Mainstream Media Mourn the Death of CIA-Backed Syrian Al-Qaeda/ ISIS Ally

  by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society June 9, 2019 with musical guest Corrosion of Conformity On Wednesday Southfront published an article titled “New Video Throws Light On Jaysh Al-Izza High-Tolerance To Al-Qaeda Ideology” about newly discovered footage showing the leader of a “rebel” faction in Syria cozying up with a militant who was wearing a badge … Continue reading Mainstream Media Mourn the Death of CIA-Backed Syrian Al-Qaeda/ ISIS Ally

The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit

When the Defense Department flunked its first-ever fiscal review, one of our government’s greatest mysteries was exposed to the public: Where does the DoD’s $700 billion annual budget go? https://youtu.be/VmG4nBhp6bU Trump's Budget Proposal Cuts Everything Except the Military, Which Gets Its Usual Raise   by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Mar 17, 2019 A retired Air … Continue reading The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit

A Candidate Doesn’t Deserve Our Trust Unless They Are Anti-Empire

 by Ranier Shea  Revolution Dispatch Jan 1, 2019 A big part of the normalization of endless war in our society is Americans’ tendency to superficially glorify the politicians who’ve carried out these wars. Polls show George W. Bush’s popularity went up greatly in the last two years, despite the fact he’s a war criminal who’s slaughtered hundreds of thousands … Continue reading A Candidate Doesn’t Deserve Our Trust Unless They Are Anti-Empire

Selling Fear and Amusement: News as Entertainment

https://youtu.be/ylhqasb1chI by DAVID ALTHEIDE Counterpunch Dec 27, 2018 The news media contribute to our deteriorating—but entertaining—political situation. Mr. Trump is President partly because he is entertaining. My research on TV news shows the promotion of the politics of fear is a byproduct of entertaining and sensationalized reports to build audience ratings. Contemporary news practices increasingly are … Continue reading Selling Fear and Amusement: News as Entertainment

Continued US Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It

The secret to ending the strength of ISIS in Syria is not the continued presence of American troops. It is for America’s ever closer allies in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf to cut off the major artery of money and arms, which we should never forget in origin and for a long time had a … Continue reading Continued US Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It

War, Propaganda, and Smears: Piers Robinson

Julie Hyland interviews Piers Robinson for WSWS Professor Piers Robinson is the chair in politics, society and political journalism at the University of Sheffield. Much of his research focuses on the interface between propaganda and war. His 2002 book, The CNN Effect: The Myth of News Media, Foreign Policy and Intervention, examined news reporting in a … Continue reading War, Propaganda, and Smears: Piers Robinson

Why Should We Reject Trump’s Regime Change Policy in Iran

by Daniel Larison American Conservative Nov 26, 2018 Anne Applebaum notices the Trump administration’s policy of regime change in all but name: The United States now has a policy that promotes regime collapse in all but name; at the very least, it’s clear that this administration wants the Islamic republic to fail. But although we have a … Continue reading Why Should We Reject Trump’s Regime Change Policy in Iran