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Cool 'Afghanistan Withdrawal', Bro

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 5:11 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The US government is reportedly close to securing a deal with Pakistan that will ensure its ability to continue military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan, the nation where the Biden administration proudly "ended" a decades-long ... More >>

The Drivers Of Empire Want To Rule As Greek Gods

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 1:38 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Power is the ability to control what happens. The more control you have, the more powerful you are. That's why power is like crack for the ego. Egos are all about control; obtaining safety and security so as to ensure the survival and success of ... More >>

It Takes A Lot Of Education To Keep Us This Stupid

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 5:50 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The oligarchic empire is working harder and harder to bolt down our minds in service of its agendas. Silicon Valley is working more and more openly in conjunction with the US government, and its algorithms elevate empire-authorized narratives while ... More >>

Real Cancel Culture: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Sunday, 10 October 2021, 5:49 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

"To protect Taiwan we must be prepared to go to war with China." ~ Imperialists who just lost a war to the Taliban I'm genuinely disturbed at how many people would be willing to fight a world war over Taiwan's governmental preferences. The power ... More >>

Anyone Who’d Support Going To War Over Taiwan Is A Crazy Idiot

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 5:42 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Taiwan has been in the news a lot lately, and it's really bringing out the crazy in people. The mass media have been falsely reporting that China has been encroaching on Taiwan's "air defense zone", which gets stretched into the even more ... More >>

How Is The CIA Still A Thing?

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 10:46 am | Caitlin Johnstone

Citing "conversations with more than 30 former U.S. officials," a new report by Yahoo News has confirmed earlier allegations that the Central Intelligence Agency not only spied on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his associates, but ... More >>

We Won’t Be Free Until Our Minds Are Free

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 2:11 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

There's a quote from an ancient Buddhist text called the Dhammapada that's often translated as, “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” In other words our mental habits shape our ... More >>

Where Was All The Investigative Journalism On US Airstrikes The Last 20 Years?

Saturday, 18 September 2021, 4:12 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The Pentagon has finally admitted to the long-obvious fact that it killed ten Afghan civilians, including seven children, in an airstrike in Kabul last month. In an article with the obscenely propagandistic title "Pentagon acknowledges Aug. 29 drone ... More >>

Australia Continues Its Plunge Into Authoritarianism And Military Brinkmanship

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 1:48 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Australia has joined the US and UK in an "enhanced trilateral security partnership" called AUKUS with the unspoken-yet-obvious goal of coordinating escalations against China. Antiwar reports : President Biden and the leaders of Australia and the UK  ... More >>

9/11 Was Bad, But It Wasn’t QAnoners Wandering Around The Capitol For A Few Hours Bad

Sunday, 12 September 2021, 4:35 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Okay, okay, let's all cool our jets here for a minute. I know we're all worked up about the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and that's all well and good. But let's not let our emotions cloud our vision and let today's commemorations cause ... More >>

Twenty Years Of Phony Tears About 9/11

Saturday, 11 September 2021, 4:29 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The mass media are churning out articles and news segments commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, many of them featuring adoring retrospectives of their celebrity president's actions as a US senator that day. Biden's ceremonial ... More >>

Warmongers Keep Raging About The Phrase ‘Ending The Forever Wars’ And We Should Laugh At Them

Monday, 30 August 2021, 10:07 am | Caitlin Johnstone

In the wake of the Afghanistan withdrawal influential promoters of western militarism have been absolutely fuming about the popular idea of ending the forever wars, and their tantrums are not even trying to disguise it as something else. They're literally ... More >>

Questions After New Reports That US Forces Gunned Down Civilians After Kabul Blast

Sunday, 29 August 2021, 4:27 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

A new BBC report shows eyewitnesses at the scene of the deadly Kabul airport explosion on Thursday saying that a significant number of the 170 Afghans killed in the attack actually died from gunfire by the US-led alliance in the chaos following the blast. ... More >>

Propaganda Is The Source Of All Our Problems: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Saturday, 28 August 2021, 4:13 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

We don't talk nearly enough about the fact that wealthy and powerful people are constantly pouring vast fortunes into manipulating the way we perceive our world and that this is the ultimate source of all our major problems. Democracy is a meaningless ... More >>

The End Of Illusions

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 4:08 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

It happened suddenly and unexpectedly, as drastic changes often do. You awoke in the morning from an unusual sleep, and something about your waking experience was very different. You couldn't say what exactly, but there was a deep relaxation. A ... More >>

Serious News For Serious People: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 4:47 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

BREAKING: Experts are worried the Afghanistan withdrawal may lead to the spread of global terrorism now that the terrorists are no longer tied up with the task of occupying Afghanistan. Welcome back to Serious News Network. For years experts have ... More >>

Afghanistan Shenanigans

Monday, 16 August 2021, 3:31 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Things have been moving very rapidly as Taliban forces immediately closed in on Kabul after the end of the occupation. The US is frantically evacuating people, former Afghan officials are fleeing the country , and a transition to Taliban control is ... More >>

Stop Believing US Military Invasions Have Noble Intentions: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Sunday, 15 August 2021, 4:28 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

I love how everyone's just pretending the Afghanistan Papers never happened and the Taliban takeover is some kind of shocking tragedy instead of the thing everyone knew would happen because they've been knowingly lying about working to create a ... More >>

Basing News Stories On Corrupt Think Tanks Is Blatant Propaganda

Friday, 13 August 2021, 3:20 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

One of the weirdest things about the mass media propaganda which manipulates the way people think, act and vote to maintain the status quo is the fact that mainstream news outlets routinely cite the employees of think tanks that are sponsored by war ... More >>

Afghanistan Proves The US Military Needs Its Budget Slashed To Ribbons

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 11:32 am | Caitlin Johnstone

Originally published at US officials are telling the press that Kabul will fall to the Taliban within 90 days and perhaps within the month as US troops withdraw from the war-torn nation. ... More >>