by Kit Klarenberg – A swath of leaked documents reveals the lengths to which the British government went to paint the Syrian opposition in a flattering light. They also confirm that women unknowingly formed part of this effort.
MintPress Podcast: Chris Hedges on the Collapse of US Empire, Liberal Suicide and the Rise of Fascism
by Caitlin Johnstone – Both the campaign to get the US government to implement a proper healthcare system, and the fight to get meaningful financial support during the pandemic, will fail. Necessarily.They will not fail because there’s a lack of public support for these things. They will not fail because of the number of seats controlled by members of a given party in the House or the Senate. They will not fail because “It’s just not realistic right now”. They will fail, ultimately, because an entire globe-spanning empire depends upon keeping Americans struggling financially.
“The brutal persecution of Julian Assange is an international scandal, with the complicity of many governments,” said MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, in response to a question put to him about the Australian government’s lack of action on the plight of the WikiLeaks founder.