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:


30 October

A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity by Seumas Milne, The Guardian, 29 October 2014

The World Today - NATO: an Imperial Attack Dog by Tariq Ali, teleSUR, 28 October 2014 (video)

China and Russia Want to Pull Germany into Their Economic Orbit by Pepe Escobar, Russia Insider, 29 October 2014

Post-election, Ukrainians and Russians face an uncertain future by Natalia Antonova, openDemocracy, 28 October 2014

Why The Eurozone Suffers From A Germany Problem by Simon Wren-Lewis, Social Europe Journal, 27 October 2014

Naomi Klein: “I view free-market ideology as a cover story for greed” by Sophie McBain, New Statesman, 24 Ocr´tober 2014

This politics of denial over immigration is feeding a growing inhumanity by Suzanne Moore, The Guardian, 29 October 2014

Isis in Syria: General reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default by Robet Fisk, The Inependent, 29 October 2014

Whose side is Turkey on? by Patrick Cockburn, London Review of Books, 24 October 2014

Jerusalem, the Capital of Apartheid, Awaits the Uprising by Gideon Levy, Information Clearing House, 29 October 2014

A conversation with Abu Yazan, one of the founders of Gaza Youth Breaks Out by Olivia Snaije, Mondoweiss, 28 October 2014

British Spy Agency: We Don't Need Warrant for Americans' Data. We Have 'Arrangements' by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 29 October 2014

Justice for Edward Snowden by Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Washington Post, 28 October 2014


29 October

Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation' Interview by Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, 28 October 2014

'A Generation Cast Aside': Child Poverty On Rise in World's Richest Countries by Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams, 28 October 2014

John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 28 October 2014

Fighting for survival in the Sinai: Egypt's convenient war by Ramzy Baroud, Middle East Eye, 27 October 2014

Egypt's crackdown on freedoms broadens, Middle East Eye, 28 October 2014

Egypt places civilian infrastructure under army jurisdiction by Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian, 28 October 2014

How Is rael is turning Gaza into a super-max prison by Jonathan Cook, The National, 27 October 2014

Language that disappears the Palestinians by Jonathan Cook, The Blog from Nazareth, 28 October 2014

The genius of Israeli evil: It poses as concern by Amira Hass, ZNet, 28 October 2014

Greenwald: Harper Government Exploiting Recent Attacks to Expand Powers by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams, 27 October 2014

How the Washington Press Turned Bad by Robert Parry,, 28 October 2014

Higher Education and the New Brutalism by Henry A. Giroux, Truthout, 28October 2014


28 October

Putin's Valdai Address: One-Sided Cold War by Norman Pollack, CounterPunch, 27 October 2014

Fall of the Berlin Wall eyewitness: An accidental explosion of freedom by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 27 October 2014

Isis attack on Idlib: Assad's army leaders 'slaughtered' as jihadists nearly take Syrian provincial capital by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 27 October 2014

Ethnic Cleansing by All Means: The real Israeli ‘peace' policy by Ilan Pappé and Samer Jaber, Mondoweiss, 17 October 2014

Compare How U.S. Responds To The Killing Of American Kids Based On Identity Of The Killers by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 25 October 2014

Britain made only one mistake in its war on Afghanistan: going there in the first place by Chris Nineham, Stop the War, 27 October 2014

Today's Britain: where the poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks by Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian, 27 Ocober 2014

Is Latin America's ‘Pink Tide' Ebbing? by Andrés Cala,, 27 October 2014

Snowden 2.0: Report says FBI Has Identified "Second Leaker" of Govt Secrets by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 27 October 2014

On morality and moralism by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 27 October 2014


27 October

TTIP and TPP: harnessing the anger of the people by Walden Bello and Thomas Fazi, openDemocracy, 27 October 2014

Spokes on the anti-austerity wheel: moving beyond reform by Shane Burley,, 24 October 2014

Greek Politics in the Age of the Euro Crisis and the Urgent Task for Left Unity by C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout, 26 October 2014

The 200,000 Syrian child refugees forced into slave labour in Lebanon by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 26 October 2014

The Myth of the Free Press by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 26 October 2014

You and What Army? Reflections on Parenti, Vision and Organization by Paul Street, ZNet, 26 October 2014


26 October

Treating Putin Like a Lunatic by Robert Parry,, 25 October 2014

They Rule: It All Circles Back to The 1% by Paul Street, ZNet, 25 October 2014

Sustainability, Organization and Anti-Capitalism: Talkin' Occupy around the US Marina Sitrin, teleSUR, 25 October 2014

Occupy Democracy Brings London a Blast From Its Past by Kate Aronoff, Common Dreams, 25 October 2014

Climate Needs 'Radical Shock Treatment'; EU Pledges Only 'Smelling Salts' by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 24 October 2014

Saudi Arabia: As executions rise, allies must focus more closely on warring anti-IS forces by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 26 October 2014

Stanford historian aims to dispel Western misconceptions about The Arab Spring by Alexis Charles, Stanford Humanities Center, 23 October 2014

Iran's Non-Existent Nuke Program | Interview with Gareth Porter, RT, 22 October 2014 (video)

Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? (Parts 1, 2 and 3) by Sheldon Wolin, Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 25 October 2014 (video and transcript)

Brand's critics are asking the wrong question by Jonathan Cook, The Blog from Nazareth, 25 October 2014


25 October

The Kobani riddle by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 24 October 2014

Blame It on Glasnost by Pepe Escobar, CounterPunch, 24 October 2014

Freest Under Czech Communism! by Andre Vltchek, Milan Kohoiut, CounterPunch, 24 October 2014

After Gezi: Erdogan and political struggle in Turkey by Global Uprisings,, 24 October 2014 (video)

“Drop the Pen!”: An Interview with Laura Poitras by Jon Wiener, Los Angeles Review of Books, 23 October 2014

Google Is Not What It Seems by Julian Assange, Newsweek, 23 October 2014

Muhammad, Where Are You? by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 25 October 2014

Israel risks turning al-Aqsa into powder keg by Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye, 24 October 2014

Brand shows his irritation with mediacracy by Jonathan Cook, The Blog from Nazareth, 24 October 2014

Two Parades and a Drone by Nebojsa Malic,, 25 October 2014

Germany's History Lesson for Britain by Kenan Malik, International New York Times, 23 October 2014

Science and the Left 2: The Society Connection by Michael Albert, ZNet, 24 October 2014

Science and the Left 1: What It is by Michael Albert, teleSUR, 21 October 2014

Capitalism and social democracy in crisis: an interview with John Bellamy Foster by Bill Blackwater, Counterfire, 21 October 2014


24 October

How 55 Different Studies Say There's A Real Link Between Climate Change And Rising Violence by Jeff Spross, Climate Progress, 23 October 2014

Kobane: the struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State by Necla Acik, openDemocracy, 22 October 2014

Reflections on a violent day in Ottawa by Matthew Behrens,, 23 October 2014

Tomgram: David Bromwich, American Exceptionalism and Its Discontents,, 23 October 2014

Citizenfour's Escape to Freedom in Russia by Ray McGovern,, 23 October 2014

Is Obama Stalling Until Republicans Can Bury the CIA Torture Report? by Dan Froomkin, The Intercept, 23 October 2014

The return of the nightmare in Mexico (or, was it ever gone?) by Leonidas Oikonomakis,, 23 October 2014

Hedges & Wolin (1/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? The Real News, 23 October 2014 (video and transcript)


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, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Jeremy Seabrook, Richard Seymour, Hillel Ticktin, Gary Younge and Howard Zinn

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