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America Is Not a Normal Country


  • But the madness will end, eventually. The bad dream that is post-9/11 America must at last give way to something else. If the people don’t get sick of it and demand that it end, or military defeat doesn’t do it, the U.S. empire will simply run out of money. Its days are numbered. It's just tragic and sickening that many more will die before that happens."
  • “No civilization would tolerate what America has done.”

Anthony Gregory, Reality Zone / Market Oracle

emDbm5dNEuw/s400/insanityWednesday, September 15, 2010 | "The United States is not a normal country. If it ever was one, it certainly isn't now. Its imperial foreign policy has long made it special, and now that it’s the world’s lone superpower – with an effective monopoly on aerial warfare, calling the shots as to who can have nukes, claiming the unilateral right to start wars against anyone – the U.S. government has become so belligerent, and especially in remote lands, that American wars have become routine, its casualties relegated to the back page.

This decade has obviously been especially bad. Nine years ago, the Twin Towers fell, the Pentagon was hit, and the United States, its government and political culture, fell under a spell of mass delusion that still shows no signs of abating. It has been nine whole years since 9/11, and it is starting to look like the "post-9/11" insanity that marked America under Bush has become a permanent feature of the American landscape.

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Anthony Gregory is a research analyst at the Independent Institute. He lives in Oakland, California. See his webpage for more articles and personal information. 

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“No civilization would tolerate what America has done” David Masciotra, AlterNet  / Salon

  • (We) have … been programmed into cruelty and apathy by (our) schools, churches, families, politics, and pop culture(.)
  • Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society.
  • Torture Is Who We Are


Open Letter to John McCain: Get Out of Washington, You Low-Life Scum


In an open letter to Senator McCain, Carl Gibson writes, "Either resign now with some semblance of dignity, or prepare to be thrown out of office in 2016." It's time we see some fresh faces in Washington who will stop doing damage to veterans and working people.

Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News / Nation of Change

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January 31, 2015 | Dear Senator McCain,

What would you call a war veteran who answers a veteran’s question about providing more jobs to veterans by saying it’s his “highest priority,” only to vote against more jobs for veterans when he’s back in Washington? 

What would you call a veteran who was tortured, survived miraculously, got elected to the U.S. Senate, sent more young men to die in a foreign war, voted to deny them jobs and benefits, and yet demands the arrest and full prosecution of those who exercise the constitutional rights he supposedly fought for? 

To borrow phrasing from you, Senator, I would call you low-life scum.

Carl Gibson is co-founder of US Uncut, a creative direct-action movement that mobilized thousands against corporate tax dodging and budget cuts in over 100 cities during the months leading up to Occupy Wall Street.

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Financial Warfare and the EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid


  • Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken. The Greeks have been threatened with a “Cyprus-Style prolonged bank holiday” if they “vote wrong.” But they have been bullied for too long and are saying “no more.”
  • Syriza’s historic win puts Greece on collision course with Europe
  • The Truth About Jobs That No One Wants to Tell You

Ellen Brown, Global Research

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PBI-weblogo.jpg?1412977909January 7, 2015 | A return to the polls was triggered in December, when the Parliament rejected Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ pro-austerity candidate for president. In a general election, now set for January 25th, the EU-skeptic, anti-austerity, leftist Syriza party is likely to prevail. Syriza captured a 3% lead in the polls following mass public discontent over the harsh austerity measures Athens was forced to accept in return for a €240 billion bailout.

Austerity has plunged the economy into conditions worse than in the Great Depression. As Professor Bill Black observes, the question is not why the Greek people are rising up to reject the barbarous measures but what took them so long.

Ellen Brown is an attorney, president of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling Web of Debt. In The Public Bank Solution, her latest book, she explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her websites are,, and

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Syriza’s historic win puts Greece on collision course with Europe, Ian Traynor, and Helena Smith, Guardian


  • Voters reject EU austerity for radical alternative of far-left party
  • Upstarts fall two seats short of an overall majority
  • ‘Greece has turned a page,’ says 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras
  • Austerity Is Poisoning The Economy, In 2 Charts


The Truth About Jobs That No One Wants to Tell You, Robert Reich, LA Progressive

  • If government doesn’t spend more right now and get Americans back to work, we could be out of work for years. And the debt will be with us even longer. And politics could get much uglier.
  • What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages