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Ten Things You Need To Know About The ‘Extremism’ Of War Criminal Tony Blair By Lindsey German and Robin Beste, April 24, 2014

In a keynote speech on 23 April 2014, Tony Blair blamed Islamic extremism for failures of western intervention in the Middle East. Here are ten things he neglected to mention about the extremism of his own political career.
1. Tony…

US Propaganda on Ukraine: New York Times Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop By Robert Parry, April 24, 2014

Photograph published by the New York Times purportedly taken in Russia of Russian soldiers who later appeared in eastern Ukraine. However, the photographer has since stated that the photo was actually taken in Ukraine, and the U.S. State Department has…

The Myth of American Democracy – Money Talks and Those Without Money Have No Voice By Margaret Kimberley, April 24, 2014

A new study confirms the obvious: the will of the people carries no weight in the United States. Within the nation’s borders democracy is everywhere proclaimed but nowhere to be found. These truths we hold to be self-evident: “ordinary citizens…

U.S. Supreme Court: White Majorities and Corporations Über Alles By Glen Ford, April 24, 2014

“Black folks have no rights that white majorities are bound to respect.” That’s the message from the U.S. Supreme Court, which declared diversity programs an option that white majorities can legally ban. The High Court also safeguards the right of…

Turkish Prime Minister Offers Condolences to Armenians for Genocide By Joachim Hagopian, April 24, 2014

Today April 24th is considered Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day by Armenians throughout the world. Yesterday for the very first time in history on the eve of the 99th year anniversary of the Armenian genocide, the Turkish government abandoned its century…

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“Bomb Syria…For Ukraine’s Sake!”: The True Colors of the “Humanitarian Interventionist” and “Responsibility to Protect” Crowd By Daniel McAdams, April 24, 2014

Anna-Marie Slaughter demonstrates that you need not scratch a “humanitarian interventionist” much to uncover the warmongering neoconservative just below the surface.
In an essay today, titled, “Stopping Russia Starts in Syria,” she argues that “the solution to the crisis in…

De-escalation in Ukraine as seen by Joe Biden By Nikolai Bobkin, April 24, 2014

According to the White House briefing, the Vice-President Joe Biden’s visit to Ukraine was to demonstrate the support of Ukraine by the United States. Washington realizes the interim government in Kiev is on the verge of collapse. Washington believes that…

Civilians Die in Reported Yemen Drone Strike as Weekend of Attacks Kills at Least 35 By Alice K Ross, April 24, 2014

At least 35 people were reportedly killed over the weekend in Yemen, as a series of air strikes hit the country, including the biggest reported drone strike of the year so far.
Multiple sources including military officials and eyewitnesses described …

Why Everyone Should Occupy US 1% Corporate Media: They Lie
New York Times Admits It Pushed Fabricated Evidence about Iraq, Syria and Ukraine By Washington's Blog, April 24, 2014

The New York Times pushed fabricated evidence in the run up to the Iraq war.   A year later, the newspaper apologized for its inaccurate, one-sided coverage.

The U.S. and the New York Times pretended that Syria’s government was responsible for…

Does Washington want War with Russia? By Bill Van Auken, April 24, 2014

Does Washington want a war with Russia? A review of recent US actions surrounding the crisis in Ukraine clearly poses what would have once seemed an unthinkable question. The Obama administration is playing a very dangerous game of Russian Roulette.…

A New Cold War in Asia? Obama Threatens China
Obama Affirms US Backing for Japan in any Conflict with China By Peter Symonds, April 24, 2014

US President Barack Obama has set the stage for formal talks today with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by provocatively telling the Yomuiri Shimbun that the US is fully committed to supporting Japan in any military conflict with China over…

Louisiana Creates Database of Citizens Who Represent “A Risk to the State” By Paul Joseph Watson, April 24, 2014

Authorities in Louisiana are compiling a database of information on every citizen in order to identify people who are “a risk to the state,” as well as pinpointing future criminals in an effort to allow the state to “intervene in…

U.S. State Terrorism: Boston vs Baghdad By Ralph Nader, April 24, 2014

Greater Boston and its citizens are the focus of media attention in recognition of the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that took three innocent lives and injured over 264 people, some of them severely. City leaders praised the…

