By Mickey Walker - 03.09.14
Last time we listed the following 3 ways out of 100 to destroy what’s left of democracy in America:
1. Comingle issues of Church and State.
2. Insist on prayer in the schools.
3. Invoke the Almighty when justifying acts of war against other sovereign nations.
So we begin this next part of this exercise by lying to the people about what is really going on behind the curtain of government. Which brings us to the fourth way to destroy our country:
By Michael Faulkner - 03.09.14
Will the centenary of the outbreak of “The Great War” in 1914 turn out to be more than the propagandists of Britain’s heritage industry intended it to be? The indications so far are that we are in for a sentimental, ahistorical nostalgia-fest intended to promote the theme of a “just war” to defend democracy against tyranny, a war which, in spite of its unprecedented slaughter, was not fought in vain. Those who “gave their lives” died in a noble cause. As this commemoration is due to go on for four years there will be opportunities for dissenting voices such as this one, albeit with little access to the mainstream media, to stand against the conformist tide. However much disagreement there is about the First World War- its causes, nature and consequences - one thing is beyond dispute: it was not, as the victors opined in 1918, “the war to end wars”.
Harry Targ 02.20.14
Sixty years ago, in March, 1954, National Security Document 5412 was distributed to President Eisenhower’s National Security Council by the Central Intelligence Agency recommending the adoption of a program of covert operations so that:
“U.S. Government responsibility for them is not evident and if uncovered the U.S. government can plausibly disclaim any responsibility for them. Specifically, such operations shall include…propaganda; political action; economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition; escape and evasion and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states or groups including assistance to underground resistance movements, guerrillas and refugee liberation groups,...
By Conn Hallinan - 02.04.14
Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country’s downward spiral into civil war. But if it does it will have to buck the convergence of two powerful historical streams: a legacy of colonial manipulation dating back more than a hundred years, and the current policies of the U.S. vis-à-vis the African continent.
South Sudan became a country in 2011 when its residents voted overwhelmingly to separate from the Sudan, at the time the largest country in Africa. But a falling out late last year between South Sudan President Salva Kiir, a member of the Dinka tribe, and Vice President Riek Machar, a member of the Nuer tribe, has plunged the country into war. Cities have been sacked, thousands killed, and almost 200,000 people turned into refugees.
By STEVEN JONAS MD, MPH - 02.27.14
This month I am starting a new approach to my column for TPJfPD. As some of you know, we have a Facebook page. I regularly post comments on current events on that page. Now, in my monthly columns I will be sharing with you a set of those comments from the previous month. They will of course be on several different topics. I hope that you will enjoy them, and also that on occasion you may visit our page as well, to see what else is up there. Hey, you never know. You may “Like” us!
For starters (actually last month, Jan. 31, 2014), remember Jamie Dimon’s raise? Indeed, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, got a grand increase for 2104. How could that be, many folks have said. The company paid a record $20 billion in fines for “improper practices” last year.
Mickey Walker | 100 Ways to Destroy What’s Left of Democracy in America - http://t.co/ThewhpOrbb
Steven Jonas MD MPH | From Jamie Dimon to Ukraine to Ross Douthat - http://t.co/jlMydqcypp
Iris Vander Pluym | IRIS IN WONDERLAND. - http://t.co/B34D5TQzU5
The Well Infidel | The Religious Rights Does Not Agree that Americans Are Entitled to Freedom from Religion - http://t.co/9SAsQqCnut
Steven Jonas MD MPH | From Jamie Dimon to Ukraine to Ross Douthat - http://t.co/Y4YxKAvzA9
Harry R Targ | COVERT INTERVENTIONISM: A STAPLE OF THE U.S. EMPIRE - http://t.co/zD019DdVwz
Letter from the U.K. | 2014: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER SARAJEVO; WHAT NEXT? - http://t.co/ZpdcicXyni
Mickey Walker | 100 Ways to Destroy What’s Left of Democracy in Ameri - http://t.co/ThewhpOrbb
Conn Hallinan | Sudan: Colonialism’s Dead hand - http://t.co/lIgUf2dDJ4