The Occupied Wall Street Journal – news from the revolution — RT

15 October 2011 — The Occupied Wall Street Journal – news from the revolution — RT

As some mainstream media networks continue bashing the Occupy Wall Street protests, the movement publishes its own newspaper at a secret location. RT takes a sneak peek into what the Journal is all about.

­Every revolution has a manifesto. Occupy Wall Street does not – yet. What they do have is the Occupied Wall Street Journal. Attracting readers from all walks of life like bees to honey, the newspaper documents the story of the occupation in the words of those out on the streets calling for change in the US.

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Libya Newslinks 17-18 May 2011: WikiLeaks Reveals US Wanted to Keep Russia out of Libyan Oil

18 May 2011 —

18 May 2011

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Corporations decide what Americans see on TV — RT

28 January, 2011 — Corporations decide what Americans see on TV — RT

Several huge corporations own major networks and newspapers in the U.S. How much of the content do they control?

Everyone seems to know that the hand that feeds is the hand in charge.

‘He who pays the piper gets to call the tune,’ said Steve Rendall, a senior analyst at FAIR.

In the US, paying the piper and running the show are corporations. The tune they call, what Americans see, hear and read.

‘It’s a money maker, it’s a cash cow. People don’t think that there is any money in the media. Aside from health care these days, the media is the industry of the 21st century,’ said Georgetown University Professor Chris Chambers.

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WikiLeaks exposed US as global bully undermining democracies – American author — RT

21 December, 2010 — RT

Revelations by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks have shown America’s role in global affairs as one of a bully, best-selling US author and broadcaster Laura Flanders told RT.

‘It has been very interesting in the WikiLeaks documents that have been released in the last few weeks. As we’ve seen the American power is not just in how many weapons this country has, but in the pressure it is able to bear on just about every embassy around the world to do its bidding,’ she said. ‘A US arms race to become by far the most weaponized nation on earth is an asset when it comes to the State Department bullying other countries and undermining their democracy to get what they want. You’ve seen tremendous power come to the US but you’ve come to see, I think, the cost as our economy trembles.’

Laura Flanders said that the leaks exposing Washington’s hidden agenda have made Americans think the government and the media are not giving them the full story, and the people are unclear about who they can trust.

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Political witch-hunt behind sexual assault charges – claims Assange — RT

21 December, 2010 — RT

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be out of jail, but his legal battle on sexual assault charges is still ongoing.

­Until rape charges were leveled at Julian Assange, the state of Sweden’s justice system might not have been something that kept you awake at night. But now, Sweden is requesting Assange’s extradition from the UK for having unprotected sex with two women. In Sweden they call it rape.

Assange and his lawyers claim the women behind the allegations were simply trying to cash in on their stories.

The charge has been dubbed ‘sex by surprise’ – Assange allegedly refused to wear a condom – and it is a crime unique to Sweden.

In the UK, people say it would be funny, if it wasn’t so serious.

‘This just seems ridiculous to me, it diminishes victims of rape, it’s an injustice not only to Julian Assange, but to all victims of rape,’ said Phyllis Wainwright, participant in the Justice for Assange campaign.

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US Department of State: still tightlipped over freedom of speech

28 November, 2010 — RT

An RT crew was locked up in a US jail for 32 hours after they covered a rally near the so-called ‘school of assassins’ in the state of Georgia.

Correspondent Kaelyn Forde called the handling ‘brutal’ and international organizations condemned use of police violence against members of the press. But despite all the outrage, the mainstream media has remained silent over the incident.

It started off as a peaceful rally outside a US training camp for Latin American military and police officers. What followed this nonviolent protest caught everyone by surprise: dozens were arrested. Police targeted journalists along with the activists.

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