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:


27 November

It isn't Facebook that feeds terror. It's war and tyranny by Seumas Milne, The Guardian, 27 November 2014

Foiling Liberty by Binoy Kampmark, CounterPunch, 27 November 2014

Oh No! The American Jihadis are Coming! by Dave Lindorff, CounterPunch, 26 November 2014

The Islamic State (ISIS) and Imperialism: Terrorism is not a “Threat” to the West. It is a Weapon of the West by Sam Muhho, Global Research, 24 November 2014

When the US chooses terrorism by Islam Abdel-Rahman, openDemocracy, 24 November 2014

For history's sake, the Arab peoples have revolted by Ibrahim Halawi, openDemocracy, 24 November 2014

The battle for Mohamed Mahmoud: developing a counter narrative by Maged Mandour, openDemocracy, 24 November 2014

Israel's Jewish state bill: assessing the wider impact by Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye, 26 November 2014

Michael Brown was Killed Because He Didn't Prostrate Himself to Police Authority by Dave Lindorff, CounterPunch, 27 November 2014

Jan Oberg Interview with RT International on General Breedlove's Speech in Ukraine, YouTube, RT, 26 November 2014

TTIP and TPP: harnessing the anger of the people by Walden Bello and Thomas Fazi, openDemocracy, 27 November 2014

Let's win back Barcelona! by Kate Shea Baird, openDemocracy, 24 November 2014

El director asociado del ‘Financial Times' apoya las políticas económicas de Podemos por Vicenç Navarro,, 26 de noviembre de 2014

We should cash-bomb the people - not the banks by Simon Jenkins, The Guardian, 26 Novcember 2014

Real Media: John Pilger on the ABC of Media Power, Real Fare, 26 November 2014


26 November

The law may have spoken but the Ferguson verdict is not justice by Gary Younge, The Guardian, 25 November 2014

Being Black: The Real Indictment in Ferguson and the USA by William C. Anderson, Truthout, 25 November 2014

The Games People Play: One Year After the Rise of the Maidan Movement in Ukraine by Yulia Malkina, Truthout, 25 November 2014

Squandering a Chance with Iran by Gareth Porter,, 25 November 2014

Iran nuclear deal enters the danger zone by Pepe Escobar, RT, 25 November 2014

Jerusalem is the eye of a looming religious conflict by Jonathan Cook, The National, 25 November 2014

It's impossible to laugh off the appalling sexism of the Turkish president by Alev Scott, The Guardian, 25 November 2014

Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy' award for Tony Blair by Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian, 25 November 2014

Trotsky at the IMF by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 25 November 2014

Arundhati Roy denounces India's shame on BBC Newsnight by John Merrick, Verso Books, 20 November 2014

Arundhati Roy: feminism and foundations, burkas and Botox—An extract from Capitalism: A Ghost Story by Sarah Shin, Verso Books, 19 November 2014

teleSUR English Interview by Gregory Wilpert and Michael Albert, ZNet 25 November 2014


25 November

Possible Motives for Ousting Hagel by Robert Parry,, 24 November 2014

Obama's new leader at the Pentagon will mean more war – not less by Trevor Timm, The Guardian, 24 November 2014

Opening the Gates to World War III by Paul Craig Roberts, Information Clearing House, 24 November 2014

Why Bush and Blair Should be Prosecuted for War Crimes by Cesar Chelala, CounterPunch, 24 November 2014

Planet Already on 'Unavoidable Course to Warming': World Bank Report by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 24 November 2014

Power to the People: The Struggle for Energy Justice by Kirsty Wright, This Changes, 24 November 2014

The death of international development by Jason Hickel, Al Jazeera, 20 November 2014

The geostrategic consequences of the Arab Spring by Zaki Samy Elakawi, openDemocracy, 22 November 2014

India's urban youth are angry. Unlike their parents, they have little to lose by Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian, 25 November 2014

Eurocrats to regulate our Marigolds? We have to combat these EU fantasies by John Palmer, The Guardian, 24 November 2014

Henry Giroux: Current "Reforms" Attempt to Drive Young People Out of Democracy by Camilla Croso, Truthout, 24 November 2014

Forces, Relations, and 21st Century Eco-socialism by Paul Street, teleSUR, 22 November 2014

Radical Routes and the Shell of the Old by Milan Rai, teleSUR, 23 November 2014

Talking morality by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 24 November 2014 (videos)


