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  • Global Research: Help Us Cover Our Operational Costs

    Dear Readers, Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change. Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis we provide, free of charge, on a daily basis? … The post Global Research: Help Us Cover Our Operational Costs appeared first on Global Research.

  • With Likely Victory of Andrés Arauz, Ecuador Will Join Latin America’s Anti-Imperialist Surge

    Ecuador is just weeks away from becoming the latest Latin American nation to move away from the IMF and United States and elect a strongly progressive, anti-imperialist government. The post With Likely Victory of Andrés Arauz, Ecuador Will Join Latin America’s Anti-Imperialist Surge appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Joe Biden and the Death of Free Speech

    The media loved Joe Biden’s inauguration: his platitude-laden speech and his calls for “unity” struck the perfect note for a Washington establishment that wants no more guff from the “deplorables.”

  • Report: Poor Will Take More Than Decade to Recover From Lockdowns While Rich Thrive Under “Rigged Economic System”

    By PFW News In what is no secret to any regular reader of this blog, the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns it justified has –... Report: Poor Will Take More Than Decade to Recover From Lockdowns...

  • Demand for Physical Bullion Surges – Will It Break Paper Markets?

    By Clint Siegner Last year felt like a pivot point in U.S. history. The pandemic and election left the nation ideologically divided. There seem to... Demand for Physical Bullion Surges – Will It...

  • How the FBI Created Domestic Terrorism: 80 Years of Psychological Warfare Revealed

    The “war on terror” is now expanding to target a broad spectrum of the American population who would be morally resistant to the sorts of anti-human policies demanded by Great Reset Technocrats, Matthew Ehret writes.

  • VIDEO: President Biden’s New Administration, Old Aggression

    It looks like the first 100 days of Joe Biden will be dedicated to deleting four years of Trump's policies.

  • Despite His Attempt to Tie MAGA to Anti-Semitism, Biden Will Preserve Trump’s “Israel First” Legacy 

    Many are expecting President Joe Biden to roll back Trump's heavily pro-Israel policies, but several factors – including his long-established ties to Israeli interests– point to a greater likelihood of their continuation instead. The post Despite His Attempt to Tie MAGA to Anti-Semitism, Biden Will Preserve Trump’s “Israel First” Legacy  appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges on the State of the American Empire

    On this week’s “On Contact,” host Chris Hedges talks to Professor Noam Chomsky, the pioneering linguist, prolific author of numerous seminal political works, about the state of the American Empire. Professor Chomsky is the author of over 100 books including “The Fateful Triangle,” “Manufacturing Consent,” “Failed States” and “Requiem for the American Dream,” and America’s

  • Global Report: The Richest Have Already Recouped Pandemic Losses, While Poorest Billions Will Need a Decade to Do the Same

    On the opening day of the World Economic Forum, new study shows the 1,000 wealthiest people recovered completely in just nine months while the world’s poorest are likely to take more than a decade to bounce back to pre-COVID-19 levels.

  • Mayor Announces Investigation into “Smart” Meter Water Billing Blunders, Re-hires Meter Readers

    By B.N. Frank Utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water – are expensive, unnecessary, and plagued with problems including measurement errors (see 1, 2). ... Mayor Announces Investigation...

  • Google Shuts Down Internet Balloon, “Loon” Project Due to High Operational Costs

    By B.N. Frank Opposition continues to increase regarding satellites and similar vehicles being launched to blast WiFi and 5G from way up high (see 1,... Google Shuts Down Internet Balloon, “Loon”...

  • A Totalitarian Regime Is Coming to America? Or Is It Just an Old Ball Game?

    Dutch-Jewish historian Jacques Presser remarked as early as 1947: “Fascism, should it ever return, will undoubtedly present itself in the guise of anti-fascism.” Having watched the surreal inauguration, the Green Zone in Baghdad popped up.  The occupation in Washington was … The post A Totalitarian Regime Is Coming to America? Or Is It Just an Old Ball Game? appeared first on Global […]

  • Poor Nations Left Reeling After Bill Gates Advised Oxford to Ditch Open Source COVID Vaccine

    Unable to secure a profit in immunizing poorer nations, Western multinationals, including Oxford's private partner AstraZeneca, have prioritized those who can pay the most. The post Poor Nations Left Reeling After Bill Gates Advised Oxford to Ditch Open Source COVID Vaccine appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Experts Warn Civil Rights Fallout from COVID Could Be Far Worse Than the Pandemic Itself

    As President Biden signs a national mask mandate into law, measures being imposed in the name of protecting public health could create a humanitarian crisis that sees Americans sued by the state and forced into detention camps for breaking pandemic protocols.

  • Robert Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy

    Biden’s response to the far-right uproar against Malley will be a test of his fortitude in standing up to the hawks and charting a new course for U.S. policy in the Middle East. The post Robert Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy appeared first on MintPress News.

  • America: Would You Notice If You Lived Under Tyranny?

    By reallygraceful This video poses a question, going through the major themes of George Orwell’s 1984, the stages of ideological subversion, and connecting a work... America: Would You Notice...

  • Today Kicks Off “The Great Reset” World Economic Forum

    By Michael Every of Rabobank Today kicks off the annual World Economic Forum, which this time round is online and so can’t charge anyone $43... Today Kicks Off “The Great Reset” World...

