Show notes – VICE’s American regime propaganda: How “A World in Disarray” glorifies US imperialism

Moderate Rebels episode 14 (Part 2 of 2) – Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton continue reporting on Vice Media’s transformation into a mouthpiece for American foreign policy. With filmmaker Robbie Martin, we look specifically at “A World in Disarray,” a documentary film VICE co-produced with Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, which glorifies US imperialism and brings together the most notorious neoconservatives and neoliberals.

We also analyze VICE’s propaganda on Venezuela and its whitewashing of US-backed neo-Nazis in Ukraine.

PART 1: Vice Media, normalizing US empire under hipster guise – with Robbie Martin (Ep. 13)

Show Notes

VICE’s “A World in Disarray” documentary

Robbie Martin’s “A Very Heavy Agenda”

Robbie Martin’s A Very Heavy Agenda website

Broadcasting Board of Directors citing VICE’s use of RFE/RL materials

BBG Media Highlights – January 24, 2014: “RFE/RL coverage of the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine cited by BBC, NBC, Vice and Gulf News.”

BBG Media Highlights – February 10, 2014: “Vice cites RFE/RL story on genetic testing for future Olympians in Uzbekistan.”

Michael Weiss

Max Blumenthal, “CNN Analyst Michael Weiss Hosted Anti-Muslim Rally with Far-Right Hate Queen Pamela Geller“, AlterNet Grayzone Project, 15 August 2017

Syria regime change trolls

Ben Norton, “How Online Trolls Pushing for Regime Change in Syria Helped Popularize Trump’s Attack on the ‘Alt-Left’“, AlterNet Grayzone Project, 17 August 2017

Francis Fukuyama and “The End of History”

Srecko Horvat, “Where are we 25 years after ‘the end of history’?“, Al Jazeera,  19 June 2014

Trump’s National Security Strategy

Ben Norton, “Trump Admin. Says China and Russia Are Top US National Security ‘Threats,’ Not Terrorism“, The Real News, 26 January 2018

Chilcot Report al-Qaeda

Ben Norton, “Chilcot report: British intel warned Iraq war would strengthen al-Qaeda and extremists; Blair invaded anyway“, Salon, 7 July 2016

Alliance for Securing Democracy

Max Blumenthal, “Meet Clint Watts, a Dubious Russia Meddling ‘Expert’ Lobbying the U.S. Government to ‘Quell Information Rebellions’“, AlterNet Grayzone Project, 8 November 2017

Max Blumenthal, “McCarthyism Inc: Introducing the Counter-Terror ‘Experts’ Hyping Russian Threats and Undermining Our Civil Liberties“, AlterNet Grayzone Project, 10 November 2017

US regime change operation in Syria

Ben Norton, “US Ambassador Confirms Billions Spent On Regime Change in Syria, Debunking ‘Obama Did Nothing’ Myth“, The Real News, 9 February 2018

Moderate Rebels episode 2: End of CIA’s Syrian ghost war and al-Qaeda’s renaissance

Moderate Rebels episode 3: The sordid history of US proxy war in Syria, with Gareth Porter

CFR’s “A World in Disarray” teaching notes

Richard N. Haass, A World in Disarray teaching notes, 27 April 2017

South Korea anti-war protests

Moderate Rebels episode 6: Understanding North Korea and US militarization: Dispatch from Seoul, with Wol-san Liem

Moderate Rebels episode 7: South Koreans resist US military presence and war with DPRK

Abby Martin, VICE producer Alex Chitty, Venezuela propaganda

Mike Pearl, “A Chat with Producer Alex Chitty About Tonight’s Episode of ‘VICE’ on HBO: We chatted with producer Alex Chitty about the trail of cocaine running from Caracas to a small, strange town in Niger called Agadez”, VICE, 27 March 2015

Ukraine’s US-backed neo-Nazi Azov Battalion

Max Blumenthal, “The US is Arming and Assisting Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, While Congress Debates Prohibition“, The Real News, 18 January 2018

Max Blumenthal, “Max Blumenthal: US is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine“, The Real News, 5 February 2018

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