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:


1 March

Analysts Blame Nemtsov's Death on Russia's 'Legitimized Hate' by Ivan Nechepurenko, The Moscow Times, 28 February 22015

The Neoconservative Threat To International Relations by Pauöl Craig Roberts, Information Clearing House, 27 February 2015

NATO Finds Arab Backdoor to Arm Kiev by Finian Cunnigham, Strategic Culture Foundation, 25 Januaey 2015

MSM Spins Theory That Putin Hijacked MH370 and Landed It in Kazakhstan by Nebojsa Malic,, 28 February 2015

Fascism is Coming Alive Again by Eric Margolis, Information Clearing House, 28 February 2015

War with Isis: Fears that looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees' by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 1 March 2015

A search for identity draws jihadis to the horrors of Isis by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 1 March 2015

The circus: How British intelligence primed both sides of the ‘terror war' by Nafeez Ahmed, Middle East Eye, 27 February 2015

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats? by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 26 February 2015

American Sniper vs. Baghdad Sniper by Pepe Escobar, Information Clearing House, 27 February 2015

10 Reasons To Pray for AIPAC's Decline by Medea Benjamin, ZNet, 28 February 2015

Another US ‘Success Story': The Creation and Abandonment of Kosovo by Thomas Harrington,, 28 February 2015

Bookchin: living legacy of an American revolutionary by Federico Venturini,, 28 February 2015


28 February

Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead Outside Kremlin by Reuters, The Moscow Times, 28 February 2015

Kremlin Glorifies Military, Ignores Social Decay by Ivan Sukhov, The Moscow Times, 26 February 2015

Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower? by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 27 February 2015

Israel is galloping to the next war in Gaza by Gideon Levy, ZNet, 27 February 2015

Netanyahu's 'Mr Iran' routine is for the home crowd by Jonathan Cook, al-Araby, 27 February 2015

Euro Banks vs. Greek Labor by Michael Hudson and Sharmini Peries, CounterPunch, 27 February 2015

Showdown in Athens by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 27 February 2015

The Failure of Multiculturalism by Kenan Malik, Foreign Affairs, March/April 2015

The Future of Cuba by Alejandro Castro Espin and Lasonas Pipinis Velasco, CounterPunch, 27 February 2015

The Ideology of the American Media is That it Believes That It Doesn't Have any Ideology by William Blum, CounterPunch, 27 February 2015


27 February

Why the rise of fascism is again the issue by John Pilger,, 26 February 2015

Terrorism – small dot in a larger picture by Jan Oberg, TFF, 26 February 2015

'Jihadi John': Reaction to the unmasking of Emwazi confirms his PR value by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 26 February 2015

Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, Israel, Gaza, and Energy Wars in the Middle East,, 26 February 2015

Norman Finkelstein at University College Dublin | The Martyrdom of Gaza and the Future of Palestine,, 21 February 2015 (video)

Lost limbs and shattered lives: the British doctors on the frontline in Gaza by Homa Khaleeli, The Guardian, 25 February 2015

Rebuilding Gaza could take a century if Israel keeps blockade - Oxfam by Kieran Guilbert, Reuters, 26 February 2015

UN Reveals 'Credible and Reliable' Evidence of US Military Torture in Afghanistan by Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams, 26 February 2015

Saudis Said to Aid Israeli Plan to Bomb Iran by Robert Parry,, 25 February 2015

US Aggression Against Venezuela by Eva Golinger, CounterPunch, 26 February 2015

Why the CIA Won't Give Up on Venezeula | Interview with Eva Golinger by Abby Martin, RT/Venezuelanalysis, 25 February 2015 (video)

David Usborne 'Reports' from Caracas by Joe Emersberger, teleSUR, 24 February 2015

Ending austerity in Greece: time for plan B? by Jerome Roos,, 26 February 2015

The Reality of Retreat by Stathis Kouvelakis, Jacobin, 26 February 2015

The poor fetish: commodifying working class culture by Joseph Todd,, 25 February 2015


26 February

SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming' by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Spiegel Online International, 25 February 2015

Netanyahu goes nuclear... prepare for fallout by Jonathan Cook, al-Araby, 25 February 2015

Paying the price of a failed Libya by Vijay Prashad, al-Araby, 25 February 2015

Isis in Syria: Aided by US air strikes, Kurds cut terrorists' supply line linking Syria and Iraq by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 25 February 2015

Ukraine War: A Reverse Cuban Missile Crisis by William R. Polk,, 24 February 2015

The State Department's ‘Twilight Zone' by William Blum,, 24 February 2015

Tomgram: Alfred W. McCoy, The Unwritten American Rules of the Road,, 24 February 2015

Three Fronts For Russia: How Washington Will Fan The Flames Of Chaos In Central Asia by Ivan Lizan, Global Research, 24 February 2015

Forget all our other troubles – the Russians are coming! by Neil Clark, RT, 24 February 2015

