Archive for the 'Everwar' Category

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

May 23rd, 2015

Bernie Sanders For President In 2016 Racism in America… Global Warming… Raif Badawi…

HAS DID RAND PAUL GONE GO ROGUE…? NO…

May 20th, 2015

[Update at 1000 on 21 May: So, Paul spoke for 630 minutes and only managed to waste a day of the senate’s time. Two years after rising to national prominence with a 13-hour talking filibuster against drones, Rand Paul has made another marathon speech on the floor of the US Senate – only this time […]

SECRETS, POLITICS AND TORTURE, A PRIMER…

May 20th, 2015

If you read the sketchy New York Times article on the Delta Force raid into Syria a few days ago—how an ISIS leader was killed when he “tried to engage” American commandos while his fighters used women and children as shields, and an 18-year-old slave was freed with no civilian casualties thanks to “very precise […]

THE LIES OF OBAMA AND ZERO DARK THIRTY

May 19th, 2015

The main theme of the [The Senate Intelligence Committee’s long-delayed] 499-page executive summary [on CIA torture] is that the CIA lied systematically about the effectiveness of its torture programme in gaining intelligence that would stop future terrorist attacks in the US. The lies included some vital details about the uncovering of an al-Qaida operative called […]

THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN HALLIBURTON…

May 19th, 2015

A friend here in Cleveland once shared a story about the glory days of the city when wealth abounded and power pulsated in the from offices high above Lake Erie. Cleveland’s railway giants, the Van Sweringen brothers, were convinced to hire a new kind of employee, a public relations consultant. After several months of unsuccessful, […]

THE HACKS WANT SEYMOUR HERSH’S BLOOD…

May 18th, 2015

Seymour Hersh, by shining light on lazy journalism of what passes for a Free Press in America has earned the wrath of the bought and paid for media. Seymour Hersh has done the public a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Yet […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S MURDERERS FOR HIRE…

May 18th, 2015

That the United States has employed assassins in covert operations comes as no surprise to anyone. That our military personnel are employed in such targeted assassinations, however, is different. ‘Of course the guys knew the target was bin Laden and he was there under Pakistani control,’ the retired official said. ‘Otherwise, they would not have […]

SEYMOUR HERSH UNCOVERS THE LIES… AGAIN…

May 17th, 2015

When a government, or a corporation, speaks to you, the default position must be that you are being lied to. That was the credo of proto-blogger and journalist icon I.F. Stone. Any thinking human—like Seymour Hersh—ought to adopt the position as their own. Remember the crowing about how America, standing against the world, used CIA […]

HOW JEB BUSH HANDLES TOUGH QUESTIONS…

May 16th, 2015

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A PROPER USE OF NON-LETHAL FORCE AND
DONALD RUMSFELD ON STREET VIOLENCE…?

May 8th, 2015

A Keef Knight twofer…

RESPECT…

May 4th, 2015

Fox News comedian Geraldo Rivera came for the show and got shown the door. Geraldo Rivera was an unpopular presence in Baltimore this week, and never more so than when he encountered Kwame Rose, a young protester whose interruption of a broadcast for Fox News on Tuesday night went viral. As Rivera was setting up […]

THEY ARE CALLED SMART PHONES OFFICER…

May 1st, 2015

ROLDO RIGHTS ON SHOULD WE EXPECT VIOLENCE?…

April 30th, 2015

There has been some talk about what will happen in Cleveland after the judge decides on the court case of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo in the shooting deaths of two people. The reason for this concern, of course, evolves from the violent reaction in Baltimore to the death of Freddie Gray while in custody […]

PREACHING NONVIOLENCE: BETRAYAL, RUSE, CON

April 29th, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes: Now, tonight, I turn on the news and I see politicians calling for young people in Baltimore to remain peaceful and “nonviolent.” These well-intended pleas strike me as the right answer to the wrong question. To understand the question, it’s worth remembering what, specifically, happened to Freddie Gray. An officer made eye […]

BURN, BABY! BURN!…*

April 29th, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows I’m not sure what is going on with the embed code, but here’s the direct link… *Nathaniel “Magnificent” Montague, 1965… (Montague is still alive. Has anyone talked to him in 2015?)

AFTER 50 YEARS, WILL OUR CITIES BURN AGAIN…?

April 28th, 2015

In 1968, three years after the Long Hot Summer of 1965, the Kerner Commission: presented its findings in 1968, concluding that urban violence reflected the profound frustration of inner-city blacks and that racism was deeply embedded in American society. The report’s most famous passage warned that the United States was “moving toward two societies, one […]

PREFIGURING THE NEW WORLD AMERICAN ORDER…

April 23rd, 2015

We are a nation in transition. Transition can be good, such as those we made in the mid 19th century, early 20th century and the decades immediately following the end of World War II. The transition we face today, however, is not good. Tom Englehardt sees where we very well be headed and he is […]

THE BUSH(ES) OBAMA SECURITY SCHEME LIVES ON…

April 21st, 2015

The BOSS isn’t going anywhere soon. Even if Hilary Clinton takes the White House, not a pleasant thought, we will only need to tweak the acronym a bit to perhaps BOCSS, rhymes with box? Glenn Greenwald writes: One of the most glaring myths propagated by Washington — especially the two parties’ media loyalists — is […]

WHAT FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY LOOKS LIKE…?

April 8th, 2015

As I follow the continuing story of blogger Raif Badawi, I note that only one country has chosen to go eye-to-eye with Saudi Arabia and not blink: Sweden. Madeline Rees, Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom sees in that resolute stance, essentially the beginnings of sanctions against the Saudi royal […]

SNOWDEN, THE NSA AND YOUR DICKAGE…

April 7th, 2015

Glenn Greenwald had this to say: On his HBO program last night, John Oliver devoted 30 minutes to a discussion of U.S. surveillance programs, advocating a much more substantive debate as the June 1 deadline for renewing the Patriot Act approaches (the full segment can be seen here). As part of that segment, Oliver broadcast […]

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