Beijing’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, Towards an Economy of Peace?

Why is Peace not breaking out, when the vast majority of the world’s populace does not want war? By Peter Koenig August 31, 2017 "Information Clearing House" -  Why is the world one huge fireball of hostilities, conflicts, threats of economic sanctions, propaganda of lies and mind manipulations, fearmongering – killing – massive killing – 12-15... Continue Reading →

In Europe, Hate Speech Laws are Often Used to Suppress and Punish Left-Wing Viewpoints

By Glenn Greenwald August 31, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Terrorist attacks, and the emotions they spawn, almost always prompt calls for fundamental legal rights to be curtailed in the name of preventing future attacks. The formula by now is routine: The victims of the horrific violence are held up as proof that there must be restrictions... Continue Reading →

Iran, Again – Will Israel Start a New War?

By Philip Giraldi August 31, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - When politicians are feeling the heat, they start a war and their popularity goes up even if the war is unnecessary or completely ridiculous. Donald Trump, the presidential candidate who promised that he would not take the nation into another Middle Eastern war, did so when... Continue Reading →

The Terror Next Time: The Daesh Story Is Not Ending

By Ramzy Baroud August 31, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, has been reduced to rubble. It has been finally conquered, snatched back from the notorious group, Daesh, after months of merciless bombardment by the US-led war coalition, and a massive ground war. But ‘victory’ can hardly be the term assigned to... Continue Reading →

Syria Emerging Victorious

The anti-imperialist camp: splintered in thought By Thierry Meyssan August 31, 2017 "Information Clearing House" -  In May 2017, Thierry Meyssan appeared on Russia Today and explained where the South American elites were going wrong in their fight against US imperialism. He insisted that there has been a sea-change in the way the US now... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Arpaio Pardon Signals to White Supremacists: “I’ve Got Your Back”

By Marjorie Cohn Global Research, August 31, 2017 Truthout 28 August 2017 Featured image: Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks to supporters of Donald Trump at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) On Friday, less than two weeks after refusing to unequivocally condemn the white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Donald Trump granted former Arizona Sheriff Joseph Arpaio a rare... Continue Reading →

9/11: The Pentagon’s B-Movie

By Graeme MacQueen Global Research, August 31, 2017 The events that took place in the United States on September 11, 2001 were real and they were extremely violent. As David Griffin has recently shown in detail, they also had catastrophic real-life consequences for both the United States and the world. [1] But these events were also... Continue Reading →

Imperialism and Solidarity in the Age of Trump. Weather Underground (WUO) Activists Speak Out on the Media

By Dahr Jamail Global Research, August 31, 2017 Truthout 30 August 2017 Featured image: “Empire always, then and now, cloaks itself in the garments of mystification and deceit,” says Bill Ayers. (Photo: Lloyd Lee / Flickr) Seven months into the so-called administration of President Donald Trump, things are going further off the rails with each passing day. From the fires... Continue Reading →

Curing Incurable Leukemia

Big-Pharma Novartis to Charge $475,000 for $20,000 Cancer Cure Funded by Taxpayers and Charity By Tony Cartalucci Global Research, August 31, 2017 Land Destroyer Report. Featured image: A virtual cure for leukemia – paid for by taxpayers and charity, hijacked and sold for nearly half a million dollars by pharmaceutical giant, Novartis.  While Americans squabble over irrelevant... Continue Reading →

Flagship Resort in Damascus Backs to Peaceful Life

By Sophie Mangal Global Research, August 31, 2017 Featured image: Partly destroyed altar of Zabadani Church According to the statements of local authorities, Zabadani resort town in Damascus province, which is located 25 kilometers from the Syrian capital, is now fully liberated after the fierce clashes between Syrian Army and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militants (ex. Al-Nusra... Continue Reading →

Medicare: We Cannot Begin From a Position of Compromise. Sanders Bill “To Cover All Americans”?

By Margaret Flowers Global Research, August 31, 2017 Health Over Profit 30 August 2017 At the start of the August congressional recess, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he will introduce a senate bill this September “to expand Medicare to cover all Americans.” Since the election, the movement for improved Medicare for all, has been urging Sanders to introduce a companion... Continue Reading →

North Korea: Standing proud for Korea!

Few foreigners know this but here it is: most South Koreans admire their brothers and sisters in the North, the DPR Korea. The USA does not know this because such feelings are shared in private but then again what can you do if you have a foreign power on your soil controling your policy? Some... Continue Reading →

Are Armenia, India, and Serbia “Balancing” Against Russia or “Betraying” It?

