Category: VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY

Fact-Checking the Establishment’s “Fact-Checkers” : How the “fake news” story is fake news

MAX PARRY—In her memoir, Hillary Clinton made it clear what constitutes fake news — the release of her emails and transcripts of speeches revealing her corruption and subservience to Wall Street. WikiLeaks’ reporting was never impugned, however, therefore what constitutes “fake news” is actually real news or anything that threatens those in power. Instead of encouraging media literacy, the working class is regarded with utter disdain by the establishment who have made clear they must control what the public is allowed to see because they can no longer be trusted to make the correct decision, i.e. vote for the candidate favored by the military-intelligence apparatus.

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Michael Parenti: Marxism & the Crisis in Eastern Europe (1990)

Our Hidden History: Published on Nov 4, 2016 / Lecture on Marxism & Capitalism
Michael Parenti is a brilliant orator and one of this country’s foremost independent political analysts. He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books including ‘Democracy for the Few’, ‘The Face of Imperialism’ and ‘The Assassination of Julius Caesar’.

Recorded in Northridge, CA on April 04, 1990.

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Value Isn’t Everything—(insights from Marxian ecology)

For Marx, the narrow pursuit of value-based accumulation, through the “robbery” of the earth itself, at the expense of “eternal natural necessity,” generated a metabolic rift in the relation between human society and the larger natural world of which it was an emergent part.8Coupled with the related class contradictions of capitalism, these conditions pointed to the need for the expropriation of the expropriators.

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Ireland’s Intellectuals Bow to the Queen of Chaos

AIDAN O’BRIEN—Hillary’s contempt for America, democracy and the world is no secret. The Podesta emails (released by WikiLeaks in 2016) – for example – reveal a two faced politician: a Wall Street Clinton and a Main Street Clinton. For $225,000 a speech Clinton tells the banksters the truth. And for votes she tells the American people fairytales. In her own words: “But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”

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