Glenn Greenwald blasts Hillary Clinton: “The ultimate guardian of bipartisan status quo corruption” by Luke Brinker, Salon, 23 February 2014

Lo que no se dice sobre las negociaciones con Syriza por Vicenç Navarro,, 25 de febrero de 20152

Be pragmatic, legitimise terror by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 25 February 2015

Why more men should fight for women's rights by Owen Jones, The Guardian, 24 February 2015

'Corrosive, Shallow, Herd-Like And Gross' - Peter Oborne And The Corporate Media by David Edwards, Media Lens, 25 February 2015

The city that privatised itself to death: 'London is now a set of improbable sex toys poking gormlessly into the air' by Ian Martin, The Guardian, 24 February 2015


25 February

Austerity's Hold Proves Stubborn as Eurogroup Accepts Greek Plan by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 24 February 2015

The Alternative in Greece by Stathis Kouvelakis, Jacobin, 24 February 2015

Golden Dawn and the “Dark Forces” by Georgios Papanicolaou and George S. Rigakos, Jacobin, 24 February 2015

Reading The Greek Deal Correctly by James K. Galbraith, Social Europe, 23 February 2015

The Eurogroup noose tightens around Greece by Alan Maass,, 23 February 2015

Can a Bitcoin-style virtual currency solve the Greek financial crisis? by Paul Mason, The Guardian, 22 February 2015

The Greek Tragedy by William Blum, The Anti-Empire Report #137, 23 February 2015

Obama's Admission Not Enough: US Spin on Middle East Violence Must Change by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 24 February 2015

Israel's New Asian Allies by Jonathan Cook, The Palestine Chronicle, 24 February 2015

War with Isis: Militants kidnap up to 90 Assyrian Christian men, women and children from villages in north-east Syria by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 24 February 2015

The night is long by Vijay Prashad, ZNet, 24 February 2015

Noam Chomsky on the History of Putin's Actions in Ukraine and the Rise of the Islamic State Group, Truthdig, 24 February 2015 (video)

What, Actually, Would It Mean to Win? by Michael Albert, teleSUR, 23 February 2015

Economic Democracy for a Post-Occupy World by Elliot Murphy, New Left Project, 24 February 2015

Celebrating a decade of Zapatismo in the City by Jessica Davis,, 24 February 2015


24 February

Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine? by Robert Parry,, 23 February 2015

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah sentenced to five years in jail by Jared Malsin, The Guardian, 23 February 2015

Egypt coup: Leaked tape proves defence minister tried to conceal Morsi's true location in military prison, say forensic scientists by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 23 February 2015

Private donors from Gulf oil states helping to bankroll salaries of up to 100,000 Isis fighters by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 22 February 2015

Isis in Iraq: Assyrian Christian militia keep well-armed militants at bay - but they are running out of ammunition by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 22 February 2015

Israeli Claims About Iran Nuclear Program Denied By Own Spy Agency by Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams, 23 February 2015

De-Sovietization by bombs, and the crown of the Russian Empire by Halyna Mokrushyna, The New Cold War, 22 February 2015

The Fight Against “Former People” of Yanukovych “Regime” by Halyna Mokrushyna, CounterPunch, 23 February 2015

Varoufakis Keeps Greece in the Eurozone, by its Fingernails by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 23 February 2015

The Eurozone Debate by David Renton, Jacobin, 23 February 2015

A Different Kind of State by Leo Panitch, Jacobin, 23 February 2015

Greece: The Way Forward by James K. Galbraith, Information Clearing House, 21 February 2015

"The Charlie Hebdo Attack and Hypocrisy" by Noam Chomsky, YouTube, 23 February 2015

Peter Oborne opens a media can of worms by Jonathan Cook, The Blog from Nazareth, 23 February 2015


23 February

Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, Inside China's "New Normal",, 22 February 2015

EU Reeling Between US and Russia by Pepe Escobar, Sputnik, 19 February 2015

Glezos denounces Greek loan agreement as “illusion” by Manolis Glezos,, 22 February 2015

Tariq Ali on fierce socialist Ralph Miliband: 'There was music in his delivery', The Guardian, 22 February 2015

Another Nail In The Coffin Of The Case For Libyan ‘Intervention' by Ian Sinclair, Morning Star, 23 February 2015

Shah Suleyman: The truly Byzantine origins of Turkey's operation to rescue a long-dead body from the 'Islamic Caliphate' by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 22 February 2015

We Kill Our Revolutionaries by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 22 February 2915

Addressing Population Growth - Through Freedom, Not Control - Is Crucial to Confronting Climate Disruption by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, 22 February 2015

Venezuelan Opposition Mayor, Alias “The Vampire,” Arrested for Role in Blue Coup Plot by Rachael Boothroyd,, 19 February 2015

The Media War on Venezuela by Eva Golinger, ZVideo, 17 February 2015

The Three-Parent Baby's First Step by Kenan Malik, International New York Times, 22 February 2015


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, Ahdaf Soueif, Hillel Ticktin, Gary Younge and Howard Zinn

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