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Washington: Regime Change Comes Home

The CIA’s Overt Threats against Trump The norms of US capitalist democracy include the election of presidential candidates through competitive elections, unimpeded by force and violence by the permanent institutions of the state. Voter manipulation has occurred during the recent elections, as in the case of the John F. Kennedy victory in 1960 and the George W. Bush victory over ‘Al’ Gore in 2000. But despite the dubious electoral outcomes in these cases, the ‘defeated’ candidate conceded and sought via legislation, judicial rulings, lobbying and peaceful protests to register their opposition. These norms are no longer operative. During the election process, and in the run-up to the inauguration of US President-Elect Donald Trump, fundamental electoral institutions were challenged and coercive institutions were activated to disqualify the elected president and desperate overt public pronouncements threatened the entire electoral order.

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  • The Trump Anti-Communist Counter Revolution

    By Sartre

    The century anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution occurs this year. Any serious examination of The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union must conclude that the systematic eradications of millions and the ruthlessness of the Communist commissars rule was a miserable failure, even by Marxist postulates. Russia today is quite different from the Gulag Archipelago that […]

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    By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

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  • PizzaGate Is A Giant Step For Investigative Journalism

    By Yoichi Shimatsu

    Just when it looked like investigative journalism was dead and buried, there came along PizzaGate, which is busting open a new era of cyber-sleuthing to expose and take down once-untouchable criminals in high office. This most heartening rebirth, with the surge by a vigilant posse of blogs and websites, is accomplishing what the late Aaron […]

  • The Trump Bubble

    By Mike Whitney

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Politics

Trump Versus the Deep State

Trump Versus the Deep State

By Eric Margolis

As President-elect Donald Trump fights off fierce assaults by the massed national security apparatus, Democrats, the neocon Praetorian Guard, and a host of other political foes, I am feeling a sharp sense of déjà vu. Trump claimed that these attacks were like ‘living in Nazi Germany.’ Not so. The president-elect could have found a much […]

Economy

8 People Own Same Wealth As Half The World

8 People Own Same Wealth As Half The World

By Oxfam

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos. Oxfam’s report, ‘An economy for the 99 percent’, shows that the gap between rich and […]

Society

We All Lose: Obama’s Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency

We All Lose: Obama’s Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency

By John W. Whitehead

“This light of history is pitiless; it has a strange and divine quality that, luminous as it is, and precisely because it is luminous, often casts a shadow just where we saw a radiance; out of the same man it makes two different phantoms, and the one attacks and punishes the other, the darkness of […]

Environment

Among the Reasons Why Ban Ki-moon Should Not Run for President

Among the Reasons Why Ban Ki-moon Should Not Run for President

By Ronda Hauben

In light of a recent incident at the UN it would seem widespread discussion is needed about the importance of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 11(1) January 24,1946. (1) UN General Assembly Resolution 11(1) January 24, 1946, has a title and an introductory statement. It reads: “UN, Resolutions Adopted on the Report of the Fifth […]

Culture

Propaganda Means Used by The Washington Post

Propaganda Means Used by The Washington Post

By Mehmet Ersoy

Yesterday, one of the largest U.S. newspapers, The Washington Post, published an article on a possible humanitarian crisis in Damascus. The article’s authors accuse the Syrian government and Damascus city administration of inaction and deliberately impeding the repair of water pumping stations that supply most of the city’s fresh water. They also accuse the government […]

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