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Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov’t Concedes Defeat in Bolivia

    Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov’t Concedes Defeat in Bolivia

Bolivia’s Movement to Socialism (MAS) party is celebrating what appears to be a crushing, landslide victory in Sunday’s elections. Although official vote counting is far from over, exit polls show an overwhelming triumph for the socialists, and a repudiation of the right-wing military government of Jeanine Añez, who has ruled since the coup last November.…

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Reporters Claim Facebook is Censoring Information on Julian Assange Case

    Reporters Claim Facebook is Censoring Information on Julian Assange Case

Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and longtime confidant of Julian Assange, has been fastidiously reporting on the Australian publisher’s extradition hearing to the United States. Yet few people have been reading it. This, according to Murray, is because of a deliberate decision by online media giants to downplay or suppress discussion of the…

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As His Extradition Trial Drags on, Media and Rights Groups Are Still Ignoring Julian Assange

    As His Extradition Trial Drags on, Media and Rights Groups Are Still Ignoring Julian Assange

The extradition case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange continues in London. The U.S. government is indicting the Australian living on the other side of the world under its own Espionage Act, with the case widely seen as setting an important precedent for freedom of speech and of the media worldwide. Yet as the case reaches its…

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Diana Johnstone’s “Circle in the Darkness” Gives an Insider’s View Into Media Manipulation

    Diana Johnstone’s “Circle in the Darkness” Gives an Insider’s View Into Media Manipulation

Diana Johnstone has written a compelling and insightful book. It is mostly a review and analysis of significant events from the past 55 years and concludes with her assessment of different trends that are being debated on the Left today, including “identity politics,” Antifa, and censorship. This is a book to be read, enjoyed, and discussed The book,…

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Discussion of Wikileaks or any “Hacked Information” Banned Under New YouTube Rules

  Discussion of Wikileaks or any “Hacked Information” Banned Under New YouTube Rules

Social media giant YouTube announced yesterday a host of new measures it says are aimed at preventing any interference in the upcoming presidential elections. Chief among the list it wrote on its blog, is “removing content that contains hacked information, the disclosure of which may interfere with democratic processes, such as elections and censuses.” An example…

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US, Israeli Media Scramble to Blame Hezbollah for Deadly Beirut Explosion

  US, Israeli Media Scramble to Blame Hezbollah for Deadly Beirut Explosion

The narrative that puts Hezbollah in the hot seat for the devastating explosion of ammonium nitrate, allegedly stored by the thousands of tons in one of the busiest ports in the eastern Mediterranean and which killed over two hundred people has a few holes in it, to say the least. As the mainstream U.S.-led international media beats…

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How Joeseph Goebbel’s Nazi Propaganda Gave Birth to Today’s Western Media

  How Joeseph Goebbel’s Nazi Propaganda Gave Birth to Today’s Western Media

All six children were dressed in pristine, finely pressed white clothes. Their hair was combed and styled. Aged between four and twelve, they had been assembled below by house aides. The stage was now set. Pedigree, ideological sacred cows, convictions as indefensible as the Oder River had set it. With or without cause, all final…

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With Microsoft Purchase of TikTok, US Tightens Grip Over International Media

  With Microsoft Purchase of TikTok, US Tightens Grip Over International Media

Following Donald Trump’s Friday announcement that he would ban the popular Chinese-owned video platform, Microsoft has today swooped in to hoover up TikTok after it received “personal assurances” from the president himself that he would back such a move. Trump has given the two parties up to 45 days to hash out a deal. ByteDance, TikTok’s parent…

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Partisan Media Coverage of Epstein Masks His Links to Both Sides of the Political Establishment

  Partisan Media Coverage of Epstein Masks His Links to Both Sides of the Political Establishment

The Jeffrey Epstein saga continues to rumble on. Earlier this month, the deceased sexual predator’s longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested and charged with luring and grooming children into his sex ring. Epstein, who died in prison in suspicious circumstances last August, was connected to huge swaths of the global elite, counting billionaire business owners,…

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Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the ‘Threat’ of Peace in Afghanistan

  Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the ‘Threat’ of Peace in Afghanistan

This is not a column defending Donald Trump. Across my career, I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.) No, this is a column about context. When The New York Times reports anonymous sources from the…

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