In a democracy, the most important but least understood tool is propaganda. Let me share with you the fundamentals of a successful propaganda campaign.

The key point is that when it comes to recent American wars, the Times offers coverage without perspective.

The “war and peace report,” as progressive as it may often sound, has long ceased to be a purely listener-supported project, and this lack of economic independence has spilled into its politics.

“Violence was public, intended to appall and subdue the populace. Chacoan death squads (my term, not LeBlanc’s) executed and mutilated those judged to be threats to Chacoan power, those who broke the rules.”

This month, the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched airstrikes in Syria in flagrant violation of international law and entirely on the basis of images that had appeared on social media.

The technology giants, unbeknownst to their users, are blocking “alternative” news sources and promoting “trusted” news outlets…

Chomsky: Page after page of the book contains graphic examples of –you can only call it–this kind of insanity and at one point describes the book as a chronicle of human madness, which captures the character of the era we have been living in very accurately. And we should bear in mind that this is only one of two existential threats, the other…is another dramatic illustration of human madness, the threat of global warming…

Those working in the media are up in arms over alleged fake news and they lament the loss of paying readership. But they have only themselves to blame. They are the biggest creators of fake news and provider of government falsehood. Their attacks on critical readers and commentators are despicable.

What’s the main difference between Trump and Obama when it comes to U.S. arms sales abroad? As the noted liberal arms trade analyst William Hartung told DN’s Amy Goodman this week, “Well, [Trump’s] much more blatant about it. He’s shouting it from the rooftops. …”

Rather than wait for the arrival of a team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to assess whether chemicals had even used in this latest incident, Trump gave the order to bomb.

If leftist and progressive calls to curb American imperialism are to be taken seriously, our analysis of international relations and foreign policy needs to be far more sophisticated.

Oxfam calculated that the world’s eight richest individuals had as much wealth as the poorest half of the world.

The proposed legislation “chills dissent” and constitutes an “attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement” according to the ACLU of Minnesota.

In comparison to progress made in medicine, education, and financial access, progress in peacebuilding has been glacial.

The beneficiaries of foreign wars and domestic mass shootings wouldn’t be happy if world peace broke out.

The greatest tyranny yet would be the merging of corporate monopoly and governmental power to create the most invasive surveillance state in history.

“Activism is about self-expression. It often is a substitute for strategy. Strategic organizing is about results.”

Spookingly timely the day after the illegal bombing of Syria.

Why “Media Monitoring” and Why Now?

Cambridge Analytica, in other words, was doing what campaigns have long done, which is to knock on doors and ask people what they think.