2018-02-24: News Headlines

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-02-23). They Came, They Saw, They Tweeted. counterpunch.org My sense of anticipation was hyped. Robert Mueller had just indicted the Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency, along with several of the trolls who slaved away tirelessly in their cubicles in St. Petersburg in a plot to despoil American democracy. Having recently survived a hit-and-run collision with a suspected Russian troll, who had recklessly driven the internet highways with a false id (Alice Donovan), I was eager to see what the former FBI man had uncovered. More

David Griscom (2018-02-23). When 'Fake News' is Good For Business. counterpunch.org When a neologism is repeated with uniformity by corporate media, billionaires, and across party lines, we should worry. Hearing people blather about fake news was once a minor social annoyance, the type of argument that hanged limply in people's mouths when they had nothing insightful to say. But this linguistic pathogen has spread and people More

Intercepted (2018-02-22). Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation. The Intercept James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this one-hour special video edition of Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story bolstered by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim recently broke a key story on a secret NSA channel to Russia and his first column for The Intercept, about the Trump/Russia investigation, posed the question: Is Donald Trump a traitor? | The post Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation appeared first on The Intercept.

RT (2018-02-17). 'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman. RT US News In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Read Full Article at RT.com

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When 'Fake News' is Good For Business.
David Griscom | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-23
When a neologism is repeated with uniformity by corporate media, billionaires, and across party lines, we should worry. Hearing people blather about fake news was once a minor social annoyance, the type of argument that hanged limply in people's mouths when they had nothing insightful to say. But this linguistic pathogen has spread and people…
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When 'Fake News' is Good For Business.
David Griscom | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-23
When a neologism is repeated with uniformity by corporate media, billionaires, and across party lines, we should worry. Hearing people blather about fake news was once a minor social annoyance, the type of argument that hanged limply in people's mouths when they had nothing insightful to say. But this linguistic pathogen has spread and people…
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/23/when-fake-news-is-good-for-business/
www.avclub.com/watch-normal-person-mark-zuckerberg-explain-that-he-was-1819769865

Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-22
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this one-hour special video edition of Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story bolstered by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim recently broke a key story on a secret NSA channel to Russia and his first column for The Intercept, about the Trump/Russia investigation, posed the question: Is Donald Trump a traitor? | The post Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/02/21/video-glenn-greenwald-and-james-risen-debate-the-trumprussia-investigation/
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Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-22
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this one-hour special video edition of Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story bolstered by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim recently broke a key story on a secret NSA channel to Russia and his first column for The Intercept, about the Trump/Russia investigation, posed the question: Is Donald Trump a traitor? | The post Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/02/21/video-glenn-greenwald-and-james-risen-debate-the-trumprussia-investigation/
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'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-17
In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/419113-trump-mueller-democrats-msm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS
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'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-17
In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/419113-trump-mueller-democrats-msm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS
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'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-17
In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/419113-trump-mueller-democrats-msm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS
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2018-02-23: News Headlines


Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-02-23). They Came, They Saw, They Tweeted. counterpunch.org My sense of anticipation was hyped. Robert Mueller had just indicted the Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency, along with several of the trolls who slaved away tirelessly in their cubicles in St. Petersburg in a plot to despoil American democracy. Having recently survived a hit-and-run collision with a suspected Russian troll, who had recklessly driven the internet highways with a false id (Alice Donovan), I was eager to see what the former FBI man had uncovered. More

David Griscom (2018-02-23). When 'Fake News' is Good For Business. counterpunch.org When a neologism is repeated with uniformity by corporate media, billionaires, and across party lines, we should worry. Hearing people blather about fake news was once a minor social annoyance, the type of argument that hanged limply in people's mouths when they had nothing insightful to say. But this linguistic pathogen has spread and people More

Truthout Stories (2018-02-22). The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force. Truthout Stories Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now," Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. Read "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now" with a donation…

Truthout Stories (2018-02-22). The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force. Truthout Stories Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and…

Ajamu Baraka (2018-02-22). Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire. Global Research Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation …

Intercepted (2018-02-22). Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation. The Intercept James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this one-hour special video edition of Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story bolstered by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim recently broke a key story on a secret NSA channel to Russia and his first column for The Intercept, about the Trump/Russia investigation, posed the question: Is Donald Trump a traitor? | The post Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation appeared first on The Intercept.

