Author Archives: Eric Zuesse.

Obama Ratchets-Up to Invade Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org An article published May 7th by Andrei Akulov brings together mainly Western news sources, all solid, to make the case that U.S. President Barack Obama is pushing even highly reluctant European populations to join America’s … Continue reading

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Who Is the More Vicious Liar: Trump, or Obama?

Eric Zuesse There was a drastic refocus by U.S. President Barack Obama away from being anti-jihadist and toward being anti-Russian, after his first Presidential term ended and as soon as his second Presidential term began; but the signs that Obama … Continue reading

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Gallup: Americans Want Socialized Healthcare

Eric Zuesse Most Americans want Obamacare to be replaced by what Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposes and what both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump oppose: “Replacing the ACA [Affordable Care Act — Obamacare] with a federally funded healthcare program providing … Continue reading

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How Obama Aims to Conquer Crimea

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When U.S. President Barack Obama perpetrated his coup d’etat in Ukraine in February 2014, and even had his agent Victoria Nuland select the person who was to rule Ukraine after the coup, it was with the … Continue reading

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Why Sanders Continues Campaigning

Eric Zuesse There are two realistic scenarios for Bernie Sanders to win the U.S. Presidency. One depends upon his receiving the Democratic Party’s nomination. The other doesn’t, but both are realistic. HE STILL MIGHT WIN THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION He still … Continue reading

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Trump Would Beat Clinton; Sanders Would Beat Trump

Eric Zuesse A Reuters/Ipsos poll was released on the evening of Wednesday May 11th and headlined, “Trump draws even with Clinton in national White House poll”. It opened: “Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion … Continue reading

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Seymour Hersh Says He Doesn’t Know Whether Hillary Clinton Knew About the Sarin

Eric Zuesse I spoke by phone with Seymour Hersh on May 9th to ask him whether he would say publicly, that Hillary Clinton knew that her testimony which was given under oath to Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo on 22 October … Continue reading

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U.S. & Russia Reaffirm Commitment to U.N. Peace Process in Syria, Despite Obama’s Opposition

Eric Zuesse On May 9th, the U.S. and Russia issued a “Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the United States on Syria”, saying that, “The Russian Federation and United States are determined to redouble efforts to reach a political settlement of the … Continue reading

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Arianna Huffington as Agent for the Democratic Party

Eric Zuesse At Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington is the top person, and her site is so blatantly hostile to the Republican Party as to have placed Donald Trump — that Party’s only skilled Presidential candidate in a field of over … Continue reading

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Obama: TTIP Necessary So As to Protect Megabanks From Prosecution

Eric Zuesse On May 7th, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or German Economic News, headlined, “USA planen mit TTIP Frontal-Angriff auf Gerichte in Europa” or “U.S. Plans Frontal Attack on Europe’s Courts via TTIP,” and reported that, “America’s urgency to sign TTIP with Europe … Continue reading

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Why Obama Prioritizes Ousting Assad Over Defeating Syria’s Jihadists

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Dr. Christina Lin, a leading young scholar on jihadist groups, opened her April 8th commentary at Asia Times: In a blunder reeking of the fallout caused by supplying Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to 1980s mujahideen in … Continue reading

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Russia Accuses Obama of Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse On May 4th, Russia’s Sputnik news agency headlined “Lavrov: US Tried to Include Al-Nusra Front Positions in ‘Silent’ Period”, and reported that Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, speaking in Moscow about the lengthy negotiations between himself and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to agree on conditions for a … Continue reading

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Why the Syrian Peace Talks Broke Down

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org During the negotiations that had led to the Syrian peace talks, a key question was whether Russia and the Syrian army would be allowed to continue uninterrupted, their military actions against ISIS and Al … Continue reading

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America’s Biggest of All Big Lies

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On April 26th, Reuters headlined from Romania, “‘We’re Not Here to Provoke,’ Say U.S. Pilots on Putin’s Doorstep”, and gave as an example: “‘We’re not here to provoke anybody, we’re here to work with … Continue reading

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The Case Against Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse The case against Hillary Clinton (click onto it at that link) seems to me to be so strong (and I’ve checked the soundness of all of its sources), so that I’m even asking myself whether I shouldn’t vote the … Continue reading

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TPP & TTIP Harmful, Economic Studies Find

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Presently, three supposed ‘trade’ deals are being proposed by U.S. President Barack Obama, to be signed by major trading nations (except Russia, China, and the other BRICS nations): TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, … Continue reading

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Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books (“Whose Sarin?” and “The Red Line and the Rat Line”) has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed … Continue reading

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More Steps Toward WW III

Eric Zuesse On April 27th, NATO member-state Turkey, which on 24 November 2015 had shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter jet near the Syria-Turkey border, refused Russia’s request to investigate Turkey’s having murdered the surviving Russian pilot. (The plane’s weapons-systems officer … Continue reading

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Obama Requests Support for Possible War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse According to Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Economic News), on April 23rd, U.S. President Barack Obama is “demanding the active deployment of the Bundeswehr [Germany’s armed forces, including their Army, Navy, and Air Force] to NATO’s eastern borders” at … Continue reading

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Evaluate Hillary Clinton by her Results, Not her Words

(Since the first version of this article, under a headline that insulted Hillary Clinton’s voters, was rejected by all but three news-sites — rinf.com, washingtonsblog.com, and greanvillepost.com — I have now slightly modified the article, in order for it to … Continue reading

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Why Anyone Who Votes for Hillary Is Ignorant, Stupid, and/or Psychopathic

Eric Zuesse This is the result of her action: https://theintercept.com/2016/03/11/drugs-dams-and-power-the-murder-of-honduran-activist-berta-caceres/ This is how she did it: http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-clintons-six-foreign-policy-catastrophes/5509543?print=1 And this is what she says about it, in retrospect: http://www.salon.com/2016/04/15/hillary_clinton_is_lying_about_the_criminal_u_s_backed_coup_in_honduras_it_should_be_as_scandalous_as_libya/ If the Democratic Party, for which I have voted throughout my life, nominates Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Is Hillary Clinton the Democrats’ Richard Nixon?

Eric Zuesse Richard Nixon’s similarities to Hillary Clinton are remarkable: 1: Both were highly successful politicians who had exceptionally negative net-approval ratings from the U.S. public, but were viewed highly favorably by the voters within their own Party. 2: Both … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Agrees with the Citizens United Decision

Eric Zuesse On April 14th, Glenn Greenwald, a brilliant U.S. Constitutional lawyer, documented that Hillary Clinton actually agrees with the Citizens United decision by the five Republican members of the U.S. Supreme Court, even though she routinely says she doesn’t. Here is … Continue reading

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Saudi King & Princes Blackmail U.S. Government

Eric Zuesse Saudi Arabia, owned by the Saud family, are telling the U.S. Government, they’ll wreck the U.S. economy, if a bill in the U.S. Congress that would remove the unique and exclusive immunity the royal owners of that country … Continue reading

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The American Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse Even for the post of U.S. President, the preferences of the American people have only a marginal, if any, impact upon the selection of the person to occupy that post. In Colorado’s Republican race to win delegates to … Continue reading

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British Conservative Breaks Ranks, Opposes TTIP

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s as if, say, during the Republican Administration of U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, the person who had negotiated international trade deals for the prior President, the Republican Ronald Reagan, came out publicly … Continue reading

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America Now Preparing for World War III

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Because this article states so many things that might be likely to contradict what most people in Western countries have been led to believe, readers here are especially strongly encouraged to click onto any … Continue reading

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The 3 U.S. Criminal Laws Hillary Broke with Her Email

Why Are ‘News’ Media Hiding Them from the Public? Eric Zuesse When I submitted on April 9th to virtually all U.S. news-media a news-report headlined “Two Ways Hillary’s Private Email Operation Was Obviously Criminal”, and provided there the U.S. statutes that Hillary … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Prime Minister Is Now Ousted, as I Had Predicted on Jan. 15th

