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Extracting Castro from the Demonization

Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

The mainstream U.S. news media often lacks historical perspective, a problem most acute when the subject, like Fidel Castro, has faced Official Washington’s geopolitical demonization, as Lawrence Davidson explains.

Italy’s Voters Slap Down the Elites

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Exlusive: In another populist blow to the elites, Italian voters rejected a constitutional reform plan that prompted Prime Minister Renzi’s resignation and raised new doubts about the E.U.’s stability, explains Andrew Spannaus.

New Navy Ship Leaking Tax Dollars

U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ships. (Photo credit: U.S. Navy)

Exclusive: The New Cold War with Russia provides a stronger budgetary lifeline for the Military-Industrial Complex than the War on Terror does while helping to quiet critics of wasteful spending, as Jonathan Marshall describes.

The Remarkable Story of Fidel Castro

Cuban leader Fidel Castro with his trademark cigar.

Since Fidel Castro’s death, the mainstream U.S. news media has been on a flashback to the Cold War presenting one-sided denunciations of the “communist dictator,” but there is another side to the story, explains Marjorie Cohn.

Picking a War with China

The mushroom cloud from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945.

As Official Washington obsesses about Russia, the Obama administration is mounting a similar strategy against China, surrounding it and then accusing it of “aggression,” as John Pilger explains.

Clinton’s ‘Russia Did It’ Cop-out

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.  (Photo credit: Department of State)

Exclusive: In a last-ditch effort to salvage Hillary Clinton’s campaign, establishment Democrats are slinging McCarthyistic mud, joining in smearing independent journalists and blaming everything on Russia, writes Robert Parry.

Ready to Resist Trump’s Immigrant Round-up

President-elect Donald Trump in an MSNBC interview.

Donald Trump’s draconian plan to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and deport them suggests turning America into a police state and likely confronting strong resistance from their families and friends, reports Dennis J Bernstein.

How Clean Energy Can Create Jobs

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions donning one of Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" caps.

If President-elect Trump truly intends to “make America great again,” a promising route is to encourage major investment in clean-energy jobs that can both rebuild manufacturing centers and help the environment, writes Sam Parry.

Trying to Reason with Trump

Image of Planet Earth taken from Apollo 17

Many progressive activists are angry over Donald Trump’s victory, but persuasion – rather than anger – may be needed to get him to act responsibly on global warming and other crucial issues, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

Reflections on the ‘Dispossessed’

The Wall Street bull statue by Arturo Di Modica

The story of modern human history has been the dispossession of working people and the concentration of wealth in fewer hands, now transformed into a system of cradle-to-grave debt, writes Nicolas J S Davies.