Shaun King Embraces the FBI and CIA as Paragons of Justice

Grand juries that routinely fail to indict killer cops become paragons of justice and virtue in Shaun King’s mind when manipulated to indict Russians.

Shaun King

Shaun King is an activist in a bubble, hobbled by a shrunken worldview that makes him an ally of the same forces of racial and economic repression he purports to oppose. The stunted nature of King’s politics was laid bare in a July 18 article in The Intercept. He had just seen President Trump “willfully dodge and deny the overwhelming evidence

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Trump’s Helsinki Faceplant Is a Grim Reflection of Washington’s Uncompromising Anti-Russia Crusade

What little breathing-room Trump had to formulate a new Russia policy — and barely any such room existed – has been rendered toxic by his shambolic approach to the rules of imperialist statecraft and an utter failure to coordinate his “strategy” with the rest of Washington.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin leave after a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (ANALYSIS) After over a year and a half of anticipation, the first formal meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin was certainly a momentous occasion, but hardly for the intended reasons. It remains too early to definitively tell whether Helsinki will go down in history as the beginning of a new stage of rapprochement

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No, Putin Didn’t Agree to Play Lackey Against Iran to Appease Trump & Netanyahu

While Moscow hopes to balance its relationship with Tehran with its ties to Tel Aviv and Washington, premature gloating about the Kremlin abandoning Iran outright — in some “deal” beggared by Netanyahu and Trump, no less — remain mere wishful thinking.

Russian Vladimir Putin arrives to attend a meeting with Russian ambassadors to foreign countries in Moscow, Russia, July 19, 2018. Putin says his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump was "successful" and is accusing Trump's opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. Sergei Karpukhin | AP

TEHRAN, IRAN – Little of real substance seems to have resulted from the infamous Helsinki meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, with even a joint communiqué from the two heads of state failing to materialize. Yet much of the talk about a possible “Helsinki pact” discussed between the two leaders has focused on potential

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DC Elites Shocked at Trump Bromance with Putin but Give Israel’s Netanyahu a Pass

In Washington, it is all right to slam Trump for treason for making nice with Putin, but it is political death to criticize Netanyahu’s interference in American foreign policy or aggressive Israeli land theft or Israel setting the US up for conflict with Iran.


The inside-the-beltway crowd was absolutely outraged and appalled by Trump’s performance at Helsinki. There, Trump violated all the principles of American hawkishness. He sat next to Vladimir Putin, leader of a rival power, signaling that Russia is a peer. He sided with Putin over the assessments of the CIA, the NSA and other US intelligence

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Trump-Putin Summit Delivers No Grand Bargain on Syria or Iran

US President stirs up a hornet’s nest with his press conference alongside his Russian counterpart, but it seems that no ‘grand bargain’ was struck on Syria, and on Iran, they appear to strongly disagree.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP

The Cold War is a thing of the past. By the time President Putin said as much during preliminary remarks at his joint press conference with President Trump in Helsinki, it was clear this would not stand. Not after so much investment by American conservatives in Cold War 2.0. Russophobia is a 24/7 industry, and all concerned, including its media

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The Helsinki Furor and America’s Eternal Search for External Enemies

For the vast majority of Americans, the real menace is not Putin. It’s much closer to home: the gendarmerie who brutalize people of color, banks that swindle borrowers out of their life-savings, schools attempting to lobotomize our children, and a health-insurance cartel that makes more money the sicker we are.

Actress Alyssa Milano speaks at a protest outside the White House, July 17, 2018, in Washington following President Donald Trump's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Andrew Harnik | AP

CHICAGO -- Hoisting placards that read “Stop Killing Black and Brown People” and chanting “Who Do You Protect? Who Do You Serve?” hundreds of demonstrators poured into the streets of this city’s South Shore neighborhood Monday for a third consecutive day to protest the latest fatal police shooting of a black man. Known as “Snoop,” 37-year-old

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