“Sellouts in the Room:” Éric Toussaint on the Greek Debt Crisis and SYRIZA Betrayals

SYRIZA gained popular support and came in with a program that was really radical. They said we will socialize or nationalize the Greek banks and put in practice a very radical fiscal policy and increase the taxes on the rich, the Orthodox Church, and the oligarchs. They wound up doing just the opposite.

“Sellouts in the Room:” Éric Toussaint on the Greek Debt Crisis and SYRIZA Betrayals

ATHENS, GREECE – For years, throughout the severe economic crisis that has plagued Greece over much of the past decade, the international media and financial press have held Greece up as a striking example of financial folly and mismanagement. Greece’s debt, we have been told, is the product of fiscal irresponsibility, of “lazy” and “unproductive”

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Megyn Kelly: Wrongly Convicted Black Men Can Forgive White Cops With God’s Help

“The almost reflexive demand of forgiveness, especially for those dealing with death by racism, is about protecting whiteness, and America as a whole … After 9/11, there was no talk about forgiving al-Qaeda, Saddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden. America declared war, sought blood and revenge, and rushed protective measures into place to prevent future attacks.”

Megyn Kelly: Wrongly Convicted Black Men Can Forgive White Cops With God’s Help

MINNEAPOLIS -- It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a story of hope and forgiveness. We can thank former Fox News figure Megyn Kelly, now an NBC News personality, for this one. The day after Christmas Kelly brought together for her feel-good show a wrongfully imprisoned

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Since 2008 Financial Crisis, Wall Street Is The Grinch That Keeps Stealing Christmas

Hauling everything they owned in two grocery carts, Anderson and his three teenage children had put in a good 12 hours in their trek from Silicon Valley’s northern edge en route to the Promised Land, Berkeley, which was still another 14 miles away as the crow flies.

Since 2008 Financial Crisis, Wall Street Is The Grinch That Keeps Stealing Christmas

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA -- From his post at the edge of the bus-shelter bench, James Anderson spotted the two police patrol cars heading slowly towards him and snapped briskly to attention, or at least as briskly as humanly possible for a 53-year-old man with a bad back. He reached for his cane and struggled unsteadily to his feet, shielding his eyes

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ISIS’ “Diaspora” Brings US New Opportunities for Its Geopolitical Agenda

The fall of ISIS and in Syria and Iraq signals a new era in the groups future. With eyes now on other battlefield theatres, the group is continually expanding in countries central to the U.S. vs Russian war of influence.

ISIS’ “Diaspora” Brings US New Opportunities for Its Geopolitical Agenda

Damascus (Analysis) -- ISIS’ so-called caliphate is, by all accounts, crumbling in Iraq and Syria as Russia, Syria,

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Is Trump’s “Friend” Kissinger Steering Him From Calm To Storm?

Henry Kissinger, seemingly returned from oblivion, has been in the ear of “old friend” Trump since mid-primary season, just after Trump declared himself open to negotiation with North Korea. Since that moment, Trump’s stance and rhetoric have veered inexorably toward war.

Is Trump’s “Friend” Kissinger Steering Him From Calm To Storm?

President Donald Trump met with top defense officials Tuesday morning -- including Secretary of Defense James Mattis and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford -- in the White House Situation Room, to discuss potential

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Your Up-To-Date Guide To Avoiding Internet Censorship & Getting Real Watchdog Journalism

There are lots of good strategies for beating both corporate and government Internet censors and snoops. These range from alternatives to Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter — to direct subscriptions to authors and pubs — to setting up your own VPN. All are worth the effort.

Your Up-To-Date Guide To Avoiding Internet Censorship & Getting Real Watchdog Journalism

While Google’s Information Age dominance has long been recognized to have some unsavory consequences, the massive technology corporation has, in recent months, taken to directly censoring content and traffic to a variety of independent media outlets across the political spectrum -- essentially muting the voices of any site or

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Chomsky: Antifa Bringing Violence and Playing into the Alt-Right’s Hands

Calling out hard-left group Antifa’s extremist ideology and aggressive tactics, Noam Chomsky noted: “When confrontation shifts to the arena of violence, it’s the toughest and most brutal who win — and we know who that is.” Is Antifa handing the fascists the pretext they’ve been looking for?

Chomsky: Antifa Bringing Violence and Playing into the Alt-Right’s Hands

  MINNEAPOLIS – On August 12th, New York Times writer Sheryl Gay Stolberg found herself heavily berated on social media for her reporting on the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Stolberg, however, had done nothing to buoy the case for

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