I listen to the conversation on truthdig between Robert Scheer and Max Blumenthal and think it is very interesting, as it explains a lot of Max Blumenthal's experiences while grwoing up and living in Washington DC with his parents Sidney and Jaqueline Blumenthal, He was a journalist, an advisor to Bill Clinton and confidant to Hillary Clinton, alos employed to the Clinton Foundation.
If you ever wondered what would happen to the Internet during World War Three, here are two bookend news stories about how information is already being controlled at both ends.
The International Criminal Court has been on the brink of irrelevancy. After all, you can't have justice without occasionally angering the powerful. Until this week the powerful didn't care about the ICC.
Then this happened.
For weeks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has strongly hinted that Israel was behind recent deadly airstrikes against bases and munitions depot belonging to Iran-backed militias forces in Iraq.
Yet Washington played dumb. I mean really, really dumb.
What You Say?
I heard several interesting interviews over the last couple of weeks and thought I would feature a few of them for your listening pleasure in today's column. There will also be plenty of articles to read as well. As a homesteader, I lead an active life, so I use a couple of tricks to listen to these sorts of conversations. If I'm working around the house I put them on the stereo that includes outside (on the porch) speakers. That way I can do my chores and be informed at the same time. My other trick is to use an audio conversion program (like https://online-audio-converter.com/ ) to create a MP3 file which I put on my little player (most people use their smart phone, but I don't have one). Then I can listen while I mow or travel (my truck radio has an auxiliary plug). So like most of you I love to learn from people, but we need to be active to stay healthy. I try to do both.
I have read Tulsi Gabbard's response to criticism of her Yes vote on H.Res.246, which opposes BDS but which also affirms the right of Americans to support BDS. She is quoted here in making that point:
https://mondoweiss.net › 2019/08 › gabbard-condemn-cosponsor
Tulsi Gabbard voted to condemn BDS, but she's become a co-sponsor of Ilhan Omar's boycott bill