Extensive government blacklists, revealed by the Twitter Files, are used to censor left-wing and right-wing critics. This censorship apparatus has been turned on the reporter who exposed them.
Chris Hedges: Why Russiagate Won’t Go Away
Myths make us feel good. Myths demonize those blamed for our self-created debacles. Myths celebrate us as a people and a nation. But it is like handing heroin to junkies.
US Needs Separation of State and Media
It’s a safe bet the U.S. would be a completely different country if separation of media and state and separation of corporation and state were enshrined like the separation of church and state is, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
SCOTT RITTER: Live-Action Role Play in Ukraine
Malcolm Nance, Dennis Diaz and Willy Joseph Cancel: Their experiences — one fatal — offer a sobering view of Americans in the International Legion of the Territorial Defense of Ukraine.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Info-Warrior Malcolm Nance
Has the former MSNBC analyst dropped his media gig and really gone off to battle the Russians in Ukraine?
Corporate Media’s War-Industry Pundits
Analyzing a range of TV news outlets, journalists at The Lever found viewers are often not informed when hawkish “experts” on Ukraine are employed by the weapons industry.
Chris Hedges: Let Us Now Praise Amazon Unionists
We must not underestimate this victory. It is only by rebuilding unions and carrying out strikes that we will halt the downward spiral of the working class.
Caitlin Johnstone: Unhinged Responses to Bucha
Mainstream pundits calling for a military escalation that could set off nuclear war and end humankind should get on a plane and go fight Russia directly themselves.
How Zelensky Made Peace With Neo-Nazis
While Western media deploys Zelensky’s heritage to refute accusations of neo-Nazis in Ukraine, the president now depends on them as front line fighters in the war with Russia, report Alex Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal.
Media Pushing Hostility to the New Afghan Govt
Gareth Porter reports on the echoing by some corporate press of a counter-terrorism narrative that threatens a goal shared by Washington and Kabul: eradicating the IS-K organization.