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SHARE Saturday, February 3, 2018 For Bucks County Millennials, Fact-Checking JD Mullane's Primer on Trump's Roaring Economy
The Bucks County Courier Times publishes Tea Party/Trump propagandist JD Mullane three times a week, giving him free rein to fabricate "facts," manipulate the truth, and lob vile insults at his targets, whether they are high school guidance counselors or any one to the left of Donald Trump. This is the first of a new regular column for OpEdNews that will answer his most outrageous political writings.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Glenn Greenwald and the Failures of Mainstream Journalism
The real danger facing the nation is the continuing sheepish and uncritical reporting by many mainstream "professional" journalists and journalism educators and their delusions of grandeur and self-righteousness. Journalism students across the country should learn from journalists like Glenn Greenwald-journalists who unapologetically and tirelessly challenge those in power and the status quo.
SHARE Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Elliott Abrams' Dark History in Latin America, and the Struggle for Justice
Elliott Abrams, a former high level State Department official during the 1980s, testified last month that the Reagan administration knew that Argentina's military junta was systematically stealing babies from murdered and jailed democracy activists and giving them to right-wing families friendly to the regime.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Rumsfeld-Era Propaganda Program Whitewashed by Pentagon
A controversial public relations program run by former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's Pentagon was cleared of any wrong-doing by the agency's inspector general in a report published in November. At the same time, the report quoted participating analysts who believed that bullet points provided by Rumsfeld's staff advanced a "political agenda," that the program's intent "was to move everyone's mouth on TV as a sock puppet."
SHARE Monday, July 12, 2010 Reviewing "The Politics of Genocide"
Charges of genocide, ethnic cleansing and mass atrocities are just the latest in the list of imperial alibis Washington uses to promote its narrow foreign policy objectives of resource accumulation and global hegemony.
SHARE Sunday, November 15, 2009 Manufacturing a Terror Threat in Latin America
Latin America may soon become the next front in Washington's so-called "War on Terror."
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) , Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, held a hearing on Oct. 27 to investigate his "serious concerns about expanded Iranian influence in the region.â€
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Obama Stays the Course in Latin America
One need only look to recent events in Peru and Honduras to figure out that Obama's foreign policy in Latin America is a continuation of our historical role in the region marked by economic conquest, domination, control and intervention.
SHARE Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Anti-abortion Terrorism Can Be Prevented
"No person seeking medical care, no physician providing that care should have to endure harassments or threats or obstruction or intimidation or even murder from vigilantes who take the law into their own hands because they think they know what the law ought to be."
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Military-backed Mapping Project in Oaxaca Under Fire
A University of Kansas professor is under fire for a mapping project in Mexico partially funded by the U.S. Defense Department as colleagues in the field of geography are calling for an investigation, while growing local opposition to the project leaves it in peril.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Sarah Palin and the Bush "Bulge": Will Alaska's Governor be Wired for the Debate on Thursday?
Four years ago reports surfaced that President Bush was wearing a transceiver on his back with a wireless earpiece during his debate with Senator John Kerry. Given Sarah Palin's incompetence with both economics and foreign policy, and her inability to engage in coherent and intelligent conversation on these issues, could Republicans resort to a tactic they may have gotten away with before?
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, September 26, 2008 Ecuador's Constitution Gives Rights to Nature
The new constitution gives nature the "right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions and its processes in evolution" and mandates that the government take "precaution and restriction measures in all the activities that can lead to the extinction of species, the destruction of the ecosystems or the permanent alteration of the natural cycles."
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, September 12, 2008 September 11th From Chile to Washington: Bush Follows in Pinochet's Footsteps
Torture. Murder. Kidnappings. Secret Prisons. Concentration Camps. War. Impunity.
This is the legacy of human rights abuses September 11th sadly leaves us--a legacy first executed by former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and, more recently renewed by an equally culpable President George W. Bush.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 18, 2008 RNC: Exporting the "Miami Model" to St. Paul
"In planning security measures for the RNC," wrote John A. Kolerno, Secret Service coordinator for the Republican convention, "the Secret Service is considering a wide array of potential security threats, including terrorist attacks, lone gunmen, fire, environmental hazards, chemical or biological attacks, structural safety concerns, and suicide bombers."
SHARE Thursday, June 26, 2008 Bush Administration Accused of Withholding "Lifesaving" Aid to Haiti
Human rights groups released a report on June 23 accusing the Bush Administration of blocking "potentially lifesaving" aid to Haiti in order to meddle in the impoverished nation's political affairs. The aid would have funded projects designed to improve "the quality of life-particularly for women and children-and to reduc[e] incidence of disease and child mortality."