Google’s Spymasters Are Now Worried About Your Secrets By Robert Scheer

29 April 2013 — Truthdig

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, “The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution,” makes for very scary reading. It is not so much because of what he and co-author Jared Cohen, the director of Google Ideas, have to say about how dictators can use new information technology to suppress dissent; we know those guys are evil. Continue reading this...

Quarterly Review of Overproduction; A Fool’s Progress By S. Artesian

15 April 2013 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

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January 3, 2013 Wall Street Journal:  Potash prices down by 50% since 2009, after increasing fivefold 1999-2009.  Since 2002 global capacity has increase 30% to 64 million tons/year.  Demand in 2012 was approximately 9% below the 2007 level.

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The Anti-Empire Report #115 By William Blum: Wikileaks US Govt Plans to Overthrow Chavez

8 April, 2013 — Anti-Empire Report

Would you believe that the United States tried to do something that was not nice against Hugo Chávez?

Wikileaks has done it again. I guess the US will really have to get tough now with Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

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How George Bush won the war in Iraq – really! By Greg Palast

29 March 2013 — Vice Magazine

If you thought it was “Blood for Oil”–you’re wrong.  It was far, far worse.

Because it was marked “confidential” on each page, the oil industry stooge couldn’t believe the US State Department had given me a complete copy of their secret plans for the oil fields of Iraq. Actually, the State Department had done no such thing. But my line of bullshit had been so well-practiced and the set-up on my mark had so thoroughly established my fake identity, that I almost began to believe my own lies. Continue reading this...

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Real liars go to Tehran By Pepe Escobar

21 March 2013 — Asia Times

Uncle Marx never thought about this one: history repeating itself as double tragedy after already being a farce in the first place. Let’s examine the case in hand. First of all, take a close look at this Wall Street Journal op-ed from September 2002, in the hysterical run-up towards the invasion of Iraq

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Hugo Chavez vs “The Network” By Greg Palast

14 March, 2013 — Vice Magazine

London, February 2002. A tiny, dark and intense woman waited at the end of a lecture until I was alone, brought her face strangely close to mine and whispered, “President Chavez needs you. Right now. To Caracas. Right now. You must come to see him.”

President Who? All I knew about this Hugo Chavez guy was that he was an Latin-American jefe, led a bungled coup and was filled with a lot of populist bullshit and a lot of oil.

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Video: Class Struggles in Crisis: From Walmart to the State

22 February 2013TorontoLeft Streamed

A panel discussion introduced and moderated by Socialist Register co-editor Greg Albo. Presentations by: Continue reading this...

The Wolf Report: If it is what it is By S. Artesian

10 February 2013 — The Wolf Report


Dann wird es, was es muss


1. When the bourgeoisie aren’t, and even when they are, flogging the virtues of responsibility, accountability, attention-to-detail, hands-on-management, they’re usually in court pleading out the latest bit of irregularities, high and petty crimes, misdemeanors, and assorted felonies, with claims of amnesia (“I have no recollection…”), or dementia (“I’ m not capable of recognizing my own handwriting”). Or, they’re busy blaming irresponsible, unaccountable, subordinate rogues for violating “corporate ethics” (sic); abusing the “trust;” going “too far” thereby turning the corporate good ship Lollipop into Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge.


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The French plan for Mali By David Whitehouse

7 February 2013 — Socialist Worker

France’s military intervention in Mali was supposed to be about repelling “terrorists”–but it was really about advancing imperialist interests, reports David Whitehouse.

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The Syria Endgame: Strategic Stage in the Pentagon’s Covert War on Iran By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

7 January, 2013 — Global Research

Since the kindling of the conflict inside Syria in 2011, it was recognized, by friend and foe alike, that the events in that country were tied to a game plan that ultimately targets Iran, Syria’s number one ally. [1] De-linking Syria from Iran and unhinging the Resistance Bloc that Damascus and Tehran have formed has been one of the objectives of the foreign-supported anti-government militias inside Syria. Such a schism between Damascus and Tehran would change the Middle East’s strategic balance in favour of the US and Israel.

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Americans Are The Most Spied On People In World History By Washington’s Blog

5 December 2012 —  Washington’s Blog


TechDirt notes:
In a radio interview, Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin (who’s been one of the best at covering the surveillance state in the US) made a simple observation that puts much of this into context: the US surveillance regime has more data on the average American than the Stasi ever did on East Germans.

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No Wonder China is Nervous as Obama Pivots By William Engdahl

22 November 2012 — William Engdahl

The US Military Posture Change

china1Part I: China a Military Threat?
To read the mainstream Western media, one would conclude that China has become an economic giant now intent on flexing its military muscle and making a massive arms buildup to do so. China’s designated new President, Xi Jinping, has just won both the top Communist party post from predecessor Hu Jintao as well as the head of the powerful Central Military Commission, giving Xi a full takeover of party and armed forces.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like By Andrew Gavin Marshall

20 November 2012Boiling Frogs

A Transnational Corporate Coup over the Democratic Process & Public Accountability 

In 2008, the United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced the U.S. entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks as “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” Originating in 2005 as a “Strategic Economic Partnership” between a few select Pacific countries, the TPP has, as of October 2012, expanded to include 11 nations in total: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia, with the possibility of several more joining in the future.

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An Introduction to the Evil Axis of Finance By Richard Westra

3 October 2012 — Clarity Press


The US-Japan-China Stranglehold on the Global Future


From the early stirrings of crisis in 2006-7 through the darkest days of the 2008-9 meltdown into this second decade of the 21st century, waves of financial and systemic crises have swept the world. Continue reading this...