All three countries are diversifying their long-standing relations with Russia, but their preexisting institutional memberships are the determining factor in whether this is just geopolitical “balancing” or an outright “betrayal”. By Andrew Korybko Global Research, August 30, 2017 Oriental Review 29 August 2017 International politics is in the midst of multiple paradigmatic changes as the emerging... Continue Reading →

How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’. “The Violence-as-Beauty Rhetoric Is At the Core of These Movements”

By Chris Hedges Global Research, August 30, 2017 Truthdig 27 August 2017 Behind the rhetoric of the “alt-right” about white nativism and protecting American traditions, history and Christian values is the lust for violence. Behind the rhetoric of antifa, the Black Bloc and the so-called “alt-left” about capitalism, racism, state repression and corporate power is the same lust... Continue Reading →

Defending Against the Next Generation of Bioweapons

By Ulson Gunnar Global Research, August 30, 2017 New Eastern Outlook 29 August 2017 Chemical and biological weapons conjure in the mind terror and have been repeatedly cited as a pretext for both acts of military aggression and even entire wars. Scenes of soldiers and civilians choking on toxic chemicals or covered in boils after... Continue Reading →

Breaking: Trump Administration Intends to Hyper-militarize State and Local Law Enforcement

By Black Alliance for Peace Global Research, August 30, 2017 The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) condemns the announcement yesterday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions before a gathering of the National Fraternal Order of Police (NFOP) that the administration of President Donald Trump intends to remove the restrictions on the government’s 1033 Program—transfer of... Continue Reading →

Selected Articles: Heightened Tensions Between Iran and the US?

By Global Research News Global Research, August 30, 2017 Global Research strives for peace, and we have but one mandate: to share timely, independent and vital information to readers across the globe. We act as a global platform to let the voices of dissent, protest, and expert witnesses and academics be heard and disseminated internationally.... Continue Reading →

Syria, Palestine, Awakening Through Suffering: Why Arab Unity Is the Only Answer to Modern Crises

By Nedka Babliku Global Research, August 30, 2017 With the opening of the 59th Damascus International Fair this month after a five-year hiatus, one can assume with cautious optimism that Syria has won the war against terrorism and Imperialist aggression, if not yet militarily, certainly intellectually and spiritually. The Fair was a major success with... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Harvey Shows What Climate Disruption-Amplified Flooding Can Do

By Dahr Jamail Global Research, August 31, 2017 Truthout 29 August 2017 My mother and father live just north of Houston. Here is the rather cryptic text message my mother, sent me late Sunday night: Lost power. Got generator running, fridge on, light, running small AC in morning. Tired. Staying upstairs to escape generator noise.... Continue Reading →

Battlefield America Is the New Normal: We’re Not in Mayberry Anymore

By John W. Whitehead “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldier’s mission is to engage his enemy in close... Continue Reading →

Of Men, Not Law – To Make America Hate Again

By William A. Cohn August 29, 2017 "Information Clearing House" -  Aristotle said the rule of law is better than the rule of men. Having law above us guides us – away from our corrupt destructive impulses, enabling greater peace, liberty, prosperity and security. The current head of the U.S. has wrought havoc on rule... Continue Reading →

The Lies of 9/11 Miracle Workers

A Review of David Ray Griffin’s Bush And Cheney: How They Ruined America And The World By Edward Curtin “America’s fate was sealed when the public and the anti-war movement bought the government’s 9/11 conspiracy theory.  The government’s account of 9/11 is contradicted by much evidence.  Nevertheless, this defining event of our time, which has... Continue Reading →

Venezuela Will Never Tolerate This

By Peter Koenig Dear Mr. President Maduro, You have the overwhelming support of the peoples of the world. August 29, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - On 25 August President Trumpsigned an executive order slapping Venezuela with the most sweeping economic sanctions ever. They practically paralyze Venezuela, threaten to plunge her into famine. It’s an economic coup of the... Continue Reading →

More Misleading Russia-gate Propaganda

The U.S. mainstream media is touting a big break in Russia-gate, emails showing an effort by Donald Trump’s associates to construct a building in Moscow. But the evidence actually undercuts the “scandal,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry August 29, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - There is an inherent danger of news organizations getting infected... Continue Reading →

President Bashar al-Assad The Utter Corruption of the West

Video and Transcript For the West, this conflict is a valuable opportunity to settle its accounts with many countries that have rebelled against its hegemony Speech by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on August 20, 2017 to the Syrian Diplomatic Corps Transcript Ladies and gentlemen, diplomats and administrators of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I am... Continue Reading →

US Wages Cyberwar Abroad Under Cover of “Activism”

By Joseph Thomas Global Research, August 29, 2017 New Eastern Outlook The threat of cyberterrorism has competed for centre stage in American politics with fears of “Russian hackers” disrupting everything from elections to electrical grids. And yet as US policymakers wield threats of cyberterrorism to promote a long and growing list of countermeasures and pretexts for... Continue Reading →

Afghanistan and the CIA Heroin Ratline

By Pepe Escobar Global Research, August 29, 2017 Sputnik 25 August 2017 The Persian Gulf harbors an array of extremely compromising secrets. Near the top is the Afghan heroin ratline – with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) positioned as the golden node of a transnational, trillion dollar heroin money laundering operation. In this 21st century Opium War,... Continue Reading →

