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Trends This Week – Another Cold War? – 08.02.17

Hatred and fear of Russia is nothing new. The Cold War may have officially ended in 1991 but a new wave of anti-Russia sentiments and propaganda would make you believe it was the 1980s and that the Soviet Union was still in existence. The U.S. has made accusations of election hacking, has voted to impose new sanctions on Russia, and …

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Jayati Ghosh – Backlash Against Trade Deals: The End of U.S.-Led Economic Globalisation?

There is much angst in the Northern financial media about how the era of globalisation led actively by the United States may well be coming to an end. This is said to be exemplified in the changed political attitudes to mega regional trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that was signed (but has not yet been ratified) …

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JILL STEIN – A Response to Russian Environmentalists

The following is a response to an open letter from Russian environmentalists Yevgeniya Chirikova and Nadezhda Kutepova. *** Dear Yevgeniya Chirikova and Nadezhda Kutepova, First of all, thank you for your courageous actions to protect our planet and fight for political freedoms. Those who stand against entrenched political and economic power often face retaliation from the elites who are leading us into economic, …

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Stephen Lendman – Fabricated Claims About Russian “Covert Plot” to Disrupt US Elections

Hillary is so irreparably tainted and unfit to serve, her key strategy is diverting attention from her wrongdoing two ways – bashing Trump beyond customary campaign jousting and spreading misinformation and Big Lies about Russia, using the media as press agents to do her dirty work. Neocon Washington Post editors and staff one-sidedly support her, one of many examples of …