Jan Oberg: The Doomsday Clock – Deceptive and rather an indicator of US foreign policies

Jan Oberg: The Doomsday Clock – Deceptive and rather an indicator of US foreign policies

Jan Oberg January 26, 2023 Like the Nobel Prizes, the Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atom Scientists attracts enormous media attention. It simplifies a very complex issue into a time measure: How close is the world to global catastrophe? This year it is at 90 seconds to midnight. Between 2020 and 2022, it […]

Edward Curtin: The New York Times is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth

Edward Curtin: The New York Times is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth

“Ingsoc. The sacred principles of ingsoc. Newspeak, double-speak, the mutability of the past.” – George Orwell, 1984 Edward Curtin January 24, 2023 As today dawned, I was looking out the window into the cold grayness with small patches of snow littering the frozen ground.  As light snow began to fall, I felt a deep mourning […]

Peter Oborne: When journalists act as state propagandists

Peter Oborne: When journalists act as state propagandists

In advance of the invasion of Iraq 20 years ago, the UK media parroted government lies and fabrications uncritically and became an enthusiastic part of the state’s propaganda machine. An inquiry into British reporting of the Iraq war is well past due. Peter Oborne January 24, 2023 Intro Peter Oborne’s article published by the very […]

Researchers Find Massive Anti-Russian ‘Bot Army’

Researchers Find Massive Anti-Russian ‘Bot Army’

Peter Cronau – Declassified Australia January 11, 2023 An Australian university has unearthed millions of Tweets by fake accounts pushing disinformation on the Ukraine war, Peter Cronau reports. The sample size dwarfs other studies of covert propaganda about the war on social media.  Originally published at Consortium News on November 6, 2022 A team of researchers at the University of […]

Selling a war: Report exposes how German media stirs up militancy in society and works to prevent negotiations with Russia

Selling a war: Report exposes how German media stirs up militancy in society and works to prevent negotiations with Russia

An academic shock study exposes how the press is pushing for confrontation with Moscow in the EU’s most powerful state Felix Livshitz December 22, 2022 Last week, the University of Mainz published a study of German news coverage of events in Ukraine, and Berlin’s official response to the crisis. The conclusions confirm that since February […]

Dan Kovalik: Eastern Ukraine had good reason to join Russia after Kyiv’s aggression

Dan Kovalik: Eastern Ukraine had good reason to join Russia after Kyiv’s aggression

Dan Kovalik December 16, 2022 Once a Pittsburgh sister city also known for its steel industry, Donetsk, and the greater Donbas region in which it is located, has been at war since 2014. According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, 14,000 people died in this conflict, even before Russia began its military operations […]

Jan Oberg: The West’s ”Sanctionitis,” Militarism and Other Self-destructive Impulses

Jan Oberg: The West’s ”Sanctionitis,” Militarism and Other Self-destructive Impulses

Jan Oberg November 18, 2022 This article was written in October for the distinguished China Investment – a magazine sponsored by China’s National Development and Reform Commission. It was published in November here in both Chinese and English. Due to the reactions to my articles there, it looks like I shall become a regular contributor […]

The TFF Abolish NATO Catalogue

The TFF Abolish NATO Catalogue

Abolish NATO Or Convert It To Serve Peace 30 Arguments & 100s of Inspirations Jan Oberg With TFF Associates’ contributions August 18, 2022 © TFF 2022 This report can be reproduced or quoted freely, but only when referring clearly to TFF, the author and the link Read and download as PDF at the end of […]

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

Gordon Dumoulin Jan Oberg Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 • August 6, 2021 • © TFF 2021 Photo: Yiran Ding, Shanghai, Splash 丁亦然 Download and share this report as PDF Table of Content IntroductionThe China Cold War Agenda as […]

Joe Lauria: As the US funnels money and arms to Ukraine, independent media faces pressure to parrot the official narrative

Joe Lauria: As the US funnels money and arms to Ukraine, independent media faces pressure to parrot the official narrative

Democracy Now July 14, 2022 As the Pentagon authorizes an additional $400 million for Ukraine’s defense on Friday, bringing estimated total U.S. security spending on Ukraine under President Biden to a staggering $8 billion, we speak to Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, about the pressure on news media to follow a single approved narrative […]

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