Important Articles By Others

“‘Corruption’ As A Propaganda Weapon” by Robert Parry, April 4, 2016 (re the Panama Papers, dealing with offshore tax havens)

“Hotel Propaganda” by Antony Black, October 4, 20-14 (99% of the global population that has any knowledge of the Rwandan genocide has it exactly backwards in important respects. The Hutus did not plan and implement a genocide against the Tutsis. The Tutsis, led by chief architect Paul Kagame, planned and implemented a genocide against the Hutus that had the support of the West and powerful special interests in mining etc.. The idea was to destablize the region and allow easier plunder.)

“Duping Progressives Into Wars” by John Hanrahan, April 14, 2016

“A Chill Wind From the North: the US Returns to Latin America” by Vijay Prashad, April 17, 2016

“The unbearable lightness of Stéphane Dion” by Matthew Behrens, April 28, 2016 (Canadian foreign policy under Justin Trudeau just as unprincipled and bloody as it was under Stephen Harper. The difference? Harper bragged about the bloodiness. Trudeau says he’s all about ‘sunny ways’.)

“Inside Canada’s Defence Lobby” by Mitchell Thompson, September 14, 2015 (This article is very typo-ridden. In one instance, the author refers to “Michael Brys, professor at the University of British Columbia.” I am pretty sure that that’s Michael Byers.)

“The Week The World Stood Still” by Noam Chomsky, October 15, 2012
(The book, by Ervand Abrahamian, that Chomsky refers to in his article, is now out. It’s titled “The Coup – 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations.”)

“Garrisoning The Globe” by David Vine, September 13, 2015

“Liberals shameful BDS stand gives carte blanche to Israel” by Murray Dobbin, March 5, 2016

“Avaaz: clicktivist heroes or Soros wolf in woolly disguise?” by Black Catte, July 18, 2016

“Breaking the Camouflage Wall of Silence” by Nick Turse, Aug 2, 2016 (re The US’s pivot to Africa. The US actually pivots to everywhere. It’s just a matter of emphasis and attention and interest that ebbs and flows.)

“Trudeau Should Forget Infrastructure P3s And Support A People’s Bank” by Dru Oja Jay, November 17, 2016

“Trump Lets Saudis Off His ‘Muslim Ban'” by Robert Parry, January 29, 2017

“Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex” by Patrick Henningsen (Patrick really well lays out his case for thinking twice about supporting what rights orgs and petition generators want you to support. There’s a fair number of typos in the lengthy piece, but I’m sure he’s busier than I am, ergo. It in no way takes away from the story and the information. I might quibble with only one thing in the long piece and that would be his casual quote from an Antiwar.com writer named John Glaser. Now, Maybe this particular writer is okay, but he’s running with an evil crowd here. Which means that either he’s ignorant or incompetent or part of the problem. Sibel Edmonds a video that, so far, is open to the public to view (“Newsbud’s Warning on the Fake News Bucket List: Watch out for the Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing”) delves into this one example of pseudo alternative media. I don’t know what Patrick’s attitude toward Sibel Edmonds is. I haven’t given up on her, although her association with James Corbett now distresses me, since I read his smear job on Noam Chomsky. I actually welcomed Corbett’s assessment of Noam Chomsky. I have learned so much from both. Until I read this, I trusted Corbett to fairly assess Chomsky, noting his good work and pointing out what James might take issue with. The problem is, James’s piece was just ranting. It was awful. It was a pure smear job. I don’t get the hate-on he has for Chomsky, but it is what it is. See my blog post, “”Meet Noam Chomsky, Academic Gatekeeper: The Corbett Report”” about that.)

“Jeremy Corbyn and George Soros” by Barbara Mckenzie (Jeremy Corbyn is looking more and more like faker Bernie Sanders.)