The illusory state of the Empire
- Pepe Escobar
Barack Obama would never be so crass as to use a State of the Union (SOTU) address to announce an "axis of evil".
No. Double O Bama, equipped with ...
The Shooter: The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed
- Phil Bronstein
The man who shot and killed Osama bin Laden sat in a wicker chair in my backyard, wondering how he was going to feed his wife and kids or pay for their medical care.
The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden used this gear during the May 2011 raid. ...
Santa Claus-ifying Martin Luther King, Jr.
- David Sirota
When the U.S. military tweets MLK quotes, you know things have gotten bad–for the military.
Every year, right around the time between Martin Luther King Day and the beginning of Black
The U.S. Marines commemorated ...
The Woes of an American Drone Operator
- Nicola Abé
A soldier sets out to graduate at the top of his class. He succeeds, and he becomes a drone pilot working with a special unit of the United States Air Force in New Mexico. He kills dozens of people. But then, one day, he realizes that he can’t ...
Canada's First Nations: Expect resistance
- Eric Walberg Эрик Вальберг إيريك ولبر
"Respect Existence or Expect Resistance”, chant native Canadians as a showdown 11 January looms with Prime Minister Harper.
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, centre left, stands with fellow hunger strikers during a news conference ...
The U.S. Intelligence Community’s New Year’s Wish
- Tom Engelhardt
Megatrends, Game-Changers, Black Swans, Tectonic Shifts, and a World Not That Different From 2012
Think of it as a simple formula: if you’ve been hired (and paid handsomely) to protect what is, you’re going to be congenitally ill-equipped ...
Al Gore’s ‘Current TV’ Debacle
- Robert Parry
Current TV’s core failure was the choice by its founder Al Gore to avoid political conflict in 2005 when President George W. Bush was near the height of his powers. That act of cowardice made the “progressive” network largely ...
At Year’s End, the ‘News’ Fails
- Danny Schechter
The end of the year brings reflection on what happened in the past 12 months and what lies ahead. But these retrospectives usually offer no more context – and often less – than the thin gruel of news as the events played out, News Dissector ...
America’s Frontier Mentality
- Lawrence Davidson
Much as Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once opined that the sanctions-related deaths of Iraqi children was “worth it,” many Americans seem to believe that the periodic slaughter of children at home is just the price for their ...
Brain-Altering Psych Drugs and the Batman Shooter
- Gary G. Kohls
Recurring mass shootings are a peculiarly American phenomenon, unless you count the carnage in the numerous nation-states recently invaded and destabilized by the American military. Everybody say in unison what we all should be thinking: "thank ...