If you thought the anti-Russia hysteria had reached a climax after the presidential election one year ago, the past weeks have shown that there is literally nothing the political establishment and media won’t pin on Russia. Now they’ve gone so far as to accuse Russian state and non-state actors of stoking racial tensions between police and communities of color by spending a whopping total of $80 on Facebook ads. If that doesn’t sound like much, it’s because it isn’t. Unfortunately websites that should know better, such as ColorLines and The Root, are spreading the corporate media’s line without question, attempting to tie it to the history of the Soviet Union and its stated support of anti-colonial movements across the globe in the 20th century.
The Soviet Union’s accurate portrayal of the United States
ColorLines, which has been an invaluable source for news and information for the past decade,
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