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The South also rises

It is not so far-fetched to imagine Walter Benjamin’s Angel of History succumbing to the temptation, and stressing that the time of the Global South has finally come by Pepe Escobar Oh yes, it will be a long, arduous and winding road. But would the Google/Facebook generation need only one textbook detailing the stuff of dreams, trials and tribulations of […]

Keeping the Government’s Secrets

Official/press collusion to keep public uninformed by Steve Rendall “The government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the government…. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people.” —‑U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, New York Times Co. v. United States (6/30/71) Journalism […]

Why Vivisection Doesn’t Work

Vivisection – A Compilation of Evidence by Alison Banville (BSNews Editor) The email below was posted to an activist list in the UK in response to my assertion that vivisection is useless. My reply follows his email. ‘How can certain surgical procedures be tested via computer modeling or tissue cell-cultures, for instance? Organ transplants were first tested on animals, heart […]

Iain Banks: why I’m supporting a cultural boycott of Israel

This week writer Iain Banks announced he has cancer and may have just months to live. Here he explains why, in 2010, he decided his novels would no longer be published in Israel by Iain M Banks I support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign because, especially in our instantly connected world, an injustice committed against one, or against one […]

Keystone XL: The pipeline to disaster

If Obama OKs the Keystone XL, it will exacerbate global warming and put the U.S. on the hook for spills and environmental degradation, all in service to one of the planet’s dirtiest fuels by James Hansen In March, the State Department gave the president cover to open a big spigot that will hitch our country to one of the dirtiest fuels on […]

The Grand National: Festival of Cruelty

The upcoming Grand National once again sparks debate reflecting, as Animal Aid director Andrew Tyler states below, a shift in public opinion towards the notorious race which is increasingly being viewed as the exploitative festival of cruelty it actually is. Note the laughable arguments made by racing commentator Chris McGrath, below – the people who risk their horses lives for […]

Imperialism 101

Imperialism has been the most powerful force in world history over the last four or five centuries, carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations by Michael Parenti Yet, it is seldom accorded any serious attention by our academics, media commentators, and political leaders. When not ignored outright, the subject of imperialism has been sanitized, so […]

The Suffering of the Lambs

by Sara Starkey As a vegan of 30 plus years – for the very reasons that animals had to suffer for my palate – I read this story with great sorrow.  Not just because the ewes and lambs are dying in this weather but that they are bred to die anyway. As the Farmers’ Union of Wales policy director says: […]

Media Poisoning of Democracy

The UK tabloid media today did something no one thought possible: it actually got worse by Simon Wood (Originally published at The 99.99998271%) “Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state” -Noam Chomsky The headline of today’s lead story in the Daily Mail Online: Vile product of Welfare UK: Man who bred 17 babies by […]

Homeland Security kept tabs on Occupy Wall Street protesters

New documents show that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spied on peaceful Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters during the height of the anti-capitalist movement in the country by PressTV The documents released by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) on Tuesday revealed that the DHS routinely spied on peaceful First Amendment activities and required daily briefing on […]

9/11: Illegitimacy of US Government

New York City asks: What happened to the 1,116 missing 9/11 victims? by Dr. Kevin Barrett More than 11 years after the catastrophic destruction of the World Trade Center, New York City’s government is finally asking: What in the world could have happened to the missing 1,116 victims? In every building collapse in history, all of the victims’ bodies have been […]

MI6 killed late Congolese PM Patrice Lumumba

A British peer has, in explosive revelations, said that London’s spy agency MI6 murdered the first democratically-elected Prime Minister of Congo, once described as “the most important assassination of the 20th century” by PressTV   Lord David Edward Lea made the disclosure in a letter to the editor in the March 21 edition of the London Review of Books (LRB) in […]