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  1. After the Cataclysm
    Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (The Political Economy of Human Right:s)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
    A carefully dcoumented asessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina.
  2. Airbrushing Barbarity
    The Warped Language of Public Policy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Couching moral/political matters in technocratic language helps us forget the unpleasantness of the underlying incivility and brutality of political measures. Political discourse is fundamentally dishonest in that it airbrushes barbarity.
  3. American Communism and Soviet Russia
    The Formative Period

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1960   Published: 1986
    A history of the formative peirod of the American Communist Party.
  4. American Fascists 
    The Christian Right and the War on America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on conversion techniques. Hedges argues that the movement resembles the young fascist movements in Italiy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s, movements that often masked the full extent of their drive for totalitarianism and were willing to make concessions until they achieved unrivaled power. He challenges the Christian Right's religious legitimacy and argues that at its core it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society.
  5. The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1952
    A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
  6. America’s Capitalist Religion has Little Room for Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US mainstream press accuse the Pope of being leftist. Evidence? Well, they make the claim that he is leftist because he supports the theory of global warming. My guess is that the Pope also supports the theory of gravity, which, like global warming, has a great body of scientific evidence to support it. But is science now a part of the leftist realm of influence?
  7. America's last taboo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    The unspoken premise of the mainstream press is that no Palestinian or Arab position on Israeli police terror, settler-colonialism, or military occupation is worth hearing from.
  8. Amid Censorship, Israel's Media Does Its Part
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Israel's media has once again chosen the low road, the one carefully couched in patriotism and praise for the right-far-right coalition government.
  9. Anarchism
    A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas

    Resource Type: Book
  10. Apartheid Media
    Disinformation and Dissent in South Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    A riveting expose of the media and its anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa as well as the intimate face of a universal war between disinformation and dissent, propaganda and truth, state control and individual rights. Through telling annecdote and cross-cultural analysis, Phelan repeatedly demonstrates that the white South African regime's downward spiral into despotism is a cautionary tale for the United States.
  11. Assange and Posada in the Propaganda System
    Mixed Media

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Posada's case is a dramatic illustration of the fraudulence of the so-called "War on Terror" and highlights the U.S. refusal to abide by the rule of law. Assange's case shows well the U.S. establishment's fear of the free-flow of information that might interfere with foreign policy and reveal that there are many more Posadas whose service to the empire might be disclosed. And the media's cooperation in this protection of Posada and pursuit of Assange is clear. \
  12. Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2006
    Israeli director Avi Mograbi documents what he calls the "culture of death" in the psychology of Israel the occupier.
  13. The BBC's 'Bogeyman' Narrative on Hugo Chavez
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The changes in Venezuela, and throughout Latin America, over the past decade: the development of peaceful, democratic alternatives to the policies of neoliberalism; standards of living improved for millions of people following a process that has had popular, democratic support, are at risk of being written off as simply the actions of another 'anti-American' 'bogeyman' due to the media's relentless negative treatment of the Venezuelan government.
  14. The Best of The Nation
    Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    An anthology of articles from The Nation.
  15. Between the Lines
    How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources of informaiton.
  16. Blaming The Victims 
    Spurious Scholarship And The Palestinian Question

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    Demonstrates with cold precision how the consistent denial of truth about the Palestinians by governments and the media in the West has led to the current impasse in Middle East politics. Controversial, forceful, and 'above all' honest, it attempts to redress a sustained crime against historical truth in order to make a more rational political future in Palestine possible. Searing essays from Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Peretz Kidron, G. W. Bowerstock, Ibrahim and Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Mumammad Hallaj, Elia Zureik, and Rashid Khalidi.
  17. Bogus, Misdirected and Effective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The Tea Party movement is steeped in misinformation and denial. But it has a lot to teach the left.
  18. Bound By Power
    Intended Consequences

    Resource Type: Book
    These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power and political dissent, the repression of dissent in post 9/11 media coverage and the war on terror.
  19. Britain’s Own Pravda-Style Propaganda
    Ten Years Of ‘Involvement’ In Afghanistan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  20. Burma: Ripe for change
    New Internationalist May 2008

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2008
    A look at Burma's attempts to speak out against political injustice.
  21. The Canadian Ministry of "Truth": "Reality Is Whatever We Say It Is"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The government and corporations operate as if truth and reality are what they say it is. Guerin analyzes and provides examples of this propaganda, including Canada's Bill C-51.
  22. Carter's Inconvenient Truths
    An Honest Man Refutes Propaganda

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The reason that Israel has been able to appropriate Palestine unto itself with American aid and support is that Israel controls the explanation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At least 90% of Americans, if they know anything at all of the issue, know only the Israeli propaganda line. Israel has been able to control the explanation, because the powerful Israel Lobby brands every critic of Israeli policy as an anti-semite who favors a second holocaust of the Jews.
  23. The Case Against Alan Dershowitz
    Plagiarism, Cover Up and Misrepresentations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Documents numerous instances of plagiarism and misrepresention by Alan Dershowitz in his smear campaigns against critics of Israel.
  24. Chomsky on MisEducation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
  25. Chronicles of Dissent
    Noam Chomsky Interviewed by David Barsamian

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  26. The CIA
    A Forgotten History

    Resource Type: Book
    Describes the CIA's role in overthrowing governments, rigging elections, assassinating leaders, and manufacturing "news" in over 50 countries.
  27. The CIA's Greatest Hits
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
  28. A Citizen's Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The goal moving forward must be to create a critical citizen consciousness, so the masses don't simply "accept what they're told" once every four years by the pretty faces running for office. What follows is a primer for readers to help in their conversations with friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and family, to fight back against the racist, classist propaganda so often employed against disadvantaged groups in the U.S.
  29. Climate Cover-Up 
    The Crusade to Deny Global Warming

