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Friday, June 20th, 2014

For once, not a CIA plot? | The ISIS fiasco: It’s really an attack on Iran

by MIKE WHITNEY Counterpunch There’s something that doesn’t ring-true about the coverage of crisis in Iraq. Maybe it’s the way the media reiterates the same, tedious storyline over and over again with only the slightest changes in the narrative. For example, I was reading an article in the Financial Times by Council on Foreign Relations

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The terrible news economists are trying to hide about American jobs | Official job market numbers obfuscate an important reality

By Jim Hightower Alternet Have you noticed “the powers that be” employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America’s job market than they use for the stock market? They’re currently telling us that, “The...

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Terrorism as a weapon of hegemony | The Cuban Five

by CHANDRA MUZAFFAR Counterpunch Once again, the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) joins hands with the people of Cuba and justice-loving people in every nook and cranny of the planet, in demanding the immediate release...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Did a neoliberal energy grab backfire? | Crimea: an EU-US-Exxon screwup

By PIERRE M. SPREY and FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY On 17 May, William Broad’s piece, “In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves”, appeared in the New York Times. Broad explained how the annexation of...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Break the silence | A world war is beckoning

By JOHN PILGER Why do we ­tolerate the threat of ­another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our ­indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a “brilliant,...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The Rise of the Quasi-Fascists | The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt

By CONN HALLINAN “The April 6 rally in Cherskasy, a city 100 miles southeast of Kiev, turned violent after six men took off their jackets to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Beat the Kikes” and...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev | The Forgotten Coup

By JOHN PILGER Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Chicken Kiev | Obama Backs Down on Crimea

By MIKE WHITNEY “I never thought I’d live to see the day when the US State Department whitewashed the neo-Nazi views and heritage of a gang of thugs who had seized power in a violent coup...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Migrant, women, peasant groups mourn death of rights advocate Irene Fernandez

“Without doubt, she will be a big loss not only to the movement in Malaysia but to the global movement that is striving for a just and better world for the poor and oppressed.” – Sarojeni Rengam,...

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Sour Grapes | Big Oil’s ‘Sore Losers’ Lead the Drive to War

by MIKE WHITNEY Counterpunch “We are witnessing a huge geopolitical game in which the aim is the destruction of Russia as a geopolitical opponent of the US or of the global financial oligarchy…..The realization of this project...

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Venezuela Beyond the Protests | The Revolution is Here to Stay

By EVA GOLINGER Postcards from the Revolution Investigative journalist Eva Golinger traces the roots of current opposition protests, and argues “the revolution that is here to stay is the Bolivarian Revolution, which began in 1998 when Hugo...

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