ERIC ZUESSE—What else can we call it when a publisher does what the New York Times did when it published the Pentagon Papers and was ruled by the Supreme Court in 1971 (New York Times Co. v. United States) to have been protected by the First Amendment, but the publisher this time has been kept for years in various types of imprisonment without trial, and by now has been so destroyed that, in this, his first court appearance to defend himself, he seems to have been drugged, but for whatever reason “When asked to give his name and date of birth, he struggled visibly over several seconds to recall both.” “It was a real struggle for him to articulate the words and focus his train of thought.” The event occurred on October 21st.
NEOCONS & NEOLIBERALS
CAPITALIST SICKNESSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDAFALSE DEMOCRACYMEDIA SCOUNDRELSMEDIA SCUMNEOCONS & NEOLIBERALS
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMNEOCONS & NEOLIBERALSSAUDI CONNECTION
ALASTAIR CROOKE—What the precision strike has done is to shatter the ‘vessel’ of the US posing as somehow ‘guardian’ of the Gulf, and guarantor of the crude oil lifeblood feeding into the veins of a fragile world economy. This to say, it was a precision strike aimed at the prevailing paradigm – and it scored a direct hit.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN STUDIESCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSNEOCON VERMINNEOCONS & NEOLIBERALS
JEFF COHEN—Since naked service to corporate elites and “trickle-down” promises don’t sell anymore to an insecure middle class, right-wing leaders like Trump (and Europeans being cultivated by Steve Bannon) are now “populist” and “anti-elites” – openly tapping into racism while scapegoating immigrants for society’s problems…
MORAL BACKWARDNESSNEOCONS & NEOLIBERALSTACTICS & STRATEGIESVIOLENCE & NONVIOLENCE
JOHN SPRITZLER— Yes, a revolution to remove the plutocracy from power and create an egalitarian society without oppression will involve some violence, inevitably. But if a revolution is ever going to succeed in the United States it will be because a huge revolutionary movement develops and it gains the support of a critical mass of members of the military, so that when ordered to attack the movement those soldiers refuse and use their weapons to defend the movement from those who would attack it violently. This is what happened in the February, 1917 revolution in Russia that led to the Czar abdicating. A similar thing happened in Iran, which is why the Shah, even though he thought he had the largest military force in the region, had to flee the country. A revolution most certainly does not mean half the population shooting the other half.
FAKE NEWSFALSE DEMOCRACYNEOCONS & NEOLIBERALSUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESWAR CRIMES & CRIMINALS
CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—“The arrest and espionage charges against Assange was just the beginning, as many in the media, even those who hate Assange, feared,” tweeted Consortium News editor-in-chief Joe Lauria in response to the News Corp raid. “The home of a mainstream Australian journalist was raided Wed. morning by police because of a story she worked on.”
“Shameful news from Australia as the police raid journalists’ offices and homes,” tweeted legendary Australian journalist John Pilger. “One warrant allows them to ‘add, copy, delete or alter’ computer files at the ABC. The assault on Julian Assange was a clear warning to all of us: it was only the beginning.”