The war on Iraq was a propaganda war where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us. Blair paid a price for his grandiose puffery. Bush has skated freely through the tempest. Why? Jeffrey St. Clair ponders.
Mexico’s #SpyGovernment case dropped like a bomb in 2016, with demands for accountability and transparency. So why haven’t the government done anything about it? Giovanna Salazar reports.
Dean Baker surveys the latest legal attack on unions and workers’ rights.
On the subject of how privacy has always been reserved for the non-poor. Sam Adler-Bell reviews two books, Automating Inequality and The Poverty of Privacy Rights.
For French philosopher Alain Badiou, elections pose a more important question for the movement in Egypt beyond the issue of participation.