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Israeli Cease Fire Violations and Media Propaganda — The role of U.S. mass media - and Western media in general -- as a tool for disseminating propaganda was first argued by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky in their landmark 1988 book "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media."
Nov 27, 2014

How US media became official mouthpiece for Israel & justifies genocide #corporatemedia by @PeppeMatt #palestine

VIDEO: Car Plows Through Protesters During Ferguson Rally In Minneapolis — Star Tribune videographer Mark Vancleave shot video of the altercation during a solidarity rally Tuesday near the Minneapolis Police's 3rd Precinct building. The driver who lurched into a south Minneapolis intersection packed with Ferguson protesters was "attempting to flee from the mob" when he ran over and slightly injured a 16-year-old girl as others were atop the hood of his car, police said Wednesday.

Extending Nuclear Talks With Iran Is The First Good News From The Middle East In A Long Time — The deal will mean Iran agrees to make abundantly verifiable the entirely peaceful character of its civilian nuclear energy program and thereby cancel out Western suspicions that Iran's ambition is for a weapon. PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The international nuclear negotiations with Iran are close enough to succeed so the talks are being extended to next year.
Nov 27, 2014

Extending #Nuclear Talks With Iran Is The First Good News From The Middle East In A Long Time #nucleartalks #peace

Nov 26, 2014

RT @MintPressNews: Extending #Nuclear Talks With Iran Is The First Good News From The Middle East In A Long Time #Iran #MENA

Occupy Kenya: Protesters March In Nairobi For An End To Violence — A march and sit-in dubbed Tumechoka, meaning 'We are tired' in Swahili, protests government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism in Kenya. NAIROBI, Kenya - Apathy and thuggery greeted an attempt to kickstart an Occupy movement in Kenya to protest against government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism.

Syrian Refugees Live As Second-class Citizens In Turkey — I recently visited Istanbul, a Turkish city filled with Syrian refugees. Some old, some young but each with the same horror story of leaving behind dead friends and family in Syria. Their journeys to Istanbul are filled with difficulty and danger.

Israel Detains 10-Year-Old As Rights Groups Slam "Shoot-To-Kill" Policy — Israeli forces detained a 10-year-old Palestinian boy in the Silwan neighborhood on Monday evening, a local information center said, as human rights groups accused Israel of encouraging a "shoot-to-kill" policy among its security forces. Meanwhile, Israeli settlers continued to attack Palestinians and their properties as Israeli authorities pressed on with their demolition policy.

Killings By Utah Police Outpacing Gang, Drug, Child-Abuse Homicides — In the past five years, more Utahns have been killed by police than by gang members. Or drug dealers. Or from child abuse. And so far this year, deadly force by police has claimed more lives - 13, including a Saturday shooting in South Jordan - than has violence between spouses and dating partners.

Latest Snowden Leak: UK, US Behind Regin Malware, Attacked European Union Networks — Two governments working together are said to have developed the state-sponsored malware that attacked the European Union. Guess what? One of the makers was an EU country. Blame the British and American spy agencies for the latest state-sponsored malware attack, say reporters at The Intercept.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @MintPressNews: Latest #Snowden Leak: UK, US Behind #Regin Malware, Attacked European Union Networks

We Are The Enemy: Is This The Lesson Of Ferguson? — Ferguson matters because it provides us with a foretaste of what is to come. It is the shot across the bow, so to speak, a warning that this is how we will all be treated if we do not tread cautiously in challenging the police state, and it won't matter whether we're black or white, rich or...

Military Veterans Send Urgent Letter To National Guard In Ferguson Telling Them To Stand Down — (TheAntiMedia) Hundreds of active duty US military and veterans have sent an open letter to Missouri National Guard members urging them to join Ferguson protesters, not fight against them. The letter, signed by many veterans including dozens who fought in the Iraq war, was published on and can be viewed below: To our brothers and sisters in the Missouri National Guard: We are writing to you as active-duty U.S.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @MintPressNews: Military #Veterans Send Urgent Letter To National Guard In Ferguson Telling Them To Stand Down, via @TheAntiMedia1

Fires Burn As Community Feels Pain Of Injustice: Dispatches From Ferguson — Following Monday night's announcement by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch that a grand jury would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, Missouri erupted in unrest fueled by an outpouring of emotion by those both outraged and saddened by the decision.
Nov 25, 2014

If you fell asleep last night and/or just woke up, here is a rundown of what's happening across the nation #Ferguson

"Just" Wars (Part 2) — President Obama has said that he and other Americans are weary, fatigued of war. That may well suit his own thinking, but I think American's weariness is more than just fatigue at the presence of conflict; it's an exhaustion with the justifying of it all.

What’s Next For Ferguson After The Media Goes Home — (Shawn Semmler / Flickr) Protester outside of Ferguson Police Department holds sign CREDIT: CARIMAH TOWNES Activist and writer Ashley Yates has lived in th, Activism, Darren Wilson, Ferguson, free speech, Hands Up Don't Shoot, Michael Brown, Michael Brown Grand Jury, Mike Brown, missouri, Police, police accountability, police brutality, St.

California Case Could Be A Pivotal Moment In Ending The War On Marijuana — Over half of Americans think marijuana should be legalized, and one California case challenging the constitutionality of the DEA's scheduling of the drug could prove instrumental in ultimately putting an end to the government's war on marijuana., California, cannabis, Carl Hart, DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency, Drug war, Heather Burke, John Balazs, marijuana legalization, marjiuana, Philip Denney, Schedule I, SFGate, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, United States v.

Worldwide, Tobacco Regulators Monitoring Philip Morris Lawsuit Against Uruguay — The tobacco giant's lawsuit against Uruguay is a key example of the growing trend of multinational companies using trade agreements and mechanisms to circumvent national legislation -- even legislation meant to protect public health., Carissa F. Etienne, cigarettes, Ellen R.

The Bitcoin Hype Has Been Spent, So What’s Next? — It may be the case that the cryptocurrency is most valuable as a development platform for other products -- products that could ultimately revolutionize the ways we think about and handle data., Arnold & Porter LLP, bitcoin, commodities, cryptocurrency, currency, David Yermack, digital currency, encryption, Factom, Marcus Asner, New York, Peter Kirby, Silk Road, tech, Technology, Tor,

VIDEO: Citizen Journalist Bassem Masri Tells CNN Why Free Speech Matters In Ferguson — CNN's Michael Smerconish asks if people in Ferguson should remain calm and nonviolent. Bassem Masri is ready with an incisive response about police brutality., Bassem Masri, CNN, Ferguson, free speech, Michael Smerconish, Mike Brown, police brutality,

US Troops Will Deploy To Iraq Without Congressional Approval: Pentagon — Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said leading elements of the US force would begin moving to Iraq in the coming weeks, even if Congress has not yet acted on a $5.6 billion supplemental request to fund the expanded fight against the militants who overran northwestern Iraq...