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    The Grayzone

  • With Clinton lawyer charged, the Russiagate scam is now under indictment
    In accusing Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann of lying to the FBI, Special Counsel John Durham offers new evidence of the fabrications behind the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory. The indictment of Hillary Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann offers new evidence that the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory that engulfed Trump’s term in office was... Read more »
  • The US is turning oil-rich Nigeria into a proxy for its Africa wars
    Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria’s military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China’s influence on the continent. Last month, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times. It might as... Read more »
  • Day of the Planes: A 9/11 excerpt from ‘The Management of Savagery’
    In “The Management of Savagery,” Max Blumenthal explores the Saudi connection to the 9/11 attacks, the Islamophobic US backlash, and the neocon push to destabilize the Middle East After reading the following except Blumenthal’s “The Management of Savagery,” get the latest edition here along with a free e-book. Two hours’... Read more »
  • Were the notorious ‘Dancing Israelis’ 9/11 plotters, spies, or just common scam artists?
    The “five dancing Israelis” intrigue lives on twenty years after the September 11 attacks. But the reality behind the incident may have been more mundane. A bizarre incident in which a group of Israelis were arrested on September 11, 2001 has led to theories about the men’s role in the... Read more »
  • How elite US institutions created Afghanistan’s neoliberal President Ashraf Ghani, who stole $169 million from his country
    Before he stole $169 million and fled his failed state in disgrace, Afghanistan’s puppet President Ashraf Ghani was formed in elite American universities, given US citizenship, trained in neoliberal economics by the World Bank, glorified in the media as an “incorruptible” technocrat, coached by powerful DC think tanks like the... Read more »
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    Norman G. Finkelstein

  • RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR FINKELSTEIN’S NEW BOOK
    CONTACT VIA THIS WEBSITE. IN THE SUBJECT HEADING, PLEASE WRITE: I WANT TO HELP! The post RESEARCH ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR FINKELSTEIN’S NEW BOOK appeared first on Norman G. Finkelstein.... Read more »
  • How an Enemy Combatant Became a Comrade-in-Arms
    The disillusionment of a former admirer of Israel (G.M., from Florida) I speak as someone who grew up with so much admiration for Israel, and I have to admit, I had a lot of contempt for Palestinians. I grew up hearing how Israel is “the only democracy in the Middle... Read more »
  • A wonderful email from a family of ex-Maoists
    Dear Prof. Finkelstein, Since you asked about myself, I am from Pakistan and currently live in the Hague the Netherlands, (which is where I believe your good friend Mouin Rabbani lives?) My parents were both leftist journalists. My father (Ahfaz-ur-Rahman: you can click on his name for details) went to China... Read more »
  • THE TRUTH SHALL SET US FREE!
    The state that cried antisemitism B. Michael | Jul. 27, 2021 | 11:51 PM |  6 Everyone condemned it, competing with one another in volume, flashing angry looks and going overboard with their castigation. They were responding to that malicious Vermont plot to deprive those masses of abominable war criminals pining for a taste... Read more »
  • A correspondent comment on the state of American Jewry
    [The correspondent prefers to remain anonymous) After reading your What Gandhi Says I bought and read Knowing Too Much, which I also found to be illuminating.  I must confess I read the book looking more for insight into domestic American politics than in American policy toward Israel and Palestine.  Jews in late 20th... Read more »


