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Are Economic Sanctions Accelerating the Decline of Dollar Hegemony?

By Travis Cunha
In late February of 2022, following the launch of Russia's special military operation, the European Union/NATO allies levied new economic sanctions against Russia that Joe Biden promised would devastate the country's economy and “reduce the ruble to rubble.” Half a year later, it is now obvious to most of the world that the president's prediction…

CULTURAL RIFFS: Obama’s Great Con—the wages of induced mass imbecility

By Dorothy Lennon
The sordid punishment for celebrity worship. It looks like President Barack Obama can add Emmy winner to his resume. The former [and still very much in discreet service] puppet of the oligarchs won it for narrating a Netflix documentary on the importance of national parks around the globe in the fight against climate destruction. Very…

Absolute Proof that EU Leaders Are Responsible for Europe’s Soaring Fuel-Prices

By Eric Zuesse
Business Insider news-report on the morning of September 7th headlined “Putin says Russia will restart Nord Stream 1 gas flows 'tomorrow' if it gets turbines, and blames sanctions for the shutdown” and opened with: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Gazprom could restart gas flows to Europe via the key Nord Stream 1 pipeline tomorrow, if…

It’s Not Okay For Grown Adults To Say The Ukraine Invasion Was “Unprovoked”

By Caitlin Johnstone
On a recent interview with the Useful Idiots podcast, Noam Chomsky repeated his argument that the only reason we hear the word "unprovoked" every time anyone mentions Russia's invasion of Ukraine in the mainstream news media is because it absolutely was provoked, and they know it. "Right now if you're a respectable writer and you want to write in…

Who Benefits From US Government Claims That The UFO Threat Is Increasing “Exponentially”?

By Caitlin Johnstone
A US senate report which is an addendum to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 has people talking due to the surprising statements it includes about the US government's current position on UFOs. I mean Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. I mean Unidentified Aerospace-Undersea Phenomena. This latest moniker for the thing we all still think of as UFOs…

FBI Raid on Donald Trump’s Home

By Travis Cunha
On August 8th, 2022 the FBI executed a search warrant for former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. Trump is accused of taking sensitive government documents from the White House to his residence in Florida, instead of handing over all documents and emails to the National Archives and Records Administration. Contents of the material seized by…

The U.S. Empire Colludes with Big Tech to Manipulate Public Sentiment

By Elizabeth P.
Four months ago, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the creation of its Disinformation Governance Board. According to AP News, this board was created to combat “disinformation coming from Russia” as well as misleading information that human traffickers use to target migrants who are crossing the US-Mexico border. About one month after this…

US sends warships through Taiwan Strait

By RT
The US has deployed two of its warships to the Taiwan Strait in a first such mission since the controversial visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei, the Navy said on Saturday. USS Chancellorsville and USS Antietam, which are both Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers, are sailing through international waters in the area, according to…

Druggies and homeless row in Frankfurt—the West’s social degeneracy everywhere in the open

By Irina Lvovna Boyko
Germany, the richest country in the EU, like the US, Britain, etc., cannot avoid showing the degeneracy of its society, especially in its aimless youth, many of which are among the "losers" in the capitalist game. The footage is of a street in Frankfurt, Germany. [video width="372" height="676" mp4="https://api.iiser.org/media/2022/08/video_2022-08-28_21-11-54.mp4"][/video] Our correspondent Irina has sent us…

Free Speech Doesn’t Matter If Propagandists Determine What People Say

By Caitlin Johnstone
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. None are more hopelessly ignorant than those who falsely believe they're informed. None are more hopelessly propagandized than those who don't know they are propagandized. Living in a liberal western democracy means having the freedom to criticize the tyranny of your government, but instead spending…

Ukrainian Regime Led by Media Darling Volodymyr Zelensky Kidnaps Student Dissidents, Bans Opposition Parties, Shuts Down Independent Media

By Dmitri Kovalevich
More Ukrainian Soldiers Continue to Defect as Eastern Ukrainians See Better Future with Russian Federation Or more than five months, full-scale hostilities have taken place on the territory of Ukraine. The number of victims is growing every day on both sides of the front line. From the signing of the “Minsk 2” peace agreement in…

It’s Gross To Live Under The US Empire And Spend Your Time Criticizing Russia And China

By Caitlin Johnstone
The other day an Australian journalist was giving me a hard time for not criticizing Russia and China the way I go after the US empire, calling me "morally bankrupt" for not criticizing all governments equally. He said the ethical thing to do would be to criticize the US, but also criticize the governments the…

When Billionaires And The Government Work Together To Control Information

By Caitlin Johnstone
Facebook restricted visibility of the New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop story in the lead-up to the 2020 election after receiving counsel from the FBI, according to Facebook/Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “So we took a different path than Twitter,” Zuckerberg said during a Thursday appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. “Basically the background here is the FBI,…

A Dissection of Ukrainian Nationalism: Fascism and Nazism

By Anton
To begin to attempt to evaluate and grasp the issue of Ukrainian nationalism, it is necessary to learn history and reflect honestly. I would also like to preface this by stating I am evaluating Ukrainian nationalism on its own. To prevent this from becoming too long, I will begin with the 20th century. At the…

Debunking “Capitalism Ends Poverty”

By Anton
When the sources of these claims such as the World Bank, the IMF, etc evaluate “poverty” (sometimes otherwise qualified as “the international poverty line”, “global poverty”, “extreme poverty”, etc), they are talking about a fixed monetary rate, such as $1.90. Depending on exactly when the report is released, it may be a different value or…

House Passes Unbelievably Huge Defense Budget — And It Could Get Worse

By Susan Banaszewski
Accelerating Budget Increases Joe Biden's administration requested the greatest ever budget for US militarism in our history for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but his request of $813.3 billion was not enough for the corrupt hawks in Congress. On July 14th, the House of Representatives voted 329-101 to pass an…

US Invades Syria, Kills People, Claims Self-Defense

By Caitlin Johnstone
Numerous Syrian and foreign militants have reportedly been killed and several US troops injured in an escalating exchange of attacks between the American invaders and the people in the country whose territory they are illegally occupying. On Tuesday night US Central Command announced that it had "conducted precision airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor Syria" in order to "defend and protect…

Leaked slides detail YouTube’s Ukraine censorship – journalist

By RT
A tutorial for YouTube’s content moderators that emerged on social media on Tuesday shows that the Google-owned platform has labeled a number of critical positions on the conflict in Ukraine “hateful” or “extreme” and can censor or demonetize creators on those grounds. While the parent company Alphabet has not confirmed or denied the screenshots’ authenticity, a Polish contractor who…