By Chris Marsden, 21 November 2015
Mason is portrayed, and portrays himself, as a “man of the left,” based largely on his membership in the group Workers Power in the 1980s.
By Barry Grey, 18 November 2015
It is virtually impossible to find in the saturation media coverage of the Paris events any questioning of the legitimacy of the policies of the imperialist governments.
By Evan Blake, 18 September 2015
Stephen Colbert, who made his name as a satirist under the Bush administration, has long since shown his conformist colors.
By Christoph Dreier, 12 September 2015
The newspaper Junge Welt has called solidarity with the refugees a “marketing tool” of German business.
By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015
Brooks resumes control at News UK just a year after a trial revealing heinous crimes carried out under her leadership at Murdoch’s British operations.
By Dylan Lubao, 8 September 2015
A strong supporter of Egypt’s authoritarian government, Canada has only made muted appeals for the release of Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
By Barry Grey, 15 August 2015
Rape was not a serious problem before Washington intervened to occupy Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein, overthrow and murder Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and ignite a sectarian civil war in Syria.
By David Walsh, 10 August 2015
The final program was of a piece with the other more than 2,500 on which Stewart appeared: a few jabs at the political establishment combined with a great heap of self-congratulation and self-satisfaction.
The hypocrisy of the attack on the ABC
By James Cogan, 3 July 2015
In 2012, today’s “terrorist” was a propagandist for Syrian “freedom fighters.”
By Alex Lantier, 22 June 2015
The arrest of Ahmed Mansour is a signal from Berlin that it views repressive measures by military dictatorships as politically legitimate.
By Johannes Stern, 4 May 2015
A commentary in one of the major German newspapers is calling for German tanks to be equipped with depleted uranium ammunition to destroy Russian tanks.
By Mike Head, 29 April 2015
Any criticism of the Australian ruling elite’s involvement in imperialist wars, past or present, cannot be tolerated.
By Richard Phillips, 24 April 2015
The Australian government directed the national broadcasting network to churn out hours of World War I centenary propaganda.
By David Walsh, 17 April 2015
NBC’s Engel claimed he was held captive by pro-Assad forces. It turns out his kidnappers were associated with the anti-Assad rebels backed by the US.
By David Walsh, 12 February 2015
What is the fitting punishment for those commentators and pundits who helped plunge the US into the catastrophic 2003 invasion of Iraq through their systematic deception?
By Will Morrow, 31 January 2015
The affair has underscored the enormous weight wielded by Murdoch personally and his ability to manufacture crises to effect right-wing political shifts.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 January 2015
The Times’ “investigation” is dedicated to portraying the events of last February as merely a “meltdown” of the Ukrainian government, rather than a Western-orchestrated coup.
By Sybille Fuchs, 20 December 2014
A German ombudsman has accused a TV report of displaying an ignorance of history, adopting uncritically the views of Ukrainian nationalists and neglecting to mention the Nazi past of an interviewee.
By Niles Williamson, 11 December 2014
The unclassified summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program documents the role of news media such as the New York Times in serving as a conduit for CIA propaganda.
By Chris Marsden, 3 December 2014
Brand is attacked because his message, however confused, is closer to political reality and the sentiments of broad layers of the young people who are his main audience than the thousands of column inches produced by the innumerable media hacks assembled against him.
By Dietmar Henning, 13 October 2014
The attacks on the train drivers’ right to strike will extend to all other workers defending their wages and social gains.
By Sibylle Fuchs, 3 October 2014
Both of Germany’s public television broadcasters, ARD and ZDF, have come under strong criticism for their biased reporting on Ukraine.
By Johnnes Stern, 6 September 2014
Whenever a new offensive for war commences, Germany's mainstream media ratchets up its propaganda.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 August 2014
The Times, which presents the responsibility of rebels in eastern Ukraine for downing the airliner as fact, has not reported on the incident for more than a month.
By Sven Heymann, 30 August 2014
Without saying it openly, the Spiegel authors suggest that the simplest solution to lagging military recruitment would be to reintroduce conscription.