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    Novara Media

  • Revolt Against Starmer’s Anti-Democratic Leadership Rules
    Starmer’s attempt to rig the rules for any future leadership challenge is facing a backlash from trade unions, party activists and left-wing MPs. We speak to NEC member Lara McNeill about whether he can be stopped. With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial.... Read more »
  • A Labour Council Just Greenlit the Social Cleansing of Bangladeshi Brick Lane
    Last week, Labour councillors on the Tower Hamlets planning committee made history for the wrong reasons. On Tuesday, Kevin Brady and Kahar Chowdhury gave developers the green light to redevelop and extend the Old Truman Brewery site on Brick Lane, turning it into a mixed-use complex including office spaces, a... Read more »
  • Of Course Tony Blair Won’t Back Down on Afghanistan – He’s Still Profiting Off Interventionism
    It is easy to become immune to the hypocrisy of politicians. From millionaire Tory MPs calling for austerity to Boris Johnson, our serial adulterer-prime minister with an unverified number of children, warning against family breakdown, ‘do as I say not as I do’ has become a default motto for our... Read more »
  • I Have Mixed Feelings About South London’s New Tube Stations
    Yesterday, two new Northern Line stations were opened at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms. Over half a decade in the making, it’s the first extension to the Northern line since Clapham Common to Morden was unveiled in 1926. As someone born and raised in Battersea, there’s something exciting about... Read more »
  • The Great British Gas Crisis
    Six energy companies have collapsed in the past two weeks, and dozens more are expected to crumble. Will Britain face a gas crisis this winter? With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.... Read more »

 


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    CounterPunch.org

  • Punks, Goths & Mods on Irish TV, 1983
    The post Punks, Goths & Mods on Irish TV, 1983 appeared first on CounterPunch.org.... Read more »
  • After 20 Years of Failed War, Corporate Media Still Give Wars of Empire a Pass
    When Taliban fighters swept across Afghanistan in a little over a week and entered the capital city of Kabul on August 15, 2021, they surprised the US media, the Biden White House, and the military. Desperate to get out of the country, those who had worked with the US-backed Afghan... Read more »
  • How Corporations Won the War on Terror
    The political climate created by the Global War on Terror, or GWOT, as Bush administration officials quickly dubbed it, set the stage for humongous increases in the Pentagon budget. In the first year after the 9/11 attacks and the invasion of Afghanistan, defense spending rose by more than 10% and... Read more »
  • Wagging the Bitcoin Dog
    On Wednesday, thousands of Salvadorans celebrated the 200th anniversary of the country’s independence by marching in protest against President Nayib Bukele’s administration. President Bukele’s decision to make Bitcoin an officially recognized currency in El Salvador succeeded in getting a lot of attention. And that was precisely the point. The boldness... Read more »
  • What is Neoliberalism? A Primer
    "Neoliberalism" has been a hot topic for a few decades, but by now the word is sloppily used often enough that many claim that the word has become meaningless. However, it doesn't work that way. The word neoliberalism has a definite meaning, even if it can be a tricky one,... Read more »

 


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    Jude Collins

  • Michael D: we know what he did – now why did he do it?
    Everyone’s talking about how Michael D Higgins turned down that invitation to a church service ‘marking’ the creation of the border. Nobody that I’ve come across has been concerned to find the answer to a vital question: Why? Why did Michael D say thanks but no thanks to the invite?... Read more »
  • PAT + JUDE TALK ABOUT THE TOXIC IRISH, JIMMY GREAVES, BREXIT, & MICHAEL COLLINS’S WALKING STICK
    Do the 81% of people who agree with President Higgins’s decision not to attend that event in Armagh – do they have a poison of anti-Britishness running through their veins? You’d have to open a lot of veins to find out, but the Indo’s Eilis O’Hanlon seems convinced people who... Read more »
  • THE IRISH BULLETIN — RELEVANT TODAY! – by Donal Kennedy
    : THE IRISH BULLETIN — RELEVANT TODAY! The IRISH BULLETIN , published by the elected Government of Ireland under British occupation from 1919-1921 is essential to the understanding of that period. It got a brief and sneering mention in THE IRISH TIMES (God bless the mark!) some years ago which... Read more »
  • Five things about the Michael D brouhaha
    OK then – let’s get this Michael D Higgins thing into perspective. Unionist anger at President Higgins’s rejection of an invitation to attend a church service in Armagh ‘marking’ the partition of Ireland and the creation of Northern Ireland is partly fuelled by shock. Normally the Irish President, like most... Read more »
  • TV REVIEW: PORTUGAL v IRELAND and Darragh O’Brien v Eoin Ó Broin
    This review first appeared in The Andersonstown News Last week brought pain to my TV screen, not once but twice. The first pain took the form of another footballing occasion, this time involving the Foreign Game. Alexa warbled that the Republic of Ireland was playing Portugal, in Portugal, and my heart shrank. Under Stephen Kenny as manager... Read more »
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    – IMEMC News

