UN Report: “Mr. Assange shows all symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture”

The UN special rapporteur blasts four nations for their psychological torture of Julian Assange. by Joe Lauria ConsortiumNews edited by O Society May 31, 2019 ‘A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation, and Defamation’  Warns of ‘Criminalization of Journalism’ The UN special rapporteur on torture issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, … Continue reading UN Report: “Mr. Assange shows all symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture”

Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen

And how the U.S. could stop weapon sales if we wanted to. by Alex Kane In these Times edited by O Society May 24, 2019 PRIYANKA MOTAPARTHY, A RESEARCHER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, arrived at a market in the Yemeni village of Mastaba on March 28, 2016, to find large craters, destroyed buildings, debris, shredded … Continue reading Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen

The Belligerence of Empire

by Kenn Orphan edited by O Society May 23, 2019 Empire understands nothing except ruthless expansion. It has no other raison d’etre. In the past this meant the violent acquisition of lands and territories by a militarized system where caste was very apparent and visible. But today the dealings of empire are far more duplicitous. … Continue reading The Belligerence of Empire

Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants and Then Buys their Services

by TJ Coles CounterPunch edited by O Society May 22, 2019 The US Department of Defense’s bloated budget, along with CIA venture capital, helped to create tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and PayPal. The government then contracts those companies to help its military and intelligence operations. In doing so, it makes the tech giants … Continue reading Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants and Then Buys their Services

Trump — the Billion-dollar loser — I was his ghostwriter and saw it happen

by Charles Leerhsen Yahoo!News edited by O Society May 10, 2019  On Tuesday, the New York Times scooped the world on the news from 1985 to 1994, Donald Trump incurred the biggest business losses of any single taxpayer in American history. What was it like for him to lose more than $1 billion in a decade? … Continue reading Trump — the Billion-dollar loser — I was his ghostwriter and saw it happen

The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco

by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone edited by O Society April 27, 2019 https://youtu.be/nLgM1QJ3S_I On February 15, 2016, the National Review took unprecedented action. In an all-out plea to Republican voters to stop Donald Trump before it was too late, the magazine enlisted 22 of the right’s most prominent voices to band together and throw support … Continue reading The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco