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:


26 February

Revealed: how US billionaire helped to back Brexit by

Brexit is a Whitehall farce that threatens the heart of Europe by William Keegan,

Brexit: UK businesses are already facing recruitment crisis as Polish workers head home by Ben Chapman, Indepedent, 24 February 2017

Britain’s Absent Opposition by Kenan Malik, The New York Times, 24 February 2017

‘EU is particularly good at doing a terrible job’ – Yanis Varoufakis, Defend Democacy Press, 24 February 2017

Divisions of Labor by Barbara Ehrenreich, ZNet, 24 February 2017

100 Years of Using War to Try to End All War by David Swanson, ZNet, 25 February 2017

What are You Going to Do About Afghanistan, President Trump? by Brian Cloughley, CounterPunch, 24 February 2017

How ‘New Cold Warriors’ Cornered Trump by Gareth Porter,, 25 February 2017

Syrian War Propaganda at the Oscars by Rick Sterling,, 24 February 2017

Palestinians face intense online hate from Israelis, say campaigners by Jonathan Cook, Middle East Eye, 25 February 2017


25 February

With the US distracted by Trump and the UK by Brexit, they're about to see a decline in their global power by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 24 February 2017

McMaster Takes Charge: Trump Relinquishes Control of Foreign Policy by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 24 February 2017

A Foreign Policy of Cruel Populism by Vijay Prashad, CounterPunch, 24 February 2017

Sleepwalking into a New Arms Race by Chuck Spinney and Pierre Sprey,, 24 February 2017

Who's Behind US Downward-Mobility? by JP Sottile,, 24 February 2017

The Increasingly Unhinged Russia Rhetoric Comes From a Long-Standing U.S. Playbook by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 24 February 2017

Why he Christian Right Is Rejoicing Under Trump's Presidency by Alex Kotch, AlterNet, 23 February 2017

A Global Counter-Trump Movement Is Taking Shape by John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus, 22 February 2017

Can the climate survive electoral democracy? Maybe. Can it survive capitalism? No. by Stan Cox, ZNet, 23 February 2017

Indonesia's four richest men worth as much as poorest 100 million by Rupert Neate, The Guardian, 23 February 2017

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic by Baher Kamal, Inter Press Service, 23 February 2017

The strange death of social democracy in Europe by Philippe Marlière and Antonis Galanopoulos, openDemocracy, 20 February 2017


24 February

In the new world order created by Trump and Brexit, Ireland could be ripped apart by Fintan O'Toole, The Guardian, 23 February 2017

Steve Bannon lifted his mask of death at CPAC. It wasn't a pretty sight by Richard Wolffe, The Guardian, 23 February 2017

Of Trump, Vipers & Foreign Policy by Conn Hallinan, ZNet, 23 February 2017

How Trump's Agenda Clashes With What Americans Want by Tom Dickinson, ZNet, 23 February 2017

Why Do So Many Americans Fear Muslims? Decades of Denial About America's Role in the World by Jon Schwarz, The Intercept, 18 February 2017

Poll: Most Americans Worried About War by Jason Ditz,, 22 February 2017

How Trump Could Be a Truth-teller by Robert Parry,, 23 February 2017

Climate scientists face harassment, threats and fears of 'McCarthyist attacks' by Oliver Milman, The Guardian, 22 February 2017

Why We Must Oppose the Kremlin-Baiting Against Trump by Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, 23 February 2017

Burial of the two-state ‘solution' by Moshé Machover, Weekly Worker, 23 February 2017

Marine Le Pen has arrived in Lebanon to find out that the Christians she thought were her allies aren't on her side at all by Robert Fisk, Independent, 23 February 2017

Resurrecting the Antiwar Movement by Greg Shupak, Jacobin, 22 February 2017

Lessons From the Anti-Austerity Movement by Ellie Mae O'Hagan, Jacobin, 22 February 2017

A litlde alternative reading by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 23 February 2017

A Special Supplement: The Responsibility of Intellectuals by Noam Chomsky, The New York Review of Books, 23 Februaty 1967

