The Subtleties of Anti-Russia Leftist Rhetoric

Edward Curtin While the so-called liberal and conservative media – all stenographers for the intelligence agencies – pour forth the most blatant propaganda about Russia and Ukraine that is so conspicuous that it is comedic if it weren’t so dangerous, the self-depicted cognoscenti also ingest subtler messages, often from the alternative media. A woman I…

The Left and its Deplorable Role in Ukraine’s War

Juanlu González In 1964, Marcuse warned about the loss of revolutionary capacity in the West due to the triumph of repressive measures implemented by advanced industrial societies to silence any kind of intellectual dissent through the media, advertising, propaganda, and the most unbridled consumerism. At that time, it heralded the birth of the One-Dimensional Man,…

“The ‘Defactualization’ of America.” Ukraine as Mirror.

Patrick Lawrence What shall we think and believe today? Mariupol, 15 March. (Ukrainian government, cc by 4.0/ Wikimedia Commons.) This is the first of an occasional series, to appear in four parts, considering various aspects of our “bubble of pretend,” that protective membrane within which most Americans prefer to reside, safely removed from the realities of our…

CIA Files Confirm Guantanamo Bay Torture Program’s MKULTRA Roots

Kit Klarenberg GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA —In March the CIA declassified a 2008 CIA Inspector General report on the agency’s treatment of 9/11 suspect Ammar al-Baluchi at overseas ‘black sites’ and Guantanamo Bay. The report was released as a result of legal submissions and its shocking contents offer an unprecedentedly candid snapshot of the brutal physical and psychological…

How the CIA Shapes the Minds of Americans

Ted Snider Like Orwell’s Ministry of Truth, propaganda is pouring out of the US that is shaping our perceptions of the war in Ukraine. It is produced by the CIA, it is pronounced by the State Department and it is published by the media. It is coming from everywhere. The heroes and the villains were…

Radio Free Asia Slanders Russia and China

Christopher Black The depths to which American propagandists descend have been noted by observers for a very long time. We have witnessed and experienced it our entire lives and the lives of those before us. Enabled by their dominant economic and military power since the Second World War, their propaganda has been an important element…

Reichstag Fires, White Helmets, and Russian “Savages”

Fergie Chambers How disinformation amongst a unified western media does the bulk of the Empire’s dirty work “At a mass meeting thought is eliminated. And because this is the state of mind I require, because it secures to me the best sounding-board for my speeches, I order every one to attend the meetings, where they…