Information Clearing House 21 October 2013: Chris Hedges: Are We Living in a Police State?

21 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

Engineering Consent For More Wars

U.S. Military Investing Heavily in Africa

By Shashank Bengali

The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in a region with a rising threat of “Islamist terrorism”.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36604.htm

 

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ICH 18 July 2013: This Is A ‘Black Day’ for Liberty – Chris Hedges

18 July 2013 — Information Clearing House

Kerry to Present Plan for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

“Peace” Talks to Resume Based on 1967 Lines, recognition of Israel as Jewish State

By Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury

Negotiations on borders will be based on the 1967 lines, with land swaps – taking into account the current reality in the West Bank, i.e. the major settlement blocs.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35579.htm

 

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The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning By Chris Hedges

9 June, 2013 — Truthdig

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Wednesday after the third day of his court-martial. AP/Patrick Semansky

FORT MEADE, Md.—The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. The government has effectively muzzled the defense team. The Army private first class is not permitted to argue that he had a moral and legal obligation under international law to make public the war crimes he uncovered. The documents that detail the crimes, torture and killing Manning revealed, because they are classified, have been barred from discussion in court, effectively removing the fundamental issue of war crimes from the trial. Continue reading

ColdType Issue 74: Chris Hedges’ The Shame of America’s Gulags / Loretta Napoleoni / Danny Schechter…

24 May 2013 — Coldtype.net

The latest issue of ColdType is now on line at http://coldtype.net

This month’s Cover Story, Chris Hedges’ The Shame of America’s Gulags, provides a disturbing insight into conditions inside the most secure prisons in the United States. It’s chilling reading from a country that lays claim to being the freest and most humane in the world. 

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Rise Up or Die By Chris Hedges

19 May 2013 — Truthdig

Joe Sacco and I spent two years reporting from the poorest pockets of the United States for our book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.” We went into our nation’s impoverished “sacrifice zones”—the first areas forced to kneel before the dictates of the marketplace—to show what happens when unfettered corporate capitalism and ceaseless economic expansion no longer have external impediments. We wanted to illustrate what unrestrained corporate exploitation does to families, communities and the natural world. Continue reading

Video: Chris Hedges: Monitoring of AP Phones a "Terrifying" Step in State Assault on Press Freedom

15 May 2013 — Democracy Now!

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss what could mark the most significant government intrusion on freedom of the press in decades. The Justice Department has acknowledged seizing the work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 reporters and editors at the Associated Press. The phones targeted included the general AP office numbers in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Hartford, Connecticut, and the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery. Continue reading

ICH 13 May 2013: Chris Hedges: Murder Is Our National Sport

13 May 2013  — Information Clearing House

Syria Endgame Approaching Fast

By Shamus Cooke

Syrian government forces have scored significant battlefield victories over the rebels, and this has provoked a mixture of war provocations and peace offers from the U.S. and its anti-Assad allies.

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Bradley Manning / Wikileaks Newslinks 6 May 2013

6 May 2013 — williambowles.info

Listen: Chris Hedges Interviews Julian Assange
Truthdig
In these audio excerpts from their extended conversation in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Chris Hedges asks Julian Assange about legal strategy and the WikiLeaks founder’s thoughts on Pfc. Bradley Manning. For much more, including an in-depth …
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Black Agenda Report 25 April 2013: op 10 Things We'll Have After Obama, Everyday Terror

25 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

When Barack Obama leaves the White House in January 2017, what will black America, his earliest and most consistent supporters, have to show for making his political career possible. We’ll have the T-shirts and buttons and posters, the souvenirs. That will be the good news. The bad news is what else we’ll have…. and not. Continue reading

ICH 26 March 2013: Chris Hedges: The Day TV News Died

26 March 2013 — Information Clearing House

Jihadists, Not Assad, Apparently Behind Reported Chemical Attack In Syria

By Anshel Pfeffer

The explosion claimed the lives of Syrian Armed Forces soldiers who are apparently loyal to Assad, and the Syrian government was quick to demand an international investigation of the incident. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34403.htm

 

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