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(17 comments) SHARE Monday, February 19, 2018 Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?
In a new piece for LobeLog, John Feffer writes that some progressive critics are going too far in dismissing the Russiagate narrative. The piece is called "Russiagate or Deep State?" John Feffer is the editor of LobeLog and the Director of Foreign Policy and Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, and he joined me earlier today to discuss his piece.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 6, 2018 North and South Korea Talk, but Is Trump in the Way?
Following more belligerence from President Trump's Twitter account, North and South Korea have announced their first direct talks in years. It's a big step towards rapprochement, says journalist Tim Shorrock, but the U.S. could be a major obstacle
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 9, 2014 Fall of Berlin Wall Began Eastern Expansion of NATO
Putin said explicitly -- you know, we don't want Ukraine in NATO, but even more and what weighed even more heavily in our decision to reincorporate Crimea was the notion that U.S. or NATO ships would be sailing into Sevastopol, that missile-defense systems would be emplaced in the Black Sea. I really much prefer to have it the way it is now, where they're free to visit us in our base in Sevastopol.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 25, 2014 Intelligence Officials Make Direct Threats on Snowden's Life
NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe & former CIA analyst Ray McGovern point to the brashness of intelligence officials who went on the record to threaten Snowden's life, reflecting a culture of disregard for the Constitution and due process.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 19, 2014 Gates Memoir Omits Key Facts on Obama's Afghan War Strategy
The storyline that is referred to in the memoirs of Robert M. Gates about the president saying that -- referring to being gamed, apparently, by Petraeus, what that was really about was Petraeus, supported, again, by Gates and other top officials in the national security team of Obama, trying to get Obama to relent on his insistence that the withdrawal of U.S. troops should start in mid 2011.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 22, 2013 Ratner: NSA Surveillance Program Needs to be Torn Apart from Branch to Branch
The NSA has to be torn apart root and branch. It basically has to be gotten rid of. We have to start over and say, what's necessary here? And what's necessary can only be necessary in terms of surveillance with a court order, a warrant that allows such surveillance under the stringent standards of our Fourth Amendment. We can't have this open and notorious mass spying.
SHARE Thursday, December 19, 2013 Part 2 -- McGovern: NSA Consistently Violates its Oath to Uphold the 4th Amendment
General Alexander doesn't have the power to violate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You know? He admits it's intrusive. The judge has now said it's unconstitutional. Where does he get off saying, well, if you come up with a better way, then I'll do that? You can't do unconstitutional things, even if people like Dianne Feinstein are willing to let illegal laws.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 5, 2011 Reagan Celebration Hides Brutal History
The Real News Senior Editor Paul Jay discusses the February 6 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan with two men who know what they're talking about -- Lawrence Wilkerson and Robert Parry.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 27, 2011 US Supports Mubarak as Thousands Call For His Ouster
These were the biggest demos Egypt has witnessed in decades. They were orchestrated by informal youth movements, as one called the April 6 Youth Movement, which urged Egyptians to join what they called a day of revolt.
SHARE Monday, April 20, 2009 Past is present in Latin America
The story of the Left in El Salvadore is one example of the anti-imperialist struggles that have led to the victories of the various leftist leaders present at this weekend's summit. Obama's got his head in the sand to ignore that history.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, January 16, 2009 A Carthaginian Peace for Gaza
In this three-part video interview, conservative author Eric Margolis (American Raj) analyzes Western actions in the Muslim world, focusing on the current Israel-Gaza conflict.
SHARE Monday, January 12, 2009 Can Chávismo survive without Hugo?
The tension between participatory democracy vs. representative democracy is being played out in Venezuela, where widely loved Hugo Chávez again seeks a constitutional amendment to allow him to run for reelection in 2012.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, January 9, 2009 Israeli Intel Targets Israeli Protesters
Israel and West Bank freelance journalist Jesse Risen Rosenfeld reports on the demonstrations occurring inside Israel, predominantly against the offensive against Gaza.