  • The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited

    The more political chaos and societal division widen, the more the notion of exceptionalism will be exposed as bizarre, selfish, and unsustainable. The post The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Internecine and Existential Struggles in a Transformed World

    The Blue State has it all. And now therefore, it owns any future ‘breakages’ too, Alastair Crooke writes.

  • Your Face Is Set To Replace Your Bank Card

    Facial recognition is getting deeply embedded into consumer services where payment is required, eliminating the use of physical payment cards. While convenient for users, the... Your Face Is Set To...

  • No Safe Space for Philippines’ Indigenous Youth as Military Allowed on Campus

    … The post No Safe Space for Philippines’ Indigenous Youth as Military Allowed on Campus appeared first on Global Research.

  • The Media Destroyed America

    It did not take long for the Lie Machine, aka American media, to create the false news and fake narrative of the “storming of the US Capitol” on January 6 by a “white supremacist insurrection.”  Here is an example from … The post The Media Destroyed America appeared first on Global Research.

  • In the Asian Flu of 1957-58, They Rejected Lockdowns

    The Asian flu of 1957-58 was a deadly pandemic with a broader reach for severe outcomes than Covid-19 of 2020. It killed between 1 and 4 million people worldwide, and 116,000 in the US in a time with half the … The post In the Asian Flu of 1957-58, They Rejected Lockdowns appeared first on Global Research.

  • Human Civilization and the Recreation of Wilderness

    Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray; Along the cool sequester’d vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. — Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Ill … The post Human Civilization and the Recreation of Wilderness appeared first on Global Research.

  • The Case for Decentralizing Monetary Policy

    By Ethan Yang Money for much of history has been something closely regulated by the state and today that trend has been steadily increasing. Whether... The Case for Decentralizing Monetary Policy

  • The ‘Humanitarian’ Left Still Ignores the Lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to Cheer on More War

    The instinct among parts of the left to cheerlead the right’s war crimes, so long as they are dressed up as liberal “humanitarianism”, is alive and kicking, as Owen Jones revealed in a column last week on the plight of … The post The ‘Humanitarian’ Left Still Ignores the Lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to Cheer on More War appeared first on Global Research.

  • The Will to Believe: Americans and Their Divine Masters

    “Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.  Hence one must choose a master, God being out of style.”    – Albert Camus, The Fall Propagandists are smart … The post The Will to Believe: Americans and Their Divine Masters appeared first on Global Research.

  • The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Strained Relations with India?

    In September 2013, at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit, the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, presented his vision and plan for the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) – an ambitious vast complex trade and commercial network for China … The post The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Strained Relations with India? appeared first on Global Research.

  • Biden and the Democrats will Sow Chaos in Latin America

    US President Joseph Biden, a relic from Washington’s old political establishment will continue the same imperialist policies in Latin America as did his predecessors including that of Donald Trump.  There is a clear indication that Washington’s hostilities towards Venezuela’s … The post Biden and the Democrats will Sow Chaos in Latin America appeared first on Global Research.

  • Joe Biden’s Policy on Israel Isn’t “Transformative” or “Decent”

    Many are noting happily that Joe Biden’s flurry of executive orders are “surprisingly” progressive … and decent. In an essay in Jacobin titled ‘If Joe Biden Moves Left, You Can Thank the Left’, Lisa Featherstone acknowledges that, though “deeply … The post Joe Biden’s Policy on Israel Isn’t “Transformative” or “Decent” appeared first on Global Research.

  • US-Pak Reset to Advance Biden’s Afghan Settlement

    Mark Twain is credited with the saying ‘History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.’ The echoes of history resonate as the new US administration prioritises the Afghan problem for policy review.  The highlight of the White House readout… The post US-Pak Reset to Advance Biden’s Afghan Settlement appeared first on Global Research.

  • CDC Quietly Removes Website Headline Claiming “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism”

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed a headline from its website claiming that “vaccines do not cause autism” following a legal challenge questioning that assertion. The change was quietly made last August, with no announcement, following a … The post CDC Quietly Removes Website Headline Claiming “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism” appeared first on Global Research.

  • Eurostar Train Near Collapse, Asks for Bailout, Becomes Hot Potato

    Eurostar, the company that operates the cross-Channel train service that connects the UK with France, Belgium and the Netherlands, is on the brink of collapse, the company’s management warned this week. With passenger numbers down 95% in the final quarter … The post Eurostar Train Near Collapse, Asks for Bailout, Becomes Hot Potato appeared first on Global Research.

  • German Court Rules that COVID-19 Lockdowns Are Unconstitutional

    A German court in a landmark ruling has declared that COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by the government are unconstitutional. Thuringia’s spring lockdown was a “catastrophically wrong political decision with dramatic consequences for almost all areas of people’s lives,” the court said, … The post German Court Rules that COVID-19 Lockdowns Are Unconstitutional appeared first on Global […]

  • Biden Administration Vows to Consult with Israel on ‘All’ Regional Issues

    In the first official contact between the new US administration and the Israeli government, President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan vowed to his Israeli counterpart that Washington will “closely consult with Israel on all matters of regional security”.… The post Biden Administration Vows to Consult with Israel on ‘All’ Regional Issues appeared first on Global […]

  • New START Survives

    The Biden administration is pressing ahead with extending New START for the full five years allowed in the treaty: President Biden proposed Thursday that a centerpiece U.S.-Russia nuclear arms treaty be extended for five years, a decision that marks the … The post New START Survives appeared first on Global Research.

