Tag Archives: United States

UN Says Assange Tortured: Watch the Webcast

Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. Note: Included below after the video is the article “UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’” by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe […]

Don’t feed the trolls — how to combat the alt-right

In a battle for morals, imagery and messaging is everything. If we lose the PR battle, even if we are ultimately on the right side of justice, we may give the alt-right ammunition they desperately need.

Mr. Fish | Holiday Punch 2016

To add a bit of glee, rage, tough love and hopefulness to your holiday season. . .

DN! Video | Slaughter or Liberation? A Debate on Russia’s Role in the Syrian War & the Fall of Aleppo

Russia described the fall of Aleppo as a victory against terrorists and jihadists, but the United States has decried the Russian-backed offensive…

The Bullying of US Militarism Pervades the Entire Society

Both the military and its allies in the armaments industries have a strong stake in promoting a violent bullying culture where weapons are a norm.

US Blockade on Cuba Is ‘Genocidal’

“The blockade not only violates the human rights of the Cuban people, but also the sovereign right of all countries of the world to have relations with Cuba without fear of reprisals…”

WikiLeaks: Assange Will Stay ‘Political Prisoner’ Under Clinton

Appelbaum further slammed international media over their reporting on Assange and accused those in the U.S. of being propagandists. “Julian is a political prisoner who has been demonised in the press,” he said.

VFP Chapter 27: Letter to MN Congresspeople re Golan Heights

” Be it Resolved that Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 call on its Minnesota Congressional Delegation to insist upon Israel’s withdrawal from the Golan Heights, and to introduce legislation for all U.S. aid to Israel be diverted to assisting Syrian refugees. …”

VIDEO: Chris Hedges on the Big Lie of Neoliberalism and the Very Real Threat of a President Trump

Article: Some particularly good lines from Hedges’ speech include these well-taken points: “Every promise made by the proponents of neoliberalism is a lie,” “The left is still alive … barely,” and “Democracy, especially in the U.S., is a farce, vomiting up right-wing demagogues such as Donald Trump

VIDEO: Robert Scheer Identifies a ‘Serious Division’ Between His and Chris Hedges’ Views (Part 6/7)

Chris Hedges and Robert Sheer have been carrying out an extended debate on the Real News Network. In this video  discuss the centrality of violence to U.S. American culture. View the full series:  Links below. Scheer and Hedges: They Know Everything About You (7/7) Scheer and Hedges: They Know Everything About You (5/7) Scheer and Hedges: They […]

VICE News: The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion

Leopold: According to the latest figures compiled by Iraq Body Count, to date more than 200,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed, although other sources say the casualties are twice as high. More than 4,000 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq, and tens of thousands more have been injured and maimed. The war has cost US taxpayers more than $800 billion.

Ann Jones: Is This Country Crazy?

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.

Freedom Rider: Ferguson Reverberates Around the World

The world needs to know not only that America’s promise of justice for all is a lie but that it is expressed against the rest of the world, too. The anti-globalization group came into being in response to the United States and NATO attacks on the Russian government and interference in the domestic crisis in […]

Peter Brown: Torture, U.S. National Security Council Reverses Position

In contrast to positions previously taken by the U.S. government, the delegation will affirm that U.S. obligations under Article 16, which prohibits cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, do not apply exclusively inside the territorial United States.  By Peter Brown  November 12, 2014 Editor’s Note: Also note the upcoming workshops this Friday listed below. […]

Drones: Targeted Killings Are Coming Back to the US

While most international organizations and foreign states have made attempts to explicitly fuse drones and targeted killing to already established norms, ethics, and rules of war, the United States has focused more on drones being something of a semi-covert tool of political means. In other words, drone war is not necessarily the exact same thing […]

John J. Mearsheimer: Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

“The United States and its European allies now face a choice on Ukraine. They can continue their current policy, which will exacerbate hostilities with Russia and devastate Ukraine in the process — a scenario in which everyone would come out a loser. Or they can switch gears and work to create a prosperous but neutral […]

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 […]

Bruce Gagnon: The People Ain’t Stupid

Bruce K. Gagnon  Organizing Notes  March 13, 2014 The Washington Post (disappointedly I’m sure) reports: A new poll suggests Americans have very little appetite for any real involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. Only 29 percent of Americans would like for the Obama administration to take a “firm stand” against Russia’s incursion into its neighbor, according to […]

▶ Twins Talk Torture and other Videos: Tackling Torture Video Contest Winners

Published on Jan 10, 2014 “Twins Talk Torture” by Tim Eddy of Lennox Head, Australia. WINNER of the $500 Jury Prize for Satirical Video in the Tackling Torture Video Contest 2014. Contest website: http://tacklingtorturevideocontest.we… About Working to expose complicity in torture by our country’s decision-makers, as well as the social & political structure that allowed & continues […]

Susu Jeffrey: Obama’s Neo-Cold War

In retrospect, Russia-bashing was the main media event of the Sochi Olympics since the U.S. “lost” in the medal count. The Ukraine crisis has put the Olympics in the past tense and presented an opportunity for the old Cold War team to field a new crisis. Pres. Obama is following the Clinton policy of pushing […]