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The CIA’s Jack Ryan Series Is ‘Regime-Change’ Propaganda Aimed At Venezuela

    The CIA’s Jack Ryan Series Is ‘Regime-Change’ Propaganda Aimed At Venezuela

The second season of the big budget series Jack Ryan has just debuted across multiple platforms. Described as “the huge hit that Amazon has been hoping for,” the series follows the story of an eponymous CIA agent as he attempts to overthrow ruthless Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Reyes. Reyes, we learn, has acquired a nuclear weapon…

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NPR Mocks Cancer Survivor in Drumbeat of Syria Propaganda

    NPR Mocks Cancer Survivor in Drumbeat of Syria Propaganda

It may be a new low in propaganda. National Public Radio (NPR) used the news that Syrian First Lady Asma Assad had overcome breast cancer to mock her and continue the information war against Syria.  They interviewed a Human Rights Watch staffer named Lama Fakih who is an American from Michigan now based in Beirut.…

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Hollywood’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda

    Hollywood’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda

Grayzone — The superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel is a perfect case study for how the United States military uses Hollywood to spread propaganda. The US military is at the center of the plot of Captain Marvel. The film’s protagonist, Carol Danvers, is a former US Air Force pilot who becomes a superhero after absorbing the…

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This 1995 Noam Chomsky Quote Prophetically Defined Today’s News Media

    This 1995 Noam Chomsky Quote Prophetically Defined Today’s News Media

Earlier this month, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, author of ‘Utopia For Realists’, was interviewed by the high-profile Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson. During a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos in Janary, Bregman had bluntly told billionaires that they should stop avoiding taxes and pay their fair share: ‘We gotta be talking about taxes.…

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Investigating Venezuela’s ‘Humanitarian Crisis’: Max Blumenthal Tours a Supermarket in Caracas

  Investigating Venezuela’s ‘Humanitarian Crisis’: Max Blumenthal Tours a Supermarket in Caracas

 This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an array of publications, many video reports, and several documentaries, including Killing Gaza. Blumenthal founded…

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How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

  How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

The latest extraordinary chapter in the bizarre world of Venezuelan politics is playing out before our eyes. After winning the 2018 presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated in January, only for the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó — a man whom, at the time, less than 20 percent of the country had even heard of…

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Pentagon Looking to Step up Its Disinformation Warfare

  Pentagon Looking to Step up Its Disinformation Warfare

US Department of Defense officials are looking to weaponize disinformation, by looking for new “influencing tools” against “enemy propaganda,” military.com reported. The Pentagon wishes to expand its capabilities in irregular warfare, which according to Defense officials is a critical tool for defeating near-peer adversaries preemptively. As a department, we have often exhibited a historical preference in…

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An Agenda Unveiled: How Reuters Joined the US Government’s Offensive Against Iran

  An Agenda Unveiled: How Reuters Joined the US Government’s Offensive Against Iran

Ever since the beginning of Iran’s 1979 revolution, the United States has been leading a propaganda campaign against the country, minimizing its own harmful role in key historical events, justifying an ousted monarchal t regime, and demonizing its new political system. Frequently it is done in lighter forms, such as constant criticism of the new…

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How War Propaganda in the Film Industry Really Works

  How War Propaganda in the Film Industry Really Works

As the co-authors of National Security Cinema, we have become known — rather inaccurately — for encouraging two major ideas: 1. That the government is really important in making movies more militaristic. 2. That Hollywood doesn’t produce dissenting films. While the first of these is somewhat true it is a simplification, the second is a falsehood. The…

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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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