Psychological Warfare and Self-Parody at the New York Times

By Tortilla con Sal Most people interested in getting a true and fair view of foreign affairs realize they stand little chance of finding it in the New York Times. For a long time now, most people interested in getting a true and fair view of foreign affairs have realized they stand little chance of…

The US Media War Against the Leaders of Latin America

On Psychological Warfare: Latin America faces a “Communicational Plan Condor” -Fernando Buen Abad Plan Condor : There are Military Bases and Media Bases in Latin America By Nil Nikandrov Part I Last December the Venezuelan journalist José Vicente Rangel went on his television program to talk about how the Pentagon has created the Center for…

Humanitarian Imperialism

By Jean Bricmont Àngel Ferrero: It has been 10 years since Humanitarian Imperialism appeared in Spanish. What made you write the book? It started as a reaction to the attitude of the Left during the 1999 Kosovo war, which was largely accepted on humanitarian grounds and to the rather weak opposition of the peace movement before…

The Power of False Narrative

“Strategic communications” or Stratcom, a propaganda/psy-op technique that treats information as a “soft power” weapon to wield against adversaries, is a new catch phrase in an Official Washington obsessed with the clout that comes from spinning false narratives. By Robert Parry In this age of pervasive media, the primary method of social control is through…

Social Media Coup: The Vile Virality of Venezuela’s Opposition

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2015 – VIOLENT PROTESTS MARK THE 2014 ANNIVERSARY By Heather Gies and Cyril Mychalejko On the anniversary of the outbreak of violent right-wing protests, teleSUR examines the role of social media in fomenting violence and misinformation. Last February the world recoiled in horror after photos and testimonies allegedly showing and describing Venezuelan…

Another Fake, Incredibly Stupid Bin Laden Story

Editorial Comment: Paul Craig Roberts exposes Russia Today’s  publication of a fake news story about the murder of OBL, but what many forget is that a substantial number of members of the team that were allegedly assigned to this bogus mission were assassinated. (See here, here, here and here) That is the deeper story that…

The Office of Transition Initiatives and the Subversion of Societies

Understanding the US Policy of Diplomacy, Development, and Defense By Horace Campbell Introduction On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued an executive order establishing the United States Peace Corps with the objective of ‘helping’ underdeveloped nations struggling for economic growth and social progress. This order appealed to many of America’s young and brightest….

The Pathologization of Justice-Seeking Behavior

How Imperialism and Capitalism Erase Emotional Justice By Amal Saad I was watching “12 Years a Slave” with my almost 11 year old son yesterday, and within minutes of watching the movie he begged me to switch it off, specifically, during the scene where the lead character, Solomon Northup, wakes up to find himself shackled…

Latest Human Rights Watch Report: 30 Lies About Venezuela

By Tamara Pearson Jose Vivanco, HRW Americas division head In the six pages that HRW dedicates to Venezuela in its World Report 2014, released this week, it manages to tell at least 30 serious lies, distortions, and omissions. Pointing out these lies is important, because many people believe that HRW is a neutral authority on…