling those deeply buried facilities without resorting to nuclear weapons ma... 10 10 Comment Count
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Who's Playing The Long Game--and What's Their Game Plan? Charles Hugh SmithTake a moment to consider the Neocon camp’s over-reaction to the inchoate challenge to its dominance posed by the Trump administration. What does their frantic over-reaction and full-court press by the media signal about their grasp on history and power? What it signals to me is 1) they know they’re losing the consent of the American public and are frightened of losing power 2) they&rsqu... 1 1 Comment Count
America's Progressives Pay Lip Service to Imperialism, Anti-War Movement is Dead Segments of the anti-war movement which opposed the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq are tacitly supportive of  Trump’s punitive airstrikes directed against the “Assad regime” allegedly involved in “killing their own people”, gassing them to death in a premeditated chemical weapons attack. America’s “Progressive Idol” Noam Chomsky in an April 5 interview ... 7 7 Comment Count
Fake News: the Unravelling of US Empire From Within US ruling ideology and Washington power have become unstuck as never before. A war of opposing certitudes and denunciations is waged day to day between the long-ruling US corporate media and the White House. Both continuously proclaim ringing recriminations of the other’s ‘fake news’. Over months they both portray each other as malevolent liars. US bully pulpits are now beyond show disagreements and suc... 10 10 Comment Count
Cluster Bomb Diplomacy
Russia Has Unfair Military Advantage Because It's Not Bombing Seven Countries, Notes US Smartypants It's also annoying that the United States is burdened with the maintenance of  800 military bases in 70 different countries. How many overseas military bases do the Russians have? Four? That's not fair. In terms of not wasting money on bombing random people, Russia and China have a huge and completely outrageous advantage over Washington, which has to FedEx its soldiers "halfway around the world" to "fight": 7 7 Comment Count
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From Russia With Love: A Post-West Order in a Post-Fake Era Ten years ago, Putin threw the gauntlet down on Pax Americana. A lot has transpired since. Just days ago, Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, signaled its end:"The historic era that could be called the post-Cold War order has come to an end.""This global model was pre-programmed for crisis...as an instrument for ensuring the growth of an elite club of countries and its domination over everyone else.""Leaders with a sens... 18 18 Comment Count
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When It Comes to U.S. Foreign Policy, the Truth Hurts Shoot the messenger At the end of the day, the only solution NATO’s main sponsor, the USA, can come up with to protect it’s colossal efforts to deceive and manipulate the western public is to silence dissident journalists by cutting off access to alternative media. Zerohedge on the present proposal: “On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against “Russian p...
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Washington invokes the language of war against Russia Significant sections of the American political establishment are actively preparing for war against Russia. This is the only conclusion that can be drawn from the language used to describe Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin by top Republicans and Democrats in recent weeks. 2 2 Comment Count
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The Utter Stupidity of the New Cold War CounterpunchJanuary 10, 2017 Gary Leupp It seems so strange, twenty-seven years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to be living through a new Cold War with (as it happens, capitalist) Russia. The Russian president is attacked by the U.S. political class and media as they never attacked Soviet leaders; he is personally vilified as a corrupt, venal dictator, who arrests or assassinates political opponents and... 4 4 Comment Count
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Military Officers and Generals to Trump: Don't Torture A total of 176 retired officers, generals and admirals have written a letter to GOP President-elect Donald Trump, urging him not to reinstate the use of torture.In a letter dated Jan. 6, these retired military officials are asking Trump not to pursue past promises to bring back waterboarding and other practices that are “a hell of a lot worse.” 3 3 Comment Count
"bias and general worthlessness" of mainstrean media
West Already Weaponizing Fake News Finian Cunningham You really know that masses of people are living within a mind-control matrix when the greatest, most pervasive purveyors of fake news denounce others for the practice.And yet they do so without the slightest hint of awareness about their own monstrous hypocrisy. 3 3 Comment Count
William Blum
The Anti-Empire Report #146 -- November 6th, 2016 -- William Blum Aside from the common, but erroneous notion that it was the two US bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively, that brought Imperial Japan's military adventures in Asia and the Pacific to an end, William Blum's musings here on US foreign policy are, as usual, spot on. The question is, of course, what direction that foreign (read : military) policy will take after 20 January 2017, and whether any of us will surviv...
