Month: August 2019

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell hits Russiagate rock bottom

Aaron Maté slams MSNBC’s latest Russiagate dud, exposing how Lawrence O’Donnell’s embarrassing retraction is part of a pattern of bogus conspiracy theories that push the limits of political self-satire.

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Hausmann hypocrisy: Guaido coup official raked in dollars from dictators and banking behemoths while promoting ‘democracy’ for Venezuela

Ricardo Hausmann slammed banks for doing business with Venezuela’s elected government. But financial disclosure forms filed with Harvard show the putsch-plotting economist earned fees from kings, dictators, and military occupiers.

By Anya Parampil

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Does scathing Comey report preview a Russiagate reckoning?

A scathing DOJ report rebukes former FBI director Jim Comey for leaks about the Trump-Russia investigation. Scholar and author Stephen F. Cohen says that Comey and other intelligence officials weaponized their authority, and should be held to account.

Guest: Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus at New York University and Princeton University. His latest book is “War with Russia: From Putin and Ukraine To Trump and Russiagate.

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Israel increases attacks on Iran allies amid deepening ties to UAE, Saudi

The recent Israeli bombings of Iranian-allied groups in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria come amid deepening ties between Israel and the Gulf monarchies. Israel and the United Arab Emirates have held secret meetings in recent months to share information and coordinate efforts against Iran. 

As’ad AbuKhalil, professor of political science at California State University Stanislaus, details Israel’s region-wide bombing campaign.

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Western regime-change operatives launch campaign to blame Bolivia’s Evo Morales for Amazon fires

As Brazil’s Bolsonaro allows elite landowners to incinerate the Amazon, professional regime-change operatives like Jhanisse V. Daza seek to redirect blame for the fires onto the leftist government of Bolivia, whose President Evo Morales faces elections in October.

By Wyatt Reed

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The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil on Fox: US regime change policy fuels migration crisis

On Fox News, Anya Parampil explained how the US coup in Honduras and bipartisan support for the corrupt, right-wing President Juan Orlando Hernandez is fueling the crisis at the border.

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Russiagate skeptics are vindicated, but conspiracy theorists are rewarded (w/ Glenn Greenwald)

Glenn Greenwald on Robert Mueller’s disappearance; how Andrew McCabe has become the latest former U.S. intelligence official to join either CNN and MSNBC; and the absence of accountability for those behind the “moronic, irrational, baseless, conspiracist narrative” of Donald Trump as a Russian asset.

Israeli attacks provoke Iran, Hezbollah – and could help jihadists

With its bombings of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, is Israel trying to stop an attack from Iran and its allies, as it claims, or is it trying to provoke one? Rania Khalek analyzes Israel’s escalating violence and how it could potentially help jihadist groups in the region.

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Glenn Greenwald on the Amazon fires and the fight for Brazil’s future

Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept discusses the record-setting Amazon forest fires, the struggle against Brazil’s far-right government, and how his reporting revealed to the world how all of this came about: a high-level plot that imprisoned Lula da Silva and prevented him from running in the last presidential election.

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Counting deaths for dollars: The rise and fall of Nicaragua’s ‘human rights’ organizations

In their hunger for US funding, Nicaraguan opposition “human rights” NGOs inflated the death toll during the 2018 coup attempt. Today, these groups are in a state of complete disarray.

By John Perry 

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