Danielle Ryan is an Irish freelance writer based in Dublin. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Nation, Rethinking Russia, teleSUR, RBTH, The Calvert Journal and others. Follow her on Twitter @DanielleRyanJ
When anti-Beijing protests gripped Hong Kong last year, the organizers of the movement were hailed by Western media as progressive heroes. Why then, has one of its lead figures condemned global Black Lives Matter demonstrations?
A prevailing argument made by ardent pro-gun conservatives in the United States is that a heavily armed citizenry is imperative lest the need arise to fight government tyranny – but when that tyranny came, they cheered in support.
Ravaged by years of conflict, Yemen is facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Its health system has been decimated and many of its people are starving – but the flow of British weapons to Saudi Arabia has not stopped.
Ellen Degeneres, hitherto known as one of the ‘nicest’ people in Hollywood (perhaps America), is facing backlash after staff complained they were left high and dry in the Covid-19 crisis, and reports mount that the host is “mean.”
The Covid-19 crisis has triggered Western calls to ban Chinese wet markets, one of which is thought to be the source of the virus – but where was the anger when the UK was promoting “business opportunities” in these very markets?
With the world struggling to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, Poland’s delegation to NATO has been eager to promote cross-border aid and international solidarity on its Twitter account – with one major exception.
The EU response to Italy's Covid-19 crisis was bungled so shamefully that the bloc apologized as other nations, including Russia, stepped in at Rome's request. Now, journalists are smearing the aid as an “influence operation.”
With most of Europe gripped by Covid-19 panic and in lockdown mode, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko sees no cause for alarm — and life has gone on as normal. But is it a level-headed response or a risky gamble?
The word ‘propaganda’ appears 10 times in the New York Times’ red scare story on Bernie Sanders’ 1980s Soviet outreach efforts. Regrettably, the newspaper has turned an interesting story itself into an abysmal piece of propaganda.