Bulletin N° 859




The Wonderful Wizard of OZ - Full Audiobook


by L. Frank Baum (Published on May 17, 1900)


"What's going on with the world's economy?"

Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher and is the producer of a number of documentaries including :

The Money Masters and The Secret Of OZ




Subject : We live in ‘Interesting Times’, when educated people do foolish things . . . .





September 16, 2019

Grenoble, France


Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,


In 2011, Ellen Hodgson Brown founded the Public Banking Institute (PBI) to promote research and advocacy of public banks. In 2007, she had published, Web of Debt, which offers a clear view of what is actually going on in the financial circles that control this planet. This book describes the monetary systems of the United States from colonial times, when beginning in the 1720s a debt-free monetary system - based on money printed by the colonial government according to the needs of the population – provided a socially successful system which thrived in the middle colonies and was influenced largely by the “Pennsylvania Plan” of 1723. This Plan was praised by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations (1776) :

The government of Pennsylvania,, without amassing any treasure [gold or silver], invented a method of lending, not money indeed, but what is equivalent of money to its subjects. By advancing to private people at interest, and upon land security [as collateral], paper bills of credit . . . made transferable from hand to hand like bank notes, and declared by act of assembly to be legal tender in all payments from one inhabitant to another, it raised a moderate revenue which went a considerable way toward defraying . . . the whole ordinary expense of that frugal and orderly government.

. . . [Pennsylvania 's] paper currency . . . is said never to have sunk below the value of gold and silver which was current in the colony before . . . the issue of paper money.[cited by Brown, pp.39-40)


Brown's book includes, also, the indispensible history of financial power in the USA as well as the earlier history of financial developments in the UK, beginning with the Bank of England in 1694. In the “Foreword” to her book, Reed Simpson, member of the American Bankers Association, cites President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a letter dated November 23, 1933 and addressed to Edward Mandell House - who in 1913,  helped to pick the charter members of the original Federal Reserve Board :


The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.(p.xii)


Bankers, Simpson admits in this short essay, have very little understanding of the whole picture of decision-making processes in their field; they are stuck in “their own corner of the banking business.” He is apparently an exception to this rule, and his interest in history has lead him to the financial policy of  US President Abraham Lincoln at the time of the War of Succession (1861-1865), a strategic moment when the Bank of England sought profit from both sides of the war by lending the much needed money to both the US Federal Government and to the Confederacy. According to Simpson, The London Times published an editorial against Lincoln’s refusal of the Bank of England's offer and his decision to institute a debt-free "Greenback" policy, which temporarily put an end to the “debt-money fractional reserve banking system” and returned to the colonial system of debt-free money, continued in some of the newly independent states for nearly a hundred years after the War of Independence.


If that mischievous financial policy which had its origin in the North American Republic during the late war in that country, should become indurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debt. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the civilized governments of the world. The brains and wealth of all counties will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe.(p.xiv)


In her introduction to this book, Ellen Brown outlines its thesis : a “web of deceit has engulfed us in debt.” Her argument being that the solution for this problem of debt bondage created by bankers dates back to the US Constitution (1787-1791), and the prior colonial period : “the power to create money needs to be returned to the government and the people it represents.”


The federal debt could be paid, income taxes could be eliminated, and social programs could be expanded; and this could all be done without imposing austerity measures on the people or sparking runaway inflation. Utopian as this may sound, it represents the thinking of some of America’s brightest and best, historical and contemporary, including: Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.(p.3)


With the Currency Act of 1764, the British Parliament prohibited the issuance of paper currency in any of the colonies. British merchants protested the payment of debts in anything but sterling money “of certain and fixed value.” The Currency Act made it necessary for the colonial legislatures to raise taxes in order to redeem the bills of credit that had been used to pay debts during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).  In 1766, Benjamin Franklin informed British officials that this restraint on paper currency in the colonies was “one of the principle causes of the American Revolution.”


In the early part of the 18th century in America, the colony of Pennsylvania had pioneered this approach of publically owned banks, where fiat money - that is, paper money the value of which is based solely on faith in the issuing party rather than on any concrete asset – was recognized as legitimate currency. Today, one state in the United States has re-introduced this system of public ownership with considerable success: The Bank of North Dakota (BND) is a state-owned-run financial institution, based in Bismarck, North Dakota, with some 100 branch banks. The policy has been in practice since 1919, and the practically debt-free society enjoys the benefits of government issued money which is distributed at low interest rates. (For a brief history of the North Dakota banking system, see: https://bnd.nd.gov/history-of-bnd/ .)


The alternative to public banking is discussed by Ellen Brown in the grimmest of terms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSRPvMxIAb0 ,




 “Web of Debt”




with Ellen Brown




The 23 + items below provide readers with information from selected events in the debacle of capitalism and additional insights into the inner workings of political economy and class domination. Here we are reminded of the elephant in the living room, hiding in plain sight. The cognitive distortions we are now witnessing on a daily basis in public opinion is unnerving; increasingly, we see intelligent and highly educated people say foolish things, trying to express hope by repeating the clichés provided by their ill-willed authorities.

We live in desperate times, indeed.




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







The Last Act of the Human Comedy

The Last Act of the Human Comedy


by Chris Hedges


Climate Emergency with Roger Hallam,

« Extinction Rebellion »




“What Greed has Done”: Chris Hedges




"Fascism in the Age of Trump": Chris Hedges







The Money Masters




“Government Debt & Deficits Are Not the Problem,

Private Debt Is”


with Michael Hudson



Four Horsemen - Feature Documentary








From: "UNAC" <unac@lists.riseup.net>
Sent: Monday, September 9, 2019
Subject: [unac] Stop the Wars! Save the Planet! and more




The antiwar and climate movements are coming together, with the recognition that our struggles are deeply connected, during the weekend of the International Day of Peace and the People's Climate Strike.

Make plans now to participate in the People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet in New York City during the September United Nations General Assembly session.

Four Days of Actions and Events:

Friday, September 20 - Climate Strike at noon, meet at Foley Square and march to Battery Park. This is a global youth-led climate strike. We'll bring messages that to save the planet, we must stop the US war machine.

Saturday, September 21 - Puerto Rico Independence Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at the UN. It's time to decolonize Puerto Rico!

