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Iraq: Who is behind ISIS?

Mainstream media tells us that ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham) is a sort of “al Qaeda Gone Wild”—an army of well-equipped, radical Sunnis who crossed the border from Syria and invaded raq. We are told that in the city of Mosul, the Iraqi army, 30,000 strong, upon seeing the 1000 member ISIS army in their…

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Dangerous beliefs: US moral superiority and our right to world hegemony

[by Madonna Gauding] In the windowless rooms of American corporate media, the assumption of U.S. hegemony is echoed on the alphabet TV channels and in the main U.S. government propaganda source—the New York Times. We are an “exceptional” nation—the underlying narrative goes, repeated recently by President Obama and Vice President Biden at their respective West…

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Jackson, Mississippi rising

Six years after the 2008 economic meltdown, the overwhelming majority of people in the U.S. and the E.U are still struggling. Most people know the system is rigged against them, and there’s no relief on the horizon. Disenchantment with “free-market” capitalism—and the global corporate/banking model that caused the Western economies to tank—is growing. The anti-globalization…

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Global derivatives markets 20 percent larger than before the crash

What’s a derivative? The word “derivative” may ring a bell because Wall Street speculation in “innovative financial instruments” such as derivatives, helped tank the economy 2008. Mayra Rodriques Valladares provides a good definition in her recent article in the New York Times. “Derivatives Markets Growing Again, With Few New Protections:”  A derivative, put simply, is a…

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Solar (Freakin’) Roadways!

Global warming and its effect on climate change is real, and it’s frightening. While our political and corporate classes are joined at the hip and still pushing carbon fuels—and even more stupidly, fomenting coups and threatening wars over access to gas and oil—it’s time to look for real solutions. If we don’t find a way to change…

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Why is Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership agreement being negotiated in secret?

Answer: Because the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not really a free trade agreement. It’s Obama’s parting gift to the 1%—a global, corporate Trojan Horse. Thom Hartman, writes at Alternet, “The TPP would give big pharmaceutical companies virtual monopoly patent power, it would let corporations sue countries in international courts over regulations that those corporations don’t like, and…

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NYT Editorial Board ignores US role in destabilizing Ukraine

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, The Editorial Board of the New York Times penned an opinion piece on Ukraine—“Not Getting Through to Mr. Putin.” This fact-free, propaganda piece is designed to convince readers that Russia is a threat to the United States. The intent is to help the US government destroy Russia’s economy through increased sanctions and perhaps military…

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