Julian Assange’s extradition to the US

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UK Court Approves Assange Extradition

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Working in the bourgeois press: Prelude to a career in left journalism

by Noyma Appelbaum

People’S World | November 01, 2019

Working in the bourgeois press: Prelude to a career in left journalism
A newsroom of the 1940s. | AP

This is the fourth of a number of excerpted stories from a memoir “Where Were You on May Day? Transitions in Red, 1930s-1960s.” Earlier installments can be read here.

The Communist movement was prolific in its production of books, pamphlets, slogans, popular art, photographs, and music in support of its ideas. Here are fragments of two of the Communist-inspired songs written in the late 1920s and early 1930s I learned and which we sang at meetings and around campfires:

Banker and boss hate the red Soviet star
Gladly they’d build a new throne for the tsar
But from the steppes to the dark British sea
Lenin’s Red Army brings victory.

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Black Agenda Report is a proud recipient of the Serena Shim Award for uncompromising integrity in journalism

Black Agenda Report | May 30, 2019

The Serena Shim Award For Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism

The Serena Shim Award For Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism

Journalism is a dangerous business. Whether in Colombia or Brazil, Myanmar or Thailand or Lithuania, or as Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are proving, even the US and the UK, journalists who report inconvenient truths have a way of disappearing, and being disappeared.

Serena Shim was born in Detroit. She attended high school in nearby Livonia MI, and graduated from the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut. She was married with two children, and at the time of her death worked for the Iranian news outlet Press TV.

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Julian Assange’s Arrest, Dark Moment For Press Freedom

Countercurrents.org | April 11, 2019

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday morning. Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last six years. This happens after Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno withdrew Julian Assange’s asylum.Read More »

‘Weak Journalism’: NYT Fails to Disclose Op-Ed Writer’s Close Family Ties to Venezuelan Opposition Leader

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Common Dreams | April 02, 2019

Comedian Joanna Hausmann argues for U.S. intervention in Venezuela in a New York Times op ed.
Comedian Joanna Hausmann argues for U.S. intervention in Venezuela in a New York Times op ed. (Photo: screenshot, Times op ed video)

A recent video opinion piece published by The New York Times intended to drum up support for U.S. involvement in Venezuela failed to disclose the author’s ties to the opposition government, leading to criticism from progressives of the paper’s coverage.

Joanna Hausmann, a comedian who posts highly viewed articles on Venezuela on YouTube, delivered a five minute, thirteen second opinion piece at the Times Monday in which she claims that the country’s leader, President Nicolas Maduro, is a dictator and that the American left are his patsies.

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Journalism of the left in times of the right

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Granma | March 13, 2019

Walter Martínez is one of those journalists who struggles everyday to spread the truth on his teleSUR program. Photo: panorama.com.ve

As children, one of the first things we learned was that there is strength in unity. Be it from “Once upon a time” tales or the stories of Mama Oca, we came to understand that all together we could move mountains, while alone, the road was steeper.Read More »

Truth heroes: Dispelling the daily media bullshit on Venezuela

by Max Blumenthal

CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, the NYTimes, the WaPo, the Wall Street Journal, the coterie of vassal media in subimperialist nations, fellow whore media like The Economist, the (UK) Guardian, and so on…and let’s not forget the deformations constantly introduced by supposedly comedy shows, like Bill Maher’s, which has gone full on zioimperialist, or Steven Colbert, always a dependable conduit for the Democrats’ lies du jour.  The list is indeed long of those engaged in disinforming the public 24/7, all of them existing and operating chiefly for the benefit of their masters, the 0.00001% that owns everything worth owning in this world, and which continues to accumulate wealth in horrific ways to the deathly detriment of at least 4/5 of humanity. The harm done by these sanctimonious media whores is incalculable. When humanity awakens, it will be a huge miscarriage of justice to simply forgive and forget what they did in these troubled times, how they abetted and helped to engineer the most heinous crimes of the empire. Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher, whom we hanged at Nuremberg, was a piker when compared to these guys’ rap sheet.Read More »

First Decade of Frontier

by Aloke Mukherjee

Frontier | Vol. 51, No.12, Sep 23 – 29, 2018

[This year Frontier is celebrating 50 years of its continual struggle for survival. Autumn Number 2018 is actually 50th anniversary number. And this special issue which will be out in the second week of October, carries a number of articles on the theme “Frontier 50”. Aloke Mukherjee’s article ‘First Decade of Frontier’ may serve as a curtain-raiser.]

It was early 1968. The news spread among the revolutionary democrats like wild fire that in the first half of April, Samar Sen’s new magazine would hit the news stands. The D Day came and my friend Asim (Asim Datta) brought a copy for me. It was an exciting experience. The flavour coming out of the new magazine was not that of a new paper only, but of the boldness and never-give-up attitude of its editor, of good wishes of the readers.Read More »

Journalism of, by and for the Elite

How the New York Times and Wall Street Journal mirror the 1% they cover

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FAIR.org | March 24, 2018

Journalism of, by and for the Elite

American journalism has long maintained a sort of egalitarian myth about itself. While our country’s free press requires no formal training or licensing, an honest history of the profession shows very distinct hierarchies, from the vaunted Runyonesque blue-collar  beat reporter to legendary insiders, like Washington uber-columnist Scotty Reston, who act as handmaidens to the powerful. And it is no coincidence that arguably the nation’s two preeminent newspapers—the New York Times and Wall Street Journal—stand apart as the most rarefied of perches in our nation’s news ecosystem. It’s at these outlets that these class distinctions are the most glaring—and most problematic.

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