We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, January 6, 2023

Recommended Websites/weblogs & Sources of Information and Analysis (update once a week--Grand Thesis is below this post.)

I am providing links to websites with honest, free, independent information and analysis of world events that are obscured or censored in the mainstream media of the Empire. I've found in my previous postings the most censored event of all is not related to the covid pandemic, but the telephone conversation between Asst. Secretary of the State Department, Victoria Nuland, and the US Ambassador to Ukraine. I placed many links to the actual conversation in many articles that I posted, and now the sole (def. #2) BBC only provides a transcript of the original audible conversation. (The actual audible conversation is much more powerful in effect.) The conversation provided damning evidence of the US setting up the fascist government in Ukraine. The Empire's ruling class knew that this would provoke the Russians. Then they had their Ukraine puppet government enter negotiations (Minsk I and II) only to provide time for a build-up of the Ukrainian military forces to protect their puppet government and the expected Russian invasion in the Empire's hopeful, but futile, quest to destabilize the Russian government.


All the following lists, which are in alphabetical order, are based on my experience of approximately 12 years of posting articles to this website. (I will try to limit this list to 50 websites. Currently, I have 58 in addition to many posts under "Some of my subscriptions on YouTube" which has been rapidly expanding. These lists do not encompass all my previous websites. I occasionally drew on other websites for your consideration. For example, this website.) A major change in my focus occurred on May 1, 2022) when I could no longer, because of the vicissitudes of aging (currently 86+ years), post articles I found on the web along with commentaries on some of them. (Since late 2009 I have blogged. Thus, I followed closely the events in Ukraine starting in February 2014 which the USA and their European allies--all members of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire--participated in the overthrow of the Ukrainian legitimate government. These members of the Empire significantly established and supported the existing fascist Ukrainian government and have backed the continuing war in Ukraine as proxies against Russia.) Pick and choose among them, or all of them if you wish to be a geopolitical-analyst expert. If you are short on time, I would advise you to choose "Some of my subscriptions on YouTube" (in the 2nd list) using the new and rapidly expanding audio-visual technology, Global Research (GR concentrates on an analysis of news, and maybe RT instead as a replacement for Reuters and Associated Press, both of which have taken over by Empire propagandists), and Internationalist 360°. But that is for you to decide.

 

The first list of websites are those that I feel advocate socialism and reliable information about this deceptive capitalist reality. But all lists include dissident writers are based on honesty and, for the most part, misinformation-free of deceptions. I don't agree with all of their geopolitical views and analyses, especially in the third list, but we should listen to all honest views and stay away from corporate-financed news and deceptive reporting from Empire sources. Meanwhile, I ask you to defeat the algorithms of Google that severely limit my website's exposure to people searching for alternative media by recommending my website to friends and family members. I have along with many other dissenters have been "shadow banned" (def.)!


(Notice I have changed the lists from recommendations to specific articles to solely information about the websites.)

