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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case

    Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case

Despite his “sweetheart” deal and having seemingly evaded justice, billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested earlier this month on federal charges for sex trafficking minors. Epstein’s arrest has again brought increased media attention to many of his famous friends, the current president among them.  Many questions have since been asked about how much Epstein’s…

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The Untold Story of Christian Zionism’s Rise to Power in the United States

    The Untold Story of Christian Zionism’s Rise to Power in the United States

The largest pro-Israel organization in the United States is not composed of Jews, but of Christian evangelicals, with a total membership of 7 million, more than 2 million more members than the entirety of the American Jewish community.  Members of this organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), met in Washington on Monday, attracting thousands of…

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Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law

    Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law

When the CIA and other agencies in the United States government pushed for the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA) in 1981, it was crafted to exclude “covert agents” who resided in the U.S. There was consideration by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of how the legislation might “chill or stifle public criticism of…

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The Military Industrial Complex Loves Left Wing Hawk Adam Schiff

    The Military Industrial Complex Loves Left Wing Hawk Adam Schiff

Neoliberal, fake progressive Rep. Adam Schiff (D-C) showed his true colors yet again last week. He said in response to President Donald Trump’s saber-rattling and threats to attack Iran that, Iran is a thoroughly malign actor, a cause of deep instability in the region, a profound contributor to the violence and misery in Yemen, and one of…

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UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer Becomes One of Assange’s Most Vocal Advocates

  UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer Becomes One of Assange’s Most Vocal Advocates

On May 9, UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, visited WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison, where he is currently serving a 50-week prison sentence for a minor bail violation. Melzer was accompanied by two medical experts who specialize in the examination of possible victims of torture as well as the documentation…

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Pentagon Has Emitted Over a Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gases in Its War on Terror

  Pentagon Has Emitted Over a Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gases in Its War on Terror

Shadowproof — The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University’s “Costs of War” project. It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, “more than double the current…

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How the Coup in Venezuela and the US Housing Crisis are Inextricably Connected

  How the Coup in Venezuela and the US Housing Crisis are Inextricably Connected

The United States economy is organized such that all commodities, including both weapons and housing, drive the lion’s share of profits upward, into the pockets of a wealthy elite class, at the expense of the masses of working people who generate those profits through their labor power. The functioning of this system in the interest…

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LGBTQ Protest Under Fire from Zionists for Banning Pro-Israel Symbols

  LGBTQ Protest Under Fire from Zionists for Banning Pro-Israel Symbols

A “Dyke March” scheduled for Friday in Washington is under attack by Zionist groups for its ban on Israeli pride flags at the event. Dyke marches are a tradition in the U.S. that typically precede regular pride marches: they are distinguishable because they tend to engage in direct action, such as dropping banners and blocking…

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The Trust Project: Big Media and Silicon Valley’s Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent

  The Trust Project: Big Media and Silicon Valley’s Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent

After the failure of Newsguard — the news rating system backed by a cadre of prominent neoconservative personalities — to gain traction among American tech and social media companies, another organization has quietly stepped in to direct the news algorithms of tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Though different from Newsguard, this group,…

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Contracts Reveal How the DEA Exercises Control Over Television, Film Productions

  Contracts Reveal How the DEA Exercises Control Over Television, Film Productions

Nearly 200 pages of Drug Enforcement Administration contracts with producers were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. They show for the first time how the agency interacts with television and film productions. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is quite active in the entertainment industry. It exercises stringent control over how the agency is represented…

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