The Saudi-Led Coalition’s ‘Weaponization of Disease’. Yemen’s Cholera Epidemic

By Daniel Larison Global Research, August 29, 2017 The American Conservative 28 August 2017 The vast majority of deaths from Yemen’s cholera epidemic occur in rebel-held areas on account of the attacks by the Saudi-led coalition on health centers and infrastructure and because of the coalition blockade: Dr Homer Venters, director of programmes for the research group Physicians for... Continue Reading →

Haiti Network Blames UN Mission for Rape, Killings, Cholera

Social rights organization blames U.N. missions for the nation's current crisis and devastating cholera outbreak. By Telesur Global Research, August 29, 2017 teleSUR The executive director of the Haitian Dominican Redemption Network Jacques Viau said the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti, “has left many girls raped, children without parents, women and children with machine guns, others killed, with the only... Continue Reading →

US Airlifts ISIS-Daesh Terrorists in Syria for 2nd Time in a Week: Monitor

For the second time this week, a helicopter operating under the US-led coalition has transferred members of the Daesh terrorist group in Syria’s eastern Dayr al-Zawr Province, a UK-based monitoring group says. By Press TV Global Research, August 29, 2017 PressTV 27 August 2017 The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the airlift was conducted... Continue Reading →

Iran, Again. Will Israel Start a New War?

By Philip Giraldi Global Research, August 29, 2017 The Unz Review When politicians are feeling the heat, they start a war and their popularity goes up even if the war is unnecessary or completely ridiculous. Donald Trump, the presidential candidate who promised that he would not take the nation into another Middle Eastern war, did so when... Continue Reading →

Beauty and the Sword: Beyond the Freedom of Speech Refrain

By Prof Susan Babbitt Global Research, August 28, 2017 In Canada, liberal defenders of free speech say all voices must be heard. They say hatred is not easily distinguishable from strong disapproval. Therefore, prohibiting anti-immigrant protests might silence important voices. It is about rights to freedom of expression. But some peoples’ rights don’t figure.  They will... Continue Reading →

Social Media is A Tool of the CIA: “Facebook, Google and Other Social Media Used to Spy on People”

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, August 28, 2017 A CBS news article published in 2011 entitled “Social Media Is a Tool of the CIA. Seriously”  reveals the “unspoken truth” which the mainstream media including CBS have failed to address.  The CIA is  “using Facebook, Twitter, Google (GOOG) and other social media to spy on people.” This article published... Continue Reading →

Netanyahu Faces Arrest Charges If He Sets Foot in Spain

By PNN Global Research, August 28, 2017 PNN Israeli Prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu and other government officials are to be arrested if they ever show up in Spain. Former PM and minister of Army, Ehud Barak, current minister of army Avigdor Lieberman, former minister of strategic affairs Moshe Yaalon, former interior minister Eli Yishai, israel geologist and politician Benny Begin and vice admiral Maron Eliezer,... Continue Reading →

Northern Army Terrorist Gangs in Syria Supported by Washington

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, August 28, 2017 VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, US-supported al-Nusra allied with other terrorist gangs into a so-called Northern Army, comprised of thousands of fighters. More on this below. Developments show the urgency of expediting de-escalation zones, strengthening ceasefire conditions,... Continue Reading →

Polish Government Demands War Reparations from Germany

By Clara Weiss Global Research, August 28, 2017 World Socialist Web Site 22 August 2017 Featured image: Polish Deputy Prime Minister Morawiecki (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The Polish government of the Law and Justice party (PiS) announced earlier this month that it would demand reparations from Germany for the massive damage done to the country under the Nazi occupation... Continue Reading →

I Predict a ‘RIOT’ as Dissent in American Media Becomes Illegitimate

By Bryan Macdonald Global Research, August 28, 2017 RT Op-Edge 25 August 2017 Since the German Marshall Fund of the United States unveiled its “Alliance For Securing Democracy (AFSD),” I’ve resisted commenting, simply because the lobby group’s “Hamilton 68 dashboard” is too preposterous to merit serious analysis. It has rightly been ridiculed by journalists and activists who never tire... Continue Reading →

Racism and the Statue Removal Debate

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, August 28, 2017 VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. It’s hard arguing against the removal of Confederacy statues. In their Declaration of Causes, secessionist states said the following: “We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively... Continue Reading →

Much To Be Thankful For

By William Blum I’m back August 26, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - It has recently been reported that Senator John McCain has an aggressive brain tumor. Not long ago I would have thought: “Good. It’ll be great to be rid of that neanderthal reactionary bastard!” Not now. My kidneys are gone and I’m on (rather... Continue Reading →

The Media Is the Villain – for Creating a World Dumb Enough for Trump

Yet another TV executive says Trump is "good for business." Is sudden good fortune of news media by accident or design? By Matt Taibbi August 27, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - The craziest part of Donald Trump's 77-minute loon-a-thon in Phoenix earlier this week came when he rehashed his shtick about the networks turning off live... Continue Reading →

