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The CIA’s Cult of Death

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  • Review of Douglas Valentine’s The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World
  • Related: 2016: How Truth Was Destroyed So You’d Buy The Government’s Propaganda
  • Related: The Mafia State

Kim Petersen, Dissident Voice

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http://dissidentvoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/valentinecover-400x600-200x300.jpgDecember 23rd, 2016 | Do you desire intellectually stimulating, need-to-be-aware-of information as a stocking stuffer in the time crunch just before Christmas? Look no further. Douglas Valentine’s The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World fits the bill splendidly.

Taking on the CIA as a subject is a monumental task, as its tentacles delve into myriad facets of empire and society. The CIA operates as a mafioso on a grand scale, an imperial scale. Valentine’s depth of knowledge on the subject is very apparent. The CIA is known as a surveillance and information gathering apparatus of the USA that engages in various international intrigues. That view of the CIA is superficial. The CIA as Organized Crime presents the CIA as much more and in decidedly more sinister shades. Among these shades, the CIA is a war criminal, torturer, assassin, arms smuggler, drug smuggling kingpin, media network, business empire, and more. The CIA is steeped in capitalism, girded in racism, masterminds and carries out “regime change,” has hands on the control of information and its communication, is creepily immersed in law enforcement and justice, and has a deeply corruptive influence on foreign governments, the DEA, NSA, military, and Justice Department, as well as on US members of Congress.

Kim Petersen is a former co-editor of Dissident Voice.

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In the very near future — without hawk-like vigilance — dissenting opinion and reports accurately depicting corruption endemic in government may become a thing purely of the past.

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The Mafia State, Chris Hedges Truthdig / OpEdNews 

  • What comes next, history has shown, will not be pleasant. A cruel and morally bankrupt elite, backed by the organs of state security and law enforcement, will, as the Eupatridae did in sixth-century-B.C. Athens, bankrupt the citizenry through state-sponsored theft, war, austerity and debt peonage. They are barbarians. We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.
  • Related: The CIA’s Cult of Death

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Why the United States is at War With Itself

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America has never been more divided.

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Nafeez Ahmed, Uplift 

The heads of the CIA and FBI have both come on the record to say that America’s traditional enemy, Russia, covertly interfered in the elections by hacking the Democrat Party. Whether you believe this story or not is irrelevant to a far more important point: that the American establishment is now at war with itself. By leaking information on what it says is evidence of a Russian information influence operation, the US intelligence community is conducting its own influence operation against an incoming president.

Trump is preparing his team to take over the White House in January 2017. Yet make no mistake: Trump is the establishment. His proposed appointees are hardly unfamiliar with the corridors of power in the US, many of them having held long careers in US military and intelligence agencies, or in the House and Senate, or as billionaire entrepreneurs. And yet, he finds himself at loggerheads with the incumbent establishment. So the establishment is fracturing, as a powerful fringe comes to fore.

Nafeez Ahmeds new book, Failing States, Collapsing Systems: BioPhysical Triggers of Political Violence (Springer, 2017) is a scientific study of how climate, energy, food and economic crises are driving state failures around the world. Nafeez is an award-winning 15-year investigative journalist and creator of INSURGE intelligence, a crowdfunded public interest investigative journalism project. 

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We know how to end poverty, so why don't we?

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  • The video above details the the history behind basic income proposals, why policymakers moved away from the idea, and why it might be worth taking another look.
  • Related: Reframing the Minimum-Wage Debate

Dylan Matthews, Vox 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Money%20Pie.jpg November 14, 2016 | In theory, ending poverty is simple: the government could just give everyone enough money such that no one's poor anymore. That may sound too clever by half, but the idea — known as a "basic income" — has a long intellectual pedigree, and the case for it is better than you might expect. A limited version of it even passed the House of Representatives in 1970.

The video above details the the history behind basic income proposals, why policymakers moved away from the idea, and why it might be worth taking another look.

To learn more, check out our basic income explainer.

Dylan Matthews: Minister without portfolio. Forget it, Jake, it's the ARPAnet. Here is a novel about me.

