Saturday, September 1, 2012

7 Amazing Atheists Who Aren't Old White Guys | Alternet

7 Amazing Atheists Who Aren't Old White Guys | Alternet: Richard Dawkins. Christopher Hitchens. Sam Harris. Charles Darwin. Mark Twain. These are the names and faces many people associate with atheism. And apart from their atheism, they all have something in common: They're all white guys.

Orwell's 1984 Solution to Criminalize War: “If There was Hope, it must Lie in the Proles”

Orwell's 1984 Solution to Criminalize War: “If There was Hope, it must Lie in the Proles”: In fact, the programming necessary to attain such a degree of self-assuredness often tends to distance one from reality. For example, revulsion towards war in the United States has historically tended to run strongest among those who have escaped the heavy indoctrination of the professional class—those members of the non-or semi-skilled, working class majority. As historian Howard Zinn observes,

Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit | Global Research

Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit | Global Research: The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran was unquestionably a diplomatic triumph for Iran, and the Western politicians know this very well. Perhaps it’s in this context that the frustration and annoyance of the Western state-run mainstream media at the Tehran summit can be explained.

Venezuela’s Oil Refinery Blaze: Seven Good Reasons to Suspect Sabotage | Global Research

Venezuela’s Oil Refinery Blaze: Seven Good Reasons to Suspect Sabotage | Global Research: Immediately following the explosion and fire, on script, all the mass media in the US and Great Britain , and the right wing Venezuelan opposition launched a blanket condemnation of the government as the perpetrator of the disaster accusing it of “gross negligence” and “under-investment” in safety standards.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The British Siege of the Ecuadorian Embassy: Déjà Vu: Anglo-American disregard for International Law

The British Siege of the Ecuadorian Embassy: Déjà Vu: Anglo-American disregard for International Law: When Iranian student activists occupied the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979 as a result of the Iranian Revolution, the US and Britain condemned the Iranian provisional government of Prime Minister Bazargan even though it was not responsible. The US, UK, and their allies ranted and raved about the sanctity of foreign diplomatic missions, calling the activists “terrorists” and “anarchists.” Today, however, they endorse the storming of embassies and consulates themselves. It is also important to note that Anglo-American disregard for diplomatic sanctity is conducted at the official level while the taking of the US Embassy in Tehran was not an official act executed or sanctioned by the Iranian government.