Bulletin N° 832




“The Un-Americans”

BBC Timewatch (c)1992

(Produced by Archie Baron)

Part 1/3 - https://youtu.be/Zm6Em75Uhf4 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm6Em75Uhf4

Part 3/3 - https://youtu.be/d0PfbuqfSVs


"McCarthyism in America"




Subject :   The war against labor: creating a submissive population through the violent use of technology and propaganda.



30 January 2019

Grenoble, France



Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,


In his seminal study, Surveiller et punir, naisance de la prison, Michel Foucault is describing more than the origins of the modern prison system. Over the decades since the publication of this book in 1975, the security industry has developed qualitatively different technologies, and societies at large are now evolving to resemble life in the Gaza Strip. Foucault concluded, at the end of this study, with a warning for the future of class-divided society:


S’il y a un enjeu politique d’ensemble autour de la prison, ce n’est donc pas de savoir si elle sera correctrice ou pas ; si les juges, les psychiatres ou les sociologues y exerceront plus de pouvoir que les administrateurs et les surveillants ; à la limite, il n’est même pas dans l’alternative prison ou autre chose que la prison. Le problème actuellement est plutôt dans la grande montée de ces dispositifs de normalisation et toute l’étendue des effets de pouvoir qu’ils portent, à travers la mise en place d’objectivités nouvelles.(p.313)

[If there is an overall political issue around the prison, it is not therefore whether it is to be corrective or not, whether the judges, the psychiatrists or the sociologists are to exercise more power in it than the administrators or supervisors; it is not even whether we should have prison or something other than prisons. At present, the problem lies rather in the steep rise in the use of these mechanisms of normalization and the wide-ranging powers which, through the proliferation of new disciplines, they bring with them.]




Science vs. Technology.

The difference between ideology (or cultural bias) and true scientific thought is not found in the binary “true or false” dichotomy of positivist science. Rather, for true scientific inquiry, the larger question concerns “more or less,” (i.e. what gets included and what remains excluded). While true scientific thought attempts to maximize the realm of an inclusive systemic understanding of dynamic relationships, ideology offers only a partial understanding, usually deliberately constructed in pursuit of a goal, thus falling under the rubric of technology rather than science. Strategies and tactics (in activities such as war, love, and business) belong to the realm of ideology and technique; while scientific thought includes careful observation, precise generalizations, and logical constructions which are independent of cultural prejudices. (It is the difference, for example, between the Nazi seizure of power in Germany 1933 – which was orchastated from the top down - and the Russian Revolution in 1917 – which was instigated from the bottom up, or again between the pages in Mein Kampf and those found in State and Revolution.) While scientific objectivity is by no means absolute (no one can completely escape the social/cultural biases of his/her existence), the willingness to engage in careful observations and to formulate and test theories and hypotheses derived from such observations usually requires some effort of conscious detachment from the mundane influences of everyday life. This willingness to imagine the “unimaginable” and to plunge into the unknown is the sine qua non of scientific thought. But there is more to it, as well . . . .


Scientific production exists as an integral part of the wider realm of cultural activities; the scientist is specialized in a field of study and at the same time is part of various communities. Like other cultural producers - poets, artists, musicians, etc... - the scientist must remain cognizant of the effect her/his activities have on human society and on the environment upon which society depends. This ethics of remaining in a symbiotic relationship to the rest of mankind, of not contributing to the destruction of humanity and its environment, is a first principle for all cultural activities, including science; and a code of ethics must be laid out in advance to hold accountable anyone who violates this principle. Of course, such judgments are open to interpretation and here is where the inevitable dynamic of class struggle enters. Just who will be the participates of this Truth Commission, and in whose interests will activities be judged as "a danger to society"? Can we rely on ethical judgments emanating from capitalist class interests? [For a discussion of ethics in the scientific works of Fritz Haber in WW I and Albert Einstein in WW II, see CEIMSA Bulletin N° 780 & N° 785.] These are political questions which lie at the foundation of our civilization; they will determine the possibilities of our continued existence on earth.



The 15 + items below offer readers a look at some of the events which are shaping our future, the stuff that we must recognize, confront and carefully examine if we are to overcome the great challanges that the late capitalist debacle has produced in the daily lives of all of us.




