Syria and Press Propaganda

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report “Trump protects himself with war as Democrats and the rest of the ruling elite support his militarism.” It is difficult for Americans to find out what is happening in their country and around the world. That is because corporate media outlets have nearly complete control over what they see and hear[…]

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The Liberation of East Ghouta

Statement by the Syria Solidarity Movement The complete liberation of Eastern Ghouta is imminent. Just as during the liberation of Aleppo, western governments and mainstream media inflated the numbers of trapped civilians and accused Syrian government forces of deliberately targeting them, failing to provide them with humanitarian aid, preventing their evacuation, and indiscriminately bombing them in Eastern Ghouta.  And, just[…]

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Exonerating the Empire in Venezuela

by Gregory Shupak, originally published in FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), March 22, 2018 The United States has for years undermined the Venezuelan economy with economic sanctions, but US media coverage of Venezuela’s financial crisis has gone out of its way to obscure this. The intent of the sanctions is clear: to inflict maximum pain on Venezuela so as[…]

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From the End of History to the End of Truth

by Tortilla Con Sal, originally published on the TeleSUR website, March 11, 2018 Non governmental organizations play a role in the Western elites’ offensive against resistance to them. Making nonsense of Fukuyama’s premature triumphalist screed, it is commonplace now to note that the United States corporate elites and their European and Pacific country counterparts are increasingly losing power and influence around[…]

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The ‘Human Rights’ War on Syria

Claire Mallinson, national director of Amnesty International Australia. Image courtesy of News Limited by Jeremy Salt, originally published in the American Tribune The perfidious role of ‘human rights’ organizations in the war on Syria has been exposed again with the Amnesty International report on Syria for 2017/18, followed by an equally tendentious article in the Melbourne ‘Age’ newspaper by Claire[…]

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The Russians are Coming?

Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance circulated the following article by Mike Whitney in their daily newsletter about a week ago with the personal note below.   I thought about replacing the note with one of our own, but but what Kevin has to say is important and I can’t say it better.   But I do want to add a brief comment[…]

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Bolivia’s TIPNIS Dispute

As has become a standard operating procedure, an array of Western environmental NGOs, advocates of indigenous rights and liberal-left alternative media cover up the US role in attempts to overturn the anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal governments of Rafael Correa in Ecuador and Evo Morales in Bolivia. Bolivia’s TIPNIS Dispute: Example of How Liberal-Left Alternative Media Becomes a Conveyor Belt for US[…]

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