“Trotsky” might be the code word for understanding the nature of chaos in the Middle East and beyond. The 1917 October revolution in Russia shook the world spreading horror of “communist atrocities” and “red terror”. Now, almost a hundred years … Read the rest
Watching the excellent CNN coverage yesterday of the 25th anniversary of the breaking down of the Berlin Wall takes me back to 1964 when I was on my way to a new country South Africa from Canada with my … Read the rest
The European Central Bank – ECB – invented yet another tool to hold Europe hostage vis-à-vis Russia
The ECB has just launched – effective 4 November 2014 – a new watchdog to control and regulate the European banking system. It … Read the rest
By Wayne Madsen
Russian President Vladimir Putin has redefined the cause of international human rights to include the concept of «collective human rights». Putin rightly argues that in addition to individual human rights, which are being used by various special … Read the rest
Ann Coulter laments about Obama’s refusal to call a travel ban on black countries that export ebola:
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There had never been a case of Ebola in the U.S. until a few months ago. Since then, thousands of people have died
By Philip Giraldi
The crisis involving the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a Godsend to politicians, which is probably why the threat actually posed by the group is being hyped as it is while the White House … Read the rest
Journalists have been having a field day ridiculing the recent “coup” in Lesotho.
For African journalists, it turns out to be a joke on themselves — especially the notion that Lesotho should be SA’s 10th province.
Unlike SA, which was … Read the rest
Something’s changed, subtly but swiftly, over the past couple of months. Suddenly there are charges of racism absolutely everywhere, from seemingly everyone, irrespective of whether those accusations are grounded in reality. This isn’t entirely new, obviously, but it has intensified … Read the rest
The British establishment is breathing a collective sigh of relief. The people of Scotland have chosen Westminster rule over political sovereignty, and the Union remains intact.
Scotland’s pro-independence campaigners, bent on separatism and self-determination, claimed they had the momentum to … Read the rest
By Dmirti Minin.
That’s the way the history goes. The St. Andrew’s flag is flown in two places in Europe situated at great distance from each other. Scotland and Novorossia are struggling for their national identity under the same colors. … Read the rest