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News Junkie Post: The Challenge of Truly Independent Global Journalism

By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier When News Junkie Post was founded in early June 2009, many people asked us why?  What was…

Black Friday: An Orgy of Trinkets and Baubles

Black Friday: An Orgy of Trinkets and Baubles

So, as you get home and fire up your new toy, and stuff the completely unnecessary amount of packaging into your garbage pail,…

Political Prisoner Hammond: When Entrapment and Abuse of Power Subvert Justice

Political Prisoner Hammond: When Entrapment and Abuse of Power Subvert Justice

“Those in power do not want the truth exposed.” Jeremy Hammond, Nov 15, 2013 The hacktivist wars have taken another turn with the…

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The referendum in Crimea on March 16, 2014 will probably attach the peninsula to the Russian federation. While it is unlikely that NATO will intervene and seek a…

In the surreal world we live in, reality has become stranger than fiction. The information super highway could have produced a completely transparent world, yet the elusive corporate…

A report from The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations presents alarming case studies of protest suppression and criminalization of political and social dissent around the world. Ironically,…

By Gilbert Mercier  and  Dady Chery In the past 33 years, the United States has become a study in blatant and obscene contrasts between the rich and poor.…

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… it was the spring…

United States President Barack Obama is a notable exception in human history and memory for taking a Nobel Peace Prize so that he could then wage wars. One…

After a bruising confirmation hearing, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel was confirmed as United States Secretary of Defense. Hagel’s confirmation today, and the recent one of John Kerry…

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The referendum in Crimea on March 16, 2014 will probably attach the peninsula to the Russian federation. While it is unlikely that NATO will intervene and seek a…

TPP: Corporate Greed Would Win, the Environment Would Lose

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The environment chapter of the secretly negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is evidently meant to be the sweetener for a broader set of more restrictive arrangements, but it…

Floating Twitter and Fleeting Tweets: The Illusions of Technology

Floating Twitter and Fleeting Tweets: The Illusions of Technology

“This is the story of the next half-century as we effectively become cyborgs” – Joshua Foer [1] It says much that one of the great technological achievements of…

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Sanctions Against Russia: Farcical Tantrums from US and EU?

Sanctions Against Russia: Farcical Tantrums from US and EU?

It has been one of the more absurd spectacles since the Russian annexation of Crimea. Western powers, centered around the European Union and the United…

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