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:


26 April

Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 26 April 2015

Chasing shadows: Europe's misguided war on smugglers by Carlos Delclós,, 25 April 2015

Austerity, the destruction of the health system and the urgency of a debt moratorium by Charles-André Udry, Louise Irvine, International Viewpoint, 26 April 2015

Greeks' view of the debt crisis: ‘What lies ahead is great, great hardship' by Helena Smith, The Observer, 25 April 2015

A very European coup by Costas Douzinas, openDemocracy, 24 April 2015

What Does Putin Want? A Major Analysis by a Prominent Russian Commentator -- a Foreword by The Saker, Russia Insider, 24 April 2015

Israeli lies go unchallenged on BBC's flagship current affairs show by Amena Saleem, The Electronic Intifada, 24 April 2015


25 April

“Architects of American policy towards Russia and Ukraine are destroying American national security”: Stephen F. Cohen on the truths U.S. media and politicians hide by Patrick L. Smith, Salon, 24 April 2015

Intensity of US Propaganda ‘Very Dangerous' - John Pilger, Sputnik, 22 April 2015

Obama's ‘Openness' and Deceit by Robert Parry,, 24 April 2015

The hostages killed by US drones are the casualties of an inhumane policy by Trevor Timm, The Guardian, 24 April 2015

Hillary the Hawk by Charles Davis and Medea Benjamin, CounterPunch, 23 April 2015

Media, NATO, ISIS, Free Trade Agreements & Humanity (2015 NEW) by Noam Chomsky, Information Clearing House, 24 April 2015 (video)

How many people have to die before we start talking responsibly about immigration? by David Wearing, openDemocracy, 24 April 2015

Armenian genocide: Turkey's day of denial amid remembrance for a genocide in all but name by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 24 April 2015

The Armenian Genocide: An Open Wound by Sungus Savran, The Bullet, 24 April 2015

The Occupation and BDS by Bashir Abu-Maneh, Israeli Occupation Archive, 23 April 2015

Europe's feeble efforts to ‘punish' Israel by Jonathan Cook, ZNet, 24 April 2015

Professors for Israel try to shut down Lancet by Jonathan Cook, The Blog from Nazareth, 24 April 2015

Cats in a Sack by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 25 April 2015

IPCC: More Than All of Observed Warming Has Been Caused by Humanity's Emissions by Bruce Melton, Truthout, 24 April 2015

Health of W (video)orld's Ocean 'Collapsing Before Our Eyes' by Thalif Deen, Common Dreams, 24 April 2015

Greece: The Noose Tightens by Stathis Kouvelakis, Jacobin, 24 April 2015

Bye Bye Labour by Richard Seymour, CounterPunch, 24 April 2015


24 April

How NATO Kills Africans in the Club Med by Pepe Escobar, Sputnik, 22 April 2015

Crushing dreams will not stop the rush from Africa by Vijay Prashad, al-Araby, 22 April 2015

Citing Iran to Justify Yemen Slaughter by Gareth Porter,, 23 April 2015

Seeking Justice for Egyptian Massacres by Marjorie Cohn,, 23 April 2015

US Military Supports Ukraine's Neo-Nazi National Guard. Are US Forces Involved in Combat Operations? by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 23 April 2015

Ukraine as I Knew It Is Over Forever by Graham Phillips, Global Research, 23 April 2015

Mere Desh Ki Dharti... by Vandana Shiva,, 23 April 2015

Economic growth doesn't create jobs, it destroys them by Graeme Maxton, The Guardian, 21 April 2015

Too Right or best Left alone? Mainstream media spin shaping general election, RT, 23 April 2015

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Future Foreseen (and Not),, 23 April 2015


23 April

We Lucky Molecules by Robert Parry,, 22 April 2015

Ex-NATO Chief Calls for Holy Crusade Against Russia in the Name of “Democracy” by Jon Hellevig, Russia Insider, 22 April 2015

The EU-Gazprom war by Pepe Escobar, RT, 22 April 2015

As refugee death toll mounts, EU and US plan new military actions in Libya by Martin Kreickenbaum, World Socialist Web Site, 22 April 2015

Crisis in the Mediterranean: Europe must change course by Nils Muižnieks, openDemocracy, 22 April 2015

Yemen crisis: Saudi Arabia's air war resumes - despite having no decisive impact on the opposing Houthi militias by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 22 April 2015

Reading I.F. Stone on Earth Day: Why We Still Won't Get Anywhere Unless We Connect the Dots by Naomi Klein, Common Dreams, 22 April 2015

The Myth of ‘Value-Free' Social Science Or The Value of Political Commitments to Social Science by James Petras, Global Research, 22 April 2015

Noam Chomsky: Every Word in the Phrase ‘Free Trade Agreement' Is Just False, Truthdig, 22 April 2015 (video)

