Category manufacturing consent

Justin Raimondo | Shut Down the ‘Russia-gate’ Farce

It’s bogus, it’s boring, and it’s hurting the country

Noam Chomsky | The Five Filters of the Mass Media Machine (Video)

According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy. Narrated by Amy Goodman. Al Jazeera English    Published on Mar 2, 2017 To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No […]

Masha Gessen | Russia: The Conspiracy Trap

Russia has become the universal rhetorical weapon of American politics.

Adam Smith | NYT Says Congress Has ‘Duty’ to Make War–Rather Than the Right to Reject It

Presidents…do have a duty under the Constitution to get Congress’s approval before waging war.

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2-part video)

GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Taylor, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability. TheRealNews Published on March 21, 2017 To learn […]

Dennis J. Bernstein | Coleen Rowley interview: Surveillance State Goes After Trump

Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State…ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein.

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

…but the idea that they drank the Kool-Aid and thought they were saving freedom is the part that I still don’t get.

Robert Parry | The Politics Behind ‘Russia-gate’

There is a grave danger in playing partisan “gotcha” over U.S. relations with the world’s other major nuclear superpower

David Swanson | Has Van Jones Lost His Mind, Or Are Sane People Missing the Point?

In the course of this mass murder, one American taking part in it was killed.

Diana Johnstone | France: Another Ghastly Presidential Election Campaign; the Deep State Rises to the Surface

Manufacturing Consent

Why ‘Pro-Immigrant’ Super Bowl Ads Were Fascist Propaganda

Who’s a Patriot and what is Patriotism’s role in a decaying empire?

Edward Snowden: ‘Faith in Elected Leaders’ Is a Mistake Americans Keep Making

Snowden began by discussing the dark history of intelligence agencies and what it says about the U.S. government today.

John Pilger | The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

“When the truth is replaced by silence,” said the Soviet dissident poet Yevtushenko, “the silence is a lie.”

Tomgram | Nick Turse, Special Ops, Shadow Wars, and the Golden Age of the Gray Zone

The Year of the Commando:
U.S. Special Operations Forces Deploy to 138 Nations, 70% of the World’s Countries

Julian Assange full interview with Hannity on Fox News (Video)

The one-on-one interview between Fox’s Hannity and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Ronald Thomas West | Liar, Liar, With Pants On Fire

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media”

Robert Parry | The Orwellian War on Skepticism

On Wednesday, U.S. congressional negotiators approved $160 million to combat what they deem foreign propaganda and the alleged Russian campaign to spread “fake news.”

Ray McGovern | Installing a Torture Fan at CIA

Coleen Rowley: “Trump’s selection of Pompeo for CIA Director … indicate…that the U.S. will once again begin to illegally torture, kidnap and illegally imprison captives.”

Reckoning with a Trump Presidency and the Elite Democrats Who Helped Deliver It

The popular vote showed there’s large support in this country for a politics of tolerance, of progressivism, around culture issues, around gender and race.