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Showing posts from April 7, 2019

John Pilger: Julian Assange Exposed US' 'KILL THEM ALL' Mentality!

Ecuadorian President's Motives for Surrendering Assange: Vengeance & IMF Loans

Moreno will go down in history as the Ecuadorean "leader" who went down on Trump, a Latino-hating racist pig, in order to permanently humiliate himself and his country. Cuz Assange didn't clean up after his cat.

From the indispensable Jonathan Cook: "UK media, MPs unveil latest Assange deception"

Fuck it, here's the whole thing. It's just too good. Throw Cook some cash for this and all the work he does:

In my last blog post, I warned that the media and political class would continue with their long-running deceptions about Julian Assange now that he has been dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy. They have wasted no time in proving me right. The first thrust in their campaign of deceit was set out on the Guardian’s front page today. There should have been wall-to-wall outrage from public figures in the UK at the United States creating a new crime of “doing journalism” and a new means of arrest for those committing this “crime” overseas, what I have termed “media rendition”. Remember that all of the information contained in the US charge sheet against Assange – the supposed grounds for his extradition – were known to the previous Obama administration as far back as 2010. But Barack Obama never dared approve the current charges against Assange because legally there was no …

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is “Scandalous” and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S.

And the full hour; that was segment 3:

2018 UA Conversation on Campus Free Speech: Chomsky, ACLU, and others

Julian Assange - Comments from Snowden, Chomsky, Varoufakis, Greenwald & Horvat (REWIND)

In which I comment on "'Fox News brain': meet the families torn apart by toxic cable news"

Reproduced in full below so I may interpolate italicized comments; see the original here.
I love my mother. She is one of the kindest and sweetest people you will ever meet and I would be nothing without her. I’ve never heard her say a bad word about anyone, never mind anything overtly terrible, like the type of thing, for example, you might hear from Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity. But I do know, much to my dismay, that she has watched them on TV a lot over the years. As such, my mom and I have agreed to not talk about politics anymore. The cognitive dissonance between this lovely woman finding something appealing in the most xenophobic pundits on TV is too hard for me to reconcile. I don’t want to think about it.
Let me reconcile it for you: your mother, like I'm sure most actual Nazis, is a total sweetheart to those she considers full human beings, and a fucking Nazi towards the untermenschen. Where's the cognitive dissonance? Your mommy loves you...and hates others. This is …

Assange Arrested for Exposing U.S. War Crimes - Paul Jay, Dan Ellsberg, Greenwald, etc.

Here's Ellsberg:

And here's Greenwald and Micah Lee on this.

And here's the set of interviews with Vidal the printed version of which Assange was holding in his hand when they frog-marched him out.

Assange and Manning Under Arrest: Trump Admin Goes All Out Against Whistleblowers

Meanwhile, that prick Erlanger at the NYT co-penned one of the worst travesties I've ever seen. I'm not even going to comment; just read this filth and ruminate on how the NYT Style Guide can define "self-imposed" as "imposed by others," to say nothing of the gratuitous dig at Gore Vidal at the end, whose used underwear was worth more than every journalist at the NYT put together.

When you're done, immediately wash your mind out with this.

FAIR: Tips for a Post-Mueller Media from Nine Russiagate Skeptics

Silly rabbits--for-profit media is interested in one thing, and one thing only: increasing profit margins and market share. Period. That is literally fucking it--as is the case with any for-profit institution. Profit and market share first; all else is literally ancillary.

But, sure, read what the nice journos have to say about it all, as if anyone listened or cared. Cuz you know why media outlets can shit out garbage nonstop and make money off of it? Because we're all of us informational (sic) coprophiliacs. It's our fault, ultimately.

The article.

Obama Goes After Progressives

Ana rocks.

Interview with David Bohm

More here and here.

Emboldened by Mueller Report, Trump Stages Border Drama, Iran Escalation

Thanks a lot, Maddow, et al! Boy, you really did us all a huge favor, you Resistance™ geniuses!

More here:

IPSP Panel and Documentary Viewing, Special Guest Noam Chomsky



Yanis Varoufakis - Reflections on an Alternative Economic Present - Taylor Lecture, Oxford - 2019

The New Silk Road by Peter Frankopan - VPRO documentary