Refugees and the Presumption of Innocence

Hi, For many months now, we've all heard/read on TV and the Internet the notion that if we were to allow refugees into our societies, we would expose ourselves to terrorists who mask themselves as refugees. This sentiment is shared across multiple continents, but primarily by persons with a strong sense of nationalism. Let's remove …

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“The Occupation of the American Mind” – Documentary Looks at Israel’s PR War in the United States

Democracy Now Article >>  Transcript This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. As we continue our conversation, we go now to an excerpt of—we are speaking with Roger Waters, the famous British musician, founding member of the iconic …

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10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power

“Requiem for the American Dream” is a timely 75-minute teach-in by Noam Chomsky, the M.I.T. linguistics professor who has been a leading leftist political analyst, critic and writer for six decades. Mr. Chomsky, already the subject of several documentaries, focuses here on an election-season theme: financial inequality in America and what he calls its corrosive …

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U.S. News: What do ESPN, Reality TV, and CNN have in common?

Came across this wonderful article in the NY Times: CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It - Inside the strange symbiosis between Jeff Zucker and the president he helped create -- The New York Times, By Jonathan Mahler, April 4, 2017 Jeff Zucker is the President of arguably one of the nation's largest and most respected news media outlet, CNN. …

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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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Grand Imperial Strategy: How the Council on Foreign Relations carefully planned the policies of modern-day imperialism

The basic principles of the imperial grand strategy trace back to the early days of the Second World War, and have been reiterated frequently since. Even before the U.S. entered the war, planners and analysts concluded that in the post-war world the U.S. would seek "to hold unquestioned power," acting to ensure the "limitation of …

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