Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Chris Hedges | The Mafia State

We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.

Robert Parry: A Day When Journalism Died

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 […]

Former CIA director: In order to spy on domestic dissidents, just call them Terrorists

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 […]

FactTank: On MLK Day, racial equality found wanting

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 […]

Tikkun: Q & A with Coleen Rowley, F.B.I. Whistleblower: Part Two

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> Humanity Imperiled: The Path to Disaster

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 […]

Robert Parry> Occupy targets the Grove> Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’

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?

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 […]