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Guo Ji (郭纪): Freedom of Speech and the Media’s Responsibility

Posted by smeddum on August 26, 2009

Tues 25 August 2009

China digital times

From the Beijing-based Party magazine translated by David Bandurski of the China Media Project, Hong Kong University:

To keep to the road of peace and development, this is the grand promise China has made to the world. To this end, China has raised high the flags of peace, development and cooperation. It has pursued an independent foreign policy of peace and an open strategy of mutual benefit. It has earnestly practiced what it advocates, with the goal of building a harmonious world of lasting peace and common prosperity. In recent years, China’s path of opening and reform, its unity and initiative, its fairness and friendliness, its honesty and sense of responsibility, have won greater and greater respect in the international community, and led to a more objective, rational and friendly disposition [toward China]. However, China’s efforts and earnestness have met with an international public opinion environment (国际舆论环境) stacked unfairly against it. A small number of Western media have managed to dominate the international news and information order (国际新闻传播秩序), masking the truth, disseminating prejudices, creating through human effort one after another “iron curtain” and “vast divide,” seriously impeding interaction, conversation and mutual understanding between peoples. Read the rest of this entry »

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US emerging as failed State

Posted by smeddum on January 3, 2009


False Deflation Diagnosis and Gold Bullish Crossover Signal

Jan 02, 2009 – 05:25 AM

By: Jim_Willie_CB    Market Oracle


Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the most bothersome questions from 2005 to 2007 used to be whether the Untied States would ultimately submit to inflation or deflation. This is actually the wrong question. Many analysts in my view are incorrect in their conclusion that the US suffers from a powerful deflation episode, since they endorse the wrong definition, confuse effect with cause (as usual), do not properly monitor the money flow, and then draw improper conclusions from prices. They suffer from a type of Keynesian Tunnel Vision. They are confused, and fail to adapt certain key measures after the financial sector highjacked the entire national system in the last two decades.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Media Disinformation: BBC distorts the News from the Georgia Region

Posted by smeddum on August 11, 2008

Media Disinformation: BBC distorts the News from the Georgia Region

Global Research, August 10, 2008
Chimes of Freedom

As usual, the BBC is twisting and distorting the news coming out of the Georgia region. We keep being told that around 1500 have been killed in Georgia, the inference being that this has resulted from Russian bombing.

Not so, the casualties are in Ossetia.

While the Ossetians claimed over 1000 dead the BBC neither reported this or any newsreel coming out of Ossetia showing the destruction caused by the Georgian shelling of the breakaway republic.

All we are getting is one-sided reports of the destruction being caused by the Russians.

Unlike News 24 which is its international news carrier, the BBC website does make some mention of Ossetian casualties:

“We left our town because the situation there is worse than anything I’ve seen in 18 years of conflict. Houses are being hit by rockets and heavy artillery, aircraft are bombing the roads.”

Since yesterday, Russia Today was reporting the complete destruction of Ossetia’s capital by Georgian shelling. Again, the destruction of the Ossetian capital was never reported by the BBC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Obama might be in trouble

Posted by smeddum on August 7, 2008

This article says more about the Orwellian world created by US imperialism than the imperialist Obama.

.By Robert Parry, Consortium News. Posted August 7, 2008. Alternet

Instead of acting like journalists, the mainstream media have become McCain’s personal assistants, regurgitating his B.S. without question. Read the rest of this entry »

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Economic Realities Are Killing Our Era of Fantasy Politics

Posted by smeddum on July 20, 2008
By Matt Taibbi,
Posted on July 19, 2008, Printed on July 20, 2008

I am a single mother with a 9-year-old boy. To stay warm at night my son and I would pull off all the pillows from the couch and pile them on the kitchen floor. I’d hang a blanket from the kitchen doorway and we’d sleep right there on the floor. By February we ran out of wood and I burned my mother’s dining room furniture. I have no oil for hot water. We boil our water on the stove and pour it in the tub. I’d like to order one of your flags and hang it upside down at the capital building… we are certainly a country in distress. — Letter from a single mother in a Vermont city, to Senator Bernie Sanders Read the rest of this entry »

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Zimbabwe political analysts should join ‘Pop Idol’

Posted by smeddum on July 3, 2008
Zimbabwe political analysts should join ‘Pop Idol’

Philip Murombedzi

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 03:20:00 +0000

DO you not cringe when you see Zimbabwean so-called political analysts and lawyers on the BBC or some other international media trying to look philosophical and intellectual talking ‘dirty’ about their own country and its leadership, but failing to condemn the sanctions regime that has crippled the country’s economy, or put Zimbabwe in its right political context?

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