By Stefan Steinberg, 29 August 2014
Washington and US intelligence are undoubtedly in close contact with the Dutch authorities and complicit in the efforts to bury the truth about what really happened to flight MH17.
By Eric London, 27 August 2014
In defending state torture, John Rizzo, former acting CIA general counsel, has laid bare the growing presence of fascistic elements in the highest echelons of the American state.
By Wolfgang Weber, 20 August 2014
Ansgar Graw and Frank Hermann were held in a prison cell for three hours and subsequently released without comment.
By Chris Marsden, 19 August 2014
If reports from the Guardian and the Telegraph are to be believed, experienced journalists stood by and watched Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine without taking a photograph to record the event.
By Julie Hyland, 2 August 2014
News presenter Jon Snow: “If you decide to throw missiles, shells ... then you will undoubtedly kill children. And that is what [the Israeli government] are doing.”
By David North and Alex Lantier, 30 July 2014
This is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.
By Johannes Stern, 29 July 2014
In the aftermath of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, the tirades against Russia in the German press have intensified.
By David Brown, 23 July 2014
Gunshots were fired into Al Jazeera's office in Gaza Tuesday, one day after Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, called for the network to be shut down.
By Barry Grey, 19 July 2014
On two consecutive days this week, journalists reporting from the Gaza war zone who evinced less than unquestioning support for Israel were removed by US television network executives.
By Nick Barrickman, 16 July 2014
US officials feigned ignorance, while celebrating the police state activities of their British ally.
By Robert Stevens, 15 July 2014
The emergency surveillance powers now being railroaded through parliament will establish in law key elements of the “Snoopers Charter” from which the government had been previously forced to backtrack.
By Don Barrett, 8 July 2014
Facebook users subjected to Orwellian psychological experimentation by scientists with ties to military research on political opposition movements.
By Robert Stevens, 8 July 2014
Andy Coulson served as head of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron.
By Robert Stevens, 27 June 2014
Despite the end of this week’s trial, the News of the World hacking scandal is far from over and still poses a significant threat to Britain’s ruling elite.
By Mike Head, 26 June 2014
While claiming to be dismayed by Peter Greste’s fate, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given his full support to the US-backed junta in Cairo.
By Johannes Stern, 18 June 2014
The German media has reacted to the crisis in Iraq by intensifying the campaign for militarism and war.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 June 2014
On Monday, the front page of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) carried a comment combining hateful attacks on Putin and Russia with a presentation of the Second World War typically found in Nazi publications.
By Patrick Martin, 30 May 2014
Greenwald's account of the revelations by Edward Snowden, and the significant role the author played in bringing them to the public, is a welcome antidote to the unceasing vilification of the NSA whistleblower.
By our reporter, 20 May 2014
The New York Times’ role is akin to that of media attaché to the military-intelligence complex.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 April 2014
The German government is also intensifying the conflict with Russia because it wants to break the resistance to militarism through a sort of “war shock.”
By Alex Lantier, 28 April 2014
As the US escalates its threats against Russia, risking world war, the American media plays its assigned role as propaganda mouthpiece.
By Alex Lantier, 24 April 2014
The Times is attempting to cover over its participation in an attempt to manufacture evidence of a Russian intervention in Ukraine.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 April 2014
One of the most unmistakable signs of the return of German militarism is the current barrage of war propaganda in the media.
By Johannes Stern, 19 April 2014
Leading German journalists intensified their propaganda after Tuesday’s announcement that NATO was stepping up its intervention in Eastern Europe.
By Julie Hyland, 17 April 2014
Britain’s ruling elite, above all, want to erase the lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere in order to prepare even greater crimes.
By Patrick Martin, 8 April 2014
Seymour Hersh reported that the gas attack on Ghouta last August was staged with the assistance of Turkey to bring the US into the Syrian war.
By Anna Rombach, 4 April 2014
Many people are repulsed by the unprecedented wave of anti-Russian propaganda that has dominated the German media recently.
