28 December, 2012 — Global Research
28 December 2012 — FAIR
Recalling some of the stinkiest media moments of the year
They’re back: The P.U.-litzers, FAIR‘s annual rundown of some of the stinkiest moments in American journalism. As usual, there were more contenders than we could possibly consider. So think of this as just a sampling of the bias, spin and misinformation that we noted over the course of the year.
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This week’s elective conference of the ruling African National Congress (<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>ANC) in <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>South <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Africa highlighted what has become an ever more apparent and painful reality to working people in that country and political observers around the world – the revolution of 1994 effected little more than cosmetic change. The ruling class in <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>South <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Africa, though fronted by black faces, continues to work in the service of Western finance capital and the neoliberal agenda, lining their own pockets while the streets, mines, and slums ring with the cries of the workers and the poor demanding justice. Continue reading
26 December 2012 — Global Research
Terrorism is terrorism and it cannot be defined otherwise unless the interests of one party tilt the scale in disfavor of another and the dichotomization of the terrorists in Syria into good and bad by the West casts doubt on its claim on democracy.
27 December 2012 — Australian Options
[Nor British for that matter. WB]
In September 2012 Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel attempted to break the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) with a bid to privatize Chicago’s public schools. The mayor’s proposal was based on a plan to subject teachers (and schools) to performance measurement based on students‘ standardized test scores.
27 December 2012 — VTJP
Palestinian critically wounded in Yatta clashes
12/27/2012 – HEBRON (Ma’an) — A Palestinian man suffered a critical head injury on Wednesday in clashes with the Israeli army in Yatta in the southern West Bank. Mohammad Kamal Abu Qbaieta was hit in the head by a tear gas canister and taken to Al-Mezan Hospital, a Ma’an reporter said. Clashes broke out….