A young Palestinian man named Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi rammed his car into pedestrians exiting the Ammunition Hill light rail station in northern Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing three-month-old Haya Zissel Brown and injuring at least seven others. Israeli officials instantly labeled the crash a terrorist attack, which US media outlets have parroted without question even though […]
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Less than a week into August, at least 46 people have been shot across Chicago, six fatally. That’s an average of nearly eight shootings per day. What’s most shocking (in the least surprising way) is how little attention these shootings garner in the mainstream press. It’s the same routine every year: Only in the aftermath […]
Americans (myself included) are understandably desperate to know what motivated suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, to engage in mass murder at Monday’s Boston Marathon. But this desire for answers is no excuse for the blatant bigotry espoused by reporters, pundits and so-called “terrorism experts” who wasted no time linking “Islamic extremists” and […]
On Wednesday, March 27, hundreds of inmates at the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, New Mexico, engaged in a peaceful demonstration against poor treatment. Somewhere between 250 to 500 prisoners refused to leave the recreation yard in a demonstration that lasted for over 12 hours. The Center, which houses over 1,100 minimum-security federal prisoners (all […]
As we mourn the tenth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, the establishment media elite seem to agree that the Iraq war was a mistake. But that is about as far as they will go in their criticism. Meanwhile, the mainstream rarely reports on the suffering of the Iraqi people or the U.S.-led pillaging […]
The US establishment loves to hate on Hugo Chavez for his economic policies that favor the poor. Don’t get me wrong, Chavez was not perfect. But he overcame huge obstacles to reduce poverty in Venezuela. That’s no easy feat in Latin America as Naomi Klein demonstrates in the first half of “The Shock Doctrine”. Following […]
Mainstream media coverage of the Israeli Palestinian conflict gives the false impression that things are just now heating up between the two sides following the torture and death of 30-year-old Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat in Israeli custody. As usual, this couldn’t be further from the truth.