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:


21 March

White Supremacy Is a Genuinely Global Threat by Tracey L. Rogers, OtherWords, 20 March 2019

Ex-UN Human Rights Expert Blasts ‘Manipulation' on Venezuela: ‘We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies' by Ben Norton, Greyzone, 20 March 2019

Independent British Journalist John McEvoy On Normality, Not "Humanitarian Crisis", in Caracas, YouTube, 20 March 2019 (video)

Caracas Streets and Store — Food Crisis? See for Yourself! by Eva Bartlett, Global Research, 17 March 2019 (video)

Why Did Bush Go to War in Iraq? The Answer Is More Sinister Than You Think by Ahsan I Butt, Common Dreams, 20 March 2019

Yellow Vest Movement Not Yet Changing Its Color to Green by Léa Bouchoucha, Consortium News, 20 March 2019

Uniting Fatah, Not Palestinians: The Dubious Role of Mohammed Shtayyeh by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 20 March 2019

National Security Threats by Paul Robinson, Irrussianality, 20 March 2019

Daniel Ellsberg Calls Chelsea Manning “an American Hero” by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, 20 March 2019

After Pressure on Twitter, Christine Assange's Account is Restored, Consortium News, 21 March 2019


20 March

Fighting the World’s Largest Criminal Industry: Modern Slavery by Tharanga Yakupitiyage, Inter Press Service, 19 March 2019

Wake up, Italians – our country is in a state of democratic emergency by Roberto Saviano, The Guardian, 19 March 2019

Britain’s real democratic crisis? The broken link between voters and MPs by Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian, 20 March 2019

Who’s to blame for the crisis in Venezuela? A response to Gabriel Hetland by Jorge Martin, MR Online, 19 March 2019

America’s Venezuela Strategy: Coup By Sheer Narrative Control by Caitlin Johnstone, 20 March 2019

Trump, Bolsonaro and the danger of fascism by Patrick Martin, World Socialist Web Site, 20 March 2019

'Terrible News': US Supreme Court Rules for Indefinite Detention of Immigrants by Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams, 19 March 201

US Killing Civilians With 'Impunity' in Hidden War on Somalia: Report by Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams, 19 March 2019

US Duplicity pver Golam Demolishes Posturing on Crimea by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 19 March 2019

EU Dilemma: How To Deal With China by Pepe Escobar, Information Clearing House, 19 March 2019

Why the Dust Won’t Settle After Mueller’s Report by Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News, 19 March 2019

Twitter Restricts Account of Julian Assange’s Mother by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 19 March 2019


19 March

The Destruction of Freedom: Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange And The Corporate Media by David Cromwell, Media Lens, 19 March 2019

On the Ground in Venezuela vs. the Media Spectacle by Alan Gignoux, Carolina Graterol and Paul Cochrane, CounterPunch, 18 March 2019

Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it? by Phil McDuff, The Guardian, 18 March 2019

Don’t Let Mueller Restore Your Faith in the FBI by Aaron J. Leonard, Truthout, 16 March 2019

There's a simple solution to the Irish backstop by Anthony Barnett, openDemocracy, 12 March 2019

Nobody wants a return to war in Northern Ireland but events can create their own momentum by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 6 March 2019

Brexit’s Imperial Nostalgia by Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Consortium News, 18 March 2019

Noam Chomsky – The Untold History of U.S. Hegemony & Intervention in Europe, ActVism, 1 March 2019 (video)


18 March

Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based on Lies and Threats by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Global Research, 18 March 2019

Venezuela coup leader’s oil plans revealed: Guaidó hopes to privatize state-controlled industry by Ben Norton, MR Online, 16 March 2019

Solidarity Isn’t a Slogan, It’s a Process: A Conversation with Vijay Prashad by Cira Pascual Marquina, Venezuelanalysis, 16 March 2018

Manning and the New Inquisition by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 18 March 2019

Noam Chomsky is exactly right about how mainstream Bernie’s policies really are — no matter how much the GOP calls him a ‘socialist’ by Sean Illing, AlterNet, 17 March 2019

UN Judgment for the Decolonisation of Mauritius by Vijay Prashad, ZNet, 18 March 2019

We scoffed at Grayling’s ‘ferries’ but his way is now a public service norm by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 17 March 2019


17 March

Ricardo Hausmann’s “morning after” for Venezuela: the neoliberal brain behind Juan Guaido’s economic agenda by Anya Parampil, MR Online, 15 March 2019

Venezuela under attack: 7 notes on electric shock, MR Online, 15 March 2019

Demands That Trump End Economic War and Attempts at Regime Change at #HandsOffVenezuela March on Capitol Hill by Julia Conley, Common Dreams, 16 March 2019

Do not let raw anger cloud our judgment after Christchurch by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 17 March 2019

The history and politics of white identity by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 16 March 2019

Out of the blue by Paul Robinson, Irrussianality, 16 March 2019

Geoffrey Cox’s New “Legal Advice” on Brexit Incentivises Unionist Violence by Craig Murray, 15 March 2019

India’s Agrarian Crisis: Dismantling ‘Development’ by Colin Todhunter, CounterPunch, 15 March 2019

The climate strike is a source for hope – but new research shows it might be too late by Richard Seymour, Independent, 16 March 2019


16 March

Misguided Spying and the New Zealand Massacre by Suzie Dawson, Consortium News, 15 March 2019

Trump’s Foreign Policy is Based on Confrontation and Malevolence by Brian Cloughley, CounterPunch, 15 March 2019

'Blatant Effort to Intimidate and Retaliate': Pompeo Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, 15 March 2019

Of Course College Admissions Rigged for the Rich. The Whole Economic System Is by Leo Gerard, Common Dreams, 14 March 2019

The Year of the People: The Untold Story of Gaza’s ‘March of Return’ by Ramzy Baroud, Middle East Monitor, 14 March 2019

The brutal legacy of Bloody Sunday is a powerful warning to the Tories still hoping to save Brexit by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 15 March 2019

Did no one tell Philip Hammond that austerity is raging outside? by Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian, 13 March 2019

The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet by Michaela Haas, Common Dreams, 13 March 2019

Watch the 20th Vigil for Assange Here Live at 4 pm EST, Consortium News, 15 March 2019


15 March

Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, A Mother Swept Away by Climate Change,, 14 March 2019

Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations by George Monbiot, The Guardian, 15 March 2019

Tribunal Declares Trump and Duterte Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, 14 March 2019

Escalation in Somalia Is a Foreign Policy Failure in Progress by Bonnie Kristian, Reason, 12 March 2019

Rubio’s Gloating Betrays US Sabotage in Venezuela Power Blitz by Finian Cunningham, The Duran, 14 March 2019

The Reality Behind Trump’s Coalition for Regime Change in Venezuela by Mark Weisbrot, The New Republic, 13 March 2019

Giving a voice to the Venezuelan people by Reinaldo Iturriza, ROAR, 14 March 2019

Preventing civil war and US intervention in Venezuela by Edgardo Lander, ROAR, 14 March 2019

Smear job by Paul Robinson, Irrussianality, 14 March 2019


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