The Best of Frenemies: The Trump-Media Logrolling

Today, hundreds of newspapers, at the initiative of the Boston Globe, are purporting to stand up for a free press against Trump’s rhetoric. Today also marks exactly one month since I was dragged out of the July 16 Trump-Putin news conference in Helsinki and locked up until the middle of the night. As laid in my cell, I chuckled […]

Shed Not a Tear for War Criminal John Brennan, Say Legal Experts

While Democratic senators, corporate talking heads, former national security officials, and Twitter pundits issued dire proclamations about the “dangerous precedent” President Donald Trump set on Wednesday by revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance for obviously vindictive and political reasons, critics of America’s far-too-powerful intelligence apparatus were quick to express how little sympathy they feel […]

UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria

NEW YORK — A recent report from the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Monitoring Team has found that many of the places in Syria where the terror group Daesh (ISIS) continues to operate, recuperate and extract oil for profit are in areas of the country occupied by the United States. According to the report’s executive summary: […]

Rashida Tlaib Dodges Questions About Endorsement from Israel Lobby

 Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib was asked directly by the UK’s Channel 4 on Monday whether she would vote against US military aid to Israel if, as expected, she is elected to Congress in November. Tlaib avoided the question at first, giving a lengthy answer about her Palestinian ancestry and emphasizing that she is “for […]

Steve Bannon to Advise Brazil’s Far-Right Presidential Candidate

Political strategist Steve Bannon, a founding member of the far right-wing news website Breitbart News and former chief advisor to United States President Donald Trump, will be an advisor to Brazilian Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro for the upcoming elections in October. The announcement was made by Bolsonaro’s son and congressman, Eduardo Bolsonaro. “Bannon said that Bolsonaro’s mission in Brazil” will […]

Are The United State and Saudi Arabia Stoking Ethnic Protests in Iran?

Iran has raised the spectre of a US-Saudi effort to destabilize the country by exploiting economic grievances against the backdrop of circumstantial evidence that Washington and Riyadh are playing with scenarios for stirring unrest among the Islamic republic’s ethnic minorities. Iran witnessed this weekend minority Azeri and Iranian Arab protests in soccer stadiums while the country’s Revolutionary Guards […]

Internet Users Crowdfund Release of 4,358 CIA MKUltra Documents

A crowdfunding campaign has succeeded in raising the funds necessary to pay a Freedom of Information Act request fee for documents related to the CIA’s controversial MKUltra program. John Greenewald of Black Vault, a website that publishes government documents, appealed to the internet for help after the agency refused to waive the $425 fee it was demanding […]