France is the US’ New “Special Partner” in Europe and Maybe Even the World
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France is the US’ New “Special Partner” in Europe and Maybe Even the World

The geopolitical dynamics of the New Cold War have made it so that France – and not the UK or Germany – is the US’ “special partner” in Europe given Paris’ much broader pan-hemispheric influence and its pivotal place in Washington’s developing Asian alliance system. The days when the UK or Germany could be considered…

After Syria Strikes, Drumbeat Grows for Wider US War
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After Syria Strikes, Drumbeat Grows for Wider US War

In the wake of last weekend’s US-British-French missile strikes on Syria, a campaign is growing in the American political and military/intelligence establishment for a wider war that would threaten a nuclear conflict with Russia. On Tuesday, Democratic and Republican lawmakers attacked the Trump administration for the “limited” nature of the attack and demanded that the…

How The Guardian Fulfills George Orwell’s Prediction of ‘Newspeak’
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How The Guardian Fulfills George Orwell’s Prediction of ‘Newspeak’

On Sunday April 15th, Britain’s Guardian bannered “OPCW inspectors set to investigate site of Douma chemical attack” and pretended that there was no question that a chemical attack in Douma Syria on April 7th had actually occurred, and the article then went further along that same propaganda-line, to accuse Syria’s Government of having perpetrated it. This ‘news’…

Philippine “Fact-Checkers”: Who’s Watching the Watchmen?
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Philippine “Fact-Checkers”: Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

The Philippine government is concerned that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with two anti-government media outlets will lead to more suppression, smearing, and censorship of President Duterte’s policies on social media. Philippine President Duterte has complained that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with Rappler IQ and VERA Files – two anti-government media outlets – is unfair, and his spokesman…