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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Freedom Rider: No Chemical Attacks in Syria

by Margaret Kimberley, Published on Black Agenda Report, May 29, 2019 The corporate media is concealing a leaked UN agency report that shows Syrian government innocence in an alleged chemical attack. “Americans have been fed a steady diet of ‘Assad the butcher’ and any counter narrative is disappeared.” The corporate media march in lock step with the United States and[…]

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“Truth ultimately is all we have:” Julian Assange appeals for public support

By Oscar Grenfell, from World Socialist Website, 25 May 2019 In his first publicly-released comments to supporters since his arrest, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has detailed the repressive conditions he faces in Britain’s Belmarsh prison and called for a campaign against his threatened extradition to the United States. “I am defenceless and am counting on you and others[…]

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Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage

Featured image: Depiction of Juan Guaidó in The Atlantic (5/1/19). (photo: Fernando Llano/AP) by Gregory Shupak, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, May 20, 2019  – Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic (5/1/19) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.” The logical[…]

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Assange Is Not a Journalist (If Journalists Are Ass-Kissing Propagandists for the Ruling Class)

By Ann Garrison, Published on Black Agenda Report, May 8, 2019 Saying Assange not a journalist is like saying Darwin wasn’t a biologist, Einstein wasn’t a physicist and LeBron James can’t play basketball. “Assange is a genius who looked at global injustice with the mind of a systems analyst, then founded Wikileaks and the transparency movement.” High profile journalists have been[…]

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