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If Biden Wins, Russiagate Will Magically Morph Into Chinagate

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 4:23 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Ohhh god. It's happening again. The same exact low rumble, slowly rising toward the same fever pitch crescendo. First you get a few unexpected comments showing up in your notifications, then a few more, then a lot more, then a whole lot more. It's ... More >>

Bolivia Shows Why Imperialists Work To Keep Populations Propagandized

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 4:06 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Bolivia has reversed the US-backed coup which saw its leftist president Evo Morales ousted from the lithium-rich nation after a landslide victory last year. Another landslide victory for a previous member of Morales' cabinet named Luis Arce has restored ... More >>

Former OPCW Chief Says US Bugged His Office While Pushing Iraq War

Monday, 19 October 2020, 5:12 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

In an important new interview with The Grayzone 's Aaron Maté, the first Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has revealed new insights into the way the US exerted control over the Organisation in the lead-up ... More >>

No Real Change Can Come If Speech Is Restricted By Monopolistic Oligarchs

Monday, 19 October 2020, 12:07 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

In a solid new article titled " Facebook and Twitter Cross a Line Far More Dangerous Than What They Censor " on the cross-platform silencing of The New York Post 's publication of Hunter Biden's emails, The Intercept 's Glenn Greenwald ... More >>

Every Presidential Election Since The Iraq War Has Featured Candidates Who Supported It

Sunday, 11 October 2020, 4:59 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The most powerful government on earth has still yet to have a single presidential election that doesn't feature a prominent candidate who supported one of the most evil things that government has ever done. The United States has done many, many ... More >>

The Idiotic Claim That Other Nations Are ‘Disrupting The Public Conversation’ On US Politics

Friday, 2 October 2020, 5:00 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Twitter claims that it has suspended 130 Iranian accounts for "attempting to disrupt the public conversation" during the US presidential debate. "Based on intel provided by the FBI, last night we removed approximately 130 accounts that ... More >>

Russia Could Never Discredit The US Empire The Way These Guys Just Did

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 5:17 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Well. Wow. I mean, wow. So in case you missed it, the first US presidential debate was everything the US empire deserves and a fair reflection of everything the US empire is. If Vladimir Putin were every bit the election-meddling demon the Democrats ... More >>

Reminder: WikiLeaks Has Always Been Open To Publishing Leaks On Trump

Monday, 28 September 2020, 5:07 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Trump's October surprise has come a few days early, with The New York Times publishing a lengthy report on the president's tax information spanning two decades. The Times reports Trump often paid little or no federal income taxes during the period the ... More >>

News Media Who Ignore The Assange Trial Are Admitting They Don’t Care About Journalism

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 4:17 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article titled " Julian Assange interrupts extradition hearing again " about the WikiLeaks founder's correct interjection that he never put anyone's lives in danger with the publication of the ... More >>

Democrats Ignore US Military’s Refutation Of ‘Russian Bounties’ Story

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 4:02 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The US military has been unable to find any evidence that the Russian government paid bounties on US troops to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan, confirming what was already obvious to anyone who hasn't had their brain stem hijacked by mass ... More >>

Let’s Be Real: President Biden Would Probably Be More Hawkish Than Trump

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 6:21 am | Caitlin Johnstone

People who dislike Trump are often reluctant to talk about this, but it looks likely that a Biden administration would be more warlike than its predecessor. In a recent interview with US Department of Defense newspaper Stars and Stripes , Democratic ... More >>

Vows To My Readers And Patrons

Monday, 14 September 2020, 5:14 am | Caitlin Johnstone

I promise to work in the highest interest, not my self interest. I promise never to say anything that I don't believe is true. I promise I will always do my best to learn what is true. I promise I will always speak the truth as I see it, without ... More >>

The Assange Trial, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 3:03 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The most powerful government in the world is currently conducting a prosecution protecting its right to lie to the public about the evil things that it does, and somehow the public isn't shaking the earth with unmitigated rage about this. ~ "Assange ... More >>

Assange Trial Exposes False Partisan Narratives With Focus On Trump’s War On Journalism

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 5:26 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The last two days of Julian Assange's scandalously opaque and plainly rigged show trial have brought into focus the reality that the WikiLeaks founder's plight is the exact inverse of what the mainstream partisan narratives assert in the nation ... More >>

Tens Of Millions Of People Displaced By The ‘War On Terror’, The Greatest Scam Ever Invented

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 7:53 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

A new report from Brown University’s Costs of War project has found that at least 37 million people have been displaced as a result of America's so-called "war on terror" since 9/11, a conservative estimate of a number that may actually ... More >>

At A Time Of Rapidly Creeping Authoritarianism, Assange’s Freedom Is More Crucial Than Ever

Monday, 7 September 2020, 4:37 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

My home state of Victoria has become the center of attention in the anti-lockdown movement for its authoritarian crackdown against not just people who are in violation of lockdown protocol, but people who merely post about staging future anti-lockdown ... More >>

You Can Have Peace Or The US Empire. You Can’t Have Both.

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 3:09 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Just in the last few days Israel has reportedly dropped cluster munitions and white phosphorus on southern Lebanon, bombed Gaza , and fired missiles on Damascus , because Israel is a nation whose existence depends on unceasing military violence. In order ... More >>

Meditations On Peace

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 11:58 am | Caitlin Johnstone

Perhaps the most significant of the many weak points in human cognition is our persistent tendency to overlook the absences of things. To notice what's there but not what isn't there. More >>

Normal Has Failed. Be As Weird As You Like

Friday, 28 August 2020, 3:29 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Consumerism is unsustainable. Competition is unsustainable. Imperialism is unsustainable. Our species is standing on the brink of an extinction-level event due to ecosystemic collapse or nuclear war, and it is because of the way that we have lived on this ... More >>

On Covid-19 And Authoritarian Abuses

Sunday, 23 August 2020, 5:08 am | Caitlin Johnstone

Over the last few months there's been a clique of indie media who've been urging their respective followings to bully and cajole other indie media into focusing on Covid-19, lockdowns, mask laws and Covid-related authoritarian agendas in their coverage ... More >>