Category Dissent Control

Jeffrey Sterling: I Reject Using My Unjust Conviction Against Julian Assange — Common Dreams – Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Jeffrey Sterling The U.S. prison system is one of deplorable living conditions, disregard for human life, and perpetual punishment. And given Assange’s health, he will be lucky to receive adequate care. (Photo: Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images) […] Given the long history of the U.S. government’s pursuit of Assange and the obvious political nature of […]

Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work

Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work Margaret Kimberley As long as the internet is in private hands it should be seen as a “frenemy” — a useful resource that can also be wielded as a weapon. In its early days the internet seemed to be an undisputed good, a means of communication open […]

Revealed: Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib targeted in Israeli fake news operation

  By David Smith, Michael McGowan , Christopher Knaus and Nick Evershed December 06, 2019 “Information Clearing House” –  Two Muslim US congresswomen have been targeted by a vast international operation that exploits far-right pages on Facebook to inflame Islamophobia for profit, a Guardian investigation has found. A mysterious Israeli-based group uses 21 Facebook pages to churn out more […]

The New ‘Black Codes’

Chris Hedges Mr. Fish / Truthdig The police forces in impoverished urban communities, equipped with military-grade weapons and empowered to harass and kill largely at will, along with mass incarceration, are the principal tools for the social control of the poor. There is little pretense of justice and even less of protection and safety. The […]

Paul Robeson and the Battle for the Soul of America — Strategic Culture Foundation

by Matthew Ehret     “Every artist, every scientist, every writer must decide now where he stands. The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made my choice” Paul Robeson, 1937 America today stands at a crossroads. Where an entrenched oligarchy strives desperately to keep hold […]

Agents of Empire — Desultory Heroics

By Michael Krieger Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. – Arundhati Roy Last week, Hillary Clinton called Tulsi Gabbard (and Jill Stein) Russian assets on a podcast. […] To […]

The revolution will not be subsidized

https://youtu.be/QnJFhuOWgXg Nobody Gets Liberated Until the Defeat of the Plutocrats Glen Ford […] Late stage capitalism is eating US society alive, dissolving all bonds between peoples and savaging every human right that has not already been put on the “market” and made buyable. The rule of the super-rich makes all the rest of us super-small. […]