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  1. U.S.-Egypt Relations

    An unpleasant truth beyond the limits of acceptable discourse.

    After Feigning Love for Egyptian Democracy, U.S. Back To Openly Supporting Tyranny, The Intercept, Oct. 2, 2014

    It is, of course, very difficult to choose the single most extreme episode of misleading American media propaganda, but if forced to do so, coverage of the February, 2011 Tahrir Square demonstrations in Egypt would be an excellent candidate. For weeks, U.S. media outlets openly positioned themselves
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    Updated May 03 2016 at 10:30 AM by Horhey

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    Egypt
  2. What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon

    "Democracy" in U.S. Newspeak means: 'serving U.S. interests' and 'following orders.' Conversely, "tyranny" means 'refusing to pay protection money to the Mafia don of the Hemisphere.'

    What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition, The Intercept, Oct. 17 2014

    One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of “democracy” in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial
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    Updated May 03 2016 at 09:13 AM by Horhey

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    Venezuela , The Corporate Media
  3. The Propaganda Model

    *Work in Progress*

    Just based on free market truisms, it would be astonishing if it weren't true.

    The Propaganda Model

    It is a primary function of the mass media in the United States to mobilize public support for the special interests that dominate the Government and the private sector.

    -Noam Chomsky, 1988



    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky, 1988
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  4. Sycophant Journalism

    Listen to Jimmy....

    Tom Brokaw chokes up and says he kissed up to the Reagans. The people at MSNBC think it's cute.


    MSNBC reporter Tony Dokoupil admits that his job is to get access. They do this by not asking tough questions. They can't afford to do actual journalism.


    Oops: Chuck Todd slips, admits he can’t do tough interviews because ‘no one will come on’ my show, Raw Story, December 28, 2014 ...

    Updated May 02 2016 at 10:39 AM by Horhey

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    The Corporate Media
  5. Libertarian Socialism

    Political and Economic Democracy


    The Later Works, 1925-1953: 1933-1934, Volume 9, John Dewey, 1986

    Power today resides in control of the means of production, exchange, publicity, transportation and communication. Whoever owns them rules the life of the country, not necessarily by intention, not necessarily by deliberate corruption of the nominal government, but by necessity. Power is power and must act, and it must act according
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    Updated May 03 2016 at 09:17 AM by Horhey

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    Libertarian Socialism
  6. After Trumpery Has Passed ...

    Quote Originally Posted by choo choo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Natty Bumpo View Post
    ... I expect the showman who has exploited the rancour in the GOP to presage the Party's reorganisation, occasioning a tormented Sturm und Drang as its various factions struggle for dominion.

    With no record of public service whatsoever, he constituted the culmination of the tectonic shift of the discontented from their elected officials to ideological media entertainers. Words are all they have to steal your heart away.

    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
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    Uncategorized
  7. The Soviet Union vs Socialism

    Bolshevism vs Workers' Control


    The Bolsheviks and Workers' Control: 1917-1921: The State and Counter-Revolution, Maurice Brinton, 2013

    Originally published as a pamphlet in 1970, Maurice Brinton's "The Bolsheviks and Workers' Control" presents a concise yet brilliant historical critique of Revolutionary Russia from the year 1917 to 1921, from the Bolshevik's ascension to state power, up to--and in the aftermath of--Lenin
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    Updated Apr 29 2016 at 12:14 PM by Horhey

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    Libertarian Socialism
  8. Plutocracy USA



    "For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up. We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by
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    Updated May 03 2016 at 09:20 AM by Horhey

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    Plutocracy USA
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