Of “Heroes” and “Communist Dictators”

See more at: Since my first meeting with McCain in 2004, I am under no illusion that he is “independent” or not too reprehensible. In a nation of reprehensibles, he is near the top (or bottom) of the dung-heap.READ ON

Václav Havel: another side to the story

Havel’s true political allegiances came to the fore during his years as president. Like fellow dissident Lech Walesa, he supported the Nato bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. In 2002, he sided with the rightwing Republican hawks on Iraq.

Italy: The Weak Underbelly of Europe

The Malfunctioning of the Bel Paese Even though other Europeans love the country of Italy, the negative view of political-economic Italy remains. Aloof Italian leaders however overlook the patronizing superciliousness toward the nation Italy in the European Union. In thisREAD ON

With New D.C. Policy Group, Dems Continue to Rehabilitate and Unify With Bush-Era Neocons

ONE OF THE most under-discussed yet consequential changes in the American political landscape is the reunion between the Democratic Party and the country’s most extreme and discredited neocons. While the rise of Donald Trump, whom neocons loathe, has accelerated this realignment,READ ON

Venezuela Under Siege by U.S. Empire

Venezuela has the largest known reserve of oil in the world, and Venezuela controls its own oil, not international corporations; and it uses its oil for the benefit of its people. The U.S. Empire instead wants to control that oilREAD ON

MSM Mourned Liberation of Aleppo, Now Celebrates Liberation of Mosul

Those who were so outraged by civilian deaths during the military operation to recapture Aleppo don’t seem too concerned about them in Iraq. There’s been no emergency debate in the House of Commons to discuss the death and destruction inREAD ON

Amazon and the CIA: a match made in hell

MAIN IMAGE: JEFF BEZOS, AMAZON’S BIG ENCHILADA, AND SECOND RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD (except for the Saudi autocrats, the British queen, and other super-privileged individuals.) Centralizing data storage onto the private IC ITE clouds—using the advanced encryption methods developedREAD ON