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The Western Media’s Fear and Loathing of Venezuela

    The Western Media’s Fear and Loathing of Venezuela

Humanitarian crisis, starvation, migration, repressive government, economic crisis, sanctions, resistance, Communist Party, Chavez, hyperinflation, crackdown on corruption, election fraud: just some of the keywords used by the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Reuters and the Miami Herald to describe Venezuela as it heads to the polls on May 20 to select its next president. While some…

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Israel Snipers Train Their Weapons On International Press

    Israel Snipers Train Their Weapons On International Press

Three separate journalists, not for Palestinian news outlets, have reported being attacked by Israeli forces. While Israel says that it carefully considers each shot fired, if believed, would leave no other conclusion than that the IDF was intentionally trying to harm or liquidate journalists covering the conflict on the Israeli border. Specific information was reported…

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Why I Support Russia Today (and So Should You)

    Why I Support Russia Today (and So Should You)

In the age of globalization during the last quarter of the 20thcentury, the English language achieved global hegemony as the “lingua franca” for international communication. It is no small coincidence that during this same time, after the end of the Cold War, the US rose as the sole and dominant superpower with stated aims to…

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With MSM AWOL on Yemen, MintPress News Series To Give Yemenis Back Their Voice

    With MSM AWOL on Yemen, MintPress News Series To Give Yemenis Back Their Voice

SANA’A, Yemen — As the U.S.-Saudi-led war against Yemen enters its third year, the people of this coffin-shaped nation on the Arabian peninsula find themselves struggling not only to survive but to be seen and heard by a mainstream media that is preoccupied with war in neighboring Syria, the resumption of Cold War-like tensions with…

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The Times Declares: Stop Asking Questions on Syria!

  The Times Declares: Stop Asking Questions on Syria!

The morning after the US-led airstrikes on Syria, The Times devoted its front page to an attack on academics who had questioned the rationale for the bombing. The headline article – ‘Apologists for Assad working in British universities’ – was accompanied by a two-page spread claiming that the academic Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media was trying to…

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Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

  Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

The term ‘media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media’s relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign, aimed at guarding Israel and demonizing Palestinians. The current disgraceful coverage of Gaza’s popular protests indicates that…

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Eyeless in Gaza: On Israeli Troops Cheering Over Shooting an Unarmed Palestinian

  Eyeless in Gaza: On Israeli Troops Cheering Over Shooting an Unarmed Palestinian

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief. We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We…

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Kevin Williamson’s Ousting From The Atlantic Reveals a Major Hypocrisy in Conservative Media

  Kevin Williamson’s Ousting From The Atlantic Reveals a Major Hypocrisy in Conservative Media

The media junkies among you may have heard that the Atlantic has fired Kevin D. Williamson, who previously wrote for the National Review. Williamson was best known for his racist, dehumanizing and unhinged screeds about people of color, women and working folks. Yet reading the conservative ire about Williamson’s ousting would make one think an unspeakable war crime…

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How Sloppy Work by the FBI – and the Press – Led to 30 Suicides

  How Sloppy Work by the FBI – and the Press – Led to 30 Suicides

Operation Ore caused a press sensation when it began in 2002, probing what was thought to be a huge secret network of child pornography users. It ended up mired in controversy about the unjust targeting of innocent men, some of whom lost access to their children while others – some reports say as many as…

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Despite Latest Massacre in Gaza, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism

  Despite Latest Massacre in Gaza, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism

Thousands of protesters returned to the border last Friday, burning great heaps of tyres to produce a black smokescreen which they hoped would hide them from Israeli snipers. Gaza’s health ministry has said that five people were killed and 1,070 people were wounded on Friday, including 293 by live fire. The demonstrators know what to expect. A video…

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