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Former US Ambassador to the UN, Head of NSA’s Global Surveillance Program and British Ambassador Say DNC Hacks May Actually Have Been LEAKS By AMERICAN Insider

Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton said today: It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC was not a false flag operation. *** … Continue reading

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How To INSTANTLY Tell If Russia Hacked the Election

Anonymous CIA officials claim that Russia hacked the U.S. election by accessing emails from top Democratic officials and then leaking them to Wikileaks. But the Washington Post notes: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) voiced doubts about the veracity of … Continue reading

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Trump’s Bait And Switch

By Nomi Prins. Originally published by TomDispatch.com (republished with permission of author). Given his cabinet picks so far, it’s reasonable to assume that The Donald finds hanging out with anyone who isn’t a billionaire (or at least a multimillionaire) a … Continue reading

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Hope Is An Act of Will … Courage Means Acting With Heart

Preface: Many people are exhausted or overwhelmed right now. So I am re-posting two essays I wrote almost a decade ago to help energize and re-kindle the fire … Hope In a Time of Hopelessness Several long-time activists have told … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Media is Asking for a Government Bailout Via Censorship

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The current controversy is different. Many people in Washington are irate over Wikileaks — not because the email were untrue but because they proved what many had long suspected . . . … Continue reading

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Rolling Back the Empire: Washington’s Proxy-Army Faces Decisive Defeat in Aleppo

By Mike Whitney. Originally published at CounterPunch (republished with permission of the author). Photo by yeowatzup | CC BY 2.0 Syrian Army helicopters dropped leaflets on parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday warning anti-government fighters to surrender while they still had the … Continue reading

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Congress Member Introduces Bill to Stop Funding Terrorists

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard – a combat veteran, and member of the House Armed Services Committee – has just introduced a bill to stop funding terrorists: What a novel idea!

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Big Media’s Contra-Cocaine Cover-up

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Amid the mainstream U.S. media’s current self-righteous frenzy against “fake … Continue reading

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‘Then We Will Fight in the Shade’ – A Guide to Winning the Media Wars

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War The ongoing battle between … Continue reading

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How War Propaganda Keeps on Killing

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A key reason why American foreign debacles have been particularly … Continue reading

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Putin May Be An Authoritarian Asshole … But Americans Should ALSO Criticize Stupid U.S. Policy

In launching the Iraq war and the war on terror, George Bush said “you’re either with us or against us.” We now know that the entire justification for the Iraq War was false from the get-go.  And Saddam Hussein – … Continue reading

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US Military Just Admitted Its *Waste* Is *Double* Russia’s Whole Military Budget. Russia’s Military Budget Is 1/8 of What US Spends

Glenn Greenwald tweets: The US military just admitted its *waste* is *double* Russia's whole military budget. Russia's military budget is 1/8 of what US spends. https://t.co/cmaACSMX4y — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 6, 2016 Background here and here.

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Declining Washington Post Desperately Attacks More Popular News Site

There’s something interesting about the Washington Post’s false smear of 200 news sites as being “Russian propaganda”. Specifically, the Post actually attacked a more popular news source … In July of this year, the Washington Post had 369,476,000 combined pageviews … Continue reading

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Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon … Continue reading

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American Alternative Media Threatens Defamation Lawsuit Against Washington Post for Red Baiting

Yves Smith – who runs the respected liberal website Naked Capitalism – has retained a top gun lawyer to sue the Washington Post for defamation unless it retracts its smear piece calling alternative media sites “Russian propaganda.” Smith has also … Continue reading

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The ULTIMATE Every Day Self-Defense Weapon

The best self-defense weapon is one (1) you can carry with you anywhere and (2) which is  an innocuous, every day item. Self-defense expert Thomas Kurz – a judo instructor, trained in boxing and Kyokushin karate – has designed a … Continue reading

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First Brexit, Now Italexit … Next Stop Frexit?

