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China Policy [a cartoon from the United Arab Emirates]









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We Must Know the Truth

An independent, bipartisan commission should investigate Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates.

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Truthdigger of the Week: John Bercow, Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons

Citing President Trump’s immigration ban, Bercow took a strong public stand against allowing him to speak to the British chamber.

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 READ MORE


Obsessed [a cartoon from the Netherlands]









Posted on Feb 9, 2017 ENLARGE



The U.S. Is Playing With Fire on Iran

Bellicose rhetoric by Mike Flynn (pictured), U.S. national security adviser, about Tehran’s missile test points toward a potentially disastrous policy in the Trump administration.

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Erdogan’s Education [a cartoon from Slovakia]









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Señor Spicer









Posted on Jan 28, 2017 ENLARGE



Protesters Descend on Kennedy International, Demanding Release of Detained Travelers

Crowds gathered Saturday outside the New York airport, where travelers were held as a result of President Trump’s executive order on refugees.

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Trump Visa Denials Target Same Countries Bush Vowed to Overthrow

These are not countries that pose a danger to the U.S. They are countries that face instability and displacement when the U.S. comes knocking.

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‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Takes an Unflinching Look at China’s Crackdown on Human Rights Activists

The documentary chronicles gender rights advocate Ye Haiyan’s struggle with Chinese authorities, and it also makes filmmaker Nanfu Wang a target of officialdom in her native country.

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 READ MORE


U.S. Embassy in Israel [a cartoon from Jordan]









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Trump Signs Executive Order Pulling the U.S. Out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

When he was a candidate he promised that abandoning the trade deal—hailed as one of the major achievements of the Obama administration—would be one of his first actions as president.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE


Dilemma [a cartoon from the United Arab Emirates]









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Putin Says Obama Is Trying to ‘Undermine the Legitimacy’ of a Trump Administration

During a news conference Tuesday, the Russian president expressed his frustration with U.S. sanctions and addressed allegations against Donald Trump. Full transcript included.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE


Chris Hedges on How the ‘Deep State’ Will Influence the Trump Presidency

Interviewer Lee Camp and Chris Hedges discuss the factors behind the U.S. need to “demonize Russia.”

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Intention [a cartoon from the Netherlands]









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Allegations of Russian Hacking Cover Up a Larger Issue: Attacks on Independent Journalism

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges argues that politicians are zeroing in on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election to shut down outspoken media.

Posted on Jan 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



What Is Donald Trump Aide Mike Flynn’s Relationship With Russia?

The headlines about Trump and his team and the Russian Federation are coming fast and furious, and the stories seem more than merely isolated data points.

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The Insanity of a New Cold War: A Top Russian Scholar Sounds the Alarm

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with professor Sergei Plekhanov about Western misconceptions of today’s Russia.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Read All About It [a cartoon from Slovakia]









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Germany’s Election [a cartoon from Slovakia]









Posted on Jan 10, 2017 ENLARGE



What About the NSA’s Hacking of American Allies?

The hyperventilating about alleged Russian hacking neglects to address similar actions by the U.S. against its friends.

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Trump and the GOP Are at Odds Over Alleged Russian Hack

Washington is engaged in a food fight full of ignorance and hypocrisy.

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To Their Knees









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Breaking Campaign Promise, Trump Now Says U.S. Taxpayers Will Pay for Border Wall

The president-elect took to Twitter to defend his move, claiming that Mexico would reimburse the United States for the cost of construction.

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Betrayed









Posted on Jan 5, 2017 ENLARGE



Nuclear Experts Warn Trump: Do Not Torpedo Iran Accord

Dozens of top scientists say the agreement has led to greater nonproliferation in the region.

