Media Watch

“… media professionals have long played a crucial role in the protection of private power by maintaining the illusion that members of the public are offered an ‘ímpartial' and wide selection of facts, opinions and perspectives from which any individual can derive his or her own well-informed world view.” - David Cromwell, Why Are We The Good Guys? Reclaiming Your Mind From the Delusions of Propaganda


Suggested reading:


21 December

Obama's Historic Move by Noam Chomsky, ZCommentaries, 20 December 2014

The Cuba Paradox by Binoy Kampmark, CounterPunch, 19 December 2014

The US and Cuba: What Really Happened, What Will Change? by Benjamin Willis, CounterPunch, 19 December 2014

American Exceptionalism and American Torture by William Blum, ZNet, 20 December 2014

Torture's Time for Accountability by Ray McGovern,, 20 December 2014

Free Fall of the Ruble: Who's Behind it? A Ploy of Russia's Economic Wizards? Whose Chess Game? by Peter Koenig, Global Reearch, 19 December 2014

How the UN Whitewashed An Israeli Bloodbath by Norman G. Finkelstein, New Left Project, 19 December 2014

Enough symbolic votes, it is time to take real action on Israel by Bruno Jäntti, Al Jazeera, 16 December 2014

What the SYRIZA Government Will Do by Alexis Tsipras, ZNet, 20 December 2014

New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights by Santiago Carrion,, 19 December 2014


20 December

Ending the Cold War on Cuba? From the Freezer to the Chiller by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 19 December 2014

Why We Fight: 2014 In Review by Nebojsa Malic,, 20 December 2014

Ukrainian Soldier Confirms: Ukraine's Military Shot Down Malaysian MH17 Plane by Eric Zuesse, Global Research, 18 December 2014

Pepe Escobar's Trip Through a World in Turmoil: Empire of Chaos by Jim Miles, CounterPunch, 19 December 2014

Mikhail Gorbachev: America wanted to rule the world but lost its way, RT, 19 December 2014 (video and transcript)

Ruble Takedown Exposes Cracks in Putin's Defense by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 19 December 2014

Enough with the Sony hack. Can we all calm down about cyberwar with North Korea already? by Trevor Timm, The Guardian, 19 December 2014

Splendid Isolation by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 20 December 2014

A Tale of Two Girls: Malala and Nabeela by Sufyan bin Uzayr, Information Clearing House, 16 December 2014

At the Lima Climate Talks, It Was Groundhog Day All Over Again by Oscar Reyes, Foreign Policy in Focus, 18 December 2014

Solidarity Health Clinics in Greece by Marina Sitrin, teleSUR, 18 December 2014

Howard Zinn and the Joy of a Political Life by Frances Fox Piven, The Nation, 15 December 2014

Building Organization by Michael Albert, teleSUR, 18 December 2014

Fear and free speech by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 19 December 2014

Christian Dogma Should be Questioned by Andre Vltchek, CounterPunch, 19 December 2014


19 December

Glenn Greenwald Blasts Dick Cheney And President Obama On Torture by Ryan Buxton, The Huffington Post, 19 December 2014 (video)


18 December

What Putin is not telling us by Pepe Escobar, RT, 18 December 2014

US/NATO Building "New Berlin Wall" by Expanding Military Footprint: Putin by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 18 December 2014

The Crazy US ‘Group Think' on Russia by Robert Parry,, 18 December 2014

The spectre of social unrest is haunting Putin's Russia by Gabriel Levy, ZNet, 18 December 2014

Imperialism and the ruble crisis by Alex Lantier, World Socialist Web Site, 18 Decembe 2014

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security State "Works," Even If Nothing It Does Works,, 18 December 2014

New social movements arise in Bosnia Herzegovina by Chiara Milan,, 18 December 2014

Erdogan is crushing Turkey's media in his bid for untrammelled power by Robert Ellis, The Guardian, 18 December 2014

Israel and Europe's shared anti-semitism by Jonathan Cook, The Blog from Nazareth, 18 December 2014

Assange: US prosecuting Barrett Brown for quoting assassination threats against me, RT, 18 December 2014


17 December

U.S. Gov't. Seeks Excuse to Attack Russia by Eric Zuesse, Information Clearing House, 17 December 2014

Ukraine's Two Big Gas Deals Are Now Both Dry by Eric Zuesse,, 17 December 2014

Russia Expects a Color Revolution to Follow the Destruction of Its Economy – Putin Warned of Threat in November by Kurt Nimmo, Global Research, 17 December 2014

America Confronts Russia: Kiev Anti-Russian False Flag Planned? by Stephen Lendman, Global Research, 17 December 2014

US and Cuba to Restore Diplomatic Relations in Historic Overhaul by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams, 17 December 2014

Addressing the Cuban Five Injustice by Marjorie Cohen,, 17 December 2014

America's Addiction to Torture by Henry A. Giroux, Truthout, 17 December 2014

The Destabilization of Pakistan: Tariq Ali on Taliban School Massacre & U.S. Afghan War Blowback, Democracy Now! 17 December 2014 (video and transcript)

Deficit mania and balanced budgets are a political fraud by Seumas Milne, The Guardian, 17 December 2014

Jeb Bush v. Hillary Clinton: the Perfectly Illustrative Election by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 17 December 2014

