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Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
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 an...
The Crusade in Favor of GMO: Falsehoods and Vilification Will Not Fool the Public
Todhunter, Colin
Pro-GMO campaigners often attack critics of the technology by claiming their negative views of it emanate from well-funded environmentalist groups or commercial interests in the organic food sector. T...
Fossil Fuel Industry's Global Climate Science Communications Plan in Action: Polluting the Classroom
Jervey, Ben
The Fossil Fuel Industry promotes a plan in U.S. schools to address global climate change. Their plan includes denial, doubt and promoting the merits of fossil fuel.
Global Sweatshops' Media Spin Doctors
Fairchild, Charles
On the whole, there's an imposed silence about the steadily increasing number of low-wage factories being set up in poor countries by wealthy multinational corporations: the "debate" is over.
How Israel Spins War Crimes: The Secret Report That Helps Israelis Cover Atrocities
Cockburn, Patrick
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 roc...
Journalism and 'the words of power'
Fisk, Robert
More and more today, we journalists have become prisoners of the language of power.
The Lie Machine: The Media and the TTIP
Roberts, Paul Craig
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 Transpa...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016: Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
Peddling miracles and amnesia
Reuss, Alejandro
The shifting PR campaign to justify Chile's 'economic miracle' and to forgive its chief architect.
A web portal featuring publicity and PR resources, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A...
Rick Berman Exposed in New Audio; Hear His Tactics Against Environmentalists and Workers' Rights
Graves, Lisa
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 ...
The Seeds of Spin: Decoding Pro-GMO Lies and Falsehoods
Todhunter, Colin
If you are in some way critical of genetically modified food and agriculture or have some concerns that remain unaddressed, here is a brief interpretive (satirical) guide for navigating the seedy worl...
The Seven Deadly Spins
Z., Mickey
Micky Z offers a look at 7 deadly spins: Spin #1: The Sleeping Giant: The U.S. minds its own business, but the sleeping giant is eventually provoked. Spin #2: Good Wars: Once forced into war, the U.S....

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Clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science. A source for accurate, fact based information regarding Global Warming misinformation campaigns. An overwhelming majority of the world's clima...
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 w...
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Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position.
Spin (public relations)
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In public relations, spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public ...