Failed Venezuelan coup leader now wants dialogue. But here’s what corporate media won’t tell you.

Juan Guaidó, the leader of the US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, is now proposing dialogue with the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. This, of course, should be welcomed, especially given the huge amount of harm that the coup attempt has led to. But there’s an important reality that the corporate-owned press will surely …
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Mainstream media reporting on the establishment

We need your help … The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads. Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds …
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The news that’s getting buried as mainstream media obsesses over Prince Philip’s death

On the evening of Friday 9 April, the BBC went wall-to-wall in its coverage of the death of Philip Windsor (aka, the duke of Edinburgh). BBC 1 and BBC 2 provided the same content for the entire evening, and all BBC 4 programmes were cancelled. Subsequently, the state broadcaster was forced to publish a complaints …
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The mainstream media lied about the Bristol protests

Police with broken bones. Bricks thrown. A “mob intent on violence”. These are just some of the disinformation and lies published in the mainstream media about Bristol’s recent Kill The Bill protests. They’re narratives that are spread by both the government and its puppet police force, and published unquestioningly by the Guardian, Sky News, the …
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As the media fixates on Bristol, don’t forget thousands took to the streets this weekend to #KillTheBill

As the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill languishes in the committee stage, an increasing number of people have shown their opposition to the legislation. But while the escalation at the Bristol protest has dominated the headlines, let’s not forget that thousands of people took to the streets to protest the bill across the …
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We need to grieve all women murdered by men. Not just those deemed worthy by the mainstream media.

Women across the UK continue to grieve the loss of Sarah Everard, murdered while she was walking home. Her alleged attacker is a Metropolitan police officer: a cog in a system that claims to keep women safe, but in reality does very little to protect us. While all of us know Sarah’s name, how many …
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UK media coverage of Scottish politics when a distraction from Westminster is needed

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Mainstream media says there’s ‘BAME vaccine hesitancy’, but the experts tell a different story

The last few months has seen a narrative from mainstream media outlets about “BAME vaccine hesitancy”. However, a new survey from the Muslim Census adds more colour to this picture. As the vaccine rollout continues, there have been targeted campaigns that use trusted community leaders. The higher number of coronavirus (covid-19) deaths among BAME people …
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UK media is about to take Noam Chomsky’s ‘manufacturing consent’ to a whole new level

Professor Noam Chomsky co-wrote Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which famously argued that the mainstream media’s role was all about suppressing criticism of the powerful. Now recent moves in the UK are about to see that ‘manufactured consent’ taken to a whole new level. These big media players won’t be content …
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“You Guys Are Not Immune”: Modi Government Cracks Down on Independent Media Amid Farmer Protests

This month, Democracy Now! turns 25—that’s 25 years of bringing you the voices and stories you won’t hear in the corporate media. Democracy Now! has always refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. Nothing is more important to us than telling you the truth. …
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