Make No Mistake: There is a Media Blockade Against Venezuela

By Rachael Boothroyd Rojas Venezuela is in flames. Or at least parts of it are. Since April 4th, opposition militants have been carrying out targeted acts of violence, vandalism and arson, as well as deliberately clashing with security forces in an attempt to plunge the country into total chaos and forcefully remove the elected socialist…

Through the ‘War on Terror’ Looking Glass

As our wars escalate in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, as U.S. warships bear down on Korea, and as our leaders issue new threats against Iran, Russia and China, we may have less time to save ourselves, each other and our world than we have previously assumed. By Nicolas J S Davies The Airwars.org U.K.-based monitoring group reports that…

Real Truth About Fake News: Central Narratives to Rival Heresies

“Capitalism doesn’t lie some of the time, it lies all of the time. Even if it tells the truth, it’s only the result of a double lie.” -Kwame Ture CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective Every day, we’re treated to another barrage of outright falsehoods from the White House: Trump won the election by a landslide, Sweden is…

Facebook Zero and the “People’s Receiver”

By Tony Cartalucci “All of Germany hears the Führer with the People’s Receiver,” reads a World War II propaganda poster. It was advertising the Volksempfänger – or, the People’s Receiver – described by the US Holocaust Museum which contains one of the radios in its collection in Washington D.C. as: Goebbels’s ministry recognized the tremendous promise…

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…