Tag: Russia

New NYPD press officer co-wrote The Intercept Russiagate story that landed source in prison

The Intercept published a story that landed Reality Winner in prison, burning its third source. That article was co-authored by Richard Esposito, an embedded police reporter who is now the NYPD’s top spokesperson.

By Ben Norton

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Russian journalists accuse NY Times of stealing stories that earned it Pulitzer Prize – for second time

The New York Times has apparently stolen its Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from Russian journalists – the same liberal anti-Putin reporters its correspondents have lionized.

By Ben Norton

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Our nativist freakout about China hides the real origin of the coronavirus. It’s political, global, and made in the USA.

We’re facing something that’s more difficult than a medical emergency. We’re facing a political fight against the most powerful corporations in the world.

By Yasha Levine

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Southcom boosts US military presence in Latin America, citing China, Russia ‘threats’

Southern Command is ramping up the US military presence in Latin America to counter China, Russia, and Venezuela, after signing a historic military agreement incorporating Bolsonaro’s Brazil into its imperial orbit

By Ben Norton

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How a network of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists penetrated Canada’s Conservative Party to lobby for military conflict

Once an underground network of fascist ideologues shunned by the Ukrainian Canadian community for “criminal ideas,” Canada’s ultra-nationalist Bandera lobby is today a major political player. It recently rubbed shoulders with former PM Stephen Harper and top contenders for the leadership of his Conservative Party.

By Moss Robeson

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US ramps up sanctions devastating Venezuela’s health sector as coronavirus spreads

Promising to “smash” Venezuela’s government during a “maximum pressure March,” Trump has imposed crushing sanctions that force Venezuela to spend three times as much as non-sanctioned countries on coronavirus testing kits.

By Leonardo Flores

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Syria war update: Turkey’s Erdogan invades Idlib, invokes re-establishment of Ottoman Empire

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Mohammad Marandi, a professor at the University of Tehran. He discusses his recent trip Syria, where he visited territories recently liberated by the Syrian army; Turkey’s invasion of Idlib province; and the frightening spread of coronavirus in Iran.

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State-backed Alliance for Securing Democracy disinfo shop falsely smears The Grayzone as ‘state-backed’

In painting critical reporting on the Iowa caucuses debacle as a Russian plot, a Western government-backed information warfare shop smeared The Grayzone and independent reporter Jordan Chariton, falsely claiming both are “state-backed media accounts.”

By Alex Rubinstein

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Billionaire pro-Israel Buttigieg backer Seth Klarman funds group behind Iowa’s disastrous voting app

Behind the app that delayed Iowa’s voting results is a dark money operation funded by anti-Bernie Sanders billionaires. Its top donor Seth Klarman is a Buttigieg backer who has dumped money into pro-settler Israel lobby groups.

By Max Blumenthal

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Adam Schiff’s Russia-bashing is unhinged and dangerous

Scholar and author Stephen F. Cohen says that Adam Schiff’s Russia-bashing during the Trump impeachment trial is “ignorant and debased.”

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