2019-01-24: News Headlines

aljazeera (2019-01-24). Profile: Juan Guaido, Venezuela's self-declared interim leader. aljazeera.com President of the opposition-controlled National Assembly rises to prominence as Venezuela's political crisis deepens.

WSWS (2019-01-24). The Matamoros auto strike and internet censorship. wsws.org The ongoing strike by over 70,000 workers in Matamoros, Mexico has been met with a media blackout by the major print and broadcast outlets.

Prof. Tim Anderson (2019-01-23). WMD Take Two: Chemical Weapons Claims in Syria. globalresearch.ca How do we know that every single allegation of Syrian Government use of chemical weapons use (2013 to 2018) was a fabrication? By ignoring, so far as possible, the propaganda storm of the warring parties and focusing on independent evidence …

Lee Camp (2019-01-23). A N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria. truthdig.com Every once in a while, one of those stories comes along that makes the mainstream corporate media look like a bunch of middle-school kids filming their "news show" on an iPhone with their neck ties crooked. Recently, one of those stories splashed down into the middle of our cultural zeitgeist like a small meteor landing in the middle of an elite dinner party. | It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces. | But to talk about that, I have to talk about this: Last month we finally got to see the…

STAFF (2019-01-23). Colombia's President Urges Maduro of Venezuela to Step Aside. truthdig.com CARACAS, Venezuela — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): | 7: 05 p.m. | Colombia's president is urging Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up his post. | Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Colombian leader Ivan Duque said Wednesday that Maduro should "step aside and let the Venezuelan people be free." | Duque spoke after a tumultuous day that saw Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress, declare himself interim president and call elections. | Colombia joined several other Latin American governments as well as the United States…

teleSUR (2019-01-23). US: Iowa Court Declares 'Extreme' Abortion Law Unconstitutional. telesurenglish.net Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" law, the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States, was declared unconstitutional Tuesday, as it violates the Iowa state constitution, a state judge ruled. | RELATED: | Irish Senate Approves Bill Legalizing Abortion, Women Celebrate Victory | Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the restric…

The Global Research Team (2019-01-23). "Cracking Down" on Independent Media. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | We often receive words of encouragement from those of you who regularly check our website or are subscribed to our daily newsletter. As we do not follow a mainstream narrative, the recent trend has been to "crack down" …

Jason Unruhe (2019-01-23). The Abduction of Marzieh Hashemi and the Media Censorship Campaign. globalresearch.ca The US has been in a serious decline in political and journalistic freedom since the introduction of the war on terrorism in 2001. Year after year, an increasingly greater number of freedoms are being curtailed in favour of a tightly …

Global Research News (2019-01-23). Selected Articles: Global Economy on the Brink as Davos Crowd Parties On. globalresearch.ca For seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the tide, we call upon our readers to participate in an …

Alan MacLeod (2019-01-23). Ocasio-Cortez Rattles Pundits Across the Corporate Media Spectrum. commondreams.org Seventy-five per cent of the US public supports Medicare for all, including nearly two-thirds of Republicans. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-01-23). More than just UFOs: Pentagon's secret program researched wormholes, invisibility & death-rays. rt.com A Pentagon program focusing on "anomalous aerospace threats" — UFOs — was also researching interdimensional travel, wormholes, and mind-controlled spaceships, according to government documents obtained by researchers.

Derrick Broze (2019-01-23). 7 Stories You Missed While the Media Obsessed Over MAGA Kid. theantimedia.com Another week, another opportunity for the corporate media to send the internet into a frenzy and divide the nation over a fake controversy based on sloppy news reporting. (CR) — For the last week the "mainstream media" and their loyal followers have been freaking out over a video purporting to show a conflict between a group of …

Consortiumnews (2019-01-22). Mainstream Media Is Literally Making People Sick. consortiumnews.com The most obvious and significant culprit in 'Trump Anxiety Disorder' is the mass media, which has been fanning the flames of panic, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com A new, updated data set is now available on a psychological phenomenon that… Read more →

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-20). Women Say Unity, Not Strife, Define 2019 March. therealnews.com As women gathered across the country to march in protest for the third straight year, participants say fighting for equality and inclusiveness transcends the mainstream media's obsession with internal squabbles

CounterSpin (2019-01-18). Kent Wong on LA Teachers Strike, Rebecca Vallas on the Threat to Medicaid. fair.org MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: Corporate media have been declaring organized labor moribund—sometimes abetting efforts to kill it—for many years now. But more than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles, on strike with overwhelming community support, would suggest you ought not believe everything you read. We'll hear about the LA teachers strike, and …

