VIDEO: The Execution of Martin Luther King: non-textbook version

Reading Time: < 1 minute VIDEO. This talk by Dr. William F. Pepper, a friend to Martin Luther King who became James Earl Ray’s final attorney, is long, but well worth sitting through. Pepper powerfully and chillingly presents history and facts few of us know about—and forces us to rethink the explanation of King’s death which the establishment insists on perpetuating.

How War Reporting in Syria Makes a Larger Conflict Inevitable

Reading Time: 5 minutes Heart-rending accounts of Syrians suffering at the hands of their government make powerful storytelling. But they hide the big-picture: a trumped-up opportunity for the West and its Arab allies to remove yet another “inconvenient” regime.

Meet Russ Baker: San Francisco, This Sunday

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you are in the Bay Area this Sunday, March 25, 2012, 9:30 am, please come to hear and meet Russ Baker. Russ will discuss “The News You Don’t Get” about foreign policy, the economy, and power in America—and how the presidential race obscures why we cannot get real democracy and meaningful change. First Unitarian Universalist Society, San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street at Geary. FREE and open to all.

Body of Evidence: Osama bin Laden, Stratfor, WikiLeaks, and Journalism That Isn’t

Reading Time: 6 minutes When it comes to the truth, it turns out you can’t trust the government. But you can’t trust those who tell you you can’t trust the government, either. See the Osama bin Laden burial story, for example.

Media’s Belated “Acknowledgment” of Saudi 9/11 Story

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you hear? The corporate media has finally found a safe way into the 9/11 investigation story, one where they have long feared to delve. The process is extremely telling about the deficiencies of our media establishment—and about the ways most of us get our information.

The JFK Factor: Bill O’Reilly on the Assassination, Then and Now

Reading Time: 4 minutes Everyone’s talking about Bill O’Reilly’s upcoming book about the JFK assassination. Will it tell all? Don’t bet on it. O’Reilly took that approach, years ago. But his career ambitions dictated another trajectory.

But Syriasly, Folks…..

Reading Time: 7 minutes Take a close look at the uprising in Syria, and what do you find? Another well-oiled puppet show.

Is Israel Really Iran’s Main Adversary? The West Doth Protest Too Much

Reading Time: 9 minutes We’re being told that Israel is itching to take out the Iranian regime. But there are other players behind the scenes. And their warnings to Israel not to launch an attack on Tehran sound hollow.

CLOSE READING: The Saudis, a Twitter Investment, and the End of Arab Spring?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently, Twitter announced it would restrict tweets in countries where the government declares the tweets illegal. That troubling announcement was treated by the American media as a blip. But is it a blip? Or is it a crisis for freedom everywhere? And did a huge investment in Twitter by a Saudi prince have anything to do with the move?

The Deaths of JFK, RFK—and the Silence of the Lambs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Plenty of new “JFK assassination” material coming down the pike for you avid consumers. Too bad it’s mostly garbage. When exactly did courage and truth-seeking go out of fashion?