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Israeli State Terror Without Mercy

Daily state-sponsored terror against millions of Palestinians is official Israeli policy – settler violence and vandalism an extension of how soldiers, police and other security forces ruthlessly abuse them. The vast majority of incidents go reported – nor pain and suffering of people deserving better, terrorized by a brutal occupying force, stealing their land, denying them all rights, cracking down hard on legitimate resistance. The immolation of 18-month-old Ali ...Read full article...

New ‘safety zone’ will be a launchpad for terrorism in Syria

NATO wants to place war refugees in a so-called safety zone from which anti-government forces, armed and funded by Turkey, NATO and the US, will attack civilians in Syria. Should Assad respond to those attacks launched from the safety zone, he will be accused of bombing the refugees, which will in turn build support for an open military intervention in the country. The Syrian National Coalition, the main opposition ...Read full article...

Supply and Demand in the Gold and Silver Futures Markets

This article establishes that the price of gold and silver in the futures markets in which cash is the predominant means of settlement is inconsistent with the conditions of supply and demand in the actual physical or current market where physical bullion is bought and sold as opposed to transactions in uncovered paper claims to bullion in the futures markets. The supply of bullion in the futures markets is ...Read full article...

Unaccountable Killer Cops in America

US streets in minority communities are battlegrounds. The good news is more police killings make headlines though nowhere near as many as warranted. Justifiable public anger is noticeably more visible. The bad news is cops in America kill innocent (mostly Black) victims hundreds of times annually with impunity. Activist police brutality critic Sandra Bland was lawlessly arrested after being stopped for a dubious traffic violation. Waller County, TX police ...Read full article...

A Case Study of Israeli Murder

Since 2000 alone, Israel killed around 10,000 Palestinians, including over 2,000 children. The Occupied Territories are virtual free-fire zones. Israeli soldiers, police and other security forces kill defenseless Palestinians with impunity. Israel’s record since its 1947-48 war establishing the Jewish state reflects out-of-control violence and persecution – especially since occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza in June 1967. Palestinian witnesses report Israeli soldiers stationed along the buffer ...Read full article...

Pope Francis was complicit in Argentina’s dirty war

Previous Popes thought that “the best antidote to political totalitarianism was ecclesial totalitarian-ism. Since early June, disruptive/at times violent US-orchestrated protests on the pretext of announced higher inheritance and capital gains taxes largely affecting Ecuador’s wealthy (about 2% of its population) aim to replace President Rafael Correa with fascist leadership exclusively serving monied interests. They paused during Pope Francis’ visit – now resumed on Saturday following his departure. The ...Read full article...

Leaked Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Draft Text

A previous article discussed a trade agreement most people never heard of – involving 51 countries and over two-thirds of world trade in services. In 2014, WikiLeaks released a secret TISA Financial Services Annex. A leaked February 2015 TISA text revealed updated provisions worse than last year’s draft. On July 2, WikiLeaks released a new draft text. Public Citizen President Robert Weissman commented saying: “Our analysis of a leaked ...Read full article...

Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting

…when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.   –  Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged” There’s no such thing as markets anymore – only interventions.  –  Chris Powell, co-founder and Treasurer of GATA Ayn ...Read full article...

WikiLeaks Releases Secret Saudi Documents

The more we learn about the secret workings of despotic regimes and faux democracies like America, Britain and Israel among others, the better we understand how they extrajudicially serve powerful monied interests at the expense of popular ones. On Friday, WikiLeaks began releasing around half a million Saudi documents – including Foreign Ministry communiques and top secret intelligence and interior ministry reports. An initial 70,000 documents were released with ...Read full article...

Washington’s Phony War on ISIS

The Big Lie explains everything about US policies on issues mattering most – especially geopolitical ones. The New York Times operates as a virtual US government house organ. Many of its reports are little more than administration and Pentagon press releases. On June 9, it headlined “US Embracing a New Approach on Battling ISIS in Iraq.” The so-called new approach is the beefed up old one – providing more ...Read full article...

UN “Death Targets” Will Mean Reduced Healthcare for Elderly

Elderly people in the United Kingdom and potentially worldwide are likely to be treated as “second-class citizens” and even denied life-saving medical treatment under proposed “highly unethical” United Nations “death targets,” healthcare and aging experts declared in an open letter last week. The radical UN “Sustainable Development Goals,” which would put virtually every realm of human activity in the crosshairs, include, among other controversial provisions, proposed global “targets” for ...Read full article...

FBI Misuse of Patriot Act Authority

America is a police state. The FBI is the nation’s Gestapo. It’s abuse of power and misconduct are longstanding. It’s an instrument for systematically violating civil liberties. It’s a rogue agency operating unconstitutionally. Bureau secrecy and cover-up make it impossible to know the full extent of its lawlessness. It operates with minimal oversight and accountability. A new Justice Department Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report titled “A Review ...Read full article...

Hillary Clinton Endorses GMOs

Independent studies show genetically modified foods and ingredients harm human health. Reports indicate White House meals are organic. Michelle Obama’s book titled “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America indicate the first family’s commitment to organic (non-GMO) foods in their personal diet. What they want the rest of America to eat is another story altogether – especially if Hillary is elected president ...Read full article...

Obama DID NOT Kill Bin Laden!

Claiming otherwise is one of his many Big Lies. On May 1, 2011, he willfully deceived the US public saying: “The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda.” “Today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.” In last Sunday’s London Review of Books, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh ...Read full article...

The Choice Before Europe

Washington continues to drive Europe toward one or the other of the two most likely outcomes of the orchestrated conflict with Russia. Either Europe or some European Union member government will break from Washington over the issue of Russian sanctions, thereby forcing the EU off of the path of conflict with Russia, or Europe will be pushed into military conflict with Russia. In June the Russian sanctions expire unless ...Read full article...