Propaganda

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After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (The Political Economy of Human Rights)
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
1979
A carefully dcoumented asessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina.
Airbrushing Barbarity: The Warped Language of Public Policy
Richman, Sheldon
Article
2013
Couching moral/political matters in technocratic language helps us forget the unpleasantness of the underlying incivility and brutality of political measures. Political discourse is fundamentally dish...
American Communism and Soviet Russia: The Formative Period
Draper, Theodore
Book
1960
A history of the formative peirod of the American Communist Party.
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
Hedges, Chris
Book
2006
Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on co...
The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
Kipnis, Ira
Book
1952
A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
America's Capitalist Religion has Little Room for Science
Balkwill, Jack
Article
2015
The US mainstream press accuse the Pope of being leftist. Evidence? Well, they make the claim that he is leftist because he supports the theory of global warming. My guess is that the Pope also suppo...
America's last taboo
Said, Edward
Article
2002
The unspoken premise of the mainstream press is that no Palestinian or Arab position on Israeli police terror, settler-colonialism, or military occupation is worth hearing from.
Amid Censorship, Israel's Media Does Its Part
Ditz, Jason
Article
2010
Israel's media has once again chosen the low road, the one carefully couched in patriotism and praise for the right-far-right coalition government.
Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 1
Article
2016
We live in a time when state-corporate interests are cooperating to produce propaganda blitzes intended to raise public support for the demonisation and destruction of establishment enemies. Here we w...
Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 2: 'Hitlergate'
Article
2016
As with so many propaganda blitzes, intense media coverage was triggered by 'dramatic new evidence'; namely, the discovery of a graphic posted by Naz Shah two years ago, before she became a Labour MP....
Apartheid Media: Disinformation and Dissent in South Africa
Phelan, John M.
Book
1989
A riveting expose of the media and its anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa as well as the intimate face of a universal war between disinformation and dissent, propaganda and truth, state control a...
Assange and Posada in the Propaganda System: Mixed Media
Herman, Edward S.; Peterson, David
Article
2011
Posada's case is a dramatic illustration of the fraudulence of the so-called "War on Terror" and highlights the U.S. refusal to abide by the rule of law. Assange's case shows well the U.S. establishme...
Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
Mograbi, Avi (director)
Film/Video
2006
Israeli director Avi Mograbi documents what he calls the "culture of death" in the psychology of Israel the occupier.
The BBC's 'Bogeyman' Narrative on Hugo Chavez
Article
2013
The changes in Venezuela, and throughout Latin America, over the past decade: the development of peaceful, democratic alternatives to the policies of neoliberalism; standards of living improved for mi...
The Best of The Nation: Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture
Navasky, Victor; Heavel, Katrina Vanden
Book
2000
An anthology of articles from The Nation.
Between the Lines: How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, Eleanor
Book
1981
An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources o...
Beyond Hypocrisy: Decoding the News in an Age of Propaganda
Herman, Edward S
Book
Edward Herman's book should be required reading for all news rooms and journalism students. In this book he examines through essays, cartoons and a dictionary of "doublespeak" the terms used in the l...
Blaming The Victims: Spurious Scholarship And The Palestinian Question
Said, Edward; Hitchens, Christopher (eds.)
Book
2001
Demonstrates with cold precision how the consistent denial of truth about the Palestinians by governments and the media in the West has led to the current impasse in Middle East politics. Controversia...
Bogus, Misdirected and Effective
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
The Tea Party movement is steeped in misinformation and denial. But it has a lot to teach the left.
Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
Book
These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power an...
Britain's Own Pravda-Style Propaganda: Ten Years Of 'Involvement' In Afghanistan
Article
2011
Imagine Britain had been invaded and occupied by armed forces from another region of the world with China, for example, as a significant ‘partner’ in the ‘coalition’. Imagine tens of thousands of Brit...
British Government-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels
Khalek, Rania
Article
2016
The Revolutionary Forces of Syria media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government as a propaganda outlet.
Burma: Ripe for change: New Internationalist May 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at Burma's attempts to speak out against political injustice.
The Canadian Ministry of "Truth": "Reality Is Whatever We Say It Is"
Guerin, Fred
Article
2015
The government and corporations operate as if truth and reality are what they say it is. Guerin analyzes and provides examples of this propaganda, including Canada's Bill C-51.
Carter's Inconvenient Truths: An Honest Man Refutes Propaganda
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2007
The reason that Israel has been able to appropriate Palestine unto itself with American aid and support is that Israel controls the explanation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At least 90% of Ame...
The Case Against Alan Dershowitz: Plagiarism, Cover Up and Misrepresentations
Menetrez, Frank J.
Article
2008
Documents numerous instances of plagiarism and misrepresention by Alan Dershowitz in his smear campaigns against critics of Israel.
