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How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points into the Press

    How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points into the Press

AMSTERDAM — Investigative site Bellingcat is the toast of the popular press. In the past month alone, it has been described as “an intelligence agency for the people” (ABC Australia), a “transparent” and “innovative” (New Yorker) “independent news collective,” “transforming investigative journalism” (Big Think), and an unequivocal “force for good” (South China Morning Post). Indeed,…

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After 10 Years of Civil War in Syria, US (Quietly) Declares Defeat but Won’t Go Home

    After 10 Years of Civil War in Syria, US (Quietly) Declares Defeat but Won’t Go Home

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — This March marks the 10-year anniversary of the Arab Spring and the protests that rocked Syria, which were a starting point for the ongoing civil war. That conflict has led to over half a million deaths and nearly 13 million people displaced, according to some estimates. Now, after 10 years of attempts…

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Western Media Blitz Aimed at Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine May Already Be Costing Lives

    Western Media Blitz Aimed at Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine May Already Be Costing Lives

WASHINGTON — A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) boasts that, throughout 2020, it worked with other U.S. government agencies to combat the “malign influence” of Russia, Cuba and Venezuela in the Americas. The two examples it cites are “persuading Brazil to reject the Russian COVID-19 vaccine” and pushing Panama…

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Another Step Back for Biden: Attack on Syria Draws Establishment Cheers

    Another Step Back for Biden: Attack on Syria Draws Establishment Cheers

WASHINGTON — Barely a month into his presidency, Joe Biden launched an airstrike on Syria yesterday. The attack was reportedly aimed at militias close to the Iraq border, killing 22 people — considerably more than the White House first claimed. In the attack, 1.75 tons of bombs were dropped on a small border-crossing village, according…

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Politico’s Defense News, Brought to You by Northrop Grumman

  Politico’s Defense News, Brought to You by Northrop Grumman

Since its inception 14 years ago, Politico has risen to become an internet news giant. Now employing over 700 people and reaching 50 million people per month, the website and newspaper has become one of the most trusted sources of information on political issues in the United States. Key to this is its range of…

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CNN Declares BBC ‘Banned’ but CGTN ‘Withdrawn’ as UK and China Fire off in Propaganda Battle

  CNN Declares BBC ‘Banned’ but CGTN ‘Withdrawn’ as UK and China Fire off in Propaganda Battle

Chinese regulators announced yesterday that they are banning British government-funded media outlet the BBC from broadcasting to its population of 1.4 billion people. The decision to block the 98-year-old corporation entirely elicited a storm of condemnation in the West. “China’s decision…is an unacceptable curtailing of media freedom. China has some of the most severe restrictions…

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Media Frames Teen Using College Savings To Save Mom From Eviction as Uplifting Puff Piece

  Media Frames Teen Using College Savings To Save Mom From Eviction as Uplifting Puff Piece

A Texas teenager has been forced to use her entire college savings to prevent her single mother from being evicted after she lost her job amid a raging pandemic. Alondra Carmona of Houston made the appeal on crowdfunding site GoFundMe, noting that she had been accepted into prestigious New York university Barnard College, but that…

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Media Runs Defense for Amazon After Retail Giant Caught Stealing Millions From Workers

  Media Runs Defense for Amazon After Retail Giant Caught Stealing Millions From Workers

It has been a turbulent 24 hours for retail giant Amazon. First, the company’s founder (and world’s richest individual) Jeff Bezos announced that he would step down as CEO. Then, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruled that the company had illegally stolen more than $61 million worth of customer tips meant for its delivery drivers.…

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Outrage as Panicked Authorities Clamp Down on Robinhood Financial Uprising

  Outrage as Panicked Authorities Clamp Down on Robinhood Financial Uprising

There was widespread outrage as panicked authorities introduced a host of emergency measures to stop the continued financial rebellion started by Redditors on the Wall Street Bets subreddit. “Capitalism has no problem when the working class plays. But has an issue when the working class starts winning. The system is rigged,” wrote congressman Jamal Bowman.…

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Corporate Media Bash Teachers Unions for Resisting School Reopenings Amid Rising Death Toll

  Corporate Media Bash Teachers Unions for Resisting School Reopenings Amid Rising Death Toll

The seven-day average COVID death toll hit an all time high yesterday, with over 3,400 Americans expected to die on any given day. Educator cases are on the rise. Studies have shown that children are as likely to contract and pass the coronavirus on as adults, making schools potential super spreading hotspots. As a result,…

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