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A Tribute to American Patriot and Investigative Journalist Robert Parry

    A Tribute to American Patriot and Investigative Journalist Robert Parry

Robert (Bob) Parry was born in 1949 and died suddenly from pancreatic cancer in January 2018. An enthusiastic tribute to him and his work was recently held in Berkeley California. A video of the event is online here. Although Robert Parry never became personally famous, many readers will recall news stories he played a key…

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Like It or Not, Trump Is Systematically Eliminating the Imperial Capitalist Order

    Like It or Not, Trump Is Systematically Eliminating the Imperial Capitalist Order

In 1916, during the First World War, Lenin analyzed the reasons which led to the confrontation between the empires of his time. He wrote – Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. In this book, he clarified his analysis – « Imperialism is capitalism which has arrived at a stage of its development where domination by monopolies…

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Amazon’s Fusion With the State Shows Neoliberalism’s Drift to Neo-Fascism

    Amazon’s Fusion With the State Shows Neoliberalism’s Drift to Neo-Fascism

In Part 1 of our investigative series on Surveillance Capitalism, MPN spoke to author Yasha Levine and Monthly Review editor John Bellamy Foster about the rise of the Amazon.com empire and its fusion with the U.S. state apparatus. In our next installments, we will continue exploring the rise of Surveillance Capitalism and the implications of…

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Why We Need a Congress that Cares About Foreign Policy

    Why We Need a Congress that Cares About Foreign Policy

The U.S. Congress has power over two very important things: money and information. It can, in theory, and practice, end a war by refusing to fund it. It can — and has — compelled the leading architects of American foreign policy — CIA directors, national security advisors, secretaries of defense — to answer for their…

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U.S. Military Involvement in Ukraine: NATO Expansion Through Proxy War

  U.S. Military Involvement in Ukraine: NATO Expansion Through Proxy War

Although the U.S. State Department’s direct role in stoking the Maidan conflagration and toppling a democratically elected president is widely accepted as part of the historical record of the political and civil upheaval in Ukraine, little is reported about the initial and ever evolving U.S. military presence in the country. Former Assistant Secretary of State…

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Price of Coming Forward: Joshua Schulte’s Past Whistleblowing Comes Back to Haunt Him

  Price of Coming Forward: Joshua Schulte’s Past Whistleblowing Comes Back to Haunt Him

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, the New York Times and Washington Post publicly identified the U.S. government’s prime and only suspect in the leaks of CIA documents to the transparency organization WikiLeaks. Joshua Schulte, a former CIA software engineer, has been suspected of being the WikiLeaks source since last year, when authorities raided his Manhattan…

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A Former CIA Employee is Suspected In Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ Disclosure

  A Former CIA Employee is Suspected In Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ Disclosure

U.S. authorities have identified a suspect in last year’s “Vault 7” leaks of CIA hacking and electronic surveillance tools used in foreign espionage operations, reports the Washington Post. The Vault 7 release – a series of 24 documents which began to publish on March 7, 2017 – reveal that the CIA had a wide variety of tools to…

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The Real Syria: Constitutional, Non-Sectarian, Resistant

  The Real Syria: Constitutional, Non-Sectarian, Resistant

DAMASCUS (Op-ed) — Juliette Harkin, Associate Lecturer on Politics and International Relations at Anglia Ruskin University, wrote an article dated May 1, 2018, titled: “‘Assadism’ is destroying Syria – here’s where it came from.” Political scientists from around the world have written on the subject of the Syrian conflict, which began in March 2011 and…

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Gina Haspel Admits She Was An Advocate For Destroying CIA Torture Tapes

  Gina Haspel Admits She Was An Advocate For Destroying CIA Torture Tapes

Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, acknowledged during her confirmation hearing that she was a staunch advocate for the destruction of CIA torture videotapes in 2005. Ninety-two tapes of the interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri were destroyed. Jose Rodriguez, who was the director of the CIA’s clandestine service, wrote…

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As Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA-Funded Palantir Remains Key to IAEA Inspections

  As Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA-Funded Palantir Remains Key to IAEA Inspections

WASHINGTON — As the White House officially dropped the ax on its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the landmark multilateral nuclear accord with Iran, instead opting for a policy of extreme hostility, reports have indicated that CIA-funded analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc. plays a pivotal role providing intelligence on the country’s…

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