(Bloomberg) – The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be compelled to hand over documents related to American International Group Inc.’s government bailout after a House oversight committee chairman said he will issue a subpoena. Continue reading
“American primary and secondary schools fail to educate because that is not their function, Dmitry Orlov writes. “Their function is to institutionalize children at an early age.” In due course inmates of the U.S. education enterprise “will go on to other institutions – jails, psychiatric hospitals, the military.”
“… There is a reason why jails, hospitals and schools are often architecturally indistinguishable: they are but different parts of the same system, representing different phases of the institutionalization life cycle.”
What of higher learning? Continue reading
(PressTV) – A US congressman has announced his plans to reintroduce the Stop Terrorists Entry Program (STEP) Act into Congress, which calls for the deportation of most Iranians without permanent resident status. Continue reading
(AntiWar) – US officials today rejected the latest North Korean call to sign a peace treaty, saying that they are “not going to pay North Korea to come back to the six-party talks.” Continue reading
(PalTelegraph) – We again see a shift in focus on Gaza by Israel and continued support from the US. It is obvious that Israel is preparing itself for another go at Gaza with the usual over emphasis on rocket attacks. The frequency in air strikes is escalating to almost a daily affair and the terminology is shifting away from normal militia to that of Al Qaeda. In the meantime we have the US indicating that it may take sanctions against the Israelis to enforce the recommencement of peace talks. What is pretty evident is that peace talks historically have never been successful because Israel will not stop building on Palestinian land and the US never practices what it preaches. Continue reading
(DailyMail) – Sea water under an East Antarctic ice shelf showed no sign of higher temperatures, first tests showed today. Continue reading
The German National Socialists used the term Gleichschaltung to describe the “coordination” or “synchronization” of all government functions by centralizing power in the Chief Executive. This process was carried out through a series of executive decrees supposedly authorized by the 1933 Enabling Act, formally known as the “Law for Removing the Distress of People and Reich.” Continue reading
(Reuters) – Three Britons and a Dutchman have been charged by Belgian authorities with money laundering in an investigation into fraudulent trading in carbon emissions permits, Belgian prosecutors said on Monday. Continue reading
(PressTV) – A former US presidential advisor cautions the Obama administration against imposing new sanctions on Iran, arguing that such measures may backfire.
“I think in fact, when we add sanctions, we provide an obvious and very useful enemy for Iran, and they use that to their own advantage,” writes Middle East analyst Gary Sick in a recent article. “It’s not going to bring them to their knees.” Continue reading
(RawStory) – While some sunlight has been shed on the hefty sums shoveled into congressional campaign coffers in an effort to influence the Democrats’ massive healthcare bill, little attention has been focused on the far larger sums received by President Barack Obama while he was a candidate in 2008. Continue reading
(C4L) – What a week we have all just endured! While the Democrats were re-writing the federal takeover of healthcare behind closed doors, the public face of the federal government was fixated on denying and then explaining all the gaps in its intelligence gathering. The Obama administration has been finger-pointing over who in the government let a murderous thug on a plane in Amsterdam that he tried to explode over Detroit. First, the government said that the system worked. Then the President said it didn’t. Then he announced that the intelligence communities and security people would start to talk to each other so the bad guys could be kept out. Weren’t they supposed to be doing this all along? Continue reading
There is, for good reason, a lot of enthusiasm across the country as the groundswell against Stephen Harper’s cynical shuttering of Parliament continues to grow. The prime minister from hell has gotten away with so much — and the opposition is so weak that any indication of genuine public disgust at his continuing demonstration of contempt for democracy is a welcome sign. And everyone who cares about the country should be taking part in the new movement for democracy. Continue reading
Here is a shocking statistic that you won’t hear in most western news media: over the past nine years, more US military personnel have taken their own lives than have died in action in either the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. These are official figures from the US Department of Defence, yet somehow they have not been deemed newsworthy to report. Last year alone, more than 330 serving members of the US armed forces committed suicide – more than the 320 killed in Afghanistan and the 150 who fell in Iraq (see wsws.org). Continue reading
On November 27, 2009, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Fifth Estate program aired a show entitled “9/11: The Unofficial Story,”1 for which I, along with a few other members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, was interviewed. In the most important part of my interview, I pointed out that, according to the FBI’s report on phone calls from the airliners provided in 2006 for the Moussaoui trial, Barbara Olson’s only call from Flight 77 was “unconnected” and hence lasted “0 seconds.” Although this Fifth Estate program showed only a brief portion of my discussion of alleged phone calls from the 9/11 airliners, its website subsequently made available a 22-minute video containing this discussion. Continue reading
No-one wants to talk about Japan these days. The conventional wisdom is that the bloom went off Japan’s economic rose around 1990 and that the utter superiority of neoliberal capitalism was vindicated by the strong performance of the American economy during the 1990s. Furthermore, everyone is now convinced that China – whose economy is 1/8 the size of Japan’s – is the rising economic power and therefore the appropriate object of attention.
