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by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley
Delivery systems and platforms for information may proliferate at blinding speed, but most Americans have no access to anything resembling the truth. They may know the names of the dead – like Trayvon Martin – but have no clue why they died. “Lies and nonsense are the standard fare for the most read and watched news sources in this country.”
Housing is for people, not banks
Obama's inagural speech shows him to be...
aiming to raise retirement age, according to Kevin Alexander Gray;
the drone war president, accordong to David Swanson;
double-talker on climate change, according to Marsha Coleman-Abedayo;
the same old neoliberal Obama, according to Paul Street.
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by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Despite the fact that “it was Barack Obama who began the current austerity offensive in the weeks before delivering his first inaugural address,” the president was allowed to pose as a champion of the social safety net. Having redefined war, he once again claims to be a peacemaker. “By cheering the inaugural speech, progressives are only encouraging Obama’s gaming and mendacity.”