The Abraham Lincoln Brigade – A Profile in Courage, Honor and Hope

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade - A Profile in Courage, Honor and Hope - by Stephen LendmanThe Abraham Lincoln Brigade was an American contingent of about 2800 volunteers who fought on the side of the Second Spanish Republic during the country's 1936 - 1939 Civil War against the fascist Nationalist rebellion under General Francisco Franco. From... Continue Reading →

Holiday Season Hypocrisy

Holiday Season Hypocrisy - by Stephen LendmanChristmas is observed December 25 by Christians and others celebrating the spirit of the season while for those of the Eastern Orthodox faith the holiday falls on January 7. It's to honor the birth of Jesus Christ even though it's widely acknowledged not to be his birthday. Along with... Continue Reading →

FCC Proposes Greater Media Consolidation

FCC Proposes Greater Media Consolidation - by Stephen LendmanOn October 17, FCC chairman Kevin Martin proposed lifting the 1975 media cross-ownership rule that forbids a company from owning a newspaper and television or radio station in the same city even though giant conglomerates like Rupert Murdock's News Corp. and the (Chicago) Tribune Company already do.... Continue Reading →

Ritual Gloating Postmortems – The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez

Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez - by Stephen LendmanDateline December 3, 2007 - the corporate media is euphoric after Venezuelans narrowly defeated Hugo Chavez's constitutional reform referendum the previous day. The outcome defied pre-election independent poll predictions and was a cliffhanger to the end. Near-final results weren't announced until 1:15AM... Continue Reading →

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