fix articles 24939, finian cunningham
Propaganda & censorship alert: NATO countries' media coverage of the elections in Syria (tags)
The June 3 presidential election in Syria was a massive defeat for the NATO countries which have been collectively waging a genocidal war on Syria since 2011. Apart few exceptions, this momentous event was conspicuously absent from the front pages of US, British, French, German, Italian and Turkish newspapers. Those few that reported it on the front page did so in the habitual propaganda format. Meanwhile, few others went as far as publishing anti-Syria propaganda reports on their front page without making any reference to the presidential election.
Thatcher's funeral: Britain's new opportunity for war propaganda and domestic repression (tags)
True to form, Britain's political establishment is preparing to use former British Prime Minister (1979-1990) Margaret Thatcher's funeral in London as a stage for imperialist war propaganda and domestic repression.
Britain's ‘humanitarian’ missions for African women and Syrian children (tags)
Having kept a low profile on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the British government launched two ‘humanitarian’ campaigns in an effort to disguise its genocidal wars in the Middle East and Africa. On the day Britain deployed troops to Mali, British Foreign Minister William Hague and United Nations goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie went on an “anti-rape mission” in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The following day, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s wife Samantha Cameron visited Syrian refugee children in Lebanon as an ambassador for the British aid organisation Save the Children.
“France under jihadist threat”: French media promotes the war on Mali (tags)
“Military intervention by France and the other Western powers in Mali - under the guise of “defeating terrorism” - is a bridgehead for Western capital and corporations, not only into a resource-rich country, but into a large chunk of the entire African continent.”
Top US general: Turkey is facing an immediate threat to its Syrian border (tags)
In the face of mounting domestic and global dissent, Turkey’s service to NATO imperialism persists ever more blatantly.
London 2012 Paralympics: A new stage for war propaganda (tags)
"[I]f there is one thing that we can take from the Olympic motto, ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ – Higher, Faster, Stronger – is that in foreign policy we must always strive to build on the achievements of the past, whether it is to extend human rights and freedom, protect our global environment, or support peace in conflict-ravaged countries." [UK Foreign Minister William Hague, press conference held on the opening day of the 2012 London Olympics, 27 July 2012]
Death Squad Atrocities in Syria (tags)
Clinton targets Syria: "We will go against those that threaten Turkey and Turkish lives" (tags)
Whilst resorting to every ruthless means imaginable to cripple the government of Syria; the US and Turkey are now claiming, in all seriousness, that Syria poses a threat to Turkey.
Grand Prix Disgrace (tags)
"Assad’s secret emails": Guardian and Independent's war propaganda shifts into higher gear (tags)
Although suffering from a plummeting credibility, The Guardian and The Independent are still escalating their sustained propaganda campaign against Syria.
The Guardian: UK weighs up military strikes against Somalia rebels (tags)
After playing a leading role in the occupation of Kosovo (1999), Sierra Leone (2000), Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003) and Libya (2011); Britain is now simultaneously threatening Iran, Syria and Somalia with war.
Angry leftists seek silver lining in debt deal and 7 videos (tags)
May we mend our own pockets and put the horse (14 million jobs and drying up the tax havens) before the cart (economic recovery/economic democracy)! Robert Kuttner speaks about this at http://prospect.org/.
Bahrain Sues to Suppress Police State Terror Truths (tags)
Descent Into Barbarism: The US and NATO Wage War on the World (tags)
"In our time, war, it seems, has already begun. The US oligarchy and its NATO allies are waging a veritable war on the world: killing, disappearing and incarcerating millions of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan – a war that is expanding into Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Horn of Africa, with the militarisation of sea lanes and oceans (see Chossudovsky, www.Globalresearch.ca) and the setting up of “forward projecting” military and missile bases in every continent (see Rozoff, ditto). On top of ordinary poverty and misery, the world is truly seeing another historic descent into barbarism. Given this war-mongering dynamic, the growing US antagonism with Iran, Russia and China is far from an idle threat. It is the logical next step for a deeply illogical economic system. But history is not inevitable. We are not necessarily programmed to repeat its horrors. A combination of global communications among citizens and political and social consciousness may be enough to prevent a military conflagration and overthrow the misrule of the oligarchy. What is needed is a) a widening of the recognition that capitalism as a system of social production is finished; and b) the case has to be confidently made that an alternative is very possible."