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PLANET GUEST ARTICLE: ‘WHAT THE MEDIA IS GETTING WRONG ABOUT ISRAEL AND PALESTINE — AND WHY IT MATTERS’

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014) — Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah: The names probably don’t mean much to you, though you’ve “heard” of them. They are the three Israeli teenagers whose tragic deaths prompted Israeli settlers to retaliate with the capture, torture, and [...]

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‘THE POLITICIZATION OF WATER’ — NEW TRIBUTARIES ADD TO FLOW IN WATER OVERFLOW DRAMA

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014) — THE PLANET has learned new information about the recent sewage spill into the Housatonic River and adjacent farm land at the water department treatment plant on Industrial Drive off of Holmes Road. Some of the information confirms what we [...]

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PUMMELIN’ PAM NEXT UP AT BERKSHIRE WORKS? … plus … APPROPOS OF NOTHING: THIS ‘N THAT

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, JULY 11-13, 2014) — Recently, THE PLANET has exposed a triad of Pittsfield’s tricky-dick dealings. Three examples include the filling of the Highway Department job, the careless leakage of raw sewage into the river and on farmland, and the mayor’s Capt. Queeg press [...]

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PLANET SITTING ON TWO POWDER-KEG STORIES, THOUGH DETONATION MAY NOT COME FROM US … plus … PHANTOM ‘PITTSFIELD-AREA BUSINESSMAN’s’ IDENTITY BEGINNING TO EMERGE

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014) — THE PLANET, through a variety of means, is privy to a lot of information and what the National Security State imaginatively calls “intelligence.” Much of it comes to us raw. From there, we examine and, if called for, turn [...]

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SENATE PASSES MULTI-MILLION ‘ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT’ BILL … MARY JANE AND JOE KAPANSKI FORCED TO PLAY VENTURE CAPITALISTS WHERE PRIVATE MARKETS DARE NOT TREAD … plus … LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014) — First, in an effort to do what the mayor is afraid of doing for you, we get fully transparent and share this e-mail we sent to the corner office inhabitant. We wrote to Hizzoner: ——– 000 ——– MAYOR BIANCHI [...]

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TES’ LETTER ON GAG-ORDER PRESS POLICY PURE PINNOCHOIAN FICTION… or…FLIGHTS OF FANCY FROM A GAS BAG

By DANVALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014) — Welcome to the 1,000th column published here on THE PLANET since Sept. 30, 2010. Hoist one in our names, today, won’t you? Yesterday, The Berkshire Eagle published a letter to the editor from the mayor of Pittsfield, a man going [...]

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