Chomsky on MisEducation
Chomsky, Noam; edited and introduced by Donald Macedo
Book
2000
Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The CIA: A Forgotten History
Blum, William
Book
Describes the CIA's role in overthrowing governments, rigging elections, assassinating leaders, and manufacturing "news" in over 50 countries.
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
A Citizen's Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2016
The goal moving forward must be to create a critical citizen consciousness, so the masses don't simply "accept what they're told" once every four years by the pretty faces running for office. What fol...
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
Hoggan, James; Littlemore, Richard
Book
2009
Tracking the global warming denial movement from its inception, public relations advisor James Hoggan (working with journalist Richard Littlemore), reveals the details of those early plans and then tr...
The Climate Denial Industry Is Out To Dupe The Public. And It's Working
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
The climate denial industry consists of people who are paid to say that man-made global warming isn't happening.
The Comic Book Simplicity Of Propaganda
Article
2014
The referendum campaign on Scottish independence heightened many people's awareness of the pro-elite bias of the 'mainstream' news media. The grassroots power of social media in exposing and counterin...
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
A Comparative Review of Flat Earth News and Newspeak
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
A comparative review of two recent books about the media, one a mainstream view, the other using the propaganda model of media control.
Confessions of an Alleged ‘Russian Propagandist’: A Pentagon Hit?
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2016
While our corporate media don't talk about it, the US does run a vast propaganda operation, which includes the spawning and spreading of, guess what?, fake news stories! This kind of thing has gone on...
Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism
Muhammad, Umair
Book
2014
Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about wheth...
The Costs of McCarthyism: Against The Current vol. 85
Wald, Alan
Article
2000
Many Are the Crimes is far more than just an incisive diagnosis of the interlocking components of the historical era known as “McCarthyism.” Yeshiva University historian Ellen Schrecker has also produ...
Counter-Rhetoric: Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict
Schaeffer, Emily; Halper, Jeff; Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2006
This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around...
Countering Zionist propaganda about Hizbullah and Lebanon
Lowi, Henry
Article
2006
Nothing will change until the people of Palestine, Arabs and Jews, rise up to change the rules of the game, and rebuild the country on a new basis that respects democracy and human rights and good-nei...
The Cultivation of Hate: The Lies Grow More Audacious
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispel...
The Culture of Terrorism
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Chomsky argues that the United States elites are dedicated to the rule of force, and that their commitment to violence and lawlessness has to be masked by an ideological system which attempts to contr...
The Death of the Fourth Estate: 8000 Channels With One Corporate Message
O'Connor, Billy
Article
2014
According to a recent Gallup survey, only 40 percent of Americans believe what they read in newspapers. After scanning today’s tabloids, one only wonders why the percentage is that high.
Debunking the Fraser Institute's Latest Crusade: Teacher Merit Pay
Gutstein; Donald
Article
2011
Fresh from the triumph of successfully promoting its fallacious school report card, this time in Alberta, the Fraser Institute is already scheming to peg teacher pay to student test scores and create ...
The Demonology School of Journalism: Putin and the press
Petras, James
Article
2015
The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every ...
Dershowitz to the Rescue?: The Israeli Spin-Machine in Overdrive
Abourezk, James
Article
2010
According to Israel's apologists, only Israelis have a right to defend themselves. Palestinians do not have this right, nor does anyone else who is attempting to assist the Palestinians.
Designing Pacifist Films
Goodman, Paul
Article
1961
Deterring Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1991
Don't be fooled: 'media watchdogs' are Israeli propaganda tools
Sloan, Alastair
Article
2015
Consider yourself very lucky if you have never heard of "UK Media Watch" (formerly called "Comment is Free Watch" – CiF Watch), "BBC Watch", "HonestReporting" and "Committee for Accuracy in Middle Eas...
Easily Led: A History of Propaganda
Thomson, Oliver
Book
1999
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
Eight Men Speak: And Other Plays from the Canadian Workers' Theatre
Wright, Richard; Endres, Robin
Book
1976
Eight plays presented by the Canadian Worker's Theatre in the 1930s.
The Encyclopedia of Censorship
Green, Johnathon
Book
1992
This Encyclopedia concentrates primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, but it also covers events in Western and Eastern Europe and in parts of the Third World. The Encyclopedia is an ac...
Eyeless in Gaza: Israel's Deceptions
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast ov...
Four Trends That Scare the Hell Out of Me
Wilson, Robert Anton
Article
1989
To paraphrase H.G. Wells, modern history has become a race between education and miseducation. There are very few people around who really don't know anything, but there are multitudes who know many t...
Fracking Firm Encourages Industry to Imitate Taco Bell's Twitter Strategy
Fang, Lee
Article
2015
Oil and gas companies are steadily increasing their footprint on social media, hiring specialized public relations firms and developing "visual shorthand" infographics that can be shared easily on Fac...
Free Speech and Acceptable Truths: Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
Alumni for Responsible Speech
Article
2008
While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by in...
