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

THE ARTICLES


Russiagate-Trump Gets Solved by Giant of American Investigative Journalism

ERIC ZUESSE—Some Sanders-voters hated Hillary Clinton, and were unsure which side of Trump’s mouth to believe and voted for the progressive-populist side of it, because there wasn’t anything at all progressive-populist about Hillary. That’s no real democracy (a choice between ...
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New York Times exploits Parkland tragedy to escalate anti-Russian campaign

ANDRE DAMON—The goal of the ruling class and its media accomplices is to put on “a unified front” through the suppression of social opposition within the United States. Along these Lines, NBC added, “Researchers tell us it’s not just Russia ...
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Russia Conspiracy Theorists Have Failed To Meet Their Burden Of Proof

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—The US-centralized empire has every incentive to lie in order to manufacture support for escalations which hobble the Russia-China tandem, and has an extensive history of doing so. It isn’t up to us to come up with a perfect “counter ...
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‘Peace Through Strength’ is a Racket

SHELDON RICHMAN—It takes only a few minutes to see that the PTSD is a racket intended (by some of its advocates at least) to gull the unsuspecting populace into supporting whatever the war party and the Pentagon want. It is ...
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Mueller Indictment – The “Russian Influence” Is A Commercial Marketing Scheme

MOON OF ALABAMA—You have a bad online reputation? Prigozhin can help. His internet company will fill the net with positive stories and remarks about you. Your old and bad reputation will be drowned by the new and good one. Want ...
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Indictment of Russian nationals used to campaign for censorship and war

ANDRE DAMON—Moreover, when it comes to meddling in the internal affairs of other countries, neither Russia, nor anyone else for that matter, can hold a candle to the United States. During the 1990s, post-Soviet Russia was largely transformed into an ...
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Christian Zionists, Neo-Nazis, & Jewish Banderas: A Ukrainian Mazel Tov?

RICHARD EDMONDSON—You would think that the Kagans would be concerned about the prominence in the new government of people like Tyahnybok. In 2005 the Svoboda leader co-signed an open letter to then-President Yuschenko calling for a parliamentary investigation into the ...
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Russia In the Crosshairs

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS—Why? It appears to be the case that the Russian government is so anxious for Western approval that it ends its successful military campaigns before the job is finished. It was Putin himself who declared “victory” in Syria ...
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Professor Stephen F. Cohen: Rethinking Putin – a review

THE SAKER—In the meanwhile, the West is still stuck in its old, ideological ways: imperialism, nationalism and messianic exclusivism on one hand, and a complete surrender to post-modernism, cultural self-hatred, petty minority politics and moral relativism on the other. It ...
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Why is U.S. not globally condemned for its military occupation of Syria?

ERIC ZUESSE—Not only is the U.S. trying to take over part of sovereign Syrian territory (using Al Qaeda and Kurdish forces as their boots-on-the-ground to do it), but the U.S. and its UK ally are, essentially, supporting Al Qaeda allied ...
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Good for the Gander: Ukraine’s Demise Accelerates (Part 2)

JIM KAVANAGH—Ultimately, the European integration these ultra-nationalist groups seek is not on the terms of the Europhile Kiev NGO liberals, or of the offshore banked-up oligarchs. Svoboda and Right Sector seek alliances within, and want very much to be part of, an ...
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JIM KAVANAGH’s classic analyses of the Ukraine coup: Charge of the Right Brigade (part 1)

JIM KAVANAGH—As someone who finds it insulting to go to demonstrations in America’s most liberal cities, where protestors are literally penned in like cattle, I’d just like to ask those Americans who have seen what happened to their fellow citizen ...
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