Friday, July 12, 2024

Greece mandates six-day working week amid controversy and protests

As Greece mandates a six-day working week to boost productivity, workers and unions decry the policy as a rollback of long-standing labor rights, sparking nationwide protests.

Red Earth Farms is proof that intentional communities can succeed

Ninety percent of all communes dissolve early on. How has this Missouri collective been making it work since 2005?

As peace protests are violently suppressed, CNN paints them as hate rallies

Some in corporate media very clearly took sides, portraying student protesters as violent, hateful and/or stupid.

Old man world

We’ll be watching as an all-American world possibly spins slowly out of control.

Media malpractice: Blacking out genocide and disenfranchising Palestinian pain

American media’s Israel bias and censoring journalists.

New York Times reviews reporter’s ‘likes’ on post advocating Gaza ‘slaughterhouse

Amidst ethical scrutiny, The New York Times delves into the actions of a freelancer whose social media activity casts shadows on journalistic neutrality in conflict coverage.

What will generative AI mean for the racial wealth gap? 

Big technological shifts have a history of keeping Black and other marginalized groups at or near the bottom of economic opportunities. Will this time be different?

Media that benefit from inequality prefer to talk about other things

As economic inequality surges in the US, major media outlets remain fixated on other economic issues, overshadowing a fundamental challenge to American society.

Spreading hate and bigotry: WSJ and NYT’s offensive pieces ignite fury over Islamophobic narratives

In a world where headlines often shape perceptions, two leading newspapers' recent pieces have sparked a fierce debate over the role of media in perpetuating Islamophobia and bigotry, challenging us to confront the shadows cast by biased narratives.

Amped-up Age of Anxiety weaponized into Age of Nostalgia

Today, alas, confirms the truth of Pete Hamill’s quip, “The most powerful force in American politics is not anger, it's nostalgia.”