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Syrian Elections Prove Again That Washington And Its Presstitutes Lie Through Their Teeth

On April 14 Syria held parliamentary elections at 7,000 polling stations, keeping the voting open an extra five hours to accommodate the massive turnout. All were allowed to vote, even displaced Syrians from the two provinces still terrorized by Washington and Israeli backed ISIS.

Washington is angry, because Syria held elections before Washington had time to purchase its slate of politicians and organize Washington-funded NGOs to take to the streets to protest and to claim that Assad had stolen the election.

Despite the massive voter turnout and extended hours for voting, the US State Department set the tone by declaring that the …

When White Privilege Interrogates White Privilege in America

The Cheap Talk Extravaganza

Believe-you-me. Excess manure needs to be cleared out of the way before we can go any further.

I’m in police custody, detained as a result of investigators uncovering a stash of thirty hot laptops at my residence. I demand that I be allowed to interrogate myself. After all, it wasn’t my hands that pilfered those computers. They’d been jacked over a decade ago by a distant relative who lived with my uncle. All I was doing was typing this article on one of the laptops. It just so happened to be your laptop that was stolen back in the day. Now …

Panama Papers: Reigniting the Debate for a Global Tax

Establishing a globally agreed tax body under the auspices of the United Nations and putting an end to dubious tax avoidance activities would bolster government revenues and help finance the provision of essential public services, especially in the Global South. 

Buried beneath the sensational revelations making headlines in the wake of the Panama Papers is a simple truth about the importance of fair and effective tax systems: revenues from taxation – whether from company profits, capital gains or wages – are crucial for maintaining nationwide mechanisms of economic sharing that safeguard the basic needs of citizens. Not only does the redistribution …

Plight of Humanity

Have we learned nothing from history? Have the scores of people crippled, nay, murdered by discrimination, bigotry, hatred, etc. been for nothing? History is cyclical, yet some things bear no repeating. But we stand on the cusp of returning to some of the darkest  times in our history.  The precipice of destruction, we have precariously perched ourselves. Do we dare to climb back down? Or have we danced too close to the edge, falling our only recourse? If to err is human, we have personified our nature to perfection.

It is baffling to witness our inability and/or flat out refusal to …

“Anti Semitism”: The Most Abused Word in Canada

“Anti-Semitism” may be the most abused term in Canada today. Almost entirely divorced from its dictionary definition – “discrimination against or prejudice or hostility toward Jews” – it is now primarily invoked to uphold Jewish/white privilege.

In a recent Canadian Jewish News interview long time l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) professor Julien Bauer slurs Arabs and Muslims as he bemoans “anti-Semitism”. “In the corridors of UQAM, there are occasionally pro-Hamas demonstrations and anti-Semitic posters, but this is relatively rare,” Bauer wrote in French. “At Concordia University, it’s an anti-Semitic festival every day of the …

Of Leaders and Lead

The United Nations is becoming all too familiar with Michigan.  First, they learned of rampant water shut-offs affecting 40% of Detroit’s residents last year.  They will soon be informed of the plight of Flint, Michigan.  For nearly two years, Flint residents were forced to drink, cook and bathe in putrid, toxic water.

The dismissive and unresponsive attitudes at the state level have given way to congressional hearings as well as appeals to the world court, whereby international human rights accords deem access to water a fundamental right.  Why would a local issue, in a first world country, potentially find its way …

Nauru: Suicide and Punishment

It sounds tedious, but the point is no less awful.  Nauru has ceased being a country, a state of any worth. It has assumed value as only one thing: a (non)processing centre for asylum seekers and refugees Australia does not want. A camp designed for criminalising rather than exempting; for condemning rather than assessing, has become the cruellest exemplar of modern treatment and disposition to the refugee.

The result of animalising humans has predictable outcomes.  Disturbance and desperation is sowed.  In June 2015, news emerged from the Nauru detention centre of “suicide pacts” made by various individuals.  According to Natasha …

The Group of Seven (G7) in Hiroshima: Keeping the Lies Alive

They met in Hiroshima, Japan, in the first city on Earth that had been subjected to nuclear genocide. They were representing some of the mightiest nations on Earth: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States – the so-called Group of Seven (G7). And at the end of their encounter, they called for “a world without nuclear weapons”.

I am talking about the foreign ministers of seven countries with the largest economies on Earth.

Read carefully the names of these countries, one by one! For decades and centuries, the world has been trembling imagining their armed forces and …

The Liberation of Plamyra

Syria Bloody but Unbowed by Western-backed Terror Campaign

The recent liberation of Syria’s Palmyra (a UNESCO world Heritage site) by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allies is an important victory for numerous reasons. Not only does it send yet another message to the different Western-backed terrorist factions (which Syria has been fighting for the past five years) that they will eventually fall, but it also sends a message to the West and their gang of anti-Syrian states and actors – who have been fuelling this savage war on a sovereign Syria – that Syria and Syrians remain resilient, the SAA and allies remain relentless in their fight against terrorism, …

Food for Thought

Did you know that we throw out 40% of the food we produce?  And 25% of the food produced is thrown out by households.  Suddenly, though, this waste is starting to get noticed.

The first thing that happened was that Trader Joe’s ex-president started a non-profit that sells surplus and unsold food at very low prices: 99 cents for a dozen eggs, 29 cents for a pound of bananas.  There’s only one store so far, and it’s in Boston, but the model may pick up steam.

The second thing that happened was a law enacted in France that requires supermarkets …

Hillary Clinton Channels Allen and John Foster Dulles

Is the Clinton Foundation the Dulles Brother’s Sullivan and Cromwell?

