Tag Archives: The Guardian

The Sanctification of NATO

Claims of Donald Trump undermining NATO have sent establishment media into a frenzy to sanctify NATO as a force for peace and democracy.

How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions by Jonathan Cook

The Great Western Narrative is there to perpetuate power by legitimizing it, by making its unbalanced and unjust distribution seem natural and immutable.

Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria? by Sonali Kolhatkar

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.

Pro-War Press, Not Cambridge Analytica, Is the Real Scandal

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

Evergreene Digest | Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place. Seumas Milne, Guardian <http://www.theguardian.com&gt; Wednesday 3 June 2015 | The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial […]

Truthdiggers of the Week: Edward Snowden and Rand Paul

From the article: Edward Snowden and Rand Paul have little in common except for one important point: They are gutsy patriots who put their reputations and careers on the line in service of their country.

The Guardian: US whistleblowers extend cautious welcome to NSA reforms | Stand Up for Truth

International Week to Support Whistleblowing. Democracy needs truth-telling. June 1-7, 2015   StandUpForTruth.org People in many countries will create Stand Up For Truth activities during the week of June 1-7, 2015 — to move toward a culture of openness and truth as well as security for those who take the risk of disclosing information that authorities want […]

Julian Assange: How “The Guardian” Milked Edward Snowden’s Story

Assange: The most disappointing thing of all about The Snowden Files is that it is exploitative. It should not have existed at all. We all understand the pressures facing print journalism and the need to diversify revenue in order to cross-subsidize investigative journalism. But investigative journalism involves being able to develop relationships of trust with your sources.

The Global Drone Trade, by the Numbers

From the article: Between 2010 and 2014, the organization’s data shows, 439 drones passed through international hands, compared with 322 in the previous five years. Israel delivered 165 units. The U.S. came in second with 132…

Nafeez Ahmed: ‘Palestine is not an environment story’ — How I was censored by The Guardian for writing about Israel’s war for Gaza’s gas

 Energy is part of the environment, wait, no it isn’t, not in Palestine anyway.    Nafeez Ahmed Medium.com  December 3, 2014    After writing for The Guardian for over a year, my contract was unilaterally terminated because I wrote a piece on Gaza that was beyond the pale. In doing so, The Guardian breached the very […]

Make them forget: How ‘irrelevant’ news disappears from Google searches

‘Why has Google killed this example of my journalism?’   RT  July 4, 2014 Photo: Reuters / Mark Blinch The fallout of the EU’s ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling has impacted a number of European news publications who suddenly found some of their “inadequate” and “irrelevant” pieces disappear from the web search engine results pages. […]

Stephen Fry attacks ‘squalid’ coalition for inaction on Snowden revelations

Broadcaster denounces government response in speech at conference marking first anniversary of publication of NSA files Mark Townsend and Kevin Rawlinson  The Guardian/  The Observer  Saturday 7 June 2014 Link to video: Stephen Fry on surveillance: there is something squalid and rancid about being spied on Stephen Fry has denounced the government’s failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed […]

The Guardian: World’s leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft

500 signatories include five Nobel prize winners.  Writers demand ‘digital bill of rights’ to curb abuses Matthew Taylor and Nick Hopkins  The Guardian  Monday 9 December 2013 Clockwise from top left, eight of the people who have signed the petition: Hanif Kureishi, Björk, Arundhati Roy, Don DeLillo, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Tom Stoppard,  and Martin Amis More than 500 of the […]

Media: The NSA files and the network effect

The modern leak needs a new kind of reporting, and news organisations are adapting by finding collaborations of scale Posted by Emily Bell  Sunday 15 December 2013  The Guardian Edward Snowden on the front page of a newspaper in Hong Kong. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP There is something about news stories that alter the course of history and […]

Glenn Greenwald Is Leaving the Guardian to Build His Own Media Empire

Jeremy Scahill, Laura Poitras Reportedly Joining Forces With Greenwald For New Site     Posted on Oct 15, 2013  truthdig.com   Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA) After making a little history with the British paper and website, the writer who broke the NSA surveillance story says he is leaving for a “once-in-a-career opportunity that no journalist could possibly decline.” Greenwald did […]

Glenn Greenwald: The Perfect Epitaph for Establishment Journalism

‘If MI5 warns that this is not in the public interest who am I to disbelieve them?’, says the former editor of The Independent Published on Monday, October 14, 2013 by The Guardian  CommonDreams.org by Glenn Greenwald Some journalists view this as an inviolable decree that may not be questioned or defied (Photo: Alamy) Like many people, […]

The Guardian> James Steele: America’s mystery man in Iraq – Full Documentary

James Steele: America’s mystery man in Iraq A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. […]

BBC-Guardian Exposé Uses WikiLeaks to Link Iraq Torture Centers to U.S. Col. Steele & Gen. Petraeus

TRANSCRIPT  Democracy Now! A shocking new report by The Guardian and BBC Arabic details how the United States armed and trained Iraqi death squads that ran torture centers. It is a story that stretches from the U.S.-backed death squads in Central America during the 1980s to the imprisoned Army whistleblower Bradley Manning. We play extended excerpts of […]

Video> Democracy Now!> Pilkington Reports From Hearing of Bradley Manning on Alleged Role in WikiLeaks Documents

The military hearing of alleged U.S. Army whistleblower Private Bradley Manning began Friday at Fort Meade in Maryland and continued over the weekend. Manning has been detained for more than a year and a half and could face up to 23 counts of violating military code. The 24-year-old is suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands […]