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Biggest analysis to date: Cutting out animal products is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

The Guardian reports on a new study out of the University of Oxford: Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis … Continue reading

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Israeli Settler Colonialism and Occupation Fact Sheet

Israeli Settler-Colonialism “For eight years now, they sit in their refugee camps in Gaza, and before their eyes we turn into our homestead the land and villages in which they and their forefathers have lived.” “We are a generation of … Continue reading

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MLK’s Political Evolution through the 1960s

Maybe we just have to admit that the day of violence is here, and maybe we just have to give up and let violence take its course.  The nation won’t listen to our voice – maybe it’ll heed the voice … Continue reading

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What it was Like Thinking a Ballistic Missile was Speeding Toward Us in Hawaii

Yesterday morning, while I was drinking coffee and reading and my wife was getting ready for work, we heard an emergency alert sound from our phones.  I figured it would be a storm warning, but the weather was clear.  My … Continue reading

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A Look at “Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam”, by Nick Turse

“Are we supposed to kill women and children?” “Kill everything that moves.” (2) In Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (Metropolitan Books. New York. 2013), Turse writes that the US military’s official position, and the popular … Continue reading

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American Rape of Vietnamese Women was “Considered Standard Operating Procedure”

Comparing testimony from Vietnamese women and American soldiers, Gina Marie Weaver, in her book Ideologies of Forgetting: Rape in The Vietnam War, finds that rape of Vietnamese women by American troops during the US invasion of Vietnam was a “widespread”, … Continue reading

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Empire Files: From 1776 to Trump

I had mentioned Gerald Horne to Abby Martin as a person to interview for her show, so I am glad to see him in this episode of Empire Files, posted here with Martin’s permission:

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Empire Files: Human Rights Hypocrisy – Colombia vs. Venezuela

‘Colombia and Venezuela: neighboring countries that receive extremely different treatment by the US Empire and the mass media. While Colombia is known for one of the worst human rights records in the world, it remains a top recipient of US … Continue reading

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Truman put Nukes in Guam and Gave the Order to Nuke North Korea

In 1951, the US placed nuclear weapons in Guam, and Truman gave the order to use them on North Korea. That order was not sent – literally, by accident. The reason: Truman was in the process of removing General MacArthur … Continue reading

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Key Myths and Facts about the Atomic Bombings of Japan

In 1945, US president Harry Truman (who had dictatorial control over the atomic bomb) and his advisor James Byrnes intentionally prolonged the US war with Japan until, and apparently so that, they could target Japanese civilians, without warning, with atomic bombs. The bombings … Continue reading

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Tracing Potential US View of ISIS as Strategic Asset

Gelhorn prize winner Gareth Porter notes this week that in 2008, after the US had destroyed Iraq, killing hundreds of thousands of people and sending millions fleeing, George W. Bush wanted to establish indefinite military occupation of the country.  But … Continue reading

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Trump Pushing for More Weapons Shipments to Saudi Dictator

Donald Trump is pushing for billions more in heavy weapons shipments to Saudi dictator Salman Abdulaziz. According to leaked US docs, the Saudi dictatorship, a totalitarian theocratic monarchy which exports the extremist Sunni Wahabbi ideology of Al Qaeda and ISIS … Continue reading

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Endless Atrocities: The US Role in Creating the North Korean Fortress-State

Paul Atwood, a Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, provides a concise summary of the history that informs North Korea’s “relations with the United States” and “drives its determination never to submit to any American … Continue reading

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As Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Fueled by US-Assisted Food Blockade Worsens, Al Qaeda in Yemen Grows Stronger

Shortly after Donald Trump’s unauthorized rocket-attack on Syria in early April, which Trump said he carried out to avenge the deaths of ‘beautiful babies’ killed in an unattributed chemical attack*, Gelhorn prize-winning journalist Gareth Porter noted that Trump, following Obama … Continue reading

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History Lesson awaits Trump if he Attacks North Korea: Analysts

Korea specialist Professor Bruce Cumings notes North Korea became a national security fortress-state as a result of “the holocaust the North experienced during the Korean War”.  After the ‘Communist’ label and racial epithets were applied to dehumanize the populace, the … Continue reading

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Addendum to Dr. Theodore Postol’s Assessment of the White House Report on Syria Chemical Attack

Addendum to A Quick Turnaround Assessment of the White House Intelligence Report Issued on April 11, 2017 About the Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria Theodore A. Postol Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy at the … Continue reading

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MIT Rocket Scientist: White House Claims on Syria Chemical Attack “Cannot Be True”

One of the world’s leading rocket scientists, national security advisor and MIT Professor Theodore Postol, who has won awards for debunking claims about missile defense systems and has been a scientific adviser to the US Chief of Naval Operations, says … Continue reading

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Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Worse than Syria; with US Assistance, Saudi Starving Yemen: Porter

Gelhorn Prize-winning journalist Gareth Porter: By February 2016, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as a result of the Saudi blockade was already worse than Syria’s. The UN Security Council had a series of meetings about humanitarian access in both Syria … Continue reading

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[Fake] Breaking News: Citing ‘Humanitarian Concern’, Putin Strikes Child-Killing US-Allies Saudi Arabia and Israel

Upon observing the jubilation in US elite circles over Trump’s illegal bombing of Syrian military equipment (reportedly also killing several civilians) in response to an as-yet unattributed chemical weapons attack (a similar 2013 attacked was initially blamed on Assad by … Continue reading

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US Public Directed to Condemn Chemical Attacks and Election Interference – Unless Carried Out by US or Collaborators

Dr. Noam Chomsky, a scholar who taught classes on US foreign policy at MIT and whom International Business Times notes is “one of the world’s most eminent academics and political commentators”, gave a more than one hour-long interview this week … Continue reading

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US Selectively Invokes Liberal Virtues to Serve War Propaganda: Bashar Assad Today; Bertrand Russell in 1922

Interviewer: “All sides in this war have been accused of civilian casualties, but Western media has been almost completely silent about the atrocities committed by the rebels” [who, according to internal US government analysis, operate predominantly under the umbrellas of … Continue reading

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Largest Hunger Crisis since Creation of UN Underway as US Hoards Food to Feed Harmful Addiction

The UN notes the world is “facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN … more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve … Continue reading

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Murky Picture of Death Figures begins to Emerge from US/Iraqi Mosul Siege

A prominent Iraqi Sunni politician, Khamis Khanjar, who is in touch with civilians on the ground in the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, which is being bombarded by US airstrikes and US-trained Iraqi ground forces, told Washington this week that …a … Continue reading

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UN Commission: States have a “Duty Not to Aid or Assist” Israeli “Apartheid Regime”

A UN commission has found “overwhelming evidence” that Israel is an “apartheid regime” which uses force and violence to “oppresses” and “dominate” the Palestinian people as a whole for purposes of “racial” and “demographic engineering”.  (Likewise, in 2009, “a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Oxford Study: The More Plants and Fewer Animal Products we Consume, the Greater the Health, Economic, and Emissions Benefits

Health benefits: Moving to diets with fewer animal-sourced foods would have major health benefits (Fig. 1A). Compared with the reference scenario, we project that adoption of global dietary guidelines (HGD) would result in 5.1 million avoided deaths per year [95% … Continue reading

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This May be the Most Dangerous Point Ever in US-Russian Relations: Cohen

Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Princeton, Stephen Cohen, this week in The Nation, dissects the six “factually unverified allegations” that supposedly prove “Trump has been seditiously ‘compromised’ by the Kremlin” and that Trump and Putin worked together to steal … Continue reading

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US Gov Egg Promotion Board in Private Emails: Eggs are Unhealthy, Unsafe

If egg companies want to receive subsidies from a US government agency that was created to “increase demand for egg and egg products on behalf of U.S. egg producers”, companies can’t say eggs are healthy, healthful, nutritious, contribute nutritionally, are … Continue reading

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Nationalist Propaganda has Many Progressives Demonizing ‘The Russians’

Neocon and neoliberal war propaganda, as exhibited in the Washington Post, New York Times, etc., “has turned much of the liberal/progressive community” in the US “into a pro-New Cold War constituency willing to engage in a new breed of McCarthyism”, … Continue reading

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Carter Helped Argentine Satellite Dictator Drown Thousands of Dissidents: New Docs

Newly declassified documents pertaining to ‘Operation Condor‘, a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy sentiment in US satellites in Latin America, reveal that the government of Jimmy Carter provided assistance to the US proxy dictator in Argentina that helped him drown thousands … Continue reading

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1943 Gov’t Film Offers Sharp Contrast with Current US Elite Attitude toward Russia

The film The Battle of Russia, produced in 1943 by the US War Department (which was renamed the Defense Department in 1949), illustrates a respectful and favorable US elite view of Russian history, the Soviet/Russian people, and Stalin for defeating … Continue reading

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NYT, WaPo Fake News Still Bringing Real Guns to Iraq, Killing Thousands

Fake news propagated by the US government and collaborating organizations such as the New York Times and Washington Post helped create an environment in which the US was able to illegally invade Iraq in 2003, killing at least one million … Continue reading

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Are US Corporate-Media Businesses ‘Independent’?

