Digging the underground press

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March 30, 2011
In These Times
by Richard Greenwald  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"As the cascading revolts in the Muslim world demonstrate, communication systems matter. Communication is the oxygen of social movements, but scholars have rarely focused attention on the organs of social protest. In the 19th century, the labor and radical movements all had their own press, as did various ethnic communities, and each was vital to its cause. The medium has changed (from small magazines, to cheaply printed local community newspapers to Twitter), but the message is the same: Social movements need organic forms of communication because without it, they die." (03/30/11)


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