TRUTH-TELLERS

 

"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct.
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.
If you're right and you know it, speak your mind.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."

Mahatma Gandhi

 

TRUTH-TELLERS 40

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Ray McGovern

 

"Most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York (Associated Press), London (Thomson/Reuters) and Paris (Agence France-Presse).
The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global news agencies as multipliers to spread their messages around the world."

Swiss Propaganda Research

 


Chris Wright / Chris Littlewood / Eric Schechter / Matt Ridley

 

"Julian Assange's Wikileaks revelations struck at the very foundations on which the edifice of "American exceptionalism" is built, namely, the democracy that is meant to be a light unto the world, and the "just wars" that flow from a missionary zeal to make the world safe for democracy.
Releasing footage of US military personal laughing as they slaughter dozens of clearly unarmed Iraqis civilians from the distant safety of an Apache helicopter is one of the strongest ways of showing how false, artificial and propagandistic the concept of "humanitarian war" and "responsibility to protect" (R2P) is."

Federico Pieraccini

 


Umair Haque / Steven Jonas / Dady Chery / Jim Kavanagh

 

"During the run up to wars and during wars, the American media has always been a propagandist for the government."

Paul Craig Roberts

 


Siddarth Varadarajan / Dmitry Babich / Dr. Joseph Mercola

 

"In all press systems, the news media are instruments of those who exercise political and economic power. Newspapers, periodicals, radio and television stations do not act independently, although they have the possibility of independent exercise of power."

former AP journalist Herbert Altschull

 


Morgan Artyukina / Gordon Prather / Jafe Arnold / Adeyinka Makinde

 

"Facebook isn't the only Silicon Valley firm that's masquerading as nonpartisan as it curates the "facts" you see in ads, posts, or searches: Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and others are deeply wedded to the U.S. security state and the billionaires it upholds."

Morgan Artyukhina

 


Joseph Essertier / Deanna Spingola / Larry Chin / Wyatt Reed

 

"Journalism's job today is not to find and deliver us the worthwhile hidden in the muck, but rather to stream the muck at us, 24/7, and to sell our captive eyeballs to advertisers."

Martin Kaplan, 2007

 

"Many things are reported in the news but few are explained. Little is said about how the social order is organized and for what purposes. Instead we are left to see the world as do mainstream pundits, as a scatter of events and personalities propelled by happenstance, circumstance, confused intentions, bungled operations, and individual ambitions - rarely by powerful class interests."

Michael Parenti

 

"Americans have become perfect subjects for George Orwell's Big Brother. They sit stupidly in front of the TV news or the New York Times or Washington Post and absorb the lies fed to them."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2008

 

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