U.S. Secretly Infiltrated Cuba’s Hip-Hop Scene To Spark Anti-Government Movement: Report

by By DESMOND BUTLER, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. agency's secret infiltration of Cuba's underground hip-hop groups scene to spark a youth movement against the government was "reckless" and "stupid," Sen. Patrick Leahy said Thursday after The Associated Press revealed the operation. On at least six occasions, Cuban... Continue Reading →

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Editor says he planted stories for the CIA

by Ralph Lopez (Digitaljournal) Becoming the first credentialed, well-known media insider to step forward and state publicly that he was secretly a "propagandist," an editor of a major German daily has said that he personally planted stories for the CIA. Saying he believes a medical condition gives him only a few years to live, and that... Continue Reading →

Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop

[LOL - NP] (Source: http://www.ecouterre.com/reality-show-sends-fashion-bloggers-to-work-in-cambodian-sweatshop/) by Jasmin Malik Chua , 01/23/15 A young blonde woman weeps openly on camera, her manicured fingers perched wanly against her cheekbones. “I can’t take it any more,” she sobs in Norwegian. “What sort of life is this?” Her name is Anniken Jørgensen, one of three 17-year-old fashion bloggers who “star”... Continue Reading →

Deep Racism: The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos

Through the 1950s, Africans and Native Americans Were Kept In Zoos As Exhibit By M.B. David Political Blindspot, February 13, 2013 Throughout the early 20th century, Germany held what was termed a, “Peoples Show,” or Völkerschau. Africans were brought in as carnival or zoo exhibits for passers-by to gawk at. Brussels, Belgium in 1958 Only decades... Continue Reading →

Industrial band Skinny Puppy demand $666,000 after music is used in Guantánamo torture

(http://www.theguardian.com/) A Canadian electro-industrial band is asking for thousands of dollars in royalties after learning that the US military used their music to torture prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. Skinny Puppy claim they filed a $666,000 (£368,000) bill with America'd defence department. "We sent them an invoice for our musical services considering they had gone ahead... Continue Reading →

Stalin ‘tried to kill John Wayne’

[Wayne was a fascist, so this is a point in Stalin's favor. -NP] (bbc) Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was so angered by John Wayne's anti-communism that he plotted to have him murdered, according to a new biography of the Hollywood legend. John Wayne: The Man behind the Myth, by British writer Michael Munn, says there... Continue Reading →

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