From PSL Albuqerque: “Russia, Russia, Russia!” is the mantra that seems to be on the lips of US politicians, state officials, and the corporate media journalists. But it’s been well over a year, and no concrete and convincing evidence has been produced to backup the accusations of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections. Is it truly Russia’s “meddling” in our election process that gave us Trump, as the Democratic Party establishment claims? Or are the reasons behind the “Russiagate” campaign not what they seem? Is it possible that everything wrong in American society is not Russia’s fault? There is a political civil war going on within the summits of the capitalist political establishment, the ruling class centers of power in the intelligence agencies. The Russiagate propaganda and agitation campaign is designed to smear Trump. While we are no fans of Donald Trump ourselves, it is important to understand why big sectors of the ruling class and their operatives considered Donald Trump to be unfit for presidency and why the FBI and the intelligence agencies were targeting Trump even in 2016, and how this is crucial to seeing “Russiagate” for what it is. Secondly, there is a qualitative re-orientation of U.S. foreign policy and the gearing up for “major power” conflict with Russia and China as the targets. The “Russiagate” phenomenon is being used to build a consensus in the U.S. for confrontation with Russia, for a sharp acceleration of militarism and a massive shift of public resources into the coffers of the Pentagon and war contractors. Russiagate is also being used to smear the Left, to smear the Black liberation movement, to attack independent third political parties, like the PSL. Like the McCarthyist era Red Scare, the “russiagate” campaign today is being used to repress resistance to the system by targeting activists and independent journalists as “agents” of Russia. We have entered a new, extremely dangerous moment, and it must be taken seriously. Join the PSL on Friday the 13th to hear us make a case for why “Russiagate” is a political hoax, but one that is reorienting US foreign policy towards a larger, dangerous, war.