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In Syria, Putin Calls Obama’s Bluff, Joins War Against ISIS

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Eric Zuesse According to German Economic News (September 1st, based on reports from ynetnews and others), Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has apparently decided to establish in Syria a military base with thousands of soldiers and sufficient air power to do ...

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OPINION: Why Every American Should Vote for Bernie Sanders

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Eric Zuesse, commenting about Thad Beversdorf’s article about Sanders’s record On August 19th, the brilliant Thad Beversdorf opened by posting a five-minute-long 2003 video of Vermont’s then-congressman Bernie Sanders, who was interrogating the deified Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, and ...

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Nazis Riot Again in Kiev to Force Resuming War

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Poroshenko Lies About Ukrainian Public Opinion, in Order to Justify Resuming Invasion of Donbass Eric Zuesse On Monday, August 31st, racist fascists (nazis) who hate Russians rioted in front of Ukraine’s parliament building to demand resumption of the unlimited bombing ...

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Video: US court rules in favor of NSA bulk snooping despite public opposition

Despite the opposition of the US public and lawmakers to NSA surveillance, the courts keep handing the Obama administration the license to snoop. A US … Via Youtube

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Video: NATO holds biggest airborne drill in Europe since Cold War’s end

The largest NATO airborne drills in Europe since the end of the Cold War aim to reassure allies against external aggression threat, American generals said, … Via Youtube

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The Greatness of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Or Not?

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Many people are aware that U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt skillfully lured Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor so as to get the American public to support joining England’s war against Adolf Hitler’s Nazis.  Until the ...

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Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion

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Eric Zuesse The U.S.-backed Ukrainian Armed Forces, on Wednesday August 26th, resumed their all-out war against the breakaway Donbass region, according to an announcement on August 27th by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Deputy Commander, Eduard Basurin. Donetsk is the ...

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Privatization Is at the Core of Fascism

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Privatizations are increasingly fashionable, such as in Greece, Ukraine, the U.S., and UK — and privatizations are a central feature of fascism. The core of fascism is the idea that there is some elite, ...

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Bernie Sanders versus Obama & the Clintons: The Big Difference

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Eric Zuesse I state here why I have come to support Bernie Sanders for President: Whereas Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — the modern Democratic Establishment — have been so conservative they might as well have called themselves ...

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George Soros’s Fakery

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org George Soros pretends to be a progressive, but he invests in and finances nazis. That’s not “Nazis” as in National Socialist Party of Germany, which was outlawed after WW II, and whose racist obsession ...

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Is the New ‘Law of War Manual’ Actually ‘Hitlerian’?

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Eric Zuesse The Obama U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has quietly issued its important Law of War Manual, and, unlike its predecessor, the 1956 U.S. Army Field Manual, which was not designed to approve of the worst practices by both the ...

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Video: ISIS ‘going to lose’? US strategy not as successful as Obama claims

The US has been stepping up its attempts to crush Islamic State. It has begun launching airstrikes from a Turkish military base, and is training and equipping … Via Youtube

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How & Why the U.S. Media Do Propaganda Against Russia

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The owners of U.S. newsmedia know that in order to serve their fellow U.S. aristocrats who want to kick out Russia’s current leader, Vladimir Putin, so as to enable them to buy Russia’s natural ...

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Meet the ‘Moderates’ the U.S. Is Supporting in Syria: They’re al-Qaeda

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Eric Zuesse, as originally published by Strategic-Culture.org Increasing evidence is coming in that the groups the U.S. is trying to install into power in Syria are actually contending groups of Sunni Islamic jihadists who seem to agree on only one ...

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The Two Core Beliefs of the Republican Party

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Eric Zuesse 1: One core Republican belief is spread by religious fundamentalists, and it’s a conviction to do war against others by outpopulating them — reproducing more than the other humans do. Part of this is their campaign for fertilized human eggs ...

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Putin Giving Up on Assad, Says Erdogan

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Eric Zuesse Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was asked by an interviewer last week, “On the question of Syria, have you seen changes in the attitude of Russian President Putin?” and Erdogan replied: “As compared to the past, there is ...

