16 April 2015 — Media Lens
We live in a time when compassionate rhetoric is used as a weapon of state-corporate control. The rhetoric focuses on ethical concerns such as racial, gender and same-sex equality, but is disconnected from any kind of coherent ethical worldview. Corporate commentators are thereby freed to laud these moral principles, even as they ignore high crimes of state-corporate power.
18 March 2015 — Media Lens
Islamic State’s horrific mass beheading of 21 Coptic Christians last month forced a reluctant UK media system to return to Libya, scene of saturation news coverage in 2011.
Then, the media lens hovered obsessively over every Libyan government crime – indeed, over every alleged and even predicted crime – in an effort to justify a Nato ‘intervention’ that was supported by most media and 557 British MPs, with just 13 opposed.
FAIR TV: Iran Nuke Tall Tales, New Benghazi Nonsense, White Guys on Affirmative Action By Peter Hart
3 May 2014 — FAIR TV
On the show this week: CNN goes to Iran nuclear expert… Benjamin Netanyahu? Plus new nonsense on Benghazi, and Meet the Press presents a discussion on affirmative action with mostly conservative white guys–showing media’s need for some affirmative action of their own.
1 January 2014– Global Research
On December 24th 2013, the United Nations Security Council voted to increase peacekeeping forces in South Sudan, whose independence from the North US-NATO powers celebrated only recently. Democratic elections in South Sudan did not, however, lead to peace and stability. Continue reading this...
6 November 2013 — Information Clearing House
The Brutal Past and Present are Another Country in Secret Australia
By John Pilger
More than any colonial society, Australia consigns its dirtiest secrets, past and present, to a wilful ignorance or indifference.
6 November 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Child Seriously Injured In Jerusalem
IMEMC – [Tuesday Evening November 5, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian child was seriously injured by Israeli army fire in Qotna village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem. …
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2 November 2013 — 4th Media
Testimony by a Liwa Asifat al-Shamal member implicates Saudi, Lebanese and Turkish Officials and Officers, including the Lebanese MP Saad Hariri and Saudi Arabi´s Intelligence Chief Bandar bin Sultan, in Weapons Trafficking and the Trafficking of the Nerve Agent Sarin to Mercenary Brigades in Syria. The Testimony Implicates Bandar and Hariri in the Chemical Weapons Attack in Khan Al-Assal on 5 March 2013.
21 October 2013 — Information Clearing House
Engineering Consent For More Wars
U.S. Military Investing Heavily in Africa
By Shashank Bengali
The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in a region with a rising threat of “Islamist terrorism”.
13 October 2013 — Information Clearing House
Post-Intervention Libya: A Militia State
By Richard Falk
The seizure of al-Libi and the subsequent kidnapping of the prime minister may be metaphors of what ‘governance’ in Libya has come to signify.
12 October 2013 — williambowles.info
This past week, we saw the mouthpiece of Imperialism, the Norwegian Nobel Committee award its ‘Peace Prize’ to the UN’s Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), before it’s even completed its work (if it ever will or can)! Almost exactly one year ago following the awarding of the Nobel ‘Peace Prize’ to the European Union for its participation in the invasion of Libya and the overthrow of a sovereign state, the eminent academic Francis A. Boyle wrote the following, a statement that applies equally to this year’s award: Continue reading this...
11 October 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Israeli Reserve Colonel Killed In Jordan Valley Settlement
IMEMC – [Thursday at night October 10 2013] Israeli daily, Haaretz, has reported that an Israeli reserve officer settler was killed outside his home in the Brosh Habika illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Jordan Valley. …
8 October 2013 — Anti-Empire Report
The War on Terrorism … or whatever.
“U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory of the new group.” 1