Since the latest quarrel broke out in the Gaza Strip, we’ve been hearing the same old Pro-Israel talking points coming out of our corporate media and our national leaders. It is the same tired rhetoric that we’ve been hearing for years.
Public opinion is turning on Israel and their tactics in the Occupied Territories. While the western media and our federal governments (Canada and the US in particular) continue to tow a staunchly pro-Israel line in their reporting and policies with the events unfolding in Gaza, public opinion is slowly turning the other way.
A recent survey, spread wide among the fields of the internet, points to New York City as being populated with the most unhappy people. While I don’t doubt that New York contains a huge number of unhappy people, it’s incorrect to imply that it’s the city’s fault.
Last summer, Inder Comar, Esq. filed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration on behalf of Iraqi refugee plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh. It is a noble attempt to hold the Bush Administration accountable for war crimes and a case that Quiet Mike has been following from the beginning.
A shaky Russian economy and overheated propagandist media coverage have put President Putin in the bind in which he now finds himself.
The conservatives of today often argue that government welfare programs are an invention of modern government, and are therefore the result of some systematic, liberal plot to reduce the foundations of western civilization to a pile of smoking rubble. In truth, welfare has existed in many societies dating back thousands of years.
Tony Dungy, the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl, when questioned about the drafting of an openly gay player made it perfectly clear: Hate still exists in the NFL. Recently Dungy stated on national television that he “wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam.” Why? “Because things will happen.”
Last week Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox tried to buy the American multinational media corporation TimeWarner for $80 Billion. If the experts are to be believed, old Rupert isn’t done trying.
As always, the latest Gaza Conflict is being wrongly framed. In the United States media, and Western media in general, the conflict in the Gaza strip is being framed with a false moral equivalence between Israel and the Palestinians.
The GOP constantly demonize poor people, and think the economically disadvantaged deserve only scorn and insults. If you’re poor, you’re just lazy. End of reasons. Yet they get heavy votes from lower income Americans. How are they doing this?