  • Breakthrough News  Frequency: very roughly, about twice a week. It is administered by Marxist Brian Becker, Eugene Puryear, and Rania Khalik.
  • CADTM (Committee for the Abolition for Illegitimate Debt)  Frequency of posts: Nearly every other day (def.).
  • Caitlin Johnstone  Johnstone is an Australian with her American husband, Tim Foley, also usually reading the script in the audio section of her article, but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, supporting links, etc. This insightful website is one of my favorite websites.
  • Consent Factory, Inc. C. J. Hopkins is an expat living in Berlin and writes mostly satire with a sardonic twist. Frequency: roughly once per three weeks. He is anti-capitalist, therefore a socialist of some kind.
  • Covert Geopolitics  The censorship of real news and analysis is getting worse by the day!
  • Friends of Socialist China  Frequency: They publish articles about once per week.
  • Global Research  GR is a Canadian aggregated website recommended for people who have limited time except on the issue of "climate change". Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, a Canadian and the founder of the website, rarely addresses climate destabilization since the recent IPCC reports were issued. Years ago he considered it as a "hoax", yet he posts many articles by socialist analysts on geopolitical issues.
  • Global Times  Frequency: Nearly everyday. Reputedly this website expresses the views of the Communist Party of China.
  • Guns and Butter  Bonnie Faulkner, the owner of this website infrequently posts in-depth interviews of independent and top geopolitical thinkers for about an hour. Despite her infrequent posts, Faulkner's interviews are so good that you don't want to miss them.
  • Internationalist 360°  Frequency: nearly everyday. This website provides an essential third world perspective on world political issues. I think this is an essential website because I have previously run a number of articles from this website. The website is focused on Latin America and features such journalists and political analysts as Pepe Escobar.
  • Media Lens  Frequency: A British left-wing weblog that has lately been publishing roughly twice in a month. It is run by David Cromwell and David Edwards who often publish insightful views on what is going on in the world today.
  • Multipolarista  Frequency of posts: Roughly twice a week.
  • New Eastern Outlook  Frequency of posts: nearly everyday.
  • Peoples Dispatch 
  • RT   Because of censorship or sanctions, possibly you must have VPN on your computer, as I do, to access this website. I also advise you to access the "World News" on this website as a contrast with corporate media which are propaganda organs of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. The latter comprises much of South America, much of Europe, Israel, many 3rd world nations, and of course in the former British Empire: the former prime nations of this Empire like Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Israel (occupied by Great Britain in Palestine) was added in 1967. Because of rigorous censorship by corporate media located in the Empire, you won't find a number of dissidents (people who refuse to believe the lies of their propagandists) living in these areas. However, RT needs to improve on substance and coverage in the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire.
  • Sputnik News  This website furnishes a Russian perspective of world events. But I have in the past had problems accessing this website--maybe you must have VPN on your computer. It is accessible now.
  • Strategic Culture Foundation  Frequency of posts: Roughly four times a week, and weekends included. Based in Russia but features international writers offering very significant views and analysis on various important topics. In the past I have had difficulty access this website--probably one requires VPN like the above website or the propagandists of the Empire have given up blocking the website. I have no difficulty now.
  • Surviving Capitalism (Not)  I should include my own website on this pro-socialist list. You can continue to look-up my posts since late in 2009 by the use of my search engines, found on the right-side of my website, on any specific subject. If you don't succeed at first, try-out various similar subjects the next attempts.
  • The Cradle  Judging by its suffix "co", this website is based in Columbia, but recently Pepe Escobar said that The Cradle was based in Beirut, Lebanon--Colombian expats currently living in Lebanon? The website posts most articles by Pepe Escobar, in my opinion, the foremost journalist in the world. Probably this website is currently based in the Middle East.
  • The Grayzone  Frequency: Roughly, about two new posts per week.
  • The Wall Will Fall  This website is Vanessa Beeley, a British journalist.  Frequency: She posts erratically: sometimes everyday and sometimes once every two weeks.
  • Titanic Lifeboat Academy  Caren Black, a retired educator, runs an aggregated website and occasionally writes articles herself. She is especially concerned by the climate crisis and the aggressive foreign policy of NATO. Although not nearly as comprehensive as Global Research or RT, this is another website that people, who have limited time, can access and keep up on the latest issues of the best writers in the world.
  • UK Column  A British website that includes one American, Patrick Henningsen.
  • Unlimited Hangout   (Owned by Whitney Webb, age 33 was born in 1989.)  Webb, who was born in Florida and attended schools in the USA and after an unknown period the family emigrated to Chile where she is currently living. She is coming off of a maternity leave, and hopefully she will eventually return to full time writing. She has closely followed the Epstein mysteries (the attempt to corrupt Anglo leaders of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire--with "entertainment" provided by "recruited" young women--whose "activities" can be useful to Israeli intelligence agents). Look for her articles in a variety of websites. She has recently published two volumes entitled One Nation Under Blackmail (about Epstein and related matters), and she has recently featured in interviews about her research. Her two volumes looks like a well-researched look like sequel to Merchants of Doubt by Oreskes and Conway.
I don't know where most of the people on the following list (with the exception of "YouTube--my subscriptions") on the question of whether they favor capitalism or real socialism. Because it is hard for many people to be socialists after receiving thorough indoctrination while living in a capitalist societies. It is fashionable for such dissidents to be anarchists. Anarchists focus on only the ruling class's government in contrast to real socialists who focus on the ruling capitalist (mostly billionaires) class operating clandestinely behind the government. This is understandable because you will not hear the names of the members of the ruling class broadcast in the TV evening news or in any mainstream media. Corporate media will focus on government leaders who carry out the orders of the ruling capitalist class who are mostly financiers and their major corporate CEO partners. The following writers many of which are writing mostly from an anarchist points of view, but hold and write opinions honestly:
  • Behind the Curtain - Edward Curtin  Frequency: roughly once per two weeks. His religion, the Roman Catholic religion (if my memory is correct) weaves in and out of his perspective on social and political issues. But to his credit, he has often exposed the lies behind the Kennedy assassination and his brother which, in his view, began the slow disintegration of the USA. In contrast to this view, the coup in which the takeover of government started in 1940 among members of the Council of Foreign Relations and top individuals in the State Department (see my Grand Thesis). Members of this coupe (many admired Nazism, a German form of fascism) naturally chose more sophisticated authoritarian capitalism (fascism) which is loaded with more recent techniques of propaganda, psy-ops, and other means of attracting and persuading people with their self-serving and distorted views of world geopolitical events.
  • Consortium News  The weblog features posts and re-posts about relevant events. Frequency: about three times a week.
  • Declassified UK  A left-wing website which includes anarchists, is based in Britain. Frequency: roughly two times a week.
  • Dissident Voice  Frequency: Nearly everyday. You will find a variety of far-left and liberal writers on this website, and some of them are true socialists as I define them.
  • EarthNewspaper  
  • Jonathan's Newsletter (on Substack) Frequency: roughly once per week. By Jonathan Cook, a Brit, a former journalist of The Guardian, and one of the world's top independent journalists, has returned to Britain after living in Nazareth, Palestine for 20 years.
  • In Gaza - and beyond  (Eva Bartlett, a Canadian journalist) Bartlett has moved to Russia and has been residing there for a year. She has since focused on the Ukraine war, I have included her on "Some of my subscriptions on YouTube"
  • Matthew Ehret on Substack
  • Middle East Monitor
  • MintPress News  (based in Minneapolis)  They focus on mainly, but not exclusively, on Mid-East issues. I especially recommend articles by their top journalist Alan Macleod whose insightful reporting and analysis often gets to the essence of issues. Occasionally other top journalists like Jonathan Cook, a British journalist, are featured. I often go to "Opinion & Analysis" to read the latest posts.
  • Moon of Alabama   Bernhard, a very astute German independent blogger, comments on, and analyses policies and trends, behind major world events.
  • Nature Bats Last Prof. Guy McPherson is a retired professor of biology at the University of Arizona. Based on his research and discoveries, he expects abrupt climate destabilization in the near future leading to extinction of humans and most other species. He is some kind of anarchist.
  • Off-Guardian  Frequency: Nearly everyday.  
  • Reminiscence of the Future... (Andrei Martyanov's Blog)  Recommended by a top journalist, Pepe Escobar, because Martyanov is an expert on weaponry. The latter served in the Soviet Union's Navy as a key weapons expert, and apparently escaped to the USA around 1990 because he feared reprisals from the Soviet government for his subversive activities.
  • Some of my subscriptions on YouTube:  I put them in this list because I can't identify all of them as to their political orientation. People, in general, do not think of social-economic systems. Americans, in particular, are not conscious of social-economic systems because they are taught that way by the social-cultural institutions. I especially like this selection in spite of YouTube's tendency to censor. (In case YouTube censors them, most independent authors and producers use other platforms such as Odysee, Rumble, Rokfin, Bitchute, and Telegram. I prefer YouTube because they include a machine translated version in most of their videos--I can't understand them if they are not speaking in American or sometimes even British English (I am 86+ years old). I argue that unless that they were other platforms that YouTube would censor much more frequently. The YouTube administrators try to make anyone of their dissenting producers look like crazed people or comics (Russell Brand, a Brit, and The Jimmy Dore Show), but in spite of this effort both Brand and Dore show videos of critical-thinking people trying to figure what is wrong with society and the war in Ukraine. The Duran (Alex Christoforou, born in the USA and currently living in Cyprus and Alexander Mercouris living in London), both are of Greek origin. Mercouris has established his own YouTube website; The Roundtable — Gonzalo LiraGonzalo Lira — Again (born and raised in Chile, had an advanced education in the USA, a self-described conservative, and currently living in Kharkov, Ukraine); Nature Bats Last (retired Prof. Guy McPherson, a climate scientist). I think much of McPherson's comments are based on the capitalist system, but he is not a social scientist; The Grayzone; The Dive with Jackson Hinkle; The Left Lens with Danny Haiphong, a self-identified socialist; Tales of the American Empire is a reliable source for the history in contrast to what you were taught in schools; Eva K. Bartlett born in the USA, but mostly raised and educated in Canada; The New Atlas (Brian Berletic) an ex-Marine who currently lives in Thailand, formerly wrote on his Land Destroyer website under the name "Tony Cartalucci"; Geopolitics & Empire by Hrvoje Morić, born and raised in the USA, taught history in various nations, and is currently living in Guadalajara, Mexico. Morić interviews insightful guests for roughly an hour; Best Evidence by John Titus on the shenanigans of the capitalist ruling class; iChongqing (Alex, the owner of ths website and a Canadian currently living and working in China for the past year. Vanessa Beele (a British journalist), and I think she is some kind of a socialist; Alexander Mercouris, a proud Brit as indicated in previous videos, as he analyes his research into the war in Ukraine; PTE Geopolitics "World Gone Crazy" founded by "AJ" working who resides in London; The Dive with Jackson Hinkle. Hinkle is an American from the Los Angles area; The Jimmy Dore Show which I have followed for a considerable time; and Dr. John Campbell, a British PhD in a medical field. To understand his background, see this video interview when he goes into detail about his career and other issues he had to confront in his long career, particularly in the last few years during the covid pandemic.
  • The Daily Sceptic  I've decided to add this website today because I've decided to offer a number of credible website over the Covid-19 issue that have so divided the world's population. This is a website that is headed by Toby Young, a British journalist who has featured many skeptics of the world, many of whom have solid medical credentials, to cast doubt on many of the covid policies of various governments and their ruling class media. This replaces the website entitled Voice for Science and Solidarity (Geert Vanden Bossche, a world-famous virologist).
  • The Last American Vagabond 
  • The Most Revolutionary Act  Frequency of posts: Nearly everyday, Bramhall, the owner of the website, re-posts an article which she sees an critical importance, and occasionally she writes one herself. Stuart Bramhall, a US citizen, who was living and working in Seattle as a psychiatrist, was a refugee from FBI harassment (in my opinion, because she, like actor Jean Seberg, had intimate relations with African-Americans and supported their issues). Bramhall currently lives in New Zealand where she found employment and escaped further FBI harassment. (She wrote a book, which I have read, by the same title as her website.)
  • The Pulse  A Canadian website which focuses mostly on issues related to the "covid pandemic". Occasionally you encounter articles about the paranormal. I can't relate to the paranormal world. I focus on the everyday normality that ordinary people confront.
  • The Saker  Frequency: You will find posts on this website daily except for most weekends. You can access Pepe Escobar's and occasionally Dmitry Orlov's articles here as well as other articles of interest. Founded by Andrei Raevsky ("The Saker"), who is descended from White Russian immigrants (essentially capitalist armies who fought against Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution of 1917) and who, after the defeat of White Russian armies, his family immigrated to Europe and established Swiss citizenship. He eventually immigrated to the USA and became a US citizen. Raevsky, who is the founder and administrator of the website, who after receiving threats from governmental/corporate authorities, he moved his server to one in Iceland.
  • TK News by Matt Taibbi
  • Voltairenet.org (Thierry Meyssan, an insightful French writer--I often carried his posts in past years.)  Frequency: Roughly once every two weeks.  
Other recommended websites, which are honest, likely represent old-fashioned capitalism (industrial capitalism) in which finance capitalism (neoliberalism) mostly replaced old-fashioned capitalism from that of old-fashioned capitalism which almost naturally evolved with the help from real conspiricists. The history of this event Prof. Stephen Wertheim approvingly writes in his book Tomorrow, the World. Remember what Upton Sinclair said? ("It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.") Those few honest writers and journalists who are old-fashioned (industrial) capitalists and who produce useful insights without succumbing to current propaganda, they should be listened to.  This new ruling class of financial capitalists (neoliberalists or neofascists) promoted by transnational and neocon capitalists) is an Empire currently ruled by a concentrated self-serving, transnational capitalist ruling class who aspire to rule the world (a "unipolar world"). Nations under their control have societies that have characteristics of neofascism: rule by a heavy component of deception, heavily promote debt (which they own) backed-up by violent methods and pursue policies that favor transnational capitalists. This has replaced an earlier form of fascism (mostly rule by violent methods on behalf of industrial capitalists (fascist Empires led by Germany, Italy, and Japan are a good examples). Currently, such nations makeup the neofascist and transnational capitalists in the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire which preserves the same goal of the earlier fascist Empires which strive to control the entire world. Old-fashioned capitalist writers often have much to say that is worthwhile about the current and dominant form of finance capitalism and other related issues. Although few old-fashioned capitalist writers violate Sinclair's rule of thumb, they are concerned more with truth rather than accumulating money and power and we must listen to them.