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Ukraine Bans 14 ‘Artists,’ Mainly Russians, as ‘Threat to National Security’

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 8th, Ukraine’s Interfax News Service announced that the Security Bureau of Ukraine had just issued, on Friday, a list of 14 ‘artists’ (mainly Russian actors) who ‘pose a threat to Ukraine’s national security.’ The Ukrainian State Film ...

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Pew Global Poll Finds that Obama’s Effort to Isolate Russia Is Succeeding

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Eric Zuesse The latest Pew international poll finds that whereas U.S. and global sentiments toward Russia were rather moderate, not hostile, until after U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, the sentiments toward Russia both in the U.S. and in ...

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The Deceit About Being a ‘Republic’ versus Being a ‘Democracy’

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Eric Zuesse One of my recent articles at several sites, “Jimmy Carter Is Correct That the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy” generated many reader-comments (such as here) saying things like, “The US has always been a republic. There are no true democracies in the modern world.” ...

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Bankster Prosecutions Plunged After Bush’s Presidency

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has followed through on the secret promise he made in the White House, on 27 March 2009, to Wall Street’s CEOs, and that was finally made public in full only when Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men was ...

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The MH17 Pilot’s Corpse: More on the Cover-Up

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Even His Family Was Blocked from It. Here’s Why. Eric Zuesse It might be the decisive piece of evidence proving who and what and how and why the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the conflict zone in Ukraine on 17 July ...

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U.S. Propaganda: It’s Not Just False, but Absurd.

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By Eric Zuesse, as originally published at strategic-culture.org. It’s so ridiculous, no intelligent and informed person would give it any serious consideration whatsoever. It insults the public’s intelligence. Here’s a typical example of the ridiculousness of U.S. propaganda: On July 16th, ...

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Jimmy Carter Is Correct that the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy

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Eric Zuesse On July 28th, Thom Hartmann interviewed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and, at the very end of his show (as if this massive question were merely an aftethought), asked him his opinion of the 2010 Citizens United decision and ...

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U.S. Tries to Stir Ethnic Division in Crimea

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, August 1st, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (who now acknowledges that his government is illegitimate and that his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a February 2014 coup), sent greetings to an international conference of supporters of Tatars in Crimea, at the ...

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The Anti-Crimean Pogrom that Sparked Crimea’s Breakaway

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Eric Zuesse #1: Here is a description of the “Korsun Pogrom” or “Korsun Massacre”: the 20 February 2014 event that sparked Crimea’s breakaway from Ukraine: http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/02/korsun-massacre-anniversary-what-really.html —— #2: Here is a 25-minute documentary about it, dated 14 August 2014: http://ukraine-human-rights.org/the-pogrom-of-korsun/ ...

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How Aristocrats Have Gotten Away with Even Mass-Murder

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By Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 8 July 2015, in a pervasively ignored but historically very important news event (briefly mentioned by the BBC), the only trial ever in which a former head of state was convicted in his ...

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Scott Walker’s Big Lie

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Eric Zuesse I have written lots of articles about Barack Obama’s lying. To expose lies by Republicans is not at all a partisan matter for me; it’s about my only commitment, which is to the truth; and here is the truth about ...

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Implies EU Membership Might Be Impossible

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Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s Euro-Integration website headlined on July 25th, “Klimkin: ‘If Ukraine Won’t Be an EU Member Within 5 Years, We Won’t Ever’,” and reported that, “Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin claims that if Kiev is required to wait 5 years before applying ...

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EU Visa-Slams Ukrainians After February 2014 Ukrainian Coup

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Eric Zuesse Although the coup in Ukraine in February 2014 was allegedly done in order to get Ukraine into the European Union (because the overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych had just before declined the EU’s offer for Ukraine to join the ...

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Ukrainian News Service Says Standard of Living Is Plummeting

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Eric Zuesse The plunging economy of Ukraine has evidently become so bad that Ukrainians now can even feel safe to call publicly for stopping the war against the separatist Donbass region of the country, and for reallocationg those military expenditures ...

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Obama Prosecutes No Mega-Crooks. Hillary Also Wouldn’t. Would Sanders?

