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  • The Russiagate Spectacle: Season 2?
    by Gerald Sussman on July 13, 2020 at 9:00 am

    If it’s an election year, there must be a Russiagate story. The Clintons and their neoliberal progeny, including the current standard bearer for corporate liberalism, have turned the Democratic Party into a branch office of the Deep State Inc., whose propaganda drones, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC act like hired guns for the Office of War Information. More The post The Russiagate Spectacle: Season 2? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

  • Why the 3rd Quarter US Economic ‘Rebound’ Will Falter
    by Jack Rasmus on July 13, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Economies experiencing deep and rapid contractions—which is typical of both great recessions and economic depressions—inevitably experience periods of leveling off for a time, or even a slight bounce back—i.e. a rebound. But that’s not a recovery. ‘Recovery’ means a sustained, quarter to subsequent quarter economic growth that a continues more or less unabated until the lost economic ground is ‘recovered’. But a rebound is typically temporary, followed by subsequent economic relapses in the form of stagnant growth or even second or third dip recessions.  More The post Why the 3rd Quarter US Economic ‘Rebound’ Will Falter appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

  • Oil Comes First in Peru, Not Coronavirus Danger, Not Indigenous Rights
    by W. T. Whitney on July 13, 2020 at 8:59 am

    As of July 7, 10,772 people had died of COVID 19 infection in Peru, which is the 8th most severely affected country in the world. The actual toll is probably far greater, especially in Peru’s Amazonian region. Indigenous inhabitants there, isolated from medical care, suffer from the pandemic and from an environment poisoned by oil extraction. Canadian oil company Frontera More The post Oil Comes First in Peru, Not Coronavirus Danger, Not Indigenous Rights appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

  • The Enduring Case for Demanding Trump’s Resignation
    by Ralph Nader on July 13, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Today’s New York Times headline boldly exclaimed, “PRESIDENT IS ‘NOT ABOVE THE LAW,’ JUSTICES DECIDE.” But then the Supreme Court majority found a way not to apply the law to Trump’s defiance of Congress. Didn’t this question get decided in 1776 and more formally in 1787 by our Founders? In obtaining information for overseeing the More The post The Enduring Case for Demanding Trump’s Resignation appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

  • On Coronavirus and the Anti-Police-Brutality Uprising
    by Raghav Kaushik – Arun Gupta on July 13, 2020 at 8:55 am

    An investigative reporter, Arun Gupta has been consistently ahead of the news. In September 2011, he founded The Occupy Wall Street Journal with the help of the Yes Men to help build support for the fledgling occupation in Zuccotti Park. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he warned that if elected Trump would carry out “the More The post On Coronavirus and the Anti-Police-Brutality Uprising appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

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