According to Counterpunch editors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair:

The desire for secrecy is one of Mrs. Clinton’s enduring and damaging traits…Befitting a Midwestern Methodist with a bullying father, repression has always been one of Mrs. Clinton’s most prominent characteristics. Hers has been the instinct to conceal, to deny, to refuse to admit any mistake. Mickey Kantor, the Los Angeles lawyer who worked on the 1992 [presidential] campaign, said that Hillary adamantly refused to admit to any mistakes. Since Vietnam, there’s never been a war that Mrs. Clinton didn’t like. She argued passionately in the White House for the

The Mythification of Climate Change

Now that Super Tuesday is over, it looks like Donald Trump is the likely Republican presidential nominee. Not only is this bad news to women and the majority of the earth’s population against whom Trump’s sexist and racist politics would harm should be be president, but the earth might be Trump’s biggest casualty.

ThinkProgress created a climate and energy candidate chart and Trump’s politics regarding climate issues are Onionesque as Trump has repeatedly gone against scientific consensus mocking the notion of climate change while demonstrating that he understands very little about this subject.

Leap Manifesto Brings Out Worst in Some “Leaders”

What is it with union and political ‘leaders’ who treat their members as if they were children not old enough to deal with reality?

Across Canada for the past three days the right wing media has been attacking the NDP for passing a resolution agreeing to “discuss” over the next two years the Leap Manifesto, a common sense document that calls for taking global warming seriously, actually doing what is necessary to prevent our planet from being cooked and trying to create a better world while we attempt to ensure our collective survival.

Of course, condemnations from the Tyrannosaurus Rex Murphys …

The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World

“Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question,” said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wounded Palestinian man in al-Khalil (Hebron). The protesting Jewish man described Palestinians as ‘barbaric’, ‘bestial’, who should not be perceived as people.

This is hardly a fringe view in Israel. The vast majority of Israelis, 68%, support the killing of Abdel Fatah Yusri al-Sharif, 21, by the solider who had reportedly announced before firing at the wounded Palestinian that the “terrorist had to die.”

The …

Latest Corbyn Hit-Piece: He earns MP’s Salary

If I hadn’t seen for myself that this article “exposing” Jeremy Corbyn was published on the Daily Telegraph’s website, I would have assumed it was a spoof from The Onion – an even more preposterous one than normal.

In a lengthy hit-piece, the Telegraph suggests that Corbyn is a hypocrite for criticising David Cameron over his efforts to conceal the financial benefits he received from his father’s tax-haven investments.

What’s the Telegraph’s evidence for accusing Corbyn of a double standard?

Corbyn is apparently part of the fat-cat class himself because he earnt £1.5 million. That sounds a lot – except it was his total earnings as an …

Going Negative: Sanders, the Clintons and the Exploitation of Dead Children

It wasn’t long ago—just a couple months—that Hillary Clinton was whining about Bernie Sanders “going negative” in their debates. You see, in Hillary’s alternate reality (one unfortunately shared by the Democratic establishment, the corporate media and a large portion of left-leaning voters), any and all criticism leveled at her or her degenerate husband is unfair and just flat out mean.

To criticize a Clinton is to be a “hater.” After all, look at everything they’ve done for us! What’s not to love? Remember: we’re dealing with The Most Qualified Presidential Candidate Ever. This designation, say the great pundits of our age, …

Free Trade Agreements, Tariffs and Tax Reductions

“Squeezing the Lemon Dry” on Behalf of Giant Corporations

Big capital has constantly decreased its contribution to the state – creating a gap in the state’s coffers which is then filled by more and varied taxes on ordinary people – ultimately shrinking the very market big capital needs to sell its increased production of goods.

Tariffs and Taxes

Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.

— Alan Keyes

Free trade areas and free trade agreements have allowed for the growth of multinational corporations but the concomitant reductions in tariffs caused a decline in …

Trump “the Fascist”

Backdoor Backing of a Political Psychopath Named Hilary Clinton

From left to right a raucous chorus has emerged to denounce Republican Presidential primary frontrunner Donald Trump as a ‘fascist’. They cite his campaign promises to build an Israeli-style wall along the US border; his threats to expel eleven million undocumented immigrants; and to restrict foreign Muslims from entering the US, as well as the way his pugnacious face and arm resemble those of Benito Mussolini (‘he juts out his chin, he raises his arm’). They decry his extreme nationalism as ‘resembling Hitler’s policy’, by which they mean his opposition to detrimental free trade agreements and his slogan to …

Jewish Money and the Labour Party: Here Are the Numbers

If you are curious about why the Labour Party has been groveling to the Jewish Lobby for the last few months, Jewish Donor Michael Foster provides the nitty gritty — the numbers of kosher domination.

In his commentary in the Daily Mail , Foster, who donated £400.000 to the party ahead of last May’s election, reveals: “This year, no major Jewish donor has given a pound to the central Labour Party.”

The numbers are shocking. “In the run-up to last May’s General Election, the Jewish community donated almost one-third of the £9.7 million that Labour received from private donors – and that despite …

Greece loses its Soul

The soul of Greece has flown away, zipping past Mount Olympus, gone.

The negotiating position of Greece à la Troika has gone from bad to worse to much worse, as suffocation of the body politic is well underway. The politicians of Greece have become pliable pawns in the hands of the all-powerful European Troika.

It’s all about saving the Banks, saving the Creditors. The people, well, they don’t count for much “they’re nothing more than numbers,” maybe worse. Plastic bureaucrats see it that way.

Zoe Konstantopoulou, a Greek lawyer and former Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, recently (April) discussed the issues at …