Driving People into Rebellion By Stephen Harper

13 August 2011 — Dissident Voice

Over the last week, politicians and the mainstream media in the UK have been wheeling out their routine condemnations of the ‘mindless violence’ and ‘thuggery’ (a term whose etymology and connotations of black, hip-hop culture are consistent with the widespread tendency to racialize these events) of the rioters in London and other British cities. Note well the double standard: Continue reading

UK: Tony McKenna, “Order within the Chaos”

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A Soviet diplomat visiting the US once expressed incredulity toward the political content of mainstream newspapers there. In the USSR, he explained to his American interlocutors, it is necessary to threaten members of the press with torture in order to make them toe the correct political line. In the United States, however, you effect a similar result without coercion; the editors and journalists here seem to produce your propaganda of their own volition. How on earth do you manage it?

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