Podcast: genocide, propaganda and the Idlib offensive

In Episode 33 of the CounterVortex podcast, Bill Weinberg compares coverage of the Idlib offensive from CNN and its Turkish counterpart TRT World, illustrating how the US corporate media uncritically echo┬áthe propaganda of the Assad regime. While TRT emphasizes civilian casualties, the CNN headline┬ásays “terrorists” are being killedÔÇöthe┬ápropaganda technique of┬ádehumanization and objectification of victims. Shamefully, “progressives” in the West are far more complicit with Assad’s genocide.┬áThe deplorable Amy Goodman has now repeatedly allowed voices such as Phyllis Bennis and the inevitable Noam Chomsky to spew genocide-abetting propaganda on Democracy Now.┬áWeinberg also discusses the contradictions facing the Rojava Kurds in the areas of Syria they control. He closes with a call for Syria Solidarity NYC and Rojava Solidarity NYC to hold a joint workshop at the NYC Anarchist Book Fair, to try to arrive at a unified pro-revolutionary position on Syria.┬áListen on SoundCloud, and support our podcast via Patreon.

Music: Free Syria New Song

Production by Chris Rywalt

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