How Change Is Stymied — Paul Craig Roberts

How Change Is Stymied Paul Craig Roberts The gangsters who run the US financial system have determined opponents. Among them are Elizabeth Warren, Nomi Prins, Pam and Russ Martens, Michael Hudson, and David Stockman. I have often expressed my admiration for Warren, Prins, Martens, and Hudson. In his latest column, David Stockman has earned my admiration and forgiveness. I say…

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On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse — Paul Craig Roberts

On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse Paul Craig Roberts On occasion a reader will ask if I can give readers some good news. The answer is: not unless I lie to you like “your” government and the mainstream media do. If you want faked “good news,” you need to retreat into The Matrix. In exchange for less stress…

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The CIA’s Torture Program

Dear Readers: This is my quarterly request for donations. I need to hear from you. The CIA’s Torture Program Paul Craig Roberts UPDATE: Congress fails to hold executive branch accountable for its massive violations of human rights as documented in the released summary of the CIA Torture Report, but passes sanctions on Venezuela for “human rights violations.” http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/11/cia-chief-slams-release-of-torture-report-summary/print/ and http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/11/congress-passes-bill-to-sanction-venezuela/…

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Another Fabricated Jobs Report — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Friends, Everything we hear from the US government, the puppet governments of its vassal states, and the presstitute media is a lie. Truth is the declared enemy of the West. Those who try to tell the truth do so at cost to themselves. These costs can range from exclusion and slander to watch lists to prosecution and imprisonment. Brave…

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Russia Has Western Enemies, Not Partners — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Friends: This is my quarterly request for your support. This is your site. It will continue as long as you support it. PCR Russia Has Western Enemies, Not Partners Paul Craig Roberts The US House of Representatives has joined Hillary Clinton, Obama, the neoconservatives, Washington’s vassals, and the American and European presstitutes in demonizing Russia and President Putin. The…

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Thinking Is An Expensive Occupation — Paul Craig Roberts

Thinking Is An Expensive Occupation Paul Craig Roberts Dear Readers, this is my quarterly request for donations. This is your site, and it will continue as long as you support it. Raising unsettling questions and providing disturbing explanations seldom meet with accolades. For example, Guy McPherson is a University of Arizona scientist who has been studying human disruption of the…

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US Resorts to Illegality to Protect Failed Policies — Paul Craig Roberts & Dave Kranzler

US resorts to Illegality To Protect Failed Policies Paul Craig Roberts & Dave Kranzler In a blatant and massive market intervention, the price of gold was smashed on Friday. Right after the Comex opened on Friday morning 7,008 paper gold contracts representing 20 tonnes of gold were dumped in the New York Comex futures market at 8:50 a.m. EST. At…

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Ferguson Reexamined — Paul Craig Roberts

Ferguson Reexamined Paul Craig Roberts Few, if any, of the correct questions were asked in the grand jury hearing to decide whether policeman Darren Wilson would be indicted for killing Michael Brown. The most important unexamined question is whether police are trained to use force immediately as a first resort before they assess a situation or determine if they are…

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Ferguson: The Safety of Citizens is Lost with The Unaccountability of Police — Paul Craig Roberts

Ferguson: The Safety of Citizens is Lost with The Unaccountability of Police Paul Craig Roberts Events in Ferguson unfolded as most aware Americans thought they would. A white prosecutor guided a grand jury to the decision that the white policeman who shot and killed a young black male had just cause and committed no crime. The black majority but politically…

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Concern for the Poor Got Him Destroyed — Paul Craig Roberts

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Concern for the Poor Got Him Destroyed Paul Craig Roberts “The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its arbitrary and inequitable distribution of wealth and incomes…Not everyone will agree with the entirety of this statement. But what we have learnt over time is that unemployment…

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What Americans Celebrate On Thanksgiving Day — Paul Craig Roberts

What Americans Celebrate On Thanksgiving Day Paul Craig Roberts When Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, they don’t know what they are celebrating. In American folklore, Thanksgiving is a holiday that originated in 1621 with the Pilgrims celebrating a good harvest. Some historians say that this event is poorly documented, and others believe that the Thanksgiving tradition travelled to the New World with…

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Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means — Paul Craig Roberts

Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means Paul Craig Roberts In a few days the Swiss people will go to the polls to decide whether the Swiss central bank is to be required to hold 20% of its reserves in the form of gold. Polls show that the gold requirement is favored by the less well off and opposed by…

