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Will Russiagate Hysteria Lead to an American ‘Soft Coup’?

By Robert Parry on May 15, 2017

A scene from “Dr. Strangelove,” in which the bomber pilot rides a nuclear bomb to its target in the Soviet Union.

President Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House last Wednesday. Lavrov is Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat, and the meeting was Trump’s highest-level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since taking office. (more…)

Chelsea Manning is Free!

By Joseph Gibson on May 17, 2017

2010 protest for Manning in San Francisco. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst jailed for her 2010 disclosure of classified information, is free.. Manning will left Fort Leavenworth after having been imprisoned for 7 years. She was supposed to serve 35, the longest sentence ever handed down to a whistleblower in the United States, but after an impassioned activist campaign calling for her release President Obama commuted her sentence before leaving office. (more…)

This is What Emboldened White Supremacists Look Like

By Douglas Williams on May 15, 2017

It was a scene out of the darkest days of the civil rights movement. A couple of dozen white supremacists rallied around a statue of Robert E Lee, a Confederate army general, in Virginia, carrying torches and chanting: “You will not replace us.” (more…)

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order to Withhold Sanctuary City Money

By Sudhin Thanawala on April 26, 2017

Photo: Jeff Chiu

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending. (more…)

The Same Old Accusations

By Elson Concepción Pérez on April 21, 2017

Once again, the U.S. State Department has included Cuba, together with North Korea and Iran, on its list of countries where human rights are being “disregarded” (previously they were “violated”). (more…)

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