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Ismahil Blagrove on Why the Days of the Mainstream Media Are Over This is awesome. I’ve

This is awesome. I’ve posted up videos from Blagrove before, particularly one in which he laid into the mainstream media for their reporting of the Grenfell Tower disaster. In this very short piece from Double Down News, he rips into the mainstream media for its class bias – for the White, middle class elite, and […] […]

David Cay Johnston: GOP Budget Redistributes Money to the Rich

[democracynow.org] On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled House Budget Committee approved its 2018 budget resolution. The budget aims to rewrite the tax code to favor the wealthy and to slash funding for Medicare and Medicaid. It would also add another $30 billion to Trump’s record-setting $668 billion request for Pentagon spending. The budget faces opposition from both […]

#Brazil / #Capitalism / #USA

The Brazilian government alleges that Carelli Properties illegally funneled up to $4.1 million to the the U.S. via Dezer as licensing payments for the Porsche Design brand, the Daily Business Review reported. Dezer responded, saying that it “satisfied its obligations under the master license by paying royalties and fees to the owner of the trademark […]

Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to San Ildefonso Pueblo Land Rights

Here is the unpublished opinion in Northern New Mexicans Protecting Land Water and Rights v. United States. Briefs here. via Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to San Ildefonso Pueblo Land Rights — Turtle Talk

#USA / #UnitedKingdom / #Terrorism / #FalseFlag / #WorldWarTwo / #Propaganda

This past Independence Day marked the seventy-seventh anniversary of the unsolved crime. “It’s a cold case, but still an open case,” New York City Police Lieutenant Bernard Whalen tells me. He has scrutinized the original bombing case files while researching two books he wrote on the history of the NYPD. “There was a massive investigation […]

#SaudiArabia / #Qatar / #UAE / #Trump / #Yemen / #military

As expected, the US stepped in to ensure that the Saudis, UAE, and Bahrain did not escalate their actions against Qatar. In particular, it was necessary to prevent any military adventure, which the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Sultan (MbS), was perfectly capable of launching, going by his record in Yemen. This had to be […]

#SaudiArabia / #Misogyny / #Theocracy

This video says about itself: Saudi Arabian Woman Arrested For Wearing Mini Skirt In Public 18 July 2017 A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested for a video that was widely shared online which showed her strolling along an empty street wearing a skirt and crop top, Saudi state TV channel Ekhbariya reported on […] […]

#TrumpRussia / #Russia / #Diplomacy / #USA

In December the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats and shut the compounds over suspicions of meddling in US elections. Russian and US officials are due to discuss the issue later on Monday. US Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon is hosting Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in Washington. The meeting was meant to have been […]

#UnitedFreedomFront / #LeftWing / #RevolutionaryGroups / #USA / #RayLucLevasseur / #TomManning

Also known as the Ohio Seven, UFF was a US group in the 1970s and ’80s which targeted banks and State facilities with bombings and robberies. In 1984-5, all members of the group were captured and and sent down. Most are now released, but Jaan Laaman and Tom Manning are still in jail. Laaman has […]

George Romero, Creator Of ‘Night Of The Living Dead,’ Dies At 77

— Steven Russell: The Development of Racism Within ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Jackie Brown’. – Night of the Living Dead enables us to make conclusions on the different representation of black and white by using a multitude of white characters but just one black character and their subsequently connoted characteristics. We see the […]

#Capitalism / #Military

The Pentagon’s Inspector General’s Office released a 458-page report last week that detailed how the Department of Defense responded to 288 Inspector General audits that went back as far as 2006. The report concluded that the Pentagon addressed very few problem areas and may have cost itself and American taxpayers $33.6 billion in wasteful spending. […]

White House announces new theme weeks amid health care bill uncertainty By Andrew Restuccia 07/16/2017

This week will include at least two events tied to the “Made in America” theme, including a “product showcase,” in which American-made products from all 50 states will be brought to the White House. On Wednesday, the president will issue a proclamation on the importance of making products in America, White House spokeswoman Helen Aguirre […]

Fifty years in the making: Refugees in Australia’s first Manus camp offered PNG citizenship

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/07/14/fifty-years-making-refugees-australias-first-manus-camp-offered-png-citizenship Fifty years in the making: Refugees in Australia’s first Manus camp offered PNG citizenship By Stefan Armbruster Source: SBS World News Almost half-a-century after Australia set up its first refugee processing centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, its West Papuan residents have been offered PNG citizenship. Australia’s first refugee camp on Manus […] […]

#China / #Trump / #HumanRights

The circumstances of Liu’s death drew commiseration from around the world. However, the response from the leader of the United States was comparatively muted. The White House released a short statement Thursday that said President Trump was “deeply saddened” by the news of Liu’s death, noting that he was a “poet, scholar and courageous advocate” […]

“What to the Slave is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech | Democracy Now!

“What to the Slave is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech | Democracy Now! – In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, […]

#TrumpRussia / #JeffSessions / #Investigations

One month ago, Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ordered the DOJ to produce Sessions’ security clearance application, or SF-86, which he had to submit in order to become Attorney General. The order came after the watchdog group, American Oversight, filed a Freedom of Information request for Session’s […]

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