2019-02-23: News Headlines

Mark Cook (2019-02-23). Golden Age of Lying About Latin America. zcomm.org The US administration and corporate media simply resort to the most extreme lying about Latin America that has been seen since the Reagan administration wars of the 1980s…

WSWS (2019-02-23). The working class and the fight to free Julian Assange. wsws.org The persecution of Assange is the spearhead of a global offensive against freedom of speech and to censor oppositional voices on the internet.

Consortiumnews (2019-02-22). JOHN PILGER: The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies. consortiumnews.com The reporter as clown — for whom the truth is too difficult to report —may be the final stage of much of mainstream journalism's degeneration, writes John Pilger for Consortium News. By John Pilger Special to Consortium News Travelling with… Read more →

Rob Seimetz (2019-02-22). Imagined Communities and Omitting Carbon Emissions: Shifting the Discussion On Climate Change. counterpunch.org I think we need to omit talking about carbon emissions when discussing climate change. This is what I see the mainstream media limit the discussion to. It's why the Democratic Green New Deal is all the rage these days. This new deal focuses on two items: carbon emissions and jobs which is what mainstream climate change discussions More

WSWS (2019-02-22). UK parliament committee demands sweeping social media censorship. wsws.org Social media companies would be required by law to remove what is deemed as "disinformation," as well as "harmful content," or face potential fines.

The Mind Unleashed (2019-02-22). Burning Man CEO Bans "Billionaire Camp" and Tells Instagram "Influencers" to Stay Home. theantimedia.com (TMU) — Nevada's Burning Man festival, founded on a philosophy of peace, love and generosity, was intended to act as a temporary example of how people could live and get along without the financial and cultural restraints of mainstream society. Over the years the festival has grown into one of the largest events of its kind …

RT (2019-02-22). 'Alternative facts' anyone? CNN insists Maduro blocked bridge to stop aid. rt.com In the alternative reality of CNN, Venezuela closed a border bridge to stop delivery of humanitarian aid from the US. The news network apparently missed the thorough debunking of this myth.

Max Blumenthal (2019-02-21). VIDEO: Investigating Venezuela's 'Humanitarian Crisis': Max Blumenthal Tours a Supermarket in Caracas. grayzoneproject.com The corporate media claims Venezuela has no basic food or supplies, so The Grayzone investigated — at a giant supermarket…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-21). Venezuela: US/Canadian Attempted Coup Not About Democracy — Paul Jay (Pt1/2). therealnews.com Corporate media hides that the crisis in Venezuela is a class struggle, and whatever its faults, the Bolivarian revolution is a struggle for equality and democracy — Paul Jay joins host Jacqueline Luqman…

RT (2019-02-21). Caving under MSM pressure? Tulsi Gabbard interview on The View has some supporters fuming. rt.com US Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is being accused of "flip-flopping" on her Syria stance and "caving" to mainstream media pressure after a combative interview on The View.

Kei Pritsker (2019-02-20). Watch | A Millennial's Guide to Promoting Regime Change in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com If you've been following developments in Venezuela, by now you've probably seen a video put together by viral YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann. In the video, Hausmann says she's fed up with disinformation about Venezuela currently spreading online and says she's going to set the record straight. The points she makes are all generic mainstream talking points, and upon further investigation, her arguments don't really hold up. | Hausmann's argument goes as follows: | What's happening in the country is not a U.S.-backed coup | Not an ideological fight | The people just want democratic elections | Juan Guaido did…

Gregory Shupak — FAIR (2019-02-19). US Media Ignore — and Applaud — Economic War on Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Gregory Shupak examines the silences that organize the mainstream media's coverage of the crisis in the Caribbean nation.

Steve Ellner — Consortium News (2019-02-19). How Much of Venezuela's Crisis is Really Maduro's Fault? venezuelanalysis.com There are several factors for Venezuela's economic crisis, but you wouldn't know it by listening to U.S. leaders or following corporate media, writes Steve Ellner.

Joe Emersberger, FAIR (2019-02-14). Facts Don't Interfere With Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela's Elected President. venezuelanalysis.com Joe Emersberger examines the propaganda surrounding humanitarian aid in Venezuela.

