Russiagate vs. Climate Genocide: How Democrats Cover Up Trump’s Worst Crimes

by Patrick Walker  CounterPunch Jan 3, 2019 Russiagate’s Beauty for Democrats: Dissing Trump without Discussing Issues The more important an issue is to humanity, the likelier it is Democrats don’t want to discuss it. Thus, it’s hardly surprising Noam Chomsky felt obliged to point out the “moral depravity” of both major parties for discussing neither climate change nor … Continue reading Russiagate vs. Climate Genocide: How Democrats Cover Up Trump’s Worst Crimes

The Killing Machine: On How Trump Dragged a Rightist Revolution to Power

Jeremy Scahill interviews Allan Nairn Intercept DONALD TRUMP HAS been in office almost two years, and the majority of media hours and column inches spent on his administration deal primarily with the Russia investigation, Stormy Daniels, and Trump’s personnel intrigue. It’s not that there isn’t great journalism being done on other issues. It’s that this narrow set of … Continue reading The Killing Machine: On How Trump Dragged a Rightist Revolution to Power

Five Weeks After the Guardian’s Viral Blockbuster Assange/ Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged – Just Stonewalling

by Glenn Greenwald Intercept Jan 2, 2019 FIVE WEEKS AGO, the Guardian published one of the most extraordinary and significant bombshells in the now two-plus-year-old Trump/Russia saga. “Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign,” claimed reporter and best-selling “Collusion” author Luke Harding, … Continue reading Five Weeks After the Guardian’s Viral Blockbuster Assange/ Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged – Just Stonewalling

Even a Broken Clock…

by O Society Jan 1, 2019 Remember when Barack Obama was president? Remember there was a large contingent of Americans who believed everything Obama did and said was wrong? Q: How do you define the word "wrong?" A: Why, it's simple. Obama did it. Therefore, it is wrong. Remember that little gem of unassailable circular … Continue reading Even a Broken Clock…

Being Wrong About Russian Social-Media Involvement in US Politics

Far from being a sophisticated propaganda campaign, it was small, amateurish, and mostly unrelated to the 2016 election. by Aaron Maté  Nation Dec 28, 2018 The release of two Senate-commissioned reports has sparked a new round of panic about Russia manipulating a vulnerable American public on social media. Headlines warn that Russian trolls have tried to suppress … Continue reading Being Wrong About Russian Social-Media Involvement in US Politics

Russia Beyond Supervillainy

In Russia, Vladimir Putin’s evil genius matters less than pressures from the ultrarich, US foreign policy, and the ravages of the neoliberal Yeltsin years. by Branko Marcetic Jacobin Dec 27, 2018 Is there a single figure who looms as large in the elite Western psyche as Putin does? Only Trump can claim to rival the wild … Continue reading Russia Beyond Supervillainy

Failed Neoliberal Policies Caused Low African American Turnout in 2016 – Not Russians

by JEREMY KUZMAROV Counterpunch Dec 21, 2018 The New York Times and other “liberal” media persisted this week with their yellow journalism regarding Russia, giving great publicity to two reports asserting that Russian trolls targeted African American voters over social media in their alleged attempt to elect Donald Trump. The reports were issued by a Cyber Security … Continue reading Failed Neoliberal Policies Caused Low African American Turnout in 2016 – Not Russians