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Diana Johnstone’s “Circle in the Darkness” Gives an Insider’s View Into Media Manipulation

A pillar of the antiwar movement, Diana Johnstone provides critical insights from her time working in Associated Press and AFP newsrooms in the US and Europe and much more.

Diana Johnstone’s “Circle in the Darkness” Gives an Insider’s View Into Media Manipulation

Diana Johnstone has written a compelling and insightful book. It is mostly a review and analysis of significant events from the past 55 years and concludes with her assessment of different trends that are being debated on the Left today, including "identity politics,” Antifa, and censorship. This is a book to be read, enjoyed, and discussed The

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Inauthentic Behavior: SouthFront is the Latest Victim of the Facebook Banhammer

The censorship of alternative media is becoming more widespread. The latest victim to fall to Facebook and YouTube’s overzealous banhammer is well-known conflict watchdog website, SouthFront.

Inauthentic Behavior: SouthFront is the Latest Victim of the Facebook Banhammer

Where can you find daily news, videos, analysis and maps about the conflict in Syria?  Detailed reports about the conflicts in Libya, Yemen, and Venezuela?  News about the rise of ISIS in Mozambique?  The original analysis of events in the United States and Russia? Read Full Article

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Rick Sterling

Rick Sterling

Rick Sterling is an investigative journalist and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement.

Pilger, Burchett and Assange: Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists That Spoke Truth to Power

Australia, writes Rick Sterling, should be proud of its three native sons that were willing to speak truth to power no matter the consequences.

Pilger, Burchett and Assange: Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists That Spoke Truth to Power

Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations:  Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently in London's Belmarsh prison). Each of these journalists made unique contributions to our understanding of the world. Although Australia is part of

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Mexico’s President AMLO Is Delivering the Change He Promised

Mexico is in a period of profound change and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his Morena Party are charting a dramatically new path for the country. 

Mexico’s President AMLO Is Delivering the Change He Promised

Jeremy Corbyn lost the election but one of his political friends, the progressive Mexican leader named Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has been in power for one year. He is carrying out the plans and priorities described in his 2018 book, "New Hope for Mexico." With 129 million people, Mexico is the 10th most populous country in the world. It has

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For Sama: A Beautiful Yet Deceptive Documentary That Betrays Reality in Syria

On the surface, “For Sama” is about romance and childbirth, but underneath, it is very political.

For Sama: A Beautiful Yet Deceptive Documentary That Betrays Reality in Syria

The documentary movie "For Sama" has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep

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Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria

If one believes in the restoration of international law and the tenets of the UN Charter, then the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from northern Syria is a good thing. Here are some facts and history that explain why. 

Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria

The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim we have abandoned our allies, they question how can America be trusted, they say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a gift to Russia, Iran, and Assad, to ISIS even. It is true that the U.S. and NATO policy of interventionism is failing, but that has been true since the invasion of

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