Western imperialists have been bombing Iraq for 100 Years

President Obama’s campaign of aerial bombardment against ISIS in Iraq and Syria maintains a British colonial policy designed 100 years ago to avoid the consequences of putting large numbers of boots on the ground in what are now Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Continue reading

Two CIA-funded ‘cults’ team up in Middle East

(WMR)—WMR’s sources in Turkey and Iran are confirming that links have been established between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Iranian exiled terrorist group Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) through Central Intelligence Agency and Israeli Mossad interlocutors. Continue reading

Ukrainian electoral postmortems

Obama reacted as expected. He “congratulated the people of Ukraine on holding successful parliamentary elections . . .” Continue reading

Fighting for survival in the Sinai: Egypt’s convenient war

Sinai is both heaven and hell. This triangular desert boasts an arid landscape of hopeless horizons often interrupted by leftover military hardware from previous wars. The land is comprised of breathtaking beaches, incredible history, and a fusion of fascinating cultures that reach back into the past as far as ancient times can possibly go. This thrilling land of contradictions is amazing, yet lethal. Continue reading

The Tyrant Party

The United States appears to be controlled by an oligarchy in which the American Israel Public Affiars Committee (AIPAC) is a major player, accompanied by many of the major corporations in the United States and elsewhere. That there is such a party is pure conjecture, but it is conjecture that is motivated by an abundance of facts. Call it the Tyrant Party because it rules independently of the will of the people. Continue reading

Why do banks want our deposits?

Hint: it’s not to make loans

Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books. Continue reading

Kobani Kurds expose the hypocrisy of the coalition to fight ISIS

The dark force of ISIS is apparently an invincible and unstoppable war juggernaut that is mercilessly killing and conquering in pursuit of establishing an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In reality, however, it is not as out of control as it appears. It is, indeed, carefully controlled and managed by its creators and supporters, that is, by the United States and its allies in the region—those who now pretend to have established a coalition to fight it! The U.S., Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and other allies in the region do not really need to fight ISIS to (allegedly) destroy it; all they need to do to extinguish its hellish flames is stop supplying fuel for its fire, that is, stop supplying it with funds, mercenaries, military training and armaments. Continue reading

Farcical Ukrainian parliamentary elections

So-called Ukrainian democracy is pure fantasy. Tyranny masquerading as rule by the people. Continue reading

How the I.R.S. abuses criminal law to steal money from innocent Americans

(TheAntiMedia)—Over the weekend, the New York Times revealed that the Internal Revenue Service has been abusing a civil assets forfeiture law intended to target drug traffickers, racketeers, and terrorists. Instead of catching “evil-doers,” it more commonly uses these policies to confiscate money from innocent people without ever charging them with a crime. Continue reading

A too brief history of the CIA

This indeed is a brief history of the CIA, a topic that could command volumes of information encompassing much if not all of post World War II history. Continue reading

Some hard facts about terror

We are having an outbreak of reports in the Canadian press about “home grown” terrorists, “radicalized” young men of Muslim faith traveling out of the country to participate in extremist groups abroad, a relatively insignificant phenomenon which has received inordinate publicity. In any event, if you give the matter some thought, you realize that this “news” is a kind of empty publicity, noise about something as old and familiar as human life itself, although it has been bestowed with a new name intended to frighten us into supporting measures outside the framework of a society of laws. Continue reading

Indiana sex slayings highlight society’s ‘throwaway women’

CHICAGO—At least seven women’s bodies have been found in Indiana within a few days in what appear to be serial, sex-related murders of women in high-risk lifestyles. Hammond police are holding Darren Vann, a convicted sex offender, in connection with the murders and say charges are possible in at least six other murders still under investigation. Continue reading

Don’t let them silence you: Vote, dammit

Our country’s oldest and longest struggle has been to enlarge democracy by making it possible for more and more people to be treated equally at the polls. The right to participate in choosing our representatives—to vote—is the very right that inflamed the American colonies and marched us toward revolution and independence. Continue reading

Al Franken, the liberals’ darling

I receive a continuous stream of emails from “progressive” organizations asking me to vote for Senator Franken or contribute to his re-election campaign this November, and I don’t even live in Minnesota. Even if I could vote for him, I wouldn’t. No one who was a supporter of the war in Iraq will get my vote unless they unequivocally renounce that support. And I don’t mean renounce it like Hillary Clinton’s nonsense about not having known enough. Continue reading

Israel is sworn enemy of Latin America’s progressive women presidents

(WMR)—Through its actions in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, the so-called “ABC” countries all currently governed by progressive women presidents, Israel has identified itself as an enemy of not only progressive governments in Latin America but particularly those with female leaders. Continue reading

