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Matt Taibbi: Orwell Was Right

The U.S. is censoring media, which affects our access to information. This outright censorship is a slippery slope could too easily lead directly to state censorship of media in the U.S. and is frightening in relation to freedom of the press/media/speech, the cornerstone of American democracy.

Phillip A. Farruggio: And the War Just Keeps on Comin’

Farruggio: Perhaps if we really wanted to get rid of this threat from ISIS and other loony groups of religious warriors, we might consider: A) That we had NO business ever going militarily into the Middle East at all, and our illegal invasions and occupations only fueled the anger and wrath of our victims, B) That we do not need more than 1,000 military bases in more than 100 different countries, and C) That we all need to curb the **** about America being aChristian nation, the jihadists similar rhetoric about Islam, and the Israelis' about Judaism. Enough of the garbage of who are the chosen people! Enough!

Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

 I saw small boys baited and killed by Israeli soldiers in the Gaza refugee camp of Khan Younis. The soldiers swore at the boys in Arabic over the loudspeakers of their armored jeep. The boys, about 10 years old, then threw stones at an Israeli vehicle and the soldiers opened fire, killing some, wounding others. More

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