War Makes Us Poor By Washington's Blog, April 24, 2014

Image courtesy of Steve Hess
Top Economists Say War Is Bad for the Economy
Preface: Many Americans – including influential economists and talking heads - still wrongly assume that war is good for the economy. Many congressmen assume that cutting…

The Criminal States of America By Global Research News, April 24, 2014

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The CIA, Iran-Contra and the Narcotics Money Laundering Nexus By Global Research News, April 24, 2014

We bring to the attention of our readers the introduction of a 1997 statement by the late Michael C. Ruppert submitted to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. 
Michael C. Ruppert was a former LAPD narcotics investigator and author.…

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Shale Gas Fracking and America’s Proxy War against Russia: Joe Biden Promotes Fracking On Ukraine Trip By Steve Horn, April 24, 2014

During his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama’s “U.S. Crisis Support Package for Ukraine.”
A key part of the package involves promoting the deployment of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in Ukraine. Dean…

Lawsuit Against Bush and Blair for War Crimes? International Lawyers Seek Justice for Iraqis By Dahr Jamail, April 23, 2014

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: Tech. Sgt. Molly Dzitko / U.S. Army, Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway / U.S. Army)
International lawyers and activists converged at a conference titled The Iraq Commission, in…

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Israel’s Remote Occupation: Women Drone Jockeys Kill Gazans Remotely By Richard Silverstein, April 23, 2014

In 2008, the IDF created a new weapon (Hebrew) in its arsenal and trained a new group of fighters to use it.  It was a remote-operated gun mounted on an IDF security tower along the Gaza border.  The guns are…

Towards a World War III Scenario? The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran
Towards a World War III Scenario? The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 23, 2014

The Iran operation is slated to use the most advanced weapons systems. In all likelihood, new weapons systems will be tested.

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Wall Street Greed and the Corrupt Global Banking Cartel: Too Big to Prosecute? Not for a California Jury By Ellen Brown, April 23, 2014

Sixteen of the world’s largest banks have been caught colluding to rig global interest rates.  Why are we doing business with a corrupt global banking cartel?
United States Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that the too-big-to-fail Wall Street banks…

VIDEOS: War Propaganda Corporate Media Steers World Toward Disaster
New York Times Propaganda Photos on Ukraine Exposed By Alex Lantier, April 23, 2014

A day after the New York Times published a front-page report purporting to show the involvement of Russian Special Forces in protests in east Ukraine, its report, titled “Photos Link Masked Men in East Ukraine to Russia,” has been exposed…

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Kiev Regime Orders Crackdown as US Steps Up Threats Against Moscow By Bill Van Auken, April 23, 2014

Vice President Joseph Biden’s two-day visit to Ukraine has ended with a resumption of the Kiev regime’s military crackdown against its political opponents in the southeast of the country and a dangerous escalation of US threats against Russia.
Oleksandr Turchynov,…

Bombing of Syrian Red Crescent Convoy Implicates NATO in War Crimes By Dr. Christof Lehmann, April 23, 2014

Photo: SANA
Western-backed “Holy Warriors” in Syria attacked an aid convoy of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Salmiyeh city on Saturday, killing five civilian aid workers and injuring nine. Attacks against humanitarian aid convoys constitute one of the most…

Propaganda alert: US and UN object to the holding of Presidential Elections in Syria By Cem Ertür, April 23, 2014

In a bitter irony, those who carry out “humanitarian warfare” in the name of “democracy” are committed to boycotting Syria’s presidential elections.
Both the Obama administration and the United Nations are fully aware that the June presidential elections in Syria…

Secret Plan to Advance Global Internet Censorship. ISPs to Act as “Internet Police” By Global Research News, April 23, 2014

This is urgent. An Internet censorship plan is being finalized in secret meetings right now. We need all hands on deck at this crucial moment. 
Here’s the situation: President Obama himself is in secretive meetings with key political figures and…

Preparing Ukraine for a Proxy War with Russia By Tony Cartalucci, April 23, 2014

Joe Biden and Barack Obama
The BBC reported in their article, “Ukraine crisis: Biden to meet Kiev leaders in show of support,” that: 

US Vice-President Joe Biden is to meet Ukraine’s new leaders in a show of support for the…

