Congress Should Protect Itself From The Executive Branch — Paul Craig Roberts

Congress Should Protect Itself From The Executive Branch Paul Craig Roberts Gary Hart was a good senator, an independent person. Consequently, he was eliminated with a sexual scandal. The woman was a ten, and the powers that be got rid of Hart. Better to go that way than with an airplane crash or a frame-up that leads to prison like…

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Greeks Vote NO To EU-Imposed Austerity Paul Craig Roberts

Greeks Vote NO To EU-Imposed Austerity Paul Craig Roberts With 90% of the votes counted, the Greek people have voted 61% to 39% against accepting the latest round of austerity that the EU is trying to impose on the Greek people for the benefit of the One Percent. What is amazing is that 39% voted for the One Percent against…

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Capitalism Has Become Socially Dysfunctional

Capitalism Has Become Socially Dysfunctional Paul Craig Roberts If you have not read John Perkins’ book, Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man, you should. The book is easy to read and explains clearly from the inside how US corporations deceive foreign governments into debts that they cannot service or repay and then use the IMF and World Bank as looting…

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Greece and Other Musings On July 4th — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece and Other Musings On July 4th Paul Craig Roberts If you become stuck in a boring July 4 hot air speech, distract yourself with this question: Are the values that Western civilization allegedly represents still extant? You don’t need to get heavy into philosophy. See if you can find any of the professed values reflected in current events. For…

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Sunday’s Vote Will Determine Liberty Or Serfdom — Paul Craig Roberts

Sunday’s Vote Will Determine Liberty Or Serfdom Paul Craig Roberts According to history books, democracy originated in Greece. Of course, historians could be mistaken, but this is the prevailing view among Western populations with enough awareness to be interested to know. What we are witnessing today, July 2, 2015, is that after 2,500 years in the Western World only the…

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Has Mother Earth Decided To Cleanse Herself Of Those Who Ravage Her?

Has Mother Earth Decided To Cleanse Herself Of Those Who Ravage Her? Paul Craig Roberts Dahr Jamail is one of the last reporters in the Western world. Be certain to read his report on the “Sixth Great Mass Extinction” here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/31612-sixth-great-mass-extinction-event-begins-2015-on-pace-to-become-hottest-year-on-record His report is also available on Information Clearing House: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42281.htm I have concluded that only the young, who have…

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Greece Again Can Save The West — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece Again Can Save The West Paul Craig Roberts Like Marathon, Thermopylae, Plateau and Mycale roughly 2,500 years ago, Western freedom again depends on Greece. Today Washington and its empire of European vassal states are playing the part of the Persian Empire, and belatedly the Greeks have formed a government, Syriza, that refuses to submit to the Washington Empire. Few…

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Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting

In the Western World Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting Paul Craig Roberts …when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.   –  Ayn Rand,…

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Truth is a Crime Against The State — Paul Craig Roberts

Truth Is A Crime Against The State Paul Craig Roberts The entire Western edifice rests on lies. There is no other foundation. Just lies. This makes truth an enemy. Enemies have to be suppressed, and thus truth has to be suppressed. Truth comes from foreign news sources, such as RT, and from Internet sites, such as this one. Thus, Washington…

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Europe’s Complicity in Evil — Paul Craig Roberts

Sovereignty or Imperialism? On September 5, 2009 I addressed an international conference in Austria on the subject of Europe’s subordination to the US and, thus, the absence of any constructive criticism of US foreign and domestic policies. Karel van Wolferen, whose website is http://www.karelvanwolferen.com, kindly reminded me of my address to the conference when he he sent it to me…

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Are Armenian Protests Aimed At Russia? — Paul Craig Roberts

Are Armenian Protests Aimed At Russia? Paul Craig Roberts As I expected, protests have broken out in the capital of Armenia. The pretext is a rise in electricity rates. Apparently, the rise was not budget-breaking, which puts the pretext under suspicion. Moreover, videos of the protesters show an overwhelming young component, which suggests that the protesters are not the ones…

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Greek Democracy Is Failing — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Friends, I appreciate your response to my quarterly request for donations. I need for a few more readers to step forward. PCR Greek Democracy Is Failing Paul Craig Roberts The Greek debt is unpayable. It is simply too large to be repaid. The austerity that the EU and IMF have imposed on Greece has worsened the problem by driving…

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To Fight Or Not To Fight: That Is Our Question — Paul Craig Roberts

