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The State Department’s “Human Rights Reports” Reek of  Imperialism

The State Department’s “Human Rights Reports” Reek of  Imperialism

Every year the US State Department releases reports on human rights but the Western media ignores their real purpose: to promote capitalism globally and reinforce US imperialist dominance of the world. Every year since 1975, as mandated by law, the US State Department has submitted Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, called “Human Rights Reports” for short, compiled by the[Read More…]

“Body counts are completely irrelevant”: H.R. McMaster, the new National Security Advisor

“Body counts are completely irrelevant”: H.R. McMaster, the new National Security Advisor

On February 20, President Trump appointed Lt. General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster to serve as the next National Security Advisor. The corporate media, along with numerous Congressional Republicans, praised the decision, calling McMaster a “soldier-scholar and creative thinker” (AP), a “straight-talking, military strategist” (BBC), a “military strategist” (New York Times), “…smart, intense and fiercely outspoken” (Washington Post), and a military[Read More…]

Has The US Corporate Media Become “Adversarial”?

Has The US Corporate Media Become “Adversarial”?

Has the US corporate media become “adversarial”? With President Donald Trump’s claims of the “dishonest media” and “fake news” at his recent press conference, and liberals defending the corporate media as a “watchdog,” the reality of the situation is hard to determine. Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines adversarial as “of or characterized by opposition, disagreement, hostility” and watchdog as[Read More…]