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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Trump Caves to Wall Street and War Profiteers, Iraq: ISIS Drones and Fake Counter-terrorism, Artificial Intelligence and the Ruling Class

24 February 2017 — Global Research

Trump: America’s Latest Warrior President, Surrenders to Wall Street and War Profiteers

By Stephen Lendman, February 23 2017

The hoped for antidote to Hillary appears no different when on policymaking – both subservient to monied interests at the expense of popular ones, both warriors, not peacemakers, both intolerant of challenges to America’s hegemonic aims, both hostile to all sovereign independent states, a deplorable situation, a dangerous one risking  possible nuclear war.

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Open Borders? No, open your media, or else

24 February 2017 — Open Media

Can you imagine doing this at the airport? You take off your shoes, put your liquids in the x-ray tray… and then hand over your unlocked phone to a border agent for them to look through?

In the U.S., a disturbing proposal is on the table: Key U.S. politicians want to force every single traveller crossing the border to hand over their digital devices, unlock them, and provide their social media passwords.1

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Black Agenda Report Feb 22, 2017: Hi-Speed Sellout Black Misleadership Class, EZ-Pass Privatizatn, Corporate Media Enemy

22 February 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Black Misleadership Class: High-Speed Sell-Outs

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The NAACP and the Urban League want to leave Internet neutrality to the tender mercies of the Republican-controlled Congress. But that’s nothing new. The Black Misleadership Class has been selling out the people’s interests to giant telecom companies since 2006, in exchange for organizational and campaign funding. Eminently buyable, they constantly seek to position themselves close to Power — and then cash out. Continue reading

Humanity on Brink of Extinction, Syria: Fake US “Counter-terrorism”, Trump: Deep State Coup d’Etat

22 February 2017 — Global Research

Nuclear MushroomThe Cliff of Nuclear Annihilation: Humanity is on the Brink of Extinction! Thirty Seconds to Midnight

By Regis TremblayHelen CaldicottRay McGovernDavid VineChris Hedges, and Colonel Ann Wright, February 20 2017

Filmmaker Regis Tremblay states what few others dare to say. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way to get rid of nuclear waste. America’s reckless provocations of both Russia and China, two nuclear-armed countries, risk a nuclear holocaust from which no one survives. Climate change and global warming, if not mitigated immediately, will end the human experiment on earth sooner rather than later.

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Media Lens: The ‘Superficial, Arrogant Smugness’ Of BBC News – Peter Oborne Delivers Some Home Truths On BBC Radio 4 Today

22 February 2017 — Media Lens

In a recent media alert, we noted the occasional tell-tale signs of uncomfortable truths that slip through cracks in the propaganda façade of BBC News. Very occasionally, the propaganda nature is clearly highlighted and can be enjoyed for its directness and the flustered BBC response it provokes.

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Media: Jessica Gonzalez on FCC Chair Ajit Pai

18 February 2017 — FAIR

Ajit Pai being sworn in as an FCC commissioner (photo: FCC)

Ajit Pai (photo: FCC)

This week on CounterSpin: “T-Mobile Very Pleased with Direction of Change under Trump Administration, CEO Says.” That headline tells you pretty much what  you need to know about Ajit Pai, Trump’s choice of chair for the FCC—the entity charged with representing the public interest in the communications industry. The phone company exec is pleased, he says, because Pai’s appointment signals “an air of less regulation.”

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Media Lens: Paul Mason And The Grand Propaganda Narratives

17 February 2017 — Media Lens

As corporate media continue to haemorrhage ad revenue to websites like Facebook, and credibility to social media activism, dissent seems to be increasingly viewed as a luxury the ‘mainstream’ can ill afford.

Where once a handful of dissidents was allowed to challenge the Grand Propaganda Narratives (GPN) of the day, modern leftists are tolerated only if they accept these narratives even as they talk radical change.

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