The Downsized “Exxon Knew” trial proves that the “Merchants of Doubt” theory was always science fiction

by Roger I. Roots Remember that book, and later movie, entitled “Merchants of Doubt”? It told how the world’s oil, gas and coal giants were secretly funding a “climate denial” movement in order to confuse and mislead the world into questioning the settled, unequivocal, unchallengeable science of catastrophic manmade climate change. It turns out that […]

Update: mainstream media cracks; begins to report Chilean protests were ignited by carbon taxes

After weeks of anti-government rioting in Chile and the embarrassing cancellation of the upcoming UN climate conference in Chile, some mainstream (i.e., government supported and supporting) news outlets are reluctantly reporting a connection to recent carbon taxes imposed by the Chilean government. The Washington Post, conceding that capitalistic reforms have catapulted Chile to prosperity since […]

Mainstream media conceals the primary cause of the deadly Chilean riots: carbon taxes

This week saw major stories in many newspapers about the growth of protests and riots throughout the world. The Guardian published a detailed expose’ of protests in Hong Kong, Paris, Chile, Iraq, Ecuador and elsewhere which suggested the root cause of all these protests was young populations angry about “income inequality.” Reuters published a detailed […]

What really caused the 2014 riots in Ferguson, Missouri? A new study suggests they were fueled by “taxation by citation”

Reason’s Brian Doherty is out with an article on city governments that use “taxation by citation” as major components of their income. Doherty cites a study from the Institute for Justice, “The Price of Taxation by Citation.” The study looked at 3 Georgia cities which derive 14 to 25 percent of their revenue from petty […]

Californians are buying small generators by the thousands

THE MARKET ALWAYS WINS Governments everywhere seek subjects that are impoverished, weak, ill, fearful and dependent on government “services.” But the current and future blackouts caused by California’s government-licensed power monopoly appear to have one major positive impact: thousands of Californians are seeking self help by purchasing small gas generators. Bloomberg reported on October 5 […]

Why did ExxonMobil choose a bench trial rather than a jury trial?

New York. October 25. New York Supreme Court. Antigovernment News Bureau. The downsized “Exxon knew” trial currently occurring in New York Supreme Court in lower Manhattan provides a look into several larger-scale litigation choices by ExxonMobil attorneys. Exxon is being sued by the State of New York for accounting discrepancies in the company’s reports and […]

Day 2 of downsized “Exxon knew” trial: prosecution strikes out with early early witnesses

by Roger Roots, Antigovernment News and Justice Travelers Lower Manhattan, New York, Oct. 23. Day 2 of the downsized “Exxon Knew” trial in lower Manhattan was much ado about meetings, phone calls, glossy reports and discussions among Exxon and some of its institutional investors. ExxonMobil has long been a king of the New York Stock […]

“I can’t think properly,” mumbles Julian Assange as he fights extradition to U.S.

The great Julian Assange, who has struggled for years to bring government crimes to light through his Wikileaks website, is currently held in England’s Belmarsh prison awaiting extradition to the U.S. to face “conspiracy” to disclose classified information charges. (His alleged “coconspirator,” Chelsea Manning, is also being held–without sentence or charge–in U.S. jails for “contempt […]