Abby Martin: How the Media Manufactures “Bloodlust” for War

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Dandelion Salad

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.

Transcript

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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