Category: CAPITALISM & SOCIALISM

Facebook Purges US-Based Independent Media For Political Disinformation

WHITNEY WEBB—While MintPress’ Facebook page and Twitter account are still active, reach on both platforms has been reduced dramatically in recent months, as both social-media giants began to ramp up censorship efforts following the 2016 U.S. elections. (1) For instance, MintPress’ Facebook reach — meaning how many Facebook users see MintPress posts — has been only a fraction of the page’s more than 400,000 fans on the platform, with most posts averaging only around 10,000 views according to Facebook’s analytics.

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• Gianni Agnelli—The Grand Contradiction


GAITHER STEWART—Twenty years later, in the year 2000, another of many family tragedies struck the Agnellis: Gianni’s only male son, Edoardo, committed suicide at age 46. Born in New York, schooled in Turin and university studies at Princeton, Edoardo was the natural male heir to FIAT leadership, as per tradition passing from father to son. Yet he was both inept and disinterested in the business world. Edoardo’s interests were mysticism, Buddhism and Islam, defense of the poor … and furthermore he was allegedly anti-capitalist. His life was solitude and unhappiness, caught in the trap between what he wanted to do with his life and what his loving family expected of him: Edoardo was both the love and the desperation of his adoring parents. Yet no more than bourgeois capitalism can be compatible with the authentic interests of the working class, Edoardo Agnelli and the capitalism of which FIAT was the symbol were incompatible. Leadership of the Agnelli empire had no place in Edoardo’s world.

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Mutiny and resistance in the Royal Navy, 1918-1930

DAVE LAMB—News of these mutinies was suppressed. They highlighted the reluctance of British sailors to fight against Russia when the government was theoretically committed to a policy of peace. Contrary to what the people were being told, and at the very moment when the hysteria surrounding the Armistice was at its height, the Foreign Office and Admiralty were finalising their arrangements for intervention in Russia.

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