Media: Downplaying US Contribution to Potential Yemen Famine

28 February 2017 — FAIR

For almost two years, the United States has backed—with weapons, logistics and political support—a Saudi-led war in Yemen that has left over 10,000 dead, 40,000 wounded, 2.5 million internally displaced, 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition and over 90 percent of civilians in need of humanitarian aid.

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Al-Qaeda Gets An Oscar By Moon Of Alabama

27 February 2017 — Moon Of Alabama

Hollywood is all about fake. That is what movies are – fake depictions of a fake reality that only exist in the mind of scriptwriters, directors and a usually gullible audience. (Disclosure: I do like some movies.)

Hollywood has never been shy of plagiarizing. Every idea, tale of cinematographic trick that made a splash somewhere – and is thereby a potential money generator – will get copied again and again. Every successful make gets a remake. And another one. Continue reading

ISIS-Al Qaeda at the Oscars, GMO’s and Population Control, Intellectual Property: Extradition of Kim Dotcom

27 February 2017 — Global Research

maxresdefaultAnd the Oscar for Best Documentary Short goes to…”ISIS – Al Qaeda”

By Alex ChristoforouVanessa BeeleyEva Bartlett, and Patrick Henningsen, February 27 2017

It should come as no surprise that a film celebrating the White Helmets scooped up an Oscar for best short documentary. Might as well hand the Oscar to ISIS leader Ab? Bakr al-Baghdadi. Far from a humanitarian organisation, the White Helmets are an Al Qaeda staffed propaganda group that is embedded with brutal jihadists looking to overthrow the sovereign government of Syria.

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‘Ajit Pai Wants to Shut Down the Way We Communicate and Organize’

24 February 2017— FAIR

Janine Jackson interviewed Jessica Gonzalez about new FCC chair Ajit Pai for the February 17, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

Jessica Gonzalez

Jessica Gonzalez: “Our voices are making a difference, and making it more difficult for them and the administration to undo all of the important consumer protections that we fought so hard for.”

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Media: Mizue Aizeki on Criminalizing Immigrants

24 February 2017 — FAIR

ICE officer making an arrest (Wikimedia)This week on CounterSpin: Early morning deportation raids are stoking fear in immigrant communities, pulling parents from children and shipping people who’ve lived in the US for decades to places they don’t remember. Donald Trump talks about rounding up “drug lords” and murderers, but not only is that not who is being targeted, recently released executive orders expand the category of “criminal alien” to any immigrant who has been accused of a crime, or who someone thinks may have committed one.

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