Movie Review: “We Steal Secrets”: A Masterclass in Propaganda. The Assassination of Julian Assange By Jonathan Cook

30 July 2013 — Jonathan Cook

I have just watched We Steal Secrets, Alex Gibney’s documentary about Wikileaks and Julian Assange. One useful thing I learnt is the difference between a hatchet job and character assassination. Gibney is too clever for a hatchet job, and his propaganda is all the more effective for it.

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How 20 Tents Rocked Israel: Palestinians Take the Fight to their Occupiers By Jonathan Cook

14 January, 2013 — Global Research

When the Palestinian leadership won their upgrade to non-member observer status at the United Nations in November, plenty of sceptics on both sides of the divide questioned what practical benefits would accrue to the Palestinians. The doubters have not been silenced yet.

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Ruppert Murdoch’s Bid to Persuade Gen. David Petraeus to Run as Republican Candidate in the 2012 Presidential Election By Jonathan Cook

21 December, 2012Global Research

Carl Bernstein, of All the President’s Men fame, has a revealing commentary in the Guardian today, though revealing not entirely in a way he appears to understand. Bernstein highlights a story first disclosed earlier this month in the Washington Post by his former journalistic partner Bob Woodward that media mogul Rupert Murdoch tried to “buy the US presidency”.

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ColdType, August 2012

25 July 2012 — coldtype.net

In the August issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

Cover story is Jonathan Cook’s analysis of the West’s build-up to war in Syria, in which the West’s choice of ‘White Hat’ fighters are those democracy/freedom lovers from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, who are using oil money to fund the dissident forces. 

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Israel’s grand hypocrisy By Jonathan Cook

1 December 2011 — Global Research

Netanyahu slams ‘anti-liberal’ Arab Spring

As protests raged again across the Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, offered his assessment of the Arab Spring last week. It was, he said, an “Islamic, anti-western, anti-liberal, anti-Israeli, undemocratic wave”, adding that Israel’s Arab neighbours were “moving not forwards, but backwards”.
 
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Is Britain plotting with Israel to attack Iran? By Jonathan Cook

25 November 2011 — Global Research

Last February Britain’s then defense minister Liam Fox attended a dinner in Tel Aviv with a group described as senior Israelis. Alongside him sat Adam Werritty, a lobbyist whose ‘improper relations’ with the minister would lead eight months later to Fox’s hurried resignation.

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The Negev’s Hot Wind Blowing By Jonathan Cook

25 October 2011 — Middle East Research and Information Project

Over the past 15 months the dusty plains of the northern Negev desert in Israel have been witness to a ritual of destruction, part of a police operation known as Hot Wind. On 29 occasions since June 2010, hundreds of Israeli paramilitary officers have made the pilgrimage over a dirt track near the city of Beersheva to the zinc sheds and hemp tents of al-‘Araqib. Within hours of their arrival, the 45 ramshackle structures — home to some 300 Bedouin villagers — are pulled down and al-‘Araqib is wiped off the map once again. All that remains to mark the area’s inhabitation by generations of the al-Turi tribe are the stone graves in the cemetery.

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Palestine Self-Determination: UN Bid Heralds Death of Palestine’s Old Guard By Jonathan Cook

26 September, 2011 — Global Research

New leaders will spurn two states

Amid the enthusiastic applause in New York and the celebrations in Ramallah, it was easy to believe — if only a for minute — that, after decades of obstruction by Israel and the United States, a Palestinian state might finally be pulled out of the United Nations hat. Will the world’s conscience be midwife to a new era ending Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians?
 
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On an old anniversary, a new sense that change is possible By Jonathan Cook

17 May 2011 — Jonathon Cook

They are extraordinary scenes. Film shot on mobile phones captured the moment on Sunday when at least 1,000 Palestinian refugees marched across no-man’s land to one of the most heavily protected borders in the world, the one separating Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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