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    The attack on “fake news” is really an attack on alternative media
    Nov06

    The attack on “fake news” is really an attack on alternative media

    (Credit: Shutterstock/Salon) These are tough days to be a serious journalist. Report a story now, with your facts all lined up nicely, and you’re still likely to have it labeled “fake news” by anyone whose ox you’ve gored — and even by friends who don’t share your political perspective. For good measure, they’ll say...

    They Dared: The Legacy of the October Revolution
    Nov06

    They Dared: The Legacy of the October Revolution

    Soviet poster dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the October Revolution and IV Congress of the Communist International A hundred years later, the question of the historical legacy of the October Revolution is not an easy one for socialists, given that Stalinism took root within less than a decade after that revolution and the restoration of...

    U.S. Official Set To Visit Kyiv, ‘Reaffirm’ U.S. Commitment To Ukraine, Press For Reform
    Nov06

    U.S. Official Set To Visit Kyiv, ‘Reaffirm’ U.S. Commitment To Ukraine, Press For Reform

    A top U.S. diplomat will visit Ukraine at the end of a 10-day trip to Europe that starts this week, the State Department says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Newly reported contacts between Russia and Team Trump: An updated list
    Nov06

    Newly reported contacts between Russia and Team Trump: An updated list

    WASHINGTON — One after another, details keep emerging of previously undisclosed contacts between Russians and current and former aides to President Donald Trump. The latest arrived in a massive weekend leak of financial papers. There have been a flurry of others over the past week, just as the criminal probe investigating possible collusion...

    Why NATO Isn’t Ready to Take on Russia
    Nov06

    Why NATO Isn’t Ready to Take on Russia

    Jyri Raitasalo Security, Eurasia Now that military tensions between Russia and the West have gone through the roof, most European states find themselves lacking credible warfighting capabilities. War is being fought in Europe today. It has been going on for more than three years. More than ten thousand people are dead—and some 1.6 million people...

    The best reporting on Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos
    Nov06

    The best reporting on Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos

    Paul Manafort (Credit: Getty/Brendan Smialowski) Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his protégé Rick Gates and the less well-known Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have all faced scrutiny before Monday. Here are our favorite stories on them. The Quiet American, Slate, April 28, 2016 “Manafort has spent a career...

    Trump Official Wilbur Ross Involved With Business Tied to Vladimir Putin
    Nov06

    Trump Official Wilbur Ross Involved With Business Tied to Vladimir Putin

    (NEW YORK) — Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration’s point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to records obtained by the International...

    US Commerce Chief Tied to Russian Shipping Venture, Leaked Documents Show
    Nov06

    US Commerce Chief Tied to Russian Shipping Venture, Leaked Documents Show

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shares significant business interests through a shipping venture in Russia with President Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and an oligarch subject to American sanctions, newly leaked documents showed Sunday. Ross, a 79-year-old billionaire industrialist, has an investment in partnerships valued at between $2...

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross retains investment in company doing business with Putin family
    Nov06

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross retains investment in company doing business with Putin family

    Every single member of Trump’s administration is crooked, Wilbur Ross edition: After becoming commerce secretary, Wilbur L. Ross Jr. retained investments in a shipping firm he once controlled that has significant business ties to a Russian oligarch subject to American sanctions and President Vladimir V. Putin’s son-in-law, according...

    U.S. commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit, documents show
    Nov06

    U.S. commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit, documents show

    Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross, center, listens to President Donald Trump during a meeting with House and Senate legislators in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. At right is White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Pablo Martinez Monsivais NEW YORK — Newly leaked...