We're citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear When freedom of information and transparency are stifled, then bad decisions are often made and heartbreaking tragedies occur – too often on a breathtaking scale that can leave societies wondering: how did this happen? Think about the recent debates on torture, assassination by unmanned aircraft, secret warrants and detentions, intelligence and surveillance courts, military commissions, immigration detention centers and the conduct of modern warfare. These policies affect millions of people around the world every day and can affect anyone – wives, children, fathers, aunts, boyfriends, cousins, friends, employees, bosses, clergy and even career politicians – at any time. It is time that we bring a health dose of sunlight to them.
Gifting Russia 'Free-Market' Extremism Official Washington's Putin-bashing knows no bounds as the Russian president's understandable complaints about U.S. triumphalism and NATO expansion, after the Soviet collapse in the 1990s, are dismissed as signs of his “paranoia” and “revisionism,” writes Robert Parry.
How the U.S. Contributed to Yemen's Crisis Washington's support for Yemen's former dictatorship – and of Saudi efforts to sideline the country's nonviolent pro-democracy movement – helped create the current crisis.
Al-Qaeda Captures Yemen Airport, Oil Terminal Local Tribes Hope AQAP Will Give Airport to Them Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been the chief beneficiary of the Saudi war against Yemen's Houthis so far, as it has distracted the Houthis from fighting against them, and freed up AQAP forces to amass huge gains in the southeast.
Syrian Rebels Caught in 'False-Flag' Kidnapping In August 2013, when the U.S. government almost went to war in Syria over a Sarin attack, suspicions that it was a rebel "false-flag" were ridiculed. But new disclosures about a rebel role in kidnapping NBC's Richard Engel several months earlier show the rebels knew such propaganda tricks, says Robert Parry.
NBC News Alters Account of Correspondent's Kidnapping in Syria NBC News on Wednesday revised its account of the 2012 kidnapping of its chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, saying it was likely that Mr. Engel and his reporting team had been abducted by a Sunni militant group, not forces affiliated with the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
America's Weaponising of Ignorance The contract killing of two opposition figures in Kiev this week is stark evidence that the country under the Western-backed regime is descending into a fully-fledged state of chaos and criminality.
US-Saudis Terrorise Yemen to 'Cry Uncle' Nearly two weeks of unrelenting air strikes on Yemen by a US-backed Saudi foreign coalition is turning the already impoverished Arab Peninsula country into a humanitarian disaster.
Obama's Fateful Indecision Exclusive: With Israel and Saudi Arabia siding with the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda versus Iran and its allies, President Obama faces a critical decision - whether to repudiate those old allies and cooperate with Iran or watch as Sunni terrorist groups possibly take control of a major country in the Mideast, writes Robert Parry.
What You Don't Know About The United States – Iran Agreements For the last two years, the United States have been secretly negotiating a regional cease-fire with Iran. Having now arrived at a bilateral agreement, they have announced a solution to the nuclear question and the economic sanctions within the framework of the multilateral negociations which have been dragging on since 2003. A privileged witness, Thierry Meyssan reveals the stakes of this diplomatic imbroglio, and how Washington intends to organise the Levant and the Gulf regions for the next ten years.
Yemen Joins The Axis Of Resistance The tribal groups in north Yemen that make up the Houthi movement have always been distinct in their fighting spirits. When the Saudi army was send to beat them it was thoroughly defeated. They have also always felt that they did not receive a fair share of Yemen's not so big oil revenues and other spoils. During the last decades they fought some six small wars against the Yemeni army.
Ukraine's Oligarchs Turn on Each Other Ukraine's post-coup regime is facing what looks like a falling-out among thieves as oligarch-warlord Igor Kolomoisky, who was given his own province to rule, brought his armed men to Kiev to fight for control of the state-owned energy company, further complicating the State Department's propaganda efforts, reports Robert Parry.
Netanyahu will be remembered for speaking Israel's truth Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Netanyahu will be remembered for speaking Israel's truth Netanyahu said last week that if he were to be reelected, a Palestinian state would not be established on his watch. Plain and simple, loud and clear. This simple, pure truth was the case for all his predecessors as well - all the prime ministers, peace lovers and justice seekers from the center and the left, who gave false promises.
Obama: We believe Netanyahu doesn't want a Palestinian state In first public comments after Israeli elections, US president says his administration is evaluating options 'to make sure that we don't see a chaotic situation in the region' following PM's rejection of two-state solution and subsequently backtracking.
Grassley: US-Israeli partnership might be 'over' Earnest suggested Friday the U.S. could change its policy toward its longtime and closest Middle East ally, which Obama reiterated to The Huffington Post, citing his congratulatory call to Netanyahu.
It's Official: The Pentagon Finally Admitted That Israel Has Nuclear Weapons, Too While the Washington press corps obsessed over Hillary Clinton's e-mails at the State Department, reporters were missing a far more important story about government secrets. After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America's.
Russia Under Attack Human intelligence has gone missing if after 14 years of US military aggression against eight countries the world does not understand that Washington is lost in arrogance and hubris and imagines itself the ruler of the universe.
U.S. Marines could lead the charge against Boko Haram Marines could play an important role in containing – if not defeating – Boko Haram, according to a new study published just days after the radical organization announced its allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Saint Lucia Speaks out Against US Sanctions Against Venezuela Saint Lucian nationals are firmly denouncing the escalated US sanctions against Venezuela. From political scientists to social activists, the nationals of the Caribbean island are also urging citizens of other countries to join in the opposition to the US sanctions.
Dookeran: T&T committed to trade with Venezuela Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran said T&T will maintain its business and economic relations with Venezuela although that country has been deemed "a threat to national security" by United States President Barack Obama.
Venezuela Calls for Defensive Military Exercise Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the Venezuelan population to participate in a "defensive military exercise" this weekend in light of the declaration of Venezuela as a "threat to national security" by the United States.
The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple's Secrets RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple's iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept.
Official Washington's Delusions on Delusions Official Washington operates in its own bubble of self-delusion in which the stars of U.S. politics, policy and media don't realize how the rest of the world sees their sociopathic behavior. This craziness is now reaching a crisis point on Iran and Russia, reports Robert Parry.
NATO Finds Arab Backdoor to Arm Kiev The announcement this week that the Kiev regime struck a major deal with the United Arab Emirates for military weapons raises strong suspicions that the US-led NATO alliance has found a new backdoor into Ukraine. We say "new" because it is believed that the US and its NATO allies, Poland and Lithuania, are already covertly supplying weapons to the Kiev regime.
Why Iran Believes ISIS is a U.S. Creation Iran has taken a lead role in defending the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and strengthening the Baghdad government in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). But that doesn't mean Iran views the United States as an ally in that war, even if they share a common enemy in ISIS.
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness. Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.