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Eric Zuesse The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other dictators in countries that make little pretense to being a ‘democracy.’ Any ...

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Agency to Enslave Greeks Is Established

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Eric Zuesse Late on Thursday, July 16th, German Economic News headlined “Greece: Debt Restructuring Through the Back Door,” and reported that, “The majority of Greece’s national debt is to be moved in the next three years gradually to the euro ...

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Russian Politician Predicts U.S. Coup Ousting Putin Soon

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Eric Zuesse Evgeny Fedorov, a member of Russia’s Duma or parliament, is predicting, in a half-hour video interview, that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be overthrown by a U.S. coup, within two years. He says that U.S. Government agents have ...

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Journalists’ Complicity in Hiding Those Guilty for MH17

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Eric Zuesse Robert Parry headlined on July 9th, “MH-17 Case Slips into Propaganda Fog,” and he wrote: “Many investigative journalists, including myself, have been rebuffed in repeated efforts to get verifiable proof about the case or even informational briefings.” His phrase “have ...

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Jeb Bush: “People Need to Work Longer Hours.” Media Soften It.

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Reuters & CNBC, Etc.: “Bush says Americans should have chance to work longer hours in improved economy.” Eric Zuesse Jeb Bush, on July 8th: “My aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far ...

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President Obama Accepts Slavery in Order to Win TPP Trade Deal

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Eric Zuesse So that U.S. President Barack Obama can end a roadblock and win the agreement of other nations for his proposed Trans Pacific Partnership, he has decided to remove one of the nations, Malaysia, from the U.S. State Department’s ...

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Wikipedia as Propaganda Not History — MH17 as An Example

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Eric Zuesse Wikipedia articles are more propaganda than they are historical accounts. And, often, their cited sources are misleading, or even false. On 15 August 2007, the BBC headlined “Wikipedia Shows CIA Page Edits,” and Jonathan Fildes reported that, “An online tool ...

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U.S. Wealth-Concentration: The Most-Accurate Current Estimates

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Eric Zuesse CURRENT REALITIES: Wealthiest Tenth (10%) of Americans Own 75% of America; They Draw 40% of All U.S. Income. Wealthiest Hundredth (1%) of Americans Own 43% of America; They Draw 20% of All U.S. Income. Wealthiest Thousandth (0.1%) of Americans Own 22% of America; ...

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New U.S. National Military Strategy: U.S. May Invade Any Non-‘Ally’

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Eric Zuesse On July 1st, the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued “The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015” (officially dated June 2015), and at its top is: “U.S. ENDURING NATIONAL INTERESTS: The security of the United States, ...

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Ukrainian Govt. Acknowledges Some of Its Leaders Are Nazis

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Eric Zuesse On July 3rd, the Ukrainian newspaper Vesti  headlined “The Ministry of Justice Acknowledges UNA-UNSO Collaborated with Nazis,” and reported that, “Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has officially recognized that the members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization UNA-UNSO fought on the side of ...

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CNN: Obama White House Lied ‘We Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Private Email’

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Eric Zuesse On July 1st, CNN reported that “President Barack Obama’s top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state,” and that, “Obama officials — including Axelrod — had said they were unaware Clinton was using a ...

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Malaysian Pressure Forces MH17 Investigation to UN

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Eric Zuesse Malaysia, frustrated by the refusal of the official international investigation-team to produce any clear evidence yet of whom to blame for the downing of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the Ukrainian civil-war zone on 17 July 2014, has ...

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Percentage of Health-Uninsureds in U.S. Rises by 1.7%

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Since Obama First Promised to Lower It by 100% Eric Zuesse On 23 June 2015, Bloomberg news bannered “Uninsured Rate Falls to Lowest Since Obamacare Implementation” and reported that, “Last year, 16.3 percent of adults under age 65, or about 31.7 million ...

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The Day the Earth Died

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And Why Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Etc., Were Virtually Silent About It Eric Zuesse As the civilizations that we all know, and love, and lived, slide increasingly into totalitarian misery; and the environment, which had been our lives, becomes less and ...

