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Politics and World News

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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CARRIER AND THE SLIPPERY SLOPE

“Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences.” – Donald Trump The reaction to Trump’s deal to keep 1,100 Carrier jobs in Indiana has ranged from outrage to adoration. There are so many layers to this … 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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Are US Corporate-Media Businesses ‘Independent’?

Professor Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history.  His work continues to be prominently taught in classes at top US universities like Yale.  He teaches classes on US government at MIT, and has written some 100 … 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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Swamp Thing Takes Over Treasury – ForclosureGate II, the Sequel

ForclosureGate (circa 2010 forward): Widespread mortgage fraud as a result of an unregulated, rigged housing market guaranteed to create a collapse and waves of foreclosures, all of which leads to major hardship for homeowners and their families. (Washington, DC)  Wall … 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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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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A Closer Look at 9/11 Legend Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani is considered a leading candidate for Secretary of State in the Trump Administration. Giuliani is actively campaigning for the position and could be named National Director of Intelligence if his appointment at State falls through. As the public … 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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US Forces Caught Lying about Blasting Civilians with Fire-Hose in Below-Freezing Weather to Protect Dakota Pipeline

US domestic forces using both lethal and pain-inducing weaponry to guard the expansion of the Dakota access oil pipeline denied to NBC the use of fire-hoses (The Guardian has called them ‘water cannons’) against civilians last night.  However, many live-streams … Continue reading

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Time Is Running Out To Stop Kratom Ban – Need Comments To DEA

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze   When the DEA announced that it was backing off of its decision to go through emergency procedures to place kratom on the Schedule 1 list of controlled substances, kratom proponents all over the country rejoiced. … 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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GREY CHAMPION ASSUMES COMMAND (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I discussed the arrival of Grey Champions in previous Fourth Turnings; their attributes, deficiencies, and leadership skills; and why Donald Trump is the Grey Champion of this Fourth Turning – whether you like it … Continue reading

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GREY CHAMPION ASSUMES COMMAND (PART ONE)

At each of these great gates of history, eighty to a hundred years apart, a similar generational drama unfolded. Four archetypes, aligned in the same order – elder Prophet, midlife Nomad, young adult Hero, child Artist – together produced the … 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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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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Trump Is President: Now What?

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post On November 9, Americans woke up to the announcement that they have narrowly avoided the apparent worst case scenario, i.e. a Hillary Clinton presidency. Most researchers and activists of good will were happy if not outright … Continue reading

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Assad Adviser Says We Are In A Time That Will Determine The Future Of The World

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post As the war in Syria continues to rage on, it is becoming more and more obvious that the battle taking place is about much more than Syria as a country. In this place, the cradle of … 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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On the Knife-Edge of Western Globalization: A Stint at Standing Rock

Armed men in jackboots, some masked and toting assault rifles, stand mockingly, defiantly, heavily on the mound of graves – a sacred indigenous burial ground.  A site non-natives can understand as similar to Arlington National Cemetery.  How US nationalists would … 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 are the Russians Exposing their Pre Election Links with the Trump Campaign?

A national sport in Russia. Habibah Agianda, Creative Commons Why are the Russians Exposing their Pre Election Links with the Trump Campaign? (Washington, DC) A senior Russian diplomat announced that the Russian government had ongoing ties to the presidential campaign … Continue reading

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The U.S./Turkey Plan For “Seizing, Holding, And Occupying” Syrian Territory In Raqqa

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post As the U.S. Presidential selection circus draws to a close, the United States and Turkey have announced a new plan to defeat ISIS, the same terrorist organization both countries have created, funded, armed, and facilitated, in … 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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Election 2016: Open Thread

What are your thoughts, hopes, fears, and predictions?

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NYT Admits Key Al Qaeda Role in Aleppo

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). As much as The New York Times and the mainstream … Continue reading

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The Quasi-Legal Coup-Hillary Clinton Information Operations In Election 2016

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. “The purpose of ” Inform and Influence Operations” is not to provide a perspective, opinion, or lay out a policy. It is defined as the ability to make audiences “think and act” in … Continue reading

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U.S. Takes A Stab At A No Fly Zone In Two Places – Syria And Standing Rock

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post As the United States marches forward with its war of terror abroad it is, as predicted by researchers and informed observers many years ago, clamping down on the domestic population at home. Indeed, it is virtually … Continue reading

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