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‘End Stage Capitalism’: Collapsing Britain And The Climate Crisis

Friday, 27 January 2023, 7:29 am | Media Lens

People in power get nervous when the population’s trust in national institutions plummets. It has often been a precursor of significant social unrest, even revolutions. More >>

‘Our Indifference To Ourselves’ – Beyond The ‘Virtue’ Of Self-Sacrifice – Part 1

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 6:33 am | Media Lens

The name Arnold Ridley will be familiar to many viewers of ‘Dad’s Army’, one of Britain’s best-loved TV comedies, which ran a long time ago (1968-1977) but is still shown on prime time BBC TV. Ridley played Private Godfrey, the loveable, ... More >>

‘A Ghastly Future’? Israeli Apartheid, Biden, Starmer, Assange And Mass Extinction

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 9:53 am | Media Lens

Back in 2017, before WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was silenced by Twitter, he used the platform to highlight an immutable truth: ‘The overwhelming majority of information is classified to protect political security not national security.’ ... More >>

Stuck In A Lift With John Pilger – ‘News And How To Use It’ By Alan Rusbridger

Sunday, 6 December 2020, 2:47 pm | Media Lens

Noticing the way journalists seemed unable to resist commenting on our work, even if it was just to slag us off, Glenn Greenwald tweeted us in 2012: ‘You are really deeper in the heads of the British establishment-serving commentariat than anyone ... More >>

The Dead And Those About To Die - Climate Protests And The Corporate Media

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 3:58 pm | Media Lens

The Roman poet Horace famously declared: ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patrie mori.’ It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. Wilfred Owen, the great English poet of the First World War, described this phrase as ‘the old Lie’ in his famous ... More >>

Robert Fisk – Death Of A ‘Controversial’ Journalist

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 9:12 am | Media Lens

Robert Fisk, the Independent’s Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: ‘Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…’ ... More >>

Guardian-Friendly Omissions - ‘This Land’ By Owen Jones

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 2:30 pm | Media Lens

In his latest book, ‘This Land – The Story of a Movement’ (Penguin, ebook version, 2020), the Guardian’s Owen Jones charts the rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn. Jones depicts Corbyn as a ‘scruffy,’ (p.8), ‘unkempt’ (p.50), thoroughly ... More >>

‘None Of It Reported’: How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 3:59 pm | Media Lens

One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the ‘mainstream’ media have to convince the public that ‘our’ government prioritises the health, welfare and livelihoods ... More >>

'Absolute And Arbitrary Power': Killing Extinction Rebellion And Julian Assange

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 4:05 pm | Media Lens

The use and misuse of George Orwell’s truth-telling is so widespread that we can easily miss his intended meaning. For example, with perfect (Orwellian) irony, the BBC has a statue of Orwell outside Broadcasting House, bearing the inscription : ... More >>

Racism, Sexism, Classism – The Necessary Incoherence Of 'Mainstream' Ethical Debate

Friday, 31 July 2020, 4:17 pm | Media Lens

What does it mean when journalists who spent the last two decades promoting wars of aggression on brown- and black-skinned people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen take a knee? The Observer commented : ‘There is a dreadful familiarity ... More >>

Leaked Labour Report Shows Party’s Own Senior Staff Acted To Keep Corbyn Out Of Power

Friday, 17 April 2020, 9:22 am | Media Lens

In the June 2017 UK general election, Labour under Jeremy Corbyn came within a whisker of power. If just 2,227 votes had gone the other way, seven Tory knife-edge constituencies would have been won by Labour, putting Corbyn in a strong position to lead a coalition ... More >>

'Can I Keep You Safe? Your Future Is Uncertain’: Climate And The Fate Of Humanity

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 11:31 am | Media Lens

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the most immediate objective is to slow its spread, minimise the death toll and help people through the crisis. But, despite government promises to support citizens who are now losing their jobs and income, ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur On Torture Demolishes The Fake Claims Targeting Julian Assange

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:51 am | Media Lens

‘Burned At The Stake’ - The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Demolishes The Fake Claims Targeting Julian Assange On the face of it, the task seems almost hopeless. As Tolstoy wrote: ‘The power of the government is maintained by public opinion, ... More >>

The Campaign To Stop Corbyn – Smears, Racism And Censorship

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 9:47 am | Media Lens

The greatest fear of those holding the most power and wealth is that they will lose their exalted position in the world. They will resist any changes to the grossly unequal and unjust class structure that causes grievous damage to so many people; ... More >>

Suspending Chris Williamson - The Fury And The Fakery

Monday, 8 July 2019, 2:24 pm | Media Lens

June 26, the Labour Party lifted the suspension of pro-Corbyn MP Chris Williamson, triggering a maximum effort propaganda blitz designed to reverse the decision. More >>

Life Or Death - Corporate Media Or Honest Media?

Monday, 27 May 2019, 11:42 am | Media Lens

Relying on the corporate media, including BBC News, to provide a reliable account of the world is literally a matter of life or death, on many levels. More >>

40,000 Dead Venezuelans Under US Sanctions: Media Ignores

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 8:26 am | Media Lens


Assange Arrest : 'So Now He's Our Property'

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 1:09 pm | Media Lens

If 'journalism' meant what it is supposed to mean– acting as the proverbial 'fourth estate' to challenge power and to keep the public informed – then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, ... More >>

Douma: Part 1 - Deception In Plain Sight

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 4:11 pm | Media Lens

UK corporate media are under a curious kind of military occupation. Almost all print and broadcast me-dia now employ a number of reporters and commentators who are relentless and determined war-mongers. Despite the long, unarguable history of US-UK lying on ... More >>

Media Lens Media Alert: Blaming The Victim In Gaza

Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 11:35 am | Media Lens

Traditionally, British media reporting of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been heavily biased in favour of the United States' major ally in the region, Israel. A 2002 Glasgow University Media Group report found that television broadcasters were ... More >>





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