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14.04.2019

The Human Rights Organizations Are Part of the Problem

The Human Rights Organizations Are Part of the Problem

Human rights organizations have sacrificed their credibility and become a sophisticated part of the U.S. foreign policy machine—or, to put it more bluntly, a part of the U.S. empire.   By Justin… »

03.12.2018

The Guardian Publishes Still More Blatant MI6 Lies on J. Assange

The Guardian Publishes Still More Blatant MI6 Lies on J. Assange

The Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times have been publishing a stream of deliberate lies, in collusion with the security services. The idea of the “liberal media” no longer exists in the new plutocratic age. The press are not on the side of the people, they are an instrument… »

10.10.2018

The CIA Finger in Brasil’s Election

The CIA Finger in Brasil’s Election

by Marcelo Zero1, originally posted on Brasil Wire, 05/10/2018   The growth of Bolsonarian fascism in the final stretch of the election campaign, turbo charged by an avalanche of fake news disseminated on the internet, is not surprising. It… »

11.09.2018

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

How should we react to the closure of Italian and Maltese ports, to the criminalisation of solidarity and to the misrepresentation of facts? We speak to Riccardo Gatti, the Captain of the Astral and Head of Mission of the Open Arms, the boats that belong to the Spanish NGO Proactiva… »

11.08.2018

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

“I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people,” Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, asserted in a recent interview. This was the statement that noted CNN journalist Jim Acosta had tried and failed to draw from Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a White House press… »

25.06.2018

Fake news: Russia dog execution image actually shot in Pakistan

Fake news: Russia dog execution image actually shot in Pakistan

A picture circulating online of an alleged dog cull in Russia actually depicts Pakistan, during an attempt to reduce the number of stray animals on the streets of Karachi in 2016. Ahead of the World Cup there were fears that Russia would try to exterminate stray dogs in time for… »

13.06.2018

Grenfell Tower: how Twitter users fought off fake news to honour Muslim heroes

Grenfell Tower: how Twitter users fought off fake news to honour Muslim heroes

Joseph Downing, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and Richard Dron, University of Salford for The Conversation For those who were present in West London on June 14, 2017, it’s a day they will never forget. Residents awoke to the smell of fire and the… »

14.04.2018

Two-third in USA and 76% in UK say mainstream publishes fake news

Two-third in USA and 76% in UK say mainstream publishes fake news

This article was originally published on The Herland Report, 12/04/2018.   Two-thirds of Americans say that the mainstream media pushes fake news, 24 % among the British believe what they read in the press. The numbers reflect what the Norwegian chief editor in Resett, Helge Lurås recently… »

21.03.2018

How They Sold the Iraq War

How They Sold the Iraq War

The war on Iraq was a propaganda war where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us. Blair paid a price for his grandiose puffery. Bush has skated freely through the tempest. Why? By Jeffrey St. Clair. First published on… »

26.01.2018

We’re climate researchers and our work was turned into fake news

We’re climate researchers and our work was turned into fake news

Michael Grubb, UCL for The Conversation Science is slow. It rests on painstaking research with accumulating evidence. This makes for an inherently uneasy relationship with the modern media age, especially once issues are politicised. The interaction between politics and media can be toxic for science, and climate change… »

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