MSM: “Tea party” activists drawn to Williamsburg and its portrayal of Founding Fathers

(WashingtonPost) – The original Tea Party may have been in Boston, but some modern-day “tea party” activists are finding a powerful narrative this summer at a different historic landmark: Colonial Williamsburg.

Amid the history buffs and parents with young children wandering along the crushed shell paths of Virginia’s restored colonial city, some noticeably angrier and more politically minded tourists can often be found. Continue reading

Somalia: How Colonial Powers drove a Country into Chaos – Interview of Mohamed Hassan

(GlobalResearch) – Somalia had every reason to succeed: an advantageous geographical situation, oil, ores and only one religion and one language for the whole territory; a rare phenomenon in Africa.  Somalia could have been a great power in the region. But the reality is completely different: famine, wars, lootings, piracy, bomb attacks. How did this country sink? Why has there been no Somali government   for approximately twenty years? Which scandals stand behind those pirates who hijack our ships? In this new chapter of our series “Understanding the Muslim World”, Mohamed Hassan explains for us why and how imperialist forces have applied in Somalia a chaos theory. Continue reading

Why The Oscars Are A Con – John Pilger

Why are so many films so bad? This year’s Oscar nominations are a parade of propaganda, stereotypes and downright dishonesty. The dominant theme is as old as Hollywood: America’s divine right to invade other societies, steal their history and occupy our memory. When will directors and writers behave like artists and not pimps for a world view devoted to control and destruction? Continue reading

Video: Afghanistan Is A “War Of National Resistance” – Former CIA Agent

In the latest video from the Brave New Foundation’s “Rethink Afghanistan” project, former CIA agent Robert Bear says that what the U.S. faces when it comes to the Afghan insurgency isn’t terrorism, but a war of national resistance. Continue reading

MSM: Gore Vidal’s United States of Fury

(independent) – The current spasming death of America was foretold at its birth, Vidal says, and it can only be understood by whirling back there. It has been his mission to explain the past to the “United States of Amnesia,” through his novels and essays. When he speaks, he sweeps over two millennia of history – from Caesar to Obama – as if he was there, forever spraying one-liners from the back row. Continue reading

Video: Gadhafi Tells U.N. H1N1 a Military Bioweapon

Editor’s note: ABC may portray Gadhafi as a nut case, but there is plenty of evidence indicating that H1N1 is indeed a bioweapon (see video below). Continue reading

The Return of America’s Anathema

(C4L) – As most American school children know, one of the chief complaints that the American colonists had against the mother country was that they were taxed without their consent. “Taxation without representation is tyranny,” a phrase often credited to the revolutionary James Otis, became an American maxim. Colonial Americans were anti-tax to begin with, but to be taxed by a parliament three thousand miles away without any say in the matter was intolerable. Continue reading

For 300 Years Britain has Outsourced Mayhem. Finally it’s Coming Home

Opium, famine and banks all played their part in this country’s plundering of the globe. Now it’s over, we find it hard to accept Continue reading

MSM: How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe

Oxford professor of international relations Avi Shlaim served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the state’s legitimacy. But its merciless assault on Gaza has led him to devastating conclusions Continue reading

Fake Faith And Epic Crimes – John Pilger

These are extraordinary times. With the United States and Britain on the verge of bankruptcy and committing to an endless colonial war, pressure is building for their crimes to be prosecuted at a tribunal similar to that which tried the Nazis at Nuremberg. Continue reading

The Great Land Giveaway: Neo-Colonialism by Invitation

Colonial style empire-building is making a huge comeback

“The deal South Korea’s Daewoo Logistics is negotiating with the Madagascar Government looks rapacious…The Madagascan case looks neo-colonial…The Madagascan people stand to lose half of their arable land.” Financial Times Editorial, November 20, 2008

“Cambodia is in talks with several Asian and Middle Eastern governments to receive as much as $3 billions US dollars in agricultural investments in return for millions of hectares of land concessions…” Financial Times, November 21, 2008

“We are starving in the midst of bountiful harvests and booming exports!: Unemployed Rural Landless Workers, Para State, Brazil (2003)

Introduction

Colonial style empire-building is making a huge comeback, and most of the colonialists are late-comers, elbowing their way past the established European and US predators. Continue reading