CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—What’s really creepy is that it worked on some people. Ever since the gaslighting campaign began people have been telling me I’ve either been brainwashed by Russian propaganda or am a Russian propagandist myself; it’s become such a ubiquitous narrative within the liberalREAD ON
This article is a crosspost with Counterpunch, site of first iteration. MIKE WHITNEY—So it all started with Brennan, the resentful Intel chief who got his nose bloodied by Putin in Syria and decided to seek his revenge. But then Brennan needed to conceal his lead-roleREAD ON
RAMIN MAZAHERI—South Koreans know this, and they told me all this, but it cannot be reported in the West. It certainly cannot be reported in South Korea – permanently hostility towards Pyongyang has been institutionalized in South Korean media, of course. I did visit the DMZREAD ON
MARGARET KIMBERLEY—Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg met with caucus members as they demanded that something be done to stop a non-existent crime. The click bait ads which are meant to sell products have now become the means of cutting the left off from the only meansREAD ON
ALEX LANTIER—In 2013, the WSWS wrote on Tsipras’ first trip to the Brookings Institution in Washington, where he auditioned for the Greek prime ministership with the US State Department, the International Monetary Fund and the CIA. Tsipras, the WSWS noted, got top marks: the IMFREAD ON
RAMIN MAZAHERI—Hollande, “the meekest of leaders” per Varoufakis, soon totally capitulated on multiple other fronts, anyway, even though high finance put no pressure on France’s bond market. I speculated in Part 2 of this series that they knew the whole time that he was aREAD ON
Pictured above: the speech that changed the world forever, Mao Zedong’s proclamation of liberation, on October 1st, 1949. Bordering countries, such as Afghanistan, Myanmar, Korea, Vietnam, Laos and nearby Cambodia have suffered the most horrific imperial consequences of being China’s neighbor, including war andREAD ON
ED CURTIN—The basic way people’s thinking is controlled today is by confusing them and creating a perpetual state of mental vertigo. Muddled and disordered by double-speak, illogical reporting, and a kaleidoscopic merry-go-round of conflicting reports, the average person is reduced to a mental mess.