Corpwatchers: The Jason Bourne Strategy: CIA Contractors Do Hollywood

5 December 2013 — Corpwatch

WHAT’S NEW ON CORPWATCH: Holding Corporations Accountable
The Jason Bourne Strategy: CIA Contractors Do Hollywood
Pratap Chatterjee, Tomdispatch

Global Response Staff is a new unit set up by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) to hire private security contractors to accompany dangerous spying missions. Unlike Jason Bourne – the fictional character on which they appear to be modeled on – this gang cannot shoot straight. 

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Why bad movies keep coming out and what to do about it By John Pilger

17 October 2013 — John Pilger

As an inveterate film fan, I turn to the listings every week and try not to lose hope. I search the guff that often passes for previews, and I queue for a ticket with that flicker of excitement reminiscent of matinees in art deco splendour. Once inside, lights down, beer in hand, hope recedes as the minutes pass. How many times have I done a runner? There is a cinema I go to that refunds your money if you’re out the door within 20 minutes of the opening titles. The people there have knowing looks. My personal best is less than five minutes of the awful Moulin Rouge. 

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The Art of Collaborating with the Nazi’s: Hollywood & America Reek of Nazi Influence

6 September 2013 — Boiling Frogs

Hitler’s Propaganda Principles Alive in 21st Century

 

The studio heads, who were mostly immigrant Jews, went to dramatic lengths to hold on to their investment in Germany. Although few remarked on it at the time these men followed the instructions of the German consulate in Los Angeles, abandoning or changing a whole series of pictures that would have exposed the brutality of the Nazi regime….At the center of the collaboration was Hitler himself. Continue reading this...

The courage of Bradley Manning will inspire others to seize their moment of truth By John Pilger

8 August 2013 — John Pilger

The critical moment in the political trial of the century was on 28 February when Bradley Manning stood and explained why he had risked his life to leak tens of thousands of official files. It was a statement of morality, conscience and truth: the very qualities that distinguish human beings. This was not deemed mainstream news in America; and were it not for Alexa O’Brien, an independent freelance journalist, Manning’s voice would have been silenced. Working through the night, she transcribed and released his every word. It is a rare, revealing document.

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Bradley Manning / Wikileaks Newslinks 2 May 2013

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 …

http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/05/01/most-bitter-bradley-manning-pride-piece-yet

 

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Wikileaks / Bradley Manning Newslinks 1 May 2013

1 May 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Pirate Party gains three seats in Iceland’s parliament

CBS News

Physically isolated near the Arctic Circle, it is one of the world’s most wired countries and has been a hub for the online secret-spilling group WikiLeaks. Jonsdottir has worked with WikiLeaks in the past. In 2011 the country announced it would crowd …

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57582088/pirate-party-gains-three-seats-in-icelands-parliament/

 

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“Contractors” at Boston Marathon Stood Near Bomb, Left Before Detonation By Tony Cartalucci

19 April, 2013 — Global Research

What appear to be private contractors, wearing unmarked, matching uniforms and operating an unmarked SUV affixed with communication equipment near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shortly after the bomb blasts – can be seen beforehand, standing and waiting just meters away from where the first bomb was detonated.

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Top U.S. Terrorist Group: the FBI By David Swanson

23 February, 2013 — War is a crime

A careful study of the FBI’s own data on terrorism in the United States, reported in Trevor Aaronson’s book The Terror Factory,finds one organization leading all others in creating terrorist plots in the United States: the FBI.Imagine an incompetent bureaucrat.  Now imagine a corrupt one.  Now imagine both combined.  You’re starting to get at the image I take away of some of the FBI agents’ actions recounted in this book. 

Black Agenda Report 7 February 2013: Why Nobody’s Listening to Black Folk, Sniper Gets Sniped, New Black Agenda TV Episode

7 February 2013Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Don’t expect President Obama to offer any measures targeted to the Black economic crisis in his State of the Union address. He’s under absolutely no pressure to do so, thanks to a Black Misleadership Class that is incapable of making demands on the First Black President. “Obama need never worry about any drama from this crowd.”

The real Invasion of Africa is Not News, and a Licence to Lie is Hollywood’s Gift By John Pilger

30 January 2013 — JohnPilger.com

A full-scale invasion of Africa is under way. The United States is deploying troops in 35 African countries, beginning with Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger. Reported by Associated Press on Christmas Day, this was missing from most Anglo-American media.

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Director Kathryn Bigelow defends her indefensible Zero Dark Thirty By David Walsh

18 January 2013 — WSWS

Director Kathryn Bigelow took to the pages of the Los Angeles Times Tuesday to defend her pro-CIA film Zero Dark Thirty which has provoked opposition inside and outside the film industry. Bigelow’s column, which reveals her as a slavish admirer of the US intelligence and military apparatus, only sinks her—deservedly—deeper in the mire.

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