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:


30 June

Europe's Attack On Greek Democracy by Joseph Stiglitz, Social Europe, 29 June 2015

Tsipras slams EU's ‘blackmail' and its attempt to ‘hinder democratic processes', ZNet, 29 June 2015

No more ‘Yes to all': time for a proud and dignified ‘NO!' by Leonidas Oikonomakis,, 29 June 2015

The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets by Michael Hudson, CounterPunch, 29 June 2015

Greece and the Future of European Democracy by Tariq Ali and Creston Davis, CounterPunch, 29 June 2015

Where did the Greek bailout money go? by Philip Inman, The Guardian, 29 June 2015

Greece and Spain helped postwar Germany recover. Spot the difference by Nick Dearden, The Guardian, 27 June 2015

Athenian Democracy vs. Neoliberal Gods by Pepe Escobar, Sputnik, 29 June 2015

Referendum and democracy: putting the demos on stage by Costas Douzinas, openDemocrcy, 27 June 2015

Europe as a republic: the story of Europe in the twenty first century by Ulrike Guerot, openDemocrcy, 29 June 2015

Iceland's 'pots and pans revolution': Lessons from a nation that people power helped to emerge from its 2008 crisis all the stronger by Philip England, The Independent, 28 June 2015

Putin Gobsmacks Uncle Sam … Again by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 29 June 2015

Rohrabacher vs. Power on Ukraine, Information Clearing House, 26 June 2015 (video)

Israel seizes Gaza-bound boat in “act of piracy” by Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 29 June 2015

Tunisia: Democratic Miracle or Mirage? Nadia Marzouki and Hamza Meddeb, Jadaliyya, 11 June 2015

Sixth Great Mass Extinction Event Begins; 2015 on Pace to Become Hottest Year on Record by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, 29 June 2015

Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food by Vandana Shiva, Common Dreams, 29 June 2015

Socialism Means Abolishing the Distinction Between Bosses and Employees by Richard D. Wolff, Truthout, 27 June 2015

Burundi heading for catastrophe with the world's eyes wide shut by Jan Oberg, TFF, 29 June 2015

Chris Hedges Wins L.A. Press Club's Top Award for Activism Journalism, Truthdig, 29 June 2015


29 June

Greek referendum: euro crisis explodes into dramatic climax by Jerome Roos,, 29 June 2015

Where is My European Union? by Alex Andreou, Byline, 28 June 2015

The Greeks for whom all the talk means nothing – because they have nothing by Jon Henley, The Guardian, 28 June 2015

Greece crisis could be a Sarajevo moment for the eurozone by Larry Elliott, The Guardian, 28 June 2015

IMF and Germany Are Hell-Bent on Finishing Off Even a Moderate Left in Greece by C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout, 28 June 2015

As it happened – Yanis Varoufakis' intervention during the 27th June 2015 Eurogroup Meeting, ZNet, 28 June 2015

On Greece and Europe: On the Delphi Declaration by Michael Hudson, CounterPunch, 26 June 2015

Greek Diaries by Tariq Ali, CounterPunch, 26 June 2015

Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model by Peter Gelderoos,, 28 June 2015

Isis, a year of the caliphate: The seven wars in Muslim countries where 'Islamic State' is powerful or growing in strength by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 28 June 2015

Tunisia hotel attack: Backdrop to this slaughter is a history of violence against Muslims by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 28 June 2015

Israeli disinformation sullies a rare moment of wartime compassion by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 28 June 2015

Tomgram: William Astore, "Hi, I'm Uncle Sam and I'm a War-oholic",, 28 June 2015

The Lonely American by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 28 June 2015

Venezuela's Oldest Human Rights Organization: "Here There is a State That Respects Human Rights" by Sister Eugenia Russia and Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis, 25 June 2015


28 June

After terrorist atrocity in Tunisia it's time to face facts: ISIS is a child of US-UK wars by Lindsey German, Stop the War, 27 June 2015

Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 27 June 2015

Iran nuclear deadline: Showdown in Vienna by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 26 June 2015

‘Greek Debt Negotiations at 11th Hour': The Troika's ‘Carrot and Stick' by Jack Rasmus, teleSUR, 27 June 2015

What Greece Needs Is a Plan C by Jerome Roos, teleSUR, 26 June 2015

Do not blink. Greece by Alex Andreou, Byline, 27 June 2015

Lunch with the FT: Thomas Piketty by Anne-Sylvaine Chassany, Financial Times, 27 June 2015

Wish I knew how it would feel to be free by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 27 June 2015


27 June

An End to the Blackmail by Alexis Tsipras, Jacobin, 26 June 2015

Greece is being blackmailed. Exiting the eurozone is its way out by Costas Lapavitsas, The Guardian, 25 June 2015

