War is Propelled by Propaganda Narratives: The Anti-war Movement Must Break the Media Consensus Which Upholds War as a “Peacemaking Endeavor”
By Michael Welch, Robert Parry, and Mnar Muhawesh
Global Research, February 18, 2018

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War is propelled by propaganda narratives ranging from the disclosure of weapons of mass destruction, to the mobilization for a humanitarian intervention, to the need to disrupt terrorists who hate us for our freedoms, to the evidence of foreign meddling in domestic elections. Thus, an indispensable part of the anti-war movement is breaking the media consensus around these narratives.

Mainstream and corporate media cannot be expected to depart from that consensus, which is why it is up to the independent media to push back against the lies that frame each military conflict.

As a result, the alternative press must raise revenues from its consumers, not from commercial advertising. This is why radio station CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba airs a week of programming every February dedicated to encouraging listeners to donate to the station.

CKUW just completed its fund-raising drive. About $50,000 were raised after one week. Michael Welch, host of the Global Research News Hour radio program pitched during a live program on February 16, 2018.

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Alternative programming:

Broadcasters wishing to air a more traditional program are free to download and air the following show from December 2017 featuring Abby Martin and the late Robert Parry.

Fourth Estate in Peril and the Need for Alternative Voices: Conversations with Robert Parry and Abby Martin (originally aired December 8, 2017)


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