Torture, whistleblowing, extraordinary rendition, secret prisons, solitary confinement and corruption in the justice system. Those are Kiriakou’s subjects and he is happy to talk about them anywhere.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Casualties of Empire
Diabolic methods of propaganda and perception management are at work now that have no precedent. This is war waged in a new way — against domestic populations as well as those declared as enemies.
Pity the Nation
Fact-based arguments Scott Ritter made challenging the case for war against Iraq were effectively silenced. Today he sees the same template in play towards anyone challenging the dogma of “Putinism.”
The Predictable Demise of RT America
The closure of RT’s operations in the U.S. might be an opportunity to build the global alternative media structures that are so desperately needed, writes Sam Husseini.
Caitlin Johnstone: Assertions Without Evidence, May Be Dismissed Without Evidence
The U.S. media class is saying whatever it wants about Ukraine because five years of Russia hysteria have taught them that they will suffer zero professional consequences when they are proven wrong.
The Skimpy Partygate Report
The civil servant’s report on Downing Street’s alleged lockdown parties has finally been released, writes Martin Williams. All nine pages of it. Here are 11 key things it does not address.
Caitlin Johnstone: The Obedient Censors at Meta
A monopolistic Silicon Valley mega-corporation deleting political speech about an important historical figure because Washington says he was a terrorist is a notably brazen act of censorship.
UK Deployed 31 Nuclear Weapons During Falklands War
British warships in 1982 were armed with dozens of nuclear depth charges in a nuclear-free zone in Latin America, Richard Norton-Taylor reports.
Throwing a Shoe at the Illegal US War on Iraq
Vijay Prashad explains why a group of international media organizations reject and denounce the U.S. government’s attack on Julian Assange and journalism.
How America’s Official Secrets Act Ensnared Julian Assange
If the U.S. wins its appeal, Julian Assange will face prosecution under a severe espionage law with roots in the British Official Secrets Act that is part of a history of repression of press freedom, reports Joe Lauria.