Professor Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history.  His work continues to be prominently taught in classes at top US universities like Yale.  He teaches classes on US government at MIT, and has written some 100 … Continue reading

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US Forces Caught Lying about Blasting Civilians with Fire-Hose in Below-Freezing Weather to Protect Dakota Pipeline

US domestic forces using both lethal and pain-inducing weaponry to guard the expansion of the Dakota access oil pipeline denied to NBC the use of fire-hoses (The Guardian has called them ‘water cannons’) against civilians last night.  However, many live-streams … Continue reading

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On the Knife-Edge of Western Globalization: A Stint at Standing Rock

Armed men in jackboots, some masked and toting assault rifles, stand mockingly, defiantly, heavily on the mound of graves – a sacred indigenous burial ground.  A site non-natives can understand as similar to Arlington National Cemetery.  How US nationalists would … Continue reading

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Help Send Washington’s Blog to Standing Rock

Journalist colleague Sha Hebert and I will be heading to the North Dakota water-protector camps tomorrow from Portland, OR. We are going out of pocket for all expenses and bringing humanitarian supplies. If you would like to help cover costs … Continue reading

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US Gov Releases ‘Surprisingly Honest’ Ad for Dakota Access Pipeline

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Taking Personal Responsibility for Our Health: Introduction to Evidence-Based Nutrition

Why should we care about making diet choices based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence?  Because diet appears to be the number one cause of death and disability in the US… Physician and New York Times bestselling author, Michael Greger, “scours the … Continue reading

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US Citizens Can’t Sue Saudis for Perpetrating 9/11, but Can Sue Iranians Who Had Nothing to Do With It: Obama

Update to the situation covered in the below video report by Washington’s Blog: Since the video was made, the House and Senate have unanimously passed an act that could make it possible for US 9/11 victims to sue Saudis for … Continue reading

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Historian Gerald Horne talks to Washington’s Blog about the Reaction to Kaepernick and why No One Should Stand for the Current US National Anthem

As Colin Kaepernick’s choice to remain seated for the US national anthem continues to highlight and provoke conversation about racism and oppression in the country, I asked attorney and Professor of African American studies at the University of Houston, Dr. … Continue reading

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Black Movements in US must Work with Int’l Allies to Fight Oppression at Home: Prof. Horne

In the below interview, attorney and history professor Gerald Horne stresses that it is important for black (and other) anti-oppression movements in the US to make use of international allies to put pressure on an angry white majority culture that … Continue reading

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Progressive Leader Norman Solomon Slithers Into Bed With Neocon Leader Robert Kagan

by John V. Walsh Norman Solomon betwixt the political sheets with Robert Kagan?  How could that be?  Has our political world turned upside down? Driving south to Mountain View in my new home state of California, I tuned into KPFA, … Continue reading

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UN: Root of US Police Terror is ‘Lack of Accountability for Perpetrators’

US police kill approximately 1,000 people per year according to Federal statistics, disproportionately targeting African and Native Americans and other minority groups.  The UN expert panel on people of African descent observed this week that these killings “demonstrate a high … Continue reading

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Chomsky on Noble Intentions, Self-Deception, and Relation to Acts of State Terror like Iraq Invasion

Clip from Chomsky interview with Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, Robert Trivers. Full interview. We may also draw analogies between liberal-intellectual rationalizations for mass murder by state and those given by executives at companies pushing and selling … Continue reading

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As US Controlled NATO Meets: U.S. War on Russia and China Will Mean Ruin for the Whole of Europe and Asia

by John V. Walsh What we shouldn’t do now is inflame the situation further through sabre-rattling and warmongering. .. Whoever believes that a symbolic tank parade on the alliance’s eastern border will bring security is mistaken. .. We are well-advised … Continue reading

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July 4th reflections from a man who may have experienced the US more fully than anyone in its history

Frederick Douglass, one of the most brilliant minds in history, had many praises for the US and its founders. However, he experienced the nation more fully than any of them, beginning his life a victim of the totalitarian fascism they … Continue reading

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Corporate Government Complicity with Big Tobacco

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US Eugenics, Enslavement, and Neoliberalism in Puerto Rico

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#ReasonsForBrexit

Businessman Graham Vanbergen points out: Corporate interests now have a disproportionality high level of political influence on a truly global scale. A good example would be Cecilia Malmstrom, the lead EU Trade Commissioner of the TTIP negotiations between Europe and … Continue reading

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Amnesty International: “Slavery Still Reigns in US Prisons”

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Pictures of Major Cities Before and After US Aggression, Proxy War

US foreign policy is intended to ‘help’ people like US slavery was intended to ‘help’ Africans (which US slave-drivers said it was). (via Jeblary Bushton, @Jeblary2016)

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Russian-Americans Warn Nuclear War Will Leave Millions of Americans Dead. Which Candidate Most Likely to Deescalate?

A group of Russian-American political analysts have issued a detailed warning to US citizens.  They note that allowing the regime in Washington to attack or provoke Russia might leave the US in ruins and tens or hundreds of millions of … Continue reading

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Obama Violates Nuclear Treaties while Iran Upholds Them

The IAEA issued a new report reconfirming that Iran is “complying with the P5+1 nuclear deal, and that Iran’s stockpiles have all remained below the limits set forth in the deal.” The ‘deal’ has been selectively imposed, mainly by the … Continue reading

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Father of Western Economics Took ‘Most of his Best Ideas’ from Sharia Law

Transcript with references:  In the West, Adam Smith is considered to be the ‘father of economics’.  He is ‘revered’ both by Western academics and in Western popular culture and government, particularly within the ‘citadel of the international right wing’, Washington, … Continue reading

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Top Russian Judge: US ‘Exceptionalism’ Rhetoric is Hitlerian

Russian Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin pointed out that US exceptionalism rhetoric is the same as rhetoric used by the Nazis, and that it also exemplifies Orwell’s observation that certain people and groups proclaim themselves to be ‘more equal’ than others.  Zorkin noted … Continue reading

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US Hacking, Spyware Targets Include Mass Media, Phone, and Energy Companies

US corporate government wants to control and drain as much of the world as possible.  Reuters, The Register, and others summarize some of its methods: “The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives …. giving … Continue reading

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US Blocks 9/11 Suits against Saudis while Compensating Saudi Bombing Victims

A brief summary of how the US oligarchy has been throwing its ‘own’ civilians under the bus in favor of its terrorist friends in the Saudi dictatorship. Robert Barsocchini is an internationally published author who focuses on force dynamics, national … Continue reading

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On Border Incident, US Sources Give One Perspective, Own, While Russian Source Gives Multiple, Including US

These two stories make a fine illustration of why it is crucial to read broadly, pushing one’s comfort zone and challenging the tendency towards confirmation bias. This one, by Buzzfeed (an outlet funded, for example, by a $200 million dollar … Continue reading

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Given Ultimatum, Obama Forced to Publicly Display Preference for Saudi Terror-Leader, Money, over 9/11 Victims

Whereas Obama has previously tried in public to downplay his preferences in this area, he has now been forced to display them and has announced to the US population that he sides with Saudi dictator Salman bin Abdulaziz over the … Continue reading

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Candidate Donor Charts

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Nixon Chief Policy Officer: We Created ‘War on Drugs’ to Oppress Blacks, Antiwar Movement

According to Harper’s magazine, John Ehrlichman, chief policy officer for Nixon, says of the ‘war on drugs’ implemented by the regime: “You want to know what this was really all about? The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White … Continue reading

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The Blurry Line between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’: a Review of New Book, ‘ISIS IS US’, by Washington’s Blog and Other Authors

By studying the history of the US, from its origins in genocide, white supremacy, oligarcho-fascism, and mass enslavement, to its continuing genocides, ethnic cleansings, terror-bombings, assassinations, coups, cluster bomb and other weapon sales, and annexations and atrocities-by-proxy around the world … Continue reading

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US-Backed South Sudan, with ‘Special Relationship’ with US Officials, Rapes, Pillages, Burns People Alive: UN

Jason Ditz reports: “A new report from the UN human rights office is accusing the US-backed government of South Sudan” of “encourag[ing] troops and their militia allies to loot private property and rape women” in lieu of pay. The UN reported … Continue reading

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Emeritus Russia Scholar at Princeton: Obama, US are ‘Testing, Provoking Russia’, Pushing towards Hot War

Points from interview with Stephen F. Cohen, Emeritus scholar of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University: “The US in its history has never put troops so close to Russia, going back to the eighteenth century.”  (Okay, this … Continue reading

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Targeting Terrorists, Genocide Prevention, R2P, Humanitarian Intervention, Democracy Promotion, Right to Self-Defense

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Ralston Saul: Neo-Liberalism / Neo-Conservatism a Low-Level Form of God-Worship

Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges interviews John Ralston Saul, an ‘award-winning philosopher, novelist and essayist’ who is considered ‘Canada’s leading public intellectual’. Some points detailed in the discussion: -Neo-liberalism / neo-conservatism relate to neither ‘liberalism’ or ‘conservatism’.  They are an ideology … Continue reading

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Animal Law Professor: Veganism Part of the Commitment to Non-Violence

Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges interviews Gary L. Francione, ‘Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.  Francione received his M.A. in philosophy and his J.D. from … Continue reading

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US Does Not Invoke NATO Charter to Close Turkey/Syria Border, Cut ISIS Recruitment: Prashad

Abby Martin interviews Dr. Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of several books. Dr. Prashad explains that the US allows Turkey to keep its border porous, benefiting ISIS and other groups working to overthrow Syria’s … Continue reading

