Monthly Archives: August 2013

60 Years After the Fact

CIA ADMITS IT WAS BEHIND IRAN’S COUP The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation By Malcolm Byrne/ Foreign Policy/ August 18, 2013 Sixty years ago this Monday, on August 19, 1953, modern Iranian history took … Continue reading

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What Injustice?

BPR Quote of the Day

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AUTHORITIES GO AFTER GREENWALD’S PARTNER

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation The detention of my partner, David Miranda, by UK authorities will have the opposite effect of the one intended By Glenn Greenwald/ The Guardian/ August 18, 2013 At 6:30 am this morning … Continue reading

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Plenty of Those Around

BPR Quote of the Day: BPR Editor’s Note: I love this poster, but the quote is actually from Voltaire, not Oscar Wilde.

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Putting Everything In Perspective

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How Does Your Favorite State Do?

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THE SURPRISING CAUSE OF THE RISE & FALL OF OUR CRIME RATE?

America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than doing nothing. By Kevin Drum/ Mother Jones/ January/February, … Continue reading

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THE REAL ENEMY: GLOBAL CAPITALISM

Murdering the Wretched of the Earth By Chris Hedges/ Truthout/ August 14, 2013 focusonsocialism.ca Radical Islam is the last refuge of the Muslim poor. The mandated five prayers a day give the only real structure to the lives of impoverished … Continue reading

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Sounds Fair

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Special Report: THE NEVER-ENDING “WAR ON TERROR” HOAX

  By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report The specter of terrorism has been used to frighten Americans for many years, and exponentially since the attacks on September 11, 2001. But is the “War on Terror” for real, or is … Continue reading

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