The instant Brexit won, we predicted that there would soon be an Italexit, Frexit and Swexit. With today’s Italian vote, it has become more likely that Italy will vote to leave the EU. We’re not so sure about Sweden. But … Continue reading

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American Expert: PropOrNot Is Propaganda

The anonymous website PropOrNot.com claims that they have analyzed alternative media websites and identified 200 sites which act as useful idiots for Russian-government propaganda. The Washington Post and many other mainstream media have trumpeted PropOrNot as evidence of a vast … Continue reading

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“Fake News” Has Been a Problem for Thousands of Years … Here’s How It’s Been Stopped

Throughout history, government officials have tried to stop “fake news” through various means before it was published. The crime of the peddlers of fake news: failing to acknowledge that those in power were perfect saints. Socrates For example, Socrates was … Continue reading

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7 Reasons that the Corporate Media Is Pro-War

Why There Is So Much Pro-War Reporting? American media is always pro-war: Can you name a single paper, or a single TV network, that was unequivocally opposed to the American wars carried out against Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Panama, Grenada, … Continue reading

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How a Syrian White Helmets Leader Played Western Media

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (Just World Books, 2014). Originally published by AlterNet. Republished with permission of … Continue reading

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Bait & Switch- Fake News, PropOrNot, the Real Inform & Influence Operation

Preface by Washington’s Blog: We don’t know whether or not the allegations set forth below are true.  However, given that George Eliason told us – approximately a week before the PropOrNot smear campaign – that our site would be attacked, … Continue reading

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European President Begs EU Leaders Not to Hold Referendums … Because Voters Might Choose to LEAVE

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker recently begged EU leaders not to hold votes on whether to leave the EU … because they may PASS: Regarding referenda on EU membership, I think it is not wise to organize this kind of … Continue reading

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Self-Defense Videos: The Best I’ve Ever Seen

Code Red Defense teaches the best self-defense techniques I’ve ever seen. It’s great because it focuses on real self-defense in a street fight: Why do I like Code Red Defense so much?  Because: Tells you when to talk your way … Continue reading

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Lone Blogger Rages Against The Washington Post’s Russian “Hit List”

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I have to admit I’m quite honored to see that Liberty Blitzkrieg was recently included on a list of some of the most illustrious, impactful and successful alternative news websites on the planet. The … Continue reading

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Welcome Washington Post Readers

Washington’s Blog is written by American writers (with guest posts by Brits, Canadians, Aussies, etc). The owner of this site is an American who was born and raised here, lived here his whole life, and loves the United States. He … Continue reading

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Stunning Examples of Fake and Scripted News

Here are some stunning examples of fake and scripted news by the mainstream media: Indeed, the government and mainstream media are the biggest purveyors of fake news.

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Who is Behind “Fake News”? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, publisher of Global Research. The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which it categorizes as “fake news”.  Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain … Continue reading

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Who’s the Biggest Peddler of Fake News?

Everyone’s Talking About “Fake News” Everyone’s talking about “fake news” … Google Trends shows that – starting in late October – that phrase absolutely exploded in terms of internet searches: In the last month, Obama, Merkel, CNN, the New York … Continue reading

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4-Star General Convinces Trump to Reconsider Pro-Torture Stance

I slammed Trump in March for calling for more torture and waterboarding. I pointed out that the overwhelming majority of military and intelligence experts say that torture prevents the ability to obtain helpful information, makes us less safe, decreases national … Continue reading

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Trump’s Tulsi Gabbard Factor

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Two weeks after Donald Trump’s shocking upset of Hillary Clinton, … Continue reading

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When It Comes To Fake News, The U.S. Government Is The Biggest Culprit

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.”—Former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg Let’s talk about fake news stories, … Continue reading

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Installing a Torture Fan at CIA

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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What to Do About ‘Fake News’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, a hot new … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fake News

Words and image by Anthony Freda,  AnthonyFreda.com. The discredited mainstream media who have spread propaganda and lies causing the needless death and suffering of millions are now arrogantly trying to censor the alternative media who are working to expose their … Continue reading

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President Trump: To Jumpstart the U.S. Economy, Please Honor Your Promise to Break Up the Big Banks!

