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Politics and World News

The Story That Russia Does Not Want You to See: The Rosneft Share “Sale” as a Sham Transaction

By John Helmer, the longest continuously serving foreign correspondent in Russia, and the only western journalist to direct his own bureau independent of single national or commercial ties. Helmer has also been a professor of political science, and an advisor … Continue reading

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The Real Problem: At Least 6 In 10 Americans Read Headlines … and NOTHING ELSE

Slate pointed out in 2013: I asked Josh Schwartz, a data scientist at the traffic analysis firm Chartbeat, to look at how people scroll through Slate articles. Schwartz also did a similar analysis for other sites that use Chartbeat and … Continue reading

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US Gov’t, Oligarchs Behind Planned Fake News Flagging on Facebook

Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake. WaPo leaves out of … Continue reading

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If Americans Stop Criticizing Our Government, We’ll Stop Being American

There is a giant push by governments and mainstream corporate media to censor criticism of the American government as somehow helping Russia. That’s honestly one of the most anti-American, pro-Communist kinds of bullshit I’ve ever heard. In reality, dissent is … Continue reading

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Should We Blindly Trust the CIA On Its Claims About the Democratic Emails?

James Carden – former Advisor to the US-Russia Presidential Commission at the US State Department – writes in an article titled Why Are the Media Taking the CIA’s Hacking Claims at Face Value? The working assumption here seems to be … Continue reading

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Secretary of State John Kerry: We Should Ignore What Anonymous CIA “Intelligence Officials” Say

While anonymous CIA officials have told the media that they know for sure that Russia hacked Democratic party emails and gave them to Wikileaks, the CIA and other American intelligence agencies are refusing to brief Congress in their official capacities … Continue reading

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Happy Bill of Rights Day … Are There Any Left?

Today is Bill of Rights Day in America. Happy Bill of Rights Day! This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on … Continue reading

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Revealed: Who Gave Democratic Emails to Wikileaks

While all of the mainstream media and anonymous CIA sources claim that Russia was behind the hacks of the emails from the Democratic National Committee and top Clinton aide John Podesta, the truth has been revealed to be completely different. … Continue reading

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The Russian Bear Uses a Keyboard

By Craig Murray, former British intelligence officer, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, and Rector (i.e. Chancellor) of the University of Dundee. Originally published at CraigMurray.org.uk. I am about twenty four hours behind on debunking the “evidence” of Russian hacking of … Continue reading

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Not Just America: Germany and Other Countries Blame Russia for Losses By Status Quo

Glenn Greenwald notes that – in the face of Trump and Brexit (which were primarily caused by economic policies which have created massive inequality) – the Democratic National committee is trying to blame everybody and everything but their own status … Continue reading

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High-Level American Intelligence Officials: “Allegations of Hacking Election Are Baseless”

Republished with permission of the authors. Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity MEMORANDUM Allegations of Hacking Election Are Baseless A New York Times report on Monday alluding to “overwhelming circumstantial evidence” leading the CIA to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: “The Euro Was a Mistake”

Nobel prize-winning Harvard economist Oliver Hart told Euractiv Spain: The Euro was a mistake …. He explained that that the EU member states are not “sufficiently homogeneous” to be considered one single entity, adding that trying to make the EU-28 … Continue reading

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Intelligence Officer Who Personally Met the Democratic Email Leaker Confirms Leaker Is with AMERICAN Intelligence Service … Not Russia

An American Leaker – Not Russian Hacker – Gave the Democratic Party Emails to Wikileaks The former intelligence analyst, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and chancellor of the University of Dundee, Craig Murray, wrote yesterday: As Julian Assange has made crystal … Continue reading

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GETTING IN BED WITH THE GOVERNMENT

The recent deal to keep Carrier jobs in the United States is not at all unusual. It only received so much press because Trump made it a campaign issue and saw an opportunity to record a big early PR victory … Continue reading

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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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1943 Gov’t Film Offers Sharp Contrast with Current US Elite Attitude toward Russia

The film The Battle of Russia, produced in 1943 by the US War Department (which was renamed the Defense Department in 1949), illustrates a respectful and favorable US elite view of Russian history, the Soviet/Russian people, and Stalin for defeating … 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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NYT, WaPo Fake News Still Bringing Real Guns to Iraq, Killing Thousands

Fake news propagated by the US government and collaborating organizations such as the New York Times and Washington Post helped create an environment in which the US was able to illegally invade Iraq in 2003, killing at least one million … 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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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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