MATT EHRET—As investigative journalist Paul Sperry rigorously lays out in his report, a major piece of the Russiagate puzzle was revealed when it became known that the primary source used by Christopher Steele in shaping his dodgy dossier was not the high level Kremlin insider which the world was told, but rather a former Brookings Institute employee named Igor Danchenko.
AMERICAN STUDIESANTI-NEOLIBERALISMBRITISH DEVIOUSNESSBRITISH/ EU/ NATO COMPLICITYIMPERIAL WHORESIMPERIALISMIMPERIALIST FRONTSIMPERIALIST SICKNESS
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MARGARET KIMBERLEY—A mere 6% of Portland’s population is black. Yet the killing of George Floyd inspired a nearly all white cohort in that city to take to the streets. This seeming contradiction is proof of a nation in the depths of a great crisis. Police violence against black people is not the sole motivator for every protester and that is all to the good.
The crisis is caused by unrelenting neo-liberal policies which have negatively impacted the lives of millions of people. The COVID-19 pandemic drew back the curtain and further exposed a system that is not meant to serve human needs.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYANTI-MILITARISM & PACIFISTANTI-NEOLIBERALISMUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESUS MILITARY
WJ ASTORE—Who says the Pentagon leadership learned nothing from Vietnam? They learned how to wage open-ended wars basically forever, which has proved useful indeed when it comes to justifying and sustaining epic military budgets and the political authority that goes with them.
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NELLY CARCAMO—One thing was clear, that “the agreement for peace and a new constitution” was not born to deepen democracy, nor to abandon the notion of a subsidiary State, nor to strengthen the fundamental rights of the people. Nor was it intended to establish effective legal guarantees to protect, for example, economic, social and cultural rights. Therefore, that agreement from above, was simply a desperate exit to buy time.
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A year on, the gilets jaunes have lost 24 eyes and five hands – and made a deep mark on French society
PAULINE BOCK—A few days before the gilets jaunes’s first anniversary march (or “act 53” of their weekly protests), French newspaper Libération reported that the interior ministry was set to approve a “new national plan for law enforcement” that supports the police’s harsh, aggressive tactics for crowd control — despite the hundreds of injuries this approach has caused.