…mlk, from civil rights activist to celebrity…

…created by his former persecutors, the very us  corporate political and media establishments…

Amid all the reverential piffle of the US political and media ‘elites’, a very stark reminder from the US news blog fair, a post by Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon, The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV. Keeping in mind that the post is of 1995 and relates to years of Dr King that have been ignored to the point of ‘air brushed out of history, we consider a sample of observations, Read the rest of this entry »

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…syrian refugees? and a child shall welcome them…

…unlike those responsible for their misfortune…

As the adults forget to cower in fear under their beds at the prospect of those Syrians invading their country, their children bring joy to the hearts of the refugees, their parents’ hearts and the hearts of other non-exceptional people worldwide. As the Independent (some freebies, then firewall) reports, Canadian children sang the same song for refugees that was sung to Mohamed when he sought refuge        Read the rest of this entry »


…heeeree comes the donald…

…amid rending of raiment, wailing and gnashing of teeth…

Nothing like saying  what so many millions of US citizens want to hear, and in plain English – no ‘dog whistle’, no language of pc. A crusade against Muslims (and their resources), and the refugees created by US policy are unwanted in the US – even if neighbour Canada, a bit player in such wars, has started on its goal of graciously accepting 25,000 Syrians. And with that Donald Trump has the US political and other predatory groups in a tizzy. How so? Let us count the ways.

In a recent cross-post at common dreams, Is Corporate Media a Danger to Society? Coverage of Trump v. Sanders, Prof Juan Cole observes, Read the rest of this entry »


…the donald, those aliens, and that pc (not the computer)…

…as we lay the groundwork to unleash the ridicule…

Donald Trump, US billionaire, is running for the Presidency of the US (voting scheduled in Nov2016), and solicits, touts for funding from none of the plethora of financiers of the two corporate political parties. Donald Trump, The Donald, has made statements that have not just the duopolistic political parties but the exposed US corporate media clutching their pearls in a truly theatrical swoon, their respective knickers in a knot. Notwithstanding those embarrassed entities and characters, The Donald’s popularity in the US has continued to rise – he is a front runner, no fringe candidate. Read the rest of this entry »


…a forlorn voice from kunduz, heard…

…no thanks to the feckless complicit corporate media…

A victim recounts his experiences with that US gunship unleashing horrific death and destruction on an obvious, long known MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

We have a blog doing what the increasingly disreputable US media, specifically, steadfastly avoids. Indeed, even if such a topic is treated it follows guidelines, implicit or explicit – however preposterous. The common dreams blog provides this post from a Dr Hakim, Kunduz MSF Hospital U.S. Bombing Survivor: “I Want my Story to be Heard.”   Some snippets, Read the rest of this entry »


…britain, an empire once more…or umpire?…

…where, oh, where is that irascible Jonathan Pie Reporter with his off-camera colourful fulminations?…

Field Marshall George Osbourne of the David Cameron Tory government assures the US that, like Shaft, the UK is one ‘baaad muva’. Indeed, in the year 2015 he reassures all and sundry that the UK has got its mojo (?) back. Mojo? Mojo?

As RT reports on the ‘dood’s baaadness’, ‘Britain’s got its mojo back in Syria, with US in reasserting Western values’ – Osborne. Some unprepared readers to their chagrin will learn to not sip coffee while reading.

Britain’s new bombing campaign in Syria signals a return to its commitment of asserting Western values around the world and shows the UK has got its “mojo back,” according to Chancellor George Osborne.
Addressing the Council of Foreign Relations on Monday, Osborne lauded the overwhelming vote by MPs last Wednesday to extend airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from Iraq into Syria.
Britain has got its mojo back and we are going to be with you as we reassert Western values, confident that our best days lie ahead,” he told audience members at a meeting of the think tank held in New York.

[bold added for emphasis]

Somehow reality seems always to anticipate official foolishness. Only couple  days before this stupendous speech by this UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in New York, The Guardian’s cartoonist would forewarn us, Syria and the cigar fug of war – cartoon. Then again ridicule is often lost on the utterly self-absorbed.

While awaiting his medals and ribbons of conquest, ‘Winston Churchill’ Osbourne may learn of a recent discovery known to millions for some time in the UK, known even to a former Tory Prime Minister, a PM who had defenestrated a late US President’s favourite PM, The five charts that prove John Major is right when he bemoans the ‘shocking’ levels of inequality in Britain. ‘Winnie’ may, since his PM is still working at, also discover massive flooding in the country due largely to the government’s skewed priorities.

…may the mojo be with you, bruva chancellor…


…manipulating horrific tragedies…

…for gain – personal, political, military and financial?…

For those savage atrocities committed so routinely in the US, it has become easier to predict who is the decent, lovable person – but for some bad breaks in life – even though the perpetrator of the atrocity. Tragedy with a footnote.

The Guardian provides some context that most US media ‘conveniently’ downplay, San Bernardino shooting victim ‘had argued with killer about Islam’. Some key excerpts, Read the rest of this entry »