An entire globe-spanning empire rests on our closed eyelids. It depends on keeping us in a propaganda-induced coma.
Chris Hedges: The Puppets & the Puppet Masters
The judicial proceedings against Julian Assange give a faux legality to the state persecution of the most important and courageous journalist of our generation.
Israel Blocks Award to Renowned Rights Leader
Publicly, the lobbying against Navi Pillay began with an article in the pro-Israeli German tabloid Bild, Barbara Crossette reports.
JOHN PILGER: Silencing the Lambs — How Propaganda Works
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.