Council of Europe, Turkey

Council of Europe Downgrades Turkey as Erdogan Bombs Kurds

The Council of Europe watchdog voted to put Turkey on a human rights monitoring list on Tuesday amid widespread claims of fraud in a controversial referendum that gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan authoritarian powers.The amendments to the Turkish constitution that passed by a narrow margin of just under 3 percent “do not comply with our Read More

Ruth Paine

Documentary: The Assassination & Mrs. Paine

A filmmaker is working on a documentary about one of the more intriguing and major figures in 20th century American history. Here is an overview of the film from the creators:The Assassination and Mrs. Paine is a provocative portrait of 84-year-old Ruth Paine and her inescapable connection to the JFK assassination. As a key witness Read More

Sergei Magnitsky

Dead Russian Whistleblower’s Lawyer Takes the Fall … Four Stories, in Fact

For whatever reason, it is certainly a perilous time to oppose the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.Another “unfortunate accident” has befallen someone with potentially damaging information on the Kremlin, this time a lawyer for the family of the late whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.Nikolai Gorokhov, 53, was set to represent Magnitsky’s mother last Wednesday in a Read More

Deep State

America Discovers the Deep State — Welcome to the Party

All of a sudden, everybody is talking about the Deep State. People from across the political spectrum are discussing it, such as former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, The New York Times and Rush Limbaugh. Americans are wondering what, exactly, the “Deep State” is. WhoWhatWhy readers, on the other hand, are asking: What took you so Read More

Republican Elephant, Russian Bear

Agent Orange and the Manchurian Candidate? Not So Fast

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that a number of Donald Trump’s campaign aides and “other associates” were engaged in a running dialogue with Russian intelligence over the last year or more.Manchurian Candidate anyone? Not yet at least.Some of the items cited are old news, like the information that Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager Read More