US Military “Commemorates” Its Iraq Massacre. “Tell Them It’s the Sound of Freedom.” By Felicity Arbuthnot, April 23, 2014

“We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected round the world.”  (President Barack Obama, State of the Union address, 24th January 2012.)
As Easter was celebrated in the US and…

Vladimir Putin: The Russian World is coming to Europe By Global Research News, April 23, 2014

by Boris Mezhuev
President Putin’s Direct Line on April 17 offered a wonderful opportunity for reflecting on the present and the future of European civilization. The head of state sought to express his most fundamental ideas about the current geopolitical…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA): When Foreign Investors Sue the State By Martin Khor, April 23, 2014

This article was published on GR on November 10, 2013
The investor-state dispute system, whereby foreign investors can sue the host-country government in an international tribunal, is one of the issues being negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
In the…

Earth Day Greenwash: Oil Conglomerates Sponsor Event Praising TransCanada’s Keystone XL Tar Sands By Steve Horn, April 23, 2014

The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early. At the center of it this time around: a game of political hot potato over the northern leg of TransCanada‘s…

Clean Up “America’s Secret Fukushima”, The US Abandoned Uranium Mines (AUMs) By Margaret Flowers, April 23, 2014

Red Shirt Village, Oglala Lakota Nation (SOUTH DAKOTA) –  Organizations from throughout the United States held an Earth Day ceremony to launch a nation-wide campaign to clean up hazardous abandoned uranium mines (AUMs). Clean Up The Mines! calls for effective…

9/11 Truth: Courageous LAPD Whistle-Blower Michael Ruppert, Committed Suicide, Why? By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, April 23, 2014

A couple of years ago I was the only person in Duluth’s Zinema theater watching Michael Ruppert’s powerful feature-length documentary film “Collapse”. At the time, the Zinema was still early in its history and very few people even showed up…

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A Review of Ilan Pappe's Book By Jim Miles, April 23, 2014

This is a powerfully written unsettling work that relates the story of Israel from the perspective of how ideas are changed and manipulated for the benefit of the state.  Unfortunately the majority of citizens of most countries are susceptible to…

The Rwanda Genocide Coverup: Twenty Years of Lies and Fabrications. The Anglo-Saxon Powers vs. France By Global Research News, April 23, 2014

by Antoine Roger Lokongo
Carla Del Ponte and Paul Kagame were increasingly at loggerheads.
Del Ponte, a former Chief Prosecutor of two United Nations international criminal law tribunals: the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International…

Saudi Arabia, France plan to disrupt Syria Presidential Election By Press TV, April 22, 2014

Saudi and French intelligence authorities are reportedly working on a plan to disrupt forthcoming presidential election in Syria, which may award President Bashar al-Assad a new term in office.

Informed sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, stated that the…

Ukraine Crisis: 300 German Intellectuals Support Putin, Criticize US-NATO Influence in Europe and Mainstream Media Propaganda By Global Research News, April 22, 2014

Dear Mr. President !
In your speech to the State Duma you asked for understanding from the Germans.
We are German citizens who have experienced the post-war majority in the western half of Germany. When the Cold War ended in…

Anti-Semitic Fliers in Eastern Ukraine: Obama Endorses a Forgery, Supports Neo-Nazi Parties By Diana Johnstone, April 22, 2014

On Friday, April 18, President Obama voiced his righteous indignation over anti-Semitic fliers pasted on synagogue walls in the pro-Russian eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.  The fliers, calling on all Jews to register or face expulsion, had appeared the day…

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Eyewitness to the Syrian Rebellion: Late Father Frans Denounced a Violent “Opposition, Instigated and Paid by Foreign Interests” By John Rosenthal, April 22, 2014

The Syrian Civil War has devastated entire cities and towns as fighting between the rebels and Syrian Army spreads from neighborhood to neighborhood [Xinhua]
An examination of texts published by Father Frans van der Lugt in 2011 and 2012 shows…

MoneyGram, Western Union and the African Money Transfer Scam By Pratap Chatterjee, April 22, 2014

Dahabshiil, a Somali money transfer company, has won a temporary reprieve from Barclays, the last major bank to allow remittances to Somalia. The agreement comes just as a new report estimates that African expatriates lose $1.8 billion a year in…

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Enough Already: The G-20 and the US Tell the Bank of Japan to End Quantitative Easing By Mike Whitney, April 22, 2014

It looks like QE is going to end with a whimper instead of a bang.

