Class War and Neocolonial Progressive Western Media

Tortilla con Sal In North America and Europe, the class war spiraled to new levels of intensity during and after the 2008 financial crisis. Governments acting on behalf of their countries’ corporate elites ensured an unprecedented transfer of wealth, imposing public sector austerity to protect Western corporate control of the international financial system. Simultaneously, Western…

State Department: “Bad guy did bad things, we saw it from space”

After the previous hit singles, “Russia hack 2016: take our word for it” and “Assad used sarin: bomb first, never ask questions”, US government agencies are at it again with their new chart-topping release “Bad guy did bad things, we saw it from space”. With journalism standards in the mainstream media at an all-time low,…

Libya: Truth vs Fake News

Commentary By Alexandra Valiente While I observe the endless media storm, the shifting sands of alliances moving chaotically within Libya in precise syncopation with the  psychological warfare operations without, there are absolutely no extraneous sources providing factual accounts of events. Examples of fake news include today’s canard from Russian sources: Libyan Military Forces Liberate Port in…

False Beliefs and the War on Venezuela

Western media coverage of this latest coup attempt by Venezuela’s right-wing opposition has tried to establish false beliefs. By Tortilla Con Sal A basic reality underlies the self-evident role of Western media as their ruling elites’ cultural and psychological warfare arm against both their own peoples and the peoples of the majority world. The Western…

Lies that Kill: Venezuela and Media Warfare

Mentiras que matan: Operaciones de guerra desde los medios Por Larissa Costas Approximate English Translation Via Google El 20 de abril en la noche, se desarrolló en Caracas, Venezuela una operación que pudiéramos calificar de paramilitar y mediática. Los habitantes de la Parroquia El Valle acusan al Diputado José Guerra de haber encabezado y patrocinado…

The Existential Question of Whom to Trust

By Robert Parry The looming threat of World War III, a potential extermination event for the human species, is made more likely because the world’s public can’t count on supposedly objective experts to ascertain and evaluate facts. Instead, careerism is the order of the day among journalists, intelligence analysts and international monitors – meaning that…