“Newspeak” and the Duplicity of Mainstream Journalism

By Julian Rose on December 22, 2016

We are faced by a shocking fact these days: the profession of journalism, and I speak of mainstream media journalism, has descended into truly toxic levels of printed and broadcast disinformation. (more…)

It wasn’t the Russians: Hillary Lost Because She Blew off Sanders and his Voters

By Dave Lindorff on December 21, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waits to speak at a get out the vote event at La Gala in Bowling Green, Ky., Monday, May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The incredible group-think that has seen the CIA, the FBI, the NSA, President Obama, the Clinton campaign and most of the corporate media braying that Vladimir Putin scandalously upended American democracy and threw the election to his favored candidate Donald Trump is based on a ludicrous premise. (more…)

Venezuela ‘Concerned’ by Colombian Talks to Join NATO

December 26, 2016

Venezuela expressed “deep concern” over an announcement made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos that he has begun the final discussions for his country to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO. (more…)

This Day in History: 38 Dakota Put to Death by Hanging on an Order from Abraham Lincoln

By Levi Rickert December 26, 2016

MANKATO, MINNESOTA—On December 26, 1862 on the day after Christmas, 38 Dakota (Santee Sioux) were put to death by hanging. Their deaths were ordered by President Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator. (more…)

In Defiance of UN, Israel Reportedly Set to Approve Thousands of Settler Units

December 25, 2016

Days after the UN Security Council approved a resolution affirming the illegality of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory and called for their construction to cease, reports emerged that Israel is set to approve thousands of new settler units in occupied East Jerusalem. (more…)

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