February 8, 2024

Informed Leftist

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Tossed-Aside Headlines

Still zero proof of UNRWA participation in the October 7 attack. American and Canadian officials admit they have not seen any evidence, while a handful of mainstream outlets (Channel 4, Sky News and France 24) privy to Israel’s internal document of allegations say that Israel fails to provide any proof of its claim. Famine is now inevitable due to the cuts by Western governments to UNRWA’s funding, whose aid is set to end by the end of February. More on the Electronic Intifada.

Israel tortures its Palestinian hostages en masse. Chilling testimonies from recently released hostages reveal constant beatings, sexual assault, and the denial of food, water and bathroom access. More on Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor.

The US attempted to coup Venezuela’s president in 2018. An accidentally released memo reveals that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used a high-profile money launderer in 2018 in an attempt to overthrow the democratically elected president, Nicolás Maduros, and other high officials. More on the Geopolitical Economy Report.

CNN’s own staff claims the outlet is creating Israeli propaganda. A number of staffers and internal documents reveal the outlet’s leadership has set tight rules to sway its coverage of occupied Palestine heavily in favour of Israel. More on Caitlin’s Newsletter.


In 2016, Israel arrested an aid worker from World Vision, a charity then largely financed by Australia, claiming that he was embezzling funds to Hamas. An independent audit by the firm Deloitte found this to be false, yet Australia still cut its funding and the aid worker, Mohammad El Halabi, still sits in Israeli prison to this day.

More on the Electronic Intifada.

Working-Class Theory

Objectivity is impossible. Something may be factual and present all sides, but certain ideas must, by necessity, be given priority and visibility, while others are weakened or even ignored. And since “[t]he ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas (i.e. the ruling class of society is at the same time its ruling intellectual force)” workers must replace the ideas of the ruling bourgeois class with its own working-class ideas.

More in the “Ruling Class and Ruling Ideology” section of Marx and Engels’ The German Ideology.

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