The Future of Israel and the Decline of the American Empire: The Wages of Hubris and Vengeance
Mayer, Arno J.
Article
2014
Israel is in the grip of a kind of collective schizophrenia. Not only its governors but the majority of its Jewish population have delusions of both grandeur and persecution, making for a distortion o...
Gaza, Israel and 'Human Shields': The People Putting Innocents in Danger are the Israelis
Gillespie, Sarah
Article
2014
What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the Second World War, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassi...
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Book
2011
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science
Mattis, Kristine
Article
2015
In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in ...
Golden Silences in the Propaganda System
Herman, S. Edward
Article
2015
Propaganda shapes the flow of information in many different ways, including, obviously, the choice of the news fit to print, its placement, and the selection of authorities to make those facts credibl...
The Goldstone report and the battle for legitimacy
Falk, Richard
Article
2009
It may yet be the case that, as in the anti-apartheid struggle, the shift in the relation of forces in the Palestinians' favour will occur not through diplomacy or as a result of armed resistance, but...
Hamas Rocket Launches Don't Explain Israel's Gaza Destruction -- Israeli Forces' Manipulated Figures and Fake Evidence
Porter, Gareth
Article
2014
Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Isra...
Hannah Arendt Explains How Propaganda Uses Lies to Erode All Truth and Morality: Insights from The Origins of Totalitarianism
Kakutani, Michiko
Article
2017
Observations on Hannah Arendt's 1951 book "Origins of Totalitarianism" on the nature of Totalitarianism and the role of propaganda in its rise and support within societies.
Hasbara
Article
Sourcewatch's analysis of 'Hasbara' -- the propaganda efforts to sell Israel, justify its actions, and defend it in world opinion. The premise of hasbara is that Israel's problems are a matter of bett...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
Hitler's Propaganda Machine
Rutherford, Ward
Book
1978
How Big Oil Plans to Win Ugly in New York: Leaked Transcript from PR Maven Shows Energy Companies will be Told to Make the Fight Against Fracking Opponents Personal
Federman, Adam
Article
2014
A PR firm well known for its hardball tactics in defense of Big Tobacco will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s Independent Oil and Gas Association conference.
How Israel Spins War Crimes: The Secret Report That Helps Israelis Cover Atrocities
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2014
Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas roc...
How low will Israel stoop to win the propaganda war?
Littlewood, Stuart
Article
2009
The Israel Project's training manual is an unpleasant piece of work. It recycles many of the discredited techniques used by the advertising industry. And it serves to undermine with clever words the i...
How Propaganda (Actually) Works
Hoggan, James
Article
2016
Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.
How Propaganda Works
Stanley, Jason
Book
2015
Jason Stanley argues that more attention needs to be paid to propaganda. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy -- particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation a...
How to Fight Western Propaganda: Time for a Creative Revolution
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2015
The western propaganda apparatus is enormously efficient and effective. It is also brilliant in how it ensures that its inventions get channeled, distributed, and accepted in all corners of the world....
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
If the 'product' is wrong, a rebrand won't help Israel
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Cook discusses Israel's attempt to rebrand itself. Specifically, he addresses "hasbara", translated as "public diplomacy", a campaign that calls for Israelis to justify and defend any policy regarding...
If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?: Snowden Coverage
Cohen, Jeff
Article
2013
The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion h...
The Illusion of Debate: Consensus for the People that Matter
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
A recent article in FAIR reviewed the findings of its latest study on the quality of political “debate” being aired on the mainstream networks. It studied the run-up to the military interventions in b...
Independent Groups Debunk Israeli War Propaganda
Deen, Thalif
Article
2009
As the Israelis try to justify the massive loss of civilian life in Gaza, their arguments and counter-charges continue to be shot down either by the United Nations or by international human rights org...
Indonesia: Law, Propaganda, and Terror
Southwood, Julie; Flanagan, Patrick
Book
In this study of Indonesia under the Suharto regime, the authors describe and explain the violent means the regime has consistently resorted to in order to maintain and legitimize its position. The si...
The Insidious Power of Propaganda
Wolferen, Karel Van
Article
2014
To study the effects of political propaganda in what used to be called the 'free world' there could hardly be a better time than now. We are living through an instance of insidious propaganda that has...
Intellectual Cleansing Part 1
Article
2008
Keeping the media safe for big business.
Intellectual Cleansing: Part 2: Former Guardian and Observer Journalist Jonathan Cook Responds
Article
2008
Most ambitious journalists start out on a daily local newspaper owned by one of a handful of large media groups. There one quickly feels all sorts of institutional constraints on one's reporting. As a...
Intellectual Cleansing: Part 3
Article
2008
The tendency to self-deception appears to be greatly increased when we join as part of a group. Groups create a sense of belonging, a "we-feeling", which can provide even greater incentives to reject ...
