COLDTYPE SPECIAL: Danny Schechter’s Final Book

23 June 2015 — Coldtype

Topic of Cancer: FREE To Our Readers

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When he was diagnosed with cancer late last year, Danny Schechter, the News Dissector, started a diary of his Medical Mystery Tour – telling of his fight against the disease, his treatment and his feelings. This diary, with a moving final chapter by his daughter Sarah Debs Schechter, is now published as a 212-page ebook to commemorate his birthday on June 27, exclusively for readers of  ColdType. Continue reading this...

Nelson Mandela’s Final Battle: Dying With Dignity By Danny Schechter

14 July 2013 — Media Channel

Durban, South Africa: If I was an ailing Nelson Mandela, and, at all conscious of the storms surrounding me, I might not be in such a hurry to open my eyes.

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ColdType Issue 74: Chris Hedges’ The Shame of America’s Gulags / Loretta Napoleoni / Danny Schechter…

24 May 2013 —

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This month’s Cover Story, Chris Hedges’ The Shame of America’s Gulags, provides a disturbing insight into conditions inside the most secure prisons in the United States. It’s chilling reading from a country that lays claim to being the freest and most humane in the world. 

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Israel Bombs Syria Becomes Israel Is Only Defending Itself By Danny Schechter

5 May 2013 — Media Channel

An Israeli plane bombs a target in Syria. The news is passed along first to Fox News, (huh?) by someone in the Administration.

It happened on a Thursday, but we only find out about it late on Friday. The New York Times assigns three reporter to cover the story that goes up on their website in the middle of the morning on Saturday.

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A TV Network Prematurely Reports Nelson Mandela Died–Do Some Want Him Gone? By Danny Schechter

7 April 2013 — Media Channel


New York, New York: A South African media outlet, no doubt eager to be first, aired a TV obituary of Nelson Mandela. It was very positive and respectful, except for the fact he hadn’t died. 

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Sequesters To Trim Government Debt; Malls Raise Consumer Debt for The “Sheeple” By Danny Schechter

4 March 2013 — Media Channel

Durban, South Africa: Back in 2002, South Africa hosted a UN environmental Summit on sustainability. It drew a rag tag army of green activists from all over the world, many excited to visit the now free South Africa that they fought for through the apartheid years, and hoping to meet members of the liberation movement led by Nelson Mandela.

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Putting Palestine On The Agenda: At The Russell Tribunal In New York By Danny Schechter

8 October 2012 — News Dissector

New York, New York: The needs and concerns of the Palestinian people are not in the news much in the United States, even though the issues have been around for decades here in the city that hosts the United Nations and where there have been, over the years, persistent resolutions based on allegations of international law violations and apartheid-like abuses in the territories occupied by Israel.

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When Is A Terrorist No Longer A Terrorist? By Danny Schechter

24 September 2012The News Dissector

Question: When is a terrorist a terrorist?

Answer: When the US government says so.

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Israel on the Offensive In Bid To Press President Obama To Attack Iran By Danny Schechter

13 September 2012The News Dissector


New York, New York: It feels like Iran Week in the USA


Using an exaggerated if fictive Iranian threat to create nuclear weapons as their pretext, Israeli politicians are blatantly and publicly inserting themselves in America’s Presidential elections, demanding that President Obama do their bidding by articulating so-called “red lines” to further threaten Tehran.


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Can the War Israel Wants With Iran Be Averted? By Danny Schechter

27 August 2012 — The News Dissector


For more than a year now, the drums of war emanating from Israel have become louder and louder with weekly news leaks, and threats including the disclosure of alleged attack plans. The whole exercise seems designed to create a sense of alarm and inevitability.


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Reflections As Nelson Mandela Turns 94 July 18th By Danny Schechter

16 July 2012 — The News Dissector


Prisoner of Mandela: I was “Captured” and Inspired By His Movement


Cape Town, SouthAfrica: Nelson Mandela was released from prison 22 years ago. He has been “free” ever since. At the same time, I sometimes feel as if I became his prisoner—imprisoned by the work I have been doing enthusiastically in service to the struggle he led ever since the mid 1960’s.

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The Obama Defection: Former Supporters Lambaste The President By Danny Schechter

2 July 2012The News Dissector


One Reason: The Fundraising is Difficult
There were two American elections this past week that spoke to the power of incumbency. Despite corruption charges, the venerable Black Democrat Charles Rangel, now in his 80’s, was re-elected to Congress by his Harlem constituency. 

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South Africa’s Political Wars Begin To Resemble Our Own By Danny Schechter

26 June 2012 — The News Dissector


Cape Town, South Africa: When I came to South Africa, I thought I was escaping the way our news programs are totally dominated by political coverage even though the election is months away and everyone knows none of this polling and hyped-up speculation matters until October.

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Beyond Citizens United: Politics Is an Industry, Not Just A Campaign By Danny Schechter

4 June 2012The News Dissector


New York, New York: In theory, American elections traditionally get going after Labor Day, but, as we can see by the daily overkill media “coverage,” polls and constant reporting about who has raised what—to the degree that anyone really knows in the age of SuperPacs— that the political horses for the 2012 are off and running.

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