Blacklisted, Smeared & Silenced For Exposing NATO Destabilization Of Syria

Rania Khalek, an independent journalist who has been blacklisted for her recent reports on Syria, joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the silencing of journalists who oppose the mainstream media’s pro-war agenda.

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Syrians hold a large poster depicting Syria's President Bashar Assad during a rally in Damascus, Syria. Some activists expressed regret that one year later their "revolution" against President Bashar Assad's rule had become mired in violence. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)

MINNEAPOLIS ---  Though it's been nearly six years, the subject of the Syrian conflict remains as contentious as ever. While those who characterize themselves as pro-regime change have monopolized the wider conversation on Syria, even the most tame opposition against foreign intervention, or the CIA-backed rebels—who now come in varying flavors of



作家和政治分析家凯瑟琳·沙卡丹(Catherine Shakdam)对也门经常报道不足的危机发表了看法,告诉穆纳维什在“标题背后”,这真正激发了沙特领导的,美国支持的对阿拉伯半岛上最贫困国家的战争。

In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016 photo, infant Udai Faisal, who is suffering from acute malnutrition, is hospitalized at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Udai died on March 24. Hunger has been the most horrific consequence of Yemen’s conflict and has spiraled since Saudi Arabia and its allies, backed by the U.S., launched a campaign of airstrikes and a naval blockade a year ago. (AP Photo/Maad al-Zikry)

Yemen has been devastated by asymmetrical aerial bombardment by a Saudi-led coalition, and the war on Yemen, along with a Saudi-imposed blockade, is having disastrous impacts on food and water security. The United Nations reported in October that more than half of Yemen’s 28 million people are short of food. At least 1.5 million children are


‘Fake News’ Isn’t New: Dissecting Two Decades Of War Propaganda

Author and noted peace activist David Swanson joins host Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ about the narrative on Aleppo and Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict, dissecting who benefits and how.

The Nayirah testimony was a false testimony given before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990 by a 15-year-old girl who provided only her first name, Nayirah.

MINNEAPOLIS --- The “fog of war” erupts in the confusion caused by the chaos of war. And in the media, it’s an intentional phenomenon that makes it difficult to separate fact from fiction. While the battles over war narratives evolve, they all have a common goal: to distort reality on the ground. Such is the case on the crisis in Syria, the


Life For Pot: The Forgotten Victims

The Marijuana Lifer Project’s Cheri Sicard joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to explain how some people continue to serve lifetime sentences for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses even as marijuana legalization sweeps the country.

Eric Dillard, Joshua Walters

MINNEAPOLIS --- Adult recreational use of marijuana is now legal in eight states and the District of Columbia, and 29 states have embraced some form of medical marijuana legalization. There’s even a pot plant cultivation competition at the annual Oregon State Fair. By 2015, legal cannabis had become the fastest-growing industry in the United


Exploring The Top Censored Stories Of 2016 With Project Censored’s Mickey Huff

As public trust in the mainstream media plummets amid widespread censorship and propaganda, media literacy expert Mickey Huff joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to shed light on the year’s top censored stories.

Top censored 2017

MINNEAPOLIS --- Censorship, a tool often wielded by despots, is also a pastime of democratic governments and their corporate media lapdogs. Whether journalists are operating as part of a free press or as the puppets of a repressive government, the goal is the same: control public perceptions by carefully bending information to suit a particular


Cold War 2.0: A New Wave Of McCarthyites & Anti-Russian Propaganda Emerge In Response To ‘Fake News’

Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the ramifications of the new ‘red scare’ for legitimate alternative media in the post-election ‘fake news’ frenzy.

For "Newsweek," Putin is the "West's public enemy number one."

MINNEAPOLIS --- On November 24, the European Union -- that self-professed haven of free speech -- passed a nonbinding resolution aimed at combating Russian state-owned media. Accusing Russia of undermining “democratic values” and seeking to “divide Europe” via its media networks, the document specifically calls out RT, despite the fact that less