Lee Camp just destroyed the entire establishment narrative about RT

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After all the mainstream media’s fuss about the Trump administration’s “war on the press”, you’d think we would be hearing more than crickets from them as this same administration makes the shocking move of forcing RT America to register as a foreign agent. Luckily, as always, we can at least count on Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp to rip all this bullshit to shreds.

Asleep on the pillow: Why we don’t get better government

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Miyamoto Musashi, arguably Japan’s greatest Samurais, said: “To Hold Down a Pillow” means not allowing the enemy’s head to rise . . . you must always be able to lead the enemy about. The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy’s useful actions but allow his useless actions.” This is also, effectively, what our Federal Governments do to us, the body politic. Journalist, Mike Woodcock examines why we don’t get better government and what we can do to stop falling for the same gag.

Fish through the net – my experience as a black student in Oxford

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Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that only 10 out of 32 Oxford University Colleges awarded a place to a black British pupil with A-Levels in 2015. Over six-years, Oriel College offered only one place to a black student. One of Oxford’s only black students, Otis Clarke, says though it has the best of intentions, Oxford still does not possess the cultural nuance to foster true diversity across its student body. If its colleges are not institutions of “social apartheid” Oxford must be fully committed to social progress for such a culture to flourish.

Minimal Effort: Paradise Papers

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A new web-comic from Renegade Inc illustrator, Rachael Bolton in which Sir Fancy Mammoth and Proletariat discuss the importance of government oversight and surveillance.

I could have done that

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Thanks to the commodification of culture, artists have been maligned and minimised to societal anomalies, indulgent characters living in an alternative universe whose success owes either to their innate eccentricity, or hopeless romanticism. Everyone’s a critic. The snobbish refrain, ‘I could have done that’, speaks volumes about the diminished role of art in dominant culture. 

‘The psychopath, the puppet and the princeling’: Preparing PR for war on Iran

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In the coming months we can expect to witness an increasing number of speeches and articles demonising Iran, along with a growing number of ‘serious incidents’, that will be used to justify reneging on the nuclear deal. The phoney war on Iran has entered a new phase. The Likud party led by Netanyahu, the Trump administration, supported by the Wahhabi backed princeling in Riyadh…have absolutely no interest in collaborative solutions in the Middle East. Their goal is regime change. 

‘It’s ok to not fit in’ – Oliver Stone

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Oliver Stone, Hollywood director, producer, writer and documentary-maker used his opportunity while accepting a Writers Guild of America Award to take aim at the system which has produced institutional nation-building to further American interests, and encouraged young writers to be bold, brave and stand-out against the crowd.

Too much news

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It used to be that news was more or less the reporting of interactions that were geopolitical in scale. These days, news stories break at the speed of a president’s pudgy little bigot-fingers.  Newspapers are complicit in acquiescing to the chaos of Trump’s presidency by keeping us at tweet’s length from a deeper understanding of this new, terrifying White House. One could almost argue that it’s never been more important for newspapers to avoid reporting the news, and instead tell us what’s actually going on.