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Trump has sucked all of the oxygen out of democracy and has put in play a culture and mode of politics that kills empathy, wallows in cruelty and fear and mutilates democratic ideals.
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[Nader] began to notice various citizen groups experiencing difficulty in getting “newstime” or “newsprint” because their subjects…
TRP Strategy #1: Disconnect from Trump
TRP Strategy #2: Seek the Truth
TRP Strategy #3: Fight Back
…we are still looking at a total retreat from journalistic integrity, an abandonment of responsibility vital to our survival as a nation…
Glenn Greenwald | Watch How Casually False Claims are Published: New York Times and Nicholas Lemann Edition
…it was the press, not Snowden, which decided what stayed secret and what was reported.
…it’s only when it comes to some of the most powerful people on the planet that the rules change.
…even today known establishment and CIA operatives such as Anderson Cooper (CNN-CBS) and Robert Baer (CNN) regularly “report the facts” to millions of Americans…
We should be demanding that interviewers in the media start calling out so-called “experts” when the experts are caught distorting the truth.
A coalition of trade unions in India representing some 180 million workers staged a one-day general strike on Friday, September 2, in protest of what they called the “anti-worker and anti-people” policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. …Assocham, India’s chamber of commerce, estimated that the economic impact of the strike was $2.4 billion–$2.7 billion (Hindustan Today, 9/3/16).
The point I’m struggling to make is that democracy isn’t easy. Peace isn’t easy. Those who wage peace have to do so independent of global political and economic structures, and independent of much of the mainstream media.
Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”, argues that the 24/7 Trump coverage is ruining the election.
Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him.
“For anybody that cares about press freedom or democracy, this should concern them,” said Muhawesh. “This has set a very dangerous precedent on our press freedom.”