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“To put such a figure in perspective, the $75 billion in Pentagon contracts awarded to Lockheed Martin that year was significantly more than one and one-half times the entire 2020 budget for the State Department and the Agency for International Development, which together totaled $44 billion.”
“…window dressing, masking the root cause of the demise of America — unchecked oligarchic power and greed. The longer wealth is funneled upwards into the hands of a tiny, oligarchic cabal, who put Biden into office and whose interests he assiduously serves, we are doomed.”
We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.
Parry: Webb’s offense was to have revived the shocking story of the Reagan administration’s tolerance of cocaine smuggling by the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contra rebels in the 1980s. Though the scandal was real – and had been partly exposed in real time – the major newspapers had locked arms in defense of President Ronald Reagan and the CIA. The sordid scandal apparently was deemed “not good for the country,” so it was buried.
How to Read a Government Commission Report: An Inquiry Into the 9/11 Commission’s 10th Anniversary Report
As an inquiry into the complex subject of international terrorism, the 9/11 Commission’s 10th anniversary reprise is a slipshod farrago of circular argumentation, faulty reasoning and naïve gullibility about the claims of senior officials – but it does serve official Washington’s purpose. By Mike Lofgren, Truthout | Op-Ed truthout.org 29 July 2014 The cover of […]
In recent years, undercover informants have infiltrated antiwar movements targeted as “domestic terrorists”. Posted by sosadmin PrivacySOS.org Fri, 01/31/2014 Back in 2012, the ACLU of Massachusetts published a report called ‘Policing Dissent’, exposing the Boston Police Department’s ‘red squad’ surveillance operations, directed at antiwar and economic justice organizers. Among the documents we obtained through a public records lawsuit were so-called ‘intelligence […]
45% Fewer than half of Americans said their country made a lot of progress toward racial equality in the past half century. BY GEORGE GAO January 17, 2014 PewResearch FactTank Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is widely viewed as a national hero for racial equality and justice, and Americans honored his legacy with the unveiling […]
In Part Two of this Q & A with Coleen Rowley, the former FBI agent discusses bureaucratic arrogance, psychopathic leadership, and why strict adherence to just war doctrine, not “humanitarian” intervention, will lead to a safer world. In addition, Rowley offers her thoughts on the U.S. response to the use of chemical weapons in the […]
Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, The Eve of Destruction Posted by Noam Chomsky at 9:02am, June 4, 2013 TomDispatch.com It didn’t take long. In the immediate aftermath of the dropping of the “victory weapon,” the atomic bomb, on two Japanese cities in August 1945, American fears and fantasies ran wild. Almost immediately, Americans began to reconceive themselves as potential victims […]
Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’ July 13, 2012 Exclusive: This weekend, Occupy protesters are targeting the Bohemian Grove in California, where well-connected rich men go on retreats several weekends each summer. The secrecy of the 1980 encampment became a factor in the cover-up of possible “treason” by Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, writes Robert Parry. occupybohemiangrove.com FB page: […]
Fascist America: Have We Finally Turned The Corner? By Sara Robinson May 1, 2012 AlterNet The author offers one of her periodic assessments of America’s potential to go fascist. And the news is better than it’s been in years. Photo Credit: JoelInSouthernCA America has never been without fascist wannabes. Research by Political Research Associates […]
What Have We Wrought, Part I: Technology Personified & Part II: Conspiracy Theorists and Conservatism
Below are Parts I and II of a Commentary in VII parts written by Sue Ann Martinson, WAMMToday editor. The other parts will follow in the next week. What Have We Wrought: thoughts on freedom, taxes, capitalism and democracy Part I: Technology Personified I recently ran across this award-winning video that wants to make every […]