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Guilt by Insinuation

Let’s keep open minds and resist Washington’s propaganda until facts & evidence are in. Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner? The Russian government continues to release facts, including satellite photos showing the presence of Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft [...]

Foundation of the US Empire: Axes of Evil

The US Empire’s Three Regional Axes of Power in the Middle East Empires are not easy to sustain given the multiple enemies that they provoke: at the international level (imperial rivals and emerging new powers), at the national level (national resistance movements, unreliable clients and untrustworthy ‘Sepoy’ armies) and at the local level (boycotts, sabotage [...]

De-Manufacturing Consent- The U.S. Still Tortures & You Should Still Care

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Rebecca Gordon On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Rebecca Gordon, a philosophy teacher at the University of San Francisco and author of the book Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States. Gordon explains why institutionalized torture remains relevant in the “post-Bush era” of the United States [...]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Obama, Holder Sharply Curtail Press Freedom

Peter B. Collins Presents Pulitzer Prize Winner David Cay Johnston Following the recent conference of Investigative Reporters and Editors, David Cay Johnston wrote a commentary for al Jazeera America, detailing the loss of transparency and freedom of the press under Obama. His first signal was when people in the White House press office would not [...]

Washington’s Iraq “Victory”

The Neoconservative conquest of the Middle East is becoming an al Qaeda conquest The citizens of the United States still do not know why their government destroyed Iraq. “National Security” will prevent them from ever knowing. “National Security” is the cloak behind which hides the crimes of the US government. George Herbert Walker Bush, a [...]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Why Obama-Kerry Mideast Talks Tanked

Peter B. Collins Presents Prof. Stephen Zunes Based on Israeli reports, Palestinian negotiators agreed to most of the concessions demanded by Israel, notably that illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territory near the Israeli border—encompassing close to 80 percent of the settlers—would be incorporated into Israel. Professor Stephen Zunes faults Secretary of State John Kerry for [...]

Refuting President Obama’s Lies, Omissions & Distortions

An Open Letter to the Graduates of West Point On May 2014 President Obama delivered the commencement address to the graduates of United States Military Academy at West Point. Beyond the easy banter and eulogy to past and present war heroes, Obama outlined a vision of past military successes and present policies, based on a [...]

What Obama Told Us at West Point

The most militarily aggressive American president in history is considered a wimp by the neoconized American media! At West Point Obama told us, to the applause of West Point cadets that “American exceptionalism” is a doctrine that justifies whatever Washington does. If Washington violates domestic and international law by torturing “detainees” or violates the Nuremberg [...]

The Russians Are Coming … Again … and They’re Still Ten Feet Tall!!

So, what do we have here? In Libya, in Syria, and elsewhere the United States has been on the same side as the al-Qaeda types. But not in Ukraine. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in Ukraine the United States is on the same side as the neo-Nazi types, who – taking [...]

Gangster State America

In the 21st century it is difficult to find a significant statement made by Washington that is not a lie. Anyone who looks carefully behind the veil of words cannot find democracy in America. For years I have been writing that the US government is no longer accountable to law or to the people (see, [...]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Offshore Views of US-NATO Blunders on Ukraine

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Pepe Escobar From Putin’s latest chess move to the compounded errors of the US and NATO, Pepe Escobar offers his colorful observations on Ukraine, Syria, Iran and Egypt, with biting insights into the realities that are downplayed or ignored by the US media. Escobar doubts that the major European nations [...]

The Kiev Putsch: Rebel Workers Take Power in the East

The power grab in Kiev will not result in a ‘knife pointed at the heartland of Russia’ Not since the US and EU took over Eastern Europe, including the Baltic countries, East Germany, Poland and the Balkans and converted them into military outposts of NATO and economic vassals, have the Western powers moved so aggressively [...]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Is the TPP Dead Yet?

Peter B. Collins Presents Melinda St. Louis of Public Citizen Did Japan do us a favor by rejecting trade concessions proposed by the US on Obama’s recent Asia tour? Prime Minister Abe’s refusal may scuttle the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Obama administration has been negotiating in secret for 5 years. Melinda St. Louis updates us [...]

Empire, Power & People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 110

Japan: Back to Empire? Japan has had quite a unique relationship with the United States, which helped spark the development of the Japanese empire in the 19th century, and the two large economic powers became major trading partners. Japan left a legacy of destruction and violence across much of Asia, creating fears and memories which [...]

De-Manufacturing Consent- The Killing Business: The Illegality and Immorality of Washington & the CIA

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Philip Giraldi On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by former CIA officer and Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, Phil Giraldi. We discuss Giraldi’s latest article, “The Cognitive Dissonance of Spying,” and explore the post-9/11 “culture shift” within the CIA, the US government, and the country [...]