Culture and Media

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… »

26.06.2019

Sea Watch and everything else: testimony of a journalist-activist

Sea Watch and everything else: testimony of a journalist-activist

While I write, the dramatic developments regarding the migrants that were rescued by Sea Watch and have been stuck in open see for almost two weeks have not yet reached a conclusion. Having followed this story with passion, I want to highlight a number of elements which go beyond the… »

25.06.2019

Protecting Children from Police

Protecting Children from Police

By David Swanson Donald E. McInnis’s book, She’s So Cold, is painful to read. McInnis was the defense attorney for one of three boys falsely accused of killing one of the boys’ sister. Much of the book is recreation of police interrogations that were videotaped, and of a court hearing. This… »

19.06.2019

A Conversation with Laurie Loewenstein

A Conversation with Laurie Loewenstein

By Jhon Sánchez Summer is coming and even though I love the heat, sometimes I like the cold refreshing rain. I imagine myself walking along the rivulets and splashing water from the ponds. In the time of global warming, I also wish we could hire a rainmaker to make this… »

17.06.2019

[Pressenza Greece] Vimeo closes our account and sends us, happily, to PeerTube

[Pressenza Greece] Vimeo closes our account and sends us, happily, to PeerTube

“Don’t write to me by gmail anymore, I want to leave google little by little”, I told my friends and family for a year. I’ve created a free and secure email account, and I’m fighting for this change, which is not easy: “We have googledrive to store our data,” is… »

14.06.2019

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons premiered in New York

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons premiered in New York

An idea born a year ago to record the story of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was turned into a reality last week as the World Premiere of the film, The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, took place in New York in the Village East… »

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