The spin behind Saudi Arabia’s ‘humanitarian aid plan’ for Yemen
Presented as a great humanitarian effort, the Saudi-led coalition’s new aid plan for Yemen essentially aims to tighten the blockade and monopolise access to aid in the hands of the […]
Propaganda! Pardon me, is mine really bigger than yours?
They say Propaganda! In the West, both the mainstream media and even some of the so-called progressive outlets are shouting: “Those Russians and Chinese and the others like them, they […]
US continues trafficking in deceit with Hezbollah ‘narcoterrorism’ unit
Last month, the US Justice Department announced the launch of an exciting new project: the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team (HFNT), which will continue the US effort to paint the Lebanese group […]
When Is there Going to be Accountability for US Wars and Aggression?
US makes new claims of WMD in Syria It’s WMD all over again. Anonymous “US officials” are once again accusing a targeted “regime” of using “chemical weapons” and threatening […]
Mainstream Media and Imperial Power
Noted journalist and filmmaker John Pilger’s collection of work has been archived by the British Library, but deep-rooted problems of Western media create an increasingly difficult landscape for ethical journalism, […]
Western Journalists Threaten Venezuela
Whitewashing a vile opposition leadership for decades makes military invasion a possibility. “Venezuela opposition looks to military to oust Maduro. Dream on” says the headline to an article by John […]
The first “fake news” was “fake news”
Surely it could not last. Surely there would be a reaction. And the reaction started with the most urgent issue: controlling the vocabulary. (Recall that “whoever controls the vocabulary controls […]
White Helmets in Syria: some questions for our government
What should we – members of Western publics – think about the White Helmets? There is currently great controversy between journalists who present them unproblematically as heroes  and others who […]