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Navalny, Assange, and Corporate Media Hypocrisy

The following article was published in 2022 but is highly relevant to recent events: The New York Times continues to selectively promote news that fits the Establishment narrative. The NYT portrays the nine-year sentence of the Russian “opposition leader” Aleksei Navalny to a high-security prison as a travesty of justice. Was it unjust? If so, justice must be demanded. What I can comment on is […]

Craig Murray: Assange Final Appeal

Craig Murray was in the public gallery at the Royal Courts of Justice Reporting on Julian Assange’s extradition hearings has become a vocation that has now stretched over five years. From the very first hearing, when Justice Snow called Assange “a narcissist” before Julian had said anything whatsoever other than to confirm his name, to the last, when Judge Swift […]

From Prison, Assange Expresses Regret That WikiLeaks Can No Longer Expose War Crimes

Journalist Charles Glass visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at His Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh in London, where he has been jailed for over four and a half years as the United States government pursues extradition. In a report for The Nation on his prison visit, Glass asked Assange about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Israel’s assault and siege on Gaza. “Now is an […]

Tribute to John Pilger

We have lost the greatest journalist of our time. John Pilger has passed away. And what can one possibly say about this great man that will do him justice? Where are the words that can convey how inspirational and important he was? Not only his unparalleled journalism, but the man he was, made John universally admired and respected, because his […]

Max Blumenthal Responds to Haaretz Accusations re His October 7th Article

Read Max Blumenthal’s original article on our website here. Haaretz has published a Hebrew-only attack on my investigation into Israeli friendly fire deaths on October 7. It calls my article the “cornerstone of the massacre denial conspiracy” and predictably accuses me of “‘journalism’ worthy of Der Sturmer.” Haaretz proceeds to accuse me of “manipulation” by quoting a wide variety of […]

Ukraine grain scandal and the myth of the wonder weapons

Including Zelensky’s UNGA pantomime Zelensky watches his own speech at the UNGA. The grain dispute between Poland and Ukraine is gathering fury. Poland and other neighbouring countries have extended the grain embargo on Ukraine despite the EU not extending the block. After Zelensky insinuated at the UNGA that Poland was playing into Russia’s hands after maintaining curbs on Ukrainian grain […]

Jonathan Cook: A few thoughts on the Russell Brand furore

Almost no one seems willing to hold their tongue on the latest claims. Here are my observations: not on the allegations, but on all the noise There are times when we would all be best advised to keep quiet and wait. But given that almost no one seems willing to hold their tongue on the latest claims being made about […]

Seymour Hersh: ZELENSKY’S ‘BAD MOMENT’

The Ukrainian leader resorts to lies and threats at the tail end of a failing counteroffensive Next Tuesday will be the anniversary of the Biden administration’s destruction of three of the four pipelines of Nord Stream 1 and 2. There is more I have to say about it, but it will have to wait. Why? Because the war between Russia and Ukraine, […]

Scott Ritter: A comprehensive Ukrainian defeat is the only possible outcome of its conflict with Russia

Kiev was offered a peace deal long ago, but chose war instead, egged on by its Western backers. Now its fate is sealed September 2 marked the 78th anniversary of the World War Two surrender ceremony onboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This moment formalized Japan’s unconditional capitulation to the United States, and its allies, and marked the end of the […]

Killing The Story – Bakhmut, Nick Cohen, Kakhovka, Nord Stream and Piers Morgan

The late writer, broadcaster and wit Clive James formulated what he called the ‘Barry Manilow Law’: ‘Everyone you know thinks Barry Manilow is absolutely terrible. But everyone you don’t know thinks he’s great.’ (James, cited Martin Amis, ‘Inside Story,’ Vintage, 2020, e-book, p.74) A Media Lens version of this might read: ‘Everyone you know thinks BBC News is absolutely terrible. […]

‘Revolution’ in Iran or Western wishful thinking

Much of the legacy media “revolution” hysteria is being dismissed out of hand I speak to Iranian academic and historian Seyed Mohammad Marandi in Tehran about the recent legacy media explosion of “revolution” and “regime change” propaganda after the tragic death of 22 year old Masha Amini. Marandi dismisses much of the Western hyperbole and we talk about Ukraine, Russia, […]