Venezuela: Revenge Of The Mad-Dog Empire

By Ajamu Baraka, Blackagendareport.com -

Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist [...]

The US Is Executing A Global War Plan

By Finian Cunningham, Informationclearinghouse.info -

February 18, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - Washington is moving inevitably on a global war plan. That’s the grim conclusion one has to draw from three unfolding war scenarios. Ultimately, [...]

U.S. Empire Still Incoherent After All These Years

By Nicolas J.S. Davies, Consortiumnews.com -

I recently reread Michael Mann’s book, Incoherent Empire, which he wrote in 2003, soon after the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Mann is a sociology professor at UCLA and the author of a four-volume [...]

Corporations Profiting From Water Infrastructure Crisis

By Elizabeth Nussbaumer, Foodandwaterwatch.org -

Here are some numbers to start. In 2014, 64 percent of bottled water was, essentially, filtered tap water -- up from 51.8 percent in 2009.  From 2010 to 2014, total federal funding for public [...]

DA Drops Charges Against Remaining Confederate Statue Protesters

By Virginia Bridges and Joe Johnson, Heraldsun.com -

District Attorney Roger Echols announced Tuesday afternoon that he is dropping the charges against the five remaining people accused of destroying a Confederate statue in downtown Durham last [...]

Warning: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Will Make It Harder To Fight Pipelines

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

As green groups continue to denounce the Trump administration's recently unveiled infrastructure plan as a "scam" that's designed to keep the nation trapped in its "dirty and destructive past," [...]

Disability And Poverty For Adults In 2016

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

In 2016, there were 126.3 million adults between the ages of 25 and 54. Around 7.9 million (6.3 percent) of those adults had one or more of the six serious disabilities tracked by the Census. As [...]

I’m An Eagle Scout, And I Don’t Want Pipelines In My Wilderness

By Griffin Bird, Otherwords.org -

Troop 149, an enthusiastic and lively troop from Arlington, made me the person I am today. Being a member of Troop 149 meant a lot of things, but most importantly it meant incredible outdoor [...]

Goofy Indictments Divert Attention From Criminal Abuses At FBI And DOJ

By Mike Whitney, Informationclearinghouse.info -

February 19, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - Robert Mueller’s Friday night indictment-spree, is a flagrant and infuriating attempt to divert attention from the damning revelations in the [...]

More Coal Capacity Closed In 2018 Than First 3 Years Of Obama Admin

By Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentechmedia.com -

Last week, the Sierra Club announced the latest U.S. coal plant to close: FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia. It’s No. 268 in a long line of U.S. coal plants that have shut [...]

The Emperor’s New Terrorist

By Jonathan Ofir, Mondoweiss.net -

The Israeli occupation prosecutors have been working arduously for two months, like the tailors in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes, to tailor a case for Ahed Tamimi, in order [...]

Do Financial Markets Still Exist?

By Paul Craig Roberts, Dave Kranzler, and Michael Hudson, Informationclearinghouse.info -

No one should find this a surprising suggestion.  The Bank of Japan has a long tradition of propping up the Japanese equity market with large purchases of equities. The European Central Bank [...]

Media And Mueller Indictment: Conspiracy Theory To End All Conspiracy Theories

By Patrick Martin, Wsws.org -

The announcement Friday by the US Department of Justice that a federal grand jury has returned criminal indictments against 13 Russian citizens and three Russian companies, charging illegal [...]

Mueller The Politician

By Richard Moser, Counterpunch.org -

I was hoping that the indictments would bring some sort of resolution to the investigation and force all the evidence to become public. But no, this investigation is not meant to be conclusive, [...]

The Big Pharma Family That Brought Us Opioid Crisis

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

If the devil wears Prada, what do America’s most destructive drug pushers wear? They wear smiles. The drug pushers we have in mind here have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, enough [...]