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Second Most Biased Source Possible Alleges Putin Involved in Assassination

An inquiry from the second most biased source possible, the UK, (which comes in second to the US), a country completely hostile towards Russia, has speculated that Putin was ‘probably’ involved in the assassination via poisoning of an ex-spy. There … Continue reading

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Former Hiroshima Mayor: The Nine Nuclear Weapons States Lack Moral Leadership

Afshin Rattansi interviews former mayor of Hiroshima Dr Tadatosh Akiba. The two most important events of WW2 were the Holocaust and nuclear bombings.  Nazi-style concentration camps are now almost universally condemned.  That nuclear weapons continue to exist in nine states … Continue reading

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US a Shining Example unto ISIS

The US illustrates to ISIS, and the world, that the path to the seat of regional and then global power is genocide, land-theft, mass enslavement, never paying reparations, then wielding this illegally and brutally obtained money and military hardware over … Continue reading

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To Avert Worst Crisis, 3/4ths of World’s Oil Must Stay in Ground

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Islamophobia Derives from Empire’s Interest in Controlling Middle East

Abby Martin interviews Dr. Deepa Kumar, professor of media studies at Rutgers University, for Empire Files:

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Obama Offers Definition of ‘Anti-Americanism’

Obama has for approximately seven years censored thousands of pictures documenting US torture of Iraqis committed during the illegal US invasion of their country.  The censored photos are supposedly “worse” than those leaked from the US torture/snuff facility at Abu … Continue reading

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US Made ‘Cold War’ Plans Wipe Out Much of Planet’s Population

Given the US’s long history of wiping out huge numbers of people in the service of physical and hegemonic expansion, it may be unsurprising that the nation planned ‘a wholesale slaughter of much of the planet’s population’ during the Cold … Continue reading

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US Marine who Invaded Iraq: Only Iraqis can Understand Pure Evil, Genocide US has Waged on their Nation

By participating in what he now calls the US’s ‘genocidal military campaign’ against Iraq, former marine Vincent Emanuele says he ‘helped create ISIS‘: I think about the hundreds of prisoners we took captive and tortured in makeshift detention facilities staffed … Continue reading

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Bush Military Official: US Citizens Must Stand Up to Stop the Empire

From ‘Empire Files‘: “Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security adviser to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations.” A few of the … Continue reading

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ISIS Objective Not to Kill Westerners, but Drive them From Mideast: Margolis

Eric Margolis: Recent attacks by ISIS sympathizers in Paris, London and San Bernardino, California, are not random acts of mindless violence and gory atrocities. Far from it, they are part of a well-developed strategy by the Islamic State, or ISIS, … Continue reading

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The Violent Crimes and Shady Dealings of Hillary Clinton

At the end of the year in which Hillary Clinton left her position as Secretary of State, 2013, the Obama regime’s USA was voted, in Win/Gallup’s global poll, as the greatest threat to peace in the world, with the runner-up, … Continue reading

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Religious Studies Prof: ISIS is ‘Eerily like’ the US

Ira Chernus, professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder: To sustain our image of ourselves as innocents in the whole affair, we have to blot out this empirical history and replace it with a myth (not so … Continue reading

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The ‘Phony Mystery’ of Why the West gets Attacked

Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, ‘who led teams of investigators to document the effects of U.S. bombing and sanctions on Iraq’, which killed some 500,000 children, describes the ‘cruelty’ the US has inflicted on that country since 1991 (through … Continue reading

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Checking the Record: What Does it Take to Stop a US Offensive?

Professor Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, interviewed by Abby Martin:

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How Western Media Increases Terrorism through Language

Although it is fundamentally biased in favor of the West, one good thing about Reuters is its attempt at neutrality regarding its use of the buzz-word “terror”.  Reuters only uses the term and its variants in direct quotes.  This is … Continue reading

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In Wake of Paris Attacks, Greenwald References Brad Hoff’s Report on 2012 DIA Docs re Emergence of IS

Pulitzer-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald published an article this week documenting how the West, including France, has both empowered and antagonized ISIS prior to the recent attacks in Paris (more documentation here and here.  Reuters: “Islamic State warned in a new … Continue reading

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If US Assessment that Russian Plane Crash was ISIS Bombing is Correct, Next Plane Could be American

Principal reasons to oppose the US invasion of Syria are: 1) Washington is a brutal, hegemonic-expansionist military organization seeking to extend its power.  Talk of promoting human rights, doing “good”, etc., is a sleazy, universal tactic for violent groups and … Continue reading

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Doctors Without Borders: In US Attack, Doctors and Medical Staff Shot while Fleeing

Doctors Without Borders has released its report on the US attack on their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. HuffPo: At least 30 people were killed in the airstrikes, led by U.S. forces, the report said. “Patients burned in their beds,” it added, and … Continue reading

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If US Assessment that Russian Plane Crash was ISIS Bombing is Correct, Next Plane Could be American

Principal reasons to oppose the US invasion of Syria are: 1) Washington is a brutal, hegemonic-expansionist military organization seeking to extend its power.  Talk of promoting human rights, doing “good”, etc., is a sleazy, universal tactic for violent groups and … Continue reading

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SLAM Congress’ Phone Lines: Support the Troops by Keeping Them OUT of Syria

By Dan Sanchez: In 2013, the Obama administration was gearing up to launch an air war on the government of Syria. Antiwar.com and other outlets responded by leading a campaign of Americans contacting Congress to say, “Hell no!” The campaign’s … Continue reading

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New Undercover Footage from Tyson Factory

From RT: Members of the group Mercy For Animals went undercover at a Tyson plant and captured footage of day-to-day operations. Arkansas-based Tyson is the largest meat producer in the world. Approximately 150 billion animals are killed each year by … Continue reading

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Study Finds Almost All Sanitary Cotton Products Contaminated with Probable Carcinogen

85 percent of sanitary cotton products tested in a new study were contaminated with glyphosate, which was recently ruled a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization and is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, used worldwide. Roundup is … Continue reading

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US Announces New Sale of Warships, Munitions to Saudis

As Saudi Arabia, backed and coordinated by the United States, continues a war of aggression against Yemen, the US has decided to sell Saudi dictator Salman bin Abdulaziz four more warships as well as munitions and other equipment valued at … Continue reading

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Leaked Report: US-Backed Pinochet Dictatorship had High-Level Ties to Child-Torturing Ex-Nazi’s Fortified Cult

There’s a headline for you.  Yet the terms come from a Yahoo News report, which seems to be fairly well buried, as it only has one comment.  And, crucially, the report makes no mention whatsoever of the US support that … Continue reading

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US Rejects Hospital Bombing Investigation, Instead Smashes into Hospital in Tank, Destroying Evidence

After changing its story many times, the US now admits that it intentionally threw bombs, for more than an hour, at the now famous Doctors Without Borders hospital, proving accurate the assessment of DWB staffer Meinie Nicolai, who said the … Continue reading

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Columbus Statue Replaced in Venezuela

A statue in Venezuela of Christopher Columbus, which was taken down in 2004, has been replaced by a statue of Guiacaipuro, “the Indigenous chief who led the resistance against Spanish colonialism”: But an analyst at Telesur notes that many examples … Continue reading

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Warning to World as Most Powerful State, in Midst of Major Power Grab, Exalts “Genocidal Madman” Columbus

The US today provides another illustration of why one state should never dominate global affairs: states, like individuals, largely lack self-awareness. Martin Luther King Jr. pointed out that the US is “perhaps the only nation” that was “born in genocide”.  … Continue reading

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Russian Moves in Syria Highlight General US Hypocrisy

One has to wonder whether Moscow planners intend, as one of the effects of their current anti-terrorist (using US parlance) operations in Syria, to highlight US hypocrisy.  Intentional or not, this aspect of the Russian campaign has been stunning. As … Continue reading

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Leading Cause of Climate Change is Animal Agriculture, not Fossil Fuels

There is some kind of “cowspiracy” going on…  Animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, but no one seems to want to address it. The documentary Cowspiracy, available on Netflix and through the film’s website, etc., does, and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Set to Canonize Islamic Missionary Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of ISIS

Pope Francis announced this week his decision to proceed with the canonization of Islamic missionary Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A controversial figure, Baghdadi, according to the Washington Post, “established Islamic missions … as he marched North with [the] conquistadors.” A statue … Continue reading

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Bolivian Coca Cultivation Declines After US Kicked Out

In 2008, Bolivian President Evo Morales kicked out the US ambassador and the DEA.  Since then, reports HuffPo, Bolivia, a traditional coca-growing region, “has … managed to reduce coca leaf cultivation, especially over the past five years. According to the … Continue reading

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US Inadvertently Draws Comparison between US, Venezuelan Treatment of “Suspected Terrorists”

Practices in the US and Venezuela were called into relief this week when the US issued rhetoric condemning Venezuela for trying a suspected terrorist/coup-plotter and, when found guilty, sentencing him to prison time, while the US simultaneously executed 15 suspected … Continue reading

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US Now Has Over 1,400 Foreign Military Bases Spread Over 120 Countries: Assange

In an interview about his new book detailing cables published by Wikileaks, Julian Assange makes the following key points: Cables show current US policy on Syria is essentially an extension of the policy of the W. Bush regime, which made … Continue reading

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NYT Not “Descending” Into Propaganda