To Fight Or Not To Fight: That Is Our Question Paul Craig Roberts This is my quarterly request for your financial support. Whether this website continues is your decision. Being a writer who attempts to discern and to tell the truth is both encouraging and discouraging. It is encouraging that some of you make monthly donations in support of the…

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Trump for President? — Paul Craig Roberts

Trump for President? Paul Craig Roberts Perhaps it has occurred to you as it has to me that the United States is no longer capable of producing political leadership. In the current issue of Trends Journal, Gerald Celente describes the eight candidates (at the time he went to press) for the US presidential nomination as “Liars, cowards, freaks & fools.”…

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Paul Craig Roberts’ Address to the International Conference on the European/Russian Crisis Created by Washington

Paul Craig Roberts’ address to the Conference on the European/Russian Crisis, Delphi, Greece, June 20-21, 2015 
Paul Craig Roberts, formerly Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy, Associate Editor, Wall Street Journal, Senior Research Fellow, Stanford University, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. The United States has…

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Starvation Is The Price Greeks Will Pay For Remaining In The EU — Paul Craig Roberts

Starvation Is The Price Greeks Will Pay For Remaining In The EU Paul Craig Roberts Syriza, the new Greek government that intended to rescue Greece from austerity, has come a cropper. The government relied on the good will of its EU “partners,” only to find that its “partners” had no good will. The Greek government did not understand that the…

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Debunking Magna Carta Leads Back To Serfdom — Paul Craig Roberts

Debunking Magna Carta Leads Back To Serfdom Paul Craig Roberts In my column for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/06/12/happy-birthday-magna-carta-paul-craig-roberts/, I wrote: “A number of legal scholars have made the irrelevant point that the Magna Carta protected rights of the Church, nobles, and free men who were not enserfed, a small percentage of the population in the early 13th…

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Happy Birthday Magna Carta — Paul Craig Roberts

Happy Birthday Magna Carta Paul Craig Roberts Monday, June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. In his book, Magna Carta, J.C. Holt, professor of medieval history, University of Cambridge, notes that three of the chapters of this ancient document still stand on the English Stature Book and that so much of what survives of the Great Charter…

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Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans are next — Paul Craig Roberts

Ukrainians Dispossessed Americans are next Paul Craig Roberts Over the last 15 months Ukrainians have paid for Washington’s overthrow of their elected government in deaths, dismemberment of their country, and broken economic and political relationships with Russia that cost Ukraine its subsidized energy. Now Ukrainians are losing their pensions and traditional support payments. The Ukrainian population is headed for the…

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Washington Politicizes Football — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Politicizes Football Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s attack on world soccer is following the script of Washington’s attack on the Russian-hosted Sochi Olympics. The difference is that Washington couldn’t stop the Olympics from being held in Sochi, and was limited to scaring off westerners with lies and propaganda. In the current scandal orchestrated by Washington, Washington intends to use its…

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Climate Change — Paul Craig Roberts

Climate Change Paul Craig Roberts Climate change is a controversy. What appear to be independent scientists say that the climate is warming due to greenhouse gases produced by human activity. This warming, apparently measurable, has many impacts on sea levels, and on plant, animal, sea, and bird life, as well as food supply for a heavily populated earth. Readers, accustomed…

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Rule By The Corporations — Paul Craig Roberts

Rule By The Corporations TTIP: The Corporate Empowerment Act Paul Craig Roberts The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. “Free trade” is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and…

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Israel Is A Discredit To America — Paul Craig Roberts

Israel Is A Discredit To America You Are Judged By The Company You Keep Paul Craig Roberts The Israel Lobby tries to prevent reports and criticism of Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians by branding every critic of every policy of the extreme right-wing Israeli government an “anti-semite.” In other words, if you object to Israeli armed forces shooting down Palestinian…

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Free Financial Markets Are A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts

Free Financial Markets Are A Hoax Paul Craig Roberts There are no free financial markets in America, or for that matter anywhere in the Western world, and few, if any, free markets of any other kind. The financial markets are rigged by the big banks, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury in the interests of the profits of the few…

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Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies Paul Craig Roberts My distrust has deepened of Seymour Hersh’s retelling of the Obama regime’s extra-judicial murder of Osama bin Laden by operating illegally inside a sovereign country. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/05/11/seymour-hersh-succumbs-disinformation-paul-craig-roberts/ That Hersh’s story, which is of very little inherent interest, received such a large amount of attention, is almost proof of orchestration in order…

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A Color Revolution for Macedonia — Paul Craig Roberts

