‘People Can Protect the Rights of Everyone in Their Community’

26 November 2016 — FAIR

Janine Jackson interviewed Sue Udry about civil liberties under Trump for the November 18, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

Sue Udry (image: MCCRC)Sue Udry: “When the keys to the empire are turned over to a President Trump, he’s going to be able to use and build on some already pretty expansive executive branch authorities.” (image: MCCRC) Continue reading this...
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ICH Headlines 25 November 2016

25 November 2016 — Information Clearing House

Speaking of Freedom
By Tom Feeley

Our tears and screams for justice are bitter taunts to a world that has been bombed and bullied by a nation to sure of it’s own goodness.

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The Iran-Contra Affair 30 Years Later: A Milestone in Post-Truth Politics

25 November 2016 — National Security Archive

Declassified Records Recall Official Deception in the Name of Protecting a Presidency

 National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 567

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ICH Headlines 24 November 2016

24 November 2016 — ICH

West Already Weaponizing Fake News
By Finian Cunningham

The hunt for a scapegoat is understandable.

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Trump and the “Collapse of Capitalism” : Selected Articles

25 November 2016 — Global Research

economist-trumpTrump and the “Collapse of Capitalism” (COC): Foibles, Fables and Failures, The Financial Press and its Keepers

By Prof. James Petras, November 23 2016

The world’s largest billionaire bankers had bankrolled Hillary Clinton, the ‘million-dollar-a-speech’ War Goddess. They had bet heavily against the populist-nationalist Donald Trump and they lost.

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What the Clintons did to Haiti By Nathan J. Robinson

24 November 2016 — Pambazuka News

Large amounts of the money raised globally by Bill Clinton after the earthquake, and pledged by the U.S. under Hillary Clinton, simply disappeared without a trace, its whereabouts unknown. A whopping $465 million of the relief money went through the Pentagon, which spent it on deployment of 20,000 U.S. troops, many of whom never set foot on Haitian soil. What the Clintons did to Haiti was callous, selfish and indefensible.

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Corporate Power + Climate Change = Geocide By Susan George

23 November 2016 — Climate & Capitalism

susan-geoprgeSusan George: We are faced with determined adversaries who care nothing about human rights or climate change. They only want a world in which they can make endless amounts of money using all available resources, no matter what the costs to nature and to human life.

Susan George is president of the board of the Trans National Institute, an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable world. She spoke at the Seminar of the International Center for the promotion of Human Rights [CIPDH] and Unesco titled “Interreligious and inter cultural dialogue: consciences and climate change”  in September in Buenos Aires.  Find the video here. 

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Black Agenda Report for November 22, 2016: Another High Place, Another Empty Black Face, How Not to Protest Trump

23 November 2016 — Black Agenda Report

Obama’s Musings on False Narratives and Fake Stories

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford So-called “fake news” has Obama shook up – probably because he and other presidents want to keep their monopoly on false narratives. “The ruling class, which Obama so faithfully serves, has lost control of the social and political narrative, without which it cannot ‘protect’ its wealth, privilege and power. It is a crisis of legitimacy, rooted in the crisis of capitalism, itself.”

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A Note on the Taboo Subject of Stolen Elections

23 November 2016 — SevenStories Press

Dear friends,

Back in the spring of 2016, an intrepid ACLU voting rights expert in California named Lori Shellenberger was able to help inform state legislators of the dangers of a new computer program against voter fraud called Interstate Crosscheck. The program claimed to identify people who were voting in more than one state. What it really did was remove hundreds of thousands of mostly minority voters from the rolls. Shellenberger was able to expose it for what it was, and California did not become one of the participating states.

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This is in your food

23 November 2016 — SumOfUs

After almost 170k of us across Europe spoke out, the EU Commissioner has delayed a vote on a weak food safety regulation written by and for big corporations. But the Commissioner is meeting with national governments this Friday to discuss how to proceed.

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ICH Headlines 22 November 2016

22 November 2016 — ICH

Tulsi Gabbard: Trump Should Avoid ‘The Drumbeats of War’
By Sarah Westwood

Gabbard, said she warned Trump about setting up a no-fly zone over Syria and encouraged him to consider ending the U.S. effort to oust the regime of Bashar Assad.

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Syria: Dirty War, Big Lies, and Modern Propaganda: Selected Articles

22 November 2016 — Global Research

Empire Perpetrates Its Dirty War on Syria Beneath the Protected Cover of Big Lies

By Mark Taliano, November 22 2016

The following text is an excerpt of a forthcoming E-Book entitled Voices From Syria, by Mark Taliano. Taliano focusses on the broad issue of  Media Disinformation and America’s Wars: Liars Versus Truthers. According to the author, the  “Progressive Left” Has Been Coopted. Voices From Syria is slated to be launched by Global Research Publishers in December.

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NHS Hospitals in Crisis!

22 November 2016 — 38 Degrees

Exposed: hospital beds across England are dangerously full. And now Jeremy Hunt’s plans for our NHS mean thousands more hospital beds could be cut. [1] Asthma attacks, bad falls, or car accidents could put any of us in need of a hospital bed – and the idea of turning up to an overcrowded hospital in an emergency doesn’t bear thinking about.

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Video: How White Helmets Videos Are Made

21 November 2016 — Moon of Alabama

The video below was originally uploaded on November 18 in the channel of the RFSMediaOffice (Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office), a propaganda organization supporting various groups fighting the Syrian state.

It depicts the “Making of” a scene where people in White Helmets outfit “rescue” a man. For some 20 seconds the two “rescuers” and the “victim” are motionless waiting for the command to start a hectic “rescue operation” and, when that starts, adds on the usual background sound of screaming people.

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