Tag Archives: mainstream corporate media

PSYOPS, by Patrick Lawrence

“The Deep State — and at this point it is mere pretense to object to this term — long ago made it a priority to turn the mainstream press and broadcasters to its purposes — to make a free press unfree. This has gone on since the earliest Cold War decades and is well and responsibly documented.”

Norman Solomon: Stop Calling the Military Budget a ‘Defense’ Budget

As Orwell wrote in a 1946 essay, political language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

Norman Solomon on what the media won’t say: “The American people live in a warfare state” by Chauncey DeVaga

“Napoleon said that it’s not necessary to censor the news. It’s more efficient to delay it until it no longer matters. In terms of the dead, it no longer matters.”

Afghanistan: Who’s to Blame and What Next? panel by Code Pink

Includes Biden’s full speech to the U.S. nation and responses of the panelists.

Henry Giroux: The Right Wing Wants Misinformation and Manufactured Ignorance, Not Democracy

“Times have changed. Capitalism has degenerated into a full-stage criminal enterprise and democracy is no longer distrusted; on the contrary, it is disdained, feared and subject to the scorn of crooks parading as politicians. Instead of having too much democracy, the current historical moment is being framed by the call to eliminate it altogether.”

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Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works

“They tried to grind us down using classic corporate defense tactics,” Donziger said of the legal war. “They filed thousands of motions. We stood strong. We had a great legal team of Ecuadorian lawyers.”

Facebook’s disinformation problem is harder than it looks, by Matthew Ingram

“finding the right line between disinformation control, public-health awareness, and outright censorship is not an easy task.”

“Don’t you know there’s a war on?” by Patrick Lawrence

“The sooner we recognize these and many similar events as disparate dimensions of a concerted war waged against us, the better we will understand the air we breathe and the water we drink.”

Corporate Totalitarianism: A Conversation with Chris Hedges

Destruction of the working class, the welfare system, public media, militarized police, prison system, oppression of black and brown people, deindustrialization

Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to Us, by Mary Beaudoin

A look at the past history and immediate unrest in Haiti before the recent assassination of Moise.

Media Applaud the New Cold Wars—but Could US Be More Aggressive, Please? by Gregory Shupak

“US media are fixin’ for a fight with China, Russia—or both.”

The Future of the Left, with Noam Chomsky

People power, education, persuasion, organization, persistent, action, leads to change.

The military-industrial-media complex renders the American populus ill-informed in matters regarding war

“How real is all this influence? Does the military-industrial-media complex (MIMC) actually affect the information we receive and our perception of war?”

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -3: Bribery and Propaganda

When war is your business, peace is your enemy, writes Christian Sorensen. Third in a five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex.

Henry Giroux: Tucker Carlson Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Right-Wing Media’s War on Truth

Carlson’s public flirtation with right-wing violence prompted the conservative columnist Max Boot to claim that Carlson “is inciting violence and abetting terrorism. He hits a new low every time he takes to the airwaves.”

Haiti: This Is Not A Crisis—This Is A Rebellion

“A Catholic church in Petionville held a mass with political undertones against the dictatorship. When marchers from outside took refuge from the police inside the church, the Haitian National Police tear gassed the entire congregation.”

Glenn Greenwald: Big Tech, Journalists Attack Powerless, Cuomo’s Special COVID Privileges

“The repressive objective of the Democratic-controlled Congress is to transfer the power to police and censor political discourse from these tech giants to themselves.”

Henry Giroux: Threat of Authoritarianism Is No Longer on the Horizon: It’s Arrived in the GOP

“The real issue here is the political and ethical aversion on the part of neoliberals, centrists and conservatives to redistribute wealth and restructure power in order to address real problems caused by inequality.”

Chris Hedges: Bandaging the Corpse

“The bottom 50 percent of households in 2019 accounted for only 1 percent of the nation’s total wealth.  The top 10 percent accounted for 76 percent.  And this was before the pandemic accelerated income disparity.”

Zuckerberg and tech CEOs challenged over misinformation: ‘You do it because you make money’ – as it happened

Disinformation nation: social media’s role in promoting extremism and misinformation.