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Tracking the global warming denial movement from its inception, public relations advisor James Hoggan (working with journalist Richard Littlemore), reveals the details of those early plans and then tracks their execution, naming names and exposing tactics in what has become a full-blown attack on the integrity of the public conversation.
  30. The Climate Denial Industry Is Out To Dupe The Public. And It's Working
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The climate denial industry consists of people who are paid to say that man-made global warming isn't happening.
  31. The Comic Book Simplicity Of Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The referendum campaign on Scottish independence heightened many people's awareness of the pro-elite bias of the 'mainstream' news media. The grassroots power of social media in exposing and countering this bias was heartening to see. But the issue of independence for Scotland is just one of many where the traditional media consistently favour establishment power.
  32. Communication for and Against Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
  33. A Comparative Review of Flat Earth News and Newspeak 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A comparative review of two recent books about the media, one a mainstream view, the other using the propaganda model of media control.
  34. Confronting Injustice 
    Social Activism in the Age of Individualism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014   Published: 2016
    Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
  35. Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus 
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
  36. Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page 
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
  37. Conscience & Courage
    Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust

    Resource Type: Book
  38. Contested Truths
    Keywords in American Politics since Independence

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  39. Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about whether the WWF is effective in its work and, moreover, why the WWF and other members of the global environmental movement have made such little progress combatting the most serious threat to earth - climate change.
  40. The Costs of McCarthyism
    Against The Current vol. 85

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Many Are the Crimes is far more than just an incisive diagnosis of the interlocking components of the historical era known as “McCarthyism.” Yeshiva University historian Ellen Schrecker has also produced a unique anti-witch-hunt study acknowledging that the vast majority of the legal targets of repression were, as the McCarthyites claimed, variously associated with the Communist movement.
  41. Counter-Rhetoric 
    Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around which this rhetoric swirls. It is both useful as a historical guide and as a tool for countering the prevailing divisive rhetoric. Whether challenging the concepts embedded in Zionism, the wars of the mid 20th century and the later occupation, or the Wall as security argument, this book gives a systematic alternative to the prevailing mantras and begins the process of changing the viewing of the conflict.
  42. Countering Zionist propaganda about Hizbullah and Lebanon 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Nothing will change until the people of Palestine, Arabs and Jews, rise up to change the rules of the game, and rebuild the country on a new basis that respects democracy and human rights and good-neighbourly relations.
  43. The Cultivation of Hate
    The Lies Grow More Audacious

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispelled the doubts.
  44. The Culture of Terrorism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Chomsky argues that the United States elites are dedicated to the rule of force, and that their commitment to violence and lawlessness has to be masked by an ideological system which attempts to control and limit the domestic damage done when the mask occasionally slips.
  45. The Death of the Fourth Estate
    8000 Channels With One Corporate Message

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    According to a recent Gallup survey, only 40 percent of Americans believe what they read in newspapers. After scanning today’s tabloids, one only wonders why the percentage is that high.
  46. Debunking the Fraser Institute's Latest Crusade: Teacher Merit Pay
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Fresh from the triumph of successfully promoting its fallacious school report card, this time in Alberta, the Fraser Institute is already scheming to peg teacher pay to student test scores and create a market for teachers. We should remember that the institute's success with school rankings would not be possible without over-the-top support from the corporate media.
  47. The Demonology School of Journalism
    Putin and the press

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is personally stigmatized as a dictator, authoritarian, czar, 'former KGB operative' and Soviet-style ruler; anything but the repeatedly elected President of Russia.
  48. Dershowitz to the Rescue?
    The Israeli Spin-Machine in Overdrive

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    According to Israel's apologists, only Israelis have a right to defend themselves. Palestinians do not have this right, nor does anyone else who is attempting to assist the Palestinians.
  49. Designing Pacifist Films 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1961
  50. Deterring Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  51. Don’t be fooled: 'media watchdogs' are Israeli propaganda tools
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Consider yourself very lucky if you have never heard of "UK Media Watch" (formerly called "Comment is Free Watch" – CiF Watch), "BBC Watch", "HonestReporting" and "Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America" (CAMERA).
  52. Double Standards
    Resource Type: Website
    Focusing on double standards in the media and in international politics. "Double Standard 1. a rule or principle applied more strictly to some people more than others (or oneself)."
  53. Easily Led
    A History of Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
  54. Eight Men Speak
    And Other Plays from the Canadian Workers' Theatre

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Eight plays presented by the Canadian Worker's Theatre in the 1930s.
  55. The Encyclopedia of Censorship
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    This Encyclopedia concentrates primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, but it also covers events in Western and Eastern Europe and in parts of the Third World. The Encyclopedia is an accessible and wide-ranging sourcebook on censorship topics.
  56. Eyeless in Gaza 
    Israel's Deceptions

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast over its attack on Gaza.
  57. Four Trends That Scare the Hell Out of Me
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    To paraphrase H.G. Wells, modern history has become a race between education and miseducation. There are very few people around who really don't know anything, but there are multitudes who know many things that don't happen to be true.
  58. Fracking Firm Encourages Industry to Imitate Taco Bell's Twitter Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Oil and gas companies are steadily increasing their footprint on social media, hiring specialized public relations firms and developing "visual shorthand" infographics that can be shared easily on Facebook and Twitter.
  59. Free Speech and Acceptable Truths
    Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by incorrect or harmful ideas. To achieve this safe learning environment, it will be necessary for the university authorities to cleanse the university's libraries of harmful books, to block inappropriate Internet sites, to ban guest lectures who hold improper views, and to identify and prosecute students and faculty who are guilty of thought crimes.
  60. The Future of Israel and the Decline of the American Empire
    The Wages of Hubris and Vengeance

