The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

Saker interview with Michael Hudson on Venezuela, February 7, 2019 Introduction: There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez’ and Nicholas Maduro’s reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely misguided and precipitated the current crises.  Anybody … Continue reading The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

United States and USSR/Russia intervene in about one of every nine competitive national-level executive elections

When the Great Power Gets a Vote: The Effects of Great Power Electoral Interventions on Election Results Dov H. Levin International Studies Quarterly, Volume 60, Issue 2, 1 June 2016, Pages 189–202, https://doi.org/10.1093/isq/sqv016 Published:13 February 2016 Abstract What are the electoral consequences of attempts by great powers to intervene in a partisan manner in another country’s … Continue reading United States and USSR/Russia intervene in about one of every nine competitive national-level executive elections

It isn’t just the Mercers and Cambridge Analytica – The Koch Brothers Own a Data Mining Company That Gives Your Personal Info to Politicians Too

The Koch Big Brothers Are Watching You https://youtu.be/ao0uFIuF_HQ Cambridge Analytica, owned by Robert Mercer, is in the news, but other companies — like the Koch Brothers’ i360 and Karl Rove’s Data Trust — are far more dangerous, says investigative reporter Greg Palast Republican Candidates are Paying a Fossil Fuels Conglomerate for Voter Data Mining by … Continue reading It isn’t just the Mercers and Cambridge Analytica – The Koch Brothers Own a Data Mining Company That Gives Your Personal Info to Politicians Too

Don’t Laugh : It’s Giving Putin What He Wants

by Caitlin Johnstone Dec 15, 2018 The BBC published an article titled “How Putin’s Russia turned humour into a weapon” about the Kremlin’s latest addition to its horrifying deadly hybrid warfare arsenal: comedy. The article is authored by Olga Robinson, whom the BBC, unhindered by any trace of self-awareness, has titled “Senior Journalist (Disinformation)”. Robinson demonstrates … Continue reading Don’t Laugh : It’s Giving Putin What He Wants

Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before or after FISA warrant

by JOHN SOLOMON Hill Dec 8, 2018 Many people I know in law enforcement circles shuddered when James Comey tweeted recently that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer.” To them, Comey’s Twitter attack crossed that “blue line” – the one that real cops abide by, to never criticize … Continue reading Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before or after FISA warrant

Who’s Really ‘Undermining’ American Democracy?

  Allegations Russia is still “attacking” US elections, now again in November, could delegitimize our democratic institutions. by Stephen Cohen Nation Oct 31, 2018 Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their … Continue reading Who’s Really ‘Undermining’ American Democracy?