  • The Final Schedule for The Greater Reset Activation — January 25-31

    By Derrick Broze Friends, This is the final list of all of our speakers for Monday through Friday, and our bonus day on Sunday! Don’t... The Final Schedule for The Greater Reset Activation —...

  • Landmark 5G Case — FCC Hearing January 25, 2021 — 11,000 Pages of Evidence Filed! How You Can Tune In

    By B.N. Frank The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect Americans by regulating the telecom industry.  Instead, it has catered to industry for... Landmark 5G Case —...

  • The Responsibility to Disarm and the Nuclear Ban Treaty

    In 1984, President Ronald Reagan noted the nuclear emperor had no clothes: “The only value in our two nations (the United States and Soviet Union) possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they will never be used. But then … The post The Responsibility to Disarm and the Nuclear Ban Treaty appeared first on Global Research.

  • California Refuses to Disclose COVID-19 Data Used to Drive Lockdowns

    California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) promised months ago that the state’s COVID-19 policy decisions would be driven by transparent data that would be shared with the public. Now, his administration is refusing to disclose key information used to determine when … The post California Refuses to Disclose COVID-19 Data Used to Drive Lockdowns appeared first on Global Research.

  • Biden’s Secretary of State Praises Trump’s Achievements on Israel

    A new administration has taken over Washington with talk of justice, respect and diversity. However, when it comes to Israel-Palestine the news isn’t so encouraging. Joe Biden’s foreign policy team says it wants to return to the Iran deal, but … The post Biden’s Secretary of State Praises Trump’s Achievements on Israel appeared first on Global Research.

  • Senior MP: British Public Will “Rise Up and Bring Down” Lockdown if Exit Plan Isn’t Outlined

    British MPs within his own party are demanding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson outline some sort of exit strategy for the nationwide lockdown in the country, with one senior minister warning that if he doesn’t people will begin to “rise … The post Senior MP: British Public Will “Rise Up and Bring Down” Lockdown if Exit Plan Isn’t Outlined appeared first on Global Research.

  • The UN Prohibits Nuclear Weapons and What Does Italy Do?

    Today, January 22, 2021, is the day that can go down in history as the turning point to free humanity from those weapons that, for the first time, have the ability to erase the human species and almost every other … The post The UN Prohibits Nuclear Weapons and What Does Italy Do? appeared first on Global Research.

  • As Schools Reopen Amid COVID, Kids Forced to Kneel for Hours, Get No Recess, No Art and No PE

    By Matt Agorist “It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of education have not yet entirely strangled the holy... As Schools Reopen Amid COVID, Kids Forced to Kneel for...

  • The Answer to the Technocratic State and the Domestic Extremism Propaganda

    By The Conscious Resistance Derrick Broze checks in for a quick update on the Biden Administration’s push for a focus on “Domestic Extremism” and how... The Answer to the Technocratic State and the...

  • Oxidative Balance Impacted by WiFi and EMFs — Vulnerable Populations More Affected Says Swiss Expert Group

    By B.N. Frank Decades of research has already determined that exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation is biologically harmful.  Children seem... Oxidative Balance...

  • Video: “War with Russia” — Last Hope of U.S. Globalists

    In the span of just one stint in the presidency, Donald Trump, with some assistance from MSM and a good part of the Washington establishment, has faced two impeachments. Finally, he has managed to lose the Presidency, the House … The post Video: “War with Russia” — Last Hope of U.S. Globalists appeared first on Global Research.

  • Internet Censorship on the Rise

    Public figures are being blocked by the social media giants for “violating community standards” which has become coded language for “we don’t like what you have to say on our platform”.

  • The Future of War, American-Style

    Most Trump-detesting, and domestically focused citizens will find that just dandy, even if exhausted troopers, military families, and bombed or blockaded foreigners won’t.

  • The Illusion of Democracy: Power and Secrecy

    In 2003, millions of people protested against the invasion of Iraq. If Britain and the US had genuine democracies, where the views of ordinary people matter, the invasion, slaughter and torture in Iraq would not have happened. Our governments ignored … The post The Illusion of Democracy: Power and Secrecy appeared first on Global Research.

  • The Biden Presidency: Business as Usual or a New Departure?

    Joe Biden‘s inauguration as US president was unprecedented in modern times. The US capital resembled a war zone as 25,000 National Guardsmen plus thousands of police enforced severe restrictions over civilian movement on the streets. Roadblocks policed by soldiers … The post The Biden Presidency: Business as Usual or a New Departure? appeared first on Global Research.

  • The Scourge of Anti-Government Libertarianism

    It has been under governments committed to serving the needs of the people that the world has seen the advancement of public health, social security, reliable transportation services, and civil rights protections for minorities, Wayne Madsen writes.

