NYT’s James Risen on Fighting Censorship, Endless War

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Few journalists know the cruelty of government censorship as well as James Risen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the New York Times, targeted for several major stories implicating criminality by the US war machine and its national security state. Risen was not only relentlessly attacked under the Bush administration for his coverage of warrantless wiretapping but was subpoenaed by the Obama … Read More

Propaganda and the Engineering of Consent for Empire

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It’s been estimated that an average American living in cities sees up to 4,000 ads a day. This toxic culture of mindless consumption exploits our innermost insecurities and desire to meet impossible standards. The corporate PR machine is enormously successful due to model created by a man named Edward Bernays nearly a century ago. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays … Read More

The MOVE Bombing – When Philly Police Plotted to Exterminate a Family

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On May 13, 1985, one of the most shameful, horrific attacks by US police ever took place in West Philadelphia. 11 people, including five children, were killed in a deliberate massacre. A racist and political attack on a radical community group known as the MOVE Organization, city and police officials were revealed to have intentionally set their home ablaze, let … Read More

Mumia Abu-Jamal and Cornel West Uncensor Radical Black History

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During Black History Month, as the US pays homage to African Americans who have changed the course of history, the establishment shows us a revised version that omits a critical piece: the black radical political tradition. The mainstream narrative erases the attack on black liberation movements in the 60s and 70s, where the horrors of COINTELPRO effectively neutralized and destroyed prominent … Read More

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