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:


13 November

War Criminals in High Office Commemorate the End of World War I by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 12 November 2018

World War I Homage - A Trumph of Lies and Platitudes by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 12 November 2018

Decoding the hypersonic Putin on a day of remembrance by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 13 November 2018

The next financial crash is imminent, and China’s resource crisis could be the trigger by Nafeez Ahmed, Defend Democracy Press, 12 November 2018

Demands for 'Real Climate Action' as Death Toll From California Wildfires Hits Grim Record by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 12 November 2018

Tropical Trump Declares War on Amazonia by Robert Hunziker, CounterPunch, 12 November 2018

Harold Pinter’s America: Hard Truths and Easy Targets by John Eskow, CounterPunch, 12 November 2018

I Watched Joe Biden Give An Award To George W Bush So You Don’t Have To by Caitlin Johnstone, 12 November 2018


12 November

Unwrapping Armageddon by Conn Hallinan, ZNet, 11 November 2018

Physicians Work to Bring Back the Anti-Nuclear Movement by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, 11 November 2018

We Are Heading for Another Tragedy Like World War I by Eric Margolis, The Unz Review, 10 November 2018

The armistice of November 11, 1918 and the lessons for today by Nick Beams, World Socialist Web Site, 12 November 2018

Crucifying Julian Assange by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 12 November 2018

A Different Take? by Michael Albert, ZNet, 11 November 2018

California wildfire deadliest and most destructive in state history by David Brown, World Socialist Web Site, 12 November 2018

We’re told 84% of grooming gangs are Asian. But where’s the evidence by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 11 November 2018

Privatisation of Britain’s railways has cost the taxpayer £5bn per year plus increased fares by Jack Peat, The London Economic, 5 November 2018


11 November

The Best Way To Honor War Veterans Is To Stop Creating Them by Caitlin Johnstone, 11 November 2018

What we can learn from a headmaster's refusal to celebrate the armistice 100 years ago by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 10 November 2018

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II by James A. Lucas, Global Research, 24 October 2018

Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution by John Kiriakou, Consortium News, 11 November 2018

Trump Was Handed a Major Defeat on Tuesday—And There Will Be More by Mark Weisbrot, Common Dreams, 10 November 2018

Chomsky to i24NEWS: ‘Judeo-Nazi tendencies in Israel a product of occupation’, 8 November 2018

Plucked from the web #48 by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 9 November 2018


10 November

Half Million Killed by America's Global War on Terror 'Just Scratches the Surface' of Human Destruction by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, 9 November 2018

Europe and Secondary Iran Sanctions: Where Do We Go Now? by Gary Leupp, CounterPunch, 9 November 2018

The Malevolent Hypocrisy of Selective Sanctions by Brian Cloughley, CounterPunch, 9 November 2018

Tomgram: Arnold Isaacs, Misremembering Vietnam,, 8 November 2018

Billionaires, Not Voters, Are Deciding Elections by Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig, 9 November 2018

The midterm results are challenging racism in America in ways you wouldn’t think by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 9 November 2018

US Mass Shootings: Gun Issue, Mental Health Issue… War Issue? by Caitlin Johnstone, 9 November 2018

Facebook Allows Governments to Decide What to Censor by


9 November

How To Be A Reliable ‘Mainstream’ Journalist by David Cromwell, Media Lens, 8 November 2018

Bolsonaro’s Win Brings Big Dangers, but Brazil’s Left ‘More United Than Ever by Frederico Fuentes, CounterPunch, 8 November 2018

The Efficiency of Brazil’s Elections Is a Stark Contrast to Voter Suppression and Deliberate Chaos in the U.S. by Glenn Greenwald, Victor Pougy, The Intercept, 7 November 2018

Fierce Critic of Mueller Probe Now Has Power to Sabotage the Investigation by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, 8 November 2018

Izzeldin Abuelaish's three daughters were killed in Gaza – but he still clings to hope for the Middle East by Robert Fisk, Independent, 8 November 2018

Looking Busy. The rise of pointless work by Michael Robbins, The Nation, 8 November 2018


8 November

Democrats’ win of the House creates a dam that can block Trump's agenda by Gary Younge, The Guardian, 7 November 2018

Most of the World Does Not Like U.S. Foreign Policy by Vijay Prashad, Common Dreams, 7 November 2018

Has America Gone Insane? by Chris Hedges, Jeffrey Bowers, Truthdig, 6 November 2018

The liberal international order by Paul Robinson, irrussianality, 7 November 2018

Death threats and denunciations: artists fear Bolsonaro's Brazil by

The Price of Peace by Craig Murray, 6 November 2018

Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not ‘humanity’ by Anna Pigott, The Conversation, 1 November 2018


7 November

Donald Trump's unchecked hold on power has come to an end by Richard Wolffe, The Guardian, 7 November 2018

Democrats Won the House. To Keep Winning, They Need to Move Sharply Left by Miles Kampf-Lassin, In These Times, 6 November 2018

America Goes to War by Philip Giraldi, The Unz Review, 6 November 2018

Is Peace at Hand in Afghanistan? by Conn Hallinan, CounterPunch, 6 November 2018

US-British Threats Against Russia Have a Long History by T.J. Coles Matthew Alford, CounterPunch, 6 November 2018

Nuclear War Threat Is Real - Stephen Cohen, RT/Information Clearing House, 6 November 2018 (video)

Why Is Israel Afraid of Khalida Jarrar? by Ramzy Baroud,, 7 November 2018

Pakistan in the middle of Saudi, Iran and rival pipeline plans by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 7 November 2018

The West is Failing Julian Assange by Stefania Maurizi, Consortium News, 6 November 2018

Tim Berners-Lee launches campaign to save the web from abuse by Ian Sample, The Guardian, 5 November 2018


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