James Aronson, The Press and the Cold War Democracy and the Media: Section Three by Noam Chomsky

James Aronson’s The Press and the Cold War can be found here.

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My Pirates and Emperors Democracy and the Media: Section Three by Noam Chomsky

Chomsky’s Pirates and Emperors can be found here.

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A panel of media critics organized annually by Carl Jensen, who select the "ten most censored stories" of the year, gave the first prize for 1987 to a study of these issues by Ben Bagdikian, referring of course not to literal state censorship but to media evasion or distortion of critical issues. Democracy and the Media: Section Three by Noam Chomsky

Carl Jensen runs a program called Project Censored which calls to attention news stories censored not literally but by media evasion or distortion of critical issues at hand.

The article for which Ben Bagdikan won the award for was titled, “The Information Monopoly”..

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From Key, Public Opinion and American Democracy. Democracy and the Media: Section Three by Noam Chomsky

The original text from which the Barron piece can be found is here.

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Cited by Jerome A. Barron, "Access to the Press -- a New First Amendment Right," Democracy and the Media: Section Three by Noam Chomsky

Harvard Law’s review of Jerome’s piece can be found here.

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Benjamin Ginsberg, The Captive Public (Basic Books, 1986, 86, 89) Democracy and the Media: Section Three by Noam Chomsky

The book can be found here.

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Nor are we able to freely and democratically elect our political representatives First Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle by EZLN (Zapatistas)

Mexico, officially known as the United Mexican States, has for most of its recent history been riddled with political corruption. That of the most significant form is with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), reputed as using

electoral fraud, corruption, bribery, and repression when necessary to maintain control over individuals and groups

Most elections were shams, there were no challenges to the PRI’s hegemony and often the demands of the people were ignored in favor of the white oligarchy or the industrial powers which demanded industrialization with no regard for the peasants.

The PRI held an iron grip on the Mexican political system until the 1980s, around the time when the EZLN was formed (November 19, 1983 to be exact).

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We have been denied the most elemental preparation so they can use us as cannon fodder and pillage the wealth of our country. They don't care that we have nothing, absolutely nothing, not even a roof over our heads, no land, no work, no health care, no food nor education. First Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle by EZLN (Zapatistas)

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (in Spanish: Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) was made known by its reaction to the the destructive neo-liberal policies of the North American “Free-Trade Agreement” and the horrible effects they would have on the Mexican populace. In addition, grinding poverty, horrible human rights for indigenous peoples, and the lack of a guarantee of basic survival sparked a relatively unarmed peasant uprising on January 1, 1994, the day NAFTA would take place.

A brief history of the movement can be found here as reported by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!.

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See also Herman, The Real Terror Network Democracy and the Media: Section Three by Noam Chomsky

Book can be found here.

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See also our two-volume Political Economy of Human Rights Democracy and the Media: Section Three by Noam Chomsky

Book can be found here.

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