By Johannes Stern, 3 April 2014
Together with Stefan Kornelius of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Joffe is one of the journalists who have agitated most aggressively against Russia during the Ukraine crisis.
By Johannes Stern, 20 March 2014
Following the referendum in Crimea, leading German media outlets are intensifying their warmongering while calling for tough sanctions against Russia.
By Alex Lantier, 12 March 2014
The EU’s 2012 resolution condemning Ukrainian fascism refutes media claims that fascism plays only a minor role in the new pro-Western regime in Kiev.
the WSWS Editorial Board, 11 February 2014
In a blatant act of political censorship, the moderators of the r/socialism forum on the popular link aggregating site Reddit have decided to “blacklist” the World Socialist Web Site for a period of one month.
By Robert Stevens, 4 February 2014
On July 20 last year, the British government sent two security service agents to the Guardian’s London office to oversee the destruction of hard drives and memory cards containing encrypted files from Edward Snowden.
By Dave Hyland, 3 February 2014
A two-part review of Murdoch’s Politics—How one man’s thirst for wealth and power shapes our world, David McKnight, Pluto Press.
By Dave Hyland, 1 February 2014
A two-part review of Murdoch’s Politics—How one man’s thirst for wealth and power shapes our world, David McKnight, Pluto Press.
By Patrick Martin, 20 January 2014
Leading congressmen of both parties have applauded the speech Obama gave Friday defending mass spying by the National Security Agency.
As 2014 begins
By Nick Beams, 6 January 2014
The Financial Times chose to start the New Year with an editorial entitled “Reflections on the Great War”, drawing parallels between the present geo-political situation and that which led to the catastrophe 100 years ago.
By Eric London, 4 January 2014
The editorial “Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower” is a belated acknowledgment of the massive popular support for the man who exposed the NSA’s totalitarian operations.
By Konrad Kreft, 24 December 2013
Widespread poverty has become a fact of daily life in Germany, the result of government policies over the last decade that have drastically reduced living standards.
By Barry Grey, 11 December 2013
The response of the American media to Hersh’s authoritative exposure of US government criminality has been to bury it.
By Chris Marsden, 4 December 2013
British officials are threatening the Guardian over its decision to publish exposures of intelligence agencies’ electronic spying against the people.
By Will Morrow, 3 December 2013
Under the banner of the so-called war on terror, the mainstream media has embraced its role as an effective auxiliary arm of the state.
By Kate Randall, 3 December 2013
According to an opinion piece in Sunday’s New York Times, the answer to the “crisis” of people living longer is “to let death have its day.”
By Chris Marsden, 1 November 2013
A Royal Charter to regulate the press is a major attack on media freedom and will be used to censor revelations like those of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
By Chris Marsden, 18 October 2013
The most significant support for state persecution of journalists, newspapers and whistleblowers such as Snowden again comes from the nominal “parliamentary opposition”, the Labour Party.
By Julie Hyland, 8 October 2013
The Daily Mail’s right wing hatchet-job on the father of UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has become a political embarrassment to the entire ruling elite.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 September 2013
Under the headline, “A human rights war is also war,” Joffe outlines a scenario tantamount to a violent military conquest and decades of colonial subjugation of the entire region.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 September 2013
The Bild newspaper’s comment castigating the US president for his alleged impotence in Syria has fascist undertones.
By Ulrich Rippert, 4 September 2013
The television debate between the two candidates in the German election was revealing above all for what was not said.
By Julie Hyland, 4 September 2013
Although unacknowledged, Tariq Ali’s comment in the Guardian newspaper was timed to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination, with the purpose of slandering the co-leader of the Russian revolution.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 August 2013
In their attempt to make a case for a US attack on Syria, the Obama administration and the US media find no lie too stupid, no contradiction too glaring.
By Ulrich Rippert, 28 August 2013
Liberal newspapers in Germany are spreading shameless propaganda in favor of war against Syria.