Saturday, September 21 - Race, Militarism and Black Resistance in the "America's" from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Green Worker Cooperative, 1231 Lafayette Ave in the Bronx.

Sunday, September 22 - People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet Rally and March, Northwest corner of Herald Square near 34th St. and 6th Ave., 2:00 pm. Featuring Cornel West, Roger Waters, members of the Embassy Protection Collective, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Extinction Rebellion, music by Ben Grosscup plus many solidarity, climate crisis, and resistance groups. More special guests to be announced.

Monday, September 23 – A solidarity evening with countries impacted by US sanctions and interventions. “A Path to International Peace: Realizing the Vision of the United Nations Charter.” Starts at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6) at the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th St., NYC, 10016. Speakers include representatives of countries directly impacted by the United States' illegal actions in the forms of unilateral coercive measures (aka sanctions), regime change efforts and military aggression and speakers from grassroots groups organizing to counter these actions. Learn about the 120 countries working together for peace through the Non-Aligned Movement and what you can do to build peace. Reservations are required. Click here to reserve your seat.

Support the Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Collective Defense



Click here for the latest press release about the case


Please go to the web site of the defense committee to read more about their case and to make a much needed donation for their legal defense.  The web site can be found here:  https://defendembassyprotectors.org/home/ .

View a video of the talk by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese in Troy NY
: https://youtu.be/D2NNzu5ry9U


Northern California Tour for Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowere, Oct. 12 - 15


1) Saturday, October 12: Sacramento/Ellen and Darien: Fundraising dinner

2) Sunday, October 13, 10:30 am, Public Meeting, Niebyl Proctor Library/Oakland

3) Sunday, October 13, 3-6 pm Sonoma Peace and Justice Center/Santa Rosa

4) Monday, September 14, 6-9 pm dinner and public forum, San Jose Peace and Justice Center

5) Wednesday, September 15, 6-9 pm, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, public meeting

Additional meetings being planned.  For more information: jmackler@lmi.net


And in Washington, DC:



Join Cindy Sheehan, UNAC and others at this important march and rally.  Also see the web site for other planned events in Washington, DC.



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Below are some recent articles:

Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest

By Manuella Libardi, Leaked documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech to isolate minorities living in the Amazon region.


Trump Escalates Fascist War on Migrants with Indefinite Detentions

By Teresa Gutierrez, Despite overwhelming U.S. opposition to President Trump’s ongoing attacks on migrant workers, on Aug. 21 he announced plans to detain migrant children and families for even longer than they are incarcerated at present.


Stripping Uncle Sam of his Protective Lies and Taboos

By Danny Haiphong and Roberto Sirvent analyze the “dual fantasy” that has ideologically upheld white supremacy, imperialism, capitalism, and the American war machine.


Protesters tell Greyhound, ICE off our buses!

By Makasi Motema, About 200 demonstrators gathered Aug. 23 outside Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, demanding an end to collaboration between Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Customs and Border Patrol agents, who have been illegally boarding buses to racially profile and detain migrants.


Lula Tells the World He’s “Back in the Game” from Jail while, fires rage in the Amazon

By Pepe Escobar, Brazil has always been a land of superlatives. Yet nothing beats the current, perverse configuration: a world statesman lingers in jail while a clownish thug is in power, his antics now considered a threat to the whole planet.


Peace Activists Face 25 Years for Action at U.S. Nuclear Submarine Base

Kings Bay Plowshares 7, Seven Catholic plowshares activists entered Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia on April 4th, 2018.  They went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command to “beat swords into plowshares”.


Free Julian Assange! Defend Freedom of the Press!

                By Bruce Lesnick, On April 11, the Ecuadorian government revoked   asylum protection for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Within minutes,  British gendarmes entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, arrested Assange, and seized his computers, documents, and other materials.

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Historians for Peace


From: Jim O'Brien via H-PAD
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Subject: [H-PAD] H-PAD Notes 9/11/19


Links to Recent Articles of Interest


"Reflections on 'Peace' in Afghanistan: Leaving a Misguided War and Choosing Not to Look Back"

By Andrew J. BacevichTomDispatch.com, posted September 10

On parallels between the US wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan.The author is a retired US Army colonel and an emeritus professor of history and international relations at Boston University. He is president of the recently formed Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.


"Meet American Empire's 'Doctor Death'"

 By Kelly Beaucar Vlahos, The American Conservative, posted September 10

Review-essay on Stephen Kinzer's just-released book Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control. Both the book and the review paint a broad picture of government-backed experiments on unaware Americans in the Cold War era.


"Is Iran Abnormal?"

By Mohammad AtaieLobeLog, posted September 9

On continuity between Iranian regional strategies before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The author is an Iranian journalist and a PhD candidate in history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


"Trump-Taliban Talks Like Those with N. Korean - Photo Ops on the Deck of the Titanic"

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted September 9

The author teaches Middle East history at the University of Michigan.


"Trump's Wall and the Aggrandizement of Despots"

 By Walter G. Moss, History News Network, posted September 8

Compares President Trump's obsession with a border wall to Stalin's plans for a mega-project to be called Palace of Soviets. The author is a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University. 


"The American Left Needs a Contemporary Thad Stevens"

By Van Gosse, History News Network, posted September 8

The author teaches history at Franklin and Marshall College and is co-chair of Historians for Peace and Democracy. 


"The U.S. a Christian Nation? Not According to the Founders!"  

By Harlow Giles Unger, History News Network, posted September 8 

The author has written a dozen biographies of American Founders, most recently Thomas Paine.


"The Original Evil Corporation"

By William DalrympleNew York Times, posted September 4

"The history of the East India Company shows that Western imperialism and corporate capitalism were born hand in hand, the dragons’ teeth that spawned the modern world." The author wrote a book on the East India Company.


"A Congo Conspiracy: Documentary Seeks to Answer Question of Who Killed Dag Hammersjöld

By Stephen KinzerBoston Globe, posted August 29

On the suspicious airplane crash in 1961 that killed UN Secretary-General Dag Hammersjöld, whose mission to the former Belgian Congo was opposed by Western and South African intelligence services.   