Eric Zuesse On Sunday, April 10th, Arseniy Yatseyuk, finally, officially resigned, though his actual service as Ukraine’s Prime Minister ended in the very closing days of December 2015. He had been selected by U.S. President Obama’s agent on Ukraine, Victoria … Continue reading

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Two Ways Hillary’s Private Email Operation Was Obviously Criminal

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As I noted on March 10th, Hillary Clinton, and her aides who cooperated with her privatization of information from the U.S. Department of State, were violating: — 18 U.S. Code § 1519 – Destruction, … Continue reading

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NATO as a War-Racket

NATO Causes Refugees, Then Uses Them As Excuse for More Invasions Eric Zuesse NATO is the anti-Russia military club of nations, even after the communist Soviet Union and its military club against the U.S., the Warsaw Pact, ended in 1991 … Continue reading

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Why the Vilest Republicans Have Come to Love Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse The 1964 “Goldwater Girl” Hillary Rodham (Clinton) is now viewed as a possible savior by the same Republicans that loathed her husband: she’s enough of a “neo-conservative” to make lots of them want her to become the next … Continue reading

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Why Do Virtually All ‘News’ Media Hide an Exposé of CNN’s Lies?

Eric Zuesse  On April 3rd, a news report was submitted to virtually all news-media, concerning the falsehood of a certain CNN story that allegedly explained why the U.S. is sending F-15 fighter-jets to Iceland. The CNN report placed it into … Continue reading

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Why Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches Are Relevant

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On the fake-‘progressive’ (actually conservative-Democratic-Party) website that’s run by a longtime CIA asset Markos Moulitsas, “Daily Kos,” there was posted on February 24th an article by “motocat”, headlined, “I have personally been to a … Continue reading

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Clinton Opposes Transferring Government’s Costs More Onto Rich People

Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton opposes fixing Social Security by taxing rich people more; she wants it to be done by cutting benefits to the recipients. In 2008, Barack Obama said that he would consider eliminating the cap on Social Security … Continue reading

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Who Would Be Stronger Against the Republican: Clinton, or Sanders?

What the Key Data Show: Eric Zuesse NET FAVORABILITY Black line is “Favorable” http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/hillary-clinton-favorable-rating http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/bernie-sanders-favorable-rating http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_presidential_race.html — Clinton beats Trump by 10.8% Sanders beats Trump by 16.0% — Clinton beats Cruz by 3.1% Sanders beats Cruz by 9.8% — Clinton loses … Continue reading

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German Economic News Reports Obama Has Abandoned His ‘Neocons’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the most reliable news-source on geostrategic matters, reported, on March 31st, that U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had secretly reached agreement on working together … Continue reading

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Unlimited Propagandistic Lying from CNN

Eric Zuesse On Saturday April 2nd, CNN headlined, “U.S. F-15s Deployed to Iceland,” and Zachary Cohen opened:  Demonstrating its commitment to a ‘free’ and ‘secure’ Europe, the United States deployed 12 F-15C Eagles and approximately 350 airmen to Iceland and the Netherlands … Continue reading

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Has Russia Now Salvaged Europe?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The United States cooked up the idea of using fundamentalist-Sunni, Saudi-led-and-inspired mujahideen, or “Taliban,” as cheap fanatics to fight against the Soviet Union in 1979 in Afghanistan; and, then, after thus draining and ending … Continue reading

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Gallup Finds: ‘Clinton Preferred for Experience; Sanders for Care’

Eric Zuesse On March 31st, Gallup headlined, “Clinton Preferred for Experience; Sanders for Care,” and reported that, overwhelmingly, the top-listed reason that Hillary Clinton voters give for preferring her over her competitor Bernie Sanders is “Capable of being president/Qualified/Experienced.” Here is … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Clinton Exhibited ‘Wrong-Doing and Bad Faith’

Eric Zuesse A U.S. District Court Judge ruled, on Tuesday March 29th, that in the civil matter of Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails, “there is evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith.” Consequently, he has granted to Clinton’s adversary in the proceedings, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Fakery, ‘News’ Media’s Suckery

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org How can it be that the same news-medium that reported, on 22 April 2015, that the Obama Administration allows countries it signs trade-pacts with to murder their trade-union organizers and insists upon continuing to … Continue reading

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Gaius Publius: Sanders Stronger Against Trump Than Clinton Would Be

(NOTE by Zuesse: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_presidential_race.html shows that Sanders is overwhelmingly stronger against any of the Republicans than is Clinton. But the brilliant ‘Gaius Publius’ presents a brilliant other reason he would be.) reposted from: http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2016/03/tom-cahill-democratic-party-is-in-for.html Monday, March 21, 2016 Tom Cahill: Democratic … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Neo-Conservative Foreign Policy

Eric Zuesse Newly released Hillary Clinton emails clarify the depth of her foreign-policy neo-conservatism, and the closeness of her views to the views of the people who were advising George W. Bush and who advise today’s Republican Presidential candidates. (Donald … Continue reading

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U.S. Still Demands Assad’s Removal in Syria

Eric Zuesse A news report from Russia’s Interfax News Service quotes “the press-secretary of the US embassy in Moscow,” whom it identifies as “William Stevens,” as saying that during a meeting U.S. CIA Director William Brennan had in Moscow with … Continue reading

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The Owner of Rolling Stone Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Eric Zuesse His name is Jann Wenner, and he says he endorses her because, “Hillary Clinton is one of the most qualified candidates for the presidency in modern times.” He doesn’t explain what he means by that. Here  are her … Continue reading

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U.S. Leaders Are Hucksters

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Here is Bill Clinton, the U.S. President who served Wall Street by removing all regulations on derivatives-trading and by ending FDR’s Glass-Steagall Act separation of investment-banking from consumer-banking, now telling an audience, that his successor … Continue reading

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Putin & Assad Have Liberated Syria from the U.S.-&-Jihadist Alliance

Eric Zuesse It has been an alliance between the leaderships of U.S., Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE; but, regardless of whether it’s called “the U.S. alliance” or “the Saudi alliance,” or even (possibly) “the Turkish alliance” (and it could … Continue reading

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America’s Laughable ‘News’ Media

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As of Friday March 4th, democracy ended in Turkey, but you’d hardly have known it by reading the international ‘news’ at the major (and at most of the minor) U.S.-based ‘news’ sites, as of around … Continue reading

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Russian Documentary Shows ISIS Documents of Turkey’s Assistance

Eric Zuesse Russian Television is starting a series of documentaries showing captured ISIS documents, and Turkish-border-stamped passports of ISIS fighters. The initial news-report also refers to a ‘fatwa’ that allegedly allows infidels to be killed to supply fresh organs for transplantation into … Continue reading

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NAFTA and Obama’s Proposed ‘Trade’ Deals Are UnConstitutional

Eric Zuesse NAFTA and other mega-‘trade’ deals are actually about lots more than merely ‘trade’; they’re about sovereignty — the ability of each of the participating nations to establish laws and regulations restricting toxicity of products, environmental pollution, protecting workers’ rights, and … Continue reading

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Clinton: “Coal will be part of the energy mix for years to come, both in the U.S. and around the world.”

