by Charlotte Dennett

It’s too early to tell if the bombing deaths of over 60 Afghan schoolgirls will change President Biden’s trajectory for withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan. So far he’s adhered to the tired old mantra of why our troops were sent there in the first place — to fight the terrorists responsible for 9/11 — and he continues to justify why American troops are leaving — “We killed Osama bin Laden and we defeated al Qaeda.” Like his predecessors before him, he avoided the missing link which best describes US motivations in Afghanistan: securing control over the oil…


The Origins of Trump’s Attempted Coup: A Conversation with BuzzFlash founder Mark Karlin

By Charlotte Dennett

As the DC drama heats up over the level of Trump’s involvement in the January 6 insurrection, it behooves us to pay attention to the investigative journalists who have been tracking and revealing Republican skullduggery long before the Age of Trump, going as far back to the Clinton and George W. Bush era. Only by this way, are we able to fully comprehend the sheer sweep and determination of the right-wing of the Republican Party as it set on a course to gain and…


When Governor Phil Scott of Vermont became, on January 6th, the first Republican governor to call on President Trump to resign, or “be removed from office by his Cabinet, or by Congress,” the Vermont legislature quickly followed up with a similar resolution. Vermonters could take heart that their “brave little state” had once again become a “first” in the nation to reject the abuse of power. …


The Georgia Fraud Story You Haven’t Heard: Sec of State Raffensperger Speaks with a Forked Tongue

In recent weeks, the news filling American living rooms is that Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, bravely stood up to President Trump’s claim of voter fraud in the November 2020 elections and continues to do so now that Georgians are heading to the polls next week to decide a crucial runoff election that will decide whether Democrats regain control of the Senate. …


Robert Fisk’s death on October 30th came as a profound shock to journalists around the world, especially those who knew him. And, in a deeply personal way, it was devastating to me as well, though I never met him. I will try to explain what his truth-seeking meant to me, as a former reporter in Beirut and as someone who has shared his anguish over the horrific death and destruction that has engulfed the Middle East.

Regrettably, the first time I missed meeting him happened some four decades ago. He arrived in Beirut in 1976, a year after I l…


Greg Palast, long-time investigative journalist and fearless vote protector, is at it again…or rather, he’s still at it, exposing Republican vote theft right up to the November 3 election, now just a month away. His latest book, How Trump Won 2020, is his major wake-up call about the myriad ways “billionaire bandits” and their Republican operatives are determined to keep Trump in power at all costs. (See my piece in Counterpunch, “How to Rig An Election,”August 21,2020)

Palast’s biggest piece of advice remains the same as it was in August: Check Your Registration! It is still not too late, and…


Greg Palast on Voter Fraud: It’s worse than you think.

Greg Palast does not mince words about the 2020 elections.

Only the voter fraud he warns about is not by the voters, as President Trump insists. It’s by the vote-stealers in the Republican Party. And they’ve been at it for a long time, unbeknownst to the American people.

The title of his new book, How Trump Stole 2020, serves as fair warning, while he does everything in his power to educate Americans about the covert dirty tricks performed by Trump Republicans to tamper with our elections.

Most people, he tells…


Families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan are demanding answers: is it true that the Russians paid bounties to the Taliban to kill US soldiers? If so, why weren’t we told? Was President Trump briefed? If not, why not? If yes, why hasn’t he done anything about it?

I have a cautionary tale to tell about my own quest for answers, one which was finally heeded by the CIA in May, 2019 when the CIA honored my father at its annual Memorial Wall ceremony as its first fallen star.

The author (right) with family members at the CIA’s Memorial Wall

It took over four decades to get close to the truth about…


Trump’s Tulsa Travesty: The Missing Connection

Rarely do all the major injustices in this country converge at one single place on one single day. President Trump’s re-election rally in Tulsa on June 20 near the site of the 1921 Greenwood massacre that killed 300 black citizens was not only the height of insensitivity; it was, in my opinion, criminally negligent, held indoors at Tulsa’s BOK Center when coronavirus infections were on the rise and the president did not require masks or social distancing for his fans. He even admitted in his speech that he told “my people” to “slow down…

Charlotte Dennett

Author, investigative journalist, and attorney. Recently published The Crash of Flight 3804 about the death of her master-spy father in the Great Game for Oil.

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