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In an exclusive interview with the Kuwait Times, Ridley said she had become "sick of the lies and hypocrisy which followed from the invasion of Iraq". "I was a member of the Labour Party until last month when I tore up my party membership card," the 45-year-old said. "It is embarrassing when your party leader is globally called a poodle and then he scampers off to Washington to take his orders from George W. Bush."
THE DEAL IS OFF AS OF THE ISRAEL-U.S. AGREEMENT ON GAZA/WEST BANK. According to Youssef Ibrahim, economist with the Strategic Investment Group of Dubai, the deal "exposed" recently by Bob Woodward --- for the Saudis to lower gas prices before the November election as a favor to their old friends of the Bush family ---- THE DEAL IS OFF.
why is this all over NZ newpapers and not ours?
on the failure of the US media in the iraq invasion
Study these things closely
Liberals can be quite bashful
Discomforting as it might seem for us to acknowledge, the corporate media is our enemy. In concert, the ABCNBCCBSCNNFOX hydra has declared open war against our right to truth and open democracy. Americans have been made ignorant to the world that encapsulates them thanks to the purposeful
what is the point of having US troops in Iraq? so that they can have a free-for-all (the gist of this article below)?
and what is to come for the people of Iraq, given the administration's current stance, as well as the votes and statements of the primary Democratic Presidential candidate?
"The immediate problem we have to remember is we started this ... with the aggressive policies towards Sadr that came from us, shutting down his press," Col. Sam Gardiner said.
The program's anchor spoke next.
Jim Lehrer: "The reason we shut down his press is because it was calling for violence and anti-American --"
Col. Gardiner: "Sure."
Lehrer: "I just want to get that on the record."
But Lehrer's comment -- ostensibly setting the record straight -- was at odds with the available factual record about Sadr's newspaper. In sync with other news accounts, the New York Times had reported two days earlier that "the paper did not print any calls for attacks."
The accusations of mass killings in Fallujah, and on a smaller scale in other cities in the past week, have led some Iraqi Governing Council members to criticize the U.S. military and threaten to resign. It has also fed rising anti-American anger in the country. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have both expressed concerns about the civilian toll.
American reporters may be eager to provide some objective answers, but most are unable or unwilling to venture out of the relative security of downtown Baghdad.
As a teenager flees from "justice," be happy for him. If you see him, leave your cell phone in your pocket. I don't know what he was accused of, but I'm sure it's not worth shooting him over.
Let them Die in Iraq
In June 2003 a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that about 1 in 4 Americans (incorrectly) believed Iraq had used weapons of mass destruction during the recent war with the United States. A separate poll in the same month found that 34% of Americans believed the United States had already found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. In September another poll found that 69% of Americans believed Saddam Hussein was personally involved in 9-11.
Even the Bush administration has been forced to admit that these claims are not true. These misconceptions are the outcome of a system of thought control called ideological hegemony.
This is just like what happened at an earlier press conference where Bush told a reporter he couldn't answer his question because the conference was scripted.
"It's very difficult to find out exactly what is happening in a town reeling from the brunt of a military offensive. It is, however, crystal-clear that the assertions of the Bush administration that the mujaheddin are a small isolated group, repudiated by the majority of Fallujah's population, are laughably untrue."
After being fined nearly half a million dollars by the FCC...
NPR affiliate Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) has been acting more like radio giant Clear Channel Communications, as it attempts to purchase existing local radio stations and their FCC licenses. Help save the BBC in Northern California. An Action Item. Read on!
Two American soldiers have deserted, claiming asylum in Canada rather than serve in Iraq. They argue that the war is illegal under international law
the summary is the summation of all preceding summaries, and it will be the best summary we can possibly imagine.
Being civilized means learning from the past. Being self-critical and humble are crucial in shaping a multipolar world of peace and partnership. Historical consciousness and historical arguments, seeing parallels between the Vietnam aggression and the Iraq aggression, are vital.
Review of "What the Bleep Do We Know?" Warning, if you're a Ramtha fan (i.e. Externalized spirituality), you might not like this review! I posted this to IMDB, but who knows? Mabye Ms. Nite fans are as harassing to service providers of people they don't agree with, as Scientologists are.
Take an example from the French - forget Freedom Fries, it's time for Freedom Sharpies.
The Problem of the Media: US Communication Politics in the 21st Century by media scholar Robert McChesney, and Democracy Now! cohost Amy Goodman's The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Love Them.
partially sarcastic ruminations on the use of "classic" rock songs in TV commercials, Led Zeppelin, Sports Utility Vehicles, negation in commodity culture and capitalism.
Just shut up. That's the new foreign policy line of our masters.
"TV Turn off Week," small media building, countering corporate oppression.
Communtiy media/ Getting behind "tv turn off week"
Bush is an idiot
Winston Smith would feel at home in the White house
its not terrorists the scrubbers fear, its us.
"the American civilian leadership in Baghdad seems determined to pretend that failure is success. That's what happened before, back in 'Nam."
We've got books! No Chimp Left Behind has just come out and is available. Local Portland Author. Looking for a bookstore to host our book-signing and coming out party!
Two reporters were ordered Wednesday to erase their tape recordings of a speech by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at a Mississippi high school.
Last year, Scalia was criticized for refusing to allow television and radio coverage of an event in Ohio in which he received an award for supporting free speech.
Web loggers admit Songun Page crashed.
The continuous succession of lies about Iraq and the ever-changing justifications for an immoral and illegal war against the Iraqi people.
