In Orwellian fashion, the Media appears to have total control over public opinion, debate and discussion. Countless people have argued that it forms every element of our consciousness and there is no escape. We are told to Consume and that is what we do.
Yet how do Marxists interpret the Media? If it has such power how could we ever hope of overthrowing Capitalism? Rather than advertising, news and Social media are our ideas formed by something fundamental? Our class relations?
If so what can the Left use to counter this control, what is the role of the Revolutionary Newspaper, the Internet and even discussion groups like these?
All are invited to this wide ranging discussion on the role of the Media in Capitalism.