October 2010

More Tentacles Surface at Rightwing Front Group

Pam Martens Counterpunch 10/19/10

Lily Tomlin said it best: “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.” Despite two solid years of progressive media tracking the billionaire Koch brothers’ funding of right wing front groups, new details have emerged which show a more sophisticated and ominous network than previously understood.  (more…)

Keith Olbermann talks with Jonathan Turley (5.32 mins)  (more…)

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers will be streaming online through October 27, 2010. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon

This is how the U.S. government and American media jointly disseminate propaganda: in the immediate wake of some newsworthy War on Terror event, U.S. Government officials (usually anonymous) make wild and reckless — though unverifiable — claims. (more…)

In a first for a former Guantánamo captive freed by a federal judge, a Syrian man now living in Europe is suing the U.S. government for damages from what he calls a “Kafkaesque nightmare.” (more…)

by Felice Cohen-Joppa  Commondreams 9/09/10

The judge found me guilty.  Even after I’d testified under oath that I had committed no crime when standing in front of a bulldozer in a muddy soybean field being cleared for the new Kansas City Plant, arm in arm with 13 others. (more…)

It is not far fetched to speculate that the United States has, over the past ten years, been sliding into a form of authoritarianism that retains only some aspects of the constitution and a limited rule of law.  (more…)

Richard Wolff: While workers in the US talk about “One Nation”, workers in Europe are demanding that the rich pay for crisis.  (more…)

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