✅ 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. It is only a fraction we happen to catch. When it comes to video comments and debates, we recommend that you go to our Vimeo channel where many of them ar reproduced. ▪️Transcend Media Service, February 6, […]

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 […]

Caitlin Johnstone: Destroying Western Values To Defend Western Values

Caitlin Johnstone: Destroying Western Values To Defend Western Values

Caitlin Johnstone November 15, 2022 Listen to a reading of this article here So it turns out the US intelligence cartel has been working intimately with online platforms to regulate the “cognitive infrastructure” of the population. This is according to a new investigative report by The Intercept, based on documents obtained through leaks and an ongoing […]

Caitlin Johnstone: Advocating World War Three Is Just Mainstream Punditry Now

Caitlin Johnstone: Advocating World War Three Is Just Mainstream Punditry Now

Caitlin Johnstone November 9, 2022 Listen to a reading of this article Mainstream punditry in the latter half of 2022 is rife with op-eds arguing that the US needs to vastly increase military spending because a world war is about to erupt, and they always frame it as though this would be something that happens to the US, […]

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 […]

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