‘Smooth operator’: The propaganda model and moments of crisis - Des Freedman

An article by Des Freedman on Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model for the mass media and moments of crisis (disagreements within the ruling class), focusing particularly on the Daily Mirror and its anti-war coverage in the build up to the Iraq war.

Russia: They don't represent us!

Almost 40% of the population of Russian Federation with a "right to elect" chose not to participate in the electoral farce, indirectly expressing his opposition to the existing system, which doesn`t represent their will.

A rally against the elections in Moscow live broadcast

Make sure to keep track of what is happening in the very centre of Moscow and St. Petersburg in real time! Our reporters will follow left-wing activists collecting their real-time comments on what is going on!

Printers Playtime

Workers Playtime is a defunct workerist journal that last came out in May 1985, just after the end of the miners' strike. This pamphlet is a collection of Playtime articles. Together, they trace the changing character of the class struggle in the UK printing industry. It ends with a short piece about Wapping, and extracts from the unofficial strike bulletin Picket.

Murder attempt inquiry to be dismissed over G8 facts in Genova

Mark Cowell after G8 in Genova, 2001

British journalist, Mark Cowell, was subjected to a "brutal" and "potentially lethal" aggression during the demo against G8 in Genova (2001). Now, the inquiry is coming to an end. Italian newspapers and nationwide media are not reporting this story.

Attention CNN: There's this thing called Youtube...

CNN's journalism is often appalling, for example this article explaining how Mohamed is the most popular boy's name in England (strange, I thought it was Harry). But whoever it was who put together the coverage for the Occupy Oakland skirmishes has managed a really amazing level of awfulness.

HARI KARI II – a multitude of sins

A short follow-up to an exposal of liberal journalist Johann Hari's plagiarism


Johann Hari (from

DSG's exposal of liberal journalist Johann Hari's plagiarism, which eventually became a scandal and led to his downfall as a respected journalist.

Parliament Square

Not related to education but I felt compelled to get this off my chest.

Like fire in broom straw - Robert Weldon Whalen

Academic look at the role the media played during the 1929-31 textile strikes in Southern America and the lasting effect the dispute had on the region.