  • A Son of the American Revolution  Larry Johnson is presently a historian at the College of William & Mary and was about 30 years ago employed at the State Department & CIA. He is a dissident who is opposed to the war in Ukraine.
  • Children's Health Defense  (founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.) Frequency: Nearly everyday except weekends. I look at the section labeled "The Defender" for their latest posts (you must scroll down to it). I especially think that this website is valuable for sound articles on the "pandemic" and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Children's Health Defense--Europe  Frequency: roughly once per week. (Founded by attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.) 
  • Our Infinite World (Gail Tverberg'a blog)  Tverberg, a statistician, has demonstrated independence and integrity (she shows minimal bias), but has demonstrated that the economy as presented in mainstream news does not add up.
  • Paul Craig Roberts  Frequency: Nearly every weekday and occasionally on weekends. (I haven't seen a post on holidays.) Roberts is a former Asst. Secretary of the Treasure in the Reagan administration. Roberts always exhibits a pro-Reagan bias because of this. He is an old-fashioned capitalist (industrial capitalist) that soon became superseded by the neocons, the more finance-oriented faction in the Deep State who went on to take control of the Democratic Party in the USA and are key supporters of the right-wing Jews (Zionists) of Israel.
  • The Ice Blog  Frequency: about once per month. 
  • The Unz Review  Founded by Ron Unz, a retired physicist, who has a brilliant mind but limited by anti-Jewish attitudes (although he is a Jew--101.25m) which seem to be fading appropriately into a view that targets right-wing Jews (Zionists). And, he seems to be moving to the true left as he includes more articles by Pepe Escobar, who in my opinion, is the best journalist and geopolitical analyst in the world. Meanwhile, you will find articles criticizing the faux-left (the fake left on the political spectrum mostly represented by the Democratic Party). Many non-socialist writers have been confused by the appearance to the faux-left, created and promoted by the current capitalist financial ruling class via the Democratic Party. These opportunists will use anything to obtain their primary object to dominate and control the world ("unipolar world"). If you read all articles on this website, you will still find articles attacking faux-leftists; but meanwhile you will be wading through the swamp of racist ideas like the ideas argued and promoted on behalf of white supremacy. We must be patient with Unz. (Read his latest posted article: Unz seems to be heading in a anti-capitalist direction in which he attacks right-wing Jews.) To his credit, Unz's most important contribution has been uncovering the many mysteries of the "covid" pandemic and revealing what is underneath--a US biowarfare project to attack China and Iran and the series he wrote about the subject. I think it was developed for the above reasons in addition to the objectives by the transnational ruling capitalist class (the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire's plan to dominate and control the world) partially to reduce the world's population of ordinary humans and to save themselves as a ruling class dominating the entire world. The covid pandemic also raised the suspicion of a Russian microbiologist Igor Nikulin. Therefore, I urge you to read articles by Unz, Pepe Escobar, Scott Ritter,  etc., and ignore posts by writers who serve ruling class media.
  • Wall Street on Parade  Frequency: they blog almost daily except for weekends and holidays. Founded by Pam Martens and Russ Martens who find lots of misdeeds regarding Wall Street, but it's all from a capitalist point of view.

Grand Thesis: Socialism is not only necessary, it is a matter of survival (This is an essay in its final edited form except for needed improvements for greater clarity.)

I am a socialist. This paper is not a argument that you should be socialist, but a perspective after a lifetime studying geopolitical realities. (I have been a socialist from 19 years of age, but I have fleshed-out my simplistic 19-year-old ideology by subsequent world events. (I am presently 86+ years of age.)

I am a socialist as China defines it: socialism with Chinese characteristics, that is, history and culture of each nation should reflect national characteristics of socialism. Nowadays,  socialism means the ownership and control by ordinary people of economic institutions instead of a class of "owners" (billionaire capitalists). The latter's concentrated ownership under the rules of capitalism largely serve themselves in the forms of wealth and power as a class instead of society as a whole. I choose socialism with American characteristics as a system that can save humanity--if it's not too late. That means the level of ownership and control will be decided by ordinary Americans.

Ordinary Americans will decide at what level of ownership private enterprises should exist. In the future (if we have one--capitalism: its wars and its compulsive use of fossil fuels are driving us to extinction) ordinary people, instead of a billionaire capitalist class of directors in a well-hidden in the Deep State (def.) will decide what constitutes "public ownership" of a society, a government that will be directed by them instead major capitalists, and in which the economy serves the interests of the entire society instead of transnational capitalists or even major industrial capitalists. There would be no "deep state" in our nation, or any nation. The government will represent the people and will reflect the wishes of ordinary people instead of the well-hidden financial capitalists who control the government and our nation with democratic pretenses.

Billionaires have taken control of our nation and have built a US/British/Zionist Empire in which a transnational capitalist class maintains control. They started in 1940 with individuals in the Foreign Relation Committee and the Dept. of State and aided by capitalists such as Henry Luce of Time Magazine to foment such a fascist coup. (The coup was recently approvingly described by Stephen Wertheim in his book Tomorrow, the World.) During the 1920s & 1930s, there were many US capitalists, when you read the literature as I have, beginning with Henry Ford who didn't hesitate to support what the Nazis were doing in Germany, and promoted authoritarian capitalism (fascism) in Germany. In as early as 1920 Ford wrote in The International Jew his essentially raciest orientation:

... the genius of the Jew is to live off people; not off land, nor off the production of commodities from raw material, but off people. Let other people till the soil; the Jew, if he can, will live off the tiller. Let other people toil at trades and manufacture; the Jew will exploit the fruits of their work. That is his peculiar genius. If this genius be described as parasitic, the term would seem to be justified by a certain fitness.

He, like Hitler and most anti-Semites, mistakenly blamed the Jews for capitalism's self-serving failures after the 1917 Russian Revolution because Jews were prominent in the revolution. And, he went on to build trucks for the armies of the 3rd Reich (see Big Business and Hitler by Jacques R. Pauwels).

Today, finance capitalists have replaced industrial capitalists in the ruling class, but they have not changed the goal of a dominant world empire. Billionaire financial capitalists in the USA, Britain, Israel, and much of Europe now control the world's economies in a well-hidden Deep State. They fear repressions and depressions typical of capitalism where the opportunities are few for ordinary people to increase their wealth and influence. This new ruling class now prefers to issue debt to both private (corporations) and public enterprises to guarantee their wealth and influence. They now have obligated ordinary Americans to pay over 31 trillion dollars of debt while the ruling capitalist class, whose purchase of debt securities enables them to live off the interest! This class-based system of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire uses violence and the threat of violence to attain compliance when all other means fail in other parts of the world. That is why the USA is involved in many wars and has over 800 military bases scattered all over the world. That is precisely the reason that the transnational ruling financial capitalist class and their Empire have been engaged in many wars. They keep their populations ignorant of history (Cuba, the former Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Libya, Afghanistan, etc.--and now Ukraine) and self-serving propaganda to maintain their Empire. People of the USA don't closely follow events in other countries, instead are mostly focused on their immediate welfare--and the ruling capitalist class knows that.

Socialism applies to Russia that has nearly 10 decades of experience with it as a system: 7.3 of extreme socialism, more recently 2.5 decades of a milder kind, and a remaining decade of capitalist confusion in which bureaucrats robbed the nation and nearly destroyed it. As a result, ruling capitalist classes of the "West" do not like Russia, and they do everything they can to destabilize their government. China has allowed billionaires to exist, but under the firm control of China's Communist party. The point is this: ordinary people of each nation should decide, given their history and culture, what are allowed to be private enterprises, and with no "deep state" or a well-hidden ruling class that largely serves themselves with more wealth and power, and with pretenses that their system represents a "democracy".
 
We now see our government officials, following orders of the capitalist ruling class, provoking China with visits to Taiwan, a recalcitrant province of China, and such futile measures as this do not require their corporations to return to the USA. (Remember US capitalists are concerned about profits and not the welfare of American society.) They can earn larger profits in foreign lands to take advantage of cheaper labor. They provoked Russia with NATO bases up to their border, China with visits to Taiwan by government leaders, Ethiopia and adjacent areas, etc., and any nation that aspires to establish a socialist system, to establish a sovereign nation, and thwarts the Empire in its ambition to dominate the entire world.
 
The war in Ukraine is an illustration of the result of Empire policies, but this war is no ordinary war. It is a final stand of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire and its ambition to rule the world. Various members of the Biden administration have repeatedly said that the are in the war for the long-haul and they have backed up this determination by huge investments in the support of their installed  backing of the fascist Zelensky regime in Ukraine in 2014. The transnational ruling capitalist classes cannot hold their Empire together if they lose Europe. Victoria Nuland's quote expressed only the Zionist component of the Empire that regards Europe with utter (def.-as adjective) contempt. The war in Ukraine maintains the objectives if the Empire : 1) to keep the European nations from trading and cooperating with Russia with the result to prevent them from developing ties with Russia, 2) to keep European nations from withdrawing from NATO, and 3) to prevent the ultimate demise of the transnational ruling capitalist class and their project to rule the world. This was their project from the start in 2014: to establish a fascist regime in Ukraine knowing this would provoke Russia followed by billions of dollars to purchase weapons to fully back Ukraine in this war with Russia in order to destabilize the Russian government and to wreck Russian-China combination. That is why the directors of the capitalist Empire feel that they don't consider any option other than victory in Ukraine and destroying Putin's administration together with a more compliant government of Russia.

