In a corporatist system of government, corporate censorship is state censorship. When there’s no meaningful space between corporate power and government power, it doesn’t make much difference whether the guy silencing your dissent is Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Sessions.
Even among the progressive movement, divergent views can sometimes lead to misunderstanding and distrust. This is greatly illustrated by the controversy surrounding journalist Caitlin Johnstone, who has been alternately described as a “fake lefty” and a political pragmatist.
In the past two weeks, MintPress News has published two differing op-eds on the topic of left-right alliances. Both articles questioned if such alliances are an effective way to challenge the establishment. It sparked heated discussion and caused quite the firestorm online. The first article, titled “