But Japan is, despite everything, still one of the master keys to understanding the future of the world economy, because Japan is the clearest case study of why neoliberalism is false. Simply put, Japan has done almost everything wrong by neoliberal standards and yet is indisputably the second-richest nation in the world. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – Some warn expansion of military involvement in domestic security could lead to “end of United States as a Republic” Continue reading
The following essay, entitled “The Paradigms of Deceit,” is written by a Danish friend and supporter named Kaj Krinsmøe. It is an excellent explanation of the well known propaganda tactic used to shape public opinion, described and employed by Adolf Hitler as “The Great Lie” or “Colossal Untruth” — and how the Great Lie is currently being used by our corrupt political leaders and the Zionist-controlled media on the people of North America and Europe. The “colossal untruths” of our time are the government and media lies about the events of 9-11, Islamic terrorism and Afghanistan, global warming, and the Iranian nuclear threat. The Zionist deception known as the “War on Terror” is a complete fraud — and an extremely expensive one at that. Continue reading
How fast is government debt growing in the United States?details how serious the situation is:
Fitch Ratings has issued the starkest warning to date that the US will lose its AAA credit rating unless acts to bring the budget deficit under control, citing a spiral in debt service costs and dependence on foreign lenders. Continue reading
The swine flu is fake!
Global Warming is fake!
The bird flu pandemic was fake!
WMDs in Iraq were fake!
Al-Qaeda is fake!
Osama bin Laden is fake!
“Death Panels” are fake!
“Joe The Plumber” was fake!
Saddam Hussein statue toppling was fake!
Homeland Security Terror Threat Levels were fake
How can anyone believe anything our government or our corporate media tells us anymore?
(MarketTicker) – In a short conversation this noontime that CNBC apparently has omitted from their archives (Why’s that folks?) Rick Santelli was talking about a potential to effectively force money into the Treasury market.
Where would they get this?
From your 401k and IRA accounts! Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – The year 2010 and following decade will be marked by an increase in terrorism, says trends forecaster Gerald Celente, who believes the US and NATO are “fertilizing the foundation” for it.
He also says a strong anti-immigration movement will start in 2010 in “every major country.”
Video Link Here
Last week it was revealed that when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was Chairman of the New York Federal Reserve, he urged AIG officials not to disclose to the Securities Exchange Commission relevant details of agreements with banks to bail out Goldman Sachs. Apparently he felt at the time that regulators and the public would be angry that taxpayer money was used to fully compensate bankers who made some horrifically bad investment decisions. These banks should have suffered the consequences of the huge risks they were taking. After all, they kept plenty of rewards when times were good. Instead, the Fed found a way to socialize these major losses so these banks could survive and continue making more bad decisions, at the expense of the American people and the value of the dollar. Continue reading
(PaulWatson) – President Obama’s nominee to head the TSA and boss the naked body scanners now being installed at airports across the country says that white Christian “anti-government” types will be the primary target of suspicion for authorities. Continue reading
(WhiteHouse) – The President today signed an Executive Order (attached) establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities. Continue reading
(PressTV) – Dutch probe declares Iraq war ‘illegal’
An independent probe investigating the Netherlands’ support for the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq says the US and Britain rushed to war without sufficient legal backing under international law. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Netanyahu: Israel will never share Jerusalem with Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Tuesday that Israel would never cede control of united Jerusalem nor retreat to the 1967 borders, according to a bureau statement. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Iran: ‘Zionist’ murder of scientist won’t stop our nuclear process
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it had evidence that a bomb that killed Tehran University professor Mssoud Ali-Mohammadi was planted by “Zionist and American agents”. Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – US denies role in Iran murder
The US has dismissed an accusation by Iran that it was behind the murder of an Iranian nuclear physics professor, who was killed in a bomb blast. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Syria, Iran call for regional cooperation
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called for additional consultations among regional states to devise ways to counter the plots of foreign powers. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Bomb-rigged motorcycle kills Iran nuke expert
State TV blames West for death of professor who backed opposition leader Read More Here
An Iranian Nuclear Physicist is Murdered
Back in February, 2007, a controversy erupted when University of Tennessee Law Professor Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds advocated that, in response to Iran’s nuclear activities, the U.S. should be “killing radical mullahs and iranian [sic] atomic scientists” — in other words, have the U.S. Government select religious leaders and scientists it dislikes in Iran and just murder them, despite long-standing domestic and international legal prohibitions on exactly such programs. Read More Here
(ISM) – Israeli forces demolish 17 buildings in northern West Bank
Israeli military forces have demolished 17 buildings in the Palestinian community of Khirbet Tana for the second time. This is the only the most recent chapter in a long struggle for the small agricultural community to keep their lands. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Israel’s countdown to another war on Gaza
As the Middle East Monitor (MEMO) highlights the human cost of Operation Cast Lead (War Diaries), Israel has during the last two weeks intensified its air strikes at civilian targets in the Gaza Strip, once again killing a number of Palestinians and causing extensive damage to properties. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – 125,000 Jerusalem residents “could lose residence rights”
The Jerusalem Centre for Social and Economic Rights (JCSER) has claimed that over 125,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem could eventually have been stripped of the right to live in their city because of the separation wall and the Judaisation policies adopted by successive Israeli governments. JCSER warns that Jerusalem is being subjected to the most dangerous Judaisation process, which is demographic in nature and is designed to control, as much as possible, what remains of Palestinian citizens’ lands. Read More Here
(Ma’an) – Israel to build wall along Egyptian border
Israel approved on Sunday the construction of a barrier along its border with Egypt, Israeli media reported on Monday. Read More Here
Alex talks with Washington, D.C.-based investigative journalist, author and columnist Wayne Madsen. Madsen was a government consultant on contracts for the National Security Agency and later worked for the Navy’s Naval Data Automation Command as a civilian employee. After this Madsen briefly established his own consulting firm, then worked for the National Bureau of Standards, and later for the State Department. He currently publishes the Wayne Madsen Report. Continue reading
Webster Tarpley Returns to talk with Alex about Bankergate, and what troubles my be coming towards Geithner’s way in the very near future. Continue reading