The New York Times says in an article today that, although the US won’t join the majority of the world by signing the treaty banning cluster bombs, it has “abided by its provisions”. Glenn Greenwald published an article in response … Continue reading

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Large Portion of Israeli Settlers in Palestine are US Citizens

Native journalist Zebula Hebert told me that, in the Israeli colonization of Palestine, he sees “the United States’ genocide against American Indians. Gaza and the West Bank are two big reservations…” A new study out of Oxford University further reveals … Continue reading

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First State Approves Drones with Rubber Bullets, Tasers, Pepper Spray, Tear Gas, Sound Cannons for Domestic Use

North Dakota has become the first state to approve government use of drones equipped with “less than lethal weapons”, including “rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons, and Tasers”. The bill passed largely due to the inherent corruption of … Continue reading

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Visual of Global Military Expenditures

How did the US propel itself so far ahead, to the point that it could, alone, comprise about half of global military spending? Professor of history at Cornell University: “The idea that the commodification and suffering and forced labor of … Continue reading

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Former IAEA Head of Verification: AP’s Iran Doc a “Crude” Forgery

Former head of verification and security policy coordination at the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tariq Rauf, told The Huffington Post that a document disseminated by AP, which purportedly says Iran will “self-inspect” the Parchin center, is “Likely a crude attempt … Continue reading

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West Wants Slavs Back as Slaves

Part of the motivation for the US and Western aggressiveness towards Russia can be traced to Russians being a Slavic ethnic group.  Slavs were one of Europe’s original sources of cheap labor and slaves, and, indeed, the word ‘Slave’ derives … Continue reading

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Bits of Hope

In the comments on a major NYT article about the brutality of ISIS – the kind of article the NYT only writes about “others” – the top comment, as voted by readers, with almost 1,700 up-votes, is: @_DirtyTruths

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Whistle-Blower Chelsea Manning Facing “Indefinite” Torture in Prison

Sure, Obama is a torturer and protector and supporter of other torturers. But when he and members of his cadre, such as John Kerry, put on their best “trust me” grins and tell Edward Snowden to come on home, you’ll … Continue reading

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Best Slave will Detect No Hypocrisy in, Know No Higher Law Than, Master’s Will

A brush-up on some Frederick Douglass: “To make a contented slave, you must make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate his power of reason. He must … Continue reading

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Trump Exposes US Political System Live at Republican Debate

In case you haven’t seen it, Mike Whitney highlights at CounterPunch the “most illuminating commentary to ever cross the airwaves”, as he puts it, which was given by Trump at the Republican debate.  The transcript: FOX News Brett Baier (talking … Continue reading

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Largest Bombing Raid in History was Perpetrated against Japan AFTER the Atomic Bombings

The largest bombing campaign in history, at that point, was perpetrated by the US against Japan after the atomic bombings of civilians on August 6th and 9th, 1945. Several days later, In the largest bombing raid of the Pacific War, … Continue reading

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Corruption is Legal in the USA

Here is an animated guide to the 2014 study (often cited by Washington’s Blog) conducted by teams of researchers out of Princeton and Northwestern, looking at whether the US population can influence public policy.  This is the largest study of … Continue reading

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US Forces Succeed in Clearing Peaceful Environment Guardians, Escorting Shell Rig Through and Sending on to Arctic

Reporting from the scene: US forces cleared kayakers out of the way and cut the cables connecting suspended climbers, making space for the government-escorted Shell oil rig to move through and continue on to the Arctic to begin the fossil … Continue reading

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Portland, OR: US Gov Using Force to Clear Environment Guardians so Shell Oil Rig can Proceed to Arctic

Reporting from the scene: Currently, at the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon, environment guardians are suspended from the bridge by cables, and kayakers are trying to block the water.  Their goal is to prevent a Shell oil rig from … Continue reading

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White House Petition to Extradite Big Game Hunter Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe reaches 75,000 Signatures Since Yesterday

Text of the WhiteHouse.gov petition, which has received almost 76,000 signatures since it was created yesterday: Extradite Minnesotan Walter James Palmer to Face Justice in Zimbabwe Cecil the Lion, a resident of Zimbabwe’s national park, and a national icon, was … Continue reading

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Poll: Overwhelming US Majority Says Israel Should Receive No Aid Boost due to US / Iran “Deal”

67.8% of respondents to a Google Consumer Survey said Israel should receive no compensation for the US finalizing a deal with Iran over its civilian nuclear program, which was begun at the behest of the US when Washington’s puppet, the … Continue reading

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Downing Civilian Airliners and Destroying Ancient Artifacts

Investigative journalist Robert Parry continues to report the use by the US vanguard of the MH-17 tragedy as a propaganda tool against Russia. The US claims to be outraged by the shoot-down, but its purported indignation was easily debunked at … Continue reading

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Abdulazeez and Abdulaziz

Former engineer Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, according to investigators, was a lone gunman with no prior infractions who this week targeted two US military facilities in Tennessee, killing four militants and no civilians. Salman bin Abdulaziz is one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Help Rebuild Al-Awda Hospital in Gaza and Support Scholarship by Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Dr. Norman Finkelstein (PhD, Political Science, Princeton), is writing a crowd-funded column at Byline.  All funds contributed will go towards medical equipment for Al-Awda hospital in Gaza, which was badly damaged by Israel during its latest assault on the refugee … Continue reading

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As New US History Books Downplay White Supremacy, “Bible Defence of Slavery” a Top Downloaded Book

In Texas, the latest State Board of Education history books “downplay slavery’s role” in the Civil War, and entirely “omit [the] KKK” as well as Jim Crow segregation dictates, which remained in place until 1965, with “de jure segregation mainly … Continue reading

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Facts that Make Fox’s Blood Boil

In one of its innumerable segments in a never-ending terrorist propaganda stream attempting to portray Christians and the US, the world’s biggest human rights violator, as global victims, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, rightly, condemns the alleged criminal treatment … Continue reading

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CrossTalk: New Cold War, feat. Hedges, Swanson, Golstein

Excellent episode of CrossTalk, featuring Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Washington’s Blog contributor David Swanson, and Vladimir Golstein of Brown University.

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Time to retire “rallying point for racists and murderers, the stars and stripes”

Check out Scottish comedian and writer Frankie Boyle’s biting response to the Charleston shooting and related events.  A couple of excerpts: …white America wants to believe that its racial fault lines only run as deep as the Confederate flag [but] … Continue reading

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May the #LoveWins Victory Spur Us On to Increased Political Involvement

#LoveWins is a tremendous, hard won victory of popular persistence and pressure, a new and vibrant illustration that cultural change can be made when a population cares deeply and applies unrelenting, ever-increasing pressure until the job is done, the non-negotiable … Continue reading

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Pentagon Admits for First Time to Testing Mustard Gas, Other Lethal Chem Weapons on 60,000 Troops Circa WWII

As brutal treatment of African Americans and other minorities in the US makes world headlines and is condemned at the UN, NPR reports: When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, … Continue reading

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Firsthand Accounts of Israeli Massacre in Gaza

The UN has now released its investigation into Israel’s 2014 massacre in Gaza.  While the report covers crimes committed by both Israel and the comparatively defenseless resistance bands in the Gaza refugee ghetto, international law experts remind that this does … Continue reading

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Update to US War Manual Makes it Easier to Defend Killing Journalists

The US has always been a deadly force for journalists.  The US invasion of Iraq launched in 2003, for example, as Al Jazeera reports, is the single “deadliest war for journalists” ever waged: “More journalists were killed during the US-led … Continue reading

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By Definition, An Aggressor Cannot Act in Defense

The statement that Israel has the right to defend itself against Palestine is similar to the statement that if, say, the US annexed, occupied, and started building illegal settlements in Cuba (the parts the US isn’t already illegally occupying and … Continue reading

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US Human Experimentation on Poor Guatemalans in Post-War Period

Prolific author and researcher David Swanson wrote today about how the US has always been a regular contributor to involuntary experimentation on humans, through various means. Human experimentation, while a pretty poor representation of US public values or public values … Continue reading

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Guardian Creates Database of Citizens Killed by US State Forces

The Guardian has created a database called “The Counted: People killed by police in the US“. Over five hundred people have been killed domestically by the US state so far this year, with at least another five hundred expected to … Continue reading

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Archbishop Romero, Assassinated by US-Backed Terrorists During Mass, Beatified

The Telesur news outlet is currently featuring an interactive piece covering the life, murder, legacy, and now beatification of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero. (Beatification: a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person’s entrance into Heaven and capacity … Continue reading

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Reports on 2012 DIA Docs Noting Extremist-Led, Western-Backed Syrian Insurgency Gain Momentum

A former marine with years of experience in Syria and the Middle East, Brad Hoff, broke the story about 2012 DIA docs that state the insurgency in Syria is driven by Islamic extremists, and predict the establishment of an “Islamic … Continue reading

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Why Would Bloomberg News Completely Disappear the February, 2014 Ukraine Coup?

Bloomberg says in a post today that the “confrontation between Russia and the US” over Ukraine was “provok[ed]” by Putin’s annexation of Crimea: “…Putin annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea last March, provoking the biggest confrontation between Russia and … Continue reading

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How West’s Native People Largely View the US

Bolivian President Evo Morales is “widely described as Bolivia’s first indigenous leader, at a time when around 62% of the population identified as indigenous; political analysts therefore drew comparisons with the election of Nelson Mandela to the South African Presidency … Continue reading

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DIA Docs: West Wants a “Salafist Principality in Eastern Syria”?

