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:


21 October

The next financial crisis may be just around the corner by Jerome Roos,, 20 October 2014

The unending economic crisis makes us feel powerless – and paranoid by Paul Mason, The Guardian, 19 October 2014

Why did Britain's political class buy into the Tories' economic fairytale? by Ha-Joon Chang, The Guardian, 19 October 2014

Journalist Risen: 'Mercenary Class' Now Permanent Fixture in National Security State by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 19 October 2014

Isis in Kobani: US resupplies Kurdish fighters by plane - then Turkey allows reinforcements through its border by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 20 October 2014

Britain's Phantoms of the Past in Palestine by Ramzy Baroud,, 21 October 2014

Germans Clear Russia in MH-17 Case by Robert Parry,, 20 October 2014

The ‘Threat Multiplier' of Climate Change by Paul R. Pillar,, 20 October 2014

Four reasons why Naomi Klein is rght by Peter Victor, This Changes Everything, 20 October 2014

Nuclear Threats Enter the Mainstream by Gordon Duff, New Eastern Outlook, 13 October 2014

Bolivia-Venezuela Comparisons Should be Very Helpful to Radical Chavistas by Joe Emersberger, teleSUR, 18 October 2014


20 October

With US-led air strikes on Isis intensifying, it's a good time to be a shareholder in the merchants of death by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 19 October 2014

Kobanê, the Kurdish struggle, and the dangers lurking ahead by Jelle Bruinsma,, 19 October 2014

West Needs to Put Up or Shut Up About Ukraine by Mark Adomanis, The Moscow Times, 19 October 2014

The Future of the Umbrella Revolution by Michelle Chen, Jacobin, October 2014

Ebola has exposed America's fear, and Barack Obama's vulnerability by Gary Younge, The Guardian, 19 October 2014

The Imperative of Revolt by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 10 October 2014

Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism by Michael Nevradakis, Truthout, 19 October 2014

Tomgram: Laura Poitras and Tom Engelhardt, The Snowden Reboot,, 19 October 2014

Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools That Made Her Snowden Film Possible by Andy Greenberg, Wired, 15 October 2014


19 October

Across UK, Marchers Demand an Economy That Works for All by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 18 October 2014

In Egypt, an authoritarian regime holds sway again by Ahdaf Soueif, The Guardian, 19 October 2014

Gaza and the Bipartisan War on Human Rights by Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus, 17 October 2014

Dark Clouds Loom: In the Shadow of the First World War, Noam Chomsky Discusses ISIS, Ukraine, and Gaza, Plymouth Institute for Peace Research, 16 October 2014

History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery by Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service, 17 October 2014

The western model is broken by Pankaj Mishra, The Guardian, 14 October 2014

“The BBC and the Rwandan Genocide”: A Response to Justin Podur by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, ZNet, 18 October 2014

WPost's Slimy Assault on Gary Webb by Robert Parry,, 17 October 2014

Was William Morris actually just a pious bore? by Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 16 October 2014


18 October

Decent Respect by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 18 October 2014

International Community Promises to Rebuild Gaza ... with Sweat Shops to Exploit Palestinian Workers by Max Blumenthal, AlterNet, 16 October 2014

The Neocons — Masters of Chaos by Robert Parry,, 17 October 2014

Stocks Plunge 460 Points on QE Exit by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 16 October 2014

With so many issues off the agenda, no wonder the midterms are a turn-off by Gary Younge, The Guardian, 16 October 2014

Beyond Evo Morales' Electoral Victory: A View from La Paz by Ben Dangl, teleSUR, 17 October 2014

Small Scale Food Producers are the Solution to the Global Food Crisis by Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Martin Drago, Common Dreams, 16 October 2014


17 October

Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay by Naomi Klein, The Guardian, 17 October 2014

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Noam Chomsky, Z Video, 17 October 2014

A Caliph in a Wilderness of Mirrors by Pepe Escobar, CounterPunch, 17 October 2014

A Secular History of Islam by Tariq Ali, CounterPunch, 17 October 2014

Send Me Back to Cuba by Andre Vltchek, CounterPunch, 17 October 2014

Hand in Hand by Vijay Prashad, ZNet, 17 October 2014

What ‘Democracy' Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 17 October 2014


16 October

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Seven Bad Endings to the New War in the Middle East,, 16 October 2014

Naomi Klein: 'Grassroots Movement From Below' vs. 'Business-as-Usual' by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 16 October 2014

British Firebrand Russell Brand Reminds Americans: Revolution Was a Good Idea by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 16 October 2014

Public service strikers are standing up for the real Britain by Seumas Milne, The Guardian, 16 October 2014

What's the problem with multiculturalism? by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 16 October 2014

Now Monbiot is smearing the BBC too by Jonathan Cook, The Blog from Nazareth, 16 October 2014


15 October

Noam Chomsky: Growing Number of Nations Distancing Themselves From Israel's 'Explicitly Criminal Actions' by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 15 October 2014

The two-state solution may ultimately be doomed to fail by Jonathan Cook, The National, 15 October 2014

The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State' Sectarianism is Not Coincidental by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 15 October 2014

Obama, Malala and the Militants America Put into Power by Ulson Gunnat, New Eastern Outlook, 15 October 2014

Pirouetting Poroshenko and the Kiev Nutcracker Suite by Finian Cunningham, Strategic Culture Foundation, 15 October 2014

Ukraine's Neo-Nazis Demand Respect by Robert Parry,, 15 October 2014

The BBC Documentary doesn't deny the genocide by Justin Podur,, 15 October 2014

What is the alternative to globalisation? by David Wearing, New Humanist, 15 October 2014

UN Report Finds Mass Surveillance Violates International Treaties and Privacy Rights by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 15 October 2014

Beyond Orwellian Nightmares and Neoliberal Authoritarianism by Henry A. Giroux, Truthout, 15 Oxtober 2014


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, Misha Glenny, David Graeber, Glenn Greenwald, Robin Hahnel, Edward Herman, Diana Johnstone, Naomi Klein, Gabriel Kolko, Moshé Machover, Kenan Malik, István Mészáros, John Pilger, Hannu Reime, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Jeremy Seabrook, Hillel Ticktin, Gary Younge and Howard Zinn

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