The Game of Drones
- Jeffrey St. Clair
At last we know. The mysterious legal authority for Barack Obama’s killer drone program flows from another administration with an elastic interpretation of executive power: that of Richard Nixon.
In a chilling 16-page dossier known simply as ...
Israel rescues Mujahid Obama
- Pepe Escobar
Just when the red line charade was reaching fever pitch - but still buried in the sand - and he had to choose between the US "exercising restraint" or "directly involving itself" in the Syrian war, (see The Syria-Iran red line ...
Our Tenth Amphibious Battalion
- A' Studio А’Студио - Bulat Okudjava Булат Окуджава ბულატ ოკუჯავა (1924-1997)
The birds aren't singing here,
The trees aren't growing
And only we, shoulder to shoulder
Are growing here in the earth.
The earth lit up is spinning,
Smoke covers our homeland.
And thus, we need a victory,
One for all. We're ready to ...
In Bed With Bibi
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
Once again we see a familiar pattern: our united ‘progressives’ – a veritable synagogue, a collective of great humanists – lend their support to the oppressed. This time it is the ‘Syrian people’ whom they wish to ...
WTO: Who will be the next head?
- Mark Weisbrot
Contest for the post of WTO director-general pits Washington's candidate and programme against most of the world.
Back in 2004, when negotiations for the Washington-driven "Free Trade Area of the Americas" were heading for collapse, the Brazilian ...
USAmerica and Israel: Imperial Partners in Crime
- Stephen Lendman
Longstanding ties remain firm. Both nations are imperial partners. Naked aggression is official policy. Regime change in Syria is planned. Daily events head inexorably toward full-scale intervention.
The latest incident ups the stakes. On May 4, ...
Small-Town Mayor’s Millions as Exhibit A on Graft in Spain
- Suzanne Daley
LA MUELA, Spain — In the good times, the former mayor of this small, wind-swept village of 5,000 in northern Spain was busy building: the olive oil museum, the wind museum, the museum of life. If that were not enough, there was the new bullring, ...
Frog in your throat? Review of The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West by Brian Levack
- Terry Eagleton
Early modern Europe was awash with cases of demonic possession. Thousands of men, women and children conversed in languages of which they had no knowledge, tore at their own flesh and uttered blasphemies and profanities. They vomited vast quantities ...
- Tony Paterson
The four men and one woman charged in Germany’s biggest Nazi-linked trial since 1945 will find it hard to distance themselves from the racist ideology behind the string of murders they are accused of: when they appear in a heavily guarded Munich ...
Filling the Empty Battlefield: Jeremy Scahill, Blowback Reporter
- Tom Engelhardt
Chalmers Johnson’s book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire was published in March 2000 -- and just about no one noticed. Until then, blowback had been an obscure term of CIA tradecraft, which Johnson defined ...