Unmasked: Trump Doctrine vows carnage for new axis of evil By Pepe Escobar

20 September 2017 — Asia Times

North Korea, Iran, Venezuela are targets in “compassionate” America’s war on the “wicked few.” It’s almost as though Washington felt its hegemony threatened

This was no “deeply philosophical address”. And hardly a show of  “principled realism” – as spun by the White House. President Trump at the UN was “American carnage,” to borrow a phrase previously deployed by his nativist speechwriter Stephen Miller.

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Media Lens: Bowing Down Before The BBC: Polly Toynbee and The Role Of A Liberal Propagandist

20 September 2017 — Media Lens 

A standard technique deployed by corporate journalists to fend off challenges from the public is to point to selected examples of ‘abuse’ and then tar all reasoned criticism with the same mucky brush. Or, if that doesn’t work, to sneer at claims of ‘conspiracy’ or ‘plots’, thus permitting instant dismissal of the arguments made. Polly Toynbee managed to combine the two techniques in a recent Guardian column. It is a near-masterclass in liberal propaganda.

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Media’s Instinct to Rehabilitate the Powerful Has Not Changed Under Trump

20 September 2017 — FAIR

Former Trump spokesperson Sean Spicer at the Emmys. (photo: Trae Patton/CBS)

Former Trump spokesperson Sean Spicer at the Emmys. (photo: Trae Patton/CBS)

When Stephen Colbert introduced a surprise guest at the end of his Emmys opening monologue on Sunday night, the audience didn’t seem to expect to see former Trump administration press secretary Sean Spicer. The Late Night host shocked most of the crowd—Veep actress Anna Chlumsky was particularly amazed—with the selection of one of comedy’s favorite targets of the last year.

Colbert brought on Spicer, complete with the rolling press office podium that Melissa McCarthy made famous in her Saturday Night Live impression, to mock President Donald Trump. From the New York Times transcript:

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Trump Convenes Friends into “Humanitarian Warfare”: Selected Articles

20 September 2017 — Global Research

Starve Them to Death: Wall Street Journal’s Solution to North Korea

By Mike Whitney, September 19, 2017

In an article titled “Options for Removing Kim Jong Un” the WSJ’s editorial board suggests that the US use “all of its tools to topple the North Korean regime” including, of course,  vital food imports which keep women and children from facing an agonizing death by starvation. Continue reading

Sign to Protect Encryption!

21 September 2017 — OpenMedia

Your right to have private conversations online is facing a huge threat — from our own governments.

Five powerful countries — the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States — have just recently agreed to combine their efforts to break the encryption that keeps our daily lives safe and private.1

It’s a frightening thought — our governments have decided that we should no longer be allowed the right to chat privately to one another on apps like WhatsApp without them being able to listen in to our conversations. Continue reading

Statewatch News Online, 19 September 2017 (11/17)

19 September 2017 — Statewatch.org/

Also available as a pdf file: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2017/sep/email-19-9-17.pdf


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2. Analysis: A Pyrrhic victory? The ECJ upholds the EU law on relocation of asylum-seekers
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