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Countering Western Disinformation on Russia and Other Nations Opposing the American Empire
Associate Director: Gaither Stewart

THE ARTICLES


Europe’s Leaders are Freer than Ours

Dispatches from Deena Stryker Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, is visiting Moscow, dissing the US’s scenario for Europe. Many political observers have noted that the 20th century actually began with the Russian Revolution of 1917, ...
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Russia-Belarus Union in Crisis: Integration Paradoxes and Lukashenko’s Maidan

By Dr. Eduard Popov Foreword by J. Arnoldski In this original analysis, esteemed Russian analyst Dr. Eduard Popov, tackles the latest controversies in Russian-Belorussian relations. Half of this piece focuses mainly on the history of the Union State of Russia ...
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Russiagate and the Democratic Party are for Chumps

by PAUL STREET The orange-tinted freakshow that is Donald Trump should be removed from the White House and sent to some filthy, rat-infested dungeon with a sentence of Life Without Twitter. The same goes for the rest of his racist, ...
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The Wicked Witch Lives!

Dispatches from Deena Stryker As a young journalist whose father wrote foreign affairs analyses for the prestigious Times’ Week in Review, I was taught that I must never accept a favor from anyone I was writing about. Having used my ...
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The Collapse of Trust in the West and the Democrats (Insane) Bloodlust for a Nuclear War

Paul Craig Roberts Dateline: March 20, 2017 Just as President Putin has stated that governments and media in the West have destroyed Russia’s trust in the West, the governments and media in the West have destroyed the trust of their citizens, ...
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CHINA, NORTH KOREA AND THE UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS-CHINA RISING

Dispatch from Beijing With Jeff J. Brown    China feels the same way, but has to be a little more subtle about it. A North Korean propaganda poster. Listen and/or read here: Editor's Note: As the US ruling class, this ...
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Bitter Harvest: Ukrainian nationalist fantasy as film

By Jason Melanovski, wsws.org 18 March 2017 Directed by George Mendeluk; screenplay by Mendeluk and Richard Bachynsky Hoover The Canadian-produced historical drama Bitter Harvest premiered February 24 in the United States, primarily showing in “art theaters” and in areas of the country ...
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THAAD: unpopular and unwise

CALEB T. MAUPIN Above main image: Photo taken on March 6, 2017 shows a part of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery arriving in South Korea. The photo was provided by the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK). [Photo/Xinhua] Imagine if ...
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Freedom Rider: When America Interfered in a Russian Election 

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley The U.S. is the unchallenged champion of hijacking, fixing and subverting elections around the world. On every inhabitable continent – from Italy to Iran to Accra to Tegucigalpa -- Washington has stolen ...
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Dems and Progressives Jump Into Bed With Neocons to Demonize Russia

Robert Parry Crosspost with Russia Insider "The downside of playing chicken with nuclear-armed Russia is the end of life as we know it" The anti-Russian McCarthyism that has spread out from the United States to encompass the European Union, Canada and ...
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Western Disinformation Never Rests: Deconstructing CNN’s Fareed Zakaria’s Portrait of Putin

Dispatches from Deena Stryker ZAKARIA’S PUTIN ‘DOC’ Everyone knows that Zakaria has been accused of plagiarism, and his film shows that be didn’t stop with appropriating other journalists’ work: he has copied the Hollywood gangster film playbook instead of providing ...
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Turkey-EU Divorce?

Dispatches from Deena Stryker Turkey’s relationship with the EU has been second-page news for decades: will Europe accept a Muslim nation as one of its own?  While Brussels dithered, non-Turkish Muslims were flocking to its shores and crossing its borders ...
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