RICHARD HEINBERG – Crises make incumbent politicians look bad. But denying or politicizing problems that result from our own prior mistakes just makes those problems worse. Here’s some free advice for policy makers and members of the Fourth Estate: take the long view, even if it’s scary. And tell the truth, even if it means losing an election or Twitter followers.
DARIUS SHAHTAHMASEBI – August 04, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “Anti Media” – Corporate media regularly attempts to present Bashar al-Assadâ€™s government in Syria as solely responsible for the ongoing conflict in the region. The media does report on events that contradict this narrative â€” albeit sparingly â€” but taken together, these underreported details shine a new light on the conflict.