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Catholic Church and Pope Francis: Religious institutions are exempted from nonprofit disclosure rules, so nobody knows how rich they really are. - Slate Magazine

246 words by attila written on 2013–04–08, last edit: 2013–04–08, tags: banks, capitalism, church, empire, finance, system

Catholic Church and Pope Francis: Religious institutions are exempted from nonprofit disclosure rules so nobody knows how rich they really are. - Slate Magazine.

{–Vow of poverty my ass.–}

Roni pointed out that my first attempt at flippant commentary falls on … read more

Chagos: The heart of an American empire? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

42 words by attila written on 2012–03–29, last edit: 2012–03–29, tags: empire

Chagos: The heart of an American empire? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

Diego Garcia is an open moral wound on the ass of Gringolandia. Ugh. Nice article. Should also look up anything interesting on Curacao perhaps build my own … read more

Civilisation and savagery at war - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

17 words by attila written on 2012–10–08, last edit: 2012–10–08, tags: civ, empire, pigs, wot

Civilisation and savagery at war - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

Yes exactly. The Palestinians are the new Indians. … read more

Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists - Features - Al Jazeera English

104 words by attila written on 2013–07–11, last edit: 2013–07–11, tags: democracy, egypt, empire, pigs

Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists - Features - Al Jazeera English.

I’ve almost given up on AlJaz. The stories on their web site are generally shallow and devoid of any insights or even raw facts that can’t be gotten anywhere else. They are too video-oriented. Most of the columnists that they carry are just self-promoting hucksters and clueless foils. Nonetheless this is a good piece with some actual writing and facts behind it. It lays out the ridiculous and self-contradictory meddling that the USSA has been engaging in in Egypt during the whole Morsi-coup-redux debacle. Lots of pointers. … read more

Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor | OregonLive.com

167 words by attila written on 2012–12–26, last edit: 2012–12–26, tags: capitalism, china, empire, globalization, rights, system

Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor | OregonLive.com.

It is impossible for me not to be skeptical but even so the best possible face you could put on this would be: some English-speaking person faked a note by an internee at a Chinese forced labor camp and … read more

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs | World news | The Observer

49 words by attila written on 2012–11–05, last edit: 2012–11–05, tags: banks, capitalism, drugs, empire, mexico, pigs, wod, zh

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs | World news | The Observer.

This is not news and the article is not recent but I don’t have a pointer to a source on this anywhere and this is as good as any. … read more

Human rights at war in Syria - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

55 words by attila written on 2012–08–08, last edit: 2012–08–08, tags: empire, rights, syria

Human rights at war in Syria - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

Yet another excellent column by Barkawi calling out hypocrites and self-serving hand-wringing pols that desperately want to keep the genie in the bottle. I wonder how much shit he’s caught for his last … read more

Mexican official: CIA ‘manages’ drug trade - Features - Al Jazeera English

19 words by attila written on 2012–07–24, last edit: 2012–07–24, tags: drugs, empire, latin

Mexican official: CIA ‘manages’ drug trade - Features - Al Jazeera English.

Not really news but prominently displayed for once… odd. … read more

Nicaragua’s ‘revolutionary’ drug war - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

135 words by attila written on 2012–05–31, last edit: 2012–05–31, tags: empire, latin, wod

Nicaragua’s ‘revolutionary’ drug war - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

My favorite bit is the first paragraph under the heading Legalise It :

“Legalisation doesn’t make sense ” Ortega remarked around the same time other leaders in the region were talking decriminalisation in … read more

Nuclear Orientalism - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

138 words by attila written on 2013–04–17, last edit: 2013–04–17, tags: asia, empire, korea, nuke, pacific, pigs, usa, wot

Nuclear Orientalism - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen anything from Tarak Barkawi… was starting to wonder. This piece is as usual excellent obvious and futile sprinkled liberally with historical facts and observations on … read more

Profit and security at the London Olympics - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

29 words by attila written on 2012–07–18, last edit: 2012–07–18, tags: empire, pigs, system

Profit and security at the London Olympics - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

This guy frequently writes things I like. His article on being an “arab” post–9/11 is excellent. … read more

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops

58 words by attila written on 2013–01–24, last edit: 2013–01–30, tags: agro, empire, env, food, gmo, ip, pigs, system

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops.