This dominant, class-based system of capitalism has fooled nearly everybody in the USA combined with their use of propaganda, psy-ops, gaslighting, censorship, and other means of manipulating people's consciousness of the real world. We see today how the transnational capitalist class inspects our every move over the internet--and worst of all, they propose new digital IDs and digital currency so that they can better control us. Dissident people and real democracy are disappearing from the USA. With these authoritarian (fascist) methods, instead of democracy, our masters are attempting to shape public opinion; and for everything that goes wrong, they attribute to Putin. However, this faux reality will not save this ruling class from on-the-ground reality and the growing understanding of the reality of ordinary people throughout the world. Their ultimate defeat will come as ordinary people experience this on-the-ground reality of wages that can't keep up with inflation and the general decline in living standards. The contrast between the imposed "reality" with the on-the-ground reality will be too much for ordinary people to tolerate. Once this on-the-ground reality sets the defeat of the Empire, it will be only a matter of time before socialism will replace capitalism everywhere in the world. But will it be too late to save us from the growing challenges of abrupt climate destabilization as explained by scientist Guy McPherson? This is a major existential question for humans.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Recommended Websites/weblogs & Sources of Information and Analysis (updated most days except recently--Grand Thesis is below this post.)

I am providing links to websites with honest, free, independent information and analysis of world events that are obscured or censored in the mainstream media of the Empire. I've found in my previous postings the most censored event of all is not related to the covid pandemic, but the telephone conversation between Asst. Secretary of the State Department, Victoria Nuland, and the US Ambassador to Ukraine. I placed many links to the actual conversation in many articles that I posted, and now the sole (def. #2) BBC only provides a transcript of the original audible conversation. (The actual audible conversation is much more powerful in effect.) The conversation provided damning evidence of the US setting up the fascist government in Ukraine. The Empire's ruling class knew that this would provoke the Russians. Then they had their Ukraine puppet government enter negotiations (Minsk I and II) only to provide time for a build-up of the Ukrainian military forces to protect their puppet government and the expected Russian invasion in the Empire's hopeful, but futile, quest to destabilize the Russian government.


All the following lists, which are in alphabetical order, are based on my experience of more than 12 years of running this website. (I will try to limit this list to 50 websites. Currently I have 47. I have a number of posts under "Some of my subscriptions on YouTube" which is rapidly expanding.) A major change in my focus occurred on May 1st of this year (2022) when I could no longer, because of the vicissitudes of aging (currently 86+ years), post articles I found on the web along with commentaries on some of them. (Thus, I followed closely the events in Ukraine starting in February 2014 which we participated in the overthrow of the legitimate government and significantly supported both by Ukrainian and US fascists.) Pick and choose among them, or all of them if you wish to be a geopolitical-analyst expert. If you are short on time, I would advise you to choose "Some of my subscriptions on YouTube" (in the 2nd list), Global Research (GR concentrates on analysis of news, and maybe RT instead as a replacement for Reuters an Associated Press both of which have taken over by Empire propagandists), and Internationalist 360°. But that is for you to decide.

 

The first list of websites are those that I feel advocate socialism and reliable information about this deceptive capitalist reality. But all lists include dissident writers are based on honesty and, for the most part, misinformation-free of deceptions. I don't agree with all of their geopolitical views and analyses, especially in the third list, but we should listen to all honest views and stay away from corporate-financed news and deceptive reporting from Empire sources. Meanwhile, I ask you to defeat the algorithms of Google that severely limit my website's exposure to people searching for alternative media by recommending my website to friends and family members. I have along with many other dissenters have been "shadow banned"!

