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Tag: Donald Trump
9/11: Why Americans Were Never Told Why They Were Attacked
When Western media discusses terrorism against the West, such as 9/11, the motive is almost always left out, even when the terrorists state they are avenging longstanding Western violence in the Muslim world, reports Joe Lauria.
Biden Threatens More Illegal War in Afghanistan
The bombing of Afghanistan was not legitimate self-defense under the UN Charter because Afghanistan did not attack the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, writes Marjorie Cohn.
Cuomo’s Bubble Has Burst
The N.Y. governor resigned Tuesday, effective in 14 days. This article published last year shows how Andrew Cuomo got away with a lot more, namely hurting the state’s poor in deference to his rich backers, Joe Lauria reported.
RUSSIAGATE: Luke Harding’s Hard Sell
The only interests this leak serves — if it was a leak — are those of Harding and U.S. intelligence, who were hung out to dry by the collapse of the Russiagate narrative, writes Joe Lauria.
Hidden Hand of US Blockade Sparks Cuba Protests
The protests should be understood in the context of a brutal economic war waged by the United States against the island nation for more than 60 years, write Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores.
The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — 1: A History of Prosecuting Speech
Consortium News begins today a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act.
William Hartung says the bombing of Gaza this month by the U.S.-financed and supplied Israeli military is just the latest example of the devastating toll exacted by American weapons transfers.
Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass
From the Archive: The attempted ethnic cleansing of Sheikh Jarrah, the storming of Islam’s third holiest site, a Hamas ultimatum ignored, and the renewed bombing of Gaza has brought to the fore Israeli leaders’ appalling notion of “mowing the grass”…
‘The Russia Question’
Diplomacy must not die, write James W. Carden, Marshall Auerback and Patrick Lawrence.