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Inventing Tax Rage: Misinformation in the National Post
Patriquin, Larry
Book
2004
How the National Post created an agenda for the tax cuts that mostly benefits the wealthy.
Inventing Tax Rage (excerpt): Misinformation in the National Post
Patriquin, Larry
Book
2004
The propaganda campaign to invent "tax rage".
Israel/Palestine Lexicon For Mainstream Media
Podur, Justin
Article
2014
If you are writing for mainstream media, you need to learn special uses of words and phrases that are specific to Israel/Palestine. If you use common usage, you will run into confusions, paradoxes, an...
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli government pays students to spread propaganda online
Bannoura, Saed
Article
2012
The Israeli government has launched a program to pay students to promote the Israeli agenda on Facebook and internet chatrooms.
Israel's 'left' apologists
Gowans, Stephen
Article
Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism.
Israel's New Strategy: "Sabotage" And "Attack" The Global Justice Movement
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2010
Reut's analysis vindicates the effectiveness of the Boycot Divestment Sanctions strategy. As Israeli elites increasingly fear for the long-term prospects of the Zionist project they are likely to be m...
It Doesn't Matter to Them If It's Untrue. It's a Higher Truth.: The Anti-Empire Report
Blum, William
Article
2011
The lies used to justify the US/NATO attack on Libya.
Jonathan Cook - Response to Intellectual Cleansing Part 1
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2008
However grateful we should be to the tiny minority of dissident writers, their relegation to the margins of the commentary pages of Britain's 'leftwing' media serves a useful purpose for corporate int...
Journalism and 'the words of power'
Fisk, Robert
Article
2010
More and more today, we journalists have become prisoners of the language of power.
Journalistic Malpractice at the Post and the Times: Rejecting the Offer of Evidence of US War Crimes
Lindorff, David
Article
2013
Wikileaks source Bradley Manning is evidence that the USA’s two leading news organizations, the Washington Post and the New York Times, are not willing to report critically of the government.
Kerry's Propaganda War on Russia's RT: When specialists insist that war with Russia is "not unthinkable" precipitated by events in Ukraine, one should take note
McGovern, Ray
Article
2014
Secretary of State Kerry, who has bumbled through a string of propaganda fiascos on Ukraine, decries Russia's RT network as a "propaganda bullhorn" that Americans should ignore - just trust what the U...
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Turse, Nick
Book
2013
Turse demonstrates that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the American war against Vietnam. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequen...
Killing Granny with the Laziness Bias
Douglas, Susan J.
Article
2009
While it is often the case that the majority of Americans do see the light "about the need for healthcare reform, a new energy policy or affordable, high-quality day care." The dominant journalistic p...
The Koch Whisperers: Big Brothers Buy in at Big Media
Martens, Pam
Article
2011
A review of documents and tax records for the dizzying, interconnected web of corporate front groups, frequently created, supported and influenced by Charles or David Koch, shows just how dangerous th...
Leader and Vassal: Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2008
Americans do not think of themselves or of Israel as terrorist states, but the evidence is complete and overwhelming. Thanks to the power of the Israel Lobby, Americans only know the Israeli side of t...
Let Them Eat Climate Change
Montague, Brendan
Article
2015
The winds are changing for the energy giants. And so the black plumes of smoke emitted by the climate deniers in an attempt to provide cover for the coal, oil and gas industry have already been refine...
The Lie Machine: The Media and the TTIP
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
I have come to the conclusion that the West is a vast lie machine for the secret agendas of vested interests. Consider, for example, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Transpa...
Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay
Nickerson, Michael
Book
2006
The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example ...
Mainstream Media And The Propaganda Machine
Abubacker, Ershad
Article
2009
Mainstream media, especially the American media plays a vital role in shaping the world public opinion.
The Manufactured Doubt Industry And The Hacked Email Controversy
Masters, Jeff
Article
2009
The fossil fuel industry has been working for years to create a smokescreen of doubt to obscure the facts of global warming.
Manufacturing Consent
Achbar, Mark; Wintonick, Peter (directors)
Film/Video
1992
A film about Noam Chomsky's ideas about the media, ideology, propaganda, and elite control of society's institutions.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Marc Morano's Climate Hustle Film Set For Paris Premiere With Same Old Denial Myths
Readfearn, Graham
Article
2015
Marc Morano is never short of a superlative or two, but when it has come to promoting his long-gestating documentary Climate Hustle, the climate science denialist extraodinaire has been outdoing himse...
Martial Matters
Cahill, Rowan
Article
2012
A selection of commentaries on Australian martial experience at radical odds with mainstream Australian histories.
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky begins by asserting two models of democracy: one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky "propaganda is to de...
Media Control and Indoctrination in the United States: An Interview With Catherine Komp
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2013
An excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s OCCUPY: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity.