  • 33 Missing Children Recovered During Human Trafficking Operation

    By John Vibes A large human trafficking investigation in Southern California involving multiple law enforcement agencies successfully recovered 33 missing children during a recent operation.... 33...

  • The Storming Of The Capitol — Inciting Insurrection Or False Flag Attack? (Part 2)

    By Maryam Henein Editor’s Note: Activist Post does not endorse any candidate for president or any other political office. This article is presented for informational... The Storming Of The Capitol...

  • What Biden’s Warmongering Will Actually Look Like

    Biden’s warmongering is going to look a lot like Trump’s–just directed in some different directions and expressing in slightly different ways–despite all the energy that has been poured into painting them as two wildly different individuals.

  • The Disuniting of America Is Now Inevitable Under Joe Biden and the Radical Left

    Joe Biden will ram through warped liberal social experiments masquerading as credible, time-tested programs designed to stabilize the nation.

  • Who’s Really Controlling Trump’s Impeachment

    Don’t be fooled that their motives are moral.

  • An Incredible Omission

    Astonishingly, the unprecedented Order from the Scottish Parliament to the Crown Office to hand over documents does not include the text messages between Peter Murrell and Sue Ruddick, which Murrell lied to parliament did not exist. In fact Peter Murrell does not feature in the request at all. Those who hail the Committee’s Order to The post An Incredible Omission appeared first on Craig […]

  • Twitter Latin America coordinator exposed as right-wing operative, amid anti-AMLO social media purge

    While Mexico’s progressive President AMLO challenges the Big Tech corporation’s growing censorship, Twitter Latin America’s public policy head was exposed as a right-wing political operative. A senior executive at Twitter Latin America spent years working for right-wing Mexican politicians, including the notoriously corrupt Felipe Calderón. During his tenure as president, Calderón […]

  • Everywhere You Look, American Empire Is Crumbling

    If you need proof that the last superpower, our very own empire, is indeed crumbling, consider the year we’ve just lived through, not to mention the first few weeks of 2021.

  • Venezuelan VP Delcy Rodriguez details new measures to break the US blockade

    In a wide-ranging interview with The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez details her government’s new Anti-Blockade Law and explains how it counteracts the impact of the US economic war imposed on her country VP Rodriguez also answered left-wing criticism of the Anti-Blockade Law and discussed her family’s history of leftist activism dating back to […]

  • Teachers Union Berated Trump for Reopening Schools, Now It’s Praising Biden For Doing the Same

    Biden has made the reopening of schools, colleges, and universities a key priority and made clear that his decision was based on the same “save the economy” logic as Trump’s. The post Teachers Union Berated Trump for Reopening Schools, Now It’s Praising Biden For Doing the Same appeared first on MintPress News.

  • “Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us”: Media Waste No Time Fawning Over Biden

    The same media that behaved as attack dogs against Trump for four years (unless he was carrying out aggressive actions abroad) are likely to turn into lap dogs now that there is a Democrat in the White House. The post “Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us”: Media Waste No Time Fawning Over Biden appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Despite What You Heard, There Was No Peaceful Transition

    A critical look at Biden's first Executive Orders set against the backdrop of Operation Peaceful Transition in Washington, DC. The post Despite What You Heard, There Was No Peaceful Transition appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Jonathan Alter: Did Carter Trick the Soviets Into Invading Afghanistan? (Pt 2)

    Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play. You can also listen to Part 1 of this interview with Jonathan Alter here. When the Carter presidency comes up, so does a dark moment in American history: the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981. This was, however, not the only significant moment in Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy record; the Democrat had a

  • The Rise and Fall of the ‘Steele Dossier’

    Russiagate is truly a case study in mass hysteria and media credulity.

  • Navalny Should Be Released

    Alexei Navalny is not the pleasant liberal our mainstream media paint him to be. Before extensive grooming by the West, he was a racist populist. However, he now makes a more convincing liberal standard bearer than similar proteges like Juan Guaido and to some extent has probably changed with wider experience. He most certainly is The post Navalny Should Be Released appeared first on Craig […]

  • Mob mentality: Capitol riot exploited to expand the national security state that failed to stop it

    The US national security state failed to prevent the pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol. Yet instead of accountability, US intelligence officials are being emboldened via increased militarization, censorship, and surveillance. Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté discuss the dangerous fallout. Rather than prioritize accountability for US intelligence officials’ failure to prevent the pro-Trump mob […]

  • Lee Camp: Top 10 Executive Actions Biden Could Do But Won’t

    The new president could take executive action on many of the largest problems within the United States, right away, on his own.

  • Experts Warn Civil Rights Fallout from COVID Could be Far Worse Than the Pandemic Itself

    As President Biden signs a national mask mandate into law, measures being imposed in the name of protecting public health could create a humanitarian crisis that sees Americans sued by the state and forced into detention camps for breaking pandemic protocols. The post Experts Warn Civil Rights Fallout from COVID Could be Far Worse Than the Pandemic Itself appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Let Nobody Ever State Again There Is No Evidence of the Conspiracy Against Alex Salmond

    I am strongly advised to shut up and say nothing just before my trial. I will however point out three things: 1) These documents are all in the possession of the Lord Advocate. They are held in the Crown Office. That is why we are asking the Crown to disclose them. The Lord Advocate at The post Let Nobody Ever State Again There Is No Evidence of the Conspiracy Against Alex Salmond appeared first […]

  • The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming

    No speculation is needed. Those who wield power are demanding it. The only question is how much opposition they will encounter.

