Media’s Linguistic Gymnastics Mislead on Gaza Protests By Gregory Shupak

12 April 2018 — FAIR

AP: Palestinian protesters burn tires, sending smoke billowing at Gaza-Israel border; Israeli troops fire back sporadically

AP headline on (4/6/18)

As Adam Johnson (, 4/9/18) writes, media have engaged in extraordinary mental gymnastics to describe the Israeli military’s deliberate killing of Palestinian protesters in the Great Return March, framing long-distance sniper shootings as “clashes” in order to misleadingly “give the reader the impression of two equal warring sides.”

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Black Agenda Report 11 April 2018

11 April 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Deep State Restrained Obama. Will It Restrain Trump? Time to Abandon Mere Hope For Action 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor

Hope is longing for a future condition over which we have no agency. The planet’s fate and ours is in our hands alone, to organize for the end of capital’s warfare state and the building of something better. Continue reading

Dangerous Crossroads: Russian Naval Exercises Off the Syrian Coast. U.S. Military Deployment in the East Mediterranean

11 April 2018 — Global Research

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

The Russian based media Pravda reported on April 11, that “Russian warships kicked off naval exercises near the coast of Syria”. According to the Moscow Times, “The Russian Navy is reportedly scheduled to launch firing drills off the coast of Syria on April 11 (Wednesday) amid fears of an imminent U.S. airstrike against Syria following a suspected chemical attack”.

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