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Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup

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Eric Zuesse Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko requests the supreme court of Ukraine to declare that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by an illegal operation; in other words, that the post-Yanukovych government, including Poroshenko’s own Presidency, came into power from ...

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America’s U.N. Ambassador Continues Standing Up for Nazis

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Eric Zuesse Recently, President Barack Obama’s friend whom he appointed to represent this country at the United Nations visited Ukraine and used the Ukrainian-language translation and variant of the German Nazi Party’s “Deutschland über alles,” or  “Germany above all,” to ...

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IMF Violates IMF Rules, to Continue Ukraine Bailouts

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Eric Zuesse The IMF, whose bailout operations are absorbed by the taxpayers in the member countries whenever a particular bailed-out nation defaults, announced on Friday, June 19th, that it will “continue to support Ukraine through its Lending-into-Arrears Policy even in the event ...

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NATO Lies to NPR

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Eric Zuesse On June 17th, U.S. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed NATO’s and America’s General Ben Hodges, who is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army in Europe, which is “NATO’s most senior land forces command.” He said (after 4:54 in the audio): “This ...

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How Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Are Designed to End Democracy

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has for years been negotiating with European and Asian nations — but excluding Russia and China, since he is aiming to defeat them in his war to extend the American empire (i.e, to extend ...

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The Secret Racism of Obama’s Top Enforcer in Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse THE WHO’S WHO AT THE TOP OF THE COUP U.S. President Barack Obama (via his State Department official Victoria Nuland, and Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt) relied chiefly upon Andrei Parubiy (“the Commandant of Maidan”) to be the ...

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Life in Ukraine Since the U.S. Coup There in Feb. 2014

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Eric Zuesse, 16 June 2015, 2:30 PM in NYC The following is a reader-comment that was just posted from someone in Ukraine to an article whose links document America’s coup there in February 2014 in the formerly peaceable but corrupt country, and the subsequent ethnic ...

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U.S. May Position for a War Against Russia

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Russia Says It Will Respond If U.S. Does So Eric Zuesse On Saturday, June 13th, The New York Times bannered, “U.S. Is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe,” and Russia’s response to the announcement wasn’t long in coming. The Russian equivalent ...

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Hillary Clinton Backs Fast-Track on Obama’s Trade Deals

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Eric Zuesse On Sunday, June 14th, Hillary Clinton came out publicly for the first time in support of President Obama’s trade-deals — TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, and on TISA with all nations to lower the standards on banking ...

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The Two Contending Visions of World Government

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The Origin & Broader Context of Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed ‘Trade’ deals are actually about whether the world is heading toward a dictatorial world government — a dictatorship by the hundred or so global ...

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Stopping Obama’s “Legacy” ‘Trade’ Deals: Did Reid Finally Do It?

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Eric Zuesse President Obama has many times made clear to congressional Democrats that the most important thing in the “legacy” that he hopes to leave behind from his Presidency is his big-three ‘trade’ deals: TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, ...

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The Heroic Anti-TPP Action by Alan B. Morrison — and More to Come

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Eric Zuesse On June 10th, Alan B. Morrison, one of America’s leading Constitutional lawyers, sent a letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives, explaining why U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would violate the ...

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The Top 1% of America’s Top 1%

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The 15 Peak Years for Top-End Income-Shares in U.S., 1913-2013  Eric Zuesse DATA-SOURCE: http://topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/#Database: Top 0.01% income share including capital gains, United States, the 15 peak years 1915: 4.36% 1916: 4.78% 1928: 5.02% 1929: 4.99% 1999: 4.21% 2000: 5.07% 2004: ...

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German Banker: Obama Is Destroying Europe

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Eric Zuesse (translation and added comments) Interviewed on June 6th by German Economic News, the chief economist at Bremer Landesbank, Folker Hellmeyer, says that because of Obama’s sanctions against Russia, German exports declined year-over-year by 18% in 2014, and by 34% ...

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The Reversal of Kerry’s Ukraine Statement Came from Obama, Not Nuland

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Eric Zuesse When Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on May 15th contradicted her boss John Kerry’s statement of three days earlier, in which Kerry had warned Ukraine’s President Petro Petroshenko not to violate the Minsk II agreement, and not ...

