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John Scales Avery – We Must Not Demonize And Threaten Russia

Eisenhower’s warning In his famous farwell address, US President Dwight Eisenhower eloquently described the terrible effects of an overgrown military-industrial complex. Here are his words: “We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions…. This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence, economic, …

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PAUL STREET – Hit the Road, Barack: Some Farewell Reflections

The lying neoliberal imperialist Barack Obama’s nationally televised Farewell Address from Chicago last Tuesday was a fitting monument to the deceptive, fake-progressive oratory he wielded so elegantly in becoming a national phenomenon and a U.S. President. As usual, his oratory was plagued by a deep disconnect between his words and his deeds. “When Ordinary People Get Involved” “Now this,” Obama …

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Michael Payne – A party of control-obsessed politicians take charge – dark times ahead for America

There have been times in this nation’s history – at the onset of the Civil War, the Great Depression of the 1930s, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the aftermath of the 911 tragedy – when Americans were full of apprehension and possessed a great deal of fear about the direction in which this country was heading. In the America …

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DAVID MASCI – About one-fifth of adults globally have no formal schooling

In many parts of the world, particularly in poorer countries, attainment of even the most basic education is still far from universal. Indeed, roughly one-in-five adults (19%) around the globe have no formal schooling at all, according to a recent Pew Research Center report on education that also studied its relationship to religion. While virtually all adults in Europe (98%) …

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Leid Stories—Recalling Milestones and Urging Increased Civic Involvement, President Obama Bids Farewell; On the Same Day, Hillary Clinton Dedicates A Monument to Herself—01.11.17

From his home city of Chicago, and 10 days before he officially leaves office, President Barack Obama last night delivered his farewell speech to the nation as its 44th president. Astutely avoiding the stunning losses the Democratic Party and his administration sustained in the 2016 elections, Obama instead focused on the many accomplishments of his two terms in office—made possible in large measure, he said, by popular support. He warned that such support will be needed again to put the brakes on some of the Trump administration’s policies.

Robert Weissman – Trump’s Corporate Cabinet

We’re facing the prospect of a government literally of the Exxons, by the Goldman Sachses and for the Kochs. President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet and top nominees draw more deeply from an extremist faction of the corporate class than any in memory, and likely in history. We are witnessing the wholesale corporate takeover of the American government. Nothing more plainly shows …

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Trends This Week – “We did it” is out; optimism is in – 01.11.17

Since Trump’s victory – with Hollywood in mourning, the mainstream media obsessing over who hacked what and President Obama trying to rewrite the history of his eight years of failures – in the real world, consumer confidence surged to a 15-year high in December and optimism spiked the most since 1980. Celente breaks it down.

ANDRE VLTCHEK – The World is “Fake News”

Imperialist demagogues, as well as religious fanatics, are known to live in their grotesque realities. They erect huge sand castles, invent mascots, and bombard the public relentlessly with self-promoting messages. Those who refuse to listen and believe, those who dare to doubt and resist, are sidelined, starved to death, humiliated or simply liquidated. Western religions and European/North American brutal colonialist …

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Does a healthy diet have to come at a hefty price?

Imagine you’re in the aisle of your favorite grocery store, bombarded with hundreds of the latest and greatest products on the market. After grabbing a box of your favorite pasta off the shelf, you notice a new organic version of the spaghetti sauce you usually buy. Strikingly, you notice that the price is at almost a 50 percent premium compared …