Tag Archives: Manufacturing Consent
Chris Hedges: Worthy and Unworthy Victims
Worthy victims allow citizens to see themselves as empathetic, compassionate, and just. Worthy victims are an effective tool to demonize the aggressor. They are used to obliterate nuance and ambiguity.
How to Respond to War Threats on Russia, UNAC Panel
How to Respond to War Threats on Russia – Understanding U.S. Objectives – The Role of NATO, a U.S. Commanded Military Alliance – The U.S. antiwar movement to make plans to oppose U.S. war drive. What is the role of the U.S. of provoking war in Ukraine? The role of Russia and Putin? How should […]
John Pilger: Have Western Democracies Mutated Into War Propagandists?
“The war hysteria that has rolled in like a tidal wave in recent weeks and months is the most striking example. Known by its jargon, “shaping the narrative,” much if not most of it is pure propaganda.”
Three Years of Tracking | U.S. Press Freedom Tracker January Newsletter
“I encourage you to explore the comprehensive search functions on our home page to see how categories, tags, date queries and more interact with one another.”
Noam Chomsky: Trump Is History Repeated as Farce
for the world, it’s dead serious, from the destruction of the environment and the growing threats of terminal nuclear war to a long list of other crimes and horrors.
Mexico City: Palast Wins Journalism Award
Don’t blame Americans. They really believe Donald Trump was elected President.
The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate, by Chris Hedges
The media model … mutes and destroys investigations into corporate systems of oppression and genuine dissent.
The Warmakers Assault on Free Press: Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and US War Crimes, a panel with Coleen Rowley, Mel Reeves, Sue Ann Martinson
The “warmakers,” the ruling elite who wish to control the world, including of course the USA, found the short video “Collateral Damage” taking its place in global politics.
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…
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.
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.
The Bad, Good, and Beautiful: War and Peace Posters, By David Swanson
An exhibit of war and peace posters at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.
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.
Anti-Trump Cartoons Stopped by Censor at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
None of these [anti-Trump] cartoons appeared in the Post-Gazette, despite Rogers being the paper’s full-time staff political cartoonist.
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.’”
Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On Seeing America’s Wars Whole, A Letter to the NYT
The key point is that when it comes to recent American wars, the Times offers coverage without perspective.
Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, A Memo to the Publisher of the New York Times
On Seeing America’s Wars Whole: Six Questions for A.G. Sulzberger
Russiagate or Russiagoat? Coleen Rowley, Nat Parry, Glenn Greenwald, James Risen
‘This is Nuts’: Liberals Launch ‘Largest Mobilization in History’ in Defense of Russiagate Probe February 9, 2018 Exclusive: Hundreds of thousands have pledged to take to the streets if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is removed, reflecting misplaced priorities and some fundamental misunderstandings, report Coleen Rowley and Nat Parry. Read more → VIDEO: GLENN GREENWALD […]
Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Fascism in the Age of Trump
Power, culture, politics, finance and everyday life now merge in ways that are unprecedented and pose a threat to democracies all over the world.
The controversial Numes Memo with progressive views by The Nation, The Intercept, Consortium News, AntiMedia and the Real News Network
“Discrediting law enforcement is the memo’s transparent purpose and why it has been embraced by President Trump,” argued a Washington Post editorial that condemned Ryan’s choice.