We’re Screwed: Col. Wilkerson On The Failings Of US Foreign Policy

By: Monday March 16, 2015 7:00 pm

In a sweeping interview with MintPress News, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson explains why the U.S. needs to make resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a bigger priority and how partnering with Iran could be the key to achieving greater regional stability. By Sean Nevins BEIRUT — One of the most important elections related to U.S. foreign policy is [...]

 

Lost Document: International Scientific Commission Report on Bacterial Warfare During Korean War

By: Monday January 26, 2015 5:00 pm

This article covers the first Internet posting and analysis of a unique Cold War document, the 1952 “Report of the International Scientific Commission for the Investigation of the Facts Concerning Bacterial Warfare in Korea and China.” The ISC was headed by one of Britain’s foremost scientists of his day, Sir Joseph Needham. The charges of U.S. use of biological warfare during the Korean War have long been the subject of intense controversy. The reliance, in part, on testimony from U.S. prisoners of war led to U.S. charges of “brainwashing.” These charges later became the basis of a cover story for covert CIA experimentation into use of use of drugs and other forms of coercive interrogation and torture that became the basis for its 1963 KUBARK manual on interrogation, and much later, a powerful influence on the CIA’s post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” program.

Western Corporations Like Monsanto, Cargill Take Advantage of War & Turmoil in Ukraine

By: Saturday January 24, 2015 6:00 pm

As Ukraine continues to suffer from constant fighting and turmoil, Western corporations like Monsanto or DuPont are entering into the country’s agriculture system for a “corporate takeover,” according to a report last month by the Oakland Institute.

Worldwide Demand for Coal Expected to Rise in Next Few Years

By: Tuesday January 13, 2015 3:10 pm

The world’s demand for coal will grow to 9 billion tons by 2019, according to a report released last month from the International Energy Agency. In spite of all efforts to reduce its consumption, oversupply and low prices are still attractive to many countries, especially in Asia, to fulfill demands for electricity. The only two continents [...]

Torture and the Company Which Americans Keep

By: Thursday December 18, 2014 9:10 am

A new poll finds majority of Americans — 59 percent — believe torture was justified after the 9/11 attacks. Look around you at the company you keep. The people who support torture, six out of ten, are your neighbors, your co-workers, the people on the bus with you. If you live in Washington DC, they [...]

Good question

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 1:30 am

I’m sure there’s a good reason to believe the “Red Chinese are gonna steal ‘Murica’s Wind!”

Was NSA Head Insider Trading?

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 9:40 am

According to documents filed by former NSA Director Keith Alexander, the head of the NSA was speculating in commodities linked to China and Russia while receiving asymmetric information on the countries as part of his job. The use of asymmetric or non-public information for financial gain is a crime known as insider trading.

Hong Kong Protests Continue With Major Crackdown Looming

By: Monday October 20, 2014 6:56 am

The pro-democracy protests known as Occupy Central have continued on despite constant attacks from Hong Kong authorities in the form of police or undercover agitators. But after weeks of depressed economic activity in one of the richest and most productive areas in the world it appears the authorities are preparing for a major crackdown after their more traditional methods have failed to break the protests.

Hong Kong Police Officers Suspended After Video Of Beating Occupy Central Protester Goes Viral

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:30 am

With Beijing and the authorities in Hong Kong unwilling to negotiate, Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters have been forced to continue their protests in Hong Kong for the right to a free election in 2017. Initially the Hong Kong authorities were hoping to wait the protesters out but have apparently lost patience and are now trying to forcibly remove protesters.

Ships Passing in the Night

By: Sunday October 5, 2014 6:40 pm

The latest street campaign for democracy is taking place in Hong Kong, which is a unique case. A mainly youthful and educated elite linked to Hong Kong’s position as an international financial hub wants China to relinquish veto power over its electoral candidates.

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