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How An Australian Oligarch Is Using Dirty Tricks And Libertarian Lies To Fleece Aborigines Out Of Billions

My blood’s boiling as I write this: Roebourne (the town where I grew up) is under attack by Australia’s richest man, a West Australian oligarch named Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest.

The reason why this vampire-billionaire wants my hometown: Roebourne’s resident Aborigines, the Yindjibarndi people, are sitting on $280 billion dollars worth of iron ore deposits. And Forrest’s mining company, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), wants what the Yindjibarndi have.

Jul 20, 2011 | Comments (33)

FOC The RATS! Bring Back Ike's Tax Rate On The Rich

The eXiled has set up an emergency “deficit crisis” website calling on America to restore President Eisenhower’s top tax rate on the wealthiest 0.1% Americans: RATFOCR. Everyone agrees that the Golden Age for America’s middle-class was under President Eisenhower, when…

Jul 18, 2011 | Comments (27)

Conspirators Unmasked in the Strauss-Kahn Drama: New DSK Charge: Attempted Rape of His Daughter's 23-Year-Old Friend

This article was first published in Counterpunch. The political theorists in France and Russia may be correct: Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have enemies that want to end his political career for nefarious agendas. If that is the case, it will certainly…

Jul 17, 2011 | Comments (6)

Never Mind Grover Norquist, Mark Ames Unveils The RATFOCR Revolution On MSNBC'S Dylan Ratigan Show!

Ames goes on Dylan Ratigan’s show to “FOC the RATrS!” General Eisenhower-style. Folks, if America wants to be great, we must tax great!

Jul 14, 2011 | Comments (35)

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Freedom's Just Another Word For Fascism

This article was published in The eXile on December 28, 2005. The Putin regime’s latest moves to tighten controls over foreign NGOs are being portrayed in the West as yet more proof of Russia’s savage authoritarianism and anti-Western paranoia. While…

Jul 13, 2011 | Comments (7)

Burmese Daze: Making Sense Of Myanmar's Mess

So what does Myanmar’s population look like? Its last baby boom happened in the 80s, when the fertility rate was 4.0 to 4.7 – that’s four or five kids per mother. Today it’s just over two kids. This means people born before the mid-90s pose more danger to the regime than any generation after them.

Those people hit twenty during the last decade, and, sure enough, massive protests suddenly broke out in 2007 after 19 years of relative tranquility. Media sources never failed to mention that the protests were “monk-led,” but no one seems to have caught the significance of that.

Jul 13, 2011 | Comments (22)

Horrible Bosses: Straining for Laughs

American movies are dead and I’m attending the funeral. It’ll be a long-running funeral, I expect, with services that go on for years and years and years, and I’ll be there for most of ’em. My beloved movies! After so…

Jul 10, 2011 | Comments (32)