Guardian ups its vilification of Julian Assange

by Jonathan Cook Nov 28, 2018 It is welcome that finally there has been a little pushback, including from leading journalists, to the Guardian’s long-running vilification of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Reporter Luke Harding’s latest article, claiming Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly visited Assange in Ecuador’s embassy in London on … Continue reading Guardian ups its vilification of Julian Assange

How mainstream media help weaponize far-right conspiracy theories

Are there invisible forces at work? by Heather Woods and Leslie Hahner Conversation Nov 30. 2018 Once an anti-Semitic rumor moved from fringe to the mainstream, it took less than two weeks for violence to erupt. The false allegation that liberal philanthropist George Soros was funding or supporting a caravan of Honduran refugees heading to the U.S. … Continue reading How mainstream media help weaponize far-right conspiracy theories

The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed

How US military spending keeps rising even as the Pentagon flunks its audit. by Dave Lindorff Nation Nov 27, 2018 Congress ordered an independent audit of the Department of Defense, the government’s largest discretionary cost center—the Pentagon receives 54 cents out of every dollar in federal appropriations—after the Pentagon failed for decades to audit itself. On … Continue reading The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed

The Audacity of Struggle

by Ron Jacobs Counterpunch Nov 29, 2018 The madness around us is no accident. Donald Trump is not an anomaly, but he is the worst of what this nation has to offer. Intentional ignorance fuels his hatred and money fuels his bloated and undeserved ego. We live in a nation ruled by small minded and heartless men and … Continue reading The Audacity of Struggle

From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump—and Beyond

by Nancy Fraser American Affairs Whoever speaks of “crisis” today risks being dismissed as a bloviator, given the term’s banalization through endless loose talk. But there is a precise sense in which we do face a crisis today. If we characterize it precisely and identify its distinctive dynamics, we can better determine what is needed to … Continue reading From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump—and Beyond

Growing calls for the Guardian’s editor-in-chief to resign as the paper faces accusations of publishing magical thinking Assange & Manafort meeting

by O Society Nov 29, 2018 Not everyone is stupid. People notice things. For example, I noticed this article yesterday. It is "going viral" because it tells people something they want to hear; namely, there's a smoking gun which connects Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin. Collusion. 144k views as of now according to the counter. Problem … Continue reading Growing calls for the Guardian’s editor-in-chief to resign as the paper faces accusations of publishing magical thinking Assange & Manafort meeting