Top U.S. Terrorist Group: the FBI By David Swanson

23 February, 2013 — War is a crime

A careful study of the FBI’s own data on terrorism in the United States, reported in Trevor Aaronson’s book The Terror Factory,finds one organization leading all others in creating terrorist plots in the United States: the FBI.Imagine an incompetent bureaucrat.  Now imagine a corrupt one.  Now imagine both combined.  You’re starting to get at the image I take away of some of the FBI agents’ actions recounted in this book. 

Wars That Aren’t Meant to Be Won By David Swanson

2 February, 2013 — Global Research

I looked at pretended and real reasons for wars and found some of the real reasons to be quite irrational. It should not shock us then to discover that the primary goal in fighting a war is not always to win it. Some wars are fought without a desire to win, others without winning being the top priority, either for the top war makers or for the ordinary soldiers.

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Who’s Faking It? Pentagon “Cyber-Warriors” Planting “False Information on Facebook” By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

26 January, 2013 — Global Research

On November 22, 2012, the Los Angeles Times published an alarming piece of news entitled “Cyber Corps program trains spies for the digital age”. The “cyber-warriors” who are headed for organizations such as the CIA, NSC, FBI, the Pentagon and so on, are trained to stalk, “rifle through trash, sneak a tracking device on cars and plant false information on Facebook [emphasis added]. They also are taught to write computer viruses, hack digital networks, crack passwords, plant listening devices and mine data from broken cellphones and flash drives.” Continue reading

Aaron Swartz: Reddit Co-Founder Killed Himself Due to Government Censorship and Harassment?

14 January 2013 — Washington’s Blog

In His Honor, Can Reddit Stop Censoring?

Reddit co-founder and free speech activist Aaron Swartz killed himself due to government censorship and harassment.  (He was probably clinically depressed and apparently committed suicide; no one is alleging that he was murdered.)

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Orwell’s 1984 Solution to Criminalize War: “If There was Hope, it must Lie in the Proles” By Prof. James F. Tracy

26 August, 2012 — Global Research

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“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance-it is the illusion of knowledge.”-Daniel Boorstin

In George Orwell’s 1984 the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Outer Party comprised a mere thirteen percent of the population and was subject to the ideological filters in play at the Ministry of Truth and the broader bureaucratic structure. A specific language and way of thinking were closely adhered to. Given their political import, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Outer Party members were the most heavily indoctrinated and controlled inhabitants of Oceania. The majority Proles who constituted the remainder of the population was of little consequence so long as their political awareness remained underdeveloped.

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Reflections As Nelson Mandela Turns 94 July 18th By Danny Schechter

16 July 2012 — The News Dissector

 

Prisoner of Mandela: I was “Captured” and Inspired By His Movement

 

Cape Town, SouthAfrica: Nelson Mandela was released from prison 22 years ago. He has been “free” ever since. At the same time, I sometimes feel as if I became his prisoner—imprisoned by the work I have been doing enthusiastically in service to the struggle he led ever since the mid 1960’s.

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Beyond Citizens United: Politics Is an Industry, Not Just A Campaign By Danny Schechter

4 June 2012The News Dissector

 

New York, New York: In theory, American elections traditionally get going after Labor Day, but, as we can see by the daily overkill media “coverage,” polls and constant reporting about who has raised what—to the degree that anyone really knows in the age of SuperPacs— that the political horses for the 2012 are off and running.

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SWEET HOME CHICAGO: G8 MTG MOVED BUT PROTESTS WILL CONTINUE By Danny Schechter

6 March 2012 — The News Dissector

Who called whom first?

Did the Obama alumni Association in Chicago—David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and Bill Daley—get nervous and call the White House, or was it Barack himself, having disposed/co-opted one threat by the name of Netanyahu, who recognized he had a more serious problem the horizon.

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A Chill Descends On Occupy Wall Street; "The Leaders of the allegedly Leaderless Movement" By Fritz Tucker

4 November 2011 — Global ResearchFritz Tucker

On Sunday, October 23, a meeting was held at 60 Wall Street. Six leaders discussed what to do with the half-million dollars that had been donated to their organization, since, in their estimation, the organization was incapable of making sound financial decisions. The proposed solution was not to spend the money educating their co-workers or stimulating more active participation by improving the organization’s structures and tactics. Instead, those present discussed how they could commandeer the $500,000 for their new, more exclusive organization. No, this was not the meeting of any traditional influence on Wall Street. These were six of the leaders of Occupy Wall Street (OWS).

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Electronic Intifada 22/10/11: Stories behind prisoner swap headlines | Gaza musicians | British Airways | Latest blogs & more

22 October 2011 — THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

LATEST OPINION, FEATURES AND BLOGS FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

A DAY OF JOY IN GAZA
Rami Almeghari, Gaza City, 20 October 2011
The sense of joy was palpable in the streets of Gaza on Tuesday as released prisoners were greeted by celebratory crowds. The Electronic Intifada’s Rami Almeghari was there when the first prisoners arrived.
http://electronicintifada.net/content/day-joy-gaza/10506

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