Ryan Gallagher (2019-01-18). Google Faces Renewed Protests and Criticism Over China Search Project. theintercept.com Google is facing a new campaign of global protests over its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China. | On Friday, a coalition of Chinese, Tibetan, Uighur, and human rights groups organized demonstrations outside Google's offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, India, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark. | Google designed the Chinese search engine, code-named Dragonfly, to blacklist information about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, in accordance with strict rules on censorship in China that are enforced by the country's authoritarian Communist Part…

Tapani Lausti (2019-01-17). British media's role as the guardian of elite interests. zcomm.org By Tapani Lausti David Edwards & David Cromwell, Propaganda Blitz: How the Corporate Media Distort Reality. Foreword by John Pilger. Pluto Press 2018. The heated debate about fake news supposedly separates "real journalists" from writers who try to confuse people's views about what is really happening in the world. If only it was that simple. Read more…

splcenter (2019-01-11). SPLC releases online tool that tracks rising number of hate group flyers and banners. splcenter.org Emboldened by President Trump's rhetoric, white supremacist groups have increased their distribution of flyers and banners in public spaces across the country, spreading racist and antisemitic propaganda and seeking to recruit new members.

Gregory Shupak (2019-01-11). Media Worried US Won't Occupy Syria Forever. fair.org by Gregory Shupak | In December, President Donald Trump said that he planned to withdraw the US troops from Syria, which number between 2,000 and 4,000. Trump's claim was widely condemned in corporate media, demonstrating the commentariat's shared belief in American benevolence toward other peoples, in Washingto…

Ben Norton (2018-12-19). NY Times Columnist Ross Douthat Defended Murderous Dictator Pinochet in His Harvard Days. grayzoneproject.com Conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is one of numerous corporate media figures to have defended Augusto Pinochet, Chile's…

Max Blumenthal (2018-12-17). Inside the Temple of Covert Propaganda: The Integrity Initiative and the UK's Scandalous Information War. grayzoneproject.com The Grayzone entered the carefully concealed offices of a covert, British government-backed propaganda mill that is at the center of…

2019-01-24: Social Media Postees

Profile: Juan Guaido, Venezuela's self-declared interim leader
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-24
President of the opposition-controlled National Assembly rises to prominence as Venezuela's political crisis deepens.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/profile-juan-…

The Matamoros auto strike and internet censorship
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-24
The ongoing strike by over 70,000 workers in Matamoros, Mexico has been met with a media blackout by the major print and broadcast outlets.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/24/cens…

"Cracking Down" on Independent Media
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-23
Dear Readers, | We often receive words of encouragement from those of you who regularly check our website or are subscribed to our daily newsletter. As we do not follow a mainstream narrative, the recent trend has been to "crack down" … | The post "Cracking Down" on Independent Media appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/cracking-down-on-indep…

Selected Articles: Global Economy on the Brink as Davos Crowd Parties On
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-23
For seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the tide, we call upon our readers to participate in an … | The post Selected Articles: Global Economy on the Brink as Davos Crowd Parties On appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-glob…

WMD Take Two: Chemical Weapons Claims in Syria
Prof. Tim Anderson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-23
How do we know that every single allegation of Syrian Government use of chemical weapons use (2013 to 2018) was a fabrication? By ignoring, so far as possible, the propaganda storm of the warring parties and focusing on independent evidence … | The post WMD Take Two: Chemical Weapons Claims in Syria appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/wmd-take-two-chemical-…

Colombia's President Urges Maduro of Venezuela to Step Aside
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-23
CARACAS, Venezuela — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): | 7: 05 p.m. | Colombia's president is urging Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up his post. | Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Colombian leader Ivan Duque said Wednesday that Maduro should "step aside and let the Venezuelan people be free." | Duque spoke after a tumultuous day that saw Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress, declare himself interim president and call elections. | Colombia joined several other Latin American governments as well as the United States…
truthdig.com/articles/russia-bashes-u-s-…

US: Iowa Court Declares 'Extreme' Abortion Law Unconstitutional
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-23
Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" law, the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States, was declared unconstitutional Tuesday, as it violates the Iowa state constitution, a state judge ruled. | RELATED: | Irish Senate Approves Bill Legalizing Abortion, Women Celebrate Victory | Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the restric…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Iowa-Court-De…

The Abduction of Marzieh Hashemi and the Media Censorship Campaign
Jason Unruhe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-23
The US has been in a serious decline in political and journalistic freedom since the introduction of the war on terrorism in 2001. Year after year, an increasingly greater number of freedoms are being curtailed in favour of a tightly … | The post The Abduction of Marzieh Hashemi and the Media Censorship Campaign appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/abduction-marzieh-hash…

