Week Of Jan 14, 2020

News The Corporate Media Is Scared You'll See!

  • It now seems the false flag playbook was used to try to create war with Iran. I go through all the evidence — in this episode of Moment Of Clarity

  • On my main show this week you’ll learn the REAL reasons why the militarists want war with Iran — on Redacted Tonight this week

  • In studio this week I spoke with 2 young activists who’re fighting for the freedom of Julian Assange. Also, Garland Nixon came in to discuss Iran — on this episode of VIP

  • The Afghanistan Papers proved that the war over there was based on & maintained through lies. People died so our war machine could continue to thrive — in my latest article on TruthDig

  • Eleanor & I report on the corporate media’s constant attacks on Bernie Sanders, California’s fraudulent electoral system, & successes for the French protesters — on this week’s episode of my podcast Common Censored

  • Jingoistic patriots love to claim that our all-volunteer army makes America great but this idea fails to address the reality that without insane inequality & poverty our military would struggle to find ‘volunteers’ — from The Real News

  • Big Tech cannot help but show their true colors by suppressing voices critical of US regime change ops in Iran, Venezuela, & Bolivia — on The Grayzone

  • There has been a national outcry after Oakland PD violentely cracked down on the advocacy group “Moms 4 Housing” — on Common Dreams

  • A Mississippi prison that had repeatedly been refused the funding it needed to operate safely experienced immense violence & human rights abuses. It could’ve been avoided — on ProPublica

  • You can watch a live taping of Redacted Tonight for FREE in Washington DC every Thursday evening. Come by some time this year — details and tickets at RedactedTour.com

Welcome back to The Ledger,

There’s a lot of HEAVY news this week so I’ll save this space for something adorable (which also has a heavy context but I do what I can to make you smile). Apparently Australian wombats are herding animals into their burrows as they flee from the wildfires.

They’re furry fucking heroes. Anyway, keep fighting!

- Lee

Fake Reasons Given To Create War With Iran

The War in Afghanistan Is a Fraud (and Now We Have Proof)

Bombs have numbers. Humans have names. Our American military boasts a skill and passion for using numbers to turn names into yet more numbers. But these numbers have grown so gargantuan and out of control that one struggles to comprehend them.

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Iraq, Bernie & French Protesters All Attacked

Everything You Need To Know About Iran

The Real Reasons Behind War With Iran

Lawmakers Refused to Increase an Infamous Prison’s Funding. Then, Chaos Erupted.

ProPublica, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting | Jerry Mitchell

Understaffed and underfunded, Mississippi’s Parchman prison recently received media attention for its grisly violence, gang control and subhuman living conditions. However, lawmakers have known about these issues for years and have done nothing to fix them.

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Despite Community Protest, Militarized Police Remove Housing Rights Activists From Oakland Home in Pre-Dawn Raid

Common Dreams | Eoin Higgins

Members of the advocacy group "Moms 4 Housing" were forceably evicted from a home they were occupying in Oakland early Tuesday morning by armored police, hours after community members turned out in force to show support for the coalition of homeless and marginally housed mothers pushing to end the housing crisis in the Bay Area. 

"We've built a movement of thousands of Oaklanders who showed up at a moments notice to reject police violence and advocate for homes for families," the group's Twitter account said shortly after the arrests Tuesday. "This isn't over, and it won't be over until everyone in the Oakland community has a safe and dignified place to live."

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Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts

The Grayzone | Ben Norton

As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with Washington’s pro-war narrative. The Grayzone spoke to several people silenced in these social media purges.

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Poverty Is the New Draft

The Real News | Jacqueline Luqman

The draft might be gone, but not everyone volunteers for the same reasons. Inconsistent access to education, healthcare, or housing means marginalized communities are systemically pushed into military service to gain those benefits--especially poor students.

Click to read the transcript.

I’ll be taping Redacted Tonight in DC every Thursday in 2020 and I hope you can come to a show. I’ll also be taking my book tour for Bullet Points & Punch Lines to Philly, Austin, Dallas and more.

Get details and reserve your tickets at RedactedTour.com.

Keep fighting!

- Lee