CIA Narrative on WikiLeaks Dominates Media Coverage of Trump Jr. Correspondence

(SP) — The CIA contends WikiLeaks is not a media organization but rather a “non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.” Response by the U.S. press to a report from The Atlantic on correspondence between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. wholly adopted the CIA’s narrative, even though the public still lacks proof of […]

UN Claims Syrian Gov’t Behind Chemical Attacks — but Where’s the Motive?

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — A new report from the U.N. has concluded Syrian government forces are to blame for a chemical weapons attack in April of this year in Khan Sheikhoun. The report from the U.N. and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) says the investigators are “confident that the Syrian Arab Republic is responsible for the […]

Facebook Censored Me and I’m Not the Only One

Facebook’s campaign against “fake news” is having unsettling effects on what it does and does not consider newsworthy. (FEE) —  Responding to Russian-funded political advertisements, Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that “we will do our part to defend against nation states attempting to spread misinformation.” But Facebook is effectively sowing disinformation by kowtowing to foreign regimes and censoring atrocities such as ethnic cleansing […]

9 Things You Could Have Bought Instead of Funding the Failed US Empire

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) According to recently released budget data from the Pentagon, the direct cost of America’s wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria since 9/11 will amount to roughly $1.5 trillion by next October. DefenseOne, a military news outlet, reported this week that this information became available because “The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act ordered the […]

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Establishment’s Calls for US-Led Regime Change in Iran Grow Louder

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — On October 7, 2017, Newsweek published an opinion piece by Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush. The article attempted to explain why the U.S. is correct to pursue regime change in Iran. According to Ridge, the U.S. doesn’t merely want regime change in Iran, it needs it. Working our way backward, Ridge’s concluding paragraph states that: “In […]

China on pace to Dethrone the US

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — “Not sure whether China will be nice to self-ruled Taiwan? Wait until after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party. What’s in store for the hotly disputed, resource-rich South China Sea, where Beijing has taken a military and technological lead since 2010? Wait until after the Congress. Coffee maker wouldn’t start today? Wait until […]

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The Truth About Russiagate: What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know

As the U.S. government doles out tens of millions of dollars to “combat Russian propaganda,” one result is a slew of new “studies” by “scholars” and “researchers” auditioning for the loot, reports Robert Parry. (CN) — The “Field of Dreams” slogan for America’s NGOs should be: “If you pay for it, we will come.” And right now, […]