Pelosi Sabotages Medicare for All but Corporate Media Pretend Not To Notice

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, February 14, 2019 When the top Democrat secretly plots to subvert a proposal supported by the vast majority of her party, that’s supposed to be news — unless the corporate media decide otherwise. “The plutocrat-owned press is protecting Pelosi from the extreme embarrassment.” Thanks to Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid in 2016, his[…]

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Marie Colvin, Homs and Media Falsehoods about Syria

Photo: People attend a memorial service for Sunday Times writer Marie Colvin at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London, May 16, 2012. Lefteris Pitarakis | AP by Rick Sterling, published on MintPress News,  January 21, 2019 In April 2014 I was part of an international delegation which visited Syria for five days. The delegates came from many different countries. Among the[…]

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How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

Image above: Screenshot from Newsguard website with editor comment overlayed. by Whitney Web, from MintPress News, January 9, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS — Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter[…]

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The Movement to Suppress and Impoverish Critics of Israel is Racist

Photo: Melbourne Protest, Zionist Criminals End the Holocaust in Palestine, John Englart, January 4, 2009 by Paul Larudee, from Dissident Voice,December 11, 2018 Marc Lamont Hill, Tim Anderson, Steven Salaita, Rabab Abdulhadi, Hatem Bazian, Ahlam Muhtasib, Norman Finkelstein and other academics have all been targets of the movement to silence their criticisms of Israel and their defense of Palestinians. This[…]

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Misreporting Manafort: A Case Study in Journalistic Malpractice

Image: Screenshot, grabbed 12/5/18 from News Hollywood video on Youtube, posted 11/27/18 by Alan MacLeod, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, December 3, 2018 In what has been described as potentially the biggest story of the year, the Guardian’s Luke Harding (11/27/18) reported last week that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, held a series of secret talks with[…]

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UNAC Statement on the CNN Firing of Marc Lamont Hill

Temple University professor and CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN after giving a powerful speech at the United Nations in support of Palestinian rights. The Nov. 29, 2018, U.N. meeting was to commemorate the 70th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The meeting also fell on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when 700,000 Palestinians[…]

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Russiagate McCarthyism Led to Internet Censorship of the Anti-War and Social Justice Movement

by Stansfield Smith, from Alliance for Global Justice, November 30, 2018 The anti-Trump movement is not simply a progressive movement against a rightwing president, but also carries within it a rightwing current. Progressive minded people fight against Trump’s racist actions against Blacks, Latinos, Muslims, his crude sexism, his pro-corporate policies, his rejection of action on global warming, his massive tax[…]

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Ending the War in Yemen- Congressional Resolution is Not Enough!

Image: A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa November 13, 2014. Yemeni authorities have paid out tens of thousands of dollars to victims of drone strikes using U.S.-supplied funds, a source close to Yemen’s presidency said, echoing accounts by legal sources and a family that lost two members[…]

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Julian Assange Should Be Thanked – Not Smeared – for Wikileaks’ Service to Journalism

Photo: Free Assange protest at UK embassy in Washington, DC, June 19, 2018.   ~Popular Resistance by Mark Curtis, published on Middle East Eye, October 21, 2018 Twelve years ago this month, WikiLeaks began publishing government secrets that the world public might otherwise never have known. What it has revealed about state duplicity, human rights abuses and corruption goes beyond anything[…]

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