Dissident Voice

2020 Nov 30 - 4:05am
A young Queen Anne  (Photo: Wikimedia) With idle tales this fills our empty ears; The next reports what from the first he hears; The rolling fictions grow in strength and size, Each author adding to the former lies. Here vain credulity, with new desires, Leads us astray, and groundless joy inspires; The dubious whispers, tumults fresh designed, And chilling fears astound the anxious mind. From Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” XII. 56-61 (...
Tags: democracy, Democrats, Disinformation, donald trump, elections, History
2020 Nov 29 - 11:28pm
In this episode we look at the aftermath of the 2020 US Presidential elections, leading up to the so-called “Million MAGA March” in Washington, DC. We also feature an interview with Tom Nomad, author of The Masters Tools: Warfare & Insurgent Possibility. CW: Graphic violence. The post System Fail #5: Sick of Winning first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Tags: Activism, Anarchism, Democrats, donald trump, elections, Joe Biden
2020 Nov 29 - 11:11pm
Israel denies being behind the assassination of top Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and the US is keeping quiet. But the fact remains, Iranian scientists have been continuously and mysteriously murdered for at least a decade now. Who do you think is doing it? The post Who's Killing Iranian Nuclear Scientists? first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Tags: Assassinations, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Terrorism (state and retail), Video, Binyamin Netanyahu
2020 Nov 29 - 8:43am
Making political sense of the world can be tricky unless one understands the role of the state in capitalist societies. The state is not primarily there to represent voters or uphold democratic rights and values; it is a vehicle for facilitating and legitimating the concentration of wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands. In a recent post, I wrote about “externalities” – the ability of companies to offset the true costs inherent in the...
Tags: afghanistan, austerity, barack obama, Boris Johnson, capitalism, China
2020 Nov 29 - 4:11am
The US spends more on military aid to Saudi Arabia than on humanitarian aid to Yemen as the former continues to wage war on the latter. RT America’s Alex Mihailovich reports. Then former UK MP George Galloway weighs in on the conflict and why it is met with such widespread ignorance and apathy in the West. The post Yemen: Where America Tests its Weapons first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Tags: Hunger, Militarism, Saudi Arabia, Video, war crimes, Weaponry
2020 Nov 29 - 3:52am
Australia’s ambassadorial offices and political leaders have a consistent record of ignoring their citizens in tight situations.  David Hicks, Mamdouh Habib and Julian Assange are but a few names that come to mind in this inglorious record of indifference.  In such cases, Australian public figures and officials have tacitly approved the use of abduction, torture and neglect, usually outsourced and employed by allies such as the United States....
Tags: Australia, Espionage/"Intelligence", Incarceration, Iran, israel, Prisoner Exchange
2020 Nov 29 - 3:33am
The simple answer is that there are lax standards, poor oversight, and little accountability in the segregated charter school sector. This decades-old set-up is consciously built into many charter school laws, which exist in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. It is no accident that charter schools are deregulated schools.1   Charter schools are not required to uphold most of the laws, rules, and regulations public schools are...
Tags: Charter Schools
2020 Nov 29 - 3:00am
Protesters burn U.S. and Israeli flags flags in Tehran after the killing of Fakhrizadeh. (Credit: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA, via Shutterstock) Israel used all four years of Trump’s presidency to entrench its systems of occupation and apartheid. Now that Joe Biden has won the U.S. election, the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the US administration, is a desperate attempt to use Trump’s last...
Tags: Assassinations, Benjamin Netanyahu, donald trump, Iran, israel, Joe Biden
2020 Nov 29 - 1:54am
Despite claims to objectivity and fairness, when it comes to Canadian interference in other countries’ domestic affairs, there’s long been only one side to the story reported in the dominant media. Even so, the pro-Ottawa slant on Venezuela is shocking. Recently Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza published an op-ed titled “Regime Change with a Human (Rights) Face: Trudeau’s Venezuela Policy”. The commentary notes, “Relations between...
Tags: Canada, Censorship, Media, Jorge Arreaza
2020 Nov 29 - 12:19am
The Great Reset Hymn I have heard a lot of discussion about when the war will end that began in April 2020. Yes, war. I have spent the better part of the past ten months trying to determine what the best attitude or approach to the current unpleasantness ought to be taken. A tension has been created over the course of the year between those who think about what has been happening and those who do not. I have alluded to this tension in previous...
Tags: Feudalism, General, Opinion, pandemics
2020 Nov 28 - 8:12am
I reviewed Sra. Michelle Bachelet’s Report on Venezuela, and was quite outraged at her lack of consideration and due diligence. I will, in a moment, tell everyone why this report needs to be trashed, but even before that, I think I should mention two systemic flaws about this type of reporting regardless of which country it is written for. First The Report treats Venezuela as an isolated entity, along with other entities, such as the...
Tags: Opinion, President Nicolas Maduro, United Nations, Venezuela
2020 Nov 28 - 7:27am
After 10 years of restricted freedom, political exile and incarceration, Julian Assange finally came face-to-face with his accusers at the Old Bailey Criminal Court in London. For three weeks in September, a team of English lawyers argued on behalf of their client, the U.S. Department of Justice, that the beleaguered WikiLeaks founder and publisher should be handed over to a U.S. national security court to face 17 counts under the 1917 Espionage...
Tags: Journalism, Justice, Media, Whistleblowing, Craig Murray, daniel ellsberg