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The Glories of Caitlin Johnstone: The Internet Transforms Journalism

Talent works hard. Genius is compelled. Caitlin Johnstone is compelled. There are more than ten million blog posts published every single day. According to Hosting Tribunal there are 70 million new blog posts each month on WordPress alone. How can… Continue Reading →

We Think This Dystopia Is Normal 

By Caitlin Johnstone Westerners who don’t appreciate the extreme dysfunctionality of western civilization are like someone in an abusive marriage who hasn’t yet recognized that there’s a problem, or someone who had a violent and chaotic childhood who still thinks… Continue Reading →

The Star-Spangled Kangaroo

By Caitlin Johnstone A new US warship has been ushered into service in Sydney. The ship is called the USS Canberra to honor the military union of the United States and Australia, and, if that’s still too subtle for you, it has… Continue Reading →

The Truth Will Set All Of Us Free

By Caitlin Johnstone “You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can’t lead to a good conclusion.”~ Julian Assange ‘The… Continue Reading →

Our Ongoing March Into Dystopia And Oblivion

Caitlin Johnstone Lots of fun stuff in the news lately. America’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which oversees the spy agencies of the United States, has admitted in a report requested by Senator Ron Wyden that the US intelligence cartel has… Continue Reading →


Caitlin Johnstone When most people in the English-speaking world hear the word “propaganda”, they tend to think of something that’s done by foreign nations who have governments that are so totalitarian they won’t even let people know what’s true or… Continue Reading →

Western News Media Exists To Administer Propaganda: No More True than in Australia

By Caitlin Johnstone The single most overlooked and under-appreciated aspect of our society is the way domestic propaganda is used to shape the way mainstream westerners perceive and think about their world. Typically the only time you’ll ever hear the… Continue Reading →

US Moral Authority is Dead and Buried

Caitlin Johnstone Seven progressive Democrats from the House of Representatives have signed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for the Biden administration to drop the charges against Julian Assange and cease seeking his extradition. It’s a good letter as far… Continue Reading →

Best of 2022: PayPal Blocks Multiple Alternative Media Figures Critical of US Empire Narratives

By Caitlin Johnstone In what appears to be yet another escalation in Silicon Valley’s redoubled efforts to quash dissident voices since the beginning of the Ukraine war, PayPal has just blocked the accounts of multiple alternative media voices who’ve been… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022: Experts Warned For Years That NATO Expansion Would Lead To This

By Caitlin Johnstone. Chris Hedges introduces his latest article for Scheer Post, titled “Chronicle of a War Foretold“, with the following: “After the fall of the Soviet Union, there was a near universal understanding among political leaders that NATO expansion would… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Let Them Speak: Why Free Speech Matters

Caitlin Johnstone. With two of an older generation’s favourite singers, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, having chosen to walk the plank, the Joe Rogan/Spotify controversy is still going on and has only gotten more vitriolic and intense. Claims that Spotify must walk… Continue Reading →

Our Entire Civilization Is Fake And Stupid

By Caitlin Johnstone You’re not jaded; everything really is just as phony and vapid as it looks. I say this because if you are reading this it’s likely the result of a personal quest for truth which has led to… Continue Reading →

New Media Are As Intertwined With Imperial Power As Old Media

By Caitlin Johnstone. Alan MacLeod has a new article out with Mintpress News showing how most of the supposedly independent “fact-checking” organizations which Facebook has partnered with to police the information people are allowed to see on the platform about the war… Continue Reading →

If It Feels Like You’re Being Manipulated, It’s Because You Are

By Caitlin Johnstone. If you’ve got a gut feeling that your rulers are working to control your perception of the war in Ukraine, it is safe to trust that feeling. If you feel like there’s been a concerted effort from… Continue Reading →

International Law Is A Meaningless Concept When It Only Applies To US Enemies

By Caitlin Johnstone. Australian whistleblower David McBride just made the following statement on Twitter: “I’ve been asked if I think the invasion of Ukraine is illegal. My answer is: If we don’t hold our own leaders to account, we can’t hold… Continue Reading →

Australians Need To Decide If This Is The Kind Of Country We Want To Live In From Now On. The Best of 2021.

By Caitlin Johnstone. A lot has changed for Victorians since the lockdowns started. Our lifestyles. Our waist sizes. The kinds of things we see as normal. And a lot has changed in Victoria itself since we’ve been in lockdown as… Continue Reading →

Silicon Valley Algorithm Manipulation Is The Only Thing Keeping Mainstream Media Alive. The Best of 2021.

