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Ajamu Baraka A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians
The corporate media perceive no Black peace opinion worth measuring.
Jeremy Scahill’s Intercepted: Snowden vs. Trump
Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.
Chris Hedges | Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites
“What we call right-wing and liberal media in this country are really just two different strategies of the same kind of nihilistic lizard-brain sensationalism,” Taibbi wrote in “Insane Clown President.”
Chris Hedges | The Mafia State
We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.
John Pilger | The Coming War on China
The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way.
David Swanson | How I Produce Fake News for Russia
Somehow I’ve produced a veritable flood of Russian propaganda, most of it not even mentioning Russia at all.
Glen Ford | None of Them Have Ever Been My President
The Black movement against police terror didn’t need a Donald Trump waiting in the vestibule of the White House to get “mad.”
Lauren McCauley | As Election Day Nears, Military Hawks Circle to Promote New Wave of War
“D.C. foreign policy elite are giddy that hawkish Barack Obama will be replaced by much more hawkish Hillary Clinton.”
NYT Promotes Protectionism in Guise of ‘Free Trade’
When it comes to the TPP, there is very little by way of free trade promotion in this deal.
Edward Snowden makes ‘moral’ case for presidential pardon
“Unfortunately, many candidates in the political mainstream today, even pundits and commentators who aren’t running for office, believe we have to be able to do anything, no matter what, as long as there is some benefit to be had in doing so. But that is the logic of a police state.”
Chris Hedges | The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism
Fascist movements build their base not from the politically active but the politically inactive, the “losers” who feel, often correctly, they have no voice or role to play in the political establishment.
Polly Mann | The Saudi Arabia Coalition at War in Yemen: Who Are the Terrorists?
Over a dozen U.S. lawmakers wrote to President Barack Obama expressing “dismay” over the Saudi-led war in Yemen, backed not just by U.S. arms but also U.S. military advisors.
David Swanson | Guess Who Wants Authority to Murder by Drone
And, of course, in numerous cases civilians have been killed in large numbers and people have been targeted without identifying who they are.
John Pilger | Silencing America as it prepares for war
A few years ago, I attended a popular exhibition called “The Price of Freedom” at the venerable Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The lines of ordinary people, mostly children shuffling through a Santa’s grotto of revisionism, were dispensed a variety of lies: the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved “a million lives”; Iraq was “liberated [by] air strikes of unprecedented precision”. The theme was unerringly heroic: only Americans pay the price of freedom.
Chris Hedges | 2008 All Over Again
Will the American public passively permit another massive bailout of the banks? Will it accept more punishing programs of austerity to pay for this bailout? Will a viable socialism rise out of the economic chaos to halt further looting of the U.S. Treasury and the continued reconfiguration of the economy into neofeudalism?
John Kiriakou | Obama Should Demand FBI Director James Comey’s Resignation Today
The FBI’s ongoing, long-term incompetence has led to the deaths of far too many Americans. San Bernardino and Orlando are only the beginning. If the FBI can’t do its job, if its only counterterrorism successes are when it entraps hapless idiots who don’t know any better and who never had any intention of committing a terrorist act, it should be scrapped.
US Making a Deadly Mistake in Afghanistan, Says Former Diplomat
“Under General (David) Petraeus, starting in 2010, the U.S. initiated scores of airstrikes, as well as dozens of nighttime commando raids, daily against Afghan insurgent targets,” he recalled. “Many of these strikes hit legitimate targets, but many more of them hit civilians. The surge in increase of public support for the Taliban in areas of the air and commando strikes is undeniable.”