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George Orwell and the Cold War: A Reconsideration

Source: https://mises.org By Murray N. Rothbard George Orwell and the Cold War: A Reconsideration   [From Reflections on America, 1984: An Orwell Symposium. Ed. Robert Mulvihill. Athens and London, University of Georgia Press, 1986.] In a recent and well-known article, Norman Podhoretz has attempted to conscript George Orwell into the ranks of neoconservative enthusiasts for […]


Defense contractor claims he was fired for reporting fraud

Source: http://rt.com A former manager for one of the biggest US defense contractors says he was removed from his job after accusing his higher-ups of defrauding the government. Cornelius Hosch, the one-time head of counter-IED intelligence for BAE Systems Information Solutions’ eastern Afghanistan office, sued his former employer in federal court on Tuesday. Hosch, a […]


Israel spends $647 million to load up on US munitions following Gaza war

Source: http://rt.com The Pentagon has approved a deal to supply 6,900 precision bomb kits to replenish Israel’s weapons stockpiles, diminished by the recent war against Hamas in Gaza. The contract is valued at $647 million. “The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist […]


Blackwater becomes new landlord in Afghanistan for US Special Forces

Source: http://rt.com As President Obama insists on a speedy end to the war in Afghanistan, his administration has other plans. A facility owned by the private security force once known as Blackwater has been awarded a $22 million contract to house US troops through 2015. The private military company Academi — formerly Blackwater and, more […]


Slowing down the surveillance state: a guide to warrantless government spying

Source: http://rt.com If the growing use of governmental tip-toeing to wiretap phone lines and emails doesn’t seem serious, think again. So heightened lately are concerns over surveillance that two major organizations have published a primer on federal spy programs. Both ProPublica and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have released thorough guides this week that explore what […]