  • Breakthrough News  Frequency: very roughly, about twice a week. With reference to the lead article of today (9/24/2022): I have a fundamental, brief commentary which separates me from the position of the ideology of the Breakthrough News. Whereas Brian Becker (notice that Eugene Puryear does not) goes to the Leninist's roots, I do not because Lenin made a rule that all enterprises except for family enterprises were exempt from public ownership. Lenin made this rule because a large part of underdeveloped Russian economy at that time was small enterprises. I argue for a socialism that includes, at least, small businesses, but is overwhelming influenced by ordinary people to determine policies to benefit the society as whole--not just a segment of billionaire owners. Ordinary people must be educated to understand the economy and all other aspects of governing a society, instead of being "entertained" to death. This is possible due to advances in the economy which does not require 40 hours of work for most people. The existing system, capitalism, is dependent upon you to be ignorant!
  • CADTM (Committee for the Abolition for Illegitimate Debt)  Frequency of posts: Nearly every other day (def.). Selections about sovereign debt by Eric Toussaint, a French socialist  7/18/2022: I could not access this website today, and I have been unable to access this website since 7/17/2022. Another victory for censorship? 7/26/2022: Today I was able to access this website. 7/30/2022: I wasn't able to access this website. 7/31/2022: Same today. 8/1/2022: I have not been able to access this website since 7/25/2022. 8/3/2022: I have access today and all the days since then!
  • Caitlin Johnstone  Johnstone is an Australian with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script in the audio section of her article, but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, supporting links, etc. 11/10/2022: Don't miss this choice post! 11/23/2022: And this! 11/29/2022: I wish that I could've written this choice essay! 11/30/2022: Johnstone's article reveals lies of The Guardian, one of the corporate media that has smeared Julian Assange. 12/12/2022: Johnstone agrees with Mike Whitney in her fear of government policies actually leading to a nuclear war with Russia. 12/20/2022: She criticizes faux leftists who swallow propaganda whole and supporting the policies of the Empire. 12/28/2022: I highly recommend and think about today's post.
  • Covert Geopolitics  The censorship of real news and analysis is getting worse by the day! 7/24/2022: Still cannot access it--the same experience as yesterday. 12/17/2022: I highly recommend the article about Xi of China and MBS of Saudi Arabia. It is a game changer in world geopolitics.
  • CovertAction Magazine   1/3/2023: I especially like the article by Jeremy Kuzmarov and re-posted on Internationalist 360°.
  • Friends of Socialist China  Frequency: They publish articles about once per week.
  • Global Research  GR is a Canadian aggregated website recommended for people who have limited time except on the issue of "climate change". Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, a Canadian and the founder of the website, rarely addresses climate destabilization since the recent IPCC reports were issued. Years ago he considered it as a "hoax", yet he posts many articles by socialist analysts.
  • Global Times  Frequency: Nearly everyday. Reputedly this website expresses the views of the Communist Party of China. 10/16/2022: Pay attention to these posts for the next few days because China is having a meeting of the 20th Party Congress. They meet every five years to plan the following five years. In addition, follow the CPC meetings at "Some of my subscriptions on YouTube" in the next list. It is an ongoing concern of mine that the growing influence of the capitalist sector, while being under the control of the China's Communist Party, will steer China's economy in the capitalist direction.
  • Guns and Butter  Bonnie Faulkner, the owner of this website infrequently posts in-depth interviews of independent and top geopolitical thinkers for about an hour. Despite her infrequent posts, Faulkner's interviews are so good that you don't want to miss them. 9/26/2022: There is new post today with Laurent Guyenot, a French intellectual who has written many posts, regarding 9/11/2001: The World Center attack, the grand propaganda project that changed whatever Americans thought about the USA and promoted the national security state and Zionist (right-wing Jewish) influence.
  • Internationalist 360°  Frequency: nearly everyday. This website provides an essential third world perspective on world political issues. 9/15/2022: There is a post on today's edition by Pepe Escobar that I agree with, particularly when he writes "This is an existential war. A do or die affair." or a class war versus an extended family war (think Margaret Thatcher). Putin is fighting this war between the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire and its army (NATO) versus the rest of the planet like it is a "Special Operation". Maybe Putin and company are trying to avoid WWIII. (See today's discussion among the four participants on The Duran show.) 9/16/2022: See the post entitled "Why Azerbaijan Attacked Armenia: Azerbaijan Playing a Proxy Role for the US and Israel". 10/8/2022: This website has generally excellent posts. 11/24/2022: This website has a number of new and very interesting articles for today geopolitically, and China's efforts to cope with the growing menace of climate destabilization. 12/3/2022: I especially recommend to the history buffs the interview with historian Michael Jabara Carley. He, unlike most Western historians, has researched both the archives of Western sources and Russian sources regarding international political developments leading up to WWII. The post offers a real history of this period, and I think this dovetails nicely with my take on this historical period and beyond. 12/5/2022: There is a fascinating article by Scott Ritter entitled "Merkel Reveals West’s Duplicity"--don't miss it! 12/17/2022: Don't miss the article by Wawen Ewimbi to illustrate once again the benefits of socialism! In the 1980s I went on two trips  to Nicaragua: one lasting two weeks and the other about a week. It is nice to see that the Sandinistas triumphed in establishing socialism in spite of US opposition. Also there is more evidence provided by three articles that the USA is involved in backing neo-Nazism: here (a re-post of an article published yesterday from the Strategic Culture Foundation), here, and here. 12/21/2022: I recommend reading Christopher Black's article regarding the little known invasion of Allied troops from capitalist nations following the Russian Revolution. Winston Churchill of the British Empire was obsessed with the socialist experiment in the Soviet Union and mostly led the armies of the capitalist nations to over-turn the revolution. This inveterate champion of capitalism also started the Cold War, shortly after the conclusion of WWII, with his speech in Fulton, Missouri. 12/23/2022: I highly recommend this article which dovetails (def. #2) nicely with my Grand Thesis. 12/26/2022: I especially recommend this re-post by Bhadrakumar, and after that, this article by Develay regarding the boondoggle for terrorists both legal (will they opt for a nuclear war in their defense of capitalism--(provides them a nearly guilt-free excuse for the practice of immorality)? and illegal (terrorism). This very morning, I have just had a flash of insight into the truth of this statement from my personal life. I may post this personal insight if I am an able to considering my declining health.
  • Media Lens  Frequency: A British left-wing weblog that has lately been publishing roughly twice in a month. 10/5/2022: There have been new posts almost everyday. 11/14/2022: In today's post there seems to be many scientists who are becoming worried about the climate crisis. 11/15/2022: There is a profound statement issued by UN’s Russian Representative Vassily Nebenzia at UNSC--don't miss it! 12/15/2022: I found an insightful essay posted yesterday regarding Julian Assange. 12/21/2022:
  • Multipolarista  Frequency of posts: Roughly twice a week. 12/16/2022: Is this a cooincidence? 12/23/2022: I recommend this article which supports support my Grand Thesis. 12/27/2022: Ben Norton explains that Russia and China are moving toward their own currency.
  • New Eastern Outlook  Frequency of posts: nearly everyday. 11/23/2022: Today Butler's article is the best. He offers a sardonic twist to today's world. 12/15/2022: I found an insightful essay by Russian author Viktor Milhin posted yesterday. 12/16/2022: I recommend the article by Henry Kamens adding more evidence that the network of labs is producing bioweapons. 12/26/2022: I recommend this article about media by Gordon Duff.
  • Peoples Dispatch 
  • RT   (Maybe you must have VPN on your computer, as I do, to access this website. I also advise you to access the "World News" on this website as a contrast with major media (propaganda) in the USA and in the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. The latter comprises much of South America, much of Europe, Israel, many 3rd world nations, and of course in the former British Empire, the prime nations of this Empire, the British former planted colonies like the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Because of rigorous censorship by corporate media located in the Empire, you won't find a number of dissidents (people who refuse to believe the lies of their propagandists) living in these areas. However, RT needs to improve on substance and coverage in the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire.
  • Sputnik News  This website furnishes a Russian perspective of world events. I have not been able to access this website since 6/26/2022. In its place, I found this--clearly a propaganda-filled fake website. Finally, on 7/9/2022 I had access to the real site, but I have had no access since then. 8/8/2022: I accessed the website today. It appears that this website can be accessible when I don't use VPN from certain areas of the globe. It is accessible now.
  • Strategic Culture Foundation  Frequency of posts: Roughly four times a week, and weekends included. Based in Russia but features international writers offering very significant views and analysis on various important topics. I've had no difficulty in accessing this previously censored website since 9/4/2022. 9/26/2022: Today I have had problems in accessing this essential website. 9/29/2022: I could access this website today. 10/2/2022: I've had no difficulty in accessing this website since 9/28/2022. 10/5/2022: I've altered the address of this website so that you can access it. 11/14/2022: I recommend the lead article in today's post. 11/25/2022: I liked the article by Natasha Wright, the best of today's posts. 1/01/2023: I recommend the article by Matthew Ehret who asks a fundamental existential question in the last paragraph. 1/3/2023: I like the article by Alastair Crooke.
  • Surviving Capitalism (Not)  I should include my own website on this pro-socialist list. I decided on May 1, 2022  that I could not continue with my usual posts because of vicissitudes of aging. Before that date I was entering recommended posts and occasionally commentaries of these posts. I did this for over 12 years. On May 21st (the same year) I decided to focus on my recommended websites that you see today. You can continue to follow my posts since late in 2009 by the use of my search engines, found on the right-side of my website, on any specific subject. (If you don't succeed at first, try-out various similar subjects the next attempts.)
  • The Cradle  Judging by its suffix "co", this website is based in Columbia, but recently Pepe Escobar said that The Cradle was based in Beirut, Lebanon--Colombian expats currently living in Lebanon? The website posts most articles by Pepe Escobar, in my opinion, the foremost journalist in the world. Currently based in the Middle East. 11/28/2022: Today I recommend the lead article.
  • The Grayzone  Frequency: about two per week.
  • The Wall Will Fall  Vanessa Beeley, a British journalist  Frequency: She posts erratically: sometimes everyday and sometimes once every two weeks. 11/8/2022: Read a reproduced post from the Canadian Patriot Review regarding to origins of America’s Secret Police. 12/5/2022: Yesterday I noticed the article by Dmitry Orlov on The Saker's website, but I didn't have energy to read it in spite of the promised insights that Orlov's articles always convey. I encountered Orlov's re-posted article from The Saker today on Beeley's website. Orlov understands the Russian mind and all things Russian more than any other writers today. He refers to the war in Ukraine as the "Goldilocks War" because it has delivered so many benefits to Russia. Other writers have noticed the benefits to Russia, but they haven't the detailed knowledge to offer. Orlov does partly because he has relatives over there and was born in Russia and partly raised there before his family emigrated to the USA. This morning I had the energy to read it, and was not disappointed!
  • Titanic Lifeboat Academy  Caren Black, a retired educator, runs an aggregated website and occasionally writes articles herself. She is especially concerned by the climate crisis and the aggressive foreign policy of NATO. Although not nearly as comprehensive as Global Research or RT, this is another website that people, who have limited time, can access and keep up on the latest posts of the best writers in the world. 9/18/2022: Pay close attention to this article.
