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  • Manipulation: How Financial Markets Really Work

    Wall Street's mantra is that markets move randomly and reflect the collective wisdom of investors. The truth is quite opposite. The government's visible hand and insiders control markets and manipulate them up or down for profit - all of them, includin...
  • Financial Crisis: The Next Leg Down

    Collapsing home prices and credit markets continue to put downward pressure on consumer spending, forcing the Federal Reserve to take even more radical action to revive the economy. Last week, Fed chief Ben Bernanke raised the prospect of further monet...
  • Ending Today's Economic Crisis Simply and Easily, in America and Globally

    Some of the best ideas are often the simplest. When applied to the global economic crisis, the solution is easier than imagined. What's hard, in fact a Gordian Knot, is the political will to embrace it. But even matters that great can be solved by a bo...
  • But Governor, You Can Create Money! Just Form Your Own Bank

    “I understand that these cuts are very painful and they affect real lives. This is the harsh reality and the reality that we face. Sacramento is not Washington – we cannot print our own money. We can only spend what we have.” Governor Arnold ...
  • Cuba and the contradictions of Barack Obama

    On April 13, 2009, just before the V Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago, Barack Obama eased economic sanctions against Cuba by lifting restrictions affecting Cubans living in the United States. Now they can travel to their country of origin...
  • The Human Rights Situation in Occupied Palestine

    On March 15, 2006, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly 170 to 4 (with only the US, Israel, the Marshall Islands and Palau against) "to establish the Human Rights Council (HRC), based in Geneva, in replacement of the Commission on Human Rights,...
  • Extended AfPak War under Obama: Slouching towards Balkanization

    Happy Days are here again. It's as if the George W Bush years in Afghanistan had never left, with Washington still wallowing in an intelligence-free environment. A surge is coming to town - just like the one General David Petraeus engineered in Iraq. A...
  • America's Nightmare: The Obama Dystopia

    Global Research Manipulation, propaganda, imagery & PR wizardry After 8 years of the Bush-Cheney nightmare during which we saw the wanton destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq, the cynical  negation of centuries of Law designed to protect the ...
  • Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws

    At a time of corporate dominated media, a free and open Internet is democracy's last chance to preserve our First Amendment rights without which all others are threatened. Activists call it Net Neutrality. Media scholar Robert McChesney says without it...
  • Unexceptional Americans: Why We Can't See the Trees or the Forest

    The Torture Memos and Historical Amnesia The torture memos released by the White House elicited shock, indignation, and surprise. The shock and indignation are understandable. The surprise, less so. For one thing, even without inquiry, it was reasona...
  • Financial Implosion and Stagnation

    Back To The Real Economy Monthly Review But, you may ask, won’t the powers that be step into the breach again and abort the crisis before it gets a chance to run its course? Yes, certainly. That, by now, is standard operating procedure, and it ca...
  • Red Herrings and The “War on Terrorism”

    The ironclad bipartisan consensus. A red herring is a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is used to divert attention from the original issue. The furor over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s knowledge of the Bush/Cheney administration’s use of tortur...
  • Ecuador's Correa: The Citizen’s Revolution

    When Rafael Correa came to power in 2006, he said that he was not a traditional politician. We could add that he is not a traditional economist either –at least not like the economists who have dominated the field in favour of “free-market” econo...
  • Obama’s Animal Farm:

    Bigger, Bloodier Wars Equal Peace and Justice “The Deltas are psychos…You have to be a certified psychopath to join the Delta Force…”, a US Army colonel from Fort Bragg once told me back in the 1980’s.  Now President Obama has elevated the mo...
  • Pentagon Preparing For War With The Enemy: Russia

    Stop NATO "Today the situation is much more serious than before August 2008....[A] possible recurrence of war will not be limited to the Caucasus. "The new President of the United States did not bring about any crucial changes in relation to Georgi...
  • Galloway sues Canada over entry ban

    TV Press B ritish anti-war lawmaker George Galloway is taking legal action against Canada because he was prevented from entering the country in March. The Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada said in March that Galloway would not be all...
  • The Nature of the Current Financial Crisis:

    The System is Designed to Exert Total Control Over the Lives of Individuals The Report from Iron Mountain Revisited What impresses me in the current financial crisis is the near-total failure of so-called progressives to appreciate the magnitude of w...
  • The Many Faces of Bank Nationalization

    Calls for nationalizing the banking industry have been bubbling since at least last September 2008, when the current Banking Panic began in the wake of the Lehman Brothers bank collapse, the initial AIG bailout, and the quick absorption of Merrill Lync...
  • Unreported or Underreported Real Pandemics, Not Fake Ones Like Avian and Swine Flu

    In his April 29 Global Research.ca article, F. William Engdahl discussed "Flying Pigs, Tamiflu and Factory Farms" and shed light on the current swine flu hysteria - hyped by the same folks who engineered the 2006 (H5N1) Avian Flu scare that had more ba...
  • The Great Bank Robbery of 2009

    The Hill This week America witnessed Black Thursday for workers and families as the Senate defeated a bankruptcy bill that would have protected distressed homeowners and the House passed a bill that encourages and guarantees banks will continue abuses...