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A Nazi Skeleton in the Family Closet

27 February 2017 - 12:54pm
Exclusive: Canada’s fiercely anti-Russian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says her Ukrainian grandfather struggled “to return freedom and democracy to Ukraine,” but she leaves out that he was a Nazi propagandist justifying the slaughter of Jews, writes Arina Tsukanova. By Arina…

The Risk of Baiting Trump on Russia

27 February 2017 - 9:41am
In the drive to damage President Trump, American liberals have seized on his desire for more cooperation with Russia, baiting him as “a Putin puppet,” a dangerous strategy, says Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon Four weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, New…

In Case You Missed…

27 February 2017 - 8:50am
Some of our notable stories in January, focusing on the U.S. presidential transfer of power, the issue of alleged Russian interference in the election and the furor over “fake news.” “The War Against Alternative Information” by Rick Sterling, Jan. 1,…

Assessing Diversity on Russian TV

26 February 2017 - 8:55pm
The U.S. view of Russian media is that it is all propaganda all the time to keep the Russian people in line, but it actually encourages diverse and even hostile opinions, says Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow Anyone looking into…

Risks in Rush to Crush ISIS

26 February 2017 - 1:59pm
President Trump’s vow to crush the Islamic State quickly may lead to hasty actions that could compound the problem rather than solve it, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar A couple of tendencies that are all…

Trump’s Trouble with the Truth

26 February 2017 - 12:02pm
Although occasionally blurting out inconvenient truths, President Trump has established an early record of remarkable falsehoods, raising doubts about his grasp of reality, says Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson During the presidential campaign, I often referred to Donald Trump as…

How ‘New Cold Warriors’ Cornered Trump

25 February 2017 - 4:11pm
Exclusive: The U.S. intelligence community’s extraordinary campaign of leaks claiming improper ties between President Trump’s team and Russia seeks to ensure a lucrative New Cold War by blocking detente, reports Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Opponents of the Trump administration…

Trump’s Embattled ‘Revolution’

25 February 2017 - 11:26am
President Trump’s domestic “revolution” on behalf of “forgotten” Americans requires a complementary foreign policy of reduced warfare and a weaker dollar, explains ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Pat Buchanan – perhaps the U.S. politician with the greatest feel…

Who’s Behind US Downward-Mobility?

24 February 2017 - 11:58am
President Trump blames Mexicans, Chinese and other foreigners for the plight of downwardly mobile Americans but the real culprits are his corporatist pals who grab the lion’s share of the wealth from U.S. global dominance, says JP Sottile. By JP…

Sleepwalking into a New Arms Race

24 February 2017 - 11:14am
The West’s current hysteria about “Russian aggression” ignores the long history of real Western aggression against Russia, now underscored by plans to sharply increase spending on nuclear weapons, note Chuck Spinney and Pierre Sprey. By Chuck Spinney and Pierre Sprey…

Syrian War Propaganda at the Oscars

24 February 2017 - 9:33am
The Western-backed war in Syria, like the invasion of Iraq, was so smothered by propaganda that truth was not only the first casualty but has been steadily suffocated for five years, now reaching the Oscars, says Rick Sterling. By Rick…

How Trump Could Be a Truth-teller

23 February 2017 - 1:50pm
Exclusive: Viewed as uncaring about facts, President Trump could change his image by releasing important information about recent turning-point moments that President Obama chose to hide from the people, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry One positive thing about a…

Israel’s Dead-End Dilemma

23 February 2017 - 9:14am
President Trump says he’s okay with a one- or two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – whatever the two parties want – but without forceful U.S. intervention, neither option is feasible, says John Chuckman. By John Chuckman With its steady…

NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

22 February 2017 - 11:04am
Exclusive: The West’s anti-Russian propaganda links Moscow to the blight of “fake news” but the evidence doesn’t connect the two. So, The New York Times makes the case with its own “fake news,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry A grave…

California Resists Trump on Immigration

22 February 2017 - 9:45am
President Trump’s crackdown on America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants is raising alarm among that community but faces its stiffest resistance in California where leaders vow defiance, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein California Governor Jerry Brown departed in…

Palestinians See More of the Same

22 February 2017 - 9:08am
President Trump has offered mixed signals about precisely what his attitude toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be, but Palestinians see little prospects for meaningful improvement, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit…

The West’s Moral Hypocrisy on Yemen

21 February 2017 - 1:02pm
Exclusive: The West’s “humanitarian interventionists” howl over bloody conflicts when an adversary can be blamed but go silent when an ally is doing the killing, such as Saudi Arabia in Yemen, reportss Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Only a few…

Trump’s One-State Openness on Israel

21 February 2017 - 12:38pm
The ugly reality in Israel/Palestine is that the Zionist leaders are engaging in a slow-walk ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, a crime that can only be averted now by a secular singular state, says ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham…

Towards a New Trade Policy

21 February 2017 - 11:02am
International trade deals have lost their consensus support as more workers view them as anathema to good-paying jobs, requiring the U.S. politicians to rethink these strategies, writes Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus On Jan. 23, President Donald Trump signed an…

Was Thomas Jefferson a Rapist?

20 February 2017 - 3:41pm
Exclusive: As Thomas Jefferson’s apologists retreat in their denials about Sally Hemings, the new defensive line is to assert that Jefferson’s sex with his slave girl was “a relationship,” not another r-word, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry On President’s…

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