The language of warfare and violence dominates public discourse in the United States and around the world, even when war isn’t part of the conversation. Nan Levinson, a writer, teacher, and journalist covering civil and human rights, culture, and the military, discusses how the normalization of militaristic jargon is making us more combative and less receptive nonviolence.
In this statement issued on the eve of 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Julian Assange defends WikiLeaks’ publication of the DNC Leaks and the Clinton political campaign and Foundation email leaks (Podesta Emails). “The right to receive and impart true information is the guiding principle of WikiLeaks,” says Assange.
Internet law expert Michael Geist discusses the continuing death spiral of the traditional news media. It’s time to seriously consider the role of emerging digital alternatives in Canadian journalism.
Egypt’s retrial of Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and two other jailed Al Jazeera journalists acknowledges major flaws in their original convictions, says Amnesty International.
Reporting on Wednesday’s Ottawa shootings, CNN and other global media outlets resorted to needless sensationalism, propagandist fear-mongering and self-serving interpretations of terrorism.
The Occupy movement has partnered with FilmOn Networks to create a free 24/7 Online “TV for the 99” television outlet for news, evidence, and commentary.
Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs accuses Sun News Media carrying a decidedly “pro-Conservative anti-First Nations” bias.
World-renowned dissident and linguist, MIT Professor Noam Chomsky tells Democracy Now! that the U.S. media is subservient to the Israeli propaganda in its coverage of the current Gaza conflict.