Venezuelan Government Presents Evidence Dismantling False News of Border Violence

Through videos, the Venezuelan Minister of Communication revealed the lies with which hegemonic media try to accuse the government of Nicolás Maduro for acts of violence. The Minister of Communication and Information of Venezuela, Jorge Rodriguez, dismantled on Sunday the false information spread by the hegemonic media accusing the government of Nicolás Maduro of generating…

Venezuela: Bolton’s Script and Other Psychological Operations

Ernesto Cazal The acceleration of the conflict generated from Washington over Venezuela led to an escalation not only of aggressions against local institutions and (para)military threats, but also of social tension with mobilizations in the streets, foci of irregular violence and threats of foreign military intervention, together with the hyperinflationary and commercial situation within the…

International Consortium of Independent Journalists Challenged for Exceptional Bias in Nicaragua Report

Nan McCurdy December 31st 2018 Last December 9th, Methodist missionary Nan NcCurdy challenged an exceptionally biased report on Nicaragua from the International Consortium of Independent Journalists. The address for responding to them is :-  contact@icij.org. During the exchange, Nan McCurdy lists a series of damning videos demostrating the falsity of the ICIJ’s reporting on Nicaragua….

In Brasil’s Semiotic War, Truth Was The First Casualty

Bruno De Oliveira Fake news and its propagation via social media has created a suspension of critical thinking. We have people simply believing everything and nothing; accepting the absurd whilst disregarding factual information as fake news. In Brazil, this wave of fake news is creating a state of collective paranoia where ordinary people cannot distinguish…

American Fascism

Rob Urie From Whence ‘We’ Came Fascism is a loaded topic for Americans. The term is usually put forward as oppositional, as the flip side of representative democracy, e.g. authoritarian. Left unaddressed is whose interests’ American representative democracy represents. Twenty years of research by political scientist Thomas Ferguson strongly supports the conclusion that it is…

The Ass Clown Epoch

Jennifer Matsui How do we define “dumb” in the Age of Stupid? Whether you call it the Anthropocene, or the more scientific ‘Ass Clown Epoch’, stupid is the defining feature of our “smart” everything society: From our phones to the lampshades and corkscrews that increasingly depend on them to function. When the greatest minds of…

São Paulo Forum: “The Left is Consumed by Western Propaganda”

Misión Verdad Translated by Tortilla con Sal “La izquierda está consumida por la propaganda occidental” Words of Gustavo Borges Revilla, director of the Venezuelan media project Misión Verdad during the 24th Sao Paulo Forum in Havana, Cuba held July 15th -17th in the course of the Foro’s discussion about art, communication, culture and intellectual work….

Psychoanalysing NATO: Projection and Gaslighting

Patrick Armstrong PART I: Projection “NATO” can be a rather elusive concept: Libya was a NATO operation, even though Germany kept out of it. Somalia was not a NATO operation even though Germany was in it. Canada, a founding NATO member, was in Afghanistan but not in Iraq. Some interventions are NATO, others aren’t. But it doesn’t really mean much because NATO…

Nicaragua: Breaking Out of the “Soft Coup” Psychosis

Tortilla con Sal, June 24th 2018 In his 2005 Nobel address, British playwright Harold Pinter wrote of US foreign policy that the US rarely invades its target countries, preferring to infect the country with “a malignant growth and watch the gangrene bloom.” Then, when its local allies succeed in taking power, the US President of…

British Propaganda and Disinformation: An Imperial and Colonial Tradition

Wayne Madsen When it comes to creating bogus news stories and advancing false narratives, the British intelligence services have few peers. In fact, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) has led the way for its American “cousins” and Britain’s Commonwealth partners – from Canada and Australia to India and Malaysia – in the dark art of…