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Media critic and former economist P. Greanville is The Greanville Post's founding editor (

He also serves as publisher for Cyrano's Journal Today. He has a lifelong interest in the triumph of justice and compassion, which makes him an enemy of all forms of animal abuse and exploitation, and a passionate defender of authentic democracy, which puts him outside the sphere of "corporate life." He considers such exile an acceptable price.

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Mexican drug cartels, From TwitterPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 20, 2016
Policy Matters: The Drug War Must (and It Can) End The decades-old "drug war" inaugurated under Richard Nixon has been a complete and utter social calamity. Originally riding a blunt conservative backlash against the 1960s "permissive hippie culture," it has ruined millions of lives, injected a pretext for the massive incarceration of minorities and people of limited economic means (thereby creating a thriving prison industry).
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 30, 2015
The legalised murder of Cecil the Lion The murder of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist who fancies himself a big trophy hunter has provoked a justifiable storm of revulsion and condemnation. But there's more to this issue than just that.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 23, 2015
"Russian aggression"--CBS provides a perfect example of imperial disinformation The American disinformation machine has been working double shift for some time now to demonize Russia, but the threat of war comes from NATO and its Frankenstein, Ukraine, and Washington's constant warmongering against Russia right on her doorstep.
Bill Maher, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 16, 2015
Bill Maher's flaccid denunciation of corporate news Bill Maher's satire and criticism of Brian Williams and network news quickly dissolves into superficial commentary, ignoring the real crimes of the corporate media as shills for the empire.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 25, 2015
Et Tu, Frontline? Frontline joins the pack of anti-Russian demonizers with this transparently dishonest piece of journalism that far from presenting a reliable portrait of President Putin injects the viewer with a multitude of prejudices guaranteeing his or her condemnation of the Russian leader.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Robin Williams and George Carlin--comedic genius with different twists A cultural comparison of two of the greatest comedians in recent memory, from the perspective of their contributions to humor and social and political commentary.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Malaysian liner down--cui bono? The American media is already accusing Russia and the Ukrainian rebels for the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner, and the mass public is likely to buy into that view of events. But this incident is just beginning to show its ultimate truth and we should look at the event in broader terms.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 20, 2014
Plutocracy detests a well informed public (duh!) Total media control by the corporate rich has utterly corrupted the nation's political system and now stands as its chief obstacle to reform.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 11, 2014
American PR War Against Russia and China Accelerating in Asia An interview with Andre Vltchek on the American effort to propagandize Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, and other nations in the Far East against China. The US is also--as usual--actively promoting an arms race in the region and pushing Japan to rearm, a move with grave consequences.
Typical Southern Baptist service, From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 19, 2014
Texas in Drought: When religiosity trumps science (and there's hell to pay) Texas is one of the biggest and most influential states in the Union, but it's also one of the most corrupt and backward in its political and social culture. Texas is now paying the price for this barbarism as it faces a massive drought and yet continues to deny the reality of climate change and its effects as a result of human actions.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 12, 2014
Whitewashing the Ugly Face of Capitalism The real ugly face of capitalism—and its offshoot, imperialism—are carefully hidden behind an elaborate and pervasive curtain of lies and falsifications. This essay provides a simple map to avoid most of the lies in this minefield of deception.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 9, 2014
Abby Martin & Cenk Uygur discuss corporate censorship, sort of Was RT's Abby Martin right in attacking Putin's policies in the Ukraine and especially the Crimea? The author thinks not, and explains why Martin's actions, while not the same as Liz Wahl's opportunistic denunciation of Moscow's position, also demands that we look at her criticism of the American and Russian media system as a "plague on both your houses" may not be an apt equivalence at all.
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(48 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 4, 2014
American propaganda stokes the fire of Ukrainian disintegration Manufacturing opposition movements appears to be the latest destabilization technique being employed by the West to topple any "inconvenient" regime with independent ideas. While not exactly a new technique , it has been polished into an art for a 21st Century deployment.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Media Annals: Trotting out human filth and criminals as opinion shapers The destruction of the power of the corporate media should be a top priority for real progressives in the US and around the world. Bold creativity must be exercised to discredit, circumvent and eventually bury the monstrous power of US-style propaganda. It's either that, or the death of the world as we know it.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 29, 2013
NBC's "The New Normal" is abnormally unfunny Despite the promotional noise, NBC's new show "The New Normal" is hopelessly unfunny. Weighted down with tedious clichés and unrelenting frivolity it may actually harm the image of gay people.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 4, 2013
SEAL sniper killed--not exactly an eulogy Like most of today's Death Star troopers serving the American juggernaut, Chris Kyle, "America's deadliest sniper," never understood what he was doing overseas. Soaked from the cradle in the chauvinist Texas cultural DNA, he was thoroughly indoctrinated to believe in all the dense mythologies comprising the self-righteous national propaganda canon, especially as it relates to foreign adventures.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2012
ZERO DARK THIRTY--More "Patriotic" Offal from Hollywood: Bigelow Strikes Again Kathryn Bigelow, director of THE HURT LOCKER and now ZERO DARK THIRTY, an actioner devoted to the glorification of our pursuit and assassination of Osama bin Laden (if that is to be believed) marks Ms. Bigelow as our own Leni Riefenstahl.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 9, 2012
ARGO: Ben Affleck's Accidental Paean to CIA Exploits? Ben Affleck's latest actioner using the Iran hostage crisis as a backdrop may hit the mark as a thriller but misses the target big time by serving as a propaganda vehicle for US war in that region.
Angelina Jolie: Clueless but useful propaganda foil, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 14, 2012
Curry-Jolie: Neatly packaged warmongering duo Angelina Jolie and NBC's Ann Curry lend their talents to one more instance of notorious disinformation on the Syrian conflict, softening the American public for a more open and serious American intervention.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 17, 2012
Beware the corporate media: indispensable midwife to imperial assaults The corporate media shamelessly sold us the Iraq war, Afghanistan, Libya, and is now busy selling us again Syria and soon enough Iran. The question before us is: how do we make them stop?

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