Erik Moshe

China’s Environmental Issues & Culture: Interview with Jingfang Liu

Jingfang Liu is an Associate Professor in the Communications Department at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Her paper, “China’s Green Public Culture: Network Pragmatics and the Environment”, co-authored with G. Thomas Goodnight, appeared in the International Journal of Communication in 2016. Green Public Culture “is an ensemble of communicative activities that come to exist in […]

Rule by Thieves: One Week in the Life of the American Kleptocracy

Our Freedoms Have become Casualties in an All-Out War on the American People “The first and most important thing to understand about politics is this: forget Right, Left, Center, socialism, fascism, or democracy. Every government that exists — or ever existed, or ever will exist — is a Kleptocracy, meaning ‘rule by thieves.’ Competing ideologies […]

The Rising Tide of Militarism in the 21st Century: From Clinton, Bush, Obama & Trump

Militarism: An essential structural feature of US imperialism’s insertion in the international system US militarism expanded exponentially through the first two decades of the Twenty-First Century, and was embraced by both Democratic and Republican Presidents. The mass media’s hysteria towards President Trump’s increase in military spending deliberately ignores the vast expansion of militarism, in all […]

Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation DOD Spending Spree for February 2017

DOD Spent $26,544,044,000+ on 169 Individual Contracts in February 2017 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $26,544,044,000 on 169 individual contracts during February 2017.  […]

The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive & Well

We’re in a national state of denial! “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so […]

The Practicalities & Politics of Leaking Information: Interview with Brian Martin

A Conversation with an Expert on Whistleblowing Brian Martin is a social scientist at the Faculty of Arts School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong in NSW, Australia. He was president of Whistleblowers Australia from 1996 to 1999 and remains their International Director. He received a PhD in theoretical physics from […]

Merkel’s Message to US: NATO is not ‘Obsolete’ – and neither is the Russian Boogeyman

CDU Promises Vast Expansion of Military Spending, Putting Election at Risk German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen used the 53rd Munich Security Conference to send a message to the new U.S. administration: NATO is not “obsolete” – and neither is the Russian boogeyman! “There can be no policy of equidistance […]

Newsbud Exclusive- Putin’s Instructions to the FSB, 2015-2017: An Analysis

Every year in February or March, the Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his annual address to the Federal Security Service (FSB) Board. He uses this occasion to evaluate the FSB work during the previous year and to chart the priorities for the future. In the three-part investigative article published by Newsbud earlier this year, I […]

The ‘ISIS’ Myth & Terrorist Reality in Afghanistan (Newsbud Community Exclusive)

In Afghanistan, terror trumps diplomacy. Every time. As Russia and China try to broker a peace process in Afghanistan, a bloody wave of attacks sweeps through Pakistan. The likely culprit: India. Newsbud Community Members click HERE to view complete article.

Trump’s Ties to the Past and the Resurrection of the Left

President Trump is deeply embedded in the politics of the deep state structure of American imperialism. Contrary to occasional references to non-intervention in overseas wars, Trump has followed in the footsteps of his predecessors. While neoconservatives and liberals have raised a hue and cry about Trump’s ties to Russia, his ‘heresies’ over NATO and his […]

Newsbud Exclusive – Montenegro’s NATO Nightmare: Wall Street Journal & Fake NATO News

On February 8, 2017, Wall Street Journal aired an interview with its “border lands” columnist Sohrab Ahmari under the title “Montenegro’s NATO Dreams.”[1] This interview is problematic on so many levels, starting with the title itself, that it fully deserves the tag of ‘fake news.’ Nothing in what Ahmari says is objective and impartial. It […]

The Sword of Sanctions Knows No Scabbard: America’s Endless War on Iran

Any U.S. shooting war with Iran will probably be escalation of the sanctions war, a war the US kicked off with the fall of the Shah in 1979, escalated to the United Nations in 2006, and will probably never bring to a conclusion. The Obama administration tried a sanctions limited cease-fire with the Iran nuclear […]

The FBI: The Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich

Can the Fourth Reich happen here? It’s already happening right under our noses! “After five years of Hitler’s dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI’s seal of approval.”— Historian Robert Gellately “Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising to power.”—Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the […]

Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for January 2017

DOD spent $12,867,000,000+ on 142 individual contracts in January 2017 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $12,867,000,000 on 142 individual contracts during January 2017.  […]

The Dance of the Five Powers on the Korean Peninsula

Arguably no Asian nation has suffered more in the modern era, or resisted more fiercely, than Korea.  Today it is still the battleground of empires, divided and beset by powerful outside forces. Five competing agendas intersect on the Korean peninsula: those of South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, and the United States.  The United States, […]