Culture and Media

18.07.2019

Surveillance Capitalism, controversial accountability and a way out

Surveillance Capitalism, controversial accountability and a way out

What is happening with capitalism today, globally, is extremely interesting: we believe that we are enjoy individual freedoms, precisely when we are been watched more than ever before. Dozens of sites highlight personal information. The digital world has become tailor made to each one of us in order to achieve… »

13.07.2019

The Flawed Food Dependency

The Flawed Food Dependency

(A Book Review: Food or War) By Robert Hunziker “The most destructive object on the planet… is the human jawbone.” (Food or War, Cambridge University Press, 2019) pg 177 Whether by sight, taste, touch, feel, or smell, it’s only too obvious that “food” affects every aspect of life and is… »

12.07.2019

Milan, Italian premiere of the documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”

Milan, Italian premiere of the documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”

On Tuesday, July 9, the emotional Italian premiere of the documentary “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” took place in Milan, in the Lazzati room of the Ambrosianeum Foundation. Sitting around a large oval table, activists and representatives of institutions watched the film in an unusual setting that… »

11.07.2019

Call for artists to participate in the Art Symposium in Brandenburg in October 2019

Call for artists to participate in the Art Symposium in Brandenburg in October 2019

On the occasion of the Day of Nonviolence, October 2, 2019, from October 1, 2019 to October 5, 2019, a symposium for artists on the subject of nonviolence will take place at the Humanist Park of Study and Reflection in Schlamau, Brandenburg, Germany. The aim of this meeting of artists… »

09.07.2019

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

By Sally Burch for bot populi The arrest of Julian Assange in London and his indictment by the US government highlight one of the main contradictions of our digitalized societie. The democratic principles of defending human rights and official transparency and accountability are giving way to systematic spying on… »

05.07.2019

A Fourth of July about Love and Without Tanks

A Fourth of July about Love and Without Tanks

By Jaime Manrique Bill Sullivan and I met in Julius’, a bar in NYC’s Greenwich Village, on the Fourth of July, 1977. I was sitting at the bar, watering my scotch to make it last, and pretending to read George Santayana’s Last Puritan, which I thought sounded like a suitably… »

04.07.2019

After urging land reform I now know the brute power of our billionaire press

After urging land reform I now know the brute power of our billionaire press

A report I helped publish has led to attacks and flat-out falsehoods in the rightwing media. It’s clear whose interests they serve.  By George Monbiot for The Guardian All billionaires want the same thing – a world that works for them. For many, this means a world in which… »

03.07.2019

Noam Chomsky Reveals How the Old-School ‘Propaganda Model’ Still Works to Manufacture Consent in the Information Age

Noam Chomsky Reveals How the Old-School ‘Propaganda Model’ Still Works to Manufacture Consent in the Information Age

Alex Henderson – AlterNet 20 Jun 2019 – Noam Chomsky, now 90, has witnessed many technological changes over the years. The leftist academic started his career in the days of 78s and black-and-white films, and he is still keeping busy in an era of digital communications,… »

03.07.2019

Pride and Faith: Why This Priest Marches

Pride and Faith: Why This Priest Marches

By Father John Jeffrey I am a child of God, a follower of Christ Jesus, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. I am also a middle age, queer, white cis man who carries his own share of baggage from the sloppy theology and biblical illiteracy inflicted on so many… »

28.06.2019

This Is Really Not a Drill

This Is Really Not a Drill

By David Swanson On Wednesday, the first 10 of the 20 Democrats whom the corporate media is permitting into what they call debates were asked what the greatest threat to the United States is. A worthy and funny answer would have been “MSNBC.” Another worthy and funny answer would have… »

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