Category Social Media
Mike Madden | Senior Advisor Sharon Burke at New America Says Ending the Worst Excesses of the War on Terror, Including Torture, Would Be “Concessions to ISIS”
What likely concerns Ms. Burke, is that social media is further from government control than is the traditional media.
“If millennials vote en masse, they have a chance to determine the election’s outcome,”
Facebook officials, Greenwald revealed, have laid out plans with the Israeli government on how to block material that they feel “incites violence.” This news comes at a time when the Israeli government is pushing legislation that would censor social media content from platforms its members consider disagreeable.
In another video, which remains on Instagram, Gaines can be heard speaking to her five-year-old son, who’s sitting on the floor wearing red pajamas.
“Who’s outside?” she asks him. “The police,” he replies timidly. “What are they trying to do?” “They trying to kill us.”
Giroux: The critique of the flight from privacy fails to address how the growth of the surveillance state and its appropriation of all spheres of private life are connected to the rise of the punishing state, the militarization of American society, secret prisons, state-sanctioned torture, a growing culture of violence, the criminalization of social problems, the depoliticization of public memory, and one of the largest prison systems in the world, all of which “are only the most concrete, condensed manifestations of a diffuse security regime in which we are all interned and enlisted.”
We can learn a lot about the future of culture wars from a “movement” of video game players angry about efforts to make gaming more welcoming for women. By Christopher Zumski Finke YesMagazine.org October 22, 2014 Photo by Shutterstock The terrorist organization Islamic State recently released a glossy recruiting video targeted at young men, a […]
Surely, fighting “the inhuman” does not justify the indiscriminate killing of Syrian civilians by drones and high-tech fighter jets, among other dastardly crimes? The human and inhuman too often bleed into each other, destroying this wretched, unreflective rhetoric. This is a dangerous binary because it closes down questions of history, politics, power, justice and the […]
“Coleman does a fantastic job of chronicling Anonymous’s political turn while explaining her own moral pretzels as a researcher. She illuminates a movement that bucks the cultural trend to self-promote and examines the “fractal chaos” of a leaderless collective that is deliberately hard to pin down but looks a little bit like the Internet when […]
Practical tips, rights, and apps By Erin Kennedy www.thedialoguechronicle.com from PopularResistance.org August 27, 2014 Consider this scenario: Hundreds of people gathering at town square in the morning have become thousands by the afternoon. The chanting from the protesters is only drowned out by the growl of police tanks rolling up a residential street. No Justice! […]
“Suppose you’re a young college student inclined towards liberal or left-wing ideas. And suppose, like a lot of such college students, you enjoy Stephen Colbert and find him a political inspiration. Now imagine that, during the #CancelColbert fiasco, you defended Colbert on Twitter. If your defense was noticed by the people who police that forum, […]
Smearing a Progressive Website to Support Israel Pouring Poison into the Internet: A special investigative report By Lance Tapley Common Dreams August 20, 2014 Like many other news websites, Common Dreams has been plagued by inflammatory anti-Semitic comments following its stories. But on Common Dreams these posts have been so frequent and intense they have driven away donors […]
For most of recorded history, we have witnessed war in the rearview mirror. It took weeks and sometimes months for Mathew Brady’s, and his associates’, photos of the bloody consequences of Antietam to reach the public. Dozens of bodies at the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down by a surface-to-air missile near the […]
With a billion users, Facebook is far and away the largest player in the world of corporate social media, so all these criticisms apply to Facebook. But many also apply to Twitter, Pinterest and their little brothers as well. Bruce A. Dixon BAR.com June 17, 2014 by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon For […]
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International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) Introduction by Nada Alwadi Organizers and strategists of nonviolent movements often struggle in dealing with the mainstream news media. Some consider it their enemy, because coverage can be patchy or inaccurate. Others unrealistically expect the media to advocate for their causes. Yet few resources for activists have provided […]
The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket By Glenn Greenwald 4 Apr 2014 The Intercept A woman uses her cellphone as she sits on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. Image credit: Franklin Reyes/AP This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create “a […]
If we continue to build the independent, people-powered media, greater numbers of people will build up immunity to the destructive misinformation of corporate media. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers AlterNet February 7, 2014 CenterforMediaJustice.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/1000 Words In the last week, there were two major examples of how people-powered media can educate and […]
How Israel Is Winning the Hashtag War in Gaza by Meher Ahmad Published on Friday, November 16, 2012 by The Progressive via Common Dreams As the war between Gaza and Israel heightens to levels unseen since the devastating Operation Cast Lead, the competing narratives behind the conflict have reached a new platform: social media. The war between hashtags embodies […]
How to Build a Grassroots Power Base By Norman Solomon The Nation | Op-Ed Monday, 12 November 2012 via truthout.org Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary. September 17, 2012. (Photo: Sunset Parkerpix) Millions of Americans are eager, even desperate, for a political movement that truly challenges the power of Wall Street and the Pentagon. But accommodation has been habit-forming for […]
What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? July 18, 2012 SavetheInternet.com Our responses to these frequently asked questions will give you some background about the movement to protect Internet freedom. You also might find it useful to print out this guide and share it with people who attend your event. Why do we need Internet […]