Category: IMBECILITY UNBOUND

British Propaganda and Disinformation: An Imperial and Colonial Tradition

WAYNE MADSEN—In 2013, April 2017, and April 2018, the Western media echo chamber blared out all the same talking points: “Assad killing his own people,” “Syrian weapons of mass destruction,” and the “mass murder of women and children.” Western news networks featured videos of dead women and children, while paid propagandists, known as “contributors” to corporate news networks – all having links to the military-intelligence complex – demanded action be taken against Assad.

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Gonzo Journalist Seeks Meaningful Employment

A bloodless revolution seems to be out of the question. John Rachel, my cadre in Japan, has a viable plan in The Peace Dividend, but can’t even get the attention of major anti-war groups. Capitalism spoils everything it touches. As Chris Hedges says, here in Empire “doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.”

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Gaza death toll mounts to 18 as US backs Israel’s massacre of Palestinians

BILL VAN AUKEN—These war crimes by the Israeli military enjoy the tacit support of the US government, which blocked a tame resolution put forward by Kuwait in the United Nations Security Council calling for restraint and an “independent and transparent investigation,” while affirming the right to peaceful protest. While the European Union backed the call for an investigation, Europe’s governments have made no significant protest over the mass shootings of civilians in Gaza.

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The Persecution Of Assange Proves Him Right

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Julian Assange cannot “leave whenever he wants”. A judge with severely corrupt ties ruled in February that his arrest warrant still stands for an absurd bail-jumping charge from 2012 that Assange has already served his sentence for many times over according to the law as it is written. As soon as he sets foot outside the embassy he will most certainly be arrested, and then most certainly extradited to the US where the Trump administration is aggressively pursuing his arrest.

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Building Movement Politics Means Fighting Democrats

GLEN FORD—We are enveloped in a toxic miasma of Russia-hate that, by sheer weight and repetition, has infested every aspect of American political thought, distorting and subverting even the most progressive-minded “movements” struggling to find a way towards human dignity under late stage capitalism in a profoundly racist country. Voices for peace and social justice are asphyxiated in the pestilential plume — unless they find their own air.

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