Clinton and Trump: The Known And The Unknown by Ghassan Kadi - November 1, 2016Americans may have their legitimate preferences that would make them go either for Trump or for Clinton. Supporters of each team can and do provide huge lists that make their candidate of choice the better one. Arguably, one of them could well be better for America; the truth is that as a citizen of the world, and as mentioned before, I am more interested in a President who is bette...
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Hillary Regnant: Perpetual War Party Prepares to Coronate Its First Queen by Andrew Levine Hillary is no Dick Cheney, but she tries; and the neocons can hardly fault her for not being servile enough to Israel or for not doing her utmost to provoke Russia and China.This is why it is urgent now to mobilize – not just against austerity and the neoliberal nostrums that benefit “the one percent” and that are bringing American workers to ruin, but also for peace.Task Number One therefore is to build a p... 1 1 Comment Count
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Canada goes to war - pretending to keep the peace Canada's new friendlier Trudeau government is drawing upon U.S. military memes to rationalize its latest intentions to support the U.S. military empire.  The discounted "right to protect" idea and the idiotic "fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here" meme are put forth as reasons why Canada is becoming 'pro-active'.  In reality, Canada is simply a subordinate partner to U.S./NATO imperial ambitions...
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Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Doubles Down on WW III-- Syria conflict about Iran and Israel Recent Wikileaks releases show there was nothing spontaneous or peaceful about the Syrian uprising. The 5-year unfinished civil war has killed 500,000 Syrians and turned 12 million into refugees. It was hatched by Clinton and her advisors as a double tap sequel to the rape of Libya. To allay Israel's 'security concerns', a meme as notorious as the US 'national security' meme. Clinton's state department armed and imported Liby... 5 5 Comment Count
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War Looms: 3 Cogent Articles on the Imminent Danger From The Saker: "The situation is ..more dangerous than during the Cuban missile crisis." (link in comments below) From Mike Shedlock: "If you seek a war with Russia vote for Hillary" (link see below) Crosstalk video: Dangerous Escalation with Ray McGovern.(link see below)  Where is the anti-war movement when it has never been more necessary? Time for us to mobilize.  4 4 Comment Count
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US prepares for nuclear war... So...the US military is planning for nuclear war. This is a provocation, not a defensive plan. It forecloses peaceful outcomes if it is not cancelled. This is a move by traitorous neocons to make foreign policy. Here’s the beginning of the linked article.A pair of U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers dropped two 700-pound faux nuclear bombs in the middle of the Nevada desert within the past few days. Now the Pentagon wants t... 12 12 Comment Count
Pentagon paid UK PR firm $540mn to create propaganda, fake news and false flags Pentagon paid a UK PR firm to create propaganda and fake news. It is illegal, under US law(s), for the government to create and use propaganda against its own citizens. This is why they hired a foreign firm to do it. Worst part is that many USA citizens don't believe that their government is capable of lying or hurting their own people. 1 1 Comment Count
The Saker
Syria: The Saker Explains it All to You The war against Syria: both sides go to “plan B”-- T his article was written for the Unz review: In view of the total failure the US policy to regime-change Syria and overthrow Assad, the time has now come for the United States to make a fundamental choice: to negotiate or double down....The risk of a US attempt to impose a no-fly zone over Syria will remain very real for the foreseeable future unless, of c... 5 5 Comment Count
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The threat of world war: The great unmentionable in the 2016 campaign The most important issue in the US presidential election is the one neither of the two main capitalist candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, is talking about: the increasing likelihood that the next US president will order direct military action against Russia, China or North Korea, all countries that possess nuclear weapons.The corporate-controlled American media is complicit in maintaining a blac... 13 13 Comment Count
Obama compares Trump to Saddam Hussein.
