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It’s war that sells (tags)
The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.
Reagan Revisionism: Planned Centennial Commemoration Hoopla (tags)
THE FICTION OF FREEDOM IN AMERICA (tags)
The servants of these investors and money "managers," like corporate executives and our elected - excuse the expression -representatives, look from the side, taking a payoff, as we get economically raped. This is designed to prevent wage "inflation" (that's a raise in the minimum, or any other, wage) by keeping unemployment high,
The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order (tags)
"The global debt crisis, which is beginning in Greece, and spreading throughout the euro-zone economies of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and ultimately the entire EU, will further consume the UK, Japan and go all the way to America. This will be a truly global debt crisis. Government measures to address the issue of debt focus on the implementation of ‘fiscal austerity measures’ to reduce the debt burdens and make interest payments on their debts. ‘Fiscal austerity’ is a vague term that in actuality refers to cutting social spending and increasing taxes. The effect this has is that the public sector is devastated, as all assets are privatized, public workers are fired en masse, unemployment becomes rampant, health and education disappear, taxes rise dramatically, and currencies are devalued to make all assets cheaper for international corporations and banks to buy up, while internally causing inflation – dramatically increasing the costs of fuel and food. In short, ‘fiscal austerity’ implies ‘social destruction’ as the social foundations of nations and peoples are pulled out from under them. States then become despotic and oppress the people, who naturally revolt against ‘austerity’: the sterilization of society."
Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories (tags)
Project Censored's fabulous new book.
Stars and Award Organizers Asked to Boycott Tainted Leviev Diamonds at Oscars (tags)
Adalah-NY and Jews Against the Occupation-NYC (JATO-NYC) have called on 16 Hollywood PR firms and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to ensure that no stars wear Leviev diamonds at this Sunday’s Academy Awards. In a two week campaign involving letters and dozens of phone discussions with PR firms, the groups drew attention to Leviev’s violations of human rights and international law in the occupied West Bank where his companies build Israeli settlements, and in the diamond industry in Angola and Namibia. Leviev reportedly controls one third of the world’s diamond mines.
Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part II (tags)
Part II of McChesney's tour de force
Holiday Season Hypocrisy (tags)
Consumerism corrupts the holiday season.
Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)
War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.
Reviewing Michael Parenti's "Democracy For the Few" - by Stephen Lendman (tags)
America's democracy serves only the privileged.
Election Fraud and Violence in the Philippines Exposed at the Annual RP Independence Day (tags)
Sining Pandayan or "forging art" in Filipino is the multi-generational, multi-sectoral cultural group comprised of workers, women, immigrant and second-generation youth, students, young professionals, and LGBTQ, mainly from DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association and Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan. Sining Pandayan uses various cultural and expressive means such as poetry, music and street theater to project issues of the Filipino people, both in the homefront and locally.
Holiday Hyposrisy (tags)
The corruption of US holidays for patriotism and profit.
Devastation: Made in U.$.A. (tags)
The Beauty of the System (tags)
A tale of shipping, blackmail and slow death in the lost Cul de Sac
A Cabal of Criminality (tags)
excellent look at the Bush/neocon cabal
Time to Get Back to Where We Once Belonged (tags)
Forget all the scare tactics about not having enough of a nest egg, about Social Security going bust. We Baby Boomers already know the answer for living well in our old age. We just need to get it together again. --------------
There will never be another free and fair election in America ever again if George Bush is inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th. 2005 or at least until there is a civil war restablishing an open democracy.
2 + 2 = Five (tags)
There will never be another free and fair election in America ever again if George Bush is inaugurated as the President of the United States on January 20th. 2005 or at least until there is a civil war establishing an open democracy.
Protest Aesthetics- What the Left Can Learn from Las Vegas (tags)
From Issue 3 of The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. Street Theater and the left in general needs a new relationship with "the truth".
The New America- Darth VAder or Frankenstein's Monster? ( Part 2 Of 2) (tags)
Using unusual personal experience and studied general observation to denote the horrific transformation of America, via mass-conditioning, pop-culture media programming, the military, and of course the legislature and police to train and harvest the slaves to serve the New World Mafia's black market profits and control.
A Chickenhawk ThanksgivingIn Baghdad (tags)
But important, if unasked, questions linger about a president who foregoes both taste and honesty in his advancement of his agenda ö questions of integrity, character and ethics. They might be aptly summed up in a riposte posed to another Republican nearly five decades ago, Senator Joseph McCarthy, during his final days on Capitol Hill: "Finally, sir, have you no shame?"
Imperialism Starts at Home (tags)
Rich frat boys like George Bush often don't do military service because they have more options. The lack of options is a real thing that can't be erased with a lot of abstracted, two-dimensional, libertarian, we-are-all-free-agents nonsense.
Wild West Show (tags)
Lewis H. Lapham is editor of Harper's magazine. Other articles can be found at http://www.harpers.org.
A Personal Chronicle of a Season of ‘Better to Laugh than Cry” Antiwar Activism. (tags)
Here is one NY-RTS' memories of the recent past- a memory of the particular groups anti-war activism.-- To be published on-line in the Journal of Aesthetics and protest. (print issue #2 to be released in late June, early July)
Nightmare Scenarios: Today & 3 Years From Now (tags)
A look at what might happen if New York State Senate Bill 2996 becomes law and the FCC loosens ownership regulations for media corporations causing the further erosion of diverse, locally owned and operated newspapers and broadcast stations thanks to the consolidation of their ownership.
Proof U.S. Media Staged Statue Event in Iraq (tags)
This article provides absolute proof that the U.S. Military and the U.S. media conspired to fake an event in Iraq and broadcast it around the world. There were NO large crowds of Iraqis around when U.S. marines pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein.
How the Reformists attempt to liquidate the anti-war movement (tags)
Recent New York Times article outlines a well-organized, massive and concerted effort by the reformist wing of the antiwar movement to derail the antiwar movement and turn activists into election fodder for the Democratic Party.
The Peace Movement is Being Hijacked by the Liberals? (tags)
It's very easy after all hard work has been done for those that have without any democracy involved to take the reins of the peace movement and steer it nose first into the ground.
Cold war cultural production returns (tags)
>The Bush administration has recruited prominent American >>writers to contribute to a State Department anthology and >>give readings around the globe in a campaign started after >>9/11 to use culture to further American diplomatic >>interests.
"Evidence" against Osama bin Laden? (tags)
Give us EVIDENCE - not testimonials
Victory in Philly and Onward to LA! (tags)
On aug. 1 thousand took to the streets to protest the criminal injustice system, and in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal. These actions were victorious. We pledge to continue the struggles at the Democratic National Convention in LA and beyond!