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.

How Obama helped Trump escalate nuclear tensions with Russia

The Trump administration has dangerously withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). MIT professor emeritus Ted Postol explains how escalatory moves by the Obama White House paved the way.

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Trump worsens threat of nuclear catastrophe with Russia

MIT professor Ted Postol warns that Trump’s withdrawal from the INF treaty threatens nuclear ‘catastrophe.’

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Top scientist denounces smears of Tulsi Gabbard on Syria

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been smeared as an Assad apologist for her efforts to end the US-backed proxy war and her skepticism of US military strikes in Syria. MIT professor emeritus Ted Postol, a leading missile expert and informal Gabbard advisor, defends Gabbard’s stance.

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Trump admin sabotages Iran diplomacy at every turn

With its recent sanctions on Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Trump administration continues to undermine any possibility of diplomacy with Iran.

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What do we know about Russia’s alleged influence campaign?

What have US intelligence officials proven to date about their claims of a sweeping Russian interference effort and Russian government outreach to the Trump campaign?

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Trump’s intel shake-up reveals lingering tensions

With the resignation of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and the withdrawal of President Trump’s chosen replacement, Rep. John Ratcliffe, tensions between the White House and intelligence community officials are again on display.

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Trump starves Venezuela, Democrats are silent

The Trump administration is intensifying its economic warfare on the people of Venezuela with a crippling embargo — and facing no resistance from the Democratic Party. 

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Jeffrey Epstein’s death deepens multiple lingering mysteries

Jeffrey Epstein’s death — in what prison authorities say was a suicide — only deepens the many mysteries surrounding his case.

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White supremacist terror against Mexicans has deep roots

The shooting massacre in El Paso is the latest manifestation of a long history of white supremacist violence against Mexicans and people of Mexican descent. 

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Mueller time is over, Russia-hate is here to stay

Stephen F. Cohen says that while Robert Mueller has closed up shop, dangerous U.S. fear-mongering about Russia remains.

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