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

 

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31 July

Kos, Bodrum, Desperate Refugees and a Dying Child by Andre Vltchek, CounterPunch, 31 July 2015

Migrants Are Drowning as They Flee War and Poverty; Will Europe Continue Its Sea Rescues? by Michelle Chen, Truthout, 30 July 2015

Women Are at the Forefront of the Zapatista Revolution by Hilary Klein, Truthout, 30 July 2015

No Warlords Need Apply: A Call for Credible Peacemaking in Afghanistan by Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell, ZNet, 30 July 2015

The Politics of Betrayal: Obama Backstabs Kurds to Appease Turkey by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 29 July 2015

The Defeat of Europe by Yanis Varoufakis, ZNet, 30 July 2015

The Eurozone's Pyrrhic victory over Greece by Jerome Roos, ZNet, 30 July 2015

Barter booms in cash-strapped rural Greece for the first time since Nazi occupation by Hazel Sheffield, The Independent, 30 July 2015

Why Russia Shut Down NED Fronts by Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com, 30 July 2015

Julian Assange: the Untold Story of an Epic Struggle for Justice by John Pilger, CounterPunch, 31 July 2015

Social media and movements: is the love affair really over? by Thomas Swann, ROARMAG.org, 31 July 2015

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30 July

European 'alliance of national liberation fronts' emerges to avenge Greek defeat by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, 29 July 2015

Yanis Varoufakis is being pilloried for doing what had to be done by Philippe Legrain, The Guardian, 29 July 2015

Something is rotten with the eurozone's hideous restrictions on sovereignty by Yanis Varoufakis, ZNet, 29 July 2015

Greece: Against Defeatism by Nivedita Majumdar, Jacobin, 29 July 2015

Cultural Resistance by Nikos Raptis, ZNet, 29 July 2015

Susiya and the ABCs of Israeli Colonization Policies by Amira Hass, ZNet, 29 July 2015

Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS' by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 29 July 2015

Obama's Egypt Policy Breeds Terrorism by Jonathan Marshall, Consortiumnews.com, 29 July 2015

Ukraine: Close to the Edge by Conn Hallinan, CounterPunch, 29 July 2015

Daily Telegraph Scaremongering: Putin Waving 'NUCLEAR Sabre' at NATO by Philip Bakardjiev, Russia Insider, 27 July 2015

'Whataboutism' Provokes Anger Because It Bursts the Bubble of Western Moral Superiority by Paul Robinson, Russia Insider, 27 July 2015

Could Japan Become America's New Proxy Army? by Tim Shorrock, The Nation, 27 July 2015

How the Paris Communards made their lives luxurious by Kristin Ross, Gabriel Levy, People and Nature, 28 July 2015

Fantasy Politics - 'Corbyn's Morons' And The 'Sensible Approach by David Edwards, Media Lens, 29 July 2015

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29 July

Creating the Horror Chambers by Noam Chomsky, Jacobin, 28 July 2915

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 28 July 2015

The Deep Roots of Turkey's War on ISIL by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 28 July 2015

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Washington and Tehran Come in From the Cold, TomDispatch.com, 28 July 2015

Ex-IAEA Official Uses Misleading Claims to Attack Iran Deal by Gareth Porter, Truthout, 28 July 2015

When Israel/Neocons Favored Iran by Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com, 28 July 2015

What Next After Tsipras Dashed Schäuble's Hopes For Grexit? by Frank Hoffer, Social Europe, 27 July 2015

Yanis Varoufakis faces criminal prosecution over clandestine 'Plan B' currency plot by Mehreen Khan, The Telegraph, 28 July 2015

Varoufakis reveals cloak and dagger 'Plan B' for Greece, awaits treason charges by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, 26 July 2015

A Problem Called Germany by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, teleSUR, 26 July 2015

How Greece could leave the euro by David Marty, teleSUR, 26 July 2015

Ukraine is ripe for the shock doctrine by Sean Guillory, openDemocracy, 27 July 2015

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28 July

Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 28 July 2015

Turkey conflict with Kurds: Was approving air strikes against the PKK America's worst error in the Middle East since the Iraq War? by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 26 July 2015

Greece, the Sacrificial Lamb by Joseph E. Stiglitz, International New York Times, 25 July 2015

The Syriza Dilemma by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch, Jacobin, 27 July 2015

Jeremy Corbyn vs. Project Fear by Richard Seymour, Jacobin, 27 July 2015

Going Mainstream Craig Murray, craigmurray.org.uk, 27 July 2015

Global Derivatives: $1.5 Quadrillion Time Bomb by Stephen Lendman, Global Research, 26 July 2015

China losing control as stocks crash despite emergency measures by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, 27 July 2015

Collapse that never happened: China bounces back, discrediting Western analysts by Caleb Maupin, RT, 26 July 2015

Vulliamy and Hartmann on Srebrenica: A Study in Propaganda by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, MR Zine, 26 July 2015

History and the making of the individual by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 27 July 2015