"Statement from the AHA on Domestic Terrorism, Bigotry, and History"

American Historical Association Perspectives on History, posted August 26 


Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg, Jerise Fogel, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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Court orders Julian Assange to stay in prison while awaiting US extradition



A judge has ordered Julian Assange to remain in prison indefinitely while awaiting extradition to the US because of his “history of absconding.”


*                    Is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth Alive?

*                    Why Don’t We Hear Much About Julian Assange?

*      https://medium.com/@pisces_uprising/is-orwells-ministry-of-truth-alive-why-don-t-we-hear-much-about-julian-assange-bf30a647da3a


*                    Pamela Anderson defends Assange, challenges McCain’s daughter on US TV - World Socialist

*      https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/09/assa-s09.html


*                    Peter Greste’s panel discussion in Sydney: Support for censorship and throwing Assange to the wolves

*      https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/07/jour-s07.html


Assange, Varoufakis, Brexit



The Capitalists Are Afraid – Truthdig






Antiwar Billboards Are Up in Ireland

Limerick, Ireland, now has billboards up at Clare Street, John Street, John Street in Waterford, and Dublin Road in Singland. The billboards are part of the promotion of our upcoming global antiwar conference and rally. They’re also part of our global campaign to spread peace and antiwar messages everywhere. Here are images:





Of course, we use many other means of promotion. But it’s billboards that grab people’s attention. Here’s one we put up in New York City:



Here’s one in Syracuse, NY, near a U.S. drone base:



The billboards project is described in more detail here.

And here is where you can chip in funding so that we can put up more billboards.

You can also send us suggestions for where to put them and what they should say.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Empire Files: How Palestine Became Colonized




The Apartheid System in Hebron Persecutes and Subjugates Palestinians

Settlers openly brandish assault rifles while Palestinians can receive decades-long prison sentences for even carrying a knife.


by Jake Batinga


There are two roads leading to the Abraham Mosque in Hebron, Palestine. The roads are side by side, separated only by a fence and barbed wire. One of the roads is for the Jewish settlers of Hebron, and the other is for the Palestinians.

The settler’s side is a nice, clean, asphalt-paved road, easily accessible for everyone, including the elderly and those with disabilities. The Palestinians’ side is a narrow, uneven dirt path, littered with trash and rubble, and unfit for walking. These dual paths are known as “Apartheid Road” to local Palestinians and international activists, and they serve as metaphor for the larger systematic apartheid of Hebron.

“Apartheid Road” from the Palestinian side . . . .


Leading Israeli Journalists Launch Racist Rants about Palestinians


with Israeli columnist Gideon Levy


If there’s such a thing as a murderous culture, then it exists in Israel


by Gideon Levy

This is what the editor of Haaretz’s Culture and Literature supplement, Benny Ziffer, wrote on his Facebook page upon returning from paying a condolence call in the settlement of Ofra: “En route I looked at the Palestinian villages alongside the Jewish communities, and I thought of how for the Palestinians murder is a type of sport or enjoyment, perhaps a substitute for erotica. From that perspective we will never have anything culturally in common with them.”
And if that weren’t enough, Ziffer also wrote, “Regarding this evil and undignified people living among us, we can only yearn for the land to vomit it out, because it isn’t worthy of this land, which is full of Jewish blood that it has spilled.”
His post generated no comment. Ziffer has apparently exhausted his allotted attention. By contrast, Yaron London succeeded in raising a bigger momentary storm with less serious remarks: “Arabs are savages … they don’t only hate Jews, they kill their own first and foremost.”
More than one straight line connects London and Ziffer. Their comments reflect the spirit of the times in Israel.
Both were once considered leftists; the unbridled right still considers London to be one. Both are extraordinarily talented, brilliant intellectuals, of enviable erudition. Sometimes it’s tempting to say that because of their rare media talent their remarks should be forgiven, lest we be left with Ayala Hasson and Yaakov Bardugo. In contrast to their images as avant garde, they express what many people think, not to mention the majority opinion in Israel, which only the rules of political correctness keep from breaking out into the consensus.
More than they are racists, London and Ziffer are disseminating lies. I was sitting in London’s studio when he said his piece; I tried to respond in real time but to no avail. So I will try here.
We examined the past decade; those murderous, bloodletting Palestinians, have since January 2009 killed 190 Israelis. How many Palestinians were killed by Israel, the seeker of peace and goodness, which will never have anything culturally in common with the Arabs? Some 3,500. Israel was 18 times more murderous. Was it for sport? Erotic pleasure? Of course not, but the blood speaks: Israel draws far more of it.




From: Francis Feeley [mailto:francis.feeley@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr]
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:59 AM
To: francis.feeley@wanadoo.fr
Subject: Fwd: 50 Injured east of Gaza, Netanyahu threatens Gaza with strong war if he succeeds in elections...We are in an emergency. The doors of war have begun




From: "GAZA PALESTINE" <anahona366@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:26:43 AM
Subject: 50 Injured east of Gaza, Netanyahu threatens Gaza with strong war if he succeeds in elections...We are in an emergency. The doors of war have begun


Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to wage an all-out war on the Gaza Strip if he succeeds in next week's elections.
The Israeli occupation forces are launching a moderate campaign against the Gaza Strip these days, which is to prevent the residents of the Gaza Strip from falling asleep and discomfort.
The Israeli occupation forces practiced their policy towards the citizens of the eastern Gaza Strip
Several youths injured protesters in the name of the Great Return marches to lift the siege on Gaza
Six youths were seriously injured and one seriously
It also injured more than 50 people to varying degrees, including one who had his fingers amputated
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Israel's Massacres of Gaza Protesters Force Liberal Zionists to Face Oppressive Reality



The Taste Of Freedom - Trailer




From a Lebanese Refugee Camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi Inspires Other Palestinian Students



"This House Believes Israel is a Rogue State”

The Cambridge Union

(March 5, 2015)





“Israel is a Rogue State”



Time to boycott Israel?


with Norman Finkelstein


How Pro-Israel Neocons Pushed Iraq War


with Alison Weir


Legendary whistleblower Katherine Gun on UN corruption & Iraq War






From: Cat McGuire
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2019
Subject: Epstein/Silverstein essay is truthtelling at its very best



Dr. Kevin Barrett is one of the world's foremost brave and startlingly honest truthtellers we have today. 

This is a must-read article.



