Chris Hedges talks to Matt Taibbi, who revealed that the source of many claims of Trump-era Russian disinformation was itself a disinformation operation concocted by former U.S. intelligence officials.
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Caitlin Johnstone: Walking Back the Russian Troll Scare
None of the news outlets that helped spread suspicion about Russian Twitter trolls helping Trump win the 2016 U.S. election is owning up to their hype or catching any flak.
Destroying Western Values, To Defend Western Values
The “fight for democracy” grows ever-more tyrannical, says Caitlin Johnstone. Now we learn that the U.S. intelligence cartel has been working intimately with online platforms to regulate the “cognitive infrastructure” of the population.
Chris Hedges: When the Just Go to Prison
The imprisonment of Daniel Hale, federal prisoner 26069-075 in Marion, Illinois, is a microcosm of the vast gulag being constructed for all of us.
New York Times Airstrikes Reporting Ignores Daniel Hale
The influential news organization should give the whistleblower proper credit and call for Biden to immediately pardon him, writes Sam Carliner.
UN Human Rights Experts: Release Steven Donziger
The detained American attorney who won a judgment against Chevron in Ecuador was sentenced Friday to six months in jail for defying court orders.
Chris Hedges: The Price of Conscience — Hale Sentenced to 45 Months
Drone warfare whistleblower Daniel Hale was sentenced to 45 months in prison on Tuesday for telling the American people the truth.
‘What Happened to Glenn Greenwald?’
Jonathan Cook says Trump happened – and put the left’s priorities to the test.
Using Democratic Institutions to Smash Democratic Aspirations (the Brazil Model)
Clarity emerges around the political persecution of Lula, Brazil’s former president. But what is still blurry for many is the actual case against him, writes Vijay Prashad.
Triumph of Conventional Wisdom: AP Expunges Iran/Contra Pardons from Barr’s Record
Sam Husseini writes that the news agency ignored the nominee’s link to a major U.S. scandal broken by its own investigative reporter at the time, the late Robert Parry, founder of Consortium News.