[Marxism] International progressives and Press TV

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 31 07:47:24 MDT 2011

The single most important thing that American or European revolutionaries
can do to help the prospects of revolutionary change in Iran or any other
country in the world is to bring about revolutionary change *in their own
countries.* And any time they have an opportunity to reach large numbers of
people with their message they need to take it.

As it happens, PressTV and RT are the only media outlets broadcasting
nationally in the U.S. Which offer such an opportunity to real
revolutionaries; even Democracy Now rarely if ever has guests quite as far
to the left. Boycotting them because of any imagined implicit support this
gives to any failings of the Iranian government would be a serious mistake.
All the more so because I speculate that the audiences for PressTV and RT
must, because of their content, surely consist of more potential
revolutionaries than the audiences of CNN or any other corporate media
outlet, just as the audiences of Al Jazeera surely consist of more people
supportive of the Palestinian cause than CNN etc.

Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News

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