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Finian CUNNINGHAM – Russia Vindicated by Terrorist Surrenders in Syria

As Syrians gather in their capital Damascus to celebrate, there is a sense that the New Year will bring a measure of peace – the first time such hope has been felt over the past five years of war in the country. Russia’s military intervention to help its Arab ally at the end of September has been the seminal event …

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Dave Johnson – The Country Is Moving Left

It might not seem so in the middle of a day’s news cycle, especially with that news always being about Donald Trump, but 2015 marked a year of change in a progressive direction. And the country is solidly behind this move. Progressive Victories In 2015 The country is moving in a progressive direction. In November, OurFuture.org’s Terrance Heath wrote in Progressive …

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Putin Says Russia Will Be World’s #1 Exporter of Non-GMO Foods

Russia’s Vladimir Putin is taking a bold step against biotech giant Monsanto and genetically modified seeds at large. In a new address to the Russian Parliament Thursday, Putin proudly outlined his plan to make Russia the world’s ‘leading exporter’ of non-GMO foods that are based on ‘ecologically clean’ production. Perhaps even more importantly, Putin also went on to harshly criticize …

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Margaret Kimberley – Putin Trumps Obama at the U.N.

“Obama can no longer expect to carry out his international dirty work without effective opposition.” If the peevish expression on Barack Obama’s face was any indication, Vladimir Putin is a force in the world who cannot be ignored. Ever since Russia annexed Crimea in response to the United States- and NATO-backed coup in Ukraine, Obama and the corporate media have …

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James Howard Kuntsler – Tick Tick Tick

Did Charlie Rose look like a fucking idiot last night on 60-Minutes, or what, asking Vladimir Putin how he could know for sure that the US was behind the 2014 Ukraine coup against President Viktor Yanukovych? Maybe the idiots are the 60-Minutes producers and fluffers who are supposed to prep Charlie’s questions. Putin seemed startled and amused by this one on Ukraine:how could he know for …

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Ulson Gunnar – The BBC’s Credibility Crisis is Terminal

The BBC is seeking to establish a Russian version of its World Service. It claims it must do so to counter the well-funded “propaganda” of Russia’s RT. The UK Independent’s article, “BBC to face down Vladimir Putin with plan for new World Service Russian TV channel,” claims: The BBC is proposing to set up a new World Service satellite news …

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Putin Accuses World Of “Using Terrorist Groups” To Destabilize Governments

If you’ve followed the incessant back-and-forth between Washington and Moscow over the course of the proxy wars raging in Ukraine and Syria, you know that the Kremlin is without equal when it comes to describing US foreign policy in a way that is both succinct and accurate. This was on full display earlier this year when Vladimir Putin’s Security Council …

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister: GMOs Will NOT be Tolerated – Christina Sarich

Russian President, Vladimir Putin has led a strong stance against biotech and their cultivation of GM crops in his country. Now, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, has announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that Russia WILL NOT use GM crops to boost agricultural production. Dvorkovich stated that the good quality of the soil across Russia’s land will …

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Losing the American Republic – William R. Polk

In The Financial Times of April 23, Philip Stephens begins a perceptive article with the obvious statement that “It is easier to say that Obama never gets it right than to come up with an alternative strategy.” Of course it is. It was never easy to construct a coherent policy, but it was never impossible. The problem we face today is different. …

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Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company – JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE

The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.” The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia …