Category: Commentary

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Bill Berkowitz: Ukraine: the Next Christian RIght’s Anti-Gay Battleground?

Embolden by influencing the appalling anti-gay laws in Uganda, U.S. religious right-wing leaders appear to have set their sights on Ukraine’s gay laws

Edward S. Herman: Plane Shootdowns in the Propaganda System

“The U.S. media treatment of the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 follows a long-established pattern of rapid and indignant acceptance of politically serviceable official claims…”

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Ramzy Baroud: Ravaging Gaza

Netanyahu’s war on Gaza means to distract from the slowly building collective sentiment among Palestinians throughout Palestine, and among Palestinian citizens in Israel

James Campbell: Elbit: Exporting Oppression From Palestine to Latin America

Elbit Systems has made millions exporting surveillance and defense material worldwide

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Norman Solomon: An Assault from Obama’s Escalating War on Journalism

Five organizations—RootsAction.org, the Nation, the Center for Media and Democracy, the Progressive, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), and the Freedom of the Press Foundation—have joined together to start a campaign for protecting the confidentiality of journalists’ sources

Edward S. Herman: War is Our Business and Business Looks Good

U.S. dealings with the Ukraine crisis

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Noam Chomsky: Edward Snowden, the World’s “Most Wanted Criminal”

State power has regularly sought to create the misimpression that it is terrorists we are fighting; throughout, the basic principle remains; power must not be exposed to the sunight

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Ramzy Baroud: What the Media Is Not Telling Us About Yemen

Once again, justifying U.S. intervention

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Bill Berkowitz: Using Millions to Bully His Way to Political Power

Sinquefield “is one of the top right-wing political funders in the country, and the single top political spender in Missouri, where he has spent at least $31.5 million seeking to reshape Missouri laws, legislators, and policies

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David Swanson: Mass Murderers Brazenly Discuss Tools of Trade

War has taken 200 million lives in the past 100 years and cost the world $2 trillion a year–and the U.S. half of that.

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