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Julian Hattem – Critics see signs of improper ties in new Clinton emails

Republicans are seizing on a new collection of emails from senior aides to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, which they say show signs of corruption between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. At least three of the 44 new email exchanges released by conservative group Judicial Watch this week show a potentially inappropriate connection between senior State Department officials and …

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Kissinger hindered US effort to end mass killings in Argentina, according to files

Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger jeopardized US efforts to stop mass killings by Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship by congratulating the country’s military leaders for “wiping out” terrorism, according to a large trove of newly declassified state department files. The documents, which were released on Monday night, show how Kissinger’s close relationship to Argentina’s military rulers hindered Jimmy Carter’s carrot-and-stick …

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Paul Craig Roberts – How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored?

Trump and Hitlery have come out with the obligatory “economic plans.” Neither them nor their advisors, have any idea about what really needs to be done, but this is of no concern to the media. The presstitutes operate according to “pay and say.” They say what they are paid to say and that is whatever serves the corporations and the …

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Philip Weiss – Former AIPAC Official Says Israel Should get no US Aid without Ending ‘Oppressive’ Settlements

Here is another sign that what had been quiet disagreement between American Jews and Israel is breaking out in the open, thanks to the approaching jubilee year of the occupation. Citing “nearly half a century” of occupation, a former AIPAC official comes out for conditioning US aid to Israel on that country agreeing to freeze its illegal settlements in the West …

Nada Elia – Hillary Clinton is no feminist: Just look at her stance on Palestine

We need to scrutinise Clinton’s actions against the high standards to which she claims to aspire and ask what feminism has to do with it With Hillary Clinton now running as the Democratic Party’s official nominee, there has been much discussion about the glass ceiling finally shattering now that a woman is running for president on a major party ticket for …

A Chinese paramilitary policeman takes part in a training exercise in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Stringer

PETER APPS – Commentary: Here’s how a U.S.-China war could play out

For all the focus on terrorism, one of the most striking features of the last decade is that the risk of war between the world’s major countries has returned. For the first time since the fall of the Berlin wall, military thinkers in the United States, Europe and Asia are putting serious thought into what such a conflict might look …

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Love Lust And Laughter – 08.10.16

What is Narcissism? It’s not ego or self-love; it’s self-loathing, envy, insecurity. Ross Rosenberg helped us unravel narcissism and closely related behaviors. He is considered an international expert in Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and codependency. His book “The Human Magnet Syndrome” (www.HumanMagnetSyndrome.com) has sold over 30,000 copies – and his second book “The Codependency Cure” is to be published next …

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Robert Parry – Hillary Clinton’s Turn to McCarthyism

The irony of Hillary Clinton’s campaign impugning the patriotism of Donald Trump and others who object to a new Cold War with Russia is that President George H.W. Bush employed similar smear tactics against Bill Clinton in 1992 by suggesting that the Arkansas governor was a Kremlin mole. Back then, Bill Clinton countered that smear by accusing the elder President Bush …

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Nadia Prupis – Dirty War Files Show How Clinton Ally Kissinger Backed Regime of Terror

Newly declassified papers on the U.S. government’s role in Argentina’s 1976-83 “Dirty War” have been released, detailing—among other things—how former secretary of state Henry Kissinger stymied attempts to end mass killings of dissidents. The files were published just after Politico reported that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is courting Kissinger’s support, among other Republican elites. Kissinger lauded Argentina’s military dictatorship for its “campaign against terrorism,” …