Leni Riefenstahl said her epic films glorifying the Nazis depended on a “submissive void” in the German public. This is how propaganda is done.
Defend CN Against Its Foes During Its Fall Fund Drive
PayPal, a British government official, and now NewsGuard have all targeted Consortium News this year for challenging official narratives. Help us to fight back.
Caitlin Johnstone: FBI’s Muting of Hunter Biden Story
Zuckerberg’s deployment of algorithms to please the F.B.I. is a glaring example of how billionaires and government work together to control information in an oligarchy.
The Western Narrative on Russia & China
It’s past time that the U.S. recognized the true sources of security: internal social cohesion and responsible cooperation with the rest of the world, rather than the illusion of hegemony, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs.
THE ANGRY ARAB: The Attack on Salman Rushdie
The debate between Muslims and Westerners about the parameters of freedom of speech has been reignited, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
The Instinctive Distrust of Big Media
Anyone in journalism who wants to regain that trust would do well to read American Dispatches and internalize the lessons that Robert Parry offers, writes Nat Parry.
Censorship Wave in US Education
PEN America notes that while fewer gag order measures have become law this year compared to 2021, this year’s spike in bills has included proposals that are far more punitive.
Covering Up Slavery in the Birth of the US
As some politicians try to shackle educators with restrictive laws, Raphael E. Rogers recommends using historical records to show the role that slavery played in the forming of a nation.
SCOTT RITTER: Chuck Schumer’s War on Free Speech
The Senate majority leader pushed through a funding bill that now supports a structure under which U.S. citizens and politicians — including a challenger for his own seat — are being targeted as “information terrorists.”
JOHN KIRIAKOU: The Whistleblower Crackdown
National Whistleblower Week is a call to action on behalf of Julian Assange, who marks a new extreme in a series of legal reprisals that have gotten more draconian since Kiriakou’s own national-security case in 2012.