Social Media Is a Tool of the CIA

By Jim Edwards August 27, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Jul 11, 2011 - CBS News - You don't need to wear a tinfoil hat to believe that the CIA is using Facebook, Twitter, Google (GOOG) and other social media to spy on people. That's because the CIA publishes a helpful list of press releases... Continue Reading →

Human Rights Hypocrisy – Colombia vs. Venezuela

Watch Colombia and Venezuela: two 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 military aid and enjoys uncritical press coverage in Western media--all while Trump threatens... Continue Reading →

Unworthy Victims: Western Wars Have Killed Four Million Muslims Since 1990

By Nafeez Ahmed April 08, 2015 "ICH" - "MEE" - Last month, the Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study concluding that the death toll from 10 years of the “War on Terror” since the 9/11 attacks is at least 1.3 million, and could be as high as 2 million. The... Continue Reading →

How the Deep State Ties Down Trump

America’s Deep State players have tied down President Trump on Russian sanctions and other foreign and economic policies but that doesn’t mean the struggle is over, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke August 27, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - President Trump has had his foreign policy hands and feet tied by the Russia (and... Continue Reading →

The Existential Question of Whom to Trust: “The Looming Threat of World War III”

By Robert Parry Global Research, August 27, 2017 Consortiumnews 30 April 2017 First posted by Global Research in April 2017 The looming threat of World War III, a potential extermination event for the human species, is made more likely because the world’s public can’t count on supposedly objective experts to ascertain and evaluate facts. Instead,... Continue Reading →

Language Wars

By Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin Global Research, August 27, 2017 If it is a truism that after a war the victor writes the history, then it could be argued that the victor also chooses the language in which the history will be written. If it is a war of the coloniser against the colonised then the... Continue Reading →

The Possible Education of Donald Trump

By Robert Parry Global Research, August 27, 2017 Consortiumnews 25 August 2017 Despite the chaos and ugliness of the past seven months, President Trump has finally begun to turn U.S. foreign policy away from the neoconservative approach of endless war against an ever-expanding roster of enemies. This change has occurred largely behind the scenes and... Continue Reading →

Greece’s Economic Crisis: Yanis Varoufakis’s Account

Book Review of "Adults in the Room" by Greece's Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Part One: Proposals Doomed to Fail By Eric Toussaint Global Research, August 27, 2017 Featured image: Yanis Varoufakis (Source: CC – Flickr – Marc Lozano) In his latest book, Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis gives us his version of the events that... Continue Reading →

Congress Quietly Passed a Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes—Only 1% Opposed It

A major red flag was buried in the text of a bill with a seemingly harmless title. By Rachel Blevins Global Research, August 27, 2017 TheFreeThoughtProject.com 24 August 2017 A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law... Continue Reading →

Trump: Afghanistan First

By Tony Cartalucci Global Research, August 27, 2017 For those who know from whence real power flows in America’s political establishment, the uninterrupted continuation of America’s 16 year war in Afghanistan came as no surprise.  For those voters who believed US President Donald Trump represented the public’s desire to withdraw from multiple foreign wars and... Continue Reading →

Australia’s Turnbull Government’s Anti-Terror Tool Kit

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark Global Research, August 27, 2017 It has been a week of bollards in Australia. And defence barriers. And hedges and vegetation. No, not the radio garden hour, or the herbaceous borders special featured on prime time television, delivered by a bearded man with a facial forest so vast it could regenerate... Continue Reading →

Why Can’t Wheeler-Dealer Trump Cut a Deal with North Korea?

By Mike Whitney Global Research, August 26, 2017 CounterPunch 25 August 2017 The United States and South Korea are currently engaged in large-scale, joint-military war games that simulate an invasion of the North, the destruction of the DPRK’s nuclear weapons sites, and a “decapitation operation” to take out the supreme leader, Kim Jong-un. The objective... Continue Reading →

Countdown to War on Venezuela – Step II: Trump Imposes More Sanctions

By Moon of Alabama Global Research, August 26, 2017 Moon of Alabama 25 August 2017 A month ago we warned of the upcoming war on Venezuela. Such a war could blow up huge in many nations of the region. The U.S. trained and financed opposition has tried to create violent chaos in the streets but failed to... Continue Reading →

Mattis in Kiev: US May Arm Ukraine with Lethal Weapons

By Niles Niemuth Global Research, August 26, 2017 World Socialist Web Site 25 August 2017 US Defense Secretary James Mattis declared during a trip to Ukraine on Thursday that the American government is actively considering moving forward with a plan to arm Kiev with lethal weaponry for the first time. While alleged Russian intervention in... Continue Reading →

Will Pakistan Still Remain in Riyadh’s Colony? The Removal of Nawaz Sharif

The Pakistani forces' involvement in Kashmir and the West of Afghanistan in 1999, along with the country's economic problems, gradually decreased the popularity of Nawaz Sharif among the people. By Brian H. Hayden Global Research, August 26, 2017 Featured image: Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The generals of the Pakistan Army... Continue Reading →

