Thursday, August 04, 2022

The New York Times:

"As Latin America Shifts Left, Leaders Face a Short Honeymoon. All six of the region’s largest economies could soon be run by presidents elected on leftist platforms. Their challenge? Inflation, war in Europe and growing poverty at home."

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/31/world/americas/latin-america-leftist-leaders.html


-->In an extensive article, the NYT has admitted Latin America's shift to the left. But after a whole page of coverage, readers don't really learn too much. The biggest story that gets left out is the role of the United States in overthrowing their governments in the past. In fact, the US is hardly ever mentioned. It's like these governments are operating in a world free from US coups, economic strangulation and outright invasions. What a blind world that must be for the citizens of the US. Voters in all these countries have been keenly aware of the dangers from El Norte, and the need to protect their recent gains in autonomy.


Also left out is neoliberalism, the economic system that the US Banks, mining companies, and manufactures have been using to rob the economic future of so many countries in Latin America. Neoliberalism, forced on these countries by US foreign policy, has meant militarism, worker suppression, and environmental disaster. None of these consequences are referred to in the NYT article, a lobotomized analysis of Latin American history. It's like reviewing recent Ukrainian politics without mentioning the US and Russia. 


The NYT doesn't often lie about Latin America. But our newspaper of record just leaves so much out, that the average reader ends up with a completely whitewashed view of our country's role south of the boarder. And the fact that the US is very actively trying to overthrow three of the most progressive countries in the region, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, why that get flushed down the intellectual memory hole. The NYT is often Pentagon propaganda with Intellectual pretensions.

 

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Committee to Stop FBI Repression:

"On the morning of Friday, July 29th, the FBI conducted raids at multiple locations, including the Uhuru House in St. Petersburg, Florida, the private residence of Omali Yeshitela in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as the Uhuru Solidarity Center, also in St. Louis. The FBI employed flashbang grenades and handcuffed Yeshitela and his wife while the house was raided. The FBI says that the raids are connected to the federal indictment of a Russian man, Aleksandr Ionov, alleging that he has been working to spread 'Russian propaganda' in the United States.


The Committee to Stop FBI Repression and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression unequivocally condemn these raids. We oppose all efforts by the U.S. government to target activists in any progressive movement in this country. We call for an end to investigations, political harassment, and threats against activists and our movements.


The DOJ is alleging that those raided collaborated with a 'Russian asset' to spread 'Russian propaganda.' At a time when the US is engaged in an imperialist proxy war with Russia in the Ukraine, these raids have all the makings of a witch hunt. All progressive people should oppose any attempt by the FBI and police to attack people's movements and organizations. We must always be vigilant about defending our democratic rights to organize and speak out against injustice - including communicating with activists in other countries and building international solidarity. It should also be said this repression comes in the context of [an] upsurge of struggle in the Black community."

https://www.democracynow.org/2022/8/1/headlines/fbi_raids_black_liberation_group_accused_of_spreading_russian_propaganda


-->Yes, the FBI is always there when the Black community is struggling for its freedom from oppression. The FBI is there to raid houses, collect documents and Red Bait ideas about universal resistance to US sponsored militarism and racism. Our major media gives these raids a wide latitude, mostly by not covering them at all. Interestingly enough, Fox2 News did cover these raids.


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Mondoweiss:

"After 20 years advocating for Palestinian human rights within our denomination, I am encouraged and happy to see that our General Convention ... [of] the Episcopal Church in the US, passed four resolutions that will empower the church to act on behalf of Palestinians.


In Justice and Peace in the Holy Land – Our Call to Action, Episcopalians 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist and condemn the continued occupation, segregation and oppression of the Palestinian people; recognizing that for Israel to be a democracy it must allow equality for all its peoples.' The resolution further urges U.S. leaders 'to take action to oppose Israeli laws and practices that result in unequal rights for two peoples.'


In a resolution titled Freedom of speech and the right to boycott, the church calls on President Biden and members of Congress to 'oppose legislation that punishes supporting nonviolent boycotts and divestments on behalf of Palestinian human rights.' ...

