Posts Tagged ‘media’

Michael Corcoran: Just as the media lied to help us get into a war, they are now lying us out of one.

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Jason Ditz, news editor at AntiWar.com, discussed the Orwellian ‘end’ to the Iraq War at AntiWar Radio with Scott Horton (20:48):

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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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The Feds are reporting seepage from the capped BP oil well that exploded three months ago and has gushed tens of millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The heroic publisher of Washington’s Blog refutes the claim of ‘natural seepage’ from the oil giant’s Newspeak damage controllers, as he rationally predicted they would.

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Kevin Carson on capitalism’s destruction of markets.

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Patrick Cockburn, Iraq correspondent at The Independent, discussed the sectarian conflict in Iraq, the farce of ‘the Surge working’ in the Western media, the political push against the the drawdown of U.S. ‘combat troops’, the post-Saddam political climate and instability that makes it ‘one of the most dangerous places on the planet’ at AntiWar Radio with Scott Horton (20:09):

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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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