Anti-Socialist Bias in Mainstream Media Reporting: Endorsement of Major Political Aggressions of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

I recently participated in a conference at the university I work at and while it is part of my job to help organize these events, I also wanted an opportunity to speak to a larger audience on socialism in real life and not just in leftbook. So I seized this opportunity and delivered a short talk on fake news on socialist countries and how imperialist countries justify their invasions of socialist countries based on such fake news. I did not manage to complete the entire paper before the conference, during which I could only present on Venezuela and the DPRK given the time limits. I intend on writing the full paper and publishing it here in parts. This post will focus on the introduction, the next post on media reporting on Venezuela vs France, thereafter the DPRK vs the USA, and so on until I manage to cover Syria, Libya, Iraq, and other countries. Continue reading

Socialist States are more Democratic than Capitalist States

In Part 1 of this article, Our Right to Vote is not a Sufficient Measure of Democracy, we read about how capitalist countries are authoritarian and how voting in national level elections in capitalist societies is essentially ineffective. In the second part of the article, we shall explore democracy in Actually Existing Socialist states (AES states) and understand concepts of freedom and authority from a dialectical point of view as opposed to an analytical point of view. Continue reading