9/11 and Jeffrey Epstein: Media Malfeasance on Steroids

See the source image


by Kevin Barrett


As the 18th anniversary of 9/11 approached, the arrest and alleged suicide of Jeffrey Epstein made headlines—and raised questions about the credibility of official narratives. As Eric Rasmusen <http://www.unz.com/article/questions-nobody-is-asking-about-jeffrey-epstein/>  writes: “Everybody, it seems, in New York society knew by 2000 that Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were corrupting teenage girls, but the press wouldn’t cover it.” Likewise, everybody in New York society has long known that Larry Silverstein, who bought the asbestos-riddled white elephant World Trade Center in July 2001 and immediately doubled the insurance, is a mobbed-up friend of Netanyahu and a confessed participant in the controlled demolition of Building 7 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxmdYOorqs0> , from which he earned over 700 million insurance dollars on the pretext that al-Qaeda had somehow brought it down. But the press won’t cover that either.


The New York Times, America’s newspaper of record, has the investigative talent and resources to expose major corruption in New York. Why did the Times spend almost two decades ignoring the all-too-obvious antics of Epstein and Silverstein? Why is it letting the absurd tale of Epstein’s alleged suicide stand? Why hasn’t it used the work of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth—including the brand-new University of Alaska study on the controlled demolition of WTC-7 <https://www.ae911truth.org/wtc7> —to expose the biggest scandal of the 21st century, if not all of American history?


The only conceivable answer is that The New York Times is somehow complicit in these monstrous crimes. It must be protecting its friends in high places. So who are those friends, and where are those high places?


One thing Epstein and Silverstein have in common, besides names ending in “-stein,” is alleged involvement in the illicit sex industry. Epstein’s antics, or at least some of them, are by now well-known. Not so for Silverstein, who apparently began his rags-to-9/11-riches story as a pimp supplying prostitutes and nude dancers to the shadier venues of NYC, alongside other illicit activities including “the heroin trade, money laundering and New York Police corruption.” <http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/01/09/WTC_Silverstein.html>  All of this was exposed in a mid-1990s lawsuit. But good luck finding any investigative reports in The New York Times.


Another Epstein-Silverstein connection is their relationships to major American Jewish organizations. Even while he was allegedly pimping girls and running heroin, Larry Silverstein served as president for United Jewish Appeal of New York. As for Epstein, he was the boy toy and protégé of Les Wexner, co-founder of the Mega Group of Jewish billionaires <https://www.mintpressnews.com/mega-group-maxwells-mossad-spy-story-jeffrey-epstein-scandal/261172/>  associated with the World Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, and other pro-Israel groups. Indeed, there is no evidence that “self-made billionaire” Epstein ever earned significant amounts of money; his only investment “client” was Les Wexner. Epstein, a professional sexual blackmailer, used his supposed billionaire status as a cover story. In fact, he was just an employee working for Wexner and associated criminal/intelligence networks.


Which brings us to the third and most important Epstein-Silverstein similarity: They were both close to the government of Israel. Jeffrey Epstein’s handler was Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of Mossad super-spy Robert Maxwell; among his friends was Ehud Barak, who is currently challenging Netanyahu for leadership of Israel. Larry Silverstein, too, has friends in high Israeli places. According to Haaretz <https://www.haaretz.com/1.5462012> , Silverstein has “close ties with Netanyahu” (speaking to him on the phone every weekend) as well as with Ehud Barak, “whom Silverstein in the past offered a job as his representative in Israel” and who called Silverstein immediately after 9/11.


We may reasonably surmise that both Jeffrey Epstein and Larry Silverstein have been carrying on very important work on behalf of the state of Israel. And we may also surmise that this is the reason The New York Times has been covering up the scandals associated with both Israeli agents for almost two decades. The Times, though it pretends to be America’s newspaper of record, has always been Jewish-owned-and-operated. Its coverage has always been grotesquely distorted in favor of Israel <https://ifamericansknew.org/media/nyt-report.html> . It has no interest in exposing the way Israel controls the United States by blackmailing its leaders (Epstein) and staging a fake “Arab-Muslim attack on America” (Silverstein). The awful truth is that The New York Times is part of the same Jewish-Zionist “we control America <https://www.wrmea.org/old-html/sharon-to-peres-don-t-worry-about-american-pressure-we-control-america.html> ” network as Jeffrey Epstein and Larry Silverstein.


Epstein “Suicide” Illustrates Zionist Control of USA—and the Decadence and Depravity of Western Secularism


Since The New York Times and other mainstream media won’t go there, let’s reflect on the facts and lessons of the Jeffrey Epstein suicide scandal—a national disgrace that ought to shock Americans into rethinking their worldviews in general, and their views on the official myth of 9/11 in particular.


On Saturday, August 10, 2019, convicted child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was allegedly found dead in his cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City, one of America’s most corrupt prisons. The authorities claim Epstein hanged himself. But nobody, not even the presstitutes of America’s corporate propaganda media, convincingly pretends to believe the official story.


Jeffrey Epstein was a pedophile pimp to presidents and potentates. His job was recruiting young girls for sex, then offering them to powerful men—in settings outfitted with hidden video cameras. When police raided his New York townhouse on July 6-7 2019 they found locked safes full of pornographic pictures of underage girls, along with piles of compact discs labeled “young (name of girl) + (name of VIP).” Epstein had been openly and brazenly carrying on such activities for more than two decades, as reported throughout most of that period by alternative media outlets including my own Truth Jihad Radio <https://www.patreon.com/DrKevinBarrett>  and False Flag Weekly News <https://kevinbarrett.heresycentral.is/category/ffwn/> . (Even before the 2016 elections, my audience knew that both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump were blackmailed clients of Jeffrey Epstein, that Clinton was a frequent flyer on Epstein’s “Lolita Express” private jet, and that Trump had been credibly accused in a lawsuit of joining Epstein in the brutal rape of a 13-year-old, to whom Trump then allegedly issued death threats.) It was only in the summer of 2019 that mainstream media and New York City prosecutors started talking about what used to be consigned to the world of “conspiracy theories.”


