Posts Tagged ‘Amy Goodman’

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Et tu, Amy?
DEMOCRACY NOW LAUNCHES ANTI-SYRIA PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN

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She’s pushing discredited chemical weapons lies. And she should be stopped.

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Big Lies and WW3
The Double Game

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Josh Fox: Arrest of Journalists and Filmmakers Covering the Dakota Pipeline is a Threat to Democracy
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Deia Schlosberg speaks

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Don’t Imprison Amy Goodman or Deia Schlosberg for Journalism

 

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Covering atrocities against Native Americans is now a crime in North Dakota. 

 

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Limited Hangout — A limited hangout, or partial hangout, is a public relations or propaganda technique that involves the release of previously hidden information in order to prevent a greater exposure of more important details.

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Douglas Valentine on Ellsberg and the CIA
Douglas Valentine on Scahill’s Dirty Wars

 

PFB contributor Douglas Valentine has alerted me to his audio podcast interview with James Corbett and Corbett Report.

Explosive revelations cast doubt on the sincerity of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and potential CIA motivations for releasing the “Pentagon Papers” at the moment they were published.  Ellsberg’s own hidden history as a CIA operative is brought out, and Valentine ties investigations into the Phoenix Program and CIA connected drug smuggling to the timing of the release.  This is a side of history that few have ever considered before, and it should be heard in full.

Valentine takes on the fake left media establishment as well.  CIA is off limits at DemocracyNow, The Nation, Mother Jones et al.  This is my own view as well, and this information is quite valuable to those seeking the full truth.

Regarding Jeremy Scahill (DemocracyNow contributor) and his new film Dirty Wars, Valentine calls out the history as “thin” and pointedly avoiding the CIA’s longstanding and central role in these dirty wars.

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“And in fact when the FBI saw what was going on and how the CIA intended to treat him,  they withdrew, because they were afraid it was criminal.  And in fact one of the FBI agents told headquarters of the FBI, he thought that the CIA interrogators should be arrested.”

 

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We’re told repeatedly how we should praise the “strong women” like director Kathryn Bigelow and her CIA protagonist in Zero Dark Thirty, despite the latter being a torturer and war criminal in real life.

What about strong women who don’t torture and commit murder for the state?  Like Amy Goodman, Jane Mayer, Sibel Edmonds, Colleen Rowley, Medea Benjamin, Jill Stein and Cynthia McKinney?  Their stories remain off the radar, off the mainstream news, and off the minds of Americans who are increasingly indoctrinated to worship the military and militarism.  Those who stand up for human rights and opposed to war and torture are sidelined in this culture, despite their allegedly valued “strength” and character.

“They got a lot of bad information, and they have radicalized the world against the United States.”

 

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Mayer wrote about the CIA Officer Alfreda “Frances” Bikowsky in her book, detailing an aggressive, felonious CIA manager who reveled in the torture of Khalid Shiekh Muhammad.  She also sent an innocent tourist to be tortured in Afghanistan for 5 months and refused to release him even after being informed by the German government that his passport was legitimate.

More about Alfreda Frances Bikowsky at the History Commons:

Profile: Alfreda Frances Bikowsky at History Commons

 

Bikowsky is the obvious real-life model for Zero Dark Thirty’s protagonist played by Jessica Chastain, and named as “Maya.

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