- Martin Luther King Day and the Unspeakable by Edward Curtin from his blog "Behind the Curtain".
Monday, January 21, 2019 will be Martin Luther King Day, and I am posting this piece in advance so that readers can let its message sink in before the corporate media tell their lies by omission, as they have done on so many issues, such as the assassinations of JFK, Malcom X, MLK, and RFK, four linked assassinations that have profoundly affected our world up to the present day.
Curtin explains how leaders of the people, and others that refuse to follow the orders of the Deep State, are dealt with by our masters in the Deep State, the directorate of the transnational ruling capitalist class.
- Talk of Western intervention in the Black Sea is pure fantasy by Pepe Escobar from Asia Times.
By now it’s established the US and NATO are stepping up military pressure from Poland to Romania and Bulgaria all the way to Ukraine and east of the Black Sea, which seems, at least for the moment, relatively peaceful, just as Crimea’s return to Russia starts to be regarded, in realpolitik terms, as a fait accompli.
After a recent series of conversations with top analysts from Istanbul to Moscow, it’s possible to identify the main trends ahead.
- 'Jewish state' will soon cease to exist, Israelis may flee to West: Zionist historian from PressTV (Iran).
- Science and social crisis in 2019 by Bryan Dyne from World Socialist Web Site.
The author contrasts major breakthroughs in scientific knowledge with increasing reports about the degradation of living conditions among the overwhelming majority of humans. Clearly the system, capitalism, that governs human exchanges of productivity to benefit a tiny minority, is in basic conflict with science, the rigorous system that humans developed to attain knowledge about the universe they live in.