Imperialism

Why I Did Not Go to Vietnam

by Terry Simons Wars are folly.  Rudimentarily, we know why wars happen.  We know they spring from inhumane impulses and ignorance.  We know the corrupting nature of avarice and the geopolitical realities that propel conflict.  We know that the lust for power is systemic and that unrestrained nationalism plays a …

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Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead

Mac Slavo The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening. Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week. He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50. The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s …

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Why I’m Not Breaking Up with America This Valentine’s Day

By John W. Whitehead “I love America and I hate it. I’m torn between the two. I have two conflicting visions of America. One is a kind of dream landscape and the other is a kind of black comedy.”? Bono Almost every week I get an email from an American …

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Delusional America

by Paul Craig Roberts As I have written on a number of occasions, facts no longer play a role in American political life. Fact-based analysis is also disappearing from academic life and no longer plays a role in official economic reporting. A matrix has been created, an artificial reality that …

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Between The Lines This Week – November 9-15, 2014

Merry Christmas: UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24 On its official website, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (yes, that’s really a thing and yes, it is housed right here in the United States) announced that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) “will enter …

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Between The Lines This Week – November 2-8, 2014

Peer Reviewed Research Proves Biotech’s Studies on GMOs are Flawed, Inaccurate A growing number of people are starting to think that the U.S. government is using flawed science on purpose to justify centralized manufacture, production, storage, and distribution of an altered world food supply to be used for political power …

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Between The Lines This Week – October 26-November 1, 2014

Meet the New Serfs: You It’s perverse: If an ordinary citizen makes a typo on his 1040EZ, he could be on the hook for untold sums of money, fines, even jail time. When the IRS abuses its power to harass political enemies, nothing happens. Even in medieval times, the distinction …

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Between The Lines This Week – October 19-25, 2014

Shadow Facts About Shadow Government The U.S. military has brought death, terror, destruction, and lasting damage to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya — and spilling out of Libya into Mali, sparked a Sunni-Shiite civil war in Iraq that has spread to Syria, rendered Pakistan and Yemen more violent and insecure with …

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Between The Lines This Week – October 12-18, 2014

Police Spending Fueled by Asset Seizures Police agencies have used hundreds of millions of dollars taken from Americans under federal civil forfeiture law in recent years to buy guns, armored cars and electronic surveillance gear. They have also spent money on luxury vehicles, travel and a clown named Sparkles. The …

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Between The Lines This Week – October 5-11, 2014

Hong Kong “Occupy Central” Protest Funded and Directed by U.S. State Department The slogans, leaders, and agenda of the “Occupy Central” movement are supposedly the manifestations of Hong Kong’s desire for “total democracy,” “universal suffrage,” and “freedom.” In reality, the leaders of “Occupy Central” are verified to be directly backed, …