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WaPo: CIA’s 1975 coup against Australia’s Whitlam was just a “government shutdown”

By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor The last time America faced a government shutdown (2013) William Blum, “the thinking man’s Chomsky,” pointed out that the CIA-influenced Washington Post used the occasion to lie about the 1975 CIA coup against Australia, saying the coup was just a “government shutdown”: Getting your history from the American daily press By William Blum (Dec. 2013) During the US federal government shutdown in October over a budgetary dispute, Washington Post columnist Max Fisher wondered if there had ever been anything like this in another country. He decided that “there actually is one foreign precedent: Australia did this once.…

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DD Weekly News: Judge blasts NSA, academics boycott Israel

A federal judge has found the NSA’s massive surveillance program to be in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution which precludes unreasonable searches and seizures.  That will come as no surprise to those who have followed our efforts in the past to oppose it, but Richard Leon of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, unlike us, is in the position to do something about it.  He has stayed his ruling in the expectation that the US government will appeal in order to continue with its accumulation of every electronic record of every American citizen as…

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What is Really Happening in Syria?

Watch this brand-new Press TV interview on Syria Shortly after reports of the Houla massacre – all blaming the Syrian government – started blanketing the corporate media, Press TV asked me for a response.  I replied:  It is so easy for people to rush to judgment in these situations and go with their first impressions based on their prejudices and I think that we have seen a lot of that with the conflict in Syria and we have seen it with other areas as well and in Syria, it is just so hard to know exactly what is going on…

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