A Color Revolution for Macedonia Paul Craig Roberts During the Cold War Washington was concerned about communists fomenting street protests that they could turn into revolutions, with groomed politicians waiting in the wings to take over the new government, thus expanding the Soviet empire. Today this is precisely what Washington does. We recently witnessed this operation in Ukraine and now…

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Memorial Day Is A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts

Memorial Day Is A Hoax Paul Craig Roberts Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view. He said that our soldiers died for the profits of the bankers, Wall Street, Standard Oil, and the United Fruit Company. Here is an…

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Is Washington Coming To Its Senses? — Paul Craig Roberts

Is Washington Coming To Its Senses? Paul Craig Roberts There is much speculation about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s rush visit to Russia in the wake of Russia’s successful Victory Day celebration on May 9. On May 11, Kerry, who was snubbing Russia on the 9th, was on his way to Russia, and Putin consented to see him on…

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Hell Unleashed — Paul Craig Roberts

Hell Unleashed Paul Craig Roberts This is what the arrogant morons who comprise the US government have stirred up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrSzCnz9Sic#t=2141 Watch this video for its entire 1 hour 20 minutes, and then ask yourself if Washington is making a good decision by driving us into conflict with Russia. (You might have to use your cursor to push the circle with…

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Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation — Paul Craig Roberts

Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation Paul Craig Roberts Seymour Hersh has published a long account of the homicide of Osama bin Laden: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n10/seymour-m-hersh/the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden Hersh concludes that the Obama regime’s account of the killing of bin Laden is a total fabrication except for the fact that bin Laden was killed. I do not believe Hersh’s story for three reasons. One reason…

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War Threat Rises As Economy Declines — Paul Craig Roberts,

War Threat Rises As Economy Declines Paul Craig Roberts, Keynote Address to the Annual Conference of the Financial West Group, New Orleans, May 7, 2015 The defining events of our time are the collapse of the Soviet Union, 9/11, jobs offshoring, and financial deregulation. In these events we find the basis of our foreign policy problems and our economic problems.…

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Economic Disinformation Keeps Financial Markets Up — Paul Craig Roberts

Economic Disinformation Keeps Financial Markets Up Paul Craig Roberts May 8. Today’s payroll jobs report is more of the same. The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that 223,000 new jobs were created in April. Let’s accept the claim and see where the jobs are. Specialty trade contractors are credited with 41,000 jobs equally split between residential and nonresidential. I believe…

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It Is Time to Call Radio “Liberty” What It Is: Radio Gestapo Amerika — Paul Craig Roberts

It Is Time to Call Radio “Liberty” What It Is: Radio Gestapo Amerika Paul Craig Roberts Radio “Liberty” has always been a propaganda ministry. Formerly its propaganda was directed against the Soviet Union. Today it is directed against distinguished Americans who are known and respected for their allegiance to the truth. Radio Liberty’s latest target is an American scholar who…

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The Choice Before Europe — Paul Craig Roberts

The Choice Before Europe Paul Craig Roberts Washington continues to drive Europe toward one or the other of the two most likely outcomes of the orchestrated conflict with Russia. Either Europe or some European Union member government will break from Washington over the issue of Russian sanctions, thereby forcing the EU off of the path of conflict with Russia, or…

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The Dwindling US Economy — Paul Craig Roberts

The Dwindling US Economy Paul Craig Roberts The announcement today (April 29) of a barely positive GDP first quarter 2015 growth rate of 0.2 percent (two-tenths of one percent) is an intentional exaggeration. Today’s GDP report is the “advance estimate.” There will be two revisions, with the first occurring in one month on May 29. Although the “consensus estimate,” which…

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The Public Sector Is A Milk Cow For Private Enterprise — Paul Craig Roberts

The Public Sector Is A Milk Cow For Private Enterprise Paul Craig Roberts Social Security and Medicare are under attack from Wall Street, conservatives, and free market economists. The claims are that these programs are unaffordable and that the programs can be run more efficiently and at less cost if privatized. The programs are disparaged as “entitlements.” The word has…

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Truth Has Been Murdered — Paul Craig Roberts

Truth Has Been Murdered Paul Craig Roberts The Obama regime and its neocon monsters and European vassals have resurrected a Nazi government and located it in Ukraine. Read this statement by Elena Bondarenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament: http://slavyangrad.org/2015/04/18/statement-by-elena-bondarenko-peoples-deputy-of-verkhovna-rada-of-ukraine/ The Western media has created a fictional account of events in Ukraine. The coup organized by the Obama regime that…