The bigwigs in the G-20 have put the kibosh on Japan’s money printing extravaganza. While most analysts expect the Bank of Japan (BoJ) to announce…

Peddler of Iraq War Lies now Pushes Lies on Urkaine to Drum Up Confrontation with Russia By Washington's Blog, April 22, 2014

War Lies Sold Again By the Same Old Liars …
Intelligence regarding Syria is arguably being manipulated even more blatantly than intelligence on Saddam and Iraq.
Media coverage of Syria and Ukraine is as bad as it was of the…

Israel: Palestinian Prisoner of Conscience Marwan Barghouti on Sham Peace Talks By Stephen Lendman, April 22, 2014

In May 2004, he was lawlessly convicted of three attacks killing five people. A three-judge panel admitted he had no involvement.
It didn’t matter. Weeks later, he got five life sentences plus 40 years imprisonment. He’s a prisoner of conscience.…

America Is Running the World’s Largest Terrorist Operation By Washington's Blog, April 22, 2014

Chomsky: “Obama Is Running The Biggest Terrorist Operation That Exists”
Leading liberal Noam Chomsky  said yesterday:
The Obama administration is dedicated to increasing terrorism. In fact, it’s doing it all over the world.  Obama is running the biggest terrorist operation…

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American Sailors Exposed to Fukushima Radiation By Karen Charman, April 22, 2014

This article was first published by WhoWhatWhy.
“You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn’t hurt at all”
If there’s any truth to that pop standard’s message, then America must surely love its heroes. Because, much as…

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The New York Times Purports to Provide Definitive Proof that Russian Spies are Active in Eastern Ukraine By Alex Lantier, April 22, 2014

The New York Times has run a relentless campaign of lies and distortions backing US policy in Ukraine. This has included portraying the opposition in eastern Ukraine to the pro-Western regime in Kiev as proof of an aggressive Russian intervention…

Military build-up in Indo-Pacific region: US “pivot” to Asia threatens war with China
Obama’s Tour to Reinforce “Pivot to Asia” By Peter Symonds, April 22, 2014

Amid the on-going confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, President Barack Obama arrives in Japan tomorrow on the first leg of a tour of Asia that will also take in South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. Obama’s overriding aim is to…

US Intelligence and the Fate of the Private Pre-War International Banking System By Prof Peter Dale Scott, April 22, 2014

The election of Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 had permanent consequences for U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. major oil companies, which before the election were facing criminal charges for their cartel arrangements, instead were freed to continue their activities, until…

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Workplace Occupations in Turkey. Response to Neoliberal Authoritarian Rule By Socialist Project, April 22, 2014

by Mehmet Erman Erol

Autonomy, occupation, self-management… these long-forgotten terms are back in Turkey since late 2012-early 2013. There have been several factory occupations since last year. The most prominent ones are, among others, Kazova, Greif, Zentiva, Feniş, Moda Socks…

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Poland’s Hand in Ukraine Coup d’Etat: Trained Putchists Two Months in Advance, on Behalf of US-NATO By Thierry Meyssan, April 22, 2014

Lies have shorter and shorter legs. Two months after the change of regime in Kiev, the Polish press has disclosed the role of Donald Tusk’s government in preparing the coup.
The new revelations belie Western discourse and demonstrate that the…

Setting the Stage for War With Pakistan By Tony Cartalucci, April 22, 2014

Attempts to paint Pakistan as a dangerous enemy of the West and a prime candidate for military intervention has been made once again by those in the Western media. ABC News, in an article titled, “‘Double dealing’: How Pakistan hid…

Putin Says that the Oil Wars with Russia will Make the West Bleed By Russia Today, April 22, 2014

Opportunities for the West to hurt the Russian economy are limited, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Europe cannot stop buying Russian gas without inflicting pain on itself, and if the US tries to lower oil prices, the dollar will suffer.…

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The Council on Foreign Relations vs. Global Research By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Julie Lévesque, April 22, 2014

While Global Research operates on a shoe string budget compared to the well-endowed establishment think tanks, it has more readers than the powerful Council on Foreign Relations (CFR at (see graph below).

