fix articles 71015, laura flanders
VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on Secret Trade Deals and Destroying the Commons (tags)
Laura Flanders interviews Noam Chomsky on June 18, 2013.
Videos: Mary Robinson and Thom Hartmann (tags)
Thom Hartmann speaks on "Let's keep feudalism where it belongs - in school textbooks. Mary Robinson speaks on "The War on Terror was a Mistake."
Who will be a voice for the emerging precariat? (tags)
Progressives need to find ways to speak to the new global, insecure classes before the far right does.
Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Protests (tags)
Madison, Wisconsin IMC is offline right now- however there are other NONCORPORATE places to go for breaking news from Wisconsin-
VIDEO: Eduardo Galeano on Grit TV (tags)
Hope comes from truth-telling, from authors like Eduardo Galeano who can break our frozen soul and revive our passion and curiosity.
VIDEO: Chris Hedges on Grit TV (tags)
How did such a sizeable portion of modern society develop into a post-literate, fantasy-fueled, perma-reality show? Noted reporter Chris Hedges joins us in the studio to discuss his new book: The Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.
“BARRACUDA: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF SARAH PALIN: WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW AND SHOULD KNO (tags)
Aladdin Elaasar’s BARRACUDA is a must-read for all American voters and those following American elections and politics. The result of this year’s election will not only impact the USA, but many nations around the globe.
America Before a New "New Deal" (tags)
The laissez-faire capitalism as practiced in the US turned out to be a flop. The New Deal and the welfare state built by Roosevelt and his direct successors was systematically slandered, delegitimated and then destroyed.
Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban (tags)
The U.S. government was well aware of the Taliban's reactionary program, yet it chose to back their rise to power in the mid-1990s. The creation of the Taliban was "actively encouraged by the ISI and the CIA," according to Selig Harrison, an expert on U.S. relations with Asia. "The United States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban, certainly right up to their advance on Kabul," adds respected journalist Ahmed Rashid. When the Taliban took power, State Department spokesperson Glyn Davies said that he saw "nothing objectionable" in the Taliban's plans to impose strict Islamic law, and Senator Hank Brown, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia, welcomed the new regime: "The good part of what has happened is that one of the factions at last seems capable of developing a new government in Afghanistan." "The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis. There will be Aramco [the consortium of oil companies that controlled Saudi oil], pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that," said another U.S. diplomat in 1997.
Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election? (tags)
A post-election headline from the Akron Beacon Journal cites a critical report by twelve prominent social scientists and statisticians, reporting: "Analysis Points to Election ‘Corruption': Group Says Chance of Exit Polls Being So Wrong in '04 Vote is One-in-959,000." Citing "Ohio's Odd Numbers," investigative reporter Christopher Hitchens, a Bush supporter, says in Vanity Fair: "Given what happened in that key state on Election Day 2004, both democracy and common sense cry out for a court-ordered inspection of its new voting machines."
Prostitution and its Social Consequences (tags)
Sisyphe website delivers cutting edge analysis of women's condition and of other important issues, notably prostitution.
URGENT: ACT NOW (!) TO UNHIJACK THE ELECTION (tags)
The 2004 Presidential election is NOT over! There's evidence the election may have been "hijacked" by fraud and that Bush has NOT won. A nationwide grassroots movement is underway to uncover the fraud, get the votes counted (or recounted) and file lawsuits, and YOUR HELP IS NEEDED NOW. Please spread the word, pitch in some volunteer time, help recruit volunteers with legal and/or computer expertise, and consider donating money. The Presidency won't be decided until the Electoral College meets on December 12; it's not too late to Redefeat Bush Again.
The People's Media Reaches More People Than FOX Does (tags)
While Big Media is "simply in the business of selling products, the people's media reaches more people than FOX does.
Solving The Enigma Of Media Manipulation (tags)
Most journalists have never told the truth about politics; they only are allowed to say what their bosses let them say. And almost always, if the newspaper or TV station is a big one, their bosses won't let them tell the truth about practically anything.
Laura Flanders: September 11: Live reports from Manhattan... (tags)
September 11: Live reports from Manhattan...