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Mar 6

soupsoup:

kenyatta:

kansassire:

The Century of the Self, 2002, Adam Curtis (Tv Mini-Series)

Edward Bernays on the industry he created.

btw, I highly recommend finding the time to watch Adam Curtis’ The Century of the Self.

Well worth checking out.

(via amodernmanifesto)


Jan 14
From a 1950 movie “Unite for Tomorrow” about a 1949 Shanghai strike of textile workers just before the arrival of the People’s Liberation Army.
Propaganda piece, but seriously made me teary-eyed at one point :) 

From a 1950 movie “Unite for Tomorrow” about a 1949 Shanghai strike of textile workers just before the arrival of the People’s Liberation Army.

Propaganda piece, but seriously made me teary-eyed at one point :) 


Nov 28
Great - now the “communism” tag has a freakin picture of Obama!
For weeks now, there have been automated accounts pumping pictures of Obama through all the radical tags: #anarchism #communism #marx, whatever…
I’m SICK of this! Who is doing this!? 
GOD DAMN TUMBLR BUGS! WHO ARE YOU!?
UPDATE—————
Just to let you all know, I’ve contacted a few progressive magazines that might be interested in look into this. Haven’t heard back from them yet. Even contacted the tumblr support team - NOTHING. What the hell is this?

Great - now the “communism” tag has a freakin picture of Obama!

For weeks now, there have been automated accounts pumping pictures of Obama through all the radical tags: #anarchism #communism #marx, whatever…

I’m SICK of this! Who is doing this!? 

GOD DAMN TUMBLR BUGS! WHO ARE YOU!?

UPDATE—————

Just to let you all know, I’ve contacted a few progressive magazines that might be interested in look into this. Haven’t heard back from them yet. Even contacted the tumblr support team - NOTHING. What the hell is this?


Nov 26

Target’s Anti-Union Propaganda Video


Oct 30
“The American People will take Socialism, but they won’t take the label. I certainly proved it in the case of EPIC. Running on the Socialist ticket I got 60,000 votes, and running on the slogan to ‘End Poverty in California’ I got 879,000. I think we simply have to recognize the fact that our enemies have succeeded in spreading the Big Lie. There is no use attacking it by a front attack, it is much better to out-flank them.” Upton Sinclair on his bids for political office in the 1920s and 30s

Oct 17
robotcosmonaut:

彻底粉碎刘邓路线

Check out this ^ link to the Huffington Post article. Lots of early cultural revolution posters.Excellent piece of history from an incredible, terrifying and tragic era of Chinese history. One author described it as "Ten Years of Madness" in her book. Check that out too. Great stories, finally retold after many years of silence on the issue. 

robotcosmonaut:

彻底粉碎刘邓路线

Check out this ^ link to the Huffington Post article. Lots of early cultural revolution posters.

Excellent piece of history from an incredible, terrifying and tragic era of Chinese history. One author described it as "Ten Years of Madness" in her book. Check that out too. Great stories, finally retold after many years of silence on the issue. 

(via socialism-or-barbarism)


Sep 20

Obama tours Honeywell (reporter silenced for questioning its labor practices) PHOTO OP! Kim Jong-il-esque

Reporter Mike Elk got a microphone ripped from his hands during a press conference while asking Honeywell CEO about shady labor practices at his company.

Obama went to tour the plant, had this picture-perfect photo op:

This just looks so staged. The US propaganda department needs to step it up. Only the late, great Kim Jong-il could match the staged-ness.

…by “great”, I mean, only great at taking staged pictures. Also great at oppressing millions of people

Wow, this is too much fun. Check out "Kim Jong-il looking at things" meme


Sep 15
Wow. Didn’t expect to see this kind of picture on a progressive petition website Avaaz.orgPlay off of old Leninist propaganda, mayhaps?   

Wow. Didn’t expect to see this kind of picture on a progressive petition website Avaaz.org

Play off of old Leninist propaganda, mayhaps?   


Aug 7

Aug 2

antistate:

Howard Zinn, Governments Always Lie

Facts O’ Life

I remember when I started to read "A People’s History of the United States".

I read about 5 pages in, and felt so sick, that I had to stop for a few days. After a while, I picked it up again, read another few pages, and felt sick yet again.

It’s absolutely heart-breaking, and deeply gut-wrenching. So much disgusting oppression and cruelty hidden behind propaganda, myth, and straight lies.

I imagine his work will be some of the greatest I have ever read… if I ever get the stomach to finish it.  

(via antistate-deactivated20120917)


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