Media

US Criminal Propensity Justifies North Korea’s Nukes

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea stands out. But it is not because the secretive Stalinist regime is a nuclear pariah threatening global security, as the Western corporate media would have us believe by Finian Cunningham No, North Korea stands out for being a beacon of rationality and, incredible as it may seem, peace. Bear in mind the following features: […]

President Chavez: A 21st Century Renaissance Man

Faced with a violent world of imperial counter-revolution, and resolved to stand with the oppressed of the world, Hugo Chavez enters world history as a complete political leader, with the stature of the most humane and multi-faceted leader of our epoch: the Renaissance figure for the 21st century. Thus concludes James Petras in this analytical reflection of the thirteen years […]

The new propaganda is liberal

The new slavery is digital by John Pilger What is modern propaganda? For many, it is the lies of a totalitarian state. In the 1970s, I met Leni Riefenstahl and asked her about her epic films that glorified the Nazis. Using revolutionary camera and lighting techniques, she produced a documentary form that mesmerized Germans; her ‘Triumph of the Will’ cast Hitler’s […]

The War on Media Freedom

Undermining the Independent Alternative Online Media, EU to “Regulate” Internet Search Engines by Nathan Allonby A new report written for the European Commission recommends regulation of internet news, modifying search engines to control access to “conspiracy sites”, the creation of European government news agencies and the training of new “cadres of professional journalists… for… science, technology, finance or medicine”. The […]

Terrorism with a “Human Face”

The History of America’s Death Squads. Death Squads in Iraq and Syria. The Historical Roots of US-NATO’s Covert War on Syria by Prof Michel Chossudovsky The recruitment of death squads is part of a well established US military-intelligence agenda. There is a long and gruesome US history of covert funding and support of  terror brigades andtargeted assassinations going back to the […]

What’s Wrong With Channel 4 News? Part One: ‘As Good As It Gets’?

Yes, ‘as good as it gets’ is highly ironic because it is precisely the ‘better’ end of the corporate news spectrum that is the biggest problem. It’s easy to spot the Fox News brigade, but when a programme pontificates about, and poses as, ‘objective’, cultivating an image of fierce independence holding the powers that be to account, then practices nothing of the sort but offers only a parody of what they purport to represent, then that adds immeasurably to the suffering in the world.

Newsflash

Alastair Stewart’s Tongue Stuck up the Duchess of Camdridge’s Arse!   Whence think’st thou kings and parasites arose? Whence that unnatural line of drones. who heap Toil and unvanquishable penury On those who build their palaces, and bring Their daily bread? – From vice, black loathsome vice From rapine, madness, treachery and wrong From all that ‘genders misery, and makes […]

John Ray and Mark Austin

Give Those Guys Their Own Show by Alison Banville News at Ten on Tuesday 8th November broadcast a report on Iran’s nuclear ‘threat’. Middle East correspondent John Ray breathlessly rounded up by warning us that ‘time to stop the Iranian bomb is running out!’. Does John supplement his income by doing voiceovers for movie trailers? He could. He’s perfected the […]

Don’t Do It Ria! There’s Still Time To Save Yourself!

Exchanges With a Young ITN Journalist by Alison Banville From: Alison Banville To: “[email protected]” <[email protected]> Cc: “[email protected]” <[email protected]> Sent: Friday, 21 October 2011, 18:35 Subject: occupylsx Hi Natasha and Ria, Can I ask why Ria, during your second report on the closure of St.Paul’s on this evening’s show you said ‘there are major fire safety issues’. You must have been aware […]

Naming Names: Your Real Government

When dark deeds unfold, point the finger in this direction by Tony Cartalucci This is your real government; they transcend elected administrations, they permeate every political party, and they are responsible for nearly every aspect of the average American and European’s way of life. When the “left” is carrying the torch for two “Neo-Con” wars, starting yet another based on […]

Authentic journalism: weapon of the people

The path out of the crises wrought by commercial journalism opens when citizens steal back the mission that big media claimed but failed to do: Honest, coherent storytelling by Al Giordano Newspapers are downsizing and going out of business. Major  broadcast, satellite and cable news organizations are outsourcing and closing international bureaus. The credibility of commercial journalism is at an […]