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McAdams: Senate Finds 'No Collusion' Between Trump and Russia - Now What?

RPI Director Daniel McAdams joined RT America's "Watching the Hawks" program today to discuss yesterday's bombshell report that the Senate Intelligence Committee has nearly completed its two year investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and that it could find no evidence. As McAdams points out, this conclusion was hardly a surprise to many independent news and analysis sources but the damage has already been done: on the excuse of ferreting out "Russian influence" the media and social media companies have built a largely US government-funded Orwellian censorship network that isn't about to be unwound now that the basis for creating it has been proven false. Watch the interview below...
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Venezuela: Politics of Regime Change ‘Dangerous & Inhumane’ - Daniel McAdams

RPI's Daniel McAdams joins RT America to discuss Marco Rubio's crocodile tears over suffering in Venezuela. After supporting the sanctions that contributed to Venezuela's economic decline, he's pointing to that decline as an excuse for regime change. Also - at what point do people demonstrating in the street gain the legitimacy to overthrow an election?
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Where Greens and Libertarians Can Agree

On Saturday, officers of the Maine state Green Independent and Libertarian parties held a press conference announcing the parties’ ten areas of agreement. The two parties note in a joint statement that the ten areas of agreement are related to the parties’ effort to work together in areas where they agree. The ten areas of agreement regard pursuing a more peaceful foreign policy, greater respect for individual rights, a more open elections process, and an end to corporate welfare.
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'US Has a Military Junta' - Lew Rockwell

Commander of US Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel, who oversees military operations in the Middle East, told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week that he "was not consulted" prior to President Donald Trump's December announcement that the US would withdraw troops from Syria. Is the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces required to seek permission from his generals before moving troops in the theaters of combat?
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US plan for Latin America: ‘Venezuela is just the beginning’ – Daniel McAdams

The real "Troika of Tyranny" is not Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, as the neocons claim, but rather Pompeo, Bolton, and Abrams, RPI's Daniel McAdams tells RT America today. As to what we should do to help the Venezuelan people in economic trouble, McAdams says the best thing to do would be to stop trying to overthrow their government, lift the sanctions, and begin engaging with the country. Punishing civilians for the perceived misdeeds of the government has never worked and will not work...
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Venezuela President Urges Americans to Seek Peace with His Country

American politicians and media commentators left and right are playing up a supposed urgent need to overthrow the Venezuela government. Americans would do well to take a four-minute break from this torrent of pro-intervention advocacy to watch a video released Wednesday by Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro.
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Six Weeks in Jail for Possessing Laundry Detergent

A disturbing story out of Florida recounts that Matt Crull spent six weeks in jail on a drug trafficking charge after police claimed, based on drug field test results, that a substance in Crull’s van was heroin. Crull was released this month after further testing indicated the substance was actually laundry detergent.
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