Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

Prof. Noam Chomsky discussed the history of the ‘special relationship’ between the U.S. and Israel, how the mainstream media manufactures consent for it, how it relates to the manipulation of language regarding factions like Hamas and Hezbollah, the U.S.-Israel ‘preference for expansion over security’, and the history of U.S.-Israel active rejection of establishing the Middle East as a Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone with Kathleen Wells at Race-Talk (38:19):

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Julian Assange posted a complete answer to the question he’s frequently asked: Do we need WikiLeaks and why? He holds back no punches and points the finger at conspirators who create the need for reasonable skepticism and authoritarians who create the need for light-bearers.

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Julian Assange, Daniel Ellsburg and Nic Robertson discussed “The Afghanistan War Logs” leak, Monday evening.

Part One (7:16):

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Glenn Greenwald, constitutional lawyer and contributing editor at Salon, said today that secrecy is a “religion” of governments. The consent for such secrecy by the masses is a faithful example of conscientious ignorance, but a free society is no institution is immune to scrutiny and WikiLeaks, a site for whistleblowers to confidentially shed light on institutional secrets, is a crucial barrier between freedom and slavery.

Earlier this month, the site’s heroic founder, Julian Assange, spoke with TED.com’s Chris Anderson about the vital role his site has to play in society, the organization’s methods, the line between legitimate and illegitimate secrecy (19:34):

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If Mohamed can become Josef, why not Joe Schmo?

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The opposition movement claims the Parliament has been dissolved and over 100 are dead at the hands of Kyrgyz police. The government claims the amount is around 40. Reportedly, the main cause for the opposition is the corrupt, dictatorial government’s high taxation blocking the marketplace and skyrocketing utility bills. Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker, reporting from Bishkek, said Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the country’s president, has now fled the capital and relocated to the country’s south (5:43):

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Today, at Strike the Root, I posted an article by Jonathan Cook at The Electronic Intifada of an Israeli judge’s “historic ruling… when he decided that an Arab teenager needed ‘protection’ from the justice system and ordered that he not be convicted despite being found guilty of throwing stones at a police car during a protest against Israel’s attack last winter on Gaza”. Judge Yuval Shadmi wrote in the verdict: “I will say that the state is not authorized to caress with one hand the Jewish ‘ideological’ felons, and flog with its other hand the Arab ‘ideological’ felons.” Robert Fisk, in a recent lecture, discussed the propaganda efforts in the West that refute the e-mails I’ve received from those outraged by the judge’s ruling (2:13):

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Michael Gaddy at LewRockwell.com (LRC) on the inconsistencies in the reckless media coverage of the Ft. Hood Massacre and how it serves the health of the War Party State.

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