  • Revealed: Israeli Settler Groups With Ties To the US Are Evicting Palestinians in Mass

    Jessica Buxbaum investigates the slew of Israeli settler groups working to evict Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes with the aid of millions of dollars from American donors. The post Revealed: Israeli Settler Groups With Ties To the US Are Evicting Palestinians in Mass appeared first on MintPress News.

  • This Isn’t Goodbye

    Mr. Fish Dwayne Booth (a.k.a., Mr. Fish) is a cartoonist and freelance writer, has been published in many reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition to Harper’s Magazine, his work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader, Slate.com, MSNBC.com and various European […]

  • President Biden Must Now Put an End to ‘Centrism’

    There is no middle ground between lies and facts. There is no midrange between democracy and fascism.

  • Don’t Let President Biden ‘Make Us the Dupes of Our Hopes’

    More than being a time of hope—or fatalism—the inauguration of President Joe Biden should be a time of skeptical realism and determination.

  • Video: US troops occupy Washington DC in massive show of force

    Days after a pro-Trump riot in the US Capitol, Max Blumenthal headed to DC’s “Red Zone” to report on the occupation of Washington DC by 28,000 National Guard soldiers On the periphery of DC’s heavily militarized Red Zone, Blumenthal spoke to local residents about the militarization of the nation’s capital and examined some of the public relations stunts deployed to generate public […]

  • The Electoral College Must Go

    It's long since time to end this legacy of slavery and racism which insures some votes are worth far more than others.

  • Glenn Greenwald on the Biden Administration and Expanding Censorship

    On this week’s “On Contact,” Chris Hedges talks to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald about the incoming Biden administration and what it will mean for a country in crisis, ravaged by a pandemic it cannot control, hostage to corporate power and bifurcated into warring factions. Glenn Greenwald is the author of several bestsellers, including How

  • My Trial, and Freedom of Speech

    UPDATE Some journalists, NGOs and observers registering for my trial using details below are being asked for the case number. This is HCA/2020-06/XM. My trial for Contempt of Court in my reporting of the Alex Salmond trial is on 27 and 28 January at the Court of Appeals in Edinburgh. Contempt of Court charges can The post My Trial, and Freedom of Speech appeared first on Craig Murray.

  • There Was Nothing Corporate-Friendly About Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On the anniversary of the civil rights hero's birth, it's worth recalling his words on corporate service, charity, and truth-telling action.

  • Hedges: Why They Hate Us

    Book excerpt explores the rupturing of social bonds, despair and rage that come from being cast aside by the ruling elites and that define the deep animus of the radical right.

  • Biden inaugural guest is Venezuelan coup leader charged with inciting violent assault on gov’t building

    After condemning the pro-Trump invasion of the Capitol, the incoming Biden administration invited Carlos Vecchio – a coup leader charged in the 2014 torching of the Venezuelan Attorney General’s office – to its inaugural ceremony. As Washington recovered from shock and outrage caused by pro-Trump hooligans storming the United States Congress – breaking windows, smashing doors, and […]

  • Chris Hedges : America Has the Tinder to Ignite Social Uprising

    The ScheerPost columnist and Pulitzer winning journalist speaks to the host of "The Jimmy Dore Show" about the storming of the Capitol and what it says about American culture.

  • Only A Corrupt Lord Advocate Stands Between Peter Murrell and Prison

    Following Robin McAlpine’s excellent article, some responded by asking where is the hard evidence of a conspiracy against Alex Salmond? Well, here is some of it, not public before. My trial for contempt of court is now fixed for 27 January. This is an extract from my lawyers’ latest submission requesting disclosure of documents which The post Only A Corrupt Lord Advocate Stands Between Peter […]

  • How CENTCOM Chief McKenzie manufactured an Iran crisis to increase his power

    Seeking prestige and power within the military, CENTCOM chief Gen. Kenneth McKenzie has deployed a series of bureaucratic and PR moves to drive the latest episode in US-Iran tensions. During the final two months of the Trump administration, a series of provocative U.S. military moves in the Middle East stirred fears that a war against Iran was being hatched. The atmosphere of crisis was not the […]

  • Jonathan Alter on Jimmy Carter’s Lifelong Efforts to Atone for White America’s Sins (Part 1)

    Raised in privilege amidst the barbarism of segregation, the oft-maligned president eventually embraced the New South liberalism that just swept his native Georgia’s election.

  • Silicon Valley Destroys Parler in a Show of Monopolistic Force

    In the last three months, tech giants have censored political speech and journalism to manipulate U.S. politics, while liberals, with virtual unanimity, have cheered.

  • UN expert: crippling US sanctions on Syria are illegal and hurting civilians

    Crippling US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions on Syria. Under the Caesar Act, US sanctions explicitly target Syria’s reconstruction in the aftermath of a catastrophic 10-year […]

  • The Rehabilitation

    Mr. Fish Dwayne Booth (a.k.a., Mr. Fish) is a cartoonist, freelance writer, and ScheerPost’s artistic director, and he has been published in many reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition to Harper’s Magazine, his work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader, […]

  • Lee Camp: America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another

    Where is the corporate media's disgust for the courtesans of corporate destruction that wreak violence on Americans daily?

