29 October 2013 – PrisonPlanet.com
To inform people is hard slugging. Everything is lined up against the public being informed, or the policymakers for that matter. News is contaminated by its service to special interests and hidden agendas. Many scientists or their employers are dependent on federal money. Even psychologists and anthropologists were roped into the government’s torture and occupation programs. Economists tell lies for corporations and Wall Street. Plant and soil scientists tell lies for agribusiness and Monsanto. Truth tellers are slandered and persecuted. However, persistence can eventually win out. In the long-run, truth sometimes emerges. But not always. And not always in time.
1 September 2013 — New Left Project
The ‘bedroom tax’, which was implemented on the 1 April 2013, has been widely criticised as a fundamental attack on the welfare state in Britain. It exposes many people to the risk of losing their houses, threatening to break up family homes and communities. But there is also another problem with the ‘bedroom tax’ which has been largely overlooked: in addition to undermining the welfare state, it fosters feelings of resentment which may well reinforce social divisions among the most marginalised sectors of society.
20 April 2013 — FAIR Blog
This week on FAIR TV we look at the media’s rush to misjudgment on the Boston Marathon attack. And we ask some questions about which acts of terrorism are called “terrorism”–and which have been largely forgotten. Plus PBS gives us both sides on the debate over Social Security: The right thinks Barack Obama is brave to propose cutting benefits, while the “left” says he’s…also brave. Continue reading this...
12 April 2013 — FAIR Blog
This week on FAIR TV: Media remember Margaret Thatcher for turning around Britain’s economy. But do the numbers tell a different story? Also: Barack Obama’s plan to cut Social Security and Medicare is inexplicably deemed a move to the “center,” and pundits are monitoring the 2016 election by paying close attention to… Hillary Clinton’s haircut?
11 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report
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27 November 2012 — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
CBS turns to benefit-cutting bosses for ‘fiscal cliff’ commentary
The CBS Evening News has decided the best way to inform viewers about the impending “fiscal cliff” is to let corporate CEOs affiliated with the Fix the Debt campaign recommend cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Continue reading this...
2 March 2012 – The Greanville Post
Brazil’s foreign minister, Antonio Patriota, made a courageous and very important statement last week about the rising threat of a military attack on Iran. He asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to weigh in on the legality of a threatened military strike against Iran. Continue reading this...
17 October 2011 — Global Research
As the Occupy Movement gains strength nationally and internationally, questions of ‘what next’ are popping up. Although there are no easy answers or ready- to-order recipes for moving forward, there are general ideas that can help unite the Occupy Movements with the broader community of the 99% — which is the most urgent need at the moment. Why the urgency? Writer Chris Hedges explains:
Black Agenda Report 14 September 2011: Obama Subverts Social Security / Black Marriages / Fauntroy’s Libya Tale
14 September 2011 — Black Agenda Report • News, commentary and analysis from the black left
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22 August 2011 — YouTube
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (Project 12, 8/12) Directed and Edited by Diran Lyons: http://lyonspotter.blogspot.com
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (Project 12, 8/12) features a series of crafted statements that originated as part of detailed political commentaries written by members at democraticunderground.com during the months of July and August 2011.
1 August, 2011– Global Research
The debt ceiling crisis can be averted by enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment, which mandates the government to pay its debts already incurred, including pensions. That means Social Security, which IS an “entitlement,” in the original sense of the word. We’re entitled to it because we’ve paid for it with taxes.
-Ellen Brown, Bipartisan “Russian Roulette” and America’s Federal Debt