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:


24 September

American Anomie by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 24 September 2018

Here comes the 30-year trade war by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 23 September 2018

The Ahvaz terror attack in Iran may drag the US into a larger war by Trita Parsi, Middle East Eye, 22 September 2018

Jared Kushner is wrong; collective punishment will not lead to peace by Bill Law, Middle East Monitor, 21 September 2018

Palestine: Diary of an UNRWA kid by Ramzy Baroud, Al Jazeera, 22 September 2018

Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” Aims Not at Trump But at Those Who Created the Conditions That Led to His Rise by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 21 September 2018

Spain is the most welcoming EU country for refugees, survey finds by Álvaro Sánchez, El País in English, 24 September 2018

Extraordinary and Deliberate Lies from the Guardian by Craig Murray, 23 September 2018


23 September

Racial equality once meant tearing down barriers, not doing a DNA test by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 23 September 2018

Women, not politicians, should control their bodies by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 23 September 2018

A censorship less visible by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 22 September 2018

Medea Benjamin Shows America What Real Resistance Looks Like by Caitlin Johnstone, 22 September 2018

The fight for better university education is global by Vijay Prashad, Asia Times, 20 September 2018

Chomsky to Brazil: Follow Lula's Ideas to Be Southern Colossus, teleSUR, 21 September 2018

The Zapatistas' Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcommandante Marcos by Ben Dangl, CounterPunch, 21 Septdmber 2018

How Congress Can End the War in Yemen by Mark Weisbrot, Common Dreams, 20 September 2018

Deregulation of Wall Street Is Plain and Simple Corruption by Lisa Gilbert, Common Dreams, 20 September 2018


22 September

The ceasefire agreed by Russia and Turkey proves how far Putin has come out on top in Syria by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 21 September 2018

After meeting Bedouins whose homes are being destroyed, I can't see how a Palestinian state can ever happen by Robert Fisk, Independent, 21 September 2018

25 Years After the Oslo Accords, Independence Remains More Elusive than Ever for Palestinians by Rashid Khalidi, SP The Bullet, 21 September 2018

Palestine: The Testbed for Trump's Plan to Tear up the Rules-Based International Order by Jonathan Cook, CounterPunch, 21 September 2018

Who Putin Is Not by Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, 20 September 2018

The Skripal Affair – Another False Flag in NATO Litany to Criminalize Russia by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 20 September 2018

Trump's “Opposition” Supports All His Evil Agendas While Attacking Fake Nonsense by Caitlin Johnstone, 21 September 2018

The New York Times as Judge and Jury by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 21 September 2018

Generation Being Born Now Is The Last To Be Free by Julian Assange, Information Clearing House, 20 September 2018

Young Africa: new wave of politicians challenges old guard by Jason Burke, The Guardian, 21 September 2018


21 September

The neoliberal order is dying. Time to wake up, Jonathan Cook Blog, 20 September 2018

Tomgram: Arnold Isaacs, Moments of Truth,, 20 September 2018

New York Times' fraudulent “election plot” dossier escalates anti-Russia hysteria by Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Web Site, 21 September 2018

America: The garrison state by Andre Demon, World Socialist Web Site, 20 September 2018

Hurricane flooding exposes mass poverty, class oppression in America by Ed Hightower and Barry Grey, World Socialist Web Site, 20 September 2018

Florence: A Preview of Our Climate Future by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, 18 September 2018

EU must end new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 to meet climate targets – report by Arthur Neslen, The Guardian, 20 September 2018

I asked Israel's only journalist in Palestine to show me something shocking – and this is what I saw by Robert Fisk, Independent, 20 September 2018

Rush to judgement by Paul Robinson, irrussianality, 20 September 2018

Wasting the Lehman Crisis: What Was Not Saved Was the Economy by Michael Hudson, CounterPunch, 20 September 2018

Rightwing thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal by Felicity Lawrence, David Pegg and Rob Evans, The Guardian, 18 September 2018

Don't let the Windrush outrage die while the scandal continues by Gary Younge, The Guardian, 20 September 2018

Fake news que aparecen en el discurso unionista e independentista por Vicenç Navarro, Público, Septiembre 20, 2018


20 September

Yemen crisis: Five million children at risk of starvation, Save the Children warns by Toyin Owoseje, Independent, 19 September 2018

Haider al-Abadi is losing his grip on power - but it will likely mean little change for Iraq's government by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 19 September 2018

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 19 September 2018

UN Expects More Upheavals as Trump's Foreign Policy Runs Wild by Thalif Deen, Inter Pres Service, 19 September 2018

US War Strategists: Military Defeats and Political Success by James Petras, Information Clearing House, 19 September 2018

Former Spanish PM Aznar denies party slush fund despite court ruling by Natalia Junquera, El País in English, 18 September 2018

Catalan National Day: free speech under threat by Andrew Davis, openDemocracy, 18 September 2018

Two kinds of justice in Spain by Krystyna Schreiber, openDemocracy, 18 September 2018

Exception in Catalonia one year after the referendum by Galvão Debelle dos Santos, openDemocracy, 18 September 2018

If the Czech economy is thriving, why are we so poor? by Saša Uhlová, The Guardian, 19 September 2018

There is an alternative to neoliberalism – in Britain and beyond by Laurie Macfarlane, openDemocracy, 18 September 2018

Propaganda Blitz - A New Media Lens Book And An Urgent Appeal For Support by David Edwards and David Cromwell, Media Lens, 19 September 2018

Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing by John Pilger, Consortium News, 19 September 2018

Preface: An interview with Noam Chomsky (The Fairway) by Matt Taibbi, The Taibbi Report, 19 September 2018


19 September

Tomgram: Rajan Menon, The American War in Yemen,, 18 September 2018

Wall Street pay up 13 percent while workers' wages stagnate by Barry Grey, World Socialist Web Site, 19 September 2018

The West Against the Rest or The West Against Itself? by Pepe Escobar, Consortium News, 18 September 2018

Justice Dept Likely to Slow-Walk Declassification by Ray McGovern, Consortium News, 18 September 2018

Both the Commune and Revolution by Richard Moser, CounterPunch, 18 September 2018

In North Carolina, co-ops are building a more democratic economy by Junior Walters, Facing South, 12 September 2018

Historical nonsense underpins UK's Brexit floundering by Christopher Kissane, The Irish Times, 17 September 2018

Seymour Hersh: a Life of Adversarial Democracy at Work John Kendall Hawkins, CounterPunch, 18 September 2018

'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars by Stephen Burgen, The Guardian, 18 September 2018


18 Septembe

Russia reveals the MH17 ‘smoking gun' by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 18 September 2018

Mutual disbelief by Paul Robinson, irrussianality, 17 September 2018

The Long Fall of Bob Woodward: From Nixon's Nemesis to Cheney's Savoir by Jeffrey St. Clair - Alexander Cockburn, CounterPunch, 17 September 2018

Free Press Advocates Alarmed by US Government's "Terrifying" Secret Rules for Spying on Journalists by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, 17 September 2018

The implications of US-China trade war by Nick Beams, World Socialist Web Site, 18 September 2018

As the Biosphere Dies, So Do We: Using the Power of Nature to Heal the Planet by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, 17 September 2018

Free speech, culture and identity: A German interview by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 14 September 2018

How Yasser Arafat Led the Palestinians to Trump's ‘Deal of the Century' by As'ad AbuKhalil, Consortium News, 17 September 2018


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