Articles by Patrick Lawrence

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Japan Reenlists as Washington’s Spear-Carrier
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

21 Jan 2023 – It is always the same when Japanese premiers travel to Washington to summit [submit?] at the White House. Nothing seems to happen and nobody pays much attention even when important things happen, when we should all pay attention.

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Europe and the Legitimization of Deception
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

8 Jan 2023 – The U.S. has long practiced the diplomacy of no diplomacy. You can’t expect much from bimbos such as Antony Blinken or Wendy Sherman, his No. 2 at the State Department. All they can do is roar, even if they are mice next to any serious diplomat. 

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The Sino-Russian Summit You Didn’t Read About
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

4 Jan 2023 – The New York Times coverage of the recent summit between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping misses some of its most important details.

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Biden Sides with Trump in Killing Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2022

27 Nov 2022 – Events in the U.S. and in Israel indicate that the Biden administration has decided to drop all notion of reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action-JCPOA. Biden will hold to Trump’s position when he pulled the U.S. out of the pact in 2018. 

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Disinformation, Absolutely
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2022

1 Nov 2022 – Th­is is what our public discourse has come to. We in the USA have made a nonsense of ourselves. Our troubled republic sounds like an indecipherable cacophony amid which anything we say can be turned to mean other than what we mean. When we come across anyone who thinks differently than we do, we simply call him or her a disseminator of disinformation, a liar, and nothing more need be said. 

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Europe’s Self Destruction
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2022

22 Oct 2022 – Despite the economically disastrous impact the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage will have on Europe, Western media still holds its tongue about it.

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Our Shared Addiction to Empire
Patrick Lawrence | Scheerpost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2022

If the Columbus myth has been thoroughly discounted, what is it that causes us to continue closing the banks, stopping the mail, and marching in parades on a Monday around October 12 each year?

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The Non-West Coalesces
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2022

16 Oct 2022 – Nations representing more than 80 percent of the global population and a like percentage of global gross domestic product are perfectly capable of seeing the Biden administration’s pointed provocations and do not approve.

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The Historic Collapse of Journalism
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

Accuracy no longer matters. Witnessing no longer matters. Conformity matters.

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A Hall of Mirrors
Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

19 Aug 2022 – I have long wondered why our mainstream journalists, correspondents and commentators give so similar accounts of things. This has been especially so in the Ukraine crisis: Keeping readers and viewers a safe distance from reality is a touchy matter. One slip and the shroud shreds.

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The New Iron Curtain
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

16 May 2022 – The Ukraine crisis proves to be Europe’s crucible and Europe proves a profound disappointment.

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The US Bubble of Pretend
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2022

5 Apr 2022 – The lack of objective, principled coverage of the war in Ukraine is a degenerate state of affairs. The one thing worse is the extent to which it’s perfectly fine with most North Americans.

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The Empire’s Last Stand
Patrick Lawrence | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

20 Sep 2021 – The origins of the first Cold War have been hopelessly blurred in the histories. We can watch this time. It is occurring before our eyes. I venture a prediction. When enough people begin to resist the madness and we begin to get somewhere, Cold War II will turn out to be the American empire’s last stand.

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Reporter Sharmine Narwani on the Secret History of America’s Defeat in Syria
Patrick Lawrence - Salon, 29 Apr 2019

21 Apr 2019 – After years covering the “main battlefield in World War III,” Narwani says everything you think you know is wrong.

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