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‘US is allowed to meddle’: Democracy promotion is ‘US policy’, TV panel concludes
Citing dozens of well-documented cases of direct US interference in foreign lands is just Russian whataboutism and also very unfair, because democracy promotion is a “stated US policy,” according to the sharp sticks at MSNBC. During a not-at-all predictable discussion on MSNBC’s ‘Deadline White House’, host Nicolle Wal [...]
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Vietnam’s Lessons and the U.S. Culture of Violence
In the wake of another deadly school shooting in Florida, the lessons of past massacres in Vietnam can teach us about U.S. violence and the need to reform unchecked gun culture, discusses Lawrence Davidson. Back in October 2016 I wrote an analysis entitled “Are Humans Natural-Born Killers?” It described and commented on r [...]
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Russophobia a futile bid to conceal US, European decline
It is an age-old statecraft technique to seek unity within a state by depicting an external enemy or threat. Russia is the bête noire again, as it was during the Cold War as part of the Soviet Union. But the truth is Western states are challenged by internal problems. Ironically, by denying their own internal democratic challe [...]
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Global Warming: Best Climate Change Models Predict Most Alarming Results
Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have made a startling discovery: the most accurate climate models are those that predict the highest levels of global warming over the next 100 years. [...]
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Last Year Hottest ‘By Far’: World’s Oceans Top Temperature Records Again
A new analysis conducted by a Chinese research paper published on Friday in a peer-reviewed journal entitled ‘2017 Was the Warmest Year on Record for the Global Ocean' detailed the last year to be the hottest year for ocean temperatures since records began being kept. [...]
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Iraqi WMDs were not fake news, but RT is… because US govt says so
The same US intelligence agencies that fed mainstream media the narrative about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction should be trusted when they say RT’s critical reporting is propaganda, according to a BBC-hosted panel on fake news. The four-person panel discussed the phenomenon of fake news on the sidelines of the Davos Economi [...]
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West’s Fatal Intellectual Poverty
The United States and its NATO allies are facing an existential threat. But the threat has nothing to do with Russia, China, or any other external “enemy” for that matter. The West’s own worst enemy is itself. Or more precisely, the intellectual bankruptcy of its political and military leaders and their dominant public di [...]
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Haiti and America’s Historic Debt
From the Archive: President Trump says his “tough” language on immigration, which reportedly included decrying “shithole” nations, didn’t apply to Haiti but he appears to know little of America’s debt to Haiti, which Robert Parry described in 2010. In 2010, when announcing emergency help for Haiti after a devastat [...]
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Between the Null and the Void
Happy cultures are all alike. But this is not a happy culture. Sullen and sour, America seems like a country whose nerves are shot. And, after 16 straight years of war, why wouldn’t the political neurons be frayed? Each day the fear factor is being ratcheted up. New threats are being targeted. New wars being planned. A paralyt [...]
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7 times Trump critics called Russia a ‘s***hole’ & worse, and no one cared
Donald Trump’s remarks on “s***hole countries” roused a righteous high-mindedness in his detractors. But a perusal of their own past quotes suggest they are quite capable of similar words – when one particular state is involved. [...]
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Analysis Reveals ‘Stable Genius’ Trump Speaks Like Fourth-Grader
The website, Factbase, conducted a thorough analysis of the US President’s interviews and speeches, ranking his speaking skills on the Flesch-Kincaid grade level scale, and here’s their conclusion. Donald Trump has repeatedly boasted of being “like, really smart,” which was dispelled by numerous lexicological tests, stud [...]
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New York sues oil giants to fund climate change defenses
Plans by the City of New York to sue and divest $5 billion worth of pension funds from oil companies accused of harming the environment have been heralded as a major step by environmentalists. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that trustees of the city’s $191 billion pension fund are devising ways to di [...]
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Final JFK Assassination Files to be Released on Thursday
Twenty-nine years after the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 was passed, requiring the government to disclose all US government records related to the Kennedy assassination within 25 years. The final deadline is October 26, 2017. [...]
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‘Fake News’ Gains Ground: Half of US Voters Believe Media Lies About Trump
According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday, about half of US voters think that mainstream news outlets push out false content, or crowd favorite "fake news," when publishing articles on US President Donald Trump. Conducted from October 12 to 16, the survey indicated that a whopping 46 percent of registere [...]
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Why Accusations Against Sputnik, RT an ‘Insult to the Americans’ Intelligence’
Three Democratic congressmen have recently raised the alarm over Radio Sputnik's allegedly using "US airwaves to influence the presidential election" back in 2016, apparently being uninformed that the broadcaster went on the air on the 105.5 FM frequency in Washington on July 1, 2017, almost eight months after the vote. [...]
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Anti-Russia campaign stems from bias & desire to limit free speech – Ron Paul to RT (VIDEO)
The investigation into the alleged Russian meddling in the US elections and the supposed use of social media by Moscow to sway public opinion is just a “witch hunt,” former US Congressman Ron Paul told RT. The people who promote this witch hunt do not care about what [the former US presidential candidate] Hillary [Clinton [...]
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‘Honest Broker’: UK Journalist Hails Russia’s Role in Syrian War
While airstrikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have only resulted in terrorists seizing ever new chunks of Syrian territory, the Russian military operation, launched in 2016 , has led to a huge military shift turning the tables against the jihadists, an independent British journalist told Sputnik. [...]
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