The Pan-Islamic Option: The West’s Role in Creating and Sustaining The Myth of “Islamist Terrorism”

Interview with Adeyinka Makinde (Part II: Historical Background) By Adeyinka Makinde and The Mind Renewed Global Research, August 26, 2017 “That land over there is yours. You’ll go back to it one day, because your fight will prevail. And you’ll have your homes and your mosques back again, because your cause is right and God... Continue Reading →

Violent “Color Revolution” in America? Attempted Overthrow of Trump? Threatens to Shred Fabric of American Society

Manufactured Civil War, Guided Anarchy By Larry Chin Global Research, August 26, 2017 A race war and a civil war are being incited by the US political establishment and Deep State opponents of Donald Trump, in order to foment violence towards Trump’s removal from the White House. The events in Charlottesville,  together with “Russia-Gate” are being... Continue Reading →

The Global Economic Chessboard and the Role of the BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa

By Jayati Ghosh Global Research, August 27, 2017 Third World Resurgence No. 274 1 June 2013 This article was first published in November 2013. The member states of BRICS will be meeting in Xiamen, Fujian Province in early September Despite its strange origins and some serious challenges confronting it, the bloc of countries that has... Continue Reading →

Only Palestinians Can Change Their Reality

The Palestinians are captives who are convinced they could not manage without their donating captors By Amira Hass August 25, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Let’s start from the end: Even if the Palestinians had a single, united, respected leadership that had a reputation for integrity, and even if its members excelled intellectually, were committed to... Continue Reading →

Exploring the Shadows of America’s Security State

Or How I Learned Not to Love Big Brother By Alfred W. McCoy [This piece has been adapted and expanded from the introduction to Alfred W. McCoy’s new book, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power.] August 25, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - In the wake of the... Continue Reading →

Roger Stone Impeach Trump … Get Ready for Civil War

Watch Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign advisor who still counsels the President says if Congress impeaches Donald Trump, there will be all-out war in the U.S. We got Stone at LAX Wednesday and he warned any politician who's thinking of voting for impeachment to think again, because their lives would be in danger. He... Continue Reading →

The Possible Education of Donald Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is ratcheting up war tensions in Syria again, but President Trump reportedly is not happy with the threats as he shifts again toward resisting the neocons, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry August 25, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Some Trump advisers also have downplayed the current shift because it may fuel... Continue Reading →

Trump and Korea. I’m Also Scared

By Eric Margolis August 25, 2017 "Information Clearing House" -  President Trump’s ability to trigger a nuclear war is ‘pretty damn scary’ said former US intelligence director James Clapper this week.  Remember when Trump vowed to ‘bomb the shit’ out of his enemies? I don’t have much respect for Clapper, who brazenly lied to Congress... Continue Reading →

Russian Ambassador to Sudan Found Dead, Drowned in Own Pool. Ninth Russian Diplomat who has Died in the Past Year

By Tyler Durden Global Research, August 25, 2017 Zero Hedge 23 August 2017 Featured image: Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Sudan, Mirgayas M. Shirinskiy Eight months after the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot dead in broad daylight, on Wednesday yet another Russian ambassador has died. According to Russian news... Continue Reading →

1,500 Reports of War Crimes Committed by the Pro Nazi Ukraine Regime, Sent to European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

By NovoRossia Today Global Research, August 25, 2017 Novorossia Today 23 August 2017 1,500 documented reports of war crimes committed by the nazi Ukraine regime have been sent to the European Court of Human Rights! The public commission of DPR Donetsk people’s republic have gathered all documented reports from victims, residents of DPR who have suffered... Continue Reading →

Phony Pretext of Combating ISIS: US Terror-Bombing Turned Raqqa Into a Moonscape

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, August 25, 2017 VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. America raped and destroyed Mosul on the phony pretext of combating ISIS and liberating the city. Thousands of civilians were killed. Indiscriminate terror-bombing, including use of banned weapons, massacred them. Raqqa is being raped and destroyed the same... Continue Reading →

‘Poison’ PR Campaign Has Biased Jury Pool, Say Dakota Access Protester’s Lawyers

By Steve Horn Global Research, August 25, 2017 DeSmogBlog 24 August 2017 Featured image: The defendant, Red Fawn Fallis, right, at her mother’s memorial. (Source: FreeRedFawn Facebook Video) As tensions rose at Standing Rock last fall, Red Fawn Fallis was one of many arrested at the scene of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) protests near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. However, her charges stood apart:... Continue Reading →

The Structure of Power in American Society: A Military Junta is Now Ruling the United States

Notes on the Junta, an Unnecessary Land-Corridor and a Regular Russian Maneuver By Moon of Alabama Global Research, August 25, 2017 Moon of Alabama 24 August 2017 According to a 1950s political theory The Structure of Power in American Society is mainly build on three elite groups, the high military, the corporation executives and the political directorate. (The “political... Continue Reading →

Economic and Social Crisis in Southern Africa. Destabilization Threatens the Region. Declaration of the SADC Summit