<https://www.unz.com/kbarrett/9-11-and-jeffrey-epstein-media-malfeasance-on-steroids/#p_1_12> So who was Epstein working for? His primary employer was undoubtedly the Israeli Mossad and its worldwide Zionist crime network. Epstein’s handler was Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of Mossad super-spy Robert Maxwell. According to sworn depositions, Ghislaine Maxwell recruited underage girls for Epstein and oversaw his sex trafficking operations. As the New Yorker reported August 16: “In court papers that were unsealed on August 9th, it was alleged that Maxwell had been Epstein’s central accomplice, first as his girlfriend, and, later, as his trusted friend and procuress, grooming a steady stream of girls, some as young as fourteen, coercing them to have sex with Epstein at his various residences around the world, and occasionally participating in the sexual abuse herself.” Alongside Maxwell, Epstein’s other Mossad handler was Les Wexner, co-founder of the notorious Mega Group of billionaire Israeli spies <https://www.mintpressnews.com/mega-group-maxwells-mossad-spy-story-jeffrey-epstein-scandal/261172/> , who appears to have originally recruited the penniless Epstein and handed him a phony fortune so Epstein could pose as a billionaire playboy.


Even after Epstein’s shady “suicide” mega-Mossadnik Maxwell continued to flaunt her impunity from American justice. She no doubt conspired to publicize the August 15 New York Post photograph of herself smiling and looking “chillingly serene” at In-And-Out-Burger in Los Angeles, reading The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of C.I.A. Operatives. That nauseating photo inspired the New Yorker <https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-appearances/the-gall-of-ghislaine-maxwell>  to accuse her of having “gall”—a euphemism for the Yiddish chutzpah <https://kevinbarrett.heresycentral.is/2019/08/chutzpah/> , a quality that flourishes in the overlapping Zionist and Kosher Nostra communities.


Maxwell and The New York Post, both Kosher Nostra/Mossad assets, were obviously sending a message to the CIA: Don’t mess with us or we will expose your complicity in these scandalous crimes. That is the Mossad’s standard operating procedure: Infiltrate and compromise Western intelligence services in order to prevent them from interfering with the Zionists’ over-the-top atrocities. According to French historian Laurent Guyénot’s <https://www.amazon.com/Yahweh-Zion-Jealous-Promised-Civilizations/dp/0996143041/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515033229&sr=8-1&keywords=guyenot+yahweh>  hypothesis, the CIA’s false flag fake assassination attempt on President John F. Kennedy, designed to be blamed on Cuba, was transformed by Mossad into a real assassination—and the CIA couldn’t expose it due to its own complicity. (The motive: Stop JFK from ending Israel’s nuclear program.) The same scenario, Guyénot argues, explains the anomalies of the Mohamed Merah affair <http://www.unz.com/book/kevin_barrett__we-are-not-charlie-hebdo/> , the Charlie Hebdo killings, and the 9/11 false flag operation. It would not be surprising if Zionist-infiltrated elements of the CIA were made complicit in Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual blackmail activities, in order to protect Israel in the event Epstein had to be “burned” (which is apparently what has finally occurred).


So what really happened to Epstein? Perhaps the most likely scenario is that the Kosher Nostra, which owns New York in general and the mobbed-up MCC prison in particular, allowed the Mossad to exfiltrate Epstein to Occupied Palestine, where he will be given a facelift, a pension, a luxury suite overlooking the Mediterranean, and a steady stream of young sex slaves (Israel is the world’s capital of human trafficking, an honor it claimed from the Kosher Nostra enclaves of Odessa after World War II). Once the media heat wave blows over, Epstein will undoubtedly enjoy visits from his former Mossad handler Ghislaine Maxwell, his good friend Ehud Barak, and various other Zionist VIPs. He may even offer fresh sex slaves to visiting American congressmen.


This is not just a paranoid fantasy scenario. According to Eric Rasmusen <http://www.unz.com/article/questions-nobody-is-asking-about-jeffrey-epstein/> : “The Justice Dept. had better not have let Epstein’s body be cremated. And they’d better give us convincing evidence that it’s his body. If I had $100 million to get out of jail with, acquiring a corpse and bribing a few people to switch fingerprints and DNA wouldn’t be hard. I find it worrying that the government has not released proof that Epstein is dead or a copy of the autopsy.”


But didn’t the alleged autopsy reportedly find broken neck bones that are more commonly associated with strangulation murders than suicides? That controversy may have been scripted to distract the public from an insider report on 4chan <https://www.intellihub.com/prison-workers-4chan-post-10-minutes-before-news-of-jeffrey-epsteins-death-hit-media-guy-in-a-green-dress-military-outfit-switched-him-out/> , first published before the news of Epstein’s “suicide” broke, that Epstein had been “switched out” of MCC. If so, the body with the broken neck bones wasn’t Epstein’s.


The Epstein affair (like 9/11) illustrates two critically important truths about Western secularism: there is no truth, and there are no limits. A society that no longer believes in God no longer believes in truth, since God is al-haqq, THE truth, without Whom the whole notion of truth has no metaphysical basis. The postmodern philosophers understand this perfectly well. They taught a whole generation of Western humanities scholars that truth is merely a function of power: people accept something as “true” to the extent that they are forced by power to accept it. So when the most powerful people in the world insist that three enormous steel-frame skyscrapers were blown to smithereens by relatively modest office fires on 9/11, that absurd assertion becomes the official “truth” as constructed by such Western institutions as governments, courts, media, and academia. Likewise, the assertion that Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide under circumstances that render that assertion absurd will probably become the official “truth” as recorded and promulgated by the West’s ruling institutions, even though nobody will ever really believe it.


