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How to Build a Global Movement to End Mass Killing


The path to a more peaceful world begins by universalizing resistance to militarism.

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 READ MORE
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U.S. Intelligence Veterans Believe the ‘Russian Hack’ of DNC Computers May Have Been an Inside Job


In a memo to President Trump, former U.S. intelligence officers cite forensic studies that indicate data was leaked (not hacked) by a DNC insider, then doctored to incriminate Russia.

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 READ MORE

Torture Doesn’t Work. But Facts Never Have Bothered the President.


Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn our secret prisons, together with his appointments of people who played roles in the George W. Bush torture program, should set off alarm bells.

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 READ MORE

Robert Scheer and Lizbeth Mateo Explore the Contradictions of U.S. Immigration Policy

Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the lawyer and immigrant-rights activist, who self-deported to illuminate the plight of immigrants like herself.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

North Korea Wants to Deter a U.S. Attack. That’s Why It Has Nukes.


Kim Jong Un’s decision to maintain nuclear weapons is rational in light of U.S. regime-change policies toward Iraq and Libya, neither of which were nuclear states.

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 READ MORE

Congressman Says Administration Is ‘Anxious to Get Started’ With Mass Deportation of Immigrants


After a meeting with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Rep. Luis Gutierrez warns two types of protected immigrants to “prepare for the worst.”

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 READ MORE

The NRA Is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent


Although the National Rifle Association’s recent “violent liberal” messaging campaign may be based on false premises, the danger it poses is all too real.

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 READ MORE

Can the U.S.-Russia Cease-Fire Agreement in Syria Stick?


While alleged 2016 election interference grabs headlines, the bigger test may be whether the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin accord made at the G-20 summit holds.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE

In a Lawsuit Affidavit, NSA Whistleblower William Binney Confirms U.S. Government Spies on Citizens


The case, part of a lawyer’s long legal battle against intelligence officials for allegedly violating his Fourth Amendment rights, was filed when Barack Obama was president.

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 READ MORE

The Notion That White Workers Elected Trump Is a Myth That Suits the Ruling Class


Saying he was put into office by blue-collar voters serves the interests of top Democrats, Republicans, the dominant media and the big-business elite.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Backs Texas Voter ID Law in Court


The White House wants the courts to uphold voter ID restrictions in Texas that opponents call discriminatory.

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 READ MORE

Russia-China Relationship Is Growing Closer, and That Could Hurt U.S. National Security


Global power is being shifted by Sino-Russian rapprochement, a development largely caused by American actions.

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 READ MORE

The New York Times Retracts a ‘Russiagate’ Canard


The Times belatedly rejects the much-repeated claim that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic Party emails.

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 READ MORE

One Thing That Trump and Obama Agree On


Both men consider the GOP health care bill “mean,” but the current president still wants it to pass. (Update: The Congressional Budget Office is painting a grim picture of the legislation’s potential effect.)

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE

Killer Drones and the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy


Continuing the use of drone warfare will exacerbate foreign distrust of American intentions, playing into the hands of our opponents.

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 READ MORE

NBC’s Megyn Kelly Pushes Intelligence Groupthink in Vladimir Putin Interview


The journalist says all “17 intelligence agencies” of the U.S. government agreed on Russian guilt in alleged 2016 election hacking. Former intelligence officials claim that statement is incorrect, but it keeps getting repeated.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE

A Bernie Sanders-Led Party Would Still Be an Imperialist, Pro-War Party


Even if the Vermont senator ran with the People’s Party, he would remain, in the eyes of his critics, a warmonger by virtue of his positions.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump Thinks He’s Pulled the Plug on Islamic State and Al-Qaida. He’s Wrong.


Don’t believe that the Saudis are abandoning the two groups or attempting to force Qatar to do the same. Neither is the CIA, which rebrands its jihadists when their names become too notorious.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE

Attorneys General in District of Columbia and Maryland Sue Donald Trump


The lawsuit over “unprecedented constitutional violations” addresses the president’s refusal to “disentangle his private finances from those of domestic and foreign powers.”

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE

How a Washington Post Columnist Whitewashes Saudi Arabia’s Actions


The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the U.S. heaps praise on work by journalist David Ignatius and uses the media to push for war.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE

Leaked NSA Report Is Short on Facts, Proves Little in ‘Russiagate’ Case


The document allegedly leaked by whistleblower Reality Winner reinforces assertions made by President Trump that the Russia story is fake news.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE

A Pack of Excuses and the ‘17 Intelligence Agencies’ Falsehood


Hillary Clinton and other Democrats are playing a deceptive blame game to assess the 2016 election and alleged Russian hacking.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE

The Danger of Having David Clarke in a Top Post at the Department of Homeland Security


Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, sees the African-American sheriff from Milwaukee as an opportunist who curries favor with the most bigoted elements of Donald Trump’s base.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 READ MORE

Beware of the New McCarthyism


Many Democrats and progressives want Donald Trump removed from office for understandable reasons. But the “Russia thing” could end with dire consequences, says journalist Robert Parry.

