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The Shortwave Report 02/02/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

5 Whistleblowers Of Many Who Have Exposed CIA Role In Cocaine or Crack Distribution (tags)

50 years of CIA Drug Smuggling

Deconstructing the reality behind The Reality of the "Lesser Evil" (tags)

Which is why core policies of the state do not change by changing the front faces in the White House. Often minor domestic policy changes are put on the table and “then, vigorous debate is encouraged within the limits imposed by unstated doctrinal orthodoxy” just to maintain the facade of democracy and elections being the harbingers of the much needed change.

Petraeus: Resignation or Sacking? (tags)

Washington

Selling War (tags)

anti-war

Lessons From America's Lost Decade (tags)

"The fact that the United States has embraced "voodoo economics" for 30 years and refuses to recognize the statistical evidence of Reaganomics' abject failure suggests that the larger lesson of this era –– is that the U.S. political process is dysfunctional."

Jeremy Scahill: 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House (tags)

U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.

Why the MSM Can't Tell The Truth About Georgia (tags)

"From Tbilisi to Teheran" Heightens Suspicions of Motive in Georgian Crisis Since the attacks by Georgia which sparked the fighting (which, alone, suggests Georgia had been promised the support of a larger power) took place on the day that the last two US carrier groups started for the Strait of Hormuz, it would appear that one motive (besides the pipelines from the Caspian which rival the new ones the US built in Afghanistan) appears to be tying up and/or demonizing Russia, in order to minimize its response to US/Israeli Aggression towards Iran. The following article from the Jerusalem Post appears to support this, as does the US/Israeli line seen today, as well as the willingness of the bulk of the Western press to so horribly misrepresent this conflict. https://israel.indymedia.org/newswire/display/9471/index.php

The Mystery of American Foreign Policy (tags)

It appears to be a mystery because it is being driven primrarily by foreigners, for interests that are not America's.

Iraq's Laboratory of Repression (tags)

The Bush administration is turning Iraq into a test tube for modern techniques of repression, from sophisticated biometrics that track populations to devastating weapons systems that combine night-vision optics from drone aircraft, heat resonance imaging and deadly firepower from the sky to kill suspected insurgents. The harsh repression surrounding the “surge” has drawn far less U.S. press attention. The grim reality, however, is that an increasingly desperate American military has stepped up its indiscriminate killing and jailing of Iraqis, especially “military-age males” or MAMS.

[btlsummary]Commutation of Lewis Libby's Jail Sentence Last Act of... (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary

Rohrabacher at War: Rendering democracy in the homeland (tags)

Man of War: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says that he doesn't care if 50 innocent people are falsely accused of terrorism, even, apparently, if it means killing American Democracy. This story was submitted to the Orange Coast Voice newspaper May 24, 2007 and will appear that newspaper's June edition, available online also at www.ocvoice.com. John Earl is the editor of that paper.

BTL:Libby Trial Window Into White House Iraq War Attack Machine (tags)

Interview with investigative journalist Robert Parry, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Special Prosecutor Seeking to Indict Karl Rove in CIA Leak Case (tags)

Interview with Jason Leopold, investigative reporter, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Bush & Cheney Face Legal Jeopardy in Covert CIA Agent Outing Investigation (tags)

Interview with Robert Parry, investigative reporter, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Progressive Activists and Legislators Challenge Corporate Media's... (tags)

..Failure to Cover Downing Street Memo ~ Interview with Danny Schechter, journalist and filmmaker, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

We have met the enemy, and it is US (corporate media) (tags)

On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people.

TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Gary Webb in 1998 Re-Broadcast Today on Democracy Now! (tags)

Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a series of stories linking the CIA to crack cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles, is dead at age 49. We hear an 1998 interview with Gary Webb on Democracy Now! and we speak with his colleague, veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry. [includes rush transcript]

America's Debt to Journalist Gary Webb (tags)

In 1996, journalist Gary Webb wrote a series of articles that forced a long-overdue investigation of a very dark chapter of recent U.S. foreign policy – the Reagan-Bush administration’s protection of cocaine traffickers who operated under the cover of the Nicaraguan contra war in the 1980s.

OLiVER NORTH'S ENTERPRISE, ADNAN KHASHOGGI, THE MARKLE FOUNDATION AND STATE TERRORISM (tags)

A frame of the deep history of 911, connections to North's Enterprise, ChoicePoint, Inc. and a little-known military-industrial horror show called the Markle Foundation

The Reagan Legacy (tags)

Usually, I am very reluctant to criticize the dead. However, since the corporate media seem so fervent in their desire to glorify Ronald Reagan and will probably do so for weeks, if not months, I believe an alternative perspective is only fair.

Reagan on a Dime (tags)

An argument against the perception of Ronald Reagan as a great President. In my opinion, he doesn't deserve to be on the dime or have his face chiseled into Mt. Rushmore as some conservatives have suggested.

Don't Mess With Texas (tags)

Only the Americans have the sovereign right, drunk with power and arrogance, to threaten to try the invaded in US courts for "war crimes."

The CIA and Drugs (tags)

The CIA's relationship with drugs and the reasons for it.

Civility & Double Standards (Corporate Media & Bush Lies Re: FTAA, etc.) (tags)

It seems like just yesterday when the national news media was quick to accuse leading politicians of lying. But "George W. Bush has changed that, with journalists now won to the "civility" that Bush vowed to bring to Washington. Take how The New York Times delicately stepped around the apparent contradictions in Bush's words at the Quebec free-trade summit...."

BACK ON BENDED KNEE (tags)

The Washington press corps is wowed by George W. Bush's handling of the China-plane crisis…the credulous treatment of the spin coming out of the White House is reminiscent of the Reagan-Bush era when author Mark Hertsgaard aptly described the national press corps as "on bended knee" before Ronald Reagan....

COUP WATCH: W's Coup d'Etat -- From The Consortium (tags)

The 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court blocking Florida recounts short-circuits democracy and reveals the nation's highest court to be the ultimate partisan weapon.

WHO'S LYING? Gore or the Media? (tags)

Excerpt of a story on TomPaine.com (with link to full story.) Particularly worth noting is that Mollie Dickerson identifies specific reporters at the Washington Post and New York Times responsible for promoting these lies, just as Gene Lyons identified Jeff Gerth's role in promoting Whitewater lies years before Gerth set off the Wen Ho Lee witch-hunt.

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