October 17th, 2016

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Unfair Trade UPDATE

Thousands protest TTIP, CETA deals in France, Poland, & Spain as EU vote looms closer

People march to protest against the planned CETA free trade agreement (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) between the European Union and Canada, and similar plans between EU and United States (TTIP) in Warsaw, Poland October 15, 2016 © Agencja Gazeta / Reuters


September 28 - The “Secret” TISA, TTIP and TTP = Corporate Hegemony and Economic Warfare

Oct.10 - Our Revolution: We Still Have to Fight the TPP

October 14 - Think Hillary Will Flip Flop and Support TPP? So Does Her Speech Writer — Leaked Email

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Vindication for Press Freedom as Charges Dropped Against Journalist Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is a progressive American treasure.  Her radio news hour, Democracy Now!, has been very influential on the left, and on issues relevant to all sides.  The show, which I respect but find boring, is syndicated by Pacifica Radio, to community radio stations, etc.  Pacifica is interesting to read about, but it is not as strong as it once was.

Amy Goodman was charged with trespassing during a protest at the Dakota Access Pipeline, and arrived to fight the charge, which was dropped, because it was false.  Instead, they charged her with rioting.  By covering the news, she was supposedly rioting.  The pipeline people felt that her editorial slant was too much in the favour of the protestors, and so, in today's world, this is called, "inciting rioting."  Today, the Judge got wise, and dropped the charges!  But don't you try this at home cuz you too will be slapped silly!  You can read about this issue, and a lot more about Dakota Access, vs Native Americans, and the environment, at COMMON DREAMS.
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Assange is Dead?! - Walking into war...

These rumours come up: Paul McCartney, Hillary Clinton, God. That's right - there was an internet rumour, about two weeks ago, that Hillary Clinton was dead, and using a basketful of body-doubles to fill in for her. So, I know to steer clear of these things. But now, there is a rumour that Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, which has been leaking the DNC, Clinton and Podesta emails, is dead - because certain "deadman codes" were released, (see article).


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In the Democratic Echo Chamber, Inconvenient Truths Are Recast as Putin Plots

I will be posting soon about the possibility of war.
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NOAM CHOMSKY - (The Anti- 1984).

Here's an interview that should be interesting. I don't know, cuz I can't do media at home.

Video: Ralph Nader Interviews Noam Chomsky

Ralph Nader, An Unreasonable Man, and something of a Stoic American icon, ran for President, several times.  It has been proved that there never was any, "spoiler effect," conceptual or actual, in these elections. Nevertheless, partisans keep referring back to his runs, in fear, to rationalise their voting for, "the lesser of two evils," a game-theory quagmire that is plunging our country into moral depravity, and third-world dictatorship.  No matter how hard he tries, ignorant Americans can't know enough to vote for third-party, or write-in, candidates.  (More on this subject later).

Nader interviews the renowned progressive, Noam Chomski, prolific author of, Manufacturing Consent, and other prods to our collective lobotomy.  He is truly a pillar of the American left - maybe too left for some.  In fact, some say that he is wrong in not packaging his message to appeal to a broader audience.  Well, so what?  It takes all kinds.  So, let it be.  Love the man for the fact that he has been profoundly influential in the field of linguistics alone!

Must: 10 Brilliant Quotes by Noam Chomsky on How Media Really Operates in America: Chomsky's observations about propaganda and corporate media are always useful to keep in mind.