SADC 37th Summit Illustrates the Need for Operational Unity. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa becomes chairman as regional powerhouse faces economic crisis By Abayomi Azikiwe Global Research, August 25, 2017 Featured image: SADC Executive Secretary and South African Minister of International Cooperation Pretoria, South Africa was the scene of the 37th Summit of the... Continue Reading →

Freedom for the Speech We Hate: The Legal Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest

By John W. Whitehead “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought — not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.”— Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes August 24, 2017... Continue Reading →

UN Issues Rare “Early Warning” – Signals Potential Civil Conflict In America

By Tyler Durden August 24, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - A United Nations Committee tasked with combating racism on a global scale has issued an ultra rare "early warning" for the United States citing "alarming racism" trends. As StockBoardAsset.com notes, this rare signal often preludes the potential for civil conflict. In the past 10-years, the early... Continue Reading →

Face It: Trump Is the Man in America’s Mirror

History shows we've always loved big praise, big flattery, and big money. By John A. Burtka IV August 24, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing the face of Donald J. Trump—stocky body, orange hair, pompous smile, pockets lined with gold. Imagine the shock of being told, like Peter as... Continue Reading →

Pentagon Makes a 20-year Plan, While Washington Outsources Its Color Revolution

By Scott Humor & Kulak August 24, 2017 "Information Clearing House" -  Trump’s new commitment to continue the war in Afghanistan comes as a shock, after all the Americans had voted to stop Washington’s wars around the world.  As a punishment, they are being treated to an artificially created civil conflict, while the deep state... Continue Reading →

No Wonder US Forces in Morale Crisis

By Finian Cunningham August 24, 2017 "Information Clearing House" -The spate of deadly US Navy collisions is a symptom of a wider morale crisis among American military forces. Part of the reason is that American troops are simply exhausted from being abused by political masters in Washington. “Over-stretch” is one way of putting it. American forces... Continue Reading →

Korea, Afghanistan and the Never Ending War Trap

While the US-backed 'Hunger Games' in South Korea plow on, a 'new strategy' for Afghanistan is really all about business. But China is already there By Pepe Escobar August 24, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - There are more parallels between an unfinished 1950s war in Northeast Asia and an ongoing 16-year-old war in the crossroads between... Continue Reading →

Soil, Monsanto and the Agribusiness Giants: Conning the World with Snake Oil and Doughnuts

By Colin Todhunter Global Research, August 24, 2017 In their rush to readily promote neoliberal dogma and corporate-inspired PR, many government officials, scientists and journalists take as given that profit-driven transnational corporations have a legitimate claim to be custodians of natural assets. There is the premise that water, food, soil and agriculture should be handed over... Continue Reading →

Syria War Diary: What Life Is Like Under ‘Moderate’ Rebel Rule

Since the liberation of Aleppo, and the restoring of peace to Madaya and al-Waer, most Western media have gone silent on the areas, even though it is now possible to visit all of them and hear from civilians who lived under the rule of ”moderate rebels,” which is exactly what journalist Eva Bartlett did. By... Continue Reading →

Abrupt Middle East Geopolitical Turnabout: The Qatar, Saudi Arabia and GCC Crisis

By Mouin Rabbani Global Research, August 24, 2017 Jadaliyya 22 June 2017 Featured image: Logo of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) It is tempting, and not entirely inaccurate, to dismiss the escalating crisis between Qatar and a number of its neighbors as a petulant princely playground spat. Extending this tempting logic, one could conclude that... Continue Reading →

Reporting on Trump’s Afghan Escalation Omits Dead Afghan Civilians

By Adam Johnson Global Research, August 24, 2017 FAIR 23 August 2017 As President Donald Trump tries to make the case for staying indefinitely in Afghanistan, the stakes for those actually living there are rarely broached by US corporate media. In dozens of write-ups, recaps and reports on Trump’s “major” Afghan War speech, almost no... Continue Reading →

Statues in Defeat: The Confederacy, Treason and History

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark Global Research, August 24, 2017 Statues of historical weight tend to represent heroism – of sorts. It might be of the doomed variety, and often is. Rebellious causes assume the visage of a stony form, to gaze soullessly across promenades or parks, often ignored by many who have long lost a... Continue Reading →

Turkey Chooses Russia’s S-400 Missile Defence System in Defiance of NATO, Growing Ankara-Moscow Rapprochement

By Debalina Ghoshal Global Research, August 24, 2017 Turkey’s missile defence dilemma has continued for a while. Recent reports confirm that Turkey has agreed to purchase Russian air and missile defence system, the S-400 Triumph. The deal is worth $2.5 billion under which Turkey would receive two batteries of anti-missile system. The S-400 weapon system... Continue Reading →

British Columbia’s NDP Government Decision to “Slowly Raise” the Minimum Wage to $15