Newly-declassified US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents from 2012: In Syria: THE SALAFIST [sic], THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, AND AQI ARE THE MAJOR FORCES DRIVING THE INSURGENCY IN SYRIA. AQI [Al Qaeda in Iraq, which became ISIS: “ISIS, once called AQI”] … Continue reading

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Media Expert: US Portrays Arabs as “Sub-Humans”, “Untermenschen”

Dr. Jack Shaheen, Professor Emeritus of Mass Communications, has studied portrayal of Arabs in US media for almost forty years.  For his 2007 book and the documentary of the same name, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, he … Continue reading

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1921: Black Business District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Attacked, Aerially Bombed and Razed, Victims Dumped in Mass Graves

An otherwise poor and uninformative documentary (funded by Pennsylvania Public Television and Corporation for Public Broadcasting) on the US bombing and burning alive of 11 residents, adults and children, of the MOVE house in Philadelphia, 1985, begins with one minute … Continue reading

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Hersh: Obama lied. Obama: No, I didn’t. NBC: Yep, you did. And again just now.

Obama and his regime are on the defensive as Hersh reveals the many, many lies (some of which led to the deaths of innocent people) that Obama told about his assassination of bin Laden. Hersh’s report details those lies, and … Continue reading

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To Mislead Critics, US Stages Fake “Public Feuds” with Anti-Democratic Partners

There are many revealing bits of information in Pulitzer-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s new article, which covers the Obama regime’s lies about its campaign to assassinate bin Laden (some of the lies led to the deaths of innocent people, as Hersh … Continue reading

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Where Porter is On and Off in Explaining US Media Bias on Saudi Aggression against Yemen

In an important new article, award-winning journalist Gareth Porter notes that US and Western media are using the term “proxy war” as “a way of softening the harsh reality of Saudi aggression” against Yemen. A proxy war by definition, Porter … Continue reading

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US-Coordinated Saudi Bombers Using Banned, US-Made Cluster Bombs: HRW

Now we know what has become of the thousands of banned cluster bombs Obama shipped to Saudi Arabia in 2013. US-based group Human Rights Watch: Saudi-Led Airstrikes Used Cluster Munitions Credible evidence indicates that the Saudi-led coalition used banned cluster … Continue reading

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Police Caught in Lies, Charged with Murder, Homicide in Freddie Gray Killing

The Washington Post this week cited a police claim that a prisoner who spent a few minutes in the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured said Gray was “trying to hurt himself.” Though the WaPo / Baltimore police … Continue reading

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US-Assisted Wahhabi Bombings of Yemen are “Devastating”: UN

The UN Secretary General stated Thursday that Saudi bombings of Yemen, which are assisted and coordinated by the US, “are having a devastating impact on humanitarian aid efforts and are in violation of the laws of war.” While noting that … Continue reading

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Former Head of UN, Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan: Iraq Chaos a Product of Illegal US Invasion

In an interview with RT, Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan, who was UN Secretary General from 1997 to 2006, stated: You cannot disassociate the situation in Iraq today from the US intervention of 2003. Because not only did the intervention take … Continue reading

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Illusory Superiority, Related Psychological Phenomena, and the Importance of Cross-Cultural Exposure

In addition to direct conflicts of interest inherent in the structure and functioning of media, the following psychological phenomena underscore the importance, in terms of approaching truth, of reading and researching on as broad a spectrum and as cross-culturally as … Continue reading

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Finkelstein, Gandhi: Violence against Disproportionate Aggression is Not Violence

In his latest lecture, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, (PhD political science., Princeton; son of Nazi death camp survivors and descendant of Nazi death camp victims) explains that, under international law, people have a right to use armed force to achieve self-determination. … Continue reading

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Salon: Violent Baltimore Protesters are Right

In an article that has gone viral and received tens of thousands of shares, Benji Hart at Salon argues that non-violence is a “tactic” not a “philosophy”: if non-violence doesn’t work, something else must be tried. Non-violence is a type … Continue reading

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US Vaporized Marshall Islands, Performed Human Experimentation on Natives

…we test out our latest weapons on them, just as the Germans tested out new medicines and new tortures in the concentration camps of Europe…  – Martin Luther King, Jr. Investigative journalist William Boardman’s findings on US vaporization of Marshall … Continue reading

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Following al Qaeda, ISIS Gains in Yemen thanks to US-Assisted Saudi Aggression

The US, in aiding the extremist Wahhabi-Sunni, Sharia-law regime of Saudi Arabia in its aggression against Yemen, has helped open the door for Saudi-supported al Qaeda to make tremendous gains there.  And now, ISIS has been able to establish itself: … Continue reading

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Obama Urges Saudi Dictator Abdulaziz to Keep Attacking Yemen

Obama expressed his desire for Saudi dictator Abdulaziz to continue his illegal assault on Yemen, “pushing for a continuation of the war” and announcing, mafia-like, that “the job is not done”. The dictator has complied, carrying out further attacks on … Continue reading

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US Intelligence: Houthis are Not Iran Proxy

HuffPo reports that US intelligence says: Iranian representatives discouraged Houthi rebels from taking the Yemeni capital… Iran is not directing the rebels, who follow a different branch of Shiite Islam than Iran’s leaders and are believed to care more about … Continue reading

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It is Not Confusing that US Abandons Own Citizens in Yemen War-Zone but Rescues Saudi Bombers

Most Americans have no idea any of these events are occurring or have only vague, US government/press-created notions of them, but many who are cognizant – principally the abandoned people themselves – express confusion. Why would eight countries, including Russia, … Continue reading

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Man Lies Face Down, Puts Hands Behind Back; First Thing Officer Does: Kick him Squarely in the Crotch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtxlJ4o5PMQ More info.

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Obama Abandons Americans Trapped in Yemen under His and Abdulaziz’s Blitz

When it created a good excuse to help the US re-invade Iraq a few months ago, the US was all about rescuing “trapped” people, the Yazidis, even though it turned out they weren’t actually trapped (though Gazans massacred by US-backed … Continue reading

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Video: Officer says Cops Practice Arbitrary Arrest, Extortion of Poor; Threatens to Arrest Teen for Smiling

Land of the free, or land of authoritarian forces that kill ~1,000 of their own people per year (according to a Federal study), imprison more people than any other society in history, and is “virtually alone in the world in … Continue reading

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As US Citizens Pay their Taxes, Obama Announces Won’t Evacuate Americans from his Yemen War-Zone

McClatchy headlines: “US Reiterates it Won’t Evacuate Americans from Yemen as UN Slams Saudi Attacks” US officials confirmed this week that: 1) They have a dozen or so US military coordinators in Saudi Arabia helping to carry out terrorist attacks … Continue reading

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Red Cross: Saudis Still Blocking Our Aid, Yemen Crisis Worsening; Washington Increases US Bombs, Ammo Going to Saudi Tyrant

Openly US-coordinated-and-assisted terrorist attacks by Saudi dictator Salman Abdulaziz have killed hundreds of civilians in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, over the past two weeks. The Red Cross continues to try to get Abdulaziz to stop blocking … Continue reading

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Greenwald: John Oliver Rehashed all the Debunked US Smears Against Snowden

Glenn Greenwald points out that John Oliver, in his recent interview with Edward Snowden, “renewed all the standard attacks in Democratic circles accusing Snowden of being a traitor in cahoots with the Kremlin. What’s most striking about this — aside from … Continue reading

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Saudi Dictator, Killing Hundreds of Civilians with Support from Washington, moves to Gunning Down Domestic Anti-War Protesters

Five points on Saudi Arabia that “US officials and the establishment media are neglecting to talk about”: 1) Sharia Law runs the country. 2) Saudi Arabia is an authoritarian dictatorship: There are no national elections, no parties, and no rights. … Continue reading

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As Saudi Dictator Continues US-Coordinated Bombardment, al Qaeda Gains Yemen Foothold

Since Saudi dictator and multi-billionaire Salman bin Abdulaziz began coordinating with millionaire US strongman Barack Obama approximately two weeks ago to carry out terrorist attacks against Yemen, the poorest country in the region, over half a thousand people, mostly civilians, … Continue reading

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US-Imposed “Deal” part of “Hitlerian Method” towards Iran: Analyst

As many celebrate the potential softening of the USA’s ongoing, 62 year stint of killing and torturing Iranians for their resources and strategic position, Thomas L. Knapp, director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy … Continue reading

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UN Announces Over 500, Mostly Civilians, Killed since Saudis began Yemen Aggression; US Announces Will Begin Refueling US-Made Saudi Bombers

Since Saudi dictator Salman began coordinating with the US and some regional dictators, such as US-backed Egyptian military dictator Sisi, to carry out terrorist bombings in Yemen starting two weeks ago, 519 people, mostly civilians, have been killed, and 1,700 … Continue reading

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Al Shabaab Benefited from Western Destruction of Libyan State

Al Shabaab, the Islamic terrorist group that has just laid siege to a Kenyan university, killing nearly 150 people, benefited from the 2011 Western aggression that backed al Qaeda and affiliated militias to destroy the state of Libya: The Telegraph: Libyan … Continue reading

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On Hitler’s Birthday, US to Begin Openly Training Neo-Nazi Integrated Forces in Ukraine

The US has long be openly coordinating with, advocating for, and supporting neo-Nazi and neo-Nazi integrated forces in Ukraine. Here is Victoria Nuland, a high-ranking and corrupt member of Obama’s executive, meeting with far-right figures Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Vitali Klitschko, and officially designated … Continue reading

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US-Coordinated Saudi Dictator Burns Women and Children Alive in Terror Attacks

The Saudi dictator, whom the US is openly coordinating in his unprovoked attacks against Yemen, has just carried out terrorist bombings of a refugee camp and a dairy factory: The Guardian: Witness to air strike on Yemen refugee camp: women … Continue reading

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Is US the “Good Guy” Imposing Sanity on Iranian “Bad Guy”?

