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Syrians leave rebel-held area in Homs, centre of the uprising against Bashar

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"Official truths are often powerful illusions."

“It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it.”

"Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don’t believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates."

“We are beckoned to see the world through a one-way mirror, as if we are threatened and innocent and the rest of humanity is threatening, or wretched, or expendable. Our memory is struggling to rescue the truth that human rights were not handed down as privileges from a parliament, or a boardroom, or an institution, but that peace is only possible with justice and with information that gives us the power to act justly.”

“The major western democracies are moving towards corporatism. Democracy has become a business plan, with a bottom line for every human activity, every dream, every decency, every hope. The main parliamentary parties are now devoted to the same economic policies — socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor — and the same foreign policy of servility to endless war. This is not democracy. It is to politics what McDonalds is to food.”

“Many journalists now are no more than channelers and echoers of what George Orwell called the ‘official truth’. They simply cipher and transmit lies. It really grieves me that so many of my fellow journalists can be so manipulated that they become really what the French describe as ‘functionaires’, functionaries, not journalists. Many journalists become very defensive when you suggest to them that they are anything but impartial and objective. The problem with those words ‘impartiality’ and ‘objectivity’ is that they have lost their dictionary meaning. They’ve been taken over… [they] now mean the establishment point of view… Journalists don’t sit down and think, ‘I’m now going to speak for the establishment.’ Of course not. But they internalise a whole set of assumptions, and one of the most potent assumptions is that the world should be seen in terms of its usefulness to the West, not humanity.”

"I grew up in Sydney in a very political household, where we were all for the underdog."

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Syrians leave rebel-held area in Homs, centre of the uprising against Bashar
The deal, which mirrors one in the other main rebel-held part of the city in April last year, leaves the regime in full control. However, it is facing a new threat with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) holding much of the eastern part of …
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Jeremy Corbyn joins the Privy Council: Nine things you might not know about it
The room features a grand, central chandelier, sand-coloured flocked wallpaper, pillars around the walls and large oval gilt edged mirrors. The Obamas talk with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace Photo: PETE …
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EU needs a strategy to tackle migration
David Cameron did not expect to finalise a new EU deal at the summit in Brussels; but nor was he sent away empty-handed as many had predicted he would be. After the Prime Minister made a 45-minute pitch over dinner on Thursday night, his fellow EU …
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Is the European Union About to Come to the Rescue of Edward Snowden?
In 2010, Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning leaked classified military and diplomatic documents to Australian Julian Assange, editor of the website Wikileaks. Manning was convicted under the Espionage Act of l917 and sentenced to thirty-five years with the …
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