7 February, 2013 — Stephen Lendman
7 February, 2013
Paris – Opposing genocide has become a sort of cottage industry in the United States.
Everywhere, “genocide studies” are cropping up in universities. Five years ago, an unlikely “Genocide Prevention Task Force” was set up headed by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former defense secretary William Cohen, both veterans of the Clinton administration.
7 February 2013 — Media Lens
Jousting With Toothpicks – The Case For Challenging Corporate Journalism
A critic responding to a recent alert, objected to our use of the term ‘corporate journalist’:
‘The problem is it has no clear meaning. Chomsky regularly writes for “corporate media”, as does Pilger, Klein, and Michael Moore. Pilger has had his documentaries aired by “corporate media”. Klein promotes her books through the “corporate media”. I could go on…’
5 February 2013 — Venezuela Analysis
The civic-military coup attempt of 4 February 1992 was a response to the growing social discontent in Venezuela against the system of controlled or “pacted” democracy known as the Punto Fijo system, which had reigned over the country since the overthrowing of the Marcos Jimenez dictatorship in 1958. Continue reading
30 December 2012 — Radical Notes
7 February, 2013 — Global Research
How much money does it cost to get populations to think a certain way? Answer: it requires a blank cheque. But can Americans really afford it?
6 February 2013 — Black Agenda Report
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
U.S. drone bases are multiplying on the African continent. Niger has just “given the green light to accepting American surveillance drones on its soil”; neighboring Burkina Faso already has one; two new drone facilities are opening in Ethiopia and the Seychelles; and UN peacekeepers in Congo want U.S. drones. Drones have terrorized Somalia from AFRICOM’s base in Djibouti for the past seven years. Continue reading