Media: Jessica Gonzalez on FCC Chair Ajit Pai

18 February 2017 — FAIR

Ajit Pai being sworn in as an FCC commissioner (photo: FCC)
Ajit Pai (photo: FCC)

This week on CounterSpin: “T-Mobile Very Pleased with Direction of Change under Trump Administration, CEO Says.” That headline tells you pretty much what  you need to know about Ajit Pai, Trump’s choice of chair for the FCC—the entity charged with representing the public interest in the communications industry. The phone company exec is pleased, he says, because Pai’s appointment signals “an air of less regulation.”

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ICH News Headlines 17 February 2017

17 February 2017 — Information Clearing House

Blood in the Water: the Trump Revolution Ends in a Whimper
By Mike Whitney

This isn’t about the law and it isn’t about the truth. It’s about bare-knuckle geopolitics and global hegemony. Continue reading this...

Media Lens: Paul Mason And The Grand Propaganda Narratives

17 February 2017 — Media Lens

As corporate media continue to haemorrhage ad revenue to websites like Facebook, and credibility to social media activism, dissent seems to be increasingly viewed as a luxury the ‘mainstream’ can ill afford.

Where once a handful of dissidents was allowed to challenge the Grand Propaganda Narratives (GPN) of the day, modern leftists are tolerated only if they accept these narratives even as they talk radical change.

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New Cold War Continues, Resignation of Michael Flynn: Hillary’s Revenge?

16 February 2017 — Global Research

160721_POL_trump-putin.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2Dangerous Crossroads: Trump Declares War on Russia, New Cold War will Continue Until Moscow Complies…

By Eric Zuesse, February 16 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump made unequivocally clear, on February 14th, that the new Cold War between the U.S. and Russia will continue until Russia complies with two conditions that would not only be humiliating to Russia (and to the vast majority of its citizens), but that would also be profoundly immoral.

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In the European Court of Justice with the BeeDefenders

16 February 2017 — SumOfUs

I’m writing to you from the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, where I’ve just delivered messages of support from you and over 57,000 other SumOfUs members. The team here are so grateful to know that you’re standing beside them.

Right now, the BeeDefenders are in court defending the bees from the world’s biggest pesticide companies – Bayer, Syngenta and BASF.

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Black Agenda Report for February 15, 2017: Shamnesty International, the Human Rights Industry, Protecting African Burial Grounds

15 February 2017 — Black Agenda Report

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Freedom Rider: Human Rights Industry Protects Imperialism
BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

When so-called Human Rights organizations are financed by the one percent they dependably echo the priorities and prejudices of their influential sponsors.  So it is that Amnesty International is an energetic source of war propaganda on behalf of US imperial efforts in the Middle East and elsewhere. Their “report” of a supposed “human slaughterhouse” operated by the Syrian regime is the latest installment in a campaign to justify US intervention in the Middle East. Continue reading this...

Imperial Presidency of Trump, US-Russia Peace Initiative Folds, No Palestinian State Under Netanyahu

15 February 2017 — Global Research

Trump 4The Imperial Presidency of Donald Trump: A Threat to American Democracy and an Agent of Chaos in the World?

By Prof Rodrigue Tremblay, February 15 2017

When 46.1% of Americans voted for Trump in November they did not know precisely “what they were buying”. They did not expect that the promised “change” the Republican presidential candidate envisioned and promised was going to be, in fact, “chaos” and “turmoil” in the U.S. government.

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Media: Trump Supporters Support Trump: To Maintain ‘Balance,’ Media Resort to Tautology

15 February 2017 — FAIR

Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East has been a major story during the new administration’s early days. As one of Trump’s main campaign promises, this immigration policy has generated untold hours of TV coverage and news headlines.

The policy’s sloppy language, bungled roll-out and punitive real-world impact on innocents have rightly been prominently reported by journalists. Much of the coverage has focused on the widespread backlash to the ban, which has manifested itself in numerous legal challenges and a nationwide series of rapid-response airport protests. Coupled with the new president’s record-low approval ratings, the refugee ban increasingly tells a tale of a White House struggling to impose an unpopular agenda. Continue reading this...

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Statewatch News Online, 16 February 2017 (03/17)

16 February 2017 — Statewatch 

Press release

EU border agency targeted “isolated or mistreated” individuals for questioning

Guidelines produced for border guards participating in an EU joint operation instruct the targeting of “migrants from minority ethnic groups, and individuals who may have been isolated or mistreated during their journey, as such people are often more willing to talk about their experiences.” [1]
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Helen Caldicott on Fukushima, Oliver Stone’s “Ukraine on Fire”, Trump Impeachment Campaign: What Is End Game?

14 February 2017 — Global Research

Fukushima-Japan-Nuclear-Radiation-DisasterHelen Caldicott: The Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Continues Unabated

By Helen Caldicott, February 14 2017

Dr Helen Caldicott, explains recent robot photos taken of Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear reactors: radiation levels have not peaked, but have continued to spill toxic waste into the Pacific Ocean — but it’s only now the damage has been photographed.

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ICH Headlines 14-15 February 2017

14-15 February 2017 — Information Clearing House

The Neocons and the “Deep State” Have Neutered the Trump Presidency, It’s Over Folks!
By The Saker

Flynn was is the cornerstone of Trump’s national security policy. Continue reading this...

UK govt wants to jail whistleblowers, journalists under proposed new laws!

14 February 2017 — 38 Degrees

The Government’s legal advisers have revealed plans to lock up people who expose things like human rights abuses. They could face prison sentences of up to 14 years. Under these terrifying new laws, even journalists could face charges just because they were sent certain information. [1]

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Ukraine: Neocons Try to Freeze Trump-Putin Relations, New Risks of GMOs, Geoengineering and “The Deep State”

13 February 2017 — Global Research

Donald TrumpNeocons Use Ukraine to Reverse Trump Plan to Thaw Relations with Putin and Wage Global War

By Joachim Hagopian, February 11 2017

After three weeks as president, Donald Trump has turned out to be “same as the old boss,” definitely when it comes to US foreign policy. The short explanation is every US president merely plays a puppet figurehead role, taking his orders directly from the New World Order elite and their neocon surrogates, fast moving us towards one world government tyranny that will be the ultimate outcome of a simultaneous collapse of the global economy timed with the launch of another world war.

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Media: ‘It Is Not at All Typical to Stifle Basic Scientific Information’

13 February 2017 — FAIR

Janine Jackson interviewed Andrew Rosenberg about the Trump administration’s hostility toward science for the February 3, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists

Andrew Rosenberg: “If you tell technical experts…you have to only give us information that we like, then you’re not getting technical advice. You’re telling them not to do their jobs.”

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