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by Peter Myers on 30 Jun 2011 2 Comments

The Global Commission On Drug Policy sounds like a government body; but it’s an NGO, partly funded by George Soros via his Open Society Foundation. This Soros report on the impossibility of Drug Control makes no mention of the role of Banks, Tax Havens and the City of London in Money Laundering. Such laundering occurs not at the level of stre

by Bruce E. Levine on 30 Jun 2011 4 Comments

“The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson The wave of evil washes not only the financial-industrial complex, the military-industrial complex, the energy-industrial complex, and predatory executives at AIG, Citibank, Halliburton, Blackwater/Xe, Enron, and Exxon. The pharmaceutical-industrial complex

by Eric Walberg on 29 Jun 2011 1 Comment

As the Western elite gathered in picturesque St Moritz to grapple with pressing world crises, the outsiders met in the bleak steppes of Central Asia, writes Eric Walberg  The 10th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in the Kazakh capital [14 June 2011] Astana highlighted how the major rivals to empire, led by Russia and China -- the

by Peter Eyre on 29 Jun 2011 0 Comment

I was amazed to read the headlines in The Telegraph the other day which read: “Iraq inquiry: Alastair Campbell ‘misrepresented’ purpose of WMD dossier, former military intelligence chief says” By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter 7:02PM BST 12 May 2011 The article went on to say: In his evidence, the former Downin

by Michel Chossudovsky on 28 Jun 2011 1 Comment

What is unfolding in Syria is an armed insurrection supported covertly by foreign powers including the US, Turkey and Israel. Armed insurgents belonging to Islamist organizations have crossed the border from Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. The US State Department has confirmed that it is supporting the insurgency.  The United States is to expand c

by Peter Dale Scott on 28 Jun 2011 0 Comment

When the war-going get tough, the professional P.R. Campaigns get GoingIt is a troubled Time for NATO’s campaign against Libya. President Obama has seen a near-revolt in Congress against the costly war, while Defense Secretary Gates in Brussels has warned his European allies that their tepid response “is putting the Libya mission and th

by Ismael Hossein-zadeh on 27 Jun 2011 1 Comment

In light of the brutal death and destruction wrought on Libya by the relentless  US/NATO bombardment, the professed claims of “humanitarian concerns” as grounds for intervention can readily be dismissed as a blatantly specious imperialist ploy in pursuit of “regime change” in that country. There is undeniable evide

by Thierry Meyssan on 26 Jun 2011 0 Comment

The operations conducted against Libya and Syria involve the same actors and strategies. However, their respective outcomes will differ since the situations in these countries are not comparable. Thierry Meyssan analyzes the semi-failure experienced by the colonial and counter-revolutionary forces, and predicts a pendulum reversal in the Arab world

by Nathan Hughes on 25 Jun 2011 0 Comment

US President Barack Obama announced June 22 that the long process of drawing down forces in Afghanistan would begin on schedule in July. Though the initial phase of the drawdown appears limited, minimizing the tactical and operational impact on the ground in the immediate future, the United States and its allies are now beginning the inev

by Matthias Chang on 25 Jun 2011 0 Comment

The 13th General Election or Preparing the Economy for the Final Phase of the Global Tsunami, Total Financial Meltdown?In my past postings to this website and my global Red Alerts, I had repeatedly warned the Barisan Nasional Government not to hold any General Elections in 2011 as I had reasoned as far back as November 2010 that the final phase of

by P. Uthayakumar on 24 Jun 2011 4 Comments

Let’s cease the pretense that an Indian poor equals a Malay poor or a native poor, says Hindraf/HRP’s P.  Uthayakumar. One betrays the cause of the Indian poor when he pretends that for every Indian poor there is a Chinese poor just as badly off. And that a Malay or a Muslim poor is under ‘equal’ duress as the Indi

