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Beacon, Beacon: Who's Got the Beacon?

A few days ago, Nicholas Farrelly of New Mandala published a piece in Myanmar Times that is essentially an extended riff on the “beacon of democracy” lament that I blogged about… 1,083 more words


Syria Updates: May 4th

The Unspoken Truth is that America is Supporting Al Qaeda: Heavy Propaganda Rages in the Battle for Aleppo. The Terrorists are Portrayed as “Freedom Fighters”/ Ceasefire in Damascus suburb extended for 48 hours/ Cessation of hostilities in Aleppo to be announced in coming hours – Lavrov… 1,656 more words

World At War

The Link Between 'Big Character Posters' and Blogging in China

In the Cultural Revolution era we were even more passionate about writing big-character posters than people are today about writing blogs. The difference between the two genres is this: The posters tended to be tediously alike, basically just a rehash of articles in the People’s Daily, their text riddled with revolutionary rhetoric and empty slogans, blathering endlessly on and on. 92 more words

Cultural Insight

Stabbings v. Shootings

From the first day of the Ohio Shootings in April, the news has given them national press and continues to do so, yet from the first days of the Oklahoma Stabbings in July, the news has given them virtually no national press. 439 more words

Aleppo is Burning: Join the Worldwide Red Protest for Syria

In solidarity.

On Tuesday, May 3, protestors in London will gather to demand action be taken for the innocent civilians of Aleppo, who are being crushed by the brutal Syrian regime. 41 more words

Human Rights

Mind Control and Propaganda: How Our Reality is Being Distorted

by Richard K. Moore (2014)

Our present dystopia resembles Huxley’s Brave New World in many ways, but in other ways it bears a striking resemblance to Orwell’s  4,309 more words