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Brazilian Political Corruption rooted at the Core

The fraudulent house of cards is being shaken with scandal after scandal. While Luíz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva stealthly rents out private jets to travel to Italy, his co-horts are captured and imprisoned for money laundering, bribery and other forms of corruption. Last week we reported how the Brazilian Federal Police had arrested former minister José Dirceu. He was one of the most influential men in the government of ...Read full article...

A Prescription for Peace and Prosperity

The question is often asked: “What can we do?” Here is a prescription for peace and prosperity. We will begin with prosperity, because prosperity can contribute to peace. Sometimes governments begin wars in order to distract from unpromising economic prospects, and internal political stability can also be dependent on prosperity. The Road to Prosperity For the United States to return to a prosperous road, the middle class must be ...Read full article...

America’s Sham Democracy

America’s political season never ends – a monied interest-driven perpetual electoral cycle too corrupted to fix. Voters are deluded to think they matter. They have no say whatever. Duopoly power rules. Powerful interests decide everything. Democrats and Republicans are virtual clones of each other, differences between them too minor to matter on issues mattering most. Co-founder of the Industrial Workers of America (the Wobblies) and five-time presidential candidate (first ...Read full article...

José Dirceu re-arrested in connection with Petrobras scandal

Dirceu is suspected of having benefited from money diversion scandal at Petrobras The Brazilian Federal Police arrested former minister José Dirceu on Monday. Dirceu was one of the most influential men in the government of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who had been convicted of corruption back in 2005, for his alleged involvement in irregularities in Petrobras. Dirceu was sentenced to ten years and eleven months in ...Read full article...

Norman Podhoretz calls for mass murder of Iranians

Age hasn’t mellowed neocon lunatic Norman Podhoretz. At 85, he’s as outrageously over-the-top as ever. He urges mass murdering Iranians in a Wall Street Journal op-ed no respectable editors would touch. Journal editors featured it. Podhoretz urged the same criminal act numerous times before. The late Alex Cockburn called him an “apex neo-con.” He nicknamed him “Norman the Frother.” Journalist Bob Dreyfuss once called him a “wheezing neoconservative warhorse.” ...Read full article...

Israeli Regime with its back against the Wall

The recently signed nuclear agreement between the West and Iran has placed more pressure against the Zionist regime of Benjamin Netanyahu and the effects of this pressure is more visible than before. Yesterday we reported how the Israeli government, composed by a weakened coalition of political extremists, who believe there are people plotting to bomb the country under every Arab rug, are on the defensive. Pressure to seek negotiating a ...Read full article...

Trump first in the polls in the Republican Party

The American tycoon Donald Trump has become the favorite of the GOP primary and, despite being involved in multiple so-called controversies, he has managed to outperform the rest of his rivals in the race for the nomination for the White House. A poll published by the newspaper The Washington Post and ABC News gives Trump 24 percent of support among Republican voters, an unprecedented level that contrasts with polls ...Read full article...

The Real Reasons For the Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington has figured out that the US cannot simultaneously take on Russia, China, Iran, and the Islamic State Obama is being praised as a man of peace for the nuclear agreement with Iran. Some are asking if Obama will take the next step and repair US-Russian relations and bring the Ukrainian imbroglio to an end? If so he hasn’t told Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland or his nominee ...Read full article...

The Great Satan: No nation deserves this designation more than America

While Israel and the United States have always spoken about Iran wanting to erase Israel off the face of the Earth, Israel has been erasing Palestine off the face of the Earth. The United States is the world’s leading global menace. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is right condemning it. US policies speak for themselves. They include: • waging endless direct and proxy wars of aggression against invented enemies threatening no ...Read full article...

The Real Hillary: War Goddess, Corporate Shill, Anti-Populist

All US presidential cycles are money controlled corrupted processes with no legitimacy whatever. Voters have no say despite believing otherwise. They naively think electing new bums replacing old ones improves things. Their choices are among an array of long ago bought and paid for candidates supporting what most harms them. The late Gore Vidal said “(b)y the time a (candidate) gets to be presidential material, (he or she has) ...Read full article...

Iran Nuclear Deal: Everyone Wins?

An new era begins in the Middle East. Iran and six international powers succeeded Tuesday in achieving an agreement that limits Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of all sanctions. In addition to ending 35 years of confrontation between Washington and Tehran, the agreement may reconfigure the geopolitical balance in a region shaken by violent extremism. The regime of the ayatollahs preserves the ability to produce nuclear ...Read full article...

Iran Nuclear Talks: Washington’s Real Objective

Lunatics like Joe Dunford make policy in Washington. They make the unthinkable possible – potentially humanity destroying nuclear war. Washington’s diplomatic history reflects longstanding double-dealing duplicity – an odious record of broken promises showing it can’t be trusted. US deals are made to be reinterpreted post facto and/or breached – blaming negotiating partners for its perfidy. Rogue states operate this way – by their own rules and standards, excluding ...Read full article...

The threat is the existence of sovereign states

Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015. The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge international norms are sovereign countries that pursue policies independently of Washington’s policies. These ...Read full article...

Hillary Clinton Supports Illegal Israeli Settlements

Clinton’s support for Israel is unwavering – one-sided like virtually everyone else in Washington. Palestinian rights don’t matter except at times paying them disingenuous lip service. As a New York senator (from January 2001 – January 2009), Clinton said “undivided Jerusalem as (Israel’s) capital…must never be questioned” – or its status as “a Jewish state,” regardless of its large Arab population on privately owned land and recognition under international ...Read full article...

Dilma remains defiant despite corruption scandals

The Brazilian political landscape is a reflection of its society, and its society a reflection of its politics. One of the worst errors that a politician can do is fill herself with hubris and bravada when facing Strong opposition, yet, that is exactly what most politicians do. With some polls giving Dilma Rousseff an approval that is as low as 9%, – equal to what Americans give the US Congress ...Read full article...