…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 »


…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 »


…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 »


…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 »


…in its midst, us americans fail to see…

…the serious threat to their nation lies within…

Prescience or what? Simply stunning. On Monday, 30 Nov, TeleSUR posted a report on an opinion article in Mexico’s La Jornada regarding relative safety and security in the United States. And Mexico is no ‘safe haven’. Read the rest of this entry »