Media Lens: How The Press Hides The Global Crimes Of The West: Corporate Media Coverage Of Chad

9 June 2016 — Media Lens

Guest Media Alert By Richard Lance Keeble

One of the essential functions of the corporate media is to marginalise or silence acknowledgement of the history – and continuation – of Western imperial aggression. The coverage of the recent sentencing in Senegal of Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, for crimes against humanity, provides a useful case study.

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Media Lens: Death In Honduras – The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres

10 March 2016 — Media Lens

Death In Honduras – The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres

On February 28, Hillary Clinton told an audience from the pulpit of a Memphis church: ‘we need more love and kindness in America’. This was something she felt ‘from the bottom of my heart’.

These benevolent sentiments recalled the national ‘purpose’ identified by President George H.W. Bush in 1989, shortly before he flattened Iraq. It was, he said, ‘to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world’.

Clinton, of course, meant North America, specifically the United States. But other places in America are short on love and kindness, too. Consider Honduras, for example.

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Libya Coming Full Circle. When A Deemed “Conspiracy Theory” Becomes Reality By Sam Muhho

20 June 2014 — Global Research

In the duration of the “revolutionary frenzy” that categorized western media coverage of the Libyan Civil War in 2011, public audiences were captivated with both tales of rebels aspiring for “democracy” and with complimenting stories of unabated brutality by Gaddafi forces.

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The Anti-Empire Report #129 By William Blum

6 June 2014 — The Anti-Empire Report

Edward Snowden

Is Edward Snowden a radical? The dictionary defines a radical as “an advocate of political and social revolution”, the adjective form being “favoring or resulting in extreme or revolutionary changes”. That doesn’t sound like Snowden as far as what has been publicly revealed. In common usage, the term “radical” usually connotes someone or something that goes beyond the generally accepted boundaries of socio-political thought and policies; often used by the Left simply to denote more extreme than, or to the left of, a “liberal”.

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The Anti-Empire Report #128 By William Blum: “The Russians are coming … again … and they’re still ten feet tall!”

9 May 2014 — The Anti-Empire Report

“The Russians are coming … again … and they’re still ten feet tall!”

So, what do we have here? In Libya, in Syria, and elsewhere the United States has been on the same side as the al-Qaeda types. But not in Ukraine. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in Ukraine the United States is on the same side as the neo-Nazi types, who – taking time off from parading around with their swastika-like symbols and calling for the death of Jews, Russians and Communists – on May 2 burned down a trade-union building in Odessa, killing scores of people and sending hundreds to hospital; many of the victims were beaten or shot when they tried to flee the flames and smoke; ambulances were blocked from reaching the wounded. Try and find an American mainstream media entity that has made a serious attempt to capture the horror.

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Twenty Years Ago: Rwanda, Installing a US Proxy State in Central Africa. The US was Behind the Genocide By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

6 April 2014 — Global Research

Author’s note
The world  is currently commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The official story is that the genocide directed against the Tutsi population was triggered by the Interhamwe militia of the Hamyarimana government in the wake of plane crash which led to the death of president Habyarimana. The evidence suggests that the United States played a covert role in shooting down the plane.

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