Media Watch


Suggested reading:

“Journalism is all about disclosing important news to people so they can judge what is happening in the world - and the actions of their government in particular.” – Patrick Cockburn


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26 November

Brave Vandana Shiva Speaks Out Against the Great Reset by Organic Radicals, Global Research, 26 November 2020

The Post Covid World, The WEF's Diabolical Project: “Resetting the Future of Work Agenda” – After “The Great Reset”. A Horrifying Future by Peter Koenig, Global Research, 25 November 2020

Noam Chomsky: Trump Has Revealed the Extreme Fragility of American Democracy by C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout, 25 November 2020

The Unending War in Afghanistan Is America's Shame by Kathy Kelly, Common Dreams, 25 November 2020

Declassify America's Dirty Secrets in Syria to Stop a Biden War by Jim Bovard, Consortium News, 25 November 2020

Expansion and Mass Eviction: Israel ‘Takes Advantage' of Trump's Remaining Days in Office by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 25 November 2020

Coronavirus disaster looms in Gaza by Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada, 25 November 2020

Tens of millions of workers to join all-India general strike by Keith Jones, World Socialist Web Site, 26 November 2020

Why imperialism is obsolete in Latin America by Jorge Arreaza and Vijay Prashad, MR Online, 25 November 2020

Provocations to rupture and the power to act by Luam Kidane, ROAR, 24 November 2020

Extremist Nonsense by Paul Robinson, Irrussianality, 25 November 2020

EU Parliament called upon to back Assange Amendment to fundamental rights report, The Nation, 24 November 2020

Assange's life in danger as major COVID-19 outbreak hits Belmarsh Prison by Oscar Grenfell, World Socialist Web Site, 25 November 2020

Doctors for Assange Statement. Ongoing Torture and Neglect, Global Research, 24 November 2020


25 November

The Great Pretext … for Dystopia by Diana Johnstone, Consortium News, 24 November 2020

US Back to 'Normal' Imperialism by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 24 November 2020

Pompeo's Trip to Israel: That Says It All by Ted Snider,, 25 November 2020

Keeping the Empire Running: Britain's Global Military Footprint by Binoy Kampmark, Global Research, 25 November 2020

British military operating in scores of locations across Middle East by Ian Cobain, Middle East Eye, 24 November 2020

Why the Arab Spring Failed An interview with Anand Gopal, Jacobin, 23 November 2020

US Billionaires Have Increased Their Riches By $1 Trillion During the Pandemic by Meagan Day, Jacobin, 24 November 2020

The Covid “Pandemic”: Destroying People's Lives. Engineered Economic Depression. Global “Coup d'Etat”? by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 24 November 2020

Climate crisis: CO2 hits new record despite Covid-19 lockdowns by Damian Carrington, The Guardian, 23 November 2020

From 2000 Feet by Collective 20, ZNet, 24 November 2020


24 November

The Ruling Elite's War on Truth by Chris Hedges, Consortium News, 23 November 2020

Biden's Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, 23 November 2020

Joe Biden's New National Security Picks Are Very Troubling by Julia Rock / Andrew Perez, Jacobin, 23 November 2020

The Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza by Binoy Kampmark, ZNet, 23 November 2020

A People's Vaccine? Drugmakers Set to Profit from COVID Vaccines Made with Publicly Funded Research, Democracy Now! 23 November 2020 (video and transcript)

A Long-Forgotten CIA Document From WikiLeaks Sheds Critical Light Today on U.S. Politics and Wars by Glenn Greenwald, Information Clearing House, 23 November 2020

Make your voice heard: protect Assange and the freedom of the press by DiEM25 Communications, 22 November 2020

FBI and DOJ prepared takedown of ‘Iranian' American Herald Tribune website with years of legal chicanery by Gareth Porter, The Grayzone, 20 November 2020

European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, data reveals by Fiona Harvey, The Guardian, 23 November 2020


23 November

A Circle in the Darkness: Post-War Europe by Diana Johnstone and Patrick Lawrence, Defend Democracy Press, 23 November 2020

Surprise! America Is Getting Another Psycho For Secretary Of State,, 23 November 2020

