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ROLLING BACK THE EMPIRE: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the chance. Hundreds of jihadists have already laid down their weapons and surrendered while a hardline corps of deadenders continue to fend off the rapidly advancing army. The situation is looking increasingly hopeless for the ragtag group of insurgents that have lost more than half the territory they held in just the last week. Every attempt they’ve made to break through Syrian Army lines has been repelled leaving them to defend a few shrinking districts where they will either surrender or die.

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  • Election Reflections 2016: The Continuity of Imperialist Militarism Under the Two-party Capitalist System

    By Abayomi Azikiwe

    Extension of Iran sanctions, contact with Taiwan and the Trump appointments of Flynn and Mattis signals more war and genocide Three important decisions by the political wing of the United States capitalist system reveals that the drive towards “permanent imperialist war” will continue under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. These decisions are the unanimous […]

  • Trump’s Appointments: Let’s Give the Trump Administration a Chance

    By Paul Craig Roberts

    What do they mean? Before I give an explanation, let’s be sure we all know what an explanation is. An explanation is not a justification. The collapse of education in the US is so severe that many Americans, especially younger ones, cannot tell the difference between an explanation and a defense, justification, or apology for […]

  • Systems of Governance That Are Seized By A Tiny Cabal Become Mafia State

    By Chris Hedges

    Systems of governance that are seized by a tiny cabal become mafia states. The early years—Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in the United States—are marked by promises that the pillage will benefit everyone. The later years—George W. Bush and Barack Obama—are marked by declarations that things are getting better even though they are getting worse. […]

  • Trump’s Promised ‘New Foreign Policy’ Must Abandon Regime Change for Iran

    By Ron Paul

    President-elect Donald Trump told a Cincinnati audience last week that he intends to make some big changes in US foreign policy. During his “thank you” tour in the midwest, Trump had this to say: “We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to […]

Politics

Russia-Europe Relationship: On the Threshold of New Era

Russia-Europe Relationship: On the Threshold of New Era

By ALEX GORKA

Matteo Renzi resigned as the Italian Prime Minister after the people of Italy voted «no» in a historic referendum on constitutional reform on December 4. The vote results triggered a shock wave across Europe much like Brexit. It’s up to Italian President Sergio Mattarella now to decide what will happen next – an appointment of […]

Economy

‘Yuan-ization’ of the World is Under Full Steam Now

‘Yuan-ization’ of the World is Under Full Steam Now

By Sofia Pale

On October 1, 2016, China’s yuan has been officially accepted in the list of the IMF’s (International Monetary Fund) reserve currency with a share of 10.93%, taking third place after the US dollar (41.73%) and the Euro (30.93%). This means that all central banks around the world are now required to keep a portion of […]

Society

Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube Conspire to Censor Online Content

Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube Conspire to Censor Online Content

By Stephen Lendman

Powerful interests in America threaten alternative sources of news, information and opinion. Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube announced plans for a joint Internet censorship database on the phony pretext of eliminating “extremist content.” Their scheme threatens media and speech freedom, likely aiming for sanitized online content only, independent views censored, threatening writers like myself […]

Environment

US Government Has Long Used Propaganda Against the American People

US Government Has Long Used Propaganda Against the American People

By Washingtonsblog

The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press: Wikipedia adds details: After 1953, the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the CIA. By this time, Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 […]

Culture

Fake News Versus No News: How Russia is Pilloried While Real News about Israel Goes Unreported

Fake News Versus No News: How Russia is Pilloried While Real News about Israel Goes Unreported

By PHILIP GIRALDI

The drama surrounding allegations that the internet is awash with “fake news” is being promoted by the so-called mainstream media which certainly has a lot to answer for when it comes to producing material that does not pass the smell test. Does the name Judith Miller ring any bells? And the squeaks of rage coming […]

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