✅ TFF Miniblog, News & Notes from 2021 till today

✅ TFF Miniblog, News & Notes from 2021 till today

Find here TFF-related media mentions, comments, videos and social media posts published elsewhere but not on this homepage. ▪️ Steigan.no and Antiglobalisten, July 30, 2022Det er tåpelig av Finland og Sverige å gå med i NATO og ignorere konsekvensene and here. ▪️ ChinaSquare.be, July 27, 2022Commentaar bij sluiting Centrum Mensenrechten VU Amsterdam ▪️ Strategic Culture […]

Tim Hayward: Propaganda in Academia

Tim Hayward: Propaganda in Academia

Tim Hayward – TFF Associate September 8, 2022 Introduction What does propaganda have to do with academic research and teaching? Citizens can reasonably expect the academic community to generate scholarly understanding and public awareness of what propaganda is and how propaganda operates. Academics should certainly aim to ensure their own research and teaching are not […]

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 […]

Jan Oberg: Of course, the UN’s Michelle Bachelet should be criticised for her visit to China

Jan Oberg: Of course, the UN’s Michelle Bachelet should be criticised for her visit to China

Jan Oberg May 31, 2022 It was the first visit to China by a UN human rights chief in 17 years. For years, governments and human rights organisations have accused China of many kinds of human rights violations – and a series of them calls what has happened in Xinjiang “genocide” in line, one could […]

Whitewashing Nazis Doesn’t Help Ukraine

Whitewashing Nazis Doesn’t Help Ukraine

Members of Ukraine’s Azov Regiment march in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2019. Their flags display the group’s Wolfsangel logo, a variant of that used by the Nazi SS. (Goo3 / Wikimedia Commons) Branko Marcetic April 29, 2022 The same Western media that once documented and decried Ukraine’s far right is now playing it down and even […]

John Pilger: War In Europe And The Rise Of Raw Propaganda

John Pilger: War In Europe And The Rise Of Raw Propaganda

John Pilger April 5, 2022 Marshall McLuhan’s prophecy that “the successor to politics will be propaganda” has happened. Raw propaganda is now the rule in Western democracies, especially the US and Britain. On matters of war and peace, ministerial deceit is reported as news. Inconvenient facts are censored, demons are nurtured. The model is corporate spin, […]

Edward Curtin Review: John F. Kennedy – Destiny Betrayed

Edward Curtin Review: John F. Kennedy – Destiny Betrayed

Edward Curtin April 5, 2022 Oliver Stone Documents the Past to Illuminate the Present The timing of the early March 2022 release of this digital streaming documentary could not be more auspicious.  For anyone wanting to understand how we arrived at a new Cold War with the second Irish-Catholic Democratic president in US history, Joseph […]

Julie Hollar: Ukraine – How Much Less Newsworthy Are Civilians in Other Conflicts?

Julie Hollar: Ukraine – How Much Less Newsworthy Are Civilians in Other Conflicts?

Julie Hollar March 29, 2022 A lot less, particularly when they’re victims of the US As US news media covered the first shocking weeks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, some media observers—like FAIR founder Jeff Cohen (Common Dreams, 2/28/22)—have noted their impressions of how coverage differed from wars past, particularly in terms of a new […]

Bryce Greene: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine

Bryce Greene: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine

Maidan protests in 2014 in Kiev. GENYA SAVILOV / AFP – Getty Images Bryce Greene March 29, 2022 The history of U.S. involvement in Ukraine is rarely analyzed by corporate media. The desire to open Ukraine to finance capital, the 2014 U.S. backed coup, and the drive to expand NATO all played a role in creating […]

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