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Will Be a Nightmare Client for His Legal Dream Team


Even the best defense attorneys may not be able to save the president from himself. (Marc Kasowitz, Donald Trump’s longtime attorney, is pictured.)

Posted on May 30, 2017 READ MORE

Bears Ears National Monument Is the Next Standing Rock


In attempting to revoke protections for the Utah site, President Trump is furthering settler colonialism of a land inhabited by indigenous people.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE

Rising Star


Renowned biographer David J. Garrow concludes this massive new biography of Barack Obama with a damning verdict: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE

Evidence of the Core Allegations Is Lacking in ‘Russiagate’


So far, the scandal has been smoke and mirrors, with no chargeable offenses and not a scintilla of convincing proof of Russian meddling in the election.

Posted on May 24, 2017 READ MORE

SCOTUS Ruling on North Carolina’s Political Maps Exposes GOP’s Race-Based Gerrymandering


The ruling was based upon arguments that came before the court prior to the seating of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

Has the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Assessment of ‘Russiagate’ Been Politicized?


Information from President Obama’s intelligence chiefs raises new doubts about a Jan. 6 report and its allegation that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

Two Views on Trump and the Israel Reality


Can Donald Trump bring peace to the Middle East? Author Yoav Litvin and Tom Dine, former head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, examine the possibility.

Posted on May 22, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Focus in Saudi Arabia Should Be on Ending Its War With Yemen


Rather than using his position to clinch a $100 billion arms deal, the president should press for negotiations to end the 2-year-old conflict.

Posted on May 19, 2017 READ MORE

Eric Holder’s Backward Policies on Criminal Justice Echo in Jeff Sessions’ Tenure


The attorney general (pictured, standing) would like to turn the clock back to pre-emancipation, but he will settle for a return to the days of his predecessor, Eric Holder (seated).

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE

Beyond the Madness of King Donald


The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE

Will Russiagate Hysteria Lead to an American ‘Soft Coup’?


Many Trump-haters see the investigation as the likeliest means to impeachment—an end they think desirable even if it plays into the hands of neocons and other warmongers.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE

The Hazards of Military Worship


An Army strategist notes that, while everyone loves the troops and their generals, history indicates that military advice isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE

Obama and Trump Could Both Be Considered Guilty of War Crimes


A group of Obama White House lawyers—who defended the U.S. bombing of Libya, drone wars and the “proxy” war against Syria—is suing Trump for failing to legally justify his attack on a Syrian air base.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE

Firing of James Comey May Fuel Donald Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Troubles


The president and his advisers hoped that the dismissal of the FBI director would end their “Russiagate” ordeal, but it might have only fanned the flames.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE

Republicans Are Putting Single-Payer Health Care on the Table With Their Anti-Obamacare Fanaticism


Sooner or later, we will have universal health care in this country—sooner if the congressional majority succeeds in destroying the Affordable Care Act, later if it fails.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Does Not Belong in the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement


The Democratic presidential contender is back in public view, claiming she’s part of the “resistance”—but it’s just another selling point she and establishment Democrats are pushing.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE

Why Obama’s Big Cash-In Matters


Obscene payouts to any politician after he or she leaves the public sector are hypocritical and subvert what’s left of American democracy.

Posted on May 3, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump Is on Course to Be One of the Worst Presidents in U.S. History


Trump had a chance for a transformational presidency, but his decisions in his first 100 days in office have put him on an almost irreversible path to failure.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE

What Is Donald Trump’s Governing Philosophy?


More than 100 days into his presidency, it seems fair to ask.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Says She’s ‘Troubled’ by Obama’s $400,000 Speaking Fee (Audio)

The Massachusetts Democrat told Sirius XM’s Jonathan Alter that money in politics “ultimately threatens democracy.”

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Former President Obama Has a New Job: Control the Official Narrative of American Exceptionalism


Barack Obama now must protect the ruling class, the empire and his role in maintaining the empire: his legacy.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE

The Final Stage of the Machiavellian Elites’ Takeover of America


Neoconservatism was born during the Cold War with an overt mission to roll back Russian/Soviet influence everywhere. That mission continues today.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE

Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate


As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE

How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Immigration Policies


Here’s some ugly history that both former presidents would prefer we not remember.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE

American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante’s Vision of Hell


This four-part series called “Universal Empire” examines the current stage of the neocon takeover of American policy that began after World War II.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE

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