U.S. Media Whitewashes Gaza Massacre

By Joe Lauria, Consortiumnews.com -

As Israel killed more than 50 Palestinians in cold blood protesting the American embassy move on Monday, U.S. corporate media failed to accurately report what happened in Gaza, once again meekly [...]

Facebook Begins Ranking News Sites By Trust And Combating “Propaganda” During Elections

By Aaron Kesel, Activistpost.com -

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated Tuesday that his company has begun to implement a system that will rank news organizations based on trustworthiness while suppressing content that doesn’t fit [...]

How Shoddy Reporting And Anti-Russian Propaganda Coerced Ecuador To Silence Julian Assange

By M.C. McGrath and Glen Greenwald, Theintercept.com -

JULIAN ASSANGE HAS been barred from communicating with the outside world for more than three weeks. On March 27, the government of Ecuador blocked Assange’s internet access and barred him from [...]

With MSM AWOL On Yemen, MintPress News Series To Give Yemenis Back Their Voice

By Mnar Muhawesh, Mintpressnews.com -

NA’A, Yemen — As the U.S.-Saudi-led war against Yemen enters its third year, the people of this coffin-shaped nation on the Arabian peninsula find themselves struggling not only to survive but to [...]

Views From A Changing Cuba As Raúl Castro Steps Down

By Nat Winthrop, Toward Freedom. -

As Cuban President Raúl Castro stepped down from office today, Cuba is expected to enter a period of dramatic change. Eager to witness the final days of the nearly six decades of Castro rule in [...]

Public Radio’s McCarthyite Smear Of Black Activists Shows Danger Of Russia Panic

By Adam Johnson, Fair.org -

For over a year, outlets from FAIR (8/24/16) to TruthDig (1/7/17) to The Nation(8/7/17) to The Intercept (2/12/18) have been warning about the pitfalls of nonstop Russia Is Everywhere and Out to [...]

Do U.S. Oligarchs Exist? Not in Mainstream Media

By Jeff Cohen, Popular Resistance -

I hear the anchors on CNN and MSNBC getting us riled up about the schemes of this or that “Russian oligarch with links to the Kremlin.” I’ve heard that phrase incessantly in recent weeks And [...]

Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And ‘Media Influencers’

By Michelle Fabio , Forbes -

Regarding the DHS media database, we are entering potentially dangerous territory with the government keeping track of the "sentiment" of citizens and foreign nationals. If not legal challenges [...]

Mass Deception and the Prelude to World War

By Colin Todhunter, Counterpunch -

Over the last 15 years or so, politicians and the media have been manipulating popular sentiment to get an increasingly war-fatigued Western public to support ongoing wars under the notion of [...]

Bad Track Record Gets Worse As New Whistleblower Outed By The Intercept

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

MINNEAPOLIS – On Wednesday, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reported that former Minneapolis-based FBI agent Terry James Albury had been charged with leaking classified government information to the [...]

Media Outlets Cover ILSR’s Community Networks Map Expansion

By Nick Stumo-Langer, Ilsr.org -

The growing interest in building local networks in Truckee and many other communities, according to a Harvard study, is due to lower prices, transparency, and less confusion compared to big [...]

West Virginia Trees Speak Out, US Climate Refugees & Media Tricks You

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com. -

On Peters Mountain in West Virginia, people are resisting in building. Entering the 5th week of a tree-sit, Appalachians Against Pipelines are engaging in direct action against the Mountain [...]

March For Our Lives Awakens Spirit Of Student And Media Activism Of 1960s

By Errol Salamon, Theconversation.com -

Student journalists used media as a key tool for activism in the widespread social movements of the 1960s, journalism scholar Kaylene Dial Armstrong writes in her book “How Journalists Report [...]

Media Exonerates the US Empire in Venezuela

By Gregory Shupak, FAIR -

The United States has for years undermined the Venezuelan economy with economic sanctions, but US media coverage of Venezuela’s financial crisis has gone out of its way to obscure this. The [...]

AIPAC Is Suddenly Getting A Lot Of Bad Press, In Jewish Papers And ‘Washington Post’

By Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss.net -

One pleasurable surprise of the AIPAC policy conference in early March — the leading Israel lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — was how much bad press the organization [...]