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Updated: 2018-02-22T15:46:55.913-08:00

 



Billboards Opposing Drone Wars Are Going Up All Over Syracuse, NY

2018-02-22T15:46:56.093-08:00

Billboards Opposing Drone Wars Are Going Up All Over Syracuse, NY By David Swanson, World Beyond War http://worldbeyondwar.org/billboards-opposing-drone-wars-going-syracuse-ny/ World Beyond War has been raising funds for and renting billboards in opposition to war. We’ve run into censorship from numerous billboard companies but persevered, and more billboards are on their way. First we



Iraq snapshot

2018-02-22T05:59:33.122-08:00

Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The Iraq War continues -- as do the lies around it. Sarah Abdallah‏ @sahouraxo 18h18 hours ago More “The power establishment which lied about Iraq, lied about Libya, lied about Vietnam, & is currently lying about Syria is not entitled to the benefit of the doubt that it is telling the truth about Russia & its new cold war escalations with that country.”



Talk Nation Radio: Michael Knox on the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation

2018-02-22T00:30:44.180-08:00

Talk Nation Radio: Michael Knox on the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation http://davidswanson.org/talk-nation-radio-michael-knox-on-the-u-s-peace-memorial-foundation/ https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-michael-knox-on-the-us-peace-memorial-foundation Michael Knox is an Emeritus Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida, Chair of the US Peace



The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited

2018-02-21T23:20:49.424-08:00

From WSWS: Fifteen years ago, on February 5, 2003, against the backdrop of worldwide mass demonstrations in opposition to the impending invasion of Iraq, then-US Secretary of State Colin Powell argued before the United Nations that the government of Saddam Hussein was rapidly stockpiling “weapons of mass destruction,” which Iraq, together with Al Qaeda, was planning to use against the



Episode 70: Forget ISIS. Amazon Is The (Economic) Terrorist To Fear

2018-02-21T20:17:01.191-08:00

ISIS poses virtually no threat to you in your home. The same can’t be said for Amazon. Amazon really is an economic terrorist.That's what I spend most of the podcast this week digging into—after laying out the picture of the sorry spectacle of cities and states begging Amazon to locate its new headquarters in one of their communities, I turn to economic and tax



Iraq snapshot

2018-02-21T05:27:44.118-08:00

Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  Another US service member has died in the never ending war. The Iraq War continues.  The dying continues. Stars and Stripes‏Verified account @starsandstripes 11h11 hours ago More Sgt. Christina Marie Schoenecker, 26, of Arlington, Kan., died in a noncombat incident Monday in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. https://www.stripes.com/



Isakson Announces Hearing With Disabled American Veterans

2018-02-20T16:37:21.955-08:00

Senator Johnny Isakson (above) is the Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  His office issued the following today: FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Contact: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777 Camlin Moore, 202-224-9126 ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Isakson Announces Hearing With Disabled American Veterans WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Veterans’



Iraq snapshot

2018-02-20T05:55:30.407-08:00

Tuesday, 2/20/18.  In Iraq, it's all about the upcoming elections -- plus a NATION friend calls in a favor and we also note the passing of an important author. A friend at THE NATION asks that I highlight David Dayen's "Special Investigation: The Dirty Secret Behind Warren Buffett's Billions" (THE NATION). This Nation investigation documents how Buffett’s massive wealth has actually been



Joy Reid and other liars can't stop attacking Greens

2018-02-19T23:27:26.936-08:00

Jill Stein was the Green Party's presidential candidate in 2012 and in 2016.  In 2016, many liars-- like MSNBC's Joy Reid -- insist she was a Kremlin tool.  Apparently planted in 2012?  Or a sleeper agent like Angelina Jolie in SALT? This nonsense has to stop. The Green Party is a political party in the US.  It is a valid party and their members can vote their party -- as can anyone in an open



Witness Out of Palestine

2018-02-19T17:55:55.020-08:00

Witness Out of PalestineBy David Swansonhttp://davidswanson.org/witness-out-of-palestine/ Anna Baltzer’s amazing book Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories has been updated over the years, and I’ve just read it for the first time. Rather unfairly, and — as it turns out — wrongly, my first response upon turning the initial pages was: Do we really need



