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:

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1 October

That Was Not a Debate. That Was a Warning. This Nation Is Not Well by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout, 30 September 2020

Trump and Allies Are Already Sabotaging the Election, Experts Say by Mike Ludwig, Truthout, 30 September 2020

Will Someone Please Wake Me Up? by D.D. Guttenplan, The Nation, 30 September 2020

Stephen F. Cohen Kept the Faith by Lev Golinkin, The Nation, 30 September 2020

LIVE UPDATES: ASSANGE HEARING DAY SEVENTEEN—US Intel Spying on Assange Detailed in Court, Including Plans to Kidnap or Poison Him by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 30 September 2020

WATCH: CN Live! Daily Video Report on Assange Hearing–Day 17: Defense Testimony on US Intel Plot to Kill Assange by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 30 September 2020

ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing—Day 16, CraigMurray.org.uk, 30 September 2020

Australian journalist Mary Kostakidis: Assange is a “highly principled individual with enormous courage” by Oscar Grenfell, World Socialist Web Site, 29 September 2020

Former US prison warden testifies Assange will be treated like a “terrorist”: The “war on terror” comes home by Thomas Scripps and Laura Tiernan, World Socialist Web Site, 30 September 2020

In Lieu of a Liberation Strategy: Palestinian Elections are Designed to Buy Time by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 30 September 2020

MbS' Behind the Scenes Role in ‘Normalization' With Israel by As`ad AbuKhalil, Consortium News, 30 September 2020

Gallup: Americans Tend to Trust Only News That Confirms Their Beliefs by Eric Zuesse, Information Clearing House, 29 Septgember 2020

Are You Feeling Safer? ‘War of the Worlds' Pits U.S. and Israel Against Everyone Else by Philip Giraldi, Information Clearing House, 29 Septgember 2020

Trump Continues the Never-Ending War on Cuba by Jacob G. Hornberger, The Future of Freedom Foundation, 28 September 2020

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30 September

Russia Could Never Discredit The US Empire The Way These Guys Just Did, CaitlinJohnstone.com, 30 September 2020

Tomgram: John Feffer, Donald Trump's Real Mob Connections, TomDispatch.com, 29 September 2020

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20, CraigMurray.org.uk, 30 September 2020

FINAL REPORT: ASSANGE HEARING DAY SIXTEEN–Anonymous Witnesses to Detail Alleged CIA Plot to Kill Assange by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 29 September 2020

WATCH: CN Live! Daily Video Report on Assange Hearing–Day 16: Alleged CIA Plot to Kill Assange by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 29 September 2020

Exclusive: Spanish judge seeks Sheldon Adelson security chief in Assange spying case by Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone, 29 September 2020

The Grayzone's Aaron Maté testifies at UN on OPCW Syria cover-up, The Grayzone, 29 September 2020

Gates Vaccine Spreads Polio Across Africa by F. William Engdahl, Global Research, 29 September 2020

Charlie Chaplin and Karl Marx in conversation by Steven Stoll, MR Online, 29 September 2020

American Workers Have Lost Control of Their Time. It's Time To Take It Back by Jamie McCallum and Micah Uetrich, In These Times, 23 September 2020

Boundless Dying Trees by Robert Hunziker, CounterPunch, 29 September 2020

Johnson's pledges on the environment are worthless. Worse is how cynical they are by George Monbiot, The Guardian, 30 September 2020

Plucked from the web #76 by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 27 September 2020

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29 September

ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing—Day 15, Consortium News, 29 September 2020

FINAL REPORT: ASSANGE HEARING DAY FIFTEEN—Alexandria Jail and SAMs Isolation Conditions Described in Detail; Gov't Tries to Paint Rosy Picture of US Prisons by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 28 September 2020

WATCH: CN Live! Daily Video Report on Assange Hearing–Day 15 by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 28 September 2020

LETTER FROM LONDON: The Surreal US Case Against Assange by Alexander Mercouris, Consortium News, 28 September 2020

Assange on Trial: Elections, Cracking Passwords and Failures of Proof by Binoy Kampmark, CounterPunch, 28 September 2020

'Very Bad News': Scientists Behind New Study Warn Warming Oceans 'Contributing to Climate Breakdown' by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, 28 September 2020

Trump's tax returns and the parasitism of the financial oligarchy by Patrick Martin, World Socialist Web Site, 29 September 2020

On Vote Shaming: 21 Ways Supporting The US Establishment Is Worse Than Voting Third Party, CaitlinJohnstone.com, 29 September 2020

William Barr's Exemplary Christ-Like Behavior by Barbara Koeppel, Consortium News, 28 September 2020

Tomgram: Liz Theoharis, Fixing Our Eyes on American Poverty, TomDispatch.com, 27 September 2020

Lydia Sargent, Live Like Her by Michael Albert, ZNet, 28 September 2020

Renewed Azerbaijan/Armenia conflict a new threat to Russia's delicate balancing act with key player Turkey by Paul Robinson, RT, 28 September 2020

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28 September

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 18, CraigMurray.org.uk, 28 September 2020

Julian Assange US Extradition: Show Trial of Journalism at the Old Bailey by Nozomi Hayase and John Kendall Hawkins, Antiwar.com, 28 September 2020

Prosecutors' Password-Cracking Conspiracy Theory Against Assange Unravels At Extradition Trial by Kevin Gosztola, Shadow Proof, 26 September 2020

Reminder: WikiLeaks Has Always Been Open To Publishing Leaks On Trump, CaitlinJohnstone.com, 28 September 2020

