CNN’s ‘Courageous’ Advertorial Mill
CNN has announced the formation of a new unit that will not report the news. Instead, it will take money from corporations to produce content that resembles news but is actually PR designed to burnish its clients’ images.
Obama’s Stupid Propaganda Stuff
Just last month, President Obama dispatched Secretary of State Kerry to secure Russian President Putin’s help in addressing the Syrian crisis and other world hotspots – but despite Putin’s agreement, Obama has reversed himself and is back hurling insults at the Russians, a troubling development, writes Robert Parry.
Ukraine Is In Crisis. Here’s Why the West Can’t Save It
A video roundtable explains why the IMF, Europe, and Western corporations don’t have the country’s best interests at heart.
Spy Virus Linked to Israel Targeted Hotels Used for Iran Nuclear Talks
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab finds three hotels that hosted Iran talks were targeted by a virus believed used by Israeli spies
Did the War in Syria Just Become a Regional War?
There are growing indications that the war in Syria has now entered a new and dangerous phase that threatens to engulf the entire Middle East in a broad regional war. The news that Iran has sent significant numbers of Iranian, Iraqi, and Afghan troops to take active part in defense of Syria has the potential to transform the conflict into one with global implications as Iran’s key regional rivals – Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel – continue to support jihadi factions in their war against the government of Bashar al-Assad.
The US Government’s Not-So-Secret Support for Al Qaeda and ISIS
The Biggest State Sponsor of Terrorism of Them All
How the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq
The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.
The Dark Saudi-Israeli Plot To Tip the Scales in Syria
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah
Setbacks suffered by the Syrian regime
The Syrian government has suffered another in a series of battlefield losses against the Islamic State (IS) and other rebel groups.
Eritrea accuses UN of ‘slander’ over rights report
Eritrea’s government has dismissed as a “vile slander” a UN report accusing it of human rights violations on a scale “seldom witnessed elsewhere”.
California man beaten by police officers in ‘horrific and inflammatory’ video
Footage shows Jose Velasco of Salinas, who sister says is mentally ill, being struck repeatedly with batons for over 45 seconds after alleged assault of motherDominican Republic to begin deporting Haitian immigrants
Haitians go into hiding as Dominican authorities are free to deport
Hundreds of buses have been leaving Santo Domingo for the border for the past week and as the deadline to register has passed – many fear mass deportations
Shooters of color are called ‘terrorists’ and ‘thugs.’ Why are white shooters called ‘mentally ill’?
This racist media narrative around mass violence falls apart with the Charleston church shooting.
Refusal to Call Charleston Shootings “Terrorism” Again Shows It’s a Meaningless Propaganda Term
…many African-American and Muslim commentators and activists insisted that the term “terrorist” be applied: because it looked, felt and smelled exactly like other acts that are instantly branded “terrorism” when the perpetrator is Muslim and the victims largely white.
War, Murder and the American Way
He sat with them for an hour in prayer. Then he pulled his gun out and started shooting.
State Dept: Iran ‘Supports Terror’ for Backing anti-ISIS Militias
The State Department is struggling to make up its minds on the Iraqi Shi’ite militias in the ISIS war, declaring Iran to be financing “terror-related activities” for supporting those militias, which are the same militias fighting on the same side as the US in Iraq.
MoD confirms Britain is arming Saudi Arabia in Yemen conflict
Britain’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is providing technical support and arming Saudi Arabia in its ongoing war against Yemen, RT has learned.
WikiLeaks publishes the Saudi Cables
Over half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
FBI Agent: The CIA Could Have Stopped 9/11
Rossini, who was assigned to the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC) at the time of the attacks, has long maintained that the U.S. government has covered up secret relations between the spy agency and Saudi individuals who may have abetted the plot. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who flew commercial airliners into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a failed effort to crash into the U.S. Capitol, were Saudis.
Putin reiterates support for Syria’s Assad
Russia leader stands by Syrian President Assad and opposes use of external force to end the four-year conflict.
Children raped, castrated, thrown into fires in South Sudan: UN
18-month civil war characterized by ethnic massacres, mass child abductions into service of warring militias
Confusing U(kraine)-Turn: Yanukovych Ousting Was Illegitimate – Poroshenko
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the country’s constitutional court, asking the court to recognize the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 as illegitimate.
US Senator McCain slams European stance on Ukraine
U.S. Sen. John McCain has said during a visit to Ukraine that it is shameful that Washington’s European allies have not done more to assist Ukrainian forces in their quest to defeat Russian-backed separatists in the east.
Moscow will respond in kind to seizure of its assets abroad – FM Lavrov
Moscow will take reciprocal action in response to the seizure of its foreign assets, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned.
“Our response would be in kind. This is inevitable. This is the only way of acting in international affairs,” he told RBK-TV in an intervew.
Who’s Behind Asia-Pacific’s Growing Tensions?
Increasing tension in the Asia-Pacific between China and nations surrounding its territory, appears to be an unstoppable and inevitable lead-up to regional conflict and perhaps even global war