ACCIDENTAL JOURNALIST & FRIENDS : The Rise of Citizen Journalists

by Edith Hathaway © 2017

George Webb calls himself the “Accidental Journalist,” while his admirers call him “an extraordinary and intrepid investigator” and his detractors call him (predictably) a “conspiracy theorist.” Others like him have become “citizen journalists” in recent years, joining the burgeoning ranks of on-line Independent news media. Generally they do not feel served by the mainstream media, especially during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and dating back to 9-11 or earlier. Many citizen journalists did not plan to be journalists, but moved into it out of utter frustration with the level of information being presented on mainstream news (MSM).  Continue reading

Deep State vs. Head of State : Tr. Pluto opposes the USA Sun (3° orb)

by Edith Hathaway © 2017

“Apparently, ‘conspiracy stuff’ is now shorthand for unspeakable truth.”

Gore Vidal, Oct. 2002

Transiting Pluto opposite anyone’s natal Sun is an arresting phenomenon, confronting the person’s very identity and legitimacy on deep levels. There are no political or geographical boundaries to Pluto’s realm, just as with Plutonian elements such as radioactivity. Expand the implications to cover the first-ever Pluto opposition to the USA Sun. Pluto’s orbit is 248.4 years, and the Sun in the chart of a nation-state is the President, or Head of State; also the presidency.  Continue reading

FROM INFORMATION AGE TO SURVEILLANCE STATE – HOW DID WE GET HERE?

By Edith Hathaway © 2017

The Information Age has brought with it both progress and retrogression. Some consider it simply the dark and light sides of capitalism and capitalist modernization, thus something that both emancipates and crushes. Astrologically, the Information Age in our era began formally in 1980-1981 with the triple Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in sidereal Virgo, the sign that Mercury, the communications planet, owns and where it is exalted. The JU-SA conjunctions occur every 20 years, but when they occur three times at the 20-year mark, a relative rarity, this gives extra potency to the conjunctions, and brings extra intensity and acceleration both to the period and to the arena over which Mercury has domain. In addition, this set of triple conjunctions occurred in Hasta nakshatra (the hand), reflecting the new information technology’s hands-on practical approach, along with its hand-held devices, completely changing the way people live, work, and communicate.  Continue reading

POST ELECTION COMMENTARY: Nov. 28, 2016

ELECTION SURPRISE

When most astrologers predicted Hillary Clinton as winner in 2016, using both East & Western techniques and classical rules, it did not turn out as planned.  Astrology did not work the way it normally works – at least I can say that for sure using Vedic astrology.  I think all along was the revolutionary component that had to be considered and that would shatter all the usual rules we follow, including astrological rules – such as that Trump would lose in the last sub-period of his 18-year Rahu Dasha, which is normally the case.  Continue reading

Election 2016 Update : Oct. 28, 2016

  • By Edith Hathaway © 2016

 2016 PRESIDENTIAL PREDICTIONS & TECHNIQUES

In Dec. 2015 I predicted that the Democrats would keep the White House in 2016 and that the likely Republican nominee was Donald Trump, out of a field of 17 GOP nominees.  (Click here for the article.)  I also noted that due to the timing to Trump’s birth chart, especially being at the tail end of his 18-year Rahu Dasha (a Vedic planetary period), and losing the protection of transiting Jupiter in sidereal Leo from Aug. 12, 2016, his chances of reaching the presidency would diminish noticeably from that time onward. Continue reading

ELECTION 2016 UPDATE : Sept. 28, 2016

By Edith Hathaway © 2016

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PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE – Round 1 of 3

The first 2016 Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surpassed all previous records for U.S. Presidential debates. It was viewed by some 80.9 million people, plus another four million or more via live streaming and other media venues. This superseded the previous record Oct. 28, 1980 – at 80.6 million – for the one televised debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. For the 2016 debate, most television audiences watched Continue reading

ELECTION 2016 UPDATE: Aug. 28, 2016

By Edith Hathaway ©2016

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TRUMP STILL AT THE EPICENTER

Donald Trump is still at the epicenter of the 2016 U.S. Election. Though he is currently ca. 6 % points behind Clinton in national polls, no other presidential candidate can match him for sheer entertainment value. He knows how to keep the spotlight focused on him, whether positive or negative.  We will shortly cover his progression from glorious media darling to the candidate many media organizations now want to bury. But when he announced his presidential candidacy on June 16, 2015, complete with all the fanfare at Trump Plaza in New York, and only one day after the expected GOP front-runner Jeb Bush announced his candidacy, pundit Ian Bremmer headlined it this way: “How Donald Trump Stole Jeb Bush’s Moment.” This was both correct and prescient. Continue reading

ELECTION 2016 UPDATE: JULY 28, 2016

By Edith Hathaway © 2016

THE POLITICS OF VITRIOL

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Political rhetoric has reached new boiling points during the 2016 Election season. Intense hatred for Hillary Clinton on the Republican side is matched by intense fear of a Donald Trump presidency on the Democratic side. The difference is that pro-Trump supporters may now be surpassing pro-Clinton supporters in their fervor. Continue reading

Election Update: June 27, 2016

 by Edith Hathaway © 2016

TOP STORY MISSING FROM THE HEADLINES

Nationwide election fraud in the 2016 U.S. Election season to date may exceed anything yet known in American history. Yet this top story in 2016 is conspicuously absent from corporate news headlines, even if numerous voting “irregularities” were reported in many states. The fraud is believed to have occurred throughout the Democratic primaries, where – in state after state – the alleged vote rigging systematically shifted votes to Hillary Clinton from Bernie Sanders, who should have been the real winner in the primaries.        Continue reading

