Culture and Media

17.01.2019

Unauthorized WaPo offers a fantasy grounded in movement wisdom

Unauthorized WaPo offers a fantasy grounded in movement wisdom

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert On Wednesday morning, as commuters in Washington D.C. made their way to work, the front page of what appeared to be the Washington Post had people stopping in their tracks. The headline read: “UNPRESIDENTED: Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis.” Upon closer inspection, a few things about this free… »

10.01.2019

Face 2 Face with Ho Lin

Face 2 Face with Ho Lin

On this show we speak with Ho Lin, author of China Girl, a collection of short stories about Chinese people struggling with political, cultural, and personal baggage, We talk about Ho’s cultural experiences and about his mother’s perspective on the enormous transformation in China over the past 50 years. »

04.01.2019

Face 2 Face with Laurie Loewenstein

Face 2 Face with Laurie Loewenstein

On this show we speak with Laurie Loewenstein, author of Death of a Rainmaker, an historical fiction murder mystery set in the 1930s Dust Bowl. The book portrays the effects of the Depression and a drought as the protagonist tries to solve the murder of a rainmaker who failed to… »

02.01.2019

Pressenza fundraising campaign for 2019

Pressenza fundraising campaign for 2019

Pressenza is officially ten years old! We are really proud of what we have achieved together in our first 10 years. This is the only international news agency with a profile of peace and nonviolence, we publish about 800 articles, videos, photo reports and podcasts every month in 8 languages,… »

01.01.2019

Advertising and academia are controlling our thoughts. Didn’t you know?

Advertising and academia are controlling our thoughts. Didn’t you know?

George Monbiot for The Guardian By abetting the ad industry, universities are leading us into temptation, when they should be enlightening us. To what extent do we decide? We tell ourselves we choose our own life course, but is this ever true? If you or I had… »

30.12.2018

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

By ADAM RAMSAY 28 March 2018 for openDemocracy You can’t understand the Cambridge Analytica scandal until you understand what its parent company does. “The Gulf War Did Not Take Place”. This audacious claim was made by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in March 1991, only… »

29.12.2018

That Con Ed Explosion Big Media Hushed Up!

That Con Ed Explosion Big Media Hushed Up!

By Partha Banerjee Yesterday (December 27), a huge explosion of some sort at New York City’s Con Edison Astoria power plant turned the night sky blue. It was frightening. It was so big that idiots thought it was an alien invasion, and smart people nicknamed it Astoria Borealis (after Aurora… »

10.12.2018

Trump Has Been Broken by the Military/Security Complex

Trump Has Been Broken by the Military/Security Complex

by Paul Craig Roberts, Dec 9, 2018  In order to protect himself from the military/security complex, President Trump has abandoned his intention of normalizing relations with Russia. Just as the neoconservative ideology needs US hegemony, the military/security complex needs an enemy to… »

06.12.2018

Face 2 Face with Pía Figueroa

Face 2 Face with Pía Figueroa

On this show we speak with Pía Figueroa, co-director of Pressenza news agency, about the political situation in South America and the growing antihumanist unrest. Pía gives her perspective on this moment and offers proposals for what humanists can do in front of the current situation. »

03.12.2018

The Guardian Publishes Still More Blatant MI6 Lies on J. Assange

The Guardian Publishes Still More Blatant MI6 Lies on J. Assange

The Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times have been publishing a stream of deliberate lies, in collusion with the security services. The idea of the “liberal media” no longer exists in the new plutocratic age. The press are not on the side of the people, they are an instrument… »

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