  • Chaos agent: Right-wing blames US Capitol riot on notorious instigator banished by Black Lives Matter

    John Sullivan was at the front of the Trumpist mob in the Capitol, egging it on as he recorded the rampage. The far-right is pointing to him as proof of Antifa’s role in the riot. But leftist activists call him a dangerous provocateur and have banished him. The most dramatic footage to emerge from the far-right storming of the US Capitol on January 6 depicted the lethal shooting of Ashli […]

  • Stop the Steal takeover exposes fragility of U.S. empire

    Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Brian Becker, host of The Socialist Program, about the implications of the recent Stop the Steal riot in Washington D.C. By Anya Parampil   Becker analyzes direct coordination between rioters and the police and explains why he believes the Biden Era could be one of political instability in the United States. He also discusses the launch of his new […]

  • My Friend Emma Nelson

    A joke someone made yesterday reminded me of a friend I had in the FCO, Emma Nelson, who died terribly young about 20 years ago. I wanted to say a few things about her that occurred to me in the context of the Alex Salmond case. In doing so I am conscious that Emma’s family The post My Friend Emma Nelson appeared first on Craig Murray.

  • US backs al-Qaeda in Yemen while dubbing its Houthi enemies ‘terrorists’

    The US State Department designated Yemen’s Houthi movement — the most effective force in fighting al-Qaeda — as a “terrorist” organization. Meanwhile Washington and Saudi Arabia have supported al-Qaeda. The United States government has designated the main enemy of al-Qaeda in Yemen, the Houthi movement, as a terrorist organization, after spending years backing al-Qaeda in the country. […]

  • UN torture expert on Julian Assange’s persecution and the lies behind it

    As a UK judge rejects Julian Assange’s extradition but keeps him caged in Belmarsh prison, UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer discusses Assange’s persecution and the lies used to wage it. A UK judge has rejected a US attempt to extradite Julian Assange, citing the Wikileaks founder’s risk of suicide and the poor conditions of US prisons. But Judge Vanessa Baraitser accepted the […]

  • Venezuelan Foreign Minister on why Juan Guaidó wasn’t arrested & the left’s revival in Latin America

    As Venezuela elects and swears in a new National Assembly Red Lines host Anya Parampil sits down with the country’s Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, in their latest conversation since the US launched its coup attempt against his government in January of 2019. By Anya Parampil Parampil and Arreaza discuss the impact of US regime change policy on Venezuela’s domestic political situation, why […]

  • Both Tortuous and Torturous

    Magistrate Vanessa Bararitser walked into Westminster Magistrates Court No.1 at 10.12am this morning with the sunniest smile and most carefree disposition I have ever seen her adopt. Her shoulders appeared visibly lifted. She positively beamed at Clair Dobbin, counsel for the US government, as she invited her to put the case for the prosecution as The post Both Tortuous and Torturous appeared […]

  • The Assange Verdict: What Happens Now

    I fully expect that Julian will be released on bail this week, pending a possible US appeal against the blocking of his extradition. There was discussion of when and how to make the bail application on Monday, after magistrate Vanessa Baraitser announced her decision not to grant extradition as it would be oppressive on health The post The Assange Verdict: What Happens Now appeared first on […]

  • Julian Assange: Imminent Freedom

    It has been a long and tiring day, with the startlingly unexpected decision to block Julian’s extradition. The judgement is in fact very concerning, in that it accepted all of the prosecution’s case on the right of the US Government to prosecute publishers worldwide of US official secrets under the Espionage Act. The judge also The post Julian Assange: Imminent Freedom appeared first on […]

  • The International Criminal Court: Now Simply Indefensible

    Support for the rule of international law, and for the institutions which uphold it, is one of the principles of this blog. I have therefore always been extremely keen to defend and support the International Criminal Court, despite widespread criticism that it is simply a tool for use against leaders in the developing world and The post The International Criminal Court: Now Simply Indefensible […]

  • The Fake Political and Media Class

    This blog has been silent for three weeks so nothing would stand between the “bold” predictions in my last article, and the proof that they were true. I am in fact neither particularly prescient nor brilliant. To anybody with serious experience of diplomatic negotiation, it was very obvious a deal was fairly easy. As I The post The Fake Political and Media Class appeared first on Craig […]

  • Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The Madness of War, American-Style

    In choosing a title for his final, posthumously published book, the prominent public intellectual Tony Judt turned to a poem by Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village, published in 1770...

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, Partyland 2020

    It's party time in the nation's capital and the Christmas spirit reigns supreme, even if the Texas Republican Party does want to secede from the Union...

  • Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, All-War-All-the-Time?

    It was the end of October 2001...