 

The resolution also calls on the church’s ministries 'to oppose U.S. government military assistance, including the sale or provision of arms and related technologies such as surveillance equipment, to countries that have demonstrated well-documented, persistent, and egregious human rights abuses.' ”

https://mondoweiss.net/2022/07/inching-toward-the-tipping-point-in-the-episcopal-church/


-->No word in the NYT that US churches are growing impatient with apartheid. When will the NYT start becoming impatient with apartheid?


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Intercept:

"SAUDI CROWN PRINCE Mohammed bin Salman reportedly accused President Joe Biden of hypocrisy during their meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday by asking why the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi seemed to matter more to him than the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh.


Biden, who said during his campaign for the presidency in 2019 that Khashoggi had been 'murdered and dismembered … I believe on the order of the crown prince,' told reporters that he had confronted Crown Prince Mohammed over the killing of the dissident Saudi journalist at the start of their meeting this week.


But according to a Saudi official who spoke to the state broadcaster Al Arabiya, the prince contrasted Biden’s concern about the brutal murder of Khashoggi, a long-term resident of the U.S., with his failure to hold Israel’s government accountable for the killing of Abu Akleh, an American citizen who was shot — according to witnesses and visual investigations — from an Israeli military convoy."

https://theintercept.com/2022/07/16/saudi-prince-taunts-biden-caring-khashoggi-shireen-abu-akleh/


-->Let's see if the NYT can get away with not covering this story. It exposes the hypocrisy of the US campaign for human rights in the Middle East.


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+972:

"On July 12, nine European governments declared that they had rejected Israel’s designation of six Palestinian civil society groups as 'terrorist organizations.' The announcement is a major victory for the organizations themselves, political activists, and the Palestinian communities they serve.


Following the declaration by Defense Minister Benny Gantz outlawing the six NGOs last October, the European donor countries opened their own investigations to look into Israel’s allegations. Nearly nine months later, they concluded that 'no substantial information was received from Israel that would justify reviewing our policy' toward the organizations, and as such, they would continue to fund and collaborate with the groups. ...


Now, the declaration of the nine countries — including Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Italy — reaffirms what +972 and Local Call exposed in our investigative reports on the matter: that Israel has absolutely no proof to back its claims, and that its dossier failed to sway even countries that are friendly to Israel, and who took its allegations seriously."

https://www.972mag.com/edition/israel-europe-ngos-palestinians/


-->Now this is another story that makes Israel look bad. So far, the NYT has left both of these stories out. Sometimes it is just a delay in covering such stories, and we will keep checking to see if the NYT gets around to printing it.


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Common Dreams:

"As U.S. President Joe Biden met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Friday, a top official at Human Rights Watch implored the American leader to not lift a ban on the sale of certain weapons to the repressive monarchy as it continues waging an atrocity-laden war in Yemen.


Responding to reports that the Biden administration is considering ending its vague proscription against the transfer of 'offensive' weaponry to Saudi Arabia, Michael Page, Human Rights Watch's (HRW) Middle East and North Africa deputy director, warned that such a policy reversal 'could lead to fresh rights violations in Yemen.'


'Since the beginning of the war in 2015, Human Rights Watch and other groups have documented how the Saudi- and [United Arab Emirates]-led coalition has used U.S. weapons in apparent unlawful airstrikes, including apparent war crimes,' wrote Page. 'The U.S. government's own report has detailed... oversight failures on these sales.' "

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/07/15/human-rights-watch-us-stop-selling-weapons-saudis


-->The mainstream media tries hard to disappear the US role in destroying Yemen. It is the same issue as in Palestine. The US touts human rights while denying such rights to tens of thousands in the Middle East. If the word got out, why the American people wouldn't support these war crimes. 


Friday, July 22, 2022

The Intercept:

"SAUDI CROWN PRINCE Mohammed bin Salman reportedly accused President Joe Biden of hypocrisy during their meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday by asking why the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi seemed to matter more to him than the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh.


