Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-21). Spy Theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian Agent. counterpunch.org The level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party with a perceived hostile force in the context of business of diplomacy has become a child's More

Andrew Korybko (2019-01-21). Will Trump's Arms Race Weaken or Strengthen the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership? globalresearch.ca As risky of a gambit as it is and contrary to conventional thinking on this topic, Trump's arms race aims to weaken the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership by putting President Putin in the position where he has to choose between competing ...

teleSUR (2019-01-21). 'Stay Away From Our Coastline' Says Russia to US on Black Sea. telesurenglish.net U.S. destroyer Donald Cook has been sent to boost "capability" of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and partners in the region, a Russian senator warns. "They should keep away from our coastline." | RELATED: | Russia Warns US: Military Action In Venezuela 'Catastrophic' | "U.S. warships are becoming frequent visitors to the Black Sea. These visits have nothing to do with U.S. security," said Russian Senator Alexander Pushkov. | The USS Donald Cook destroyer, an Arleigh...

Glenn Greenwald (2019-01-20). Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story. theintercept.com The most challenging task is choosing the ten worst embarrassments. The most notable aspect is they all go toward promoting the same narrative.

Andre Damon (2019-01-20). Trump, Announcing New Missile Defense Program, Ramps Up Nuclear Arms Race. globalresearch.ca Speaking at the Pentagon Thursday, President Donald Trump announced the largest expansion of US missile defense forces since Ronald Reagan's failed "Star Wars" program. | The announcement is the latest move in a global nuclear arms race in which the United ...

STAFF (2019-01-20). Remembering Our Nuclear Past as We Speed Toward an Apocalyptic Future. truthdig.com We must never forget the terrible Nagasaki bombing, especially now that nuclear weapons far more powerful than the atomic bomb are commonplace.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-01-20). The Radical Worker Politics of the Los Angeles Teacher Strike. truthout.org First, in February 2018, after years of austerity under Republican control, West Virginia teachers and school personnel decided to go on strike. But this was no conventional work stoppage. In West Virginia, teachers are considered providers of "essential services", making any strike action illegal. Of course, this is part of the reason why neoliberal politicians have been able to walk all over the backs of West Virginia teachers for decades, making them third-last in the nation in terms of pay. | However, it also did not help that their unions — the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education...

Consortiumnews (2019-01-20). MSM Begs For Trust After BuzzFeedNews Debacle. consortiumnews.com On Thursday BuzzFeedNews delivered the latest "bombshell" Russia-gate report to fizzle within 24 hours of its publication, one in a long series of wrong Russia-gate stories that have the media begging for forgiveness, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com... Read more →

RT (2019-01-20). #Resistance heroes? Ex-FBI official says bureau tried to keep 'progressives out of office' (VIDEO). rt.com For liberals swept away by Russiagate mania, the FBI is worshipped as a fearless protector of democracy. According to a former FBI official, however, the bureau has actively worked to keep "progressives" out of office.

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Syrian Air Defense Thwarts Israel Attack, State Media Reports. telesurenglish.net Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack Sunday, it's state media reported. The defense system shot down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus, Russia's National Defense Control Center was cited by RIA news agency as saying. | RELATED: | US-led Coalition Withdrawing Equipment From Syria | The attack, launched by four Israeli F-16 jets, did not damage the airport and there were no casualties, the control center was cited as saying. | "Our air defense syste...

Consortiumnews (2019-01-20). BuzzFeed Writer Fails Again. consortiumnews.com Chalk up another failure for a rabid media desperately trying to prove the Russia-gate story, this time a piece by a reporter with a history of failure, as Joe Lauria reports. In their haste to prove they are right after... Read more →

STAFF (2019-01-20). The Battery Boom Heralds the End of Fossil Fuels. truthdig.com Billions of dollars are being invested worldwide in the developing battery boom, involving research into storage techniques to use the growing surpluses of cheap renewable energy now becoming available. | Recent developments in batteries are set to sweep aside the old arguments about renewables being intermittent, dismissing any need to continue building nuclear power plants and burning fossil fuels to act as a back-up when the wind does not blow, or the sun does not shine. | Batteries as large as the average family house and controlled by digital technology are being positioned across electricity networks. They...

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2019-01-19). US Erodes Russia-Turkey Axis In Syria. iranian.com Through the past month since US President Donald Trump tweeted his fateful decision to withdraw troops from Syria, a familiar pattern began appearing — no sooner than Trump makes a foreign-policy decision, those around him scramble to try to delay that decision. However, in the Syrian case, signs are that the delay suits Trump. The [...]

WSWS (2019-01-19). Trump, announcing new missile defense program, ramps up nuclear arms race. wsws.org Trump's latest boondoggle for the military and defense contractors is part of the largest and most sustained military buildup since the Cold War.

RT (2019-01-19). Mueller shoots down BuzzFeed's latest 'Russiagate' scoop with a rare dismissal. rt.com Special Counsel Robert Mueller has poured cold water on BuzzFeed's latest Russiagate "bombshell" with a rare public statement calling the article, which claims Trump told his ex-lawyer Cohen to lie to Congress, "not accurate."