  • The Ministry of Defence blacklisted Declassified – but won’t admit it

    by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 11 December 2020 A UK government review into how the Ministry of Defence (MOD) handled relations with the organisation I edit, Declassified UK, concludes the MOD “did not have a policy” of blacklisting us, despite providing evidence that it did. It reveals a deep problem in UK governance – that

  • More than two dozen Saudi Typhoon pilots trained in Britain

    By Phil Miller and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 7 October 2020 Britain’s Royal Air Force has trained 25 pilots from Saudi Arabia how to fly the powerful Typhoon jet and continues to provide instruction on using missiles involved in devastating attacks on civilians in Yemen. The Royal Air Force (RAF) has taught 25 Saudi Typhoon jet pilots

  • Tomgram: Rajan Menon, On the Frontlines of Covid-19 Suffering

    As autumn fades and winter looms, the dire predictions public-health experts made about Covid-19 have, unfortunately, proven all-too-accurate...

  • THE MOST LETHAL VIRUS IS NOT COVID. IT IS WAR.

    John Pilger describes the invisible weapon of past and current wars, and the threat of nuclear war, under cover of the Covid pandemic. This is propaganda, aided by censorship by omission.

  • Tomgram: Liz Theoharis, Making Sense of Mass Abandonment Amid Abundance

    Martin Luther King, Jr., offered this all-too-relevant comment on his moment in his 1967 speech "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?"...

  • Tomgram: Lachmann, Schwartz, and Young, Is a Green New Deal Planet Possible?

    As Donald Trump gave in to the demand that the transition process to the Biden years officially begin, the administration and its fossil-fuel allies doubled down on their efforts to implement destructive environmental policies that President Biden might try to reverse...

  • Tomgram: William Astore and Danny Sjursen, Pen Pals of War

    If you have a moment, how about joining two retired officers, Bill Astore and me, Danny Sjursen, as we think about this country’s catastrophic forever wars that, regardless of their deadly costs and lack of progress, never seem quite to end?

  • Sorry, Johnson Will Not Disappear

    It is currently popular among those who make money writing media articles about politics, to argue that Boris Johnson will implode next year and be replaced as Tory leader by someone more rational and conventional. I very much doubt this: the most important reason for that doubt being the power of the atavistic English nationalist The post Sorry, Johnson Will Not Disappear appeared first on […]

  • 6th Yohsin Lecture: A Conversation with Noam Chomsky.
  • Tomgram: Michael Klare, How to Make War, Twenty-First-Century-Style, and Lose a World

    In the military realm, Donald Trump will most likely be remembered for his insistence on ending America’s involvement in its twenty-first-century “forever wars” -- the fruitless, relentless, mind-crushing military campaigns undertaken by Presidents Bush and Obama in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Somalia...

  • Tomgram: Andrea Mazzarino, Stop Thanking the Troops and Lend a Hand

    By the end of this year, the White House will reportedly have finally brought home a third of the 7,500 troops still stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq (against the advice of President Trump’s own military leaders)...

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Age of Opacity

    We’re now living in an age of opacity, as Rudy Giuliani pointed out in a courtroom recently...

  • Tomgram: Hartung and Smithberger, The Pandemic of Pentagon Spending

    Now that Joe Biden is slated to take office as the 46th president of the United States, advice on how he should address a wide range of daunting problems is flooding in...

  • The State You May Not Criticise

    In the 15 year history of this blog, I have criticised the Human Rights records of states including Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Burma, Cameroon, China, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, the Maldives, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, The […]

  • BRITAIN'S CLASS WAR ON CHILDREN

    In this abridged article published by the London Daily Mirror and based on his 1975 film, 'Smashing Kids', John Pilger describes how class remains the most virulent disease in Britain, resulting in record levels of child poverty.

  • The Route to Independence Leads Through Oban

    Grassroots Oban are hosting me for a zoom talk on the Route to Independence this evening at 7pm. You are welcome to join us, which you can do by registering in advance (ie now) here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kfuqrpzIrGNLlxVYFLb2z2LlxT6Hx_vFf After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. I hope that over half The post The […]

  • Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Yes, It's Time to Come Home

    Within establishment circles, Donald Trump’s failure to win re-election has prompted merry singing and bell-ringing galore...

  • Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, What If They Called an Election and Nothing Changed in the War State?

    In this mystifying moment, the post-electoral sentiments of most Americans can be summed up either as “Ding dong! The witch is dead!” or “We got robbed!”...

  • Tomgram: Cassandra Stimpson and Holly Zhang, A World Being Made for War

    War: what is it good for? Apparently, in Washington’s world of think tanks, the answer is: the bottom line...

  • Militarism and the Populist Playbook

    Why militarism is such a surefire winner for populists is an interesting question, to which the answer is probably an unpleasant reflection on human nature. Atavism and racism are the easiest way to political success, despite the demonstrably catastrophic consequences. For an economically dominant power to allocate its resources under the influence of militarism, and The post Militarism and the […]

  • Where are the Praetorian Guard When You Need Them?

    Here is Boris Johnson writing on devolution in 2001: OCH aye, it’s the New Jerusalem! It’s a land of milk and honey they’re building up there in Scotland, laddie. They’ll nae be doing with your horrid Anglo-Saxon d e v i l-t a k e-t h e-h i n d m o s t approach. The post Where are the Praetorian Guard When You Need Them? appeared first on Craig Murray.

  • Tomgram: Liz Theoharis, Grappling With a Divided Nation

    In the two weeks since Election 2020, the country has oscillated between joy and anger, hope and dread in an era of polarization sharpened by the forces of racism, nativism, and hate...