Media Lies And The War Drive Against Iran
Pilger, John
Book
2009
Iran's crime is its independence. Having thrown out the US's favourite tyrant, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Iran remains the only resource-rich Muslim state beyond US control. As only Israel has a 'right to exi...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
NATO - New York Times Convoy Fabrications
Parsons, Renee
Article
2014
On Saturday, the entire humanitarian convoy of 227 trucks crossed back into Russia without incident after having successfully delivered its contents to the Luhansk distribution centre. The unwavering ...
NBC News Releases the Long-Awaited Trailer for its Summer Horror Film About ISIS
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
ISIS now officially poses a bigger threat to the "U.S. homeland" than the one posed by former title-holder Al Qaeda.
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
The Newsfakers: Whose hands are behind those dramatic YouTube pictures?
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2012
YouTube and blogs have made it easier than ever to fabricate events. The media are happy to run unsubstantiated reports and footage.
Newspapers and the Workers
Gramsci, Antonio
Article
1916
The worker must resolutely reject any solidarity with a bourgeois newspaper. And he must always, always, always remember that the bourgeois newspaper (whatever its hue) is an instrument of struggle mo...
Newspeak in the 21st Century
Edwards, David; Cromwell, David
Book
2009
Revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting.
The not-so-hidden persuaders: The Israel lobby's global propaganda manual
Balles, Paul J.
Article
2009
A major public relations manual for Israel lobbyists teaches pro-Israel propagandists how to hoodwink people about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how to silence critics and how to avoid making stat...
Nuclear Deceit: The Times and Iran
Article
2010
Is the Times engaged in reporting or propaganda in its coverage of Iran's nuclear program?
NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet
Schreiner, Ben
Article
2015
As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to -- horror of horrors...
Oil and Gas Industry's "Endless War" on Fracking Critics Revealed by Rick Berman
Kelly, Sharon
Article
2014
Leave it to Washington's top attack-dog lobbyist Richard Berman to verify what many always suspected: that the oil and gas industry uses dirty tricks to undermine science, vilify its critics and discr...
On Israel, Ukraine and Truth: The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother's War
Pilger, John
Article
2014
As advanced societies are de-politicised, the changes are both subtle and spectacular. In everyday discourse, political language is turned on its head, as Orwell prophesised in 1984. "Democracy" is no...
On Power and Ideology
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1987
Five lectures on U.S. international and security policy.
On Translating Securityspeak into English: In the Land of False Cognates
Carson, Kevin
Article
2012
The Security State has its own language: Securityspeak. Like Newspeak, the ideologically refashioned successor to English in Orwell’s “1984,” Securityspeak is designed to obscure meaning and conceal t...
On 'Human Shielding' in Gaza: How the Israeli Army has Tried to Justify Striking Civilian Areas
Gordon, Neve; Perugini, Nicola
Article
2014
All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most “precise and surgical”, is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitab...
Operation Cast Lead: News control as a military objective
Article
2009
Control of news in time of war has become a military objective.
The Organizer's Manual
O.M. Collective
Book
1971
Practical suggestions for small-group and grassroots organizing, political self-e4ducation, mass education and communications, alternate community services, mass actions, legal and medical self-defens...
Orwell: The War Broadcasts
West, W.J. [ed.]
Book
1986
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016: Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016: Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
Our Lives are Militarised
Walton, Sam
Article
2014
Sam Walton examines the PR strategy of placing soldiers at civil society events.
Out Lickspittle Press: Doorkeepers to the House of Lies
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Today no one believes that our country’s success depends on an informed public and a free press. America’s success depends on its financial and military hegemony over the world. Any information incons...
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Website
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
Peddling miracles and amnesia
Reuss, Alejandro
Article
1999
The shifting PR campaign to justify Chile's 'economic miracle' and to forgive its chief architect.
Political Smears in U.S. Never Change: the NYT's 1967 Attack on MLK's Anti-War Speech
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
John Oliver's Monday night interview of Edward Snowden -- which in 24 hours has been viewed by 3 million people on YouTube alone -- renewed all the standard attacks in Democratic circles accusing Snow...
The Politics Of Anti-Semitism
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey (eds.)
Book
2003
How did a term, once used accurately to describe the most virulent evil, become a charge flung at the mildest critic of Israel, particularly concerning its atrocious treatment of Palestinians? This is...
The Poster in History
Gallo, Max
Book
2001
The Power of Persuasion: The Politics of the New Right in Ontario
Kozolanka, Kirsten
Book
2007
Kozolanka looks at how the Mike Harris's new right conservative government came to power in Ontario Premier Mike Harris by using successful strategies from other countries to gain public accquiescence...
Press for Conversion #48: July 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
This issue contains a wealth of original COAT research about militarised war shows.
Press for Conversion #50: January 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
This issue contains original research revealing that U.S. war planners have repeatedly used elaborate webs of deceit to con the public into rallying behind major wars whose real purposes involved buil...