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What’s Wrong with the Obama Administration’s Trade-Deal Arguments

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Eric Zuesse Here is from the June 3rd article at the pro-trade-deals Americas Society & Council of the Americas, “Summary: The Trans-Pacific Partnership – What’s at Stake for the Western Hemisphere?” in which the Democratic congressman, Gregory Meeks, a Co-Chair of the ...

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Obama Sidelines Kerry on Ukraine Policy

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Eric Zuesse On May 21st, I headlined “Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine,” and quoted John Kerry’s May 12th warning to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to cease his repeated threats to invade Crimea and re-invade Donbass, two former regions ...

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An Obama Statement Packed with Lies

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Eric Zuesse Here was Obama’s rhetoric, in Tallinn Estonia, on 3 September 2014 (click on the linked parts to see the actual reality regarding each given allegation): —— We’re not afraid of free and fair elections, because true legitimacy can only come ...

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Western ‘News’ Media as Tyranny’s Propagandists Hiding Reality

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Eric Zuesse 1: The ugly realities are covered up, not covered; here’s an example of what you don’t see in the regime’s media about the people whom Americans’ tax dollars are bombing and killing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgB2bhFfEtM&app=desktop 2: The great investigative journalist ...

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Confidential Document: Soros’s Plan for Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse A hacked document from the Ukrainian Government, in which George Soros, on 12 March 2015 (a month after the Hollande-Merkel Minsk II ceasefire agreement had been signed), advised Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko how to re-arm and resume the war against the Donbass ...

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My Prediction: Bernie Sanders Will Win the White House

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Eric Zuesse On May 12th, I presented my analysis of the polling as of that time, headlining, “The Early Signs of Whom The Next U.S. President Will Likely Be: Presidential Polls Look Confusing Regarding Bernie, But Downright Bad Regarding Hillary & All ...

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European Citizens Much Better Informed About Obama’s Trade Deals than Americans

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Eric Zuesse Whereas in the United States the ‘debate’ about Obama’s ‘trade’ deals is about the effect they’ll have in lowering U.S. wages, versus the effects they’ll have in lowering U.S. prices and increasing U.S. exports; in Europe, the debate ...

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U.S. Pressures Nobel Committee to Declare Ukraine’s President a Peace Prize Nominee

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Eric Zuesse A leaked letter dated May 19th and sent by the Chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, Vladimir Groysman, to the chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo Norway, thanks her for “the efforts you have made to have Petro ...

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U.S. ‘Progressive’ Magazines Deep-Sixed Senator Sanders’s Incipient Presidential Campaign

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Eric Zuesse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont might be the most progressive of all U.S. Senators — only two Senators are even contenders for that spot, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Elizabeth Warren of Massachussetts, and neither of them ...

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How Democratic & Republican Party Chiefs Work to Deceive the U.S. Public

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Eric Zuesse An organization that typically promotes the Republican propaganda agenda received information from the Democratic Obama Administration, and they publicized information from it that concerned the 2012 Benghazi attack, which was a failure by the State Department — something ...

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“Fast Track” Violates the U.S. Constitution

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U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, #2: “The President … shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.” —— Eric Zuesse The Constitution’s two-thirds ...

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Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on May 12th, responding to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s assertions that Ukraine will retake Crimea and will conquer Donbass: “I have not had a chance – I have not read the speech. I haven’t seen any ...

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OPINION: Is Israel America’s Friend? Or America’s Enemy?

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Eric Zuesse Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has selected as his Minister of Justice a woman who has expressed hatred against all Palestinians, and he has appointed as his negotiator with the Palestians a man who said, and who has ...

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Israel’s New Justice Minister Expressed Hatred Against All Palestinians

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Eric Zuesse A few days ago, on May 14th, Ms. Ayelet Shaked, who has no training in the law, took office as the new Minister of Justice in Israel, after having been appointed to this high post by Prime Minister ...

