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‘Dehumanized, Discounted, Marginalized’: Syria’s Victors Defying Airbrushed US Narrative

The war in Syria has lasted more than seven years, bringing with it a devastation and bloodshed which has thrown a prosperous and stable Middle Eastern nation into chaos and uncertainty. In the West we are used to reading a history of such conflicts written by the victor. The imperialist narrative is the dominant one. …

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The Parallel Universe of BBC Panorama

The BBC flag-ship documentary series “Panorama” has long been a stalwart of state-funded television propaganda. They can always be relied upon to tell us what we’re supposed to think. In 2013, just days before the Commons vote on military intervention in Syria, BBC aired “Panorama: Saving Syria’s Children”, a shambolic piece of fiction designed to …

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Bana al-Abed, 90th Academy Awards, Hollywood, California, US, 04.03.2018 © Carlo Allegri / Reuters

Bellingcat & Atlantic Council Join to Award Exploited Syrian Child & American Mass Murderer

Just when we thought the over-used Bana al-Abed story was in the war propaganda dustbin, the wonder-child theme has again been re-hashed, this time by the Atlantic Council. The so-called “think tank” recently highlighted the nine-year old at a conference that also included former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright. Bana, the child presented to the …

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China’s Port in Sri Lanka’s Is Good Business – The NYT’s Report On It Is Propaganda

'China's financial imperialism' is a relatively new genre in western journalism. China is providing loans to other countries to build infrastructure. If those countries can not pay back the loans, China offers to lease and manage the infrastructure built with its money. That somehow is supposed to create a "debt trap for vulnerable countries". Yesterday …

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Exposure to Mainstream Media: The Daily Insult

Every single day, from cradle to grave, the American population is subjected to a nonstop barrage of lies, omissions of truths and outrageous distortions, with the sole purpose of maintaining the nation’s allegiance to the imperialist/capitalist status quo anchored in constant war and unstoppable inequality. The American system of disinformation, evolved over more than a …

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Whoever Controls the Narrative Controls the World

MSNBC host Joy Reid still has a job. Despite blatantly lying about time-traveling hackers bearing responsibility for bigoted posts a decade ago in her then-barely-known blog, despite her reportedly sparking an FBI investigation on false pretenses, despite her colleagues at MSNBC being completely fed up with how the network is handling the controversy surrounding her, her career …

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US forces convoy rides to Suwalki direction near Augustow, Poland, June 17, 2017 © Ints Kalnins / Reuters

NATO Advances on Russia’s Border Under the Cover of Western Media Propaganda

If anyone needed proof as to the power of mainstream media they need look no further than Eastern Europe, where cash-strapped nations are militarizing over the phantom threat of ‘Russian aggression.’ The Western media’s ongoing campaign to demonize Russia appears to be paying dividends as Poland this week invited the US military into its house. …

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