Media Watch

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.” – Noam Chomsky


Suggested reading:


29 September

Pictures Left Incomplete: MH17 And The Joint Investigation Team by Binoy Kampmark,, 29 September 2016

Ukraine as the Border of NATO Expansion by Jan Oberg, CounterPunch, 28 September 2016

Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana by Robert Fisk, Independent, 28 September 2016

Ban Ki-Moon’s Legacy in Palestine: Failure in Words and Deeds by Ramzy Baroud,, 28 September 2016

Clinton’s Faulty New Scheme to ‘Fight’ ISIS by Daniel Lazare,, 27 September 2016

How We Could End the Permanent War State by David Swanson, CounterPunch, 28 September 2016

Brazil: Get Lula! Now! Or Else… by Pepe Escobar, teleSUR, 27 September 2016

The new politics isn’t just protest – it’s about change from the ground up by Hilary Wainwight, The Guardian, 28 September 2016

Peer-To-Peer Economy And New Civilization Centered Around The Sustenance Of The Commons by Michel Bauwens &  Franco Iacomella,, 28 September 2016

While Washington Talks, Africa's Oceans Remain in Danger by Adjoa Agyeiwaa, Truthout, 27 September 2016

Sustainable Development Could Feed the World’s Growing Population and Protect the Environment by Tim Radford, Truthdig, 28 September 2016

Earth 'Locked Into' Hitting Temperatures Not Seen in 2 Million Years: Study by Nika Knight, Common Dreams, 27 September 2016

Historian EP Thompson denounced Communist party chiefs, files show by Ian Cobain, The Guardian, 28 September 2016

Coming soon... by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 28 September 2016


28 September

Putin Ups the Ante: Ceasefire Sabotage Triggers Major Offensive in Aleppo by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 27 September 2016

Al-Nusra Fighter to German Journalist: 'Americans Are on Our Side' by Jürgen Todenhöfer, Russi Insider, 27 September 2016

Journey To Aleppo Part II: The Syria Civil Defense & Aleppo Medical Association Are Real Syrians Helping Real Syrians by Vanessa Beeley, MintPress News, 27 Septmber 2016

Watching Trump and Clinton debate Isis from my home in the Middle East was as predictable as it was absurd by Robert Fisk, Independent, 27 September 2016

Mother Superior VS Ranting Schoolboy by Pepe Escobar, Sputnik, 27 September 2016

Political Succession and “The Bush-Clinton Nexus”: Permanent Criminal State, “A Clinton White House Guarantees War with Russia” by Larry Chin, Global Research, 26 September 2016

The Political Rhetoric of Perpetual War by Robert Crawford, CounterPunch, 26 September 2016

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Killing People, Breaking Things, and America's Winless Wars,, 27 September 2016

Saudi Arabia is showing signs of financial strain as its relationship with the US sours by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 27 September 2016

Shimon Peres obituary: Peacemaker or war criminal? by Jonathan Cook, Al Jazeera, 28 September 2016

Palestinian Villages Hidden Under Israeli Forests by Jonathan Cook, Vimeo, 27 September 2016 (video)

Washington Tries to Break BRICS – Rape of Brazil Begins by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook, 24 September 2016

Punishing the Punished: the Torments of Chelsea Manning by Binoy Kampmark, CounterPunch, 27 September 2016

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth by George Monbiot, The Guardian, 27 September 2016


27 September

The Hillary Clinton Presidency has Already Begun as Lame Ducks Promote Her War by Diana Johnstone, CounterPunch, 26 September 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Against Russia by Gary Leupp, CounterPunch, 26 September 2016

The United States Wants to Put Russia in a Corner by Brian Cloughley, CounterPunch, 26 September 2016

US Ambassador to UN Hints at Removal of Russia From Security Council Over Syria, Sputnik, 25 September 2016

Why the recent developments in Syria show that the Obama Administration is in a state of confused agony by The Saker, 23 September 2016

Journey To Aleppo: Exposing The Truth Buried Under NATO Propaganda by Vanessa Beeley, MintPress News, 20 Septmber 2016

America’s Deceptive Model for Aggression by Nicolas J S Davies,, 26 September 2016

CIA Whistleblower Kiriakou Honored for Integrity by Ray McGovern,, 26 September 2016

Politics as Pathology by Henry A. Giroux, ZNet, 26 September 2016

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge – review by Gillian Slovo, The Guardian, 26 September 2016

On Contact’: Chris Hedges and Human Rights Activist Miko Peled on the BDS Movement, RT/Truthdig, 26 September 2016 (video)

The west looks on as corruption and bigotry rule in the 'new Ukraine' by Vadim Novinsky, The Guardian, 23 September 2016


26 September

Handle With Care: Obama Thinks US Is Doing the Work of God by Finian Cunningham, Russia Insider, 25 September 2016

How Libyan ‘Regime Change’ Lies Echo in Syria by James W Carden,, 25 September 2016

