Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Guardian:
"California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show. Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents.

California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters and sought the prosecution of activists with 'anti-racist' beliefs, court documents show.
The records, which also showed officers expressing sympathy with white supremacists and trying to protect a neo-Nazi organizer’s identity, were included in a court briefing from three anti-fascist activists who were charged with felonies after protesting at a Sacramento rally. ...

Defense lawyers said the case at the state capital offers the latest example of US law enforcement appearing to align with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups while targeting anti-fascist activists and Donald Trump protesters after violent clashes."

-->Police aligned with neo-Nazis? You would think that the NYT would cover this story, but it didn't. Our "newspaper of record" joins the California police force in letting neo-Nazis off the hook, while demonizing ant racist and anti fascist protesters.

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Common Dreams:
"Siding With Monsanto, GOP Threatens to Cut Off WHO Funds Over Glyphosate Finding. ...'Fundamentally, this hearing is about the ability of a public health agency to call a carcinogen a carcinogen, even if it makes a huge amount of money for a powerful corporation.'  —Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council

During a House Science Committee hearing on Tuesday, Republican lawmakers sided with the chemical industry in questioning the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) classification of glyphosate—the key ingredient in the Monsanto-produced weedkiller Roundup—as a probable carcinogen and threatened to cut off the agency's funding.

IARC, a branch of the World Health Organization, immediately came under fire from industry groups and right-wing lawmakers after arguing in 2015 that the scientific literature shows glyphosate 'probably' causes cancer in humans."

-->The NYT didn't cover this story of Big Ag trying to cover up the fact that Roundup is a cancer causing product. Much of the mainstream media is similarly in bed with Monsanto. Hardly any media picked up this AP story.

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The Intercept:
"Lie after lie: what Colin Powell knew about Iraq 15 years ago and what he told the UN.

As much criticism as Powell received for this — he’s called it 'painful' and something that will 'always be a part of my record' — it hasn’t been close to what’s justified. Powell, who was secretary of state under President George W. Bush, was much more than just horribly mistaken: He fabricated 'evidence' and ignored repeated warnings that what he was saying was false.

Unfortunately, Congress never investigated Powell’s use of the intelligence he was given, so we don’t know many of the specifics. Even so, what did reach the public record in other ways is extremely damning. While the corporate media has never taken a close look at this record, we can go through Powell’s presentation line by line to demonstrate the chasm between what he knew and what he told the world. As you’ll see, there’s quite a lot to say about it."

-->Our mainstream media, on the contrary, has absolutely nothing to say about Powell's fabrication of evidence and outright lies. Examples of US imperialism always goes down the memory hole, leaving most citizens unaware of how our government lies to us when we go to war.

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