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Opening the Gates to World War III — Paul Craig Roberts

Opening the Gates to World War III Paul Craig Roberts “The US wants to subdue Russia, to solve US problems at Russia’s expense. No one in history ever managed to do this to Russia, and no one ever will.” Vladimir Putin, November 17, 2014. According to news reports, Washington has decided to arm Ukraine for renewed military assault on Russian…

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All-Out War In Ukraine: NATO’s ‘Final Offensive’

Washington’s Reckless Demonization Of Russia — Paul Craig Roberts If Professor Petras’ account of the developing war scenario in Ukraine is correct, it would seem that the Russian government has underestimated Washington’s mendacity and overestimated European independence and sense of survival. There is little doubt that hubris has made Washington insane. But it is difficult to account for Europe’s insanity.…

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PCR interviewed by Russia and Italy

PCR interviewed for English broadcast of Russia’s pravda.ru/world http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/20-11-2014/129091-interview_paul_craig_roberts-0/ and for italy http://www.remocontro.it/2014/11/20/fu-accanto-a-reagan-ora-prevede-guerre-e-declino-americano/ Interview with Paul Craig Roberts   I recently had the chance to interview Paul Craig Roberts. I remember briefly, for the uninitiated, that Dr. Roberts was a senior official of the US government, economic advisor to the President during the first term of Ronald Reagan. It is…

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The Siege of Julian Assange Is A Farce — John Pilger

The siege of Julian Assange is a farce – a special investigation by John Pilger John Pilger is one of the most distinguished investigative reporters and documentary film makers. For many decades he has exposed the extraordinary crimes of the Anglo-American-Israeli governments and the complicit media that covers up the crimes. In the article below he documents the illegal harassment…

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The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War — Paul Craig Roberts

The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War Paul Craig Roberts Glenn Greenwald has revealed that Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate of the banksters and warmongers. https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/14/despite-cynicism-genuine-excitement-hillary-clinton-candidacy/ Pam and Russ Martens note that Elizabeth Warren is the populist alternative. http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/10/hillary-clintons-continuity-government-versus-elizabeth-warrens-voice-for-change/ I doubt that a politician who represents the people can acquire the campaign funds needed to…

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A Global House Of Cards — Paul Craig Roberts

A Global House Of Cards Paul Craig Roberts As most Americans, if not the financial media, are aware, Quantitative Easing (a euphemism for printing money) has failed to bring back the US economy. So why has Japan adopted the policy? Since the heavy duty money printing began in 2013, the Japanese yen has fallen 35% against the US dollar, a…

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The Prospect of Nuclear War — Paul Craig Roberts

The Prospect of Nuclear War Paul Craig Roberts Most Americans live in their myths, and these myths are immune to facts. Some Americans become angry when confronted with information inconsistent with their preconceptions. I began learning this back in the newsprint era from letters, and the lesson has continued from emails and comment sections on websites. Postal letters and emails…

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More Lies from “Our” Government: The Latest Jobs Report

More Lies from “Our” Government: The Latest Jobs Report Paul Craig Roberts Just as the German media has destroyed its credibility with lies, the US government is consistently destroying Washington’s credibility both with its own citizens and the rest of the world. Russia and China, the other two significant nuclear powers, no longer believe anything Washington says or any agreement…

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An African Story — Paul Craig Roberts

UPDATE: Readers are asking if this is a news story. The answer is no. It is fiction that I wrote. However, I have learned that Nick Brandt has set up an anti-poaching operation in Africa. Go to this URL and scroll down to read about it. It is deserving of your support. I think sales of his book of African…

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Another Fake Bin Laden Story — Paul Craig Roberts

Another Fake Bin Laden Story Paul Craig Roberts RT, one of my favorite news sources, has fallen for a fake story put out by the Pentagon to support the fantasy story that a SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, who died a second time in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a decade after his first death from illness and disease. http://rt.com/usa/202895-navy-seal-shot-binladen/ This fake…

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American Financial Markets Have No Relationship To Reality — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

UPDATE: Nov. 7, 2014 The demand for bullion coins has forced the Canadian Mint to put silver Maple Leafs on allocation order, which is a form of rationing. The 40% fall in the price of silver in the last four months has not resulted in a 40% fall in the price of the coins. The premium on the coins has…

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Presidential Crimes: Then And Now — Paul Craig Roberts

