Understanding the Latest Leaks is Understanding the Rise of a New Fascism by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
20 June 2013

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Papers 2.0 HIP_322341551.339966

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In his book, ‘Propaganda’, published in 1928, Edward Bernays wrote:

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”

The American nephew of Sigmund Freud, Bernays invented the term “public relations” as a euphemism for state propaganda. Continue reading

Close Guantánamo: We Still Have Three Urgent Demands for President Obama by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 19, 2013

NSA Snowden Bradley Manning Guantanamo protest at Senator Feinstein's office

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I wrote the following article for the “Close Guantánamo” website, which I established in January 2012 with US attorney Tom Wilner. Please join us — just an email address is required to be counted amongst those opposed to the ongoing existence of Guantánamo, and to receive updates of our activities by email.

On Monday, President Obama fulfilled the first of three promises he made a month ago to resume releasing prisoners from Guantánamo, by appointing an envoy at the State Department to deal with prisoner transfers.

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Noam Chomsky and the Leveretts: Iran and American Foreign Policy: Where Did the U.S. Go Wrong?

Don't Attack Iran

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with Noam Chomsky

raceforiran on Jun 11, 2013

On May 14, 2013, the Technology and Culture Forum at MIT sponsored an event, “Iran and American Foreign Policy: Where Did the U.S. Go wrong?”, featuring Noam Chomsky and Flynt and Hillary Leverett, authors of the controversial “Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Hillary Mann Leverett starts 18:20 into the video, Flynt Leverett at 37:00, and Noam Chomsky at 54:00.

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