Biden, who said during his campaign for the presidency in 2019 that Khashoggi had been 'murdered and dismembered … I believe on the order of the crown prince,' told reporters that he had confronted Crown Prince Mohammed over the killing of the dissident Saudi journalist at the start of their meeting this week.


But according to a Saudi official who spoke to the state broadcaster Al Arabiya, the prince contrasted Biden’s concern about the brutal murder of Khashoggi, a long-term resident of the U.S., with his failure to hold Israel’s government accountable for the killing of Abu Akleh, an American citizen who was shot — according to witnesses and visual investigations — from an Israeli military convoy."

https://theintercept.com/2022/07/16/saudi-prince-taunts-biden-caring-khashoggi-shireen-abu-akleh/


-->Let's see if the NYT can get away with not covering this story. It exposes the hypocrisy of the US campaign for human rights in the Middle East.


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+972:

"On July 12, nine European governments declared that they had rejected Israel’s designation of six Palestinian civil society groups as 'terrorist organizations.' The announcement is a major victory for the organizations themselves, political activists, and the Palestinian communities they serve.


Following the declaration by Defense Minister Benny Gantz outlawing the six NGOs last October, the European donor countries opened their own investigations to look into Israel’s allegations. Nearly nine months later, they concluded that 'no substantial information was received from Israel that would justify reviewing our policy' toward the organizations, and as such, they would continue to fund and collaborate with the groups. ...


Now, the declaration of the nine countries — including Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Italy — reaffirms what +972 and Local Call exposed in our investigative reports on the matter: that Israel has absolutely no proof to back its claims, and that its dossier failed to sway even countries that are friendly to Israel, and who took its allegations seriously."

https://www.972mag.com/edition/israel-europe-ngos-palestinians/


-->Now this is another story that makes Israel look bad. So far, the NYT has left both of these stories out. Sometimes it is just a delay in covering such stories, and we will keep checking to see if the NYT gets around to printing it.


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Common Dreams:

"As U.S. President Joe Biden met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Friday, a top official at Human Rights Watch implored the American leader to not lift a ban on the sale of certain weapons to the repressive monarchy as it continues waging an atrocity-laden war in Yemen.


Responding to reports that the Biden administration is considering ending its vague proscription against the transfer of 'offensive' weaponry to Saudi Arabia, Michael Page, Human Rights Watch's (HRW) Middle East and North Africa deputy director, warned that such a policy reversal 'could lead to fresh rights violations in Yemen.'


'Since the beginning of the war in 2015, Human Rights Watch and other groups have documented how the Saudi- and [United Arab Emirates]-led coalition has used U.S. weapons in apparent unlawful airstrikes, including apparent war crimes,' wrote Page. 'The U.S. government's own report has detailed... oversight failures on these sales.' "

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/07/15/human-rights-watch-us-stop-selling-weapons-saudis


-->The mainstream media tries hard to disappear the US role in destroying Yemen. It is the same issue as in Palestine. The US touts human rights while denying such rights to tens of thousands in the Middle East. If the word got out, why the American people wouldn't support these war crimes. 


The Intercept:

"It should come as little surprise that the Biden administration and Democratic leadership in Congress are doing hardly anything to protect reproductive rights following the fall of Roe v. Wade. Speaking on 'Meet the Press' this Sunday, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra made clear that his agency had little interest in exploring ways to use federal powers to ensure abortions remain available in states that have banned the procedure. ...


It would be difficult to overstate how badly Democrats dropped the ball on preventing Roe from being endangered and then preparing for it to be overturned. The world after Roe, though, is showing the liberal establishment’s cowardice and complicity when it comes to getting access to abortions for people who need them. From House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reading an Israeli poem to the repeated entreaties to vote harder, the utter failure is staggering. ...


Planned Parenthood, a group that does much good work but also exists firmly within the reluctant liberal establishment, has shown a lack of fortitude since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision took down Roe last month. ... Those who continue to take risks to fight for reproductive justice make clear that real resistance is possible. They clarify, too, that those caving so readily to a fascist status quo are making a choice to stand on the wrong side of history."

https://theintercept.com/2022/07/05/roe-wade-abortion-democrats-planned-parenthood/


-->The liberal establishment, like always, only tells us to vote. Vote for them? The very Democrats who sold us out?