UPDATE: Pat Buchanan who was in the White House with both Nixon and Reagan wrote to me in response to this column: “Craig, you are dead on in what you write about both Nixon and Reagan and what they sought in their presidencies. Reagan often talked of those “godawful weapons,” meaning nukes. I was at Reykjavik with him, and was…

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Dysfunctional America — Paul Craig Roberts

Dysfunctional America Paul Craig Roberts If you require more evidence that the United States is a dysfunctional society, observe American elections. Election season is slander season. Each party’s attack teams focus on misrepresenting, defaming, and ridiculing the opposing party’s candidates. Attack ads have replaced debates and any discussion of what the issues are, or should be, and how candidates perceive…

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The Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right — Paul Craig Roberts

The Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right Paul Craig Roberts The federal government has announced that thousands of additional US soldiers are being sent to Liberia. General Gary Volesky said the troops would “stamp out” ebola. The official story is that combat troops are being sent to build treatment structures for those infected with ebola. Why combat troops? Why not send…

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Vladimir Putin Is The Leader Of the Moral World — Paul Craig Roberts

Vladimir Putin Is The Leader Of the Moral World Paul Craig Roberts Dear Friends, Vladimir Putin’s remarks at the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club are worth more than a link in my latest column. These are the remarks of a humanitarian political leader, the like of which the world has not seen in my lifetime. Compare Putin…

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Washington Is Defaming Putin — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Is Defaming Putin Paul Craig Roberts UPDATE: Here is a translation of Putin’s address at Valdai: http://eng.kremlin.ru/news/23137 Today at the Valdai International Discussion Club meeting in Sochi, Russia’s President Putin correctly and justifiably denounced Washington for destabilizing the world in order to serve its own narrow and selfish interest and the interests of the private interest groups that control…

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The Entry of Ebola into the US Has Hallmarks of a Planned Happening

The Entry of Ebola into the US Has Hallmarks of a Planned Happening Paul Craig Roberts More information is available that suggests the the government had advance information that ebola was coming to the US and that the government expects a much larger outbreak of the disease in the US than it admits. Keep in mind that Washington is evil…

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US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola virus wouldn’t be weaponized

US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola virus wouldn’t be weaponized German High Government Official Seeks Washington’s Reassurance that the US did Not Weaponize the Species of Ebola that Germany Made Available to Washington Washington has not provided the reassurance. By providing the virus to Washington prior to effective reassurances, Germany is complicit in the breakout of a bio-warfare…

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Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our Time?

Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our Time? Paul Craig Roberts UPDATE: As I read this notice from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the US National Institutes of Health, the US Government and Pharmaceutical corporations have been conducting ebola tests on humans. http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02041715 This is official confirmation of Dr. Boyle and Dr. Broderick’s reports that the US government has…

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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov speaks to the World — Paul Craig Roberts

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov speaks to the World — Paul Craig Roberts Dear Readers, I now have for you the complete English transcript of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech to the United Nations. Lavrov’s speech, together with President Putin’s remarks in his Serbian press conference (excerpts posted on this site) clearly indicate that the moral leader of the world…

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Obama Fights Ebola With A Czar and Soldiers — Paul Craig Roberts

UPDATE 10/18/14: A group of 30 doctors and scientists have published their findings on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine that the ebola ravaging West Africa is a new strain of the disease and was not imported from Central Africa. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/17/us-guinea-ebola-idUKBREA3G11W20140417 The doctors and scientists’ conclusion is consistent with Dr. Cyril Broderick’s report in the update below…

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Vladimir Putin Reminds Obama That Sowing Discord Between Nuclear Powers Can Undermine Strategic Security

Putin Speaks: Hope that Washington Hears Paul Craig Roberts In an interview today with Politika, a Serbian newspaper, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said that it is futile and dangerous for the US and its European puppets to blackmail Russia and that the Exceptional Nation and its vassals should consider the risks that are inherent in aggressive disputes between countries heavily…

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Ebola Safety Protocol Appears To Be Defective — Paul Craig Roberts

Ebola Safety Protocol Appears To Be Defective Paul Craig Roberts A nurse who treated the Dallas ebola patient has come down with the disease. The CDC specifies a face mask, which the nurse had along with the other CDC specified gear. The use of face masks is based on the supposition that the virus is not airborne. Perhaps covering up…

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The Lie Machine — Paul Craig Roberts

The Lie Machine Paul Craig Roberts I have come to the conclusion that the West is a vast lie machine for the secret agendas of vested interests. Consider, for example, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnership. These so-called “partnerships” are in fact vehicles by which US corporations make themselves immune to the sovereign…

