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Censored Stories of 2012 – or: Merry Christmas Mr Murdoch

At the end of every December, Project Censored publishes a list of what it considers to be the top 25 censored stories of the year (from an American perspective). The top five are as follows: 1. Signs of an Emerging … Continue reading

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The fog of war

Last Tuesday the UN issued a report stating that children in Syria were being tortured in detention and slaughtered in massacres, and this was being done almost entirely by members of the Syrian army (you can find the report here … Continue reading

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Julian Assange gets his own chat show on Russia Today

Oh, the delicious irony! I’ve already made a post about the American media, and how it has almost entirely been taken over by a propaganda machine that would make Dr. Joseph Goebbels proud, and how foreign media are filling the … Continue reading

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Russian media in America and Alyona Minkovski

During the 1970s and 80s, at the height of the Cold War, I used to listen to Radio Moscow on the crackly shortwave band. Of course, Radio Moscow was total propaganda and in that sense it was boring to hear … Continue reading

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Bahrain and Syria

Here’s the Bahrain Tourist Board’s present slogan… Welcome to Bahrain Bahrain: small is precious Bahrain: small is beautiful And here’s what’s going on in Bahrain right at this moment (warning: contains graphic scenes)… All that rubbish about ‘moderate Gulf states’ … Continue reading

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Vile regimes and the face they show to the rest of the world

Do the people who speak for scumbag regimes actually believe what they tell the outside world? Methinks not. The following Al Jazeera piece shows Reem Haddad, a spokeswoman for the Syrian Information Ministry, defending the fact that Syrian police shot … Continue reading

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One of the biggest cons in history

An Al Jazeera article by Yasmine Ryan expresses it far better than I could. Here’s an extract from the article… Keenan says that by focusing on terrorism and immigration, Western countries have damaged their own interests. Whether it is the … Continue reading

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