Category Archives: empire and war crimes

De-dollarization, Venezuela, and the Pentagon’s New Budgetary Axis of Evil


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via TRNN: ‘Wall Street Got a Bailout, Why Not Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico was in dire economic straits before Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit, and ongoing US-imposed restrictions will make recovery impossible, says labor leader Hector Figueroa
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a socialist’s take on the Bern’s ‘progressive’ FP speech at westminster college


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The Empire that Mistook Itself as ‘Indispensable’


Emanuel Leutze ‘Westward the Course of Empire’ 

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Up Yerrrs, Ken Burrrns 4 yerrr PBS ‘The Vietnam War’

Hueys providing cover for SV ground troops in 1965
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My fellow Patriots: We will win the Peace in Afghanistan


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Scientactically-Told Truths

Raining capital in nineteen words:
They used to dub the leaders Great. Not because they were good guys & gals, but because they achieved the extreme. On horses. Call that ancient history along with the mid-twentieth century, but it’s not just recently that words like “marvelous” have been taken for “wonderful” and almost never WTF?! Such simple choices, little turns of phrase, sound uttered self-consciously if you listen really closely, as if there’s an ambiguity-minimum dishonesty requirement set forth in The Really Real Book of the Law somewhere. At any rate, quality propaganda requires retail twisting of truth as well as wholesale dissemination of dubious modern mythology. It’s when words matter most.

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