Shakespeare On Russiagate ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

By William Blum, -

That’s the “Russian interference” in the 2016 American election. A group of Russians operating from a building in St. Petersburg, we are told in a February 16 US government indictment,  sent out [...]

Now Mattis Admits There Was No Evidence Assad Used Poison Gas On His People

By Ian Wilkie, -

Lost in the hyper-politicized hullabaloo surrounding the Nunes Memorandum and the Steele Dossier was the striking statement by Secretary of Defense James Mattis that the U.S. has “no [...]

‘Progressive’ Journalists Jump the Shark on Russiagate

By Ray McGovern, Consortium News -

Jane Mayer of The New Yorker and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks are the latest progressives to jump on the anti-Trump, pro-Russiagate bandwagon. They have made it crystal clear that, in Mayer’s [...]

America’s Troll Farm Media

By Gerald Sussman, -

Despite all the smoke and mirrors, most Americans seem to see where the stenographers of corporate capitalism are taking us. A recent Gallup poll found that while 84% of Americans see media as [...]

The Grammar Of Russiagate

By Sheldon Richman, -

Closely observing the grammar of the Official Russiagate Narrative is revealing and instructive. It provides clues to the (language-)game being played. Consider what I call the insidious [...]

Colonizing the Western Mind

By Jason Hirthler, Counterpunch   -

The notion of inception, of hatching an idea in the mind of a man or woman without his or her knowledge, is the kernel of propaganda, a black art practiced in the States since the First World [...]

Real Goal Of “Russiagate” Is To Prepare For Endless Austerity Fnd War

By Glen Ford, -

Robert Mueller, the former head of the national political police (FBI), has indicted 13 Russian nationals for the crime of sowing “discord in the U.S. political system” and encouraging “U.S. [...]

The Authoritarians Who Silence Syria Questions

By Jonathan Cook, -

I am loath to draw more attention to the kind of idiocy that passes for informed comment nowadays from academics and mainstream journalists. Recently I lambasted Prof Richard Carver for his [...]

Brainwashed Nation

By Barton Kunstler, -

The United States is immersed in a political St. Vitus’s dance typical of empires in convulsion. The confident colossus that watched its arch-rival disintegrate from 1989-1991 now has its highest [...]

Victims Of Propaganda Do Not Know It Exists

By Ian Sinclair, -

Guardian columnist and leader writer Natalie Nougayrede wrote an op-ed last month examining propaganda in our supposed age of “lies and distortion.” Focusing on “Russian propaganda” and “Russian [...]

Meet The Spies Injecting Israeli Propaganda Into The News

By Asa Winstanley, Electronic Intifada. -

When Sima Vaknin-Gil took over as director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs at the start of 2016, a crucial fact went largely unnoticed. For years, she had been a high-ranking [...]

Get Me Outa Wakanda!

By Bruce A. Dixon, -

I wasn’t going to record this commentary for Black Agenda Radio. Originally it was a Facebook post, but it generated such a response that it deserved a life outside of corporate social media. [...]

My First Day As CIA Director

By Ray McGovern, -

Get former National Security Agency Technical Director William Binney back to CIA to join me and the “handpicked” CIA analysts who, with other “handpicked” analysts (as described by former [...]

Goofy Indictments Divert Attention From Criminal Abuses At FBI And DOJ

By Mike Whitney, -

February 19, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - Robert Mueller’s Friday night indictment-spree, is a flagrant and infuriating attempt to divert attention from the damning revelations in the [...]

Media And Mueller Indictment: Conspiracy Theory To End All Conspiracy Theories

By Patrick Martin, -

The announcement Friday by the US Department of Justice that a federal grand jury has returned criminal indictments against 13 Russian citizens and three Russian companies, charging illegal [...]