<https://www.unz.com/kbarrett/9-11-and-jeffrey-epstein-media-malfeasance-on-steroids/#p_1_19> Epstein’s career as a shameless, openly-operating Mossad sexual blackmailer—like the in-your-face 9/11 coup—also illustrates another core truth of Western secularism: If there is no God, there are no limits (in this case, to human depravity and what it can get away with). Or as Dostoevsky famously put it: “If God does not exist, everything is permitted.” Since God alone can establish metaphysically-grounded limits between what is permitted and what is forbidden, a world without God will feature no such limits; in such a world Aleister Crowley’s satanic motto “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” becomes the one and only commandment. In today’s Godless West, why should men not “do what they wilt” and indulge their libidos by raping young girls if they can get away with it? After all, all the other sexual taboos are being broken, one by one. Fornication, adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism, gender-bending…all of these have been transformed during my lifetime from crimes and vices to “human rights” enjoyed by the most liberal and fashionable right-thinking Western secularists. Even bestiality and necrophilia are poised to become normalized “sexual identities” whose practitioners will soon be proudly marching in “bestiality pride” and “necrophilia pride” parades. So why not normalize pedophilia and other forms of rape perpetrated by the strong against the weak? And why not add torture and murder in service to sexual gratification? After all, the secret bible of the sexual identity movement is the collected works of the Marquis de Sade, the satanic prophet of sexual liberation, with whom the liberal progressivist secular West is finally catching up. It will not be surprising if, just a few years after the Jeffrey Epstein “suicide” is consigned to the memory hole, we will be witnessing LGBTQBNPR parades, with the BNPR standing for bestiality, necrophilia, pedophilia, and rape. (It would have been LGBTQBNPRG, with the final G standing for Gropers like President Trump, except that the G was already taken by the gays.) The P’s, pioneers of pedophile pride parades, will undoubtedly celebrate Jeffrey Epstein as an ahead-of-his-time misunderstood hero who was unjustly persecuted on the basis of his unusual sexual orientation.


<https://www.unz.com/kbarrett/9-11-and-jeffrey-epstein-media-malfeasance-on-steroids/#p_1_20> It is getting harder and harder to satirize the decadence and depravity of the secular West, which insists on parodying itself with ever-increasing outlandishness. When the book on this once-mighty civilization is written, and the ink is dry, readers will be astounded by the limitless lies of the drunk-on-chutzpah psychopaths who ran it into the ground.


How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network”

are Exploiting Mass Shootings to Create an Orwellian Nightmare

We're Forked


by Whitney Webb


The Electronic Intifada

Living in fear of the bulldozers




Religiously inspired colonial nationalism feeds Israel’s wars



When you're a black Jewish American, it's hard to ignore what Netanyahu is doing in Israel






How the U.S. Shattered the Middle East


by Maj. Danny Sjursen


The Empire Files: The Tyranny of Big Oil


with Abby Martin



Who rules the world now?


with Noam Chomsky



An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants

Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North








Leaked IPCC Report Warns of Calamitous Future for Oceans



The U.N. Could Save the Amazon With One Simple Move







Watch "U.S. Intelligence 9/11 and Iraq: A Whistleblower's Story"



"9/11 - THE FOOTAGE THEY DIDN'T LET YOU SEE TWICE (9/11 2001 Documentary)"



News From Underground


From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019
Subject: [MCM] MCM on 9/11, "conspiracy theory," and the "junk science" used to slaughter millions


I gave this talk last Saturday, at the event organized by the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry.






From: Stop Trump's Gag Rule [mailto:info@couragecampaign.org]
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2019 5:18 PM
To: Francis Feeley
Subject: Devastating effects of Trump’s gag rule




Women are suffering under Trump’s gag rule, and Congress needs to fix it.


. . . .


Formerly free services now cost $200 a visit. Boxes of birth control can't be given out. Staff are going from full-time to part-time, causing long delays in appointments.


This is what's happening under Trump's family-planning gag rule, which has resulted in Planned Parenthood losing $60 million in federal Title X funds.(1)


Congress can override Trump’s disastrous gag rule, and we're demanding that they act now -- because every day that Planned Parenthood goes without Title X funds, women suffer.


Will you donate to help stop Trump's family-planning gag rule and restore Planned Parenthood's Title X funding? <https://act.couragecampaign.org/go/27116?amount=5&t=18&akid=8876%2E3145756%2ErJfIRh>


Trump's gag rule prohibits Title X family-planning funds from going to any clinic that helps women find safe and legal abortion care.


But rather than agree to conceal necessary health-care information from women, Planned Parenthood left the Title X program. And while some states have filled the gap left by the funding shortfall, others have not.(2) That has left family-planning providers around the country struggling to meet demand.


Planned Parenthood clinics saw 1.6 million patients under Title X, and Trump’s gag rule targeted the organization directly. We're already seeing the real-world consequences of his damaging rule.


Courage Campaign is pushing every California Republican to join Democrats to overrule the family-planning gag rule. Will you donate?


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The Power of Organized Crime


by Ron Unz


US Terror Syndicate


by Finian Cunningham


A recent investigation has uncovered explosive evidence that the US is supplying weapons to terror groups in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. The finding blows the lid sky-high on Washington’s much-vaunted claims of “fighting terrorism”.

Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva and her Arms Watch website have uncovered perhaps some of the most incriminating evidence yet linking the Pentagon to al-Qaeda*-affiliated jihadi groups across the Middle East.

In a feat of investigative reporting carried out over the past two years, Arms Watch has pieced together an entire network of covert arms dealing orchestrated by the Pentagon. The devastating implication is that such a global syndicate involving US arms contractors, American government officials acting as buyers, and the use of hundreds of civilian airliners given "diplomatic clearance" – all of these logistics must have had top-level authorization in Washington.

So when President Trump crows about "defeating terror" in Syria or fighting against "Iran-backed proxies" in Yemen, he is either a liar or he has not a clue about what his military and intel chiefs are really up to. Up to their necks in supporting terrorism on an industrial scale.

The giant gun-running scheme operates to purchase non-standard US weaponry from arms companies in the Balkans – Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia. The cargos comprising millions of weapon pieces, including assault rifles, mortars and rockets, are usually flown to the US airbase, Al Udeid, in Qatar. From there, the arms are transported to various terrorist outfits in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

How are the weapons tracked back from the terrorists to US government buyers?


Daniel Sunjata: 9/11 was an inside job


(part 1)


Ilhan Omar defends 'some people did something' 9/11 comments




News From Underground


From: Mark Crispin Miller
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019

Subject: [MCM] Two MUST-SEE documentaries on 9/11 :


A. No plane hit the Pentagon.


9/11 Memory Hole: Investigative Documentary Concludes :
“No Plane Hit The Pentagon”

(September 11, 2015)
by 21WIRE


21st Century Wire says…
Besides the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, there is no greater Achilles heel in the official 9/11 fiction than the government’s contrived tale of a passenger airliner hitting the Pentagon.

