Norman Finkelstein: Truth and Justice are the Ultimate Test, not International NGOs

By Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, June 2, 2021 Even Human Rights Watch says Israel is committing crimes against humanity in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and in Gaza, and the idea of a Jewish state in the context of Palestine is not legitimate. “Do concentration camp guards have a right to self-defense?” Scholar Norman Finkelstein, author of “The[…]

Read more

Antisemitism’s Misdirection: Who Gets Hurt?

by Ira Glunts, published on Counterpunch, June 3, 2021 The article by Max Blumenthal linked below gives detailed examples and analysis. [jb] Unfounded or unconfirmed charges of antisemitism made by US pro-Israel organizations which are then parroted by the pro-Zionist US mainstream press, always increase when Israeli actions become so hideous they shame even some of its most dedicated supporters.[…]

Read more

Israel Palestine Coverage Presents False Equivalency Between Occupied and Occupier

by Greg Shupak, published on Black Agenda Report, May 19, 2021 “As an occupying power, Israel does not have a legal right to claim self-defense against the people it occupies.” Media coverage of heightened violence in Israel/Palestine has misrepresented events in the Israeli government’s favor by suggesting that Israel is acting defensively, presenting a false equivalency between occupier and occupied,[…]

Read more

Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China

by Joshua Cho, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, April 8, 2021 Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media. Coverage intensified when[…]

Read more

New Cold War is Built on Interventionist Humanitarian Lies and Dismissal of War Crimes

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, March 17, 2021 To manufacture consent for its own constant aggressions the US claims its competitors are guilty of even greater crimes – sheer inventions that never happened. “Humanitarian interventionist lies represent the most dangerous form of misinformation currently fueling the U.S.’s New Cold War.” A revolutionary’s first commitment is to the[…]

Read more

Humanitarian Imperialism

by Alan MacLeod, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, March 3, 2021 Aversion to military intervention has been the default position of the left for at least half a century—certainly since the huge protests against the Vietnam War. Washington planners lamented the development of the so-called “Vietnam Syndrome”—a widespread progressive hostility towards US interventions (invasions, bombings, coups or economic[…]

Read more

Democracy Now! Amplifies State Department Propaganda Behind Progressive Cover

by Danny Haiphong, published on The Grayzone, February 22, 2021 This is important because there are still many people who are, or should be active in our organizations who continue to rely on Democracy Now! for progressive news.  During the Iraq war, Democracy Now! gained an audience through coverage of facts that supported opposition to the war while they also[…]

Read more

The Unbearable Levity of Digital Monopolies

by Rosa Miriam Elizalde, published on Resumen English, February 17, 2021 The closure of Trump’s accounts comes too late and does not have the smell of carnations, but of another discretionary practice of private Internet monopolies, which act according to the winds blowing in Washington. Trump’s expulsion from the paradise of social media platforms, as a result of the assault[…]

Read more