The Anti-Democratic, Anti-Intellectual West

Tortilla Con Sal Western imperialist elites accumulated their power and wealth by means of genocidal conquest which they have defended over centuries through different kinds of colonialism and, since late in the 20th century, by systematic neocolonialism. Many writers, perhaps most notably Edward Said in his pioneering books titled, “Orientalism” and “Culture and Imperialism,” have…

Fake News in a Multipolar World

Outside the Western corporate and alternative media bubble, the fake news controversy looks like a very contrived and double-edged propaganda exercise. Tortilla Con Sal Anyone trying to understand current developments in Latin America and the rest of the world may well find it useful to consider how, throughout the 20th century, Western ruling elites agreed…

Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Part VI

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V Part 6 – Conclusion To conclude the series, Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer wrap up their deep and thorough analysis of the detour and smokescreens the current and carefully engineered, “clean energy revolution” has traversed….

Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Part V

By Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART VI In Part 5 of our series, Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer delve into a collusion between celebrity worship culture and “big green” NGOs. How do beneficiaries of advocacy (such as tribal governments) accept money and…

Google’s First Draft Project: Mass Censorship Campaign Declares War on Truth

Facebook, Twitter, Western Media Attempt to Reassert Monopoly Over “Truth” A network whose members have literally ended the lives of millions with their lies, propose to police the web and verify the truth. Ulson Gunnar In a surreal and stunning example of 21st century propaganda and censorship, Google has cobbled together a coalition it is…

Nicaragua: Corporate Media Continues its Psychological Warfare Campaign Against the Sandinista Government

Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua – Permanent Media False Positives The reposting in various progressive outlets of biased report confirms the convergence in reporting international affairs between alternative and corporate media. Posters in support of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and first lady Rosario Murillo are seen next to graffiti of Hugo Chavez in Nicaragua August 3, 2016….

Neocolonial Psy-warfare: The Collusion of Western Media and NGOS

Tortilla con Sal Ever since the early 20th Century, managing global consumer taste in communications has been fundamental to the Western corporate elites’ success in their endless global war on the impoverished majority. But their control of global perceptions is in jeopardy now as the effects of climate change become more extreme and the Western…

Stranger Than Fiction: How to Keep an Antiwar Movement Down

By Emma Quangel Via Wrong Kind of Green Unthinkable Today… Imagine, if you will, the year 2016. It is a year of war. Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine, Turkey – just a handful in a long list – are under attack. Covert operations angling at “regime change” take place in the…

Muhammad Ali and Dylann Roof: Contested Meanings and Contested Lies

By Ajamu Baraka The announcement by the United States Department of Justice that it would prosecute and pursue the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the White nationalist who murdered nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina and the death of Muhammad Ali are two events that appear on the surface to be completely disconnected. Yet…

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…