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AARON MATÉ, aaronmate at protonmail.com, @aaronjmate In his closing press conference, Special Counsel Robert Mueller asserted “that there were multiple systemic efforts to interfere in our election,” by Russia, efforts that amounted to “the central allegation of our indictments.” But journalist Aaron Maté of The Nation argues that Mueller has not substantiated his central allegation, and that the Mueller […]

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$7 Billion in Equipment Looted From Former US Base in Afghanistan

April 2, 2019           |                                       

The US handed over the Camp Kearney base in Paktika Province to the Afghan government in 2014, with an estimated $8 billion in equipment still inside. Today, the estimation is that about $1 billion worth of equipment is left. So what happened between then and now that cost the site about $7 billion? Mass looting. […]

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Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be prosecuted and he compared WikiLeaks publications to the Pentagon Papers. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, said Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange had done “nothing wrong” and should not go to […]

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Parents Demand Answers About Babies Lost In Serb Hospitals

December 31, 2018           |                                       

Parents and relatives of babies suspected to have been lost or stolen from Serbian hospitals over three decades have demanded that government take action to resolve their cases. They protested in central Belgrade on December 31 calling for Serbia’s parliament to approve a proposed law to deal with investigating claims over lost children. In cases […]

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There’s a part of Brett Kavanaugh’s bombastic statement Thursday that has stuck with me, because it reveals the foundational logic of his statement — indeed, his entire candidacy for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. After complaining about how the nomination has destroyed his family, he accuses a shady, largely fictional, mirror image of […]

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There’s something that is missing from the debates back and forth about whether Brett Kavanaugh lied during any or all of the three Senate confirmation processes he has undergone. I’m of the opinion Kavanaugh lied skillfully, but because he’s a lawyer he didn’t commit perjury. But on one issue — Kavanaugh’s use of emails stolen […]

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