In late January, however, on the day…

Obama: “Remaking the Middle East”: The American Gulag By Prof. James Petras, April 22, 2014

In his first term in office President Obama promised “to remake the Middle East into a region of prosperity and freedom”. Six years later, the Middle East is ruled by despotic regimes whose jails are overflowing with political prisoners.

The Militarization of the African Continent: AFRICOM Expands Operations in Cooperation With Europe By Abayomi Azikiwe, April 22, 2014

Reports indicate that the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is expanding its operations on the continent. A series of naval maneuvers and exercises are currently taking place in West Africa.
AFRICOM was formed in 2008 by the George W. Bush…

Economic Development, Poverty and Class Struggle in Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe, April 21, 2014

Are the majority of people benefitting from investments and profits?
Despite claims that Africa is experiencing one of the highest growth rates in the world, growing class divisions and higher consumer prices are having disproportionate impacts on working people and…

The Elite, the ‘Great Game’ and World War III
The Elite, the ‘Great Game’ and World War III By Prof. Mujahid Kamran, April 21, 2014

This article was originally published in June 2011
The control of the US, and of global politics, by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. This control began in Europe and has…

Ukraine, “Colored Revolutions”, Swastikas and the Threat of World War III By Felicity Arbuthnot, April 21, 2014

As the US, EU and Britain huff and puff in barrel loads of clichés: “red lines” are “crossed”, “sovereignty and territorial integrity” has been “violated”, they stand “shoulder to shoulder” with their Neo-Nazi counterparts in the interim puppet government.

Kiev Government Breaks Easter Truce. A Potential East-West Confrontation Looms By Stephen Lendman, April 21, 2014

On April 19, Kiev putschists pledged no Easter weekend Eastern Ukraine attacks. They promised “suspension of the active phase of the anti-terrorism operation” to defuse crisis conditions.
A state security service (SBU) spokeswoman said suspension was “linked to the implementation…

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The Japanese Government Hides the Truth: Fukushima Radiations are Killing Children, TEPCO Employees By RT, April 21, 2014

Students walk near a geiger counter, measuring a radiation level of 0.12 microsievert per hour, at Omika Elementary School, located about 21 km (13 miles) from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture.(Reuters / Toru Hanai)…

Caterpillar Uses Swiss Subsidiary to Avoid Billions in Taxes By Rozali Telbis, April 21, 2014

Caterpillar – one of the world’s largest maker of construction and mining equipment – used a subsidiary in Switzerland to avoid paying $2.4 billion in taxes over a period of 13 years, according to a new U.S. Senate report titled …

The Empire's Giant Ponzi Scheme: In the Belly of the "Economic Beast"
The Dow Jones Index is the Greatest of All Ponzi Schemes By Washington's Blog, April 21, 2014

by Wim Grommen
Wim Grommen was a teacher in mathematics and physics for eight years at secondary schools. The last twenty years he trained programmers in Oracle-software. He worked almost five years as trainer for Oracle and the last 18…

Western Powers and the Ukrainian Regime Call for Military Buildup against Russia By Alex Lantier, April 21, 2014

Amid the crackdown on pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine being carried out by his Western-backed regime, Ukraine’s acting prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, called for a military buildup against Russia in an interview on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” program Sunday.…

Missile Strikes in Yemen and Weapons to Syria: the US Steps Up its Middle East Military Interventions By Patrick Martin, April 21, 2014

American drone missile attacks and air strikes killed more than three dozen people in southern Yemen over the weekend. The carnage coincided with press reports that the Obama administration is moving to ship advanced weapons to “rebel” groups fighting the…

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KBR and Halliburton Can Be Sued For Iraq Toxic Burn Pits, Court Rules By Fatima Hansia, April 21, 2014

A soldier pushes the bulldozer into the flames of the burn pit. Photo: Sgt. Abel Trevino. Used under Creative Commons license.
KBR and Halliburton – two major U.S. military contractors – can be sued for the health impacts of trash…

World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rules The World By Michael Snyder, April 21, 2014

Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years.  In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World…

The Neo-Liberal Deception and the New World Order By Lionel Reynolds, April 21, 2014