Obama Compares Putin to Saddam Hussein As we approach the November presidential election coupled with more people becoming more disenchanted with Hillary, Obama is coming out as a shill for Hillary, possibly because Hillary’s health is really an issue, as she continues to cancel fundraisers and other engagements. Obama is showing a side of himself that will not do him any favors in the memoirs of his eight years as the “bully puppet”. He... 2 2 Comment Count
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The U.S. Needs Safe Injection Sites and Prescription Heroin Because Dead People Can't Recover From Drug Addiction No matter how uncomfortable state-sanctioned safe injection sites or prescribed heroin might make us, it doesn’t change the fact that dead people cannot recover from drug addiction. This raises a question of our societal values. Are we a society that values the concept of abstinence more than the sanctity of human life? If so, we forgo the right to call ourselves an advanced nation and a humane society. 2 2 Comment Count
Graft For Everyone!
Pentagon cannot account for $6.5 TRILLION in spending! This cannot be allowed to stand. It is unacceptable. I worked for a Defense contractor from 1966 through 1995. We did R&D and technical support for the US Navy. In all that time I never heard of a single dollar of defense spending that wasn’t rigorously accounted for. We had cost plus fixed fee contracts, and were allowed about 7% fee. The accounting was absolutely perfect down to the penny. This is unbelievabl... 17 17 Comment Count
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A Thousand Balls of Flame by Dmitry Orlov A whiff of World War III hangs in the air. In the US, Cold War 2.0 is on, and the anti-Russian rhetoric emanating from the Clinton campaign, echoed by the mass media, hearkens back to McCarthyism and the red scare. In response, many people are starting to think that Armageddon might be nigh—an all-out nuclear exchange, followed by nuclear winter and human extinction...The US is spiraling down into financial, economic an... 13 13 Comment Count
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Hillary, Trump and War with Russia by Fred Reed Letting dilettantes, grifters, con men, pasty Neocons, bottle-blonde ruins, and corporations decide on war is insane....A martial principle of great wisdom says that military stupidity comes in three grades: Ordinarily stupid; really, really, really stupid; and fighting Russia. Think Charles XII at Poltava, Napoleon after Borodino, Adolf and Kursk..... A good reason to vote for Trump, a very good reason whateve... 10 10 Comment Count
Jeremy Corbyn
Why Jeremy Corbyn is Right About NATO by Chris Nineham In the round, he wants a foreign policy that aims to ‘achieve a world where we don’t need to go to war’. In what kind of circles is that contentious? Secondly, and obviously connected, he wants to avoid war with Russia....Presumably most sane people would support active steps to avoid war with Russia. Such a war would be more calamitous even than those generated by Britain’s string of foreign policy di... 4 4 Comment Count
"A bad system will beat a good person every time." -- W. Edwards Deming
Why the Most Progressive Platform in DNC's History is Only the Tip-of-Iceberg of Bernie Sanders' 2015-2016 Achievements! W. Edwards Deming, the American management guru most credited with the post-WW II Japanese economic miracle said:” A Bad System Will Beat a Good Person Every Time”   So if a bad system will be beat a good person every time what can you do? You have to focus not on trying harder within the current system but on changing the system so that success is built into the system.   Unfortunately,... 2 2 Comment Count
Live Updates: Colombia, FARC Sign Cease-Fire Accord This is NOT the Final Agreement yet, but a major one. The war between Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP guerrilla is over after over 60 years. The Definitive Cease-Fire Agreement has been signed today (June 23, 2016) in Havana, Cuba by Colombian Psdt Juan Manuel Santos and FARC-EP Commander-In-Chief Timoleon Jimenez in presence of Cuban Psdt Raul Castro, UN Secr Grl Ban Ki-Moon, as well as Psdts of Venezuela, Mexico, Dom... 2 2 Comment Count

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