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Common Dreams:

"As Russia's invasion of Ukraine revives the terrifying specter of thermonuclear annihilation, a scientific study published Thursday revealed that a nuclear exchange involving as few as hundreds of warheads would likely cause a 'little ice age' lasting centuries or even millennia.


Scientists have long known that even a 'limited' thermonuclear war could result in a so-called nuclear winter, or prolonged global cooling resulting from atmospheric soot blocking life-sustaining sunlight. However, the new study examines the effects of such warfare on the Earth's oceans and marine ecosystems."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/07/08/model-shows-nuclear-war-would-cause-millennia-long-little-ice-age


-->The NYT is so busy stirring up war between NATO and Russia, there is no time to print anything about nuclear annihilation. 


Wednesday, July 06, 2022

 Telesur:
“Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro explained his country's ideals at a ceremony to remember the battle of Carabobo, a great victory against the Spanish. 'Simon Bolivar knew that if the consolidation of the military, political, and geopolitical victory in South America was not achieved, the Spanish imperialist army would not have been completely expelled from our lands, and a counteroffensive would occur sooner rather than later. ... 


That is why, from the beginning, Bolivar conceived a strategy of continental liberation: the integration and independence of South America. The great liberation campaigns are at the deep base of our roots and identity, with which we present ourselves to the world.


That is the Bolivarian vision. And that is why we now assume ourselves fully and absolutely as militants in Bolivar's cause. That is why we proudly say we are the Bolivarians of the 21st century.' "

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Keep-Fighting-for-a-New-Era-of-Prosperity-President-Maduro-20220624-0011.html


-->Do you think that you will be reading President Maduro's words in the US media? That is how you can judge the limits of our supposedly "free press." All the news that the Pentagon has decided is fit to print. The US is the imperial power in Latin America today, and like the Spanish before us, we will have to be driven away if the region is be finally become truly free.


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Common Dreams:

"U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday endorsed a pair of House Democrats in their primaries against challengers backed by the nation's most powerful pro-Israel lobby—which is spending heavily to defeat progressive candidates who advocate for Palestinian rights.


Sanders (I-Vt.) endorsed Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Andy Levin, both of Michigan, tweeting that the former 'has taken on powerful special interests and fought for working people' while the latter 'is a strong labor voice who is taking on right-wing-funded super PACs.' 


One of those super PACs is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's United Democracy Project (AIPAC's UDP), which has recently poured money into several Democratic primary races to thwart progressive candidates who support Palestine and who criticize Israel's occupation, colonization, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid there—and the nearly unconditional $3.8 billion in annual U.S. military aid to Israel."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/06/29/sanders-pushes-back-against-aipac-super-pac-endorsements-tlaib-and-levin


-->Yes, the Israel Lobby is dedicated to supporting fascist candidates for the US Congress. Israel is a fascist state, and the Lobby's support of racist, right wing candidates in the US makes perfect sense. Of course, the NYT didn't print this story.


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Common Dreams:

"President Joe Biden has reportedly struck a deal with Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to nominate an anti-abortion lawyer to a lifetime federal judgeship in Kentucky, news that comes less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion.


According to Louisville's Courier-Journal, Biden has agreed to nominate Republican attorney Chad Meredith once there's a federal court vacancy in Kentucky, where abortion was outlawed immediately following the high court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization on Friday.


In exchange, McConnell (R-Ky.) has purportedly agreed not to obstruct the president's future judicial nominations—a vow that was met with deep skepticism from outside observers, given the Kentucky Republican's long record of cynical machinations that have yanked the Supreme Court and lower courts to the right for decades to come."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/06/30/massive-betrayal-biden-cuts-deal-mcconnell-nominate-anti-abortion-judge


-->Does the Democratic leadership actually support abortion rights? Or is the party prone to using abortion rights to win elections? Pelosi's support of Henry Cuellar, the only anti-abortion Democrat left in the House of Representatives, is a case in point. Too bad our major media can't ask these questions.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Common Dreams:

"Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that the U.S. Senate must swiftly respond to the right-wing Supreme Court's 'outrageous and reactionary' decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by eliminating the legislative filibuster and codifying abortion rights into federal law.


