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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
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Donald Trump’s Conundrum With Israel


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation opposes the Trump-Putin cease-fire in Syria, and that Israeli position could push the U.S. toward wider wars.

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 READ MORE

Forget Russia. The Damage to American Democracy Is ‘Homegrown and Self-Actualized.’


Media critic Norman Solomon says the Democratic Party’s Russia fixation—and blaming Vladimir Putin for everything that went wrong in 2016—ignores vital messaging on important issues.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 READ MORE

Remembering Hillary Clinton Team’s Russian ‘Steele Dossier’ on Donald Trump


The Russiagate furor over Donald Trump Jr. all but forgets that Clinton supporters paid an ex-British spy to dig up dirt on Trump Sr. inside Russia, then hawked the report to news media.

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

A Message for Rep. Barbara Lee: Please Stop the ‘Madness of Militarism’


We need the congresswoman from California to be a brave voice—as she was in the post-9/11 war frenzy—and encourage diplomatic discourse between the U.S. and Russian governments, not castigate it.

 

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 READ MORE

Palestine Remains ‘the Greatest Moral Issue of Our Time’


The historic injustice in Palestine is at the heart of the Middle East dilemma. Until that injustice is resolved, there will be no peace in the region, or perhaps anywhere.

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 READ MORE

Syria Cease-Fire Begins; Trump Eyes Cooperation With Russia


The cease-fire, which covers three war-torn provinces in southern Syria, follows months of strategy and diplomacy between the Trump administration and Moscow.

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump Meets With Vladimir Putin at G-20 Summit


The two held “very, very good talks,” Trump said. Meanwhile, news also broke that the U.S. and Russia had reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE

Sabotaging Putin-Trump Diplomacy Serves U.S. War Interests and Democrats’ Electoral Strategy


Democratic leaders have positioned themselves to portray just about any concession from the U.S president in bilateral talks with the Russian president as a corrupt payoff.

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

A Rising Tide of Alarmist Assumptions About Russia in Hacking Inquiries


Cyber-criminal efforts to hack into U.S. government databases are epidemic, and this ugly reality is being exploited to foist blame on the Kremlin and fuel hysteria.

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 READ MORE

G-20 Meeting of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: Give Detente a Chance


At a time of increasing tensions, what’s at stake in the dynamics between the nuclear superpowers’ presidents is no less than the fate of the planet.

Posted on Jul 3, 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

Hillary Clinton and the Fear of War With Russia


The candidate railed against Russian involvement in Syria, and for many this raised the threat that a Clinton presidency might lead to armed conflict with the second-largest nuclear power .

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE

‘Russiagate’ May Be Collapsing as a Political Strategy


Democrats in Congress and other party leaders are starting to face an emerging reality: The “winning issue” of Russia is a losing issue.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

Serbia Prime Minister-Designate to Head Pro-Russia Government


With her early Cabinet picks, Ana Brnabic sends a strong message about her alliances with other nations. She also has made headlines as Serbia’s first female and first openly gay leader.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

Russia Cancels Diplomatic Meeting With U.S. in Wake of Latest Sanctions


President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says the U.S. move wasn’t constructive and warns of possible retaliation.

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 READ MORE

‘The Putin Interviews’: An Excerpt


Oliver Stone (right) conducted a series of meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a documentary. Read an exclusive excerpt from the director’s new film and book here.

Posted on Jun 17, 2017 READ MORE

Why Don’t the U.S. Mainstream Media Report Vladimir Putin’s Take on the Ukraine Crisis?


In an interview with filmmaker Oliver Stone, Russia’s president explains his own perspective—which contrasts with what the American people have been allowed to hear.

Posted on Jun 14, 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

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

‘Russiagate’: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues


The desire to resist President Trump has many people blaming our political predicament more on a foreign “enemy” than on powerful corporate forces at home.

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Boorish Behavior With NATO Could Have Unintended Benefits


By demanding nations put more money into the military alliance, the president may cause some Europeans to rethink anti-Russian propaganda.

