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July 2019

Russiagate hysteria is ramping up, all over again…

Given that the Russiagate hysteria is ramping up, all over again… let’s refresh our recollections, shall we?

Cuba: Russian ally. Has been forever. Obama administration: attempts to ease sanctions. Immediately reversed when that Putin-controlled orange clown takes office – because that’s exactly what Putin really wants, you guys.

Syria: Russian ally. Trump ratchets up our undeclared war in Syria making literally everything worse for absolutely everyone, including Russia, who risk getting pulled into another ground war they don’t want in the Middle East. Because Vladimir Putin is the super-secret puppetmaster pulling the strings.

Venezuela: Russian ally. So, of course, Putin instructs his cheeto-dusted operative in the White House to foment a coup in the interests of American oil companies. Because that’s how this secret puppetmaster shit works.

Iran: Russian ally. So, by all means, that must mean Vlad wanted the Iranian nuclear deal scrapped – because, again, what Russia really wants is a highly motivated Islamic theocracy starting a nuclear war.

If your theory is that Vladimir Putin is secretly running Donald Trump as a Russian state asset, at some point you’re going to have to admit he’s doing a terrible fucking job of it.

Remember: when the US government admits to tampering with elections: Freedom! ‘Merica! Nobody can actually provide any actual evidence that Russian trolls did anything other than buy some Facebook ads and post some anti-Hillary tweets? OUR ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN HAX0RED!!1!

CIA admits role in 1953 Iranian coup

Declassified documents describe in detail how US – with British help – engineered coup against Mohammad Mosaddeq

The Guardian

Every Single Form of Oppression

The US has used, and continues to use, every single form of oppression of its own people that we claim to oppose elsewhere around the world.

‘Protesters as terrorists’: growing number of states turn anti-pipeline activism into a crime

Conservative lawmakers have put forward laws criminalizing protests in at least 18 states since 2017 that civil liberties advocates say are unconstitutional

The Guardian

In an effort to spotlight the corporate greed…

In an effort to “spotlight the corporate greed that has taken over the American healthcare system” and driven up the costs of life-saving drugs, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday that he plans to travel to Canada later this month with a caravan of diabetics looking to purchase affordable insulin.

“Insulin costs over $300 [per vial] in the U.S.,” tweeted Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. “In Canada, the same exact drug costs about $30. We can’t wait for drug companies to lower prices. Americans need relief now!”

Common Dreams

If They Get Their Ethnostate

Always remember: if they get their ethnostate, nazis are going to fall out of love with “free speech” in a hurry. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that they are doing anything other than using the values of liberal democracy to undermine liberal democracy.

Detainees “Consented” to Rape and Sexual Abuse

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government impose criminal liability on correctional facility staff who have sexual contact with people in their custody. These laws recognize that any sexual activity between detainees and detention facility staff, with or without the use of force, is unlawful because of the inherent power imbalance when people are in custody. Yet, one immigration detention center is trying to avoid responsibility for sexual violence within its walls by arguing that the detainee “consented” to sexual abuse.

ACLU

Dario Hunter: Stop the Madness

Kamala Harris says the backlash against Kaepernick and taking a knee “was not a thing” until “Russian bots started taking that on.”? So now the systemic, ever-present, hundreds of years old racism in this country is a Russian conspiracy? Stop the madness. This is why you can’t take seriously any candidate pushing the Russiagate nonsense – it’s such an obvious tool of corporate mass-distraction.

Kamala Harris says the backlash against Kaepernick and taking a knee "was not a thing" until "Russian bots started…

Posted by Dario Hunter on Monday, July 15, 2019

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