Tag Archives: John McCain

From Venezuela to McCain, Big Media and Human Rights Industry in Lockstep

The victims of empire are never more invisible than when it is time to whitewash a departed warmonger.

▶ Global Day of Action Against Torture and Drone Assassination, Minneapolis & Columbus, OH | So I Was Waterboarded

The summary of the torture report was released, and the dutiful US media did everything it could to change the story. The reasoning behind this was simple: it was in the best interest of the United States government to conceal the fact that 1 out of 4 people that were sodomized, waterboarded, or otherwise tortured by the US government were completely innocent.

Kevin Zeese: Chomsky And Kissinger Agree | Avoid Historic Tragedy In Ukraine

It would usually be difficult to find more polar opposite views to U.S. foreign policy, but when it comes to Ukraine, the anti-war intellectual and the former U.S. Secretary of State have more in common than either might like to admit. By Kevin Zeese  Popular Resistance  @PopResistance MintPressNews.com February 4, 2015 The New York Times reported […]

FAIR: Refusing to Take Sides, NPR Takes Sides With Torture Deniers

 This notion that the goal of journalism is to avoid “taking sides” is troubling; that’s how you get reporting that pretends it’s an open question [for example] whether or not humans are raising the temperature of the planet by putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By Jim Naureckas  FAIR.org  December 12, 2014 National Public Radio, […]

Peter Hart: ‘Debating’ War, Corporate Media Style

 What debate? By Peter Hart  FAIR.org  September 4, 2014 As the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has expanded control over territory in Iraq and Syria, a growing chorus of politicians and pundits are demanding the Obama administration take more forceful military action. ISIS’s gruesome beheadings of two American journalists have only increased those calls, leading some to […]

Henry Giroux: Data Storms and the Tyranny of Manufactured Forgetting

The current mainstream debate regarding the crisis in Iraq and Syria offers a near perfect example of both the death of historical memory and the collapse of critical thinking in the United States. It also signifies the emergence of a profoundly anti-democratic culture of manufactured ignorance and social indifference. By Henry A. Giroux  Truthout.org | News Analysis […]

Robert Parry: Why Take the Neocons Seriously?

Exclusive: The Sunni extremist offensive into central Iraq appears to have stalled, but the political battle rages in Washington where neocons see an opening to pressure President Obama into recommitting the U.S. military in support of neocon goals in the Middle East, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  ConsortiumNews.com  June 15, 2014 As President Barack Obama ponders […]

Robert Parry: Neocons Have Weathered the Storm

Exclusive: Official Washington’s bipartisan hysteria over Ukraine and Crimea is evidence that the neocons not only weathered the public fury over the Iraq War but are now back shaping U.S. geopolitical strategies, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  ConsortiumNews.com  March 14, 2014 By the middle of last decade, the storm clouds were building over the neocons: their “regime […]

Evergreene Digest: Maduro! Please Remind Obama! MLK Condemned US Atrocities Covert Violence on Three Continents

Tell Americans and the world that the corporate media that works to destroy the beautiful Chavista peaceful revolution for a government of all Venezuelans and not just mostly for the rich, is the same media Martin Luther King condemned for lying and promoting US “atrocity wars and covert violence on three continents, since 1945, meant […]

▶ Nuland Acknowledges US “Invested” $5 Billion in Ukranian Coup

Posted by Bruce K. Gagnon  Organizing Notes  March 2, 2014 Victoria Nuland [State Department] admits “we’ve invested $5 billion” in the Ukraine project . . . that part picks up at the 7:25 mark in the video. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from […]

Henry A. Giroux | Beyond Savage Politics and Dystopian Nightmares

We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.   —Chris Hedges By Henry A Giroux  Wednesday, 25 September 2013   Truthout.org | Op-Ed What kind of society emerges when it is governed by the market-driven assumption […]

William Boardman: Weapons of Mass Destruction Wanted?

Vermont city to consider protecting neighbors from Air Force F-35 attack By William Boardman  22 September 13  ReaderSupportedNews.org ith Vermont’s highest elected officials still deep in Defense Dept. denial over the disaster that is the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a local city council threatens to bring some military sanity to Vermont (but nowhere else) […]

William Boardman: Jumping the Shark Over Syria

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina 10/19/08. (photo: Jim Young/Reuters) By William Boardman  29 August 13  Reader Supported News resident Obama is apparently wobbling on the edge of committing an impeachable offense, specifically a military attack on Syria without the authorization of Congress, without the approval of the United Nations […]

NDAA Indefinite Detention Bill Passes Senate After Rand Paul Calls It An ‘Abomination’

NDAA Indefinite Detention Bill Passes Senate After Rand Paul Calls It An ‘Abomination’ By Matt Sledge 12/21/2012  huffingtonpost.com The Senate passed a version of the National Defense Authorization Act that was stripped of a prohibition of the indefinite military detention of US citizens on American soil by an 81-14 vote on Friday, but only after […]

Peter Hart> Pundit Accountability: What an Idea!

Pundit Accountability: What an Idea! by Peter Hart    07/30/2012    FAIR.org Writing in Newsweek, Peter Beinart has a pretty good idea: America’s foreign-policy debate desperately needs some measure of accountability. I’m not suggesting that politicians and pundits who got Iraq wrong be banished from public life. (This standard would leave me looking for other work.) But neither should they be […]