  • Israeli Police Detain A Palestinian Who Reportedly Rammed Colonizer With Car
    Israeli sources have reported, Wednesday, that the police detained a Palestinian man after he allegedly rammed an Israeli colonialist settler with his car, near occupied Jerusalem. The injured woman made the allegation that two hours after she was injured. The sources said that the “incident appears to be hit and... Read more »
  • Recently Released Cancer-Stricken Detainee Dies At Hospital In Ramallah
    The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has confirmed, Wednesday, that a cancer-stricken former Palestinian political prisoner who was recently released from an Israeli prison after his condition seriously deteriorated, has died at a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah, in central West Bank. The PPS stated that the detainee, Hussein Masalma, 39, from... Read more »
  • VideoSoldiers Shoot And Abduct A Young Man In Jerusalem
    Israeli soldiers shot and abducted a young Palestinian man in the at-Tour town, in occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the town, leading to protests, before firing rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs. They added that the soldiers shot Bassam Abu Sbeitan, with rubber-coated steel bullets in the leg,... Read more »
  • Army Abducts Six Palestinians In West Bank
    Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least six Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers invaded the al-Jalazone refugee camp, north of the city, and abducted a young man after storming his home and searching it. In addition,... Read more »
  • Israeli Soldiers Attack Students, Detain One, Near Nablus
    Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, many schoolchildren in the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and detained one. Local sources said the soldiers invaded the village and were deployed near the local school, before attacking and searching several students. They added that the soldiers detained... Read more »

 


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    Free willl

  • slavoj zizek | Noam Chomsky
    ***Noam Chomsky QUOTES ~ARTICLES ~ VIDEO ~ BOOKSAvram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,[b][c] social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics",[d] Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor... Read more »
  • Democratic Deficit in Europe | Noam Chomsky
    ***Noam Chomsky QUOTES ~ARTICLES ~ VIDEO ~ BOOKSAvram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,[b][c] social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics",[d] Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor... Read more »
  • The Atrocities in Cambodia | Noam Chomsky
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  • The Atrocities in Cambodia | Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky QUOTES ~ARTICLES ~ VIDEO ~ BOOKSAvram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,[b][c] social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics",[d] Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor... Read more »
  • Conformity and Control | Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky QUOTES ~ARTICLES ~ VIDEO ~ BOOKSAvram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian,[b][c] social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics",[d] Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Laureate Professor... Read more »

 


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    Opinion

  • Tantawi is no hero: He oversaw some of the most brutal massacres in Egypt's modern history
    The former Defence Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who died yesterday, is trending on Twitter in Egypt. Whilst the state-run media praise him as a "loyal son", a "military symbol" and a "hero" of the October War, Egyptians say he has blood on his hands. Tantawi became a known face... Read more »
  • Empowering women in Iraq and Afghanistan: Is this the actual question?
    At a time when the voices of American and British officials, and the official media in the West in general, are loudly denouncing the lack of support for Afghan women in the recently formed Taliban government, and the failure to allocate a percentage of political representation to them, in any... Read more »
  • ​​Who represents Afghanistan: Genuine activists vs 'native informants' 
    Scenes of thousands of Afghans flooding the Kabul international airport to flee the country as Taliban fighters were quickly consolidating their control over the capital, raised many questions, leading amongst them: who are these people and why are they running away? In the US and other Western media, answers were... Read more »
  • If Biden is cutting aid to Egypt over human rights violations, why doesn't he cut aid to Israel?
    Following complaints from prominent rights groups, US State Department spokesman Ned Price announced last Tuesday that the Biden administration is expected to withhold $130 million in military aid to Egypt over human rights concerns. President Joe Biden is thus departing from the policy of his predecessor, Donald Trump, who ignored... Read more »
  • The PA has a plan: it will 'pause' while Israel colonises more Palestinian land
    A few weeks after Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz dangled the promise of a few concessions to strengthen the Palestinian Authority's illegitimate rule, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has articulated – belatedly as usual – that Israel's plan is to continue its colonisation of Palestinian territory. As if Palestinians don't know... Read more »
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    Z Blogs

