Not a Shred of Evidence that Russia Hacked Emails or Served as a Source for WikiLeaks by David Swanson

Hacker in the darkness

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
January 8, 2017

The U.S. government has now generated numerous news stories and released multiple “reports” aimed at persuading us that Vladimir Putin is to blame for Donald Trump becoming president. U.S. media has dutifully informed us that the case has been made. What has been made is the case for writing your own news coverage. The “reports” from the “intelligence community” are no lengthier than the New York Times and Washington Post articles about them. Why not just read the reports and cut out the middle-person?

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Craig Murray: Russia Played No Role At All In The Email Leaks, interviewed by David Swanson


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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Talk Nation Radio
December 13, 2016

Craig Murray is an author, broadcaster and human rights activist. He was British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010. See

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The Panama Papers: War on Corruption or War on Savers? by Ellen Brown

No Cash

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
April 10, 2016

Exposing tax dodgers is a worthy endeavor, but the “limited hangout” of the Panama Papers may have less noble ends, dovetailing with the War on Cash and the imminent threat of massive bail-ins of depositor funds.

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The Panama Papers: Victims of Offshore Financing

72% of Fortune 500 companies have subsidiaries in offshore tax havens.

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ICIJ on Apr 3, 2016

The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions.

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New Evidence Jack Straw Guilty On Torture – A Smoking Gun by Craig Murray

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by Craig Murray
Nov. 16, 2009

Finally I have indisputable documentary evidence that the British government had a positive policy of using intelligence from torture in the War on Terror, and that the policy was personally directed by Jack Straw.

Here are the minutes of the meeting at which I was told this:

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via Craig Murray

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Craig Murray: UK/USA made use of Uzbek torture Pt2

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Former Brit Ambassador Craig Murray says UK and USA sent prisoners to Uzbek to be tortured Pt 2

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Craig Murray: Uzbek terror and the UK/USA + How a Torture Protest Killed a Career

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October 24, 2009

Craig Murray: CIA used Uzbek torture to create false intelligence; support for regime continues

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