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Since our “leaders” seem incapable, we will need to lead ourselves, it appears.
Three video segments cover peace and Iran, health care, and the rights of working people. A link to the full 70-minute interview and transcript is included. Over the first 75 days of the Trump administration, the White House has taken multiple steps to escalate the possibility of a U.S. war with Iran. Trump included Iran on both […]
Hedges: We have a moral imperative on behalf of our children, on behalf of the next generation, whose future is being robbed from them, to stand up.
Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function. Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”
if you are an American, you are statistically in less danger of dying from a terrorist attack in this country than from a toddler shooting you. And by the way, you’re 2,059 times more likely to die by your own hand with a weapon of your choosing than in a terrorist attack anywhere on Earth. You’re also more than nine times as likely to be killed by a police officer as by a terrorist.
In The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disamignation Machine, the newest book published by City Lights, Henry A. Giroux explores the intersections of political power, popular culture, and new methods of social control. By ADMIN CityLights August 12, 2014 Giroux examines how neoliberal discourse (that is economic liberalism, not political liberalism) and the commodification of […]
The winds of change are now blowing. What the world hears today in the shape of horrendous stories of women being stoned to death, little girls being shot in the head for going to school and victimized women fighting back … are basically manifestations of women’s courage to challenge the misogynist reaction of those who fear […]
▶ Democracy Now! Looking Back: A Year of Struggles on Climate, Education & Marriage Equality Inspire Hope for 2014
Published on Dec 31, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – On the last day of 2013, we look back on some of the many signs of hope that emerged on issues ranging from economic equality to LGBT rights to climate justice. With all the bad news that came this year, there were many encouraging displays of a shifting public consciousness […]
NEWSLETTER November 1st, 2013 PopularResistance.org Powered by Translate Chris Hedges has an important essay in Truthdig this week, Our Invisible Revolution. [Posted separately on WAMMToday] Essentially he describes a revolution of the mind in which people’s consciousness are raised as they become aware of the inability of the current governmental and economic systems to respond to the […]
Michael Parenti> Media Disinformation: The Role of Powerful Political Lobbies and Moneyed Interests in America
Renowned American intellectual and cultural critic believes that the United States, is exercising double standards with regards to Iran’s nuclear program and treating Iranians in a discriminatory way through imposing unilateral and unjust sanctions. By Michael Parenti and Kourosh Ziabari Global Research, July 27, 2013 FARS New “Iran has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which gives it the […]
Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 532, June 13, 2013 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** 1. “Quote” of the Week: “That May Suit Investors” 2. How We Make Meaning: Anchors and Categories 3. Propaganda ABCs as Anchors 4. Getting Meaning from Categories Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the […]