The Politics of Imagined Opinion By Prof. James Tracy

11 March, 2013Global Research

Where do you locate yourself on the political spectrum? Are you liberal or conservative? On “the left”, “the right”, or perhaps you’re a bit of both (“moderate”). It is no secret that American mass culture often blunts the capacity for civic engagement and political awareness. Yet those who pursue an identity in acceptable political dialogue are less aware of how the parameters of American politics have been carefully crafted to elicit vicarious and seemingly meaningful participation for the politically inclined.

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The “Alternative Media” Challenges Officialdom’s Views By Colin Todhunter

22 February, 2013Global Research

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The mainstream media is under threat. And the threat is in the form of what is known as the ‘alternative media’. Decades ago, the ‘underground’ media took the form of pamphlets and booklets.

These days, it’s no longer ‘underground’ and you don’t need money to cover print and distribution costs. It’s very much alive and kicking above ground and is there for all to access on the net.

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The “Alternative Media” Challenges Officialdom’s Views By Colin Todhunter

22 February, 2013Global Research

news1

The mainstream media is under threat. And the threat is in the form of what is known as the ‘alternative media’. Decades ago, the ‘underground’ media took the form of pamphlets and booklets.

These days, it’s no longer ‘underground’ and you don’t need money to cover print and distribution costs. It’s very much alive and kicking above ground and is there for all to access on the net.

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Video: Neoliberalizing Nature and Privatizing the Air By Patrick Bond

7 January, 2013The Real News Network

 

Patrick Bond: In 2013 bankers will increase their efforts to make money out of the climate crisis and put a dollar value on everything

 

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Patrick Bond is the Director of the Center for Civil Society and Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Bond is the author and editor of the recently released books, Politics of Climate Justice and Durban’s Climate Gamble. (inc. transcript) Continue reading

New World Order “Conspiracy Theories”: Diversions and Deceptions By Colin Todhunter

6 December, 2012Global Research

Part One on the Role Of New World Order Conspiracy Theories can be found here

Conspiracy theories just can’t fail, no matter how ludicrous they are. Try to falsify them as you may, the conspiracy theorist will just brush aside your evidence by asserting that you are part of the conspiracy against them and their theories. A paid shill in fact. Circular arguments and twisted logic are the order of the day.

The Role of Anti-Establishment “Conspiracy Theories” By Colin Todhunter

11 November, 2012 — Global Research

In recent years, populist explanations for world events have become common and often taken the form of anti-establishment conspiracy theories. The contradiction between how people believe the world should be, according to the mainstream propaganda pertaining to liberty and democracy, and how it is in this time of crisis leads people to search for easily digestible answers.

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Introduction to “Well, How Did We Get Here?”

3 October 2012 — Return of the Public

Where Are We Exactly?

The banks have ripped us off, screwed the economy, and taken tens of billions in the taxpayers’ name. They are not lending to the productive sector of the economy, they are still paying themselves huge bonuses, and there is barely a flicker of political protest. None of the three major parties are even thinking of doing anything serious to restrain or reform them. It’s not that the banks are too big to fail, to quote the title of one of the books about the events of 2007/8; they have already failed. Rather, they are perceived in this country to be too big to tackle. Continue reading

Gerald Celente: 'Revolutions on Wall Street' — RT

20 October 2011 — Gerald Celente: ‘Revolutions on Wall Street’ — RT

With Americans displaying anger with the country in alarming numbers — and protests a part of the Occupy Wall Street movement only getting bigger — are corporations really to blame for the country’s current economic condition?

Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Center says that it’s no surprise that Americans are angry with both politicians and the bigwigs in banks. ‘Wall Street is Washington; Washington is Wall Street,’ Celente told RT. ‘Who is the chief of staff of President Obama? Oh, that’s Bill Daley. Wasn’t he the VP of JP Morgan Chase?’ asked Celente.

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The Wolf Report: AWS

5 October 2011 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

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There’s nothing like a banker to bring out the best in somebody, and there’s nothing like an enclave of bankers, a virtual village of bankers to bring out the best in everybody. That best, of course, is the gut-hatred of the pin-headed, bb hearted, pin-striped class of bankers, who in both head and heart encapsulate all that makes capitalism what it is today, what it was yesterday, and what it will be tomorrow—vicious, venal, and obsolete.

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Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But is Not By Deena Stryker

14 September 2011 — Daily Kos

An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world. Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then, this little-known member of the European Union fell back into oblivion.

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Sirte – the Apotheosis of “Liberal Intervention” By Craig Murray

26 August 2011 — Craig Murray

There is no cause to doubt that, for whatever reason, the support of the people of Sirte for Gadaffi is genuine. That this means they deserve to be pounded into submission is less obvious to me. The disconnect between the UN mandate to protect civilians while facilitating negotiation, and NATO’s actual actions as the anti-Gadaffi forces’ air force and special forces, is startling.

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