“Media rarely stray far from the basic framework imposed by systems of power, as FAIR has been effectively documenting for many years.”
If you can simply trick a profoundly unfree populace into thinking that they are free, you don't have to waste any further energy wrestling their freedom away from them. But what this means is that the entire power structure which rules over us is entirely dependent on the ability to successfully administer propaganda and maintain the illusion of freedom.
As the class war intensifies, the basic logic of capitalism manifests itself with brutal clarity: We have to maximize profit and power even though we know we are racing to suicide by destroying the environment that sustains life, not sparing ourselves and our families. Trump supporters near the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, More
The midterm election is over, but still the federal House and Senate results are not decided. Remains to be seen. The issues, however, still stand and will loom large in the presidential campaign going forward. Many are discussed here. Share Tweet Forward DONATE TODAY Media for Justice and Peace New Posts for November 12, More
"Power is global and politics is local. That must change. We need a new language for understanding new global power formations as well as new international modes of politics to fight them." Henry Giroux
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance just issued the Global State of Democracy Report 2021. It says that the United States is a country where democracy is “backsliding.”
Chomsky urges that the U.S. join the rest of the world in calling for negotiations, not because Putin can be trusted, but because negotiations are our best hope for averting disaster. There’s no certainty as to whether this process would result in peace, but as Chomsky says, “There is one and only one way to find out: Try.”
“There must be an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine followed by a Russian troop withdrawal and agreement between Russia and Ukraine on future security arrangements. All wars end in a negotiation of some sort — so why not now?” - Jeremy Corbyn
We talk about Orwell, Animal Farm, Newspeak and the ministry of information. How Orwell's writings are still relevant for today. Chomsky's book Manufacturing Consent is accurate to this day. We briefly discuss the propaganda model and how the media is used in order to manufacture public consent for wars.
Lowkey has been censored for his work and has the support of Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, and Naomi Klein and many others..
"I initiate the third sitting of the belmont tribunal in this period an antiwar tribunal to build the people's diplomacy and the new planetary movement against the war everywhere shut down Guantanamo, free Assange, stop the war."