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Greens’ Stein Faults Two-Party System

15 March 2017 - 10:27am
Some Democrats blame Jill Stein for “siphoning off” crucial votes from Hillary Clinton and thus helping to elect Donald Trump, but Stein insists that the two-party straitjacket is the real enemy of democracy, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J…

Trump’s Quiet Outreach to Russia

14 March 2017 - 2:55pm
Facing fierce resistance from Official Washington to a détente with Russia, President Trump has retreated publicly but continues to push ahead with more military-to-military cooperation, reports Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow Many backers of Donald Trump’s planned foreign policy, which…

Testing the Principle of Free Speech

14 March 2017 - 2:05pm
A surge in hateful speech toward minorities in the Age of Trump has been met by  a pushback from angry activists, sometimes trampling the vital principle of free and open debate, writes Michael Winship. By Michael Winship At the risk…

America First or Saudi Arabia First?

14 March 2017 - 1:41pm
Saudi Arabia is testing President Trump’s “America First” promise by demanding U.S. alignment with Saudi interests in the Mideast, a betrayal that Trump should reject, says 9/11 widow Kristen Breitweiser in a letter to the President. By Kristen Breitweiser Dear…

Celebrating the Balfour Disaster

14 March 2017 - 1:06pm
A century ago, the U.K.’s Balfour Declaration set in motion the human rights disaster of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but – for opportunistic reasons – British politicians plan to hail it as a brilliant success, says Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson…

The Misguided ‘Vault 7’ Whodunit

14 March 2017 - 10:55am
  Typically, the mainstream U.S. media responds to a major leak of U.S. intelligence secrets as a whodunit search for the leaker rather than focus on the troubling disclosures, as Jesselyn Radack notes after the “Vault 7” release. By Jesselyn…

When ‘Disinformation’ Is Truth

13 March 2017 - 2:20pm
Exclusive: Democrats and liberals have climbed into bed with the neocons to push the “Russia-did-it” conspiracy theory as a way to “get Trump,” but this New McCarthyism has grave dangers, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The anti-Russian McCarthyism that…

The Democrats’ Dangerous Diversion

12 March 2017 - 3:47pm
Exclusive: The Democrats won’t admit that they lost to Donald Trump because they ran a deeply flawed, corporate-oriented candidate, so they blame Russia instead, a very dangerous diversion, says Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies The current…

Restoring a Responsible ‘Conservatism’

12 March 2017 - 3:37pm
As much as “liberal” has become a dirty word in U.S. politics, the word “conservative” has been ripped from all its honorable traditions and redefined as a dangerous form of radicalism, says ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E.…

A Flawed UN Investigation on Syria

11 March 2017 - 1:58pm
Exclusive: U.N. investigators increasingly make their conclusions fall in line with Western propaganda, especially on the war in Syria, as occurred in a distorted report about last year’s attack on an aid convoy, explains Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter The…

Lynne Stewart: ‘War on Terror’ Casualty

11 March 2017 - 1:29pm
In America’s “war on terror,” normal actions, such as lawyer Lynne Stewart passing a client’s message to friends, became criminalized. Stewart was imprisoned, likely speeding her death from cancer, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Civil rights attorney…

Dreams of ‘Winning’ Nuclear War on Russia

10 March 2017 - 2:47pm
Exclusive: Official Washington’s anti-Russian hysteria has distorted U.S. politics while also escalating risks of a nuclear war as U.S. war planners dream of “winning” a first-strike attack on Russia, reports Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall In 1961, senior Pentagon consultants…

America’s Anti-Immigrant ‘Atmosphere’

10 March 2017 - 2:41pm
A hostile U.S. “atmosphere” toward a wide range of immigrants, not just Muslims, has followed President Trump’s travel ban aimed at six mostly Muslim countries, reports Dennis J Bernstein. Dennis J Bernstein Beyond the specific language of President Trump’s revised…

Another Russia ‘Fake News’ Red Herring

9 March 2017 - 3:16pm
Exclusive: In the West, it’s now common for politicians to shout Russian “fake news” when embarrassing facts come out — as happened with Canada’s new foreign minister hiding a Nazi family skeleton, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry On Feb,…

Steve Bannon’s Apocalyptic ‘Unravelling’

9 March 2017 - 11:21am
Donald Trump’s upbeat slogan is “Make America Great Again,” but his chief strategist Steve Bannon sees apocalyptic days ahead, a harsh winter before society’s renewal, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Steve Bannon is accustomed to start many…

Democrats’ McCarthyism Hits Greens’ Stein

9 March 2017 - 9:24am
Democratic Party hysteria blaming Russia for Hillary Clinton’s defeat has spilled over into McCarthyistic smears against Green Party candidate Jill Stein for attending a dinner in Moscow, reports Nat Parry. By Nat Parry Four months since the upset election of…

The Five Blinding Myths About Iran

9 March 2017 - 9:08am
Exclusive: President Trump lines up with the Washington Establishment on at least one point: that Iran is the chief source of terrorism. The only problem is it’s not true, just one of the “Iran myths,” Ted Snider explains. By Ted…

Fresh Doubts about Russian ‘Hacking’

8 March 2017 - 3:28pm
Exclusive: The gauzy allegations of Russia “hacking” the Democrats to elect Donald Trump just got hazier with WikiLeaks’ new revelations about CIA cyber-spying and the capability to pin the blame on others, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry WikiLeaks’ disclosure…

North Korea Fears ‘Regime Change’ Strike

8 March 2017 - 9:50am
Exclusive: Tensions keep rising on the Korean peninsula with North Korea test-firing missiles and the U.S. dispatching a naval task force, but no sign of President Trump’s proposed negotiations, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Japanese citizens had every reason…

America’s Homegrown Assault on Democracy

8 March 2017 - 8:45am
WikiLeaks’ new dump of CIA documents reveals that when it comes to undermining the Constitution and democracy, U.S. intelligence agencies and their political “overseers” are doing the jump quite nicely, thanks, says Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon For months now,…

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