JEFF J. BROWN—Today, we discuss her groundbreaking work about how the United States and its allies are using diplomatic pouch immunity to send tens of tons of weapons to their proxy terrorist armies in Syria. We then talk about her amazing, bulletproof exposé into the West’s massive, multibillion dollar/euro chemical- and bio-weapons industry, which spans the globe in country after country. These blatant, sordid Western crimes against humanity, which have not stopped since Eurangloland’s use of chemical weapons during World War I, will be shown on Al Mayadeen TV, in Dilyana’s hard hitting documentary.READ ON
RICK STERLING—The story about CIA complicity with drug-dealers was especially explosive because of the impact of drugs in poor communities across the US. There was an epidemic of cheap crack cocaine flooding poor and especially African American communities.
Robert Parry originally reported the CIA-Contra-Cocaine story in the mid 1980’s. Ten years later, in 1996, investigative journalist Gary Webb uncovered what happened after the cocaine arrived in the U.S.: crack cocaine had flooded poor and African American communities, especially in California. The negative consequences were huge. The San Jose Mercury News published Gary Webb’s investigation as an explosive front page 3-day series titled “Dark Alliance”.
DAN STEINBOCK—as Duterte has recalibrated Philippines ties with the US in security and with China in the infrastructure, the country is positioned to grow at 6-7% annually for years. These realities are fully ignored in Bremmer’s pieces for Time, along with Duterte’s democratic and huge popular support – and by other global media that failed to report on the darker side of the Aquino era, its massive graft, proliferation of drugs, and high-profile corruption debacles.READ ON
YASHA LEVINE—Malcolm Gladwell says that he got into journalism by accident, that his real dream was to work for an ad agency. “I decided I wanted to be in advertising. I applied to eighteen advertising agencies in the city of Toronto and received eighteen rejection letters, which I taped in a row on my wall,” he wrote in his What the Dog Saw. If true, then Gladwell didn’t fail at all. Rather, he has achieved his dream of becoming an ad man beyond all expectation. His position as a public intellectual and respected New Yorker makes him infinitely more effective and useful as an ad man than he would ever be if he were sitting and writing ad copy in the office of some big-name advertising conglomerate.READ ON