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Russian Explanation of the Mass Poisoning in Syria Could Be True

Evidence shows the deadly poison could have come from the bombing of an ammunition depot, not from a nerve gas attack.
 

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How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books

To understand America’s drift into despotism over the last 40 years, we must de-encrypt the evolution of its secret "double government."
 
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Why Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Is Unfit to Be Attorney General

In the few short weeks since his confirmation, Sessions has come forth with a number of loathsome actions or statements on race, ethnicity or minority rights. And he's probably just getting started.
 
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Political theorist Brad Evans tells “The Trews” host Russell Brand: “[Terrorism] demands a certain form of intervention, which is heightened securitization, heightened militarization.”

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback (pictured) discuss the demise of privacy online, safe drinking water and other topics in this week’s “Scheer Intelligence.”

 
 
 
 
French Mayor, Upset by Vote of Le Pen Backers, Says He May Quit Rather Than Serve Those ‘Assholes’

Daniel Delomez (pictured) has threatened to resign after 38 percent of the electorate in Annezin, his town in northern France, endorsed the far-right candidate.

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American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante’s Vision of Hell

This four-part series called “Universal Empire” examines the current stage of the neocon takeover of American policy that began after World War II.

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Director Laura Poitras Learns Why She Was Being Detained at Airports

For six years, the “Citizenfour” filmmaker was repeatedly stopped at airports without explanation. Recently, a lawsuit uncovered the startling reason.

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John Oliver: It’s Dangerous to Think of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as a Moderating Force (Video)

The comedian points out the vagueness of the president’s daughter and son-in-law, and how this allows others to project their feelings onto them in order to believe there’s some sanity in the White House.

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U.K. Criminals Have Dramatically Decreased Their Carbon Footprint

A new study shows that the carbon cost of acquisitive and violent crime dropped by 62 percent between 1995 and 2015.

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The First 100 Days: Trump and the Degradation of the Presidency

The president’s failure to accomplish little of his agenda during his first months in office is striking. But we should not forget the vast harm he has done in this short time.

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For the First Time, a U.S. President Backs a Fascist France

We are now presented with the spectacle of Donald Trump praising Marine Le Pen, the neofascist National Front candidate.

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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Electra’ Shatters the American Myth

The Truthdig columnist and RT host explains that a culture saturated with artifice and false promises of success and happiness doesn’t easily accommodate the ideas the playwright dramatized onstage.

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Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen Advance to French Election Runoff

Whether France will stay in the European Union or head for a “Frexit” largely comes down to which of the two leading vote-getters will prevail May 7.

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Will Trump Give America’s Science Lead to China?

If the president gets his way on the science budget, my advice to Americans is to start studying Chinese.

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Watch Truthdig’s Coast-to-Coast Coverage of the March for Science Protests (Videos)

On Saturday, Truthdig correspondents Haley Winters and Clara Romeo joined thousands of protesters in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, who turned out to send a message about climate change to President Trump.

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Climate Change as Genocide

Only concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm.

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Displacing the Unprofitable and Undesirable in California’s San Jose

The policing of the Fountain Alley area—and, by extension, downtown San Jose—targets the very people who need the most help and protection.

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Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

The horrors unfolding under the Trump administration are abetted by liberals who still believe that capitalism and democracy are synonymous.

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‘Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary’ Brings the Jazz Legend to Life

On “This Is Happening,” John Scheinfeld discusses his new film about the revered American saxophonist and composer.

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