T.J. Coles (2018-02-22). How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present. counterpunch.org For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media. More

CP Editor (2018-02-21). Corporate Media Perpetuates Climate Science Denial. counterpunch.org

Intercepted (2018-02-21). Intercepted Podcast: RussiaMania — Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen. The Intercept Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | | James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. This week on Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story that has been put forward by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his…

Ajamu Baraka (2018-02-21). Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire. counterpunch.org Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation of Wakanda, in the latest cultural assault on critical mass consciousness, "American exceptionalism" and "make America great again" – two slogans representing both sides of the imperialist coin, ruling class interests are obscured and the people are reduced to working against their objective interests and being accomplices to imperial lawlessness. More

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2018-02-21). Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic. Global Research The Reagan administration and the CIA also collaborated with Nicaraguan cocaine traffickers to support the Contras led to the "crack" epidemic of the 1980's. Crack became a nightmare within the U.S especially for the African-American community. The "crack epidemic"began in …

Patrick Cockburn (2018-02-19). People Care More About the OXFAM Scandal Than the Cholera Epidemic. counterpunch.org The earthquake that devastated Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing 220,000 people, produced a terrible and disgusting failure by those who came from abroad to help the survivors. Among these were UN soldiers from Nepal, which was then in the middle of a cholera epidemic, who brought the disease with them and allowed it to More

WSWS (2018-02-19). Grenfell Fire Forum: Failed by the State co-director discusses smear campaign against his documentary. World Socialist Web Site After a lively discussion on issues raised by the film, the Grenfell Fire Forum passed a resolution opposing the attack on it by the corporate media.

Glenn Greenwald (2018-02-19). A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an "Act of War" on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response Be Similar? The Intercept The extreme war rhetoric about Russia coming from elite discourse is as deceitful as it is dangerous: What retaliation should the U.S. use? | The post A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an "Act of War" on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response Be Similar? appeared first on The Intercept.

RT (2018-02-17). 'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman. RT US News In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Read Full Article at RT.com

Soapy (2018-02-05). Intellectuals cheer as US moves towards global war in Syria. libcom.org blogs rex tillerson.jpg | Despite years of unqualified failure, nation's liberal intelligentsia announces full support as US redoubles its efforts in its catastrophic "war on terror" | According to one Iraqi who met George Bush just before the war, the president was intrigued to learn, apparently for the first time, that Iraq is inhabited by two sorts of Muslims, Sunni and Shia, with deep differences between them. | Patrick Cockburn, The Rise of Islamic State. | read more

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2018-02-23: Social Media Postees

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When 'Fake News' is Good For Business.
David Griscom | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-23
When a neologism is repeated with uniformity by corporate media, billionaires, and across party lines, we should worry. Hearing people blather about fake news was once a minor social annoyance, the type of argument that hanged limply in people's mouths when they had nothing insightful to say. But this linguistic pathogen has spread and people…
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/23/when-fake-news-is-good-for-business/
www.avclub.com/watch-normal-person-mark-zuckerberg-explain-that-he-was-1819769865

When 'Fake News' is Good For Business.
David Griscom | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-23
When a neologism is repeated with uniformity by corporate media, billionaires, and across party lines, we should worry. Hearing people blather about fake news was once a minor social annoyance, the type of argument that hanged limply in people's mouths when they had nothing insightful to say. But this linguistic pathogen has spread and people…
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/23/when-fake-news-is-good-for-business/
www.avclub.com/watch-normal-person-mark-zuckerberg-explain-that-he-was-1819769865

Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire.
Ajamu Baraka | Global Research | 2018-02-22
Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation …

Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire

How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present.
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-22
For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/22/99894/
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How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present.
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-22
For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/22/99894/
www.counterpunch.org/wp-content/dropzone/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-21-at-6.43.09-PM.png

Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-22
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this one-hour special video edition of Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story bolstered by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim recently broke a key story on a secret NSA channel to Russia and his first column for The Intercept, about the Trump/Russia investigation, posed the question: Is Donald Trump a traitor? | The post Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/02/21/video-glenn-greenwald-and-james-risen-debate-the-trumprussia-investigation/
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Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-22
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this one-hour special video edition of Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story bolstered by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim recently broke a key story on a secret NSA channel to Russia and his first column for The Intercept, about the Trump/Russia investigation, posed the question: Is Donald Trump a traitor? | The post Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/02/21/video-glenn-greenwald-and-james-risen-debate-the-trumprussia-investigation/
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now," Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. Read "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now" with a donation…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43624-the-global-uprising-for-a-more-equitable-and-humane-labor-force
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43624-the-global-uprising-for-a-more-equitable-and-humane-labor-force
www.truth-out.org/images/Images_2018_02/2018_0222pp.jpg
FightFor15-1330570

The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now," Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. Read "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now" with a donation…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43624-the-global-uprising-for-a-more-equitable-and-humane-labor-force
www.truth-out.org/images/Images_2018_02/2018_0222pp.jpg
FightFor15-1330570

The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43624-the-global-uprising-for-a-more-equitable-and-humane-labor-force
www.truth-out.org/images/Images_2018_02/2018_0222pp.jpg
FightFor15-1330570

