The Missing Dead: How the Media Has Misreported COVID’s Toll in Poorer Nations

Here in Mexico, the majority of people who have died from Covid-19 did not get tested, and so they weren’t counted in the official numbers. They do not exist in the numbers that the media repeats over and over, without ever contextualizing them, without ever explaining that they are almost meaningless because testing is so inaccessible here. More

Source: The Missing Dead: How the Media Has Misreported COVID’s Toll in Poorer Nations – CounterPunch.org

 Corbyn and the media propaganda war

The Corbyn affair is really about the controlled propaganda of the media and hardly means anything. In addition the gross abuse of the ‘antisemitism blackmail’ tactics is almost grotesque.

The left should indeed re-examine their leftist perspective: we have done that here. A new take on socialism such as we have tried to construct (in fragments unfortunately) is in the long/short run essential to counter the associated legacy of past now dinosaur radicalism of the bolshevik era.
But this article shows the reality: that socialism is as popular as ever and that Corbyn was/is finally on the right track…

Source: Corporate Media Find All the Wrong Lessons for US Left in Corbyn’s Defeat | Common Dreams Views