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Hands Off Syria! | Counterpunch

Who is Driving the Syrian Uprising? by JUDY BELLO This week is “Hands off Syria” week, with the United National Antiwar Coalition, with a call out for groups across the nation to take a stand against western antagonism of Syria and Iran. I volunteered a week or so ago to create a ‘fact sheet’ on Syria; actually, showing the reasons ...

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Whatever Happened to Al Jazeera? | Counterpunch

While there are few doubts about the past achievements of Al Jazeera – and the valuable individual contributions of many of its reporters – urgent questions need to be asked regarding its current coverage of the so-called Arab Spring that began in December 2010. For more on this story, visit: Whatever Happened to Al Jazeera? » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, ...

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Radiation Reporting: Blind, Idiotic and Corrupt | Counterpunch

The ongoing radiation catastrophe stemming from three out-of-control nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan has taken a back seat to far graver news events of late: Michael Jackson’s doctor, fund-raising by presidential hopefuls, the World Series, and Netflix stock. Meanwhile, reporting about the on-going disaster relentlessly repeats the minimization and trivialization of radiation risk that began March 11, with the largest ...

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How to Spin a Plot: U.S. Officials Peddle False Intel to Support Terror Plot Claims | Counterpunch

Officials of the Barack Obama administration have aggressively leaked information supposedly based on classified intelligence in recent days to bolster its allegation that two higher-ranking officials from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were involved in a plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir in Washington, D.C. The media stories generated by the leaks helped divert press attention from the fact ...

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‘We Win’: Conservative Media Celebrate Public Misconception That Climate Scientists ‘Falsified’ Data | Media Matters for America

After relentlessly pushing the false claim that the so-called “Climategate” controversy showed climate scientists deceitfully manipulating data, conservative media are celebrating a Rasmussen Reports poll finding that a majority of Americans believe “some scientists” have likely “falsified research data” to support “their own theories and beliefs about global warming.” Read more here: “We Win”: Conservative Media Celebrate Public Misconception That ...

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