Eric Zuesse The “Down with Tyranny” blog quotes Hillary Clinton’s statement in a recent letter to Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, assuring him that as President she won’t be overly aggressive to reduce the coal industry, because coal-mining jobs … Continue reading

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Soros-Obama-Merkel-Erdogan Win Control of Europe

Eric Zuesse On Friday, March 18th, a combined effort by George Soros, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, and Tayyip Erdogan, has arranged to get the EU to abandon previously sacrosanct fundamental human rights of refugees, and to transfer $6B+ to Turkey, … Continue reading

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How Obama and Congressional Republicans Intend to Pass TPP Into Law —

After the November Elections Eric Zuesse Back on 10 December 2015, the head of the U.S. Senate, the pro-Obama-trade-deals Republican Mitch McConnell, said that Obama shouldn’t try to pass his TPP or any other of his three mega-trade-deals until after the November … Continue reading

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Senator Orrin Hatch Reverses Himself on Merrick Garland Nomination

Eric Zuesse On March 13th, Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch said of Obama’s process to nominate a replacement for the deceased former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, “This is all about the election. The President told me several times he’s going … Continue reading

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Another Way ‘Democracy’ Is Rigged in America

Eric Zuesse Did you know that if a given political party already has an incumbent in a particular political post, it’s standard practice in the United States for a political party to prohibit its voter-list to be purchased by anyone … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Blames 9/11 on Iran, Fines Iran $10.5B; Iran Refuses to Pay

Eric Zuesse On March 14th, Iran announced that it will never pay the $10.5B that a U.S. court, on March 9th, demanded it pay for the 9/11 attacks. The same Bill-Clinton-appointed judge who had ruled, on 29 September 2015, that … Continue reading

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Where Was Sanders?

Not there — he doesn’t mix in those circles. ————— Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity. … Continue reading

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Proof that Ignorance Drives Clinton’s Voters

Eric Zuesse Although no organization that predictively polls the Democratic Presidential primaries has sampled the question (or its equivalent) “What is the most important reason why you prefer that candidate?” the assumption by political pundits has always been that, regarding … Continue reading

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Are Both Trump and Sanders Falling for a Dirty Trick from Clinton?

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, I provided a transcript of a remarkable allegation by a gifted private investigator who has a background not only as a crackerjack reporter about political dirty tricks in both Parties, but formerly as Richard Nixon’s top dirty-trickster himself, … Continue reading

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Credible Account Says Clinton Is Behind Violent Protests at Trump Rallies

Eric Zuesse This concerns the question of the identity of the people who are behind the violent protesters at Donald Trump’s rallies. There are going to be ad-hominem attacks against me for my reporting this account, which will contradict the … Continue reading

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This Election Is the Biggest Threat to the Aristocracy

& Biggest Opportunity for Voters, since at least 1932 opinion with documentation, from Eric Zuesse The historical significance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential contest isn’t yet generally recognized. Consider the evidence regarding this historical significance, in the links that will … Continue reading

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Jeane-Claude Juncker Damns Obama’s Plan for Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Jean-Claude Juncker, the most powerful person in Europe, the chief of the European Commission and therefore Europe’s closest equivalent to America’s President, said, in a little-noticed comment on March 3rd, “Ukraine will definitely not be … Continue reading

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Was a TIME Front-Cover ‘Hero’ a Fraud?

Eric Zuesse A court ruling, on March 10th, in a Southern District of New York (Manhattan) lawsuit, raises serious question as to whether Preet Bharara, U.S. President Barack Obama’s Prosecutor for Wall Street crimes, is a glory-hound fake, who cares … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Destruction of Emails Was a Federal Crime

Eric Zuesse However, our laws have been written so as to protect government officials, and corporate executives, if and when they are prosecuted for it. This leaves considerable discretion for prosecutors and judges to let them off the hook; and, … Continue reading

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

Eric Zuesse Eva Bartlett, an independent journalist who is the first Western reporter who has travelled through the areas of Syria that have been freed from jihadist control by the Syrian government with Russian air-support, is reporting, at the sott.net website, … Continue reading

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This Is How Corruption Works: A Hillary Clinton Example

Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton approved the construction in South Africa of the world’s two largest coal-fired power-plants, and helped them get Export-Import Bank financing (U.S. taxpayer backing); then, some of her friends received construction contracts to build them. This was … Continue reading

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America’s Psychopathic Establishment

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s not only the right-wing think tanks (such as the Hudson Institute and the Rand Corporation) that urge America to invade countries that pose no threat against the U.S., but also liberal think tanks … Continue reading

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Michael Bloomberg Indicates He Wants Clinton as President

Eric Zuesse On March 7th, Michael Bloomberg, NYC’s richest person and former Mayor, announced that he would not run for President and that he hopes Hillary Clinton will become the next President but that her recent rhetoric copying that of … Continue reading

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U.S. Supplies ISIS through Turkey

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday, March 4th, the leading opposition newspaper in Turkey, Zaman, was taken over by the Government; and, on March 5th, one of the other opposition newspapers, Cumhuriyet, reported that Zaman’s separate news-service to … Continue reading

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Clinton: ‘I’m just an ordinary citizen —

who thinks the Keystone Pipeline will destroy our environment.’ Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton’s pretense versus the reality: VIDEO —Saturday Night Live act w. Hillary Clinton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jh2n5ki0KE She says at 1:30-: “I’m just an ordinary person who thinks the Keystone Pipeline … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Rapes the Poor

Eric Zuesse Read this. And, read this. Still not convinced? Read this. And that’s not the worst of her. But, if you will then click onto the links in each of those three articles, you’ll get to it. (Here’s a hint. But only … Continue reading

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U.S. Supplies ISIS through Turkey

Eric Zuesse On Friday, March 4th, the leading opposition newspaper in Turkey, Zaman, was taken over by the Government; and, today, March 5th, one of the other opposition newspapers, Cumhuriyet, reported that Zaman’s separate news-service to other news-media, Cihan News … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Caused the Hell in Honduras

Eric Zuesse The murder in Honduras on March 3rd of the global prize-winning environmental activist Berta Cáceres is one of the current achievements (though indirect) of Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s decision in 2009 to allow the newly-installed coup-regime in that … Continue reading

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Democracy Ends in Turkey

Eric Zuesse On Saturday March 5th, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Economic News) headlined “Turkish Police Storm Newspaper Office Zaman” and reported that, “Turkish police entered the editorial offices of critical newspaper Zaman on Friday night.” Accompanying videos there showed a … Continue reading

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Nobel-Prize Economist Condemns Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals

Eric Zuesse The Nobel-Prize-winning former chief economist of the World Bank, and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to the U.S. President, Joseph Stiglitz, went to England to warn the British public, and Parliament, that “no democracy” can support … Continue reading

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Former UK Ambassador to Syria: U.S./UK Policy on Syria Is Doomed, Even Corrupt

Eric Zuesse Peter Ford, who was the UK’s Ambassador in Syria during 2003-2006, was asked by the BBC in their “The Big Questions” interview on February 14th, whether the current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have to be a part of … Continue reading

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Why Democrats’ Super-Tuesday Results Aren’t Yet Conclusive

Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton won, on Tuesday March 1st, six (6) states that aren’t even in contest for the November general election for the U.S. Presidency, but which are considered to be already in the bag for the given state’s dominant … Continue reading

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Libertarians’ False Assumptions About Economics

Eric Zuesse We’ll start with a typical example of libertarians’ big misconception: Here was the libertarian white Texan Alex Jones, in a riff for the racist white populist billionaire Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, the day after Trump had declined to … Continue reading

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Clinton-Bush Hardliner Attacks Congress for Blocking Invasion of Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a Huffington Post interview on February 23rd, the Clinton-Bush former head of the NSA and CIA, and defender of their use of waterboarding, and of their violating the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (both … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the KKK

Eric Zuesse Donald Trump’s statement about the KKK and David Duke on 14 February 2000: “Mr. Trump painted a fairly dark picture of the Reform Party in his statement, noting the role of Mr. Buchanan, along with the roles of David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and Lenora Fulani, the former … Continue reading

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How Bernie Sanders Hopes to Sway Superdelegates

Eric Zuesse There will be 715 superdelegates at the Democratic Convention selecting the Party’s Presidential nominee, and none of them will have been voted there by any of the state primaries. In their capacity as a superdelegate, they don’t actually represent the … Continue reading

