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The Fake Left

The Fake Left

By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier All writers with a desire to rattle people out of their torpor occasionally wonder if it is worthwhile to continue to try to raise their voices over the din of lies and distractions. More and more for us, such thoughts are occasioned, not by the mainstream, which predictably treats [...]

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Photo Essay: A Thanksgiving Celebration of Homeless People

Photo Essay: A Thanksgiving Celebration of Homeless People

Few words can express the misery of homelessness, and the despair of  homeless people. Only images can provide a glimpse of this abject life. In all societies homeless people are invisible to most. This is precisely the reason which motivated me to take photographs of  homeless people for more than three decades. The life of [...]

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Will Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Iraqi Shiite Militias Defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq?

Will Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Iraqi Shiite Militias Defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq?

Lame duck US president is MIA on Syria and Iraq Vladimir Putin made his move on Syria a couple of weeks ago in a well-planned deliberate fashion, seizing the strange political vacuum in the White House. Washington is already in a full-blown election cycle and  scrambling to keep the appearance of competency in foreign affairs. [...]

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Mercier and Draitser Discuss Disaster Capitalism in Post Katrina New Orleans

Mercier and Draitser Discuss Disaster Capitalism in Post Katrina New Orleans

Eric Draitser:….We are marking the 10th-year anniversary of Katrina, and I am joined first by Gilbert Mercier, the editor in chief of News Junkie Post. He had some interesting experiences around Katrina and New Orleans. When I came around your piece on Katrina, it is really powerful and it took me back to 10 years [...]

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Gilbert Mercier Discusses the US Election Charade with Andrew Korybko on Sputnik

Gilbert Mercier Discusses the US Election Charade with Andrew Korybko on Sputnik

Andrew Korybko: If Joe Biden decides to throw his hat into the ring, how could this affect the dynamic of the elections? Gilbert Mercier: Ultimately, Joe Biden, if he runs, will serve an entertainment purpose: sort of what is going on with Donald Trump in the GOP primary. Biden might try to cater to the [...]

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