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A big thanks to Al Jazeera’s Listening Post for allowing Max Blumenthal and I a platform to challenge the mainstream narrative about the war in Syria. Check out the segment.

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Podcast: ‘Ferguson October’ & How Community Continues to Stand Up to Police Aggression

On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure Kevin Gozstola and I speak with Montague Simmons, the chair of the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) and founder of Hands Up United, about the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri, where police continue to harass and arrests protesters and journalists in the aftermath of the execution of unarmed black […]

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The Instagram photo posted by an Israeli soldier showing what appears to be a Palestinian child in the crosshairs of his rifle has sparked outrage, as it should. Ali Abunimah was the first to report on this at the Electronic Intifada and it has since gone viral with major news outlets picking up the story. […]

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“All governments lie.” — I.F. Stone The mainstream media is at it again, uncritically regurgitating the vague and unverified claims of anonymous American intelligence officials who say that Syria’s Bashar al-Assad has readied chemical weapons to use on his people. There’s no doubt that Assad, whose family has passed down authoritarian rule of Syria like […]

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The only way to explain President Obama’s radical claims of executive power to justify unauthorized war in Libya is that he must be Dick Cheney in disguise. Even John Yoo, the architect of the War Powers memo, is drooling over Obama’s tyrranical claim to power, as he had this to say in a recent Wall […]

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Glenn Greenwald has a brilliant post today about why it would be foolish, not to mention illegal (not that it matters), to send weapons to the Libyan rebels, a strategy the Obama administration is seriously considering. While his entire argument is certainly compelling and well worth reading, he makes one particularly significant point that has, […]

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