Monthly Archives: August 2022

Where is Ayman al-Zawahiri or His Body?

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Taliban Said They Have Not Found Body of al-Qaeda Leader Allegedly Assassinated in a CIA Drone Strike On August 1st, Joe Biden emerged from COVID-induced isolation to give a dramatic press conference in which he...

CovertAction Bulletin: The Truth Behind the Africa-China ‘Debt Trap’ Myth

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Allegations and accusations that China is trapping Africa into unsustainable debt agreements have dominated the conversation around Africa-China relations in Western media, but what does the data tell us? The reality is that China is canceling 23 loans to African countries amid this 'Debt Trap' debate. We look at the international implications of this claim, what debt trap diplomacy is, and who owns most of Africa's external debts. Featuring Sri Lanka, the African Development Bank, and the “secret” lenders they don’t tell us about, with Mikaela Nhondo Erskog researcher at TriContinental Institute for Social Research and one of the hosts of the new podcast The Crane, an African China podcast by the Dongsheng Collective. Plus: We discuss Mikhail Gorbachev’s legacy, what to make of Biden’s student loan debt moves, Lindsey Graham’s threats of “riots in the streets” if Trump is prosecuted, and more...

Thirty Six Percent of Mass Shooters Were Trained by the U.S. Military, But Few...

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Media pundits and politicians blame lax gun laws, social isolation and mental illness for mass shootings, but ignore the advent of a fascist culture that venerates the U.S. military. In the wake of a barrage...

“Mood of Militancy” Movies Star at Black August Film Festival in Pasadena

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What is Black August and the FilmFest Named After It? The inaugural Black August Film Festival, zooming in on what Frantz Fanon called “the wretched of the Earth” and their opposition to systemic racism, took...

Roger Waters Added to Ukrainian Hit List

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Pink Floyd Star Declared “Enemy of Ukraine” I have written about the Ukrainian hit list known as Mirotvorets, or “Peacekeeper,” twice before. The first time was in an article about internet censorship, and the second time was when a 13-year-old...

Protests Threaten Biden Administration’s Plans for a New Golden Era in U.S.-South Korean Relations

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Protesters in Seoul demand withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Korea During his trip to the Indo-Pacific in May, U.S. President Joe Biden made his first stop in South Korea where he hoped to inaugurate...

Western Ruling Elites Show Their True Colors by Revering a Moral Monster—Winston Churchill

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None of the above. The correct answer is Winston Churchill. In a March address to the U.S. Congress which earned him a standing ovation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, fashioning his country’s struggle against the Russians...

Is Lula Under Threat? Political Intrigue Grows As Right Suddenly Merges With Left In...

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“It’s also in your hands to prevent the return of corruption and robbery to take hold of the country…It’s you who can prevent the release of a prisoner convicted of corruption” —Geraldo Alckmin speaking...

Intelligence Expert Believes CIA Behind Car Bomb Assassination of Daughter of Alexander Dugin

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Douglas Valentine says that “Zelensky doesn’t go to the bathroom without asking permission from his CIA case officer.” CIA expert Douglas Valentine, author of the seminal book The Phoenix Program (1990), believes that the CIA...

CovertAction Bulletin: Ex-Head of Cybersecurity at Twitter Blows the Whistle on Cover Up of...

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Twitter’s former head of security, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko has come forward blowing the whistle on the company’s internal security practices—which he says are serious national security threats. Zatko sent the complaint and supporting documents to the Justice Department and the F.T.C. and has gone public with his concerns about the platform. We dive deeper into what it’s alleged that Twitter has been hiding and its implications.