Karl Rove’s prophecy

Karl Rove’s prophecy

Karel Van Wolferen November 17th, 2020 In a famous exchange between a high official at the court of George W. Bush and journalist Ron Susskind, the official – later acknowledged to have been Karl Rove – takes the journalist to task for working in “the reality-based community.” He defined that as believing “that solutions emerge […]

Book Review: “A Lot Of People Are Saying – The new conspiracism and the assault on democracy”

Book Review: “A Lot Of People Are Saying – The new conspiracism and the assault on democracy”

Ignas Kalpokas November 19th, 2020 In A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy, Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum identify and outline the emergence of a new type of conspiracist thinking in our contemporary moment, showing it to pose a fundamental threat to democratic functioning. While questioning whether the book ascribes too much […]

Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation by Western government contractors and media

Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation by Western government contractors and media

Photo: The Liberation of Aleppo December 2016 Collage © Jan Oberg Ben Norton October 26, 2020 Western government-funded intelligence cutouts trained Syrian opposition leaders, planted stories in media outlets from BBC to Al Jazeera, and ran a cadre of journalists. A trove of leaked documents exposes the propaganda network. Originally published on The Grayzone, September […]

The End of Reality?

The End of Reality?

Edward Curtin September 25, 2020 In 1888,  the year before he went insane, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote the following in Twilight of the Idols: We have got rid of the real world: what world is left? The apparent world perhaps? … But no!  Along with the real world we’ve done away with the apparent world as well. So, if […]

Den frie presses skæbne bliver snart afgjort

Den frie presses skæbne bliver snart afgjort

Idag, den 7. september 2020, i London starter en retssag, som får betydning for den frie presse i vesten i fremtiden. Sagen drejer sig om journalist og stifter af mediet WikiLeaks – Julian Assange – som er tiltalt for overtrædelse af den amerikanske spionagelov i forbindelse med at indhente og offentliggøre fortrolige militære- og diplomatiske […]

George Floyd’s killing: Part 2

George Floyd’s killing: Part 2

Pulling down statues may make us feel good but will not eliminate the root causes of racism and discrimination Farhang JahanpourTFF Associate June 23, 2020 Part Two – Part 1 here The protests to the cruel killing of George Floyd and many others before him and even some after him have not remained confined to […]

The American Empire and its media

The American Empire and its media

By Swiss Propaganda Research (SPR) March 19, 2020 Largely unbeknownst to the general public, executives and top journalists of almost all major US media outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Originally posted on Swiss Propaganda Research’s official website on July 2017 (updated December 2019) here Established in 1921 […]

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

By Jan Oberg March 17, 2020 Defender Europe 20 is a huge, basically US military exercise, on European soil between February and May this year. It has already started. In the midst of a closed-down coronavirus Europe. And it is war-preparing, not peace- or confidence-building. The diagram above from the British Army offers you details […]

Lying, cheating and stealing to kill

Lying, cheating and stealing to kill

A different take on what preceded the murder of Iranian general Solemani March 2, 2020 Introduction by Jan Oberg Here is, first, a video sequence that has gone viral. It’s U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, telling – laughingly – an audience that CIA’s perception of truth is quite advanced; and he must know since […]

We shouldn’t have to beg Mark Zuckerberg to respect democracy

We shouldn’t have to beg Mark Zuckerberg to respect democracy

By Dean Baker Last month George Soros had a New York Times column arguing that Mark Zuckerberg should not be running Facebook. (Does the NYT reserve space on its opinion page for billionaires?) The gist of Soros’ piece is that Zuckerberg has made a deal with Trump. He will allow all manner of outrageous lies […]

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