10/18/2018
Connect:

Media

itemprop="name">At the height of the Clinton impeachment "crisis," both defenders and critics of the embattled president often referred to what they liked to called "those stubborn facts," basically bits of information the other side preferred not to acknowledge. Mass media seized any opportunity to exploit such disputes, offering themselves as even-handed defenders of fairness and truth. 

     But just a few months later, facts became irrelevant as the US and NATO geared up for a war...
comments(0)

Consider the seven Academy Award nominations received by the hugely popular film Argo, Hollywood’s 2013 Oscar winner for Best Picture, as well as Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay (#irony?), directed by Ben Affleck—who credits the film’s popularity with reviving his Hollywood career. In case you missed Argo (spoiler alert), the story revolves around Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez (played by Affleck), who convinces the Agency to build a fake movie production agency from scratch, slip into post–Revolutionary Iran, and liberate six Americans stranded in hiding at the Canadian embassy...

comments(0)

When the president asks Congress for a blank check for war, why does the Congress fret about setting a limit on war powers instead of just saying: “NO” to any check? What happened to checks and balances (as if we all didn’t know)?   

Already quislings of both parties in the Senate – Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Republican Pat Roberts of Kansas – are staking out the “compromise” position of a limited war in response to President Obama’s proposal for an open-ended war authorization.  According to Leahy, Democratic senate staffers are working on an alternative authorization for killing Syrians. ...

comments(0)

Labor Day brings the end of summer, the opening of schools and a swarm of education polls. The number of these tallies has increased as groups from the left and right launch efforts that – not too surprisingly – tend to produce results favoring their perspective. The granddaddy, and most universally respected, of these is the Gallup poll sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, which just released its 45th annual report.

A couple of findings jump out; Most people have not heard of many of the nation’s biggest reform...

comments(0)

This is an excerpted chapter from the forthcoming Project Censored 2014 book - available in September 2013. Visit www.projectcensored.org for more information.

Every day . . . our children learn to open their imaginations, to dream just a little bigger . . . I want to thank all of you tonight for being part of that vitally important work. -Michelle Obama on Argo, via White House satellite feed to the Academy Awards...
comments(0)

There is money being made from carbon credits and such, but anthropogenic global warming is not about making money, nor is it about neoliberalism.

Neoliberalism is the application of laissez-faire doctrine to the global economy. The purpose of the Neoliberal Project has been to undermine national sovereignty, destabilize national economies, and establish supranational institutions, e.g. the WTO, that are destined to become part of the infrastructure of a global technocratic state. 
 
'Free trade' treaties created opportunities for...
comments(0)
If a country is at war, and that war is an illusion, is there a cure? 
 
We are a country at war, as President Obama reminded us in his notable May 23 speech about “contemplating the future of warfare here in the 21st century.”
 
The war we’re at is the undeclared war that began, for all practical purposes, on September 11, 2001. It is the war on terrorism. It is a war on an abstraction, a tactic, an idea that can be embodied by anyone or everyone or no one. We are waging war on terrorism even as we embody terrorism. No wonder we seem sometimes to be at war with ourselves, and have been for most of the 21st century. 
 
“We have now been at war for...
comments(0)

F-35 boosters have an Orwellian concept of leadership.

Frank Cioffi, president of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC), opined in the Burlington Free Press that we should applaud the “leadership” of Vermont’s political establishment for their support of the F-35 basing in Burlington. Cioffi says these politicians have recognized the economic benefits, dealt with “complex” issues, and have stood up to the “...

comments(0)

Two Senators Keep Security State Debate In A Narrow Frame 

With much of the country aware of the extent of government spying on and lying to American citizens, there is now a limited public discussion of what kind of country we want ours to be.  The limits of that discussion are illustrated by recent public utterances of two Democratic Senators, Diane Feinstein of California and Ron Wyden of Oregon. 
 
For more that two years, Sen. Wyden has been warning that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been operating outside the law for more than seven years.  His...
comments(0)

When the city council in a city of just 18,000 people reverses a vote it took a year earlier, it’s not usually off national significance, but if the South Burlington City Council votes as expected on July 8, in support of basing the F-35 strike fighter in Vermont, it will illustrate how deep the tentacles of national power reach into local government in this country. 

The F-35 nuclear-capable bomber, designed for aggressive war, is one of the more obvious tumors of the military-industrial-political cancer that has metastasized throughout the American system, from Congress and the Pentagon in...

comments(0)

Pages

Subscribe to Media