While Americans are overwhelmed by the pandemic, Mandy Smithberger details how the Pentagon and its boosters are exploiting the emergency to feather their own nests.
Month: June 2020
Russians Vote on Amendments to the Constitution
In addition to the controversy over enhanced presidential powers, Natylie Baldwin covers other significant proposals now in front of voters.
RAY McGOVERN: Russiagate’s Last Gasp
One can read this most recent flurry of Russia, Russia, Russia paid the Taliban to kill GIs as an attempt to pre-empt the findings into Russiagate’s origins.
This Russia-Afghanistan Story is Western Disinformation
Caitlin Johnstone says influential news outlets are parroting something nameless spooks want the public to believe, which is the same as just publishing a CIA press release free of charge.
Chris Hedges: My Student Comes Home from Prison
In 1990, Lawrence Bell was 14, orphaned & living in an abandoned house when three Camden cops pressured him to sign a confession of murder. Sunday, thanks to the dogged work of his laywer, he was freed, writes Chris Hedges.
The Escalating Crisis Over Iran’s Nuclear Inspections
An IAEA resolution based on questionable Israeli intelligence has sparked a crisis with Iran that could spin out of control, warns Scott Ritter.
Israel Leverages Dubious ‘Nuclear Archives’ to Re-Enlist IAEA in Campaign Against Iran
The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel, writes Gareth Porter.
Bolton Weaves a Tall Tale in His Venezuela Chapter
Four major sanctions over 10 months that crippled the Venezuelan economy are hardly indicative of an administration that, in Bolton’s words “vacillated and wobbled,” writes Leonardo Flores.
Rewriting History & Rehabilitating George W Bush
Obama’s recent glowing comments about the 43rd president surely came as a shock to anyone who still has a functioning memory of the Bush years, writes Nat Parry.
ASSANGE EXTRADITION: ‘Free Speech’ in the US Empire is as Illusory as ‘Free-Range’ Eggs
The imprisonment of Julian Assange is the part of the movie where the villain finally reveals their true face for the monster they’ve always been, writes Caitlin Johnstone.