Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Deja vu - all over again


No war in Syria protest in New York City last weekend.

Surprisingly the Wall Street Journal has done an article exposing how Israel has been funding and giving medical care to ISIS-related terrorist groups operating in Syria.  This is something we've all heard about but rarely do you see a mainstream media source disclose this story.  See it here

On another media matter I've been hearing lately alot of criticism about Amy Goodman at Democracy Now (DN) for continually carrying water for the Pentagon line on Syria, the so-called White Helmets, and the larger Russia recycled red-baiting line regularly promoted by Congressional Democrats and networks like MSNBC.

Here is an instructive tweet from very respected journalist Aaron Mate who left Democracy Now and is presently working for The Real News Network.  Mate shares his take on DN.


Many believe the $$$$$ from Ford Foundation (with longtime CIA ties), George Soros (Open Society Foundation), and other such funding sources have had negative influence on the reporting of DN on these crucial stories.

This is essentially how the US organized the coup d'etat in Ukraine in 2014 by funding NGO's in Kiev with money from Soros, National Endowment for Democracy, and other CIA sources.  They poisoned the debate and used the NGO's to turn out folks to protest and then the neo-Nazi groups took over with their violence and pushed the coup into motion.

Money talks...again, as I stated yesterday, it is always wise to 'compare and contrast' your media sources - even when you think they are on the left.  It also helps to know where they get their money.

Bruce

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