Pedro Gonzalez details the connections among Zelensky, oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and Washington, D.C.
Britain & Australia’s Grab for Resources in Afghanistan
A little-known aspect of the disastrous Western occupation was how U.K. and Australian companies sought to access the country’s $3 trillion worth of untapped minerals, writes Antony Loewenstein.
Mainstream US Politics & Pretend Revolutions
A power structure built upon economic injustice will never permit economic justice, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
BEIRUT EXPLOSION: It Is Late, But it Is Early Morning if We Insist
The explosion is the cherry on top of the horrors of a 30-year post-civil war political structure that saw militia leaders turn in their fatigues for business suits, writes Vijay Prashad.
State Dept-Funded Transparency International Silent on Jailed Transparency Activist Julian Assange
Patrick Maynard connects U.S. and U.K. influence to the indifference of the West’s top anti-corruption NGO toward the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder.
In Upcoming Elections EU Parliament Faces a Long List of Enemies
Attilio Moro explains why the EU’s only directly elected legislative body is mounting such an energetic voter-turnout campaign.
Three Lessons From ‘Failed’ Mueller Inquiry
Jonathan Cook analyzes what progressives can glean from a major squabble between different wings of the same neoliberal establishment.
Israeli Politics Enter Grubby Realm of Reality TV
Netanyahu demands a TV showdown with his corruption accusers and Roseanne Barr prepares to address the Knesset. The poverty of public discourse has never been more apparent, writes Jonathan Cook.
Nicolas Sarkozy: Crime and Punishment?
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is under investigation for allegedly receiving millions of euros in illegal election campaign funding from Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. This must be placed in the broader context of war crimes by Western heads of state, Gilbert Doctorow explains.
‘Corruption’ as a Propaganda Weapon
Exclusive: Mainstream U.S. journalism and propaganda are getting hard to tell apart, as with the flurry of “corruption” stories aimed at Russia’s Putin and other demonized foreign leaders, writes Robert Parry.