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Vladimir Putin

When you corrode and corrupt democracy, it has consequences
How an axis of awful is blocking the oil we need from Venezuela to replace Russian oil and stop Putin

Venezuela has the largest reserves of oil on the planet. If you look at OPEC, they put Saudi Arabia as number two. Venezuela’s producing very little oil, not even enough for its own needs at this moment, when it was producing 3.2 million barrels of oil a day. If we unleash oil from Venezuela, then Putin’s profit … READ MORE

7 Facts about Ukraine
Deadly Men in Funny Hats

  • by Greg Palast
  • with update contributed by Yuriy Kushnir in Lviv, Ukraine. Photos by Zach D. Roberts in Kyiv

Like most conflicts over the past 2000 years, this is, at heart, a religious war.

Most of the people who live in the tiny eastern province of Donbas and surrounds, including the Crimea, are followers of… READ MORE