Media Lens: ‘Sworn Enemies’? A Response To George Monbiot

6 November, 2012Media Lens

‘Sworn Enemies’? A Response To George Monbiot

Hi George

It’s good to know that your email is intended in a ‘friendly and constructive spirit’, and not as a follow-up to something you wrote of us three weeks earlier: ‘I could spend my life unpicking their falsehoods. Perhaps I should, cos no one else is.’

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Media Lens: US Consulate Killings – Spontaneous Religious Or Planned Political? By: David Edwards

25 September, 2012Media Lens

On September 11, four Americans, including the US ambassador, were killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The following day, the BBC‘s Lunchtime News reported that the killings were part of ‘disturbances’ which were ‘linked to an anti-Islamic video’ (BBC News, September 12, 2012). The BBC‘s News at Six explained that the US ambassador was killed ‘in a protest’. This was mild language indeed given that the consulate had been attacked with assault rifles, hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. (According to the New York Times, two US security guards were killed by mortar fire).

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ColdType, March 2012

1 March 2012 — Coldtype

In this month’s 88-page COLDTYPE MAGAZINE

The cover story of this month’s biggest-ever issue returns to the Middle East where the world is being prepared for a replay of the just-ended war in Iraq. Our seven essays by writers in North America and Europe point out, among other things, that there seems to be a media blackout of the fact that Israel also acquired its nuclear arsenal by devious means, won’t let anyone examine its nuclear plants, and is far more aggressive than Iran. Never let the truth get in the way of a good war is the message, it would seem. 

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Media Lens Cogitation: Free to be Human – An Interview with David Edwards

18 November 2011 — Media Lens

Introduction

The aim of Richard Capes’ More Thought blog is ‘to provide detailed audio/video/written interviews with authors of non-fiction social, political, philosophical and environmental books that I consider essential reading’. Here is Richard’s November 10 interview with Media Lens co-editor David Edwards about his book Free to be Human. The interview is quite long, we urge readers to ensure a steady supply of tea/coffee and biscuits.

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GUEST LENS MEDIA ALERT: A COMPARATIVE REVIEW OF FLAT EARTH NEWS AND NEWSPEAK – PART 1 By Jonathan Cook

18 November, 2009 — MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media

Introduction

Jonathan Cook has been covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from Nazareth, Israel, as a freelance reporter for the past eight years. Before that he was a staff journalist at the Guardian and Observer newspapers. His latest books on the conflict are ‘Israel and the Clash of Civilisations’ (Pluto, 2008) and ‘Disappearing Palestine’ (Zed, 2008). His website is www.jkcook.net

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Media Lens wins the Gandhi Foundation Peace Award And An Appeal For Support

The Gandhi Foundation Peace Award And An Appeal For Support

MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media

November 13, 2007

We are happy to report that we will be accepting the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award on December 2. See here:

http://www.gandhifoundation.org/peaceaward.html

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Media Lens: Giving The Climate Camp A Good Telling Off!

MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media

August 23, 2007

Guardian Environment Editor Lambasts the Heathrow Climate Camp’s ‘Media Mismanagement’

Last week’s peaceful protests at the Heathrow Camp for Climate Action (http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/) were a heartening sign of sanity in response to the huge climate threat facing us. Activists drew attention to the role of aviation in global warming, conducted seminars on climate science and undertook a series of nonviolent demonstrations. A mass siege even temporarily shut down the national headquarters of British Airports Authority (BAA), owners of Heathrow airport.

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