Hezbollah Helped Save Syria From Complete Destruction — And We Should All Be Thankful

So naturally, those who defended Syria from the real terrorists are now being vilified. Despite its critical role in helping to save Syria from destruction, Hezbollah has kept a relatively low profile. Contrast their efforts to the US-led coalition bragging about bombing emptyREAD ON

Welcome to Hell for Capitalists Who Wreck and Exploit

The massive protests scheduled to disrupt the gathering of the rarefied, and often incompetent elite of the 20 countries wrongly deciding our global fate might give the leaders of the G20 Hamburg summit a sense that dissent, and popular angerREAD ON

Robert Parry, Critic of Media’s Russia Coverage, Receives Top Journalism Prize

  Editor’s Note: We are extremely happy to hear about Parry’s well deserved prize.  He is simply outstanding. However, in our book other people of similar merit also deserve recognition for their simply towering contributions. These  include the journalist/activists namedREAD ON

“No Comment” From a Desert Grave

“The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.” I didn’t give much thought to Ed Abbey until a couple decades later, after moving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Being a magnet to dissidents, I’d recently made friends with a U.S. Postal ServiceREAD ON

The Putin Interviews—Oliver Stone’s Greatest Contribution (Videos)

In four hours extracted from encounters spanning two years (2015—2017), Putin emerges as an articulate, intelligent, eloquent and highly knowledgeable person. Informal and unassuming to a fault, he mixes freely with people, plays hockey, practices judo, does his morning exercisesREAD ON

The Intercept uncovers vast Cointelpro-style operation against Dakota protesters by shadowy private security contractors

By Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri THE INTERCEPT Included among the documents obtained via public records requests were “daily intelligence updates” developed by TigerSwan that were shared with law enforcement officers, thus contributing to a broad public-private intelligence dragnet. In theREAD ON

The Irish Dead: Fighting Fascism in Spain, 1937

by PAULINE MURPHY Crosspost with Counterpunch THIS VERSION WITH A SPECIAL ADDENDUM: Documents and testimony by Communist Party of Ireland regarding Irish Brigadistas During the Spanish Civil War, and commemorative videos of the International Brigades ADDENDUM Addendum 2 Michael KellyREAD ON