blue-flag-thumb2_50x50Our side's flag is a thin, airlight blue, drifting almost unseen against the sky. Our military march is a meadowlark's song among the dandelions. --Ken Kesey, The Real War
 

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  • Cold Wars, Overkill, and the Red Menace | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust March 10, 2014 “ Here lies the yellow man, killed by a black man, fighting for the white man, who killed all the red men.” - Malcolm X, summing up the Vietnam War For the United States to perpetually cast itself in the role of good guy, it obviously needs an endless supply of bad guys to stand in contrast. One of the most effective and endurin...

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  • Putin Speaks | Paul Craig Roberts

    March 10, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- You can read an English translation of Vladimir Putin’s March 4 press conference here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37889.htm Americans have not experienced political leadership or an independent media for such a long time that they will be amazed at the straightforward answers from the Russian President and by media asking real question...

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  • No Jobs, No Economy, No Prospects For Peace Or Life | Paul Craig Roberts

    March 7, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Over the decades, various administrations, seeking to improve their economic record, monkeyed with economic statistics to the point that the statistics are no longer meaningful. According to Friday’s (March 7) payroll jobs report, the U.S. economy created 175,000 new jobs in February. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I’ll let you have a...

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  • Obama Comes Out Against Self-Determination | Paul Craig Roberts

    March 7, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The White House Fool has repeatedly declared erroneously and foolishly that it is “against international law” for Crimea to exercise self-determination. Self-determination, as used by Washington, is a propaganda term that serves Washington’s empire but is not permissible for real people to exercise. On March 6 President Obama telephoned Vladimir Putin to te...

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  • A Little Idea: Embrace the Process (Occupy this Book excerpt) | Mickey Z.

    Mickey Z. -- World News Trust March 6, 2014 (To follow is an excerpt from Occupy this Book: Mickey Z. on Activism , which can be ordered here .) Way too many people think that unless critics expound a specific strategy for change, their opinions are worthless. This reaction misses the essential role critical analysis plays, and in our society, where the problems -- and their causes -- have been s...

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  • The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun | Paul Craig Roberts

    This supporter of the Ukraine joining the EU has received her reward: a 50% cut in her pension March 6, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money...

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  • Propaganda Rules The News | Paul Craig Roberts

    March 5, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) - Gerald Celente calls the Western media “presstitutes,” an ingenuous term that I often use. Presstitutes sell themselves to Washington for access and government sources and to keep their jobs. Ever since the corrupt Clinton regime permitted the concentration of the U.S. media, there has been no journalistic independence in the United States except for some In...

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  • Putin: military force would be 'last resort' in Ukraine | Vladimir Soldatkin and Alexei Anishchuk

    A Russian navy ship enters the Crimean port city of Sevastopol March 4, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner March 4, 2014 -- 10:42 a.m. EST -- MOSCOW (Reuters) -- President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia's actions in Crimea on Tuesday and reserved the right to use force in Ukraine as a last resort, but he sought to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet re...

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  • Stocks Rally From Biggest Slump in Month as Bonds Retreat | Stephen Kirkland and Callie Bost

    March 4, 2014 (Bloomberg) -- Global stocks rebounded from the biggest drop in a month, bonds retreated and the ruble rallied as Russia stepped back from escalating the crisis in Ukraine . The MSCI All-Country World Index increased 0.9 percent at 9:30 a.m. in New York, led by Russian equities as the Micex Index (INDEXCF) jumped 4.9 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPA) climbed 0.8 percent...

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  • Let’s You and Him Fight | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust March 3, 2014 So, now we are threatening to start World War III because Russia is trying to control the chaos in a failed state on its border -- a state that our own government spooks provoked into failure? The last time I checked, there was a list of countries that the USA had sent troops, armed ships, and aircraft into recently, and for reasons similar ...

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  • Washington’s Arrogance, Hubris, and Evil Have Set the Stage for War | Paul Craig Roberts

    March 3, 2014 ( PaulCraigRoberts.org ) -- In some quarters public awareness is catching up with Stephen Lendman, Michel Chossudovsky, Rick Rozoff, myself and a few others in realizing the grave danger in the crisis that Washington has created in Ukraine. The puppet politicians that Washington intended to put in charge of Ukraine have lost control to organized and armed neo-nazis, who are attackin...

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