Iraq snapshot

2018-02-19T05:47:21.551-08:00

Monday, February 19, 2018.  Mere weeks away from the 15th anniversary of this wave of the never-ending Iraq War. I was on the phone earlier with a friend.  We both know Patricia Arquette and are amazed at her Russian scare mongering -- appalled actually.  I said, "Well Rosanna's not stupid."  He checked.  No, she's not.  I have no idea why Patricia's decided to jump off the cliff but she's on



It's never been about helping the Iraqi people

2018-02-18T22:41:06.381-08:00

World Bank‏Verified account @WorldBank 9h9 hours ago More .@IFC_org has committed $410 million in #Iraq to help the country recover from years of war: http://wrld.bg/PQLW30inpJs  #rebuildiraq pic.twitter.com/VvjpOXifXl 5 replies15 retweets29 likes Reply  5 Retweet  15 Help it recover? The World Bank really means to make it bleed for years and years to come. 



Indictment of Russian nationals used to campaign for censorship and war

2018-02-18T21:50:14.326-08:00

From WSWS: On Friday, the US Justice Department announced charges against 13 Russian nationals and three organizations for allegedly entering into a conspiracy to “interfere in the US political system.” The indictments are the first charges filed by the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the former head of the FBI. The indictments are primarily aimed at



Young Mothers (Diana Ross)

2018-02-18T20:30:37.277-08:00

Diana Ross' "Young Mothers" (first appears on 1983's DIANA ROSS ANTHOLOGY).



All Those Promises (Janis Ian)

2018-02-18T19:30:23.255-08:00

Janis Ian's "All Those Promises" (first appears on FOLK IS THE NEW BLACK -- which Kat reviewed here).  This is one of the finest songs Janis has ever written -- and that's really saying something.



Sing For You (Tracy Chapman)

2018-02-18T18:30:50.117-08:00

Tracy Chapman performing her "Sing For You" (first appears on OUR BRIGHT FUTURE -- Kat reviewed it here).



Every Single Night (Fiona Apple)

2018-02-18T17:30:07.580-08:00

Fiona Apple's "Every Single Night" (first appears on THE IDLER WHEEL IS WISER THEN THE DRIVER OF THE SCREW AND WHIPPING CORDS WILL SERVE YOU MORE THAN ROPE WILL EVER DO).



In My Life (Roberta Flack)

2018-02-18T16:30:12.604-08:00

Roberta Flack performing "In My Life" from her Beatles tribute album LET IT BE ROBERTA: ROBERTA FLACK SINGS THE BEATLES (Kat reviewed it here).



Our Lady of San Francisco (Cher)

2018-02-18T15:30:40.281-08:00

Cher's "Our Lady Of San Francisco" (from her streaming album NOT.COM.MERCIAL).



Till They All Get Home (Melanie)

2018-02-18T14:30:08.906-08:00

I knew when we woke up you would be leaving  You knew when you left me it might be too long  That kiss on your shoulder, is me looking over Close to your heart, so your never alone The one and only Melanie with "Till They All Get Home" (first appears on her album CRAZY LOVE).



Stop Where You Are (Corinne Bailey Rae)

2018-02-18T13:30:15.015-08:00

Corinne Bailey Rae's "Stop Where You Are" (from THE HEART SPEAKS IN WHISPERS).



By Your Side (Sade)

2018-02-18T12:30:06.319-08:00

Sade performing "By Your Side" (first appears on LOVERS ROCK).



1000 Oceans (Tori Amos)

2018-02-18T11:30:03.267-08:00

Tori Amos' "1000 Oceans" from the album TO VENUS AND BACK.



There Will Always Be A You (Donna Summer)

2018-02-18T10:30:01.594-08:00

Donna Summer from BAD GIRLS -- "There Will Always Be A You" was written by Donna.



For The Roses (Joni Mitchell)

2018-02-18T09:31:05.589-08:00

Joni Mitchell performing "For The Roses" (first appears on FOR THE ROSES).