A People’s Guide to the War Industry -3: Bribery & Propaganda

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -3: Bribery & Propaganda

Congress does not exercise effective oversight of the military-industrial-congressional complex. The average congressperson is clueless about the intricacies of war, espionage, and peace. The average congressperson on Armed Services or Intelligence committees is more aware, but their views are carefully circumscribed by a capitalist imperative for profit and the information that armed bureaucracies selectively divvy…

Al Jazeera vs. Bangladesh: What’s Happening, Why, and What Might It Lead To?

Al Jazeera vs. Bangladesh: What’s Happening, Why, and What Might It Lead To?

It’s up to the court of law to establish the facts about Al Jazeera’s investigation, but the very publication of the outlet’s series of reports has been enough to provoke an enormous international scandal involving Bangladesh, Qatar, India, Hungary, and “Israel” as the primary players. Al Jazeera published a series of scandalous reports last week…

Navalny and Treason

Navalny and Treason

Collaborating with foreign intelligence structures to create a poisoning narrative would appear to fit the definition of treason. How about writing a letter to a foreign head of state asking him to sanction your country? (Thanks to John Helmer who, as far as I know, was the first to suggest that Moscow is preparing a…

What Wall Street Fears

What Wall Street Fears

The origin of modern banking can be found in the early days of the gold trade. In the Middle Ages, goldsmiths accepted deposits of gold in return for paper notes, which could be exchanged for the deposits at a later date. Because these paper notes were more convenient for commercial use than physical metal, they…