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Ex-CIA Biden Adviser Avril Haines, Scrubbed Palantir from Her Resume

Avril Haines, a former deputy CIA director who is now advising presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, has scrubbed her resume. Haines once listed herself as a consultant to Palantir, a data mining firm Not any more. Haines’s biography on the Brookings site was captured by the Wayback Machine, which archives websites, on May 9. At that...

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30 Years Ago Today in El Salvador, US-Trained Soldiers Murdered 6 Jesuit Priests 

30 Years Ago Today in El Salvador, US-Trained Soldiers Murdered 6 Jesuit Priests 

The Jesuits today remember their martyred colleagues and friends with the observation: ‘The Gospel is dangerous: now as much as ever.’ The story of the Jesuit murders is essential to understanding U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere: It is hazardous to the people’s health. The Jesuit priests were scholars, defenders of the poor, and peacemakers....

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Elliott Abrams’ Bloody Lies

Elliott Abrams’ Bloody Lies

Elliott Abrams, President Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela, first became well known in 1982 after he was named assistant secretary of state for human rights in the Reagan administration. Abrams served as a junior point man for the Reagan administration’s wars in Central America. He was an aggressive, articulate defender of pro-U.S. forces that committed...

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Under CIA Eyes:  Venezuela As Seen by Langley

Under CIA Eyes: Venezuela As Seen by Langley

In Counterpunch, activist author TJ Coles looks at what declassified CIA archives tell us about how the U.S. policymakers have understood–and misunderstood–Venezuelan reality. The records are publicly available at the CIA online database known as CREST. They illuminate the historical background of the story that the news media too often slight. Since the 1940s, the...

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