Category: AMNESIA – MEMORY HOLE

The Assange arrest is a warning from history

JOHN PILGER—The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilisation”. The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.  Assange’s principal media tormentor, the Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years”. The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.  

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“Just a little…”

JOHN RACHEL—Can humankind survive if there’s a limited nuclear war?Assuming we’re in favor of the survival of the human species . . .How much nuclear war is just the right amount?Humans are very smart creatures.  We know this from hearing ourselves say it all the time.

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Rendezvous with Life in an Electric Suit

JOHN R HALL—Weeks later, the bullet Kennedy knew was coming separated his brain from his skull, and successfully squelched all hopes for disarmament, an end to the Vietnam War, an end to the Cold War and peaceful coexistence with Russia and Cuba.  Silly windmill tilter that he was, the man who dared to speak out against the feudal system, which had been keeping the lesser people on Planet Earth in their places for twelve hundred years or so, paid exactly the price which was to be expected.  The Crown was to continue pulling all the strings and living off the fat of the land from its shadow castle. 

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HR 1 Cuts Green Party Campaign Funding, Sics Homeland Security and Political Police on the LeftHR 1 Cuts Green Party Campaign Funding, Sics Homeland Security and Political Police on the Left

BRUCE DIXON—HR 1 says let’s go to the Pentagon and the cops, let’s order them to discover threats to the electoral system posed by Americans working to save themselves and the planet. It amounts to Democrats siccing the Homeland Security dogs on us.HR 1 should pose some immediate questions to so-called House Progressives, and perhaps to our DSA friends as well.

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