Category: World News

The past, present and future of Haiti

Conan O’Brien pays a visit Setting the record straight I was traveling and missed this great story, but better late then never. Conan O’Brien learns some Haitian history and then visits the country and talks to the people with humor, intelligence, and kindness. The fact is the people of Haiti defeated Napoleon’s army and liberated themselves from France and abolished slavery not long after the US won its revolution. In contrast, it took the US nearly 100 years after its Declaration of Independence to abolish slavery. By depriving France of profits from the slave and sugar trade in Haiti,...

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The original FEMA camps in 1942

150,000 immigrants and citizens imprisoned No charges, no trial, no due process There’s legitimate concern about plans for mass internment in the US based on race, religion, or politics. It’s already happened. In a mirror of the Nazi’s behavior, any US citizen with as little as 1/16 percentage of Japanese ancestry – including orphaned infants – was subject to mass incarceration. 130,000 mainland Japanese Americans – many full citizens and the children of citizens – were forcibly relocated from their West Coast homes during the spring of 1942. In Hawaii, where the 150,000-plus Japanese Americans composed over one-third of...

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Two shooters at Florida school

Here we go again Drill, multiple shooters Eye witnesses are very clear: two or more shooters. One young woman said she talked with the unarmed gunman (!) while shooting was going on in another part of the building. Interestingly, the clips were not from broadcast news media reports, but from people who filmed onsite news media interviews that were not put on the news. Did the “code red” alarm sound before the shooting started? Several eye witnesses say that it did. How does that work? Also, it was the second time the alarm had been sounded that day. Strange....

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A younger Noam Chomsky defends Daniel Ellsberg

What TV was like in 1969 We would never see anything like this today A younger Noam Chomsky defends Daniel Ellsberg. What TV was like in 1969. How far we have fallen. We would never see anything like this today. Where was the show about Edward Snowden? Excerpt: The Most Dangerous Man in America Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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The original 9/11 in 1898

“Remember the Maine” A fraud that led to war No one reading this is old enough to remember the “Remember the Maine” campaign. It started with a spectacular explosion in Havana harbor and the sinking of the USS Maine. It was blamed on “bad guys” who the US conveniently already had detailed plans of attacking. The real story only came out 90 years later and it probably wasn’t in your school history book. The parallels with 9/11 are chilling. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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