I’m confused… Israel bombs clearly marked UN civilian shelter despite acknowledging they had the exact GPS coordinates, killing 15. Evidence shows no militants in or near compound. Israel offered no evidence. Israeli soldiers also fired on peaceful civilian protest by desperate frightened civilians. FOX News says they “Clashed” with Israeli “Defense” Forces. Palestinian death toll now at 800, including more than 200 children. 4 hospitals and a children’s hospital hit directly by shells. Israel says that they warn residents to get out. Ironic, as Palestinians are not allowed to leave Gaza. Where are they to go? We’re told that Israel’s Mossad can do everything from finding Nazi camp guards and terrorists anywhere in the world and assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists in downtown Tehran, but somehow can’t find Hamas leaders corralled in Gaza 300 feet from the massive wall they erected around tiny Gaza? Gaza is the same territorial size as Evanston, Illinois with a population of 1.7 million. Israel says that Hamas uses civilians as shields, compelling civilian collateral damage. They have satellites, video cameras and aerial surveillance of every square inch of Gaza , and yet produce nothing except a few poorly armed individuals shooting from the rubble of their home directly at attacking tanks and soldiers. Some tunnels admittedly are for terrorism, many help smuggle embargoed water, food and medicine. Where is the proof they are using human shields as cover for terror? Just because Netanyahu says it only makes the corporate media believe it. In 1994 a dozen small mortar shells exploded within yards of me in Bosnia. I felt the shockwave effects for 3 days. Israel is dropping 500 lb and 1000 lb bombs in crowded city neighborhoods. What do you think the effects will be? Call President Obama at 202-456-1111. Tell him his legacy and the historic moral and strategic legacy of America is at stake. Demand FOX News and Salem Broadcasting be indicted as propaganda arm of foreign power supporting war crimes and lose broadcast license. Contact the FCC at 888-225-5322 or by mail http://www.fcc.gov/complaints.

http://news.msn.com/world/crunch-time-for-gaza-truce-talks-as-death-toll-passes-800-1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Palestinian_territories

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/jul/24/rula-jebreal/rula-jebreal-90-people-gaza-dont-have-access-even-/

http://www.fcc.gov/complaints

Elite Terror unit dressed as frightened women prepares for invasion against Israel, or...they're refugees with nowhere to run.

Elite Terror unit dressed as frightened women prepares for invasion against Israel, or…they’re refugees with nowhere to run.


WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Revolution & Beer’s WC Turck Moderates Panel at “Shadows Of Liberty” Screening

WC Turck moderated a panel discussion after the free screening of the new and important film “Shadows of Liberty,” Tuesday night. The event was held in the historic and beautiful Lincoln Hall, at the Northwestern University School of Law. This very room has been the location for many of the most important events related to the telecommunications act and media regulation in the last decade. Joining the panel were filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay; Dale Lehman, WZRD 88.3 FM News Director; Mitchell Szczepanczyk of Chicago Media Action; Nancy Wade, Green Party congressional candidate in Illinois’ 5th district; of Mike Kalas of Multikulti. Special thanks for Chicago Media Action for editing the video of the lively discussion that ensued.

Film Trailer:

ABOUT SHADOWS OF LIBERTY: Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover‐ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone. Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news?

FEATURING: Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Dick Gregory, Roberta Baskin, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Chris Hedges, Kristina Borjesson, and many more.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, HotDocs, Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, DOKFILM, Bergen Intl. Film Festival, Canberra Intl. Film Festival, Leeds Intl. Film Fest, Docs DF, London Intl. Documentary Festival, Open City Documentary Festival

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TONIGHT: FREE Screening of Shadows of Liberty

WC Turck will be moderating a panel discussion for the free screening of the new and important film “Shadows of Liberty,” Tuesday, February 25th at 7pm, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Once you enter the building, turn right and you will see Lincoln Hall. We know each of you will enjoy the film, and contribute something important to the discussion.

The panel will be:

Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay
Rev. Janette Wilson – Rainbow PUSH
Dale Lehman – WZRD 88.3 FM News Director
Mitchell Szczepanczyk – Chicago Media Action
Nancy Wade – Green Party
Mike Kalas – Multikulti

RSVP Here.

Film Trailer:

ABOUT SHADOWS OF LIBERTY: Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover‐ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone. Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news?

FEATURING: Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Dick Gregory, Roberta Baskin, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Chris Hedges, Kristina Borjesson, and many more.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, HotDocs, Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, DOKFILM, Bergen Intl. Film Festival, Canberra Intl. Film Festival, Leeds Intl. Film Fest, Docs DF, London Intl. Documentary Festival, Open City Documentary Festival

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Updated: Don’t Be A DemAss Part 1

#DownWithDemAsses

“Abstract promises about increased jobs and exports misrepresent the real overall effects of trade on the U.S. economy. Trade both creates and destroys jobs. While exports tend to support domestic employment, imports lead to job displacement: As imports are substituted for domestically produced goods, production that supports domestic jobs falls, displacing existing jobs and preventing new job creation.” (source)

So, we here at Revolution and Beer don’t wear anyone’s jersey but our own. There is a very cultish atmosphere surrounding Hillary Clinton’s (#Hillary2016) prospects of a 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. It a bit frightening, and it seems the behavior of this cult only promises to further isolate the working class from the Democratic Party, and mainstream political discourse. If you want to see what kinds of creatures step into fill those voids, look at what’s happened in North Carolina. Hell, look at the leadership produced by the Tea Party movement.

As my father used to say, “never trust a fanatic of any kind.” That’s straight from the mouth of a true believer in our government, longtime government employee, and committed democrat. I, of course, did not come out that way.

Yesterday, I got banned from a page supporting democrats in 2016 (actually, just Hillary I learned) for asking questions. I grew up in a small town in the south, and witnessed first hand what happened as NAFTA was being implemented, and big tobacco was being pursued in court. It was devistating to the small town economy, and leads me to a mantra that many of my good friends are familiar with: “The South may never vote another Clinton into office.” Admittedly, this is a personal soar part for me. I’ve had many other experiences as I’ve ventured into Mexico, and formed deep friendships with the real left in this country. All of these experiences have lead me to denounce the neo-liberal, right-leaning policies that were brought into the mainstream political spectrum by Clinton and the like. It lead me to support Nader in 2000 (I know, booooo!!! I lost Gore the election). However, this first-hand experience; which became very personal as my father lost his non-profit job and went to work in the few remaining manufacturing plants as a temp worker, has always been my main reason for turning a cocked-eye to knee-jerk support for #Hillary2016… until I ran into this:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hillary2016IntelligentOnly

demasses-part1

I was speaking from my heart; my queries were sincere. There are typos, and I wasn’t citing sources, but planned to return and provide them. This is very real to me.

When I asked why one of them was punctuating every sentence with exclamation points, I was accused of insulting him, and they pretty much swarmed on me. There were some great off-thread posts on the page specifically targeted at me, and I started getting private messages from David Simms, who is an admin for the page. If you want dirt on centrist democrats, and you want to see how they’re followers are no better than the tea-party ideologues they claim so much to despise, I highly recommend this page.

Part 2 will be the “chat” I had with David Simms, who banned me from the group. I did get rather angry during that one. I’ve never actually intentionally trolled anyone, but I’m starting to feel inspired.

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