Truth to Power by Daniel Geary, Jacobin, 23 February 2017


23 February

Humankind's Ability to Feed Itself, Now in Jeopardy, Inter Press Service, 22 February 2017

Alarming New Coral Bleaching Event Has Begun at the Great Barrier Reef by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, 22 February 2017

How many people would die in a war between the US and Russia? by Andre Damon, World Socialist Web Site, 21 February 2017

Psychologists Say Stress Caused by Trump Administration Poses Threat to Public Health by Sarah Lazare, AlterNet, 17 February 2017

The Trump-Netanyahu Circus: Now, No One Can Save Israel from Itself by Ramzy Baroud, The Palestine Chronicle, 22 February 2017

Palestinians See More of the Same: Interview with Ramzy Baroud by Dennis J Bernstein, The Palestine Chronicle, 22 February 2017

Elor Azaria Verdict: ‘No Justice for Palestinians' by Jonathan Cook, Information Clearing House, 21 February 2017

Azarov's Bombshell: Ukrainian Ex-PM Reveals Who Was Behind Maidan Sniper Deaths, Sputnik, 22 February 2017

NYT's Fake News about Fake News by Robert Parry,, 22 February 2017

The ‘Superficial, Arrogant Smugness' Of BBC News - Peter Oborne Delivers Some Home Truths On BBC Radio 4 Today by David Cromwell and David Edwards, Media Lens, 22 February 2017

Firestarter: the Unwelcome Return of Tony Blair by John Wight, CounterPunch, 21 February 2017

The Berlin Wall came down for a reason – the British version shows no sign of crumbling by Peter Millar, Independent, 15 February 2017


22 February

“The world is becoming Orwellian:” Richard Blair by Bernardo Marín, El País in English, 22 February 2017

Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, 22 February 2017

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Mission Unaccomplished, 15 Years Later,, 21 February 2017

The West's Moral Hypocrisy on Yemen by Jonathan Marshall,, 21 February 2017

Trump's clarifying moment for Israel and Palestinians by Jonathan Cook, The National, 21 February 2017

Decade after Putin shook Munich, Lavrov indicates 'post-West' is now a thing in Moscow by Bryan MacDonald, RT, 20 February 2017

Trump, Like Obama and Bush, Pursues 'Regime Change' in Venezuela by Joe Emersberger, teleSUR, 16 February 2017


21 February

WGA Awards: Oliver Stone outlines ‘the death of this planet and the extinction of us all' during speech by Christopher Hooton, Independent, 20 February 2017

Victory over Isis in Mosul could mean defeat in Syria's Deir Ezzor 250 miles west by Robert Fisk, Independent, 20 February 2017

Go post-West, young man by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times, 20 February 2017

Stop Trump – definitely! But then what? by Celia McKeon, openDemocracy, 20 February 2017

Norway Pledges Millions to Growing Anti-Trump Global Abortion Fund by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams, 20 February 2017

International Women's Strike US Platform by Various Contributors, ZNet, 20 February 2017

Fukushima: a Lurking Global Catastrophe? by Robert Hunziker, CounterPunch, 20 February 2017

Viewing Trump's Extreme Climate Denial From a Small Island Nation in Peril by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, 20 February 2017

Organizing against the Irish housing emergency by Tomás Lynch, ROAR, 20 February 2017

Is Wolfgang Schäuble As Dangerous To The EU As Donald Trump? by John Palmer, Social Europe, 20 February 2017


20 February

James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness by Chris Hedges, Truthdig, 19 February 2017

U.S. Health Care System Is Very Corrupt by Chris Hedges and Margaret Flowers, RT/Information Clearing House, 19 February 2017 (text and video)

Finance Really is a Mode of Warfare by Michael Hudson and Sharmini Peries, Information Clearing House, 19 February 2017 (video and transcript)

Iraqi forces begin bitter battle for Mosul in effort to destroy Isis by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 19 February 2017

Decolonizing our minds? by Kenan Malik, Pandaemonium, 19 February 2017

Hungary is removing statue of philosopher György (Georg) Lukács – He was Marxist and Jewish by György Lázár, Hungarian Free Press, 16 February 2017



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, 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, 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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