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Steve Forbes Put Me on His Spam List After I Submitted This Article to Him:

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How Congressional Republicans Lie to Approve Obama’s Trade Deals Eric Zuesse Obama’s trade-deals — especially TPP with Asia, and TTIP with Europe — are so vicious against the American people, the Obama Administration has labeled the documents “Classified,” and is ...

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Here’s How Your Senators Voted, in the Key Senate Vote to End American Democracy

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Eric Zuesse The key vote, in the U.S. Senate, to transfer to international corporate panels America’s democratic national sovereignty over the laws and regulations on the environment, workers’ rights, consumers’ rights, and finance, was officially titled with the misleadingly unrelated ...

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How America’s ‘News’ Media Killed America’s Democracy: TPP & TTIP

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Eric Zuesse As I reported on Wednesday, a deal was worked out in the U.S. Senate on the early afternoon of May 13th to “Fast-Track” through to approval U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed trade deals, TPP with Asia, and TTIP with ...

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Democrats’ Cave-In on TPP and TTIP. Good-Bye Democracy.

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Eric Zuesse On Wednesday afternoon, May 13th, a catastrophic failure became clear to the few honest Democrats who were determined to stop Obama’s disastrous ’trade deals’ which are actually going to transfer regulatory sovereignty away from elected government officials as ...

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The Early Signs of Whom the Next U.S. President Will Likely Be

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Presidential Polls Look Confusing Regarding Bernie, But Downright Bad Regarding Hillary & All Republicans Eric Zuesse The top thing that I look for in polling-results this early in a Presidential race, is the ratio of “Favorable” or “Positive,” to “Unfavorable” ...

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Why Hillary Clinton Would Be a Weak Presidential Nominee for Democrats

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Eric Zuesse If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic Presidential nomination, then how strong a candidate will she be against a Republican nominee who, as a representative of the conservative party, is proudly and openly supporting conservative positions? Taegan Goddard of ...

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German Firestorm Rises About Angela Merkel’s Lies

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Eric Zuesse Starting on Friday May 8th, some German news media have been reporting on the release of previously secret emails from the office of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. These emails make clear that when her underlings have said, ...

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U.S. & Europe Boycott Russia’s Celebration of Its 9 May 1945 Victory Over Hitler

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Eric Zuesse At first, a few progressive heads-of-state in Europe were appalled at U.S. President Barack Obama’s pressure for them to reject Russia’s invitation to an upcoming 9 May 2015 celebration of victory against Hitler, and Czech President Milos Zeman even ...

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World’s Richest 80 People Own Same as World’s Bottom 50%

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Eric Zuesse Oxfam’s recent report, “WEALTH: HAVING IT ALL AND WANTING MORE” contains shocking figures that the press haven’t sufficiently publicized; so, the findings and the reliability of their sources will be discussed here. The results will then be related to the ...

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How the Media Misrepresent ‘Fast Track,’ TPP, and TTIP

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Eric Zuesse Both conservative and liberal ‘news’ media misrepresent U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed international trade-deals as if they were about only such things as lowering tariffs and reducing national trade-protectionism — which are relatively minor surface-features of these huge ...

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UN Lawyer Calls TTP & TTIP ‘a dystopian future in which corporations and not democratically elected governments call the shots’

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Eric Zuesse (RINF) – The Obama-proposed international-trade deals, if passed into law, will lead to “a dystopian future in which corporations and not democratically elected governments call the shots,” says Alfred De Zayas, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Promotion of a ...

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CFR Says China Must Be Defeated, & TPP Is Essential to That

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Eric Zuesse (RINF) – Wall Street’s Council on Foreign Relations has issued a major report, alleging that China must be defeated because it threatens to become a bigger power in the world than the U.S. This report, which is titled “Revising ...

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Major Media Keep Propagandizing for Hillary Clinton

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Eric Zuesse On Sunday May 3rd, Britain’s Guardian, which has major influence upon Democratic Party opinion-leaders, headlined “Clinton campaign keeps progressives guessing: how far left will she go?” Tom McCarthy ‘reported’ that:  “In three weeks of multi-format politicking – roundtables, speeches, fundraisers, mile markers ...

