Trump Administration Plays Media Like Fiddle on Iran/HBO Hacking Story

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by Adam Johnson It’s rare to see evidence of an administration plot to manipulate the media unfolding in real time, but such is the case this week—and thus far, corporate media have taken the bait hook, line, and sinker.

Mouth Wide Shut

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by John Feffer Barack Obama was, in 2008, the anti-torture candidate. It’s a sad comment on the state of U.S. democracy that such a thing ever existed. After all, it would be startling to hear appeals from a pro-oxygen or… Continue Reading  

Document Reveals Billionaire Backers Behind United Against Nuclear Iran

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by Eli Clifton Among the many groups engaged in advocacy over a potential deal between Iran and world powers, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) stands apart as by far the most mysterious. Late last month, UANI announced it would launch… Continue Reading  

UANI Targets Legal Humanitarian Trade With Iran

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by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib The anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) claims as its mission to stop the Iranian nuclear program. A big part of its effort revolves around what it calls “private sanctions campaigns”—attempts to get consumers… Continue Reading  

Is the Justice Department Protecting An Anti-Iran Smear Campaign?

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by Ali Gharib and Eli Clifton A new wrinkle in an already bizarre lawsuit is shaping up to potentially embarrass the Obama administration. If allegations made in a recent court filing are true, then the US Department of Justice, with… Continue Reading