The story about the 'civilians' being mercenaries working for a civilian contractor is also almost certainly a lie (claiming that they are mercenaries is a form of limited hang-out, masking the deeper truth, and Americans have been conditioned to believe it by by a mysterious sudden interest in the American media about mercenaries). Much more likely is that the contractor is an intelligence 'cut out' used to mask the real nature of the CIA or Special Forces agents who are assigned to appear to work for them. The reason they were in an unmarked, unarmored SUV is that they were working as spies involved in reconnaissance for the military operation that was already underway. They were probably pretending to be something that they were not, businessmen or, most likely, journalists (the American intelligence use of journalistic cover just makes the world more dangerous for real journalists), and were trying to find out something about the freedom fighters in Falluja.
Murdoch's network slants the news to please right-wingers who can't stand the truth, and the fans of Fox News are the kinds of folks who like to call themselves "conservatives," as if that is a title that commands respect.
The only progressive radio station-NOT
Here is a perfect example of how all the White House must do is give CNN a call to control the broadcasting. And it's concerning a boy sleeping at a rally. Think about how much it must happen.
How can a journalist refer to some views as facts when the source is an anonymous bloger that she has never met?
Norman Finkelstein's book on the Holocaust Industry is guided by his parents' legacy. Both of them were survivors of the Warsaw ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps. Thus, the author has a personal interest in preserving the historical record of the Nazi holocaust. Finkelstein's book documents how the Holocaust Industry transformed the Nazi holocaust into an ideological construct.
The other side of the story of genocide in Rwanda, in contradistinction to the medie hype and propaganda that has befallen us on this, April 6, 2004, the tenth anniversary of the "Rwanda genocide".
hot off the press
Tip of the iceberg, U.S. media is short-sighted and ignorant of facts on the ground in Iraq.
The propaganda value of the Fallujah incident and a case for who the real barbarians are in Iraq.
By Majdur Travail [Tucson, April 2, 2004] This letter is in response to the Poynter Institute's question as to whether or not the editor of an American newspaper should publish the photographs of the charred remains of the four US mercenaries killed in Fallujah March 31, 2004.
Poynter: Would you publish if the bodies were of American soldiers, rather than civilian workers? http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=63413
Notice that Rhodes was voted ?Most Outstanding Woman? in the Air Force in 1979. So now we know what she means when she screams "Give Me A Democrat" at Ralph Nader on her show. That means she wants a Democrat ordering the bombing of defenseless Third World countries. These DemoStalinists don't share our values.
Things turned ugly on the new liberal talk radio network "Air America" Wednesday night, with guest Ralph Nader blasting the Democratic Party's counterweight to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly as "Hot Air America."
Your daily cup of Grind...
The Israeli government has written to the BBC accusing its Middle East correspondent, Orla Guerin, of anti-semitism and "total identification with the goals and methods of the Palestinian terror groups" over a report on a 16-year-old would-be suicide bomber last week.
In her report on Hussam Abdu last week, Guerin noted Israel's desire to gain a public relations advantage from the arrest. She described how the army "paraded the child in front of the international media", and observed that journalists had been prevented from asking him questions and therefore were left only with the army's account of the arrest. The Israeli minister also protested at Guerin's conclusion, as the youth was forced to stand forlornly alone at the checkpoint solely for the photographers, that "this is a picture that Israel wants the world to see".
A week earlier, when a 12-year-old boy, Abdullah Quran, was stopped while unwittingly carrying explosives at an army checkpoint, Israeli embassies called news editors to insist they cover the story and warn that failure to do so would be viewed as bias against Israel.
When several news organisations failed to report it, an Israeli newspaper called for their correspondents to be expelled, including Sky News' Emma Hurd and Stephen Farrell of the Times.
The government emailed the article around the world and reproduced it on official websites.
CNN sources say the network has bowed to considerable pressure on its editors. Israeli officials boast that they now have only to call a number at the network's headquarters in Atlanta to pull any story they do not like.
The press didn't grasp that the joke was on them.
The claim that Gen.Vo Nguyen Giap said, if it weren't for organizations like Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Hanoi would have surrendered to the U.S." is a lie.
Local channel KGW broadcast a photo of Jason Sery on their 6pm news broadcast this evening. The photo was probably taken while he was an officer in Montana. It accompanied a story about his service in Missoula, I think. Anyway, the same story ran at 11pm, but his photo had been blurred out.
During 'TV Turnoff Week' (April 19th - 25th) Global Griot
Productions will unveil 'Believe Freedom: The American Hype
Campaign,' a national campaign aiming to deconstruct the paradox of
democratic media through screenings and discussions of the
satirical documentary film 'A DAY IN THE HYPE OF AMERICA'.
Gasoline in New York rose to its highest price in at least 18 years after an explosion at BP Plc's Texas City refinery, the third biggest in the U.S., added to concern about shortages of the fuel ahead of the third quarter when demand peaks.
BP said an explosion caused a fire in a gasoline unit at its 470,000 barrel-a-day refinery, about 30 miles south of Houston. Fire crews are working to extinguish the blaze, said Annie Smith, BP's manager of public affairs for the Gulf Coast region in Texas. She said she didn't know what caused the blast.
``This refinery is a major supplier of gasoline,'' said Kurt Barrow, an oil and gas consultant at Purvin & Gertz Inc. in Singapore. ``If this unit is out of service for an extended period of time, say one week to a month, then that's bullish for gasoline. The second quarter is critical to gasoline production and inventory building ahead of the U.S. driving season.''
At their meeting in Vienna, ministers from the oil producers' cartel Opec have said they will go ahead with a planned oil output cut.
One of the leading media corporations that advocated for a U.S. invasion of Iraq was News Corp and its subsidiary Fox Television. Rupert Murdoch's Fox News acted as a megaphone for the Bush Administration's march to war. Over and over Fox News' hosts and contributors made misleading comments -- many of which have been proven to be 100% false. The question now is whether or not Fox hosts and contributors will admit they were wrong and apologize to their viewers for giving them unfair and unbalanced information.
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