'Six Supreme Court justices, including some who in their nomination hearings called the case 'important precedent,' today did exactly what the American people did not want and overturned Roe v. Wade,' Sanders (I-Vt.) said in a statement. 'This decision cannot be allowed to stand.'


'If Republicans can end the filibuster to install right-wing judges to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats can and must end the filibuster, codify Roe v. Wade, and make abortion legal and safe,' the senator added, referring to the Senate GOP's elimination of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees in 2017, a move that paved the way for three of the right-wing justices who voted to end the constitutional right to abortion."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/06/24/sanders-says-end-filibuster-combat-outrageous-supreme-court-assault-abortion-rights


-->Bernie's words hardly ever make it into the mainstream media. He is right, of course. But the corporate controlled Democratic Party and the mainstream media want to use the issue in the next election. Why try to fix it now? 


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Common Dreams:

"An unidentified male motorist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa intentionally rammed into several women on Friday night as abortion rights defenders peacefully protested the right-wing U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. ...


The driver of a Ford truck maneuvered around multiple cars at a red light and drove through the tail end of a group of demonstrators who were crossing a street downtown, running over one woman's ankle and sending her to the hospital, witnesses told HuffPost. 'He tried to murder them,' said Lyz Lenz, a local journalist and witness to the attack. 'These women see him coming and a bunch of people put their hands out to stop him. And he just keeps going.' ...


Although the Cedar Rapids police reportedly interviewed the driver Friday night, no arrests were made. Iowa is one of three states that have enacted laws shielding motorists who run over protestors from liability under certain circumstances."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/06/25/motorist-tried-murder-abortion-rights-advocates-iowa-protest-witnesses-say


-->Yes, it comes to this in a fascist state. The police aiding vigilantes committing violence against demonstrators. With its head in the sand like always, the NYT didn't cover this story.


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Common Dreams:

"Noam Chomsky told us that it 'should be clear that the (Russian) invasion of Ukraine has no (moral) justification.' He compared it to the US invasion of Iraq, seeing it as an example of 'supreme international crime.' With this moral question settled, Chomsky believes that the main 'background' of this war, a factor that is missing in mainstream media coverage, is 'NATO expansion.'


'This is not just my opinion,' said Chomsky, 'it is the opinion of every high-level US official in the diplomatic services who has any familiarity with Russia and Eastern Europe. This goes back to George Kennan and, in the 1990s, Reagan's ambassador Jack Matlock, including the current director of the CIA; in fact, just everybody who knows anything has been warning Washington that it is reckless and provocative to ignore Russia's very clear and explicit red lines. That goes way before (Vladimir) Putin, it has nothing to do with him; (Mikhail) Gorbachev, all said the same thing. Ukraine and Georgia cannot join NATO, this is the geostrategic heartland of Russia.' ...


'Starting in 2014, after the Maidan uprising, the United States began openly, not secretly, moving to integrate Ukraine into the NATO military command, sending heavy armaments and joining military exercises, military training and it was not a secret. They boasted about it,' Chomsky said."

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/06/25/not-justification-provocation-chomsky-root-causes-russia-ukraine-war


-->Do you see why the NYT doesn't print much that Chomsky says? In three short paragraphs he exposes the US empire and its decades of militarization and aggression. Read some Chomsky to save yourself from NPR and the New York Times. If the war in Ukraine brings the end of human civilization, then NATO expansion will be the fuse.   


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Stop The Wall:
"On June 1, 2022 dozens of Israeli soldiers and JCB, Volvo and Caterpillar bulldozers raided the villages Al-Fakheet and Al-Markez and demolished seven residential tents and animal shacks, leaving families, along with their herds,s homeless. This is the second time these families lost their homes in less than a month. On May 11, 2022, the Israeli occupation, Volvo and JCB bulldozers ... razed 19 homes and animal shacks to the ground. Insisting on [keeping] their land, the owners of the destroyed homes rebuilt them again; some of which were among the seven demolished homes yesterday. ...