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A Coherent Explanation of Obama’s Foreign Policy

Eric Zuesse Foreign policy is both economic and military. An interpretation of U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy will be presented here that explains both his economic and his military decisions to-date, and that shows he’s been carrying out the … Continue reading

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America’s Aristocracy Facing Resistance from American Public Regarding Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On February 20th, the anti-Russian propaganda site “Newsweek” headlined “How We Can Defeat Putin,” and presented an essay from Evelyn Farcas, of the NATO-generated Atlantic Council, but didn’t indicate her being controlled by the same people … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Global-Burning Record

Eric Zuesse On 17 July 2015, Paul Blumenthal and Kate Sheppard at Huffington Post bannered, “Hillary Clinton’s Biggest Campaign Bundlers Are Fossil Fuel Lobbyists”  and the sub-head was “Clinton’s top campaign financiers are linked to Big Oil, natural gas and the Keystone … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll Shows Americans Prefer Terrorist Nations Over Iran. Why?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A February 17th Gallup Poll showed that Americans prefer the chief nation that sponsors international terrorism, when given a choice between that terrorist-sponsoring nation and Iran. The disapproval shown of Iran is 79%; the approval … Continue reading

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All Polls Show Sanders as the Strongest Candidate to Win Presidency, but Democrats Likely to Select Clinton as the Nominee Anyway; Kasich the Strongest Republican but Trump Likelier to win that Nomination

Eric Zuesse The latest report by RealClearPolitics, which includes all polls this month on hypothetical Presidential match-ups in the November general election, indicates that of all the major-Party candidates in the U.S. Presidential contest (Clinton, Sanders, Trump, Rubio, Cruz, and … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Is Backed by Major Republican Donors

Eric Zuesse An analysis of Federal Election Commission records, by TIME, which was published on 23 October 2015, showed that the 2012 donors to Romney’s campaign were already donating more to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign than they had been donating to any … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes

Eric Zuesse Many commentators have mentioned (such as here and here and here and here) that Hillary Clinton left behind no major achievement as the U.S. Secretary of State; but, actually, she did. Unfortunately, all of her major achievements were bad, and some were … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia’s Dictator Demands Regime-Change in Syria — Otherwise WW III

Eric Zuesse As has been recently reported, many experts on international relations are saying that the danger of a nuclear war between NATO and Russia is greater now than it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 — in other words: … Continue reading

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Why Do Western ‘News’ Media Ignore Many Important News-Events?

Eric Zuesse On 12 February 2016, the much-maligned-in-the-West Mr. Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, was interviewed by Agence France Presse — a reportorial coup, of which AFP were justifiably proud, because their 26 numbered questions to him (and the follow-ups) … Continue reading

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Hillary v. Bernie: Their Two Opposite Views of the Presidency

Eric Zuesse Whereas Bernie Sanders claims to represent the bottom 99%, Hillary Clinton claims to represent a coalition of groups who are victimized by bigots (racists, sexists, etc.: she aims at women, homosexuals, Blacks, etc.). Whereas Bernie seeks to mobilize … Continue reading

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Why Terrorists Aren’t Hitting the U.S. Now

Eric Zuesse On 30 December 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a cable (subsequently released to the public by wikileaks) to America’s Ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, and Pakistan, headlined, “Terrorist Finance: Action Request for Senior Level … Continue reading

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How a Candidate’s Mega-Donors Get Served After the Election

Eric Zuesse, updated from strategic-culture.org An example will be described here of a way in which corrupt Presidential candidates load up their campaigns’ advertising budgets by pushing for policies to increase the percentage of America’s prisoners who are locked away … Continue reading

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Putin’s Stellar Economic Performance

Eric Zuesse Despite Barack Obama’s economic sanctions against Russia, and the plunge in oil prices that King Saud agreed to with Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry on 11 September 2014, the economic damages that the U.S. and Sauds have aimed against … Continue reading

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President Obama Fights for Global Warming Even While Talking Against It

Eric Zuesse In some small ways, U.S. President Barack Obama has tried to act against climate-change, such as his Administration’s regulatory action — snubbed recently by the five Republicans on the U.S. Supreme Court (they’re even more troglodyte than he … Continue reading

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End NATO Now

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The continuation of NATO, after its counterpart the Warsaw Pact ended in 1991, is an insanity that’s driving the world inexorably toward World War III. The trigger for that war is now being set … Continue reading

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How Bamboozled the American Public Are About Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Responses at reddit.com to an article about Syria demonstrate that Americans have massive misconceptions about the war in Syria.  Their main falsehoods will be quoted here (from that reddit string), and then the relevant solidly … Continue reading

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U.S. Now Overtly at War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on February 2nd that he approves of U.S. ‘Defense’ Secretary Ash Carter’s proposal to quadruple U.S. armaments and troops in Europe, against ‘Russian aggression.’ Secretary Carter said earlier that same day, … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Scored with Republican Donors

Eric Zuesse An analysis of Federal Election Commission records, by TIME, which was published on 23 October 2012, just before Obama’s re-election against Republican Mitt Romney, showed that the 2012 donors to Romney’s campaign were already donating more to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 … Continue reading

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Putin Calls Out Obama on a Big Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org “In 2009, US President Obama said that the missile defense only serves as protection from Iranian nuclear missiles. But now there is an international treaty with Iran that bans Tehran from developing a potential military nuclear project. … Continue reading

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How Corruption Cripples America’s Military

Eric Zuesse America’s military budget is roughly 7.2 times that of Russia ($610 billion compared to $84.5 billion), but even Western news-accounts are saying that the weaponry produced in Russia is superior overall to the weaponry produced in the United … Continue reading

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An American Big Lie About ‘Terrorism’

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

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George Soros Finally Suspends His Lifelong War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 21st, George Soros, who has throughout his life been passionately opposed not just to communism but also to Russia, finally stated in a Bloomberg News interview at the World Economic Forum, that … Continue reading

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The Reason Why ‘Reparations to Blacks’ Is a Stupid Idea

Eric Zuesse Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic  is a prominent proponent of ‘reparations,’ which he doesn’t define, but which clearly entails monies to be paid by some majority-ethnicity to some minority-ethnicity that the given majority have historically victimized by some … Continue reading

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

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

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N.H. Poll Indicates Sanders Will Win Democratic Nomination, then the Presidency

Eric Zuesse The latest New Hampshire Democratic primary poll indicates not only a current reality in that state, but an underlying and far more important national trend, a trend exhibited in N.H. that has bearing more broadly throughout the country, … Continue reading

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The Best Column Ever from Paul Craig Roberts?

Introduction by Eric Zuesse Roberts has written so many articles that are shockingly true and powerful. Selecting one as being the best is really impossible, because he has produced perhaps half of all of the best opinion or news-commentary articles … Continue reading

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Oxfam Finds: Global Poverty Is Soaring

Eric Zuesse On January 18th, Oxfam issued an analysis of the direction of the world economy, and titled it “An Economy for the 1%.” They found that: During the period 2010-2015, the total wealth of the world’s poorer half went down from … Continue reading

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

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

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Secretary of State Clinton Disobeyed President Obama

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

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A Balanced View of the Obama Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Barack Obama’s Presidency turns out to have been what neither his supporters nor his opponents expected. A balanced historical view of his performance in office will take a long time to develop, but enough … Continue reading

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

Eric Zuesse The same person, Teddy Roosevelt’s grandson, who planned and headed the CIA coup to overthrow Iran’s progressive secular democratic anti-communist Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh in 1953, and to replace him with the brutal dictator Shah Reza Pahlevi, so … Continue reading

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Obama-Appointed Head of Ukraine Seems to Have Been Ousted

Eric Zuesse Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the banker whom, on 4 February 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for European & Eurasian Affairs instructed the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine to lead Ukraine after the planned coup would be over (which occurred 18 days later), … Continue reading

