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The most effective propaganda is found not in the Sun or on Fox News - but beneath a liberal halo. When the New York Times published claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, its fake evidence was believed, because it wasn’t Fox News; it was the New York Times. The same is true of the Washington Post and the Guardian, both of which have played a critical role in conditioning their readers to accept a new and dangerous cold war. All three liberal newspapers have misrepresented events in Ukraine as a malign act by Russia - when, in fact, the fascist led coup in Ukraine was the work of the United States, aided by Germany and NATO.
—  John Pilger, ‘War by media and the triumph of propaganda’

Liberated Guardian, circa 1973.

“The Victory of the Vietnamese Is a Victory for Us All,” is the main cover line. Up in the corner: Amilcar Cabral, leader of the Guinea-Bissau liberation movement who was assassinated in 1973. The Liberated Guardian was a split off publication from the National Guardian (later just The Guardian), a left-wing weekly paper whose history extended back to the 1940s. The Liberated Guardian published for several years, first as a weekly, then bi-weekly, then monthly. This issue was a relaunching of the title as a New York City-centric paper, although somehow the cover designer didn’t get the message.

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Republican candidate 'body-slams' Guardian reporter in Montana
Audio obtained of Greg Gianforte attacking a reporter on eve of special election to fill a congressional seat vacated by a member of the Trump administration
By Sam Levin

This is vile and disgusting!!
@committeetoprotectjournalists, @robertreich, @markruffalo

Trump seems to have the emotional range of a Power Rangers villain and the social skills of a teenage Minotaur. He looks like a pumpkin having a nervous breakdown, talks like the words are being fired out of his mouth by a tennis ball launcher and has the general manner of an arrogant televangelist suspected of murder by Columbo. His approach to public speaking? ‘If in doubt, switch to your internal monologue.’ His core demographic? Possibly men whose holiday destinations would significantly overlap with a list of missing women. Trump is bringing out people who’ve never voted, people who felt they had no one to speak for them until now, people who throw microwaved beans at the television and people who go shopping in their pyjamas. And who knows, if Trump’s supporters are using their eight-fingered fists to make banners and red hats rather than drunkenly beating their kid into a coma that they won’t let a black doctor treat, maybe that’s a good thing. Trump knows that he appeals to people who are suspicious not just of political elites but everything those elites believe in, including rationality, and when confronted with anything empirical instinctively retreats into unverifiable anecdotes.
—  Frankie Boyle
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It was the Democrats' embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump | Naomi Klein | Opinion | The Guardian

While I don’t think Naomi Klein goes far enough in her prescription (unionized/welfare-oriented capitalism is not sufficient enough, as it always risks being once-again gutted by capital; we need full socialist economic democracy), her diagnosis is spot-on. An unholy mixture of nationalism, racism, and an anxiety-ridden neoliberal climate created the Trump presidency. We need to acknowledge this, let the Democratic Party crumble, build a new leftist party on the ashes, mobilize and empower people to reject Trump’s fascism, and offer real solutions to neoliberalism and capitalism as a whole. We can do this.

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erik lehsnehrr vs The Media

  • his politics debated in The Guardian by liberal columnists in 2014 whose bigoted relatives weren’t killed in any of his 1970 – 2014 attacks and who title their column ‘Why Magneto is onto something and What’s Wrong With Modern Day America’
  • the c.i.a hacking his email in 1994 and finding that he always forwards ‘IF YOU DONT SEND THIS TO 10 PEOPLE A GHOST GIRL WILL APPEAR AT MIDNIGHT!!!! AND YOUR CRUSH WILL NEVER KISS YOU’ chain emails

  • interviews on radio stations in 1966, interviews on news channels in 1967

  • as he radicalises throughout the late 60s – early 70s and people (government controlled news stations etc) investigate him in depth and one after the other he’s publically outed as an illegal immigrant, max eisenhardt, a holocaust survivor, an ex-mossad agent (mossad agents publically condemning his most recent actions in satellite interviews with cnn!??!?) etc
  • blurry paparazzi-esque photos appearing in newspapers in the 80s of Mutant Terrorist and C.I.A wanted Vigilante getting Close to an Unknown Male in argentina 
  • a vine of 2015 erik lehsnherr flipping the police car that tries to arrest him that lil mutants dubsmash w “mmm watcha say”

seeing a lot of people make the point that liberals, when faced with the option of socialism or fascism will choose fascism but it’s worse than that. what we’re seeing in the uk is that liberals will choose fascism over fucking *mild* social democracy. 

you have guardian ‘centre leftists’ making excuse after excuse about how the left is too mean to them on twitter or some pointless shit so they’re going to vote for the Sensible Theresa May when in reality they are just far more comfortable with may’s fascist rhetoric than corbyn’s call to fully renationalise the nhs or pay people livable wages.

there was a guardian article about the world transformed, momentum’s fringe event at the labour conference and in it the journalist basically spoke to all these young activists about why they want to change the world and how they’re going to do it and ended the article with what amounted to ‘but what about people like me who don’t want the world to change?’ like if that doesn’t sum up the guardian and liberals i don’t know what does. imagine talking to people who clearly represent the feelings of a majority of people who find the current situation unsurvivable and your takeaway being ‘this is a bit scary for people like me who get paid 6 figures to write articles.’ 

these people are not on our side and never will be. we need to just start bypassing them completely and stop looking to them for approval.

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Monochrome landscape photographs of Armenia, the landscapes include Ararat, Khor Virap, Apricot trees, Noratus and other scenery and landmarks.

All of the photographs are taken by the very talented Suren Manvelyan who started as a professional photograph in 2006. Suren’s photos have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers in Armenia and worldwide such as  National Geographic, Yahoo!, Die Zeit, The Sun, Daily Mail, The Independent, Telegraph, La Republica,  Liberation, Guardian, Wired, Huffington Post, Wedemain, The Shortlist, DT Magazine, MAXIM, and many others. The photos were also used by BBC Spain, BBC Brasil, WNYC, Gizmondo and many others.

Besides photography Suren also enjoys a successful scientific career as he teaches physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School. From 1997 to 2011 he served as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences.

Suren received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Yerevan State University in 2001 where his research focused on Quantum Chaos. He received the President Award of the Republic of Armenia next year for his research work in the field of quantum technologies. Suren plays on five musical instruments the guitar, cello, piano, block flute, and lyre.

Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau had three very different governing philosophies, which are still being argued to this very day. What amazes me is that Locke, the father of classical liberalism, would almost certainly be viewed as a conservative today. I recall speaking to a political science class at Florida Atlantic University and expressing in my opening remarks that today’s modern conservatism is most closely aligned with classical liberalism, with its theories of individual sovereignty, limited government, and inalienable rights of life, liberty, and property. Well, the students went apoplectic, shouting their derision, until I turned to the professor and asked the simple question, ‘Am I correct, sir?’ To the students’ dismay, the answer was yes.
—  Allen West, “Philosophical Foundations,” Guardian of the Republic (2014), p. 74.
There is a kind of chronic complacency that has been rotting American liberalism for years, a hubris that tells Democrats they need do nothing different, they need deliver nothing really to anyone – except their friends on the Google jet and those nice people at Goldman. The rest of us are treated as though we have nowhere else to go and no role to play except to vote enthusiastically on the grounds that these Democrats are the “last thing standing” between us and the end of the world. It is a liberalism of the rich, it has failed the middle class, and now it has failed on its own terms of electability.