One Hundred Years Ago: the Triumph of the February Revolution 1917

By MICHAEL JABARA CARLEY In mid-February 1917, according to the Julian calendar of Russia, the authority of the tsarist autocracy held by a thread, frayed by hundreds of years of oppression of the Russian menu peuple. A chasm existed between the glamorous world of the landed aristocracy and wealthy bourgeoisie who lived well, and peasants and […]

What I Didn’t Read In The TTIP Reading Room

By Katja Kipping, Above Photo: Eine Wachfrau im TTIP-Leseraum im Bundeswirtschaftsministerium, Foto: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa Katja Kipping was one of the first German MPs to gain access to the new TTIP reading room opened in Berlin this week, and she has written up a report of her experience. We thought it was well worth translating […]

Listen Up, Socialist! An Open Letter to the Bernie Sanders Generation.

It used to be off-limits to talk the way we do. We can all remember when “capitalism” was synonymous with “good” in standard American English. In the mainstream mind, the word “socialism” only conjured up images of dictators and prison camps. But then in 2008, the economy crashed. People like you and me starting waking […]

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

Germany was ashamed of having invaded Poland under a false pretext, etc.; but the U.S. is not ashamed of having secretly overthrown Iran’s democracy in 1953 and of having installed dictatorship there; nor of having invaded Iraq and created Iraq’s civil war in 2003, etc. (there are many such examples). America’s failure to prosecute George […]

Yemen as Laboratory: Why is the West So Silent About This Savage War? By Martha Mundy

What is at stake in Yemen that far more systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions than in any of the recent wars which Western powers have supported in the Arab world (Iraq, Syria, Libya and Gaza) are met with resounding silence? For six months there has been a blockade of food and fuel, and management […]

SYRIZA Forces Demand “Requisitioning” of Greek Central Bank by Webster G. Tarpley

While the international press announced possible failure to Greece liquidity by the European Central Bank, a major faction of SYRIZA plans to declare a state of emergency and invoke the Treaty of Lisbon against the ECB. VOLTAIRE NETWORK | WASHINGTON D. C. (ÉTATS-UNIS) | 6 JULY 2015 As of 10pm EDT on Sunday, July 5th, […]

America Refuses to Face up to Its «Death Squads» in Blue

By Wayne Madsen – The riots in Baltimore have been presented as held covertly by gangs. Wayne Madsen shows that it is actually a popular revolt -not just the black community- against oppression. Baltimore Police was formed to repress of dissidents by Israel, on the model of the repression of the Palestinian resistance. Baltimore Police […]

Not Your Regular Evening News

This one takes the cake ! – Swift covert maneuvering is including an anti boycott Israel clause in Free Trade Agreements ! U.S. lawmakers are quietly advancing legislation that would penalize international participation in the growing movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction (BDS) Israel for human rights abuses against Palestinians. Pro-Israel Clause Added To […]

Japanese Resist US Military Bases In Okinawa

By Ayano Ginoza, Michiko Hase and Gwyn Kirk, November 3rd, 2014 ( reposted from Popular Resistance) Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases. They come in kayaks and canoes to protect the bay, maintain a tent city on the beach, and […]

Greece about to get “Obamaed” by Tsipras?

Let’s be more informal about posting diaries. Not everyone feels confident about their writing skills, or has the time to commit to writing articles for the sole purpose of publishing them on one, not heavily frequented – at least not yet – website. Yet we know of one another mostly through disqus and the follow […]

Common Dreams’ Kristal Nacht

We’re up for another year. Sorry about the hiatus.   Common Dreams just went full out rogue leaving many commenters stranded with no place to call home.   The Green Party, at a moment possibly a hair’s breadth away from a populist revolution “sweeping” across the EU, is MIA on the national front-lines in the […]

Official Public Discourse in America: Censorship and Orwellian “Double Think”, “Publicity of the Unspeakable”

An infirmity once characterizing the past century’s most severe totalitarian regimes has now taken root in Western public discourse and practice, a process akin to Orwellian “double think” acting as a form of de facto censorship preempting consideration of major issues and events. This mindset is obliquely shared by a majority of professional journalists, academics, […]