Psychological Operations – military strategies to control thinking of people and the enemy/adversary

Paid Public Relations, Corporate “Spin” Replacing Local News Around the US

Network of websites, print publications provide paid PR instead of local news According to an expose by the New York Times, there is a fast-growing network of nearly 1,300 websites and some print publications that aim to fill a void left by vanishing local newspapers across the country. The network, found in all 50 states, is built not on traditional journalism, according to the Times. Instead, it offers propaganda ordered up by conservative think tanks, political operatives, corporate executives and public-relations professionals, a Times investigation found. [...]

Grand Jury = State Terrorism

Grand Jury System = State Terrorism By Chelsea Manning httpss:// (As read on Saturday, November 9 at the Aaron Swartz Day Event, in San Francisco.) I wish I could be there in person, but I appreciate this opportunity to summarize for you my letter to the court that ordered me to be confined, explaining why grand juries are so dangerous. I am not alone in objecting to the grand jury as a dangerous relic that has evolved in ways that increase its power without increasing its protections. [...]

Walking On Stolen Land

2019 Thanksgiving statement by Leonard Peltier   The year of 2019 is coming to a close and with it, comes the day most Americans set aside as a day for Thanksgiving. As I let my mind wander beyond the steel bars and concrete walls, I try to imagine what the people who live outside the prison gates are doing, and what they are thinking. Do they ever think of the Indigenous people who were forced from their homelands? Do they understand that with every step they take, [...]

Echoes of Fascism: “The Terror of the Unforeseen”

Echoes of Fascism The Terror of the Unforeseen by Henry Giroux, reviewed by Stephen Rohde Reprinted with permission from the Los Angeles Review of Books Nine years before the Civil War, the former enslaved person, and ardent abolitionist, Frederick Douglass condemned a nation for stubbornly clinging to the abomination of slavery in his blistering speech What to the Slave Is Your Fourth of July. “We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must [...]

Repudiate the Attempted Coup by the US and its Accomplices in Venezuela

Venezuelans demonstrate in support of the Bolivarian Revolution and Maduro and against US sanctions and intervention Repudiate the Attempted Coup in Venezuela by the US and its Accomplices Statement of the Communication Forum for the Integration of Our America (FCINA) In defense of Peace and the sovereignty of Latin America and the Caribbean, we repudiate the attempted coup of the United States and accomplices in Venezuela   The communication networks and social coordinations grouped in the Communication Forum for the Integration of Our America express our absolute [...]

Global Police State

By William I. Robinson, Prof of Sociology & Global and International Studies, UC Santa Barbara [excerpts] A global police state is emerging as capitalism descends into an unprecedented crisis, given the extent of ecological degradation and social deterioration, and the sheer scale of the means of violence deployed around the world. "Global police state" refers to three interrelated developments: 1. Ever more omnipresent systems of social control, repression and warfare to contain the real and potential rebellion of the global working class and 'surplus' humanity. 2. A [...]

New LAPD Chief – Moore of the Same

Garcetti, Chief Moore & Police Comm. Soboroff New LAPD Chief- Moore of the Same by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA httpss:// Following a search and recommendation of three top candidates by the Police Commission, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Asst. Chief Michel Moore (pronounced Michael) as his choice for LAPD Chief to replace Chuckie Beck, who is retiring early after unrelenting community criticism. Garcetti's choice is expected to be approved by the City Council, even though he comes out of the same mold as Beck, trained [...]

The “Masterstroke” of the US Against Venezuela

The "Masterstroke" of the US Against Venezuela [Excerpts] by Stella Calloni The US and its partners are quietly preparing a brutal "Plan to end the dictatorship of Venezuela": the "Masterstroke."  The document, labeled "Top Secret" and dated Feb. 23, 2018, is available on-line here: This plan is already underway. Its first part began before the upcoming Venezuelan elections. If they do not succeed in overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro with this new offensive, which will include the use of the whole propaganda and media apparatus available to [...]

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease by Chris Hedges httpss:// Forget the firing of Comey, the paralysis in Congress, or the press that covers our descent into tyranny as if it were a sports contest between corporate Republicans and corporate Democrats. The crisis we face is the result of a decades-long corporate coup that has rendered the citizen impotent, left us without authentic democratic institutions and allowed corporate and military power to become omnipotent. This has spawned a system of legalized bribery and empowered public figures [...]

Justice for Richard Risher! #MothersDayVsPoliceMurders

Interview with Lisa Simpson, mother of Richard Risher, a teenager who was killed by the LAPD, by Change Links community news Q: Can you tell us about your son, Richard Risher? What were his interests and plans; what were your hopes and dreams for him? Lisa Simpson:  My son Richard Risher was killed on July 25, 2016 in the Nickerson Gardens. I don't know the full details, because I still don't have a police report or an autopsy report. My son was planning on attending college and [...]

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Events this month

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Be a thought, strategic, and action partner! Increasingly counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics and programs are getting incorporated into domestic policing.  The Los Angeles Police Department is one the most militarized police department’s in the country with a massive Architecture of Surveillance that targets Black and Brown communities through programs like Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Program, Predictive Policing, Automatic License Plate Readers, Trapwire, Stingrays, Digital Receiver Technology, Body Cameras, and much more including the acquisition of Draganflyer X6 Drones. Since the summer of 2011the [...]

US Subverts Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”

U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba” by BAR executive editor Glen Ford “Eritrea’s fierce independence has put it in imperialism’s crosshairs.” The US is setting the stage for a so-called “humanitarian” military intervention against the small northeast African nation of Eritrea, under legal pretexts much like those used to justify NATO’s war of regime change against Libya in 2011. As in Libya, the US has hijacked the UN human rights apparatus to claim a “responsibility to protect” (R2P) Eritrea’s citizens from alleged [...]

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