Friday, February 21, 2020

American Journalism’s Ideology: Why the ‘Liberal’ Media Is Fundamentalist

If we were to step back from the diversionary label of journalism and evaluate the deeper ideological commitments that shape mainstream news, what are they really? Robert Jensen evaluates an organization’s coverage of environmental news.

Silence Please

In our competitive, loud world, silence is all too often regarded negatively and seen as something uncomfortable to be avoided, but can it be that silence is the key to harmony within our sociopolitical environment?

VIDEO: Facebook Accused of Censoring Hundreds of Prisoners by Purging Profile Pages Without Cause

With more prisoners using social media, Facebook has been accused of being too willing to delete profile pages of prisoners at the request of U.S. authorities—a growing debate among groups.

Muslim Activist in Paris Condemns Attacks, Rising Islamophobia

Reports of Islamophobia have already emerged following the Paris attacks, and fears of attacks on Muslims in Paris have risen.

Net Neutrality, Back by Popular Demand

During the past two decades, as the Internet flourished and transformed our society, several major corporations have assumed dominant “gatekeeper” positions, threatening net neutrality. We must protect net neutrality.

'David Duke Without the Baggage:' Will Top GOPer Steve Scalise Resign Over Speech to...

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has confirmed he spoke at EURO, a convention founded by perhaps the country’s most notorious white supremacist. Now Republicans will have to decide what that says about their conference.

Building power and raising voices of rural women

Rural women have served as the educators, healthcare givers, nurturers, and fighters for our community for generations.

College Bowl Games Become Corporate Money Games

College football bowl games are just another piece of our culture that's been purchased for the enrichment of corporate interests. Where did team spirit go?

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.

Protest has helped define the first two decades of the 21st century – here’s...

The fortunes of popular protest may well depend on whether the collective leadership of the movements can provide answers to it.