The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43624-the-global-uprising-for-a-more-equitable-and-humane-labor-force
www.truth-out.org/images/Images_2018_02/2018_0222pp.jpg
FightFor15-1330570

Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire.
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-21
Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation of Wakanda, in the latest cultural assault on critical mass consciousness, "American exceptionalism" and "make America great again" – two slogans representing both sides of the imperialist coin, ruling class interests are obscured and the people are reduced to working against their objective interests and being accomplices to imperial lawlessness.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/21/venezuela-revenge-of-the-mad-dog-empire/
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Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic.
Timothy Alexander Guzman | Global Research | 2018-02-21
The Reagan administration and the CIA also collaborated with Nicaraguan cocaine traffickers to support the Contras led to the "crack" epidemic of the 1980's. Crack became a nightmare within the U.S especially for the African-American community. The "crack epidemic"began in …

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic.
Timothy Alexander Guzman | Global Research | 2018-02-21
The Reagan administration and the CIA also collaborated with Nicaraguan cocaine traffickers to support the Contras led to the "crack" epidemic of the 1980's. Crack became a nightmare within the U.S especially for the African-American community. The "crack epidemic"began in …

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic

How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present.
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-22
For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/22/99894/
www.counterpunch.org/wp-content/dropzone/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-21-at-6.43.09-PM.png

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic.
Timothy Alexander Guzman | Global Research | 2018-02-21
The Reagan administration and the CIA also collaborated with Nicaraguan cocaine traffickers to support the Contras led to the "crack" epidemic of the 1980's. Crack became a nightmare within the U.S especially for the African-American community. The "crack epidemic"began in …

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic

How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present.
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-22
For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/22/99894/
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Intercepted Podcast: RussiaMania — Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-21
Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. This week on Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story that has been put forward by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his…
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Intercepted Podcast: RussiaMania — Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-21
Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. This week on Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story that has been put forward by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his…
theintercept.com/2018/02/21/intercepted-podcast-russiamania-glenn-greenwald-vs-james-risen/
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Corporate Media Perpetuates Climate Science Denial.
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-21
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/21/corporate-media-perpetuates-climate-science-denial/
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Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire.
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-21
Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation of Wakanda, in the latest cultural assault on critical mass consciousness, "American exceptionalism" and "make America great again" – two slogans representing both sides of the imperialist coin, ruling class interests are obscured and the people are reduced to working against their objective interests and being accomplices to imperial lawlessness.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/21/venezuela-revenge-of-the-mad-dog-empire/
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Grenfell Fire Forum: Failed by the State co-director discusses smear campaign against his documentary.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-02-19
After a lively discussion on issues raised by the film, the Grenfell Fire Forum passed a resolution opposing the attack on it by the corporate media.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/02/19/gren-f19.html

Grenfell Fire Forum: Failed by the State co-director discusses smear campaign against his documentary.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-02-19
After a lively discussion on issues raised by the film, the Grenfell Fire Forum passed a resolution opposing the attack on it by the corporate media.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/02/19/gren-f19.html

'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-17
In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/419113-trump-mueller-democrats-msm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS
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'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-17
In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/419113-trump-mueller-democrats-msm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS
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'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-17
In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. | Read Full Article at RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/419113-trump-mueller-democrats-msm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS
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2018-02-22: News Headlines


Ajamu Baraka (2018-02-22). Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire. Global Research Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation …

Intercepted (2018-02-22). Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation. The Intercept James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this one-hour special video edition of Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story bolstered by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim recently broke a key story on a secret NSA channel to Russia and his first column for The Intercept, about the Trump/Russia investigation, posed the question: Is Donald Trump a traitor? | The post Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation appeared first on The Intercept.

T.J. Coles (2018-02-22). How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present. counterpunch.org For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media. More

Truthout Stories (2018-02-22). The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force. Truthout Stories Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now," Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. Read "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now" with a donation…

Truthout Stories (2018-02-22). The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force. Truthout Stories Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and…

Ajamu Baraka (2018-02-21). Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire. counterpunch.org Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation of Wakanda, in the latest cultural assault on critical mass consciousness, "American exceptionalism" and "make America great again" – two slogans representing both sides of the imperialist coin, ruling class interests are obscured and the people are reduced to working against their objective interests and being accomplices to imperial lawlessness. More

Intercepted (2018-02-21). Intercepted Podcast: RussiaMania — Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen. The Intercept Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | | James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. This week on Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story that has been put forward by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2018-02-21). Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic. Global Research The Reagan administration and the CIA also collaborated with Nicaraguan cocaine traffickers to support the Contras led to the "crack" epidemic of the 1980's. Crack became a nightmare within the U.S especially for the African-American community. The "crack epidemic"began in …

CP Editor (2018-02-21). Corporate Media Perpetuates Climate Science Denial. counterpunch.org

Glenn Greenwald (2018-02-19). A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an "Act of War" on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response Be Similar? The Intercept The extreme war rhetoric about Russia coming from elite discourse is as deceitful as it is dangerous: What retaliation should the U.S. use? | The post A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an "Act of War" on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response Be Similar? appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-02-19). Grenfell Fire Forum: Failed by the State co-director discusses smear campaign against his documentary. World Socialist Web Site After a lively discussion on issues raised by the film, the Grenfell Fire Forum passed a resolution opposing the attack on it by the corporate media.

