Tag: Commentary

the-real-big-brother
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Aug
2019

The Real Big BrotherThe Real Big Brother

It’s a billionaire’s world and the biggest of them all is in the thick of it, as Eric Zuesse explains. By Eric ZuesseStrategic Culture Jeff Bezos is the owner of The Washington Post, which leads America’s news-media in their almost 100 percent support and promotion of neoconservatism, American imperialism and wars. This includes sanctions, coups, […]

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john-kiriakou:-in-search-of-a-russiagate-scalp:-the-entrapment-of-maria-butina
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Aug
2019

JOHN KIRIAKOU: In Search of a Russiagate Scalp: The Entrapment of Maria ButinaJOHN KIRIAKOU: In Search of a Russiagate Scalp: The Entrapment of Maria Butina

In need of a “collusion” connection, top FBI officials have now been shown to be behind the false portrayal of an unregistered agent as a spy. By John KiriakouSpecial to Consortium News Much has been written about Maria Butina, the Russian “spy” who was accused of seeking to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and other […]

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debating-how-much-time-we-have-to-avert-climate-disaster-is-a-waste-of-time
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Aug
2019

Debating How Much Time We Have to Avert Climate Disaster is a Waste of TimeDebating How Much Time We Have to Avert Climate Disaster is a Waste of Time

The UN’s warnings are dire, but they are still likely overestimating the time we have to act, writes Arn Menconi. Megafires in Canada’s Northwest Territories in 2014 scorched more than 7 million acres of forest, releasing half as much carbon back into the atmosphere as all the plants and trees in Canada typically absorb in an […]

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the-misguided-attacks-on-‘this-land-is-your-land’
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Aug
2019

The Misguided Attacks on ‘This Land Is Your Land’The Misguided Attacks on ‘This Land Is Your Land’

Woody Guthrie might not have been perfect, but we don’t need to “cancel” him, writes Will Kaufman. Woody Guthrie. (Al Aumuller/Library of Congress) By Will KaufmanThe Conversation  In recent years, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” has become a rallying cry for immigrants. And in July, after President Donald Trump tweeted that four Democratic […]

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brexit-&-the-madness-of-the-‘sovereign-individual’
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Aug
2019

Brexit & the Madness of the ‘Sovereign Individual’Brexit & the Madness of the ‘Sovereign Individual’

Daniel Lazare analyzes the Trump-Bojo attacks on democracy and equality. Mosaic pavement showing what could be a Vandal cavalryman, excavated near Carthage.(British Museum/Wikimedia Commons) By Daniel LazareSpecial to Consortium News It’s tempting to describe President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and their ilk as the new Vandals.  But that would be unfair to the […]

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israel’s-ban-on-rashida-tlaib-and-ilhan-omar-backfires
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Aug
2019

Israel’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar BackfiresIsrael’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Backfires

Trump and Netanyahu thought they were pulling a fast one on two U.S. congresswoman, but it has blown up in their faces, as Marjorie Cohn explains. During Congress’s August recess, a group of 41 Democratic and 31 Republican congressmembers traveled to Israel on a delegation sponsored by American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC subsidizes […]

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the-missing-howls-of-denunciation-over-major-sex-trafficking
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Aug
2019

The Missing Howls of Denunciation Over Major Sex TraffickingThe Missing Howls of Denunciation Over Major Sex Trafficking

Michael Brenner considers the dearth of #MeToo outrage at the foul activities of the 25-year-long Epstein-Maxwell operation. (Alec Perkins, CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia Commons) By Michael Brenner Why have the howls of outrage not echoed through the media? Why has the trumpet’s call to action been silent?  Why haven’t the halls of Congress resounded with denunciation and the demands for justice. Sexual trafficking […]

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