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Caitlin Johnstone: US bombs Syria and ridiculously claims self defense

Rather than doing anything remotely resembling journalism, the Western mass media have opted instead to uncritically repeat what they’ve been told about the airstrike by US officials, which is the same as just publishing Pentagon press releases. Here’s this from the Washington Post: The Biden administration conducted an airstrike against alleged …

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Caitlin Johnstone: Conspiracy theories are caused by government secrecy

The DC Circuit has ruled that the CIA is under no obligation to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests pertaining to its involvement with insurgent militias in Syria, overturning a lower court’s previous ruling in favor of a Buzzfeed News reporter seeking such documents. As Sputnik‘s Morgan Artyukhina clearly outlines, this ruling comes despite the fact …

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Caitlin Johnstone: Biden continues Trump’s war on the press

Just one day after a coalition of prominent civil rights groups made headlines with a letter urging the Biden administration to drop efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on espionage charges, Washington has announced its intention to continue those efforts. “Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi on Tuesday said the U.S. government …

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Caitlin Johnstone: Biden continues Trump’s war on the press

Just one day after a coalition of prominent civil rights groups made headlines with a letter urging the Biden administration to drop efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on espionage charges, Washington has announced its intention to continue those efforts. “Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi on Tuesday said the U.S. government …

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