Posts Tagged ‘corporatism’

Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on the Pentagon’s military contracting, discussed the “incredibly disappointing” Washington Post series on giant system of ‘top secret’ operations of the U.S. government with AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton at Pacifica. He discussed “preparing the battlefield” operations, the WaPo as a “dumping ground” for the C.I.A. and the ‘system intended to give cover to clandestine operators in the private sector acting on behalf of the government’.

Later, Mr. Horton discussed blowback in Somalia against foreign intervention in Somali society perpetuating the horror in the Horn of Africa, giving a great summary of the recent history that led to the current state of affairs in the territory from the Bush Administration’s invasion to the Obama Administration shipping in arms, but blocking food entry. He also discussed 9/11 as blowback for Washington’s enabling of Israel’s ‘war crimes’ (25:50):

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Kevin Carson on how a financial system’s economic injustice breeds desperate classes.

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WaPo’s “Top Secret America” investigation is crafted to form Orwellian conclusions. The political and intellectual classes are biting the bait to reel us in.

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Kevin Carson on capitalism’s destruction of markets.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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The Pentagon has confirmed the weapons budget will grow at a rate past inflation for many years to come.

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A recent study released by the civil liberties advocacy group highlights the rise in U.S. government Big Brother policies by localizing the National Security State with no accountability.

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The Ontario Public Works Protection Act grants the executive branch “unlimited authority to the cabinet” to appoint any with the authority of a local police officer; deem any place in the province a ‘public work’; threaten whatever force is necessary to make any person—irrelevant of probable cause—identify themselves, grant consent to their person and property to a search, and prevent the person without cause from entering property deemed as a ‘public work’.

Paul Cavalluzzo, a Ontario-based constitutional lawyer discussed the Act with Paul Jay at The Real News Network (16:59):

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Ann Marlowe, Afghanistan expert at the Hudson Institute, told Russia Today that it would take at least a couple of decades before Afghanistan’s untapped minerals are significantly accessed, under optimal conditions (5:15):

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The systemic flaw of representative democracy.

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Congress and the media further narrow the ‘Wall St. reform debate’ performance.

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BP cleanup workers are being ‘discouraged’ from using equipment like respirators because it makes for bad-looking pictures, R.F.K. Center President Kerry Kennedy tells F.N.C. (3:15):

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