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“If you come from too radical perspective, your right to report is somehow in question, because you’re outside the ideological frameworks”
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Four years after Julian Assange passed through the gates of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, asking for asylum, people from all over the world join their voices in order to ask that this unbelievable persecution is brought to an end.
Appelbaum further slammed international media over their reporting on Assange and accused those in the U.S. of being propagandists. “Julian is a political prisoner who has been demonised in the press,” he said.
Muhawesh: Take the Iraq War, for example, which is many things to different people. If we look at Hollywood war porn propaganda movies like “American Sniper,” the Iraq War was a patriotic mission defending American freedoms and values. Even though the movie was released, 12 years after 9/11, the producers attempted to insult our intelligence by rewriting the U.S. destruction of Iraq by tying 9/11 to Saddam Hussein, to justify that war.
From the article: Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff of Women Against Rape wrote: “The allegations against [Assange] are a smokescreen behind which a number of governments are trying to clamp down on WikiLeaks for having audaciously revealed to the public their secret planning of wars and occupations with their attendant rape, murder and destruction… The authorities care so little about violence against women that they manipulate rape allegations at will. [Assange] has made it clear he is available for questioning by the Swedish authorities, in Britain or via Skype. Why are they refusing this essential step in their investigation? What are they afraid of?”
The voices of youth and their organizing in Baltimore. What rights they don’t have, calling those who finally could stand no more “thugs,” by even their own mayor. Enlightening!
We talk to trailblazing editor in chief of the alternative media site, Mint Press News, Mnar Muhawesh about the alternative media revolution, her work, and her life as an activist entrepreneur — from death threats to coloring books. MintPress News @MintPressNews · Apr 26 2015 Published on Apr 23, 2015 Occupy.com Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up […]
Fiore: What’s the new frontier in scientific denial? Earthquake denial! First, fossil fuels help change the atmosphere, now they’re causing earthquakes. It’s official, this isn’t just some crackpot conspiracy theory designed to undermine the oil industry. The USGS and loads of scientists confirm that the industry practice of injecting oil and gas wastewater deep underground is causing earthquakes.
Henry A. Giroux | Hollywood Heroism in the Age of Empire: From “Citizenfour” and “Selma” to “American Sniper”
Giroux: The stories a society tells about itself are a measure of how it values itself, its children, the ideals of democracy and its future.
The international response to Wednesday’s attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been varied and extremely powerful. READ MORE and see some of the images of cartoons from cartoonists around the world in reaction to the shooting Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times […]
Let us make sure that it goes away, crumbles, step by step, without destroying the world, without dragging it into WWIII.
Let us unite, individuals and nations, movements and parties. At least until the most dangerous period passes.
No Exit in Gaza: Broken Homes and Broken Lives …the plight of the Awajahs opened a window onto what an entire society was facing, onto what it’s like to live with an interminable war and constant fear. The Awajahs’ story shines a spotlight on what Palestinians in Gaza have endured for years on end. By Jen […]
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I believe it important to understand how western media beat the drum of war on behalf of George W. Bush. The echo chamber demonstrated it could be counted on to back acts of aggression around the world with impunity. By Peter Lavelle Global Research November 18, 2014 Sputnik 17 November 2014 Region: Russia and FSU Theme: Media Disinformation We have recently been hearing a […]
Mnar Muhawesh, Founder and Editor In Chief, MintPress News, talked about how the tightly controlled corporate media ignores reporting and good journalism to follow directives on creating enemies and promoting wars. Almost all of the media outlets in this country are owned by a few corporations. Thank you so much for having me, I’m honored to be […]
Mnar Muhawesh, Founder and Editor In Chief, MintPress News, talked about how the tightly controlled corporate media ignores reporting and good journalism to follow directives on creating enemies and promoting wars. Almost all of the media outlets in this country are owned by a few corporations. (See image below.) November 9, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Muhawesh is one […]
ISIS in Washington: America’s Soundtrack of Hysteria By Tom Engelhardt October 7, 2014 It happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in. Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist art when we ran into someone he knew, heading […]
‘We Have A Constitutional Crisis’ American warmongers’ fatal conceit: The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood Who profits from our new war? Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post President Barack Obama had little trouble convincing Congress — even Republicans who usually fight tooth and nail against his policies — to go along with his plan to […]