Category: Pushback with Aaron Maté

Segments of The Grayzone show Pushback with Aaron Maté, challenging those who make and shape the news — and highlighting the voices pushing back.

US claim of ‘Russian Bounty’ plot in Afghanistan is dubious and dangerous

Max Blumenthal breaks down the “Russian bounty” story’s flaws and how it aims to prolong the war in Afghanistan — and uses Russiagate tactics to continue pushing the Democratic Party to the right

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Finkelstein: Israel will pretend that illegal annexation is a compromise

Israeli PM Netanyahu will annex valuable West Bank land while pretending to be making a compromise, Norman Finkelstein says.

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Crippling new sanctions punish Syrian civilians for US defeat in proxy war

As Syria tries to recover from a nearly decade-long war, the US has imposed crippling new sanctions under the Caesar Act that target reconstruction.

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US police state faces revolt as Trump expands it at home and abroad

Dr. Gerald Horne on the George Floyd protests, the black freedom struggle, and Trump’s expansion of the US police state at home and around the world.

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US threatens nuclear arms race ‘into oblivion’ as it kills another treaty and mulls bomb tests

The Trump administration continues to undermine global arms control and increase the threat of a nuclear weapons race with Russia and China.

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Exposed: CIA used Sheldon Adelson’s firm to spy on Julian Assange

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal reveals explosive new details on the CIA spying and sabotage operation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

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Bombshell: Crowdstrike admits ‘no evidence’ Russia stole emails from DNC server

Crowdstrike, the firm behind the Russian email hacking allegation at the core of Russiagate, makes a bombshell admission: “We did not have concrete evidence.”

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US refuses to extradite CIA agent who killed UK teen Harry Dunn

As the US government hunts Julian Assange, it refuses to extradite a CIA agent who killed UK teen Harry Dunn in a road incident.

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Chomsky: COVID-19 strikes, solidarity can help defeat Trump and the neoliberal assault

Noam Chomsky on COVID-19 workers’ strikes; Trump’s attacks on China and the WHO; “lesser evil” voting; bipartisan war-mongering/sanctions; & what resistance movements can teach us about resiliency.

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US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility

The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and deflecting responsibility for homegrown dysfunction.

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