  • The Fate of Cassandra: Dire Predictions Go Unheeded
    In ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra was a priestess who was able to predict the future but unable to convince others to act upon her prophecies. The fate of Cassandra seems particularly relevant today, for there has been ample warning about three developments that threaten continued human existence—preparations for nuclear war,... Read more »
  • Building Social Solidarity Across National Boundaries
    Is it possible to build social solidarity beyond the state? It’s easy to conclude that it’s not.  In 1915, as national governments produced the shocking carnage of World War I, Ralph Chaplin, an activist in the Industrial Workers of the World, wrote his stirring song, “Solidarity Forever.”  Taken up by... Read more »
  • Alex Saab, Afghanistan, and the limits of US power
    The US government will (perhaps within a month) probably succeed in extraditing businessman Alex Saab from Cape Verde. His “crime” was being an official envoy for the Venezuelan government as he attempted to negotiate the sale of medicines from Iran to Venezuela. US sanctions have declared such activity illegal. Saab... Read more »
  • Baby Teeth and the Damage to Public Health Caused by U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests
    By Lawrence Wittner and Joseph Mangano In 2020, Harvard University’s T. C. Chan School of Public Health began a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that will examine the connection between early life exposure to toxic metals and later-life risk of neurological disease. A collaborator with Harvard,... Read more »
  • Thoughts on Gerald Posner’s “Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK”
    I reviewed Josiah Thompson’s new book in a blog post the other day. The book makes a persuasive case that there was a second shooter who killed JFL, but I don’t think it’s a slam dunk. Neither is Gerald Posner’s conclusion that Oswald acted alone. I consider it a toss-up.... Read more »

 


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    Michael Hudson

  • The Vocabulary of Neoliberal Diplomacy in Today’s New Cold War
    Mr. Soros has expressed his ideological fury at the prospect of not being able to make the kind of easy money off China that he was able to siphon off when the Soviet Union was carved up and privatized. On September 7, 2021, in his second mainstream editorial in a... Read more »
  • George Soros’s dream: To turn China into a neoliberal grabitization opportunity
    In a Financial Times op-ed, “Investors in Xi’s China face a rude awakening” (August 30, 2021), George Soros writes that Xi’s “crackdown on private enterprise shows he does not understand the market economy. … Xi Jinping, China’s leader, has collided with economic reality. His crackdown on private enterprise has been... Read more »
  • Global Financial Empire 3
    The 3rd in a 10 part lecture series for the Global University for Sustainability, Hong Kong. The post Global Financial Empire 3 first appeared on Michael Hudson.... Read more »
  • Global Financial Empire 2
    The 2nd in a 3 part lecture series for the Global University for Sustainability, Hong Kong. Photo by Scott Gummerson on Unsplash The post Global Financial Empire 2 first appeared on Michael Hudson.... Read more »
  • Global Financial Empire 1
    A 3 part lecture series for the Global University for Sustainability, Hong Kong. Photo by Ilona Frey on Unsplash The post Global Financial Empire 1 first appeared on Michael Hudson.... Read more »
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    Mother Jones

