Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Guardian:
"A UN report into the death of its former secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a 1961 plane crash in central Africa has found that there is a 'significant amount of evidence' that his flight was brought down by another aircraft.

The report, delivered to the current secretary general, António Guterres, last month, took into account previously undisclosed information provided by the US, UK, Belgian, Canadian and German governments. ...

The Tanzanian judge [Othman] said that the most relevant pieces of information were radio intercepts and called for countries likely to have relevant information, such as the UK and US, to appoint an 'independent and high-ranking official” to comb the archives.' "

-->Of course, the UN's first secretary general was murdered, and the US and UK covered up the assassination. The NYT avoided covering this story; it makes the empire look too bad. 

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Common Dreams:
"MSNBC Panel Trolls Sanders With 'Scurrilous, Illogical' Assault on Medicare for All. Pundits are slamming the Vermont senator for helping GOP's Obamacare repeal efforts, when he is actually doing the opposite

When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced his Medicare for All legislation last week, he anticipated a massive right-wing reaction—on cue, he got it. But it is ostensibly liberal networks, like MSNBC, that have in recent days launched some of the most aggressive—and in the eyes of critics, absurd—attacks on both Sanders' bill and his decision to debate Sens. Lindsey Graham ...

'Morning Joe' hosts and panelists charged that Sanders is 'stealing the spotlight' and giving Republicans 'an absolute gift' by pitting Medicare for All against the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill, which has been described by analysts as the most extreme iteration of Trumpcare yet. Ultimately, the panel came to the unanimous conclusion that the debate is 'politically stupid,' that Medicare for All discussions should come 'later,' and that Democrats should focus solely on pitting the GOP repeal bill against Obamacare—not more ambitious alternatives."

-->The supposedly liberal media like MSNBC often runs propaganda for the corporate controlled Democratic Party, which is so addicted to funds from the insurance industry that universal healthcare always comes later.

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