Thursday, March 01, 2012

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 to keep from the public eye.


CLG News:
"LONDON--Today WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files – more than five million emails from the Texas-headquartered 'global intelligence' company Stratfor. The emails date from between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods..
The material shows how a private intelligence agency works, and how they target individuals for their corporate and government clients. For example, Stratfor monitored and analysed the online activities of Bhopal activists, including the "Yes Men", for the US chemical giant Dow Chemical. The activists seek redress for the 1984 Dow Chemical/Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India. The disaster led to thousands of deaths, injuries in more than half a million people, and lasting environmental damage..."
-->Wikileaks documents that outline the workings of private intelligence services in the US that try to smear targets for major corporations? You would think this would be a big story, but not in The NY Times. Our newspaper of record hates to report anything that damages the reputation of corporate America. In its three paragraph article on Stratfor, any mention of US corporations was just left out.
"NAIROBI, Kenya -- U.S. troops helping in the fight against a brutal rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army are now deployed in four Central African countries, the top U.S. special operations commander for Africa said Wednesday.
The U.S. announced in October it was sending about 100 U.S. troops - mostly special operations forces - to Central Africa to advise in the fight against the LRA and its leader Joseph Kony, a bush fighter wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
Rear Adm. Brian L. Losey, the top U.S. special operations commander for Africa, said the U.S. troops are now stationed in bases in Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic."
-->The empire is on the move in Africa, with four new countries infiltrated by US Special Forces. The NY Times doesn't report on empire, so this story was never printed.
Guardian UK:
"Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for New York Police Department program that put entire American Muslim neighbourhoods under surveillance. 
The money is part of a little-known grant intended to help law enforcement fight drug crimes. Since 9/11, the Bush and Obama administrations have provided $135m to the New York and New Jersey region through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area programme, known as HIDTA.
Some of that money — it's unclear exactly how much because the programme has little oversight — has paid for the cars that plain clothes NYPD officers used to conduct surveillance on Muslim neighborhoods. It also paid for computers that store even innocuous information about Muslim college students, mosque sermons and social events."
-->White House money involved in NYC spying on Muslim students? The NY Times has yet to report this damaging story of White House complicity in racial profiling.

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