On the purpose of NATO: “To keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down” — saying attributed to Lord Hastings Ismay, the secretary general of NATO 1952-1957.
Guardian Columnist’s Latest Attack on ‘Heretics’
George Monbiot has been regularly smearing icons of the progressive left, writes Jonathan Cook. Now, it seems, it is comedian Russell Brand’s turn to come under his scalpel.
High Court Declines Arkansas Case on Boycotting Israel
Marjorie Cohn covers the Supreme Court decision to let the state’s anti-BDS law stand — and ignore legal precedent protecting the right to boycott under the First Amendment.
McCarthyism, Polish Style
As Joe Biden visits Poland, Michal Krupa reports on the firing of a Polish academic for questioning the Polish government’s position on the war in Ukraine.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Totalized Censorship
Content warning, canceling, de-platforming, denying access: The fate of Sy Hersh’s Democracy Now! interview on YouTube is the latest indication of how much rougher press suppression is in this new media era.
Caitlin Johnstone: Pentagon’s Propaganda Push in Ukraine
The U.S. military’s push to “counter disinformation” actually has nothing to do with “taking apart Russian propaganda” and everything to do with suppressing dissent.
WATCH: The Most Pernicious Censorship Since the 1950s
Chris Hedges talks to Matt Taibbi, who revealed that the source of many claims of Trump-era Russian disinformation was itself a disinformation operation concocted by former U.S. intelligence officials.
Corporate Tricks Screw Poorer US Tax Filers
The biggest tax preparation companies have suppressed free filing options for years, Sophia Kovatch reports.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Silencing Another Jailed Whistleblower
The U.S. prison system has put Marty Gottesfeld in one of their modern-day dungeons and cut off his email. But this whistleblower is a fierce fighter for his rights and one day he’ll be doing the same for others.
Why the Media Fear Julian Assange
In threatening to bring democratic accountability to the press and the security services, WikiLeaks exposes their long-standing collusion, writes Jonathan Cook.