John Kiriakou, Lauri Love and Suelette Dreyfus discuss the WikiLeaks release of the Global Intelligence Files (Stratfor leaks) on the 9th anniversary of their publication. Produced by Don’t Extradite Assange.
Month: February 2021
The Perils & Absurdity of Iraq War 4.0
Danny Sjursen says more deaths of those once-invisible contractors could end up pulling the U.S. into yet another phase of hopeless, wasteful war.
US Bombs Syria & Ridiculously Claims Self Defense
The U.S. military is an invading force in both Syria and Iraq; it is impossible for its actions in either of those countries to be defensive. It is always necessarily the aggressor, writes Caity Johnstone.
YouTube Rejects Consortium News Appeal
The social media company says it carefully reviewed the content of the banned CN Live! episode; says it won’t be restored and that a strike will remain against CN—an impossible decision if the entire video was indeed carefully reviewed.
LETTER FROM INDIA: Judge Stands Up to Narendra Modi
Judge rules: “An aware and assertive citizenry, in contradistinction with an indifferent or docile citizenry, is indisputably a sign of a healthy and vibrant democracy,” writes Betwa Sharma.
Keeping Trees in the Ground
Forest protection was notably missing from the legislation Congress passed in December to jump-start technological carbon capture and storage.
Managing Water in Cuba
Rain is increasingly scarce on the island and the plan aims to ensure the availability and efficient use of water to cope with droughts, Luis Brizuela reports.
US Facing Mexico’s Ban on GM-Corn Imports
Timothy A. Wise covers the trade-tension potential of the López Obrador government’s policy and its implications for a country where corn is such a major dietary staple.
YouTube Removes a CN Live! Episode
It appears just reporting claims that the 2020 election was stolen, without supporting those claims, is enough for YouTube to ban a video.
The ‘Morality’ of AI Weaponry
Michael Brenner mulls the military admonitions of Silicon Valley’s leading lights.