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Blog Post Archive

Creators Of ‘Paul Ryan: The Magazine’ Discuss Their Satirical Project

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is both a media darling, who positions himself as a leader that can temper President Donald Trump’s extremism, and an embodiment of much of Ayn Rand’s most destructive ideology, who is eager to carry out the agenda of the Koch Brothers. Show More Summary

Iraqi Green Card Holder Afraid Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Force Him To Return To Iraq

Not long into his campaign, President Donald Trump stood before a roaring crowd and called for a “complete and total shutdown” of all Muslims entering the United States. At the time, multiple polls showed a disturbing trend—that a substantive number of Americans supported a moratorium on Muslim immigration. Show More Summary

Trump’s Latest Executive Order Lays Strong Foundation For Muslim Ban

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively lays a strong foundation for instituting a ban against Muslims, as he pledged to do during his presidential campaign. The executive order asserts hundreds of foreign-born...Show More Summary

American Muslims Stop More Terror Attacks Than The NSA

Trump's "extreme vetting" order will be seen by American Muslims as discriminatory and may undermine a major counterterror asset: Muslims themselves. The post American Muslims Stop More Terror Attacks Than The NSA appeared first on Shadowproof.

Report: Suppression Of Palestine Advocacy Intensified Starkly In 2016

Palestine Legal recorded an increase in false accusations of anti-Semitism and terrorism in 2016 "based solely on speech critical of Israeli policies." The post Report: Suppression Of Palestine Advocacy Intensified Starkly In 2016 appeared first on Shadowproof.

Trump Purges State Department, Is CIA Next?

If President Trump's State Department purge is any indication, expect him to clean house at the CIA too. The post Trump Purges State Department, Is CIA Next? appeared first on Shadowproof.

CIA Poised To Crack Down on Whistleblowers If Torture Program Restored

With Trump signaling he favors illegal torture, the CIA is positioned to crack down on whistleblowers who inform public of return of illegal programs. The post CIA Poised To Crack Down on Whistleblowers If Torture Program Restored appeared first on Shadowproof.

Repealing Obamacare: The Push To Eliminate The Individual Mandate

The Trump team has made it clear they are going after the highly unpopular individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The post Repealing Obamacare: The Push To Eliminate The Individual Mandate appeared first on Shadowproof.

Draft Order For Re-Opening CIA ‘Black Site’ Prisons Would Mark Return To Dark Era

A drafted executive order reignited concern over whether Trump will restore facilities and policies, which involved the violation of human rights. The post Draft Order For Re-Opening CIA ‘Black Site’ Prisons Would Mark Return To Dark Era appeared first on Shadowproof.

Setback For Neoliberalism: Trump Dumps TPP, Will Renegotiate NAFTA

President Donald Trump reportedly signed executive orders that will remove the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and start a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It increases the possibility that the Trump administration will deliver a fatal blow to neoliberal globalization. Show More Summary

Women’s March Transcends Elite Feminism To Make Resounding Statement

The Women’s March on Washington—and the nearly 700 sister marches across the country born in solidarity—took place on January 21, the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. In eight of the largest cities in the United States, at least 2.6 million people marched and rallied. Show More Summary

Clinton Democrats In No Position To Call Themselves ‘The Resistance’

While Democrats marinated in the unverifiable news of President-elect Donald Trump’s “golden shower” dossier, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders put forward an amendment, which called for the establishment of a “deficit-neutral...Show More Summary

Obama’s Legacy: Refining System Of Secrecy, Cracking Down On Leaks

President Barack Obama’s administration will hand President-elect Donald Trump’s administration a system for secrecy, especially when it comes to concealing military and national security programs and policies, that is stronger than ever. Show More Summary

How Much Of A War Will Deep State Wage Against Trump?

The Washington Post reported incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn was in contact with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak. It was a clear attempt to damage President-elect Donald Trump and Flynn. Neoconservative columnist David Ignatius reported, “According to a senior U.S. Show More Summary

Enraged Political Establishment Would Have Been Okay With Chelsea Manning Dying In Prison

The political establishment in the United States is absolutely irate at President Barack Obama’s decision to commute U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s sentence. There are also an array of journalists and professional security or military analysts, who are incensed as well. Show More Summary

Report: Eight Men Own As Much Wealth As Poorest Half Of The World

A report from Oxfam International shows eight men own as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people in the world. Oxfam says new data from India and China suggests previous estimates of global wealth concentration credited the poorest half of the world with too much wealth. Show More Summary

On Chelsea Manning’s Freedom

A grassroots effort led by committed activists, which was bolstered by human rights campaigners and prominent individuals, pushed President Barack Obama’s administration to free Chelsea Manning. The United States Army whistleblower was sentenced to military prison for 35 years. Show More Summary

Deep State vs Trump; Dodgy Dossier; US Rolls Tanks & Artillery in Poland

US troops, tanks, and artillery arrived in Poland. More Marines will deploy to Afghanistan. JSOC conducted a raid in Deir Ezzor and ISIS launched a major offensive. MSM unleashed a “dodgy dossier” of #FakeNews on Trump who is at war with the Deep State. Show More Summary

Around The Empire—Episode 5: The Deep State And Donald Trump Feat. David Chibo

On this episode of Around The Empire, Dan and Joanne interview journalist David Chibo about his recent article on the deep state in the United States for Unz Review. Chibo offers a comprehensive and holistic perspective for understanding the hidden forces influencing the U.S. Show More Summary

The Revolutionary Socialism Of Martin Luther King Jr.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the establishment (and their media) like to celebrate MLK’s love of imperial America and centrist economic doctrine. The symbol celebrated bares little resemblance to the actual man and his ideas. There...Show More Summary

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