Back in the good old days, when things were more innocent and simple, the psychopathic Central Intelligence Agency had to covertly infiltrate the news media to manipulate the information Americans were consuming about their nation and the world. Nowadays, there is no meaningful separation between
"Concerns mount that US withdrawal from Afghanistan could risk progress on women's rights," blares a new headline from CNN."Concerns are mounting from bipartisan US lawmakers and Afghan women's rights activists that the hard-won gains for women and civil society in Afghanistan could be lost if
Have you ever seen a mainstream news report containing the phrase "the French regime"? How about "the British regime" or "the Australian regime"?If these phrases look a bit odd, it's because you've never seen them written down before. Ostensibly the word simply means "a form of
Bloomberg pundit Noah Smith had a very revealing interaction on Twitter the other day that I've been meaning to write about ever since.It began with Smith sharing a screenshot of an article by journalist Yasha Levine which condemns US imperialist escalations against China and ties
Nothing of significance has changed since Trump left office, apart from the narratives about how much things have changed.The wars are still going. Washington is still the hub of an oligarchic globe-spanning empire. Americans are still being impoverished and propagandized into political impotence by an
Transparency for the powerful would solve most of our problems. Corrupt power structures and their corrupt systems simply cannot function in the light. This is what Assange and WikiLeaks have tried to address. This is why Assange and WikiLeaks have been so aggressively targeted.
The empire expends so much of its wealth and energy on mass scale narrative control via propaganda not because it wants to, but because it needs to. This tells us that the best way to oppose the empire is to help debunk, discredit and break
Hey kids! Wanna do your ol' Uncle Sam a big honkin' favor? Wanna serve the US empire like a good little lickspittle? Wanna help kill other people's kids in far off lands for fun and profit?You do?? Well bust my britches, that's just swell!It's actually
There's a good viral thread being shared around Twitter right now by China Daily's Ian Goodrum compiling a small selection of anti-China mainstream media headlines in answer to the New York Times question "Why has there been a spike in anti-Asian hate"?Goodrum confronts one with
A nation that has constantly been at war throughout its entire history has no moral authority to tell other nations how to be. This should be extremely obvious to literally everyone.
Liberals are much, much more comfortable thinking about the spike in anti-Asian hate crimes as