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.