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel is in the grip of a kind of collective schizophrenia. Not only its governors but the majority of its Jewish population have delusions of both grandeur and persecution, making for a distortion of reality and inconsistent behaviour. Israeli Jews see and represent themselves as a chosen people and part of a superior Western civilization.
  61. Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’
    The People Putting Innocents in Danger are the Israelis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the Second World War, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their target. The ‘shield’ is not the human bodies surrounding the ‘guilty’ party, the shield is the clemency that mankind instinctively affords the innocent. The shield evaporates only when confronted by an enemy who is not merely a fellow solder locked in a power battle, but a psychopath unconcerned with the pain of others.
  62. Get Up, Stand Up 
    Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, energy, and unity in order to wrest power away from the corporatocracy.
  63. GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in particular, their genetically modified crops. While we all like to believe that our scientific/rational brains see through the transparent marketing, public relations rhetoric exists because it greatly sedates critical thought.
  64. Golden Silences in the Propaganda System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Propaganda shapes the flow of information in many different ways, including, obviously, the choice of the news fit to print, its placement, and the selection of authorities to make those facts credible. But equally important, and implicit in news choices, especially where there are political interests at stake and possible varying interpretations of the news, is omitting facts and ignoring sources that call the chosen (often official) perspective into question.
  65. The Goldstone report and the battle for legitimacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It may yet be the case that, as in the anti-apartheid struggle, the shift in the relation of forces in the Palestinians' favour will occur not through diplomacy or as a result of armed resistance, but on the symbolic battlefield of legitimacy that has become global in scope.
  66. Hamas Rocket Launches Don't Explain Israel's Gaza Destruction -- Israeli Forces' Manipulated Figures and Fake Evidence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel and its supporters abroad have parried accusations of indiscriminate destruction and mass killing of civilians in Gaza by arguing that they were consequences of strikes aimed at protecting Israeli civilians from rockets that were being launched from very near civilian structures.
  67. Hasbara
    Resource Type: Article
    Sourcewatch's analysis of 'Hasbara' -- the propaganda efforts to sell Israel, justify its actions, and defend it in world opinion. The premise of hasbara is that Israel's problems are a matter of better propaganda, and not one of an underlying unjust situation.
  68. Hegemony or Survival 
    America's Quest for Global Dominance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003   Published: 2004
    Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
  69. Hitler's Propaganda Machine
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  70. How Big Oil Plans to Win Ugly in New York
    Leaked Transcript from PR Maven Shows Energy Companies will be Told to Make the Fight Against Fracking Opponents Personal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A PR firm well known for its hardball tactics in defense of Big Tobacco will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s Independent Oil and Gas Association conference.
  71. How Israel Spins War Crimes
    The Secret Report That Helps Israelis Cover Atrocities

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and mortar fire. But on television and radio and in newspapers, Israeli government spokesmen such as Mark Regev appear slicker and less aggressive than their predecessors, who were often visibly indifferent to how many Palestinians were killed.
  72. How low will Israel stoop to win the propaganda war?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The Israel Project's training manual is an unpleasant piece of work. It recycles many of the discredited techniques used by the advertising industry. And it serves to undermine with clever words the inalienable rights pledged by the UN and the world's civilized nations to all peoples, including the Palestinians.
  73. How Propaganda (Actually) Works 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.
  74. How Propaganda Works
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015   Published: 2016
    Jason Stanley argues that more attention needs to be paid to propaganda. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy -- particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation and equality -- and how it has damaged democracies of the past.
  75. How to Fight Western Propaganda
    Time for a Creative Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The western propaganda apparatus is enormously efficient and effective. It is also brilliant in how it ensures that its inventions get channeled, distributed, and accepted in all corners of the world. The system through which disinformation spreads, is incredibly complex.
    What are we, who oppose the regime, supposed to do?
  76. How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman by the Israelis as an example of how "we" are trained to look on the rest of the world as quite unlike ourselves: useful or expendable.
  77. If the 'product' is wrong, a rebrand won’t help Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Cook discusses Israel's attempt to rebrand itself. Specifically, he addresses "hasbara", translated as "public diplomacy", a campaign that calls for Israelis to justify and defend any policy regarding occupied territories.
  78. If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
    Snowden Coverage

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion have come to resemble state-controlled media outlets in their near-total identification with the government.
  79. The Illusion of Debate
    Consensus for the People that Matter

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A recent article in FAIR reviewed the findings of its latest study on the quality of political “debate” being aired on the mainstream networks. It studied the run-up to the military interventions in both Iraq and Syria. Perhaps the arbiters of the study intended to illustrate what we’ve learned since the fraudulent Iraq War of 2003. Well, it appears we’ve learned nothing.
  80. Independent Groups Debunk Israeli War Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    As the Israelis try to justify the massive loss of civilian life in Gaza, their arguments and counter-charges continue to be shot down either by the United Nations or by international human rights organizations.
  81. Indonesia
    Law, Propaganda, and Terror

    Resource Type: Book
    In this study of Indonesia under the Suharto regime, the authors describe and explain the violent means the regime has consistently resorted to in order to maintain and legitimize its position. The significance of this book lies in the detailed account which illuminates the complex ways in which such regimes combine terror, a perverted legal system, and propaganda to force entire populations into submission.
  82. The Insidious Power of Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    To study the effects of political propaganda in what used to be called the 'free world' there could hardly be a better time than now. We are living through an instance of insidious propaganda that has clean contours. It fills a common need. In a period of large-scale slaughter and other man-made disaster the morally conscious person can do with some clear categories of good and bad, desirable and despicable.
  83. Intellectual Cleansing Part 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Keeping the media safe for big business.
  84. Intellectual Cleansing: Part 2
    Former Guardian and Observer Journalist Jonathan Cook Responds

