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Friday, 03 February 2012

Free Speech. US Militarism. Media Propaganda.

John Pilger argues that the WikiLeaks case shows that free speech is the threat to US and UK governments. William Astore discusses significance of US arms sales worldwide. FAIR shows how US media beats drums of war on Iran.
"The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now"
by John Pilger

UK's Supreme Court hears the case of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder's final appeal against extradiction to Sweden. The US government has an enemy it seeks to suppress across borders -- the principle of free speech and voices of conscience within its militarist state and those journalists brave enough to tell their stories. Read john Pilger's analysis.

TruthOut (Feb. 2, 2012)

"Weapons ‘R’ US"
by William Astore

Despite a decline in global arms sales in 2010 due to recessionary pressures, the US increased its market share, accounting for a whopping 53% of the trade that year. Last year saw the US on pace to deliver more than $46 billion in foreign arms sales. Who says the USA isn’t number one anymore? Read William Astore's analysis.

Le Monde Diplomatique (Jan. 31, 2012)

"ABC's Iran Propaganda: Alarmist Reporting on 'Terrorist' Threat"

January 31 edition of ABC World News broadcast featured a blatantly propagandistic report on the supposed threat from Iran. Read their analysis.

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (Feb. 2, 2012)
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