Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Waiting for the Flood

The US corporate media have transformed into empire cheerleaders, abandoning any pretext of being a Forth Estate holding power accountable. This dynamic took hold after 9/11 and the War on Terror era but the US proxy-war against Russia in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Democracy also dies in the daylight

On Thursday night, Joe Biden gave a speech in Philadelphia about how Donald Trump supporters are violent extremists, and then claimed once again that election fraud is impossible, and that anyone who disagrees is a violent threat to democracy. It … Continue reading

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Public Diplomacy

The US doesn’t do diplomacy. Diplomacy is seen as a sign of weakness. Understanding your enemy is viewed as treasonous. Moreover, American foreign policy relies on force, either economic or military to achieve its aims. Because of this reality much … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

I hate the fact that I end up defending an asshole like Donald Trump in my efforts to illuminate the machinations of the deep state, but it’s crucial to understand that the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago is the continuation of … Continue reading

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Information Battle Space

There has been an obsessive focus on disinformation and “fake news” since Trump’s surprise election in 2016 as our feral elite seem determined to blame unofficial narratives rather than their disastrous mismanagement of the American empire. Increasingly, it does not … Continue reading

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Wither the Left

There isn’t an anti-imperialist left anymore. The conflict in Ukraine has, among many other things, highlighted a consequential, indeed historic, shift taking place in American politics with regard to foreign policy. The center of gravity of the anti-war movement is shifting … Continue reading

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White Helmets

I learned a lot about US and UK propaganda from the Syrian civil war, where western narrative managers advocated for military intervention and regime-change. And now we’re seeing the same kinds of media deceptions and full-throated propaganda in Ukraine. With … Continue reading

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Real Men go to Tehran

What small subset of the US national security state has been responsible for the series of stunning foreign policy catastrophes over the last 20 years? Give yourself a cookie if you answered the neoconservatives. As former investigative journalist par-excellence, Robert … Continue reading

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Culture War

So much of our political discourse focuses on cultural issues like race, sex and identity, rather than on class. Why is that? Maybe the ongoing culture war is designed to obscure an enormous asset price bubble fueled by two years … Continue reading

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Triple Play

Since 9/11 there have been three massive propaganda campaigns aimed at the American public. The first one was the concerted effort to invade Iraq, where Bush’s chief of staff Andrew Card, let the cat out of the bag with his … Continue reading

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