Slave Masters: A Quick Note on the First Aristocracy of the U.S.

Hi, Sharing a quick historical example of how a small group of persons can easily control the actions and fate of millions. This example is historically and academically interesting to me. In the first half of the 19th century, the largest single industry in the United States, measured in terms of both market capital and …

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“Only For A Very Good Cause” – CIA Director Explains U.S. Meddling in Other Countries

Former CIA Director [1993-1995] James Woolsey recently joked about the U.S. record of meddling overseas, during an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News. This is the transcript of the exchange at the end of the interview: ... LAURA INGRAHAM: Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections? JAMES WOOLSEY: Oh, probably. But it …

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Under Oath, Apple Lies to the World About Paying Taxes

On May 21, 2013, Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, appeared before a United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, investigative subcommittee, which had completed an inquiry into how Apple avoided tens of billions of dollars in taxes by shifting profits into Irish subsidiaries that the subcommittee’s chairman called “ghost companies.” At the hearing, Cook …

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Cuba’s “Successful Defiance” of US Hemispheric Power

The reasons for US-lead terrorist attacks against Cuba and the illegal economic embargo are spelled out in internal US records. International terrorism and economic warfare are justified not by what Cuba does, but by its “very existence,” its “successful defiance” of the proper master of the hemisphere. Here are some internal records: March 22, 1960, Special …

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HSBC, the US Justice Department, and the War on Drugs

December 11, 2012: HSBC Bank agreed to pay $1.256 billion and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department for HSBC’s violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA). According to court documents, HSBC Bank USA violated the BSA …

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The US on the “Selective Use of Violence for Propagandistic Effects”

During Nicaragua's civil war in the 1980s, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) commissioned a manual for the rebel contras of the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (FDN), entitled Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare. It was made public in October 1984. On October 21, 1984, the Washington Post published an article titled: The CIA's Murder Manual: THE CIA …

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World Court: U.S. is Guilty of International Terrorism

Hi, In 1986, the United States was found guilty by the International Court of Justice of breaching international law by engaging in international terrorism. The case is known the Case Concerning the Military and Paramilitary Activities in and Against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of America). The International Court of Justice (ICJ), which has its seat …

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