Ex CIA analyst Ray McGovern today points out that “The mainstream U.S. media portrays the Iran nuclear talks as ‘our good guys’ imposing some sanity on ‘their bad guys.’” Does this portrayal make any sense?  Or is it another “laboriously constructed” effort … Continue reading

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Saudi Dictator’s US-Coordinated Terror-Bombings in Yemen: Updates

  As the Saudi dictator continues his US-coordinated aggression against Yemen: “Erich Ogoso, a spokesman with the United Nations’ humanitarian agency, reported 182 dead and hundreds more wounded just between last Wednesday and Sunday. Some 75,000 people have been displaced … Continue reading

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Trademark Jaw-Dropping US Hypocrisy on Display re Saudi Aggression vs. Russian “Aggression”

Washington has for months been screaming about Russian “aggression” against post-US-backed coup Ukraine.  The screams are never accompanied by any clear evidence (perhaps highlighting why the screaming is so important), which the governments of Germany and other European countries recently announced is for good reason: the … Continue reading

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New Study: Allies Raped Nearly 1 Million German Women During and After WWII

Germany’s The Local reports: Professor Miriam Gebhardt’s book When the Soldiers Came, published this week, includes interviews with victims, stories of the children of rape and research that she conducted over the course of a year and a half into … Continue reading

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Amnesty: Gaza Firing of Indiscriminate Rockets is War Crime

Amnesty notes in a new report that attacks by Gazans resisting Israeli occupation, invasion, and terrorist attacks amount to war crimes, due to the uncontrollable nature of the rudimentary projectiles Gazans are forced to use because of the Israeli occupation and siege keeping … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, with US Support, Invades Yemen

As a study released today shows the US has killed perhaps more than 2 million people in the last decade of its wars on the Middle East, the US is now supporting a Saudi invasion of Yemen. Telesur: The government … Continue reading

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Study by Physicians for Social Responsibility: US Wars against Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan have Killed 1.3 Million – Conservative Estimate

Physicians for Social Responsibility has released a new study on US war against the Middle East: “This investigation comes to the conclusion that the war has, directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

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America’s Colombian “Drug War” Herbicide Linked to Cancer. US Continues to Push World’s Most Lethal Drug: Tobacco

The Associated Press reports that “the world’s most-popular weed killer” has been discovered to be “a likely cause of cancer”: The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a French-based research arm of the World Health Organization, has reclassified the herbicide … Continue reading

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Afghan Villagers: US-Trained Militias Far More Terrifying than Taliban

US proxy militias in Afghanistan “enforce their will through beatings and rape”, say new reports. But former Afghan politician Malalai Joya, who was ejected from the government “for publicly denouncing the presence of warlords and war criminals in the Afghan Parliament”, has been speaking for years on … Continue reading

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International Court, Hague, Rules in Favor of Ecuador in its Case against U.S. Oil Giant, Chevron

Telesur: The International Court of Justice (CIJ) ruled Thursday a prior ruling by an Ecuadorean court that fined the U.S.-based oil company Chevron US $9.5 billion in 2011 should be upheld. The money will benefit about 30,000 Ecuadorians, most of them indigenous. Background from Amazon Watch: In 1964, Texaco (now Chevron), … Continue reading

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Our Glorious Leader – Their Wicked Despot

By Tom Gauld www.tomgauld.com

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German, European Govs: America’s “Dangerous Propaganda”, Military Aid Harming Ukraine Peace Process

As noted in today’s special report by Chris Martenson: Having reached a tenuous peace agreement with Ukraine and Russia (without the US), Germany is realizing and announcing that, indeed, the US does not seem intent on peace. McClatchy reports that German government … Continue reading

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After Debate, Cambridge University Audience Vote declares Israel is a Rogue State

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#ObamaYankeeGoHome Trending on Twitter re US Terror aimed at Venezuela

In addition to hundreds of years of terror, torture, murder, and repression inflicted on Latin America by the Euro colonial implant to the north, a look at just the last few years of US international gangsterism (the habit of using organized … Continue reading

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Federal Study: US Gov Killing apprx. 1,000 of its Own People Per Year

The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that, on average, US police piled up the bodies of 928 US citizens per year between 2003-2009 and 2011. And Tom Hall notes: “A list compiled on the website Killed by Police of every police killing mentioned in … Continue reading

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Gang-Raped Saudi Woman Sentenced to 200 Lashes, 6 Months in Jail

Outlets from Breitbart to Press TV to Jerusalem Post (from which the headline of this post is taken) are reporting with shock on this disturbing crime. As the US considers openly arming the major, ISIS-linked, al-Qaeda terrorist branch operating in … Continue reading

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Guardian’s Seumas Milne: US/NATO Military Expansion, Smear Campaign Risk Disaster

Seumas Milne notes in The Guardian that the military expansionism the US is pursuing against “the Russian border” in Ukraine, is (as Glenn Greenwald also recently noted) knowingly empowering “Ukrainian fascist militias such as the Azov battalion”, which are “supported by … Continue reading

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Asia Scholar Chalmers Johnson on Consequences of Empire

Conservative scholar Chalmers Johnson taught for 30 years on Japan and the Koreas, and was a consultant to the CIA.  When he visited Okinawa, Japan, he became aware of the deep resentment caused by the presence of US bases and … Continue reading

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US Considering Openly Arming Syrian al-Qaeda Faction, al-Nusra

As reported at Antiwar.com, the US and some of its regional client dictatorships are prodding the major al-Qaeda faction operating in Syria, a brutal terrorist group called al-Nusra, to “re-brand” so the US can openly arm it. Wikipedia notes that al-Nusra: … Continue reading

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US Domestic Troops “Clean” the Homeless-Ridden Streets of LA

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Two Pieces of US Mass Media Propaganda (on Russia, Tamir Rice) Have Revealing Correlation

US mass media outlets such as CBS, NBC, CNN, knowing that consumers are irrational, are attempting to lead viewers to conclude that Putin assassinated the Russian politician who was killed yesterday, or, at the very least, make them suspect as much. … Continue reading

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US Again Considering “Leave it to Bibi” Option on Bombing Iran?

While on the surface it may appear that Obama is trying to slow down US aggression towards Iran (the US has already been an accomplice in aggressively killing literally hundreds of thousands of people in Iran), only those who put … Continue reading

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The ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Lyrics that get Swept Under the Rug

The US national anthem, the “Star-Spangled Banner”, has four verses, though only one is commonly sung or discussed.  The reason for this becomes apparent when the lyrics are read and the history behind them known. No refuge could save the … Continue reading

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John Pilger: America’s Predatory Ideology – Fascism

John Pilger’s latest essay, a must read for all, is a sweeping review that looks at the “common thread” of US action: fascistic mass murder.  Pilger also highlights the reasons behind the slaughter, detailing the monetary and power-gains made by the controllers, including up … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Journalist Ben Swann on the Origins of ISIS

Video report: Ben Swann on the origins of ISIS: A product of Direct US Action In the report, Swann discusses how: Politicians and media, with good reason, are not telling you the truth about where ISIS comes from and how it … Continue reading

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Two Gaza-Related Videos to Check Out

Oxfam today called for Israel to immediately end its illegal blockade of Gaza, and said rebuilding Gaza after Israel’s latest massacre, with the blockade in place, would take 100 years. Here is an example of what Israel did to Gaza … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking and Nuremberg Tribunal vs… the American Sniper Movie

The American Sniper movie, which Professor of International Affairs Sophia A. McClennan finds to be “a terrifying glimpse” of a “mind-set that couples delusion with violence”, has rallied countless would-be “sand-nigger” killers and “sand-nigger-killer” cheerleaders with the religio-philosophical pronouncement that groups … Continue reading

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Slick Tricks from US Assassination Instruction Manual

The US definition of assassination in a 1953 instruction manual includes that assassination is “the planned killing of a person who is not under the legal jurisdiction of the killer”, “whose death provides positive advantages” to the organization that performs … Continue reading

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State Terrorists Infiltrating Billions of Cell Phones

State terrorists from the organizations that committed the worst crime of the 21st century thus far, the illegal invasion of Iraq, have also hacked into and can “secretly monitor a large portion of the world’s cellular communications”, as reported in The Guardian, based … Continue reading

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Bernstein’s Reminder about US Media

The famous investigative journalist Carl Bernstein, who “did the majority of the most important news reporting on the Watergate scandal”, documents that the US government has no external “need to manipulate” mass media outlets such as “Time magazine, for example, because there … Continue reading

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Former CIA Analyst was Somehow Tracked, Pre-Arrested for Allegedly Planning to Commit “Crime” of Free Speech

Veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry notes that former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was illegally abducted and held against his will to prevent him from attending a speech (for which he had purchased a ticket) by war criminal Dave Petraeus: …someone in authority apparently … Continue reading

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NY Times Changes Tune on Oil Price Drop Motive

Those relying on the notoriously servile NY Times are now learning, several weeks late, that the recent drop in oil prices is likely politically motivated. Mike Whitney reports (“The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine”): Until this week, the mainstream media … Continue reading

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Diary of a Man Held For 13 Years in Indefinite Detention

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who has been held by Bush and Obama in indefinite detention in Guantánamo for 13 years now and remains there, has released a book he hand-wrote in the camp, called Guantánamo Diary.  Reporter Tom Carter explains that the … Continue reading

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Six Live Cremations the West Wants You to Ignore

Western selective outrage has always included burning people alive.  Acting exactly as any sane criminal would, Western criminals want you to let them get away with their crimes while they broadcast the often lesser atrocities of others as pretexts for continuing and … Continue reading

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Why Washington Post Gives Low Iraq Death Estimate

A recent Washington Post article states that the US invasion of Iraq caused “well over 100,000 deaths”.  Undeniably true. However, the careful phrasing is a way of printing the lowest possible number of deaths caused by the illegal invasion, and is intended to foster … Continue reading

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More Confirmation: US Knowingly Aided Al Qaeda in Libya

In 2011, as Washington’s Blog and others have documented, the US and its allies armed and aided Al Qaeda-linked forces in Libya. Secret intelligence reports from 2011, written before and during the illegal US-led attack on Libya and recently obtained by … Continue reading

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Washington’s Not-So-Faulty Logic: Back al Qaeda-Linked Rebels in Libya, Crush Non-al-Qaeda-linked Rebels in Ukraine

Washington Times is reporting on new revelations about Obama/Clinton’s illegal decision to kill people in Libya. US intelligence, the top human rights groups, and scholars say Obama/Clinton’s claims of an impending “genocide” in Libya, the pretext for US planting and detonation … Continue reading

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Vintage Churchill

“The Aryan stock is bound to triumph.” – Winston Churchill (Sarasota Herald Tribune) … “One might as well legalise sodomy as recognise the Bolsheviks.” – Winston Churchill (Churchill: A Life) … “There is no need to exaggerate the part played … Continue reading

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Recent Notes from Amnesty Int’l and Others on US, US-Backed Dictatorships, and their Effects

(Additions to Amnesty excerpts are in italics or brackets. Bold emphases added.) USA: Torture: Amnesty International USA is partnering with human rights allies around the world for a two-year global campaign to stop torture, from Chicago to Nigeria Chicago police under … Continue reading

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Study: Foreign Countries Intervene in Civil Wars 100 Times More Often when Afflicted Countries Have Oil

The Independent reports that a new study conducted in the Universities of Portsmouth, Warwick and Essex, and published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, finds that “hydrocarbons play an even bigger role in conflicts” than “conspiracy theorists” ever imagined. …foreign intervention in … Continue reading

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Series Sends Norwegian Fashion Bloggers to Observe Cambodian Garment Industry

This series, “Sweatshop: Dead Cheap Fashion”, consists of four episodes, ten to twelve minutes each, and is well worth watching.  It chronicles the reactions of three young Norwegian fashion bloggers when they go to Cambodia to see who is making … Continue reading

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Former Marine on Chris Kyle, American Sniper, and Social Implications

Ross Caputi, a former marine who participated in the US’s second siege of Fallujah, writes that the reason the American Sniper book and film have been so successful is that they “tell us exactly what we want to hear”: that US America is “benevolent” … Continue reading

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New Documentary, “Censored Voices”, Offers Revelations about Israel’s 1967 War of Aggression, Conquest

In 1967, Israel, which had been founded on terrorism and ethnic cleansing against civilians, waged another war of aggression and absorbed more of the land specifically reserved by the United Nations for Palestinians.  The highest Israeli militant leaders had, since long before … Continue reading

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CNN Serves US Gov Policy, Casts Deceased Saudi Tyrant in Positive Light

“Reporting” on the death of Saudi dictator Abdullah in an article titled “Saudi Arabia’s ‘reformer’ king Abdullah dies”, CNN notes that his dictatorship is a “key US ally”, and thus proceeds to paint an almost entirely sympathetic picture of his … Continue reading

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American Sniper: Nation’s Pride – Slaying Savages and the Importance of Education

The above is a parody “making-of” film for Nation’s Pride, the feature made by Nazi propagandists in Quentin Tarantino’s dark comedy, Inglourious Basterds.  Nation’s Pride dramatizes the achievements of the deadliest sniper of the Third Reich.  It is an expression … Continue reading

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Two Most Amazing Feats of Mass Media Bias?

1) Convincing a large percentage of the public that human-caused climate change is not happening. Different polls find different percentages, but they all seem to show that a large portion, if not a majority, of US citizens think climate change is not … Continue reading

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Award for Deadliest Crime of First 15 Years of 21st Century Goes to: Religious Extremism

Although multiple motivations can be attributed to every act of violence in history, the deadliest attack of the first fifteen years of the 21st century, the illegal invasion of Iraq, was largely driven by a militant interpretation of Christianity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfRkigdhFe0 In addition … Continue reading

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France Attack Reactions include Citizen Calls to Kill All Muslims

US and European state police forces are making arrests (and here) for social media posts that threaten retaliatory violence or intend to incite retaliatory violence against the police. At the same time, some members of state police forces are posting … Continue reading

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Attack in France and Casting the First Explosive

The first order is to make clear that the attacks on French journalists/cartoonists in their offices, like virtually all acts of violence committed in the world, are tragic and to be condemned.  If we condemn the US’s 2003 invasion of … Continue reading

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Why America Annexed Texas and Loves Saudi Dictators

Joseph A. Fry notes in Dixie Looks Abroad: The South and U.S. Foreign Relations, 1789-1973 that the US annexed Texas from Mexico to make it a slave state and put a stop to “British abolitionist designs” (56).  As US officials … Continue reading

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New “Hobbit” Film Gives Glimpse of North Korean History

There is another film out now with themes relating to North Korea.  The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies offers a look at what the “holocaust from the air” that the US in the 1950s inflicted on almost … Continue reading

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Understanding the Aggressive US Stance towards Russia

While Russia is of course guilty of crimes, the US is guilty of the same and far worse crimes, and is fervently supporting many other criminal groups and states.  Thus, to understand why US extremists (not the US public) in control of the state are … Continue reading

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Leaked Emails: Obama Exerted Influence over “The Interview”

Antiwar.com’s Dan Sanchez has just reported on leaked emails that reveal that the Obama regime exerted influence over the movie The Interview “to encourage assassination and regime change in North Korea”. Regarding the threats of bombings of theaters if the film was shown, Obama … Continue reading

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US Targeting Hundreds of Millions of Russian Civilians

ter·ror·ism  noun the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. White House officials are openly expressing happiness with their siege/war tactics that they say are throwing Russia into an economic collapse and are, as a scholar defending the siege … Continue reading

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Torture Is “Not Who We Are.” Which “We” is This Guy Talking About?

If Obama is referring to people living in the US who haven’t tortured anyone and who oppose torture (which is the majority and does not include Obama), then he’s kind of right, except to the extent that these people are still forced to support … Continue reading

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Obama Tortures, Too

Yes, Obama is required to stop his desperate attempts to protect suspected war criminals of all kinds, including torturers and, worse, aggressors.  While constantly executing some suspects, Obama chooses to protect (and also hire) other suspects – the ones who are suspected, often with far … Continue reading

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US Racial Cleansings, Denial, and Dominant Narrative

On an unrelated assignment in the 1990s, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elliot G. Jaspin noticed that, while there was evidence that there were once black people (slaves) in the county where he was investigating, he had not seen a single black person. … Continue reading

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10 Key Points for a Broad Understanding of the Ferguson Movement

1. The US has the world’s second-highest incarceration rate (after US drone base/Western colonial victim the Seychelles), the world’s largest number of prisoners, the world’s largest number of female prisoners (comprising about 1/3rd of the world’s overall number of women behind … Continue reading

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UN Torture Investigation Singles Out, Describes USA

NBC reports that “The United Nations Committee Against Torture released a report Friday that deeply criticized the U.S.” Patrick Martin summaries: The … report today assess[ed] the performance of the 156 countries whose governments have ratified the Convention Against Torture and Other … Continue reading

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The Rights of All

With good reason, we spend a lot of time and effort trying to bolster human rights and prevent predators from taking advantage of the weak.  By logical extension, effort should also be devoted to the rights of other occupants of the … Continue reading

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MLK, Jr: Riot is the Language of the Unheard

And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart “Partly Responsible” For Quite A Lot

Jon Stewart has written and directed a film about Iran’s criminal beating and imprisonment for five months of journalist Maziar Bahari.  Critic Joanne Laurier notes that Stewart, who is friends with Bahari, feels “partly responsible for the journalist’s troubles” because … Continue reading

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Relentless US Journalist who has Seen and Felt the Boot of Israeli Fascism is Returning to Palestine for More

Journalist Zebula “Sha” Hebert has been “shot at, stabbed, pepper sprayed, maced, tear-gassed, tased, arrested, detained, beaten, and interrogated” while conducting his work.  He knows what repression feels like, which is why he is undertaking a highly ambitious project: in … Continue reading

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Endangering US Citizens, Gen. Dempsey Approves High Civilian Death Rate Military Tactics

Martin Dempsey, the highest ranking officer in the US, this week endangered the lives of US and other civilians by approving military tactics by foreign nations that result in a 75 to 80% civilian death rate. Having reviewed Israel’s recent … Continue reading

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US Commitment to Terror, Expansionism, Maintains Israel’s Illegal Wall

As seen in the above graphic from the Washington Post, essentially every country recognizes the State of Palestine, except for Western Europe and some of the places it has conquered, such as North America, Australia, and New Zealand, as well … Continue reading

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US State and Federal Governments Physically Block Journalists from Observing State Violence

Sandy English reports on the US state and federal collusion to censor free speech during the authoritarian crackdown on protests over the police killing of Michael Brown: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) worked closely with the St. Louis County Police Department … Continue reading

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Why Libya?

