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Political Revocation of Security Clearances is Only Part of the Story

    Political Revocation of Security Clearances is Only Part of the Story

WASHINGTON — Ex-CIA Director John Brennan, who has been critical of President Trump, has now lost his security clearance. In addition, the White House has identified a number of others who are at risk of losing the security clearance they obtained at their previous positions. The mainstream media is correct to highlight the threat to…

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A Specter of Peace Is Haunting Nicaragua

    A Specter of Peace Is Haunting Nicaragua

After four months of violence, peace may be breaking out in Nicaragua, which has gotten those North American partisans opposed to Nicaraguan President Ortega worried. But they have one last hope. The latest in a series of anti-Ortega articles in The Nation is entitled “An eternal night of persecution and death.” We are told: “Despite mass killings and newly…

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What’s Left in Nicaragua after Ortega

    What’s Left in Nicaragua after Ortega

Before the violence that started mid-April, Nicaragua had been the most peaceful, safest, and by far the most progressive country in Central America. Now that a semblance of peace has been restored in Nicaragua, the US government continues its campaign for regime change joined by some who formerly supported Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his…

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Paul Craig Roberts: Is Capitalism Killing Us?

    Paul Craig Roberts: Is Capitalism Killing Us?

Ecological economists, such as Herman E. Daly, stress that as the external costs of pollution and resource exhaustion are not included in Gross Domestic Product, we do not know whether an increase in GDP is a gain or a loss. External costs are huge and growing larger. Historically, manufacturing and industrial corporations, corporate farming, city…

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Naming Names: The Actors Working to Take Down Venezuela

  Naming Names: The Actors Working to Take Down Venezuela

The recent assassination attempt against Nicolás Maduro, whose drone operation was neutralized by members of the Bolivarian National Armed Force, is part of a long-standing plan to end the process of change in Venezuela, known as the Bolivarian Revolution. But it was also an attempt to warn the armed forces, with the aim of dividing…

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Iran’s Reply: No War and No Negotiations

  Iran’s Reply: No War and No Negotiations

We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria.  However, each…

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The Best of Frenemies: The Trump-Media Logrolling

  The Best of Frenemies: The Trump-Media Logrolling

Today, hundreds of newspapers, at the initiative of the Boston Globe, are purporting to stand up for a free press against Trump’s rhetoric. Today also marks exactly one month since I was dragged out of the July 16 Trump-Putin news conference in Helsinki and locked up until the middle of the night. As laid in my cell, I chuckled…

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Beyond The DNC – Leaks, Hacks, and Treason

  Beyond The DNC – Leaks, Hacks, and Treason

People have been divided about the DNC hack-leak ever since the story began with the Chalupa-Isikoff article. These divisions run so deep they mark where people stand politically. Mutually exclusive positions range from whether or not Russians hacked the DNC or if the information was downloaded and then leaked, presumably by Seth Rich.  All three are…

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The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes

  The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes

China, responding to United Nations criticism, academic and media reports, and an embarrassing court case in Kazakhstan, has come closer to admitting that it has brutally cracked down on the strategic north-western province of Xinjiang in what it asserts is a bid to prevent the kind of mayhem that has wracked countries like Syria and…

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Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture

  Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture

Newly released official documents obtained by the National Security Archive showing that CIA Director Gina Haspel directly supervised waterboarding at the first CIA “Black Site” simply confirm what Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) already knew as he orchestrated the charade that was Haspel’s confirmation hearing.  Burr allowed her to “classify” her own direct role in waterboarding…

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