Posts Tagged: counter-maspero

My photography archive

My entire photography archive (2003 – Present) is available on Flickr. All my photos are under Creative Commons license, which allows their use for commercial and non-commercial purposes, free of charge. If you want to support my work, please consider a small donation via my PayPal account.

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‘Communist parties too must learn to utilize these methods’

The following quotes are from the Comintern’s Fourth Congress (1922), the proceedings of which Comrade John Riddell translated into English. The quotes were made available to me by Comrade Jesse McLaren in January of this year: 1) In the discussion of trade union work, the Bolshevik Lozovsky (general secretary of the Red International of Labour

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‘We must develop a new Communist reporter’

Zinoviev wrote for the Communist International to the editors of Communist papers in 1921. He complained that: Our papers are too dry, too abstract, too similar to papers of the old type. They are made up too much of what is of interest to the professional politicians, and contain very little of such items as

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#RevSoc Visualizing propaganda and agitation

Leon Trotsky, “Vodka, the Church, and the Cinema” 12 July, 1923: The most important weapon in this respect, a weapon excelling any other, is at present the cinema. This amazing spectacular innovation has cut into human life with a successful rapidity never experienced in the past. In the daily life of capitalist towns, the cinema

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What is to be done: The Website as an Organizer #RevSoc

The Revolutionary Socialists Movement launched its new website on 7 August. The site represents a qualitative change in our propaganda work, but it also presents some major challenges to the membership of the movement as a whole and not only to the comrades in the media committee alone. This is the necessity to provide content

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When reporting becomes activism

Al-Jazeera English website interviews Philip Rizk, Khaled Hamza and me on media and activism in Egypt. I’ll never get tired of repeating this: In a dictatorship, independent journalism by default becomes a form of activism, and the spread of information is essentially an act of agitation.

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Visualizing the message helps it go viral

I found this video via Alaa. watch this http://is.gd/cCT3n and u'll know exactly why the US will always support Israel, genocide & ethnic cleansing is just what they do — Alaa Abd El Fattah (@alaa) June 4, 2010 It’s really powerful. I hope all fellow activists use, whenever possible, slide shows during presentations. Photography is

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