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:


23 November

Survival? Symptoms Of Breakdown by David Cromwell, Media Lens, 22 November 2017

Fukushima Darkness by Robert Hunziker, CounterPunch, 22 November 2017

Naomi Klein: Trump's Treatment of Haitians Portends Brutal Future for World's Climate Refugees by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, 22 November 2017

70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story of the Partition Plan by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 22 November 2017

‘Russiagate' Zealots (Mainly Democrats) Have Become a Major Threat to US National Security by Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, 15 November 2017

FCC plan to repeal “net neutrality” gives telecom giants control of public access to Internet by Kevin Reed, World Sociaalist Web Site, 23 November 2017

Remembering Media Critic Ed Herman by Dave Lindorff, CounterPunch, 22 November 2017

Noam Chomsky with Edward Snowden & Glenn Greenwald, The Philosophy Times, 20 October 2017 (video)


22 November

Black Friday is right: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet by George Monbiot, The Guardian, 22 November 2017

Pollution Kills an Estimated 9 Million People Every Year by Michelle Chen, The Nation, 21 November 2017

America has no idea how many innocent people it's killing in the Middle East by Andrew Buncombe, Independent, 21 November 2017

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Annals of Rehabilitation,, 21 November 2017

Translated Doc Debunks Narrative of Al Qaeda-Iran “Alliance” by Gareth Porter, The American Conservative, 22 November 2017

10 Trump Administration Atrocities Going Under-Reported Amid Russia Hysteria by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 18 November 2017

Dissent Under Attack By Government & Corporations by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance, 18 November 2017

Monbiot still burying his head in sands of Syria, Jonathan Cook Blog, 21 November 2017

Trump's 'ultimate deal' only offers hard choices for Abbas by Jonathan Cook, The National, 20 November 2017

Economic meltdown looms in Zimbabwe by Patrick Bond, ZNet, 20 November 2017


21 November

Where is outrage about Yemen war? by Tanya Singh, The News-Gazette, 21 November 2017

Dispatch from Yemen: We're Cut Off and Starving by Khalid Al-Karimi, The American Conservative, 20 November 2017

The Lost Journalistic Standards of Russia-gate by Robert Parry,, 20 November 2017

Is This Professor ‘Putin's American Apologist'? by Jordan Michael Smith.The Chronicle of Higher Education, 15 November 2017

Does the United States have a future? A new book by Gilbert Doctorow (book review) by Alexander, Russia Feed, 19 November 2017

RIP Edward Herman, Who Co-Wrote a Book That's Now More Important Than Ever by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, 14 November 2017

The Demise of Dissent: Why the Web Is Becoming Homogenized by Charles Hugh Smith, Information Clearing House, 20 November 2017

Google will ‘de-rank' RT articles to make them harder to find – Eric Schmidt, RT, 21 November 2017

ERODING THE CONSENSUS: An interview with Moshé Machover, Science for the People, 20 November 2017


20 November

Tomgram: Michael Klare, Normalizing Nukes,, 19 November 2017

Experts Warn It Would Take More Than One General to Thwart "Illegal" Nuclear Strike by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 19 November 2017

Undercounting the Civilian Dead by Paul R. Pillar,, 19 November 2017

How Syrian-Nuke Evidence Was Faked by Gareth Porter,, 19 November 2017

Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation by C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout, 19 November 2017

Behind the Mask of the ‘Moderates’ by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 19 November 2017

The Roots of Spanish Rage by Jorge Tamames, Jacobin, 18 November 2017

Nearly 200 million are modern slaves or child laborers by Trévon Austin, World Socialist Web Site, 20 November 2017

Plucked from the web #29 by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 19 November 2017


19 November

No One Man Should Be Able to Trigger Nuclear War by Eric Margolis, Common Dreams, 18 November 2017

Is the Trump Administration Planning a First Strike on North Korea? by Gareth Porter, Truthout, 18 November 2017

Israel’s Ploy Selling a Syrian Nuke Strike by Gareth Porter,, 18 November 2017

Trump’s Saudi Scheme Unravels by Alastair Crooke,, 17 November 2017

After Brexit and Catalonia, what will become of the EU? by C J Polychroniou, Al Jazeera, 17 November 2017

The tragedy of the Venezuelan opposition by Tomas Straka, openDemocracy, 16 November 2017

Climate change in the global south drives people to suicide by Louis Mendee, Red Pepper, 17 November 2017

Signs of U.K. Misconduct in Assange Case by Dennis J Bernstein and Estelle Dehon,, 18 November 2017


18 November

The greatest dangers in the Middle East today are Jared Kushner and Mohamed bin Salman by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 17 November 2017

Drum beat of war by Yassamine Mather, Weekly Worker, 16 November 2017

Losing the War in the Colony of Afghanistan by Brian Cloughley,, 18 November 2017

Chris Hedges and Professor Stuart Ewen on the Power of Mass Propaganda, RT/Truthdig, 14 November 2017

Anti-BDS Laws and Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionist Hasbara Is Winning in Italy by Romana Rubeo and Ramzy Baroud,, 18 November 2017

Ramzy Baroud: The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story – Book Review by Vacy Vlazna, The Palestine Chronicle, 16 November 2017

The World is Losing the Battle Against Child Labour by Daniel Gutman, Inter Press Service, 17 November 2017

Target for a witch-hunt by Moshé Machover, Weekly Worker, 16 November 2017


17 November

Stumbling Blindly into Cold War Two by Alice Slater,, 16 November 2017

America’s Renegade Warfare by Nicolas J S Davies,, 16 November 2017

Russia-gate Spreads to Europe by Robert Parry,, 16 November 2017

US Military and CIA Leaders May Be Investigated for War Crimes by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, 16 November 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri accepts exile in France as Saudi Arabia no longer feels like a home away from home by Robert Fisk, Independent, 16 November 2017

Iraqi spies have infiltrated Isis 'sleeper cells' to prevent future terror attacks, says minister by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 16 November 2017

The secret of Iraq’s renaissance by Pepe Escobar, ZNet, 17 November 2017

Front Matter for the Future by Michael Albert, ZNet, 17 November 2017

Elon Musk Will Not Lead Climate Leap by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, ZNet, 16 November 2017

Thank You, Ed Herman by Diana Johnstone, CounterPunch, 15 November 2017


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, Marjorie Cohn, Mark Curtis, Robert Fisk, Susan George, Henry A. Giroux, Misha Glenny, David Graeber, Glenn Greenwald, Robin Hahnel, Chris Hedges, Edward S. Herman, Diana Johnstone, Ann Jones, Naomi Klein, Gabriel Kolko, Moshé Machover, Kenan Malik, István Mészáros, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Hannu Reime, Jerome Roos, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Jeremy Seabrook, Richard Seymour, Vandana Shiva, Ahdaf Soueif, Hillel Ticktin, Gary Younge and Howard Zinn

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