What Happened to BC’s Fight for $15? By David Bush Global Research, August 24, 2017 Socialist Project Last Tuesday the new British Columbia NDP government announced it was raising the province’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. The new government had already announced it would raise the minimum wage by 50 cents on September 15,... Continue Reading →

An Off-the-Record Genocide: Global Resource Extraction Economy Destroys DR Congo Indigenous Groups

By Deborah S. Rogers Global Research, August 24, 2017 Truthout 9 August 2017 On April 27, 2017, a hapless cow wandered off-course during a seasonal cattle drive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and ended up over the campfire of some Indigenous hunters. The traditional lands of these groups (Batwa and related groups) are... Continue Reading →

An overdose of Donald Trump

A seventy-year-old gentleman with a beautiful wife as his showcase, after spending a lifetime being a loud-mouth and hogging the limelight, managed, finally, to become POTUS, on the back of electoral promises playing to the "take America back" audience and making cooing noises at Russia. After yet more sanctions, am I the only one getting... Continue Reading →

The Long, Long Story: “Principled Realism”, Trump and Afghanistan

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark Global Research, August 23, 2017 The story continues with dispiriting relentlessness. The remark by Samuel Beckett in The Unnamable comes to mind: “I can’t go on. I’ll go on.” With the sense of incapacity about going on, yet doing so with a drone’s dedicated commitment, President Donald Trump did what US... Continue Reading →

BRICS: Turning Point to the New World Economic System, China’s Crucial Role

Interview to the Peoples Daily By Živadin Jovanović and People's Daily Global Research, August 23, 2017 Interview of China’s People’s Daily with renowned author and former foreign minister of Yugoslavia Zivadin Jovanović As the host of this summit, what new elements can China bring to the BRICS? ZJ: First of all, it is natural that China,... Continue Reading →

Update: Barcelona Attacks, Many “Suspects” Executed by Police…

By 21st Century Wire Global Research, August 23, 2017 21st Century Wire Featured image: Spanish authorities say Younes Abouyaaqoub was driving the van that killed 13 people in Barcelona. (Photo: Mossos d’Esquadra/Catalan Police) On Monday it was reported that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the terrorist suspected of driving the van that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week,... Continue Reading →

How to Win the Climate Wars – Talk About Local ‘Pollution’ Not Global Warming

By Tae Hoon Kim Global Research, August 23, 2017 The Conversation 22 August 2017 Donald Trump has done many things to tarnish America’s reputation, but his decision to walk away from the Paris Agreement is probably the most internationally symbolic and damaging. That a US president can put climate change denial at the centre of his climate... Continue Reading →

How the US Military Brass Talked Another President Into a Losing Strategy

Despite tough talk, Trump approach on Afghanistan is no different than 2009. By Mark Perry Global Research, August 23, 2017 The American Conservative 22 August 2017 The American people don’t like long wars with uncertain outcomes—and never have. That was true in 1953, when the U.S. accepted a stalemate and armistice with the Chinese-backed North... Continue Reading →

The Privatization of Water: Nestlé Denies that Water is a Fundamental Human Right

By Kevin Samson Global Research, August 23, 2017 Activist Post 27 June 2013 Of significance to the current debate on water privatization, this incisive and carefully researched article was first published in December 2013 The current Chairman and former CEO of Nestlé, the largest producer of food products in the world, believes that the answer... Continue Reading →

Trumping NAFTA: Free Trade versus Democratic Planning

By Socialist Project Global Research, August 23, 2017 Socialist Project First published by Global Research on July 20, 2017 Opposition to ‘free trade’ is in the air again, though not in the way most of us expected or hoped. Three decades ago, the move to guarantee, extend and deepen Canada’s economic integration with the United... Continue Reading →

The UK Observer’s Latest “News” Article About Venezuela

By Joe Emersberger President Maduro strips Venezuela’s parliament of power Legislative powers taken from opposition-led parliament, as country’s fugitive attorney general alleges Maduro corruption links   Dear Mr. Pritchard (Observer readers’ editor) First of all, article’s headline is false as even the article itself reveals. Venezuela’s constituent assembly (ANC), not President Maduro, took over various National Assembly functions. Nowhere... Continue Reading →

Chomsky: Antifa Is A ‘Major Gift To The Right’

By Steven Nelson August 22, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - The left-wing "Antifa" movement is rising in prominence after clashing with white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., but one progressive scholar says the anti-fascists feed the fire they seek to extinguish. "As for Antifa, it's a minuscule fringe of the Left, just as its predecessors were,"... Continue Reading →

Oppose Fascism of the Right and the Left

By Ron Paul August 22, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Following the recent clashes between the alt-right and the group antifa, some libertarians have debated which group they should support. The answer is simple: neither. The alt-right and its leftist opponents are two sides of the same authoritarian coin. The alt-right elevates racial identity over individual... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Claim That A General Dipped Bullets In Pigs’ Blood is Fake News 

Pershing had left the islands and the Philippine-US war was officially over when the Americans slaughtered the Moro Muslims in their hundreds – men, women and children. With Trump-like enthusiasm, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt congratulated the US commanders on their 'brilliant feat of arms' By Robert Fisk August 22, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - I don’t... Continue Reading →

