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Correa’s Re-election in Ecuador

Sweeping Triumph of Socialist Economic Program by Asad Ismi The Latin American Revolution scored another victory on February 17 when Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s socialist leader, won his third successive election as President. Correa amassed close to 58% of the vote, leaving his closest rival 34 percentage points behind.  Alianza Pais, Correa’s political party, also won two-thirds of the seats in […]

Murder Is Our National Sport

  By Chris Hedges Murder is our national sport. We murder tens of thousands with our industrial killing machines in Afghanistan and Iraq. We murder thousands more from the skies over Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen with our pilotless drones. We murder each other with reckless abandon. And, as if we were not drenched in enough human blood, we murder prisoners—most […]

“Progressives”: In Bed With Bibi

Once again we see a familiar pattern: our united ‘progressives’ — a veritable synagogue, a collective of great humanists — lend their support to the oppressed.  This time it is the ‘Syrian people’ whom they wish to liberate and their enemy is obviously Bashar Al-Assad by Gilad Atzmon It is a pattern we know only too well by now. Ahead […]

“Manufacturing Consent”

25 Years Later, Edward S. Herman (co-author with Noam Chomsky of “Manufacturing Consent’) by TheRealNews Edward is an economist, a media analyst, a prolific author. For many years he was a professor at the Wharton School at Penn. Among his many books are Manufacturing Consent, also Corporate Control, Corporate Power, The Politics of Genocide. Transcript Twenty-five years ago, a book […]

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

By Norman Solomon After the bombings that killed and maimed so horribly at the Boston Marathon, our country’s politics and mass media are awash in heartfelt compassion — and reflexive “doublethink,” which George Orwell described as willingness “to forget any fact that has become inconvenient.” In sync with media outlets across the country, the New York Times put a chilling […]

The Strategic and Moral Bankruptcy of U.S. Sanctions Policy Toward Iran

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett The Obama administration and other sanctions advocates claim that U.S.-instigated sanctions against the Islamic Republic are meant to achieve a range of objectives (changing Iran’s “nuclear calculus,” getting Iran “back to the negotiating table” and making it “negotiate in good faith,” strengthening the “credibility and leverage” of “pro-engagement camps” inside Iran, preventing military […]