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"We live in a time of radical counter-enlightenment" (tags)
Political struggle always means the struggle over the definitional power and appropriation of the world. For decades, neoliberalism has carried out a redistribution project against the majority of the population. This neoliberal project is only possible when
We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy (tags)
Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Rule over public opinion grows out of the dominance of capital. The alternative is authoritarian capitalism or solidarity democracy. Resistance is the command of the hour.
10 Strategies of Manipulation Revisited (tags)
Sylvain Timsit shows how society is influenced and what information is deemed relevant. http://libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.org/2012/03/05/sylvain-timsit-ten-techniques-for-the-manipulation-of-public-opinion/
Media Scoundrels Wage War (tags)
Labor Solidarity in Neoliberal Structural Change (tags)
The self-regulating market and the invisible hand were neoliberal theories of Frederick August von Hayek and Milton Friedman. Submission to the market was described as a natural law, as natural and self-evident as the rotation of the planets. Solidarity and unions were decried as barriers.
Russian Journalist Exposes Propaganda Lies about Houla Massacre (tags)
A Nation of Morons (tags)
Selling War (tags)
Lawsuit Challenges Obama Administration's Targeted Assassination Policy (tags)
lawless killing now US policy
Emergency Vigil in Support of Haiti (tags)
An emergency vigil was held asking people "to donate money to go to grassroots women and their families, and therefore communities, rather than to thieving elites and their corrupt NGOs."
Shepard Fairey's Obama (tags)
Chris Burnett is host of "Indymedia On Air" on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles
Media and War (tags)
The news media in times of crisis and war reproduce and do not question the consciousness and attitudes of the elites. Wars are seen as exceptional situations by the media in which patriotism outweighs the journalistic self-image of critically distanced reporting.
Pastors for Peace Arrive in Cuba! (tags)
Havana, July 20 (acn) The members of the 18th US Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan arrived on Thursday in Havana where they were welcomed at the Jose Marti International airport by the head of ICAP Cuban Friendship Institute, Sergio Corrieri.
Review of End Times (tags)
The dismal state of the corporate print media.
Irrational fear of Cuba dissected (tags)
A Miami Herald commentator, who specializes in bashing Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez travels all the way to India, only to find that Castro and Chavez are very popular there. He tries, but fails, to convince his audiences that live in Venezuela is hell. I analyze his pitiful attempt.
Interview with Warren Allen Smith of Philosopedia (tags)
Philosopedia's major purpose is to provide an academic resource for those whose interest is "thinking about thinking," a phrase that is a basic definition of philosophy. In short, Philosopedia is a reference work about academic philosophy.
Bush's Baghdad Stunt (tags)
While reading about the exploits of Emperor Bush, who bravely flew in to war-torn Baghdad, Iraq and spent a whole six hours there without even providing the usual notice to, let alone securing the necessary approvals from, its so-called "sovereign" government, I was reminded of the remarkable words spoken to author Ron Suskind by a senior Bush advisor in the summer of 2002.
What we can learn from the immigrants rights march (tags)
Two days after May Day's mobilization of immigrants and their supporters, Ricardo Alarcon, President of Cuba's National Assembly, took a look at the marches and drew some conclusions. for the struggle for a better world everywhere.
Returning to Disneylandia After Three Months in Cuba (tags)
Here's a series of comments and observations, comparing various aspects of life in Cuba and the United States as seen by a U.S. activist who returned from a three-month visit to Cuba in early January 2006. The author directs a news service focusing on Cuba. Also provided are a series of links to additional comments and report which are referred to in this essay. Thanks for taking time to read it.
Fidel Castro explains Cuban offer to send doctors to New Orleans (tags)
Yesterday Fidel Castro spoke on Cuban television's nightly news magazine, the Mesa Redonda (Round Table) where he explained in detail the effors which Cuba's government made DISCRETELY to send 1100 doctors to New Orleans immediately. No response has yet been received from the United States government. Cuba has provided such assistance to many countries all over the world for many years. This is the first of a two-part translation
Communications with Hurricane-battered Cuba Now Restored (tags)
"Dennis The Menace", the worst hurricane to hit the island of Cuba since the 1940s, has departed leaving ten dead and lots of reconstruction work which has now begun. Find links to more reports and how to access the Cuban media to keep up with developments in Cuba
Communications with Cuba restored after Hurricane Dennis (tags)
Dennis the Mennace, the worst hurricane to hit Cuba in over fifty years, has now passed the island. Communcations with the island are now restored and reports are coming in of the damages and the recovery efforts.
A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)
CubaNews Commentary May 19, 2005 (tags)
May 19th is a very important date in world and Cuban history. Fighters for a better world who were born on this date include: Malcolm X, Ho Chi Minh, Lorraine Hansberry and Yuri Kochiyama.
Vietnam and Cuba - Thirty Years After Liberation (tags)
Thirty years ago today Vietnam fell...into the hands of the Vietnamese. Actually, it was taken by the Vietnamese after decades of struggle. Cuba was there to support Vietnam all the way. A discussion of Vietnam and Cuba's links to it.
Bolton, Posada, Cuba Action Day and MORE! (tags)
The struggle over John Bolton's confirmation, the presence of Cuban Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles in the United States, and a successful effort to lobby the US congress to end travel and trade restrictions against US citizens and businesses who wish to engage in normal commerce with Cuba
What is Neoliberalism? (tags)
Every search for alternatives must question the "great narratives" of the free market, efficiency, competition and entrepreneurship. Economic laws could be analyzed as social constructions and economic models as social models.
The War of Everyday Life, manufacture of consent and watering down dept (tags)
Of late i've been noticing a new deployment of coercion being reflected from a lot of college students. It appears that the Wizards of Is (or, Oz, pick your poison) have sent a new obfuscation order down to their implementers, or something where people's experiences and intuitions are reduced down to "mere opinions", while "reputable" views are somehow "more equal"!
California Recall Reflections (tags)
One activist's reflections on the California recall, how I voted and wish others did. Also, a missed opportunity which none of the candidates decided to take
Collateral Language (Chomsky Interview, July/August '03 Z mag) (tags)
Manufacturing Consent (tags)
"The pure facts are not denied by Chomsky's adversaries but their interpretation..Chomsky believes in a strategy of the media moguls..Government-friendly reporting is better in the long run for the economy and for the media conglomerates." Trans fr German
New Year's Greetings - Felicidades - from Havana, Cuba (tags)
Notes on life and politics as viewed from Havana, Cuba where 2003 has been declared the Year of the Glorius Anniversaries of Marti and of Moncada"
Bin Laden-Kissinger T Shirts (tags)
If we get Osama Bin Laden, Does Chile get Henry Kissinger?
SAVE KPFK! (tags)
Protestors outside the North Hollywood studios of KPFK