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The War Nerd: Who Won Iraq? Answer: Anyone Who Stayed Out

But let’s take the question seriously for a second here: who won in Iraq? To answer it, you have to start with a close-up of the region, then change magnification to look at the world picture. At a regional level the big winner is obvious: Iran. In fact, Iran wins so big in this war that I’ve already said that Dick Cheney’s DNA should be checked out by a reputable lab, because he has to be a Persian mole.

Dec 15, 2011 | Comments (55)

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Here Are A Few Video Samples That Help Answer “Why Are Young Muscovites Protesting Kremlin Power?”

There are a lot of reasons why Russians–young Russians, young Muscovites in particular–poured out into the streets last Saturday to protest rampant election fraud in the Duma vote. For the past couple of decades, young Muscovites couldn’t be bothered with…

Dec 14, 2011 | Comments (27)

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DANGEROUS JAILS: THE PRINCE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

LASD insiders say that, for years, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka—not Lee Baca—has ruled the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department though a system built of favoritism, pay-to-play campaign donations, and loyalty rewarded over competence—and the jails scandal is one of the results…

Dec 13, 2011 | Comments (14)

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Hanging With A “Family Guy” Writer In Jail…And Realizing That The Raid On Occupy LA Was Meant To Keep Other Family Guys From Joining The Movement…

Late last week, as I was reading a story by the Family Guy writer who had been brutally arrested and mistreated at the Occupy LA crackdown, I suddenly realized, “Holy shit, I remember that guy!” I didn’t catch his name…

Dec 13, 2011 | Comments (40)

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Busted! E-Mails From Mother Jones Blogger Adam Serwer Contradict Published Smears Against Blumenthal Article

The eXiled obtained a bombshell email sent by Mother Jones blogger Adam Serwer that reveals Serwer’s own private doubts about the smears he publicly leveled against journalist Max Blumenthal in his blog and on Twitter.

Dec 12, 2011 | Comments (7)

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How The West Helped Invent Russia’s Election Fraud: OSCE Whistleblower Exposes 1996 Whitewash

“The West let Russia down, and it’s a shame,” said Meadowcroft, a former British MP and veteran of 48 election-monitoring missions to 35 countries.

In a recent telephone interview with The eXile, Meadowcroft explained how he was pressured by OSCE and EU authorities to ignore serious irregularities in Boris Yeltsin’s heavily manipulated 1996 election victory, and how EU officials suppressed a report about the Russian media’s near-total subservience to pro-Yeltsin forces.

Dec 9, 2011 | Comments (11)

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Austerity And Bloodbaths: Historical Graph Shows Perfect Correlation Between Austerity Programs And Mass Violence

I have written about the the correlation between austerity programs and violence–whether the mass state violence like the 1989 “Caracazo” bloodbath in Venezuela in response to an IMF-sanctioned austerity program, in which up to 3,000 people were massacred (leading eventually…

Dec 7, 2011 | Comments (31)

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Update! Jeffrey Goldberg’s Smear Against Blumenthal Falls Apart As Source Changes Her Story To Mother Jones Reporter… [Updated More]

Looks like the source used by former camp guard Jeffrey Goldberg to try to smear Max Blumenthal’s investigative article is proving unreliable. Karen Greenberg has already completely changed her story from a clear-cut denial that she had ever said the…

Dec 7, 2011 | Comments (9)

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Max Blumenthal Responds To Sleaze Campaign Waged By Atlantic Monthly’s Ex-Detention Camp Guard Jeffrey Goldberg…And Why The Atlantic Monthly’s Sleaze Reminds Us Of Putin’s Russia…

The Atlantic Monthly’s former Israeli Detention Camp guard, Cpl. Jeffrey Goldberg, today posted a sleaze-hit on Blumenthal’s article. Since there are no facts in the story that can be called into question, the way they’re going after Blumenthal is by getting one of the sources to deny her quotes (or sort of deny, it’s hard to even tell now)…

Dec 7, 2011 | Comments (16)

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This Is What Injustice Looks Like: Accused Serial Child Rapist Jerry Sandusky Walks Free Without Paying Bail…While Peaceful Occupy LA Protesters Forced To Post $5,000 to $10,000…

When I worked in Russia, there were two sets of laws–one for Kremlin favorites and oligarchs, who never worried about paying for their crimes; and laws for everyone else, who paid no matter what. Here, it’s starting to get even…

Dec 6, 2011 | Comments (38)

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KPFK Radio Talks To Yasha Levine & Mark Ames About LAPD’s Abusive Treatment & Potentially Illegal Detention of Occupy LA Protesters…

Listen to eXiled editors Yasha Levine and Mark Ames on KPFK Radio’s “Beneath the Surface” with Suzi Weissman, as they discuss Yasha Levine’s arrest at the LAPD raid on Occupy LA and the appalling treatment of peaceful protesters he witnessed…

Dec 5, 2011 | Comments (2)

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Over 10,000 In Moscow Protest Election Fraud…The 99% Everywhere Is Sick Of Oligarchy…

