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Medialens, have just published another insightful commentary on the role of the media in political propaganda.

Obama’s election has been trumpted through the media as a sign of change.  His political campaign pushed this idea, as illustrated by his campaign website –  However he has kept his policies very close to his chest, and what comments he has made seem to be largely in-line with the policies of the current and historic American governments.

As independent candidate Ralph Nader put it in a letter to Obama

“Far more than Senator McCain, you have received enormous, unprecedented contributions from corporate interests, Wall Street interests and, most interestingly, big corporate law firm attorneys… Why, apart from your unconditional vote for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, are these large corporate interests investing so much in Senator Obama? Could it be that in your state Senate record, your U.S. Senate record and your presidential campaign record (favoring nuclear power, coal plants, offshore oil drilling, corporate subsidies including the 1872 Mining Act and avoiding any comprehensive program to crack down on the corporate crime wave and the bloated, wasteful military budget, for example) you have shown that you are their man?” (


I’ve been playing around with Audacity & the girls, and we’ve recorded a couple of tracks.  🙂

Here’s Shamani McQuillan’s first release – You’ve been lost.
The underlying music is O-P-Q-A by Crisopa, off his Bisagra album.
Release under the creative commons share alike license.

I had intended to put Ana’s Fairy Dance up here as well, but I need to confirm a copyright issue first.