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Obama promises more aid to Ukraine

President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday that his country will continue to support the illegitimate Ukrainian regime against what he called “Russian aggression” which he alleges originates in the east. Obama took time to officially congratulate Ukraine as the country celebrates its twenty-fourth anniversary of independence. “When you work to launch decisive reforms, despite the Russian aggression in the east and the occupation of Crimea, America will remain faithful in ...Read full article...

Dilma’s reelection campaign may have been financed by money diverted from Petrobras

The Minister of the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Brazil,Gilmar Mendes,seems to have detected signs that the reelection campaign of President Dilma Rousseff received money diverted from Petrobras. Should this fact be confirmed, it could start criminal proceedings that may in fact result in the Dilma’s removal from the presidency. “I consider it essential to inform the competent authorities about the evidence of illegal electoral practicesand crimesthat may be ...Read full article...

Tsipras wants snap election to bury the ‘no’ vote of the referendum

Candidate Tsipras made glowing pledges. Straightaway in office he breached them. Are Popular Unity members different? Politicians of all stripes notoriously make promises they systematically compromise or violate if elected. It’s hard imagining anything in prospect able to end Greece’s long nightmare. Its political class is beholden to Troika monied interests running things. No party is strong enough to win majority control. SYRIZA will likely retain enough support to govern with one or ...Read full article...

Brazil wants Dilma and Lula behind bars

Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo saw the largest protests in the country. Thousands of people protested Sunday against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and the Workers Party (PT) in at least nine states and the capital, Brasilia, in events organized by groups advocating the removal or resignation of the president and/or a military intervention. They were numerous posters and banners with the slogan “Get out Dilma” and “Get ...Read full article...

‘Global Warming’ is All About Anti-Capitalist Polemics, And Has Nothing to Do, Really, With Science

(SomewhatReasonable.com) Liberal writer Naomi Klein’s magnum opus on the environment, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, is a must-read for conservatives and libertarians.  The mask is off. Klein admits progressive policies on the environment are really about what Marx and Lenin said the communist revolution desired 100 years ago — the overthrow of capitalism. This is not about science, or health, at all.  “Our economic model is at war with the Earth,” ...Read full article...

Façade of Diplomacy Masks Same Old US Latin American Policy

Nothing ever changes in Washington except new faces continuing old policies dressed up at times to look different – same old, same old always. Duopoly power is ruthless, predatory and merciless. Business as usual continues – worse than ever under a so-called “peace” president at war throughout his tenure against more nations than any of his predecessors, destabilizing others globally, pressuring, bullying or bludgeoning independent ones to obey Washington ...Read full article...

Lavrov Says US Spreads Global Terrorism

On April 4, 1967 (exactly one year to the day before his state-sponsored assassination), Martin Luther King called America “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” – in his Beyond Vietnam speech delivered at New York’s Riverside Church. America is “on the wrong side of a world revolution,” he said. It allies with “landed gentry (against) shirtless and barefoot people.” “(C)apitalists of the West invest huge sums ...Read full article...

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...