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Film ‘Official Secrets’ is the Tip of a Mammoth Iceberg

Thus, we see Gun in “Official Secrets” shouting at the TV to Tony Blair that he’s not entitled to make up facts. The film may be jarring to some consumers of major media who might think that Donald Trump invented lying in 2017.  Gun’s immediate action after reading critiques of U.S. policy and media coverage makes…
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The Real Big Brother

It’s a billionaire’s world and the biggest of them all is in the thick of it, as Eric Zuesse explains. By Eric ZuesseStrategic Culture Jeff Bezos is the owner of The Washington Post, which leads America’s news-media in their almost 100 percent support and promotion of neoconservatism, American imperialism and wars. This includes sanctions, coups,…
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JOHN KIRIAKOU: In Search of a Russiagate Scalp: The Entrapment of Maria...

In need of a “collusion” connection, top FBI officials have now been shown to be behind the false portrayal of an unregistered agent as a spy. By John KiriakouSpecial to Consortium News Much has been written about Maria Butina, the Russian “spy” who was accused of seeking to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and other…
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Debating How Much Time We Have to Avert Climate Disaster is a Waste of...

The UN’s warnings are dire, but they are still likely overestimating the time we have to act, writes Arn Menconi. Megafires in Canada’s Northwest Territories in 2014 scorched more than 7 million acres of forest, releasing half as much carbon back into the atmosphere as all the plants and trees in Canada typically absorb in an…
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The Misguided Attacks on ‘This Land Is Your Land’

Woody Guthrie might not have been perfect, but we don’t need to “cancel” him, writes Will Kaufman. Woody Guthrie. (Al Aumuller/Library of Congress)By Will KaufmanThe Conversation  In recent years, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” has become a rallying cry for immigrants. And in July, after President Donald Trump tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen…
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Brexit & the Madness of the ‘Sovereign Individual’

Daniel Lazare analyzes the Trump-Bojo attacks on democracy and equality. Mosaic pavement showing what could be a Vandal cavalryman, excavated near Carthage.(British Museum/Wikimedia Commons) By Daniel LazareSpecial to Consortium News It’s tempting to describe President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and their ilk as the new Vandals.  But that would be unfair to the…
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Israel’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Backfires

Trump and Netanyahu thought they were pulling a fast one on two U.S. congresswomen, but it has blown up in their faces, as Marjorie Cohn explains. During Congress’s August recess, a group of 41 Democratic and 31 Republican congressmembers traveled to Israel on a delegation sponsored by American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC subsidizes…
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The Missing Howls of Denunciation Over Major Sex Trafficking

Michael Brenner considers the dearth of #MeToo outrage at the foul activities of the 25-year-long Epstein-Maxwell operation. (Alec Perkins, CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia Commons) By Michael Brenner Why have the howls of outrage not echoed through the media? Why has the trumpet’s call to action been silent?  Why haven’t the halls of Congress resounded with denunciation and the demands for justice. Sexual trafficking…
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US Revives Clause That Kept Nazi-Era Refugees Out of the Country

A clause in U.S. immigration law that restricted those “likely to become a public charge” has made a disturbing comeback, reports Laurel Leff.  AP Photo/Seth WenigBy Laurel LeffThe Conversation During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas.The primary mechanism that kept…
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The Oligarchy’s Plans for Our Future Keep Getting Dumber

Caitlin Johnstone discards the high-flown dogma around space colonization and challenges readers to accept themselves and life on planet Earth.   By Caitlin JohnstoneCaitlinJohnstone.com It’s rare to get a billionaire to share their grand plans for the future, which is weird because billionaires pretty much rule the world. Whenever they do, though, it’s always something incredibly…
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