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Jeffrey Epstein and the Spectacle of Secrecy

13 hours 37 min ago
Edward Curtin When phrases such as “the deep state” and “conspiracy theory” become staples of both the corporate mainstream media and the alternative press, we know the realities behind these phrases have outlasted their usefulness for the ruling elites that control the United States and for their critics, each of whom uses them refutably or …

Sarin in Syria: chemistry, and cui bono?

Sun, 2019-08-18 15:47
Philip Roddis The exchange below took place a few days ago, below the line of an OffGuardian piece on the corruption of the UN’s Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as shown in its handling of last year’s Douma incident. Louis Proyect is one of many on the marxist left I think dead …

WATCH: Suicided: The Final Days of Jeffrey Epstein

Sun, 2019-08-18 00:53
In this in-depth exploration of the death(?) of Jeffrey Epstein(?), James and The Corbett Report community members tackle 3 questions: What do we know about this incident? What do we not know? And what does it all mean? To follow The Corbett Report’s open source investigation, click here. For our own discussion thread click here, …

China And the Zombies Of The Past

Sat, 2019-08-17 16:02
The hybrid war, being conducted against China by the United States and its gaggle of puppet states from the UK to Canada to Australia, has entered a new phase.

Discuss: Epstein Death – Autopsy Results Announced

Sat, 2019-08-17 04:48
The New York Medical Examiner has announced their findings – Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging. The stated evidence, so far, is “multiple breaks in his neckbones”, which is fairly uninformative without knowing a) which bones or b) the nature of the breaks. Assuming any bones were broken at all, of course, there is always …

Inside the Submissive Void

Fri, 2019-08-16 20:50
The use of propaganda and censorship is more frequently associated with totalitarian, corrupt and/or despotic regimes, not our purported democracies in the West. Yet the history of how western governments and their ever-vigilant overlords in the media, financial and business spheres have controlled the political narrative of the time via these means is a long, storied and ruinous one, going back well before 1914.

How the OPCW’s investigation of the Douma incident was nobbled*

Fri, 2019-08-16 02:32
The creation in 2014 of a new mechanism – the “Fact-Finding Mission in Syria” (FFM) – to investigate alleged chemical attacks allowed the OPCW to bypass the procedures laid down in the Chemical Weapons Convention for investigations of alleged use, and to set its own rules for these investigations.

Guardian Attacks Epstein “Conspiracy Theories”

Thu, 2019-08-15 04:00
The mainstream narrative is shaping up - a story of suicide, neglect and tragic victims

Sick to the Stomach: Pesticides and the Cocktail of Toxicity

Wed, 2019-08-14 15:47
Colin Todhunter Dame Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and recently released the CMO annual report for 2019. The report focuses on UK engagement with global health and forging partnerships. However, there appears to be no mention of cancers in the report, a serious omission according to environmental campaigner Rosemary Mason. Like many …

Venezuela: Media Factcheck and the Lima Conference

Wed, 2019-08-14 01:30
Eric Zuesse This past week’s meeting of the U.S.-and-Canada-created anti-Venezuela Lima Group of nations failed to achieve the U.S. regime’s intention of organizing a coalition of its members to participate in a U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Venezuela’s Government and install Trump’s choice, the self-styled ‘interim President’ of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, to rule there. Although 100 …

Can China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative save South-East Asia?

Tue, 2019-08-13 19:21
Andre Vltchek Most of the people in the West or in North Asia usually never think about it, but Southeast Asia is one of the most depressed and depressing parts of the world. It has been through genocides, wars and atrocious military regimes. Then, those monstrous income disparities. According to The Bangkok Post, in 2018: …

Conspiracy, Death and Jeffrey Epstein

Mon, 2019-08-12 14:21
Binoy Kampmark Within minutes of news about his death in a Manhattan jail cell Saturday morning, theories spread with pestilential vigour.  Was Jeffrey Epstein murdered? Accepting the premise without qualification, the next question followed: Who did it? MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was not giving anyone time to wonder. “A guy who had information that would …

The Canaries That Sang “Things Suck”

Mon, 2019-08-12 03:45
Edward Curtin Don’t get me wrong. I am not foul-mouthed or in any way vulgar, having been trained in the niceties of academic discretionary writing and research. I apologize for the title and even for using the personal pronoun “I.” As “one” knows, to write as if you are a person with values and beliefs …

Postmodernism: The Ideological Embellishment of Neoliberalism

Sun, 2019-08-11 12:10
Robert Pfaller interviewed by Kamran Baradaran, via ILNA Robert Pfaller is one of the most distinguished figures in today’s radical Left. He teaches at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. He is a founding member of the Viennese psychoanalytic research group ‘stuzzicadenti’. Pfaller is the author of books such as “On the …

Discuss: Jeffrey Epstein “Suicide”

Sat, 2019-08-10 21:57
Reports are emerging that Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire accused of paedophilia and sex-trafficking, has died in prison – allegedly hanging himself in his cell. For many of us here, and doubtless many of our readers, this death is not at all surprising. These things happen all the time. This development comes after, yesterday, it was …

America’s voters want to remain deceived

Sat, 2019-08-10 14:38
Eric Zuesse America’s voters don’t want to acknowledge that they were fooled, by lying Presidents and by their stenographic ‘free press’ transmitting Governmental lies — they were thus deceived into invading and destroying Iraq in 2003, and Libya in 2011-, and Syria in 2011-. U.S. is globally the most frequently mentioned nation as being “the greatest threat …

8chan: The Latest Fearporn Drive

Fri, 2019-08-09 21:47
8chan may have been shut down, but that doesn't mean we're safe. You see, all the people that used 8chan before it was shut down are still out there. They might be on twitter. They might be facebook. They might be ordering coffee at a Starbucks. They might be plotting some sort of far-right apocalypse. They might just be talking about movies on reddit. There's no way of knowing.

India’s Tryst with Destiny

Fri, 2019-08-09 15:44
Colin Todhunter Today, we are in the grip of a globalised system of capitalism which drives narcissism, domination, ego, anthropocentrism, speciesism and plunder. A system that is using up oil, water and other resources much faster than they can ever be regenerated. We have poisoned the rivers and oceans, destroyed natural habitats, driven wildlife species …

The War on White Supremacist Terror

Thu, 2019-08-08 23:56
If you enjoyed the global corporatocracy’s original War on Islamicist Terror, you’re going to love their latest spinoff, The War on White Supremacist Terror. It’s basically just like the old War on Terror, except that this time the bad guys are all white supremacists, and Donald Trump is Osama bin Laden … unless Putin is Osama bin Laden. OK, I’m not quite sure who’s Osama bin Laden. Whatever. The point is, the Terrorists are coming!

Caught in the Strait

Thu, 2019-08-08 06:52
Binoy Kampmark It is clear that the United Kingdom could not have thought this through. Was it a touch of the Suez jitters, the haunting syndrome of 1956 leaving a false impression that the Old Empire still had it? To taunt a power already under the watchful and punitive eye of the United States was …

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