ISIL seen as non-Islamic cult by Mideast intelligence services

(WMR)—Middle Eastern intelligence services have reported to WMR that they believe that the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” or ISIL, also known as “Islamic State” and “Islamic State of Iraq and Sham,” is actually a quite non-Islamic cult developed by Israel and the Central Intelligence Agency and funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to destabilize the entire Middle East and beyond. Continue reading

US radiation levels exceed evacuation level

SAN FRANCISCO—High radiation levels exceeded the evacuation level requiring the wholesale evacuation of civilians at many locations in the States over the past four years, from 2011 to 2014. Those who remain are supposed to be wearing hazmat suits. Continue reading

Cowardice plagues Pennsylvania House of Representatives

The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the NRA agenda. Continue reading

Many hope new rules will stop pharma tax dodgers

Just a few months ago, many US health corporations were eyeing tax inversions—reincorporating overseas, often merging with a European entity—to evade US taxes. Following the drug companies Mylan, Actavis, Perrigo, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Endo, the Illinois-based drug company AbbVie announced inversion plans last summer, to the joy of many investors. Continue reading

Washington is defaming Putin

Friday, at the Valdai International Discussion Club meeting in Sochi, Russia’s President Putin correctly and justifiably denounced Washington for destabilizing the world in order to serve its own narrow and selfish interest and the interests of the private interest groups that control Washington at the expense of the rest of the world. Continue reading

8 facts about American inequality

The American Dream has been defined many ways by writers of both poetic and prosaic bent, but its essentials tend to involve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (or property, depending on your source). Continue reading

Chevron greases local election with gusher of cash

When the Citizens United decision came down in 2010, many feared the Supreme Court had unleashed vast and unfettered campaign contributions from corporations bent on tightening their hammerlock on government and politics. Continue reading

Britain’s real promise to Israel: ‘Symbolic’ vote on Palestine

The text of the letter was short and precise, leaving no room for any misinterpretation in the “promise” made by Britain’s Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to a powerful representative of the Jewish community in Britain, Lord Rothschild, on that fateful day of 2 November 1917. Continue reading

Hollow justice and courts of order in an age of government-sanctioned tyranny

Justice in America makes less sense with each passing day. Continue reading

Redefining imminent

The Merriam-Webster definition of imminent is: “ready to take place; especially: hanging threateningly over one’s head.” Continue reading

Uncanny parallels in character

I’m not one of those who scribble blunt little mustaches on pictures of politicians I dislike, but here I make some uncomfortable and I believe accurate observations comparing personality and character traits of a contemporary politician with one of history’s darkest figures. Continue reading

What is wrong with Gareth Porter—an interview

A few days ago, I came across a disturbing article on Buzzfeed. The headline read; “U.S. Journalist Regrets Attending Conspiracy Conference In Tehran.” According to Buzzfeed, Gareth Porter, a respected journalist and critic of the Jewish lobby and Israel, reported that he would have never have attended the “conference in Tehran if he had known the real views of his fellow attendees.” Continue reading

CFR analyst says travel ban wouldn’t keep Ebola from spreading to the US

According to a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Laurie Garrett, “Travel bans would [not] keep Ebola from spreading in the United States.” Continue reading

Kiev war crimes

Mounting evidence shows Kiev committed horrendous war crimes in southeastern Ukraine. Continue reading

My father was killed by a computer, says 7 year old Afghan child

Imal, a 7-year-old Afghan student in the 2nd grade, came to visit us in Kabul. Continue reading

The Berlin Wall, another Cold War myth

November 9 will mark the 25th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. The extravagant hoopla began months ago in Berlin. In the United States, we can expect all the Cold War clichés about The Free World vs. Communist Tyranny to be trotted out and the simple tale of how the wall came to be will be repeated: In 1961, the East Berlin communists built a wall to keep their oppressed citizens from escaping to West Berlin and freedom. Why? Because commies don’t like people to be free, to learn the “truth.” What other reason could there have been? Continue reading

Challenging corporate power in a not-for-profit world

Does changing the way we do business hold the key to creating a world where resources are shared more equitably and consumed within planetary limits? According to Professor Donnie Maclurcan of the Post Growth Institute, the answer is a definitive yes—but only if we can fully embrace a business model that doesn’t require profits to be distributed to shareholders, and works instead to reinvest revenues back into the company. Increasingly, socially and environmentally conscious entrepreneurs are adopting not-for-profit (NFP) business practices across the whole spectrum of traditionally for-profit sectors. Maclurcan, whose book ‘How on Earth’ co-authored with Jennifer Hinton is due out next year, firmly believes that the NFP model presents an alternative macroeconomic framework with the potential to revolutionise how we produce goods and services, and thereby pave the way for an ‘economics of enough.’ Continue reading