The Hoagland-Blinken Doctrine Is Washington’s Updated Plan For Central Asia (I)

By Andrew Korybko (USA) (Mall of Asia by Jun Acullador / flickr.)’s Joshua Kucera first reported on two important speeches by the State Department that supposedly heralded in a new policy towards Central Asia. The announcements were made within one day of each other by Richard Hoagland, the Principal… Read the rest

Russia Impinges on Israeli ‘Right’ to Bomb Iran

By Ray McGovern (Graphic by Latuff2 / deviant art.) The front page of the neocon flagship Washington Post on Tuesday warned that the Russians have decided, despite U.S. objections, “to send an advanced air-defense system to Iran … potentially altering the strategic balance in the Middle East.”Did you like this?… Read the rest

Dear Farmers: U.S. is Now Importing Organic Corn to Satisfy Consumer Demand

By Heather Callaghan (Corn stalks. Photo by CAPL.) There are three things driving a surge in organic imports: U.S. farmers have been systematically pushed into growing mostly GMO crops; grown primarily for fuel, animal feed and cheap processed foods. Russia even used our food supply as an example for the… Read the rest

Arab Leaders are a Menace to Reality and People Are Dying

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. (Yemen. Photo by Space War.) Contextual Note: Islam is an integrated cultural touchstone across the Arab Islamic world.  Dr. Khawaja embeds that perspective in his analysis. The Arab masses are the targeted victims of the Western-led coalition’s atrocities and instigated sectarian rivalries with unthinkable consequences… Read the rest
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EYE ON THE MEDIA: How Reliable Is Reuters?

Eric Zuesse Defence Mnister Sergei Shoigu: everything he asserts is true (verifiable) and morally valid, yet Reuters presents it as false and inflammatory. People see their own nation, and foreign nations, through the filter of the press that’s available to them; so, if that filter is systematically distorting (distorting in… Read the rest

1,000 British soldiers given psychiatric help after consuming ‘zombie drug’ – new figures

By RT (RAF on Jackal vehicle in Afghanistan. Photo: UK Ministry of Defense.) The British military is accused of failing to protect its soldier’s mental health. Figures show nearly 1,000 have sought psychiatric treatment after being given the MoD’s budget price anti-malarial drug Lariam.Did you like this? Share it:… Read the rest

“Manufacturing Dissent”: The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites

By Michel Chossudovsky (Graphic by Hannum7 / wikimedia.) This article was first published in 2010. The author’s introductory quote was first formulated in 2001 in the context of the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City which was held a few months before 9/11Did you like this? Share it:… Read the rest

Outernet: The Information War on a Whole New Level

By Ulson Gunnar (Graphic by Ulson Gunnnar.) The information war can be quickly lost if one cannot get their assets onto the “battlefield.” For the US, UK or Europe, the constant din of their propaganda spread across the planet via their impressive and immense media networks has recently run into… Read the rest
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