Saturday, March 19, 2011
Libya, Hypocrisy and Betrayal by the United Nations Information Clearing House: ICH The bombing of Libya will begin on or nearly to the day, of the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the destruction of Iraq, 19th March, in Europe. Libya too will be destroyed - its schools, education system, water, infrastructure, hospitals, municipal buildings. There will be numerous "tragic mistakes", "collateral damage", mothers, fathers, children, babies, grandparents, blind and deaf schools and on and on. And the wonders of the Roman remains and earlier, largely enduring and revered in all history's turmoils as Iraq, the nation's history - and humanity's, again as Iraq and Afghanistan, will be gone, for ever.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Class Warfare, the Final ChapterThere is overwhelming evidence that we are entering the final chapter of class warfare in the US. Today, in the "public arena," it is forbidden to say class warfare, and many citizens do not regard themselves as working class. The assault on language comes compliments of the propaganda apparatus, which includes: public relations, marketing, corporate media and the entertainment industry, universities, think tanks and so on. Its purpose is to distract our attention from serious matters so we can focus on trivial matters - usually involving consuming. Edward Bernays, the founder of the modern propaganda industry, described the process:
Manning's Appeal of Refusal to Relax Conditions Outlines More Details of Mistreatment by: Kevin Zeese, t r u t h o u t
Manning's Appeal of Refusal to Relax Conditions Outlines More Details of MistreatmentBradley Manning's appeal of the refusal to relax his conditions of confinement makes a strong case that he has been a model prisoner who is being unjustly abused. His inhumane treatment violates his due process rights and is cruel and unusual punishment.
Treason Has No Rhyme Nor ReasonWhat's wrong with this picture? Nothing. Granted, one person's Benedict Arnold is another's Paul Revere. But, if betrayal and illegally passing on intelligence to the United States and other foreign governments are sine quibus non in matters treasonable, then hasn't Assange got a point worthy of non-hysterical debate? After all, he knows where the bodies are.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
OpEdNews - Article: A Good Look at the Countries America Loves to HateThe first regime is the one in Cuba implemented by Fidel Castro. The truth is that before Castro, Cuba was controlled lock, stock and barrel by the US Mafia. Battista was a ruthless dictator that drained the treasury of Cuba dry. People were starving to death in Cuba and those that could, prostituted themselves for the American tourists. The countryside was controlled by large landowners that treated the average Cuban like a serf. Castro himself was from a landowning plantation family, but disavowed the status quo and instead, started a revolution aimed at bringing a share of Cuba's wealth to the people. For example:
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Class Warfare, the Final ChapterWe have been overwhelmed by the propaganda apparatus to the point that it controls our thought processes, causing us to become relentless shoppers, even against our own interests. It controls our thinking in the public sphere so that we support the wealthy elite, even against our own interests. Far too many of us have been rendered thoughtless and clueless as to what it means to live in a democratic society.
OpEdNews - Article: In The Public Interest: PBS-NPR-Leaning RightPBS's Charlie Rose has had war-loving William Kristol on thirty-one times, Henry Kissinger fifty-five times, Richard Perle ten times, the global corporatist cheerleader, Tom Friedman seventy times. Compare that guest list with Rose's interviews of widely published left of center guests--Noam Chomsky two times, William Grieder two times, Jim Hightower two times, Charlie Peters two times, Lewis Lapham three times, Bob Herbert six times, Paul Krugman twenty-one times, Victor Navasky one time, Mark Green five times and Sy Hersh, once a frequent guest, has not been on since January 2005.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Power Concedes Nothing Without a DemandWorkers in this country paid for their rights by suffering brutal beatings, mass expulsions from company housing and jobs, crippling strikes, targeted assassinations of union leaders and armed battles with hired gun thugs and state militias. The Rockefellers, the Mellons, the Carnegies and the Morgans—the Koch Brothers Industries, Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart of their day—never gave a damn about workers. All they cared about was profit. The eight-hour workday, the minimum wage, Social Security, pensions, job safety, paid vacations, retirement benefits and health insurance were achieved because hundreds of thousands of workers physically fought a system of capitalist exploitation. They rallied around radicals such as “Mother” Jones, United Mine Workers’ President John L. Lewis and “Big” Bill Haywood and his Wobblies as well as the socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs.