Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Journalism as Subversion

Global capitalism erases the world's stories and histories. It seeks to shut out our voices, hopes and dreams by replacing the actual and the real with fake and false. Is its ultimate goal to create a vast historical amnesia?

Media’s Email Hysteria: Why Are Republicans Exempt?

If a private email account is so shocking to mainstream media, why was there barely any talk about the millions of emails that disappeared during the Bush years? The current hysteria seems to reveal the intense press prejudice against Hillary Clinton by several well-placed Washington journalists.

‘Epic Fail:’ Feminism and Ecological Crises

It seems homo sapiens’ domination of Earth is coming to an end as the result of today’s processes of resource extraction and waste generation. What can we do to change this trajectory, and is this conversation unavoidable?

TV Meteorologists Should Say It Loud and Clear: Climate Change Is Here

Climate change is here and it is real. It's time TV Meteorologists state the cold, hard facts: it is a planetary threat and there is plenty we can do about it.

Hope and Wonder Amidst the Misery

British artist and writer Benjamin Crème has been traveling the world preaching to anyone who would listen that Maitreya, the World Teacher, is out there gradually emerging into public view. The story is an extraordinary message of hope.

In the New Gilded Age, Social Protest Dominates Academy Awards Ceremony

Oscar winners at the 87th Academy Awards took advantage of their stage time by making statements on behalf of minorities and the discriminated-against. It's being hailed the most politically progressive Oscars ever.

50 Years After Murder, Malcolm X Remembered by Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz and Friend A....

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, Democracy Now speaks to his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and friend, A. Peter Bailey who were both present inside the Audubon Ballroom the day Malcolm X was shot dead.

Sued by Chesapeake Energy for Stealing Trade Secrets, Aubrey McClendon Hires PR Giant Edelman

McClendon and his legal team, as well as American Energy Partners' investors, responded to the lawsuit claiming their innocence. Still, Edelman is listed as American Energy's media contact for the lawsuit, who will help shape some of the media headlines about the case.

‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

“When you fight porn you fight global capitalism.” With the rise of pornography, there has also been an explosion in sex-related violence. But as porn becomes more accessible, are we blinded by self-destructive fantasy?

Suffocating dissent: Gagging the Media in Ethiopia

The Anti–Terrorism Proclamation is known to punish so-called "troublesome journalists" who might criticize the government or publish articles featuring opposition. The brutal gang ruling is no worse than in Ethiopia.