December 2016

Amid Fevered “Fake News” Hysteria, Mainstream Media Demonstrates How To Fake News Like a Pro With Fake Aleppo Coverage (VIDEO)

The Western corporate media’s increasingly hysterical denunciations of the Syrian “regime” (never referred to as a legitimate sovereign government), along with allies Russia and Iran, for alleged atrocities in the retaking of Aleppo, painting democratically elected President Bashar al-Assad as a “brutal dictator” who “butchers his own people”, is a measure of the disillusionment and bitterness within the Western neo-liberal power elite over this strategic reversal in the drive to overthrow the sovereign government of President al-Assad.

Michigan Recount Halted As Mass Voting Irregularities Uncovered in Detroit

37% of Detroit precincts counted more ballots than voters, while 392 of the city’s 662 precincts had voter counts that did not match the amount of ballots. 95 poll books were also unaccounted for at the beginning of the canvass, delivered several days later. 5 of them still have not been turned in and are presumed missing.

Alabama Likely Tortured a Man to Death Last Week

The execution of Ronald Smith last week took far longer than it should have, 34 minutes, during which time he was almost certainly awake when the prison administered the agonizing drugs, whose administration without sedation is an open and shut violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

Past Masterpiece of the Week (December 11-17, 2016): The Dukes of Stratosphear – Chips from the Chocolate Fireball: An Anthology

The Dukes of Stratosphear were an English rock band formed in 1984 by the pseudonymous “Sir John Johns” (Andy Partridge), “The Red Curtain” (Colin Moulding), “Lord Cornelius Plum” (Dave Gregory), and “E.I.E.I. Owen” (Ian Gregory). The Dukes were actually a side project of XTC (though many believed the mysterious band to be an actual psychedelic pop band from the 60’s), releasing records concurrently with their continued musical activities.

Gang Rapes, Abductions, Mass Murder, & Horrific Human Rights Atrocities Target Ethnic Groups and Foreigners in South Sudan As World’s Youngest Country on Brink of Genocide

The U.N. advisor on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, issued a dire warning last month that the fledgling new country of South Sudan is “on the brink” of a genocide comparable to what happened in Rwanda over two decades ago.

As Dubious Victory Is Celebrated in North Dakota, Water Protectors from Mississippi Stand Continue Disrupting DAPL Construction in Iowa

Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction is still incomplete in Iowa, with pipeline opponents continuing to cause delays in direct actions staged by the group Mississippi Stand all along the Mississippi, Skunk, and Des Moines Rivers.

The Fight Is Not Over: December Declared As “Every Day of #NoDAPL Action” Month

As thousands of veterans descended on Standing Rock this past weekend to join the #NoDAPL demonstrators, the Army Corps announced it has denied the final easement to Dakota Access for the crossing at Lake Oahe. Energy Transfer Partners claims that this doesn’t change anything, and they fully expect to complete the pipeline regardless.

Congresswoman & Iraq War Veteran Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to Join Thousands of Veterans at Standing Rock This Weekend (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Dec. 1, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii, 2nd District) delivered a speech on the House floor urging President Barack Obama to intervene and order the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline be halted immediately. In her speech, she announced her plans to join with thousands of fellow veterans who are “self-deploying” to Standing Rock this weekend to support the demonstrators and protect them from forcible removal.