The Election Story of the Decade The October Surprise refers to a plot to influence the outcome of the 1980 United States presidential election, contested between incumbent president Jimmy Carter (D–GA) and his opponent, former California governor Ronald Reagan (R–CA). One of the leading national issues during that year was the release of 52 Americans being … Continue reading October Surprise – George HW Bush Denied Everything
No one gets closer to peace by silencing voices critical of a lethal status quo. We need a candid debate about the grim catastrophe unfolding in Israel. by Cornel West Guardian Dec 4, 2018 Why is it so difficult, if not impossible, to have a candid debate about the grim Israeli-Palestinian catastrophe that prevails in … Continue reading Why did CNN fire a pro-Palestinian commentator?
By Andy Borowitz, New Yorker The government of Iraq announced on Tuesday that it would seek to build an international coalition to establish democracy in the state of North Carolina. “If it were a nation state, North Carolina would rank as deeply-flawed, partly-free, one of the failed democracies that constitute much of the developing world,” writes … Continue reading Iraq Invasion to Help Establish Democracy in North Carolina
by Slavoj Zizek RT Dec 2, 2018 This week, a CNN poll revealed anti-Semitism is alive and well in Europe. A question now is: where does honest criticism of Israeli state policy end and anti-Semitism begin? The results are eye-opening and working. With 20 percent of young French people unaware of the Holocaust. Indeed, a … Continue reading Slavoj Zizek: Racism is alive and well in both Europe and Israel – with different victims
by Chris Hedges Truthdig Dec 3, 2018 “The Lobby,” the four-part Al-Jazeera documentary blocked under heavy Israeli pressure shortly before its release, was leaked online by the Chicago-based website Electronic Intifada, the French website Orient XXI, and the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar. The series is an inside look over five months by an undercover reporter, armed with … Continue reading The Film the Israel Lobby Does Not Want You to See
Up to 16 nuclear power plants for civilian purposes? Really? By Leonard Hyman and Bill Tilles for Wolf Street Last week, the NY Times ran a front-page story on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to purchase nuclear fuel enrichment capabilities and as many as 16 nuclear power generating plants from the US. The principal concern expressed here … Continue reading What’s Behind the US-Saudi Nuclear Mega-Deal?
by Jeff Bachman Conversation Nov 26, 2018 A Saudi-led coalition of states has been aggressively bombing Yemen and imposing an air and naval blockade of its ports for more than three years, leading U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to describeYemen as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Guterres put the crisis in stark perspective, emphasizing the near complete … Continue reading US complicity in the genocide in Yemen spans Obama and Trump administrations