Posts tagged with ‘secrecy’

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The World War on Democracy

by FG

The World War on Democracy John Pilger January 20, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent woman who masked her grief with a determination that was a presence. She was the embodiment of people’s resistance to the war on democracy. I first glimpsed her in […]

Stop Warmongering in the Middle East

by FG

Stop Warmongering in the Middle East Richard Falk The public discussion in the West addressing Iran’s nuclear program has mainly relied on threat diplomacy, articulated most clearly by Israeli officials, but enjoying the strong direct and indirect backing of Washington and leading Gulf states.  Israel has also engaged in covert warfare against Iran in recent […]

Guantanamo Military Commission “Really About Secrecy,” Alleged Bomber’s Defense Attorney Says

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Guantanamo Military Commission “Really About Secrecy,” Alleged Bomber’s Defense Attorney Says Kari Panaccione Editor’s note: Coverage of this week’s military commission hearing at Guantanamo is a collaboration between Truthout and Seton Hall University School of Law, Center for Policy & Research. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – The second day of proceedings here in the war crimes […]

Revealed: The FBI’s Secretive Practice of “Blackballing” Files

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Revealed: The FBI’s Secretive Practice of “Blackballing” Files Jason Leopold Have you ever filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI and received a written response from the agency stating that it could not locate records responsive to your request? If so, there’s a chance the FBI may have found some documents, […]

Monopoly Media Manipulation

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Monopoly Media Manipulation Michael Parenti In a capitalist “democracy” like the United States, the corporate news media faithfully reflect the dominant class ideology both in their reportage and commentary. At the same time, these media leave the impression that they are free and independent, capable of balanced coverage and objective commentary. How they achieve these […]