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Elections, Kholodomor, and the Great Ukrainian Kerch Raid

On November 11, DNR and LNR held elections to choose new heads of state and parliaments. International condemnation ensued. In a joint statement, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK stated such elections violate Minsk agreements and the Ukrainian law and urged Russia to stop them from taking place. UN statements … Continue reading

Tremendous Success! Making History! And Not That Much for the Average Joe

On the evening of Tuesday, November 6, President Trump was at the White House watching on TV the midterm election returns with family and friends. At 11:15 PM (EST), race calls were still pouring in, but it was clear Republicans would loose control of the House to Democrats for the first time in eight years. … Continue reading

Spin the Chem Tales, Bang the War Drums

Rick Sterling is an investigative journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement. He has supported struggles against imperialism and for justice in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East since the early 70’s. On April 14, the U.S. and the UK, with France as their junior partner, … Continue reading

It’s Trump Nation!

“Sadly the American dream is dead, but if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before.” The punch line that followed was a Ronald Reagan’s catchphrase soon to become much reiterated: “We Will Make America Great Again!” It was June 16, 2015. The location: a lavish … Continue reading

The Enemy Within

OK, let me get this straight: on the evening of Friday 13th November 2015, a squad consisting of shooters and suicide bombers suddenly spilled over Paris without getting noticed, and after circumventing any security control, they carried out a highly coordinated operation in 7 separate venues, whose death toll has resulted so far in 130 … Continue reading

Rise of the Bear and the Dragon

Last June, seven fellows purporting to be world leaders, flanked by minions and carpetbaggers, teamed up in Bavaria to debate major issues, like international security, development policy, environment, poverty-related diseases, and trade agreements. Greek bailout and Ukrainian mess were on schedule as well. The MSM were fully engrossed in the event, but they dodged any … Continue reading

Being Greece. A European Tragedy

Since PM Alexis Tsipras announced a referendum about whether to accept or reject Troika’s ultimatum to Greece for further austerity measures, the corporate media have sided uncritically with the Yes party. They’ve gone so far as to claim that the Greek citizens should vote YES because such initiative was a mistake. In the days leading … Continue reading

The Gang of 7 Jerked Around in Bavaria

Off-limits zone declared, wire fences raised, 20,000 officers embattled around a lavish den nestled in the Bavarian Alps: representatives of 7 deeply indebted countries, accounting for about 10% of global population, banded together at a 26-hour-long spree to shape the world by their values. According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the chatfest cost … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time There Was Ukraine

Over the night between 21 and 22 February 2014, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, who was not a good president but had not stolen Ukrainians more than Tymoshenko did, fled his Kiev residence in a rush, just hours before the thugs of the self-proclaimed Maidan Self-Defense Forces burst in wielding cudgels and baseball bats. When the media spread the news, … Continue reading

Hell, No, I’m Not Charlie—I’m No MSM Useful Idiot!

I’m NOT Charlie, and I could never be at all. Because Charlie Hebdo was no journalism. It provided no information, no knowledge, no cultural deepening. It was no satire, for its cartoons could be funny to no one but the imbeciles. It was no criticism of society. It was no protest. Above all, it was … Continue reading