Francis Feeley

Professor emeritus of American Studies

University Grenoble-Alpes

Director of Research

University of Paris-Nanterre

Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements

The University of California-San Diego







(February 5, 2019)





“Where’s My Roy Cohn?”: Film Explores How Joseph McCarthy’s

Ex-Aide Mentored Trump & Roger Stone

S2 roy cohn






January 25, 2019

Watch 14th Vigil for Assange Here at 4PM EST Today



As Julian Assange’s lawyers filed a petition with the Inter-American Court for Human Rights and WikiLeaks is mentioned in a new Mueller indictment unveiled Friday, join us live for an online discussion starting at 4pm.

Tune in at 4 pm. Guests will include Peter B. Collins, John Kiriakou, Brian Becker, Ian Shilling, Ambassador Tony Kevin, Ray McGovern, Margaret Kimberly, Ann Garrison and more.





Climate Change Video



Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency


by Ploy Achakulwisut


Here are eight reasons why.


“Everything is Melting Everywhere” –Arctic Warming Exponentially Faster Than Rest of Planet






News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Friday, 25 January, 2019
Subject: [MCM] Here's how much the US government respects democracy


Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

By William Blum


Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

Q: Why will there never be a coup d’état in Washington?

A: Because there’s no American embassy there.



Mass Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War & Racism


Protest NATO, Washington, DC, Lafayette Park (across from the White House)
1 PM Saturday, March 30, 2019.
Additional actions will take place on Thursday April 4 at the opening of the NATO meeting



Watch "Paul Craig Roberts Breaks Down What To Expect in 2019"






News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Saturday, 26 January, 2019
Subject: [MCM] US squaring off against Russia/China over Venezuela's oil and gold


The American Empire Pivots Toward Venezuela


by Michael Krieger


Many people are coming to quick takes on yesterday’s extraordinary decision by the U.S. government to recognize an unelected opposition leader as interim President of Venezuela based on their view of Maduro and his government. Similar to the emotional responses to those first clips of the Covington students and Nathan Phillips, such superficial opinions feel good and confirm biases, but don’t tell you much about what’s really going on. From my seat, the move by the Trump administration to choose the leader of Venezuela by diktat is just straight up imperial geopolitics. Nothing more, nothing less.

A month ago, I reassessed my geopolitical assumptions in the post, Is U.S. Geopolitical Strategy Experiencing a Monumental Shift? In it, I detailed how U.S. foreign policy seemed to be shifting toward a focus on containing China, which would lead to a far more serious confrontation between the world’s number one and number two economies.


I’ve now seen enough to seriously consider that we may be entering an entirely new geopolitical environment dominated by vastly increased tensions between the U.S. and China. If so, it will likely last a lot longer than you think as leaders in both China in the U.S. will be looking for a scapegoat as their crony, financialized economies struggle under unpayable debt and unimaginable levels of corruption.


With the attempt to push Russia back in Syria a clear failure, the neocons in Trump’s administration quickly got to work on their next scheme. Enter Venezuela.


Russiagate “Collusion” is a “Crock”



with Ray McGovern


Congresswoman who fixed Democratic primary for Clinton

now ‘fixing’ democracy in Venezuela

Congresswoman who fixed Democratic primary for Clinton now ‘fixing’ democracy in Venezuela

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (L) introduces Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, August 9, 2016. ©REUTERS / Chris Keane



Regime change and foreign interventions are things that the two US ruling parties agree on regardless of how much they exchange blows at home. Venezuela is the latest place where Republicans and Democrats have found common ground.

If you watch the US media, you know what is happening in Venezuela: Dictator Nicolas Maduro is brutally suppressing the people he has been robbing for years, and now they have revolted and elected a true representative of their interest, the one true legitimate acting president Juan Guaido. And now it’s up to America to ‘fix’ democracy by whatever means necessary.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has even offered a simple explanation on how a ‘dream team’ of Democrats have prepared a package of laws, which will ensure Venezuela’s transition into a better future. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell will be bringing humanitarian aid, Donna Shalala will stop the arming of Maduro’s thugs with batons and tear gas, while Debbie Wasserman Schultz gets arguably the hardest task of them all – taking on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.


Official convicted over Iran-Contra scandal appointed to help

'restore democracy' in Venezuela

Pay to play

Elliott Abrams withheld information from Congress over secret funding of paramilitaries



Adversary Russia


by Andrew Levine


Watch "Noam Chomsky on RussiaGate"



George Galloway censured over Salisbury poisoning claims



George Galloway breached broadcasting impartiality rules when he used his radio show to cast doubt on Russian involvement in the poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal in Salisbury last year, according to media regulator Ofcom.


