Jive8: Bob Geldof does damage control for international war criminal By William Bowles

6 July 2005

Bob Geldof & Tony BlairThe last few weeks have seen a gigantic propaganda onslaught by the state and corporate interests to confuse, misdirect and finally channel peoples’ concerns anywhere except where they truly belong, that is, directed at big business and the political class that represents them, that has for hundreds of years raped Africa and the rest of the poor of this planet that in turn, made possible the obscene wealth we in the developed world not only possess but squander. A squandering that is directly responsible for the other major crime of our age, climate change.

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Media Lens: The Mysterious Case of the Missing World Tribunal on Iraq

6 July 2005 — Media Lens

“The best relationship with our viewers is no longer one of parent-child but of consenting adults trying to piece together the best picture of the world.” (Roger Mosey, head of BBC TV news)

“A good case can be made that propaganda is a more important means of social control in open societies like the United States than in closed societies like the late Soviet Union… This system of thought control is not centrally managed… It operates mainly by individual and market choices, with the frequent collective service to the national interest arising from common interests and internalised beliefs.” (Edward Herman)

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