  • Beto O’Rourke Says It’s “No Secret” He’s Thinking of Running for Governor: It’s All About Voting Rights
    At a virtual live event hosted by Mother Jones on Wednesday, former US Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) confirmed that he is considering a run for Texas governor—in large part due to his concern for voting rights. “[It’s] no secret, I’m thinking about running for governor,” he told Mother Jones’ Ari Berman.... Read more »
  • In California’s Water Wars, Nuts Are Edging Out People
    Even if you’ve never heard of California’s San Joaquin Valley, you’ve likely benefited from its existence. Its nut groves, fruit and vegetable fields, and industrial-scale dairy operations contribute mightily to the US food supply. So it’s bad news for eaters that the valley has emerged in recent decades as a site... Read more »
  • Trump Packed a Federal Land Agency Off to Colorado. Biden Is Bringing It Home.
    This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Biden administration will relocate the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Land Management back to Washington, DC, as part of a broader effort to “rebuild and strengthen” the agency after years of “upheaval” under President... Read more »
  • Kyrsten Sinema Is Threatening to Derail Democrats’ Agenda. Again.
    It’s happening again. On Sunday, Politico reported that Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is opposed to her colleagues’ plan to regulate the price of prescription drugs—and voiced her disagreement at a recent meeting at the White House with President Joe Biden.  Democrats have little margin for error on virtually anything that... Read more »
  • The Founders of Stop AAPI Hate’s Anti-Violence App Make Time’s 100 Most Influential List
    A few days ago, Time released its annual list of the 100 “most influential people.” As lists go, Time’s has always been a contingent one—as coveted as it is debated and criticized. But this year’s has some absolute powerhouses. Many deserve amplifying on all channels. Among them are the trailblazing... Read more »

 


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    accuracy.org

  • Behind Biden’s Rhetoric of Peace at UN: U.S.’s 750 Bases Around the World
    "While President Biden's UN speech promised some additional humanitarian assistance globally... many of his actions internationally -- other than withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan -- have been downright awful." The post Behind Biden’s Rhetoric of Peace at UN: U.S.’s 750 Bases Around the World appeared first on accuracy.org.... Read more »
  • Generals: Space War “All But Inevitable” as U.S. Blocks UN Effort to Stop Weaponization of Space
    "The world is at a crossroads as to war in space. President Biden has not pulled back on the Trump-initiated U.S. Space Force which Trump demanded to 'have American dominance in space.' The post Generals: Space War “All But Inevitable” as U.S. Blocks UN Effort to Stop Weaponization of Space... Read more »
  • Occupy Wall Street’s Legacy
    "With the tenth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, it is clear that the movement was far from a failure." Gupta was the only journalist to cover Occupy across the country, reporting from 41 occupations in 26 states over the course of a year. He says Occupy Wall Street influenced the... Read more »
  • Ban Killer Drones: Kabul Drone Atrocity Latest in Ongoing U.S. Drone Killing Cover-up
    "The Pentagon's and Biden administration's efforts to cover-up the truth about the slaughter of 10 civilians in Kabul on Aug. 29, seven of them children, is simply an example of the on-going cover-up of killer drone atrocities that have been perpetrated by every U.S. administration since the first U.S. drone... Read more »
  • After 9/11: When Bioweapons Attacked Congress
    Beginning Sept 18, 2001, letters bearing the date "9-11-01" and the words "Death to America, Death to Israel, Allah is Great" were mailed to members of Congress and others. They spread fear across the country. Congress was closed down for a period. Then, amid this state of panic, the Patriot... Read more »
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    George Monbiot

  • The Best-Laid Plans
    The Conservatives promised that communities could reshape their own towns. As the shocking case of Totnes shows, it’s a con. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th September 2021 Among the most important democratic questions is how the land surrounding us is used. Is it providing homes we can... Read more »
  • On The Cusp
    Earth systems could tip before 2050. We urgently need more stringent climate targets. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 9th September 2021 If there’s one thing we know about climate breakdown, it’s that it will not be linear, smooth or gradual. Just as one continental plate might push beneath... Read more »
  • Ground Rules
    We cannot build our way out of the environmental crisis. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 1st September 2021 Dig for victory: this, repurposed from the Second World War, could be the slogan of our times. All over the world, governments are using the pandemic and the environmental crisis... Read more »
  • Bloodhounds
    The media’s lust for blood helped march us into the disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It wants us to forget that. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 25th August 2021 Everyone is to blame for the catastrophe in Afghanistan, except the people who started it. Yes, Joe Biden... Read more »
  • Dead Line
    Future corporate profits are officially more important than life on Earth. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th August 2021 The human tragedy is that there is no connection between what we know and what we do. Almost everyone is now at least vaguely aware that we face the... Read more »

 

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