Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sharmini Peries: RAY MCGOVERN, GINA HASPEL PART 1 & 2 @ The Real News Network


Below the first part of the interview immediately after McGovern emerged from a DC holding tank.  Click the headline to view part two and read the transcript.  Support The Real News Network: 


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tomgram: NOMI PRINS, THE RETURN OF THE GREAT MELTDOWN? @ Tom's Dispatch

Conflicting "Surrender" Dates, "Safe Passage" from Syrian Site of Alleged WMD Attack

UN-sponsored Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has arrived and inspected a 2nd possible site of the alleged chemical gas attacks in Doumas, Syria.

Dave Lindorff has discovered a discrepancy in the Associated Press' coverage of the date(s) the embattled city of Doumas was evacuated before the alleged chemical gas attacks came about. Read results at This Can't Be Happening!

Also Sputnik Radio International reports that "Moscow Ready to Accept 'Qualified' Results of OPCW Probe."  

Follow-up from the results of the OPCW work at their website.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Zachary Mider and Zeke Faux: KOCH BODYGUARDS GOT POLICE BADGES FROM SAME TINY TOWN AS MERCER @ Bloomberg News


[Excerpt] Bodyguards for the family of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch used police badges from a tiny New Mexico town that authorized them to carry concealed weapons in all 50 U.S. states, according to documents seen by Bloomberg News.

The Lake Arthur police department that awarded the badges for volunteer service is the same one that for years provided a similar perk to Robert Mercer, the 71-year-old New York hedge fund manager and a key financial backer of President Donald Trump.


Koch Industries Inc.’s security unit obtained the badges for dozens of people over several years, including bodyguards employed directly by the Wichita, Kansas-based company and by an outside contractor, according to a person with knowledge of the arrangement. Bloomberg News was able to verify the names of eight current or former Koch guards who had Lake Arthur badges.

Koch and the outside contractor, Rimi Corporate Services Inc., based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, occasionally provided donations to the Lake Arthur reserve program, the person said. The town has 433 residents. ... [End of Excerpt]

Read more at Bloomberg News.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

April 1, 2018 Edition



ECONOMICS WITH DR. RICHARD WOLFF


March 28, 2018 Edition

#ReconnectAssange




Cross-posted from Ray McGovern's important website, please subscribe. 

Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Zizek, Brian Eno and other prominent figures are demanding the WikiLeaks founder be reconnected to the outside world.

A group of prominent intellectuals, social activists and artists have signed an open letter demanding Ecuador's government restore WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet and phone access, allow him visits and respect his right to freedom of expression.

Read more at Telesur.



"Silencing Julian Assange"
by Erish Omar Jahmal

On March 28, Julian Assange, Editor of Wikileaks, had his internet disconnected by the Ecuadorian government, shutting down his communications with the outside world. US-based journalist Elizabeth Lea Vos, Editor-in-Chief of Disobedient Media, who was one of the panelists at an online vigil held for Assange hours after the imposition of the ban, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star, about the latest restrictions placed on Assange and its implications for press freedom around the world.

Read more at The Daily Star.