Weekly Digest of Alt. Media. . ., September 13

Posted: September 13, 2014 by Admin in General/Digests

by Andy Warren

The week wouldn’t feel complete without some Chomsky:
http://www.alternet.org/world/noam-chomsky-one-americas-ugliest-chapters-its-history
http://www.alternet.org/noam-chomsky-real-reason-israel-mows-lawn-gaza

And if you get the chance, I recommend “Notes to Eternity” – which screened fresh from the editing suite in the recent New Zealand International Film Festival.

Some Practical Black Ops
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/31/ai-weiwei-cctv-camera-do-it/

A Little Parody
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U4Ha9HQvMo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHun58mz3vI

A Forgotten 9/11 History Worth Remembering…
(Quoting Occupy Wall St)
On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed.  Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.  Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.  The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation.  In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last.  The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world. The United States is a pariah state. Spread the good word.

From Democracy Now
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/8/us_militarism_brings_chaos_as_obama
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/10/as_pot_decriminalization_advances_in_us
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/6/drugs_arent_the_problem_neuroscientist_carl

Developments in Net Neutrality
https://www.aclu.org/net-neutrality
The Internet Slowdown http://www.vox.com/2014/9/10/6132017/netflix-reddit-and-other-sites-are-slowing-down-to-protest-net

Science and Technology
This week in history – http://moneyweek.com/10-september-2008-the-large-hadron-collider-is-switched-on-for-the-first-time/

Richard Dawkins
From this http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/aug/21/richard-dawkins-immoral-not-to-abort-a-downs-syndrome-foetus
To this http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/aug/21/richard-dawkins-apologises-downs-syndrome-tweet

New Books
Freelance journalist and author Richard King – on the Politics of Indignation http://richardjking.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/on-offence-politics-of-indignation.html

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Comments
  1. Susanne K says:

    Thanks. Very good reading.