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  • The audacity of Michael Ignatieff

    Naive and egotistical, Canada's Liberal leader isn't the saviour his supporters believe him to be. Late last month, near the end of a prolonged period of uncertainty in Canadian politics, the Conservative government of prime minister Stephen Harper table...
  • Orwellian Doublethink:

    "Nationalize the banks." "Free Markets." The language of deception. Banking shares began to plunge Friday morning after Senator Dodd, the Connecticut Democrat who is chairman of the banking committee, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television th...
  • Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Economic Crisis

    The more they do, the worse it gets, and world headlines confirm it. Recent ones include:The New York Times, February 17: "After Manhattan's Office Boom, a Hard Fall;"Washington Post, February 17: "Obama signs $787 billion stimulus bill; Dow Jones industr...
  • The Looming Collapse of European Banking

    The banking system of Europe is at the edge of the abyss. A brief story by The Telegraph revealed this last week. The original was almost immediately deleted. A new version was substituted. You can see the original headline on Google: European banks...
  • The CIA Beyond Redemption and Should be Terminated

    The Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has confirmed the worst fears of its creator President Harry Truman that it might degenerate into “an American Gestapo.” It has been just that for so long it is beyond redemption. It represents 60 years of failur...
  • Finance Capitalism Hits a Wall

    The Oligarchs’ Escape Plan – at the Treasury’s Expense Global Research, February 17, 2009 The financial “wealth creation” game is over. Economies emerged from World War II relatively free of debt, but the 60-year global run-up has run its cour...
  • Bubble Economy 2.0:

    The Financial Recovery Plan from Hell   Martin Wolf started off his Financial Times column today (February 11) with the bold question: “Has Barack Obama’s presidency already failed?”[1] The stock market had a similar opinion, plunging 382 po...
  • The Resistance Gap:

    On Media, Time, and the Curious Absence of Riots Like many left and liberal writers and activists, I often cite polling data showing that majority U.S. public opinion on numerous key policy issues is well to the left of actual (not-so public) U.S. policy...
  • Lights, Camera… Covert Action:

    The Deep Politics of Hollywood Here we build a prima facae case supporting the idea that Hollywood continues to be a target for infiltration and subversion by a variety of state agencies, in particular the CIA. Academic debates on cinematic propaganda ar...
  • Triangulation or strangulation?

    America ’s road to Kabul goes through Moscow The new president is discovering that America ’s road to Kabul goes through Moscow , As Obama prepares to transfer troops from Iraq to Afghanistan , Al-Qaeda and other jihadists are also “transferring...
  • Self-Defence Against Peace

    Did self-defence justify Israel’s war on Gaza? Objections have been raised to this claim on grounds of a lack of both proportionality and necessity. To kill over 1000 Palestinians in 3 weeks, hundreds of them children, and wound thousands more, in ord...
  • Global Starvation Ignored by American Policy Elites

    A new report (9/2/08) from The World Bank admits that in 2005 three billion one hundred and forty million people live on less that $2.50 a day and about 44% of these people survive on less than $1.25. Complete and total wretchedness can be the only descri...
  • The Politics of Bollocks

    Growing up in an Antipodean society proud of its rich variety of expletives, I never heard the word bollocks. It was only on arrival in England that I understood its majesterial power. All classes used it. Judges grunted it; an editor of the Daily Mirro...
  • Detroit sheriff suspends foreclosure sales

    Workers World Published Feb 8, 2009 8:55 PM Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans announced Feb. 2 that his office will immediately suspend all sales on foreclosed homes in the county. “Today I will be stopping all mortgage foreclosure sales in...
  • The American Ruling Class

    On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced measures that purport to restrict executive compensation to $500,000 at financial institutions receiving billions in government assistance. The figure does not include stock options, which could be redeemed a...
  • VIDEO: THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

    The Great Depression of the 21st Century CLICK TO VIEW ...
  • Obama is a two-faced liar. Aw-RIGHT!

    gregpalast.com Republicans are right. President Barack Obama treated them like dirt, didn't give a damn what they thought about his stimulus package, loaded it with a bunch of programs that will last for years and will never leave the budget, is g...
  • Why An A**Hole is Always in Charge

    Former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain is a man who can parlay catastrophic business failure into mind-blowing personal enrichment. After reducing the company to worthlessness, he sold the "busted bag of financial feces to Bank of America for $50 BILLION." T...
  • "Exterminate all the Brutes": Gaza 2009

    chomsky.info January 19, 2009 On Saturday December 27, the latest US-Israeli attack on helpless Palestinians was launched. The attack had been meticulously planned, for over 6 months according to the Israeli press. The planning had two components: milita...
  • Obama on Israel-Palestine

    chomsky.info January 24, 2009 Barack Obama is recognized to be a person of acute intelligence, a legal scholar, careful with his choice of words. He deserves to be taken seriously -- both what he says, and what he omits. Particularly significant is his ...