N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria


by Lee Camp


Every once in a while, one of those stories comes along that makes the mainstream corporate media look like a bunch of middle-school kids filming their “news show” on an iPhone with their neck ties crooked. Recently, one of those stories splashed down into the middle of our cultural zeitgeist like a small meteor landing in the middle of an elite dinner party.

It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces.

But to talk about that, I have to talk about this: Last month we finally got to see the Senate report spelling out the Russian meddling in our last election. And it was a bombshell. It rocked the heart of our country. It shredded the inflamed mucousy core of our palpitating democracy.

As Dan Cohen reported for the Grayzone Project, the report said that “…everything from the Green Party’s Jill Stein to Instagram to Pokemon Go to the African American population had been used and confused by the deceptive Facebook pages of a private Russian troll farm called the Internet Research Agency.”


Pompeo urges countries to 'pick a side' on Venezuela


by Michelle Nichols


UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on countries at the United Nations on Saturday to “pick a side” on Venezuela, urging them to back Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and calling for free and fair elections as soon as possible.

Pompeo was addressing the 15-member U.N. Security Council, which met at his request after Washington and a string of countries in the region recognized Guaido as head of state and urged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

“Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side. No more delays, no more games. Either you stand with the forces of freedom, or you’re in league with Maduro and his mayhem,” Pompeo told the council.

“We call on all members of the Security Council to support Venezuela’s democratic transition and interim President Guaido’s role in it,” he said.


Venezuela - Trump's Coup Plan Has Big Flaws



by Moon Of Alabama


Former UN Rapporteur: US Sanctions Against Venezuela

Causing Economic and Humanitarian Crisis


by Staff


A former United Nations rapporteur has criticised the US for engaging in “economic warfare” against Venezuela which he claimed was the real reason for the economic and humanitarian crisis facing the country.

Alfred de Zayas, who last year became the first UN rapporteur to visit Venezuela for 21 years, also suggested in his recently published UN report, that US sanctions on the country are illegal and could amount to “crimes against humanity” under international law.

Mr De Zayas, an American lawyer, writer, historian and former secretary of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), presented his Venezuela report to the HRC in September.

In the report, which can be read in full here, Mr De Zayas recommended, among other actions, that the International Criminal Court investigate economic sanctions against Venezuela as possible crimes against humanity under Article 7 of the Rome Statute.

In the report conclusions Mr De Zayas, who is an expert in the fields of human rights and international law, went on to say the solution to the Venezuelan crisis lay "in good faith negotiations between the Government and the opposition, an end to the economic war, and the lifting of sanctions."

The US imposed sanctions against Venezuela began in 2015 under President Barack Obama and have intensified under Donald Trump.





From: "ana hona" <anahona366@gmail.com>

Sent: Friday, 25 January, 2019 2:49:09 AM

Subject: He witnessed the suffering of the wounded in the Gaza Strip who were shot by the Israeli occupation forces


See the source image


Hi dear

Here I send you a video of some of the wounded marchers returning who were injured over a 9-month period of peaceful demonstration east of the Gaza border. Israel has hit these young people and children with very serious injuries, which continue to be treated for more than two years for the depth of the wounds and the detonation of bones.


This is a Facebook video I could not post here



This is a video of a child whose leg is amputated but he is being treated within the United States and an artificial foot has been installed for him



I am sorry that I am disturbed by this mail, but you must know the truth we live in and our ongoing suffering without you. We cannot do anything for these people.



Please be with our hearts and thank you

You can help us through the following link




Palestinian man shot dead during settler violence in West Bank



A 38-year-old man, shot in the back during a confrontation with Israeli soldiers and settlers, succumbed to his wounds.

9 hours ago


IDF edited out key footage of deadly Gaza missile strike, researchers say


by Oren Ziv


The Israeli military published drone footage of its air force bombing a seemingly empty building in Gaza. It left out the part where one of its missiles killed two teens sitting on the roof, independent investigators find.


Black Agenda Report

News, commentary and analysis from the black left.


Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine


by Michelle Alexander


Killing of Palestinian by Israeli settlers 'shocking': UN envoy

Relatives of Naasan mourn during his funeral at al-Mugheir village [Annelies Keuleers/Al Jazeera]

Relatives of Naasan mourn during his funeral at al-Mugheir village [Annelies Keuleers/Al Jazeera]



The Tide is Turning: Israel Is Losing on Two War Fronts






The Faces Behind the Wall: My Experience at the US-Mexico Border






Saudis to Davos: Move on from Khashoggi,

let's do business

See the source image







5 Stories Americans Missed While Fighting Over A Viral Video That Has No Effect On Their Lives


by Matt Agorist


As Americans argued over an irrelevant video of a Catholic boy in a MAGA hat staring at a Native American, multiple events took place that actually affect them and were ignored.



The History Behind Nate Phillips’ Song

See the source image


by Leonard Peltier

(The face of White Supremacy)

I just saw the incident taking place in Washington, DC, in which a confrontation between the white Make America Great Again (MAGA) representatives and a Native Elder singing a religious song took a horrendous turn. There were threats and insults by the young punks wearing red MAGA hats, while an Elder, who happens to be my long time AIM friend and comrade Nate Phillips, was singing a religious song. Now, I see the media and folks changing it around like it was the Native Elder’s fault.

Let me explain to you what the song’s history is.

The Northern Cheyenne people gave this song to the American Indian Movement for an honor song in 1972 after the 71-day occupation of the Wounded Knee massacre grave site, which is now a memorial site, owned by a white person…Can you believe that? Wounded Knee is a sacred area for the Lakota peoples, where over 350 Elders, men, children, and women with unborn babies still inside of their bodies were slaughtered. There are documented accounts of soldiers who opposed the killing of babies, however there were Calvary soldiers riding their horses around the massacre grounds waving their swords with dead babies on them. The Lakota who had disarmed themselves, given up their weapons of stone tomahawks, bows and arrows and hand-thrown spears to the 7th Calvary, and raised the white peace and American flags, after an agreed truce between them.

The leader of the Lakota Band of Natives was a peace Chief named Bigfoot. The Calvary was heavily armed with portable cannons, rifles, steel bayonets, knives and pistols. The 7th Calvary soldiers were under orders of their commanding officers. After the captives had been fed and convinced they were safe, and the babies began to quiet down and go to sleep under their now warm robes, they did not see or hear what was about to happen. The Cavalry like thieves and rapists in the dark of night, surrounded them with those deadly weapons. Early that next morning on December 25th (isn’t that their Christian God Jesus’s birthday?) after feeding the Natives their last breakfast meal, they began to slaughter them, killing all who could not somehow escape.


I Was Absolutely Afraid”: Indigenous Elder on “Mob Mentality” of MAGA Hat-Wearing Students in D.C.



The Covington Altar Boys, Institutional Racism

and the Doctrine of Discovery


by Michael Donnelly


MAGA hat teen in viral video isn't sorry. But we should be for the attempts to excuse his racism






Act XI and the 'yellow night': What the ‘Gilets Jaunes

have planned for France on Saturday (26 January 2019)

Act XI and the 'yellow night': What the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ have planned for France on Saturday



The Yellow Vests, the Crisis of the Welfare State and Socialism


by Michèle Brand


Far from dying down after the holidays, France’s yellow vest movement is continuing to blaze throughout the country. Every Saturday for eleven weeks, protesters have been disrupting or blocking roads, traffic circles and freeway toll plazas, gathering in the squares of villages, taking to the streets of towns, marching in massive numbers through city boulevards, and confronting violent police repression. Ten people have died in the protests, mainly due to accidents at road blocks, and over 2000 have been injured by the police, around 100 seriously. 17 people have lost an eye due to rubber bullets, according to an independent association and an investigative journalist, while the interior minister recently said there were 4. Thousands have been arrested.

Old and young, workers, retirees, artisans, some small business owners, farmers, students, self-employed and unemployed people are converging to protest not only Macron’s gloves-off reforms in favor of capital, finance and the ultra rich, but especially their own decline in living standards. Increasingly aggressive capitalism, the dismantling of the welfare state, and deindustrialization have eroded standards of living for forty years, and have stepped up pace with the crisis of 2008 and Macron’s “neoliberal” reforms dictated by the European Union.

Yellow vested demonstrators are fed up with running out of money before the end of the month, job insecurity, rising taxes on the working class, insufficient and decreasing pensions, falling social benefits, and working multiple jobs or extra long hours to make ends meet. France’s broad middle class is downwardly mobile. People are also protesting rising energy costs, job losses due to offshoring, deteriorating working conditions, homelessness on the rise, increasing numbers of undernourished children and people scavenging for food, underfunded public services such as hospitals, schools, post offices and transportation, especially in rural areas, and a host of other issues.