by Virendra Parekh on 23 Jun 2011 3 Comments

What passes for economics among jholawalas is centred on the idea of creating large networks of patronage funded with taxpayers’ money - be it public sector enterprises or welfare schemes. Any policy or scheme that creates or enhances dependence of citizenry on sarkar maai-baap is to be preferred to one that empowers people to solve their pro

by Richard M Dolan on 22 Jun 2011 0 Comment

Our Classified World Since the time of Pericles, defenders of human freedom have promoted the virtues of open debate within society, and for the full freedom of citizens to investigate their government and world. Whether in a household, a classroom, or a nation, a free flow of critically examined and openly discussed ideas gives us our best ch

by Sandhya Jain on 21 Jun 2011 16 Comments

In a powerful acknowledgement of the national mood towards the questionable accumulation of wealth by persons in high posts, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has suggested President Pratibha Patil consider if she would like to make her assets and those of her family members public, in the manner in which the Prime Minister did for himself a

by Eric Walberg on 20 Jun 2011 1 Comment

Turkey’s vibrant democracy is an inspiration to Arab countries throwing off their autocratic yoke and their Western patrons­, says Eric Walberg Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP­) renewed mandate puts the electoral seal of approval on its shift towards the Middle East­, even as its importance to Euro

by Hari Om on 20 Jun 2011 3 Comments

We are a democratic nation, with the right to return to the assembly and parliament persons of our choice. We expect our representatives to take up our cause in the assembly or parliament and help the respective governments to evolve and implement policies that take care of our legitimate aspirations and general civil, political, economic and socia

by Ramtanu Maitra on 19 Jun 2011 15 Comments

The ongoing disintegration of Pakistan is not just a matter of penetration of the military and intelligence services by forces friendly to the Taliban, but is the direct result of British-Saudi collusion—with the help of US-based co-conspirators—to partition the country into a potpourri of ethnic entities. Let us review the deterioratin

by Hari Om on 19 Jun 2011 9 Comments

Our constitution says we are a democratic country and our government is of the people, by the people and for the people. In other words, the people are the chief determinants and their representatives in Parliament and the Assemblies are simply public servants whose only duty is to frame laws consistent with people’s needs and aspirations, su

by Mujahid Kamran on 18 Jun 2011 1 Comment

The control of the US, and of global politics, by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. This control began in Europe and has a continuity that can be traced back to the time when the bankers discovered it was more profitable to give loans to governments than to needy individuals. These ba

by Dean Henderson on 17 Jun 2011 0 Comment

If you want to know where the true power center of the world lies, follow the money - cui bono.  According to Global Finance magazine, as of 2010 the world’s five biggest banks are all based in Rothschild fiefdoms UK and France. They are the French BNP ($3 trillion in assets), Royal Bank of Scotland ($2.7 trillion), the UK-based HSBC Hol

by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya on 17 Jun 2011 0 Comment

Washington’s War against the Resistance Bloc Washington and its allies, Israel and the Al-Sauds, are taking advantage of the upheavals in the Arab World. They are now working to dismantle the Resistance Bloc and weaken any drive for democracy in the Arab World. The geo-political chessboard is now being prepared for a broader confron

by Alex Newman on 16 Jun 2011 5 Comments

The amount of publicity garnered by the secretive Bilderberg conference this year in St. Moritz, Switzerland, far surpassed the coverage afforded to past gatherings of the elite cabal, with major media outlets and international news wires finally reporting on the yearly event after refusing to do so for over five decades. Protests, the al

by George Friedman on 16 Jun 2011 0 Comment

Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) won parliamentary elections June 12, which means it will remain in power for a third term. The popular vote, divided among a number of parties, made the AKP the most popular party by far, although nearly half of the electorate voted for other parties, mainly the opposition and largely secularist Re

by Hari Om on 15 Jun 2011 4 Comments

The Chicago court, which was hearing the case of Tahawwur Rana involved in various terror-related cases, has acquitted him of charges of plotting the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack. At the same time, the court has charged Rana with supporting the Pakistan-based terrorist organization of Hafiz Saeed, the Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT), and planning a terroris

