Media Lens: Disappearing Genocide – The Media And The Death Of Slobodan Milosevic

20 March 2006 — Media Lens

“If we don’t know history, then we are ready meat for carnivorous politicians and the intellectuals and journalists who supply the carving knives. But if we know some history, if we know how many times presidents have lied to us, we will not be fooled again.” (Howard Zinn, historian)

Introduction – 2003 And All That

Three years on, it is clear that the case for war against Iraq was based on lies. Despite the cover-ups, insider compromise and silence, there can be no serious doubt that the lies were conscious and carefully planned. Continue reading

Imperial Manoeuvres By William Bowles

20 March 2006

History is a powerful weapon, perhaps that’s why they don’t teach it at school in the UK (except for the UK’s bizarre obsession with WWII, but then again it makes sense if you want to impart a sense of Britain’s former ‘greatness’ and what better propaganda weapon than our victorious struggle against the evil ‘Hun’).

When I cast my mind back to my high school daze, I remember that the ‘history’ books we used all ended with another infamous date in British history- 1914, anything after that date was not considered history; too close for comfort?

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