Russiagate McCarthyism Led to Internet Censorship of the Anti-War and Social Justice Movement

by Stansfield Smith, from Alliance for Global Justice, November 30, 2018 The anti-Trump movement is not simply a progressive movement against a rightwing president, but also carries within it a rightwing current. Progressive minded people fight against Trump’s racist actions against Blacks, Latinos, Muslims, his crude sexism, his pro-corporate policies, his rejection of action on global warming, his massive tax[…]

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Ending the War in Yemen- Congressional Resolution is Not Enough!

Image: A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa November 13, 2014. Yemeni authorities have paid out tens of thousands of dollars to victims of drone strikes using U.S.-supplied funds, a source close to Yemen’s presidency said, echoing accounts by legal sources and a family that lost two members[…]

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Julian Assange Should Be Thanked – Not Smeared – for Wikileaks’ Service to Journalism

Photo: Free Assange protest at UK embassy in Washington, DC, June 19, 2018.   ~Popular Resistance by Mark Curtis, published on Middle East Eye, October 21, 2018 Twelve years ago this month, WikiLeaks began publishing government secrets that the world public might otherwise never have known. What it has revealed about state duplicity, human rights abuses and corruption goes beyond anything[…]

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Facebook is Not Your Friend

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, October 18, 2018 Facebook has become The Great Censor, ready to pull the pages of dissenters that seek to “stir up political debate” in ways that threaten the legitimacy of corporate rule. “Facebook is indispensable to maintaining the global corporate monopoly on truth — as is Google.” Facebook has declared war on[…]

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Activists Resist Proposed Rules to Curtail Protest in the Parks and Streets of Washington DC

Image: 1971 protest against the Vietnam War Popular Resistance submitted this articulate and detailed comment in opposition to proposed changes by the National Park Service intended to curtail public use of the parks in Washington DC for the purpose of protest actions and civilian gatherings to “petition the Government [notably located in Washington DC) for a redress of grievances”.  by[…]

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The Silence as Manipulation

by Rosa Miriam Elizalde, from Resumen Latinoamericano,  October 2, 2018 Readers and spectators, political parties, movements of various kinds, secret services, hackers, journalists and central animators of the Internet (Twitter, Facebook, youtube, Google, Instagram, etc.) make up a vast market of manipulation. This is not coming from “communist propaganda”, but scientists from prestigious universities and independent centers in Europe and the[…]

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Even In “Revolutionary Countries” Mass Media Is Still In The Hands Of The Right

by Andre Vltchek, from Countercurrents Blog, October 7, 2018 How could a country win her fight against Western imperialism, how could it become truly independent, if its people are fully conditioned, through the mass media and education, by the North American and European doctrines and world view? Wherever I work and struggle in this world, I am always amazed, even[…]

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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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