The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News (2002; must-see)

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Please turn off your TV. Forever. ~ DS

Media Consolidation Sucks

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Peter Pan on Sep 21, 2011

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the “liberal media.” Instead, utilizing a systematic model based on massive empirical research, they reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to corporate and conservative interests that their function can only be described as that of “elite propaganda.”

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Imperialism: A history lesson By William Bowles

by William Bowles
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crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation
25 December 2011

I don’t remember much about my high school years. Some of the highs (few in number) come back to me but it was mostly lows which probably explains why I don’t remember much. It’s not that I was dumb, I just had no motivation, but I was interested in history, jazz and politics (thanks to my parents) and even won a prize for a history essay as well as starting up the school’s first jazz appreciation society (not appreciated by the school I might add, the head of music tore down my posters).

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Michel Chossudovsky and Rick Rozoff: Military Buildup Across the Globe

with Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
December 23, 2011

on Dec 23, 2011

The world’s attention is increasingly focused on Syria and Iran as the region continues to move toward military confrontation. Less noticed, however, is that the pieces are being put into place for a truly global conflict, with military buildup taking place in every region and threatening to draw in all of the world’s major powers.

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Complicit in War Crimes by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
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Featured Writer
December 21, 2011

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Paper...

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The Bush-Obama War on Iraq, based on lies and “fixed” intelligence, funded continually by BOTH Corporatist-Militarist Parties in Congress, and hardly ever questioned by what Ray McGovern aptly calls “the Fawning Corporate Media”, is one of the first massive war crimes of this new century (the War on Afghanistan is another). As McGovern reminds us, it is the “supreme international crime,” differing from other war crimes only inasmuch as it contains within itself the “accumulated evil of the whole.”

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Sibel Edmonds and Pepe Escobar: Back Story on Syria, interviewed by Peter B. Collins

with Sibel Edmonds
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Dandelion Salad
December 23, 2011

Peter B. Collins
December 22, 2011

English: Middle East Map

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Cutting through the disinformation and spin, Sibel Edmonds and Pepe Escobar reveal back stories about the conflict in Syria that are not reported in the mainstream media.  Edmonds has deeps sources in Turkey, Iran, Syria, and the US policy community, and has broken a number of recent developments at Boiling Frogs Post.  Pepe Escobar has also done great enterprise reporting and analysis at Asia TimesContinue reading