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Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela

    Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela

There are three things I know for sure in this fanciful, sometimes inglorious experience we call life: You will never have a safety pin when you need one, and you will have thousands when you don’t need one. Wild animals are breathtakingly majestic until they’re crawling up your pant leg. A U.S. presidential administration will…

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How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

    How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

A select group of national news “stakeholders” gathered at an undisclosed location for what was described as a “semi-secret” workshop somewhere in Canada on January 26. The meeting had been convened to determine how and to whom a “news industry bailout” of $645 million in Canadian government subsidies to private and supposedly independent media outlets…

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Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

    Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

As Judas betrayed the Son of Man with a kiss for 20 pieces of silver, the institutionally corrupt governments in Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo have written another sad chapter in their nation’s history. Ironically, it was Venezuela that helped to develop the island’s energy infrastructure in recent years. A key part of this is the REFIDOMSA oil refinery in…

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Petrodollar Warfare: The Common Thread Linking Venezuela and Iran

    Petrodollar Warfare: The Common Thread Linking Venezuela and Iran

WASHINGTON — Last Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a disturbing interview to Fox Business Network in which he divulged his plans to form a NATO-type alliance against Iran. The U.S. has long accused Iran of supporting terrorism, accusations that have ramped up under the Trump administration. Pompeo said, without a hint of…

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How Donald Trump Finally Won Over “Liberal” Media

  How Donald Trump Finally Won Over “Liberal” Media

Maybe Donald Trump isn’t as stupid as I thought. I’d hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn’t help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to…

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Democratic Party Insiders Create Group To Promote Israel to Progressives

  Democratic Party Insiders Create Group To Promote Israel to Progressives

Some Democratic heavy hitters have formed a new pro-Israel organization focused on progressive Democrats. The new group, “Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI),” is the latest in a long line of groups working for Israel in the United States. New York Jewish Week reports that the group was formed “to counter the drift — if not dive — away…

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A Tragedy Mirroring a National Catastrophe: Conjoined Twins Die in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade

  A Tragedy Mirroring a National Catastrophe: Conjoined Twins Die in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade

SANA’A, YEMEN — Laying inside an incubator with a ventilator in the critical-care unit at al Thwarah Hospital in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, two-week-old Abd al-Khaleq, and Abd al-Rahim  Akram Ali Ahmed, conjoined twins, died on Saturday as their parents, doctors, and local officials looked on helplessly. The twins died after being prevented by Saudi Arabia…

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Macron Tactics Against Yellow Vests Have Nothing to Do with Public Safety, Everything to Do with Global Politics

  Macron Tactics Against Yellow Vests Have Nothing to Do with Public Safety, Everything to Do with Global Politics

PARIS (Analysis)  — “For more than two months the people who come out into the streets are met with governmental repression. Since the 17th November 2018 we have been on the streets but we have not been listened to.” The statement from the Yellow Vests —  or Gilets Jaunes (GJs) as they are better known…

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Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer On US Venezuela Coup

  Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer On US Venezuela Coup

WASHINGTON — For much of the past twenty years, critics of U.S. foreign policy have noted that it is often countries with sizeable oil reserves that most often find themselves the targets of U.S.-backed “humanitarian” interventions aimed at “restoring democracy.” Analysis of the nearly two-decades-long U.S. effort aimed at regime change and “democracy promotion” in…

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“Largest Land Grab Since 1948” — Israel to Expel 36,000 Palestinians From Negev

  “Largest Land Grab Since 1948” — Israel to Expel 36,000 Palestinians From Negev

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — According to an Israeli media report, the Israeli government has completed work on a massive, far-reaching plan that would expel an estimated 36,000 Palestinians from “unrecognized” villages in the Negev Desert. If the plan is approved by the Knesset, Israel’s legislative body, its implementation could begin as soon as this year…

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