Category manufacturing consent

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

Chomsky to RT | ‘If you criticize policy, you are anti-American. That only happens in dictatorships’

Students should not be free to think. They don’t put it this way, but what it means they shouldn’t be free to enquire, to think, to challenge

Oliver Stone | ‘The Putin Interviews’: An Excerpt

Oliver Stone Hopes ‘The Putin Interviews’ Can Ease U.S.-Russia Relations.

NYT’s New ‘Reader Center’ Already Proving a Step Backward in Accountability

Even among the two items that did raise coverage concerns, the degree to which this new Reader Center pales in comparison to a dedicated public editor was clear.

Anti-Fascism and Revolution

The network of fascists that adopted national liberation as a guiding principle then began to infiltrate leftist networks and commit terrorist attacks against innocent civilians across Europe.

Henry Giroux | Trump Versus Comey: The Politics of Lawlessness, Lying and Fake News

What Comey implies but does not state directly is that Trump wanted to turn the FBI into the loyal arm and accomplished agent of corrupt political power.

‘Soft Coup’ on Trump, Hiding in Plain Sight

Exclusive: Official Washington is abuzz about ex-FBI Director Comey’s testimony and excited about possibly impeaching President Trump, but that misses the underlying story of a “soft coup” by the Intelligence Community, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  Consortium News  June 8, 2017 So what were we watching in ex-FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Thursday: […]