In a time in which we have a tendency to feel disenfranchised and powerless, we would all do well to remember the lessons of the free speech movement at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1960s. The motivated students of UCB created a feeling of empowerment in the student body that had important positive repercussions not only for the freedom of speech, but also the equal rights and women's rights movements.
What do you do when you're just overloaded with executions, and people are smuggling highly mediapathic video clips of mob-style firearm executions out of your country and showing them to people like Amnesty International, when you're dealing with a primarily rural-living population and you need a decentralized infrastructure? That's right! You build DEATH VANS!
Orwell Rolls in His Grave is a critical examination of media influence in the USA. Its primary theme is the proliferation of a handful of media congolmerates that have all but completely conquered american media, and are even capable of exerting a strong influence throughout world media. A great deal of time is given (unsurprisingly) to war in the Middle East; but the focus is not on government (although certainly some time is spent with Michael Powell, who resigned as head of the FCC in 1995.)