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Rising Budget Stakes for Space Warfare

14 July 2017 - 4:27am
Exclusive: As a backdrop to the Russia-gate hysteria and the heightened fear of China is a budget war over how much U.S. taxpayer money to pour into space warfare, explains Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall There’s a civil war being…

How Russia-gate Met the Magnitsky Myth

13 July 2017 - 1:19pm
Exclusive: A documentary debunking the Magnitsky myth, which was an opening salvo in the New Cold War, was largely blocked from viewing in the West but has now become a factor in Russia-gate, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Near…

Behind Trump’s Trip to Poland

13 July 2017 - 1:03pm
Before visiting many key U.S. allies, including either Mexico or Canada, President Trump traveled to Poland last week, getting a friendly reception from another nationalist politician, President Andrzej Duda, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Perhaps the most…

Ignoring the Human Disaster in Yemen

12 July 2017 - 12:31pm
The West’s protestations about human rights sound hollow when one looks at Yemen where the U.S. and U.K. place profits from arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the carnage those weapons are inflicting, as Alon Ben-Meir explains. By Alon Ben-Meir…

Seeing the Substance in Trump-Putin Meeting

12 July 2017 - 6:18am
The first meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin achieved  potentially life-saving progress on the Syrian crisis, but the U.S. media/political world can’t get past its obsession with Russia-gate, reports Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow The U.S. mainstream media’s obsessive focus…

Another Attack on Honduran Rights Activist

12 July 2017 - 6:17am
Defending indigenous and environmental rights in Central America can be a very dangerous undertaking, with an account of a new attack on the daughter of slain Honduran activist Berta Caceres, as Dennis J Bernstein reports. By Dennis J Bernstein Bertha…

Trump’s Empty Promise on War Savings

11 July 2017 - 12:57pm
Although President Trump promised to avoid unnecessary wars, he still is seeking a major increase in the already gigantic U.S. military budget, a risky contradiction, says Ivan Eland. By Ivan Eland President Donald Trump has always had contradictions in his…

Forgetting the ‘Dirty Dossier’ on Trump

10 July 2017 - 8:47pm
Exclusive: The new Russia-gate furor is over Donald Trump Jr. meeting a Russian who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton, but the Clinton team’s Russian cash-for-trash search against Trump Sr. is all but forgotten, writes Robert Parry. By Robert…

Barbara Lee’s Slam on Trump-Putin Meeting

10 July 2017 - 3:23pm
The Democratic Party’s embrace of the New Cold War and New McCarthyism – to counter President Trump – has spread to Rep. Barbara Lee, a brave voice against the post-9/11 war frenzy, as Norman Solomon notes in an open letter.…

The Enduring Injustice of Palestine

10 July 2017 - 1:03pm
As Israel joins Saudi Arabia in its anti-Iran/anti-Shiite project, the fate of the Palestinians has been pushed down the ranks of Mideast priorities, but the fight against this injustice will not end, says John Pilger. By John Pilger When I…

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…

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