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


I am away. Next update: week starting 22 July.


Suggested reading:


15 July

Idiots Driving World to War by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 14 July 2019

Israel’s machinery of dispossession has crushed the hopes of an inspirational family by Jonathan Cook, The National, 14 July 2019

UN investigator: Israel “moving rapidly” towards West Bank annexation by James Reinl, Mondoweiss, 12 July 2019

Corbyn, Tehran and fake news by Yassmine Mather, Weekly Worker, 12 July 2019

US Military Is a Bigger Polluter than as Many as 140 Countries – Shrinking this War Machine Is a Must by Benjamin Neimark, Prof. Oliver Belcher, and Patrick Bigger, Global Research, 10 July 2019

Why “Incremental Change” Is Worse Than No Change At All by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium, 15 July 2019

Ancient bones should rewrite history but not the present by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 14 July 2019

How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State by Ryan Gallagher, The Intercept, 11 July 2019

Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question But Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants by Marjorie Cohn, Truthout, 12 July 2019

Plucked from the web #60 by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 13 July 2019


14 July

Working class versus minorities? That's looking at it the wrong way by Kenan Malik, The Observer, 14 July 2019

Deferring to Trump's ego over the Kim Darroch leak highlights the weakness of Britain by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 13 July 2019

Making capitalism history by Faramarz Farbod, MR Online, 11 July 2019

Religious Fanatics Have Hijacked America's Israel Policy. And They're Not Even Evangelicals by Ori Nir, Common Dreams, 13 July 2019

Benny Morris reveals more about the Israeli conspiracy to cover-up the Nakba by Jonathan Ofir, Mondoweiss, 12 July 2019

The American dark money behind Europe's far right by Mary Fitzgerald and Claire Provost, openDemocrcy, 11 July 2019

The Heart of Darkness: The Sexual Predators Within America's Power Elite by John W. Whitehead, Information Clearing House, 12 July 2019

Mainstream “Centrists” Pose The Greatest Ideological Threat To Us All, 13 July 2019

What's Really Going On in Hong Kong? by Reese Erlich,, 13 July 2019

The Obama Ukrainian Nightmare Seems to Be Ending, at Last by Eric Zuesse, The Duran, 12 July 2019


13 July

“The Task Ahead Is Enormous, and There Is Not Much Time” by Noam Chomsky and Harrison Samphir, Jacobin, 12 July 2019

The Media Is Complicit in Julian Assange's Torture by Nils Melzer and Robert Scheer, Truthdig, 12 July 2019

UK government holds “media freedom” conference while imprisoning Assange by Oscar Grenfell, World Socialist Web Site, 13 July 2019

Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter,, 12 July 2019

Nils Melzer, Aaron Mate', Mike Gravel on CN Live! Premiere, Consortium News, 12 July 2019 (podcast)

Isikoff, Who First Peddled The Fake Steele Dossier, Invents New 'Russian Influence' Story by Moon of Alabama, 9 July 2019

Glenn Greenwald becomes focus of Brazil press freedom debate by Anna Jean Kaiser, AP News, 12 July 2019

The (Continuing) Vilification of Richard Falk by Jeremy Salt, The Palestine Chronicle, 9 July 2019

With an unstable ally in Trump, Britain is making itself a target in the Gulf by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 12 July 2019

Remnants of War by Kathy Kelly, ZNet, 12 July 2019

Europeanisation from below: still time for another Europe? by Donatella Della Porta, Social Europe, 10 July 2019

Corbyn can lead in the exposure of establishment psychosis by John Hilley, Zenpolitics, 10 July 2019

Ukrainians Overwhelmingly (69%) Support Making Peace With Russia by John Helmer, Russia Insider, 11 July 2019

Rehabilitating Stalin by Paul Robinson, Irrussianality, 12 July 2019


12 July

Concord Management and the End of Russiagate? by Daniel Lazare, Consortium News, 12 July 2019

The Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 4—The Haunting Case of a Belgian Child Killer and How WikiLeaks Helped Crack It by Elizabeth Vos, Consortium News, 11 July 2019

Tomgram: Michael Klare, It's Always the Oil,, 11 July 2019

Debunking the Indo-Pacific Myth by Pepe Escobar, Information Clearing House, 11 July 2019

The World Needs a Water Treaty by Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, 10 July 2019

Trump's hissy-fit over Darroch will blow a chill wind across Britain's embassies in the Middle East by Robert Fisk, Independent, 11 July 2019

With Panorama's hatchet job on Labour antisemitism, BBC has become pro-Tory media by Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye, 11 July 2019

The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson by Ben Norton, The Grayzone, 10 July 2019

Syriza's defeat shows the left needs a plan to hold on to power, not just win it by Gary Younge, The Guardian, 12 July 2019

How Spain's Vox fortifies neo-fascist internationalism by John Maerhofer, ROAR, 11 July 2019

Brussels calls on Madrid, Barcelona to do more to combat air pollution by Manuel Planelles, El País in English, 11 July 2019


11 July

John Carlos Frey: America's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide, Democracy Now! 10 July 2019 (video and transcript)

Let Us Be Clear: Trump's Environmental Record Is a Crime Against Humanity by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Common Dreams, 10 July 2019

CIA Torture Unredacted: Revealing what was hidden in the US Senate torture report by Crofton Black, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 10 July 2019

Sultan shines in the court of the Dragon King by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 9 July 2019

Deconstructing Elliott Abrams on Venezuela by Peter Bolton, CounterPunch, 9 July 2019

Greece's Long Road Ahead by Costas Lapavitsas, Jacobin, 10 July 2019

As You Celebrate Your Freedom, Remember Julian Assange | Opinion by Nils Melzer, Newsweek, 5 July 2019

The Simple Explanation for the Betrayal of Britain's Envoy by Craig Murray, Consortium News, 10 July 2019

Russians Gripped By Distrust Toward Politicians – Study, The Moscow Times, 11 July 2019


10 July

Call to Action by Journalists, Academics Urges Americans to Use 'All Nonviolent Means Necessary' to Shut Down Trump Detention Camps by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, 9 July 2019

'Completely Terrifying': Study Warns Carbon-Saturated Oceans Headed Toward Tipping Point That Could Unleash Mass Extinction Event by Julia Conley, Common Dreams, 9 July 2019

Tomgram: William Astore, Drowning in Militarism,, 9 July 2019

CrowdStrikeOut: Mueller's Own Report Undercuts Its Core Russia-Meddling Claims by Aaron Maté, RealClearInvestigations, 5 July 2019

Why Trump caved to China and Huawei by Vijay Prashad, MR Online, 9 July 2019

Kamala Harris Has a Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice by Marjorie Cohn: Truthout, 8 July 2019

Despite Death Threats, Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out About Exposing Large Corruption Scandal in Brazil, Democracy Now! 9 July 2019 (video and transcript)

How Syriza's capitulations allowed the Greek right to escape the dustbin of history by Yanis Varoufakis, New Statesman America, 8 July 2019

Government That Tortures Journalists Bans RT From Media Conference,, 9 July 2019

The Book of Palestine by Ramzy Baroud, ZNet, 9 July 2019

Entry ban at Israeli city park provokes apartheid warnings by Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye, 9 July 2019

Freedom by Paul Robinson, Irrussianality, 9 July 2019

Upcoming Election Pits East Ukraine Which Wants Peace, With West, Which Wants War by John Helmer, Russia Insider, 9 July 2019


9 July

Weaponizing the Dollar by Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News, 9 July 2019

Ex-FBI, CIA Officials Draw Withering Fire on Russiagate by Ray McGovern, Consortium News, 8 July 2019

A Howl for Blood in Iran as Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4 by Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright, Consortium News, 8 July 2019

Syriza's election defeat: A balance sheet of a political betrayal by Alex Lantier, World Socialist Web Site, 9 July 2019

'Only Ray of Hope in This Bleak Setting': As Greek Right Regains Power, Applause as Varoufakis-Led MeRA25 Wins First-Ever Seats in Parliament by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, 8 July 2019

How Evangelical Christians risk setting the Middle East on fire by Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye, 8 July 2019

Guilt of anti-semitism now needs no evidence, Jonathan Cook Blog, 8 July 2019

Jewish support for Chris Williamson by Noam Chomsky and others, The Guardian, 8 July 2019

Venezuela – The Bachelet Lie by Peter Koenig, Defend Democracy Press, 9 July 2019

Climate Change Is Producing a Harrowing New Phenomenon by Vijay Prashad, Truthdig, 8 July 2019

Future Resource Wars by Pepe Escobar and Eddie Conway, Information Clearing House, 8 July 2019 (video)


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