The Long History of US Meddling in Foreign Elections

Noam Chomsky on the Long History of US Meddling in Foreign Elections Noam Chomsky interviewed by C.J. Polychroniou January 19, 2017, Truthout A wide range of politicians and media outlets have described the alleged Russian interference in the last US presidential election (by way of hacking) as representing a direct threat to American democracy and …

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The United States and the ICC: An Alarming Declaration to the World

Imagine this: an institution which includes the US, China, and India - that can prosecute Joseph Kony as well as Private Lynndie England of the Abu Ghraib infamy. In Rome on July 17, 1998, 120 nations voted to create a permanent International Criminal Court (ICC) to try war crimes, crimes against humanity, crime of aggression, …

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The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic: Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. Clyde Ross was born in 1923, the seventh of …

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How Art Made the World : Art of Persuasion

In this BBC series from 2004, Dr Nigel Spivey investigates everything from cave paintings to ceramics, pyramids to palaces and icons to artifacts across five continents and 100,000 years of history. The leaders of most modern countries exploit a powerful political tool - the power of images. These techniques, in fact, were invented thousands of …

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Art and Architecture of Early Christianity

Waldemar Januszczak shows how Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire as an artistic force in the third and fourth centuries. Early Christians had no art but practised in secret and Januszczak purports the Rotas Square found throughout the Roman Empire such as at Pompeii were early Christian symbols along with the fish and anchor. With …

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The Many Councils of Christ: How Christianity was Created in Closed-door Meetings

Christianity was created and defined by men in closed-door meetings. Below is a chronology of some important Councils which gave us the version of Christianity that we know today: Council of Elvira (304) was the first written mandate requiring priests to be celibate. It also made laws with maintained the separation of Jews and Christians. E.g. Christians …

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The Eagle and the Lion: The Tragedy of American-Iranian Relations

James Bill has written a most valuable and trenchant critique of U.S. foreign policy toward Iran in the Pahlavi and post-Pahlavi periods. The author has based his study on a great array of sources, including declassified U.S. government documents (plus those "declassified" by the student hostage takers at the U.S. embassy after their assault in November 1979); personal letters and memoranda; interviews with key …

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