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NeoCons Test Drive Newest Weapon to Crush Indie Media, Put MintPress in Their Crosshairs

    NeoCons Test Drive Newest Weapon to Crush Indie Media, Put MintPress in Their Crosshairs

MINNEAPOLIS —  A recently founded venture claiming to be “a news rating agency” is making its big breakout in 2019 by claiming to be an authority at the forefront in the fight against “fake news.” Newsguard — which describes itself as an organization dedicated to “restoring trust and accountability” and using “journalism to fight false…

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The Future is Female (Death Merchants): MSM Celebrates Women in the War Machine

    The Future is Female (Death Merchants): MSM Celebrates Women in the War Machine

WASHINGTON — The mainstream media has made a noisy effort over the years to humanize America’s war machine. But now, outlets like MSNBC are doubling down on efforts in 2019, celebrating the feminization of America’s institutions of destruction and foreign sabotage. You may think you’ve seen it all: from the “humanitarian intervention” canard whitewashing bloody…

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UN Panel Details Organ Theft, Staged Attacks by the White Helmets

    UN Panel Details Organ Theft, Staged Attacks by the White Helmets

Utter silence. That is the sound of Western corporate media days after a more than one-hour-long panel on the White Helmets at the United Nations on December 20. Journalists were present, so the silence isn’t due to lack of access. And in any case, it was live streamed on the UNTV channel and remains available…

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The Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

    The Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

When we think of prisons, we tend to think of Alcatraz, Bang Kwang and Belmarsh with their guard towers, iron bars and concrete. But in his forthcoming book, ’33 Myths of the System’, Darren Allen invites us to imagine a prison with walls made entirely of vacuous guff: Censorship is unnecessary in a system in which…

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Venezuela Launches Media Response Plan to Fake News Attacks

  Venezuela Launches Media Response Plan to Fake News Attacks

The Venezuelan government has announced the creation of a media-based task force to address fake or misleading international news stories about the Caribbean nation. The ‘Zero Tolerance Media Plan’ was announced by Vice Minister for International Communication William Castillo Monday, and will run through the Foreign Office and its network of embassies and consulates. Castillo…

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American Woman Turns to Hunger Strike to Break Media Blackout on Yemen

  American Woman Turns to Hunger Strike to Break Media Blackout on Yemen

SAN FRANCISCO — In Yemen, 18 million civilians are now at the brink of starvation, including 5 million children. The situation in the country, widely considered to be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, is entirely man-made – the sordid result of the Saudi Arabia/UAE coalition’s war to control the Middle East’s poorest nation, a war…

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Western Media Launch Attack on Critics of Controversial White Helmets Group

  Western Media Launch Attack on Critics of Controversial White Helmets Group

The October 16 issue of NY Review of Books has an article by Janine di Giovani titled “Why Assad and Russia Target the White Helmets”. The article exemplifies how western media promotes the White Helmets uncritically and attacks those who challenge the myth.     A Crude & Disingenuous Attack Council on Foreign relations fellow…

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The Battle for Your Mind

  The Battle for Your Mind

After reading The New York Times piece “The Plot to Subvert an Election” I put the paper down with a single question. Why, after two years of allegations, indictments, and claims to proof of this, that, and the other did the newspaper of record—well, once the newspaper of record—see any need to publish such a piece? My answer is…

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The Best of Frenemies: The Trump-Media Logrolling

  The Best of Frenemies: The Trump-Media Logrolling

Today, hundreds of newspapers, at the initiative of the Boston Globe, are purporting to stand up for a free press against Trump’s rhetoric. Today also marks exactly one month since I was dragged out of the July 16 Trump-Putin news conference in Helsinki and locked up until the middle of the night. As laid in my cell, I chuckled…

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Neocons Concoct Threat of “Iranian Hackers” to Justify Preemptive “Counterattack” Against Iran

  Neocons Concoct Threat of “Iranian Hackers” to Justify Preemptive “Counterattack” Against Iran

WASHINGTON — Several reports in both American and Israeli media have recently been circulating the claim that Iran is increasingly likely to respond to draconian U.S.-imposed sanctions by conducting “cyberattacks” against the United States. According to this narrative, “Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and…

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