Public Radio’s McCarthyite Smear of Black Activists Shows Danger of Russia Panic By Adam Johnson

19 April 2018 — FAIR

For over a year, outlets from FAIR (8/24/16) to TruthDig (1/7/17) to The Nation (8/7/17) to The Intercept (2/12/18) have been warning about the pitfalls of nonstop Russia Is Everywhere and Out to Get Us coverage. The Russians are “stoking discord” and “sowing unrest” and infiltrating online and real-life spaces with memes and rallies and disinformation, corporate media tell us. Did you share Russian disinfo? Twitter and Facebook will let you know. Did you buy into Russian “fake news”? CNN wants to find out. Russia is everywhere, and it’s important the media not only report this fact, but do so over and over and over again, until one is looking for the Russian menace in every interaction.

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Media Lies and Gas Attacks

19 April 2018 — Global Research

As Lies on Syrian Gas Attack Unravel, US and UK Shift to Claims of Russian “Cyber War”

By Will Morrow, April 19, 2018

On Monday, the US and British intelligence agencies released a joint report charging Moscow with unspecified “cyber warfare” against the West. The American media was filled with hysterical warnings that Russia may have hacked “millions” of personal devices as well as critical infrastructure. Continue reading


19 April 2018 — Bertha Foundation

We, the members of the Bertha Justice Network, a global network of human rights and movement lawyering organizations working in pursuit of social justice, are observing with the greatest concern the situation in the Gaza Strip in Palestine, and in particular the recent attacks by Israeli military forces on entirely peaceful demonstrations by Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the willful killing of at least 29 and injury of thousands more during the Great March of Return demonstrations at the Gaza fence since March 30th.

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IRR News (6 – 19 April 2018)

19 April 2018 — Institute of Race Relations

Institute of Race Relations weekly digest – Against Racism, for Social Justice

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the racist killing of Stephen Lawrence, coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Enoch Powell’s notorious ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, reminds us how close is the link between racism in politics and racism on the streets. In this week’s IRR News, Liz Fekete describes, in a speech given at a Round Table on Racism and Hate Crime held in the Houses of Parliament, the dangerous path taken by democratic governments which capitulate to or collude with far-right agendas, and the urgent need to build new ‘communities of resistance’ against pervasive structural racism which feeds racist violence and the march of the far Right across Europe.

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The Anti-Empire Report #157 By William Blum – Published April 18th, 2018

19 April 2018 — Anti-Empire Report


One reason it’s so easy to get an American administration, the mainstream media, and the American people to jump on an anti-Russian bandwagon is of course the legacy of the Soviet Union. To all the real crimes and shortcomings of that period the US regularly added many fictitious claims to agitate the American public against Moscow. That has not come to a halt. During a debate in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, candidate Ben Carson (now the head of the US Housing and Urban Development agency) allowed the following to pass his lips: “Joseph Stalin said if you want to bring America down, you have to undermine three things: Our spiritual life, our patriotism, and our morality.” This is a variation on many Stalinist “quotes” over the years designed to deprecate both the Soviet leader and any American who can be made to sound like him. The quote was quite false, but the debate moderators and the other candidates didn’t raise any question about its accuracy. Of course not.

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