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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 […]

Monsanto insurance: USDA tells farmers to pay for avoiding troubles with agro-giant 3

Source: http://rt.com The United State Department of Agriculture has finalized a report to address concerns from farmers who fear they’ll be next on an ever-expanding list of defendants sued by biotech giants Monsanto, but those worries aren’t about to end. The Monsanto Company dominates more than just grow fields across the US, as evident in […]