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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Punitive fines threaten whistleblower Chelsea Manning with bankruptcy

By Oscar Grenfell, Published on World Socialist Website, 24 June 2019 Last Thursday, lawyers for the courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning issued a legal challenge to punitive fines that were imposed upon her by a federal district court judge last month. Her legal team has warned that the unprecedented financial penalties threaten her with imminent bankruptcy. Manning has been imprisoned by[…]

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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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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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Facebook is Not Your Friend

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, October 18, 2018 Facebook has become The Great Censor, ready to pull the pages of dissenters that seek to “stir up political debate” in ways that threaten the legitimacy of corporate rule. “Facebook is indispensable to maintaining the global corporate monopoly on truth — as is Google.” Facebook has declared war on[…]

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Even In “Revolutionary Countries” Mass Media Is Still In The Hands Of The Right

by Andre Vltchek, from Countercurrents Blog, October 7, 2018 How could a country win her fight against Western imperialism, how could it become truly independent, if its people are fully conditioned, through the mass media and education, by the North American and European doctrines and world view? Wherever I work and struggle in this world, I am always amazed, even[…]

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Yemen: The War That Isn’t Happening Even As It’s Happening

by Luciana Bohne, originally published on CounterPunch The manipulation of news and the distortion of reality are the most powerful weapons in the hands of power.  They can make a whole reality disappear. Yemen’s, for example. A child dies in Yemen every ten minutes from preventable causes, UNICEF reported in June. These deaths are only part of a humanitarian catastrophe,[…]

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Google, drone murder and the military-intelligence-censorship complex

by Andre Damon, originally published on the World Socialist Website, May 19, 2018 The publication of this week’s open letter by leading academics protesting Google’s role in the military’s drone assassination program exposes the close partnership between the major technology giants and the US military/intelligence complex. The letter, now signed by nearly 1,000 academics, declares that “Google has moved into[…]

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