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German Economic News Interviews Seymour Hersh on Obama’s Syria Policy

Eric Zuesse, summary translation from the German: On January 14th, German Economic News interviewed the investigative reporter Seymour Hersh regarding Obama’s war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: German Economic News:  You recently issued a highly acclaimed essay in the London Review of … Continue reading

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Replace Our Sick Narcotics Policies

Eric Zuesse Existing narcotics policies lock-up addicts, punish them, instead of deal with the problem, which is the explosion of burglaries and robberies that are produced by addicts. Those thefts are resulting actually from the inflated, black-market, price that addicts … Continue reading

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Crime Seems to Be Surging in Germany, from New Refugees

Eric Zuesse German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN) headlined on January 11th, “Security Situation in Germany Is Out of Control,” and reported: “The former chief of Austrian Constitutional Protection, Gert Polli, holds that a radical policy-change is essential for Germany regarding immigration. … Continue reading

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America’s Subservience to the Saud Family

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

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Texas Governor Reveals a Republican Plan to Replace the U.S. Constitution

Eric Zuesse Now that the Republican Party controls over two-thirds of America’s 50 State Senates, and also over two-thirds of America’s 50 State Houses, the Republican Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has laid out a plan to impose upon the nation a new … Continue reading

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How America’s Corrupt Press Are Destroying the Country

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

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TransCanada’s $15B Lawsuit Against U.S. on Keystone XL Presents Strong Case

Eric Zuesse TransCanada, the Canadian company that had been planning to build and own its proposed Keystone XL Pipeline carrying Canada’s tar-sands oil to Texas Gulf Coast refineries for export to Europe and elsewhere, released to the public, on Wednesday … Continue reading

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The Sauds’ Impunity

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

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America’s Now-Aggressive War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s aristocracy is determined to take over Russia. Ever since the end of the Soviet Union and of its communism, the Cold War has become replaced by an increasingly hot war in which the U.S. … Continue reading

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America’s Vampire Aristocracy

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

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The Origin of Jihadism

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

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

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

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How the Aristocracy Revs Up Its Suckers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A standard technique by the aristocracy and its agents is to pretend that the existing government is too progressive, that it’s pandering to the masses, not doing the ‘right’ thing, which the ‘superior’ people … Continue reading

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

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

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Gallup: Ukrainians Loathe the Government that Obama Imposed

Eric Zuesse On December 23rd, Gallup headlines “Ukrainians Disillusioned With Leadership,” and reports that “nearly nine in 10 Ukrainians (88%) say corruption is widespread in their government, and about eight in 10 (81%) see the same widespread problem in their country’s businesses.” … Continue reading

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Is the EU Breaking Up? Sanctions Against Russia Are Extended.

Eric Zuesse Not only is there dissension within the European Union on account of the Polish President of the European Commission’s having rammed through on December 21st an extension of economic sanctions against Russia, but on the same day, the … Continue reading

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

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

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Historic New Harpers Article Exposes Who Controls America

Eric Zuesse There can be little doubt now: America’s decades-long catastrophic failures to make significant progress in eliminating even a single one of the numerous jihadist groups around the world is due to the American government’s secret under-the-table crucial ongoing … Continue reading

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U.S. Ends Its Opposition to Democracy in Syria

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

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Saudi Royal Family Announces Its New Global Sunni Military Empire

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

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Merkel Under Pressure: EU Countries Resisting Russia Sanctions

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

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U.S. May Be Salvaging Victory for Jihadists in Syria: How & Why

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org According to Britain’s Telegraph, in a recent report, the U.S. Tow antitank missiles that U.S. President Barack Obama sent in October to the Islamic Sunni fighters in Syria to use against the forces of the … Continue reading

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Russia Losing Its Battle Against Jihadists in Syria

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

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

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

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

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

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Ukraine’s Nazi Government Tries to Sell Stolen Art

Eric Zuesse On December 7th, the Netherlands Times  headlined “Ukrainian Secret Service Accused of Trading in Stolen Dutch Paintings,” and Janene Pieters reported that, “Members of the Ukrainian secret service SBU played a role in trying to trade the paintings stolen from the … Continue reading

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Official of U.S.-Backed Syrian ‘Moderates’ Calls for ‘Exterminating’ Shiites

Eric Zuesse Yemen’s independent Al Masdar News  headlines on Monday December 7th, “U.S. Backed Syrian Opposition Official Calls for the Extermination of Alawites,” and Leith Fadel reports that: A prominent official from the U.S. backed Syrian Opposition has called for the extermination of Alawite [Syrian … Continue reading

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Inequality in America, the Fish that Rots from the Head

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

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

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

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Turkey Tries to Lure NATO Into War Against Russia

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

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Imprisoned Al Qaeda Fighters Freed by U.S. Allies to Rejoin Fight Against Assad

Eric Zuesse Some of the world’s top Al Qaeda operatives were freed from a Lebanese prison on Tuesday December 1st, to rejoin the U.S.-led war against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. America’s anti-Assad ally, Qatar, the chief financiers of the Muslim Brotherhood, negotiated with … Continue reading

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Gallup Finds Americans Are Ideological Suckers About Healthcare

Eric Zuesse Gallup headlined on November 23rd, “In U.S., 51% Say Government Should Ensure Healthcare Coverage,” and reported that, when asked “Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage, or is … Continue reading

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Francois Hollande — The World’s Most Powerful Person This Week

Eric Zuesse French President Francois Hollande this week possesses more power than anyone else in the world, because he will be the key decision-maker shaping the future world-order when he meets separately on Tuesday and Thursday privately with the two men — … Continue reading

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America’s Awesome Corruption — Especially in the Military

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Politico Reports Bush Knew 2001 Terror-Attack Was Imminent and Wanted It

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A stunning news-report at Politico on November 12th, titled “The Attacks Will Be Spectacular,” reveals that the then CIA Director George Tenet, and his anti-terror chief Cofer Black, say that they had told the White House … Continue reading

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Understanding the Power-Contest Between Aristocracies

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

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U.S. Yields to Russia’s Insistence Upon Democracy in Syria

Eric Zuesse The Syrian peace talks in Vienna, over the weekend, produced an agreement between all parties, and it constitutes a major defeat for the United States, because the result is entirely in accord with the longstanding Russian position, which … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders and His Campaign

By Eric Zuesse After the first serious debate on the Democratic Presidential side, 51% said Hillary won; 28% said Bernie did; 6% said O’Malley did. Hillary won by a substantial margin, nearly two-to-one. Bernie has gotten as far as he is … Continue reading

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U.S. Demands There Be No Democracy in Syria

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

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

Eric Zuesse INTRODUCTION On Saturday November 7th, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, who had started his career at the Defense Department during the Reagan Administration as an aide to then-Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Cold-Warring against the communist nations … Continue reading

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The Uprising Against Assad Was Engineered in Washington

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

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No Matter How Well Russian Media Expose Western Lies …

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

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TPP Ignores Global Warming & Allows Murder of Labor Union Organizers

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s capstone to his Presidency, his proposed megalithic international ‘trade’ treaties, are finally coming into their home-stretch, with the Pacific deal finally being made public on Thursday November 5th. The final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) proposed … Continue reading

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The Most-Popular U.S. Presidential Candidate Blames the Poor

Eric Zuesse The most-liked U.S. Presidential candidate believes that it’s okay to be born poor, but that anyone who stays poor is remaining poor because he or she is lazy. He also says that those poor people are trying to … Continue reading

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U.S. Prepares War Against Russia in Syrian Battlefield

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday November 3rd, U.S. Defense Department spokesperson Laura Seal told The Daily Beast that twelve F-15C air-to-air combat planes are being sent to the Incirlik Turkey Air Base for deployment in Syria against Russia’s Su-30 air-to-air combat … Continue reading

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

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

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A Scientific Study Shows that in U.S., Uneducated Whites Are Now Dying Younger

Eric Zuesse An article published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), documents that, ever since 1998 in the U.S, Whites who are of non-Hispanic origin have been dying younger and younger, and … Continue reading

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

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

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Did Turks Vote to Become an Islamic State?