Lies About American Progress in Afghanistan

By Matthew Hoh August 22, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - There has never been progress by the US military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the US military contractors or the Afghan drug barons, of whom an extremely large share are our allies in the Afghan government, militias and security forces, there has only been suffering... Continue Reading →

President Trump Addresses Nation on Afghanistan

Watch Posted August 22, 2017 Transcript: PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. Thank you. Please be seated. Vice president Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, members of the cabinet, General Dunford, Deputy Secretary Shanahan, and Colonel Duggan. Most especially, thank you to the men and women of Fort Meyer and every member of the United States... Continue Reading →

Depleted Uranium and Radioactive Contamination in Iraq: An Overview

By Prof Souad N. Al-Azzawi Global Research, August 22, 2017 The amount of devastation caused by the Depleted Uranium (DU) weaponry used against Iraq during the consecutive US led wars is historically unprecedented in modern warfare. The devastating magnitude of the complications and damage caused as a result of the use of such radioactive and toxic... Continue Reading →

“Narco-State Afghanistan” Leads to Heroin Addiction in the USA

White House Makes a Big Deal of New Heroin Efforts--But Says Nothing about Stemming the Flow or Why We're Still at War in Narco-State Afghanistan By Dr. Meryl Nass Global Research, August 22, 2017 Anthrax Vaccine 30 March 2016 On March 29, 2016 the White House issued a press release on its new heroin initiative.  The Washington Post described how much... Continue Reading →

Five Major Flaws in Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy that He Does Not Want You to Know About

By Ken Klippenstein Global Research, August 22, 2017 Grit Post According to his Monday night speech, 45* is sending 4,000 more US troops to Afghanistan, signaling support for the longest-running war in U.S. history. But there are at least five gaping holes in his plan: 1. Trump’s Afghanistan strategy is a betrayal of his 2016 campaign Back... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Afghan Strategy: Forever War and Occupation

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, August 22, 2017 VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. Trump’s Monday address on Afghanistan didn’t surprise. What a difference an election makes! In 2013, he tweeted: “We should have a speedy withdrawal” from Afghanistan. “Why should we keep wasting our money – rebuild the US!” In 2014, he... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Fascism Versus Obama’s Fascism

By Eric Zuesse Global Research, August 22, 2017 Barack Obama was the only U.S. President who at the United Nations defended nazism — racist fascism — and Holocaust-denial. It received almost no reporting by the press at the time (or subsequently). But his successor President Donald Trump could end up being removed from office because he said that racist... Continue Reading →

Ukraine’s Misunderstanding of Lenin Helps Explain America’s Fight with Re-invented Historical Statues

By Adam Garrie Global Research, August 22, 2017 Oriental Review 21 August 2017 Featured image: Vladimir Lenin (Source: Wikimedia Commons) While the United States remains embroiled in a controversy relating to the presence of statues paying tribute to leaders of the former Confederate States of America, the Ukrainian regime has engaged in and approved of the destruction of... Continue Reading →

Pentagon Sending “Biological Bombs” Against Europe?

By Oriental Review Global Research, August 22, 2017 Oriental Review 21 August 2017 The media in Europe rarely mention the increasing outbreaks of dangerous diseases in Ukraine. No one has mentioned it except for UNICEF’s representative in Ukraine, Giovanna Barberis, and a few Ukrainian TV stations. But meanwhile, the problem in that country has reached catastrophic proportions. In the... Continue Reading →

Chaos in Charlottesville: No One Gave Peace a Chance, Including the Police

By John W. Whitehead “What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? …No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders ... an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of the people ... Whenever any American's life is taken by another American unnecessarily—whether it... Continue Reading →

“We Burned Down Every Town in North Korea”

By John Laforge “We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea anyway, some way or another… Over a period of three years or so, we killed off, what, 20 percent of the population?” — General Curtis LeMay, in “Strategic Air Warfare,” by Richard H. Kohn August... Continue Reading →

Barcelona – The Hypocrisy of Sorrow

By Peter Koenig August 20, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Barcelona, 17 August, 5 PM – a white van plows with 70 km/h into a mass of pedestrians, many of them tourists, on the famous Rambla, in the heart of Barcelona. The death toll, 13 plus more than 100 injured. In an adjacent event, the... Continue Reading →

Beware the “The Cultural Civil War” Narrative: You’re Being Played

By Charles Hugh Smith August 21, 2017 "Information Clearing House" -  Remember the "Russians hacked our election!" hysteria--or have you already forgotten? That entire narrative collapsed under a deluge of factual evidence that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) data release was an insider job, and a compelling lack of evidence of any other Russian hacking.... Continue Reading →

Truth and Lives vs. Career and Fame

As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it’s worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern August 21, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Fifty years ago, I could have tried to stop the Vietnam War, but lacked the courage. On... Continue Reading →