Culture and Media

25.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen: The mainstream narrative is grossly misleading

Yemen: The mainstream narrative  is grossly misleading

Double standards A coalition led by Saudi-Arabia and supported by Western leaders has been bombing Yemen for about a month; it’s a clearcut international aggression and an extremely a-symmetric conflict. But we’ve heard no calls for a ‘humanitarian intervention’ by NATO or a no-fly zone to prevent the now more … »

23.04.2015 Mariano Quiroga

The open minds of Latin America

The open minds of Latin America

The open minds of Latin America thank you for your caress, the lullaby, the silence, the pause. We thank you for giving our dreams a compass, for giving names to the days, for putting a face to the faceless. All the open minds thank you for the song, for blowing … »

23.04.2015 Nava J. Thakuria

Indian film maker opposes online obscenity

Indian film maker opposes online obscenity

He may oppose the censorship to movies, but remains concerned about the obscenity and violence in the alternate media space. Being a master filmmaker of the country, Adoor Gopalakrishnan maintained his stand against the film censorship as the Padma Vibhushan awardee argues that the audience in a democratic society like … »

19.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Re-writing history, retracing different steps

Re-writing history, retracing different steps

South African Democratic Teachers Union is calling for the re writing of history books for schools. The Union said this recently through its Secretary General Mr. Mugewna Maluleke that South African history should be re-written by Africans without the Western influences.  By J.T. Jiyane The Union is of the opinion … »

18.04.2015 Gary Corseri

USA: Side-effects, popping pills and pop-up politics

USA: Side-effects, popping pills and pop-up politics

Used to be, when I flipped channels, I’d go from one movie to another, one drama to another, one news show to another, etc.  These days, I’m more likely to go from one commercial to another—and more likely than not, it’s a prescription pill commercial! By Gary Corseri Wasn’t there … »

14.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

End note: on Eduardo Galeano, Uruguay poet-writer

End note: on Eduardo Galeano, Uruguay poet-writer

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano and leading leftwing intellectual has died, he was 74. Galeano was best known for his 1971 anti-imperialist work, Open Veins of Latin America, which details Latin America’s exploitation at the hands of foreign powers, beginning with Spanish colonization five centuries ago and continuing to the present … »

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