Tag Archives: Media

John Pilger | The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

“When the truth is replaced by silence,” said the Soviet dissident poet Yevtushenko, “the silence is a lie.”

David Swanson | How I Produce Fake News for Russia

Somehow I’ve produced a veritable flood of Russian propaganda, most of it not even mentioning Russia at all. 

Tom Engelhardt: Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment

Engelhardt: Sometimes what matters most takes up every inch of space in the room and somehow we still don’t see it. That’s how I feel about our present media moment

Popular Resistance: Fifteen Core Issues the Country Must Face

PopularResistance.org These are fifteen core issues that are in crisis in the United States. This list was developed during the organizing process for the Occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. There are solutions to each of these crises and many of them are supported by a majority of the population, but instead of considering […]

Chart: Partisanship and Ideology of News Audiences

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Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

So for instance, if you read technology journals you learn that in robotics labs for some years there have been efforts to develop small drones, what they call “fly-sized drones,” which can intrude into a person’s home and be almost invisible and carry out constant surveillance.  NATASHA LENNARD  SUNDAY, DEC 29, 2013  Salon.com  Noam Chomsky (Credit: AP/Adel […]

Glenn Greenwald: As Europe erupts over US spying, NSA chief says government must stop media

With General Alexander calling for NSA reporting to be halted, US and UK credibility as guardians of press freedom is crushed    Glenn Greenwald  25 October 2013   theguardian.com NSA Director General Keith Alexander, earlier this month. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP The most under-discussed aspect of the NSA story has long been its international scope. That all changed this […]

[Video] Democracy Now! Military Industrial Pundits: Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Who Urged Syrian War

Published on Oct 18, 2013  democracynow http://www.democracynow.org – New research shows many so-called experts who appeared on television making the case for U.S. strikes on Syria had undisclosed ties to military contractors. A new report by the Public Accountability Initiative identifies 22 commentators with industry ties. While they appeared on television or were quoted as experts 111 […]

PopularResistance.Org: The Environment (Fracking, Shale, more), Iran, Pentagon Spending, more

Movement News and Resources PopularResistance.org  October 5, 2013 Debate: Strategy And Tactics In The Environmental Movement Climate & Capitalism published a statement by Chris Williams, an EcoSocialist, about strategies and tactics in the environmental movement. Then they published a response from Sasha Ross of Earth First! Journal, with a response from Williams. It is a […]

[Video] Glenn Greenwald: Journalism Should Expose The Lying Of The Powerful

By Staff  PopularResistance.org  October 4th, 2013  www.youtube.com Powered by Translate   In this interview on BBC, journalist Glenn Greenwald describes the job of journalist as to “prevent people in power from lying to the people over whom they are ruling.”  He sees the job of journalists as to “shine a light” on what government is really doing […]

Chris Hedges> Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition

 “Obama used [Martin Luther] King’s Bible during his inauguration, but under the National Defense Authorization Act King would be detained without due process. By Chris Hedges  Posted on Sep 9, 2013   truthdig.com There is an insidious and largely unseen effort by the White House to silence the handful of voices that remain true to the black prophetic tradition. This […]

[Video] Moyers: Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Greed in Washington

August 23, 2013  Moyers & Company Bill talks with journalist Mark Leibovich about his latest book,This Town, a city where money rules the day and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you. “If you can sell yourself as someone who knows how Washington works, someone who has these […]

Nygaard Notes: Why Media?

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 534, July 25, 2013 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “What Americans Want to See and Hear When They Watch the News” 2.  Thinking Dualistically Leads to Confusion: Here’s How 3.  Why Study Media? ****** Now available on the Web at   http://www.nygaardnotes.org/

Chomsky on Anarchism, Propaganda, Libertarianism, Free College Education and Student Action

It’s never going to be easy.  There’s going to be repression.  There’s going to be backlash.  But that’s the way society moves forward. Noam Chomsky> The Modern Success Interview By Michael S. Wilson  May 31st, 2013  www.modernsuccess.org Everyone knows what one looks like.  They’ve got the leather boots.  Maybe some chains.  Trench-coats.  They wait in dark […]

Did Public Television Commit Self-Censorship to Appease Billionaire Funder David Koch? Parts 1 & 2

 democracynow  Published on May 30, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal say plans for their new documentary to air on public television have been quashed after billionaire Republican David Koch complained about the PBS broadcast of another film critical of him, “Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream,” by acclaimed filmmaker Alex Gibney. Lessin […]

Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House & How It Works

In era of “most aggressive government assaults on press freedom,” new open source dropbox provides “secure route” for leaks Lauren McCauley, staff writer  May 19, 2013  CommonDreams.org Kevin Poulsen and Aaron Swartz working out the kinks of their open sourced safe house. (Photo via The New Yorker) One month before his January 11th suicide, web pioneer […]

[Video] Defining Terrorism…Media Style

Mistakes, Miscues, & Islamophobia    Thom Hartmann  TheBigPictureRT· Published on Apr 24, 2013 Barry Nolan, Journalist/Filmmaker joins Thom Hartmann. In the near wall-to-wall coverage of the Boston terrorist attack and subsequent manhunt last week – the mainstream media once again missed the mark. Did the media fail the American people – and will there ever be […]

Jon Stewart Takes Fox News to Warp Speed on Boston Bombing Trial

Jon Stewart Comedy Central Click to watch a video of the show:  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ESTHER ZUCKERMAN    APR 25, 2013  The Atlantic Wire On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart explained how, in the wake of the Boston bombing and at the beginning of the controversial prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Fox News went all willy […]

Amy Goodman: Corporate Media No Longer Mainstream, But Extreme- Uptake Video

Amy Goodman: Corporate Media No Longer Mainstream, But Extreme “This is no longer a mainstream media, but an extreme media beating the drums for war,” journalist Amy Goodman tells the National Conference For Media Reform meeting in Denver. Published on Apr 7, 2013 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND […]

“Shadows of Liberty”: New Film Explores How Corporate Control of Media Erodes Press Freedoms

“Shadows of Liberty”: New Film Explores How Corporate Control of Media Erodes Press Freedoms DemocracyNow.org Jean-Philippe Tremblay, A London-based filmmaker originally from Quebec. He directed the film “Shadows of Liberty,” which had its U.S. premiere last night here at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. His past films include “Journey” and “Rock Bottom […]