Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Today's recommended reading

As I've written before, the Western corporate media has been more or less studiously ignoring the existence of Cuban aid to Haiti, despite the fact that the Cuban medical team is the largest one on the ground. It's their way of contributing to the continuing demonization of Cuba in the eyes of Americans; a positive story about Cuba would hurt that effort. Al Jazeera makes a welcome contribution to redressing the balance.

Barack Obama says he's "agnostic" about possible changes to Social Security and Medicare, and has a lot of liberal Democrats with their knickers in a twist. Shamus Cooke at CounterPunch explains how this is precisely the historic role of the Democratic Party.

Speaking of demons, in the Western media, recently-convicted "terrorist" Aafia Siddiqui is one. Anne Gamboni at PSLweb explains what really went down.

All news you won't be reading in the corporate media.

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