Tag Archives: Norman Solomon

Evergreene Digest | Urgent to Progressives: Stop Fueling the Anti-Russia Frenzy

Progressives who treat anti-Russia propaganda spin as fact, in order to weaken Trump, are encouraging a kind of McCarthyism. Of all the good reasons to “delegitimate” Trump, alleged Kremlin intervention in the election should rank low. Focus should instead be on his greed, pathological lying, enthusiasm for oligarchy, bigotry, environmental destruction, racism, misogyny, economic injustice, […]

Stand Up for Truth: The European Tour of a Band of American Whistleblowers:

Jesselyn Radack: “This war on whistleblowers has an incredibly chilling effect and I believe, in the grand scheme of things, it is really a backdoor war on journalists and I believe even further it’s a way of creating an official Secrets Actwhich our country has been able to live without for more than 200 years, so this is very pernicious. People talk about amending the Espionage Act. I don’t think it needs to be amended. I think it needs to be ended.”

Norman Solomon: Editorial Position of the New York Times, Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter

 In the morally skewed universe that the Times editorial board evidently inhabits and eagerly promulgates, Hamas intends to “terrorize” Israeli citizens while Israel merely intends to accomplish military objectives by dropping thousands of tons of bombs on Palestinian people in Gaza. By NormanSolomon  Daily Kos  July 23, 2014 [This post was co-written by Abba Solomon, the […]

Norman Solomon: An Assault from Obama’s Escalating War on Journalism

The Obama administration is insisting that Risen name his confidential source — or face imprisonment. Risen says he won’t capitulate. by Norman Solomon  Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Common Dreams New York Times journalist James Risen continues to face prosecution by the Department of Justice for performing his job. (Photo: Alex Menendez/UCB Graduate School of Journalism/) […]

Mint Press: Whistleblowers — Snowden’s A Hero, Intelligence Community’s Out Of Line

Bold statements go a long way for whistleblowers calling Edward Snowden a hero and bringing attention to the fact that the U.S. intelligence community has simply gone too far. By Katie Rucke  @katierucke | March 27, 2014  MintPressNews.com A photo of former NSA security contractor Edward Snowden. (Photo/zennie62 via Flickr) Edward Snowden is not a traitor, the intelligence community […]

Norman Solomon: Cut Off the NSA’s Juice

“This is a struggle for power over what kind of future can be created for humanity.” By Norman Solomon  Norman Solomon’s Blog  January 27, 2014 The National Security Agency depends on huge computers that guzzle electricity in the service of the surveillance state. For the NSA’s top executives, maintaining a vast flow of juice to […]

Cohen and Solomon: The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV

It’s become a TV ritual:  Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King’s birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about “the slain civil rights leader.” By Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon  January 17, 2014  (January 4, 1995)  FAIR.org The remarkable thing about this annual review of King’s life is that several years […]

Norman Solomon: What The Assault On Whistleblowers Has to Do With War on Syria

To stop attack on Syria, we must support whistleblowers. By Norman Solomon  August 28, 2013  opednews.com  Source: AlterNet  Without whistleblowers, the mainline media outlets are more transfixed than ever with telling the official story. And at a time like this, the official story is all about spinning for war on Syria. Every president who wants to launch […]

[Video] Our Vanishing Civil Liberties panel with Daniel Ellsberg, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Nadia Kayyali, Norman Solomon

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Norman Solomon> Bradley Manning Is Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy”—If the Enemy Is Democracy

Of all the charges against Bradley Manning, the most pernicious—and revealing—is “aiding the enemy.” by Norman Solomon  Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by Common Dreams Pfc. Bradley Manning (Portrait by Robert Shetterly) A blogger at The New Yorker, Amy Davidson, raised a pair of big questions that now loom over the courtroom at Fort Meade and over the […]

Norman Solomon> The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

After the bombings that killed and maimed so horribly at the Boston Marathon, our country’s politics and mass media are awash in heartfelt compassion — and reflexive “doublethink,” which George Orwell described as willingness “to forget any fact that has become inconvenient.” by Norman Solomon  Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Common Dreams People react as an explosion […]

Norman Solomon> Digital Grab: Corporate Power Has Seized the Internet

Digital Grab: Corporate Power Has Seized the Internet “We have a profound, far-reaching fight on our hands, at a crossroads leading toward democracy or corporate monopoly.” By Norman Solomon  March 27, 2013  NormanSolomon.com If your daily routine took you from one homegrown organic garden to another, bypassing vast fields choked with pesticides, you might feel […]

Congress: End Endless War and Stop Becoming “the Evil That We Deplore”

Congress: End Endless War and Stop Becoming “the Evil That We Deplore” by Norman Solomon  Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Common Dreams Congress waited six years to repeal the Tonkin Gulf Resolution after it opened the bloody floodgates for the Vietnam War in August 1964. If that seems slow, consider the continuing failure of Congress to repeal the […]

Norman Solomon> How to Build a Grassroots Power Base

How to Build a Grassroots Power Base By Norman Solomon  The Nation | Op-Ed Monday, 12 November 2012 via truthout.org Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary. September 17, 2012. (Photo: Sunset Parkerpix) Millions of Americans are eager, even desperate, for a political movement that truly challenges the power of Wall Street and the Pentagon. But accommodation has been habit-forming for […]

Fired from MSNBC for Anti-War Views, Phil Donahue Speaks Out on Republicans and Journalism, While Campaigning for Norman Solomon in California

Fired from MSNBC for Anti-War Views, Phil Donahue Speaks Out on Republicans and Journalism, While Campaigning for Norman Solomon in California The legendary talk show host, who lost his show because he opposed the Iraq war, discusses the wars, the presidential candidates, and more in an in-depth interview. January 16, 2012  |  Consortium News / By Dennis Bernstein  via […]