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SHOCKING REVELATIONS ABOUT CIA FUNDING OF US 'ALTERNATIVE' MEDIA

This series of 4 article by Bob Feldman suggests that the American "alternative" media is covertly being funded (and influenced?) by various CIA connected foundations and organizations. The following is an introduction to the series. Subsequent articles in the series will be posted, or can be read directly at the following weblinks
ALTERNATIVE MEDIA CENSORSHIP: SPONSORED BY CIA's FORD FOUNDATION?

by bob feldman

"The mass-circulation weekly TEMPO accused Ford of having once played,
at the urging of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, a covert role
in Indonesian political affairs by consciously supporting the work
of individuals who were deemed to be sympathetic to the
anti-communist aims of American foreign policy." --Chronicle of
Philanthropy, 12/13/01

"The Ford Foundation's history of collaboration and interlock with
the CIA in pursuit of U.S. world hegemony is now a well-documented
fact...The Ford Foundation has in some ways refined their style of
collaboration with Washington's attempt to produce world cultural
domination, but retained the substance of that policy...The ties
between the top officials of the Ford Foundation and the U.S.
government are explicit and continuing." --James Petras in "The Ford
Foundation and the CIA: A documented case of philanthropic
collaboration with the Secret Police" on 12/15/2001

The multi-billion dollar Ford Foundation's historic relationship to the
Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] is rarely mentioned on Pacifica's
DEMOCRACY NOW / Deep Dish TV show, on FAIR's COUNTERSPIN show, on the
WORKING ASSETS RADIO show, on The Nation Institute's RADIO NATION show,
on David Barsamian's ALTERNATIVE RADIO show or in the pages of
PROGRESSIVE, MOTHER JONES and Z magazine. One reason may be because the
Ford Foundation and other Establishment foundations subsidize the
Establishment Left's alternative media gatekeepers / censors.

Part 1: PACIFICA / DEMOCRACY NOW / DEEP DISH TV
 http://www.questionsquestions.net/feldman/feldman01.html

Part 2: FAIR / COUNTERSPIN / INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ACCURACY / WORKING
ASSETS RADIO  http://www.questionsquestions.net/feldman/feldman02.html

Part 3: THE NATION INSTITUTE / RADIO NATION / THE NATION MAGAZINE
 http://www.questionsquestions.net/feldman/feldman03.html

Part 4: ALTERNATIVE RADIO / Z MAGAZINE / SOUTH END PRESS
 http://www.questionsquestions.net/feldman/feldman04.html

Upcoming sections: Progressive magazine ... Mother Jones / Foundation
for National Progress ... Ford Foundation, the CIA, and the US
Establishment.

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Conspiricism Is a Parlor Game for Liberals 20.Sep.2002 09:45

anonymous

To quote someone who said it better than me:

"Using conspiracy theory to explain major portions of the evil around us is fundamentally a liberal potiion.

It implicitly assumes that most wrong is created by evil people who go against the grain of the way the system works. Implicit in this is that you need to get the right people into the institutions rather than change fundamental structures.

Radicals and revolutionaries on the other hand assume -- in fact, they KNOW -- and can demonstrate that the system is fundamentally flawed. Conspiracies can, and most certainly will occur, but the worst evils are committted legally, openly and fully in accord with the way the system is supposed to work; they are compatible with the grain, so to speak.

I think the evidence supports the radical anti-conspiracy position, rather than the liberal pro-conspiracy one."