Nov 242012
 

Wikileaks released this video of a helicopter crew slaughtering civilians and two Reuters cameramen in Baghdad

By Dave Lindorff, ThisCantbehappening!

During the Vietnam War, which US forces fought from 1960 through 1974, and which cost the lives of several million Southeast Asians and 58,000 Americans, eight American journalists died. Not one of them was killed by American fire. Continue reading »

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Nov 242012
 

As World Bank Warns Globe Could be Cooked by 2060, Media Yawns
by DAVE LINDORFF

Run a google search of “World Bank” and “climate change” and you’ll discover that this month the World Bank released a major study predicting a global “cataclysm” if world-wide temperatures increase by a predicted four degrees celsius (that’s roughly 8 degrees Fahrenheit). Continue reading »

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Nov 242012
 

By Lynn Stuart Parramore / AlterNet
An Inconvenient Truth About Lincoln (That You Won’t Hear from Hollywood)
The president was a complicated man whose advocacy of railroads birthed a network of monopolies.

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Over this Thanksgiving week, you may find yourself in a movie theater watching Steven Spielberg’s treatment of Abraham Lincoln and the battle to pass the 13th Amerndment, which abolished slavery once and for all. There’s much to be said for Lincoln: marvelous acting, less mythologizing than usual, and a fascinating window into raucous realpolitik. Spielberg’s film stands several cuts above any movie depiction of the Lincoln presidency you’re likely to see. Continue reading »

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Nov 242012
 

We hope that out of these semi-spontaneous struggles the people of Egypt will eventually throw off the yoke of the native bourgeoisie and other local elites associated with international imperialism. Not to mention the deadweight of fanatical backward religiosity. For victory to happen, they will need a far better organized movement than the current waves of brave protesters, a party with a conscious and clear strategy to hold fast and prevail in what will doubtless be a very long and difficult struggle, against plenty of enemies within and without.

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Nov 242012
 

This is how insidious systemic propaganda operates. Hiding its hideous face behind the visage of angels.

US soldiers in Afghanistan: conditioned by propaganda, precious few figure out the true motives for which they are fighting.

Using people who, in their misguided but honest support for what they regard as noble causes, end up serving the goals of a monstrous system devoid of any true morality.  In this context, the capitalist media, the grand ideological whore of the system, is happy to constantly sing the praises of the troops, men and women who, as heroes, according to the media, are out there exposing their lives to “keep us safe and free.” But we must ask: who are these “us”? America’s military adventures and crimes are certainly NOT keeping me or my fellow Americans safe. So who are the soldiers protecting? “Us” or “them”—the plutocracy? It all depends on who is the real “us” in this seemingly innocent and practically never challenged assertion.

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