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How Hollywood Sells Us War – Second Thought

Ever notice how just about every single depiction of the US military on film and TV is positive? There’s a reason for that. Come learn about just how long the military has been “adjusting” Hollywood scripts, and what that means for us as a society.

Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company

Ahead of the one year anniversary of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which Adam Lanza took the lives of 20 school children and six educators, Bill speaks with cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin about the role of guns in America’s national psyche. Slotkin has spent his life studying andContinue reading “Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company”

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Let’s talk about why Lindsey Graham is on Russian TV – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about the Superbowl, Star Trek and timelessness – Beau of the Fifth Column

Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t like him rewinding Capitol riot highlights on TV, report says

Trump “gleefully” watched the Capitol insurrection, an ex-White House official said last month.  But he was confused when staffers who also watched were not as excited, the AP reported. The report comes after Ivanka Trump was asked to cooperate with the January 6 committee. Former President Donald Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t likeContinue reading “Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t like him rewinding Capitol riot highlights on TV, report says”

Chinese officials drag away Dutch reporter as Winter Olympics are underway in Beijing – WION

Beijing Winter Games have kicked off while china may be lauding its zero COVID-19 strategies, its officials drag away a reporter.

How Feel Good Stories Let A Broken System Off The Hook – Second Thought

We’ve all seen those “heartwarming” stories about kids with cancer selling lemonade to pay for their chemo, or janitors being gifted a car because they’ve walked ten miles to work every day for twenty years, or all the other sugar-coated dystopian failures of our capitalist system. In this episode, we’re going to talk about that.Continue reading “How Feel Good Stories Let A Broken System Off The Hook – Second Thought”

Taliban release decree saying women must consent to marriage

Afghanistan’s Taliban government on Friday released a decree on women’s rights which said women should not be considered “property” and must consent to marriage but failed to mention female access to education or work outside the home. The Taliban has been under pressure from the international community, who have mostly frozen funds for Afghanistan, toContinue reading “Taliban release decree saying women must consent to marriage”

Jan. 6 Video Suggests ‘Russia Insider’ Entered Capitol

Russia Insider founder Charles Bausman breached the walls of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, according to research conducted by a Europe-based open-source intelligence (OSINT) group into video captured during the insurrection. The findings by the OSINT group build on Hatewatch reporting showing that Bausman traveled to Washington, D.C., on the day of the insurrection,Continue reading “Jan. 6 Video Suggests ‘Russia Insider’ Entered Capitol”

How Murdoch’s Fox News allowed Trump’s propaganda to destabilise democracy – Four Corners

How Fox News promoted Donald Trump’s propaganda and helped destabilise democracy in the United States of America: the first of our two-part special on Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News. Fox News is the brash cable TV network that has dominated both the ratings and the headlines in America, delivering revenue and power to the Murdoch familyContinue reading “How Murdoch’s Fox News allowed Trump’s propaganda to destabilise democracy – Four Corners”