European officials may be pushing regime change in Greece by Mark Weisbrot, Al Jazeera America, 22 April 2015

The secret country again wages war on its own people by John Pilger,, 22 April 2015

With and Beyond Left Governments by Marina Sitrin, teleSUR, 20 April 2015

From Open Door to Open Border by Samuel Farber, Jacobin, 22 April 2015

My hero: Eduardo Galeano by Tariq Ali, The Guardian, 17 April 2015


22 April

Migrants Face Fortress Europe's Deadly Moat by Kenan Malik, International New York Times, 21 April 2015

Blood on their hands: Libya's boat refugees and “humanitarian” imperialism by Johannes Stern and Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Web Site, 21 April 2015

The US Hand in Libya's Tragedy by Robert Parry,, 21 April 2015

Libya's criminals undermine attempts to prop up a collapsing state by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 21 April 2015

Kenya's Sorrow: the US Connection by Conn Hallinan, CounterPunch, 21 April 2015

Tomgram: Nick Turse, AFRICOM Behaving Badly,, 21 April 2015

How the Pentagon is hiding the dead by Nafeez Ahmed,, April 2015

Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris by Steve Connor, The Independent, 22 April 2015

Global Capitalism and the Global Police State: Crisis of Humanity and the Specter of 21st Century Fascism by William I. Robinson, Global Research, 21 April 2015

Domestic Terrorism, Youth and the Politics of Disposability by Henry A. Giroux, Truthout, 21 April 2015

Greece's Yanis Varoufakis: The Medicine of Austerity Is Not Working, We Need a New Treatment, Democracy Now! 21 April 2015 (video and transcript)

Israeli settlement boycott will not be sufficient by Jonathan Cook, The National, 21 April 2015

Slow violence, cold violence – Teju Cole on East Jerusalem, The Guardian, 17 April 2015

In the War Zone of Eastern Ukraine by Roger Annis, CounterPunch, 21 April 2015

Entire Western Media is a Troll Army by Finian Cunningham, Sputnik, 20 April 2015


21 April

Europe can't just stand back and despair while tragedy unfolds in the Mediterranean by Memphis Barker, The Independent, 20 April 2015

Shock and Outrage Aimed at EU Leaders After Mediterranean Disaster by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 20 April 2015

Worrying Rise of US Weapon Sales Greeted by a Middle East Engulfed in War by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 20 April 2015

How the U.S. Contributed to Yemen's Crisis by Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus, 20 April 2015

Isis stalemate forces US into a cold assessment of Iraq government and other potential allies by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 19 April 2015

Stuck in Area A: How we were duped into disowning the Palestinians by Ramzy Baroud, Middle East Eye, 20 April 2015

Chomsky and Pappe clash on “solutions” for Palestine in new book by Rod Such, The Electronic Intifada, 20 April 2015

The West Snubs Russia over V-E Day by Ray McGovern,, 20 April 2014

EU Policy Has Destroyed Ukraine and Damaged Europe by Sahra Wagenknecht, Russia Insider, 10 April 2015

Another Idiotic Plan to Hurt Russia by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 20 April 2015

NATO Increasingly Surrounds The ‘Russian Threat' by Eric Zuesse,, 20 April 2015

Eurasia as we (and the U.S.) knew it is dead by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 18 April 2015

The Decline and Fall of the United States by David Swanson, Information Clearing House, 20 April 2015

And the Slow Parade of Fears by David Swanson, ZNet, 20 April 2015

Enough Already by Michael Albert, teleSUR, 19 April 2015

Noam Chomsky: Greek Debt Must Be Written Off, Brussels Are Destroying Greece by Aggelos Skordas, Greek Reporter, 20 April 2015

Xenophobia In South Africa: Driven By Apartheid Legacy Of White Monopoly Capitalism by Garikai Chengu,, 20 April 2015

How 'The Guardian' Milked Edward Snowden's Story by Julian Assange, Newsweek, 20 April 2015


20 April

Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 20 April 2015

Chomsky: 'International law cannot be enforced against great powers' FULL INTERVIEW, RT, 19 April 2015

Boston, Blowback, and Barack Obama by Paul Street, teleSUR, 18 April 2015

History, morality and the clash civilizations by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 19 April 2015

Economic stagnation, financial parasitism dominate IMF-World Bank meeting by Nick Beams and Barry Grey, World Socialist Web Site, 18 April 2015

Greek Workers' Only Real Hope is Fearless Action by Eric Lerner, CounterPunch, 17 April 2015

Choosing Life by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 19 April 2015

Journalists' killings: Western media blind spot on what's happening in Kiev by Tony Gosling, RT, 17 April 2015

Why journalists should (at least sometimes) be activists by Dan Gillmor, ZNet, 19 April 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, Edward S. 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, Ahdaf Soueif, Hillel Ticktin, Gary Younge and Howard Zinn

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