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Most ambitious journalists start out on a daily local newspaper owned by one of a handful of large media groups. There one quickly feels all sorts of institutional constraints on one's reporting. As a young journalist, if you know no better, you simply come to accept that journalism is done in a certain kind of way, that certain stories are suitable and others unsuitable.
  85. Intellectual Cleansing: Part 3
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The tendency to self-deception appears to be greatly increased when we join as part of a group. Groups create a sense of belonging, a "we-feeling", which can provide even greater incentives to reject painful truths.
  86. Inventing Reality 
    The Politics of News Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
  87. Inventing Tax Rage
    Misinformation in the National Post

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    How the National Post created an agenda for the tax cuts that mostly benefits the wealthy.
  88. Inventing Tax Rage (excerpt)
    Misinformation in the National Post

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004   Published: 2005
    The propaganda campaign to invent "tax rage".
  89. Israel/Palestine Lexicon For Mainstream Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If you are writing for mainstream media, you need to learn special uses of words and phrases that are specific to Israel/Palestine. If you use common usage, you will run into confusions, paradoxes, and hostile responses from pro-Israel people. Please follow these guidelines and you will have no problems with editors, politicians, or organized pro-Israel groups. For each phrase, this guide will present first (a) the common usage, and then (b) the specific Israel/Palestine usage that you must use in order to write for major US (and UK and Canadian of course) media (NYT, Toronto Star, BBC, CBC, etc.)
  90. Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights 
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2006   Published: 2014
    A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
  91. Israeli government pays students to spread propaganda online
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Israeli government has launched a program to pay students to promote the Israeli agenda on Facebook and internet chatrooms.
  92. Israel's 'left' apologists 
    Resource Type: Article
    Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism.
  93. Israel's New Strategy: "Sabotage" And "Attack" The Global Justice Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Reut's analysis vindicates the effectiveness of the Boycot Divestment Sanctions strategy. As Israeli elites increasingly fear for the long-term prospects of the Zionist project they are likely to be more ruthless, unscrupulous and desperate than ever.
  94. It Doesn’t Matter to Them If It's Untrue. It's a Higher Truth.
    The Anti-Empire Report

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The lies used to justify the US/NATO attack on Libya.
  95. Jonathan Cook - Response to Intellectual Cleansing Part 1 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    However grateful we should be to the tiny minority of dissident writers, their relegation to the margins of the commentary pages of Britain's 'leftwing' media serves a useful purpose for corporate interests. It helps define the 'character' of the British media as provocative, pluralistic and free-thinking - when in truth they are anything but. It is a vital component in maintaining the fiction that a professional media is a diverse media.
  96. Journalism and 'the words of power' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    More and more today, we journalists have become prisoners of the language of power.
  97. Journalistic Malpractice at the Post and the Times
    Rejecting the Offer of Evidence of US War Crimes

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Wikileaks source Bradley Manning is evidence that the USA’s two leading news organizations, the Washington Post and the New York Times, are not willing to report critically of the government.
  98. Kill Anything That Moves
    The Real American War in Vietnam

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Turse demonstrates that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the American war against Vietnam. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves."
  99. Killing Granny with the Laziness Bias
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    While it is often the case that the majority of Americans do see the light "about the need for healthcare reform, a new energy policy or affordable, high-quality day care." The dominant journalistic practices, especially in broadcast and cable news, dim the light in favor of noise. Far-right Republicans understand, almost instinctively, this preference for noise. And they appreciate "and know how to cultivate" the greatest bias in electronic journalism right now: the laziness bias. The laziness bias means you feature sensation over substance, provocative sound bites over investigative reporting, misinformation over fact.
  100. The Koch Whisperers
    Big Brothers Buy in at Big Media

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    A review of documents and tax records for the dizzying, interconnected web of corporate front groups, frequently created, supported and influenced by Charles or David Koch, shows just how dangerous these groups espousing free markets and liberty have become to a free society. The game plan is to devalue the rights of actual citizens by seeking human voices dangling from a corporate marionette string, that might be willing for the right amount of cash incentive to broadcast the Orwellian reverse-speak: liberty means more liberty for corporations (corporate serfdom for real citizens); freedom means corporate freedom to privatize national resources, pollute the environment and fleece the consumer with impunity; free market means the freedom to draw a dark curtain around how the corporations are actually screwing us and stealing our liberty.
  101. Leader and Vassal
    Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Americans do not think of themselves or of Israel as terrorist states, but the evidence is complete and overwhelming. Thanks to the power of the Israel Lobby, Americans only know the Israeli side of the story, which is that evil anti-semite Palestinians will not let blameless Israelis live in peace and persist in their unjustified terror attacks on an innocent Israeli state.
  102. Let Them Eat Climate Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The winds are changing for the energy giants. And so the black plumes of smoke emitted by the climate deniers in an attempt to provide cover for the coal, oil and gas industry have already been refined.
  103. Letters from Lexington
    Reflections on Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  104. The Lie Machine
    The Media and the TTIP

