Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America

by Mark Cook, Published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, February 22, 2019 I was sitting in my apartment in Caracas, Venezuela, reading the online edition of Time magazine (5/19/16), which carried a report that there was not even something as basic as aspirin to be found anywhere in Venezuela: “Basic medicines like aspirin are nowhere to be found.” I[…]

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Canada Should Not Accept White Helmets as Refugees

The White Helmet center shared with Nusra Front in Al Madiq Citadel around 700 meters from the Al Skeilbiyyeh NDF front lines. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley) by John Ryan, published on Global Research, August 21, 2018 Editor:  This article was written in August, but the White Helmets just recently arrived in Canada. America’s media’s propaganda is designed to not only affect[…]

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How to Talk About the Migrant Caravan

A protest in Iowa coinciding with a state visit by A.G. Jeff Sessions, organised by Iowa CCI in partnership with AFSC., Photo: AFSC / Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Editor’s Note: I liked this article because it provides talking points for those engaged in political conversation with non-activists.  And, regardless of where we stand on political change, there are instances[…]

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John McCain: A Reactionary Bigot to the End

by Steve Xavier, originally published on Socialist Action, August 27, 2018 John McCain, the right-wing U.S. Senator, and war criminal, from Arizona, has died after a struggle with brain cancer. More recently, McCain has been a thorn in the side of Donald Trump’s presidency on certain aspects of policy. Predictably, liberals and social democrats have joined with conservatives and centrists[…]

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Memorial Day THIS!

by David Swanson, from Let’s Try Democracy “Memorial Day is a time to remember, appreciate, and honor the selfless patriots who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to freedom. At a time when our country seems so divided, we must not forget that it is because of their service and sacrifice that we live in the most free and prosperous[…]

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The ‘Fake News’ Story is Fake News

by Phillip Weiss, originally published on Mondoweiss Almost every day on public radio or public television, I hear reports about how fake news is undermining our democracy. These high-minded reporters and anchors seem truly to believe that a feverish menace is overwhelming the minds of once-sensible people. This story is itself fake news for several obvious reasons. We’ve never had[…]

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Dear Salafist Wahhabist Apologists

Paul has written a response to a rather insulting article by Mehdi Hassan that was published in the Intercept.  Like many of us, Paul is disappointed by a certain thoughtlessness and lack of integrity displayed by certain articles on The Intercept. especially regarding Syria.  ~Editor by Paul Larudee, originally published on Dissident Voice, April 21, 2018 Your head chopper heros[…]

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