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Real vs. Fake Crises: Concealing the Risk of an All Out Nuclear War

By Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research

We have reached a turning point in our history. The US and its allies are preparing to launch a nuclear war with devastating consequences. During the Cold War, the concept of “mutual assured destruction” (MAD) was put forth. An understanding of the consequences of nuclear war largely contributed to avoiding the outbreak of war between the US and the Soviet Union.

Today, in the post-Cold war era, no such understanding prevails. The spectre of a nuclear holocaust, which haunted the world for half a century has been relegated to the status of “collateral damage”. This military adventure in the real sense of the word threatens the future of humanity.

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A Personal Stake in Sanity

By Robert C. Koehler

When we write about mass slaughter, even the good kind, which we call “war,” the waging of it should be on trial in every sentence. Anything less than that is propaganda, the chief characteristic of which is moral opacity.

Sadly, this is how our news is delivered to us. Reading it makes me feel homeless.

Thus when civilians die by our hand — such as the 12 people killed when an errant NATO missile took out a house last weekend (on Valentine’s Day), as we launched our offensive on the Afghan city of Marjah — the incident becomes “regrettable.” That was Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s word, as deep as a frowny face. Would our own loved ones’ deaths by missile blunder be so easily dismissible?  Continue reading

Dred Scott Redux: Obama and the Supremes Stand Up for Slavery

By Chris Floyd

While we were all out doing our Christmas shopping, the highest court in the land quietly put the kibosh on a few more of the remaining shards of human liberty.

It happened earlier this week, in a discreet ruling that attracted almost no notice and took little time. In fact, our most august defenders of the Constitution did not have to exert themselves in the slightest to eviscerate not merely 220 years of Constitutional jurisprudence, but also centuries of agonizing effort to lift civilization a few inches out of the blood-soaked mire that is our common human legacy. They just had to write a single sentence.

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