Are Washington, Moscow, and Beijing Using the Global Arms Trade to Create a New Cold War? by Michael T Klare TomDispatch (May 30 2013) Did Washington just give Israel the green light for a future attack on Iran via an arms deal? Did Russia just signal its further support for Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime via … Continue reading The Cold War Redux?
American World War Two GIs were dangerous sex-crazed rapists who the French feared as much as the Germans, explosive book claims by Mail Foreign Service Daily Mail (May 29 2013) * Book 'debunks myth that the GI were manly and always behaved well' * By 1944 women in Normandy 'filed complaints about rapes by US … Continue reading American Soldiers Raped Their Way Across France
Is Beginning To Spin Wildly Out Of Control by Michael Snyder Economic Collapse (May 28 2013) The financial system of the third largest economy on the planet is starting to come apart at the seams, and the ripple effects are going to be felt all over the globe. Nobody knew exactly when the Japanese financial … Continue reading The Japanese Financial System …
Stricken Japan nuke plant struggles to keep staff by Yuri Kageyama Associated Press (May 23 2013) Keeping the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan in stable condition requires a cast of thousands. Increasingly the plant's operator is struggling to find enough workers, a trend that many expect to worsen and hamper progress in the … Continue reading Japan: No Nuclear Workers?
by John Kozy Global Research (May 16 2013) Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. -- Henry Hazlitt Over millennia, numerous enterprises have sought the status of science. Few have succeeded because they have failed to discover anything that stood up to scrutiny as knowledge. No body … Continue reading Economics and Armchair Psychology
Comment on Current Events by the Author of The Long Emergency (2005) by James Howard Kunstler Clusterfuck Nation (May 27 2013) That voice! All a'quiver with the dread of self-knowledge that it is confabulating a story, much like the "money" that his Open Market Committee spins out of the increasingly carbonized air. His words fill … Continue reading Let’s All Go Medieval
by James F Tracy Global Research (May 24 2013) To posit that one's government may be partially composed of unaccountable criminal elements is cause for serious censure in polite circles. Labeled "conspiracy theories" by a corporate media that prompt and channel emotionally-laden mass consent, such perspectives are quickly dispatched to the memory hole lest they … Continue reading Media Disinformation and the Conspiracy Panic Phenomenon
by Paul Craig Roberts Institute for Political Economy (May 23 2013) Have you ever wondered how the government's misinformation gains traction? What I have noticed is that whenever a stunning episode occurs, such as 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing, most everyone whether on the right or left goes along with the government's explanation, because … Continue reading Why Disinformation Works
Japanese Officials Upped Radiation Yardsticks to Dodge Compensation Costs. Investigation by The Asahi Shimbun shows higher level was sought to lower number of evacuees, limit compensation. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer CommonDreams.org (May 26 2013) Japanese officials raised the level of acceptable radiation doses for evacuees of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to avoid increasing costs … Continue reading Exposed
by John Michael Greer The Archdruid Report (May 22 2013) Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society Last week's discussion was a bit of a divagation from the main theme of the present sequence of posts here on The Archdruid Report, but it was a divagation with a purpose. The three … Continue reading The Politics of Time’s Shape