Black Agenda Report for 25 March 2016: Dems Road to Black Ruin, the SCOTUS Scam

25 March 2016 — — Black Agenda Report

The Democratic Road to Black Ruin

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Democratic Party operatives claim that Blacks are voting “strategically” when they support the corporate warmonger Hillary Clinton for president. The reality is, Blacks believe only Clinton has the money and organization to beat the White Man’s Party – the GOP.  But, only two outcomes are possible from such a “strategy”: “either the triumph of the White Man’s Party, or electoral victory for Black people’s worst enemies among the Democrats.” Continue reading this...

A World War has Begun. Break the Silence By John Pilger

20 March 2016 — John Pilger

A World War has Begun. Break the Silence By John Pilger

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I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, “Where is that?” If I offer a clue by referring to “Bikini”, they say, “You mean the swimsuit.”

Few seem aware that the bikini swimsuit was named to celebrate the nuclear explosions that destroyed Bikini island. Sixty-six nuclear devices were exploded by the United States in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958 — the equivalent of 1.6 Hiroshima bombs every day for twelve years.

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Manifesto Club: The first national survey of PSPOs; vetting for school governors and supporting actors; and more…

24 March 2016 — Manifesto Club

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) – THE FIRST NATIONAL SURVEY: WORSE THAN EXPECTED

We have published the first national survey into the use of PSPO powers[1], which finds that councils have created hundreds of bizarre new criminal offences over the past year.

This includes the crime of standing in a pair in Hillingdon, or in a group of three or more under-16s in Bassetlaw; crimes of selling lucky charms in Blackpool or staying for too long in a toilet in Oxford.

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Fake Video Used in News Coverage of Brussels Terror Attacks

24 March 2016 — Global Research

Fake Video Used in News Coverage of Brussels Terror Attacks

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Brussels News media Dernière Heure at dhnet.be as well as La Libre reported on the terror attacks by providing a CC Camera Airport Surveillance Video of the terror attacks. 

The published video footage was fake as documented by a blog posting on Media Part

The video pertains to a terror attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on 24 January 2011 (posted on youtube in November 2013).

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Media Manipulation: More Fake Video Reports of the Brussels Terror Attacks

23 March 2016 — Global Research

Media Manipulation: More Fake Video Reports of the Brussels Terror Attacks

So far two cases of fake videos: can we trust the mainstream media reports concerning the Brussels terror attacks?

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One of the first videos published by Belgium’s mainstream media, was, according to reports, from the  CC security surveillance cameras at Brussels airport. The video report was released at 9.07am, one hour after the first bomb attack at the airport.

The video was fake. What Derniere Heure and La Libre published was footage from a January 2011 terror attack at Moscow International airport.

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Brussels Bombings Destroy Fiction That All Terrorism Deaths Count as Equal

23 March 2016 — FAIR

Brussels Bombings Destroy Fiction That All Terrorism Deaths Count as Equal

[The same can be said of British media coverage of the carnage and its aftermath in Brussels and Ankara. WB]

When a series of bombs went off at the Brussels airport and in a subway station yesterday, killing 31 people and injuring more than 200, the reaction of the US press was immediate and overwhelming. Every major news outlet turned its website over to coverage of the suicide attacks, often accompanied by live tickers and infographics. “Brussels Attacks Shake European Security” reads the banner headline on today’s New York Times’ front page (3/23/16); the Washington Post (3/22/16) worried that the bombings “made clear that European capitals remain perilously vulnerable despite attempts to dismantle the militant network that perpetrated the worst terrorist attack in Paris in generations last November.” Continue reading this...

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How African Slavery Civilized Britain By Garikai Chengu

22 March 2016 — Global Research

How African Slavery Civilized Britain By Garikai Chengu

Friday marks the anniversary of the Parliamentary abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. Over the course of three centuries, Britain became the largest slaving nation in the world and the slave trade grew to become Britain’s largest and most profitable industry. Britain generated an estimated equivalent of four trillion pounds on the unpaid labour of slaves.

Britain owes its very existence as a first world nation to the African slave trade. Great Britain’s economic way of life was formed by slavery: about it revolved, and on it depended, most of Britain’s other industries. Continue reading this...

