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…

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….

Freedom Rider: Hybrid Warfare in Bolivia and Beyond

Margaret Kimberley “The government’s lies must be many and they must be promoted constantly.” It was recently revealed that a Twitter executive  is also a British army reservist whose unit specializes in “information warfare” and “non-lethal” ways of conducting war. That is the very definition of hybrid war. It is problematic to invade, occupy, overthrow and…

Media Conceal Chile’s State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy

Lucas Koerner Chile’s anti-neoliberal rebellion is entering its third week, and the brutal crackdown continues. Hard-right President Sebastian Piñera and his generals have effectively decreed the country’s oligarch-dominated democracy out of existence by sending soldiers into the streets to kill, maim and torture their own people. And, for the most part, the Western corporate media…

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”…

Quarantine (I): Venezuela as a Contagious Disease

Reinaldo Iturriza López On April 6, 2017, Julio Borges, then president of the National Assembly and deputy for the far-right party Primero Justicia, made controversial statements after a meeting with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. According to Borges, the “Venezuelan crisis,” and specifically the “social problem of migration,”…

Greta Thunberg and Big-Biz’ Climate Charade

Tony Cartalucci A 16 year old girl is obviously not behind a “global movement” demanding “climate action” from governments. The massive corporate Western media is. And anything the corporate media is behind certainly cannot be described as “grassroots.” It is the Western media’s daily promotion of this 16 year old that has created “her” movement…

9/11, Nazis, Zionists, Trump…and the Second Coming of Christ

Ruperto Concha Last week had two fateful and mysterious dates for the United States: Wednesday 11, with the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and Friday 13, which is the gringo version of our “Tuesday 13”. Friday the 13th, of course, is pure folklore. But September 11, 2001, caused a serious, almost…

The Whitewashing of the Nazis

Christopher Black I was going to write about Iraq and the American control of that tragic nation that has been, like many others, destroyed by the American war machine, but it is difficult to find out any real facts about anything in Iraq. All the news and reports are controlled, events are unexplained, the politics…

Politics as Spectacle

Graziella Pogolotti Neoliberal globalization has a surname. It is disseminated via a body of doctrine elaborated coherently and comprehensively by capitalist think tanks. To sustain the predominance of the market over the regulatory principles of the state, they associate with modernity a series of concepts that invade all areas of society. This includes academic reforms;…