Eric Zuesse The most pivotal election in modern Turkish history was held on Sunday November 1st, and it has transformed Turkey from being the least religiously dominated of all Islamic-majority nations, as Turkey had been ever since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-Moon Condemns the American Stand on Syria, Endorses Putin’s

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

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

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

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

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

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Deciphering Ideological Labels

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

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

Eric Zuesse According to the AP/GfK Poll published on October 27th, 50% of Americans agree with the statement, “Congress should ONLY increase the debt ceiling if it makes significant spending cuts at the same time, even if that means there will be … Continue reading

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

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

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

Eric Zuesse On Sunday the 25th of October, Republican U.S. Presidential aspirant Donald Trump was interviewed on CNN’s “State of the Union” show, and was asked about Iraq. He said, “I told you very early on, if we’re going to leave, … Continue reading

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No Shame for U.S. 2003 Invasion of Iraq? The Meaning of This.

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

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Hillary Clinton Scores with Republican Donors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Fakery of ‘The Free World’

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

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Russia Supplants U.S. in Global War Against Jihadists

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

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

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

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European Publishers Pretend that Obama Is Right and Putin Is Wrong

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

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

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

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The Most Criminal Treaty in History Is Finally Presented for Signing

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As of 5 October 2015, a super-secret 12-nation treaty called TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is set to be signed by the 12 nations, and the terms of this massive international contract will be kept … Continue reading

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How Syrians View Russia v. U.S.

Eric Zuesse British TV Interviews Syrians About Russia’s Airstrikes Polls Show Syrians Overwhelmingly Blame U.S. for ISIS CONCLUSION U.S. President Obama’s chief aim in Syria is not to defeat the fundamentalist ISIS and Al Qaeda there, but to replace that country’s secular … Continue reading

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Malala Yousafzai Aims to Be Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, October 3rd, the India Today TV channel telecast an interview with the Pakistani 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who said, “My dream is to help children get an education” — which has always been … Continue reading

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The Western Alliance Is Crumbling

EU Is Abandoning U.S. on Overthrowing Assad Obama Cannot Defeat Assad without EU’s Help EU Also Rejects Obama’s TTIP & TISA Demands Obama’s Presidential ‘Legacy’ Heads to Failure Eric Zuesse Europe is being overrun by refugees from American bombing campaigns … Continue reading

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Obama v. Putin: Their Debate on Crimea

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

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Obama Lied When He Said This

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

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GALLUP: “Iraqis Are the Saddest & One of the Angriest Populations in the World.”

Eric Zuesse The 2015 Global Emotions survey from Gallup finds that, “Iraqis Are the Saddest and One of the Angriest Populations in the World.” Iraq also tops the overall “Negative Experience” score. They explain: “Iraq’s high Negative Experience Index score is largely … Continue reading

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Gallup: 60% of Americans Want a New Political Party. But, Why?

Eric Zuesse A Gallup poll issued on September 25th is headlined “Majority in U.S. Maintain Need for Third Major Party,” and it opens: “A majority of Americans, 60%, say a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties ‘do such … Continue reading

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Youtube Escalates Censorship

Eric Zuesse America’s best and most reliable video ducumentarian of war-crimes and of lies by the U.S. Government is now being hit by a new Youtube policy of blocking income to, or even obliterating, videos that Youtube determines to be … Continue reading

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Polling Shows: Republican Voters Are Suckers of the Powerful

Eric Zuesse A Gallup poll was issued on September 18th headlined “In U.S., Half Still Say Gov’t Regulates Business Too Much,” and it reported that starting in late 2006, and extending through late 2011, the percentage of Republican voters who said there … Continue reading

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The West Suppresses Report on Ukraine’s Suppression of Journalists

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

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

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

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UN Condemns Ukrainian Government Cover-Ups

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

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Russia to Add Its 203rd Air Force Base — Its First Outside Russia

Eric Zuesse According to GlobalSecurity.org, Russia has 202 Air Force Bases, all in Russia’s various “Military Districts”; but now there is to be a 203rd one, and it will be in Belarus. If this actually happens, it will be a historic … Continue reading

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BBC Strings Lies Together to Propagandize for Assad’s Overthrow

Eric Zuesse To introduce this string of BBC lies, one thing that’s worth noting is that overwhelmingly the people of Syria view that nation’s current President, Bashar al-Assad, favorably. He won his election on 27 May 2007 by acclamation in … Continue reading

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

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

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America’s News Is Heavily Censored

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

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Why Does the EU Ally with the U.S.?

Eric Zuesse VIDEOS that starkly pose the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1566&v=yalyCk4kK-8 (The following is actually several videos, introduced by an article from me, providing context to them all.) http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/brookings-wants-villages-firebombed-ukraines-anti-terrorist-operation.html And here is a BBC documentary that offers deep context, going back to … Continue reading

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Polls Show Syrians Overwhelmingly Blame U.S. for ISIS

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

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Cause of Syria’s Incredible Bloodshed Is Finally Confirmed

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

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

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

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

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

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HISTORIC NEWS: Finally, EU Breaks Away from U.S.

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, September 12th, United Kingdom’s Labour Party elected as its leader and their candidate to lead the UK, Jeremy Corbyn, who has been the most vocal British critic of the UK’s serving as the lap-dog of an aggressive … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Says Refugee Crisis Is Putin’s Scheme. The Backstory:

Eric Zuesse The show aired on September 5th, and interviewed their contracted expert: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4466018186001/european-union-leaders-struggle-to-deal-with-migrant-crisis/?#sp=show-clips TRANSCRIPT, starting at 4:45: 4:45, Interviewer: The other place that nobody seems to want to go these days is Russia and China, and Russia and China are … Continue reading

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How America Double-Crossed Russia and Shamed the West

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY (to be documented below) The conditionality of the Soviet Union’s agreement to allow East Germany to be taken by West Germany and for the Cold War to end, was that NATO would not … Continue reading

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From Ronald Thomas West To Germany’s Parliamentarians

This message from retired intelligence professional Ronald Thomas West is posted here by Eric Zuesse: Up-to-date intelligence from ‘Tyler Durden’ (pseudonym) at Zero Hedge, a consistent source of accurate intelligence, is pasted in, below. Relevant to this very good assessment, … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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In Syria, Putin Calls Obama’s Bluff, Joins War Against ISIS

Introductory note: Some of the terrific readers here pointed out in the reader-comments that this article is based on lies that were passed, I suspect by U.S. intelligence but it might have been Israeli intelligence or some other party, to … Continue reading

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OPINION: Why Every American Should Vote for Bernie Sanders

Eric Zuesse, commenting about Thad Beversdorf’s article about Sanders’s record On August 19th, the brilliant Thad Beversdorf opened by posting a five-minute-long 2003 video of Vermont’s then-congressman Bernie Sanders, who was interrogating the deified Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, and … Continue reading

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Nazis Riot Again in Kiev to Force Resuming War

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

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U.S. Publicly Splits v. EU on Ukraine War

Eric Zuesse There now is open disagreement between three Western leaders regarding how to move forward with regard to Ukraine: Barack Obama of the United States, versus Francois Hollande of France, and Angela Merkel of Germany. On Friday, August 29th, … Continue reading

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Why and How All Large Estates Should Be Taxed to Death

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

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Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion

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

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Nazis’ Gold Train Is Said to Have Been Found in Poland

