United States Doesn’t Even Make Top 20 on Global Democracy Index

With a final score of 7.96, the U.S. earned the “flawed democracy” label.

United States Doesn’t Even Make Top 20 on Global Democracy Index

A new index released this week offers a sobering look at how democracy is faring in the United States. According to the 2018 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index, the U.S. doesn't even make the list of top 20—its demonstrably "flawed democracy" notching it the 25th

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Trump’s Anti-Iran Campaign & NDAA Clause Behind ‘Inhumane’ Detention of PressTV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi

The government’s failure to comment on Hashemi’s detention makes it difficult to analyze specifically what her arrest means. However, her detainment should serve as a chilling wake-up call for journalists, Muslim Americans, and all U.S. citizens.

Trump’s Anti-Iran Campaign & NDAA Clause Behind ‘Inhumane’ Detention of PressTV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi

WASHINGTON -- Marzieh Hashemi, an American citizen and journalist who has been living and working in Iran, has been detained without charge or justification by U.S. government authorities since Sunday, when she arrived at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis to visit her sick brother. However, her family was not notified until 48 hours after

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Texas Congressman With Ties to Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill

Michael McCaul, the bill’s author, has a long record of supporting Israel and has received $90,000 from pro-Israel political action committees that give to both Republicans and Democrats.

Texas Congressman With Ties to Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill

On January 8th Republican Congressman Michael T. McCaul of Texas introduced H.R. 336

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Hunger Striking Protesters Condemn Trump, Haspel, and Call for Gitmo’s Closure on its 17th Anniversary

“What we’ll do every day is demand that the evil that’s committed in our name by the evil that’s living in that White House is held accountable to all the immorality that continues to perpetuate under American empire.” —  Aliya Hana Hussain of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Hunger Striking Protesters Condemn Trump, Haspel, and Call for Gitmo’s Closure on its 17th Anniversary

Friday marked the 17th anniversary of the opening of the United States prison compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Barack Obama failed to fulfill his promise of closing the facility and little attention has since been given to the issue by the Trump administration, but activists continue to work behind the scenes to shut down what they call

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House Bill Forces Trump to Nominate “Anti-Semitism Envoy” Who Would Monitor Criticism of Israel

The position of anti-Semitism envoy was created in 2004 over the objections of the State Department, which said it wasn’t needed. It was urged by Israeli Minister for Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky, who had formulated a new definition of anti-Semitism that includes criticism of Israel.

House Bill Forces Trump to Nominate “Anti-Semitism Envoy” Who Would Monitor Criticism of Israel

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 411-1 for a bill that would force President Trump to nominate an anti-Semitism envoy, a position that has been vacant since he took office. The definition of anti-Semitism the position 

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The Future is Female (Death Merchants): MSM Celebrates Women in the War Machine

While it’s significant that Winiecki was the first female F-35 test pilot to complete a mission, it is also significant that the accident-prone, $1.5 trillion dollar boondoggle that is the F-35 completed a mission.

The Future is Female (Death Merchants): MSM Celebrates Women in the War Machine

WASHINGTON -- The mainstream media has made a noisy effort over the years to humanize America’s war machine. But now, outlets like MSNBC are doubling down on efforts in 2019, celebrating the feminization of America’s institutions of destruction and foreign sabotage. You may think you’ve seen it all: from the “humanitarian intervention” canard

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How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

As Newsguard’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States.

How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

MINNEAPOLIS -- Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider -- Jamie Fly -- was caught stating that the mass deletion of

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