Archive for the 'Everwar' Category

FREE SPEECH, FREE PRESS, FREE RAIF BADAWI…

April 25th, 2015

Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger who was sentenced to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, now faces being beheaded for renouncing the religion, his family have said. What is the difference between an execution for your beliefs by ISIS and an execution for your beliefs by the House of Saud? Trudy […]

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 […]

FBI FABRICATES ANOTHER BOMB PLOT…

April 3rd, 2015

Has the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered a single domestic threat to the United States since 11 September 2001 that didn’t involve an FBI informant? The story of Noelle Velentza and Asia Siddiqui is just one more case of FBI fabrication, duping two possibly wanna-bes who would likely never have been a threat if their […]

THIS IS NOT WHAT GEORGE HARRISON WANTED…

March 30th, 2015

In my moldy and decayed collection of eight-track tapes there was (I tossed them all two moves ago, but kept a list of what I had) was the two-tape collection of George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh, the mother of all benefit concerts. George and all the musicians who came together would not be happy with […]

DALTON TRUMBO: REBEL IN HOLLYWOOD

March 23rd, 2015

As a rule, I don’t watch the extras on DVDs because I have found them generally to be masturbatory filler. This has not been the case with the documentary Dalton Trumbo: Rebel In Hollywood found on 2009 DVD release. This hour-long documentary explores the career of Dalton Trumbo, his struggles as a member of the […]

OUR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OFFENSE…

March 19th, 2015

One of Mano Singham’s readers makes an excellent point in commenting on Mano’s post We’re really #1! Marcus Ranum writes: The US leads the rest of the world in military spending—we spend as much as all of them combined. Note, I didn’t hew to the national lie that it’s “defense” spending. In today’s military environment, […]

HOW THE FBI HOME-GROWS TERRORISTS DUPES…

March 18th, 2015

OK. Serious question. Has the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered, arrested and provided sufficient information to convict a single individual in the United States on terrorism charges that the FBI did not, in fact, actually train to be arrested? Any one? Got a name? Hint. That name is not Sami Osmakac. IN THE VIDEO, Sami […]

J. EDGAR’S GHOST IS SMILING…

March 15th, 2015

In the eyes of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and those who control that organization (hint: not We The People) we are all terrorists until proven otherwise, and then only provisionally. Members of an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force tracked the time and location of a Black Lives Matter protest last December at the Mall […]

STOP FIGHTING FIRES AND FIGHT THE ARSONIST…

March 15th, 2015

As I think of how paralyzing are the myriad of injustices—global warming/climate change, police militarization, racism, sexism, water pollution, air pollution, mass surveillance, the list goes on and on—I realize that I, we, have to think about the root cause, our runaway economic system that allows the Masters Of The Universe and their legions of […]

COTTONING TO HIS CONSTITUENTS CASH COW…

March 10th, 2015

If not for the Everwar, defense contractors in the United States might have to turn to the manufacture of vehicles for the Postal Service. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark)—the new Walmart senator?—understands who gets him elected (hint: not the people of Arkansas) and took steps this week to ensure the Everwar continues. Then, instead of going […]

LET’S GO TO THE TAPE, BOB…

March 10th, 2015

Synopsis: politician makes public promise to resign if claims of wrongdoing found to be true; claims of wrongdoing found to be true; politician claims do-over. In August, 2013, as evidence emerged of the active participation by New Zealand in the “Five Eyes” mass surveillance program exposed by Edward Snowden, the country’s conservative Prime Minister, John […]

DO WE NEED ANOTHER NUREMBERG…?

March 9th, 2015

I first wrote about Abu Ghraib back in 2005 during my Louisville: The Coffee House Tour. Now, ten years later, those in charge, those who signed off on the authorizations, those culpable in the illegal acts remain free and untouched. If the United States cannot bring our own monsters to task, how can we ever […]

CAN OTPOR GO GLOBAL…?

March 9th, 2015

I think that Srdja Popovic must be channeling Abbie Hoffman. “So there they were, our idols, [the rock band Rimtutituki] driving round Republic Square in circles in a truck, singing,” says Popovic. “They looked more like generals than rockers. And what they were singing was stuff like: ‘There’s no brain under that helmet’ and ‘If […]

UPDATE: FERGUSON RACIST… WATER WET…

March 5th, 2015

I haven’t written about events in Ferguson, Missouri, since the end of 2014, not because I lost interest, but because the story appeared to gain serious legs. I have continued to monitor the story, and the larger consequences of the murder of Michael Brown, and want to offer this update following the release of the […]

HOW MANY BLACK SITES ARE INSIDE THE U.S….?

February 24th, 2015

This is what we get when the Bush Obama Security Scheme (BOSS) goes domestic. The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s […]

WITH DEAN WORMER AND MARMALARD IN CHARGE…

January 31st, 2015

The story of Gulet Mohamed is in no way humorous, but yet when I read about how we, the voting citizens of the United States have allowed our elected government, and the those they employ, to secretly exile Gulet, my mind leapt back to 1978 and Dean Wormer’s office. In late December 2010, 18-year-old Somali-American […]

NEW YORK DEPLOYS BRATTON’S ROUGH RIDERS…

January 30th, 2015

In the 1980’s a high-ranking Marine Corps officer told me of a plan to deploy his Marines across a line (I seem to recall that the line was 65th Street, but I could easily be wrong on that detail) isolating upper Manhattan in case of large-scale civil unrest. New York City Police commissioner Bill Bratton’s […]

HOW TO FOIL THE PLUMBERS…

January 29th, 2015

People often tell reporters things their employers, or their government, want to keep suppressed. But leaking can serve the public interest, fueling revelatory and important journalism. This publication was created in part as a platform for journalism arising from unauthorized disclosures by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Our founders and editors are strongly committed to publishing […]

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