Eric Zuesse On 27 August, Polish Radio announced that two people have presented evidence that they have discovered Nazi Germany’s legendary “Gold Train,” containing art and that’s especially “laden with precious metals,” and that the pair are demanding a 10% … Continue reading

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The Greatness of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Or Not?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Many people are aware that U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt skillfully lured Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor so as to get the American public to support joining England’s war against Adolf Hitler’s Nazis.  Until the … Continue reading

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Privatization Is at the Core of Fascism

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

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Bernie Sanders versus Obama & the Clintons: The Big Difference

Eric Zuesse I state here why I have come to support Bernie Sanders for President: Whereas Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — the modern Democratic Establishment — have been so conservative they might as well have called themselves … Continue reading

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

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

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The Latest Science on Global Warming

Eric Zuesse Because of the prejudiced coverage of the global warming issue that’s common in much of the press, I have decided to present highlights from one of the most comprehensive articles that’s now being considered by one of the … Continue reading

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George Soros’s Fakery

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

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

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

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

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

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Another Big Lie About Ukraine’s War

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

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

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

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The Two Core Beliefs of the Republican Party

Eric Zuesse 1: One core Republican belief is spread by religious fundamentalists, and it’s a conviction to do war against others by outpopulating them — reproducing more than the other humans do. Part of this is their campaign for fertilized human eggs … Continue reading

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Little-Known Facts About the Fox News Republican Debate

Eric Zuesse TIME has posted the transcript of the August 6th Fox News Channel Republican Presidential candidates’ debate, and there are a number of interesting features in it that have not generally been covered in the press: 1: After introducing all … Continue reading

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Putin Giving Up on Assad, Says Erdogan

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

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

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

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The U.S. Is Destroying Europe

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

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Republican Party Gave First Presidential Debate to Fox News as Political Payoff

Eric Zuesse Millions of especially non-Republicans on Thursday night were disappointed to find that they couldn’t access the first Republican Presidential debate because they don’t subscribe to the Fox News Channel, the Republican Party’s news channel. Immediately, Newsweek posted an announcement explaining:  … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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Bankster Prosecutions Plunged After Bush’s Presidency

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

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

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

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

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

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Jimmy Carter Is Correct that the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy

Eric Zuesse On July 28th, Thom Hartmann interviewed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and, at the very end of his show (as if this massive question were merely an aftethought), asked him his opinion of the 2010 Citizens United decision and … Continue reading

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U.S. Tries to Stir Ethnic Division in Crimea

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

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The Anti-Crimean Pogrom that Sparked Crimea’s Breakaway

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

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How Aristocrats Have Gotten Away with Even Mass-Murder

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

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Scott Walker’s Big Lie

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

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Implies EU Membership Might Be Impossible

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

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As Economy Heads to Another Crash, BIS Acknowledges: We’re Failing

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/07/22/maechtigste-bank-der-welt-legt-mandat-zur-rettung-der-weltwirtschaft-zurueck/ World’s Most Powerful Bank Reverses Course, to Avoid a Global Depression German Economic News, Translation (and closing Note) by Eric Zuesse  |  Published: 22:07:15 20:10 clock The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) acknowledges in its annual report that the … Continue reading

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EU Visa-Slams Ukrainians After February 2014 Ukrainian Coup

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

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Ukrainian News Service Says Standard of Living Is Plummeting

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

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America Is No Democracy. Here’s Proof:

Obama Prosecutes No Mega-Crooks. Hillary Also Wouldn’t. Would Sanders? Eric Zuesse The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other dictators in countries … Continue reading

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Perhaps This Is Obama’s Grand Strategy

Eric Zuesse Washingtonsblog’s anonymous founder and principal commentator is one of the most deeply knowledgeable writers on current events, and on July 19th he headlined “Governments Worldwide Will Crash the First Week of October … According to 2 Financial Forecasters.” He noted that both Martin … Continue reading

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Thousands of Refugees Flee Northward from Greece

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/07/18/tausende-fluechtlinge-fliehen-aus-griechenland-in-richtung-norden/ Thousands of Refugees Flee Northward from Greece Translated by Eric Zuesse, from German Economic News  |  as published: 21:40 clock 18:07:15 [18 July 2015]  The precarious situation in Greece means that thousands of refugees are making their way to northern Europe. There, the reaction … Continue reading

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OPINION: Concentrated Wealth + Widespread Stupidity = End of Democracy

Eric Zuesse Today’s America is not a democracy: “Dark Money Groups Are Funded By Dark Money Groups That Fund Dark Money Groups That Fund…” That terrific investigative news report by Paul Blumenthal at Huffington Post, on 9 November 2013, penetrated beyond what … Continue reading

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Agency to Enslave Greeks Is Established

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

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The Constitution of the EU’s Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse It’s here: http://www.esm.europa.eu/pdf/ESM Treaty consolidated 13-03-2014.pdf That’s the treaty establishing (which was originally done in 2012) the ultimate lending-fund for what the EU now officially considers to be a permanent economic crisis in Europe, of member-nations that are … Continue reading

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Iran’s First Post-Shah President Says Iran’s Theocracy Is ‘Despotic’

Eric Zuesse — Bani-Sadr says Iran was trying for a nuclear bomb until 2003 — He says “mismanagement and corruption” plague the country — He calls current government “despotic” — He says winners in nuclear deal are “Israel, Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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New IMF Report on Greece Says Projections Are Unrealistically Optimistic

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

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Russian Politician Predicts U.S. Coup Ousting Putin Soon

Eric Zuesse Evgeny Fedorov, a member of Russia’s Duma or parliament, is predicting, in a half-hour video interview, that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be overthrown by a U.S. coup, within two years. He says that U.S. Government agents have … Continue reading

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How Fascist Capitalism Functions: The Case of Greece

Eric Zuesse There is democratic capitalism, and there is fascist capitalism. What we have today is fascist capitalism; and the following will explain how it works, using as an example the case of Greece. Mark Whitehouse at Bloomberg headlined on … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin States Russia’s New Strategy

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

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Journalists’ Complicity in Hiding Those Guilty for MH17

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

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

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

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President Obama Accepts Slavery in Order to Win TPP Trade Deal

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

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Wikipedia as Propaganda Not History — MH17 as An Example

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

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

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

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New U.S. National Military Strategy: U.S. May Invade Any Non-‘Ally’

Eric Zuesse On July 1st, the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued “The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015” (officially dated June 2015), and at its top is: “U.S. ENDURING NATIONAL INTERESTS: The security of the United States, … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Govt. Acknowledges Some of Its Leaders Are Nazis

Eric Zuesse On July 3rd, the Ukrainian newspaper Vesti  headlined “The Ministry of Justice Acknowledges UNA-UNSO Collaborated with Nazis,” and reported that, “Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has officially recognized that the members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization UNA-UNSO fought on the side of … Continue reading

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CNN: Obama White House Lied ‘We Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Private Email’

Eric Zuesse On July 1st, CNN reported that “President Barack Obama’s top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state,” and that, “Obama officials — including Axelrod — had said they were unaware Clinton was using a … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’s Idiocy (or Is It Psychopathy?)

