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Complicity

13 jan 2018 John Davis’ article, Mud Slide, on CounterPunch this weekend, talks about a pretty pertinent question when he asks: Can we do good within a corrupt system with which we are complicit? Or, as Adrian Parr notes, in … Continue reading

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Want the Skinny on Iran?

A must read report by Paris-based Irani journalist Ramin Mazaheri on the demonstrations in his home country. http://thesaker.is/iran-protests-western-salivation-agitation-desperation/ Compare Mazaheri’s article to the one I found on CommonDreams, which seems to be veering more and more into NPR (National Propaganda … Continue reading

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Snake Oil in Paris: Obama smiles his way through his tired “Hopey Changey” branding effort.

3 dec 2017 https://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/usa/presidentielle/investiture-d-obama/visite-d-obama-a-paris-le-public-de-sa-conference-conquis_2496087.html Too many French still believe in the Tooth Fairy. The proof? Smooth-talking former president (and war criminal) Obama stopped briefly in Paris yesterday (2 dec 2017) to give yet another of his obscenely hypocritical speeches, and … Continue reading

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Snipers Confess? and Other Stuff

Note:  info on the snipers during the Ukraine “uprising” is at the end of this post.   https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/24/from-an-open-internet-back-to-the-dark-ages-2/ Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? … Continue reading

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The World Series and Other Stuff

2 nov 2017 Jeux The Astros (or maybe I should say Springer) jumped all over Darvish in the first two innings to win the deciding game of the World Series. Why LA offered up Darvish for the crucial game has … Continue reading

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Thinking Stool

27 oct 2017 New links from CP https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/27/sticks-and-stones-free-speech-and-punching-politics/ Polemicist. Bridging gaps à la DJ. https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/26/the-simulacra-democracy/ Steppling. Clear, concise. We know it, but need to be reminded. Constantly. https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/27/rolling-back-the-tide-of-pesticide-poison-corruption-and-looming-mass-extinction/ Hunziker ? Todhunter ? Talk more to our local farmers. https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/27/does-anyone-want-my-european-passport/ The Irish guy … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

Here we go again. CounterPunch publishes an article by Diana Johnstone which questions the role of the AntiFa movement and is excoriated a week later by Amitai Ben-Abba in an article that strangely resembles the treatment Caitlin Johnstone, an Australian … Continue reading

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