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Education is the foundation of political change. In this section we provide news and analyses of current events that you won’t likely read or hear in the corporate media. Our sources are from organizations and independent media outlets free of corporate and government propaganda. We strongly encourage you to share these articles by email and social media so that together we create an echo chamber that overcomes the influence of the oligarchy. You will find large social media sharing buttons on the left side of each article when you open the article to read.

In The West – Propaganda, Hysteria And Truly Foul Breath!

By Andre Vltchek, Journal Neo. -

If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be laughable: the political brigands in North America and Europe are fuming, spitting and rolling their eyes upwards towards the ceiling. They are pointing fingers in all directions, shouting incoherently [...]

The Plague Here And There

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde, Resumen English. -

The state of Pennsylvania has a population similar to that of Cuba, but has 35 times more confirmed cases of coronavirus and 63 times more lethal victims. From May 13 to this past Wednesday, the island has reported one death; Pennsylvania, [...]

Beijing Sees Trump’s Hand And Won’t Fold

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. -

Stranger things have happened. Everyone was expecting US President Donald Trump to go nuclear by de facto sanctioning China to death over Hong Kong. In an environment where Twitter and the President of the United States are now engaged in [...]

US Firms Shield CEO Pay As Pandemic Hits Workers, Investors

By Jessica DiNapoli and Ross Kerber, Reuters. -

New York/ Boston - Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH.N), which operates 95 U.S. car dealerships, started laying off and furloughing about a third of its workforce as the coronavirus pandemic crushed its sales. Then it changed its executives’ pay [...]

Nothing Is Certain But Death, Taxes, And Police Infiltration Of US Protests

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

Local outlet KHOU 11 News was told by the Houston police department that protests over George Floyd’s murder would be attended by both “uniformed officers and plain-clothed officers”. This admission cannot be found in KHOU’s reporting any [...]

Who Are The Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War On Iran?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no [...]

Public Health, COVID-19 And Recovery

By Tim Anderson, AH Tribune. -

In all epidemics, there are some principles which determine how well communities and nations will respond, how long the crisis will last and how soon there will be recovery. We can already draw some lessons from the very big differences between [...]

The Blue Plague And Black Death

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

The pathogen that kills Black people at two and a half times the rate of whites took the life of 46 year-old George Floyd, this week in Minneapolis. Floyd’s last words were, “I can’t breathe,” much like the desperate utterances of plague [...]

The US Military Is Monitoring Protests In 7 States

By Ken Klippenstein, The Nation. -

In addition to Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a Defense Department situation report. Notably, only [...]

Media Smeared Ahmaud Arbery After His Lynching

By Joshua Cho, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

While it took two and a half months for the authorities to finally make arrests in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, corporate media were much quicker to follow the time-honored practice of besmirching victims of racist violence [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Interview With Gareth Porter

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress on a Hill. -

Gareth Porter has long been one of my favorite foreign policy writers and investigative journalists. Do check out his recent columns at the GrayZone! He stopped by the podcast to discuss his long standing work on the Vietnam war, his [...]

The War Industry Threatens Humanity

By David Swanson, World Beyond War. -

I’m adding Christian Sorensen’s new book, Understanding the War Industry, to the list of books I think will convince you to help abolish war and militaries. See the list below. Wars are driven by many factors. They do not include protection, [...]

Can The President Call In The Military To Stop Uprisings Over Killing Of George Floyd?

By Mark Nevitt, Just Security. -

The Minnesota National Guard has been activated by Minnesota Governor Timothy Walz. These Minnesota National Guard members report to the governor and can actively take part in law enforcement functions, which they are doing. But now, [...]

Capitalism’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead, Occupy.com. -

At a time when wealth is concentrated in the hands of a tiny elite, maintaining comfortable living standards for the majority requires reliance on abundant borrowing. Too much lending, as we saw in the financial crisis of 2008 with the [...]

The USA Vs. China: “A Clash Of Civilizations”

By Michael Wong, Peace Pivot. -

Hillary Clinton famously said, “’I don’t want my grandchildren to live in a world dominated by the Chinese.” During his tenure, President Obama launched his “Pivot to Asia,” moving 60% of US naval power to bases surrounding China, developing [...]