with Abby Martin
TheRealNews on Mar 8, 2022
From the moment Russian troops invaded Ukraine the entire corporate media apparatus in the US moved to 24-7 coverage, filling airwaves with talking heads relentlessly beating the drums of war.
Combined with Big Tech’s sophisticated means for silencing and punishing dissenting voices, the increasingly hostile and propaganda-filled discourse that is taking shape today is eerily reminiscent of the “Russiagate” fervor and the cultural hysteria that permeated the post-9/11 years.
TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez speaks with longtime journalist and activist Abby Martin about how the media’s manufactured “bloodlust” for war makes us all less safe and how we must use independent media to advance the cause of peace.
Abby Martin is an American journalist, show presenter, activist, and artist. She helped found the citizen journalism website Media Roots and is the host of the investigative documentary and interview series The Empire Files. Martin has been involved in numerous film projects, including producing the recent feature documentaries Gaza Fights for Freedom, and she is currently producing another feature entitled Earth’s Greatest Enemy.
From the archives:
The American Empire Self-destructs, by Michael Hudson
Eugene Puryear and Brian Becker: Ukraine War: Who’s to Blame and What’s the Solution? A Socialist View
Chris Hedges: The Case Against Arming Ukraine + Why RT Was Really Banned + Phyllis Bennis: We Need Diplomacy
Chris Hedges: War Profiteers Are Fueling This Crisis
Ali Abunimah and Rania Khalek: Ukraine War Exposes US Hypocrisy, Double Standards and Racism
Dan Cohen and Scott Ritter: The Ukraine Crisis
America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century, by Michael Hudson
Abby Martin and Brian Becker: Questions for the US Anti-War Movement
Chris Hedges: RT Targeted for Giving Platform to Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Critics
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Abby Martin’s Breaking the Set videos: https://www.rt.com/shows/breaking-set-summary/
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Pingback: 30 Nonviolent Things Russia Could Have Done and 30 Nonviolent Things Ukraine Could Do, by David Swanson – Dandelion Salad
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Pingback: U.S.-Poland Dogfight over Ploy for Sending NATO Warplanes to Ukraine, by Finian Cunningham – Dandelion Salad
Pingback: Demanding a “No Fly Zone” Over Ukraine is Insane, by Kenn Orphan + Anti-Russian Hysteria in the US: Who Does It Serve? by Natalia Marques – Dandelion Salad
The voyeurs of violence.
Poised to pounce on pain.
Wherever they can find it.
Abby (and Lee, and other peace activist journalists) — Don’t end with “keep fighting.” End with “keep the faith,” or something else.