RT (2019-01-19). Democrats claims 'Russians' tried to hack them after 2018 midterms. rt.com 'Dozens' of officials at the Democratic National Committee received phishing emails a week after the 2018 midterm elections, the DNC said in a legal filing as part of its ongoing lawsuit against Russia and WikiLeaks.

Robert Fantina (2019-01-18). Pompeo, the U.S. and Iran. counterpunch.org The United States' international windbag, Secretary of Defense (read: War) Mike Pompeo has been acting the imperial blowhard throughout the Middle East. With his boss busy denying that he's a Russian agent, watching advisors and cabinet members come and go with dizzying alacrity, and dodging porn-star accusations, Pompeo is trotting through the Middle East, sounding More

Consortiumnews (2019-01-18). Narrative Control Firm Targeting Alternative Media. consortiumnews.com NewsGuard is led by some of the most virulently pro-imperialist individuals in America and its agenda to shore up narrative control for the ruling power establishment is clear, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com The frenzied, hysterical Russia narrative... Read more →

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-18). Trump's Space Force: A Dangerous Lunacy. therealnews.com Donald Trump announced a large expansion of space-based nuclear missile defense technology; Daniel Ellsberg says it won't work and makes a nuclear armageddon more likely

Melvin Goodman (2019-01-18). Star Wars Revisited: One More Nightmare From Trump. counterpunch.org Donald Trump and his "war cabinet" have struck again. In the wake of record defense spending; the creation of a Space Force that would violate the Outer Space Treaty agreed to fifty years ago; the abrogation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty from thirty years ago; and the chaos of random decision making for use More

amnesty (2019-01-17). Putin has given Chechnya free rein to persecute LGBTI people. amnesty.org By Natalia Prilutskaya, Russia Researcher at Amnesty International | For the second time in less than two years, a violent homophobic crackdown has left LGBTI people in Chechnya fearing for their lives. Earlier this week the Russian LGBT Network confirmed reports that the Chechen authorities have resumed large-scale arrests of individuals believed to be gay or lesbian, imprisoning and torturing them. | According to the organization's protected sources, around 40 people have been arrested since De...

Theodore A. Postol (2019-01-17). Is Russia Solely to Blame for Violations of the INF Treaty? thenation.com Is Russia Solely to Blame for Violations of the INF Treaty?

James Risen (2019-01-15). Why Doesn't Donald Trump's Cozy Relationship With Vladimir Putin Worry His Supporters? Jefferson Davis's Treason Case Holds a Clue. theintercept.com Trump came to power thanks to some of the same factors that fueled the rise of Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-14). Headlines for January 14, 2019. democracynow.org Gov't Shutdown Now Longest in U.S. History, Trump Admin Considered Disaster Relief Funds to Build Border Wall, Interior Dept. Pushes Ahead Plans for New Arctic Drilling Leases, Texas: Tornillo Immigrant Prison Camp Shuts Down, Los Angeles: Public Teachers Go on Strike, Dems Vow to Investigate After 2 New Reports on Trump's Relationship with Russia, WSJ: Nat'l Sec. Council Asked About Possible Military Strike on Iran in 2018, Trump Threatens to "Devastate Turkey Economically" If Syrian Kurds Targeted, Saudi Arabia: Sec. of State Pompeo Meets with Crown Prince 3 Months After Khashoggi Killing, Canada Grants Asylum...

Dave Markland (2019-01-10). Farewell to bblum6. zcomm.org Bill Blum passed away early last month in Virginia. Many Z Net readers will know his canonical book, Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII, or remember his regular newsletter Anti-Empire Report. My first contact with Bill came in 1995 when I wrote him about something he had written on the Cold War. Read more...

Dan Cohen (2018-12-25). Senate Report on Russian Interference Was Written By Disinformation Warriors Behind Alabama 'False Flag Operation'. grayzoneproject.com Hailed by Congress and the media as defenders of democracy, high-tech Russiagate hustlers Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox have been...

Lawrence Wittner (2018-12-29). The United States is First in War, But Trailing in Crucial Aspects of Modern Civilization. zcomm.org Maybe those delirious crowds chanting "USA, USA" have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns supreme. Newsweek reported in March 2018: "The United States has the strongest military in the world," with over 2 million military personnel and vast numbers of the most advanced nuclear missiles, military aircraft, warships, tanks, Read more...

TeleSUR English (2018-12-12). Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The deployment of the Russian warplanes follows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia last week.

Paul Dobson (2018-12-05). Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Golden Finish' to 2018 with International Offensive as Russia & Turkey Blast US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Economic, financial, political, military, and counter-terrorism ties were strengthened between Caracas and both countries.

Paul Kawika Martin (2018-12-04). With INF Ultimatum, Trump's Maximalist Approach Strikes Again. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — December 4, 2018 — In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the U.S. will formally announce its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 60 days if Russia does not come into compliance with the treaty by then, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy [...]

Ben Norton (2018-12-10). NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier. grayzoneproject.com Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By...

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