Tag Archives: International Media
An Online Vigil in Defense of Julian Assange with Daniel Ellsberg, Craig Murray, Bill Binney and Ray McGovern
The fate of Assange represents a threat to human rights, asylum rights, liberty and press freedoms.
…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…
Swanson: Let me give you an idea of how out of touch I am. I would have thought that every peace activist in the United States would oppose the new development of Russia bombing Syria. We’ve always said, and some of us have even believed, that war was immoral and illegal and unacceptable no matter who did it.
Article: …these new venues have risen to prominence with major scoops—often related to political corruption—and a willingness to break taboos while opening up their opinion pages to vigorous debate.
The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking? The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections. Time for a closer look … Charlie Skelton guardian.co.uk Thursday 12 July 2012 10.48 EDT Click> Video> Inside Syria – Has the UN observer mission failed in Syria? The […]
Controversy and Confusion Over the Latest WikiLeaks Revelations: 8 Things You Really Need to Know Editorial Commentary: Noam Chomsky wrote the reason why WikiLeaks is so important: Suppression of one’s own crimes is virtually ubiquitous among powerful states, at least those that are not defeated. — in 9/11 – was there an […]
What Have We Wrought: thoughts on freedom, taxes, capitalism and democracy Part IV: Media and Propaganda With a mainstream corporate media that is bought and sold by the likes of Rupert Murdoch, with Clear Channel’s and other right-wing owners control of local radio around the country, how do we reach these relatives and neighbors? Every […]
Rupert Is Not Above the Law He’s Not Above the Law. Tell Congress to Investigate. Rupert Murdoch and other News Corporation executives are at the center of a shocking British media scandal that involves spying, bribery, corruption, a corporate cover-up and even murder. We need to know if this media giant’s potential criminal behavior has crossed the […]
5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head — And That the Media Are Ignoring June 7, 2011 | By Rania Khalek AlterNet.org Is 2011 capable of exceeding 2010’s revelations? And what discoveries in 2011 has WikiLeaks unearthed thus far? Between Collateral Murder, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and Cablegate, it appeared as […]
NCMR: WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Modern Day Muckraking Panel Presenters: Emily Bell, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Greg Mitchell, Micah Sifry, Christopher Warren Video of some and audio of all National Conference on Media Reform workshops and plenaries are available at freepress.net/conference. They are a wellspring of commentary, information and insights, not just about the media, but […]
From Thoreau to Keds, what you can do. rootstriker.org via YouTube – Lawrence Lessig at NCMR 11. Just a little of his background: Lawrence Lessig is the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. My notes: he has lots […]
Change the Media, Change the World, Keynotes by Michael Copps, Amy Goodman, Bob McChesney, Mike Doyle, and others. plus some great music and stand-up humor by Elon James White
Michael Kopps: Whatever your first issue is, your second needs to be the media . . . Josh Silver: “We must be compassionate as we change hearts and minds . . .” Click on the link below and scroll down a bit to see and hear the keynotes. After you get through the introductory music […]
Change the Media, Change the World: The National Conference on Media Reform Impressions and Comments by Sue Ann Martinson What happens when 2500 media mavens who are organizers, techies, professors, students, high school teachers, activists, citizen journalists, and media advocates of all stripes get together? That’s what happened the weekend of April 8-10, 2011 in […]
This speech at NCMR is the first of many I will be showing on WAMMToday. Tomorrow I will publish a report on the National Conference for Media Reform on WAMMToday, which I attended. With much more to come from this incredible conference that gathered 2500 media mavens, organizers, professors, students and teachers in Boston April […]
By Jennifer Baker January 26, 2011 — IDG News Service — More and more European Union member states are delegating online policing to private companies and Internet service providers, according to a report released Wednesday. Where law enforcement agencies would traditionally have tackled the problem of illegal online content, more powers are being given to […]