Publish it Not! How Israel controls the media

March 2011 — Coldtype Jonathan Cook

Given all the palaver around Corbyn’s alleged anti-semitic thoughts, I thought it well worth republishing Jonathan Cook’s excellent essay on the subject of Israel’s propaganda war, ‘Publish It Not!‘ (PDF).

‘How Israel controls the way the international ‘liberal’ media portray its illegal and vicious occupation of Palestine and why the media allow them to get away with it’


Media Lens: The Universe Remains Unhurt

28 March 2018 — Media Lens

And then there was light.

But there must already have been space.

God would be hard-pressed to reach the light switch without space.

The light switch would be hard-pressed to exist.

In reality, only two possible impossibilities are conceivable among the many known unknowns:

– the universe flashed into existence from nothing, without a cause – impossible

  • the universe has always existed, eternally, without a beginning – impossible.

The fact that both seem to be ‘nonsense’ suggests that our ‘common sense’ view must itself be nonsense.

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The great British drug rip-off By Morten Thaysen

5 November 2017 — OurNHS

Drug prices are soaring, crippling our NHS. And Big Pharma’s defence (‘research is expensive’) omits one crucial fact… 

As he became ‘the most hated man on the Internet’ last year, ‘pharma-bro’ Martin Shkreli repeatedly claimed that by hiking the price of HIV drugs he wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary. Squeezing health services and patients for every last penny is just how the pharmaceutical industry works. And that’s perhaps the only thing he was right about.

While multinational drug companies have turned themselves into one of the most profitable industries in the world, they have peddled the lie that they’re charging eye-watering prices for their life-saving products because it costs a fortune to research and develop them. What they didn’t tell us is that much of that research is publicly funded in the first place.

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