Posted on May 31, 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

Russians Are Laughing at the U.S., Not at Trump


Americans may not realize how their country’s internal political strife is being interpreted by other nations and the leaders of those nations.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Lithuania Opens Door to Gay Chechens Fleeing Persecution, While U.S. Slams It Shut


Gay Russian men are attempting to flee their country amid a wave of detention, torture and killing in the country’s southern region of Chechnya.

Posted on May 18, 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

Trump Shows His Hand in Firing Comey


More indicators of the president’s march toward a police state and the destruction of democracy are evident in his ouster of the FBI director.

Posted on May 14, 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

Official Washington Has Turned Michael Flynn Into Road Kill


The former national security adviser’s case is a disturbing example of how politicized law enforcement can destroy a U.S. citizen’s life in today’s new McCarthyism.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Real Sin Is Not Distinguishing Between ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Dictators


In Washington, D.C., you’re supposed to diss the “bad” ones and praise the “good” ones as strong allies. But the president just seems to like them all.

Posted on May 3, 2017 READ MORE

How ‘Russiagate’ Got So Much Momentum


“The Russians did it” has become the Democratic Party’s go-to excuse to avoid confronting Hillary Clinton’s lack of voter appeal in the 2016 election and how the party lost touch with average Americans.

Posted on May 1, 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

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

Ajamu Baraka: A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians


The human rights activist and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate is leading the Black Alliance for Peace, a project against “war, repression and imperialism.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 READ MORE

The Cost of Russiagate (Audio)

Blaming Russia for interference in the U.S. election has prevented the Democratic Party from examining what it did wrong. Consortium News Editor Robert Parry explains how this happened.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Blaming Russia Helps Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Maintain Power


Rather than pursuing an independent investigation into the 2016 election, the Democratic establishment has used hyperbole to block Bernie Sanders and progressives from pulling away from Wall Street.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

What Happened to Russiagate?


For five months, there was a daily drumbeat on Russiagate, the theory that Russia put Donald Trump in the White House. Now, the “scandal” has disappeared.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE

Neocons Have a Long List of Endless-War Ideas for Donald Trump


The Democrats’ “Russia-made-Hillary-lose” hysteria has pushed a weakened president toward hawks who support massive U.S. military intervention worldwide. (Pictured, at center, neocon Robert Kagan.)

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE

Is This the ‘Worst Moment in American-Russian Relations’ Since the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Stephen Cohen (pictured, left), professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics and contributing editor at The Nation, analyzes the relationship between the U.S. and Russia.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Intelligence Experts to Trump: Rethink Syria Escalation


Two dozen former U.S. intelligence officials urge the president to reconsider his claims blaming the Syrian government for chemical deaths last week and de-escalate tensions with Russia.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Decision to Attack Syria Increases the Risk of World War III


Russia-baiting has given the president huge incentives to prove he is not Vladimir Putin’s flunky and boosted the odds of a showdown between the world’s two nuclear superpowers.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Moment in Syria


The president earned neocon applause for his hasty decision to strike a Syrian airfield after a poison-gas incident, but his rash act has all the earmarks of an attention-diversion ploy.

Posted on Apr 9, 2017 READ MORE

Russia Calls U.S. Attack on Syria Illegal


President Vladimir Putin accuses the Trump administration of “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law.”

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Intervenes in the Civil War in Syria


The likelihood is that Thursday’s cruise missile attack was a one-off action rather than the beginning of a full-scale campaign.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 READ MORE

The Sovietization of the American Political-Media Establishment? (Audio)


The hunt for Donald Trump’s “Kremlin connections” indulges in practices reminiscent of the Soviet Kremlin and its media.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky: Why Trump Is Pushing the Doomsday Clock to the Brink of Midnight


The linguist and political commentator discusses the U.S. president, Russia, history and the future in a recent interview. (Pictured, two scientists at a Jan. 26 news conference.)

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Wiretapping Charge Could Contain Some Explosive Truth


The mere existence of a transcript of a phone conversation involving Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser (pictured), carries the potential for a Watergate-size scandal that would land on the Democrats. 

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE

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