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America's Capitalist Religion has Little Room for Science
The US mainstream press accuse the Pope of being leftist. Evidence? Well, they make the claim that he is leftist because he supports the theory of global warming. My guess is that the Pope also suppo...
America's Repugnant Republicans
Redress Information & Analysis
There is a qualitative difference between today’s Democrats and Republicans. That difference does not lie in the potential to pursue policies that negatively impact the world. The difference is in the...
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart
Unification of Europe has brought about radical new divisions within Europe. The most significant split is between the people and their political leaders.
Ideological Violence and Sociopathic Rage
‘How can we distinguish violence driven by ideology from sociopathic rage?
If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion h...
Justifying What You Know Can't Be True
Researchers looking at al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein explore why it is that people often steadfastly believe something even when they've been shown it ain't so.
The limits of anti-racism
Reed, Adolph J.
Left Business Observer
The contemporary discourse of 'antiracism' is focused much more on taxonomy than politics. It emphasizes the name by which we should call some strains of inequality -- whether they should be broadly r...
Multiculturalism or World Culture?
On a "Left"-Wing Response to Contemporary Social Breakdown
Post-modernists are profoundly bored by any questions of economics and technology which cannot be connected to cultural differences. The implicit agenda of the multiculturalists is to present the valu...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the ri...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2015
Eduardo Galeano, Latin America, the Vietnam War
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark the death of Eduardo Galeano by featuring two of his books, as well as an article about his life and work. Galeano once wrote that he was "obsessed with remember...
Chomsky writes: "It strikes me as remarkable that the left today should seek to deprive oppressed people not only of the joys of understanding and insight, but also of tools of emancipation, informing...
The Uproar Over 'Transracialism'
New York Times
Discusses 'transracialism' in relation to gender identity and self identification.
Which Way the Wind Blows
The Conditions of Power
Billions of tons of air, moving relentlessly over the ground at 10 to 30 miles an hour (and at times gusting to higher speeds) shapes the new growth twigs, the twigs grow into limbs, the limbs become ...
Why Are We The Good Guys? - Book Review
One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that ‘we’ are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps ...
Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change
Marshall, George; Linnitt, Carol
Is our inability to tackle climate change the fault of politicians? Corporations? Governments? Or is it because that's the way our brains have evolved, able to hold six contradictory ideas at once, an...
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
The Experience of Modernity
Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical ide...
Dialogues on Cultural Studies
Interviews with Contemporary Critics
edited by Xie, Shaobo; Wang, Fengzhen
Thirty-three questions were asked (but not necessarily answered) of each participant, dealing with cultural studies, modernity, postmodernism, referentiality, ideology and history, post-colonialism, n...
A History of Propaganda
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
Film as a Subversive Art
Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
The Politics of News Media
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Part 1: Thought Control in a Democratic Society. Part 2: Activating Dissent
Achbar, Mark; Wintonick, Peter; (Chomsky, Noam)
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy
Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially...
Telling the Truth
Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
Why Are We The Good Guys?
Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda
One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that we are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps ev...
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