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Cable News Channels Continues To Reveal Corporate Ties Of Guests

Cable News Channels Continues To Reveal Corporate Ties Of Guests

Since 2007, at least 75 registered lobbyists, public relations representatives and corporate officials have appeared on cable news broadcasts “with no disclosure of the corporate interests that paid them,” according to a report in the March 1 issue of The Nation magazine. Many of these people are “paid by companies and trade groups to manage their public image and promote their financial and political interests,” writes the magazine’s Sebastian Jones, a freelance reporter after a four-month-long probe.

Kuwait Needs to Speak Up About Guantanamo Injustice

Kuwait Needs to Speak Up About Guantanamo Injustice

With the Obama administration’s January 2010 deadline for closing Guantanamo Bay now in the past, two Kuwaiti detainees remain imprisoned in Cuba where they have been held without trial for more than eight years. While the U.S. government is primarily responsible for the suffering these Kuwaitis have endured, the Government of Kuwait is also responsible for allowing the injustice to continue.

Aide To Alabama Gov. Threatens Christian Coalition Leader Over Gambling

Aide To Alabama Gov. Threatens Christian Coalition Leader Over Gambling

An associate of Alabama Governor Bob Riley threatened a Christian Coalition leader over gambling issues, according to a lawsuit filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court in May 2007. Dr. Randy Brinson, chairman of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, states in the lawsuit that he supported a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives that would tax and regulate gambling and help fund Medicaid. Brinson’s support for the bill, sponsored by Rep. Marcel Black (D-Tuscumbia), drew heavy fire from Riley allies.

Part VI: How to Fight Back and Win: Common Ground Issues That Must Be Won

Part VI: How to Fight Back and Win: Common Ground Issues That Must Be Won

An overwhelming majority of the population has come to the realization that our government doesn’t effectively represent us anymore. It is just a matter of time before people start taking it upon themselves to begin organizing on a mass scale. Our survival instinct will soon overwhelm our conditioned passivity and erupt into a powerful countervailing force. However, the longer we hesitate and delay action, the harder it will be to obtain economic and political justice.

An Accidental Experience with a Health Care System that Seems to Work

An Accidental Experience with a Health Care System that Seems to Work

As I write this article, I’m seated in a hotel room across from the train station in Geneva, Switzerland. There’s a slight, dull pain in my forehead from a two-inch line of stitches that are pulling together a gash that runs diagonally across my brow, thanks to a stumble on a high step on a sidewalk in the rain last night, that sent me flying airborne headfirst into a round metal lamppost.

CIA Alleged Militant Link In Iran

CIA Alleged Militant Link In Iran

There are claims America is sponsoring terror attacks in Iran. The allegations come from a militant group’s leader who was captured in Iran on Tuesday. He says he met CIA agents in Pakistan, who promised to supply arms to his organisation a claim Washington denies. Tweet

UK Judges Restore Damning Passage on MI5 to Binyam Mohamed Torture Ruling

UK Judges Restore Damning Passage on MI5 to Binyam Mohamed Torture Ruling

In a ruling today, the judges restored the paragraph, although they made it clear that no one had acted improperly, and that the government was perfectly entitled to ask for changes to be made to what was, at the time, a draft judgment. The judges wrote that they were concerned that “a damaging myth may develop that in this case a Minister of the Crown, or counsel acting for him, was somehow permitted to interfere with the judicial process. This did not happen, and it is critical to the integrity of the administration of justice that if any such misconception may be taking root is should be eradicated.”

Four Prisoners Freed From Guantanamo

Four Prisoners Freed From Guantanamo

On Wednesday, four prisoners were released from Guantánamo: an Egyptian, a Libyan and a Tunisian arrived in Albania, and a Palestinian arrived in Spain. All four had been cleared by military review boards at Guantánamo under the Bush administration, and had then been cleared by President Obama’s interagency Task Force, but, like dozens of prisoners in Guantánamo, they could not be repatriated because of fears that they would be tortured if returned to their home countries or subjected to other ill-treatment, or because they were effectively stateless.

Why Sen. Leahy Is Afraid To Subpoena John Yoo

Why Sen. Leahy Is Afraid To Subpoena John Yoo

We’re about to witness the pretense of war lawyer hearings without the war lawyers (commonly known as torture lawyers by those willing to ignore their role in “legalizing” aggressive war). This may highlight for many observers the little-known fact that Congress no longer has the power of subpoena. During 2007-2008 Democratic congressional committees subpoenaed dozens of Bush officials, who simply refused to comply. Although any committee has the undisputed power to use the Capitol Police to enforce its subpoenas, none did. They asked the Bush Justice Department to do it.

Part V: Overcoming the Divide and Conquer Strategy — The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the USA

Part V: Overcoming the Divide and Conquer Strategy — The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the USA

The primary reason why the Economic Elite have gained such dominance is their commitment to psychological operations that divide-and-conquer the US public. They use their overwhelming influence over mainstream media outlets and political candidates in very clever ways to divide us.

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