Friday, March 04, 2011

Fantasyland Media:

Each week, we cover the stories that are just left out of the US propaganda machine. News that the people in charge, the corporations and your government want keep from the public eye.


Pakistan Observer:
"The United States, Britain and France have sent several hundred 'defence advisors' to train and support the anti-Gadhafi forces in oil-rich Eastern Libya where 'rebels armed groups' have apparently taken over.

According to an exclusive report confirmed by a Libyan diplomat in the region the three Western states have landed their 'special forces troops in Cyrinacia and are now setting up their 'bases and training centres' to reinforce the rebel forces who are resisting pro-Qaddafi forces in several adjoining areas.

A Libyan official who requested not to be identified said that the U.S. and British military gurus were sent on February 23 and 24 night through American and French warships and small naval boats off Libyan ports of Benghazi and Tobruk."

-->The US and English media have not even hinted at special forces operating in Libya. At least our media should let the public know of these reports.


The Guardian UK:
"This past Saturday morning, across the street from a busy Bank of America branch in midtown Manhattan, an excitable 'tax avoidance specialist' was on hand, giving the assembled crowd of roughly 100 people some quick and easy tips on how to avoid paying their taxes as the 15 April federal tax deadline looms.

Protesters gathered outside of Bank of America branch in Manhattan as part of a nationwide action against the large financial institution. US Uncut is a new organization inspired by a movement in the UK that has held similar actions across Britain. The question now is: what impact can it have on the larger economic conversation in the US?"

-->Our newspaper of record, The NY Times, has given this nationwide movement against big banks no coverage at all. Contrast this to the endless coverage of the "Tea Party" movement. Of course, the Tea Party is funded by the same billionaires who call the shots for our national media. Stories about rage against big banks will never be considered "fit to print."


"More than 18,000 Firedoglake activists signed our letter to PayPal asking to restore access to Bradley Manning's defense fund. After intense pressure from you and other Manning advocates, PayPal caved and restored access to the Bradley Manning Support Network's account.

The Bradley Manning Support Network's Jeff Patterson had this to say about your efforts. 'Thank you to all of our supporters – many of whom contacted PayPal individually or signed the petition hosted by Firedoglake – who helped us restore our account:

'We are extremely grateful to everyone who raised their voice today. Your actions were crucial in continuing to allow the Bradley Manning Support Network to defend Bradley. This is a huge victory for people over corporate intimidation.' "

-->Those reading The NY Times will never be aware of this attempt at corporate intimidation. Maybe that's because our newspaper of record has a long history of doing similar favors for the Pentagon. There was a brief reference to this story in the "Times Topics," a blog run by The NY Times. Nothing appeared in print.

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