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Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

 

John Pilger on NATO Wars, Nelson Mandela & mainstream media

John Pilger on NATO Wars, Nelson Mandela & mainstream media In this episode of Going Underground, we speak to the legendary journalist John Pilger looking back at decades documenting human rights abuse, wars and corruption.     .


France’s Macron Covers for Saudi Aggression

France’s invitation to beleaguered Lebanese premier Saad Hariri for him and his family to spend “a few days in Paris” has been viewed as French President Emmanuel Macron stepping in with deft soft power to resolve tensions between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Less charitably, what Macron is really doing is giving cynical cover to the Saudi rulers for their extraordinary acts of aggression towards Lebanon and their violation of that country’s sovereignty.Read More


Customs And Border Protection Seeks Biometric ID For All Major U.S. Airports Within 4 Years

Over the past several months I’ve been covering the rapid acceleration toward mandatory biometric identification at U.S. airports. At the core of this increased push is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection mandate 15 years in the making to integrate government databases for ID verification. As we’ve seen with airlines such as JetBlue, private companies will be merged into the government system in order to speed up biometric processing. DHSRead More


British PM says Muslim terrorists are just kidding when they commit acts of terror in the name of Islam “It’s not really in the name of Islam”

Theresa May claims Muslim terrorists do not really mean “Allah Akbar” when they shout “Allah Akbar” while carrying out an Islamic terrorist attack in the name of Islam, which by the way is not really in the name of Islam, according to the British prime minister. She says the problem is the “far right” not radical Islam because Islamic terrorism does not exist. She says Islamic terrorism is not IslamicRead More


Israel Has Built a Robot Army

As Israel prepares for yet another war directly on its border, the truth about Israel’s vast military capabilities has been largely absent in the corporate media. However, if one were to be fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be able to travel to Israel’s border with Syria in the north and the Gaza strip in the south, they might see what looks more or less like a scene from RoboCop. Israel isRead More


Good News: Young Americans Want a New Political Party

Do we need a third major political party? I often joke that I’d be happy if we actually had a second party, as when it comes to the big issues – war, monetary policy, civil liberties – the Republicans and Democrats are more alike than different. Perhaps that’s why a recent NBC News poll has found that nearly two-thirds of young people surveyed do not believe either the Republicans orRead More


Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: Malta police arrest ten suspects in connection with car bombing

Maltese police have arrested 10 suspects in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced, almost two months after her car was blown up in an apparently targeted assassination. All of those arrested are Maltese nationals and most have a criminal record, the Prime Minister said at a press conference on Monday morning. The police have 48 hours to question the suspects, arraign them orRead More


US govt could ‘lose perspective’ & move towards war – Oliver Stone

. As Russia continues to be accused of US election meddling and President Putin is portrayed as a villain by the MSM, filmmaker Oliver Stone told RT there’s more to the story – and that he fears the US could lose its self-control and do something dangerous. Stone – who extensively interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin for “The Putin Interviews,” which aired on US cable network Showtime in June – spoke toRead More


58 People Were Killed in Las Vegas, We Still Don’t Know Why or How, and Nobody Cares

I am going to break the rules of the Internet Hot Take Industry and write about an old story that nobody cares about anymore. We have gone on to other topics, and then other topics, and then other topics, and other topics, etc. The news cycle moves at the speed of sound. Events from last week are a distant memory and news from October may as well have occurred duringRead More


Is President Trump’s Legal Team Preparing For An Imminent “Obstruction Of Justice” Charge?

President Trump set off a new wave of mainstream media outrage over the weekend when he publicly admitted that he was aware that Flynn had lied to the FBI and Vice President when he made the decision to fire him. Not surprisingly, the Left has used the admission to once again suggest that Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey for simply pursuing charges against someone who Trump himself already knewRead More


People ignore facts that contradict their false beliefs

The more people there are who ignore facts that contradict their beliefs, the likelier a dictatorship will emerge within a given country. Here is how aristocracies, throughout the Ages, have controlled the masses, by taking advantage of this widespread tendency people have, to ignore contrary facts: What social scientists call “confirmation bias” and have repeatedly found to be rampant,* is causing the public to be easily manipulated, and has thusRead More


One-Third of Young Americans Say Complimenting a Woman’s Looks is Sexual Harassment

It seems we have launched into a full-blown epidemic of sexual misconduct in the short time since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced. Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Charlie Rose are only a few of the individuals who have been outed as allegedly treating women inappropriately in the last several decades. Hearing these accounts is alarming. No woman wants to be treated in such a way by a member of theRead More