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Is the ISIS Behind the Brussels Attacks? Who is Behind the ISIS? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

22 March 2016 — Global Research

Is the ISIS Behind the Brussels Attacks? Who is Behind the ISIS? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Dramatic loss of life in the terror attacks in Brussels: 34 killed and more than 180 wounded according to the latest reports. 

Prior to the conduct of a police investigation, in the hours following the attacks, the Western media went into overdrive, intimating without evidence that the Islamic State (ISIS) operating out of Raqqa, Northern Syria was responsible for the attacks. 

According to the Independent “Isis supporters have been celebrating the Brussels attacks online [social media] as speculation mounts that the group is behind a wave of deadly attacks in the Belgian capital.” Continue reading this...

School’s Out By S. Artesian

21 March 2016 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

School’s Out

First, you need to understand what “real estate” is all about.  It’s all about finding, targeting, and fleecing the “bigger fool.”   That requires pretense, and pretending. Deception.  Advertising. That requires enforcing, imposing, that pretense as a contract.  That requires lawyers, and goons. Enforce the contract on the bigger fool, protect the “builder” from the pretense of equity inserted in the contract to deceive the bigger fool. Continue reading this...

COLDTYPE Issue 114 Mid-March 2016 – is now on line

17 March 2016 — Coldtype

Download and read it – free of charge at www.coldtype.net

BORDER CROSSINGS –We’ve got another fine selection of features, covering a range of international hotspots. In our cover story, Edward S. Herman discusses the many failings of US President Obama, while John Pilger looks at the shameful conduct of Australian politicians at the time of the invasion of East Timor by Indonesia, Jonathan Cook and Eamonn McCann delve into often-ignored antics of Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu,and David Edwards takes a close look at a death in Honduras. Other stories involve a bank robbery in London, a march against racism in Montreal, railway men in California, and the activities of US-based economic hit men. And, as always, more great reading and photographs. Continue reading this...

National Security Archive: Obama Brings ‘Declassified Diplomacy’ To Argentina

19 March 2016 — National Security Archive

Obama Brings ‘Declassified Diplomacy’ To Argentina

  • National Security Archive Hails White House Decision to Declassify Intelligence and Military Records on Dirty War
  • Declassification Project Comes on 40th Anniversary of Military Coup
  • Kissinger to the Generals: “If there are things that have to be done, you should do them quickly”
  • National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 545

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‘Everyone Is Not Watched Equally’

15 March 2015 — FAIR

‘Everyone Is Not Watched Equally’

Janine Jackson interviewed Alvaro Bedoya on privacy, technology and the targets of surveillance for the March 11, 2016, CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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Alvaro Bedoya: “There is a sad and deep record of companies and the government making very poor decisions of how to treat the information of vulnerable people.”
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McGraw-Hill destroys textbook to placate pro-Israel bloggers By Rania Kalek

11 March 2016 — Electronic Intifada

McGraw-Hill destroys textbook to placate pro-Israel bloggers Rania Khalek

The publisher McGraw-Hill Education is destroying all copies of a political science textbook after receiving complaints from hardline supporters of Israel that it features a series of “anti-Israel” maps.

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The Anti-Empire Report #144 By William Blum, 11 March 2016: American exceptionalism presents an election made in hell

11 March 2016 — The Anti-Empire Report

American exceptionalism presents an election made in hell

If the American presidential election winds up with Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, and my passport is confiscated, and I’m somehow FORCED to choose one or the other, or I’m PAID to do so, paid well … I would vote for Trump.

My main concern is foreign policy. American foreign policy is the greatest threat to world peace, prosperity, and the environment. And when it comes to foreign policy, Hillary Clinton is an unholy disaster. From Iraq and Syria to Libya and Honduras the world is a much worse place because of her; so much so that I’d call her a war criminal who should be prosecuted. And not much better can be expected on domestic issues from this woman who was paid $675,000 by Goldman Sachs – one of the most reactionary, anti-social corporations in this sad world – for four speeches and even more than that in political donations in recent years. Add to that Hillary’s willingness to serve for six years on the board of Walmart while her husband was governor of Arkansas. Can we expect to change corporate behavior by taking their money?

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