Keys to Understanding Communication Warfare in Times of Pandemic

Ángeles Diez Diagnostic elements on the role of communication in the imperialist war in the context of the pandemic: Imperialist war is multiform and asymmetrical: it takes all possible forms and occurs in a situation of inequality. This is not new, it has always been so. However, it would be necessary to specify what this…

Semiotic Guerilla Against Bourgeois Manipulations of Conscience

We are urged by a semiotic guerrilla of direct action to produce, by all means, the indispensable cultural antibodies that exterminate, in a short time, the toxic influences of the media and the bourgeois ways to manipulate consciences. It does not take a great effort to identify bourgeois ideological authoritarianism. Suffice it to show them…

From Eritrea to Bolivia: Who Supported the Washington Backed Coup?

Filmon Zerai On October 18th, 2019 Eritrean activist Vanessa Tsehaye quote tweeted an article from Bolivian activist Jhanisse Vaca Daza published on the Human Rights Foundation page, encouraging the overthrow of socialist leader Evo Morales. A tweet from Vanessa Tsehaye (@vanessateshaye) “If democracy and human rights are further compromised, Bolivia could become the next Venezuela….

The Pleasures of Deception

Fernando Buen Abad “Perhaps I have become so accustomed to lies that the truth sounds indecently false to me”. – Trainspotting, Danny Boyle, 1996, based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh Fake News Aesthetics The bourgeois mentality, sponsor of the most brutal metastasis of profitable fears, is repulsed by living without…

An Immense Unconnected Group of Islands

Fernando Buen Abad We are an immense cluster of unconnected communication initiatives. So much damage has been done by individualism, sectarianism and isolationism… even when working as a team, some think that the others are part of a set that are only there to serve the one who thinks he is the “boss” and it’s…

Fake Trending Topics and the Failed Mercenary Operation Against Venezuela

Marco Teruggi The call for U.S. military intervention was the number one trend on Twitter in Venezuela. It coincided with Operation Gideon. That trend was not spontaneous, but created by an artificial mechanism that few know about and that poses a threat. Is it possible that the request for a foreign military intervention is a…

Coronavirus Lab Story Originated in the White House

Scott Scheffer The campaign of slander against China to deflect criticism of President Trump over the COVID-19 pandemic has ratcheted up in recent days.  It isn’t only a defensive move by the Trump administration itself. A leaked memo by GOP strategists urged Republican senatorial candidates to attack China instead of attempting to defend Trump during…

A 70-Year War on ‘Propaganda’ Built by the CIA

Cynthia Chung “Hell is empty and all the devils are here” – William Shakespeare (The Tempest Act 1 Scene 2) War has always depended on a reliable system to spread its propaganda. The Arthashastra written by Chankya (350-283 BCE) who was chief advisor to the Emperor Chandragupta (the first ruler of the Mauryan Empire) discusses…

Mystified Consciousness

Andy Merrifield Like in the 1930s, whiffs of fascism are in the air. Demagogic chauvinism is thriving across the globe and tolerance has undergone core meltdown. Nationalism is alive and apparently well. Borders are getting staked out, walls erected, and mass media—especially social media—saturate us with misinformation morning, noon, night, and much of the time…

The CIA and the Media

Carl Bernstein After leaving The Washington Post in 1977, Carl Bernstein spent six months looking at the relationship of the CIA and the press during the Cold War years. His 25,000-word cover story, published in Rolling Stone on October 20, 1977, is reprinted below. In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists,…

Beating the Western Media Blockade: Ideas, Infrastructure, Solidarity

Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton So much confusion and bad faith prevails in the current global information chaos that getting back to basics sometimes seems impossible. But fundamentals never change and merit constant repetition. Above all, anti-imperialist defense of majority world peoples’ right to development against the fascist onslaught of the corporate and political power…