The Bizarre Facebook Path to Corporate Facism

by Glen Ford, originally published on Black Agenda Report “The Facebook intervention is a qualitative escalation of the McCarthyite offensive.” Facebook has assumed additional political police powers, disrupting a planned counter-demonstration against white supremacists, set for August 12th in Washington, on the grounds that it was initiated and inspired by “Russians” as part of a Kremlin campaign to “sow dissension”[…]

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Yemen: The War That Isn’t Happening Even As It’s Happening

by Luciana Bohne, originally published on CounterPunch The manipulation of news and the distortion of reality are the most powerful weapons in the hands of power.  They can make a whole reality disappear. Yemen’s, for example. A child dies in Yemen every ten minutes from preventable causes, UNICEF reported in June. These deaths are only part of a humanitarian catastrophe,[…]

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Assange Should Not Be Persecuted For Publishing The Truth

Above: Free Assange protest at UK embassy in Washington, DC, June 19, 2018. by Margaret Flowers, originally from Popular Resistance Newsletter Activists gathered in Washington, DC on the International Day of Action in support of Julian Assange and Wikileaks on June 19, 2018, the 6th anniversary of him seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The first rally was[…]

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Google, drone murder and the military-intelligence-censorship complex

by Andre Damon, originally published on the World Socialist Website, May 19, 2018 The publication of this week’s open letter by leading academics protesting Google’s role in the military’s drone assassination program exposes the close partnership between the major technology giants and the US military/intelligence complex. The letter, now signed by nearly 1,000 academics, declares that “Google has moved into[…]

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King’s Legacy Betrayed

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Consortium News, March 4, 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the preeminent leader of the black liberation movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Millions of people engaged in the struggle against America’s shameful apartheid system but King was the most influential. His actions are remembered, his words are quoted by activists, politicians, and[…]

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Double Standard in Israel-Palestine Reporting

Associated Press is one of those news sources we expect to be objective and reliable. But when it comes to the subject of Israel-Palestine, things are not always as they seem. by Kathryn Shihadah and Alison Weir, originally published on If Americans Knew Blog More than half the world’s population reads Associated Press content every day. But a study of news reports[…]

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Defend Prisoners’ Right to Read Critical Ideas

by Steve Xavier, originally published on Socialist Action, Feb 10, 2018 The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is attempting to ban the Workers World (WW) newspaper for its coverage of the Florida prison strike. According to WW, “The immediate reason given in the DOC’s Jan. 29 letter is that ‘information contained on pages 1 and 6 calls for action that may[…]

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NYT Failed to Note Op-Ed Authors’ Funder Has $2 Billion Motive for Attacking Argentina

by Eli Clifton, originally posted on LobeLog, 12/13/17 Mark Dubowitz and Toby Dershowitz, two executives at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), took to the op-ed pages of the New York Times (12/11/17) to celebrate last week’s announcement that Argentina’s former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, would face treason charges for her alleged role in covering up Iran’s alleged[…]

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