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How the Establishment Is Trying to Deep-Six Sanders’s Campaign

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Eric Zuesse (RINF) – The Hillary Clinton campaign is now focusing its public pitch at liberal fools to get them to ignore her record and believe her words. Here are examples: The NBC ‘News’ political analyst (and perhaps a future ...

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What America’s Media Get Very Wrong About ‘Socialism’ — And About Senator Sanders

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Eric Zuesse (RINF) – On April 30th, Jonathan Cohn at Huffington Post provided a perfect example of what America’s media get wrong about the meaning of “socialism” — and about the meaning of the new U.S. Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders.  ...

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The May 2nd Odessa Massacre: Why Obama’s Coup-Regime Still Runs Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse (RINF) – The May 2nd Ukrainian massacre of anti-regime pamphleteers last year at the Odessa Trade Unions Building, burning these pamphleteers alive there, was crucial to the Obama Administration’s solidification of its control over Ukraine. That massacre was designed to, ...

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Hillary Veers Left, to Head Off Sanders

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Eric Zuesse In order to attract some of the liberal support that would otherwise go to Bernie Sanders, who is her new challenger for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton is announcing that too many people are in U.S. ...

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What’s Obama Up to, with His TPP & TTIP?

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Eric Zuesse The motivation behind U.S. President Barack Obama’s trans-Pacific trade-deal TPP, and his trans-Atlantic trade-deal TTIP — the motivation behind both of these enormous international trade-deals — is the same, and Democratic U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown ...

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Is the U.S. a Force for Good in the World?

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Eric Zuesse First of all, in terms of popularity worldwide, the U.S. is a mixed picture. A Gallup International poll of 65 countries, issued on 30 December 2013, found that:  “The US was the overwhelming choice (24% of respondents) for the country ...

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Are Leading Economists Corrupt, or Just Mind-Blowingly Ignorant?

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Eric Zuesse Conservative economists favor Republican candidates because it’s the way for them to rise in power themselves, but what about ‘progressive’ economists: are they psychopaths, too; or do they instead blindly favor ‘Democratic’ candidates because of a sincerely oblivious ...

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Libertarians’ Civil War Over Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse On the one hand, Andrei Illarionov of the Koch Brothers’ libertarian Cato Institute says that the first among “the crimes that have been committed or are being committed by the Kremlin — stealing Crimea” can be rectified only by rejecting ...

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How America’s Aristocracy Extends Its Global Control

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Eric Zuesse As has been well documented even by the BBC, in their 1992 classic documentary about the CIA’s (still-ongoing) Gladio Operation, America’s CIA basically took control of the international racist-fascist (i.e., ideologically nazi) movement after World War II, by protecting ...

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NATO Increasingly Surrounds the ‘Russian Threat’

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, April 18th, the Commander of  the U.S. Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, told Britain’s Telegraph  that “There is a Russian threat,” and that “The best insurance we have against a showdown is that NATO stands together.” ...

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How Trustworthy Are U.S. & Western ‘News’ Media?

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Eric Zuesse During the days of the Soviet Union, and in all dictatorial countries, the ‘news’ media were and are actually propaganda-media, which filter out information that the aristocracy (the people holding the real power, which in the Soviet Union ...

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How Reliable Is Reuters?

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Eric Zuesse People see their own nation, and foreign nations, through the filter of the press that’s available to them; so, if that filter is systematically distorting (distorting in ways that most of the others similarly do), then democracy cannot ...

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U.S. Blocked Declaration of a Right to Health Care, Says Bolivia’s President

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Eric Zuesse Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has blamed U.S. President Barack Obama for the failure of the recent OAS (Organization of American States) Summit of the Americas to issue a final declaration, and he says that a major sticking point ...

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Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Tries to Stop His Side’s Ceasefire Violations

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Eric Zuesse According to Donetsk People’s Republic Defense Minister Eduard Basurin, speaking Saturday April 11th, the recently reported ceasefire violations by the Ukrainian government’s side are violations by the Ukrainian government’s volunteer irregular battalions, not by regular units of the ...

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