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Our Highest Law Enforcement Officials Are Criminals By Paul Craig Roberts  We are faced with the almost certain fact that the two highest law enforcement officials of the United States are criminals.

Oedipus Wrecks: How Bush Attacked Official Who Exposed War Profiteering And Privateering  America has deliberately driven hundreds, perhaps thousands, of political prisoners insane. It is the current doctrine of US psychological torture. If the panorama could be viewed all at once, the American people would see an administration that, by the summer of 2003, felt it could do whatever it wanted to anyone. Bush’s inner circle validated every cliché about the arrogance of power, and Americans are noticing at long last.

Are Your Investments Killing America?  George Bush received a standing ovation when he recently visited Wall Street, obviously for fostering a “profit friendly” landscape. But if the financial industry is morally bankrupt, why are we handing over all of our investment funds to them? Perhaps it’s time we all took a personal ethics check. You may be shocked to realize what your money is being used for right now!

Jefferson On, God, Freedom, Arms, And Government  What Thomas Jefferson had to say about God, Jesus, Organized Religion, Arms, people like the fascist Bushites, people like the cowards who gave away our precious and sacred freedom, and though it pales in comparison, what I and my family had/have to say about the cosmic notion of good and evil, over the last 1975 years.

What Lessons Can Progressives Learn from Evangelicals? 

Top White House aide Karl Rove continues to portray the U.S. Attorney scandal as “a lot of politics,” something for Congress to “play around with.” But the continuing allegations of wrongdoing and dishonesty are placing heavy pressure on senior Bush administration figures. “Republican officials operating at the behest of the White House have begun seeking a possible successor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales,” whose support among conservative lawmakers has “collapsed,” The Politico reported last night. It is a “now a virtual certainty that Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty, whose incomplete and inaccurate congressional testimony about the prosecutors helped precipitate the crisis, will also resign shortly.” Rove’s spin cannot paper over the serious ethical and legal questions raised by the U.S. Attorney purge, and the administration’s subsequent effort to cover up its deeds.

The Theocratic Agenda Is Heading for a Statehouse Near You  Well-coordinated “faith-based” initiatives and anti-evolution lobbying in state capitols from New Jersey to Colorado signal a stealth national strategy by Religious Right organizations.

Suicide Was the Only Way Out of Iraq for Col. Westhusing  Writing in his suicide note, “I am sullied — no more,” U.S. Colonel Ted Westhusing, father of three, chose death over a life of lies and corruption in occupied Iraq.

From Sex Workers to Restaurant Workers, the Global Slave Trade Is Growing  A thriving commerce in human beings is taking place behind the facade of most major cities and towns in the U.S. and worldwide. Activists are pushing back, but they need reinforcements.

The Richest Year in History  According to Forbes, this is the richest year in human history … for those people who are already mind-bogglingly rich. But what about the rest of us?

Neocons in Cheney’s Office Fund al Qaeda-Tied Groups … and No One Cares?  Seymour Hersh’s recent report that Iran-Contra veterans working out of Dick Cheney’s office are using stolen funds from Iraq to arm al Qaeda-tied groups and foment a larger Sunni-Shia war is a very big deal.

Democracy Is Illegal  Conflict between corporate law and the health and welfare of the people.

Is Ralph Nader an Unreasonable Man?  A new documentary directed by Steve Skrovan and Henriette Mantel asks viewers to decide whether Nader was a man of principle or a man who fell behind the times.

Web charity helps save Congo’s gorillas Donations made on the Wildlife Direct website pay the salaries of the park rangers who protect the endangered apes.

How Many Ways Can You Say “Lie”?  The difference between perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice.

Still more ways Bush is screwing returning vets.  The scandals and shortfalls in the military’s health-care system stem from the same sensibility that produced the scandals and shortfalls in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It is the Bush administration’s sensibility of denial—its willful disinclination to face war’s true cost (in all senses of the word) and its readiness to use bookkeeping tricks to perpetuate the deception.“I am concerned that our soldiers and their families are not getting the treatment that they deserve,” President George W. Bush said today, in announcing the creation of yet another blue-ribbon commission, this one “on the care of returning wounded warriors.” Our Ann Coulter Problem  Ann Coulter shocked nobody last week by calling presidential candidate John Edwards a “faggot” during her appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Here’s the YouTube video, as well as the quotation captured by the Associated Press: “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I—so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”

Evangelical Scandals: Who Matters Now?   At The Revealer, Jeff Sharlet, who knows what he’s talking about when it comes to Ted Haggard, has an insightful post about why today’s Times article noting the declining membership of the fallen preacher’s New Life Church, and resulting staff layoffs, has less to do with Haggard’s john and meth than it does the cult of personality.

Mitt Romney Backer Says Al Gore Plotting Mass Murder, Worse Than Hitler Days prior to endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for President — millionaire author Ann Coulter accused environmentalists, including former Vice President Al Gore, of plotting mass murder on a scale worse than Hitler or Stalin.

New global poll: Israel, Iran, North Korea and U.S. have mostly negative influence on the world

Abe Lincoln’s Antiwar Record  How falsified quotations have allowed conservatives to misappropriate Lincoln’s legacy.

On the Big Issues, the NY Times Flips the Bird to Normal Americans   From calling opposition to the Iraq war a ‘fringe’ position, to endorsing sham environmentalism, to defending the low taxation of billionaires, The New York Times and the political establishment aren’t in sync with the majority of Americans.

One Propaganda Window Closes (After Several Doors Open)  News searches on USA.gov, a website run by the federal General Services Administration, no longer return stories from Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe, or other government-funded media. Prompted by questions from “an official at the State Department’s electronic information division,” federal lawyers “determined that the material should not be on a domestic news site,” under a 1948 law barring “domestic dissemination of official American information aimed at foreign audiences.” A VOA spokesperson noted that U.S. residents can still easily access VOA websites. “The nature of the Web is that it doesn’t respect boundaries,” he said. Meanwhile, U.S.-funded programs are being broadcast in South Florida, the Pentagon has OK’d its own “news” websites, and a 2003 information operations document claimed that propagandizing U.S. audiences is permissible — as long as the government doesn’t intend to do so

Nonprofit Takes On Big Media  Free Press is on a roll. Four years ago, it used old-fashioned grassroots organizing, along with basic Internet tools, to help derail the FCC?s years-long effort to relax media ownership rules. Last year, the group thwarted a multi-million dollar lobbying effort by the Baby Bells to rewrite the nation?s telecom laws over Net Neutrality.

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3 Responses to “Alt Media”

  1. Acne said

    Interesting reads, especially about the propoganda one.

  2. Great! Thanks for the post!

  3. Appreciating the time and energy you put into your website and detailed information you present. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

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