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The World’s Hypocritical Silence as China Imprisons its Ethnic Muslims En Masse
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 04:20:28 +0000
Imagine the reaction in the global Muslim community if a western nation imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Muslims solely for being Muslim and subjected them to torture, “re-education” that amounts to treating their religious faith as a pathological mental illness, forcefully … Continue reading
How U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer 20 Basic Questions
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:42:06 +0000
1. What would you like the U.S. discretionary budget to look like? With 60% now going to militarism, what percentage would you like that to be? Mike Gravel: Cut military spending by 50%. Howie Hawkins: Cut military spending by 50%. … Continue reading
Americans: Are you represented in Congress by a stooge of Saudi Crown Prince Salman?
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:25:08 +0000
Eric Zuesse You can find out here by clicking there to see how your Representative and your two Senators voted on the resolution to stop U.S. arming and aid to Prince Salman’s war to starve millions of Houthis to death. … Continue reading
Americans Have No Idea What “Freedom of the Press” Means
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:16:26 +0000
Many people believe that freedom of the press means that credentialed, professional journalists working for mainstream media outlets are protected when they criticize the government. And they think that Julian Assange – or some random blogger – are not entitled … Continue reading
By 3-to-1, Americans Want Assange Prosecuted
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 20:31:31 +0000
Eric Zuesse A YouGov poll of 2,455 Americans taken on April 11th found that by a margin of 53% to 17%, or by slightly over 3 to 1, Americans want Julian Assange to be prosecuted. The question was: “Wikileaks founder … Continue reading
Notre Dame and the Identity of France
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:17:43 +0000
As rationalists, we’re supposed to take the dramatic and profoundly tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as random chance or bad luck. But I cannot be the only one who feels a symbolic tie between the near-destruction of a … Continue reading
Testimony for the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:51:40 +0000
Submitted by David Swanson, April 16, 2019 I was more surprised that your commission contacted me with a kind-of, sort-of invitation to speak than that you ultimately decided not to include me. I thank you for inviting me to submit … Continue reading
No Fix for Recession: Without a Financial Crisis, There’s No Central Bank Policy Fix
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 20:07:31 +0000
The saying “never let a crisis go to waste” embodies several truths worth pondering as the stock market nears new highs. One truth is that extreme policies that would raise objections in typical times can be swept into law in the … Continue reading
The Rabidly Hypocritical EU
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:21:30 +0000
Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Unlike America under Donald Trump, who is proudly psychopathic and went so far as to blurt out that his followers would accept his leadership even if he were to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue, … Continue reading
4 Myths About Julian Assange DEBUNKED
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 03:58:47 +0000
Myth #1: The U.S. Is Respecting First Amendment Freedom of the Press, and Only Prosecuting Assange for Hacking While the criminal indictment against Assange focuses on his alleged conspiracy with Chelsea Manning to hack a Department of Defense password, there … Continue reading