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Ebola Update — Paul Craig Roberts

Ebola Update Paul Craig Roberts A number of readers have read reports that the CIA was active in West Africa just prior to the ebola outbreak, and some have read reports that the ebola strain is a weaponized version engineered to spread by air and surface contact. Some readers ask me to confirm or refute these reports, and others want…

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US Has More Sanctions Against Russia Than Against Ebola — Paul Craig Roberts

US Has More Sanctions Against Russia Than Against Ebola Paul Craig Roberts We have known since . . . well, when haven’t we known that our public officials are incompetent. Their incompetence is always expensive, but now it risks a worldwide ebola pandemic. With so little known about a deadly disease, one would think that with ebola on the rampage…

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Washington Is Destroying The World — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Is Destroying The World Paul Craig Roberts The aggressive and mindless stance that Washington’s warmongers have taken toward Russia and China have shattered the accomplishment of Reagan and Gorbachev. Reagan and Gorbachev ended the cold war and removed the threat of nuclear armageddon. Now the neocons, the US budget-dependent (taxpayer dependent) US military/security complex, and the US politicians dependent…

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More Bad News From The Jobs Front — Paul Craig Roberts

More Bad News From The Jobs Front Paul Craig Roberts The Bureau of Labor Statistics headline this morning reads: “Payroll employment increases by 248,000 in September; unemployment rate declines to 5.9%.” How can this be? As I reported yesterday, US corporations are investing in buying back their own stocks, not in new business ventures that produce new jobs. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/10/02/poverty-report-contradicts-gdp-claims-paul-craig-roberts/ According…

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Poverty Report Contradicts GDP Claims — Paul Craig Roberts

Poverty Report Contradicts GDP Claims Paul Craig Roberts It is amazing how the government manages to continue selling Brooklyn Bridges to a gullible public. Americans buy wars they don’t need and economic recoveries that do not exist. The best investment in America is a highly leveraged fund that invests only in large cap companies that are buying back their own…

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New Column by PCR: More Washington Lies

More Washington Lies Paul Craig Roberts Hong Kong: Whatever is occurring in Hong Kong, it bears no relation to what is being reported about it in the Western print and TV media. These reports spin the protests as a conflict between the demand for democracy and a tyrannical Chinese government Ming Chun Tang in the alternative media CounterPunch says that…

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A Conversation: Paul Craig Roberts and Noam Chomsky

A Conversation: Paul Craig Roberts and Noam Chomsky Rob Kall of OpEdNews arranged a conversation between myself and Noam Chomsky. It is available as an audio podcast: http://www.opednews.com/Podcast/Rob-Kall-Moderates-a-Conve-by-Rob-Kall-Capitalism_Capitalism-Over-Humanity_China-Russia-Alliance_Corporatism-140923-711.html I very much appreciate Noam Chomsky’s courage and involvement. Professor Chomsky’s work in linguistics made him a major academic figure. He could have lived a very comfortable university life, but he took…

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Washington’s Secret Agendas — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s Secret Agendas Paul Craig Roberts One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war…

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Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative? — Paul Craig Roberts

Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative? Paul Craig Roberts Obama’s September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies…

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Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

Dear friends: Thank you for your support. You are keeping your side of our bargain, and I will keep my side of our bargain. PCR Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down…

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Washington’s War Against Russia — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s War Against Russia Paul Craig Roberts Quarterly Call For Donations Dear Readers: The site has three types of donors. Some donate automatically a fixed amount each month. Others donate randomly without being asked. Others respond to the quarterly request. The response so far to this current quarterly request is disappointing. As this site grows in influence, its support needs…

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9/11 After 13 years Paul Craig Roberts

9/11 After 13 years Paul Craig Roberts The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust. For thirteen years a new generation of Americans has been born into the 9/11 myth that has…

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The Ukraine Crisis Remains Unresolved — Paul Craig Roberts

Quarterly Request for Donations As many of you know, a couple of years ago when I tried to retire you wouldn’t hear of it. I resigned my syndicated column and said goodbye. In thousands of emails you described to me your reliance on my experience and education to help you to understand in a non-partisan way the events of our…

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No Economy For Americans

Quarterly Request for Donations As many of you know, a couple of years ago when I tried to retire you wouldn’t hear of it. I resigned my syndicated column and said goodbye. In thousands of emails you described to me your reliance on my experience and education to help you to understand in a non-partisan way the events of our…

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