Anya Parampil (2019-02-12). VIDEO: Venezuelans' message to the US: Hands off our country. grayzoneproject.com The Grayzone breaks the media blockade inside Venezuela, amplifying the voices of people ignored by the corporate media. By Anya…

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…

2019-02-23: Social Media Postees

Golden Age of Lying About Latin America
Mark Cook | zcomm.org | 2019-02-23
The US administration and corporate media simply resort to the most extreme lying about Latin America that has been seen since the Reagan administration wars of the 1980s…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/golden-age-of-lyin…

The working class and the fight to free Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-23
The persecution of Assange is the spearhead of a global offensive against freedom of speech and to censor oppositional voices on the internet.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/23/pers…

JOHN PILGER: The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-22
The reporter as clown — for whom the truth is too difficult to report –may be the final stage of much of mainstream journalism's degeneration, writes John Pilger for Consortium News. By John Pilger Special to Consortium News Travelling with… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/22/john-pilge…

Buried Alive: The Story of Chicago Police State Racism
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
"I want my husband home. I need him to be safe." — Tiffany Van Dyke, wife of Jason Van Dyke, the murderer of Laquan McDonald Among the many different forms taken by 21st century U.S.-American racism, one is the curious way in which white-owned corporate media and the criminal justice system racially differentiate worthy from…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/22/buried-alive…

Imagined Communities and Omitting Carbon Emissions: Shifting the Discussion On Climate Change
Rob Seimetz | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
I think we need to omit talking about carbon emissions when discussing climate change. This is what I see the mainstream media limit the discussion to. It's why the Democratic Green New Deal is all the rage these days. This new deal focuses on two items: carbon emissions and jobs which is what mainstream climate change discussions…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/22/imagined-com…

Burning Man CEO Bans "Billionaire Camp" and Tells Instagram "Influencers" to Stay Home
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-22
(TMU) — Nevada's Burning Man festival, founded on a philosophy of peace, love and generosity, was intended to act as a temporary example of how people could live and get along without the financial and cultural restraints of mainstream society. Over the years the festival has grown into one of the largest events of its kind …

Burning Man CEO Bans "Billionaire Camp" and Tells Instagram "Influencers" to Stay Home

UK parliament committee demands sweeping social media censorship
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-22
Social media companies would be required by law to remove what is deemed as "disinformation," as well as "harmful content," or face potential fines.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/22/face…

'Alternative facts' anyone? CNN insists Maduro blocked bridge to stop aid
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-22
In the alternative reality of CNN, Venezuela closed a border bridge to stop delivery of humanitarian aid from the US. The news network apparently missed the thorough debunking of this myth. | …
rt.com/usa/452195-cnn-venezuela-bridge-f…

VIDEO: Investigating Venezuela's 'Humanitarian Crisis': Max Blumenthal Tours a Supermarket in Caracas
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-21
The corporate media claims Venezuela has no basic food or supplies, so The Grayzone investigated — at a giant supermarket…
grayzoneproject.com/2019/02/21/venezuela…

Venezuela: US/Canadian Attempted Coup Not About Democracy — Paul Jay (Pt1/2)
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-21
Corporate media hides that the crisis in Venezuela is a class struggle, and whatever its faults, the Bolivarian revolution is a struggle for equality and democracy — Paul Jay joins host Jacqueline Luqman…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-us-can…

Caving under MSM pressure? Tulsi Gabbard interview on The View has some supporters fuming
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-21
US Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is being accused of "flip-flopping" on her Syria stance and "caving" to mainstream media pressure after a combative interview on The View. | …
rt.com/usa/452095-tulsi-gabbard-the-view…

Watch | A Millennial's Guide to Promoting Regime Change in Venezuela
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-20
If you've been following developments in Venezuela, by now you've probably seen a video put together by viral YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann. In the video, Hausmann says she's fed up with disinformation about Venezuela currently spreading online and says she's going to set the record straight. The points she makes are all generic mainstream talking points, and upon further investigation, her arguments don't really hold up. | Hausmann's argument goes as follows: | What's happening in the country is not a U.S.-backed coup | Not an ideological fight | The people just want democratic elections | Juan Guaido did…
mintpressnews.com/millennials-guide-prom…

US Media Ignore — and Applaud — Economic War on Venezuela
Gregory Shupak — FAIR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-19
Gregory Shupak examines the silences that organize the mainstream media's coverage of the crisis in the Caribbean nation.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14335

How Much of Venezuela's Crisis is Really Maduro's Fault?
Steve Ellner — Consortium News | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-19
There are several factors for Venezuela's economic crisis, but you wouldn't know it by listening to U.S. leaders or following corporate media, writes Steve Ellner.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14334

Facts Don't Interfere With Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela's Elected President
Joe Emersberger, FAIR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-14
Joe Emersberger examines the propaganda surrounding humanitarian aid in Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14324

VIDEO: Venezuelans' message to the US: Hands off our country
Anya Parampil | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-12
The Grayzone breaks the media blockade inside Venezuela, amplifying the voices of people ignored by the corporate media. By Anya…
grayzoneproject.com/2019/02/11/venezuela…