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Growing Fears in Immigrant Communities

6 September 2017 - 1:33pm
Amid more federal and state crackdowns on illegal immigrants, some Latinos feared that Hurricane Harvey relief efforts could serve as another excuse to round up people without documents, as Dennis J Bernstein learned. By Dennis J Bernstein Federal and state…

On the Brink of Nuclear War

5 September 2017 - 4:14pm
Special Report: As nuclear war looms in Korea, the life-or-death question is whether President Trump and his team can somehow marshal the skill and strength of President Kennedy in the Cuban Missile Crisis, writes historian William R. Polk. By William…

The Drudgery of Modern Work

5 September 2017 - 4:04pm
A bitter irony of modern life is just when computers and robots should give people more time for creativity and relaxation, the opposite is often the case for many, a continued life of drudgery, as Lawrence Davidson observes. By Lawrence…

How ‘Regime Change’ Wars Led to Korea Crisis

4 September 2017 - 2:59pm
Exclusive: The U.S.-led aggressions against Iraq and Libya are two war crimes that keep on costing, with their grim examples of what happens to leaders who get rid of WMDs driving the scary showdown with North Korea, writes Robert Parry.…

The Risk of NATO’s H-Bombs in Turkey

3 September 2017 - 12:31pm
Exclusive: As the world nervously assesses North Korea’s claims about having a hydrogen bomb, another danger point is in Turkey where an erratic leader could seize NATO’s H-Bombs, warns Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Even in this contentious era, one…

Russia-gate’s Totalitarian Style

2 September 2017 - 5:04pm
Special Report: The New York Times is at it again, reporting unproven allegations about Russia as flat fact, while anyone who questions the Russia-gate groupthink faces ugly attacks, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry It is a basic rule from…

The Reasons for Netanyahu’s Panic

1 September 2017 - 12:36pm
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is pushing the panic button over the collapse of the Saudi-Israeli jihadist proxies in Syria and now threatening to launch a major air war, as ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke describes. By Alastair Crooke A very senior…

Galveston Bio-Lab Declared Safe

1 September 2017 - 10:22am
Exclusive: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey triggered a dangerous chemical explosion outside Houston, but a bio-lab in Galveston bristled over concerns about the potential release of its dangerous pathogens, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria The Galveston National Laboratory in Texas,…

Seymour Hersh Honored for Integrity

1 September 2017 - 9:46am
An organization led by former U.S. intelligence officials has selected legendary journalist Seymour Hersh to be the recipient of an annual award for integrity and truth-telling, named for the late CIA analyst Sam Adams. By Ray McGovern. Journalist Seymour Hersh…

The Real ‘Fake News’ Crisis

31 August 2017 - 1:32pm
The secret of Donald Trump’s political success rests largely on his experience with the fake reality of “reality TV” via “The Celebrity Apprentice” – and how fake drama has spilled into political “news,” as JP Sottile explains. By JP Sottile…

The Last of the Mad Pirates?

31 August 2017 - 9:44am
Exclusive: President Trump’s erratic behavior and careless bellicosity could have dire consequences for the world, but he also demonstrates the need to rethink America’s global power, notes David Marks. By David Marks There is clear evidence of a world increasingly…

A Victory Seen Over ‘State-Sponsored Racism’

31 August 2017 - 9:29am
The restoration of a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson, Arizona public schools is being hailed as an important step in telling the more complex history of the American West, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Advocates of Mexican-American…

The Same Ol’ Afghan War Fallacies

30 August 2017 - 1:58pm
Unless President Trump can pull off a peace deal with the Taliban, his Afghan War policy is following the same bloody and futile path that his predecessors took, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By Paul R. Pillar President…

Worries about a Galveston Bio-Lab

30 August 2017 - 10:30am
Exclusive: The flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey has left thousands homeless in the greater Houston area but there also is rising concern about a biological lab in Galveston that houses deadly diseases, notes Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Concern is…

The Alt-Right’s Alternative Reality

29 August 2017 - 5:10pm
President Trump’s “Alt-Right” is a grab bag of mostly incoherent or contradictory ideas derived from white resentments. Now, it will be played off against the Republican establishment with unpredictable results, as JP Sottile explains. By JP Sottile One thing to…

Bias in Arizona’s Reaction to Immigrants

29 August 2017 - 5:00pm
In Arizona, a federal judge ruled that racial animus drove a shutdown of a Mexican-American ethnic studies program, as President Trump pardoned ex-Sheriff Arpaio over his harsh treatment of immigrants, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump’s…

More Misleading Russia-gate Propaganda

29 August 2017 - 12:07pm
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media is touting a big break in Russia-gate, emails showing an effort by Donald Trump’s associates to construct a building in Moscow. But the evidence actually undercuts the “scandal,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry There…

Inflating the Russian Threat

28 August 2017 - 3:43pm
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media, led by The New York Times, has behaved as classic propagandists, hyping a Russian military “threat” and promoting a new Cold War hysteria, as Jonathan Marshall describes. By Jonathan Marshall Readers of the New York…

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

28 August 2017 - 1:36pm
Special Report: Many Americans simply view North Korea and its leaders as “crazy,” but the history behind today’s crisis reveals of a more complex reality that could change those simplistic impressions, as historian William R. Polk explains. By William R.…

The Mindless Harm of Economic Sanctions

27 August 2017 - 10:09pm
American politicians love to hurl economic sanctions at disfavored governments, but the current labyrinth of sanctions is so complicated that it has unintended consequences, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar U.S.-imposed economic sanctions often have…

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