Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

August 18, 2009

John Pilger: Obama is a corporate marketing creation

Filed under: Obama — louisproyect @ 12:53 pm

7 Comments »

  1. Hmmm…maybe Doug Henwood was on to something last year…

    Comment by sk — August 18, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

  2. Too bad the ISO, at whose “Socialism” confab this excellent speech was presented, doesn’t have the balls to say the same thing out of fear of alienating Obama’s “mass movement.”

    Comment by MN Roy — August 19, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

  3. One can now harken back to the days when you could log on to the BBC or Guardian and read John Pilger being accused and attacked of being racist almost any day of the week because he dared to talk about the corporate forces behind the creation of the Obama phenomenon.
    Oh those were archaic times.

    Comment by Michael T — August 20, 2009 @ 12:25 am

  4. [...] 16 John Pilger, “Obama and Empire,” speech to International Socialist Organization, San Francisco, CA (July 4, 2009). View and hear the segment quoted at http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/john-pilger-obama-is-a-corporate-marketing-creation/ [...]

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