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The Elites’ Strange Plot to Take Over the World

One World Government and “The Atlantic Union” The idea of a country seems pretty simple. I live in America, and I’m an American. She lives in France, and she is French. The Americans have a president who is their leader, the British have a prime minister, the French have their own president, and so forth. But the way political decision-making around security issues ricochets around the world, from Western ...Read full article...

PRISM, XKeyscore and the Five Eyes of a global spying grid

For many people, Edward Snowden’s revelations on the NSA spying are “not news”. Some say that people had already warned about it in the past; others say that everyone already knew. So why did Snowden’s revelations cause such an uproar? First, because most people did not know, and second because of the amount of details that the public got regarding the spying practices. So, yes, Snowden’s revelations were groundbreaking ...Read full article...

Obama’s War on Press Freedom

Free and open expression is our most fundamental right. Without it all others are endangered. Candidate Obama promised transparency, accountability, and reform. He called sunlight “the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse.” He said whistleblowing reflects “acts of courage and patriotism.” “Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak ...Read full article...

Obamacare Compromises Privacy

The 1974 Privacy Act governs the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of personal information maintained by federal agencies. It prohibits disclosing it without written consent, stating: “No (federal) agency shall disclose any record which is contained in a system of records by any means of communication to any person, or to another agency, except pursuant to a written request by, or with the prior written consent of, the individual ...Read full article...

Western Military Alliance and Israel continue to Support Al Qaeda Affiliated Rebels

Amply documented the Al Nusrah rebels are in possession of chemical weapons. In an unusual twist, An August 9, 2013 UPI report intimates that the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Nusrah rebels rather than the Syrian government constitute a threat to the security of Israel, an absurd proposition. And that Israel, so to speak, fears that chemical weapons might “fall in the wrong hands”. Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar ...Read full article...

US Globalized Torture Black Sites

On October 5, US Delta Force commandos, CIA operatives, and FBI agents abducted Abu Anas al-Liby. Doing so highlights what’s been out-of-control since 9/11. In the 1980s, al-Liby was one of many CIA-recruited mujahideen fighters. They were used against Afghanistan’s Soviet occupiers. Ronald Reagan called them “the moral equivalent of our founding fathers.” He characterized Contra killers the same way. Bin Laden, al-Liby, and many other Al Qaeda fighters ...Read full article...

The Pseudo-War on Terror: How the US Has Protected Some of Its Enemies

Before World War Two American government, for all of its glaring faults, also served as a model for the world of limited government, having evolved a system of restraints on executive power through its constitutional arrangement of checks and balances. All that changed with America’s emergence as a dominant world power, and further after the Vietnam War. Since 9/11, above all, constitutional American government has been overshadowed by a ...Read full article...

The United States of Genocide

Putting the US on Trial for Genocide Against the Peoples of Korea, Laos, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Iraq, and Elsewhere The United States of America was built on a foundation of genocide against the Indigenous peoples of North America. In fact, all successful settler colonial societies are founded in genocide. The process is one of dispossession – the erasure of one group identity and the imposition of another on the ...Read full article...

Oil May Fuel Militarization of the Arctic Region

As world powers team up to secure the ecology in the Arctic, the rivalry over its rich oil and gas resources is heating up. Michel Chossudovsky from the Centre for Research on Globalization explains that the battle for the North Pole is high on the global military agenda. Finding a way to extract the vast riches of the Arctic region without subjecting it to technological disasters is what leaders ...Read full article...

The Historical Record of US War Crimes in the Korean Peninsula

The following text by Michel Chossudovsky was presented in Seoul, South Korea in the context of the Korea Armistice Day Commemoration, 27 July 2013 A Message for Peace. Towards a Peace Agreement and the Withdrawal of US Troops from Korea. Introduction Armistice Day, 27 July 1953 is day of Remembrance for the people of Korea. It is a landmark date in the historical struggle for national reunification and sovereignty. ...Read full article...

Collectivism: An Invisible Tool of Mass Control

Individualism as the concept that defines the rights of the individual as the most important instead of those of the masses is not the issue of this writing. Collectivism as the idea that the common good is more important than that of a single individual is not the matter of this essay either. The issue of concern is how Collectivism is used to manipulate individuals and masses in order ...Read full article...

From Hiroshima to Syria, the enemy whose name we dare not speak

On my wall is the front page of Daily Express of September 5, 1945 and the words: “I write this as a warning to the world.” So began Wilfred Burchett’s report from Hiroshima. It was the scoop of the century. For his lone, perilous journey that defied the US occupation authorities, Burchett was pilloried, not least by his embedded colleagues. He warned that an act of premeditated mass murder ...Read full article...

The Public Intellectual and The Marketing of World History

THERE IS a current trend in the way world history is manufactured that deserves closer scrutiny: It is the complete surrender of the humanities to marketing mechanisms and branding strategies. We don’t have to leave England to find the revolution. Niall Ferguson, the British historian – and now Harvard professor -, recently published an opinion article in the German Times in which he ruminates about ’6 Killer applications’ that ...Read full article...

Imperial Madness

Benjamin Franklin once said there’s no such thing as a good war or bad peace. His advice went unheeded. Big Lies launch wars. One after another follows. Doing so reflects imperial madness. America’s a warrior nation. It’s addicted to war. It ravages and destroys one country after another. It does so claiming humanitarian intervention. Mass killing and destruction follow. So do charnel house conditions. No nation in world history ...Read full article...

Syria: Another Western War Crime In The Making

The war criminals in Washington and other Western capitals are determined to maintain their lie that the Syrian government used chemical weapons.  Having failed in efforts to intimidate the UN chemical inspectors in Syria, Washington has demanded that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon withdraw the chemical weapons inspectors before they can assess the evidence and make their report.  The UN Secretary General stood up to the Washington war criminals ...Read full article...