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Forces behind the escalation of anti-Semitism

Ever since extreme right-wing multibillionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter on Oct. 27, there has been an alarming increase of anti-Semitic attacks online and threats of physical violence at synagogues and other places. While laying off a huge sector of workers who helped monitor hate speech, Musk reinstated the Twitter accounts of Donald Trump and other…

Amazon Labor Union calls out CEO Jassy

Home » Human needs before profits » Amazon Labor Union calls out CEO Jassy New York City Nov. 30 — In Manhattan today, Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls led a picket line outside the New York Times’ DealBook Summit, where Amazon CEO Andy Jass was a scheduled speaker. President Chris Smalls leads Amazon Labor…
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In Nauseating Netanyahu Interview, Bill Maher Whitewashes a War Criminal

In a recent interview with Katie Halper on “The Katie Halper show”, we talked about Bill Maher having former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his show. Maher has proven himself to be a rude buffoon and an Islamophobe for sure, but in this case, he shamelessly gave a platform to a known war criminal.…

Investigating Israel’s Role in Hollywood, with Ramzy Baroud, Jessica Buxbaum and Alan MacLeod 

. The MintPress podcast, “The Watchdog,” hosted by British-Iraqi hip hop artist Lowkey, closely examines organizations about which it is in the public interest to know – including intelligence, lobby and special interest groups influencing policies that infringe on free speech and target dissent. The Watchdog goes against the grain by casting a light on…

The BBC-to-NATO Pipeline: How the British State Broadcaster Serves the Powerful

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, where the BBC dropped programming to run endless, wall-to-wall coverage, has underlined the fact to many Britons that the network is far from impartial, but the voice of the state. The BBC website draped itself in black, printing stories such as “Death of Queen Elizabeth II: The moment history…

Marvel Heads Revealed to be Closely Connected to Israeli Intelligence

Earlier this month, activists and comic book fans alike were in uproar over Marvel Studios’ announcement that Israeli actress Shira Haas will play Zionist superhero Sabra in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Captain America: New World Order. Many Palestine advocates accused Marvel’s decision to add Sabra to the MCU as exalting Israeli abuse…

How Covert British Information Wars Target Russia, Threatening Civilians and Journalists 

In late July, a shocking interview with a captured Azov Battalion fighter began circulating online. In the clip, the prisoner-of-war claimed that Oleksiy Arestovych, once a key advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, had, prior to the war, ordered his Neo-Nazi regiment (among other military units) to carry out and film “brutal murders” of captured…

John Pilger: Silencing the Lambs. How Propaganda Works

In the 1970s, I met one of Hitler’s leading propagandists, Leni Riefenstahl, whose epic films glorified the Nazis. We happened to be staying at the same lodge in Kenya, where she was on a photography assignment, having escaped the fate of other friends of the Fuhrer. She told me that the ‘patriotic messages’ of her…

Deliberate Misrepresentation: Western Media Bias Makes Israeli War on Palestinians Possible 

While US and western mainstream and corporate media remain biased in favor of Israel, they often behave as if they are a third, neutral party. This is simply not the case. Take the New York Times coverage of the latest Israeli war on Gaza as an example. Its article on August 6, “Israel-Gaza Fighting Flares…

How One Spook-Run London College Department Is Training the World’s Social Media Managers

Staffed by NATO military officers and former government ministers and notorious for training the West’s top spies, the Department of War Studies at King’s College London is also providing the workforce for many of the largest social media companies. This includes Facebook, TikTok, Google, and Twitter. A MintPress study of professional databases and employment websites…

The War ‘Diplomat’: How Borrell, the West Lost the ‘Global Battle of Narratives’

In a blog entry, reflecting on the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia on July 7-8, the High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, seems to have accepted the painful truth that the West is losing what he termed “the global battle of narratives”. “The global battle of narratives is in full swing…

Palestinians ‘Are Not Animals in a Zoo’: Redefining the Role of the ‘Victim Intellectual’

Dedicated to the memory of Ghassan Kanafani, an iconic Palestinian leader and engaged intellectual who was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad on July 8, 1972. Years before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, U.S. media introduced many new characters, promoting them as “experts” who helped ratchet up propaganda, ultimately allowing the U.S. government to…

A Lemming Leading the Lemmings: Slavoj Zizek and the Terminal Collapse of the Anti-War Left

Have you noticed how every major foreign policy crisis since the U.S. and U.K.’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 has peeled off another layer of the left into joining the pro-NATO, pro-war camp? It is now hard to remember that many millions marched in the U.S. and Europe against the attack on Iraq. It sometimes…

“Top Gun: Maverick” is Military Propaganda. Official Documents Prove It

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF – “Top Gun: Maverick” is a box-office smash, a massive hit with both critics and the public alike. Navy and Air Force units across the country have set up recruitment stalls inside movie halls, hoping to sign up individuals buzzed after watching the high-paced aviation action. But documents obtained under the Freedom…

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Forces behind the escalation of anti-Semitism

Ever since extreme right-wing multibillionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter on Oct. 27, there has been an alarming increase of anti-Semitic attacks online and threats of physical violence at synagogues and other places. While laying off a huge sector of workers who helped monitor hate speech, Musk reinstated the Twitter accounts of Donald Trump and other…

Amazon Labor Union calls out CEO Jassy

Home » Human needs before profits » Amazon Labor Union calls out CEO Jassy New York City Nov. 30 — In Manhattan today, Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls led a picket line outside the New York Times’ DealBook Summit, where Amazon CEO Andy Jass was a scheduled speaker. President Chris Smalls leads Amazon Labor…

New School adjunct faculty strike enters third week

Home » Human needs before profits » New School adjunct faculty strike enters third week New York City Dec. 5 — Raucous twin picketlines at the New School University Center and at neighboring Parsons School of Design in support of striking faculty declared their anger at the intransigence of the school administration. Honking cars and…

Ukraine bans Orthodox Church

Voltaire Network | 5 December 2022 The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council decided on 1 December 2022 to "prohibit religious organizations affiliated with Russian Federation centers of influence from operating in Ukraine", announced by President Zelensky while signing Decree 820/2022. The “integral nationalists” had already outlawed the Orthodox Church during the Second World War.…