Media Watch

"A key function of media is the mass production of ignorance — the substitution of analysis and detailed argument for vague unsubstantiated assertions. These take on the life of their own and become embedded in routine journalism." Is Britain's media biased against the left? by Greg Philo, openDemocracy, 12 January 2016


Suggested reading:


3 May

'Today Marks the End of TTIP': Greenpeace Leak Exposes Corporate Takeover by Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams, 2 May 2016

The Calm Before the Coming Global Storm by Pepe Escobar, Information Clearing House, 2 May 2016

Wall Street Has Taken Over the Economy and is Draining It by Michael Hudson - Gordon Long, CounterPunch, 2 May 2016

As Climate Disruption Advances, UN Warns: "The Future Is Happening Now by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, 2 May 2016

The protesters in Iraq's Green Zone show the vulnerability of the country's ruling elite by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 2 May 2016

Spain's left must unite to steer country on road to recovery by Giles Tremlett, The Guardian, 3 May 2016

Population shrinks, as Spaniards move abroad and foreigners leave by Dora Luz Romero, El País in English, 28 April 2016

Shying Away from 9/11 Evidence by Kristen Breitweiser,, 3 May 2016

Norman Finkelstein on Sanders, the first intifada, BDS, and ten years of unemployment by Scott Roth and Phil Weiss, Mondoweiss, 27 April 2016


2 May

May Day Rallies Worldwide Demand Workers' Rights by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 1 May 2016

The incomplete, true, and wonderful history of May Day by Peter Linebaugh, ROAR, 1 May 2016

Today Is Our Day by Jonah Walters, Jacobin, 1 May 2016

The Socialist Alternative by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 1 May 2016

How to Create an "Ecology of Change" by Combining Movement Uprisings With Long-Term Organizing by Mark Karlin, Truthout, 1 May 2016

Russia Rises From the Mat by Gilbert Doctorow,, 1 May 2016

"To demand peace is not a crime": Turkish academics on trial by Margaret Owen, openDemocracy, 28 April 2016


1 May

Iraq parliament protest signals the disintegration of a political system established in wake of US invasion by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 30 April 2016

Andrew Bacevich and America's Long Misguided War to Control the Greater Middle East by Charles Glass, The Intercept, 23 April 2016

Notes on Anti-Semitism, Zionism and Palestine by Tariq Ali, Verso, 28 April 2016

"Us" and "Them" by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 30 April 2016

Hillary Clinton's Damning Emails by Ray McGovern,, 30 April 2016

No Dissent from Anti-Russian Propaganda by Gilbert Doctorow,, 29 April 2016

The Spain Orwell Never Saw by Patrick Iber, New Republic, 28 April 2016

Daniel Berrigan Dead at 94 by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 30 April 2016


30 April

President Obama: The Race for the Imperial Legacy by James Petras, Information Clearing House, 30 April 2016

Is Washington Preparing for War Against Russia? by

The War on Ukrainian Scientists by

The Joke of U.S. Justice and “Accountability” When They Bomb a Hospital by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 29 April 2016

Saudi Arabia is about to attempt its own version of Mao's Great Leap Forward by trying to end its dependence on oil - and it's not going to work by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 29 April 2016

"Horrified": Seymour Hersh Reacts to Obama's Plan to Send 250 More U.S. Special Ops Troops to Syria, Democracy Now! 25 April 2016 (video and transcript)

Remember the Golan Heights? by Eric Margolis, Information Clearing House, 30 April 2016

The sickening campaign to silence Corbyn and the Left by exploiting victims of the Holocaust by

Hiding the Indonesia Massacre Files by Jonathan Marshall,, 29 April 2016

A French Spring by Jonah Birch, Jacobin, 28 April 2016


29 April

'Outrageous Targeting' as MSF-Supported Hospital in Syria Bombed by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 28 April 2016

Saudi efforts to 'modernise' its economy away from oil are just PR tactics - and the West is lapping them up by Robert Fisk, Independent, 28 April 2016

Tomgram: Michael Klare, The Coming World of "Peak Oil Demand," Not "Peak Oil",, 28 April 2016

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the oil thriller by Pepe Escobar, RT, 27 April 2016

NATO-Linked Think Tanks In Control of Europe's Refugee Policy by F. William Engdahl, Russia Insider, 28 April 2016

Yanis Varoufakis: Europe’s "Hot Spot" Refugee Registration Centers are "Concentration Camps", Democracy Now! 28 April 2016 (video and transcript)

Yanis Varoufakis: Bailouts of Greece are Pretense for Massive Payout for German and French Banks, Democracy Now! 28 April 2016 (video and transcript)

Noam Chomsky: Young Bernie Sanders Supporters are a "Mobilized Force That Could Change the Country", Democracy Now! 28 April 2016 (video and transcript)

Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person, Open Culture, 28 April 2016 (video)

More Steps Toward WW III by Eric Zuesse,, 28 April 2016

How Capitalism and Racism Support Each Other by Richard D. Wolff, Truthout, 27 April 2016


28 April

Death and Destruction in Iraq, Extensive US War Crimes: Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS by Felicity Arbuthnot, Global Research, 27 April 2016

Did the Arabs Betray Palestine? by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 27 April 2016

Egypt’s Dangerous Turn by Paul R. Pillar,, 28 April 2016

9/11 Commission Didn’t Clear Saudis by Kristen Breitweiser,, 27 April 2016

Number of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons soars by Charlotte Silver, The Electronic Intifada, 26 April 2016

Ukraine’s Rightists Return to Odessa by Nicolai N. Petro,, 28 April 2016

Left-wing, Antiwar Voice in Ukraine Assaulted by Rightist Extremists by

Hillary: Wall Street’s Golden Girl by Pepe Escobar, CounterPunch, 27 April 2016

Organizing for radical change beyond the ballot box by Ben Reynolds, ROAR, 27 April 2016

How to Think About (And Win) Socialism by Erik Olin Wright, Jacobin, 27 April 2016


27 April

Why NATO Has Become One of the Most Destructive Forces on the Planet by Vijay Prashad, AlterNet, 26 April 2016

The Empire of Chaos Strikes Back by Pepe Escobar, Information Clearing House, 26 April 2016

The Return of the Coup in Latin America by Manuel E. Yepe, CounterPunch, 26 April 2016

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Has The American Age of Decline Begun?, 26 April 2016

The Classified ’28 Pages’: A Diversion From Real US-Saudi Issues by Gareth Porter,, 27 April 2016

From Brady to MH-17, Power Defines Reality by Robert Parry,, 26 April 2016



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