to put it bluntly

Russiagate is a Ruling Class Diversion (Black Agenda Report)

Also, a little history of US "meddling" in the Eastern Bloc (Counterpunch). Didn't know that the US sent "expeditionary" troops to Vladivostok in 1918 -- the Russians certainly remember it -- here's a photo.

In the Counterpunch article Paul Street thinks Americans in 2018 are being swayed by the constant drumbeat of anti-Russian propaganda on TV. Polls seem to indicate this is true, if by Americans we mean Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton. (chart source)

fake criticism


In this performance work, the artist dresses like a 1950s assembly line worker, yet instead of building, prepares bins of wire stripped from old computers for copper recycling, in a post-industrial economy.

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