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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/28/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
 

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Government & Elections : Media Criticism : Peace & War : Police State

The Charmed Life of Harriet Ellan Miers

Harriet Miers is used to having petty details handled for her- and invariably to her advantage. All he ever has to do is make sure that her boss, George W. Bush enjoys the same elegant service that she does. When Alberto Gonzales was appointed Attorney General, Harriet took over his duties. What were those duties? To establish an apologia for the US government policies of torture, as used in Abu Ghraib (Mirror of link))and Guantanamo Bay.

Miers has not veered from the course that Gonzales set for her, and continues to make "progress".

The charmed nature of the rewards she enjoys in her personal life for such superior service are beginning to come to light: although, you can be sure, the corporate media will be slow to bring the story to the national stage.

 

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Media Criticism : Peace & War

Photos Prove: CIA Undermined New York Times Reporting

James Reston, author of the letter transcribed below, might not be entirely happy about it's release today. Edward S Herman of FAIR described him in a 1996 retrospective as "The Insider's Journalist in the Service of Empire". Certainly his career was a mixed one, rich with accolades but laced with a dangerous excess of sympathy for the insiders who fed him his stories. Is this the tradition that provided us the tainted gifts of Judith Miller? In any case, these pages were lying around as pictures in the archives in Urbana, Illinois and I consider it a public service to render them as text.
documents archived at University of Illinois prove that the CIA has systematically undermined the US news media
 

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The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/21/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Media Criticism : Peace & War

Chat Anyone? Dahr Jamail is on his way to Santa Cruz..

I noticed there were a dozen people online: and somehow the tally of stories read wasn't increasing. So if you people do nothing else, how about a chat? Just make up any nickname, and you're in.
Nick Name:
Dahr Jamail is coming to UCSC in about 4 hours, that's something to chat about...
 

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