It’s not often that I read the articles on the class=”StrictlyAutoTagAnchor” href=”http:///tag/new-york-times/” title=”View all articles about New here”>New York Times Op-Ed page. And I can’t remember ever recommending any such article to anyone for any reason. But today, May 13, 2013, I read and I recommend “How Austerity Kills” by David Stuckler and Sanjay Basau.
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8 May 2013 — Media Lens
Last August, Barack Obama told reporters at the White House:
‘We have been very clear to the Assad regime… that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilised.
‘That would change my calculus; that would change my equation.’
2 May 2013 — williambowles.info
The most bitter Bradley Manning-Pride piece yet
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Lots of people angry about the Pride Committee’s decision to fire Bradley Manning as a grand marshal. But the most savage, all-out assault comes from Steven W. Thrasher, a former Village Voice writer who has nothing good to say at all about Pride or …
25 April 2013 — Land Destroyer
As NATO terror front collapses in Syria, US attempts to justify intervention by drumming up familiar WMD lies.
23 April 2013 — Media Lens
An Appeal For Your Support From Media Lens
In a media alert earlier this year, we described our under-resourced challenges of the corporate media as ‘jousting with toothpicks’. Although the analogy was light-hearted, the work of Media Lens is serious and would not be possible without your support.
Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Reported Killed, Was Alive When Detained: Tamerlan’s Aunt By Tony Cartalucci
22 April 2013 – Land Destroyer
Independent investigative journalist Dan Dicks of Press For Truth produced a video detailing his interview with the Boston bombing suspects’ aunt where she identifies a naked, cuffed, clearly alive and well detainee seen in video aired by CNN, as her nephew and Boston bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tamerlan Tsarnaev would later be announced “dead,” with injuries covering his body from “head to toe.” The aunt is reportedly in fear for her life.
18 April 2013 — Media Lens
The late American historian Howard Zinn wrote:
‘The truth is so often the reverse of what has been told us by our culture that we cannot turn our heads far enough around to see it.’ (The Zinn Reader – Writings on Disobedience and Democracy, Seven Stories Press, 1997, p.400)
15 April 2013 – Al Jazeera
The crisis of capital, the rise of the Occupy movement and the crash of Southern Europe have brought the problem of income inequality into mainstream consciousness in the West for the first time in many decades. Now everyone is talking about how the richest 1% have captured such a disproportionate share of wealth in their respective countries. Continue reading this...
12 April 2013 – Green Left Weekly
The corporate media will eulogise Margaret Thatcher, and criticise those who dare use her death to point out her many terrible crimes. But among her many crimes that will go unmentioned was the support her government gave in the 1980s to the genocidal Pol Pot-led Khmer Rouge.
10 April 2013 – NSA
Banana Giant Fears National Security Archive “Media Campaign”
Company Says SEC Should Withhold Info on Illegal Transactions
6 April 2013 – Democracy Now!
Shadows of Liberty: Using individual cases of journalists whose attempts to tell their stories have been muzzled by corporations and the government, the film shows how a corporate-controlled media can silence the truth about issues ranging from war to labor practices. In one instance, CBS refused to re-air an investigation by the prize-winning journalist Roberta Baskin on Nike’s use of sweatshop labor in Vietnam. Published on Apr 5, 2013 The new documentary “Shadows of Liberty” had its U.S. premiere last night at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), An Oppressive US-Led Free Trade Agreement, A Corporate Power-Tool of the 1% By Nile Bowie
2 April, 2013 – Global Research
One of the least discussed and least reported issues is the Obama administration’s effort to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to the forefront, an oppressive plurilateral US-led free trade agreement currently being negotiated with several Pacific Rim countries.
4 April 2013 — ICIJ
ICIJ has just launched the largest investigative reporting project in its 15-year history. Drawing on a leaked cache of 2.5 million records, ICIJ (a project of the Center for Public Integrity) has cracked open the secrets of more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts and about 130,000 individuals and agents, exposing hidden dealings of politicians, con men and the mega-rich in more than 170 countries all over the world.
Continue reading this...
25 March 2013 — FAIR Blog
On Iraq, Journalists Didn’t Fail. They Just Didn’t Succeed.
To make that case, though, he has to redefine “failure” so far down that it’s hardly possible to avoid failing.
29 March 2013 – Vice Magazine
If you thought it was “Blood for Oil”–you’re wrong. It was far, far worse.
Because it was marked “confidential” on each page, the oil industry stooge couldn’t believe the US State Department had given me a complete copy of their secret plans for the oil fields of Iraq. Actually, the State Department had done no such thing. But my line of bullshit had been so well-practiced and the set-up on my mark had so thoroughly established my fake identity, that I almost began to believe my own lies. Continue reading this...
28 March 2013 – Global Research
If your daily routine took you from one homegrown organic garden to another, bypassing vast fields choked with pesticides, you might feel pretty good about the current state of agriculture.