UNDERNEWS

Undernews is the online report of the Progressive Review, edited by Sam Smith, who has covered Washington during all or part of one quarter of America's presidencies and edited alternative journals since 1964. The Review has been on the web since 1995. See main page for full contents

May 18, 2009

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THE MEETING THE AMERICAN MEDIA WON'T REPORT

My mother used to say that democracy was invented by the aristocracy so that they could enjoy all the benefits of being such without any of the responsibilities. So much for democracy as it currently practiced.

EXPLORER SCOUTS BEING TAUGHT HOW TO KILL

The scouting movement has been fascist from the get go. For example, in France, where I live, the scouts are a Catholic operation that have been launched against working-class youth organizations for ages. There is a long history of street brawls between fascist scouts and working class youths, with the former invading working-class neighborhoods from their privileged middle-class enclaves. - John Schoonover

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