  • UK Column  A British website that includes one American, Patrick Henningsen.
  • Unlimited Hangout (Whitney Webb)  I moved this to the list below because I learned from a recent podcast with Glenn Beck that she belongs in the list.
  • Unlimited Hangout (Whitney Webb, age 33 was born in 1989)  Webb, who was born in Florida and attended schools in the USA and the family emigrated to Chile where she is currently living, is coming off of a maternity leave, and hopefully she will eventually return to full time writing. She has closely followed the Epstein mysteries (the attempt to corrupt Anglo leaders of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire--with "entertainment" provided by "recruited" young women--whose "activities" can be useful to Israeli intelligence agents. Look for her articles in a variety of websites. 11/16/2022: If she doesn't post new articles in another month, I will remove the website from this list. 10/17/2022: There was a slight change in the address on the internet. Apparently this was my fault as a cause of missing posts, but this happened when I was undergoing problems with aging. I apologize. Fortunately, I've finally corrected it. 11/19/2022: Webb has done a podcast with Glenn Beck on Jeffery Epstein--she has specialized in Epstein and she is expert on this subject--and I see Beck as a right-wing fanatic! Maybe I was or maybe he has changed! I followed rather superficially Beck, a Christian-patriotic fundamentalist, when I lived in Bellingham, WA. I was surprised to find that Beck lived about 25 miles south of there in Mt. Vernon, Washington. You will be subject to commercials delivered by Beck if you listen to this podcast. I agree with Beck that she is brilliant, but I differ with Webb with her view of what is going on in China and abrupt destabilization of our climate. Although brilliant, she is too influenced with propaganda by corporate media and her reactions to it. 11/27/2022: I very much recommend the video interview conducted by Russell Brand with Jeffrey Sachs. 12/1/2022: Webb explains much of her background her personal beliefs, the book she has written (One Nation Under Blackmail which is soon to be published). The interviewer manages to tease out from Webb a summary of the two volumes in this rather lengthy 11/29/2022 post-interview that might cause you to reel! 12/18/2022: Webb, acknowledged expert on Jeffrey Epstein, in this 47+ minute podcast explains to Jimmy Dore the about-to-be published her two volumes regarding organized crime colluding for many decades with our government. I don't how I missed this visual YouTube podcast! This looks like a well-researched sequel to Merchants of Doubt by Oreskes and Conway. Her two books must be read as soon as they are published! 1/3/2023: You can access a discussion with Webb and Cabot of Media Monarchy regarding the recently published two volumes entitled One Nation Under Blackmail by Webb. 1/6/2023: She is being interviewed by real left-wing people about the research leading to the two books about the Epstein scandal.
I don't know where most of the people on the following list (with the exception of "YouTube--my subscriptions") on the question of whether they favor capitalism or real socialism. Because it is hard for many people to be socialists after receiving thorough indoctrination while living in a capitalist societies. It is fashionable for such dissidents to be anarchists. Anarchists focus on only the ruling class's government in contrast to real socialists who focus on the ruling capitalist (billionaire) class. This is understandable because you will not hear the names of the members of the ruling class broadcast in the TV evening news or in any mainstream media. The corporate media will focus on government leaders who carry out the orders of the ruling capitalist class who are mostly financiers and their major corporate CEO partners. The following writers, many of which are writing mostly from an anarchist points of view, but hold and write opinions honestly:
  • Behind the Curtain - Edward Curtin  Frequency: roughly once per two weeks. His religion, the Roman Catholic religion (if my memory is correct), weaves in and out of his perspective on social and political issues. But to his credit, he has often exposed the lies behind the Kennedy assassination and his brother which, in his view, began the slow disintegration of the USA. 9/30/2022: I recommend today's post. 11/22/2022: I recommend today's post of 11/21/2022. 12/25/2022: Curtin's "Tucker Carlson and the JFK Allegations" takes aim atCarlson for using "weasel words" like “involved”, “hand,” “believe,” “unequivocal,” at Noam Chomsky, Rupert Murdoch (he owns the Carlson's TV show), and other criticisms.
  • Consent Factory, Inc. C. J. Hopkins is an expat living in Berlin and writes mostly satire with a sardonic twist. Frequency: roughly once per three weeks. I suspect that he is some kind of anarchist. 8/26/2022: I notice that he has another outstanding article today! 9/12/2022: Another! 10/3/2022: He posted today! 11/15/2022: Hopkins posted today. The article is also posted on Off-Guardian. 11/28/2022: Hopkins has a lead article posted today. 12/23/2022: I missed this post dated 12/18/2022.
  • Consortium News  The weblog features posts and re-posts about relevant events. Frequency: about three times a week. 9/12/2022: Today, I recommend this article. It reminds me of my rather in-articulated thesis contained in this commentary and this essay.
  • Declassified UK  A left-wing website which includes anarchists, is based in Britain. Frequency: roughly two times a week.
  • Dissident Voice  Frequency: Nearly everyday. You will find a variety of far-left and liberal writers on this website, and some of them are true socialists as I define them.
  • EarthNewspaper  11/18/2022: I have been unable to access this website for several days.
  • Jonathan's Newsletter (on Substack) By Jonathan Cook, a Brit, a former journalist of The Guardian, and one of the world's top independent journalists, has returned to Britain after living in Nazareth, Palestine for 20 years.
  • In Gaza - and beyond  (Eva Bartlett, a Canadian journalist) Bartlett has moved to Russia and has been residing there for a year. She has since focused on the Ukraine war, I have included her on my selection of YouTube's posts
  • Matthew Ehret on Substack.  12/15/2022: I've just added this to this list.
  • Middle East Monitor
  • MintPress News  (based in Minneapolis)  They focus on mainly, but not exclusively, on Mid-East issues. I especially recommend articles by their top journalist Alan Macleod whose reporting and analysis often gets to the essence of issues. Occasionally other top journalists like Jonathan Cook, a British journalist, are featured. I often go to "Opinion & Analysis" to read the latest posts. 12/15/2022: I discovered a post in yesterday's edition an article by top journalist Alan Macleod that exposed Catherine Perez-Shakdam who also infiltrated this organization among many others as an Israeli spy. This demonstrates that the agents of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire will use every weapon to attack their dissident opponents. Recall the statement by the ex-CIA director Pompeo: 'We lied, we cheated, we stole'. This deviant response illustrate the least of their crimes.
  • Moon of Alabama  10/31/2022: I've had access to this website today. 10/30/2022: I've just now discovered that this website has been tampered with by, no doubt, technicians working for the ruling class--they don't like it and you shouldn't read it! Therefore, you can't read what Bernhard has written. Monthly Review has been reproducing some of his articles--that is the best I can do for now. Bernhard, an astute German independent blogger, comments on, and analyses policies and trends, behind major world events. 9/16/2022: Bernhard corrects many false reports from the Empire's media. 9/20/2022: Today's post is all about Putin's speech heralding another Russian phase of the conflict in Ukraine. 11/6/2022: I have had access to this website since 10/31/2022. 11/25/2022: I think Bernhard's column has the most intellectually endowed following. 12/2/2022: Today Bernhard has an interesting article posted to show what it is like for Ukrainian soldiers. 12/14/2022: There is an insight statement by the German author Bernhard regarding "Wunderwaffen" that I found today re-posted on International 360°'s website. 12/20/2022: I have unable to open this website.
  • Nature Bats Last Prof. Guy McPherson is a retired professor of biology at the University of Arizona. Based on his discoveries and research, he expects abrupt climate destabilization in the near future. He is some kind of anarchist.
  • Off-Guardian  Frequency: Nearly everyday. Updates: 7/14/2022--I recommend this important article and this on the same topic that most of alternative media have overlooked.
  • Peak Prosperity  Chris Martenson, PhD, who is administrator of this website, seems to be advocating "back to the land" by cutting most ties to city and government services. Thus Martenson is an anarchist who believes that the existing society is so thoroughly corrupt, and the best way to deal with it, is to cut ties with the larger society. He has also contributed to the unraveling of the many mysteries of the "covid pandemic". Updates: 11/16/2022--I especially recommend this article for Martenson's website regarding the recent FTX scandal with Bitcoin which is much discussed on The Wall Will Fall and will likely be discussed on other websites in the future. 11/30/2022: Martenson reveals the evidence about Fauci's involvement in a conspiracy to use a bioweapon (Covid-19) to damage China and Iran. 12/14/2022: Martenson, who has a PhD degree in biology, uses system analysis to determine the world economies are collapsing in this post. I think he is on-to-something, but I don't know what. 12/22/2022: I think this article illustrates that he is a victim of US propaganda that he has accumulated because he has spent many years in the academic system which reflect ruling class attitudes that has made him ignorant of reality.
  • Reminiscence of the Future... (Andrei Martyanov's Blog)  Recommended by a top journalist, Pepe Escobar, because Martyanov is an expert on weaponry. The latter served in the Soviet Union's Navy as a key weapons expert, and apparently escaped to the USA around 1990 because he feared reprisals from the Soviet government for his subversive activities. He is difficult to classify as being pro-socialist or pro-capitalist.
  • Some of my subscriptions on YouTube:  I put them in this list because I can't identify all of them as to their political orientation. People, in general, do not think of social-economic systems. Americans, in particular, are not conscious of social-economic systems because they are taught that way by the social-cultural institutions. I especially like this selection in spite of YouTube's tendency to censor. (The authors and producers are use other platforms such as Odysee, Rumble, and Bitchute in case YouTube censors them. I prefer YouTube because they include a machine translated version in most of their videos--I can't understand them if they are not speaking in American English--I am 86 yrs old.) The YouTube administrators try to make anyone of their dissenting producers look like crazed people or comics (Russell Brand, a Brit) and The Jimmy Dore Show (I added the two websites), but in spite of this effort they show videos of critical-thinking people trying to figure what is wrong with society (and my short list illustrates this). The Duran (Alex Christoforou, born in the USA and currently living in Cyprus and Alexander Mercouris living in London),  Mercouris has established his own YouTube website; The Roundtable — Gonzalo LiraGonzalo Lira — Again (born and raised in Chile, having an advanced education in the USA, a self-described conservative, and currently living in Kharkov, Ukraine); Nature Bats Last (retired Prof. Guy McPherson, a climate scientist). I think much of McPherson's comments are based on the capitalist system--but he is not a social scientist; The Grayzone; The Dive with Jackson Hinkle; The Left Lens with Danny Haiphong, a self-identified socialist; Tales of the American Empire is a reliable source for the history behind current events; Eva K. Bartlett born in the USA, but mostly raised and educated in Canada; The New Atlas (Brian Berletic) an ex-Marine who currently lives in Thailand, formerly wrote on his Land Destroyer website under the name "Tony Cartalucci"; Geopolitics & Empire Hrvoje Morić, born and raised in the USA, taught history in various nations, and is currently living in Mexico. Morić interviews insightful guests; and Best Evidence by John Titus on the shenanigans of the capitalist ruling class. Be sure to subscribe to any of your chosen channels. Updates--11/17/2022--I have added iChongqing (Alex, the owner of this website and a Canadian currently living and working in China for the past year.  I have also added Vanessa Beele (a British journalist), and I think she is a socialist; 11/25/2022--You would do well to listen to Alexander Mercouris, a proud Brit as indicated in previous videos, as he sums up (102:00 or a briefer version--41:28) the multiple crises in the near future in Europe. 