December 2016

Therapy positions itself on the basis that “all problems are internal”. All problems are explained as being due to the client “not being in touch with herself”. Thus therapy washes itself of any social or political responsibility. It simply accepts the current social and political status-quo. And thus implicitly works hand-in-glove with power. So much […]

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The UK press is full of lurid claims about a Russian campaign of information and propaganda against the West. This is the Times: Russia is waging a “campaign” of propaganda and unconventional warfare against Britain, government officials have acknowledged for the first time. Moscow is behind a concerted drive to undermine the UK through espionage, misinformation, cyberattacks […]

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The Western media and political classes have conned themselves into believing their narrative on Syria. But this is nothing new. They conned themselves into believing their narrative on Ukraine. (A peaceful pro-democracy uprising against a Russian-backed corrupt government). The narrative on Syria is that Russia and Syria and Iran are guilty of horrendous war crimes […]

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This is a classic example of Guardian anti-Russia propaganda and of the technique of inflation often used in Western media narrative building. A report on the CIA assessment of possible Russian involvement in the DNC and Podesta (a Clinton aide) email hacks pointed the finger at the Russian state with a “high degree of confidence”. This is a […]

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Some balance. If you only read the Guardian and listen to the US State Department and the British political establishment you could be forgiven for thinking that for the last few months Russia has been bombing nothing but hospitals in Eastern Aleppo and doing nothing but killing civilians and making orphans. This piece (below) which appears to […]

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