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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January 22, 2020
The United States: a Record-Holder in Political Assassinations

There is a big difference between assassinating Al Qaeda and Islamic State leaders and the commanders of government military forces of United Nations member states like Iran and Iraq.

January 14, 2020
They Like to Get the Landmarks

Trump’s personality is not one that appreciates actual history, but only that which he dreams up in his head, “creating facts” by whimsy.

January 11, 2020
General Soleimani’s Network of Revenge

In killing General Soleimani, Trump has echoed Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: “Cry ‘Havoc!,’ and let slip the dogs of war.”

January 4, 2020
Fake History Is Changing Global Perceptions of Reality

Wayne Madsen writes on how historical facts are being discarded and replaced with alternate chronicles of humanity’s past across the world.

December 30, 2019
Will Bougainville Become the UN’s 194th Member State?

Bougainville, which possesses significant natural resources in copper and gold, is more prepared for independence than were current Pacific region members of the UN, including Tuvalu, Niue, and Kiribati, Wayne Madsen asserts.

December 25, 2019
The Bastardization of Traditional Progressive and Conservative Parties

The drift of traditional conservative parties to the far right and neo-fascism and the insistence by traditional social democratic and working-class parties to adopt pro-business and anti-labor positions is why large blocs of voters feel abandoned.

December 17, 2019
Israel’s Genocide Advisers and Technicians Return to Latin America in Force

With the ouster of progressive governments throughout Latin America and their replacement with right-wing neo-fascist regimes, Israeli counter-insurgency advisers, better known as “merchants of death,” have returned to Latin America with fervor.

December 10, 2019
Trump’s Monroe Doctrine 2.0

Donald John Trump has turned back the clock in the Western Hemisphere to an era that saw coups and political unrest as the order of the day.

December 2, 2019
Nation Abandonment: the Catch Phrase for the 21st Century

Future historians, if they exist, will look back in amazement at the leaders of three nations in particular, Wayne Madsen writes.

November 27, 2019
Grand Theft Government With a Tinge of Perversion

Around the world, right-wing politicians who promised to “drain the swamp” of public corruption and to otherwise “clean house” have been shown as the very champions of swamps and financially dirty houses.