By Caitlin Johnstone The emergence of the internet was met with hope and enthusiasm by people who understood that the plutocrat-controlled mainstream media were manipulating public opinion to manufacture consent for the status quo. The democratization of information-sharing was going to give rise to a public… Continue Reading →

Oh Great They’re Putting Guns On Robodogs Now

By Caitlin Johnstone So hey they’ve started mounting sniper rifles on robodogs, which is great news for anyone who was hoping they’d start mounting sniper rifles on robodogs. At an exhibit booth in the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting… Continue Reading →

The ‘Psychedelic Renaissance’ Is Entirely About Corporate Greed

By Caitlin Johnstone. “Money has begun flowing into companies intending to monetize psychedelic therapy as new research has increasingly shown that blowing one’s mind can alter it for the better,” reads a new article for the Los Angeles Times titled “Money is… Continue Reading →

Twenty Years Of Phony Tears About 9/11

By Caitlin Johnstone Listen to a reading of this article: The mass media are churning out articles and news segments commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, many of them featuring adoring retrospectives of their celebrity president’s actions as a US senator… Continue Reading →

The Horrifying Rise Of Total Mass Media Blackouts On Inconvenient News Stories

By Caitlin Johnstone Two different media watchdog outlets, Media Lens and Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), have published articles on the complete blackout in mainstream news institutions on the revelation by Icelandic newspaper Stundin that a US superseding indictment in the case against Julian Assange was… Continue Reading →

Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

By Caitlin Johnstone In Tolkien’s Middle Earth, the affairs of men are dominated by a cabal of wizards who understand the esoteric art of using language to manipulate reality in a way that advantages powerful rulers — Oh wait sorry… Continue Reading →

Fermi’s Other Paradox

In the summer of 1950, four nuclear physicists were walking to lunch from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Their names were Emil Konopinski, Herbert York, Edward Teller, and Enrico Fermi. One of them was not human. On… Continue Reading →

The Entire World Should Be Laughing At America For Pretending To Care About Muslims In China

By Caitlin Johnstone The current representative of the US empire finally held his first full press conference. an embarrassing and undignified affair which saw a gaggle of obsequious imperial stenographers gather round to make believe that important policy decisions about… Continue Reading →

YouTube Financially Deplatforms Swath Of Indie Media Accounts

By Caitlin Johnstone The Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has demonetized numerous independent media accounts, a jarring escalation in the steadily intensifying campaign against alternative news outlets online. Progressive commentators Graham Elwood, The Progressive Soapbox, The Convo Couch, Franc Analysis, Hannah Reloaded and Cyberdemon531 have all received notifications… Continue Reading →

We Are The Terrorists: The Best of 2020

By Caitlin Johnstone The Trump administration is reportedly close to moving the Houthi rebels in Yemen onto its official list of designated terrorist organizations with the goal of choking them off from money and resources. The head of the UN’s World Food Program along… Continue Reading →

Yet Another Major Escalation In Establishment Internet Censorship

By Caitlin Johnstone YouTube, whose corporate owner Google is arguably the most powerful company on earth, is now deleting user videos which claim the US election was fraudulent. YouTube’s official statement on its decision to do this is very revealing, not so much for what… Continue Reading →

Glenn Greenwald’s Intercept Resignation Exposes The Rot In All Mass Media

By Caitlin Johnstone Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, world renowned for his much celebrated involvement with whistleblower Edward Snowden, has made major waves throughout mainstream and alternative media by resigning from The Intercept, an outlet he co-founded in 2014… Continue Reading →

Twitter Censors Trump for “Threat Of Harm” but has No Problem with Threats to Bomb Foreigners

By Caitlin Johnstone Twitter has censored a post by the president of the United States, this time for “a threat of harm against an identifiable group.” This despite the fact that this president routinely uses the popular social media platform… Continue Reading →

Rolling Out The Architecture Of Oppression: They Fear The People

By Caitlin Johnstone They all knew a pandemic was coming, academics, researchers, every intelligence agency, according to famed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In a groundbreaking Vice News interview Snowden declares: “There is nothing more foreseeable as a public health crisis in a… Continue Reading →

People’s Skepticism About Covid-19 Is The Fault Of The Lying Mass Media

By Caitlin Johnstone Propaganda is to Democracy, what violence is to Totalitarianism.” Noam Chomsky. You can’t blame people for being distrustful when you make them that way. The people screaming the loudest about disinformation right now are the ones most responsible… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Australia: The World’s Newest Totalitarian State

No one with two neurones to rub together trusts the Australian government. Their actions during the pandemic are being wildly and widely condemned. Australians have been suffering a slow death of democracy for years. A sclerotic bureaucracy and a greedy, dismally… Continue Reading →

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