Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook won the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His books include: "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East" (2008) and "Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair "(2008). His website is here.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo: Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images) Views
Monday, April 12, 2021
Corporate Media Offers Wall-to-Wall Propaganda Every Day. We Only Notice When a Royal Dies
A few lessons to be learnt from the wall-to-wall coverage of Prince Philip’s death in the British media: 1. There is absolutely no commercial reason for the media to have dedicated so much time and space to the Prince’s death. The main commercial channel ITV, which needs eyeballs on its programmes...
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Police horses are deployed as they hold back people outside Bridewell Police Station as they take part in a 'Kill the Bill' protest in Bristol, demonstrating against the Government's controversial Police and Crime Bill. Picture date: Sunday March 21, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
We Are Living Through a Time of Fear–Not Just of the Virus, but of Each Other
Welcome to the age of fear. Nothing is more corrosive of the democratic impulse than fear. Left unaddressed, it festers, eating away at our confidence and empathy. We are now firmly in a time of fear—not only of the virus, but of each other. Fear destroys solidarity. Fear forces us to turn inwards...
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 In this handout image provided by Harpo Productions and released on March 5, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Like the Diana Story, Meghan’s Fight With the Royals Will Ensure Nothing Really Changes
Oprah Winfrey's interview with Meghan and Harry is a perfect case study of how an important political debate about the corrupting role of the monarchy on British life gets shunted aside yet again, not just by the endless Royal soap opera but by supposedly progressive identity politics. As so often...
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The opportunity for Big Pharma to develop a magic bullet to treat Covid has led to an intensified campaign to discredit Vitamin D research. (Photo: TaxRebate.org.uk/Flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
By Putting Big Pharma's Patents Before Patients, Doctors Will Further Erode Trust in Experts
I have spent the past several years on my blog trying to highlight one thing above all others: that the institutions we were raised to regard as authoritative are undeserving of our blind trust. It is not just that expert institutions have been captured wholesale by corporate elites over the past...
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Vitamin D capsules tablets. (Photo: Getty/stock photo) Views
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Why Politicians and Doctors Keep Ignoring the Medical Research on Vitamin D and Covid
It is probably not a good idea to write while in the grip of anger. But I am struggling to suppress my emotions about a wasted year, during which politicians and many doctors have ignored a growing body of evidence suggesting that Vitamin D can play a critically important role in the prevention and...
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Nathan J. Robinson is editor-in-chief of Current Affairs magazine, book author, and, until recently, a political columnist for The Guardian newspaper. (Photo: Current Affairs) Views
Friday, February 12, 2021
The Guardian Reveals Its True Face by Sacking Progressive Columnist Nathan Robinson for Criticizing US Military Aid To Israel
The revelation that a leftwing journalist, Nathan J Robinson, has been sacked as a Guardian US columnist for criticising Israel on Twitter – and that he was pressured to keep quiet about it by Guardian editors – should come as no surprise. He is only the latest in a long line of journalists, myself...
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Muslims hold placards during a protest against the Chinese government's policies on Muslim Uighur minorities, in Mumbai on December 10, 2020. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, January 25, 2021
The 'Humanitarian' Left Still Ignores the Lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to Cheer on More War
The instinct among parts of the left to cheerlead the right's war crimes, so long as they are dressed up as liberal "humanitarianism", is alive and kicking, as Owen Jones revealed in a column last week on the plight of the Uighurs at China's hands. The "humanitarian war" instinct persists even...
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A man wearing a mask meant to represent U.S. President Donald Trump with a pig's nose dances in front of the U.S. Embassy for a video of a satirical project by a design student. Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa (Photo by Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Images) Views
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Trump May Be on Trial, But You Can Bet the System That Produced Him Will Be Acquitted
It is a fitting end to four years of Donald Trump in the White House. "Political paralysis may not harm the establishment. But it is profoundly damaging to us, the 99 per cent, when our communities are being ravaged by a pandemic, when our economies are in meltdown, when the planet is on the brink...
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In this photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone with President Donald Trump's Twitter page shown in the background on May 27, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Twitter's Ban on Trump Will Deepen the US Tribal Divide
Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an...
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange during a press conference at Park Plaza Hotel on October 23, 2010 in London, England related to the "Iraq War Logs." The series released at the time included leaks of American military documents, nearly 400,000 in total, included details about how the torture and the abuse of detainees by Iraqi police, was ignored by U.S. forces. Just days earlier, it was reported that the U.S. government had filed charges under the Espionage Act for Assange's work as a journalist. (Photo: D Views
Monday, January 04, 2021
Assange Wins. The Cost: The Crushing of Press Freedom
The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail for the rest of his life, is a welcome legal victory, but one swamped by larger lessons that should disturb us deeply. Those who campaigned so...
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