Press for Conversion #63: November 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
CIDA-funded "NGOs" in Canada rationalized the destabilization and overthrow of Haitian democracy and then covered up the atrocities of the Canadian-backed dictatorship after the coup. This issue exami...
A pro-Israel group's plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia
Article
2008
Electronic Intifada exposes a secret scheme by a pro-Israel pressure group to infiltrate the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia to rewrite Palestinian history, pass off crude propaganda as fact, an...
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
Propaganda and Consciousness: The Future of Big Flame Newspaper
Article
A political dicussion of the strategy and practice of Big Flame, written in the early 1970s.
Propaganda model: Connexipedia Article
Article
A theory that alleges systemic biases in the mass media and seeks to explain them in terms of structural economic causes. Views the private media as businesses interested in the sale of a product - re...
Propaganda, State Religion and the Attack on the Gaza Peace Flotilla - Part 1
Article
2010
We are trained to react to violent acts, not on the basis of their objective legality and human cost, but on the basis of the perceived legitimacy of the people committing the act. Violence committed ...
Propaganda Techniques of Empire
Petras, James
Article
2016
Washington’s quest for perpetual world power is underwritten by systematic and perpetual propaganda wars. Every major and minor war has been preceded, accompanied and followed by unremitting governmen...
Pure Propaganda - The Great Global Warming Swindle
Article
2007
The Scientists Are The Bad Guys.
Putin on the Ritz
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
Forgive the word-play; colossal demonization notwithstanding, I’ll go with Putin and Russia over Obama, the US, Rasmussen, Cameron, friends and allies everywhere. America has an unerring nose for smel...
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009
Radical Mass Media Criticism: A Cultural Geneology
Berry, David, Theobald, John eds
Book
Examines the thinkers who have reacted against the increasing media power. From the critiqes of the corrupt press during the First World War, an analysis of the relationship between public opinion an...
Radical Newspapers
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
A radical newspaper succeeds to the extent that in engages in dialogue with its readers and community, rather than in preaching.
Rampaging Climate Deniers' Losing Battle
Salzman, Lorna
Article
2009
Because of the flimsy comprehension of science and evolution of most writers in the mass media, those who venture to write about evolution feel constrained to present "alternative" views. But "alterna...
The real first casualty of war
Pilger, John
Article
2006
Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Book
1982
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
Return of the Evil Empire
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
You have to hand it to them. The United States media machine is unequaled at producing and disseminating misinformation. It begins in the bowels of the State Department or White House or Pentagon and ...
The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth
Pilger, John
Article
2015
Pilger discusses the challenges that we encounter as Western governments and media actively seek to supress any political consciousness and independent thought.
Rick Berman Exposed in New Audio; Hear His Tactics Against Environmentalists and Workers' Rights
Graves, Lisa
Article
2014
Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements. Berman specializes in ...
Rick Berman Exposed in New Audio; Hear His Tactics Against Environmentalists and Workers' Rights
Audio
2014
The king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements, including on efforts to increase th...
The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama
DiMaggio, Anthony
Book
2011
A socio-political analysis of the Tea Party that probes its history, organizational structure, membership, ideological coherence, and relationship to the mass media.
Russia's Fantasy "Stray Missiles," America's Real Ones
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2015
Even to those who do not watch closely it has to be apparent that Washington's vast disinformation machine is finally out of control, seriously awry, or desperate.
Russkies at the Doorstep
Sussman, Gerald
Article
2016
In a year noted for crude political discourse, eagerly serialized in the mainstream media, the MSM are themselves bellowing anti-Russian rhetoric, conspiracy theory, and fear-mongering.
The Semantics of Terrorism
Al-Jurf, Soha
Article
2010
A mental construct has been created in which the State of Israel is an entity that is under constant attack. By terrorists. Who, irrefutably, must be eradicated. Their actions are somewhat irrelevant....
Seven Answers To Climate Contrarian Nonsense
Rennie, John
Article
2009
Within the community of scientists and others concerned about anthropogenic climate change, those deny climate change are commonly referred to as contrarians, naysayers and denialists. Not everyone wh...
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense: Find Your Inner Chomsky
Baillargeon, Normand
Book
2005
What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from...
Sick Sophistry: BBC News On Afghan Hospital "Mistakenly" Bombed by United States
Media Lens
Article
2015
One of the defining features of the corporate media is that Western crimes are ignored or downplayed. The US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on the night of Octo...
Six Red Months in Russia: An Observers Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship
Bryant, Louise
Book
1918
Louise Bryant's account of her time in Russia during the revolution 1917-1918.
'Smooth Operator?': The Propaganda Model and Moments of Crisis
Freedman, Des
Article
2009
An article by Des Freedman on Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model for the mass media and moments of crisis (disagreements within the ruling class), focusing particularly on the Daily Mirror and its ...
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
Society of the Spectacle
Debord, Guy
Book
1967
An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an ...
