NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake Prevails Against Charges in Unprecedented Obama Admin Crackdown

21 March 2012 — Democracy Now!

We speak with Thomas Drake, who was targeted after challenging waste, mismanagement and possible constitutional violations at the National Security Agency, but the case against him later collapsed. Drake was one of several sources for a Baltimore Sun article about a $1.2 billion NSA experimental program called “Trailblazer” to sift through electronic communications for national security threats. Continue reading this...

Video: Abbey Lincoln on Billie Holiday

21 March 2012Mosaic Records


The great (and much under-rated) singer Abbey Lincoln tells it like it is and sets the record straight on history’s portrayal of Billie Holiday. Continue reading this...

Media Lens: Constructing Consensus – The ‘Victims-And-Aggressor Meme’

21 March, 2012 — Media Lens

Journalists are supposed to tell the truth without fear or favour. In reality, as even the editor of the Independent acknowledges, MPs and reporters are ‘a giant club’.

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Video: Former Al Jazeera Reporter on Al Jazeera’s Libyan Coverage

21 March, 2012 — The Real News Network


Ali Hashem: In Libya we came to realize we were serving a political agenda putting our journalism aside Continue reading this...

Occupied Palestine: The Freedom Bus – Ride for Justice!

21 March 2012Freedom Bus

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 20 March 2012: UK Voices ‘Concern’ Over Israeli Settlement Building

20 March 2012 — VTJP


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Israeli Court Upholds Appeal To End Discrimination In “Feast Meals”
IMEMC – For the first time in Israel’s history, the Israeli District Court upheld an appeal filed on behalf a Palestinian political prisoner from the northern West Bank city of Jenin demanding an end to discrimination in the distribution of special meals that were only granted to Jewish prisoners during Jewish and Israeli holidays.

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Video: ‘West to launch package war in Middle East’

21 March, 2012RT

The West will launch a package war against Iran, Syria and Hezbollah as soon as they decide what to do with the Iranian nuclear program, Abdel Bari Atwan, editor-in-chief of a London-based Arabic newspaper told RT in an interview. Continue reading this...