By Thomas Gaist, 23 August 2013
The New York Times published an editorial Wednesday defending the verdict against Manning while suggesting a slightly reduced prison sentence
By Thomas Gaist, 21 August 2013
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has warned that the UK wants “to scoop up everything, to store it all, and to master the internet,” as British authorities defended the detention of David Miranda.
By Kristina Betinis, 31 July 2013
The merger of transnational corporations Publicis and Omnicom creates the world’s largest advertising conglomerate.
By David Walsh, 23 July 2013
The American news and entertainment media went into a frenzy Monday on reports that the Duchess of Cambridge had gone into labor and later in the day gave birth to a baby boy.
By Robert Stevens, 22 July 2013
Under conditions in which the US has launched a global manhunt to seize Edward Snowden, Britain’s Guardian newspaper has called for him to “answer to the law.”
By Peter Schwarz, 9 July 2013
The claim by European governments that they were unaware of the extensive wiretapping undertaken by the NSA US intelligence agency is simply a lie.
By Barry Grey, 2 July 2013
Prominent news personalities have joined in the campaign against Snowden and gone even further, baiting journalists who are assisting Snowden in his exposures.
By Thomas Gaist, 22 June 2013
The seizure of Associated Press phone records by the US government has had the intended effect of intimidating would-be whistleblowers.
By David Brown, 20 June 2013
Michael Hastings, the journalist whose article in Rolling Stone led to the removal of General McChrystal from command of NATO forces in Afghanistan, died in a fiery car crash early Wednesday morning.
By Tom Mackaman and Barry Grey, 30 April 2013
One searches the TheNation.com and SocialistWorker.org in vain for an article seriously addressing—much less condemning—the police-military lockdown.
By Barry Grey, 18 April 2013
While the nation, including the people of Boston, have remained calm, deeply saddened and shocked by the bombings as they are, the media and their leading personnel present a picture of disorientation and panic.
By Barry Grey, 16 April 2013
At least three people were killed and 144 wounded, including 15 with critical injuries, by two bomb explosions in downtown Boston.
By Dave Hyland, 21 February 2013
Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to distance himself from the illegal phone-hacking scandal engulfing his media empire has suffered a serious setback.
By Robert Stevens, 3 November 2012
Kostas Vaxevanis has been found innocent of breaching data privacy laws by a three-judge panel in Athens.
By Julie Hyland, 20 July 2012
A court order has banned the BBC from showing a dramatised film on the riots in London and other cities last August.
By David Walsh, 19 July 2012
”The Moral Case for Drones,” published in the New York Times on July 14, seeks to justify the assassination program run out of the Obama White House.
By Chris Marsden, 15 June 2012
BBC world news editor Jon Williams has admitted that the coverage of last month’s Houla massacre in Syria by the world’s media and his own employers was a compendium of lies.
By Richard Tyler, 12 June 2012
Alex Thomson, chief correspondent for Channel 4 news, claims Syrian rebels deliberately set up his news team to be shot by the Syrian Army.
By James Cogan, 1 June 2012
In the face of the opposition among their workforces, both Fairfax Media and News Limited are nevertheless pushing ahead with the restructuring of their operations.
By Carl Bronski, 19 May 2012
In a May 14 column in the Toronto Star, liberal writer Heather Mallick explains that given a choice between Republican contender Mitt Romney and drone strike “murderer” Barrack Obama, she would definitely choose the latter.
By Chris Marsden, 26 April 2012
UK columnist Suzanne Moore has produced an opinion piece that expresses her understanding towards the xenophobic sentiments that ultimately gave rise to the mass murder committed by Anders Breivik.
By Dave Hyland, 27 March 2012
The private papers of the former prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, have been opened to the public.
By Richard Phillips, 17 February 2012
Gina Rinehart’s media investments are aimed at promoting her own self-interest and securing greater political influence for the mining industry.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 20 July 2011
The appearance of Rupert and James Murdoch before the British Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee was a piece of well-choreographed political theatre.