The 1965 Mass Killings in Indonesia: CIA Blames the Victims For Being Murdered

Global Research | 24 July 2016 Foreign Service Officer Richard Cabot Howland, who was stationed in Jakarta from 1965 to 1966 at the Embassy in Indonesia, in 1970 published an article in the classified internal journal of the Central Intelligence Agency, Studies in Intelligence (“The Lessons of the September 30 Affair,” Vol. 14, Fall 1970: pp.13–28). The article…

Death at 87 Elie Wiesel The Fakir!

Dr Steve Pieczenik | 3 July 2016 Wiesel was one of the first professional writers to make a living documenting the deaths of Jews during WWII. Once again, the official narrative of an atrocity in history becomes distorted and blown out of proportion when a person like Elie Wiesel dies. My first and last encounter…

Led Zeppelin cleared of plagiarism in Stairway case

BBC | 24 June 2016 Led Zeppelin did not plagiarise the opening chords of the rock epic Stairway to Heaven from the US band Spirit, a Los Angeles jury has found. It said the riff Led Zeppelin was accused of taking from Spirit’s 1967 song Taurus “was not intrinsically similar” to Stairway’s opening. But it…

Unjust Cause: the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Harpers | 25 May 2016 Historian Gar Alperovitz on the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki As advertised, President Obama did not apologize for the U.S. nuclear strike that destroyed the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, on his recent visit to the city. Instead, he issued a vacuous call for the courage to…