The above news clip was aired once, and only once, before it was memory-holed by the mainstream media. Here we see a CNN reporters confirming LIVE at the scene of the Pentagon on 9/11, reporting that he sees “no evidence of a plane at all.” This was scrubbed from the airwaves forever: https://21stcenturywire.com/2015/09/11/911-memory-hole-documentary-film-concludes-no-plane-hit-the-pentagon/?fbclid=IwAR03tLJDFO7vYtqs19dMyjo2hVz2f-Tj7EeUu5IPkBSim3FoDoDGuBUBIw8




B. Many people have blown the whistle on what really happened on that day.


"But spmeone would have talked."



“But someone would have talked,” say the self-styled skeptics who believe the government’s official conspiracy theory of 9/11. But there’s a problem with this logically fallacious non-argument. “Someone” did talk. In fact, numerous people have come out to blow the whistle on the events of September 11, 2001, and the cover-up that surrounds those events. These are the stories of the 9/11 Whistleblowers:

Episode 362 – 9/11 Whistleblowers







“Hands Off Hong Kong” - the Cry That Seldom Is Heard

Where are the self-styled anti-war activists - like DemocracyNow?


by John V. Walsh




Robert Mueller helped Saudi Arabia cover up its role in 9/11 attacks: suit


by Paul Sperry


After a lengthy investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller charged Russia made “multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election” and said the incursion “deserves the attention of every American.”

But former FBI investigators say their old boss didn’t feel the same concern when they uncovered multiple, systemic efforts by the Saudi government to assist the hijackers in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks — a far more consequential, to say nothing of deadly, foreign influence operation on America.

As the head of the FBI at the time, they say Mueller was not nearly as interested in investigating that espionage conspiracy, which also involved foreign intelligence officers. Far from it, the record shows he covered up evidence pointing back to the Saudi Embassy and Riyadh — and may have even misled Congress about what he knew.

9/11 victims agree. “He was the master when it came to covering up the kingdom’s role in 9/11,” said survivor Sharon Premoli, who was pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center 18 years ago.

“In October of 2001, Mueller shut down the government’s investigation after only three weeks, and then took part in the Bush [administration’s] campaign to block, obfuscate and generally stop anything about Saudi Arabia from being released,” added Premoli, now a plaintiff in the 9/11 lawsuit against Saudi Arabia.

In fact, Mueller threw up roadblocks in the path of his own investigators working the 9/11 case, while making it easier for Saudi suspects to escape questioning, multiple case agents told me. Then he deep-sixed what evidence his agents did manage to uncover, according to the 9/11 lawsuit against the Saudis.


Some of the Many Things Most Americans Never Heard About 9/11


by Paul Craig Roberts


We are all hostages of 9/11


by Pepe Escobar





"Obama DOJ Wants Immunity For War Criminals"

See the source image


(“The Young Turks,” Aug 22, 2013)


Bush Convicted of War Crimes at Tribunal

See the source image


(“The Real News Network,” May 28, 2012)


Noam Chomsky: US Terrorism



US Sanctions Are Designed to Kill


by Kevin Cashman and Cavan Kharrazian


US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world.

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently visited the Group of Seven (G7) at the invitation of French president Emmanuel Macron, in what was seen as an overture to the Trump administration to negotiate over sanctions that have plagued the Iranian economy. Back in 2018, after months of increasingly hostile rhetoric, the US government withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or “Iran Deal,” and imposed a “maximum pressure” campaign that included unilateral, economy-wide sanctions. The Iran Deal was an agreement that provided Iran relief from existing sanctions in exchange for limits on its enrichment of uranium, among other concessions. These sanctions hampered trade between the European Union, whose leaders have sought to salvage the Iran Deal.

When President Trump reimposed sanctions in November 2018, it cut off Iran’s oil exports and access to the international financial system. At the time, he announced that Iran could either comply with new US demands or face “economic isolation.” Additional US sanctions imposed since then have specifically targeted a thousand individuals and entities with the goal of reducing Iran’s oil revenues to “zero.” More recently, Trump said that although “[Iran’s] economy is crashing . . .  it’s very easy to straighten [it] out, or it’s very easy for us to make it a lot worse.”

And so, according to Trump himself, the United States has the power to solve — or exacerbate — Iran’s current economic problems. What is left unsaid, including by much of the media, is that sanctions that “crash” the economy are an attack on the country’s civilian population and create widespread human misery. Indeed, they appear to be contributing to widespread shortages of medicine and medical equipment, particularly affecting cancer patients. In Venezuela, which is under a similar US sanctions regime, there have been similar effects, with more than 40,000 people estimated to have died from 2017 to 2018 due to the “collective punishment” inflicted on them.

Yet other statements from US administration officials often contend that sanctions have negligible economic or social effects on the general population of Iran. For example, the US State Department’s special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, recently denied that US sanctions on Iran affect the availability of medicine and agricultural products. In this argument, Hook divorces the connection between the economic damage caused by sanctions in Iran and the lack of basic necessities like medicine and food, preferring to instead lay blame on the Iranian government, not on what the Trump administration calls “targeted” sanctions.





Iran-China Relations | Financial Tribune



"US and Iran "At Cliff's Edge"



Disastrous consequences if US proceeds with “policy of provocation”



with John Pilger


"The Coming War on China" is Australian director John Pilger's 60th film. He said a movie that challenged the stereotypes and myths that undermined our understanding of the rise of China is long overdue, motivating him to spend two years filming this documentary across five potential flashpoints in the Asia Pacific. These places include the Marshall Islands, US military bases in Okinawa and Jeju islands, and cities in China. Through rare archives and powerful interviews, the two-hour documentary tries to make the point that after losing its economic prowess, Washington has turned almost obsessively to its military might, and the prospect of nuclear war is no longer unthinkable.


Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point?



with Michael Hudson


“John Bolton was about to start a war with Iran before Trump Fired Him!”



with Mike Gravel


On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel on the firing of John Bolton. He says Bolton was close to starting a war with Iran and is the reason for the current hostility between the US, Russia, and China and also says the only hope for a peaceful US foreign policy is Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard. Next, we speak to Sir David King about the climate emergency and how fracking is accelerating climate change at an unprecedented rate. He also explains the causes of climate change and reveals that we must also refreeze the poles if we are to have any chance of fighting it. Finally, we speak to economist and head of research at IIPP at UCL, Josh Ryan-Collins on the European Central Bank’s latest measures to bolster the Eurozone, which includes cutting the deposit facility rate and another round of quantitative easing. He also discusses the housing crisis in the West and what governments can do to tackle it.





