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 March

Bombs Continue to Fall On Yemen As Arab States Announce New Military Force by Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams, 29 March 2015

Trademark Jaw-Dropping US Hypocrisy On Display re Saudi Aggression vs. Russian “Aggression” by Robert Barsocchini,, 29 March 2015

A Conversation with “Letters to Palestine” Editor Vijay Prashad, ZNet, 28 March 2015

Eight urgent ‘musts' needed for Palestinians to defeat Apartheid by Ramzy Baroud, Middle East Eye, 27 March 2015

Islamic State is the cancer of modern capitalism by Nafeez Ahmed, Middle East Eye, 27 March 2015

Assange Reveals That The West is Behind ISIS And Ukraine Crisis And Israel Behind Hamas by We are Anonymous, 27 March 2015

Monster Bubbles by Jerome Roos, teleSUR, 28 March 2015

China's Bank & Waning USA Hegemony by Jack Rasmus, teleSUR, 28 March 2015

The United States Is Broke And Europe Looks To China As Insane U.S. Policymakers Push For War by Paul Craig Roberts, King World News, 28 March 2015

Podemos's Latin American Roots by Bécquer Seguín, Jacobin, 27 March 2015

No One Is Free Until All Are Free by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 29 March 2015


29 March

Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 29 March 2015

The Big Upside of an Iran-Nuke Deal by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett,, 28 March 2015

NYT Publishes Call to Bomb Iran by Robert Parry,, 28 March 2015

The crown under the turban by Yassamine Mather, Weekly Worker, 26 March 2015

Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric by Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service, 27 March 2015

Nato and Russia – a tragedy unfolding by Gunnar Westberg, TFF, 27 March 2015

Dear Maagdenhuis, can we please get our shit together? by Donya Alinejad,, 27 March 2015

California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping? by Ellen Brown, Truthdig, 27 March 2015

Beyond Manufacturing Consent by Paul Street, teleSUR, 27 March 2015

On multitudes by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 28 March 2015


28 March

The battle for the Middle East's future begins in Yemen as Saudi Arabia jumps into the abyss by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 27 March 2015

Another Week, Another War: The Iron Logic of America's Middle East Madness by Chris Floyd, Information Clearing House, 27 March 2015

Will Sanctions Fixation Kill Iran Nuke Deal? by Gareth Porter,, 27 March 2015

The Israeli Salvation Front by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 28 March 2015

2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967, UN Report Finds by Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams, 27 March 2015

Gaza: no justice until US drops Israel at UN by Vijay Prashad, al-Araby, 25 March 2015

Fear of Terrorism is Making Us Crazy, Especially in the US by Dave Lindorff, CounterPunch, 27 March 2015

Once It was Anarchists Throwing Bombs … by Charles Glass, CounterPunch, 27 March 2015

The Czech Republic and the Fine Art of Collaboration by Andre Vltchek, CounterPunch, 27 March 2015

Why the West is to blame for the crisis in Ukraine: the full story by Chris Nineham, Stop the War, 27 March 2015

Noam Chomsky on Institutional Stupidity, Philosophy Now, April/May 2015

African Economist Samir Amin on the World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism, Democracy Now! 27 March 2015 (video and transcript)


27 March

As Saudi Arabia and Allies Continue Airstrikes, Sorrow and Rage in Yemen by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 26 March 2015

Body Count Report Reveals At Least 1.3 Million Lives Lost to US-Led War on Terror by Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams, 26 March 2015

Endless War: As U.S. Strikes Tikrit & Delays Afghan Pullout, "War on Terror" Toll Tops 1.3 Million, Democracy Now! 26 March 2015 (video and transcript)

Tomgram: William Hartung, Your Money at War Everywhere,, 26 March 2015

ISIS: A ‘Hideous Offspring' of the West? by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 26 March 2015 (video)

Searching for a pretext by Moshé Machover, Weekly Worker, 26 March 2015

Netanyahu's Spying Denials Contradicted by Secret NSA Documents by Glenn Geenwald,and Andrew Fishman, The Intercept, 25 March 2015

Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is a Threat to Any Power System by John Nichols, The Nation, 25 March 2015 (video)

Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Workers Are Screwed by Luke Brinker, AlterNet, 25 March 2015

Magna Carta Messed Up the World, Here's How to Fix It by Noam Chomsky, The Nation, 23 March 2015

Americans Don't Care That Much About the Environment, Poll Shows by Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, 25 March 2015

‘Fascism has been in borderland western Ukraine for a long time' by John Pilger, Radio Sputnik, March 2015


26 March

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship' No More by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 25 March 2015

Israel: The morning after by Gideon Levy, Middle East Eye, 24 March 2015

Only sanctions can change Israeli policy, Letters, The Guardian, 24 March 2015

One of U.S. White House's Top Ukrainian Gangsters Gets U.S. Reprimand by Eric Zuesse, Global Research, 24 March 2015

Greece's Golden Dawn: Fascists at the Gate by Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, 23 March 2015

Venezuela Wrongly Accused of Weapons of Mass Destruction by Roger D. Harris, Truthout, 25 March 2015

Does Venezuela Have an Amazingly Efficient Health Care System? by Joe Emersberger, teleSUR, 23 March 2015

On science, morality and being human by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 25 March 2015

Naomi Klein: Shock of Oil Price Plunge Is Opportunity World Must Seize by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 25 March 2015 (The Guardian video included)

My Lai Revisited: 47 Years Later, Seymour Hersh Travels to Vietnam Site of U.S. Massacre He Exposed, Democracy Now! 25 March 2015 (video and transcript)

Guardian gets new editor. Beyond the applause, key questions for Katharine Viner by John Hilley, Zenpolitics, 24 March 2015


25 March

Nuclear Weapons and Unchecked Climate Change Are Leading Us Towards Doomsday by Noam Chomsky, Truthdig, 24 March 2015 (video)

We're treating soil like dirt. It's a fatal mistake, as our lives depend on it by George Monbiot, The Guardian, 25 March 2015

Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences by Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, 23 March 2015

Ukraine's Oligarchs Turn on Each Other by Robert Parry,, 24 March 2015

Why Russia's War Games Should Scare Nobody by Alexander Golts, The Moscow Times, 23 March 2015

Obama Announces No Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2015 by Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams, 24 March 2015

The Kurdish Front by Vijay Prashad, The Hindu, 24 March 2015

The messages from Israel's election by Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada, 20 March 2015

Juncker's call for an EU army is an affront to democracy by Joseph Lacey,, 24 March 2015

Poor fetishes, poor critiques: gentrification as violence by Gloria Dawson,, 23 March 2015

Real unemployment is double the ‘official' unemployment rate by Pete Dolack, ZCommentaries, 23 March 2015

The Scene of the Crime: A reporter's journey to My Lai and the secrets of the past by Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, 30 March 2015 issue


24 March

Russia Under Attack by Paul Craig Roberts, CounterPunch, 23 March 2015

Crimeans Keep Saying No to Ukraine by Robert Parry,, 22 March 2015

Analyzing the Israeli Election by Lawrence Davidson,, 23 March 2015

12th Anniversary Of Illegal Iraq Invasion – 2.7 Million Iraqi Dead From Violence Or War-imposed Deprivation by Gideon Polya,, 23 March 2015

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, It Didn't Work in Afghanistan, So Let's Do It in Mexico,, 22 March 2015

From Basic Income to Social Dividends by Rajesh Makwana, CounterPunch, 23 March 2015

How Right-Wing Billionaires and Business Propaganda Got Us Into the Economic Mess of the Century by Joshua Holland, AlterNet, 17 March 2015

Time Isn't on Our Side by Stathis Kouvelakis, Jacobin, 23 March 2015

Journalism as Subversion by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 22 March 2015

El Salvador Farmers Successfully Defy Monsanto by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, 23 March 2015

Ponzi property: the neoliberal delusion of homeownership by Kean Birch,, 22 March 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, Henry A. Giroux, Misha Glenny, David Graeber, Glenn Greenwald, Robin Hahnel, Edward S. 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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