On Contact: Origin of white supremacy by Gerald Horne and Chris Hedges, RT, 27 September 2020 (video)

From a Justice for Gender Equality to a “Justice” for Gender Oppression by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, 27 September 2020

Saudi Arabia, World's Last Absolute Monarchy, Challenged by New Democratic Political Party by Juan Cole, ZNet, 27 September 2020

Bolivia's Socialist VP Candidate: “The Coup Against Evo Morales Was Driven by Multinationals and the Organization of American States” Interview wirth David Choquehuanca, Jacobin, 26 September 2020

The wurst is over: why Germany now loves to go vegetarian by Philip Oltermann, The Guardian, 27 September 2020

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27 September

Renewed Scrutiny of US Nuclear Weapons Stockpile as Campaigners Mark Day to Rid World of 'Tools of Mass Human Death and Suffering' by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 26 September 2020

The Extradition Trial of Julian Assange: an Interview With John Pilger by Dennis Bernstein, CounterPunch, 25 September 2020

The Guardian's deceit-riddled new statement betrays both Julian Assange and journalism, Jonathan Cook Blog, 26 September 2020

WATCH: CN Live! Daily Video Report on Assange Hearing–Day 14 by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 26 September 2020

A scandal and a crisis in British journalism by Jacob Ecclestone and Bernie Corbett, Jewish Voice for Labour, 26 September 2020

Where is the voice of the left as 'libertarians' annex the Covid-19 debate? by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 27 September 2020

Amy Coney Barrett should be judged on her ability, not her faith by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 27 September 2020

Why is the nationalist right hallucinating a ‘communist enemy'? by Richard Seymour, The Guardian, 26 September 2020

Why Liberals Hate Leftists, CaitlinJohnstone.com, 27 September 2020

The Exploitative System that Traps Nigerian Women as Slaves in Lebanon by Sam Olukoya, Consortium News, 26 September 2020

Hate: A key strategy of the Venezuelan opposition by Jimmy Lopez Morillo, Fernando Giuliani & Mariadela Villanueva, MR Online, 26 September 2020

How Finland kept Covid in check by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 24 September 2020

Can democracies stand up to Facebook? Ireland may have the answer by John Naughton, The Guardian, 26 September 2020

The Hidden Costs of Streaming Music by Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 23 September 2020

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26 September

FINAL REPORT: ASSANGE HEARING DAY FOURTEEN—Baraitser Grants Defense 4 Weeks to Prepare for Final Argument, Citing US Election, Consortium News, 25 September 2020

ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing—Day 13, Consortium News, 25 September 2020

Julian Assange: Press Shows Little Interest in Media ‘Trial of Century' by Alan MacLeod, FAIR, 25 September 2020

Americans Who Support Status Quo Politics Are American Supremacists, CaitlinJohnstone.com, 25 September 2020

Why isn't Donald trumpeting his foreign policy record? by Paul Rogers, openDemocracy, 24 September 2020

Hunger will kill us before Coronavirus by Vijay Prashad, MR Online, 25 September 2020

Colombia/U.S. Axis: Hitting at Venezuela by W.T. Whitney, Jr., MR Online, 25 September 2020

Killing by Colombian military escalates protests against state violence by Andrea Lobo, World Socialist Web Site, 26 September 2020

Britain will seek coronavirus ‘herd immunity' covertly or by default - thanks to the failure of lockdown by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 25 September 2020

Under cover of coronavirus, the Tory government is bulldozing basic liberties by John Harris, The Guardian, 21 September 2020

Shared island or democratic republic? by James Harvey, Weekly Worker, 24 September 2020

Why is the world going to hell? Netflix's The Social Dilemma tells only half the story, Jonathan Cook Blog, 25 September 2020

Redefining Anti-Semitism on Facebook by Neve Gordon, Common Dreams, 24 September 2020

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25 September

ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Craig Murray: Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing—Day 12, Consortium News, 24 September 2020

FINAL REPORT: ASSANGE HEARING DAY THIRTEEN–Prosecution Witness Tries to Play Judge; Leaves Out Reason Why Assange Was Sent to Belmarsh Medical Ward by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 24 September 2020

Why Julian Assange, a Non-US Citizen, Operating Outside the US, Is Being Prosecuted Under the US Espionage Act by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 24 September 2020

WATCH: CN Live! Daily Video Report on Assange Hearing–Day 13 by Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 24 September 2020

Assange on Trial: Suicide, Hallucinations and Psychological Torture by Binoy Kampmark, CounterPunch, 24 September 2020

Mainstream US reporters silent about being spied on by apparent CIA contractor that targeted Assange by Max Blumenthal, Information Clearing House, 24 September 2020

Tomgram: Nick Turse, One Hundred Seconds Till the Apocalypse, TomDispatch.com, 24 September 2020

In refusing to extend New START, the US puts the world on the path of collective suicide by Scott Ritter, Defend Democracy Press, 24 September 2020

What UN Needs is a Cease-Fire Inside its own Security Council by Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service, 24 September 2020

Sinophobia, Lies and Hybrid War by Pepe Escobar, Information Clearing House, 24 September 2020

The Dying Planet Report 2020 by Robert Hunziker, MR Online, 24 September 2020

Developing Countries Ask If People Will 'Be Left to Die' as US, Russia, and China Snub Global Covid-19 Vaccine Effort by Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams, 24 September 2020

Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation waged by Western govt contractors and media by Ben Norton, The Grayzone, 23 September 2020

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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, Glenn Greenwald, 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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