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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to Step Down After UK Election Catastrophe

    Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to Step Down After UK Election Catastrophe

After its worst electoral performance in decades, Jeremy Corbyn announced last night that he would be resigning his position as leader of the Labour. “I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign. I will discuss with our party to ensure there is a process now of reflection on this result and…

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The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil

    The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil

KIRKUK, IRAQ — “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” President Trump stated on November 3, before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the oil.”  Though he had promised a withdrawal of U.S. troops from their illegal occupation of Syria, Trump shocked many with his…

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UPS Joins Media Chorus In Thanking Police For Murder of Frank Ordonez 

    UPS Joins Media Chorus In Thanking Police For Murder of Frank Ordonez 

27-year-old UPS driver Frank Ordonez was killed as police officers riddled his vehicle with bullets Friday. A pair of suspected robbers had hijacked his truck as he drove through Broward County in Southeastern Florida. Ordonez was an unwilling participant in a long and dangerous chase, as police followed the truck speeding through red lights, finally…

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Bolivia’s New Right-Wing Gov’t Targets Foreigners With “Anti-Terror” Death Squads

    Bolivia’s New Right-Wing Gov’t Targets Foreigners With “Anti-Terror” Death Squads

Bolivia’s new Interior Minister Arturo Murillo has unveiled a new battalion of heavily militarized, black-clad “anti-terror” police aimed at neutralizing what the government claims are foreign groups “threatening” the South American country. “This anti-terrorist group has a mission of dismantling absolutely all the terrorist cells that are threatening our homeland,” Murillo said, at an official…

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Insurance Companies Are Spending Millions on Attack Ads Against Medicare for All

  Insurance Companies Are Spending Millions on Attack Ads Against Medicare for All

Healthcare corporations are spending millions of dollars on astroturfed attack ads against Medicare for All. The Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future, for example, a coalition of hospitals and insurance companies, has spent $1 million on a television campaign against changes to the current healthcare system they profit from. The commercial presents the Partnership as a…

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Harvesting the Blood of America’s Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism

  Harvesting the Blood of America’s Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism

For much of the world, donating blood is purely an act of solidarity; a civic duty that the healthy perform to aid others in need. The idea of being paid for such an action would be considered bizarre. But in the United States, it is big business. Indeed, in today’s wretched economy, where around 130…

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After His Mysterious Death, the Media Scrambles to Get its Story Straight About White Helmets Founder James Le Mesurier

  After His Mysterious Death, the Media Scrambles to Get its Story Straight About White Helmets Founder James Le Mesurier

On November 11, 2019, the British founder of the notorious White Helmets, James Le Mesurier, died in Istanbul, Turkey. The circumstances surrounding his death immediately elicited a flurry of Turkish and corporate media reports, many of them contradictory, as the details of his final hours came to light.  Mark Urban, the diplomatic editor at BBC…

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The Lies About Julian Assange Must Stop Now

  The Lies About Julian Assange Must Stop Now

Newspapers and other media in the United States, Britain and Australia have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely.  They are worried by the “Assange effect”.   It is as if the struggle of truth-tellers like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is now a warning to them: that the…

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John Pilger: The Lies About Julian Assange Must Stop Now

  John Pilger: The Lies About Julian Assange Must Stop Now

Newspapers and other media in the United States, Britain and Australia have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely.  They are worried by the “Assange effect”.   It is as if the struggle of truth-tellers like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is now a warning to them: that the…

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Bolivia Is the Latest Successful US-Backed Coup in Latin America

  Bolivia Is the Latest Successful US-Backed Coup in Latin America

Bolivian President Evo Morales “resigned” at gunpoint Sunday, after army generals publicly demanded his resignation, despite convincingly winning re-election just three weeks ago. The preceding 21 days were filled with fractious demonstrations and counter-protests from Morales’ supporters and opponents. On October 20, Morales had secured enough votes to win the election outright in the first…

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