ICH Headlines 19 January 2017

19 January 2017 — Information Clearing House

FBI, 5 Other Agencies Probe Possible Covert Kremlin Aid To Trump 
By Peter Stone and Greg Gordon 
Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win.

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NYT Ignored Reality at 2001 Bush Inauguration; Now Ignorance Is History

19 January 2017 — FAIR

NBC News coverage of the 2001 inaugurationIt was much harder for TV than for newspapers to downplay the reality that George W. Bush was greeted in 2001 by massive protests.

Discussing the security challenges posed by the inauguration of Donald Trump, the New York Times (1/18/17) reported:

Those numbers are quite likely to be larger than any seen at an inauguration since at least the Vietnam War era. Mr. Bush’s 2001 inauguration attracted modest protest action, the largest in more recent memory, but it was largely disorganized and caused no significant disruptions.

The link in that passage goes back to the Times‘ 2001 coverage of the inauguration—coverage that was critiqued by FAIR at the time under the headline “Ignoring Reality at the Inauguration” (Extra!, 3–4/01):

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Black Agenda Report for January 18, 2017: Revoking John Lewis’s Hero Status, The Obama Legacy, No Tears For John Lewis”

18 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Is It Time To Revoke John Lewis’s Lifetime Civil Rights Hero Pass?

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

John Lewis was a hero 52 years ago. What’s he doing nowadays with his Lifetime Civil Rights Hero pass? He’s a 14 term Atlanta congressman with nary a word to say on gentrification or the privatization of schools, roads, nature and the commons. He’s a pacifist with a US Navy ship named after him who votes for the NSA, Pentagon budgets, and re-arming apartheid Israel. Now his sainthood is useful again. But to whom and for what? Continue reading this...

NSA: Operation Condor: Condemned to Life!

18 January 2017 — National Security Archive

Rome Court Concludes 3-Year Trial on Multinational Repression in Latin America

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 577

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ICH Headlines 17-18 January 2017

17-18 January 2017 — Information Clearing House

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence
By AP

Ex-intelligence analyst more than 6 years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Radio for 16 January 2017

16 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of January 16, 2017

The Democrats: Serving the One Percent, Blaming the Russians

When Capitalism Gets Sick, the Democrats Get Mean
Political Prisoners Under Pressure in Indiana

 

ICH Headlines 16 January 2017

16 January 2017 — Information Clearing House

The Issue Is Not Trump, It’s Us
By John Pilger

When will a genuine movement of opposition arise – angry, eloquent, all-for-one-and-one-for all. Continue reading this...

COLDTYPE Issue 133 January 2016 – is now on line

12 January 2017 — Coldtype

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ICH Headlines 15 January 2017

15 January 2017 — Information Clearing House

Making Russia ‘The Enemy’
By Robert Parry

The frenzy over an alleged Russian role is driving the U.S. deeper into a costly and dangerous New Cold War. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for January 15, 2017: Dumping Trump Is Not Enough, Americans Lose Their Minds Over Russia, Corey Booker’s Sordid History:

15 January 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Mocking, Marching, Stopping the Hate and Dumping Trump Are Not Enough

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Mocking, protesting and ridiculing Big Cheeto before and after inauguration will be big fun. But storms of ridicule did not drive Ronald Reagan or Dubya from office. Mockery that only undermines the legitimacy of evil persons rather than the capitalist system makes us nothing more than the warm up for Corey Booker or whoever Democrats nominate next. Left messages, memes and hashtags need to eviscerate Trump but also to educate people.

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US-NATO Threaten Russia with Global Warfare: Selected Articles

13 January 2017 — Global Research

Reflections on a Post Election Soft Coup: “Fake News”, CIA Intervention, US-NATO Militarization on Russia’s Doorstep

By Renee Parsons, January 13 2017

The entire episode of the Russian-Hack-Influenced-the-US-Elections campaign,  initiated by the Obama White House and referred to by President elect Donald Trump as a ‘witch hunt”,  continues to be confounding to much of the American public with some of these concerns: to what extent has the CIA intervened in the Clinton-Trump post-election results just as it has over the years in the elections of so many other countries; and whether the unfounded allegations and intervention have created a climate threatening to the Constitutional order of presidential succession.

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Capitalism in Crisis? Two Essays

13 January 2017 — Theplanningmotivedotcom

Two essays on the current crisis of capitalism that I think are worth reading (PDF format):

THE CAPITALIST STATE: GENERAL INTEREST vs SPECIAL INTERESTS

The two main functions of the capitalist class are to subjugate the working class as the essential condition for the reproduction of the capitalist system and secondly to mediate in the affairs of the capitalist class itself. It is to the latter that we turn our attention. It is often stated that the state does not represent the interest of the capitalist class as a whole but only big capital sometimes referred to as monopoly capital or in its current setting, international monopoly capitalism – the multinationals and the international banks. While this last observation does have merit, the purpose of this article is to examine the state concretely, as currently shaped by neo-liberalism.

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ICH Headlines 12-13 January 2017

12-13 January 2017 — Information Clearing House

The Deep State Goes to War with Trump By Glenn Greenwald

Cheering for the CIA and its shadowy allies to unilaterally subvert the U.S. election – is both warped and self-destructive.

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John Berger 1926 – 2017

12 January 2017 — Institute of Race Relations

Written by Jenny Bourne

John Berger, writer, art critic and poet has died. John Berger, anti-imperialist, socialist man and peasant has died.

It is perhaps inevitable that the establishment should claim John Berger for their own, as the famous critic who provided the BBC and them with ‘Ways of Seeing’ in 1972 – and that despite his Marxism. It was and still is a milestone in interpreting art and ‘the gaze’. But he did not live his life in compartments or by accepting borders –geographical or disciplinary. For many of us who now mark his passing, his greatness lies in his practice as a committed and true intellectual and internationalist.

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