How becoming British Foreign Secretary made Boris Johnson flip on Syria by Numan Abd al-Wahid, The Duran, 23 September 2016

America’s Israel problem: The U.S. government chooses sides while taxpayers foot the bill by Vijay Prashad, Salon, 18 September 2016

"We No Longer Live in a Democracy": Henry Giroux on a United States at War With Itself by Leslie Thatcher, Truthout, 25 September 2016

Chomsky: Our Country Is Beset by Problems -- Do You Have the Patience of Decades It Takes Activists to Fix Them? by Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet, 23 September 2016

Police Killings Won’t Stop by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 25 September 2016

Now Labour’s two sides can start to bridge the great divide by Gary Younge, The Guardian, 25 September 2016


25 September

Another Kerry Rush to Judgment on Syria by Robert Parry,, 24 September 2016

Oliver Stone says Barack Obama has created “the most massive global security surveillance state that's ever been seen” by Alex Christoforou, The Duran, 23 Septemer 2016

Is Human Rights Watch Too Closely Aligned With US Foreign Policy? by Mark Weisbrot, The Nation, 23 September 2016

The Perils of Humanitarian Wars by Vijay Prashad, ZNet, 22 September 2016

Ignore the patronising naysayers, Labour members can drive a revolution by David Wearing, The Guardian, 23 September 2016

The Bastards Live by Richard Seymour, Jacobin, 24 September 2016

Earth Could Reach Critical Climate Threshold in Decade, Scientists Warn by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams, 23 September 2016

Noam Chomsky on the Evolution of Language: A Biolinguistic Perspective by C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout, 24 September 2016

Technological utopias: the nuts and bolts by Gabriel Levy, People and Nature, 23 September 2016

Philosophy, the Sartre blend: uncovering the birth of existentialism by Ray Monk, New Statesman, 21 September 2016

The Contradictions of Finance by Richard D. Wolff, ROAR, Issue #3, 2016

Kids killed by guns: America's daily nightmare by Gary Younge and Laurence Topham, The Guardian, 23 September 2016 (video)


24 September

The explanations behind Russian and US airstrikes in Syria are a lesson in propaganda by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 23 September 2016

How the Pentagon sank the US-Russia deal in Syria – and the ceasefire by Gareth Porter, Middle East Eye, 23 September 2016

The Syrian Pipeline War: How Russia Trumped USA Energy War in the Mideast by F. William Engdahl, Russia Insider, 21 September 2016

How US Propaganda Plays in Syrian War by Rick Sterling,, 23 September 2016

Turkey and the Kurdish Quandary by Alon Ben-Meir,, 23 September 2016

From religion to politics, Saudi Arabia feeling chill of isolation by Sharmine Narwani, RT, 15 September 2016

Who Is Making American Foreign Policy -- The Accidental President or the War Party? by Stephen Cohen, Russia Insider, 22 September 2016 (text and audio)

Who's Afraid of ‘Russia Today'? by Adam H. Johnson, The Nation, 23 September 2016

Les Deplorables by Pepe Escobar, CounterPunch, 23 September 2016

Global Warming Will Accelerate as Oceans Reach Limits of Remediation by Pete Dolack, CounterPunch, 23 September 2016

Canada's Founding Myths Hold Us Back from Addressing Climate Change by Naomi Klein, Common Dreams, 23 September 2016

New Times: Paul Mason on why the left must be ready to cause commotion, New Statesman, 22 September 2016

The Saga of Sisyphus by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 24 September 2016


23 September

Dangerous Denial of Global Warming by Jonathan Marshall,, 22 September 2016

Recalculating the Climate Math by Bill McKibben, New Republic, 22 September 2016

For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders by Robert Fisk, Independent, 22 September 2016

Samantha Powers Condemns Russia for Condemning a U.S. War Crime by Gary Leupp, CounterPunch, 21 September 2016

The US road map to balkanize Syria by Pepe Escobar, RT, 22 September 2016

Non-Aligned to… Nowhere? by Pepe Escobar, Strategic Culture Foundation, 22 September 2016

Tomgram: Engelhardt, War, Peace, and Absurdity,, 22 September 2016

Obama's Curious UN Farewell Address by Joe Lauria,, 19 September 2016

Oliver Stone's ‘Snowden' Is a Horror Movie—and the Monster Is Our National Security State by Juan Cole, The Nation, 19 September 2016

Against the cultural turn by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 22 September 2016



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, Marjorie Cohn, Mark Curtis, Robert Fisk, Susan George, Henry A. Giroux, Misha Glenny, David Graeber, Glenn Greenwald, Robin Hahnel, Chris Hedges, Edward S. Herman, Diana Johnstone, Ann Jones, Naomi Klein, Gabriel Kolko, Moshé Machover, Kenan Malik, István Mészáros, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Hannu Reime, Jerome Roos, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Jeremy Seabrook, Richard Seymour, Ahdaf Soueif, Hillel Ticktin, Gary Younge and Howard Zinn

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