Beginning in earnest in the late Seventies, a sustained and pervasive ideological attack was mounted against the role of the State in managing economic affairs. The terms of the attack ranged from ethical and philosophical arguments about individual liberty and…

Workers Rights and America’s Labor Movement: The Creation of the Network for Social Justice Unionism (NSJU) By Roshan Bliss, April 21, 2014

Social Justice Unionism Seeks to Build Labor And Student Movements
Earlier this month at the Labor Notes Conference, rank and file labor leaders announced for the first time the creation of the Network for Social Justice Unionism (NSJU), a new…

Reform of the Bretton Woods Institutions: The IMF Might Not Live to See Its Anniversary By Valentin Katasonov, April 21, 2014

The latest meeting of the ministers of finance and central bank governors of the G20 countries took place April 10-11, 2014 in Washington. A key issue was the reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The International Monetary Fund: A…

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Bolivia’s New Mining Law By Kirsten Francescone, April 21, 2014

Recent protests surrounding the New Mining Law by the cooperative sector in Bolivia climaxed to dangerous levels.  The approval of the law was stalled when legislators modified the project in the Legislative Assembly. They claimed that an article allowing cooperatives…

Dangerous Crossroads: US-NATO Build-up to Cold War 2.0 By Peter Koenig, April 21, 2014

This is NYT’s headline of 20 April 2014:
“In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin”  Followed by:
“President Obama is focused on isolating Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world, limiting its…

“Crimes against Peace”: Historic Class Action Law Suit against George W. Bush By Inder Comar, April 21, 2014

The case against Bush is based on the conduct of members of the administration prior to coming into office as well as conduct taking place on and after 9/11.

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Ukraine and the “Politics of Anti-Semitism”: The West Upholds Neo-Nazi Repression of Ukraine’s Jewish Community By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 20, 2014

The US and the EU are supporting the formation of a coalition government integrated by Neo-Nazis which are directly involved in the repression of the Ukrainian Jewish community. There are about 200,000 Jews living in Ukraine, most of them in Kiev.

Donetsk “Letter To Jews” Found To Be A Forgery By Tyler Durden, April 20, 2014

In the days before the Geneva “de-escalation” conference (and coincidentally, days after the secret visit of CIA director Brennan to Kiev), the top story across western media was the “undisputed” proof that east-Ukraine, populated by “terrorist separatists”, is preparing to…

Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right By Joachim Hagopian, April 20, 2014

There is no greater natural resource on this earth than water. As the sustenance of all life, water keeps every living and breathing organism, every plant, every animal and every human being on this planet alive.

Toxics Across America: 120 Hazardous, Unregulated Chemicals in the U.S. By Alissa Sasso, April 20, 2014

Recent spills in West Virginia and North Carolina cast a spotlight on toxic hazards in our midst. But as bad as they are, these acute incidents pale in scope compared to the chronic flow of hazardous chemicals coursing through our…

UNCRITICAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA DRIVEL War Plan Iran: Endemic US/Israeli Double-Think Is Now "Normal Discourse"
Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Imperative: The Mainstream Media’s One-Sided Propaganda By Robert Parry, April 20, 2014

The mainstream U.S. news media is flooding the American people with one-sided propaganda on Ukraine, rewriting the narrative to leave out the key role of neo-Nazis and insisting on a “group think” that exceeds even the misguided consensus on Iraq’s…

Selective Prosecution: In Israel “the Only Democracy in the Middle East”, Not All Citizens Are Created Equal By Lisa Goldman, April 20, 2014

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In Israel there is something called the Prevention of Infiltration Law, which prohibits citizens from traveling to a list of so-called “enemy states.” The law is little known and almost never…

Eastern Ukraine: Right Sector Attack in Slavyansk Results in Deadly Shootout By The Voice of Russia, April 20, 2014

Moscow is outraged by the armed incident that occurred Saturday night in Slavyansk in which innocent civilians died as a result of an attack by Right Sector militants, the Russian Foreign Ministry says. “The Russian side is enraged by the…

Old World Order vs. New World Order: The Geopolitics of Chaos and Stochastic Change By Andrew McKillop, April 19, 2014

It’s now official: our political leaders are still drunk on 20th century booze.

Egged on by a clique of hereditary banking families, politicos always seem keen to push us into the latest war, only they are not altogether sure why…