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Election 2016 and the Collapse of Journalistic Standards

Election 2016 and the Collapse of Journalistic Standards

By Eric Alterman, The Nation.- It would be hard to imagine a worse indictment of our media than the coverage of Candidate Trump. Republican Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota recently sent a letter to top TV executives complaining that “national network news has devolved from fact-based journalism to surreptitious propaganda.” He also threatened congressional […]

US-Russia relationes under Donald Trump

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US-Russia relationes under Donald Trump

Clifford Kupchan, Valdai Club.- Donald Trump’s unexpected victory does little to change the structural challenges facing US-Russian relations. Trump and President Vladimir Putin seem likely to have a solid personal relationship, and that’s important. But the sides must make every effort to successfully make progress on the core issues – where agreement has been elusive. The […]

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IRGC Commander Plays Down Impacts of US Presidential Election on Iran

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IRGC Commander Plays Down Impacts of US Presidential Election on Iran

FARS.- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said election of the new president in the US fails to leave a meaningful impact on Iran as Washington will continue its hostile policies against Tehran irrespective of the partisan tendencies of White House leaders. “Who would win the election makes no […]

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Vladimir Putin meets members of Valdai Discussion Club. Transcript

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Vladimir Putin meets members of Valdai Discussion Club. Transcript

Kremlin.- Vladimir Putin took part in the final session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s 13th annual meeting, which this year took the theme The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow. Over the three-day event, 130 experts and political analysts from 35 countries examined current issues concerning development of international relations, internal political organisation, the economy, demography, and technology. The participants looked, in particular, at ways to mitigate the consequences of radical changes […]

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A TomDispatch interview with Edward Snowden

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A TomDispatch interview with Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying. A TomDispatch Interview With Laura Poitras. Heres a Ripleys Believe It or Not! stat from our new age of national security. How many Americans have security clearances? Theanswer: 5.1 million, a figure that reflects the explosive growth of the national security state in the post-9/11 era. Imagine […]

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Exclusive Interview with German Editor Turned CIA Whistleblower

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Exclusive Interview with German Editor Turned CIA Whistleblower

Russia Insider.-Fascinating details emerge. Leading US-funded think-tanks and German secret service are accessories. Attempted suppression by legal threats. Blackout in German media. Exclusively forRI, Dutch journalist Eric van de Beek interviews the senior German editor who is causing a sensation with his allegations that the CIA pays German media professionals to spin stories to follow […]

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The Absurd Illusions of a Shining City on a Hill

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The Absurd Illusions of a Shining City on a Hill

By Mark Weiser,Dissident Voice.- The average natural born citizen in any country is continuously indoctrinated into the national culture starting about the time they begin understanding the meaning of words. Theres one country in particular where reality is staring the public in the face, but the truth has been grossly distorted for decades by government, […]

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