Tag Archives: psychological warfare

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.

Two by Chris Hedges: The Mueller Report and the Press and Guns and Liberty

The Mueller report’s categorical statement that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism…

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO, by David Swanson

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you?

The ‘Weaponization’ of Social Media — And Its Real-World Consequences

Singer and Brooking tackle the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online and the online world goes to war.

US Government Admits It’s Making Fake Social Media Accounts to Spread Propaganda in Cuba, by Ben Norton

The US Office of Cuba Broadcasting is secretly creating fake social media accounts to inspire dissent and to spread right-wing pro-US, pro-capitalist propaganda in Cuba.

Stop Killing and Dying in Afghanistan: Now More Than Ever, by David Swanson

“There are still about 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.” That says it all, in shorthand.

How the Empire Gets Away With Expanding (Some Observations)

Americans who dissent – that is, who are opposed to war – are branded supporters of the targeted government’s legitimate leadership.

For Our Rulers, Smearing A Dissident Journalist Is As Good As Killing Him, by Caitlin Johnstone

Nobody actually thinks that Julian Assange is a Russian agent, or a rapist, or a “hostile non-state intelligence service”, or any of the other absurd smears I’ve seen circulating about him throughout all political sectors of the US-centralized empire.

Military Madness, U.S. Style: What’s the Alternative?

Stephen Kinzer wrote that “coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press.’”

Viral video raises worry over Sinclair’s political messaging inside local news

How Sinclair Broadcasting puts a partisan tilt on trusted local news (Just what media is REALLY giving you Fake News?

Mass Media Propaganda is the Only Thing Keeping Us From Rising Like Lions

If we’re ever going to turn this thing around, mass media propaganda is the very first beast that we will have to slay. It is also the largest.

A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an “Act of War” on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response be Similar? by Glenn Greenwald

Demanding that everyone agree that “punishment” toward Russia is warranted (upon pain of being found guilty of bad citizenship), while failing to specify what punishment would be just, warranted and rational. To do that is to deliberately beat the drums of war, cultivate an atmosphere of belligerence and aggression, without any limits or notions of proportionality.

Chris Hedges Sums Up Our Collective Predicament and the Solution

Commentary on gloomy Chris Hedges: Feel good industry denies reality of situation of planet earth, economic inequality and militarization of our culture. Predatory systems that effect all of us globally. CP Editor  Counterpunch  Media of the Day  January 31, 2018  More articles by:CP EDITOR

It wasn’t just Republicans, Democrats also voted to shut down debate on Trump administration’s surveillance powers

Restriction aside, critics have said the bill does more harm than good because it codifies a legally questionable practice into law.

David Swanson | What We’re Supposed to Think (What Difference Does it Make?)

We’re supposed to think that government officials mean well.
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What other countries call bribes we call campaign contributions.

Chris Hedges | The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat

Those who speak in the language of truth and fact are attacked as liars, traitors and purveyors of “fake news.”

The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened by Glenn Greenwald

WHY DOES THIS MATTER SO MUCH? For so many significant reasons…

After Russian-linked ads, put social media under the microscope

Our response to this new problem, partly made easier by the growth of social media, must be multi-faceted.

The Empire’s Hustle: Why Anti-Trumpism Doesn’t Include Anti-War

Nothing rehabilitates an unpopular president in capitalist “America” like war.

When Washington Decides Democracy Is Dangerous: Stoking Opposition in Venezuela and Syria

The opposition “movements” in Venezuela and Syria have a great deal in common: both are seeking the demise of democratically-elected governments; both resort to violence and acts of terrorism; both are tools of U.S. and Western imperialism, and both are failing. A Venezuelan protester holds a poster that reads in Spanish “Against Imperialist aggression, respect […]