by James Petras on 15 Jun 2011 0 Comment

In May 2011, Mexican investigators uncovered another mass clandestine grave with dozens of mutilated corpses; bringing the total number of victims to 40,000 killed since 2006 when the Calderon regime announced its “war on drug traffickers”. Backed by advisers, agents and arms, the White House has been the principal promoter of a ‘

by Peter Odintsov on 14 Jun 2011 6 Comments

-        “The Strauss-Kahn case ... shows these people are corrupt, sick in their minds, so sick they are full of vices and those vices are kept under wraps on their orders. Some of them like Strauss-Kahn rape women, others are sado maso, or paedophile and many are into Satanism. When you go in some banks yo

by Yorgos Mitralias on 14 Jun 2011 1 Comment

Hundreds of thousands of Greek ‘Indignés’ (‘Outraged’) walk out to wage war against their neoliberal persecutors. Two weeks after it started the Greek movement of ‘outraged’ people has the main squares in all cities overflowing with crowds that shout their anger, and makes the Papandreou government and its l

by Peter Eyre on 13 Jun 2011 2 Comments

Dramatic events have taken place, leading to another visit to the local Derby Police HQ at St Mary’s Wharf, Derby. On Thursday 19 May 2011, I received a communication via my web page that confirmed what I had been told by Ms Tara Andrea Davison some months ago that the crash of Chinook ZD576 was an inside job. That communication was as f

by Peter Eyre on 12 Jun 2011 0 Comment

If I recall the remit of the UN 1973 Resolution was to create a no-fly zone and that was already established over a month ago. However, the second reason was to protect the people of Libya and to save lives. We heard both Obama and Cameron give the usual spin on the lawns of Lancaster House in London where they again said they had saved lives and w

by Sherwood Ross on 12 Jun 2011 0 Comment

The former Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a new published report that he had not seen “a shred of evidence” that Iran was “building nuclear-weapons facilities and using enriched materials.” Mohamed El Baradei, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient who spent 12 years at the IAEA, told inve

by Eric Walberg on 10 Jun 2011 0 Comment

Ratko Mladic, the most wanted fugitive of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), was arrested last week [27 May 2011] after 16 years on the run. As former commander of the Republika Srpska Army from 1992–96, he was indicted by the ICTY following the capture of Srebrenica in July 1995, and charged by ICTY Judge Richard Go

by Ellen Brown on 10 Jun 2011 0 Comment

[T]hreatening to default should not be a partisan issue. In view of all the hazards it entails, one wonders why any responsible person would even flirt with the idea. - Alan S. Blinder, Princeton professor of economics, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve A game of Russian roulette is being played with the national debt ceiling.&n

by Thamizhchelvan on 09 Jun 2011 13 Comments

“The AIADMK government will be formed with the Blessings of Jesus. My government will ensure assistance for Christians’ pilgrimage to Jerusalem like Muslims’ Haj pilgrimage. Christians can construct whatever they want to in their lands. Nobody has the authority to ban building of Churches in Patta lands. When we come back to power

by Eric Walberg on 09 Jun 2011 0 Comment

On the eve of the 9 May Victory Day celebrating the defeat of fascism, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin raised eyebrows when he announced the formation of a “Popular Front”. He was speaking at a United Russia conference in Stalingrad (excuse me, Volgograd). Pulling down this pre-WWII anachronism from the communist history shelf was

by Nancy Kaul on 08 Jun 2011 16 Comments

Time for India to emerge with a new political leadership The shocking midnight dance of brutal violence by Delhi Police at Ramlila Maidan on non-violent sleeping citizens, the blatant abuse of power by the Dr Manmohan Singh-led Central Government on elderly people, children and women, needs to be seen in terms of the deeper connotations of a disc