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    I have come to the conclusion that the West is a vast lie machine for the secret agendas of vested interests. Consider, for example, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnership.
  105. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
    A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  106. Life, Money & Illusion
    Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example of Kerela, India, Nickerson shows how a society by working together can become car-free, religious and bigotry free, have a high level of health care and literacy and be able to sustain itself on a fraction of the money on which we depend.
  107. Mainstream Media And The Propaganda Machine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Mainstream media, especially the American media plays a vital role in shaping the world public opinion.
  108. The Manufactured Doubt Industry And The Hacked Email Controversy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The fossil fuel industry has been working for years to create a smokescreen of doubt to obscure the facts of global warming.
  109. Manufacturing Consent 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1992
    A film about Noam Chomsky's ideas about the media, ideology, propaganda, and elite control of society's institutions.
  110. Manufacturing Consent 
    The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news. They analyze how issues are framed and topics chosen, and the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news.
  111. Marc Morano's Climate Hustle Film Set For Paris Premiere With Same Old Denial Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Marc Morano is never short of a superlative or two, but when it has come to promoting his long-gestating documentary Climate Hustle, the climate science denialist extraodinaire has been outdoing himself.
  112. Martial Matters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A selection of commentaries on Australian martial experience at radical odds with mainstream Australian histories.
  113. Marxists Internet Archive 
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  114. Media Control
    The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997   Published: 2002
    Chomsky begins by asserting two models of democracy: one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky "propaganda is to democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the United States.
  115. Media Control and Indoctrination in the United States
    An Interview With Catherine Komp

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    An excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s OCCUPY: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity.
  116. Media Lies And The War Drive Against Iran
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Iran's crime is its independence. Having thrown out the US's favourite tyrant, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Iran remains the only resource-rich Muslim state beyond US control. As only Israel has a 'right to exist' in the Middle East, the US goal is to cripple the Islamic Republic. This will allow Israel to divide and dominate the region on Washington's behalf, undeterred by a confident neighbour.
  117. Media Think
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diverse perspectives on events and issues, the media portray an increasingly dogmatic and orthodox corporate picture of the world around us. The consistency with which they do this has its consequent, intended effect on public opinion and policy formation.
  118. Medialens
    Resource Type: Website
    Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media.
    MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our world. We are convinced that the increasingly centralised, corporate nature of the media means that it acts as a de facto propaganda system for corporate and other establishment interests. The costs incurred as a result of this propaganda, in terms of human suffering and environmental degradation, are incalculable.
    In seeking to understand the basis and operation of this systematic distortion, we flatly reject all conspiracy theories and point instead to the inevitably corrupting effects of free market forces operating on and through media corporations seeking profit in a society dominated by corporate power.
  119. NATO – New York Times Convoy Fabrications
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On Saturday, the entire humanitarian convoy of 227 trucks crossed back into Russia without incident after having successfully delivered its contents to the Luhansk distribution centre. The unwavering round trip project from Russia surmounted considerable bureaucratic delays and political obstacles including wild assertions that the convoy’s true purpose was to ‘smuggle weapons’ to the east Ukraine rebels.
  120. NBC News Releases the Long-Awaited Trailer for its Summer Horror Film About ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    ISIS now officially poses a bigger threat to the "U.S. homeland" than the one posed by former title-holder Al Qaeda.
  121. Necessary Illusions 
    Thought Control in Democratic Societies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989   Published: 1991
    An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control."
  122. New Democracy Internet site
    Resource Type: Website
    Supports a democratic revolution to overthrow corporate capitalism, but opposes socialism. Features short articles on labour issues, the deficit, education.
  123. The Newsfakers
    Whose hands are behind those dramatic YouTube pictures?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    YouTube and blogs have made it easier than ever to fabricate events. The media are happy to run unsubstantiated reports and footage.
  124. Newspapers and the Workers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1916
    The worker must resolutely reject any solidarity with a bourgeois newspaper. And he must always, always, always remember that the bourgeois newspaper (whatever its hue) is an instrument of struggle motivated by ideas and interests that are contrary to his.
  125. Newspeak in the 21st Century 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting.
  126. The not-so-hidden persuaders
    The Israel lobby's global propaganda manual

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A major public relations manual for Israel lobbyists teaches pro-Israel propagandists how to hoodwink people about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how to silence critics and how to avoid making statements that produce negative reactions.
  127. Nuclear Deceit: The Times and Iran
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Is the Times engaged in reporting or propaganda in its coverage of Iran's nuclear program?
  128. NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to -- horror of horrors -- bring down the Internet.
  129. Oil and Gas Industry's "Endless War" on Fracking Critics Revealed by Rick Berman
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Leave it to Washington's top attack-dog lobbyist Richard Berman to verify what many always suspected: that the oil and gas industry uses dirty tricks to undermine science, vilify its critics and discredit journalists who cast doubt on the prudence of fossil fuels.
  130. On Israel, Ukraine and Truth
    The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother's War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As advanced societies are de-politicised, the changes are both subtle and spectacular. In everyday discourse, political language is turned on its head, as Orwell prophesised in 1984. "Democracy" is now a rhetorical device. Peace is "perpetual war". "Global" is imperial. The once hopeful concept of "reform" now means regression, even destruction. "Austerity" is the imposition of extreme capitalism on the poor and the gift of socialism for the rich: an ingenious system under which the majority service the debts of the few.
  131. On Power and Ideology
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Five lectures on U.S. international and security policy.
  132. On Translating Securityspeak into English
    In the Land of False Cognates

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Security State has its own language: Securityspeak. Like Newspeak, the ideologically refashioned successor to English in Orwell’s “1984,” Securityspeak is designed to obscure meaning and conceal truth, rather than convey them.
  133. On ‘Human Shielding’ in Gaza
    How the Israeli Army has Tried to Justify Striking Civilian Areas

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most “precise and surgical”, is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitably transforms their inhabitants into potential human shields.
  134. One Market Under God
    Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
  135. Operation Cast Lead: News control as a military objective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Control of news in time of war has become a military objective.
  136. The Organizer's Manual
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    Practical suggestions for small-group and grassroots organizing, political self-e4ducation, mass education and communications, alternate community services, mass actions, legal and medical self-defense. Strategies for organizing high schools, universities, racial groups, women, the military, labor, the professions.
  137. Orwell
    The War Broadcasts

