Wayne Madsen

Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club

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October 14, 2019
Fake News, Fake Polls, and Now, Fake History

Trump, who is more concerned about the Trump Towers in Istanbul than in protecting an American ally, has sent a stark warning to the Kurdish Regional Government of northern Iraq.

October 8, 2019
The Plot to Overthrow the Pope

Francis has been as effective in ousting the far-right from their perches of power in Rome as he once was in ejecting unruly drunks from bars in Buenos Aires.

October 5, 2019
Journalism in an Era of Delusional Politics

Actual journalists rely on court filings, trial and deposition transcripts, interviews, and discovery documents to report factual news.

October 2, 2019
The America of Trump’s Father: an Aspirational Fascism Reigned in New York

One might have been confused about America’s actual loyalties during the brewing years of World War II if they happened to live in the greater New York City region, Wayne Madsen writes.

September 29, 2019
It’s Past Time to Move the United Nations to Switzerland

With a dangerous administration in power in Washington, one that rejects internationalism and consensus-building, it is past time for the United Nations to move its headquarters and member states’ permanent missions to a more neutral location.

September 15, 2019
The Chaos Theory Behind Fascism

Chaos creation has now arrived in the United Kingdom with YELLOWHAMMER and BLACK SWAN and the main casualty is that nation’s long history of parliamentary democracy.

September 11, 2019
The End of Modern Diplomacy

Aristotle defined a tyrant as someone who rules solely for his own benefit and pleasure. The world has seen the steady rise of such tyrants over the past few decades.

September 4, 2019
When Rogues Prorogue Parliament

Prorogation and other “King’s contrivances” practiced in the former realm of the British Empire have come back to haunt the “mother country,” Great Britain, in an extremely undemocratic way.

September 1, 2019
Trump Doubles Down on His Island-Buying Spree

There is sudden rush by countries for island real estate. Some of this “island fever” is driven by global climate change. Some countries are looking for strategic advantages in a new geo-political order.

August 26, 2019
Urgent Action Required Against Environmental Pirates

The rise to power of the eco-nihilists will intrigue future historians. They will ponder why, faced with sound scientific data, certain world leaders insisted on doing nothing to prevent the demise of their nations as well as global civilization.