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

24 May 2013 — Coldtype.net

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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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Israel on the Offensive In Bid To Press President Obama To Attack Iran By Danny Schechter

13 September 2012The News Dissector

 

New York, New York: It feels like Iran Week in the USA

 

Using an exaggerated if fictive Iranian threat to create nuclear weapons as their pretext, Israeli politicians are blatantly and publicly inserting themselves in America’s Presidential elections, demanding that President Obama do their bidding by articulating so-called “red lines” to further threaten Tehran.

 

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The Obama Defection: Former Supporters Lambaste The President By Danny Schechter

2 July 2012The News Dissector

 

One Reason: The Fundraising is Difficult
There were two American elections this past week that spoke to the power of incumbency. Despite corruption charges, the venerable Black Democrat Charles Rangel, now in his 80’s, was re-elected to Congress by his Harlem constituency. 

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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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SPECIAL OPS NOW DEFINES THE PENTAGON'S EXPANDING WARS By Danny Schechter

16 February 2012 — The News Dissector

New York, New York: William H McRaven is an admiral in Obama‘s Navy. He was a member of Seal Team 3, and oversaw the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

He’s the consummate Special Ops warrior and wants more special ops forces, more drones and, most significantly, more “autonomy” (read, power) to position “his” troops in more places. He is now lobbying to expand his “freedom” by building a bigger personal arsenal of undercover operatives under his command.

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Movement Moves On After Police Occupy the OWS Park BY Danny Schecter

16 November 2011 — Greanville Post

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Joshua Trujillo/AP Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, 84, reacts after being hit with pepper spray during an Occupy Seattle protest.

 It was strange, after all these weeks, to be on the outside looking in at a new set of occupiers that were there because they have the guns and we don’t.

When Mao said that ‘power grows out of the barrel of a gun’ he most assuredly did not have anything like Occupy Wall Street on his mind, but somehow the insight applies.

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