Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fantasyland Media:

Each week, we cover the stories that are just left out of the US propaganda machine. News that the people in charge, the corporations and your government want keep from the public eye.


Daily Mail/UK:
"UK Unions Plot a Winter of Discontent as They Ballot More Than a Million Workers for Biggest General Strike Since 1926.

Millions of workers including police, firefighters, health workers, teachers and prison officers could strike over bitter pension row Unions describe potential walk-out as 'unprecedented' in scale and 'the biggest fight of our lives' Unison says they will be 'vilified' for striking but urges members to 'stay strong'...

Mr Prentis accused the Government of an 'unprecedented' attack on workers with its 'audacious and devious' pension reforms.
Mr Prentis said that exhaustive talks had not worked for the unions: 'We've been patient, we've co-operated, but there comes a time when we say enough is enough because, if we don't, they'll be back for more.' "

-->The corporate championing NY Times doesn't do many articles about labor unrest. Readers of The NY Times are routinely kept in the dark about the strength and persistence of the the labor movement worldwide. Stories like this one might fire up America's working people to resist the destruction of their wages, pensions and standard of living.


The Independent/UK:
"America's homeless crisis washes up in Obama's birthplace. Some live in tents, others in cars – but Hawaii would rather their extreme poor lived on the mainland. Guy Adams reports from Honolulu on a crackdown the US doesn't want the world to see.

Beverly Paracuelles wakes up each morning to a view of palm trees, golden sands, and azure tropical seas. She spends her days wandering along the world-famous beaches of Oahu's northern shore. But don't go telling her that life must be a dream.

Home for the 54-year-old former nursing assistant is neither one of the ocean-view mansions, nor the $600-a-night hotel rooms which dot Hawaii's most populated island. Instead, it's a battered Toyota van. Inside, in an area that measures six by eight feet, she must eat, sleep, and store all of her worldly goods..".

-->The NY Times generally avoids the brutal ramifications of the class war being waged against working people in America. Since its pages are full of advertisements geared towards the winners of this class war, the very rich, The NY Times prefers pictures and stories of Honolulu's sunny beaches and spectacular views.

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