This is why you never trust the pigs. There’s no way of knowing all of the unintended consequences of their high-sounding bullshit beforehand but it is a certainty that there will be many and their … read more

Rove: NSA surveillance is OK because fictional cops do it on TV shows | The Raw Story

75 words by attila written on 2013–06–17, last edit: 2013–06–17, tags: empire, pigs, rights, sheep, system

Rove: NSA surveillance is OK because fictional cops do it on TV shows | The Raw Story.

Thank you Mr. Rove for finally saying out loud what has been obvious for a long time to anyone with two neurons left to rub together. The … read more

Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

132 words by attila written on 2013–08–25, last edit: 2013–08–26, tags: empire, internet, net, pigs, privacy

Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

Wag the dog in full effect across all ponds and on top of most of them as well. The dominant theory I’ve seen expressed is that the UK is using The Independent to smear Snow at arm’s length by “showing” how “damaging” this kind of “revelation” is. The Cryptogon post has links to stories about the disruption in the under-sea cables that led to this which appeared in 2 8. I remember these things happening and the wide-spread speculation that it was anglo spooks of some variety. … read more

The sting of subjugation: ‘Green on blue’ attacks in Afghanistan - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

62 words by attila written on 2012–09–13, last edit: 2012–09–13, tags: afghan, empire, pigs, wot

The sting of subjugation: ‘Green on blue’ attacks in Afghanistan - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

Everything he says in this piece is completely obvious except for the historical material which is interesting and bears further investigation . Somehow he seems to be one of the only commentators that actually bothers to point this stuff out while everyone else just quotes the idiots in charge. … read more

The ‘sunk costs’ of a profit-driven prison system - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

27 words by attila written on 2012–05–29, last edit: 2012–05–29, tags: empire, prison, rights

The ‘sunk costs’ of a profit-driven prison system - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

Well-written factual piece full of good links and numbers from an ACLU person. … read more

UK detention of Reprieve activist consistent with NSA’s view of drone opponents as ‘threats’ and ‘adversaries’ | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

89 words by attila written on 2013–09–26, last edit: 2013–09–26, tags: anglo, drone, empire, pigs

UK detention of Reprieve activist consistent with NSA’s view of drone opponents as ‘threats’ and ‘adversaries’ | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

So even opposing the use of drone strikes by the books inside of the system as a legitimately organized political organization is still … read more

Victory for Free Syria - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

247 words by attila written on 2012–07–30, last edit: 2012–07–30, tags: empire, syria, war

Victory for Free Syria - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

I already liked Tarak Barkawi but this piece puts him over the edge. He is the ONLY ONE who is saying the right thing. THE ONLY ONE. The UN is doing its level best to GET CIVILIANS KILLED apparently for the … read more

Wal-Mart plans to hire 100,000 veterans over five years - Yahoo! Finance

58 words by attila written on 2013–01–24, last edit: 2013–01–24, tags: crash, empire, sheep, system, wot

Wal-Mart plans to hire 1 veterans over five years - Yahoo Finance.

So… go kill-or-be-killed for 4 years in some hell-hole we created by people we funded then come home and trade your rifle and uniform in for a name tag and two 1 -minute bathroom breaks a shift. That … read more

What’s behind Obama’s new military base in Chile? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

44 words by attila written on 2012–06–04, last edit: 2012–06–04, tags: empire, latam

What’s behind Obama’s new military base in Chile? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

An article on an interesting subject by an irritating author his constant self-promotion irks me but he collects some interesting facts. Gringo machinations in LatAm are on the rise. … read more

Why Spend $50 Billion for an Intelligence Community When AIPAC Knows Better? | IPS Writers in the Blogosphere

51 words by attila written on 2013–07–09, last edit: 2013–07–09, tags: aipac, empire, iran, israel, nuke, oil, pigs, system

Why Spend $5 Billion for an Intelligence Community When AIPAC Knows Better? | IPS Writers in the Blogosphere.

Factual piece about the reality of AIPAC’s ability to distort the truth and influence policy in the face of overwhelming evidence to the … read more

Working the magic the ‘terrorcrat’ way - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

16 words by attila written on 2012–09–26, last edit: 2012–09–26, tags: empire, iran, pigs, wot

Working the magic the ‘terrorcrat’ way - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

As usual Escobar follows the money. … read more

The Anglosphere and its Discontents

490 words by attila written on 2006–06–19, last edit: 2016–07–13, tags: anglo, empire

Anglos have conquered this world and rewritten the history of their genocide in strictly heroic terms.

Well naturally. They’re Anglos after all and therefore quite entitled to anything they want.

White skin is power. Remember that when the walls close in. … read more


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