Why Trusting US Government and Mainstream Media Makes You a Dupe

By ERIC ZUESSE | 17.04.2017 | Who trusts the U.S. government and American newsmedia nowadays? Only dupes possibly can. Just look at the recent history, for the evidence on that: The U.S. Government and ‘news’media lied us into invading Iraq in 2003, and hid their coup that overthrew the democratically elected progressive government in Iran in 1953, and lied to say […]

From Nuisance to Threat: The High Cost of Truth — Paul Craig Roberts

From Nuisance to Threat: The High Cost of Truth Paul Craig Roberts When one gives so much scarce time and energy from one’s life to a large and unknown public, one needs to know that it is sufficiently appreciated to be a worthwhile use of one’s time and energy. This is especially the case when […]

Iranians’ Opinions of ISIS, of US Government and of US People

By ERIC ZUESSE  – 05.03.2017 – Iranians hold in extremely low regard: the U.S. government, ISIS, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and international terrorism, but their opinions of the American people are remarkably higher than their opinions of the American government — they don’t believe that America’s government represents the American people, at all. They […]

Trump administration escalates campaign of fear and terror against immigrants

6 March 2017 Another week of the Trump administration’s campaign against undocumented immigrants has brought another round of atrocious cases in which longstanding US residents have been snatched from their families and either jailed or deported. The litany of horrors has been almost entirely ignored by the national media and the Democratic Party, which is […]

US ramps up bombing campaign in Yemen

By Niles Niemuth 6 March 2017 In a major escalation of operations in Yemen, the US military carried out more than 30 airstrikes and drone strikes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, hitting multiple targets allegedly linked to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). As many as 20 people were reported killed in the attacks, […]

German Economist & Politician: ‘Stop Copying America’s Decline! Leave NATO!

Sahra Wagenknecht, Vice President of the German parliament’s Leftist Party, said in Parliament on Wednesday November 23rd, that Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, could very possibly become replaced by a politician similar to U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump or even farther to the right (something dreaded by many in Germany and especially abroad), unless Germany quickly stops […]

US Impunity Erodes World Justice

Nicolas J S Davies is the author of Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq.  He also wrote the chapters on “Obama at War” in Grading the 44th President: a Report Card on Barack Obama’s First Term as a Progressive Leader In the past week, Burundi and South Africa have joined Namibia […]

US Gives Another Reason to Believe Its Democracy Is Deeply Flawed

The US has delivered another heavy blow against the Russia-American US relationship. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on October 22 that Moscow finds unacceptable the US warning of criminal charges to be brought against Russian diplomats if they appear at polling stations to get acquainted with US election process on November 8. Moscow […]

Hillary Clinton: Threatening China and Asia-Pacific Security

Much has been said about Hillary Clinton’s hostility towards Russia. The Democratic candidate attacks her Republican rival Donald Trump, accusing him of harboring sympathy for Moscow. But Russia is not the only country Mrs. Clinton is hostile to. China policy ranks very high in the presidential race. Neither Trump nor Clinton treats China as a […]

Is the Saudi 9/11 Story Part Of The Deception? — Paul Craig Roberts

Is the Saudi 9/11 Story Part Of The Deception? Paul Craig Roberts James Jesus Angleton, head of CIA counterintelligence for three decades, long ago explained to me that intelligence services create stories inside stories, each with its carefully constructed trail of evidence, in order to create false trails as diversions. Such painstaking work can serve […]

Central Banks: The Untouchables

Central banks are key institutions responsible for issuing currency, monitoring private banks and carrying out a country’s monetary policy. In terms of their influence on a country’s economy, central banks may surpass all the economic agencies of an executive branch, including ministries of finance (treasuries). Central banks are not a part of any of the […]

The Collapse of Western Democracy — Paul Craig Roberts

The Collapse of Western Democracy By Paul Craig Roberts Democracy no longer exists in the West. In the US powerful private interest groups, such as the military-security complex, Wall Street, the Israel Lobby, agribusiness and the extractive industries of energy, timber and mining, have long exercised more control over government than the people. But now […]