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27 July

Obama's Line on the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Second False Narrative by Gareth Porter, Antiwar.com, 27 July 2015

The Imperial Designs on Iran by Pepe Escobar, Sputnik, 23 July 2015

The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 26 July 2015

Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 26 July 2015

U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of Innocent Civilians by John McMurtry and Kourosh Ziabari, Global Research, 25 July 2015

We may have already committed ourselves to 6-meter sea-level rise by Pete Dolack, ZCommentaries, 26 July 2015

Joseph Stiglitz: unsurprising Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour leadership contender by Terry Macalister, The Guardian, 26 July 2015

Varoufakis – a new kind of politics? by Payl Tyson, openDemocracy, 24 July 2015

What Greece Could Do by J.W. Mason, Jacobin, 25 July 2015

Revolution?! by Michael Albert, ZNet, 26 July 2015

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25 July

Beyond the Impasse by Michael Albert and Júlio do Carmo Gomes, ZNet, 25 July 2015

Greece debt crisis threatens 70 years of peace by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 25 July 2015

War with Isis in Iraq and Syria: Turkey joins West as a reluctant ally - but what took it so long? by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 25 July 2015

Sheldon's Stooges by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 25 July 2015

Iranian blues by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 25 July 2015

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24 July

Greece – Rescue Without Debt by Peter Koenig, Information Clearing House, 24 July 2015

“Why I Voted ‘YES' Tonight” by Yanos Varoufakis, ZNet, 24 July 2015

Greece: Political Football of World Politics by Norman Pollack, CounterPunch, 24 July 2015

Deleting Crimes at the New York Times: Airbrushing History at the Paper of Record by Paul Street, CounterPunch, 24 July 2015

Stephen Cohen On the Folly and Hypocrisy of American Russia Policy by Dan Kovalik, Russia Insider, 24 July 2015

Ukrainian News Service Says Standard of Living Is Plummeting by Eric Zuesse, Information Clearing House, 243 July 2015

Israel Clears the Bench in Iran Fight by Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com, 24 July 2015

They Say Paraguay is in Africa: Mosaic of Horror by Andre Vltchek, CounterPunch, 24 July 2015

E. P. Thompson's Romantic Marxism by Jeffery R. Webber, Jacobin, 24 July 2015

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23 July

Chomsky: 'The Real Question is...What Exactly Is The Threat of Iran? by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams, 23 July 2015

Iran – the land where some 700 souls were executed last year by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 23 July 2015

Is the 'Military Option' on Iran Off the Table? by Ray McGovern, Information Clearing House, 23 July 2015

Solidarity targeted by IS bomber by Esen Uslu, Weekly Worker, 23 July 2015

Self-determination and communist policy by Mike Macnair, Weekly Worker, 23 July 2015

Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, The Pivot to Eurasia, TomDispatch.com, 23 July 2015

West Flirts With Fascism – Again by Finian Cunningham, Information Clearing House, 23 July 2015

Even Obama, Kerry Don't Believe Russia Threatens the US by James Carden, Russia Insider, 23 July 2015

NYT Enforces Ukraine ‘Group Think' by Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com, 23 July 2015

The Amazing Implosion of Ukraine's PM Yatsenyuk, Russia Insider, 23 July 2015

The Greek Debacle by Perry Anderson, Jacobin, 23 July 2015

How the German Media Mislead the Public about the Greek Crisis by Joe Emersberger, teleSUR, 23 July 2015

The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain by Timothy Ginty, ROARMAG.org, 23 July 2015

Morocco has pressured UN to ignore Western Sahara by Kerry Kennedy, The Guardian, 23 July 2015

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22 July

Suruc suicide attack: Bombing shows Turkey is being sucked into the violence in Syria by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 22 July 2015

A Chance for Arab-Iranian Reconciliation: An Opportunity in the Iran Nuclear Deal by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 22 July 2015

‘Media Have Been Applying a False Narrative to the Entire Issue' by Janine Jackson, FAIR, 22 July 2015

Noam Chomsky: ‘What exactly is the threat of Iran?' Al Jazeera America, 22 July 2015 (video)

Persia's approaching gold rush by Pepe Escobar, RT, 22 July 2015

In Defense of Greece's Syriza by Ann Robertson - Bill Leumer, CounterPunch, 22 July 2014

The U.S. Aids and Abets War Crimes in the Philippines by Marjorie Cohn, Truthdig, 22 July 2015

A Radical Vatican? by Naomi Klein, ZNet, 22 July 2015

Study: When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal by Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams, 22 July 2015

Cries of Betrayal, Calls to Organize as Obama Approves Arctic Drilling by Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams, 22 July 2015

Beyond the cliches about radicalisation by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 22 July 2015

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21 July

Noam Chomsky Says US Turned to Cuba Due to Increasing Isolation, teleSUR, 21 July 2015

David Cameron extremism speech: The PM's Churchillian posturing over Syria is misguided by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 21 July 2015

By inflating Islamic extremism, David Cameron has lost sight of what really threatens us by George Monbiot, The Guardian, 21 July 2015

