The Intervention

Palestine, Zionism, and Empire Article Series: 9/11, Iraq, Palestine, and American Propaganda w/ Joe Mayall of JoeWrote

December 05, 2023 Episode 77
The Intervention
Palestine, Zionism, and Empire Article Series: 9/11, Iraq, Palestine, and American Propaganda w/ Joe Mayall of JoeWrote
Show Notes

Joe Mayall finally returns to talk about the parallels between the American propaganda efforts leading into the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the current massive propaganda push to support Israel's erasure of Palestine. Pulling from Joe's article (which formed the basis of our discussion) propaganda production rests on four interrelated concepts: outright lies, selective use of facts, manipulating the structure of a narrative, and censorship. We work through how each concept is being employed right now  to prime the American public for another war.

On the bright side, we also discuss how independent and social media may be undermining the Western propaganda machine. That progress, though, means nothing unless we get organized. Find a local organization, take to the streets, and demand, "Free Palestine!"

Articles:
"On Palestine, The Media Is Doing EXACTLY What It Did With Iraq" by Joe Mayall
"Antisemitic Attitudes Across the Ideological Spectrum" by Laura Royden
"Arresting Arabs and Left-wingers: How Israel Intends to Crack Down on Domestic Dissent Over Gaza War" by the Ha'aretz Editorial Board

Resources:
Answer Coalition
The Anti-Imperialist Archive
Colorado Palestine Coalition
Jewish Voices for Peace
Middle East Children's Alliance
The Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Palestinian Youth Movement

Joe Mayall:
Substack: JoeWrote
Twitter: @joemayall
Instagram: @joe_wrote
TikTok: @joewrote
  
The Intervention Podcast:
Twitter: @intervenepod
Instagram: @intervention_pod
Email: interventionpod@gmail.com

Levi Levi:
Twitter: @levi0levi
Instagram: @levi0levi0levi
Email: levi0levi@duck.com

Big thanks to Plasmid for the music for the show: Instagram - @plasmidband. Listen / follow on Spotify