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  138. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in every part of the world.
    We are always concerned, not only with what is wrong with the world, but what to do about it.
    This issue carries an excerpt from Umair Mohammed's book 'Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism' in which he warns against the pitfalls of individualist and consumer-oriented approaches and argues in favour of collective action to build an effective movement.
    Derrick Jensen considers some of the arguments in favour of pacifism and finds them wanting. He agrees that creative approaches to social change can oftentimes make violence unnecessary, but that sometimes violence is a necessary response to violence.
    Another article looks at the decline of liberation theology, targeted as a threat by both the Vatican and secular power structures.
    Kenan Malik considers the issue of "cultural appropriation" and asks why so many on theso-called left are more interested in criticizing Justin Bieber's hairstyle than in fighting capitalism.
  139. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
    Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appearance of democratic legitimacy for the profoundly undemocratic structures of the EU. The gambit turned out to be a spectacular miscalculation, as millions of people turned out to express their opposition to a state of affairs that is leaving the majority worse off while enriching a small minority. This issue of Other Voices looks at the Brexit referendum, elite loathing for democracy, and the related attempt to get rid of Labour's leftwing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
  140. Our Lives are Militarised
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Sam Walton examines the PR strategy of placing soldiers at civil society events.
  141. Out Lickspittle Press
    Doorkeepers to the House of Lies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Today no one believes that our country’s success depends on an informed public and a free press. America’s success depends on its financial and military hegemony over the world. Any information inconsistent with the indispensable people’s god-given right to dominate the world must be suppressed and the messenger discredited and destroyed.
  142. Palestine Media Watch
    Resource Type: Website
    PMWATCH was established to promote fair and accurate coverage of the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the US mainstream media. In broad terms, our mission is two-fold: (1) identify, report on, and protest clear journalistic failures by the US media in covering the conflict, and (2) help media outlets with access to pro-Palestinian points of view and voices for interviews, op-eds, or background discussions, whether here in the United States, in Israel, or in the Occupied Territories. Includes tools and suggestions for action on media bias.
  143. Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
    Resource Type: Website
    Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
  144. Peddling miracles and amnesia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    The shifting PR campaign to justify Chile's 'economic miracle' and to forgive its chief architect.
  145. Political Smears in U.S. Never Change: the NYT's 1967 Attack on MLK's Anti-War Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    John Oliver's Monday night interview of Edward Snowden -- which in 24 hours has been viewed by 3 million people on YouTube alone -- renewed all the standard attacks in Democratic circles accusing Snowden of being a traitor in cahoots with the Kremlin.
  146. The Politics Of Anti-Semitism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    How did a term, once used accurately to describe the most virulent evil, become a charge flung at the mildest critic of Israel, particularly concerning its atrocious treatment of Palestinians? This is the question considered in these 18 essays (by nine Jews and nine Gentiles), including Edward Said, Robert Fisk, Norman Finkelstein, Lenni Brenner, and Uri Avnery.
  147. The Poster in History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
  148. The Power of Persuasion
    The Politics of the New Right in Ontario

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Kozolanka looks at how the Mike Harris's new right conservative government came to power in Ontario Premier Mike Harris by using successful strategies from other countries to gain public accquiescence for its neo-conservative policies. Relying on evidence drawn from literature, interviews and content analysis, she argues that this trajectory was "neither haphazard nor narrowly constructed."
  149. Press for Conversion #48
    July 2002

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2002
    This issue contains a wealth of original COAT research about militarised war shows.
  150. Press for Conversion #50
    January 2003

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2003
    This issue contains original research revealing that U.S. war planners have repeatedly used elaborate webs of deceit to con the public into rallying behind major wars whose real purposes involved building vast profits for small corporate elites.
  151. Press for Conversion #63
    November 2008

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2008
    CIDA-funded "NGOs" in Canada rationalized the destabilization and overthrow of Haitian democracy and then covered up the atrocities of the Canadian-backed dictatorship after the coup. This issue examines major themes in the propaganda war against Aristide's popularly-elected Lavalas government.
  152. A pro-Israel group's plan to rewrite history on Wikipedia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Electronic Intifada exposes a secret scheme by a pro-Israel pressure group to infiltrate the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia to rewrite Palestinian history, pass off crude propaganda as fact, and take over Wikipedia administrative structures to ensure these changes go either undetected or unchallenged.
  153. Profit over People
    Neoliberalism and Global Order

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
  154. Propaganda and Consciousness: The Future of Big Flame Newspaper
    Resource Type: Article
    A political dicussion of the strategy and practice of Big Flame, written in the early 1970s.
  155. Propaganda model
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A theory that alleges systemic biases in the mass media and seeks to explain them in terms of structural economic causes. Views the private media as businesses interested in the sale of a product - readers and audiences - to other businesses (advertisers) rather than that of quality news to the people.
  156. Propaganda, State Religion and the Attack on the Gaza Peace Flotilla - Part 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    We are trained to react to violent acts, not on the basis of their objective legality and human cost, but on the basis of the perceived legitimacy of the people committing the act. Violence committed by authority figures will tend to be viewed as legitimate and well-intentioned. Violence committed by non-state actors or "rogue states" resisting the state will tend to be seen as illegitimate and malevolent.
  157. Pure Propaganda - The Great Global Warming Swindle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The Scientists Are The Bad Guys.
  158. Putin on the Ritz
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Forgive the word-play; colossal demonization notwithstanding, I’ll go with Putin and Russia over Obama, the US, Rasmussen, Cameron, friends and allies everywhere. America has an unerring nose for smelling Fascism and quickly joining ranks. Today Putin used the political “F” word correctly, and for that I honor him.
  159. Radical Digressions 6
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2009
  160. Radical Mass Media Criticism
    A Cultural Geneology

