Category manufacturing consent

After Trump’s Jerusalem Move, Media Worry About ‘Violence’–Not Violation of International Law

The American “recognition” of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital further entrenches and condones Israel’s occupation, ethnic cleansing and colonization of Palestinian land.

Russia or Corporate Tax Cuts: Which Would Comcast Rather MSNBC Cover?

MSNBC is a hopped-up Cold War cover band, and its two lead singers are Maddow and Hayes.

US Neocon Wars Open Pandora’s Box in Europe

The European refugee crisis. Made In The USA.

On the Power of Mass Propaganda with Chris Hedges and Professor Stuart Ewen

“The minute you start defining human identity away from the idea of engagement and citizenship, and more in terms of consumption, then everything becomes a product to be sold.”

Origins of the Russian “Media Threat” by Diana Johnstone

It is not hard to imagine a dialogue between Mediacrat, Psyops, Politician and Think Tanker – perhaps sitting around during a coffee break at the annual Bilderberg get together.    By Diana Johnstone  Global Research  November 18, 2017 Region: Russia and FSU, USA   Theme: Media Disinformation Mediacrat: We know the sheeple are stupid and believe everything we tell them over […]

Edward S. Herman: Master of Dissent (1925–2017)

Ed was the main author of “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media,” written with Noam Chomsky

Chris Hedges | The Abuses of History

Every nation needs a set of myths to justify its own existence.

Media ‘Extremes’ on Healthcare: Universal Coverage or Taking Healthcare From Millions

“Americans distrust any ambitious change in the realm of medical care,” says the Chicago Tribune‘s Steve Chapman (9/15/17)–ignoring the polls that show majority support for single-payer. MICHAEL CORCORAN  FAIR  September 20, 2017 For many years, corporate media have largely ignored a single-payer system as a possible solution to the United States healthcare crises (FAIR.org, 3/6/09). This silent […]

On Contact with Chris Hedges | Creative Forgetfulness with Eric Foner (Video)

American history by a people’s historian.

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Janet Contursi | Liberals and Ultra-leftists: A Marriage Made in Hell

The corrupt U.S. political system requires a support base grounded in fear, which is why political leaders and the media keep us on the verge of hysteria through the fear of nuclear war and other existential threats.

Playing The Un-American Card: America’s Real Race Card

Race and citizenship defined by white men

Noam Chomsky | Can We Save Our Democracy and History! (Video)

Chomsky on the media, labor movement, education, immigrants, racism, and current politics.

How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies by Chris Hedges (Video)

“A system of legalized bribery.”

German Bombshell Bestseller Exposing CIA Media Control Blocked in US (Ulfkotte)

His book caused a sensation in Germany, was a best-seller despite being completely ignored by the same media he was implicating…

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

Does the media you ingest benefit the same old parties and people – left and right – who refuse to effect meaningful change? Does the media you take in day in and day out, feed the perpetual war machine…?

Robert Koehler | Dancing with Fear

Maybe it’s time to stop regarding every challenge, danger, obstacle, mystery and fear we encounter as a military operation…

Henry Giroux on a Politics of Cruelty Without Euphemisms (Audio)

Trump and the new American authoritarianism; our nation’s growing culture of cruelty; America at war with itself; the “post-truth” world; attacks on the free press and higher education…

The Deep State, Now and Then by Edward Curtain

Today we are obviously drowning in CIA propaganda throughout the corporate mainstream media, and in the alternative online media as well.

Robert Scheer | When Democrats Crushed Occupy: A Cautionary Tale (Video)

Scheer explained how he witnessed the destruction of the Los Angeles Occupy movement firsthand and how Democrats are partially to blame.

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream, Part 2 (Video)

Wealth, power, and the American Dream