Whitewashing Neoliberal Repression in Chile and Ecuador

by Lucas Koerner, published on FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) October 23, 2019 Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, people are rising up against right-wing, US-backed governments and their neoliberal austerity policies. Currently in Chile, the government of billionaire Sebastian Piñera has deployed the army to crush nationwide demonstrations against inequality sparked by a subway fare hike. In Ecuador,[…]

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The Imperial Propaganda Machine: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on The Medium, November 5, 2019 It’s important to avoid fake news, Russian media or conspiracy theorists. We must only trust those reputable news outlets who tell us that neoliberalism is working fine, that US foreign policy is perfectly sane, and that protests are only happening in Hong Kong and nowhere else. The difference between state[…]

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By Trying to Silence Sanders, the Corporate Media De-Legitimize Themselves

Sanders has been made into a non-person, and his proposals routinely distorted, because the corporate media want Americans to meekly submit to the Race to the Bottom. “The system was suffering a crisis of legitimacy: nobody believed the official narrative anymore.” Bernie Sanders’ campaign has finally gone full-throat with the obvious: the Democrat-aligned corporate media have thrown all journalistic principles[…]

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Grayzone Editor Max Blumenthal Arrested

Max has most recently traveled to Syria as well and written about his experiences there.   He  has been undermining government lies on several fronts.  (Editor) ‘This charge is 100% false’: Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal has been arrested on false charges after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence outside[…]

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Assange Displayed Signs of Torture in Courtroom Farce

By Craig Murray, Published on Consortium News, October 22, 2019 I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first[…]

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Latest Journalists’ Smearing Is Part of a Longer Trend of Silencing Anti-Interventionist Voices

by Alan MacLeod, published on the American Herald Tribune, September 24, 2019 The fighting in Syria appears to be slowly drawing to a close. But the propaganda war rages on; a storm of anger erupted over the recent reporting of three progressive journalists from the ravaged Middle Eastern state. Max Blumenthal, Rania Khalek and Anya Parampil traveled to Syria, but[…]

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Google Steps Up for Hong Kong Protesters

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, September 4, 2019 Google stripped away the illusion that the continuing protests in Hong Kong are about democracy when on Aug. 20 the internet monopoly suspended 936 Twitter accounts and disabled 210 YouTube channels, charging them with seeking to “discredit Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city.” (theguardian.com, Aug. 23) Twitter[…]

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Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

by Mairead Maguire, published on World Beyond War, 09/2019 Mairead Maguire, has today written to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo to nominate Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In her letter to the Nobel Peace Committee, Ms. Maguire said: “Julian Assange and his colleagues in Wikileaks have shown on numerous occasions that they[…]

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Free Julian Assange! Defend Freedom of the Press!

By Bruce Lesnick, Published on Socialist Action, August 5, 2019 On April 11, the Ecuadorian government revoked asylum protection for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Within minutes, British gendarmes entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, arrested Assange, and seized his computers, documents, and other materials. He is now being held in London’s Belmarsh prison for bail violation. That spurious charge stems[…]

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Survey: Americans are Clueless Regarding Nukes & North Korea

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Consortium News, June 27, 2019 Half of the responders to an innovative new survey of 3,000 Americans conducted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the British research firm YouGov reported that they would support a nuclear strike against North Korea if it tested a long-range missile capable of reaching the continental United States. A third[…]

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