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Biden’s transition team is filled with war profiteers, Beltway chickenhawks, and corporate consultants

A glance at the Biden-Harris agency review teams should provide a rude awakening to anyone who believed a Biden administration could be “pushed to the left.” An eye-popping array of corporate consultants, war profiteers, and national security hawks have been appointed by President-elect Joe Biden to agency review teams that will set the agenda for his administration. A substantial percentage of them worked in the United States government when Barack Obama was president. The appointments should provide a rude awakening […]

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Survivors of Bolivia coup massacre cry out for justice – A Grayzone original documentary

The Grayzone traveled to Bolivia to produce this documentary investigating the coup government’s massacre of indigenous protesters in the Senkata area of El Alto in November 2019. We interviewed family members of victims and human rights lawyers trying to hold the Jeanine Áñez transitional administration to justice. By Anya Parampil Camera, editing and scoring by Ben Norton

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Remembering Stephen F. Cohen: Katrina vanden Heuvel on life and love with eminent Russia scholar

Katrina vanden Heuvel on the life and legacy of her late husband Stephen F. Cohen, the eminent historian who shaped the field of Russia studies and bravely challenged the New Cold War.  Stephen F. Cohen, the eminent historian who helped shape the field of Russia studies and bravely exposed the fallacies and dangers of Russiagate and the new Cold War, passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 81. Cohen’s wife, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editorial director and publisher […]

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VIDEO: Top Biden advisors Flournoy and Blinken promise smarter, more secretive permanent war policy

Biden’s likely pick for Secretary of Defense, Michele Flournoy, and his top foreign policy advisor, Tony Blinken, have played central roles in every war waged by Democratic presidents dating back to the Clinton era This video report was originally published at Behind The Headlines. Support the independent journalism initiative here. Throughout his campaign, Joe Biden railed against Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy, claiming it weakened the United States and left the world in disarray. “Donald Trump’s brand of ‘America […]

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FBI and DOJ prepared takedown of ‘Iranian’ American Herald Tribune website with years of legal chicanery

The new powers claimed by the FBI to seize “Iranian” outlets could have serious implications for the basic American freedom to publish and access news and opinion. The US Department of Justice announced on November 4 that it had seized the web domain of the American Herald Tribune (AHT), an alternative media outlet that published editorials criticizing US foreign policy. As The Grayzone previously reported, AHT printed articles primarily written by Americans under their own names, often as original content. […]

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Biggest trade deal in history excludes United States

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Ian Goodrum about the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Asia. The agreement includes countries representing one-third of the global GDP and population, yet excludes the United States. They discuss the implications the deal will have for the world economy.

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Bomb Libya and take its oil: Biden budget chief pick Neera Tanden agreed with Trump

Donald Trump and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden proposed the same Libya war policy: oil for bombs. By Ben Norton / Salon (June 20, 2016) Editor’s note: US President-elect Joe Biden nominated Neera Tanden, a close ally of Hillary Clinton and president of neoliberal DC think tank the Center for American Progress, on November 29 to serve as director of his administration’s Office of Management and Budget. Tanden is notorious on Twitter for her aggressive attacks on the […]

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How Israel deployed an intelligence deception to justify killing scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Israel’s Mossad has spent years on a propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the world Iran possessed a nuclear weapons program – and legitimizing its assassinations of Iranian academics. The Israeli assassination of Iranian defense official Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is being treated as a triumph of Israeli intelligence, with ubiquitous references in the New York Times and other major media outlets to the killing of “Iran’s top nuclear scientist”. In fact, Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency eliminated Fakhrizadeh, a defense official, despite the […]

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After Trump leaves, US and Israeli aggression against Iran remains

After Israel’s assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter debunks the myths about Iran’s nuclear program and discusses the next phase of the US and Israeli campaign against Iran under Biden. Israel’s assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist is the latest act of aggression in the Trump-Netanyahu campaign to undermine the Iran nuclear deal. Although President-elect Joe Biden has voiced support for returning to the JCPOA, longstanding US-Israel hostility to Iranian sovereignty will continue under […]

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Will Biden end the Yemen war that he and Obama started?

After serving in an Obama admin that greenlit the Saudi war on Yemen, causing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, Joe Biden returns to the White House with the responsibility to end it. On the campaign trail, Joe Biden pledged to end US support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which the Obama-Biden administration authorized in 2015. Shireen Al-Adeimi, assistant professor of education at Michigan State University, discusses Biden’s responsibility to end the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Guest: Shireen Al-Adeimi, assistant […]

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