Masafar Yatta, in the south of Hebron, is home to 20 Palestinian communities, which have been living and herding their livestock in the area [for] generations. Classified as a firing zone, the expulsion of the eight communities would be a culmination of decades-long apartheid and settler colonial practices in the area. The forcible expulsion of these communities paves the way for Israel to annex Masafer Yatta and further consolidate its illegal settlement enterprise.  Land confiscation, including through the pretext of ‘military needs’ has been highlighted by the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the OPT in his latest  as one of the salient features of Israeli apartheid. Villages in Masafer Yatta, such as Um Al-Khair have been highlight as a case study, in Amnesty International’s groundbreaking report on Israeli apartheid. ...


JCB, the world’s third largest construction company is not only used to destroy Palestinian homes. The company’s exported equipment to Israel is also used to construct illegal settlements, settlement industrial zones and apartheid infrastructure in the occupied West Bank and Syrian Golan Heights. JCB machines were involved in the construction of the Apartheid Wall on stolen Palestinian Land. According to Who Profits, the British-based company’s track and wheel excavators and wheel loaders were documented during the construction of the wall near the Palestinian villages of Al-Walaja, Anata and Beit Jala."

https://www.stopthewall.org/2022/06/02/who-is-aiding-israel-corporate-complicity-in-masafer-yatta-ethnic-cleansing/


-->British and US companies supplying the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. How many Americans are aware of that? The information is simply not there in the mainstream media.


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The Conversation (academic rigor, journalistic flair)

" 'The Assange case is the story of a man who is being persecuted and abused for exposing the dirty secrets of the powerful, including war crimes, torture and corruption. 


It is a story of deliberate judicial arbitrariness in Western democracies that are otherwise keen to present themselves as exemplary in the area of human rights.It is the story of wilful collusion by intelligence services behind the back of national parliaments and the general public.


It is a story of manipulated and manipulative reporting in the mainstream media for the purpose of deliberately isolating, demonizing, and destroying a particular individual. It is the story of a man who has been scapegoated by all of us for our own societal failures to address government corruption and state-sanctioned crimes.' ...


That is one of the findings of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, whose investigation of the case against Assange has been laid out in forensic detail in [his recent book] 'The Trial of Julian Assange.' " 

https://theconversation.com/a-new-book-argues-julian-assange-is-being-tortured-will-our-new-pm-do-anything-about-it-183622


-->The order has come down from the top. Only personal stories will be printed about Julian Assange. Nothing about the war crimes that he has exposed. That's how the empire's propaganda machine works. 


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Activist Radio Point of View:

One might say that the Israel Lobby isn't much worse than some of the biggest of corporate advocacy groups. Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Banks, and the weapons makers spend millions on campaign contributions and flood DC with their lobbyists. Is Israel doing anything different?


Well, most lobby groups don't spend a lot of time spying on the American people. Certainly not to the extent the Israeli Lobby does, using its huge collection of personal data to destroy the job prospects of college students and professors. In fact the lobby goes beyond that to infiltrate American human rights organizations, even using the Israeli spyware company NSO to trace their communications and locations. Pro-Israel reporters have infiltrated our major media, like Isabel Kershner for the New York Times, whose son served in the Israeli Army and husband works for an Israeli propaganda group (the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies in Tel Aviv). 


The Israel Lobby has a close relationship with groups that fan Islamophobia in US campuses and communities. The Clarion Fund distributed copies of the racist film "Obsession" to millions of people in the same year it was awarded $18 million from the Donors Capital Fund, a group that links conservative causes to overseas funders operating in Israel. Jewish Voice For Peace has recently identified at least seven major foundations involved in creating and funding anti-Muslim sentiment in the US. 


The Israeli Lobby is, in fact, much more destructive to our democracy than corporate advocacy groups.