23 Feb 2019

War On Venezuela Is Built On A Lie

By John Pilger: In this analysis, John Pilger looks back over the Chavez years in Venezuela, including his own travels with Hugo Chavez, and the current US and European campaign to overthrow Nicolas Maduro in a 'coup by media' and to return Latin America to the 19th and 20th centuries.

Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humor in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang with a husky contralto.

"What did her words say?" I asked.

"That we are proud," was the reply.

The applause for her merged with the arrival of Chavez. Under one arm he carried a satchel bursting with books.  He wore his big red shirt and greeted people by name, stopping to listen. What struck me was his capacity to listen.

Anti-Semitism Is Hasbara Cover For A Much Deeper Divide In Britain's Labour Party

Breakaway MPs hope that smearing Corbyn
will obscure the fact that they are remnants
of an old political order bankrupt of ideas
By Jonathan Cook: The announcement by seven MPs from the UK Labour Party on Monday that they were breaking away and creating a new parliamentary faction marked the biggest internal upheaval in a British political party in nearly 40 years, when the SDP split from Labour.
On Wednesday, they were joined by an eighth Labour MP, Joan Ryan, and three Conservative MPs. There are predictions more will follow.
With the UK teetering on the brink of crashing out of the European Union with no deal on Brexit, the founders of the so-called Independent Group made reference to their opposition to Brexit.   
The chief concern cited for the split by the eight Labour MPs, though, was a supposed “anti-semitism crisis” in the party.
'Corbyn, it should be noted, is the first leader of a major British party to explicitly prioritise the rights of Palestinians over Israel’s continuing belligerent occupation of the Palestinian territories.'

An Ocean Of Lies On Venezuela: Abby Martin & UN Rapporteur Expose Coup

Empire Files: On the eve of another US war for oil, Abby Martin debunks the most repeated myths about Venezuela and uncovers how US sanctions are crimes against humanity with UN Investigator and Human Rights Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas.

Male Feminist Goes On A Date

An epic tale.

NPR Reporter Defends One-Sided Report On Ilhan Omar

'Democrats periodically call out conservative lobbies; Republicans do the same for liberal ones. This is considered politics as usual. That’s what Omar did.'
By Alison Weir: In response to an email I sent complaining that NPR had aired a one-sided, slanted report on the Ilhan Omar controversy, reporter Susan Davis replied that their coverage was “fair.” She emailed that the controversy was Omar’s fault, calling it “a self-inflicted PR mess by a sitting member of Congress.”
The report had been aired on NPR’s All Things Considered program, reportedly “the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country.”
Let’s look at what constituted Omar’s alleged “self-inflicted PR mess”: she mentioned the influence of a special interest lobby on politicians’ stances.
This is a widely understood reality. Politicians and others frequently discuss the influence of the NRA, the pharmaceutical lobby, and other special interest groups. Democrats periodically call out conservative lobbies; Republicans do the same for liberal ones. This is considered politics as usual.
That’s what Omar did.

Modern Democrats Are Defined By Identity Politics

"...so identity politics is a tactic designed
to prevent conversations dangerous to
the ruling class, obviously.
...Instead of a common American culture, Democrats see only tribes. ...men not a favoured group."
Said Tucker Carlson.

Men’s Rights Music

By : Themes relevant to men’s rights sometimes appear in popular music. Sometimes these are positive themes, inline with our advocacy, but more often they are negative themes – precisely the problems that the men’s rights movement is talking about. Either way they comprise Men’s Rights Music. A few selected examples are presented here. This article is offered as a bit of fun and to get people thinking about the application of misandry in art.
All that she wants (is another baby)
Ace of Base
She leads a lonely life
She leads a lonely life
There’s always the cats.
She’s the hunter you’re the fox
The gentle voice that talks to you won’t talk forever
It is a night for passion
But the morning means goodbye
Beware of what is flashing in her eyes
She’s going to get you

Excellent Hoax Exposes Social Justice in Academia

Ruben: Peter Boghossian (philosophy professor at Portland State University) and James Lindsay (PhD in Mathematics) join Dave to discuss their hoax writing 20 fake papers using ridiculous ideas and buzzwords to expose the influence of social justice in academia.