Black Agenda Report 21 September 2017

21 September 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary? Or Should I Watch Game of Thrones Again?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Ken Burns latest documentary series “Vietnam” leads with the claim that the US war in Vietnam was a mistake, a tragic miscalculation. In fact it was a crime that cost 3 million lives. Continue reading

Trump at the United Nations By Kim Petersen

21 September 2017 — Global Research

“The United States of America has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world, and the greatest defenders of sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.” – US president Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, 19 September 2017

If you are the president of the United States of America, then, as a rule, all pretense toward modesty is dispensed with. Call it American exceptionalism. Continue reading

Grenfell Tower fire eyewitnesses: “It’s because of our class—we are the lowest socioeconomic class on the food chain”

20 September 2017 — WSWS

Salma was an eyewitness to the Grenfell Tower fire. She knew the Wahabi family, of whom all five members perished in the inferno.

She explained to the WSWS, “I live quite close to the block and what I saw that night was a catalogue of errors. It started as a small fire and what I didn’t understand was, a month before there was a fire in [nearby] 31-storey Trellick Tower. That fire was contained. Continue reading

The New York Times sets out its brief for Internet censorship

21 September 2017 — WSWS

The meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York is taking place under the shadow of the accelerating drive of the major powers, spearheaded by the United States, toward World War III. This found its most noxious expression in the fascistic speech delivered to the assembly on Tuesday by Donald Trump, in which the US president threatened to “destroy North Korea” and attack Iran and Venezuela.

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Trump and Netanyahu Are on the Loose: Selected Articles

20 September 2017 — Global Research

Fact Checking Benjamin Netanyahu’s General Assembly Speech

By Adam Garrie, September 20, 2017

The other country on Netanyahu’s list that has been occupied by Israel and not Iran is Lebanon. After invading Lebanon in 1982, Israel set up a permanent occupying force in southern Lebanon between 1985 and the year 2000. Israel maintained a presence in the country until 2006, when Israeli forces retreated in the face of strong Hezbollah defences. Continue reading