YASHA LEVINE—It was November 2016. Evgenia and I were living in St. Petersburg, Russia, then. She was shooting a short film about a murderous old lady, I was finishing Surveillance Valley. Donald Trump had won, but hadn’t yet been sworn in as President. Liberal America was in turmoil, and all sorts of panicked “Russia did it” stories were just beginning to swamp the news cycle. One of the most egregious was a rabid Washington Post article that laundered what was clearly an intel propaganda op: a shady media blacklist that accused some of America’s most respected alternative journalists and media outlets of being part of a Russian disinformation network.
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JEFF J. BROWN—Like the Rafic Hariri bombing, Eurangloland will scream that Iran-supported Hezbollah and Syria, the forces that are keeping Lebanon from being overrun and stolen by Israel, are the guilty parties for the Beirut Port explosion. After 13 years of investigation and $1 billion blown, half paid by the USA and France, to reach a UN Tribunal verdict, only one lowly Hezbollah member was charged with being involved in Hariri’s assassination
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JONATHAN COOK—This approach will throw up more Donald Trumps, Boris Johnsons and Jair Bolsonaros. And these men, while charming us with their supposed lack of orthodoxy, will still, of course, be exceptionally accommodating to the most powerful corporate interests – the military-industrial complex – that really run the show. The other option, which has already been road-tested under the rubric of “fake news”, will be to treat us, the public, like irresponsible children, who need a firm, guiding hand. The technocrats and professionals will try to re-establish their authority as though the last two decades never occurred, as though we never saw through their hypocrisy and lies.
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PATRICE GREANVILLE—What can we learn from all this messy history? The bottom line is that racial and ethnic generalizations are socially and politically dangerous, not to mention possibly immoral. Using that perspective, we can argue that anti-semitism, historically grounded in arbitrary generalizations, cannot be equated to anti-zionism, which is planted in specifics, far firmer terrain, and is historically verifiable.
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The heroism of the Syrian army reminds us of the Red Army’s unconquerable steadfastness in World War 2
Regarding Vanessa and her immensely valuable work in Syria, work of truthful testimony on the ground, at her personal risk, something no Western journo has done, no better endorsement can be found than the poisonous CIA-redacted “official” bio blurb we find circulating on Wikipedia. See if you can count all the tendentious bits they included in this hatchet job directed at someone they obviously hate and fear. (They also showed their hand by trying to whitewash the character of the White Helmets, a terrorist / propaganda organization useful in imperialist adventures, founded and funded by British intelligence, and logically supported by the US/UK deep state.