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Search for Peace









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Shots









Posted on Dec 29, 2016 ENLARGE


Europe’s Driver









Posted on Dec 27, 2016 ENLARGE



Hypocrisy Behind the Frenzy Over Russia’s Role in the U.S. Election

What’s perhaps most telling about the information that the CIA has accused Russia of sharing with the American people is that it was all “real news” about newsworthy topics.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges and Philipp Ther on the Neoliberal Destruction of Europe

The host of “On Contact” discusses neoliberal policies with Ther, author of “Europe Since 1989.”

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



American Alarm Over Supposed Russian Propaganda Is ‘Only the Old Panic in a New Guise’

Jack Shafer of Politico Magazine explores the history of propaganda in the United States and explains why it is crucial that Americans remember that it “has always been with us and always will be.”

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 READ MORE



United Kingdom Passes ‘Snooper’s Charter,’ Giving Tremendous Surveillance Power to Agencies

The law also requires internet and phone companies to hold on to user data for at least a year and to make it easily searchable by law enforcement.

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 READ MORE



Fidel Castro’s Top Moments in the Middle East

The Cuban leader inserted himself into numerous conflicts, fighting what he saw as imperialism. The ventures were gradually abandoned over the past two decades.

Posted on Nov 26, 2016 READ MORE



Russians Want to Know: Is Trump ‘Pro-Russian’?

Russian op-ed writers are intrigued with Donald Trump, who has spoken of improving relations between the U.S. and the Russian Federation. But they want to know what the bottom line will be, given his equally strong “tough guy” bluster.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE



Will Turkey Leave NATO for Sino-Russian Shanghai Cooperation Council?

Most likely it is an idle threat by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, perhaps an attempt at getting Europe to be silent about his human rights abuses.

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 READ MORE


A Look at Donald Trump’s Disturbing Foreign Policy Appointments

Potential additions to the president-elect’s administration represent a shift in foreign policy position, perhaps contradicting some of his campaign promises.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Ivanka Trump Joined a Call With Argentinian President Mauricio Macri

Charges of nepotism haven’t stopped the president-elect’s daughter from joining a meeting with a head of state for second time in a week.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE



Syrian Dictator Bashar Assad Calls Donald Trump ‘a Natural Ally’

In the past, Trump has asserted that ISIS is a far bigger danger to the U.S. than the al-Assad regime.

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 READ MORE



International Criminal Court Says U.S. and CIA ‘Appear’ to Have Committed War Crimes

ICC prosecutors say they will decide “imminently” on whether to pursue a full investigation into the alleged abuses.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE


‘Informed Rant’: Toxic ‘Burn Pits’ Poisoned American Veterans

As we honor our veterans this Friday, listen to this episode of Joshua Scheer’s podcast, in which he speaks with author and former Marine Joseph Hickman.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Vladimir Putin Targets East Aleppo Rebels—Did Donald Trump’s Election Victory Doom Them?

With Obama a lame duck and Trump a buddy of Putin, Russia and Syria may feel they have a free hand to defeat the rebels completely in east Aleppo.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE


Other Exits









Posted on Nov 10, 2016 ENLARGE



From Cheers to Caution, World Leaders React to Trump Victory

French President François Hollande said the result “opens a period of uncertainty.”

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE



Turkish Government Arrests Opposition Parliament Members in Further Descent Into Dictatorship

This step is intended to give Recep Tayyip Erdogan the majority in parliament he needs to make himself president for life, and to give Turkey (currently a parliamentary government) an imperial presidency on the Egyptian model.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE


Isis









Posted on Oct 27, 2016 ENLARGE



Patty Hearst, Double Agents and the Symbionese Liberation Army

Jeffrey Toobin’s new book about the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst by the SLA in 1974 fails to treat the revolutionary group in sufficient detail.

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 READ MORE



Ecuador Admits to Cutting Off WikiLeaks Founder’s Internet Because of Podesta Emails

The web access of Julian Assange (pictured) was intentionally shut down by Ecuadorean government officials, who felt the WikiLeaks founder was interfering in the U.S. presidential election. (Updated)

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE


The Hitchhiker









Posted on Oct 18, 2016 ENLARGE


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