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51 Years Ago Today and Still No Justice for Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty

    51 Years Ago Today and Still No Justice for Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty

In early June of 1967, at the onset of the Six Day War, the Pentagon sent the USS Liberty from Spain into international waters off the coast of Gaza to monitor the progress of Israel’s attack on the Arab states. The Liberty was a lightly armed surveillance ship. Only hours after the Liberty arrived it…

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Ecuador Continues Playing Hardball With Julian Assange

    Ecuador Continues Playing Hardball With Julian Assange

On Monday Ecuadorian Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa was elected to a one-year term as president of the United Nations General Assembly. On Tuesday she declared that her government would continue blocking WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from all communications and deny him any personal visitors. On Wednesday it became 10 weeks since Ecuador’s government deprived…

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Someone Tell Trump: There Is No ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card for Presidents

    Someone Tell Trump: There Is No ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card for Presidents

Someone needs to alert Donald Trump: there is no “Get Out of Jail Free” card just for being president. According to Trump’s Twitter feed, he believes that he has an absolute right to pardon himself of any crimes for which he might be charged while serving in office. He’s not alone in this imperial belief. Two of Trump’s…

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The Saker Asks: Is Russia Really Ready to “Ditch” Iran?

    The Saker Asks: Is Russia Really Ready to “Ditch” Iran?

The topic of Russian actions in Syria still continues to fascinate and create a great deal of polemics.  This makes senses – the issue is exceedingly important on many levels, including pragmatic and moral ones, and today I want to stick strictly to the pragmatic level and set aside, just for a while, moral/ethical/spiritual considerations.  Furthermore, I will…

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Be Very Afraid: Israeli Forces Are Training American Police

  Be Very Afraid: Israeli Forces Are Training American Police

Razan al-Najjar is the latest victim in Israel’s onslaught of Palestinians to go viral. The 21-year-old nurse was shot dead by a sniper. Her only weapon? A wad of medical gauze. She’d been treating protestors who’ve been rallying for their right to return to homes they were expelled from as refugees. Unfortunately, the death of another…

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The Statistics Are Clear: It’s Not Schools That Are Dangerous

  The Statistics Are Clear: It’s Not Schools That Are Dangerous

Every day, 42 Americans die in gun homicides, the grim backdrop against which to talk about school shootings. In the three months between the 10 shot dead in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, and the 17 in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, around 4,000 Americans lost their lives in firearms homicides. In the initial horror…

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Trump Loves Goods from China — As Long as they Make Him Richer

  Trump Loves Goods from China — As Long as they Make Him Richer

Donald Trump built no small part of his political brand railing against Chinese industry—so much so that The Huffington Post once published a supercut of the president sneering the word “China” dozens and dozens of times, for three full minutes. While Trump’s highly charged language about China “raping our country” showcased the president’s usual xenophobia, the part about lost…

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The Spooks Spooking Themselves

  The Spooks Spooking Themselves

With the news that a Cambridge academic-cum-spy named Stefan Halper infiltrated the Trump campaign, the role of the intelligence agencies in shaping the great Russiagate saga is, at last, coming into focus. It’s looking more and more massive.  The intelligence agencies initiated reports that Donald Trump was colluding with Russia, they nurtured them and helped them…

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The Ongoing Media Blockade Against Venezuela

  The Ongoing Media Blockade Against Venezuela

Upon returning to the United States from Venezuela and reading the terrible media reporting of the election, it was evident that the people of the United States are being lied to. The Intrepid News Fund and Venezuela Analysis invited me and others to come to Venezuela for the election to see first hand what actually…

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On the 50th Anniversary of May 1968: Memories of an Illusory Revolution in Paris

  On the 50th Anniversary of May 1968: Memories of an Illusory Revolution in Paris

Nineteen Sixty-Eight began with the Têt offensive, when the Vietnamese national liberation struggle suddenly showed its strength as a military force, though it was eventually beaten back into guerrilla warfare. The images of burning villages and burning children were seared into the consciousness of millions of people around the world. In the United States, Martin…

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