Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Speech That All Progressives Should Hear

The following is a video clip of Naomi Klein's (author of The Shock Doctrine) recent speech at the National Conference for Media Reform. During her speech, Naomi reminds Progressives to not get caught up in the reality-TV quality of the 2008 presidential campaign but instead focus on bringing about meaningful change and holding the politicians accountable.

Apparently the organizers of the event thought that Naomi's speech was a little too "controversial" to be posted on their website. However, the blogger known as "Stimulator" on the site Submedia.tv obtained this video of the speech and made it available. Stimulator reports the following regarding FreePress.net's decision not to post a video of the speech:

"subMedia contacted Free Press, the organizer of the conference, to ask why The Shock Doctrine author’s speech could not be found online, and the person explained that Free Press is a non-profit organization and that I should refer to the disclaimer on their website which reads:

'Despite our best efforts, we feel that some of our speakers encroached on electoral space during their remarks at the National Conference for Media Reform. It is not in our interest to disseminate these recordings. We are reviewing all of our video content and will add that which we determine to be free of electoral statements to this page.' "

You can judge for yourself whether Naomi Klein's speech "encroached on electoral space" but please don't miss the heart of her comments.

Thanks to:
  • Naomi Klein for always speaking truth to anyone ready to handle the truth .
  • Stimulator and Corporations8MyBaby for making this video available
  • and, my friends at Care2.com who always bring great videos like this to my attention.

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