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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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Ministry of Truth

The conflict with Russia in Ukraine has exposed the increasingly desperate behavior of the US empire, where it’s rapidly restructuring the systems people look to for information about the world in order to ensure control over our dominant narratives while … Continue reading

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Unreality

Back in the quaint old days of the George W. Bush administration, White House political advisor Karl Rove famously said, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — … 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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Russia-gate revisited

The Russian invasion of Ukraine puts Russia-gate into a whole new light and strongly suggests that the proxy-war conflict in Ukraine between Russia and the US/NATO is the culmination. In all the outrage over Ukraine we’ve been experiencing lately, it’s … 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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Psychological Warfare

The conformity is startling. Russia is the new enemy, Putin is Satan and everyone agrees. Watching it I can only marvel at the efficiency of the American propaganda machine, finely tuned after a century of application. I have been studying … 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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Madmen

We are ruled by madmen. And, as the recent appearance on Fox News by Senator Roger Wicker demonstrates, not very smart ones at that. Wicker stated on a Tuesday Fox News appearance that he strongly supports keeping US military action on the … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia

Liberal pundits wonder whether the appeal of conspiracy theories is due to the fact that the “real” stuff is constantly evolving and complicated. “As with religion, belief can be a huge comfort in the face of fear and confusion.” Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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