by George Augustine on 08 Jun 2011 32 Comments

The gross violence that unfolded on the night of June 4/5th at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi speaks volumes of the general intent of the UPA government where Hindus are concerned. Obviously, Hindus do not have the right to protest against corruption and black money, or perhaps against anything. They are only permitted to do yoga!   If one were

by Hari Om on 07 Jun 2011 7 Comments

On May 31 this year, The Times of India wrote an editorial on Congress and the BJP, “The lotus eaters.” Commenting on Congress and the Congress-led UPA Government, the editorial said: “The platter of political opportunities before it (read BJP) today is heaven-sent. With record-breaking scams to answer for, UPA-2 has hit rock-bott

by Sandhya Jain on 07 Jun 2011 7 Comments

The real crisis of Japan’s earthquake-tsunami-driven disaster at Fukushima concerns the disposal of radioactive, partially melted, uranium fuel rods, before the six reactors can be decommissioned. Some rods contain plutonium (one millionth of a gram, inhaled, can cause cancer; each reactor has 250 kg. of plutonium). Over 7 tons of nuclear deb

by Sandhya Jain on 06 Jun 2011 46 Comments

The Congress-led UPA government lost both honour and legitimacy when, in the dead of night of 4–5 June, it sent armed policemen to invade and assault unarmed, sleeping, anti-corruption protestors at Ramlila Maidan in the capital, led by the celebrated Yogi, Swami Ramdev.  The action is reminiscent of the manner in which the Communist Par

by Thierry Meyssan on 05 Jun 2011 0 Comment

A Saudi clan, the Sudairi, is spearheading the counter-revolutionary tide unleashed by the United States and Israel in the Middle East. In a vast overview, published in serial form by the leading Russian language daily, Thierry Meyssan from Damascus paints a general picture of the contradictions which are convulsing the region.  Within months,

by B R Haran on 04 Jun 2011 17 Comments

“Today in this country, a troop of 10 crore people are directly connected with me. They are connected not because of any religious leaning, but because I have made them aware of the reality. I have been fighting against this corruption for the last five years. I have come here after walking one lakh kilometres. Ramdev has not dropped suddenly

by Krishen Kak on 04 Jun 2011 0 Comment

Four earlier essays in this series analyzed the dark side of “the Hazare phenomenon”, the gross double standards of Hazare & company, their total disinclination to apply to their own NGOs the same anti-corruption standard they demand from public officials, their alignment with the person politically satirized (even on their Ind

by George Friedman on 03 Jun 2011 0 Comment

US President Barack Obama gave a speech last week on the Middle East. Presidents make many speeches. Some are meant to be taken casually, others are made to address an immediate crisis, and still others are intended to be a statement of broad American policy. As in any country, US presidents follow rituals indicating which category their speeches f

by Alan Hart on 03 Jun 2011 0 Comment

When I was reflecting on Netanyahu’s domination and control of the Congress of the United States of America, the first headline that came into my mind for this article was Goodbye to peace. I’ll now explain why I think the headline above is more appropriate. Because of its flirtation with the proposition th

by Noam Chomsky on 02 Jun 2011 3 Comments

After the assassination of bin Laden I received such a deluge of requests for comment that I was unable to respond individually, and on May 4 and later I sent an unedited form response instead, not intending for it to be posted, and expecting to write it up more fully and carefully later on. But it was posted, then circulated. It can now be found,

by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya on 01 Jun 2011 0 Comment

As an old Chinese proverb says, crisis can be used as an opportunity by some. Tel Aviv, Washington and NATO are taking advantage of the upheavals in the Arab World. Not only are they fighting against the legitimate aspirations of the Arab people, they are manipulating the Arab geo-political landscape as part of their strate

by Fred Burton on 01 Jun 2011 0 Comment

Since May 2, when US special operations forces crossed the Afghan-Pakistani border and killed Osama bin Laden, international media have covered the raid from virtually every angle. The United States and Pakistan have also squared off over the US violation of Pakistan’s sovereign territory and Pakistan’s possible complicity in hiding the

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