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Russia and Iran’s Clashing Visions for Syria’s future

    Russia and Iran’s Clashing Visions for Syria’s future

Rivals of the West in their own right, Iran and Russia today are major power players in the Syrian imbroglio. Their convergence of interests in helping eradicate extremist terrorist proxies utilized by an array of rival states against their mutual Syrian ally has allowed them both a significant degree of say in Syrian affairs and…

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Russia and Iran’s Clashing Visions for Syria’s Future

    Russia and Iran’s Clashing Visions for Syria’s Future

Rivals of the West in their own right, Iran and Russia today are major power players in the Syrian imbroglio. Their convergence of interests in helping eradicate extremist terrorist proxies utilized by an array of rival states against their mutual Syrian ally has allowed them both a significant degree of say in Syrian affairs and…

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How Government and Media Are Prepping America for a Failed 2020 Election

    How Government and Media Are Prepping America for a Failed 2020 Election

As World War II drew to a close in Europe, British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote that “neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.” Though numerous examples in the post-World War II era have proven Russell’s point,…

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Medea Benjamin: Donald Trump Was Right, NATO Should Be Obsolete

    Medea Benjamin: Donald Trump Was Right, NATO Should Be Obsolete

The three smartest words that Donald Trump uttered during his presidential campaign are “NATO is obsolete.” His adversary, Hillary Clinton, retorted that NATO was “the strongest military alliance in the history of the world.” Now that Trump has been in power, the White House parrots the same worn line that NATO is “the most successful…

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Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since

  Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since

SIMFEROPOL, CRIMEA — In early August I traveled to Russia for the first time, partly out of interest in seeing some of the vast country with a tourist’s eyes, partly to do some journalism in the region. It also transpired that while in Moscow I was able to interview Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman of the Foreign…

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MintPress Sits Down with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova

  MintPress Sits Down with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova

 Moscow — In a simple meeting room at the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry building, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova gave me a generous hour of her time in a conversation peppered with bemused laughter at Western allegations about Russia and clear frustration at the West’s incessant vilification of all things Russia. I traveled…

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Conspiracy Theories: Jeffrey Epstein’s Uniquely American Death in Jail

  Conspiracy Theories: Jeffrey Epstein’s Uniquely American Death in Jail

The United States holds more of its population in prisons and jails than any other country in the world. Suicide is one of the biggest causes of death in U.S. jails and hit a high of 50 deaths for every 100,000 inmates in 2014. That makes the death of Jeffrey Epstein, who was involved in…

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As US Beefs Up Military Presence in the Gulf, Yemen’s Houthis Turn to Russia for Support

  As US Beefs Up Military Presence in the Gulf, Yemen’s Houthis Turn to Russia for Support

MOSCOW — Yemen’s Houthi movement has reacted with concern to an announcement by Washington that the U.S. is pursuing an increased military presence in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Central Command announced Operation Sentinel on July 19, claiming that a multinational maritime effort is needed to promote “maritime stability, ensure safe passage, and de-escalate tensions in…

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Bipartisan Support for Trump’s Aggressive Iran Policy Reveals the Hollowness of Russiagate

  Bipartisan Support for Trump’s Aggressive Iran Policy Reveals the Hollowness of Russiagate

In early May, MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow — known as one of the top promoters of the new Cold War and Russiagate in American media — emphatically endorsed regime change in Venezuela after she claimed that President Donald Trump’s hawkishness towards the South American country had changed, all because of a single phone call…

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MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame

  MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame

MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb recently spoke to Robbie Martin (@FluorescentGrey), a filmmaker whose recent documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda explores how prominent Bush-era neo-conservatives have continued to dominate the Washington foreign policy debate and have been instrumental in creating and fomenting Russiagate and Cold War 2.0. Neoconservatives, or Neocons, have been a…

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