Joe Biden's Silence on Ending the Drone Wars by Elise Swain, The Intercept, 22 November 2020

Top Biden advisors Flournoy and Blinken promise smarter, more secretive permanent war policy by Dan Cohen, The Grayzone, 20 November 2020 (text and video)

To Push Biden Left, We Must Build Movements to Challenge His Corporate Backers by Kevin A. Young, Truthout, 21 November 2020

Joe Biden Owes His Victory to the Left, No Matter What the Democratic Party Says by Rebecca Chowdhury, In These Times, 18 November 2020

As Stimulus Runs Out, 56% of US Household Are Worried About Affording Food by Mike Ludwig, Truthout, 20 November 2020

Sick Britain's Orwellian Dystopia by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 21 November 2020

Statement by Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad on the Tata Lit Fest, Peoples Dispatch, 20 November 2020


22 November

Trump's Massive, Lawless, and Immoral Legacy to Our Country Will Continue Unless... by Ralph Nader, Common Dreams, 21 November 2020

ELECTION 2020: Biden Will Fail to Bring Back ‘Normal' Politics by Jonathan Cook, Consortium News, 20 November 2020

Joe Biden's begging bowl demeans the world's most powerful post by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 22 November 2020

From Grenfell to PPE, absolute power still corrupts in high places by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 22 November 2020

Why Venezuela's Dec. 6 election is legitimate by Sofia Perez, MR Online, 21 November 2020

Standing by a radical Chávez: A conversation with Rafael Uzcátegui by Cira Pascual Marquina, MR Online, 21 November 2020

WATCH: Free Press = Free Assange with Daniel Ellsberg, Marjorie Cohn and Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 21 November 2020

New York Times Job Listing Shows How Western Propaganda Operates,, 21 November 2020


21 November

The Secret Agenda of the World Bank and IMF by Peter Koenig, Information Clearing House, 20 November 2020

Mutual aid will help us survive the Biden presidency by Dean Spade, ROAR, 20 November 2020

Biden Must Keep His Word and Allow Investigations of Trump to Proceed by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout, 19 November 2020

Black Misleaders Back Susan Rice as Top Diplomat by Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report, 19 November 2020

This indefensible military spending ignores the real threats to humanity, Letters, Paul Rogers and others, The Guardian, 19 November 2020

America and Britain are the big losers on the world stage as they fail to control Covid by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 20 November 2020

A Return to Collaboration over Israel's Security Narrative by Ramona Wadi, The Palestine Chronicle, 20 November 2020

WATCH: Ramzy Baroud on Pompeo's Designation of BDS as ‘Antisemitic', The Palestine Chronicle, 20 November 2020

Revealed: the Israel lobby's Labour hit list by Asa Winstanley, The Electronic Intifada, 20 November 2020

The Labour Party's Membership Is in Revolt Against Keir Starmer by Ronan Burtenshaw, Jacobin, 20 November 2020

It is freedom, only freedom which can quench our thirst by Vijay Prashad, MR Online, 20 November 2020


20 November

Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Joe Biden Can Fix on Day One by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S Davies, Common Dreams, 19 November 2020

Tomgram: Cassandra Stimpson and Holly Zhang, A World Being Made for War,, 19 November 2020

Will Trump's Attempted Electoral Coup Succeed? by Marjorie Cohn, ZNet, 19 November 2020

‘Total Reset' is Wishful Thinking: The Daunting Task of Reordering US Foreign Policy by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 19 November 2020

After Australian Report It's Time for Serious US War Crimes Probes by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 19 November 2020

Did the US Commit War Crimes in Afghanistan? by Hurst Hannum, Consortium News, 19 November 2020

Militarism and the Populist Playbook,, 19 November 2020

Julian Assange locked down in his cell after Covid outbreak in prison by Robert Dex, Information Clearing House, 19 November 2020


To find older articles, go to the archive. There are separate contents pages for writers whose work I have reviewed (with links): 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, Robin Hahnel, Chris Hedges, Edward S. Herman, Diana Johnstone, Ann Jones, Naomi Klein, Gabriel Kolko, Moshé Machover, Kenan Malik, Media Lens (David Cromwell, David Edwards), 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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