Category psychological warfare

Chris Hedges: The Empire is Not Done with Julian Assange

“WikiLeaks and you personally are facing a battle that is both legal and political,” Weinglass told Assange. “As we learned in the Pentagon Papers case, the U.S. government doesn’t like the truth coming out….”

Glenn Greenwald: Julian Assange’s Imprisonment Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom

“Censorship, like most repression, is reserved for those who dissent from majoritarian orthodoxies, not for those who express views comfortably within the mainstream.”

Do Americans really care about war crimes? by Jared Keller

“So do war crimes matter to the average American? In the short term, it appears that war crimes and their related pardons are simply new battlegrounds in the ever-expansive culture war between left and right, liberals and conservatives, that seems to have enveloped modern politics rather than becoming matters of human dignity in their own right. And that’s a damn shame.”

Glenn Greenwald: Ben Smith’s NYT Critique of Ronan Farrow Describes a Toxic, Corrosive, and Still-Vibrant Trump-Era Pathology: “Resistance Journalism”

THE MOST MENACING ATTRIBUTE of what Smith calls “Resistance Journalism” is that it permits and tolerates no dissent and questioning: perhaps the single most destructive path journalism can take.

“Internationalism or Extinction”: Noam Chomsky talks about COVID-19 and his new book

Can we stop the race to the abyss?

As Corporate Capitalists Beg For Socialism, Let’s Not Forget They Tried To Destroy It

“MAINSTREAM MEDIA is more afraid of socialism than it is of COVID-19. “How the mainstream media manufactures consent to the programs for the corporations instead of for the people of the United States.

Under the Guise of a Fact Check, NPR Provides a Propaganda Twofer, by Mike Madden

Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news.
We don’t have to tell you what dangerous times we face.

Chris Hedges: The One-Choice Election

“Playing politics in a system that is not democratic is about being complicit in the charade.”

Chris Hedges: What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us

“The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.”

PBS NewsHour Coverage of Suleimani Assassination, by Mike Madden

On January 25, 2020 Mike Madden gave the following speech at a protest of Trump’s actions in the assassination of Suleimani, inciting a possible war with Iran. American bias in US media coverage* has been obvious for a long time: America has interests, Iran has ambitions. America has allies, Iran has proxies. America has a […]

Three Years of Tracking | U.S. Press Freedom Tracker January Newsletter

“I encourage you to explore the comprehensive search functions on our home page to see how categories, tags, date queries and more interact with one another.”

National Endowment for Destabilization? CIA Funds for Latin America

“A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA,” said NED cofounder Allen Weinstein in 1991.

The Generals’ Long Con on Afghanistan, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“I, for one, doubt that I’ll ever again trust the assertions and promises of most generals. And I’m not in bad company.”

Our Invisible Government, by Chris Hedges

The most powerful and important organs in the invisible government are the nation’s bloated and unaccountable intelligence agencies.

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Go Wrong? by Matt Taibbi

The most enormous issue posed by the modern media landscape is the industry’s incredible concentration, which allows a handful of private platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Google – to dominate media distribution.

DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored ‘Socialism’ conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists

Socialist US gov-funded regime-change activists?

Noam Chomsky: Trump Is History Repeated as Farce

for the world, it’s dead serious, from the destruction of the environment and the growing threats of terminal nuclear war to a long list of other crimes and horrors.

The Ethics Of Regime Change, by Helena Cobban

Regime change toolbox (a list): deployed in different combinations in recent years against targeted governments such as those of Iran, Cuba, North Korea, or Gaza (along with Syria and Venezuela).

Mexico City: Palast Wins Journalism Award

Don’t blame Americans. They really believe Donald Trump was elected President.

Middle East Update: Trump Cancels Attack on Iran; Ann Wright, Soraya S. Ulrich

Future sales restricted! Yes, because of Yemen.