Another devastating terror spectacle and another media panic playing right into the script: spreading fear and sowing Islamophobia.
Turkey’s provocative action puts Russia one step away from full-scale war with NATO
Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today!
France is severely addicted to looting and exploitation of Africa since the time of slavery. Then there is this complete lack of creativity and imagination of French elite to think beyond the past and tradition.
Doesn’t the heart surge to hear crusading Western liberals warn of the ‘existential threat’ from Islamic State and the call for ‘dutiful military responses’? And all in the name of ‘our civilizational values’.
Excluding legitimate analyses of profoundly important events like those in Paris when they are most needed is not responsible, careful journalism. It is dangerous cowardice. It is most definitely not a politically neutral position.
Obesity now striking 8-year-olds as parents allow processed, toxic foods to wreak health havoc on children across the globe
Children growing up in consumerist, Western societies are brought up in a culture of cheap conveniences that appease their appetites and starve their cells of living nutrition. Practically every holiday in America is celebrated in the same way: in reverence of candy and junk food.
The British government says it will boost anti-terrorism spending by 30 percent, including buying new stealth fighter jets. The announcement comes on the eve of expected massive spending cuts that could decimate public services.
By comparison, the Times (11/14/15) had six first-day stories on the Paris attacks, three of them on the front page. There were some 20 follow-up stories the next day (11/15/15), four of them on the front page. The day after that (11/16/15), there were 15 more follow-up stories, another four on Page 1. One of the November 16 follow-ups—on page 6—looked at reactions in Beirut to the Paris bombing.
A Spanish court has found Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and six other senior officials guilty of crimes against humanity for their role in the 2010 raid on Gaza-bound aid ship, Mavi Marmara.
Nine activists were killed, including one Turkish-American, and dozens injured when Israeli commandos boarded the lead ship of a Gaza-bound flotilla, Mavi Marmara, when it attempted to breach the blockade of the Palestinian territory. Spanish activists were also on board the ships.
It was nothing short of a privilege to meet men and women who embody and demonstrate the kind of bravery not celebrated by our corporate media, a media that operates with a slavish adherence to an elite-friendly narrative only interested in drumming up support for more illegal and immoral military action around the globe. It’s an end arrived at only by exploiting the public’s distorted notion of patriotism, fostered on overdrive every year during Remembrance season. But how incredibly powerful it is to talk to people like members of Veterans For Peace who have had a change of mind and heart so profound that their entire worldview is shattered, only to be rebuilt on truth.
BSNews comment: this story is of interest but is somewhat ironic considering the role the BBC routinely plays in amplifying state/corporate propaganda: A BBC journalist has blasted the UK press after experiencing at first-hand the appalling way the media treats the public. In a moving blogpost, BBC Bristol presenter John Darvall blames the fact he is in the public eye and […]
The idea that Britain promotes terrorism would be an oxymoron in the mainstream political culture. Yet state-sponsored terrorism is responsible for more deaths in more countries than the “private” terrorism practiced by groups like al-Qaeda.