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Last week RT America, the Russian state media network, was in the news after two of its anchors voiced opposition – on air – to Russian action in Ukraine. Part of the reaction to these events was a discussion in the media about how RT America covers stories, a discussion which apparently piqued the interest of one former writer for Think Progress the official blog of the Center for American Progress (CAP).
Zaid Jilani, a previous writer at Think Progress, wrote and published a blog on his Tumblr accounted titled “How Working In Washington Taught Me We’re All A Little Like RT America.” The post details some incredibly revealing behavior of the Center for American Progress, including coordinating and taking orders from the Obama Administration on how to cover stories.
It all started with a 2011 story by Think Progress on the Afghanistan War. Jilani had written a post that gained traction in the larger media even being featured on MSNBC. That’s when things got interesting…
"Al-Qaeda" is starting an English language magazine as part of a fresh effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries, according to security analysts.
A video posted on YouTube uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle, before announcing the name of the magazine, Resurgence.
Hell yeah. I hope this one is as good as the other CIA authored Inspire Magazine. I’m curious as to which intelligence agency is behind this one…
Eagerly await the next issue, but guys, we really need some comic books! :) Step up your game, CIA.
edit: Anyone got a mirrored copy of the original, and unedited Youtube video since it was taken down?
So now we (or at least the 0.03% of us who care to hunt for it) discover that U.S. military spending is not actually being cut at all, but increasing. Also going up: U.S. nuclear weapons spending. Some of the new nukes will violate treaties, but the entire program violates the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which requires disarmament, not increased armament.
The U.S. policy of first-strike and the U.S. practice of informing other nations that “all options are on the table” also violate the U.N. Charter’s ban on threatening force.
But do nuclear weapons, by the nature of their technology, violate the U.S. Constitution? Do they violate the basic social contract and all possibility of self-governance? Thus argues a new book called Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom by Elaine Scarry. It’s not unheard of for people to see out-of-control nuclear spending as a symptom of out-of-control military spending, itself a symptom of government corruption, legalized bribery, and a militaristic culture. Scarry’s argument suggests a reversal: the root of all this evil is not the almighty dollar but the almighty bomb.
[…] Before the 1940s were over, in Scarry’s view, a Ludlow Amendment wouldn’t have been worth the paper it was written on, as the existence of nuclear weapons erases Constitutional checks on war. With nuclear weapons, a tiny number of people in a government — be it 1 or 3 or 20 or 500 — hold the power to very quickly and easily kill millions or billions of human beings, and other species, and very likely themselves in the process. ”We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both,” said Louis Brandeis. We may have democracy, or we may have thermonuclear bombs, but we can’t have both, says Elaine Scarry.
Is President Obama doing enough to end the rampant labor abuses and human trafficking at U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan? Watch our interview with Anjali Kamat and Sam Black from Al Jazeera America about their new investigative report, “America’s War Workers.”
Common Dreams carried a piece where they showed the US Military and its contractors are knowingly using sweatshops and slave labor for their clothing and other swag (military branded sportswear, bags, plastic goods etc). I posted a link to the story but, I can not for the life of me find it now.
Not to mention, the millions of slave workers in U.S. prisons making less than $0.25 an hour (or day) who manufacture electronics, furniture or work customer service calls for telcos and credit card agencies…
from the just-a-wafer-thin-mint-sir deptA few years ago we noted how there appeared to be a growing belief among some chefs that taking photographs of their dishes when you’re in their restaurants is somehow “taking away their intellectual property.” We’ve discussed a few times about how restaurants are just one of many industries where a lack of copyright protection has actually helped innovation flourish (read: an industry that shows that there can be great creativity without saddling the entire apparatus down with copyright, such as magic or stand up comedy).
While many chefs seem to simply think that foodies and patrons photographing their food is a sign of respect or just begrudgingly tolerate it, others seem to have succumbed to copyright maximalism disease, whereby one believes that you’re allowed to “own” things you’re clearly not entitled to. Despite the idea being rather groundless, it appears that it has recently caught on among a smattering of chefs overseas
"Intellectual Property" is a dangerously misleading term.
or one of my own rants which are far less eloquent or structured.
I bet this native advertising / advertorial has NOTHING to do with the fact that they sell expensive and worthless snake oil marketed as “male vitality formula” or whatever the fuck it is. Nope. Not at all…
Obviously meant to trigger people’s fear mechanisms and hype them up enough to buy their shitty products…
And then, there is this shit….
You “infowarriors” don’t need to follow these guys. The “alternative” media is large and you can stay informed just fine without all the bullshit. I don’t and I still get “real news” and stay informed. Jack Blood and William “Bill” Cooper were right about this guy. It’s all on Youtube (and this post is peppered with links); Investigate it. You’re chasing your tails.
If the US/EU backed overthrow of the Ukrainian government last month had a face, that face would be Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). McCain is the “Energizer Bunny” of US interventionism: wherever there is a government to subvert, a regime to change, chaos to foment, there you will find McCain in its midst.
He snuck into Syria to highlight the dominance of moderates that the US should support. But the world is now interconnected and soon it was known that McCain’s moderates in Syria were in fact radicals and kidnappers. He snuck into Libya to receive an award from the military the same day Sharia law was approved.
But these are small potatoes. Russia has always been the prize for McCain. His International Republican Institute (IRI), a Cold War relic funded by US taxpayers, routinely funded subversive NGOs in Russia to undermine the political system.
Rarely do you get to witness a battle with the line between right and wrong so clearly drawn. The Maryland House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Fourth Amendment Protection Act afforded such an opportunity. On one side, everyday Americans yearning to stop the violations of their rights and the rights of others. On the other side, those concerned only about advancing their own self-interest, and who care nothing about the principles trampled in the process. Following is the story of that hearing. It will take you behind the curtain into a drama most never see play out. It will make you cheer. It will make you scream. But in the end, you will clearly see the triumph of good ideas over evil.
A musical celebration of the importance and inspirational qualities of space exploration (human and robotic), as well as a look at some of the amazing worlds in our solar system. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox, and Carolyn Porco.
SHOW NOTES AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=8836
We’ve seen the rollout of the MSM propaganda using over-the-top hyperbole and flat-out lies to try to demonize Russia in the lead up to the “new cold war.” But is this just part of the dialectic, trying to get us to buy into one side or the other in a rigged game? Should we devolve into mere spectators choosing sides in a squabble between #TeamObama and #TeamPutin? Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we explore whether the enemy of our enemy is indeed our friend.
With a March 16th date set for Crimea’s referendum (to confirm that the region, which has an ethnic Russian majority, is a part of Russia) and a few short days after Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yatsenyuk is due to meet President Obama in the White House, Reuters reports that The United States will not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia if residents of the region vote to leave Ukraine. Obama has said a referendum on Crimea would violate international law and the Ukrainian constitution… but this raise 3 awkward (and apparently hypocritical) questions on the right to self-determination.