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Insanity Grips The Western World — Paul Craig Roberts

Insanity Grips The Western World Paul Craig Roberts Just as Karl Marx claimed that History had chosen the proletariat, neoconservatives claim that History has chosen America. Just as the Nazis proclaimed “Deutschland uber alles,” neoconservatives proclaim “America uber alles.” In September 2013 President Obama actually stood before the United Nations and declared, “I believe America is exceptional.” Germany’s political leaders…

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Truth Is Washington’s Enemy — Paul Craig Roberts

Truth Is Washington’s Enemy Paul Craig Roberts US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception…

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The Anthrax Coverup Exposed — Paul Craig Roberts

Update: Both Senator Leahy and Senator Daschle were in positions capable of blocking the neo-Nazi PATRIOT Act. Both senators had negotiated with the Bush regime changes in the act that made it less tyrannical. However, the changes were not in the final draft of the act sent to Congress. Consequently, Leahy and Daschle were resisting the rush to passage. I…

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Will Washington Kill Us All? — Paul Craig Roberts

Will Washington Kill Us All? Paul Craig Roberts Did you know that Washington keeps 450 nuclear ICBMs on “hair-trigger alert”? Washington thinks that this makes us “safe.” The reasoning, if it can be called reason, is that by being able to launch in a few minutes, no one will try to attack the US with nuclear weapons. US missiles are…

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The Power of Lies — Paul Craig Roberts

The Power of Lies Paul Craig Roberts It is one of history’s ironies that the Lincoln Memorial is a sacred space for the Civil Rights Movement and the site of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Lincoln did not think blacks were the equals of whites. Lincoln’s plan was to send the blacks in America back to Africa,…

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Hope on the Horizon and It Comes from Greece — Paul Craig Roberts

Hope on the Horizon and It Comes from Greece Paul Craig Roberts Washington in its arrogance, seeing itself as “indispensable,” poses a continuing threat to the lives of hundreds of millions of people. The extraordinary number of dead that Washington has murdered in the 21st century–”The American Century”–is dismissed as “collateral damage” in the “war on terror.” The war on…

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The Boston Marathon Show Trial

The Boston Marathon Show Trial Paul Craig Roberts Alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was convicted not on the basis of any evidence but by a jury intimidated by Tsarnaev’s prior conviction in the media by statements made by authorities precisely for the purpose of preventing a trial based on evidence. The jurors knew that the failure to convict would…

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Finally, A Goon Thug Murderer Is Charged

Finally, A Goon Thug Murderer Is Charged–But Only Because The Murder Was Captured On Video By A Witness When the goon thugs gratuitously murder American citizens, which happens more than 3 times each day, the goon thugs always say they felt a threat to their life. The goon thugs have even got away with this when the “threats” are children…

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Goon Thug Cops and Gestapo Child “Protective” Services Strike Again

Goon Thug Cops and Gestapo Child “Protective” Services Strike Again Decorated Air Force heroine, 9 months pregnant, beat by goon thugs while child stealers kidnap her 18-month old. The way American governments at every level treat Americans helps us to understand the US military’s systematic murder of women and children abroad. Notice also that all the trouble was caused by…

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The Iran Nuclear Energy Agreement: Force Again Prevails Over Law — Paul Craig Roberts

The Iran Nuclear Energy Agreement: Force Again Prevails Over Law Paul Craig Roberts The Israel Lobby and its associated neocon war criminals will block if they can the nuclear energy agreement, worked out by Putin, Iran, and Obama, which has the promise of bringing to an end the US orchestrated crisis over Iran’s development of nuclear energy. As a signatory…

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President Zeman Tells Washington That The Czech Republic Is Not An American Protectorate — Paul Craig Roberts

President Zeman Tells Washington That The Czech Republic Is Not An American Protectorate Paul Craig Roberts As readers know, I have emphasized for years that European governments are regarded by Washington as vassals who behave according to Washington’s wishes. It has been 70 years–two or three generations–since former world powers, such as Great Britain and Germany had an independent foreign…

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Be resolute — PCR

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Can Evil Be Defeated

Paul Craig Roberts John W. Whitehead is a constitutional attorney. As head of the Rutherford Institute he is actively involved in defending our civil liberties. Being actively involved in legal cases, he experiences first hand the transformation of law from a shield of the American people into a weapon in the hands of the government. American civil liberty was seriously…

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