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agitprop

1. (formerly) a bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in charge of agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism
2. 
a. any promotion, as in the arts, of political propaganda, esp of a Communist nature
b. (as modifier): agitprop theatre
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There'd been an earlier show that was more agit-prop, and they wanted this to be light and fluffy, like daytime television.
In response, a group of agit-prop artists held a mock funeral march for Lilli Ann.
They set up their own Agit-Prop label and hit the headlines with their anti-Live Aid first album, Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records, in 1986.
In addition, these primarily formal problems are certainly not unique to Haacke's work, but have plagued political artists from the Soviet agit-prop days to Bertolt Brecht and beyond.
One senses the style of a graphic designer in these works--one who appropriates the laws of advertising by using dynamic cropping, seductive glances, agit-prop compositions, and propagandistic conditioning through repetition.
The book is a patchwork of policy, platitude, and propaganda, written in prose that swerves between memo-ese and agit-prop.
That Thomson Cruise's big time arrival here would have changed the face of Liverpool for the better and inevitably led to other leading cruise names like Fred Olsen Cruise Line and Saga Cruises expanding their programme is immaterial to the city apparatchicks and purveyors of agit-prop.
But it is very far from being a facile piece of agit-prop.
Morello's killer riffs and slippery solos on anthems such as Bulls On Parade, Bombtrack and Killing In The Name are matched by frontman Zack de la Rocha's angry agit-prop vocals.
Atkinson's commitment and impartiality ("I don't support the bombing of innocent civilians whether it's done by the IRA, Winston Churchill in Dresden or Harry Truman in Nagasaki and Hiroshima," he writes) command respect, but the works themselves are the thinnest kind of agit-prop.
Loach has the extraordinary ability to dramatise a political argument without it becoming an agit-prop lecture.
In a nutshell: Serviceable agit-prop, dubious science, predictable melodrama.