Following the standard US playbook, the Obama regime and its accomplices made up crimes to propagandize their populations into accepting illegal aggression and terrorism against Libya in 2011, and now ignore the actual crimes being committed in the Libya shoved, … Continue reading

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The “Enabler in Chief” of 2014 Massacre against Palestinian Refugees

Dr. Norman Finkelstein, PhD Political Science, Princeton, prolific author, descendant of Holocaust death camp victims and son of survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto, on the “Enabler in Chief” of the 2014 Israeli massacre against the trapped Palestinian refugees: It became, … Continue reading

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Extremists Execute Up to 30,000 Surrendered Soldiers and Civilians

Militant extremists executed up to thirty-thousand surrendered soldiers and civilians along a single stretch of desolate highway between Iraq and Kuwait. The extremist group calls itself USA – United States of America.  The year was 1991, and this massacre came … Continue reading

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Google Survey: Majority of US Citizens Think US Gives Too Much to Israel

The majority of US citizens, according to a Google Consumer Survey (cited here), think the US gives too much aid to Israel: Today 6 in 10 Americans believe the U.S. gives too much aid to Israel Surveying Americans about U.S. aid … Continue reading

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What Will Come of Latest Report on American Torture?

Inexplicably, since the US is disliked for its good qualities, not for running a mass international torture ring, Obama continues to censor the latest anthology on American torture. Douglas Valentine, author of The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in … Continue reading

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Prof. Zunes Details, Easily Debunks Near Unanimous, Crude US Gov. Lying in Service of US/Israeli Terrorism

This report is posted today in Counterpunch.  It is written by Stephen Zunes, “a professor of Politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco.” He explicitly details not only that US government lying (ie propaganda) … Continue reading

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On Newsweek’s Finding that a Major US Ally Cuts Off More Heads than ISIS

Newsweek has an article out called “When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS has Nothing on Saudi Arabia”. The article accurately illustrates that Saudi Arabia is essentially an established version of ISIS; in fact it was established the same way, which is also … Continue reading

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Why Bush Censored Discovery of Chemical Weapons in Iraq

Reports out today: Democracy Now: A new report says the Bush administration concealed the discovery of chemical weapons in Iraq that had been developed with U.S. support in the 1980s — and then denied medical care to the wounded American … Continue reading

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Casting Doubt on “Facts” That Drive the West

In this 25 minute interview (below), Professor Chomsky throws a monkey wrench into some of the most fundamental parts of the enveloping machinery of unquestioned propaganda that propels the West, particularly the highly insulated USA: What is the most dangerous, … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Confirms Commitment to Democracy by Acknowledging Role in Overthrow of Honduran Democracy

As reported by Al Jazeera, Hillary Clinton now publicly acknowledges her globally isolated role in aiding a terrorist organization in the overthrow of Honduras’s democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, in 2009. Demonstrating her unwavering commitment to democracy and respect for the Honduran people, Clinton says she … Continue reading

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Empires Inflame Religious Extremism through their Own, Worse Extremism

Throughout history, as the various empires use overpowering ultra-violence to achieve domination over and profit from smaller, weaker groups, the empires have driven their victims deeper and deeper into their own extremism, as the victims try to maintain motivation for … Continue reading

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USA Illegally Shuts Off Water to Own People while Illegally Spending 1 Trillion on Nuclear Bombs

Monday, a US federal judge ruled that water will continue to be cut off to disadvantaged residents of Detroit, Michigan.  Water has been cut off to “50,000 low-income households since January 2013 and continues at the pace of 400 households … Continue reading

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Why You Oppose US Attacks on ISIS (Even if You Think You Don’t)

In the following 25 second clip, logician Noam Chomsky (the most cited living scholar) uses logic to trap a hostile interviewer for state-controlled media of the former British Empire into admitting that he does not support US attacks on Islamic … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maguire: US Genocide Against Iraq Has Killed 3.3 Million

From Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire (with additional details afterwards): USA/UK committed genocide against Iraq people between 1990/2012 killing 3.3 million including 750,000 children through sanctions and war. On September 11, 2014 US President Obama, on the anniversary of … Continue reading

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US Chimps Go After ISIS Chimps to Retake Bananas

The word “war” has an awe-inspiring affect on people.  “It’s time for our nation to go to war.”  “Our nation is at war!”  “We are at war with (insert various).” The word has been made a euphemism that associates ideas like tradition, greatness, endeavor, … Continue reading

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What Israel Has Done Since “Ceasefire” with Gaza

The following is by Omar Robert Hamilton, from the London Review of Books: On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly … Continue reading

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Demagogue’s Delight: US Extremist Leader Advances Militant Agenda

(Warning: Graphic Images) Extremist groups in the US have publicly announced that they are going to violate international law and commit aggression by detonating large-scale explosives inside Syria, without UN member-state Syria’s permission or cooperation, without being attacked, and without … Continue reading

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Top 10 US-Backed Atrocities and Authoritarian Regimes

Since its inception in 1776 and before, the “nascent empire” (George Washington) of the USA has been torturing and killing virtually continuously, around the clock, often taking ears, noses, teeth, skulls, skins, scalps, and people’s virginity as its trophies, in … Continue reading

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US Corporate Espionage

Glenn Greenwald documented yesterday that, last August, the US government announced that it: … does ***not*** engage in economic espionage in any domain, including cyber. [emphasis original] Right after that, the US government was revealed to be, as Greenwald documents: … Continue reading

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How and Why the USA Has Sponsored Terrorism in the Mid East Since at Least 1948

Syria The USA started carrying out coups, assassinating leaders, and sponsoring terrorism and extremists in Syria in 1948, continuing to the present moment, as everyone knows, under Obama.  Examples, provided by David North: “The Eisenhower administration was troubled by the … Continue reading

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USA Cares about Trapped People being Attacked, People being Beheaded

Believers of the above statement may also be interested in: Stanley’s Cures What Ails You To carry out more bombings and invasions to increase its incomparably sadistic stranglehold over the Middle East, the USA™ recently, as its latest incredibly weak attempt … Continue reading

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War Journalist’s First Arrest Happens in Ferguson Speech Crackdown

Veteran international war journalist Ansgar Graw has reported in Georgia, the Gaza Strip, the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, China, and Cuba, but has never once been arrested. Now, under the boot of the man who Pulitzer winning journalist James Risen calls “the … Continue reading

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How Americans Can End the Israeli Occupation and Free Palestine: 3 Steps

1)  Identify the Israeli Dictatorship’s Source of Power The government of Israel acts as an expansionist, apartheid, terror dictatorship over Palestine. Israel’s source of power for maintaining its dictatorship over Palestine is: Illegal US Funding Approximately 3.1 billion dollars per year are taken from … Continue reading

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We Can Stop Listening to Hypocrites and Liars

As reported in The Jewish Chronicle, Obama says: “no country on earth… would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders”. As historian William Blum documents, Obama has shot rockets and missiles into at least six countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, … Continue reading

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Lancet Medical Journal Denounces Israel’s Aggression, Targeting of Children, and Attempts to Kill Gaza – Seven Quotes

Doctors and scientists, on behalf of 24 signatories, in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet, write: “An Open Letter for the People of Gaza” Seven crucial quotes: Gaza is being killed by one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch Findings on Gaza Massacre

At this point in Israel’s massacre in Gaza, almost 800 Palestinians have been slaughtered, overwhelmingly civilians, including 24% children.  34 Israelis have been killed, all but 2 of them soldiers.  Today, Israel bombed a marked UN school, for which it had … Continue reading

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Who Wants All Your Attention on “Hamas” and “Rockets,” and Why

European colonizers invaded the North American continent, surrounded Native Americans, herded them into ghettos, tortured and exterminated them – men, women, children, and babies alike – stole their land, and took it over for themselves. Under now-binding international law, those were war crimes. It was, indeed, also … Continue reading

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Sign Amnesty Int’l Petition to “Urge U.S. Government to stop arming Israel”

Sign this Amnesty International petition to urge the US government to stop providing lethal weapons and other support to Israel as it carries out yet another massacre in Palestine.  Providing such support to Israel, as Amnesty has noted, is illegal … Continue reading

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Facts All US Citizens Need to Know About Israel and Palestine

Gaza (along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem) is occupied Palestinian territory under international law, determined by the vast majority of the world, as well as the highest court in the world, the UN’s International Court of Justice. Gaza … Continue reading

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