Secret Memo by Donald Rumsfeld Proves Iraq War Started On False Pretenses

20 February 2013 — Washington’s Blog


 Everyone Knew Iraq Had No WMD … and Was Not Behind Anthrax Attacks or 9/11

Everyone knew that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.

Indeed, Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff – Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson – just said that Powell knew that there were no WMDs: I wonder what will happen when we put 500,000 troops into Iraq and comb the country from one end to the other and find nothing

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ColdType, August 2011

27 July 2011 —

In this month’s 64-page COLDTYPE MAGAZINE
Cover story this month is Jonathan Cook’s article about Israeli government actions that are stripping away freedoms of expression from its increasingly-polarised citizens. You won’t want to miss Trevor Grundy’s account of four elderly Kenyans who are causing severe embarrassment to the British government with their allegations of torture, including castration, during the Mau Mau rebellion against British rule in their country during the 1950s. We’ve also got a couple of essays, by John Pilger and William Rivers Pitt, on the crisis facing Rupert Murdoch’s media empire after revelations of phone-tapping at his biggest-selling British newspaper; plus the story of an invasion of jellyfish that is threatening fish stocks – and nuclear power plants, an interview with an eco-warrior; what, we hope, are the final words on Sarah Palin, and much more .


1. SLOW BOAT TO GAZA: Read Ray McGovern’s 28-page diary, filled with photographs, of the latest attempt, this time by a group of peace activists aboard the ‘Audacity of Hope’, to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

2. SOUTH AFRICA REVISITED: Danny Schechter spent a month in South Africa examining the progress made by the country in the 21 years since the release of nelson Mandela. Don’t miss his 15-page report consisting of four essays.

3. OBAMA”S BUSH LEAGUE WORLD: Thought George W. Bush’s foreign policies were a disaster? Tom Engelhardt takes a long look at those of  President Obama and can’t see much difference.

4. YATRA: Celebrating With The Pilgrims of India: a 12-page photoessay that captures the action at India’s annual Yatra celebrations, when millions of devoted Hindu pilgrims travel thousands of miles by foot, bike, car and train to the banks of the River Ganges at Varanasi, the holiest city of world Hinduism.

Hope you enjoy; if not please contact me at

Tony Sutton, Editor

Press Release: News Corp’s Hack Shows a Double Standard

12 July 2011 — FAIR

Palin Hack Had O’Reilly Calling for Criminal Prosecution

The explosive allegations about widespread illegal voicemail hacking by British tabloids owned by Rupert Murdoch are getting very little coverage on Murdoch’s Fox News Channel (TVNewser, 7/12/11). But Fox’s top host took a very different view when a Republican politician’s email account was hacked, calling for the prosecution of the website that published the emails.

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Wiki wha? By William Bowles

9 June 2011

The monopolization and digitization of the media has standardized and concentrated  the production process. This has resulted in virtually identical output regardless of its source. Not only the nature of the ‘news’ but also what is considered to be worthy of our attention comes at us in lockstep regardless of where we are or the medium, blanketing out any alternate views on the subject.

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