More Sources from Who Rules the World

Finally finished reading it today.

For information on the Occupied Territories, Amira Hass:
https://www.haaretz.com/misc/writers/1.4968114

Articles by the guy who discovered US crimes in Laos, Fred Branfman:
https://www.alternet.org/authors/fred-branfman
(if you don’t know why Kissinger is a reprehensible monster, make sure you have a read)

Fred Branfman interviews Noam Chomsky:
https://chomsky.info/199702__/

John Kerry’s speech on the Two-State solution:
http://time.com/4619064/john-kerrys-speech-israel-transcript/

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Reading List 12/28/17

Currently reading Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky. Below referenced directly or from rabbit trail.

The U.S. Has Way Too Many Secrets

Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

CARNEGIE EXPERTS ON DEMOCRACY AND RULE OF LAW

Plutonomy: Buying Luxury, Explaining Global Imbalances

Engaging North Korea II: Evidence from the Clinton Administration

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF, WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES COPES WITH MAJOR CRISES IN THREE FIELDS OF OPERATIONS, COMMISSIONER-GENERAL TELLS FOURTH COMMITTEE (2008)

Kissinger Gave Green Light for Israeli Offensive Violating 1973 Cease-Fire

Of Revolutions, Regime Change, and State Collapse in the Arab World

The New Freedom: A Call for the Emancipation of the Generous Energies of a People

Link to wikisource
“All over the Union people are coming to feel that they have no control over the course of affairs. I live in one of the greatest States in the union, which was at one time in slavery. Until two years ago we had witnessed with increasing concern the growth in New Jersey of a spirit of almost cynical despair. Men said: “We vote; we are offered the platform we want; we elect the men who stand on that platform, and we get absolutely nothing.” So they began to ask: “What is the use of voting? We know that the machines of both parties are subsidized by the same persons, and therefore it is useless to turn in either direction.”

This is not confined to some of the state governments and those of some of the towns and cities. We know that something intervenes between the people of the United States and the control of their own affairs at Washington. It is not the people who have been ruling there of late.

Why are we in the presence, why are we at the threshold, of a revolution? Because we are profoundly disturbed by the influences which we see reigning in the determination of our public life and our public policy. There was a time when America was blithe with self-confidence. She boasted that she, and she alone, knew the processes of popular government; but now she sees her sky overcast; she sees that there are at work forces which she did not dream of in her hopeful youth.

Don’t you know that some man with eloquent tongue, without conscience, who did not care for the nation, could put this whole country into a flame? Don’t you know that this country from one end to the other believes that something is wrong? What an opportunity it would be for some man without conscience to spring up and say: “This is the way. Follow me!”—and lead in paths of destruction!

The old order changeth—changeth under our very eyes, not quietly and equably, but swiftly and with the noise and heat and tumult of reconstruction.”

“Good temper, the wisdom that comes of sober counsel, the energy of thoughtful and unselfish men, the habit of co-operation and of compromise which has been bred in us by long years of free government, in which reason rather than passion has been made to prevail by the sheer virtue of candid and universal debate, will enable us to win through to still another great age without violence.”