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  • The Media Know That Spreading the Fear of Terrorism Sells

    By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

    Susan Jeffords, co-editor of Covering bin Laden (Photo: University of Illinois Press)Susan Jeffords, co-editor of Covering bin Laden (Photo: University of Illinois Press)

    Covering bin Laden: Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man, edited by Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait, is an exploration of the iconic status of Osama bin Laden achieved through global media coverage and government propaganda. He became a prism through which one's views on the "war on terror" could be viewed.

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  • Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue

    Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue

    By John Pilger, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Again and again, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine and elsewhere, state lies to the public, with the help of corporate media, have allowed the United States to wage war abroad as a means to control other nations and their natural resources. The responsibility of the rest of us is clear. It is to identify and expose the reckless lies of warmongers and never to collude with them.

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  • To Die in an Alabama Cell

    To Die in an Alabama Cell

    By William C. Anderson, Truthout | News Analysis

    In Alabama, several prisoner deaths resulting from apparent negligence by corrections staff illustrate a growing problem that can be fatal. Race, gender and class are just a few of the things that might lead someone to let us die. While national conversations around racial injustice dominate our news cycles, it's crucial that the lives of those behind bars be taken into account.

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