Some of my best comrades are friends
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
The left's sloppy use of language indicates sloppy thinking.
Spinwars: Politics and New Media
Fox, Bill
Book
1999
An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
Sultans of Sleaze: Public Relations and the Media
Nelson, Joyce
Book
1989
Reveals the extent to which we have been deceived by public relations firms on behalf of their unscrupulous clients -- the corporations and governments that control our society.
The Sunday Times' Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst - and Filled with Falsehoods
Greenwalk, Glenn
Article
2015
Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it's hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to g...
Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
The Israeli state and its defenders are increasingly attempting to silence critics because they are losing the battle for public opinion.
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
Carey, Alex
Book
1995
The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially...
Talking Back to the Right: A guide for community activists
Brecher, Jermey
Article
1996
The right's enormous success in framing the American public debate is based not just on isolated issues, but on in overall definition of what the debate is about. The purpose of this guide is to sugge...
Taser Company Uses Facebook, Blogs to Improve Image Amidst Lawsuits: Stun-gun maker Taser blogs to beat bad buz
Mukhopadhyay, Bhaswati; Chakrabarty, Saumyadeb
Article
2009
The company, whose main product is a lightning rod for criticism, is increasingly using blogs and social networks to promote new products and dispel anxieties about them.
Telling the Truth: Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2005
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
The 10 Dumbest, Most Offensive Political Ads in Recent Memory
Fell, Nicholas
Article
2011
Not a single election cycle goes by without some attempt to use fear of the "other" to win votes. Sadly, the results are sometimes successful.
Toxic Sludge Is Good for You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
Stauber, John; Rampton, Sheldon
Book
2004
Explains how modern public relations (PR) transforms the favoured policies of the rich and the powerful into uncontroversial 'common sense'.
TransCanada hires controversial PR firm to derail opposition to Energy East pipeline
Patterson, Brent
Article
2014
There are now multiple news articles that report Calgary-based TransCanada hired the controversial public relations firm Edelman in an attempt to derail growing public opposition to its proposed 1.1 m...
Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
Pilger, John
Article
2016
A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is...
The Truth Behind The Israeli Propaganda
Fisk, Robert
Article
2010
The amazing thing in all this is that so many Western journalists - and I'm including the BBC's pusillanimous coverage of the Gaza aid ships - are writing like Israeli journalists, while many Israeli ...
Twitterers Paid To Spread Israeli Propaganda
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Israel's foreign ministry is reported to be establishing a special undercover team of paid workers whose job it will be to surf the internet 24 hours a day spreading positive news about Israel. Intern...
Ukraine, Intervention, and America's Doublethink: High-Motor Propaganda
Draitser, Eric
Article
2014
With the deployment of Russian forces into Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the US-NATO propaganda machine has kicked into high gear. Putin has been portrayed as a tyrannical aggressor, while the Obama adm...
Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media
Lee, Martin A.; Solomon, Norman
Book
1992
Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of bot...
US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Here is the US changing its story for the FOURTH time of why it launched an air strike on the Doctors without Borders hospital in the Afghan town of Kunduz at the weekend, massacring at least 22 patie...
US Propaganda Campaign to Demonize Russia in Full Gear over One-Sided Dutch/Aussie Report on Flight 17 Downing
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2016
If the danger of the anti-Putin, anti-Russian disinformation propaganda campaign out of the Pentagon and promoted by the US corporate media weren’t so serious, the effort itself might be laughable.
Video of Shooting Caught Police Propaganda Machine in Action
Jones, Andrew Jerell
Article
2015
A video supplied to The New York Times, showing the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott at the hands of a South Carolina police officer, appears on first viewing to be the latest example of an ...
The War against The Lancet
Kampmark, Binoy
Article
2015
"An Open letter to the people of Gaza" triggered a furious reaction within Lancet, with complainants suggesting that the publication has sided with the forces of "anti-Jewish bigotry".
War by media and the triumph of propaganda
Pilger, John
Article
2014
The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war -- with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China. This truth is being turned upside do...
Washington’s Secret Agendas: Imperial Rot
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas.
We need to be told
Pilger, John
Article
2005
When journalists report propaganda instead of the truth, the consequences can be catastrophic - as one largely forgotten instance demonstrates.
We Own the World
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2007
The whole debate about the Iranian 'interference' in Iraq makes sense only on one assumption, namely, that we own the world. If we own the world, then the only question that can arise is that someone ...
Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Marketing the War Against Iraq
Rutherford, Paul
Book
2004
Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant med...
Western Propaganda: So Simple But So Effective
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2016
Western propaganda is actually a perfect apparatus! It is effective and it is almost fully 'bulletproof'. It 'works'!
What’s the Matter With That Union Boss?: The Real Yes Men
Engler, Yves
Article
2013
Why do the most right-wing politicians and corporate news outlets always use the term “union boss”? Because the worst thing they can think of is to say the leader of a labour organization acts like a ...
