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Friday, August 5, 2011

The news that the corporations who own the news don't want you to see

... is on independent media websites such as Truthout.

You literally will not see these stories on popular news channels such as ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and especialy the vastly right-wing Fox News.

Truthout, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing independent news and commentary on a daily basis which accepts no advertising or corporate backing, has the following as lead stories today:
Allison Kilkenny, Truthout | News Analysis

An election took place last fall in Virginia that didn't garner national attention, but it should have - not for the candidates or issues - but for the giant pile of corporate cash manipulating events behind the scenes.
Rick Boucher, a then-28-year incumbent Democratic Congressman from the Ninth District - the longest-serving Congressman in that district since the Civil War - was surprisingly defeated by Republican Morgan Griffith. The upset came as a shock to many, since an early October poll showed Boucher ahead by double digits, including one measure earlier in the month that put him ahead by 10 percentage points.

Lisa Graves, PRWatch | Report
On August 3, the American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its annual meeting in the Big Easy. State legislators from across the country will arrive in New Orleans to be wined and dined by corporate lobbyists. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, for example, has invited legislators to a big smoke at its cigar reception on Bourbon Street.

But the meeting is not all fun and games. Legislators will be sitting down with some of the biggest corporations in the world»

H. Patricia Hynes, Truthout | News Analysis
Worldwide, the military is the most secretive, shielded and privileged of polluters because the hallowed mantra, national security, trumps the public's right to know. Thus, most of the extant data on pollution from US-military-related sites is available solely because of citizen pressure on the Department of Defense (DoD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Congress to inventory, assess, and divulge the extent of the» ...

And there is so much more about the corporations that now control virtually all of our lives, starting with the law. Truthout is simply a must read for people who want to know what is really going on in the world.

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