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Trump and the New Mideast Paradox

10 July 2017 - 11:50am
President Trump got excited over a Saudi-Israeli scheme to combat Iran, but Trump’s cooperation with Russian President Putin on Syria goes in a profoundly different direction, as ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke explains. By Alastair Crooke In the early 1920s, an…

Ten Problems with Anti-Russian Obsession

9 July 2017 - 11:58am
Many anti-Trump Americans see the Russia-gate “scandal” as a way to derail Donald Trump, but this political opportunism has fed a dangerous anti-Russian hysteria and led Democrats to ignore why they really lost, says Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling The…

The Syrian Test of Trump-Putin Accord

8 July 2017 - 11:31am
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media remains obsessed over Russia’s alleged “meddling” in last fall’s election, but the real test of bilateral cooperation may come on the cease-fire in Syria, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern The immediate prospect…

Risk of Unleashing ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

8 July 2017 - 10:11am
Exclusive: Despite a constructive meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at the G-20, Official Washington’s hawks still hold a strong hand, in part, because Trump has ceded broad power to the military, says David Marks. By David Marks During…

Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion

7 July 2017 - 4:58pm
Exclusive: In 2016, when a British parliamentary report demolished the excuse for the U.S. and its allies invading Libya in 2011, it should have been big news, but the U.S. mainstream media looked the other way, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe…

Macron Cracks Down on French Liberty

7 July 2017 - 4:15pm
Exclusive: The youthful new French President Macron is getting rave press reviews, with little attention to his clampdown on public liberty under the guise of fighting terrorism, reports Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall French President Emmanuel Macron — the “great…

MSM, Still Living in Propaganda-ville

6 July 2017 - 6:23pm
Exclusive: The stakes in U.S.-Russia relations could not be higher – possible nuclear conflagration and the end of civilization – but the U.S. mainstream media is still slouching around in “propaganda-ville,” says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry As much as…

The Democrats’ Russia-gate Obsession

6 July 2017 - 10:31am
National Democrats are so wedded to the Russia-gate strategy for destroying President Trump politically that they are willing to risk destruction of the planet in a nuclear war, explains Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon Some leading Democrats in Congress are…

The Fight over Mexican-American Books

6 July 2017 - 10:26am
Latino-rights activists are challenging Arizona’s ban on school books and courses that provide students with information about Mexican-American history and culture, as Dennis J Bernstein describes. By Dennis J Bernstein Arizona’s resistance to allowing school books and courses that teach…

Mythical Powers of a Memorial Wall

5 July 2017 - 11:36am
America, like other countries, surrounds itself with myths about the founding and reasons for wars, all the better to control the population and justify government actions, explains Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson Walls (here we mean monolithic structures that are…

Trump Lowers US Standing in the World

5 July 2017 - 10:23am
President Trump’s ill-informed arrogance has lowered the U.S. standing around the world, according to a new opinion study cited by ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The Pew Research Center released last week the results of one…

Grim Lessons from a Faraway War

4 July 2017 - 2:15pm
Exclusive: At a key juncture of the Vietnam War, the Battle of Hue shocked Americans with scenes of brutal urban warfare, offering lessons that reverberate to the present, reflects Don North in reviewing a book by Mark Bowden. By Don…

The Price of America’s Endless Wars

4 July 2017 - 10:24am
Official Washington likes to think of its wars as “humanitarian,” supposedly bringing “democracy” to faraway lands, but the wars really bring death, destruction and despair, says peace activist Kathy Kelly. By Kathy Kelly At a symposium on peace in Nashville,…

Russia-China Tandem Shifts Global Power

3 July 2017 - 9:23pm
Exclusive: Official Washington’s arrogance in trying to push around Russia and China has pushed the two countries together, creating a dangerous new dynamic in international relations, explains ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Top Russian and Chinese leaders are…

The Democratic Party’s Deadly Dead-End

3 July 2017 - 12:57pm
Exclusive: By playing for centrist and neoconservative votes, national Democrats have left the party floundering with no coherent political message and creating a daunting challenge for democracy, says Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies The most encouraging trend…

Playing Chicken with Nuclear Annihilation

3 July 2017 - 9:59am
Much of Official Washington wants to escalate the confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia, ignoring the terrifying reality that this game of chicken could end life on the planet, as Norman Solomon observes. By Norman Solomon Any truthful way to say it…

Foisting Blame for Cyber-hacking on Russia

2 July 2017 - 4:11pm
Exclusive: Cyber-criminal efforts to hack into U.S. government databases are epidemic, but this ugly reality is now being exploited to foist blame on Russia and fuel the New Cold War hysteria, reports Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Recent hearings by…

Pursuing Hard Truths in Syria

2 July 2017 - 12:19pm
A U.N. agency says it found sarin in victims of an April 4 attack in Syria, but lack of a plausible weapon and unreliability of pro-rebel witnesses make the pursuit of truth difficult, says WMD expert Scott Ritter at The…

What Trump Can Expect from Putin

1 July 2017 - 1:46pm
President Trump will have his first meeting with President Putin at a time of dangerous U.S.-Russian tensions, amid demands to “get tough,” but ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern, a former presidential briefer, urges Trump to see Putin’s side. By Ray McGovern…

Trump Takes Aim at Energy R&D Funds

1 July 2017 - 12:18pm
Exclusive: While boasting of his plans for “American energy dominance,” President Trump is slashing key research projects and ceding much of the renewable energy market to China, notes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall In case you didn’t get the memo,…

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