Macron follows globalist elite orders and arrests Yellow Vests leader

Eric Drouet



France's 'yellow vest' conflict is heading into calamitous new territory

OPINION: France's 'yellow vest' conflict is heading into calamitous new territory

The injury to one of the yellow vest leaders could see protests lurch towards calamity and tragedy



France, Yellow Vests and the MEK – Robert Fantina.



No one today is surprised at the foreign policy of the United States. War, violation of international law and disdain for human rights are all characteristics of the criminal enterprise known as the U.S. government.

Most of the U.S.’s allies display some or all of these same vices, but some are often considered above such activities. One that is mistakenly believed to be better than the U.S. is France. A look at some of its current policies is instructive.

At present, there are two groups active in France. One is known as the ‘Yellow Vests’ an informal organization that started to protest an increase in fuel taxes, and expanded to oppose a wide range of practices of the government of President Emmanuel Macron that are seen as detrimental to the public. There was no well-established plan and no recognized leader.

The second organization is the MEK (Mujahideen-e Khalq), a terrorist organization that seeks the overthrow of the Iranian government. MEK members have been responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people.

One would think that a responsive government would react positively to protesters opposing government policies. Government officials would look at those policies; acknowledge the problems they cause, and work with the opposition, in this case, the Yellow Vests, to fully understand their concerns. Then they would work to resolve the issues.

One would also think that any reasonable government would condemn a well-organized and well-financed terrorist group, and offer no support to it in any form.

Unfortunately, this is not the case with the government of France. The reverse, unfortunately, is true. The Macron government works tirelessly and violently to end the Yellow Vest protests, while it welcomes and supports the MEK.

Why would this be? The explanation is not difficult to see.


France AWAKENS 2019: Weaponized Bank Runs Incoming



Who are the 'foulards rouges'? The group protesting against the gilets jaunes



Time for the U.S. Yellow Vests



by Paul Street


Here are seven things you won’t hear much if anything about in the reigning corporate media regarding the ongoing record-setting partial shutdown of the United States federal government . . . .


What the 1% Don't Want You to Know



Thomas Piketty: 'Tax the super rich at 80 per cent'!



Elizabeth Warren & Economist Thomas Piketty discuss economic equality

on HuffPost Live






Black Agenda Report

News, commentary and analysis from the black left.


Can the “Wretched” Rule? On Socialism, the State,

and the Future of Humanity

Can the “Wretched” Rule? On Socialism, the State, and the Future of Humanity



by Danny Haiphong


Airport workers ‘shut down the shutdown’- and that should scare Trump


by Robert Reich



From: "Jim O'Brien via H-PAD" <h-pad@lists.historiansforpeace.org>
Sent: Friday, 25 January, 2019
Subject: [H-PAD] H-PAD Notes 1/25/19: Links to recent articles of interest




Links to Recent Articles of Interest


"The Shutdown Is Trump's Ultimate Attack on American Intellectual Life"

By Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Washington Post, posted January 24

The author teaches history at the University of Wisconin.


"Why Is the Doomsday Clock Set at 2 Minutes to Midnight?"

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted January 24

The author is a professor emeritus of history at SUNY Albany.


"What Alexander the Great Can Teach Trump about Compromise"

By Robert Garland, History News Network, posted January 24

A very short, enjoyable article. The author teaches Classics at Colgate University.


"What Does William Barr Have to Do with Iran Contra?"

By Jeffrey J. Matthews, History News Network, posted January 22

The author teaches history and leadership at the University of Puget Sound

"The Dangers of Romanticizing Regime Change"

By Jerrod A. Laber, The National Interest, posted January 21

Review essay on Lindsay O'Rourke's new book Covert Regime Change: America's Secret Cold War (Cornell U. Press)


"America at War: Infographic Reveals How the U.S. Military Is Operating in 40% of the World's Nations"

By Josh Jones, Open Culture, posted January 16

Includes, with commentary, a map created for Brown University's Cost of War Project.


"The King We Would Rather Forget"

By John Marciano, Ashland (Oregon) Daily Tidings, posted January 15

On Martin Luther King's antiwar stance. The author is a professor emeritus of history at SUNY Cortland.


