Tag Archives: corporate mainstream media
the essential antecedents of war are being established based on anonymous “experts” and “officials,” and hardly anyone notices, much less pushes back.
TRP Strategy #1: Disconnect from Trump
TRP Strategy #2: Seek the Truth
TRP Strategy #3: Fight Back
On 2 December 2016, the United States Congress voted a law forbidding all military co-operation between Washington and Moscow. In the space of a few years, NATO has re-activated MacCarthyism.
Noam Chomsky Unravels the Political Mechanics Behind His Gradual Expulsion From Mainstream Media (Video)
The prolific author and acclaimed MIT professor is never featured on major networks.
Gosztola: Muhawesh condemns the two-party system as she talks about the effect the presidential election has on journalism when the media is so dependent on covering every tiny detail.
Muhawesh: To hear the mainstream media tell the story, if you are against U.S. intervention in foreign wars you must be pro-dictator. But when it comes to our supposed allies in the peace movement like Burke, shouldn’t we expect more than parroting establishment talking points?
Evergreene Digest: Glenn Greenwald | NYT Claims US Abides by Cluster Bomb Treaty, The Exact Opposite of Reality
Article: The advocacy group Cluster Munition Coalition just issued its annual report finding that cluster bombs had been used in five countries this year: Syria, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine and Sudan.
Cultural critic Henry Giroux explains how the harsh, arbitrary nature of life in the US is actually a feature of our political and social setting…
Giroux: Rather than viewing Trump’s comments as a political virus that has deep roots in nativist apoplexy and a long legacy of racism and state violence, his despicable remarks are reduced to an uncivil rant by a bullying member of the billionaire class with no reference to the unmarked status of white privilege and its underlying logic of white supremacy. Such commentary at its core is superficial, duplicitous, and represents a flight from responsibility and a politics of denial.
It’ clear that from the start—and I would really like to know how this program was incubated, who proposed it and why—the idea was to present Putin as a ruthless opportunistic climber; an autocrat (they call his government a “reign”), bent on personal aggrandizement, saddled with a pathetic Napoleonic complex that propels him to see himself as the savior of Russia, and therefore a believer in the logic of authoritarianism.
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 […]
People demand system change, not climate change. When world leaders gathered at a preliminary meeting on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York, and one day after hundreds of thousands (estimates range from 311,000 to 400,000) people marched in the Climate Convergence, there was a coordinated effort to demand accountability for the corporate […]
Since 1980, we have militarily intervened at least 35 times in more than 27 countries. We keep bombing, we continue spending trillions of dollars, but we’re no safer as a result. CALL YOUR SENATOR: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/callyour… Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this […]
Evergreene Digest: American warmongers’ fatal conceit — The massive insecurity behind their calls for blood
The neoconservative “do something” crowd are really “Know Nothings” — and fatally misread the decade after 9/11 Forgetting Cheney’s Legacy of Lies Elias Isquith, Salon Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 | In the inaugural post for his new blog at the Intercept, former Washington Post reporter and Huffington Post bureau chief Dan Froomkin makes an argument […]
“Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing.” —Andrew J. Bacevich BY DAN FROOMKIN The Intercept September 11, 2014 President Obama’s plan to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State counts on pretty much everything going right in a region of the world where pretty much […]
Washington’s elite media, as usual, is doing its job exactly wrong. They are baying for war. By BY DAN FROOMKIN TheIntercept.com September 4, 2014 Pundits and reporters are seemingly competing for who can be more scornful of President Obama for his insufficiently militaristic response to the brutal Sunni militants who call themselves the Islamic […]