Donald Trump and the Republican Platform Called for Restoring Glass-Steagall and Breaking Up the Too Big to Fails The Republican platform under Donald Trump called for restoring the Glass-Steagall separation between traditional depository banking and speculative investment banking.  Trump himself … Continue reading

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What Liberals Should Like About Steve Bannon, Trump’s Chief Stategist

Preface: Washington’s Blog is non-partisan, and doesn’t judge people on whether they’re labeled “liberal” or “conservative”.  Instead, we judge based on whether people will support policies which help or hurt the American people. Additionally, we’ll continue slamming Trump when we … Continue reading

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Great News On Trump Appointment

Preface:  I’ve slammed Trump when I thought he might appoint bad guys.  But there’s now cause for celebration. Trump has purportedly offered General Michael Flynn a post as National Security Advisor. This is GREAT news … Flynn  – a 3-star … Continue reading

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Democratic Leadership ADMITS that Clinton Lost the Election Because of Voters’ Economic Worries

We’ve repeatedly said that Trump mainly won the election because voters thought that the status quo would hurt them economically. Today, the Los Angeles Times reports that the Democratic leadership itself admits that the economy is the issue that sunk … Continue reading

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Trump Won Among White Women, Among Women Without College Degrees, and Among Rural Women

Clinton supporters assumed that women would vote for her. But the Guardian reports: A majority of white women voted for Trump. And while Clinton did carry the female vote overall, her advantage among women was a percentage point less than … Continue reading

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Trump Nomination Report Card: F

No, It’s Not Too Early to Grade the President Elect I knew that Obama was a sell-out long before he was even sworn in, even though the Americans who voted for Obama thought they were going to get real change. … Continue reading

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5 Stunning Facts About the 2016 Election

Here are 5 stunning facts about the 2016 election … (1) The Clinton Campaign Promoted Trump as a Republican Candidate Team Clinton promoted Donald Trump as a Republican candidate … because they thought he’d be easy to beat: Clinton's Pied … Continue reading

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Trump’s Slim Chance for Greatness

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). Donald Trump must decide – and decide quickly – whether … Continue reading

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Trump’s Foreign Policy: Four More Years of Bush-Obama?

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. What will President-elect Trump do with respect to foreign policy? Will he follow in the footsteps of George W. Bush and Barack Obama and pursue another four years of death and destruction in … Continue reading

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Stay Alert, America: The Worst Is Yet to Come

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—Philosopher George Santayana Stay alert, America. This is not the time to drop our guards, even for a moment. Nothing has changed since … Continue reading

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To the Protestors

Words and artwork by Anthony Freda, AnthonyFreda.com To the protestors: My friends and I missed you when we were protesting the bombing of hospitals and illegal wars. We missed you at Occupy Peace and the other anti-war rallies we attended … Continue reading

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The Numbers Show Trump Win NOT Due to Racism and Sexism

Clinton supporters frequently assume that Trump supporters are all racists and sexists. But a higher percentage of Hispanics voted for Trump than voted for Mitt Romney or Bob Dole in previous elections. As USA Today notes: But that margin [of … Continue reading

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You’ll Only Understand Trump and Brexit If You Understand the Failure of Globalization

You can only understand the victory of Donald Trump and Brexit once you understand the failure of globalization … Trump Trump made rejection of globalization a centerpiece of his campaign. In his July 21st acceptance speech as the Republican nominee, … Continue reading

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Why Trump Won; Why Clinton Lost

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In the end, Hillary Clinton became the face of a … Continue reading

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First Brexit, Now Trump … What’s Next?

CNN’s Jake Tapper hit the nail on the head last night, as he was speaking about why people voted for Trump. Tapper said that most Americans are sick of the income inequality, globalization, and politics-as-usual that the status quo have … Continue reading

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