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HISTORY & THE PLANETS SHED LIGHT

by Edith Hathaway © 2016

JU-SA SQUARES IN U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEARS

The exact Jupiter-Saturn square coincides with a U.S. Presidential Election year every 20 years, and we can make certain observations about what this configuration means for Election 2016 and for previous U.S. Presidential Elections.  For most of 2016, Jupiter and Saturn are transiting in a mutual square relationship, in this case the last quarter square prior to the JU-SA conjunction in Dec. 2020.  In 2016 there are two exact squares, March 23 and May 26, 2016.   This theme was first introduced in my article “Trump it Up” (Dec. 21, 2015):  http://edithhathaway.com/trump-it-up/#more-625.            Continue reading

Election 2016 Update: Feb. 26, 2016

by Edith Hathaway © 2016

THE PUBLIC vs. ESTABLISHMENT POLITICS

As we look at the U.S. Presidential primary races and caucuses in late Feb. 2016, we see how themes from 2015 keep reiterating themselves: The voting public is guided in one direction by corporate media (to support establishment politics, keep the corporate-oligarchy dominant, and give the illusion of consensus). But the current planetary configurations indicate that the larger public is becoming more dissatisfied with the status quo, especially regarding financial inequality, and therefore more anti-establishment. They want a candidate who will fight for them and not for establishment politics, which has only widened the already historic inequality gap. This in turn challenges Big Media, which is invested in keeping the status quo and has moved towards the Right since becoming more and more consolidated, from 1983.  Continue reading

ELECTION 2016 UPDATE: Jan. 28, 2016

by Edith Hathaway © 2016

Big Planetary Indicators in January 2016

There are FOUR MAJOR PLANETARY SIGNATURES just three weeks prior to the Iowa caucuses on Feb 1, 2016. This event, in turn, launches the four-month long primary season to decide the presidential nominees for the two major U.S. political parties. These planetary markers indicate what is to come shortly in the more critical portion of the early presidential campaign period. In fact they are already showing their influence as of early January 2016.  Continue reading

TRUMP IT UP

 The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign

by Edith Hathaway © 2015

News as Entertainment

The mainstream media plays a larger than ever role in the unfolding of the 2016 American presidential campaign, accurately reflecting the infotainment world that corporate media now produces, more so since the early 1980s, when greater and greater consolidation of media ownership occurred across the world, and for example, the United States went from 50 major media companies owning 90% of all U.S. media outlets in 1983, to six major media companies owning 90% of all U.S. media in 2015. Seeking profitability above all, big media made deep budget cuts for investigative journalism and fact-checking, with more focus on speed and flash. Continue reading

From Sykes-Picot 1916 to ISIS 2015

From Sykes-Picot 1916 to ISIS 2015: Setting the Stage for the 2015 Paris Attacks

By Edith Hathaway ©2015

“… From a proud tower in the town
Death looks gigantically down.”

Edgar Allen Poe, quoted by Barbara Tuchman in her book The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914, © 1966.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

ISIS is a Sunni Muslim jihadist group in the Middle East that declared itself a Caliphate as of June 29, 2014. Prior to this, the last major official Caliphate was the Ottoman Empire, which had control over the political and religious affairs of a large swath of territory. During the height of their empire in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Ottomans controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, the Caucasus, North Africa and the Horn of Africa – coincidentally, many of the same areas the new ISIS or IS (Islamic State) wants to control again, including almost half of Africa. ISIS presently controls territories within Iraq and Syria. The Ottoman Empire ruled over Iraq from 1533 to 1918; its empire was founded in 1299 and dissolved in 1923 when the secular Turkish state was formed. The Ottoman Caliphate began in 1517 and was abolished March 3, 1924. The Ottomans were predominantly Sunni Muslims, and from the 16th thru 19th centuries they were at war with the predominantly Shia Persians. (Shia Muslims currently represent between 10 to 15% of all Muslims, the rest being Sunni Muslims.) Continue reading

Syria Boils Over – Into the World’s Problem

By Edith Hathaway © 2015

Introduction

Syria’s national crisis is gaining the world’s attention – finally. But why now – after several years of increasingly alarming headlines? The state structure may now collapse without outside intervention; Syrian national borders set in place in 1915 -1916 have become totally porous within the last few years; its citizens are fleeing in droves, causing a world refugee crisis not seen since the end of World War II; and as of late Sept. 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has control over only 25 to 30% of Syrian territory due to the increasing power of ISIS, the Sunni- extremist group which now claims a large swath of Syria and Iraq. No longer are the Syrian government’s brutal attacks on the rebels center stage, but also the violent actions of ISIS and its much flaunted and horrific beheadings. Continue reading

Edward Snowden – Part 2: Youngest & Most Iconic NSA Whistleblower

by Edith Hathaway © 2014

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Birth data and background

Edward Snowden was born June 21, 1983, 4:42 am EDT, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. (Class AA data) Using Lahiri ayanamsha, his Ascendant is 18:37 Taurus. He grew up in a Maryland suburb, where his parents and extended family worked in various ways for the government, including his older sister. It seemed a natural development that Edward too would gravitate to work in some way for the government. Continue reading

Corporate Conglomerates vs. Nation States: Which Nations will Survive and Thrive?

Copyright © 2010 by Edith Hathaway

 “There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT & T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. The world is a business … and there is not a single law on the books to stop them !” [1] 

Paddy Chayefsky,  1974                                                                               

INTRODUCTION: Nearly 50 years ago, the world emerged out of an era of excessive nationalism and religious zeal into one of increasing dominance of corporate conglomerates over nation-states, even if the old themes still linger and provide convenient reasons for justifying wars and conflicts. Continue reading