    Resource Type: Book
    Examines the thinkers who have reacted against the increasing media power. From the critiqes of the corrupt press during the First World War, an analysis of the relationship between public opinion and propaganda diring the Nazi years and the bias of the supposed objective news of today. Contributors include Noam Chomsky, Slavko Splichal, Joost van Loon and many other leaders in the international field.
  161. Radical Newspapers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    A radical newspaper succeeds to the extent that in engages in dialogue with its readers and community, rather than in preaching.
  162. Rampaging Climate Deniers' Losing Battle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Because of the flimsy comprehension of science and evolution of most writers in the mass media, those who venture to write about evolution feel constrained to present "alternative" views. But "alternative" views are not necessarily credible or true. The cliimate change deniers' arguments are no less articles of faith than those of the creationists. In the case of the former, the faith is not in a god but in the free market and capitalism. Almost without exception, those who are in staunch denial are those connected to, involved in or supportive of the traditional capitalist model of economic growth, and by implication opposed to anything that might constrain this model.
  163. The real first casualty of war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
  164. The Real Terror Network 
    Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
  165. The Red Menace 
    A libertarian socialist newsletter

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1975   Published: 1980
    Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
  166. Return of the Evil Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    You have to hand it to them. The United States media machine is unequaled at producing and disseminating misinformation. It begins in the bowels of the State Department or White House or Pentagon and is filtered out through the government’s front organizations, otherwise known as Mainstream Media (MSM).
  167. Revolution in the Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
  168. The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Pilger discusses the challenges that we encounter as Western governments and media actively seek to supress any political consciousness and independent thought.
  169. Rick Berman Exposed in New Audio; Hear His Tactics Against Environmentalists and Workers' Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements. Berman specializes in setting up pro-corporate front groups to attack grassroots citizen groups. Berman advocates and practises a range of dirty tactics and propaganda techniques.
  170. Rick Berman Exposed in New Audio; Hear His Tactics Against Environmentalists and Workers' Rights
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2014
    The king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements, including on efforts to increase the minimum wage for workers.
  171. The Rise of the Tea Party
    Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    A socio-political analysis of the Tea Party that probes its history, organizational structure, membership, ideological coherence, and relationship to the mass media.
  172. Russia's Fantasy "Stray Missiles," America's Real Ones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Even to those who do not watch closely it has to be apparent that Washington's vast disinformation machine is finally out of control, seriously awry, or desperate.
  173. Selling Free Enterprise
    The Business Assault on Labor and Liberalism, 1945-60

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
  174. The Semantics of Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A mental construct has been created in which the State of Israel is an entity that is under constant attack. By terrorists. Who, irrefutably, must be eradicated. Their actions are somewhat irrelevant. Whether they are school children, passing through checkpoints, or citizens from other countries bringing medicine and food to Gaza, Israel will garner an astonishing degree of unconditional national and international support for harming them if they call them terrorists.
  175. Seven Answers To Climate Contrarian Nonsense 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Within the community of scientists and others concerned about anthropogenic climate change, those deny climate change are commonly referred to as contrarians, naysayers and denialists. Not everyone who questions climate change science fits that description, of course - some people are genuinely unaware of the facts or honestly disagree about their interpretation. What distinguishes the true naysayers is an unwavering dedication to denying the need for action on the problem, often with weak and long-disproved arguments about supposed weaknesses in the science behind global warming.
  176. A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense 
    Find Your Inner Chomsky

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005   Published: 2008
    What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from mysticism to news reporting.
  177. Sick Sophistry: BBC News On Afghan Hospital "Mistakenly" Bombed by United States
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    One of the defining features of the corporate media is that Western crimes are ignored or downplayed. The US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on the night of October 3, 2015, is an archetypal example.
  178. The Silent Revolution
    Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  179. Six Red Months in Russia
    An Observers Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1918
    Louise Bryant's account of her time in Russia during the revolution 1917-1918.
  180. 'Smooth Operator?'
    The Propaganda Model and Moments of Crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    An article by Des Freedman on Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model for the mass media and moments of crisis (disagreements within the ruling class), focusing particularly on the Daily Mirror and its anti-war coverage in the build up to the Iraq war.
  181. Socialist Register 1984
    Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  182. Society of the Spectacle 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 2005
    An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation." Translator Ken Knabb describes the book as "an effort to clarify the nature of the society in which we find ourselves and the advantages and drawbacks of various methods for changing it. Every single thesis has a direct or indirect bearing on issues that are matters of life and death."
  183. Some of my best comrades are friends
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    The left's sloppy use of language indicates sloppy thinking.
  184. Spinwars
    Politics and New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
  185. Suck It Up: Using Our Pride Against Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  186. Sultans of Sleaze
    Public Relations and the Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Reveals the extent to which we have been deceived by public relations firms on behalf of their unscrupulous clients -- the corporations and governments that control our society.
  187. The Sunday Times' Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst - and Filled with Falsehoods
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it's hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to government officials to let them propagandize the public, then uncritically accept those anonymously voiced claims as Truth. But they've learned no such lesson. That tactic continues to be the staple of how major U.S. and British media outlets "report," especially in the national security area.
  188. Tactics of Desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-Semitism' - Arabic text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  189. Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The Israeli state and its defenders are increasingly attempting to silence critics because they are losing the battle for public opinion.
  190. La tactique du désespoir : Utilisant de fausses accusations de l'antisémitisme comme arme pour faire taire toute critique sur le comportement d'Israël.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  191. Taking the Risk Out of Democracy 
    Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995   Published: 1997
    The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially the United Kingdom and Australia.
  192. Talking Back to the Right 
    A guide for community activists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    The right's enormous success in framing the American public debate is based not just on isolated issues, but on in overall definition of what the debate is about. The purpose of this guide is to suggest ways that progressive community-based advocacy groups can reframe the right's definition of the debate-ways that can connect with deeply-held Values and understandings of the American people. It is designed to help advocates frame their views for the media, develop educational programs and materials for their constituents, and talk to their fellow citizens in meetings and informal discussions.
  193. Taser Company Uses Facebook, Blogs to Improve Image Amidst Lawsuits
    Stun-gun maker Taser blogs to beat bad buz

