Media

US Unveils Iraq WMD “Curveball-Style” Lies Vs. Syria

As NATO terror front collapses in Syria, US attempts to justify intervention by drumming up familiar WMD lies by Tony Cartalucci The last two weeks have seen a series of victories for the Syrian Army across Syria. It appears that 2 full companies of so-called “Free Syrian Army” fighters have been annihilated near Damascus, while government forces have restored order […]

WikiLeaks wins case against Visa

… contractor ordered to pay ‘$204k per month if blockade not lifted’ by RT Iceland’s Supreme Court has ruled that Valitor (formerly Visa Iceland) must pay WikiLeaks $204,900 per month or $2,494,604 per year in fines if it continues to blockade the whistle-blowing site. The court upheld the decision that Valitor had unlawfully terminated its contract with WikiLeaks’ donation processor, […]

Something’s Rotten in Boston

Who’s Investigating the FBI Investigators? by Dave Lindorff I’m not a conspiracy-minded person, but something definitely stinks about this whole Boston Marathon bombing story. From what we’re reading about the case, the FBI had for two years been investigating Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old older brother killed during a shootout between police and the two brothers, Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar. They […]

Silencing the British People

The Legacy of Thatcherism and the Iraq War by Jason Langley It is often said that power corrupts, and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. If a person or a group of people has the power to do as they wish without fear of having to answer for their actions in any meaningful manner, would they feel obligated to listen to […]

What Is an Assange?

By John Cusack (originally published 1 Jan 2013) This week, I was proud to join the board and help launch the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a new organization which plans on crowd-funding for a variety of independent journalism outlets whose prime mission is to seek transparency and accountability in government. You can read about the first group of four organizations […]

The Propaganda System

…That Has Helped Create a Permanent Overclass Is Over a Century in the Making Pulling back the curtain on how intent the wealthiest Americans have been on establishing a propaganda tool to subvert democracy by Andrew Gavin Marshall Where there is the possibility of democracy, there is the inevitability of elite insecurity. All through its history, democracy has been under a […]

The War You Don’t See

Video Documentary By John Pilger “The War You Don’t See” is a 2010 documentary film written, produced and directed by John Pilger. “If the people really knew the truth, the war would be stopped tomorrow.” – British Prime Minister David Lloyd George’s comment to Guardian editor C. P. Scott A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, […]

Michael Parenti – Inventing Reality

Recorded 17 October 1998 Michael Parenti is a political writer, historian, and culture critic. In this talk from 1993 he talks about media consolidation and the top-down control of information. Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached […]

Keeping the Government’s Secrets

Official/press collusion to keep public uninformed by Steve Rendall “The government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the government…. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people.” —‑U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, New York Times Co. v. United States (6/30/71) Journalism […]

US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict

The best way to understand the seemingly reckless, recurring threat of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula is this: the East Asian region is being run like a Mafia protection racket by Finian Cunningham And the criminal Mafia is the US. The conflict emanates from Washington and is perpetuated by Washington. Why? To justify what would otherwise be seen as […]

Washington Post Kills Greg Mitchell’s Piece on Media Failures Re: Iraq

by Greg Mitchell The Washington Post killed my assigned piece for its Outlook section this weekend which mainly covered media failures re: Iraq and the current refusal to come to grips with that (the subject of my latest book)–yet they ran this misleading, cherry-picking, piece by Paul Farhi claiming the media “didn’t fail.”  I love the line about the Post in March 2003 carrying some […]