We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won't tell you by Patrick L. Smith, Salon, 26 June 2015

The Baltic Assault Paradigm by Norman Pollack, CounterPunch, 26 June 2015

Isis, a year of the caliphate: Day-to-day life in the 'Islamic State' – where any breach of restrictive, divinely inspired rules is savagely punished by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 27 June 2015

The Greatest Obstacle to Anti-Muslim Fearmongering and Bigotry: Reality by Glenn Greenwald and Josh Begley, The Intercept, 24 June 2015

Saudi dirty tricks exposed by Yassamine Mather, Weekly Worker, 25 June 2015

War Crimes? Us??? by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 27 June 2015

Democracy Wrecked Again: On the Fast Track of Corporate Authoritarianism by Paul Street, ZCommentaries, 26 June 2015

Latin American Revolutions Under Attack by Andre Vltchek, CounterPunch, 26 June 2015


26 June

US, NATO powers intensify preparations for nuclear war by Thomas Gaist,, 26 June 2015

Isis, a year of the caliphate: Have US tactics only helped to make Islamists more powerful? by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 26 June 2015

Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen Comes Home by Eric Draitser, New Eastern Outlook, 24 June 2015

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, What If There Is No Plan B for Iraq?, 25 June 2015

Outrageus attempt at killing a deal with Iran by Jan Oberg, TFF, 25 June 2015

Israel's Arab citizens fight for a roof over their heads by Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye, 24 June 2015

Sisi's invite to the UK: A terrible message to the world by Peter Oborne, Middle East Eye, 24 June 2015

Higher aspirations: politics beyond the ballot box by Hilary Wainwright, Red Pepper, June 2015

Dutch city of Utrecht to experiment with a universal, unconditional 'basic income' by Louis Doré, The Independent, 26 June 2015


25 June

Breaking with Creditors' Power: The Importance of the Greek Debt Audit by Fanny Malinen, Information Clearing House, 24 June 2015

Three Victories of the Greek Government by Jacques Sapir, CounterPunch, 24 June 2015

From the squares to power in four years, 10 days by Jordi Vaquer, openDemocracy, 24 June 2015

Amnesty International Spain decries lack of action against housing crisis by José María Jiménez Gálvez, El País in English, 24 June 2015

NATO-Russia Collision Ahead? by Patrick J. uchanan, Information Clearing House, 23 June 2015

Lost in Translation, or What the BBC Cut From Their Yanukovych Interview, Sputnik, 23 June 2015

Germany, Italy, Japan and the UN Charter's “Enemy State Clause”: Obstacle to an Asian and European Peace? by Christof Lehmann, Global Research, 24 June 2015

By scapegoating Muslims, Cameron fuels radicalisation by Seumas Milne, The Guardian, 24 June 2015

Why Join Islamic State? by Patrick Cockburn, Information Clearing House, 24 June 2015

New evidence from 1967 war reveals Israeli atrocities by Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada, 23 June 2014

The B Vocabulary: The Western Left and Its Sterile ‘Field of Ideas' by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 24 June 2015

The Nitwits Are in Charge by Robert Parry,, 24 June 2015

Pentagon rewrites ‘Law of War' declaring ‘belligerent' journalists as legitimate targets, RT, 24 June 2015

‘Address Your Remarks To Downing Street' –The Sunday Times Editor Deepens His Snowden Debacle by David Cromwell and David Edwards, Media Lens, 24 June 2015


24 June

The Pentagon goes nuclear on Russia by Pepe Escobar, RT, 23 June 2015

US to EU: Sanctions Are For Suckers! by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 23 June 2015

Ukraine's President Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup by Eric Zuesse,, 23 June 2015

Greenwald: Putin's 'Trolls' Are No Match for UK's Internet Manipulation Program by Alexander Mercouris, Russia Insider, 23 June 2015

China Syndrome by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 23 June 2015

China in Revolt by Eli Friedman, Jacobin, June 2015

Opinion: Eurpe's malpractice of Greece by James K. Galbraith, DW, 22 June 2015

Greece is a sideshow. The eurozone has failed, and Germans are its victims too by Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian, 22 June 2015

The Lancet: Fossil Fuels Are Killing Us... Quitting Them Can Save Us by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 23 June 2015

Natural cooling of the Sun will not be enough to save Earth from global warming, warn scientists by Steve Connor, The Independent, 24 June 2015

Democracy on the Retreat in Over 96 of the 193 U.N. Member States, Says New Study by Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service, 22 June 2015

The Romantic Englishman by Enda O'Doherty, Dublin Review of Books, June 2015


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, 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, 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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