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Making Excuses for Russiagate
As months turn into nearly two years and no solid evidence emerges to nail Russia for nabbing Election 2016, some big Russia-gate cheerleaders are starting to cover their tracks, as Daniel Lazare explains. The best evidence that Russia-gate is sinking beneath the waves is the way those pushing the pseudo-scandal are now busily c [...]
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Amnesty International: Trumpeting for War… Again
One must marvel at the first few paragraphs of Amnesty International’s recent press release: “The international community’s catastrophic failure to take concrete action to protect the people of Syria has allowed parties to the conflict, most notably the Syrian government, to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity w [...]
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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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Speeding car takes flight, plows into 2nd floor of office building (PHOTOS)
By some improbable fluke of physics, a speeding car went airborne and plowed into the second floor of a California office building. The bizarre crash left two people injured. The vehicle became partially wedged in the side of a dental office building after it hit a road divider in the Orange County city of Santa Ana shortly befo [...]
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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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Hysterical US Lawmakers Breach Time and Space Limits in Fight With Radio Sputnik
Radio Sputnik is capable of things that you wouldn't expect from mere mortals. That's what three US lawmakers imply by saying that Sputnik's new FM station in Washington, DC influenced the recent presidential election - this despite the fact that the station started broadcasting only this summer, several months after Trump won t [...]
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Facebook Ignores Terrorism Help Pleas Yet Assists in US Russia Probe
After several calls from European governments to assist in the war against terror, Facebook has finally agreed to extend a helping hand and start an investigation... into alleged Russian interference during the US 2016 presidential election. [...]
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Liberty lost? Americans increasingly unhappy with levels of freedom, survey says
America is often referred to as the "Land of the Free," but as citizens prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, their satisfaction with the country's freedom is significantly lower than it was a decade ago, according to a newly released Gallup poll. The survey found that although 91 percent of Americans were satisfied with t [...]
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An American Prophet (Chris Hedges) Is Vindicated
I’m not the only person to note that if Jesus ever actually showed up in America it would be our “Christians” who would shout him down — if, that is, he talked about peace and the horror of an imperial nation addicted to war. “Blessed are the peacemakers”? No thanks! If you ever want to know what it looks like whe [...]
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‘Terrible affront to 1st Amendment’: Journalist Barrett Brown re-arrested amid media tour
Barrett Brown, the journalist and “hacktivist” who is on parole after serving a four-year prison term over reporting on corporate espionage against Americans, has been arrested again. He had been speaking to the media and was set to appear on PBS.   [...]
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US Detains Journalist For Exercising Free Speech
US intelligence reporter Barrett Brown was arrested, again, on Thursday morning for criticizing the US government while appearing on radio interviews. “I would call the people who did this a bunch of chicken-sh*t a**holes that are brutalizing the Constitution,” Brown’s lawyer, Jay Leiderman, said following his client [...]
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RT wins 9 awards, incl 2 golds, at prestigious New York Festivals
RT has bagged nine medals at this year's New York Festivals awards for the world’s best TV and film work. The channel's series of special reports from Libya and a documentary on the water crisis in India received top prizes. The RT network was nominated in 18 categories of the prestigious international television and film c [...]
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RT America Nominated for National Emmy News Award in US – Chief Editor
RT America has been nominated for a prestigious Emmy award that recognizes excellence in US journalism, the channel’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, told Sputnik on Thursday. The News & Documentary Emmy Awards are administered by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) to recognize outstan [...]
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‘Worse number of airstrike casualties in Mosul than during Aleppo, media fails to cover‘ – monitor
The number of civilian casualties from airstrikes by the US-led coalition in the Iraqi city of Mosul exceeds the numbers reported by the media during the operation to retake Aleppo by Syrian and Russian forces, the London-based Airwars monitoring group has said. [...]
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Assange ‘stands by’ US extradition offer, promises ‘big publishing year ahead’
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has said he’ll stand by his promise to be extradited to the US following Chelsea Manning’s commutation, while promising a “big publishing year ahead.” In a press conference broadcast on Periscope on Thursday, Assange said he “stands by everything I said including the offer to go to [...]
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