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Secretary of Bloviation

 John Kerry and the “last resort” rule as a cause for optimism  From:  The Vineyard of the Saker OrganizingNotes  Posted by Bruce Gagnon  April 26, 2014 Listening to Kerry today I went through a series of rather contradictory emotions.  First, I felt disgusted, then my disgust turned to anger, then to outright amazement and, by the […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Laura Poitras

Poitras is the reporter who along with Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald began breaking stories of bulk domestic and international NSA surveillance at the beginning of the summer. By Alexander Reed Kelly  Aug 18, 2013 Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking […]

The Hottest Trend out of Hollywood: “War Sells!”

The Hottest Trend out of Hollywood: “War Sells!” In this day and age, “selling war” on the big screen has become a vastly lucrative enterprise, and business is booming By Global Research Global Research  February 28, 2013 This past week, television broadcasters worldwide have been particularly enthusiastic in celebrating a glorified image of war and […]

5 Oscar nominees you actually need to see

5 Oscar nominees you actually need to see Thelma Young  February 24, 2013 Spanish-language promotional poster for “No.” (Monsieur X Studio)  Have your friends banned you from singing Les Miserables’ anthem “Do You Hear the People Sing” one more time? Can’t stand hearing again and again about how Osama Bin Laden was or wasn’t found? If […]

Bill Moyers: Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly and Unfair

Bill Moyers: Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly and Unfair Americans are getting bilked for second class internet access. / By Bill Moyers    February 9, 2013  via Photo Credit: Camilo Torres/ Shutterstock BILL MOYERS:You’ve heard me before quote one of my mentors who told his students that “news is what people want to keep hidden; […]

Glenn Greenwald> Human rights critics of Russia and Ecuador parade their own hypocrisy

Human rights critics of Russia and Ecuador parade their own hypocrisy The media’s new converts to civic freedom over the Pussy Riot and Assange asylum affairs show a jingoism blind to US abuses. Glenn Greenwald   The Guardian, Tuesday 21 August 2012 12.18 EDT The punk band Pussy Riot have been sentenced to two years in […]

Walker Art Center> Cute Cats> I Can Haz a Film Fest?

Walker Art Center> Cute cats take over the world Too adorable! Everyone’s favorite viral obsession is about to become enshrined in museums and film festivals BY HELEN STUHR-ROMMEREIM, FULL STOP via SATURDAY, JUL 21, 2012 Next month, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will be holding the Internet Cat Video Film Festival (ICVFF), presenting a near-universal but mostly private […]

William Blum> Assange and Correa, Drones and Justice, Obama and the Affordable Care Act

Assange and Correa, Drones and Justice, Obama and the Affordable Care Act The Anti-Empire Report by William Blum / July 3rd, 2012    Dissident Voice Julian Assange I’m sure most Americans are mighty proud of the fact that Julian Assange is so frightened of falling into the custody of the United States that he had […]

T-Mobile likely to end attempt to block Verizon spectrum purchase

T-Mobile likely to end attempt to block Verizon spectrum purchase Spectrum and cash swap allay T-Mobile’s antitrust concerns. by Jon Brodkin – June 25 2012   Also check Photo by Axel Schwenke When Verizon Wireless struck a deal to buy new spectrum for $3.6 billion, T-Mobile USA was the first to ask the government to block the sale. […]

Josh Stearns> Photos of Journalist Abuse and Arrests at the NATO Summit

Photos of Journalist Abuse and Arrests at the NATO Summit by Josh Stearns  May 21, 2012   Storify I spent the weekend tracking reports of press suppression and journalist arrests in Chicago at the rallies, marches and protests surrounding the NATO summit. See more photos and videos here. Pic: photojournalist injured during today’s protests #NONATO  Amber Lyon  […]

E.L Doctorow> Unexceptionalism: A Primer

Unexceptionalism: A Primer By E. L. DOCTOROW     Published: April 28, 2012    New York Times TO achieve unexceptionalism, the political ideal that would render the United States indistinguishable from the impoverished, traditionally undemocratic, brutal or catatonic countries of the world, do the following: PHASE ONE If you’re a justice of the Supreme Court, […]

Song> Billy Bragg The World Turned Upside Down

In 1649 To St. George’s Hill, A ragged band they called the Diggers Came to show the people’s will They defied the landlords They defied the laws They were the dispossessed reclaiming what was theirs We come in peace they said To dig and sow We come to work the lands in common And to […]

Video> Young Turks> Hollywood Violence, The Pentagon, & Marlon Brando Oscar Rejection

Uploaded by townsquare on Feb 23, 2012 Mimi Kennedy (actress, Midnight In Paris) makes a point about how Hollywood exports violence abroad, and Jordan Zakarin (writer/editor, The Huffington Post) shares his thoughts on the cozy relationship between the film industry and the Pentagon. The final point is on what may be the most controversial moment in Oscars history […]

Adam Liptak> A High-Tech War on Leaks

A High-Tech War on Leaks By Adam Liptak   February 11, 2012   New York Times In the 1976 film “All the President’s Men,” Robert Redford plays Bob Woodward, who waits for his source in a parking garage.  Warner Bros. Washington BACK in 2006, before the Obama administration made leak prosecutions routine, a panel of three federal […]

Alexander Cockburn> Time for the Tumbrils!

Time for the Tumbrils! by Alexander Cockburn   February 12, 2012 Back in the 1960s, Herbert Marcuse pointed out in one of his books that the Pentagon had given up on verbs. Pentagonese consisted of clotted groups of nouns, marching along in groups of three or four. Verbs, which connected nouns in purposive […]

Glenn Greenwald> Two lessons from the Megaupload seizure

Two lessons from the Megaupload seizure BY GLENN GREENWALD    SATURDAY, JAN 21, 2012   Two events this week produced some serious cognitive dissonance. First, Congressional leaders sheepishly announced that they were withdrawing (at least for the time being) two bills heavily backed by the entertainment industry — the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges with video from Democracy Now!

Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges Truthdigger of the Week    Posted on Jan 20, 2012  Late last year, President Obama pulled a fast one by changing his stance on the National Defense Authorization Act so suddenly and drastically that Americans were left with a bad case of legislative whiplash—and a very serious state of affairs with regard […]

Kade Crockford, ACLU of Massachusetts> WTF? (What the Fawkes?)

WTF? (What the Fawkes?) Kade Crockford, ACLU of Massachusetts Dec 29th, 2011    ACLU Rosa Luxemburg famously said that those who do not move cannot feel their chains. This morning in Suffolk county court, the ACLU of Massachusetts and our client moved. And we felt our chains. I had gone to court to listen to our […]

William Fisher> Trial By Media: The Justice System No One Wants You to Know About

Trial By Media: The Justice System No One Wants You to Know About Sunday 25 December 2011    by: William Fisher, Truthout | News Analysis Former Attorney General John Ashcroft, now a lobbyist, appears before a House Judiciary subcommittee in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2008.  (Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times) Remember Mike Nifong? Sure. […]

Nygaard Notes> Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 497, December 14, 2011

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 497, December 14, 2011 This Week:  A Stroll Through the News with Nygaard ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “The global war on drugs has failed…”  2.  Steve Jobs in China 3.  News for the One Percent 4.  “War on Drugs” Ever More Warlike 5.  Fracking and the […]