It was clear all along that decades long betrayals of the working class by the Democrats, culminating with the abject demagoguery of Barack Obama, would present the masses with no choices, except false ones or outright calamity in 2016. Obama and his DNC clique had a huge opportunity to knock out the Repugs indefinitely in 2008, when that party, thanks to George W Bush and his malignant excesses, was plainly on the canvas. Instead, what they did is extend a hand to the GOP and accelerate its rehabilitation so the charade could continue. Just one major reform, like single payer health insurance, would have made the Dems unbeatable for generations. But even that easy accomplishment was too much for a party crawling with prostitutes. The upshot in the rigged field of US elections was Trump. In this interview, John Pilger pretty much asserts the same thing: It was the Democrats that made Trump possible if not downright inevitableREAD ON
ANDRE VLTCHEK—Hezbollah is the only truly powerful social force in Lebanon, providing assistance to all needy citizens and refugees, regardless of their religion or ethnicity. It is also fighting, determinedly, all terrorist implants operating in the Lebanese territory.
Thanks to the help from both Russia and Hezbollah, the Syrian armed forces managed to regain most of the territory of their country and to come very close to winning the war. The country is now rebuilding and hundreds of thousands of refugees are returning home, including those who had temporarily been seeking refuge in Lebanon.READ ON
ANDRE DAMON—The goal of the ruling class and its media accomplices is to put on “a unified front” through the suppression of social opposition within the United States. Along these Lines, NBC added, “Researchers tell us it’s not just Russia deploying these attacks on social media,” adding “many small independent groups are trying to divide Americans and create chaos.” Who are these “small independent groups” seeking to “create chaos”? By this, they no doubt mean any news or political organization that dares question the official line that everything is fine in America…READ ON
PATRICE GREANVILLE—The tragedy of Yemen, under assault by the US, Britain and Saudi Arabia, with ancillary support by the usual cast of vassal nations, has become so massive that not even the US media are able to disfigure and cover up its truth entirely, although they certainly try.READ ON
NAT PARRY—Earlier assurances that it would the Iraq invasion would be a “cakewalk” proved as false as the WMD claims, but as had been so often the case in Washington, there was little to no accountability from the mainstream media, the think tanks or government officials for being so spectacularly wrong.READ ON
CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—You owe your life to both these men. If Arkhipov had had a little less rationed water to drink on the hot submarine that day, or if Petrov had gotten into a fight with his wife that morning, if any of the many, manyREAD ON
JIM NAURECKAS—Aside from making the obvious point that Wall Street has a lot of money and will give the Democrats some if they make themselves useful, Schoen’s argument is dubious. “Despite what the Democratic left says, America is a center-right, pro-capitalist nation,” he declares, citing pollingREAD ON