PHIL- “A forthcoming book from OR books edited by Tariq Ali and Margaret Ratner Kunstler is sure to make related points. It is to include chapters by Noam Chomsky, Charles Glass, Chris Hedges and Angela Richter among others.”
Thanks for the heads up! Good article, albeit somewhat belated. As usual, the imperial media is in full propaganda mode, freedom of the press and/or democracy an illusion. And most (all?) of the imperial human rights/feminist organizations fall into line with empire.
“It brings to mind a question, a question many so-called activists in the United States and elsewhere have to ask themselves: Where were they in regards to Chelsea Manning? Why were there only ten people outside the courthouse? Where is Amnesty International, where are the women’s groups, the LGBT groups? Where are the Pride people? Why aren’t they massing in support of Chelsea Manning? This is the most significant act of principle, an inspiration to all decent people. People should be in the streets.” (John Pilger) https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/chelsea-manning-locked-down-again/
I link to a must see interview with Roger Waters whose knowledge and clarity on this is exceptional. Highly recommended. http://thesaker.is/roger-waters-julian-assange-arrest-proves-uk-is-a-satellite-state-of-us-empire/