As the videos I’m posting below show, the mood in Moscow has definitely soured since I last reported on the anti-Kremlin demonstrations there in 2007-8. Back then, anti-Kremlin democracy protests were still confined to a smaller sliver of the population,…

Dec 5, 2011 | Comments (47)

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Occupy LA Arrest Scandal Update: A Visit to the Raided Camp, Freed Protesters Speak and Bad News About Our Legal Situation…

There were cops everywhere. Some stood in packs around their police cars, others patrolled the fenced-off perimeter on foot while motorcycle cops circled the block in pairs. There were reinforcements outside LAPD’s massive headquarters, conveniently located across the street from City Hall…

Dec 4, 2011 | Comments (36)

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Max Blumenthal: How Israeli Occupation Forces, Bahraini Monarchy Guards Trained U.S. Police For Coordinated Crackdown On “Occupy” Protests

When a riot squad from the New York Police Department destroyed and evicted the “Occupy Wall Street” protest encampment at Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan, department leadership drew on the anti-terror tactics they had refined since the 9/11 attacks. The NYPD deployed “counterterrorism measures” to mobilize large numbers of cops for the lightning raid on Zuccotti…

Dec 2, 2011 | Comments (61)

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Yasha Levine Released From Jail, Exposes LAPD’s Appalling Treatment of Detained Occupy LA Protesters…

Most don’t realize that much of the abuse happened while protesters were in police custody, completely outside the range of the press and news media. And the disgraceful truth is that lot of the abuse was police sadism, pure and simple…

Dec 2, 2011 | Comments (158)

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Update: Yasha Levine released from LA prison on bail, heading home…More later…

Update: Yasha Levine was released from prison on bail, and is heading back to his apartment. The experience was worse than he’d expected, but he’ll explain more on that as soon as he’s back and able to focus. Looks like…

Dec 1, 2011 | Comments (23)

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ALERT! EXILED EDITOR YASHA LEVINE ARRESTED, JAILED DURING POLICE ATTACK ON OCCUPY LA!

UPDATE: Yasha was finally freed on bail just a few minutes ago, after two nights in jail, He just told me he’s exhausted and yet still quite shocked by how harshly the protesters were treated after the embedded reporters were…

Nov 30, 2011 | Comments (58)

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Provocateur Porn: How Many Spooks Does It Take To Infiltrate A Protest Movement?

I spent this past Sunday night reporting from Occupy LA, along with at least 2,000 others who came in solidarity to help the camp stand up to a threatened LAPD raid.  The defense of the camp, or the battle to…

Nov 29, 2011 | Comments (28)

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Why Does This Pig Jason Barker Have A Job At The New York Fed?!

So let’s return to Barker. He can’t even spell “hippie” correctly. He’s presumably a libertarian (the anti-immigration and “53%” identifiers are tells). Libertarians profess to be against the coercive use of state power, yet Barker eagerly advocates inflicting severe injuries onto protestors with no due process. So he looks to be an authoritarian and a hypocrite.

Nov 29, 2011 | Comments (15)

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What do Rick Perry, Glenn Beck, Jim DeMint, Radley Balko and John Tyner Have In Common?

Poor Rick Perry: At last week’s Republican debate, he unveiled yet another “enemy” that a President Perry would destroy for America–but no one paid attention. Gov. Perry’s newest monster he’s vowed to slay is the TSA union…

Nov 28, 2011 | Comments (25)

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Hugo: Scorsese Makes Nice

Hugo is an overstuffed candy-box film of the type that some people really, really like. And if you add “A Martin Scorsese Confection” to the tag, everybody’s over the moon with how unexpected it is, this gift to mankind that’s…

Nov 26, 2011 | Comments (36)

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eXile Classic Comix: A Very Iraqi Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, we’re publishing an eXile classic Comix from Thanksgiving, 2003…

Nov 25, 2011 | Comments (12)

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Kill Without Joy: Hit Man Praises Jack Ruby As “Strictly Pro”

I recently came across a book from the late 1970s called “Kill Without Joy: The Complete How To Kill Book” written apparently by a Canadian locksmith. The hard-boiled title belies the book’s dark comic flair. Or maybe it’s just the…

Nov 24, 2011 | Comments (30)

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How UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Brought Oppression Back To Greece’s Universities

Today, thanks in part to UC Davis chancellor “Chemical” Linda Katehi, Greek university campuses are no longer protected from state security forces. She helped undo her native country’s “university asylum” laws just in time for the latest austerity measures to kick in. Incredibly, Katehi attacked university campus freedom despite the fact that she was once a student at the very center of Greece’s anti-junta, pro-democracy rebellion–although what she was doing there, if anything at all, no one really knows.

Nov 22, 2011 | Comments (38)

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Libertarian Liars: Top Reagan Adviser, Cato Institute Chairman William Niskanen: “Deficits Don’t Matter”

Like typical Randroid libertarians, they find the public’s gullibility and good faith contemptible. This is something that Americans still can’t get their heads around about the free-market libertarians who’ve ruled us and ruined us over the past three decades.

Nov 21, 2011 | Comments (12)