Why Are We The Good Guys?: Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda
Cromwell, David
Book
2012
One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that we are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps ev...
Why Are We The Good Guys? - Book Review
Article
2012
One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that ‘we’ are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps ...
Why Is Benjamin Netanyahu Trying To Whitewash Hitler?
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2015
Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly asserted that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe's Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.
Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
Pilger, John
Article
2015
Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to ...
William Morris: From Romantic to Revolutionary
Thompson, E. P.
Book
1955
A biography of the nineteenth-century socialist, designer, artist, and intellectual William Morris.
The Witch-Hunters
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2016
Washington Post pushes campaign to censor alternative media.
Words have failed
Hass, Amira
Article
2004
The written word is a failure at making tangible to Israeli readers the true horror of the Occupation.
Worker-Student Action Committees France May '68
Gregoire, R.; Perlman, F.
Book
1969
An account of the May-June 1968 events in Paris. The authors state that "our intention is not to 'clarify' the sequence of events which took place in France in order to make possible a ritual repetiti...
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
JohnPilger.com
The journalism and films of John Pilger.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Medialens
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media. MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our w...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...
JoeySkaggs.com
Joey Skaggs is a storyteller, myth-maker, skeptic, philosopher, writer, performer, and artist. His work is designed to rock the boat -- disturb, provoke, aggravate, and annoy the status quo, as well a...
Spinwatch
Public interest research.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

Black propaganda
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Black propaganda is false information and material that purports to be from a source on one side of a conflict, but is actually from the opposing side.
Caught in the act: German state channel accused of faking Russian soldiers in Ukraine
Ruptly
2015
A Russian television channel alleges a German state broadcaster hired actors to show Russian involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict. The scandal centers around a Russian '‘volunteer' paid by the ...
CIA used Doctor Zhivago as a Literary Weapon during the Cold War
Flood, Alison
2014
Newly declassified documents reveal the CIA published Boris Pasternak's Nobel-winning novel to sow unrest among Soviets.
Edelman's TransCanada Astroturf Documents Expose Oil Industry's Broad Attack on Public Interest
Demelle, Brendan
2014
The Edelman strategy documents and work proposals outline a "grassroots advocacy" campaign plan to build support for TransCanada's Energy East pipeline as well as to undermine public opposition to oil...
The Edifice Complex
Sudjic, Deyan
2005
Fanning the flames of intolerance
The burning of books -- an ultimate form of control and condemnation
Henley, John
2010
A historical overview of book burnings by political and religious regimes.
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Hasbara Handbook: Promoting Israel on Campus
2002
A handbook on how to do pro-Israel advocacy.
Israeli airline pilots and crews trained to give talks promoting Israel in US cities
Bannoura, Saed
2011
The main Israeli-owned airline, El Al, in collaboration with the Jewish Agency, the group 'Stand With Us', and the Israeli Foreign Ministry, has launched a campaign to send Israeli pilots and flight c...
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
Mexican President Calderón Hires US Propaganda Firm
Conroy, Bill
2012
Los Pinos retains Las Vegas-based R&R Partners to promote government’s successes as the bloody drug war rages on.
Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda was Nazi Germany's ministry that enforced Nazi Party ideology in Germany and regulated its culture and society. Founded on March 13, 1933, by ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2016
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
Propaganda
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position.
The Red Menace
A Striking Gallery of Anti-Communist Posters, Ads, Comic Books, Magazines & Films
Jones, Josh
2014
By its very nature, propaganda distorts the truth or tells outright lies. It targets our basest impulses -- fear and anger, flight or fight. While works of pure propaganda may pretend to make logical ...
Spin (public relations)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
In public relations, spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public ...
US military taps 'sock puppets'
Fake personas on social websites to manipulate and influence opinion
Fielding, Nick; Cobain, Ian; Rushe, Dominic
2011
A new $2.76 million dollar 'counter-terrorism' initiative to create a pro-America online presence using fake online personas is underway. These interventions will not be conducted in English or on Ame...
War, Propaganda and the Media
Shah, Anup
1999
Probably every conflict is fought on at least two grounds: the battlefield and the minds of the people via propaganda. The #good guys# and the #bad guys# can often both be guilty of misleading their p...

From the Connexions Archives

Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Double Standards
Website
Focusing on double standards in the media and in international politics. "Double Standard 1. a rule or principle applied more strictly to some people more than others (or oneself)."
Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Medialens
Website
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media. MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our w...
New Democracy Internet site
Website
Supports a democratic revolution to overthrow corporate capitalism, but opposes socialism. Features short articles on labour issues, the deficit, education.
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Palestine Media Watch
Website
PMWATCH was established to promote fair and accurate coverage of the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the US mainstream media. In broad terms, our mission is two-fold: (1) identify, report on, and p...
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...