Israel is realising endless misery in Gaza is no policy at all by Jonathan Cook, The National, 21 July 2015

Suruç massacre: today we mourn, tomorrow we rebuild by Yvo Fitzherbert, ROARMAG.org, 21 July 2015

Why I voted NO by Yanis Varoufakis, ZNet, 21 July 2015

Alexis Tsipras' Anti-Politics by Stathis Kouvelakis, Jacobin, 21 July 2015

Ending the Humanitarian Crisis by John Milios & Michal Rozworski, Jacobin, 21 July 2015

Greece: The Beginning by Nikos Raptis, teleSUR, 21 July 2015

Participatory Economics by Júlio do Carmo Gomes, ZNet, 21 July 2015

Energy Security and the Oil Curse: An Interview With Michael T. Klare by Dan Falcone, Truthout, 21 July 2015

The Spirit of Judy Miller is Alive and Well at the NYT, and It Does Great Damage by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 21 July 2015

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20 July

What a choice for Egypt – a megalomaniac president or the madness of Isis by Robert Fisk, The Independent, 20 July 2015

Sanctions Were Going to Collapse: The US Was Forced to Negotiate with Iran Because of Changing Global Circumstances by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, 20 July 2015

An Open Letter to Britain's Leading Violent Extremist: David Cameron by Nafeez Ahmed, Insurge Intelligence, 20 July 2015

Merkel and the Palestinian Refugee Girl: Why Everyone Missed the Point by Susan Abulhawa, CounterPunch, 20 July 2015

Syriza Tries to Limit Popular Discontent Against Its Capitulation to EU and Relaxes Capital Controls in Banking by Stavros Mavroudeas, CounterPunch, 20 July 2015

Germanization of European Unity: Source of Industrial-Financial Dominanceby Norman Pollack, CounterPunch, 20 July 2015

SPIEGEL Interview with Julian Assange: 'We Are Drowning in Material' by Michael Sontheimer, Spiegel Online International, 20 July 2015

Anarchism?! by Michael Albert, ZNet, 20 July 2015

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19 July

Seeking War to the End of the World by Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com, 19 July 2015

Greece: Alternatives and Exiting the Eurozone by Eric Toussaint, The Bullet, 19 July 2015

Diary by Tariq Ali, ZNet 19 July 2015

The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland by Henry A. Giroux, Truthout, 19 July 2015

My Teacher by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 19 July 2015

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18 July

Fascism and a new holocaust beckon if we remain silent by John Pilger, Stop the War, 18 July 2015

Only Iraq's clerics can win against Isis by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 18 July 2015

The Treaty by Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, 18 July 2015

Israel's minister of culture cracks down on TV station for Palestinians by Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye, 18 July 2015

Socialist Argentina Helping People in Fascist Paraguay by Andre Vltchek, teleSUR, 18 July 2015

Happiness v. Property: From Jefferson and Franklin to Cuba and the United States by Paul Street, ZCommentaries, 18 July 2015

Greek debt crisis: reforms will fail, says ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis by Jamie Grierson and Helena Smith, The Guardian, 18 July 2015

Greece – Opening the Floodgates for the Financial Vultures by Peter Koenig, Global Research, 18 July 2015

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17 July

Syriza Was In A Lose-Lose Situation by James K. Galbraith, Social Europe, 17 July 2015

Greece Surrendered: But to Whom Exactly? Diana Johnstone, CounterPunch, 17 July 2015

Greece: Capitalism's Latest War on Democracy by Alexandros Orphanides, CounterPunch, 17 July 2015

Greece and the Masters of Europe by Michael Albert, teleSUR, 17 July 2015

Why is Germany so tough on Greece? Look back 25 years by Dirk Laab, The Guardian, 17 July 2015

Mixed fortunes as solidarity economy takes root in Greece by Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian, 17 July 2015

The decline and fall of the European Union: is it time to rip it up and start again? by Ronald G. Asch, openDemocracy, 17 July 2015

Spain's Electoral Rebellion: Welcome to the Post-Party Political Era, Part II by Bernardo Gutiérrez, Occupy.com, 17 July 2015

Is the Iran Nukes Deal Aimed at Crushing Putin? Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 17 July 2015

Isis: The real power in Iraq tells its neighbours to close borders to foreign fighters by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, 17 July 2015

What's the real story behind the $3.8 trillion Chinese correction? by Pepe Escobar, RT, 17 July 2015

From Kosovo to Crimea: Obama's Strange Position on Referendums by Brian Cloughley, CounterPunch, 17 July 2015

MH-17 Mystery: A New Tonkin Gulf Case? by Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com, 17 July 2015

The Chattanooga Shootings: Can Attacking Military Sites of a Nation at War be “Terrorism”? by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 17 July 2015

The end of capitalism has begun by Paul Mason, The Guardian, 17 July 2015

The Four Maladies of Global Capitalism by Adam Blanden, New Left Project, 17 July 2015

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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, Chris Hedges, Edward S. Herman, Diana Johnstone, Ann Jones, 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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