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Glenn Greenwald | UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”
Greenwald: The U.K. Government loves to lecture the world about infringements of liberty generally and press freedom specifically. It does so as it threatens to revoke the broadcasting license of a media outlet for broadcasting “anti-western” views and other perspectives at odds with the U.K. Government, all while shielding (and venerating) the equally virulent biases from pro-state television in the U.K. That is the classic hallmark of how a government propagandizes its citizens: ensuring that they hear only those views of which the government approves and which serve its interests and agenda.
Apparently the nuclear “haves” want to do anything possible to stay away from this conference — they don’t want to go anywhere near anything that might suggest that they do, indeed, need to disarm. By Joe Scarry comehomeamerica December 16, 2014 So . . . it’s #NoNukesTuesday and I’m trolling through all the posts about the […]
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 […]
A Pernicious Attack on Freedom of Expression Assange and Sweden’s Shame by MARK WEISBROT September 7-9, 2012 Counterpunch.org It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie, where the kidnapper walks up from behind, with a gun protruding from his trench coat pocket. “Keep walking, and don’t say anything,” he warns. Such was the U.K. […]
Syria: Why We Say No to Intervention August 7, 2012 Stop the War Coalition Download leaflet: Front… Back… THE WEST is already intervening in Syria and any escalation can only make matters worse. Early this year President Obama authorised the CIA to support the opposition in trying to topple the Assad regime. Arms are being channelled mainly […]
Ari Berman, The Nation Magazine, joins Thom Hartmann. Massive labor strikes rocked the U.K. today – as public workers took to the streets to protest ongoing austerity measures. Last year – the Conservative government passed a slew of austerity measures – laying off public workers – cutting back on pensions – and ending social welfare […]