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…

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…

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…

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…

The Slow Death of Investigative Journalism

John PerryThe title of Seymour Hersh’s memoir is simply Reporter. It’s what he did and what he does: dig out and report important facts that need to be seen in the daylight, no matter how much the CIA, a US vice-president or secretary of state, or a mafia boss, may want to keep them hidden….

Final Declaration of the International Communications Congress

The delegates gathered in the city of Caracas, capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in the framework of the “International Communications Congress”, after due deliberation have reached the following conclusions: The peoples of the world are subjected to a whirlpool of tensions, conflicts and wars instigated by the capitalist system in its neoliberal phase….

Militant Journalism: The Role of Journalism in Class Society and Revolution

Frank González Gloria de la Riva visits Prensa Latina. Havana, Cuba Frank González is the director of Cuba’s Prensa Latina news agency. This article is based on a December 2006 interview with Gloria La Riva. It provides background on Prensa Latina and the theoretical and practical considerations of revolutionary journalism, including the distinctions between “objectivity”…