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60 Years in Journalism: Russia Reverting to Type

Irv Chapman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Media
Irv Chapman

Kremlinologists are once again trying to divine Putin's motives. Is he truly out to recreate as much of the Soviet Union as he can?

Are Dr. Ben Carson's Words Helping ISIS Propaganda?

John A. Tures | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

It was a great time to remind the confused potential American recruit that we have Muslims in Congress, and Muslims have also been appointed to key positions of power by no less than Presidential candidate Chris Christie.

'Green News Report' - September 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Pope Francis delivers morality and climate change message at the White...

'Green News Report' - September 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Volkswagen caught red-handed cheating on pollution standards; Exxon on...

'Green News Report' - September 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Eleven candidates, one question on climate change in the latest GOP Pre...

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: California's all-time record heat and record drought explode into more...

The Scarlet Like

Eddie Parsons | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Eddie Parsons

As I am watching my social media streams blow up with likes, cheers and scathing attacks on Kim Davis for her publicly defiant stance on gay marriage or basically refusing to do her job, there is something that just does not feel right.

What Nazi Propaganda Can Teach Us about ISIS

Steven Luckert | Posted 09.11.2015 | World
Steven Luckert

In 1924, Adolf Hitler described propaganda as "a terrible weapon in the hands of an expert." For two decades, the Nazis showed the world what a devastating weapon it could be.

'Green News Report' - September 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

A new entry into the 2016 Democratic presidential race -- and yes, we've got his position on climate change.

The Unbearable Lightness of Non-Profit Propaganda

Daniela Kon | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Daniela Kon

I became brutally mindful of the BS that clogs up the social change industry, specifically about the lies that we, as content creators, producers, and filmmakers are communicating to the public about the "glorious impacts" that foundations and non-profits have on impoverished communities.

Nazi Parade Ground and the Stink of German Urine

Rick Steves | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've left England and have made my way to Germany, where I'm filming new TV shows for our upcoming season. And my first stop is a beautiful town with ...

WATCH: China's Alarming New Military Recruitment Video

J. Michael Cole | Posted 08.17.2015 | World
J. Michael Cole

Bombast and appeals to nationalism make all the sense in the world as part of a campaign to recruit young people. However, the undeniably martial tone of the video, combined with references to blood and genes, will hardly contribute to China's efforts to dispel rising apprehensions about its future intentions.

Republican Debate Shows Delusional Sabre-Rattling Foreign Policy

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Republican Party doesn't seem to understand the fact that threats to the United States originate from the actions of human beings. These human beings resort to violence when they are marginalized by society to the point where they believe that the only way to better their country is to work around the democratic system through violence.

How to Steal a Democracy

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Imagine that you are a group of rich and powerful people eager to be still richer and more powerful. But you live in a democratic society that gives each citizen an equal vote and thus sets sets limit on how much power you can amass. So you decide to steal the people's democracy. How can this be done?

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 1

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.07.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

While ensuring students' physical safety is a school's first order of priority, the school should be no less vigilant in safeguarding them from propaganda that will assail them for the rest of their lives.

Dear F. Sionil Jose, Philippine National -- Propagandist?

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

Mr. Philippine National Artist, I have respected your writing for decades, especially your narratives of the poor and underrepresented. I appreciate your prominence in Philippine literature and respect your well deserved ascent to National Artist stature, but using your position for propaganda is where I will draw the line.

Attacks Against Bernie Sanders Have Reached New Depths

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To imply that Bernie Sanders' style of Democratic Socialism even stands on the same side of the political spectrum as the National Socialism of the Nazi Party shows not only a total misunderstanding of history and political theory, but more importantly, it underscores yet again the dog whistle politics of neo-conservatism.

Norman Finkelstein: Amnesty's Gaza Reports Are 'Just Israeli Propaganda'

Nick Mutch | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Nick Mutch

"The Amnesty reports were just Israeli propaganda, or the best face one could put on the horror Israel inflicted on Gaza."

Change Coming to Fox News?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Is Fox News on the brink of becoming (as Pinocchio might say) a "real news organization" instead of the wooden de facto propaganda wing of the Republican Party?

Study: Nazi Propaganda Left Life-long Mark On German Kids

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Anti-Semitic propaganda had a life-long effect on German children schooled during the Nazi period, leaving them far more likely to har...

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

ISIS Revamps Recruitment Propaganda

AP | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — After a selection of tunes, the presenter with an American accent offers "a glimpse at our main headlines." IS militants have just seiz...

Energy Firms, Health Insurers Deftly Use Others to Spread Propaganda

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While we know how much insurers and oil and gas companies dole out to political campaigns and lobbyists, we don't have a clue how much of their cash is used to establish front groups or how much of it winds up in the pockets of either pundits for hire or tax-exempt organizations that do their bidding.

Teaching History the Pearson Way

Alan Singer | Posted 05.16.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson promotes Common Core and Common Core creates markets for Pearson. Teaching history the Pearson way means teaching it the Common Core way, without any meaningful content. The text, no matter how inaccurate or misleading, rules. Myth replaces history.

Ukraine: The Clash of Manichean Narratives and a Way Out

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

In order to understand what is going on in Ukraine, history matters and the narrative of the other as well. Putin is a brutal leader yet his popularity rose as a result of the crisis. Not necessarily because he is a new Hitler as many argue but because he managed to inscribe his narrative in a Russian narrative with deep historical roots.