Category Media

Forbidden Questions? 24 Key Issues That Neither the Washington Elite Nor the Media Consider Worth Their Bother by Andrew J. Bacevich

Apart from a commendable determination to discomfit Trump and members of his inner circle (select military figures excepted, at least for now), journalism remains pretty much what it was prior to November 8th of last year: personalities built up only to be torn down; fads and novelties discovered, celebrated, then mocked; “extraordinary” stories of ordinary people granted 15 seconds of fame only to once again be consigned to oblivion…

Chelsea Manning Is Free–but Whistleblowers Still Face Prison

As FAIR analyst Adam Johnson (1/18/17) noted, it’s a strange day when the US president is to the left of the country’s editorial pages.

Democracy Now! Runs Interference for Imperialism in Syria

Journalism and media must be placed in the context of the generalized struggle against US imperialism. Independent media thrives in periods where peoples’ movements are vibrant and strong.

Jeff Dietrich | Humiliation of the Word

“By filling the media space with bizarre inventions and brazen denials, purveyors of fake news hope to mobilize potential supporters with righteous wrath—and to demoralize potential opponents by nurturing the idea that everybody lies and nothing matters.”

Eric Draitser | The Strategy Behind Washington’s Destabilization Of Venezuela

,,,were there real journalists covering Venezuela, they’d make note of the fact that a campaign of economic and psychological war, targeted assassinations, and corporate intrigue have helped plunge the country into an existential crisis.

Julian Assange: “I will not forgive or forget”

Assange speaks today from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London

DN! Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks’ Assange is “Long Overdue Decision”

We can say that he is innocent. We can concentrate on the right to know and his right to publish.

Malkia A. Cyril | The Antidote to Authoritarianism

The slave passes, branding, and lantern laws of then have become the cellphone trackers, facial recognition software, and body-worn police cameras of now.

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 […]

Craig Aaron and Malkia Cyril on Net Neutrality, Kyle Wiens on Copyright Overreaching | Counterspin

What does this mean for all of us who rely on an open internet?

UK Column News | Syria, Facebook British Style (Video)

UK perspectrives on the US and Sytia, chemical weapons, Facebook and phychologiccal warfare through social media

NYT’s ‘Impossible to Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked by Media

the essential antecedents of war are being established based on anonymous “experts” and “officials,” and hardly anyone notices, much less pushes back.

Oliver Stone Rages Against The Deep State’s “Wonderful Job Of Throwing America Into Chaos”

“I confess I really had hopes for some conscience from Trump about America’s wars, but I was wrong — fooled again!”

NYT Mocks Skepticism on Syria-Sarin Claims

In all these cases, the Times and other Western news outlets behaved as if there was only one acceptable side to the story, the one that the U.S. government was pushing…

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

How many times does independent media have to get it right, before you acknowledge that it’s looking out for you?

Dan Rather Slams Journalists Who Hailed Donald Trump’s Bombs As ‘Presidential’

Whether this should have been a unilateral action is something we all must consider.

Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes–Zero Are Critical

No need to debate the morality or utility of the strikes, because the scene played out per usual

Robert Parry | Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria

Exclusive: The U.S. government and the mainstream media rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.

International Journalism Prize Awarded by Mexico to John Pilger for Julian Assange Interview

Julian Assange:
It’s the world without sunlight, but I haven’t seen sunlight in so long, I don’t remember it.

Masha Gessen | Russia: The Conspiracy Trap

Russia has become the universal rhetorical weapon of American politics.