Israel’s crisis is about who gets to play tyrant: the generals or religious thugs
In pushing through his ‘judicial overhaul’, Netanyahu wasn’t destroying ‘Israeli democracy’. He was richly exploiting the lack of it.
Starmer is paving the way for the triumph of dark politics
By waging an all-out war on the left and its ideas, the Labour leader is strangling hope of change in a time of crisis–and risks driving voters towards right-wing authoritarians
How social networks became a ‘subsidiary’ of the FBI and CIA
THE BIG STORY: The Twitter Files have lifted the lid on a secret alliance between Silicon Valley, intelligence agencies and the political establishment
Why the western media is afraid of Julian Assange
The shared desire of the security services and the corporate media is to disappear Assange in the hope that his revolutionary model of journalism is abandoned or forgotten for good.
Europe, more than Putin, must shoulder the blame for the energy crisis
The same arrogant, self-righteous posturing from the West that fueled the Ukraine war is now plunging Europe into recession.
Craig Murray’s jailing is the latest move in a battle to snuff out independent journalism
He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge of “jigsaw identification”.
Useful idiots who undermine dissent on Syria
There has been much disingenuous criticism of those, like me, who question why the western corporate media have studiously ignored the latest investigation by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh on Syria. Hersh had to publish his piece in a German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag, after the entire US and UK media rejected his article. There has still been no mention of his investigation more than a week later.
Media’s propaganda war on Syria in full flow
If you wish to understand the degree to which a supposedly free western media are constructing a world of half-truths and deceptions to manipulate their audiences, keeping us uninformed and docile, then there could hardly be a better case study than their treatment of Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.