Video: Growing Up Black in American Apartheid – Glen Ford Pt1

23 October 2013 — The Real News Network

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, tells his story as a red-diaper baby, growing up facing racism in the North living with his white activist mother, and living in the Deep South with his black deejay father. (inc. transcript) Continue reading this...

Statewatch News Online, 14 October 2013 (16/13): EU-USA Data Surveillance

14 October 2013 – Statewatch - e-mail: office@statewatch.org

e-mail on EU-USA: DATA SURVEILLANCE follow later : See Observatory: http://www.statewatch.org/eu-usa-data-surveillance.htm

1.    EU: SEARCH & RESCUE AT SEA: WILL ALL EU MEMBER STATES TAKE RESPONSIBILITY?
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Where Journalism Collides With State ‘Security’: BBC News, MI5 And The Mantra Of ‘Keeping People Safe’ By David Cromwell

14 October 2013 — Media Lens

In our May 13 media alert we highlighted how the state, and a compliant media, relentlessly raise fears of the ‘shadows and threats’ that supposedly assail us. We make no apology for again citing the American writer H. L. Mencken: Continue reading this...

Nigeria: Hidden Histories By William Bowles

24 June 2006 — williambowles.info

Harold Smith, who died 3 January 2010 is almost unknown except for the few who are aware of his courageous and lifelong struggle to expose the murderous duplicity of British Imperialism in Nigeria. Smith, in 1960 then a novice, young colonial administrator in Nigeria attempted to expose the rigged and phoney ‘independence’ that the British had foisted on the Nigerian people. I wrote this back in 2006 and given all the current events in Africa, I felt it worthwhile reprinting it. There is also a followup piece, ‘Hidden histories confirmed: So much for the ‘Mother of Parliaments’‘, that I wrote a couple of years later. There is also a tribute page to Harold here. WB Continue reading this...

Video: Media Camouflage – Monsanto’s Alleged Cancer-Causing Additives to Milk By Brasscheck TV

12 October 2013 — Brasscheck TV

When it comes to food, it would be in your best interest to realize that you are being lied to on a daily basis. If a big company grows it, processes it and sells it, then it’s probably garbage that you’d be better off not consuming. In some cases, this problem goes far beyond “garbage” into another realm entirely.

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The NHS and You: The BBC wants to hear from you

10 October 2013 — Our NHS

[I'm not sure if responding to this BBC survey is worth the effort or not, but who knows? In any case, I've just completed it and zoomed it off. Perhaps, just perhaps, if enough of us respond, something might change, though the role of the BBC in propagandizing for the state is so crucial in preserving the status quo, the odds are against it. But it does reflect the fact that people are finally wising up to the role of BBC and the powers that be know this. WB]

Want to help research how the BBC covers the NHS? 

Image: Marcus Chown

The BBC is asking for your views on its news and current affairs coverage. This is a good chance to feedback any comments you may have on its coverage of the NHS.

Details of the review are here

It’s always best to cite examples of specific reports, and why you have concerns, rather than just say NHS coverage in general is biased.

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Tilting At Easy Targets: Climate Change And The ‘Highly Ideological’ Liberal Mindset By David Cromwell

27 September 2013 — Media Lens

When a senior UN climate official warns that the world is ‘heading for a heart attack’ (The Times, September 23, 2013), there is clearly no time to lose in taking the radical action necessary to avert disaster. But we also have to understand why it is that no matter how many scientific warnings and ‘wake up calls’ are issued, we are still headed for climate chaos.

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Newscorp: Report the truth about climate change!

26 September 2013 — Avaaz

Dear friends, 

In 24 hours, the world’s leading climate experts will release the most important report about our planet’s future in decades — but big oil and energy are rallying their worst bully to undermine this global wake up call: Rupert Murdoch and his huge conservative media empire. Let’s beat back his attack by calling him out out to tell the climate truth before it’s too late: 

Sign the petition

In 24 hours, the world’s top scientists will release the most important report in decades:proving once and for all that climate change is a massive threat, but that government action now can stop catastrophe. It’s a global wake up call to save our planet, but big oil and dirty energy have a powerful bully who’s rallying to stop the truth from coming out. 

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