Eric Zuesse Bill Gates was interviewed in the Thursday June 25th Financial Times, about global warming investments, and he said some remarkably stupid things, but explaining what he said requires a lot of intelligence; so, maybe what he said isn’t … Continue reading

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Malaysian Pressure Forces MH17 Investigation to UN

Eric Zuesse Malaysia, frustrated by the refusal of the official international investigation-team to produce any clear evidence yet of whom to blame for the downing of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the Ukrainian civil-war zone on 17 July 2014, has … Continue reading

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Percentage of Health-Uninsureds in U.S. Rises by 1.7%

Since Obama First Promised to Lower It by 100% Eric Zuesse On 23 June 2015, Bloomberg news bannered “Uninsured Rate Falls to Lowest Since Obamacare Implementation” and reported that, “Last year, 16.3 percent of adults under age 65, or about 31.7 million … Continue reading

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The Day the Earth Died

And Why Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Etc., Were Virtually Silent About It Eric Zuesse As the civilizations that we all know, and love, and lived, slide increasingly into totalitarian misery; and the environment, which had been our lives, becomes less and … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup

Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko requests the supreme court of Ukraine to declare that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by an illegal operation; in other words, that the post-Yanukovych government, including Poroshenko’s own Presidency, came into power from … Continue reading

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America’s U.N. Ambassador Continues Standing Up for Nazis

Eric Zuesse Recently, President Barack Obama’s friend whom he appointed to represent this country at the United Nations visited Ukraine and used the Ukrainian-language translation and variant of the German Nazi Party’s “Deutschland über alles,” or  “Germany above all,” to … Continue reading

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IMF Violates IMF Rules, to Continue Ukraine Bailouts

Eric Zuesse The IMF, whose bailout operations are absorbed by the taxpayers in the member countries whenever a particular bailed-out nation defaults, announced on Friday, June 19th, that it will “continue to support Ukraine through its Lending-into-Arrears Policy even in the event … Continue reading

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How Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Are Designed to End Democracy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has for years been negotiating with European and Asian nations — but excluding Russia and China, since he is aiming to defeat them in his war to extend the American empire (i.e, to extend … Continue reading

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NATO Lies to NPR

Eric Zuesse On 17 June 2015, U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed NATO’s and America’s General Ben Hodges, who is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army in Europe, which is “NATO’s most senior land forces command.” He said (after 4:54 in the audio): … Continue reading

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The Secret Racism of Obama’s Top Enforcer in Ukraine

THE WHO’S WHO AT THE TOP OF THE COUP U.S. President Barack Obama (via his State Department official Victoria Nuland, and Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt) relied chiefly upon Andrei Parubiy (“the Commandant of Maidan”) to be the CEO of … Continue reading

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Life in Ukraine Since the U.S. Coup There in Feb. 2014

Eric Zuesse, 18 June 2015, 2:30 PM in NYC The following is a reader-comment that was just posted from someone in Ukraine to an article whose links document America’s coup there in February 2014 in the formerly peaceable but corrupt country, and the subsequent ethnic … Continue reading

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U.S. May Position for a War Against Russia

Russia Says It Will Respond If U.S. Does So Eric Zuesse On Saturday, June 13th, The New York Times bannered, “U.S. Is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe,” and Russia’s response to the announcement wasn’t long in coming. The Russian equivalent … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Backs Fast-Track on Obama’s Trade Deals

Eric Zuesse On Sunday, June 14th, Hillary Clinton came out publicly for the first time in support of President Obama’s trade-deals — TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, and on TISA with all nations to lower the standards on banking … Continue reading

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The Two Contending Visions of World Government

The Origin & Broader Context of Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed ‘Trade’ deals are actually about whether the world is heading toward a dictatorial world government — a dictatorship by the hundred or so global … Continue reading

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Stopping Obama’s “Legacy” ‘Trade’-Deals: Did Reid Finally Do It?

Eric Zuesse President Obama has many times made clear to congressional Democrats that the most important thing in the “legacy” that he hopes to leave behind from his Presidency is his big-three ‘trade’ deals: TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, … Continue reading

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The Heroic Anti-TPP Action by Alan B, Morrison — and More to Come

Eric Zuesse On June 10th, Alan B. Morrison, one of America’s leading Constitutional lawyers, sent a letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives, explaining why U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would violate the … Continue reading

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German Companies Stop Sales of “Roundup”

Submitted and translated [and with added comments] by Eric Zuesse Monsanto: German companies stop glyphosate sales German Economic News  |  Published: 09:06:15 15:19 clock http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/06/12/monsanto-deutsche-unternehmen-stoppen-glyphosat-verkauf/ According to Swiss supermarkets, German companies have announced halting sales of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide.  In 1971, Monsanto patented glyphosate. Today its glyphosate (“Roundup”) constitutes two billion … Continue reading

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The Top 1% of America’s Top 1%

The 15 Peak Years for Top-End Income-Shares in U.S., 1913-2013  Eric Zuesse DATA-SOURCE: http://topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/#Database: Top 0.01% income share including capital gains, United States, the 15 peak years 1915: 4.36% 1916: 4.78% 1928: 5.02% 1929: 4.99% 1999: 4.21% 2000: 5.07% 2004: … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Video Weapon Against Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals

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German Banker: Obama Is Destroying Europe

Eric Zuesse (translation and added comments) Interviewed on June 6th by German Economic News, the chief economist at Bremer Landesbank, Folker Hellmeyer, says that because of Obama’s sanctions against Russia, German exports declined year-over-year by 18% in 2014, and by 34% … Continue reading

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The Reversal of Kerry’s Ukraine Statement Came from Obama, Not Nuland

Eric Zuesse When Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on May 15th contradicted her boss John Kerry’s statement of three days earlier, in which Kerry had warned Ukraine’s President Petro Petroshenko not to violate the Minsk II agreement, and not … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the Administration’s Trade-Deal Arguments

Eric Zuesse Here is from the June 3rd article at the pro-trade-deals Americas Society & Council of the Americas, “Summary: The Trans-Pacific Partnership – What’s at Stake for the Western Hemisphere?” in which the Democratic congressman, Gregory Meeks, a Co-Chair of the … Continue reading

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Obama Sidelines Kerry on Ukraine Policy

Eric Zuesse On May 21st, I headlined “Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine,” and quoted John Kerry’s May 12th warning to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to cease his repeated threats to invade Crimea and re-invade Donbass, two former regions … Continue reading

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An Obama Statement Packed with Lies

Eric Zuesse Here was Obama’s rhetoric, in Tallinn Estonia, on 3 September 2014 (click on the linked parts to see the actual reality regarding each given allegation): —— We’re not afraid of free and fair elections, because true legitimacy can only come … Continue reading

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Western ‘News’ Media as Tyranny’s Propagandists Hiding Reality

Eric Zuesse 1: The ugly realities are covered up, not covered; here’s an example of what you don’t see in the regime’s media about the people whom Americans’ tax dollars are bombing and killing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgB2bhFfEtM&app=desktop 2: The great investigative journalist … Continue reading

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Confidential Document: Soros’s Plan for Ukraine

Eric Zuesse A hacked document from the Ukrainian Government, in which George Soros, on 12 March 2015 (a month after the Hollande-Merkel Minsk II ceasefire agreement had been signed), advised Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko how to re-arm and resume the war against the Donbass … Continue reading

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My Prediction: Bernie Sanders Will Win the White House

Eric Zuesse On May 12th, I presented my analysis of the polling as of that time, headlining, “The Early Signs of Whom The Next U.S. President Will Likely Be: Presidential Polls Look Confusing Regarding Bernie, But Downright Bad Regarding Hillary & All … Continue reading

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Social Science Findings about Conservatism

Eric Zuesse WHAT IS CONSERVATISM? The great empirical social psychologist who specialized in studying bigotry, Bob Altemeyer, in his 1996 The Authoritarian Specter, and his other writings, reported his exhaustive empirical studies, of more than 50,000 individuals in many countries, … Continue reading

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European Citizens Much Better Informed About Obama’s Trade Deals than Americans

Eric Zuesse Whereas in the United States the ‘debate’ about Obama’s ‘trade’ deals is about the effect they’ll have in lowering U.S. wages, versus the effects they’ll have in lowering U.S. prices and increasing U.S. exports; in Europe, the debate … Continue reading

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U.S. Pressures Nobel Committee to Declare Ukraine’s President a Peace Prize Nominee

Eric Zuesse A leaked letter dated May 19th and sent by the Chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, Vladimir Groysman, to the chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo Norway, thanks her for “the efforts you have made to have Petro … Continue reading

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