Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, George Galloway, et al: If Wars Can Be Started By Lies, Peace Can Be Started By Truth

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Galway Alliance Against War on Jun 7, 2022


Saturday 4th June at 2pm

Noam Chomsky has called on the Irish Government to take “a strong stand in support of the European effort for a diplomatic settlement” of the conflict in the Ukraine. “If Ireland does, that has an effect in the United States, an effect on Europe, on everyone……to reverse this race to catastrophe.”

In a pre-recorded address to an Irish peace webinar, which took place online on Saturday 4th June at 2pm, the renowned US academic also described Washington’s “totalitarian control of information” about the Ukrainian crisis as “suicidal”. “How can you have an opinion on what’s happening, if you are not even allowed to know what the Russians are saying?”

John Pilger, the Australian journalist and filmmaker and George Galloway the British politician, broadcaster and writer both participated in the event. Also in attendance were the two Irish MEPs, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace, plus two Irish journalists Harry Browne and Eoin Ó Murchú, the former Dáil correspondent of Raidió na Gaeltachta.

The title of the webinar is taken from a quotation of the imprisoned journalist and founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, “If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.”

From the archives:

Abby Martin Confronts Sec. of State Antony Blinken Over Israeli Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh

Marxist Paul: What is Campism?

Vijay Prashad: Any Critic of US Imperialism is Accused of Being a Stooge for Somebody, Part 2

Vijay Prashad: Ukraine a Pawn in a Larger Struggle (Part 1)

Certifying Julian Assange’s Extradition Puts Him at Great Risk + The Assange Family Struggle

Vijay Prashad: The Coming Food Crisis: Ukraine War Is Wake-Up Call for Global South

John Pilger: The Supreme Court Refusal to Hear Julian Assange’s Appeal

Chris Hedges: Wedding Speech for Julian Assange + Craig Murray Barred From Attending the Wedding

John Pilger: The Coming War On China (must-see)

18 thoughts on “Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, George Galloway, et al: If Wars Can Be Started By Lies, Peace Can Be Started By Truth

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  16. Following the US government’s PR disaster in Vietnam and Cambodia, the MIC spin machines went into overdrive.
    Embedded journalists, self censorship and ridicule of dissenting views has dumbed down a gullible public.
    I’d like to see that.

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