"How Not to Build a 'Great, Great Wall': A Timeline of Border Fortification"

By Greg Grandin, TomDispatch.com, posted January 13

The author teaches history at New York University.


"Interview: The Backstory to the Migrant Caravan is Repression of Democracy and Labor in Honduras"

Interview with Dana Frank by Judy Ancel

Dana Frank teaches history at the University of California, Santa Cruz and  is author of the new book The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup.


"The Hole in Donald Trump's Wall"

By Tore Olsson, Washington Post, posted January 9

"As long as Americans continue to flood into Mexico and reshape its economy, the drive for Mexicans to enter the United States and reshape its economy will remain higher than any wall." The author teaches history at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.


Return of the Neocons

By Stephen Wertheim, NYR [New York Review] Daily, posted January 2

The author is a visiting assistant professor of history at Columbia University and his book Tomorrow, the World: The Growth of U.S. Global Supremacy in World War II is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. 


"Disciplined for Acting with Integrity"

By Alan Wald, Against the Current, posted January 1

On the University of Michigan's response to two instructors who declined to write letters of recommendations for students to study in Israel. The author teaches American Studies at the university.


Thanks to Roger Peace and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.





Black Agenda Report

News, commentary and analysis from the black left.


Anti-imperialist Dilemma: What If the US is “Right”

About the Election in DR Congo?

Anti-imperialist Dilemma: What If the US is “Right” About the Election in DR Congo?

Anti-imperialist Dilemma: What If the US is “Right” About the Election in DR Congo?


by Ann Garrison


Why We're at War? Confessions of a USA Economic Hit Man,

Meet John Perkins


by Sam Elfassy


John Perkins, a former respected member of the international banking community, author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man", blows the lid of US imperiliasm and provides the reasons as to why it is at war in the Middle East.





Socialist Richard Wolff Tells the Truth About the Chinese Economy



"Prof. Richard Wolff: What’s Coming in 2019?"






The World to Come


by Chris Hedges


The ruling elites are painfully aware that the foundations of American power are rotting. The outsourcing of manufacturing in the United States and the plunging of over half the population into poverty will, they know, not be reversed. The self-destructive government shutdown has been only one of numerous assaults on the efficiency of the administrative state. The failing roads, bridges and public transportation are making commerce and communications more difficult. The soaring government deficit, now almost a trillion dollars thanks to the Trump administration’s massive corporate tax cuts, cannot be eliminated. The seizure of the financial system by global speculators ensures, sooner rather than later, another financial meltdown. The dysfunction of democratic institutions, which vomit up con artists such as Donald Trump and hold as alternatives inept, corporate-indentured politicians such as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, is cementing into place a new authoritarianism. The hollowing out of the pillars of the state, including the diplomatic corps and regulatory agencies, leaves the blunt force of the military as the only response to foreign disputes and fuels endless and futile foreign wars.

Just as ominous as the visible rot is the internal decay. Among all social classes there is a loss of faith in the government, widespread frustration, a sense of stagnation and entrapment, bitterness over unfulfilled expectations and promises, and a merging of fact and fiction so that civil and political discourse is no longer rooted in reality. The nation’s isolation by its traditional allies and its inability, especially in the face of environmental catastrophe, to articulate rational and visionary policies have shattered the mystique that is vital to power. “A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial,” George Orwell wrote. “That is when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud.” Our elites have exhausted fraud. Force is all they have left.


News From Underground

From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Friday, 19 January, 2019
Subject: [MCM]
If We the People ever rise up like the Yellow Vests, 5G will help the military put us down again.


Published by the Naval Medical Research Center in 1971, a bibliography of all known research on what EMF can do to (our) bodies and brains:











‘They Were Planning on Stealing the Election’


by Paul Hilder


Explosive new tapes reveal Cambridge Analytica CEO’s boasts of voter suppression, manipulation and bribery
Previously unknown recording reveals extraordinary ‘black ops’ on three continents – exploiting weaknesses in democracies left wide open by governments and Silicon Valley.





In the Age of Faltering Democracies,

Noam Chomsky Is More Relevant Than Ever


by Rohit Kumar


His book 'Requiem for the American Dream' summarises the US's deepest problems, but also sheds a good bit of light on the current state of Indian democracy.


Exclusive: Ex-Harvey Weinstein Employee Breaks Silence on Her Memo That Helped Take Down Movie Mogul

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