Populism Is Not the Answer to Neoliberal Fascism


by Henry A. Giroux


We have entered an ominous age of political conformity. Support is growing for a right-wing populism that views liberal democracy as both an anachronism and a curse. Meanwhile, many of those who oppose this growth of the right wing are turning to a left-wing populism that is dangerously susceptible to the same patterns of demagoguery and discourses of unity and exclusion.

The signposts are clear. Across the globe, politicians spew out inordinate incitements of hatred and bigotry, while legitimating and often overtly supporting racism. Liberals cling to notions of freedom and liberty that ignore the power of capital to turn such terms into their opposite. The mainstream media measure the task of pursuing the truth against how their bottom line is affected.

What has emerged out of this abyss of rising authoritarian power and its politics of depoliticization is the depredations of an updated version of fascist politics and the normalization of a rising tide of cruel and habituated ignorance. Habit normalized in a politics that destroys notions of informed agency and self-determination now merges ignorance and hatred. One result is the growing support for right-wing populism, which views individuals and populations displaced by global forces and deprived of the most basic means of existence — including food, shelter and pure water — with disdain and hatred. The late Russian writer and journalist Vasily Grossman issued a warning from another time that seems equally appropriate today. He writes:


How mighty, how terrible, and how kind is the power of habit! People can get used to anything — the sea,

the southern stars, love, a bunk in a prison, the barbed wire of the camps.… What creates this abyss

is the power of habit. Dull as it seems, it is as powerful as dynamite; it can destroy anything. Passion,

hatred, grief, pain — habit can destroy them all.





U.S. Loses Asia-Pacific as Full Spectrum Dominance Continues to Fail



Trump Bombs New Silk Road with Tariffs



Global Capitalism: The US-China Trade Wars: Causes, Prospects, Risks (September 2019)






Trump canceled peace talks with Taliban



“These Negotiations Have Not Been About the Afghan People”: Trump Calls Off Peace Talks with Taliban



The Real Donald Trump Is a Character on TV






Richard Wolff on Noam Chomsky & Anarchism



Once Again Chomsky and Achcar Provide a Service to the US Global Dictatorship



‘We are used to it,’ say journos after Syria coverage called ‘Goebbels s**t’ by regime change crowd



"Abby Martin, Chomsky, Greenwald, Varoufakis - Experts, Journalists & Activists: Best of 2018-2019"



"Wolff on Bernie's Workplace Democracy Plan"



"Richard Wolff debates FOX's Stuart Varney on Wealth Distribution & Worker Coops"



"Economic Update: Working Class History and the 2020 Election"






'It's no longer about Brexit; it's about democracy': Galloway on Britain's 'least finest hour'"






From: "FRONTLINE" <newsletter@email.frontline.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Subject: We Found Dozens of Uncounted Deaths During Flint's Water Crisis. Here's how.



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The Hidden Toll of "Flint's Deadly Water"

FRONTLINE's new documentary reveals that the death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease during the Flint water crisis was likely far higher than officially recorded. 




How We Found Dozens of Uncounted Deaths During the Flint Water Crisis

Using FRONTLINE's data, epidemiologists affiliated with Emory University estimated there were about 70 more pneumonia deaths in Flint during the water crisis than normal. 




Is Flint's Water Safe Now? 

The EPA says Flint's water is safe — but scientists aren't so sure.




Key Takeaways From "Flint's Deadly Water"

Unheeded warnings. Uncounted deaths. Explore eight key takeaways from FRONTLINE's investigation.




Suspect in El Paso Shooting Indicted on Capital Murder Charge

The Department of Justice is treating the El Paso shooting as a domestic terrorism case, with a possible hate crime connection.





Remembering 9/11: Three Docs to Watch (and One Podcast)

As America marks the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, revisit some of FRONTLINE's reporting on the horror of that day.




Podcast: "The Weight of Dust"

Amy was 8 on 9/11. Her father was a first responder. He came home safe. But years later, the fallout from that day would catch up to Amy's family.



"The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia"



FRONTLINE investigates the rise of the young Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, his vision for the future, his handling of dissent, and the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.


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 ‘Maximum lies’: Iran rejects US’ claim it attacked Saudi oil facilities, warns it’s ready for war


Iran has rebuffed US accusations of launching a drone attacks that cut Saudi Arabia’s oil output in half. A senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, meanwhile, has warned Washington that Tehran is ready for war.


RT NEWSLETTER (September 16, 2019)






Police face protesters in Nantes as 'yellow vest' marches resume

A protester wearing a yellow vest walks among tear gas as protesters clash with French riot police during a demonstration on Act 44 the 44th consecutive national protest on Saturday of the yellow vests movement in Nantes France September 14 2019. REUTERSStephane Mahe

A protester wearing a yellow vest walks among tear gas as protesters clash with French riot police during a demonstration on Act 44 (the 44th consecutive national protest on Saturday) of the yellow vests movement in Nantes, France, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe



NANTES, France (Reuters) - Hundreds of demonstrators faced police in a tense stand-off in the French city of Nantes on Saturday as revived "yellow vest" protests against the government of President Emmanuel Macron took place across the country.

Police responded with tear gas after some protesters threw projectiles. A spokesman with the local prefecture said 21 people had been arrested.

Television footage showed groups of black-clad protesters trying to break into shops, while police trucks carrying water cannon were seen arriving on scene.

The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vest) protests, named after motorists' high-visibility jackets, began over fuel tax increases but morphed into a sometimes violent revolt against Macron and a government they see as out of touch.

The president has sought to ease tensions with 17 billion euros (£15.05 billion) of countermeasures to boost the monthly minimum wage, remove some taxes, and offer relief to poor retirees. But he faces a new round of anger with a long-awaited reform that seeks to merge France's 42 different pension systems into a single points-based system.

Parisian commuters faced travel misery on Friday as metro workers went on strike over plans to reduce their retirement privileges.