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Past articles by Caitlin:

America Has No Allies, Only Hostages

The US-centralized empire functions like a giant blob that absorbs nations and turns them into imperial client states. Once absorbed, it is rare for a country to escape and rejoin other genuinely sovereign nations. The new president-elect of Bolivia, Luis Arce, has told the Spanish international news agency EFE that he intends to restore the nation’s relations with Cuba, Venezuela and Iran. This… → Read More

From Ego to Empire, All Our Problems Stem From the Impulse To Control

The human organism arrives in this world squishy, defenseless and easily startled, which it turns out is really starting things off on the wrong foot. Because of the size of our newly-evolved brains relative to the birth canal, humans have to give birth to what are essentially fetuses, far more helpless for a much longer time than the offspring of our animal cousins. While we are slowly… → Read More

Assange Trial Exposes False Partisan Narratives

The last two days of Julian Assange’s scandalously opaque and plainly rigged show trial have brought into focus the reality that the WikiLeaks founder’s plight is the exact inverse of what the mainstream partisan narratives assert in the nation that’s working to extradite him. A new article about the proceedings in The Evening Standard titled “Julian Assange ‘targeted as a political opponent of… → Read More

“Putin Hacked Our Coronavirus Vaccine” Is The Dumbest Story Yet

OMG you guys Putin hacked our coronavirus vaccine secrets!Today mainstream media is reporting what is arguably the single dumbest Russiavape story of all time, against some very stiff competition.“Russian hackers are targeting health care organizations in the West in an attempt to steal coronavirus vaccine research, the U.S. and Britain said,” reports The New York → Read More

As Long as Mass Media Propaganda Exists, Democracy Is a Sham

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has reportedly found that a majority of Americans believe the completely discredited narrative that the Russian government paid Taliban-linked fighters to kill the occupying forces of the US and its allies in Afghanistan. “A majority of Americans believe that Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year amid negotiations to → Read More

This Russia-Afghanistan Story Is CIA Propaganda At Its Most Vile

All western mass media outlets are now shrieking about the story The New York Times first reported, citing zero evidence and naming zero sources, claiming intelligence says Russia paid out bounties to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan for attacking the occupying forces of the US and its allies in Afghanistan. As of this writing, and probably forevermore, there have still → Read More

Five Reasons Why People Defend Police Brutality

As protests against police brutality are met with an unceasing barrage of police brutality, the obsequious bootlicking copologia in online discussion forums has been cranked up to eleven. I’ve... → Read More

'Get Russian' - a Poem About the Meaning of Modern Russia by Caitlin Johnstone

Dissent is Russian, or haven’t you heard? Dissent is Russian. Peace activism is Russian. Exposing war crimes is Russian. Inconveniencing Democrats is Russian. Tara Reade? Russian. Julian Assange? Russian. Jill Stein? Russian. Tulsi Gabbard? Russian. Russia? You bet your sweet ass that’s Russian. Conspiracy theories are Russian. Alternative media are Russian. It’s Russian to → Read More

Biden Is Everything The Democrats Are: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

He is exactly what they deserve. He is exactly what they are. → Read More

The Way Liberals Smear Tara Reade Is Everything Rape Survivors Fear

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Former Georgia state congresswoman and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who is on the Joe Biden running mate short list and making no secret of her desire for the job, said on CNN Tuesday night that she did not believe rape allegations against Biden to be credible. “The New York Times did a deep investigation and they → Read More

The Chinese and Russians Are Your Enemy

The Russians and the Chinese are your enemy. Not the oligarchic class in your own country that has been exploiting, propagandizing, deceiving, oppressing and robbing you every moment of your life since you were born. The Russians and the Chinese. The Russians and the Chinese are your enemy. Not the people who have been engineering and advancing endless bloodbaths around the → Read More

Prepare To Have Your Worldview Obliterated

The first draft of the civil rights-eroding USA PATRIOT Act was magically introduced one week after the 9/11 attacks. Legislators later admitted that they hadn’t even had time to read through the hundreds of pages of the history-shaping bill before passing it the next month, yet somehow its authors were able to gather all the necessary information and write the whole entire thing in a week. This… → Read More

Humanity Is Making A Very Important Choice When It Comes To Assange

The propagandists have all gone dead silent on the WikiLeaks founder they previously were smearing with relentless viciousness, because they no longer have an argument. The facts are all in, and yes, it turns out the US government is certainly and undeniably ... → Read More

Humanity Is Making A Very Important Decision When It Comes To Assange

The propagandists have all gone dead silent on the WikiLeaks founder they previously were smearing with relentless viciousness, because they no longer have an argument. The facts are all in, and… → Read More

The Empire’s War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate

Journalist Glenn Greenwald has been charged by the Bolsonaro government in Brazil with the same prosecutorial angle used by the US to target WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This argument is… → Read More

US Empire’s Passion For Iraqi Democracy Magically Disappears

Following a vote by the Iraqi parliament to remove foreign troops from the nation, the US president threatened to destroy Iraq’s economy in retaliation and to refuse to leave unless an expensive military base worth billions of dollars was paid for. “If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis,” Trump told the press on Sunday. “We will charge them sanctions like they’ve… → Read More

Journalist: Newsweek Suppressed OPCW Scandal And Threatened Me With Legal Action

A Newsweek journalist has resigned after the publication reportedly suppressed his story about the ever-growing OPCW scandal, the revelation of immensely significant plot holes in the establishment… → Read More

25 Times Trump Has Been Dangerously Hawkish On Russia

Checkpoint Asia is an excellent new site which scours the media for the best Asia news with a geopolitical focus, plus 1st-class original journalism ranging from Russia to China to the Middle East. Smart, incisive, and free of globalist baloney. Reader-supported, please donate! They have a great Facebook page, with very good memes. → Read More

Psychopaths and Power

Due to a very painful and disturbing revelation in my personal life I have had the unfortunate occasion to spend the last several days thinking a lot about psychopaths and what makes them tick. I don’t want to get into the hairy details at this time, but I would like to share some of the more general thoughts that have been coming up here on the matter. It is interesting that psychopathy should… → Read More

‘We Want To Keep the Oil’

“Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand, workin’ in the dark against your fellow man. But as sure as God made black and white what’s down in the dark will be brought to the light.” ~ Johnny Cash/traditional, ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’ The Grayzone has an excellent new article out titled “US troops are staying in Syria to ‘keep the oil’ – and have already killed hundreds over it”… → Read More