  • Noam Chomsky: ‘White Supremacy Is a Deep Principle in U.S. Society – and Jews Are Familiar With That’

    Noam Chomsky: ‘White Supremacy Is a Deep Principle in U.S. Society – and Jews Are Familiar With That’ Noam Chomsky Interviewed by Jotam Confino November 16, 2020. Haaretz. Noam Chomsky said multiple times before the U.S. election that he intended to vote for Joe Biden, and that U.S. progressives should do likewise. In an interview

  • Tomgram: John Feffer, There's No Returning to Normal After Trump

    Imagine for a moment that Hillary Clinton had won the presidential election in 2016...

  • Tomgram: Nick Turse, You Can't Go Home Again

    I saw them for only a few seconds. One glimpse and they were gone...

  • Michael Russell, Neo-Liberal

    Mike Russell is claiming I have in some way misinterpreted or mis-attributed his detailed advocacy of privatisation of the NHS. I therefore bring you the following published critiques, every one of which has evidently “misunderstood” Mike Russell too. First from Iain MacWhirter in the Scottish Review of Books: I have to say that Russell’s own The post Michael Russell, Neo-Liberal appeared […]

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, Gloom and Doom 2020

    In 2016 as now, he was the candidate of chaos...

  • It’s Only Words

    UPDATE: Mike Russell has responded in a tweet that his book is a dialogue between the two authors, implying he did not subscribe to its views on the NHS. Unfortunately, having read the full book, this is demonstrably untrue. It is certainly true that the Introduction states that not all the ideas are agreed by The post It’s Only Words appeared first on Craig Murray.

  • Election Week with Noam Chomsky
  • Tomgram: William Astore, On Being Black and Blue in America

    As I lived through the nightmare of the election campaign just past, I often found myself dreaming of another American world entirely. Anything but this one...

  • Trident Must Be Destroyed, Not Given to Westminster

    There appears to be a presumption that upon Scottish Independence, the Trident submarine fleet and its incredibly destructive WMD’s must simply be handed over to Westminster by Holyrood. That is wrong in international law; if the weapons remain on the territory of Scotland, a sovereign state, it will be for the Scottish Government to dispose The post Trident Must Be Destroyed, Not Given to […]

  • Chomsky: Voting Is Not the End of Our Work. It’s Only the Beginning.

    Chomsky: Voting Is Not the End of Our Work. It’s Only the Beginning. A Post-Election Interview with C.J. Polychroniou November 7, 2020. TruthOut. Joe Biden is the winner of the 2020 election. Yet while Trump has lost, the Democrats failed to materialize the blue wave some expected — and Trump fared extremely well despite the

  • Internalised Danger

    We have got so used to the United States being an extremely violent danger to the rest of the world, that the prospect of it internalising its violence is fascinating as well as horrifying. I am hopeful that it is not however likely. I have to admit I thought Trump was smarter. I expected him The post Internalised Danger appeared first on Craig Murray.

  • Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, "In Short, There Is Still Much to Do"

    In the chaos of this moment, it seems likely that Joe Biden will just squeeze into the presidency and that he'll certainly win the popular vote, Donald Trump's Mussolini-like behavior and election night false claim of victory notwithstanding. Somehow, it all brings another moment in my life to mind...

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, We've Been on Donald Trump's Road for a Long, Long Time

    It was summer almost half a century ago when I got into that Volkswagen van and began my trip across country with Peter, a photographer friend...

  • Trump’s denial of climate change represents worse threat to humanity than Hitler, says activist Noam Chomsky

    Trump’s denial of climate change represents worse threat to humanity than Hitler, says activist Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky Interviewed by Andrew Buncombe November 1, 2020. The Independent.  Noam Chomsky is not in the mood for holding back. The celebrated linguist and media critic watches the world approaching a US election whose outcome he believes could send the planet

  • Pre-Election Roundtable (with Zephyr Teachout, Makani Themba and Maria Hinojosa)
  • Noam Chomsky Believes Trump Is “the Worst Criminal in Human History”

    Noam Chomsky Believes Trump Is “the Worst Criminal in Human History” Interview with Isaac Chotiner October 30, 2020. The New Yorker. Noam Chomsky, the American linguist, activist, and political writer, is one of the most famous and harshest critics of American foreign policy. His critiques of Presidential Administrations from Nixon to Obama, and the stridency

  • A Follow-Up Conversation with Professor Noam Chomsky
  • Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, Don't Just Blame It on the Pandemic

    These past few months, it’s grown ever harder to recognize life in America...

  • Historical Memory of Southeast Asia in the United States
  • Biden or Trump: What’s at Stake on November 3
  • Tomgram: Andrea Mazzarino, A Well-Armed and Unpatriotic Far Right

    It was July 2017, a few weeks before the “Unite the Right” Charlottesville riots, when white men marched through the streets of that Virginia city protesting the planned takedown of a confederate statue and chanting, “Jews will not replace us...”

  • Tomgram: Rajan Menon, The Nightmare That Joe Could Inherit

    Donald Trump isn’t just inside the heads of his Trumpster base; he’s long been a consuming obsession among those yearning for his defeat in November...