Offering: Legendary John Coltrane Concert Recording

1 Octber 2014 — Mosaic Records

Here’s a documentary on the new release “Offering – John Coltrane Live At Temple University” from November 11, 1966. The original Temple University radio tapes of the concert were found and used. I remember this concert well because I did not attend. I’d just moved to Philly to go to college and I cannot for the life of me remember why I couldn’t go that night. I hadn’t seen Coltrane for 10 months at the point and would have been intensely curious about what he was up to. The next day, I bumped into my friend Steve Knoblauch, who lived in the next dormitory, and asked him how it was. He said, “Great and I sat in!!” It took him a year to convince me that he wasn’t full of it. Now he has the proof.

-Michael Cuscuna

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Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists Is the War the Pentagon Was Hoping For By Nicolas J.S. Davies

30 September 2014 — Alternet

The imperial game continues

As the U.S. escalates its bombing campaign against ISIS (or IS or ISIL), U.S. officials seem to have found an enemy we can all love to hate and fear.  ISIS beheads hostages, conducts brutal ethnic cleansing and has links to Al-Qaeda.  DC power players have eagerly embraced a small war made to order to restore America’s wounded military pride after the first Iraq debacle.

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British PM David Cameron: “Non-Violent Extremists” Including “9/11 Truthers” and “Conspiracy Theorists” are Just as Dangerous as ISIL Terrorists By Peter Drew

29 September 2014 — Global Research

Dear Mr Cameron

I write this open letter to you in response to your recent speech at the United Nations calling for military intervention in Iraq and Syria over the threat of ISIL. In particular I would like to make mention of your reference to the so called threat to society of what you have termed ‘non-violent extremists’, including those who are attempting to bring forward information and evidence about 9/11 which contradicts the official version of events.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21-27 September 2014

27 September 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Pentagon in Chief Physician Role Adamant to Fight Ebola Virus

27.09.2014 | 00:00 | Vladimir NESTEROV

In early August the World Health Organization said the spread of Ebola was a problem of global scale. It recommended the introduction of emergency regime in all the countries where the threat had been revealed… There had been no vaccine until recently. Some time ago US scholars said they made a discovery to change the situation. The leading role in the implementation of US anti-Ebola program belongs to the Pentagon. Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across the continent, President Obama announced on September 16 an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus outbreak in West Africa, including the deployment of 3,000 American troops to build treatment centers… It’s worth to note that all the countries hit by Ebola are oil and gas rich… Continue reading this...

“The Terrorists R Us.” The Islamic State “Big Lie” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

25 September 2014 — Global Research

The Criminalization of the United Nations

Under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council,  with president Obama chairing the Council session, the United States has called upon the international community to adopt strong measures, at national and international levels, to curtail the recruitment of Islamic State fighters.

What is not mentioned in the media reports is that the heads of State and heads of government  who have endorsed America’s campaign against the Islamic State, advised by their respective intelligence services,  are fully aware that US intelligence is the architect of the Islamic State and related Al Qaeda entities.  Countries are either coerced into supporting the US sponsored resolution or they are complicit in the US terror agenda. Continue reading this...

Information Clearing House 24 September 2014: National Security, Patriotism, and Treason

24 September 2014 — Information Clearing House

US Ties Itself in Legal Knots to Cover Shifting Rationale for Syria Strikes

By Dan Roberts

The US also argued that there was legal right to pursue Isis inside Syria due to the weakness of that country’s government – a regime the US has been actively urging be undermined by rebel groups for much of the past two years. 

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