How Spooks and Establishment Journalists are Circling the Wagons

JONATHAN COOK Earlier this month, Russia banned 29 British journalists, including several from the BBC and The Guardian, on the grounds that they were “associated with the defense complex”. That claim was not, at least in all cases, quite as preposterous as was widely assumed. In part one of this two-part series, we saw how the Guardian’s Luke Harding – one…

4Chan, Mass Shootings, & the Bloodshed of a Society in Decline

Rainer Shea As I’ve written previously, there’s extensive evidence that American history’s most famous true crime horror stories, from the Manson murders to Son of Sam to the Unabombings, have been products of government mind control. The readily apparent connections that many of these incidents have, such as the Manson and Son of Sam cults being…

National Security State Censoring of Anti-Imperialist Voices the Latest Phase of Their Long-Term Strategy to Divide and Control the Left

Stansfield Smith The US rulers use many tools to disrupt and disorganize the anti-war and anti-imperialist left. Three discussed here include: one, corporate control of the news media gives them free reign to spread disinformation and fake news against foreign and domestic targets. Two, they use government and corporate foundation resources to fund and promote…

CSIS and the Round Table Origins of the Five Eyes

Matthew Ehret This month the Task Force on National Security at the University of Ottawa published a white paper which lays out a plan for a major re-organization of Canada’s intelligence agencies to better deal with the “intense global instability when the security of Canada and other liberal democracies is under growing threat.” Upon looking at those…

A Brief History of Domestic Terrorism: From Cointelpro to 9/11 and Beyond

Matthew Ehret Since a new wave of ‘domestic terror attacks’ have erupted over the past two weeks both in Buffalo and now more recently in Texas, the citizens of the USA and trans-Atlantic community more broadly are being whipped up into a frenzy of fear and confusion over the causes of ‘domestic terror’ which can…

Calls by Western Socialists for a Russian Retreat from Ukraine Amount to De Facto Support for NATO Aggression

Roger Annis On May 11, the online news journal Mediapart in France interviewed Olivier Besancenot following his recent return from a fact-finding mission to Ukraine. The interview was translated into English and published in a French Trotskyist journal that publishes in English and French. Besancenot was the presidential candidate of France for the “New Anticapitalist Party” (NPA) in 2007, winning 1.5…

The Subtleties of Anti-Russia Leftist Rhetoric

Edward Curtin While the so-called liberal and conservative media – all stenographers for the intelligence agencies – pour forth the most blatant propaganda about Russia and Ukraine that is so conspicuous that it is comedic if it weren’t so dangerous, the self-depicted cognoscenti also ingest subtler messages, often from the alternative media. A woman I…

The Pseudo-Left, Defenders of NATO, and the Clarity of Indefinition

Oleg Yasinsky Thus, for about 30 years, a hologram of democracy was destroying our so imperfect, so bureaucratic and so human socialism. I believe that therein lies the main reason why our democratic anti-authoritarian left today is so undemocratic, so authoritarian and has so little left, left. Several militants of the contemporary Russian left have…