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The Button, the Wall and the Myth of Nations
Koehler, Robert
North Korean sanctions, the border wall with Mexico, and the "toxic" role of nationalism with regards to international relations and domestically in the US are discussed.
Chomsky, Noam
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Degraded Capability: The Media and the Kosovo Crisis
Hammond, Philip; Herman, Edward S.
The media played a highly partisan and propagandistic role in Nato’s Kosovo war, uncritically reproducing official spin in a way incompatible with their proclaimed role as objective purveyors of infor...
How They Sold the Iraq War
St. Clair, Jeffrey
The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold: it was a propaganda war, a war of perception management.
In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical
Cockburn, Patrick
In the context of Western air strikes on alleged Syrian biological weapons sites on 14 April, 2018, the history of the bombing of the Abu Ghraib baby milk factory in 1991 underscores the need for perm...
Mainstream Media And The Propaganda Machine
Abubacker, Ershad
Mainstream media, especially the American media plays a vital role in shaping the world public opinion.
The Newsfakers: Whose hands are behind those dramatic YouTube pictures?
Cockburn, Patrick
YouTube and blogs have made it easier than ever to fabricate events. The media are happy to run unsubstantiated reports and footage.
Provoking Nuclear War by Media
Pilger, John
The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was bu...
Sick Sophistry: BBC News On Afghan Hospital "Mistakenly" Bombed by United States
Media Lens
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...
1953 - 2002 - 2016: Syria and the Reemergence of McCarthyism
Deboer, Fredrik
A history of McCarthyism, or red-baiting, in US politics to justify or bolster foreign war efforts, and how the recent Syrian involvement has brought about a revival of McCarthyist discourse and tacti...
US Isn't Leaving Syria -- but Media Lost It When Possibility Was Raised
Shupak, Gregory
The US military exists to fight wars. It is the most heavily armed, most violent organization in the world. Saying that it should continue to occupy Syria, and most of the mainstream media do, is a wa...
US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
Cook, Jonathan
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...
War by media and the triumph of propaganda
Pilger, John
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...
A War Plan Scuttled?: Against The Current vol. 133
Ruff, Allen
As the Bush era draws to a close, there been increasing speculation on whether or not the United States will attack Iran. Spurred by the posturing and rhetoric coming from the White House and a subser...
Where War Reporting Goes Wrong: A Diary of Four Wars
Cockburn, Patrick
The four recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been propaganda wars in which newspaper, television and radio journalists played a central role. In all wars there is a difference ...
Why the Western Media Pushes for War on Russia: Operation Get Putin
Cloughley, Brian
Author discusses the reasons why the western 'mainstream' media have sharply increased their campaign against Russia and President Putin.

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A history of violence: Growing up in CAR
Specogna, Heidi
A child born from rape and a young gunshot victim grow up amid CAR's cycle of violence.
Lapdog media learns nothing, beats war drums again
Smith, Patrick L.
Have we forgotten Judith Miller already? Or Colin Powell at the U.N.? Before attacking Syria, let's know the truth.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
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...
Rethinking Media in Conflict Zones
How can journalists minimize safety risks whilst reporting on conflicts?
Elmi, Hamid
Conflicts and wars are the everyday stuff of national, regional and world news. They are likely to intensify and give birth to permutations that make media coverage and analysis more difficult and com...
UN 'Travesty': Resolutions Of Mass Destruction - Part 1
Far from bringing an end to the violence, UN Resolution 1973 unleashed overwhelming Western force in pursuit of regime change, in a war that was fought to the bitter end. To ensure the right outcome, ...
War, Propaganda and the Media
Shah, Anup
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...

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