GQ correctly points out that billionaires are the leading cause of climate change; pisses off libertarians

LUKE DARBY—But the scope goes far beyond merely sowing dissent and skepticism. While billionaires and the companies they run have spent years insisting that climate change either doesn’t exist or is overblown, they’ve known the reality of the situation for a long time. PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel, for example, used to donate to the Seasteading Institute, which aimed to build floating cities in order to counteract rising sea levels. And Exxon Mobil allegedly knew about climate change in 1977, back when it was still just Exxon and about 11 years before climate change became widely talked about. Instead of acting on it, they started a decades-long misinformation campaign.


Briefing by the Russian Defence Ministry on newly discovered evidence pertaining to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

Editor’s Note: The power of Western mass media disinformation continues to hold world public opinion (at least where it counts, among the brainwashed “Western” publics) in its toxic stranglehold. While the downing of MH17 instantly made the prime time news around the world—all reports also instantly fingering the Ukrainian separatists and Moscow as the sordid malefactors—resulting in a huge and obsessive wave of media frenzy and near-universal condemnation of Russia, now, that the Russians after patiently disposing of a huge number of obstacles and complete lack of cooperation by the West (which essentially hijacked the remains of MH17 and refused to allow Russian or Malaysian experts to the forensic processes, with not a single protest from the “western journalists”), a handful of people seem to know about it. The numbers are telling. Idiocies reach millions on YouTube every day, and same goes for any mass media-launched storyline later reflected on social media. But this story, which has enormous importance for world peace, and can help to dismantle the edifice of lies used by the West to attack Russia and justify its own crimes, goes begging for an audience.


Is Washington on the brink of a major attack on Syria?

BILL VAN AUKEN—The launching of a major US military escalation in Syria would provide Trump with the means of blunting the attacks on his presidency. At the same time, it would raise the risk of a military confrontation that could quickly escalate into a region-wide and global war.