24 November

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 23 November 2014

In Israel, only Jewish blood shocks anyone by Gideon Levy, Information Clearing House, 23 November 2014

Tony Blair, “Infanticide Endorser” is Rewarded by “Save The Children” by Felicity Arbuthnot, Global Research, 23 November 2014

Ukraine: Secretive Neo-Nazi Military Organization Involved in Euromaidan Sniper Shootings by F. William Engdahl, Global Research, 22 November 2014

Readers Comments Show anti-Putin Propaganda Not Working: Vox Populi by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 21 November 2014

Climate change is not just about science – it's about the future we want to create by Chris Rapley, The Guardian, 22 November 2014

Grotesque inequality is not a natural part of being human by Owen Jones, The Guardian, 24 November 2014

“An injury to all”: the class struggle is back in Italy by Alfredo Mazzamauro,, 24 November 2014

Criminalising the Homeless – A State Strategy in Hungary by Éva Tessza Udvarhelyi, New Left Project, 21 November 2014

Why We Need Professional Revolutionists by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 24 November 2014

Filling the Blanks in Snowden's ‘Citizenfour' by James DiEugenio,, 23 November 2014


23 November

All-Out War in Ukraine: NATO's ‘Final Offensive' by James Petras, Global Research, 21 November 2014

Washington Plays Russian Roulette by Pepe Escobar, CounterPunch, 21 November 2014

Obama Extends War in Afghanistan by Kathy Kelly, Common Dreams, 22 November 2014

Those American boots. That Iraqi soil by Vijay Prashad, ZNet, 21 November 2014

Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 23 November 2014

We are the terrorists too: Thomas Friedman and John Kerry are misleading you about the Middle East by Patrick L. Smith, Salon, 21 November 2014

Libya Then and Now: An Overview of NATO's Handiwork by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, 22 November 2014

Whitewashing Imperialism by Emanuel Stoakes, Jacobin, 21 November 2014

Top 5 Ways Obama Punked the GOP on Immigration; and the 2016 Campaign by Juan Cole, Informed Comment, 21 November 2014

In defense of Naomi Klein by Dave Riley, Climate & Capitalism, 21 November 2014


22 November

Biden in Kiev on US Regime-Change Victory Tour by Finian Cunningham, Strategic Culture Foundation, 22 November 2014

Europe Veering From US Abyss Over Russia? by Finian Cunningham, Strategic Culture Foundation, 20 November 2014

The Ukraine Crisis Deepens by Jack Rasmus, teleSUR, 20 November 2014

Obama Signs Secret Order to Expand Afghan War in 2015 by Jason Ditz,, 21 November 2014

Will the Iran Deal-Wreckers Prevail? by Paul R. Pillar,, 21 November 2014

CIA's Torturous Maneuvers on Torture by Ray McGovern,, 21 November 2014

“Security” In the West's Client States by Andre Vltchek, CounterPunch, 21 November 2014

The Punishment of Cuba by William Blum, CounterPunch, 21 November 2014

Tomgram: Nick Turse, When Is a "Base Camp" Neither a Base Nor a Camp?, 21 November 2014

Fear and justice in the battle for Mexico's future by Petar Sanchev,, 22 November 2014

The Unholy City by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 21 November 2014

Germany, Britain and the angel of history by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 22 November 2014


21 November

Delusional US ‘Group Think' on Syria, Ukraine by Robert Parry,, 20 November 2014

EU Wobbles Amid Conflicting Priorities by Andrés Cala,, 20 November 2014

Stay Away From Kiev by Justin Raimondo,, 19 November 2014

Russia Is Hurtling Toward Disaster by Ivan Sukhov, The Moscow Times, 19 November 201

The Battle for Jerusalem by David Hearst, The Huffington Post, 19 November 2014

Jeremy Scahill on Obama's Orwellian War in Iraq, Information Clearing House, 20 November 2014 (vido)

The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War by Paul Craig Roberts,, 16 November 2014

Students are right to march against the markets. Why can't education be free? by David Graeber, The Guardian, 20 November 2014

Mexico's Breaking Point by Roisin Davis, Truthdig, 20 November 2014

The spirit of Saro-Wiwa rises by Patrick Naagbanton, New Internationalist, November 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, Jerome Roos, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Jeremy Seabrook, Richard Seymour, Hillel Ticktin, Gary Younge and Howard Zinn

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