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The company, whose main product is a lightning rod for criticism, is increasingly using blogs and social networks to promote new products and dispel anxieties about them.
  194. Telling the Truth
    Socialist Register 2006

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
  195. The 10 Dumbest, Most Offensive Political Ads in Recent Memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Not a single election cycle goes by without some attempt to use fear of the "other" to win votes. Sadly, the results are sometimes successful.
  196. Toxic Sludge Is Good for You
    Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Explains how modern public relations (PR) transforms the favoured policies of the rich and the powerful into uncontroversial 'common sense'.
  197. TransCanada hires controversial PR firm to derail opposition to Energy East pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There are now multiple news articles that report Calgary-based TransCanada hired the controversial public relations firm Edelman in an attempt to derail growing public opposition to its proposed 1.1 million barrels per day Energy East tar sands pipeline.
  198. Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its heroic struggle with the Evil One.
  199. The Truth Behind The Israeli Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The amazing thing in all this is that so many Western journalists - and I'm including the BBC's pusillanimous coverage of the Gaza aid ships - are writing like Israeli journalists, while many Israeli journalists are writing about the killings with the courage that Western journalists should demonstrate.
  200. Twitterers Paid To Spread Israeli Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Israel's foreign ministry is reported to be establishing a special undercover team of paid workers whose job it will be to surf the internet 24 hours a day spreading positive news about Israel. Internet-savvy Israeli youngsters, mainly recent graduates and demobilised soldiers with language skills, are being recruited to pose as ordinary surfers while they provide the government's line on the Middle East conflict.
  201. Ukraine, Intervention, and America's Doublethink
    High-Motor Propaganda

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    With the deployment of Russian forces into Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the US-NATO propaganda machine has kicked into high gear. Putin has been portrayed as a tyrannical aggressor, while the Obama administration and its European allies have attempted to stake out the moral high ground, declaring that peace, respect for sovereignty and international law should be the guiding principles. Naturally, such rhetoric warrants closer analysis.
  202. Unreliable Sources
    A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of both electronic and print media.
  203. US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Here is the US changing its story for the FOURTH time of why it launched an air strike on the Doctors without Borders hospital in the Afghan town of Kunduz at the weekend, massacring at least 22 patients and hospital staff.
  204. Video of Shooting Caught Police Propaganda Machine in Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A video supplied to The New York Times, showing the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott at the hands of a South Carolina police officer, appears on first viewing to be the latest example of an unarmed black person killed unnecessarily by a white cop.
  205. The War against The Lancet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    "An Open letter to the people of Gaza" triggered a furious reaction within Lancet, with complainants suggesting that the publication has sided with the forces of "anti-Jewish bigotry".
  206. War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda 
    Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war -- with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China. This truth is being turned upside down and inside out by journalists, including those who promoted the lies that led to the bloodbath in Iraq in 2003. The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an "invisible government". It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us: our sense of the world, our ability to separate truth from lies.
  207. War by media and the triumph of propaganda 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what's called the mainstream media is not information, but power?
  208. Washington’s Secret Agendas
    Imperial Rot

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas.
  209. We need to be told
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    When journalists report propaganda instead of the truth, the consequences can be catastrophic - as one largely forgotten instance demonstrates.
  210. We Own the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007   Published: 2008
    The whole debate about the Iranian 'interference' in Iraq makes sense only on one assumption, namely, that we own the world. If we own the world, then the only question that can arise is that someone else is interfering in a country we have invaded and occupied.
  211. Weapons of Mass Persuasion
    Marketing the War Against Iraq

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant media.
  212. We're Winning -- Don't Ask Where!
    Roll Over George Orwell, And Give Goebbels the News!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  213. What’s the Matter With That Union Boss?
    The Real Yes Men

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Why do the most right-wing politicians and corporate news outlets always use the term “union boss”? Because the worst thing they can think of is to say the leader of a labour organization acts like a capitalist? Or the capitalist’s lackey?
  214. Why Are We The Good Guys?
    Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that we are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps even tragic errors of judgement. But the prevailing view is that the West is essentially a force for good in the wider world. Why Are We The Good Guys? is a provocative challenge of this false ideology.
  215. Why Is Benjamin Netanyahu Trying To Whitewash Hitler?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly asserted that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe's Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.
  216. Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
  217. Why the rise of fascism is again the issue 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.
  218. William Morris
    From Romantic to Revolutionary

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1955   Published: 1977
    A biography of the nineteenth-century socialist, designer, artist, and intellectual William Morris.
  219. Words have failed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The written word is a failure at making tangible to Israeli readers the true horror of the Occupation.
  220. Worker-Student Action Committees France May '68 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    An account of the May-June 1968 events in Paris. The authors state that "our intention is not to 'clarify' the sequence of events which took place in France in order to make possible a ritual repetition of these events, but rather to contrast the limited views we had of the events at the time we were engaged in them, with the views we have gained from further action in different contexts."
  221. Year 501 
    The Conquest Continues

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

Experts on La propaganda in the Sources Directory

  1. Deutsches Historisches Museum
  2. Marxists Internet Archive
  3. MoMA Museum of Modern Art

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