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Reframing the Minimum-Wage Debate, David Howell, the American Prospect

Why “no job loss” is the wrong standard for setting the right wage floor.

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2016: How Truth Was Destroyed So You’d Buy The Government’s Propaganda

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In the very near future — without hawk-like vigilance — dissenting opinion and reports accurately depicting corruption endemic in government may become a thing purely of the past.

Claire Bernish, Activist Post

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January 2, 2017 | “We’re an empire now,” Karl Rove nefariously asserted in 2004, “and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality —  judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

Rove might have said that 12 years ago, but the words hauntingly describe our situation in 2016 — Oxford Dictionaries, incidentally, named “post-truth” the international word of the year — with facts seemingly relative, truth debatable, and a falsely-premised war on fake news, Orwell must be rolling in his grave.

Claire Bernish writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com.

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A Bad Year Ends, a Worse One Begins: What Will You Do With 2017?

"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." -- David Bowie

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout

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http://www.truth-out.org/images/images_2017_01/2017_0101wp_.jpg In the face of a more brutal new year, we cannot be rabbits gone "tharn" -- frozen at the sight of oncoming headlights. (Photo: jayRaz / Flickr)

Sunday, January 01, 2017 | Richard Adams, author of the incredible Watership Down, passed away on Tuesday at age 96. He joined among the departed of 2016 Harper Lee, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Medicine Crow, Muhammad Ali, Rob Wasserman, Prince, Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, Pat Conroy, Vera Rubin, Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, George Michael, David Bowie, Rashaan Salaam, Edward Albee, Glenn Frey, Michael Ratner, Maurice White, Pat Summitt, Umberto Eco, Michael Cimino, Toots Thielemans, Patty Duke, W.P. Kinsella, Gordie Howe, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Morley Safer, Janet Reno, Tyrus Wong, Gary Shandling, Harry Wu, Ralph Stanley, Mose Alison, Melvin Laird, William Trevor, David Meltzer, Phife Dawg, Geoffrey Bowie, Paul Kantner, Alvin Toffler, Gwen Ifill, Eli Wiesel, Ursula Franklin, Bobby Hutcherson, Gene Wilder, Arnold Palmer, Leonard Cohen, John Glenn, all but three members of Brazil's Chapocoense soccer team and the entire Alexandrov Military Ensemble of Russia.

That's only a portion of the list. It's the best I can do without grinding my teeth.

Richard Adams invented a word, did you know that? "Tharn." The word describes what a rabbit will do when it gets pinned down by headlights in the middle of the road. Rather than flee or fight, the rabbit will freeze on the spot, eyes wide, ears laid flat, and await in despair the onrushing lethality of contact. "Going tharn," Adams called it. I don't know if it qualifies as onomatopoeia, but as far as words go, it sure sounds like what it is.

William Rivers Pitt is a senior editor and lead columnist at Truthout. He is also a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of three books: War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know, The Greatest Sedition Is Silence and House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America's Ravaged Reputation. His fourth book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible, co-written with Dahr Jamail, is available now.

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A third of the homeless people in America are over 50. I’m one of them.

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  • I never thought I’d be living in my car at age 66.
  • Related: 10 things everyone should know about what it’s really like to live on the street.

CeliaSue Hecht, Vox 

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Sep 29, 2016 | Nobody ever tells you about the sleep deprivation.

At around 4:30 am, while the rest of the world is still asleep, I wake up and get moving under cover of darkness. Quiet spots with some degree of tree cover, or the occasional hospital or church parking lot, are typically where I sleep for the night. Still, there’s always the risk that someone will spot me and I’ll wake up with police blaring a flashlight into my eyes.

CeliaSue Hech’s writing work has been featured in more than 40 local and national newspapers and magazines, on her dog travel blog, in newsletters, and in five romantic travel guides. She has traveled around the world and has written and led seminars and workshops in the US and Europe. Her travels have included about 245 cities.

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  • Since the recession, San Francisco's wealth gap has become a yawning chasm. The city's homeless tell their stories. 
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