A N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria
Lee Camp | truthdig.com | 2019-01-23
Every once in a while, one of those stories comes along that makes the mainstream corporate media look like a bunch of middle-school kids filming their "news show" on an iPhone with their neck ties crooked. Recently, one of those stories splashed down into the middle of our cultural zeitgeist like a small meteor landing in the middle of an elite dinner party. | It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces. | But to talk about that, I have to talk about this: Last month we finally got to see the…
truthdig.com/articles/a-n-y-times-story-…

Ocasio-Cortez Rattles Pundits Across the Corporate Media Spectrum
Alan MacLeod | commondreams.org | 2019-01-23
Seventy-five per cent of the US public supports Medicare for all, including nearly two-thirds of Republicans. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/01/23/ocasio…

More than just UFOs: Pentagon's secret program researched wormholes, invisibility & death-rays
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-23
A Pentagon program focusing on "anomalous aerospace threats" — UFOs — was also researching interdimensional travel, wormholes, and mind-controlled spaceships, according to government documents obtained by researchers. | …
rt.com/usa/449469-pentagon-aatip-ufos-wo…

7 Stories You Missed While the Media Obsessed Over MAGA Kid
Derrick Broze | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-23
Another week, another opportunity for the corporate media to send the internet into a frenzy and divide the nation over a fake controversy based on sloppy news reporting. (CR) — For the last week the "mainstream media" and their loyal followers have been freaking out over a video purporting to show a conflict between a group of …

7 Stories You Missed While the Media Obsessed Over MAGA Kid

"The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee": David Treuer on Retelling Native American History
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-22
We end today's show with "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee," a stunning new book by David Treuer that looks at Native America from 1890 to the present day. The book's powerful mix of memoir, extensive interview and storytelling presents decades of indigenous history that have been sidelined by the mainstream. David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California.
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/22/the_heart…

Mainstream Media Is Literally Making People Sick
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-22
The most obvious and significant culprit in 'Trump Anxiety Disorder' is the mass media, which has been fanning the flames of panic, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com A new, updated data set is now available on a psychological phenomenon that… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/01/22/mainstream…

Women Say Unity, Not Strife, Define 2019 March
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-20
As women gathered across the country to march in protest for the third straight year, participants say fighting for equality and inclusiveness transcends the mainstream media's obsession with internal squabbles | The post Women Say Unity, Not Strife, Define 2019 March appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/women-say-unity-…

Kent Wong on LA Teachers Strike, Rebecca Vallas on the Threat to Medicaid
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-01-18
MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: Corporate media have been declaring organized labor moribund–sometimes abetting efforts to kill it–for many years now. But more than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles, on strike with overwhelming community support, would suggest you ought not believe everything you read. We'll hear about the LA teachers strike, and …
fair.org/home/kent-wong-on-la-teachers-s…

Google Faces Renewed Protests and Criticism Over China Search Project
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2019-01-18
Google is facing a new campaign of global protests over its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China. | On Friday, a coalition of Chinese, Tibetan, Uighur, and human rights groups organized demonstrations outside Google's offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, India, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark. | Google designed the Chinese search engine, code-named Dragonfly, to blacklist information about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, in accordance with strict rules on censorship in China that are enforced by the country's authoritarian Communist Part…
theintercept.com/2019/01/18/google-drago…

British media's role as the guardian of elite interests
Tapani Lausti | zcomm.org | 2019-01-17
By Tapani Lausti David Edwards & David Cromwell, Propaganda Blitz: How the Corporate Media Distort Reality. Foreword by John Pilger. Pluto Press 2018. The heated debate about fake news supposedly separates "real journalists" from writers who try to confuse people's views about what is really happening in the world. If only it was that simple. Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/british-medias-role-as-…

SPLC releases online tool that tracks rising number of hate group flyers and banners
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-01-11
Emboldened by President Trump's rhetoric, white supremacist groups have increased their distribution of flyers and banners in public spaces across the country, spreading racist and antisemitic propaganda and seeking to recruit new members.
splcenter.org/news/2019/01/11/splc-relea…

Media Worried US Won't Occupy Syria Forever
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-01-11
by Gregory Shupak | In December, President Donald Trump said that he planned to withdraw the US troops from Syria, which number between 2,000 and 4,000. Trump's claim was widely condemned in corporate media, demonstrating the commentariat's shared belief in American benevolence toward other peoples, in Washingto…
fair.org/home/media-worried-us-wont-occu…