Russians Feel a Tempest Brewing by Ivan Sukhov, The Moscow Times, 17 December 2014

The Fukushima Endgame: The Radioactive Contamination of the Pacific Ocean by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 17 December 2014

Participatory Economics by Florian Zollmann, ZNet, 17 December 2014


16 December

Peshawar school attack: Massacre of the innocents in Pakistan born of ambivalence towards Taliban by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 16 December 2014

Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, Eurasian Integration vs. the Empire of Chaos,, 16 December 2014

Noam Chomsky (2014) "Whose Security?", YouTube, 16 December 2014

Imperialism and the Politics of Torture by James Petras, Information Clearing House, 16 December 2014

John Pilger gives his views on CIA torture report, RT, 10 December 2014

Whitewashing CIA Torture: ‘We Are (not so) Awesome' after All by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 16 December 2014

U.S. TV Provides Ample Platform for American Torturers, But None to Their Victims by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 16 December 2014

Wrecking Russia's economy could be a disaster for the west by Angus Roxburgh, The Guardian, 16 December 2014

Impressions of Rojava: a report from the revolution by Janer Biehl,, 16 December 2014

The Oil Coup by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 16 December 2014

The US Feels the Heat on Palestine Vote at UN by Jonathan Cook, CounterPunch, 16 December 2014

Israel's Rational Madness by Alex Doherty, Norman G. Finkelstein, 12 December 2014

American drought: California's crisis by Chris McGreal, The Guardian, 14 December 2014

Why The Guardian Censored One of Its Top Journalists Interview with Nafeez Ahmed, RT, 15 December 2014

Julian Assange Unleashed: Hillary Clinton Is A Threat, Google Is A Monopoly And Should Be Broken Up, BoA Data Taken By Ex-Employee by Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes, 12 December 2014

America's Ironic Sanctioning of Venezuela by Ted Snyder, ZCommentaries, 15 December 2014


15 December

War Drums Beat Louder And Faster Between U.S. And Russia by Eric Zuesse,, 14 December 2014

On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse by Paul Craig Roberts,, 12 December 2014

ISIS—the New Israel by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 15 December 2014

Robert Fisk on the CIA 'torture report': Once again language is distorted in order to hide US state wrongdoing, The Independent, 14 December 2014

CIA 'torture Report': Agency Conduct Was Driven by Pressure to Link Iraq to al-Qaeda Following 9/11 by Patrick Cockburn, The Unz Review, 14 December 2014

Why the CIA tortured by Gareth Porter, Middle East Eye, 13 December 2014

Clashing Face-to-Face on Torture by Ray McGovern,, 14 December 2014

'A Roadmap to Global Burning': COP20 Closes With Even Weaker Climate Pact by Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams, 14 December 2014

Building Powerful Organizations by Milan Rai, teleSUR, 13 December 2014

Flamenco's Repression and Resistance in Southern Spain by Yossi Bartal, Truthout, 14 December 2014


14 December

Torture: It didn't work then, it doesn't work now by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 14 December 2014

Will Falling Oil Prices Crash the Markets? by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 12 December 2014

African Ideological Ebola for Imperialists by Andre Vltchek, CounterPunch, 12 December 2014

Jean-Luc Mélenchon's ‘The Era of the People' by Liam Flenady, ZNet, 12 December 2014

Jan Oberg from Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research interview with RT, 13 December 2014 (video)


13 December

How ‘Awesome' Is America? by Robert Parry,, 12 December 2014

Breathe by Michael Albert, teleSUR, 12 December 2014

We Can't Breathe by Tariq Ali, CounterPunch, 12 December 2014

Torture and the Violence of Organized Forgetting by Henry Giroux, CounterPunch, 12 December 2014

The Koch Brothers' Governors: Butlers Selling the Public's Silver by Jeffrey Sommers and Michael Hudson, CounterPunch, 12 December 2014

The Propaganda War Over Crimea's Break From Ukraine by Roger Annis, Truthout, 10 December 2014

What could Ukraine learn from South Africa? by Neil Clark, RT, 9 December 2014

Russia Is Using the Past to Explain the Present by Gleb Kuznetsov, The Moscow Times, 11 December 2014

Can the Duke become King? by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 13 December 2014

What They Haven't Told Us About the European Financial Crisis Interview with Ha-Joon Chang by Michael Nevradakis, Truthout, 11 December 2014

Uruguay Takes on London Bankers, Marlboro Mad Men and the TPP by Michael Meurer, Truthout, 12 December 2014

Russell Brand and the ‘Snide' from Channel 4 News by Alison Banville, BSNews, 12 December 2014

Light infusion by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 13 December 2014 (photos)


To find older articles, go to the archive. There are separate contents pages for articles by Michael Albert, Tariq Ali, Ramzy Baroud, Phyllis Bennis, Jean Bricmont, David Chandler, Noam Chomsky, Patrick Cockburn, Mark Curtis, Robert Fisk, Susan George, Misha Glenny, David Graeber, Glenn Greenwald, Robin Hahnel, Edward Herman, Diana Johnstone, Naomi Klein, Gabriel Kolko, Moshé Machover, Kenan Malik, István Mészáros, John Pilger, Hannu Reime, Jerome Roos, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Jeremy Seabrook, Richard Seymour, Hillel Ticktin, Gary Younge and Howard Zinn

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