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Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples. We create opportunities for learning, stimulate imaginations,...
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

News Releases

IFIC PROPOSES EXCLUDING CANADIAN FUNDS FROM PFIC RULES
2013-04-16
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC)
Toronto, Ontario - April 16, 2013 - IFIC has made a submission to members of the U.S. Congress to propose that Canadian mutual funds be excluded from the Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) rule...
IFJ Condemns U.S. Justice Dept for Secretly Gathering Associated Press Records
2013-05-20
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Newspaper Guild-CWA, in condemning the U.S. Justice Department for secretly gathering the phone records of Associated Pr...
Journalist fights the Obama administration over its sources
2011-10-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is asking the Department of Justice to withdraw the appeal it issued yesterday against New York Times reporter James Risen to force him to testify about his confidential sour...
Seizure of AP phone records condemned as 'grave violation'
2013-05-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders regards the US Department of Justice's seizure of the records of thousands of Associated Press phone calls as an "extremely grave violation of freedom of information."

Sources Select Resources

Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day
Swanson, David
Article
2017
Counterpunch
Swanson calls into question the US government-driven media accusations that the Russian government had direct involvement in swaying the 2016 US election for Trump, and exames the motivations behind t...
Biodiversity is the best defence against corn pests
Lundgren, Jonathan; Fausti, Scott
Article
2015
Ecologist
Farmers' first line of defence against pests is the ecosystem in and around their fields. With widespread or indiscriminate use of pesticides essential biodiversity is lost - and the result is more fr...
The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers
Book Review
Hynes, H. Patricia
Article
2017
Antiwar
A review of the book, "The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers" by Joseph Hickman.
Connexions Library: USA Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the United States of America.
Deranging America
Drugged, Indebted, Armed-to-the-Teeth
Dinh, Linh
Article
2013
CounterPunch
A question worth asking: Who benefit from a more compulsive, hence more violent, population? Well, if you’re pushing eternal warfare, which we are, you’ll need a pool of nutcases who are willing to sh...
IFJ Condemns U.S. Justice Dept for Secretly Gathering Associated Press Records
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Newspaper Guild-CWA, in condemning the U.S. Justice Department for secretly gathering the phone records of Associated Pr...
Ignorance and Courage in the Age of Lady Gaga
Bageant, Joe
Article
2010
CounterPunch
It can be safely said that cultural ignorance consists of the rational, sensible questions that never get asked. But it also includes the weird ones that are. For instance, one of the questions asked ...
Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2016
The Ecologist
As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or mor...
Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Being Russian 'Collaborator' for Questioning NATO Troop Build-Up on Border
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2017
The Intercept
The armed forces minister for Britain's right-wing government, Mike Penning, accused Corbyn of being a collaborator with the Kremlin.
Journalist fights the Obama administration over its sources
Sources News Release
Article
2011
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is asking the Department of Justice to withdraw the appeal it issued yesterday against New York Times reporter James Risen to force him to testify about his confidential sour...
Living Wage Campaigns, Part 2: Challenges Facing the Movement
Luce, Stephanie
Article
1998
Against the Current
IN THE PREVIOUS article (see ATC 76), I discussed the basic concepts, advocates and goals behind living wage campaigns, as well as some of the movement's successes. These include a positive ideologica...
London, Jack - Writings - Index
London, Jack
Article
Writings of Jack London (1876-1916).
A Marxist History of the World part 46: The American Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
In 1764, Americans thought of themselves as British subjects of King George III. By 1788, they would, by their own decisions and actions, have made themselves the free citizens of a new republic forge...
A Marxist History of the World part 91: The Cold War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The Second World War had created a world divided between two imperialist blocs. Their nuclear arsenals acted as a ‘deterrent’, but rivalry and suspicion meant that war was never far away.
A Marxist History of the World part 98: The Vietnam War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
How an army of peasant guerrillas managed to defeat US imperialism in a full-scale war.
A Marxist History of the World part 99: 1968 - the long sleep ends
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The long sleep of the post-war period was brought to an end in 1968, as revolts erupted across the developed world.
The Nation is Not Divided and Still Prefers Bernie Sanders
Harms, Gregory
Article
2016
CounterPunch
The reportage of the presidential primaries has been heavy on personalities and the latest numbers, and light on information useful to voters. Comparisons to a horse race are apt. Were the news to tak...
Pentagon's War on the Earth
Hastings, Tom H
Article
2016
CounterPunch
We are waging war. We are the Nation of War. We destroy. We kill. Everyone fears us. Fewer and fewer admire us. But our fighting forces -- and their attendant industries which manufacture the bombs, b...
The Police State is Real
It Has Happened Here
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The Bush regime’s response to 9/11 and the Obama regime’s validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States. So much unaccountable power has been concen...
Political Prisoners in the USA
Article
2013
http://afgj.org
A list of political prisoners in the USA (with links to support websites).
Protesters cast shadow over US billionaires' rally in the sun
Koch brothers to host rightwing politicians and business leaders to discuss how to influence politics
Pilkington, Ed
Article
2011
The Guardian
The Koch brothers' annual rally of rich Americans and rightwing media figures was hosted to raise money for anti-government think tanks and climate change denial. This year a counter rally was orgnai...
Random Shots: Great World Leaders on Parade
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
1998
Against the Current
Comments on world leaders
The Russian Dossier Reminds Me of the Row Over Saddam's WMDs
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2017
CounterPunch
The conclusions reached in the Trump dossier claim to be based on multiple sources of information where, in the nature of things, they are unlikely to exist.
Seizure of AP phone records condemned as 'grave violation'
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders regards the US Department of Justice's seizure of the records of thousands of Associated Press phone calls as an "extremely grave violation of freedom of information."
Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sources
Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles
Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama
Axe, David
Article
2015
War Is Boring
For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explo...
US military taps 'sock puppets'
Fake personas on social websites to manipulate and influence opinion
Fielding, Nick; Cobain, Ian; Rushe, Dominic
Article
2011
The Guardian
A new $2.76 million dollar 'counter-terrorism' initiative to create a pro-America online presence using fake online personas is underway. These interventions will not be conducted in English or on Ame...
US was 'key player in cyber-attacks on Iran's nuclear programme'
Obama reported to have approved bid to target Tehran's nuclear efforts
Beaumont, Peter; Hopkins, Peter
Article
2012
The Guardian
Fresh light is shed on the rapid development of US cyberwarfare capability and reveal its willingness to use cyber weapons offensively to achieve policies.
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
The Anti-Empire Report
Blum, William
Article
2013
KillingHope
The double edged sword of declaring war and fighting "terrorism".
Who the Hell is Supporting Donald Trump?
Blazak, Randy
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Somehow the Trump shell game has gained followers. So the question is now, who the hell are these people voting for Trump?

Sources Bookshelf

Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
Culture of Complaint
The Fraying of America
Hughes, Robert
Book
1993
Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasan...
The Empire God Built
Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
Foege, Alec
Book
1996
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bryson, Bill
Book
1994
A history of American English.
Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
Book
1972
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
The Radical Camera
New York's Photo League, 1936-1951
Klein, Mason
Book
2011
Artists in 'the Photo League', active from 1936 to 1951, were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life.

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