Friday, April 05, 2013

Fantasyland Media:

Common Dreams:
"A majority of Americans believe that banks have gotten far too big, according to a new Huffington Post/YouGov poll.

According to the poll, sixty-one percent said that financial institutions 'have become too large and powerful,' while 17 percent disagreed. 43% said that current federal regulations on banks and other financial institutions don't go far enough to regulate the big banks, while 15% thought they did enough. 38% were in favor of a law 'that would cap the size of banks in the US and force the largest banks to break into smaller units,' while 22% were opposed.

Last week Senator Bernie Sanders (I. Vt.) introduced a bill to do just that, stating, 'If an institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist.' "

->The NY Times, predictably, didn't cover this poll showing an overwhelming majority of Americans want to cut the big banks down to size. Why spread anti-business ideas?


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.


Common Dreams:
"Tensions remain elevated on the Korean peninsula Monday as worries grow among some that continued US provocations are making chances of a violent outbreak more likely as its military continues a series of training exercises with their South Korean allies.

As leaders in Seoul and Pyongyang exchange barbs and issue threats, foreign policy expert Eric Margolis argues the situation demands the deployment of more 'diplomats' and less 'air force generals' so that tensions can be eased before what he called a 'largely manufactured crisis' spirals out of control.

As Agence France-Presse reports: 'By publicly highlighting its recent deployment of nuclear-capable B-52 and stealth bombers over South Korea, Washington has, at times, almost appeared to be purposefully goading an already apoplectic Pyongyang.' "

-->The NY Times wasn't interested in this analysis of the US empire goading North Korea into war. Our newspaper of record almost always prints Pentagon friendly stories.


Guardian UK:
"Camp Nama: British personnel reveal horrors of secret US base in Baghdad. ...

The abuses they say they saw include: Iraqi prisoners being held for prolonged periods in cells the size of large dog kennels, prisoners being subjected to electric shocks, inmates being taken into a sound-proofed shipping container for interrogation, and emerging in a state of physical distress. ...

One person who has been widely reported to have been seen there frequently was General Stanley McChrystal, then commander of US Joint Special Operations forces in Iraq. ...

Some of the scenes at Nama were so disturbing that personnel serving there would literally look the other way, rather than witness the abuse. 'I remember being on sentry duty at a post overlooking the dog kennels, and the guy I was with wouldn't even look at them,' one British eyewitness recalls. 'I was saying: 'Hey turn around and look at them.' And he wouldn't. He just wouldn't turn around, because he knew they were there.' "

-->The NY Times has yet to report this story involving McChrystal, commander of US Joint Special Operations, and the routine use of brutal torture on a secret base in Iraq. All our premier newspaper has on its website is an advertisement by Amazon for the book: "My Share of the Task: A Memoir by General Stanley McChrystal." How perfect.

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