So many articles in this issue of Truthout that I wish I could share the full article! I am disappointed though, that so few journalists are questioning the propaganda push for vaccination. I would like to see carefully researched articles on the problems and the benefits of vaccination programs, including ideas on how we can improve them.
Instead of mocking and deriding the anti-vaccine movement, why not consider that real problems exist and how to address them?
I’ve always noticed propaganda but only recently has it seemed so obscenely pervasive-and so completely accepted. It bothers me more when liberals do the knee-jerk unquestioning mindless attitude thing. Maybe because I see liberals as intellectual and feel they should know better? Perhaps it’s just embarrassing because most of my views do fall in the liberal spectrum (though not all).
On the opposite side-where is the Republican party outrage at the egregious violations of private property rights being perpetrated by the Keystone XL pipeline project?!?
My Republican father would be disgusted by the “The Corporations Are Always Right Party” they seem to have become. I’m pretty sure that is NOT the view of most real conservatives though the propaganda has pushed a lot of otherwise intelligent conservatives to justify the absurd.
Michael Corcoran, Truthout: Pacifica Radio, the iconic progressive radio network, is currently dealing with several major crises, including an audit from the California Attorney General’s Office, layoffs, divisive infighting and dwindling fundraising and listenership.
The United States’ Hidden Hand in the Creation of Israel
L. Michael Hager, Truthout: Alison Weir’s new book, Against Our Better Judgment, exposes little-known facts about Zionist manipulation of US policy makers in the creation of Israel in 1948. It helps explain how the United States became entangled in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the side of Israel.
Dispatch From Sundance: “How to Change the World”
Tom Roston, Moyers & Company: A ragged band of Canadians took a fishing boat into the frigid waters of the North Pacific Ocean in 1971 to try to stop a nuclear weapons test on the island of Amchitka. With that action, they started the environmental group Greenpeace and, in addition to saving many a whale, revolutionized political activism and advocacy journalism.
The Death Penalty: Chaotic Tedium
Susanne Dumbleton, Truthout: Georgia is set to execute a man with an IQ of 70. Oklahoma is scheduled to execute a man whose guilt is questionable. California continues to fill up its death row and now has 749 residents. Who is served by this gruesome chaos?
Texas Town at Center of Latest Earthquake Swarm Questions Fracking Impact
Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog: The town of Irving, Texas, experienced 12 earthquakes during a 48-hour period in January. Residents are concerned nearby fracking operations are the cause.
Young Navajos Stage 200-Mile Journey for Existence
Lyla Johnston, Idle No More: At dawn on January 6, 2015, a group of young Diné (Navajo) women and their supporters gathered at sunrise near the fire department at the base of Dzil Na’oodilii (Huerfano Mountain). From there the group embarked on a 200-mile trek through eastern New Mexico, as a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the tragic “Long Walk.”
You’ve Heard of Hip-Hop, but What About Krip-Hop?
Making Contact, National Radio Project: “Krip-hop” is the name for the international movement of disabled artists, poets, musicians and MCs.
Mourners for Black Queer and Trans Lives Attacked by Castro Bar
QTPOC Liberation, The Feminist Wire: Bar patrons in San Francisco’s Castro District assaulted queer and trans people of color who had taken to the streets to challenge mainstream gay communities to combat anti-Black racism.
Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942
Megan McCloskey, ProPublica: Long buried alongside hundreds of unknown US soldiers in the Philippines, the remains of Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kelder are being returned home after a lawsuit by his family.
Progressive Policies Are Popular – So Why Should Democrats Be Afraid of Them?
Keane Bhatt, FAIR: Polls found large percentages of the public support policies like increasing the minimum wage, requiring paid sick leave and offering free community college. So why are Democrats so hesitant to support them?
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Measles Outbreak Grows to 107 Cases, Latest in Marin County
Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times
A Strained Alliance: Obama-Netanyahu Rift Grew Over Years
Read the Article at The New York Times
Ukraine, Rebels Gather for Peace Talks as Fighting Rages in East
Read the Article at Al Jazeera America
Going to a Public College Isn’t as Affordable as It Used to Be
Read the Article at The Washington Post
The Worst Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard of
Read the Article at The Huffington Post
Evangelicals’ Racist “Purity” Culture: What’s Really Behind Huckabee’s Beyoncé Slur
Native Communities Feel the Heat of Climate Change in the Southwest