11/29/2022--I've added to this category the websites: PTE Geopolitics "World Gone Crazy" founded by "AJ" working from London and The Dive with Jackson Hinkle. Hinkle is an American from the Los Angles area. I've also added The Jimmy Dore Show which I have followed for a considerable time. 12/2/2022--Although I am not specialist in virology, I've added Dr. John Campbell, a British PhD in a medical field, to my list because I've far to often seen censorship, removal licenses to practice, and pressure put upon physicians, and evidence suggesting that Covid-19 was developed as a bioweapon used against China and Iran (furnished by Ron Unz). The British Dr. Campbell seems to qualify for questioning the propaganda-connected news coverage emanating from corporate press sources. 12/4/2022--Vanessa posts on YouTube (Going Underground) Alastair Crooke who argues that the European media is strictly controlled related to the "West's" resistance who insist on their global hegemony (unipolar world). Also I recommend the interview with Joseph Green on Hrvoje Morić's show. The participants show very fundamental errors about the curtailment of information that we see in propaganda-filled today's world as we live in the Empire's New World Order. Morić has revealed that he has been a victim of this ideological straight-jacket effort at various times of his adult life. 12/6/2022--The Atlas (Brian Berletic) has a Chinese guest to explain The Opium Wars and the West's exploitation of the forced China trade. USA participated in this forced trade--FDR traced his inherited fortune to the opium trade. Also pay attention to the discussion initially among the three on Gonzalo Lira's Roundtable (and later four of them discussing their personal lives, including ordinary followers of the three) who live abroad and have lived in numerous countries, eventually they describe what is like to live abroad in relation to Ukraine's conflict and mainstream media's portrayal of the conflict, the manipulations of media algorithms, and censorship. But they all do not understand that it is all of a matter of social-economic systems, capitalism and socialism, or that this impression is presented because they fear the wrath of YouTube. 12/7/2022: With reference to Left Lens with Danny Haiphong, today's website starts at 9:32. Don't miss Alexander Mercouris' article entitled "Kiev Pulling Back in Marinka, Condition Bakhmut Defenders Desperate, Energy System Close to Collapse". He also reports on "Merkel Reveals West’s Duplicity" (by Ritter) where she had an active and direct part in deceiving President Putin of Russia (beginning 44:00). 12/9/2022--Today on Vanessa Beeley's re-post, the discussion starts at 7:00. 12/11/2022--Do not miss the British Dr. John Campbell's take on China's vaccine (see his qualifications here), both the vaccine (I have been trying for some time to ascertain the vaccines used in China without luck) itself and the method used to inject it. Regarding the latter, I served in the US Army as a field medic for three years in the late 1950s, and I was always taught to administer vaccine the Chinese way (always aspirate the method of injection) because the vaccine can kill one if the technician shoots the vaccine directly into the bloodstream. One day I had aspirated the method of injection and drew blood! I thought holy smoke!-- I could've killed that man had I not aspirated! Killing by shooting vaccine into a bloodstream is rare (and it was in my experience), but otherwise it can kill you if the vaccine is injected directly into the bloodstream! And, in China they do not use mRNA vaccines, and China's vaccine are a lot more effective than the mRNA vaccines. (By the way, I have had no covid or any other respiratory symptoms. This may because I've taken vitamin D-3 from the start of the pandemic. And I am unvaccinated!) Also, I especially recommend a podcast by Gonzalo Lira. You should follow his podcasts everyday. The last comment regarding the post by Gonzalo Lira illustrates the secret of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire: reward people with money to lie and well-funded careers. 12/12/2022: I, too, agree with Gonzalo Lira's pessimistic future for the USA and its "Western" allies. 12/13/2022--The four panelists on The Duran post have a very interesting discussion regarding media reporting pure propaganda in  "Western" nations versus both Russia and China. Toward the end of the discussion the panel, and especially Mercouris, expose their ignorance of history about the capitalist nation's hostility toward Russia. The Allies, led by the British Empire and many other capitalist nations, actively took a major part against the Bolshevik revolution of 1917--and they never forgave Russia which is still, under Putin and the Soviet legacy, a socialist nation (although they allow substantial capitalist enterprises: socialism with Chinese characteristics). To capitalist ruling classes, this was blasphemous and intolerable event. 12/14/2022--You do well to listen to Jackson Hinkle and his post. This development must cause dramatic effects with the US economy! Also, I recommend Hinkle's take on the use of coal, a primary cause of global warming, and our media corporations tendency to censor and to shadow-ban dissenting views. 12/15/2022--I highly recommend the discussion on The Duran news and analysis website. This has become my favorite website because of the erudite and informed guests, such as Matthew Ehret, they have on their show. 12/16/2022: Be sure to watch today's Jimmy Dore's Show. 12/18/2022: I have added Reporterfy Media & Travel (also by "Alex" of "iChongqing" above) to the growing list of podcasts from YouTube. 12/23/2022: I highly recommend the perspective of Alexander Mercouris in today's post (although it is hour and 1/4) about the causes of the conflict in Ukraine.
  • The Last American Vagabond 
  • The Most Revolutionary Act  Frequency of posts: Nearly everyday, Bramhall, the owner of the website, re-posts an article which she sees an critical importance, and occasionally she writes one herself. Stuart Bramhall, a US citizen, who was living and working in Seattle as a psychiatrist, was a refugee from FBI harassment (in my opinion, because she, like actor Jean Seberg, had intimate relations with African-Americans and supported their issues). Bramhall currently lives in New Zealand where she found employment and escaped further FBI harassment. (She wrote a book, which I have read, by the same title as her website.) 12/14/2022: Bramhall has re-posted an article from The Grayzone that I think you should read following the current reading of a post from Peak Prosperity. The writer, Nash Landesman, of this post ties everything (climate destabilization, collapse of world economies, descending energy sources, the "West" and The Great Reset, war in Ukraine, etc.) together. I left with the impression that world capitalist ruling classes want to save themselves from all of the consequences of the capitalist system, but fail to do so with these self-serving measures. 12/15/2022: I recommend that you read a re-post regarding the attack on Bitchute by agents of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. 12/19/2022: I must learn from an American ex-patriot currently residing and working in New Zealand the government release of documents on the Kennedy assassination. It seems that it was too hot to handle for mainstream the ruling class media to report this. But there is a catch: the president of the USA can override this requirement, and Biden did: still there is 3% is hidden from us because of "the identifiable harm is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in disclosure". This should read "the identifiable harm" to the ruling capitalist clsss.
  • The Pulse  A Canadian website which focuses mostly on issues related to the "covid pandemic". 9/11/2022: Be sure to watch today's post. 10/8/2022: Don't miss today's post. 11/10/2022: Don't miss this post. 11/19/2022: I recommend this lead piece on today's post. 12/19/2022: I especially recommend this post regarding the recent pandemic. 12/23/2022: I recommend this re-post of an article.
  • The Saker  Frequency: You will find posts on this website daily except for most weekends. You can access Pepe Escobar's and occasionally Dmitry Orlov's articles here as well as other articles of interest. Founded by Andrei Raevsky ("The Saker"), who is descended from White Russian immigrants (essentially capitalist armies who fought against Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution of 1917) and who, after the defeat of White Russian armies, the family immigrated to Europe and he eventually became a US citizens. Raevsky, who is the founder and administrator of the website, who after receiving threats from governmental/corporate authorities, he moved his server to one in Iceland. Post of special interest to all American socialists and people who are addicted to corporate propaganda media (CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, NY Times, Washington Post, etc.): How the West uses its propaganda skills to defame its enemy countries. It is a post by a journalist from China and a part of a webinar and posted on The Saker (The Empire Strikes Back: Imperialism’s global war on multipolarity--2:48:10). 11/14/2022: I recommend the post entitled "The Last Battle for the World" to my readers. 11/15/2022: Pepe Escobar, the world's top journalist--in my opinion, posts today and scored. 12/1/2022: I think Cynthia Chung's article is on-the-mark. 12/2/2022: There are new numerous insightful articles in today's edition. 12/15/2022: Authored by "The Saker", I recommend his take on the disturbing trends in Kosovo, a province of Serbia. 12/15/2022: I recommend that you read a re-post regarding the attack on Bitchute by agents of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire. 12/19/2022: I must learn from an American ex-patriot currently residing and working in New Zealand the government release of documents on the Kennedy assassination. It seems that it was too hot to handle for mainstream the ruling class media to report this. But there is a catch: the president of the USA can override this requirement, and Biden did: still there is 3% is hidden from us because of "the identifiable harm is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in disclosure". This should read "the identifiable harm" to the ruling capitalist class.
  • Voice for Science and Solidarity  This website is founded and run by Geert Vanden Bossche, a world renowned virologist who is rather recently concerned by the methods of the UN's World Health Organization, whose top funder is Bill Gates, to cope with the covid pandemic and anticipated pandemics. WHO's head is none other than Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the aggressive Tigray province of Ethiopia which has been trying to destabilize Ethiopia, and supported and propagandized by US-based corporations like CNN, Facebook, and Twitter. These facts raise several questions: Could this be another project of the CIA? Could the appointment of Ghebreyesus as head of the WHO be a coincidence? 11/12/2022: I could not access this website today. Ignore the prompts which appear instead of the webpage. 12/11/2022: Do not miss the British Dr. John Campbell's take on China's vaccine, both the vaccine itself and the method used to inject it.
  • Voltairenet.org (Thierry Meyssan, an insightful French writer--I've just added his posts to my list, but I often carried his posts in past years.)  Frequency: Roughly once every two weeks.  
Other recommended websites, which are honest, likely represent old-fashioned capitalism (industrial capitalism) in which finance capitalism (neoliberalism) mostly replaced old-fashioned capitalism from that of old-fashioned capitalism which almost naturally evolved with the help from real conspiricists. The history of this event Prof. Stephen Wertheim approvingly writes in his book Tomorrow, the World. Remember what Upton Sinclair said? ("It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.") Those few honest writers and journalists who are old-fashioned (industrial) capitalists and who produce useful insights without succumbing to current propaganda, they should be listened to.  This new ruling class of financial capitalists (neoliberalists or neofascists) promoted by transnational and neocon capitalists) is an Empire currently ruled by a concentrated self-serving, transnational capitalist ruling class who aspire to rule the world (a "unipolar world"). Nations under their control have societies that have characteristics of neofascism: rule by a heavy component of deception, heavily promote debt (which they own) backed-up by violent methods and pursue policies that favor transnational capitalists. This has replaced an earlier form of fascism (mostly rule by violent methods on behalf of industrial capitalists (fascist Empires led by Germany, Italy, and Japan are a good examples). Currently, such nations makeup the neofascist and transnational capitalists in the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire which preserves the same goal of the earlier fascist Empires which strive to control the entire world. Old-fashioned capitalist writers often have much to say that is worthwhile about the current and dominant form of finance capitalism and other related issues. Although few old-fashioned capitalist writers violate Sinclair's rule of thumb, they are concerned more with truth rather than accumulating money and power and we must listen to them.

  • A Son of the American Revolution  Larry Johnson is presently a historian at the College of William & Mary and was about 20 years ago employed at the State Department & CIA. 12/7/2022: I've experience difficulties in accessing this website for today and yesterday. I had to access this website twice before I obtained the website. 12/19/2022: Johnson (an ex-CIA man) recalls the awakening of himself about the true nature of government after reading an article from The New Yorker critical of the CIA. 12/20/2022: It took me a longtime to access the lead post. The authorities are clearly messing with this website. 1/3/2023: Though real, Johnson analyzes the hit on barracks of Russian soldiers and killed at least 63 to see the incident as done by NATO experts.
  • Children's Health Defense  (founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.) Frequency: Nearly everyday except weekends. Don't miss the section labeled "The Defender" for their latest posts (you must scroll down to it). 11/16/2022: I especially recommend this two-hour video that I found on Children's Health Defense's website. 11/22/2022: I especially recommend Vandana Shiva's article "What’s Missing From Climate Debate". 11/24/2022: There are several excellent posts today.
  • Children's Health Defense--Europe  Frequency: roughly once per week. Founded by attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 
  • Glenn Greenwald on Substack.  Frequency: about once a week. 10/3/2022: Greenwald has an article posted today, and it's all about the current political situation in Brazil where he has been obviously living. Be sure not to miss his new podcast from Rumble (weekdays?) at 6 PM CT. You will probably need to become a member. 11/16/2022: I listened to his inaugural program that started tonight. It was a familiar Greenwald which I've always considered mainstream critic in that he accepts the capitalist system, and his comments always reflect an unconsciousness of it. His saving grace is that he is for freedom of expression and his opposition to censorship in any form. To become a participant, I had to take out a membership and donate more that I held acceptable, but some of it went to The Duran--I was generally pleased. I was disappointed that my donation did not enable me to comment or participate in the "chat". The initial program was not on Rumble, but I expect the next program will be on Rumble and I expect to participate. 11/28/2022: Today I recommend the lead article by Greenwald entitled "The Media's Deranged Hysteria Over Elon Musk's Promised Restoration of Free Speech". 12/10/2022: I have pretty much given up on his Rumble debut--the schedule conflicts with my resting time.
  • Paul Craig Roberts  Frequency: Nearly every weekday and occasionally on weekends. I haven't seen a post on holidays. Roberts is a former Asst. Secretary of the Treasure in the Reagan administration. Roberts always exhibits a pro-Reagan bias because of this. He is an old-fashioned capitalist (industrial capitalist) that soon became superseded by the neocons, the more finance-oriented faction in the Deep State who went on to take control of the Democratic Party in the USA and are key supporters of the right-wing Jews (Zionists) of Israel. 11/10/2022: Don't miss his take on the 2022 midterm elections (dated 11/9/2022). 11/22/2022: I especially recommend Roberts' "The Truth About Ivermectin". The same criticism can be directed against Vitamin D-3 as a preventive practice to avoid getting Covid-19. 11/30/2022: Roberts reveals the lies that the ruling class via their government and their corporate media has told about the economy. 12/14/2022: I learned from today's post that truth-teller David Ray Griffin recently died. 12/28/2022: Roberts make a lot of sense in today's post.
  • The Ice Blog  Frequency: about once per month. 
  • The Unz Review  Founded by Ron Unz, a retired physicist, who has a brilliant mind but limited by anti-Jewish attitudes (although he is a Jew--101.25m) which seem to be fading appropriately into a view that targets right-wing Jews (Zionists). And, he seems to be moving to the true left as he includes more articles by Pepe Escobar, who in my opinion, is the best journalist and geopolitical analyst in the world, and economist Michael Hudson. Meanwhile, you will find articles criticizing the faux-left (the fake left on the political spectrum mostly represented by the Democratic Party). Many non-socialist writers have been confused by the appearance to the faux-left, created and promoted by the current capitalist financial ruling class via the Democratic Party. These opportunists will use anything to obtain their primary object to dominate and control the world ("unipolar world"). If you read all articles on this website, you will still find articles attacking faux-leftists; but meanwhile you will be wading through the swamp of racist ideas like the ideas argued and promoted on behalf of white supremacy. We must be patient with Unz. To his credit, Unz's most important contribution has been uncovering the many mysteries of the "covid" pandemic and revealing what is underneath--a US biowarfare project to attack China and Iran and the series he wrote about the subject. I think it was developed for the above reasons in addition to the objectives by the transnational ruling capitalist class (the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire's plan to dominate and control the world) partially to reduce the world's population of ordinary humans and to save themselves as a ruling class dominating the entire world. The covid pandemic also raised the suspicion of a Russian microbiologist Igor Nikulin. Therefore, I urge you to read articles by Unz, Pepe Escobar, Scott Ritter,  etc., and ignore most of the rest of posts by various unproven writers on this website. 9/21/2022: Ron Unz posts an article by Jonathan Cook who I rate as a first class journalist! 10/10/2022: Unz has an excellent article in today's website. 11/14/2022: In today's edition Unz seems to be following his old habits: racializing today's politics instead of elevating the left-right perspective or the working class vs the ruling capitalist class. 11/23/2022: Whitney has an excellent article in today's edition, "Why Do American Hate Putin?" I saw the headline and I immediately thought that they are told to so. Americans are obedient. But Whitney does better. 11/29/2022: I think that this is an important article to read. 12/12/2022: I highly recommend a lead article by Ron Unz who revisited recent historical events and found that the evidence was effectively cancelled by government authorities. Also, I recommend the article by Mike Whitney who argues that government policies are leading us ordinary people to accept and normalize nuclear war with Russia. 12/16/2022: Putin's conundrum is the US tendency (US ruling capitalist class) to obey international agreements only if they are in the interests of the US (capitalists). 12/19/2022: Ron Unz, Tucker Carlson, and many other people are beginning to question the assassinations of key figures of the 1960s. They are beginning to see a Deep State that is above government officials. In the 1960s ordinary people ignored the allegations from suspicious people and went about their ordinary business. Now it seems that ordinary people are waking up and beginning to question these fantastical reports issued by the media and government officials. 12/22/2022: Today I recommend this article which illustrates that this website (Ron Unz) is becoming more and more radical.
  • Wall Street on Parade  Frequency: they blog almost daily except for weekends and holidays. Founded by Pam Martens and Russ Martens who find lots of misdeeds regarding Wall Street, but it's all from a capitalist point of view.