Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tag: Russia

‘This is a colossal mistake:’ Experts sound alarms after Trump confirms...

"This administration has damaged, perhaps irreparably, an int'l order that has served U.S. interests for decades, turned a blind eye to catastrophic climate change, corroded our govt, [and] poisoned our national discourse."

How pro-war Democrats use Russiagate to bloat the military – and why...

Russia became the bipartisan justification for an $716 billion defense budget and nuclear build-up.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, October 5

Over 300 arrested at Senate offices during #CancelKavanaugh sit in, who talked to the FBI in the Kavanaugh investigation, Virgin Atlantic flies first commercial plane on recycled waste carbon gas and more.

7 Russian GRU officers indicted for computer hacking and money laundering

According to the indictment, the GRU officers were charged with conspiracy to commit computer crimes, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to launder money.

Mueller makes ‘em sing

Paul Manafort is the latest Trump crony to change his mind about taking a bullet for the president.

In Syria, endgame or war without end?

"...the administration has redefined its goals to include the exit of all Iranian military and proxy forces from Syria, and establishment of a stable, nonthreatening government acceptable to all Syrians and the international community."

UK accuses Russian spies of implementing nerve agent attack

"...I can today tell the House that, based on a body of intelligence, the Government has concluded that the two individuals named by the police and CPS are officers from the Russian military intelligence service..."

Will Trump survive?

We’ll be lucky if he loses in 2020.

With sixteen ‘guilty’ verdicts all in a row, hundreds of thousands...

"Manafort could spend the rest of his life in jail, and Cohen could be headed there too. This raises the threat that Trump will try to pardon his way to obstruction of justice. If he does, we will take to the streets."

Critically important for Mueller to present ‘a’ report by Sept. 1

Here is why there is such a great need for Mueller to publish some kind of report well before the November elections.

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EPA reverses approval of poison traps used to kill wildlife

Last week, Trump’s EPA had made the decision to reauthorize the use of deadly cyanide traps to kill the wild animals that...

Ideas from hell: The far right’s weaponized conspiracy theories

Since the end of April, there have been three mass shootings that can be directly tied to white nationalism. The victims of...

Blackwater mercenary sentenced to life in prison

Responsible for firing the first bullet in the Nisour Square massacre in 2007, former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison. Last year, Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder...

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

Looking backwards: 2020-1944

Perhaps you’ll recognize the reference in the title to this article to a novel published in 1888.  It was the third most...