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Media Corruptie 27

In de inleiding van zijn boek Pay Any Price. Greed, Power, And Endless War (2014) schrijft de gezaghebbende Amerikaanse onderzoeksjournalist van de New York Times, James Risen, dat 'Obama's great achievement — or great sin — was to make the national security state permanent.' Het gevolg is dat 
America has become accustomed to a permanent state of war. Only a small slice of society — including many poor and rural teenagers — fight and die, while a permanent national security elite rotates among senior governments posts, contracting companies, think tanks, and television commentary, opportunities that would disappear if America was suddenly at peace. To most of America, war had become not only tolerable but profitable, and so there is no longer any great incentive to end it. 
Thus, the creation of a homeland security complex at a time of endless war has bequeathed us with the central narrative of the war on terror — modern tales of greed joined hand in hand with stories of ab…

Geen Jorwert zonder Brussel 15

Hetgeen George Monbiot schrijft, werd door de gecorrumpeerde Geert Mak angstvallig verzwegen in zijn pro-Europa propaganda. 
Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take I have three challenges for the architects of a proposed transatlantic trade deal. If they reject them, they reject democracy 1501

Geen Jorwert zonder Brussel 14

Is het volgende misschien de reden waarom Geert Mak nu ineens zo stil is over het neoliberale Brussel? Zou zijn publiek niet wakker moeten worden?Busting the myths of transparency around the EU-US trade deal On 7 October, the second round of negotiations for a far-reaching transatlantic trade deal will begin in Brussels. Amidst calls for greater openness and public participation, the European Commission has gone into propaganda mode, promoting myths about the transparency and accountability of the talks. See through its feel-good rhetoric with Corporate Europe Observatory’s myth-busting guide to secrecy, corporate influence and lack of accountability in the transatlantic trade negotiations.


SEPTEMBER 25 | CORPORATE EUROPE OBSERVATORYBusting the myths of transparency around the EU-US trade deal On 7 October, the second round of negotiations for a far-reaching transatlantic trade deal will begin in Brussels. Amidst calls for greater openness and public participation, the European Commissi…