Culture and Media

02.04.2019

Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

Garfield Benjamin, Solent University for The Conversation Gwyneth Paltrow – who has 5.3m Instagram followers – reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a picture of her on social… »

24.03.2019

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

William Dance, Lancaster University for The Conversatiom Intentionally false news stories were shared more than 35m times during the 2016 US presidential election, with Facebook playing a significant role in their spread. Shortly after, the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed that 50m Facebook profiles had been… »

23.03.2019

Democratic Presidential Candidates Plan to Skip AIPAC Conference

Democratic Presidential Candidates Plan to Skip AIPAC Conference

Trump’s announcement came just days before he is set to host Netanyahu at the White House during the annual conference of AIPAC—the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The AIPAC event will include speeches from Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among others. »

23.03.2019

The Power of the Israel Lobby Is Unrivaled

The Power of the Israel Lobby Is Unrivaled

Zionists openly brag about the power of the Israel Lobby, but others who mention the lobby’s power are branded as anti-Semites.  We are supposed to accept the lobby’s power but never complain about it.   by Paul Craig Roberts, originally published here Zionists openly brag about the power of… »

23.03.2019

How the media let malicious idiots take over

How the media let malicious idiots take over

By George Monbiot  for The Guardian Be it Jacob Rees-Mogg or Nigel Farage, blusterers and braggarts are rewarded with platforms that distort our political debate. If our politics is becoming less rational, crueller and more divisive, this rule of public life is partly to blame: the more disgracefully you… »

16.03.2019

Horror on Facebook Live: what to do about fascism on social networks

Horror on Facebook Live: what to do about fascism on social networks

By Ignacio Torres, Community Manager and Humanist Activist. The terrorist attack perpetrated by white supremacists in New Zealand has had as an even more brutal feature with the live streaming by one of the killers in the act of committing the crime. The real time broadcast of the murder of… »

16.03.2019

Face 2 Face with Julia Lee Barclay Morton

Face 2 Face with Julia Lee Barclay Morton

On this show we speak with Julia Lee Barclay-Morton, Ph.D., writer, director, artist, and teacher, about how the structure and content of theater works can be considered political. For Julia, theater is not fixed but rather an open place for social transformation. »

13.03.2019

How Not to Go to War

How Not to Go to War

By David Swanson If you saw a book in Barnes and Noble called “How Not to Go to War,” wouldn’t you assume it was a guide to the proper equipment every good warrior should have when they head off to do a little killing, or perhaps something like this U.S. »

12.03.2019

Brave Heart: The Unrelenting Courage of Chelsea Manning

Brave Heart: The Unrelenting Courage of Chelsea Manning

By Mary Metzger It takes a lot of courage to be who and what you are when who or what you are contradicts the values of your society.   Thus, even under the best of circumstances it takes a lot of courage to be out and gay.  No matter what laws… »

11.03.2019

« Interview with Edwy Plenel on: freedom of the press, journalism and the Yellow Vests »

« Interview with Edwy Plenel on: freedom of the press, journalism and the Yellow Vests »

Mediapart is an independent French online investigative and opinion journal created in 2008 by Edwy Plenel, former Editor-in-chief of Le Monde. Mediapart is published in French, English and Spanish. (Wikipedia) Pressenza: Today, what do you think of the freedom of the Press ? Edwy Plenel: There is a tendency,… »

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