Patrick Cockburn (2018-02-19). People Care More About the OXFAM Scandal Than the Cholera Epidemic. counterpunch.org The earthquake that devastated Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing 220,000 people, produced a terrible and disgusting failure by those who came from abroad to help the survivors. Among these were UN soldiers from Nepal, which was then in the middle of a cholera epidemic, who brought the disease with them and allowed it to More

RT (2018-02-17). 'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman. RT US News In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Read Full Article at RT.com

Soapy (2018-02-05). Intellectuals cheer as US moves towards global war in Syria. libcom.org blogs rex tillerson.jpg | Despite years of unqualified failure, nation's liberal intelligentsia announces full support as US redoubles its efforts in its catastrophic "war on terror" | According to one Iraqi who met George Bush just before the war, the president was intrigued to learn, apparently for the first time, that Iraq is inhabited by two sorts of Muslims, Sunni and Shia, with deep differences between them. | Patrick Cockburn, The Rise of Islamic State. | read more

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2018-02-22: Social Media Postees

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How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present.
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-22
For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/22/99894/
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How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present.
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-22
For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/22/99894/
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Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire.
Ajamu Baraka | Global Research | 2018-02-22
Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation …

Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire

The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and…
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and…
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now," Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. Read "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now" with a donation…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43624-the-global-uprising-for-a-more-equitable-and-humane-labor-force
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and…
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-22
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now," Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope.A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon) | Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitable and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. Read "We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now" with a donation…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43624-the-global-uprising-for-a-more-equitable-and-humane-labor-force
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Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-22
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this one-hour special video edition of Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story bolstered by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim recently broke a key story on a secret NSA channel to Russia and his first column for The Intercept, about the Trump/Russia investigation, posed the question: Is Donald Trump a traitor? | The post Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/02/21/video-glenn-greenwald-and-james-risen-debate-the-trumprussia-investigation/
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Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-22
James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. In this one-hour special video edition of Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story bolstered by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his sources in some of the most sensitive national security reporting of the modern era. Jim recently broke a key story on a secret NSA channel to Russia and his first column for The Intercept, about the Trump/Russia investigation, posed the question: Is Donald Trump a traitor? | The post Video: Glenn Greenwald and James Risen Debate the Trump/Russia Investigation appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/02/21/video-glenn-greenwald-and-james-risen-debate-the-trumprussia-investigation/
theintercept.com

How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present.
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-22
For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/22/99894/
www.counterpunch.org/wp-content/dropzone/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-21-at-6.43.09-PM.png

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic.
Timothy Alexander Guzman | Global Research | 2018-02-21
The Reagan administration and the CIA also collaborated with Nicaraguan cocaine traffickers to support the Contras led to the "crack" epidemic of the 1980's. Crack became a nightmare within the U.S especially for the African-American community. The "crack epidemic"began in …

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic

How the US Bullies North Korea, 1945-Present.
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-22
For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a., North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official Congressional, CIA and Pentagon sources relating to North Korea's motivates. These often paint a much more honest picture of events than mainstream media.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/22/99894/
www.counterpunch.org/wp-content/dropzone/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-21-at-6.43.09-PM.png

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic.
Timothy Alexander Guzman | Global Research | 2018-02-21
The Reagan administration and the CIA also collaborated with Nicaraguan cocaine traffickers to support the Contras led to the "crack" epidemic of the 1980's. Crack became a nightmare within the U.S especially for the African-American community. The "crack epidemic"began in …

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic.
Timothy Alexander Guzman | Global Research | 2018-02-21
The Reagan administration and the CIA also collaborated with Nicaraguan cocaine traffickers to support the Contras led to the "crack" epidemic of the 1980's. Crack became a nightmare within the U.S especially for the African-American community. The "crack epidemic"began in …

Crack and the Contras: How the CIA, Mainstream Media Propaganda and the Contras Fueled the Crack Cocaine Epidemic

Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire.
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-21
Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation of Wakanda, in the latest cultural assault on critical mass consciousness, "American exceptionalism" and "make America great again" – two slogans representing both sides of the imperialist coin, ruling class interests are obscured and the people are reduced to working against their objective interests and being accomplices to imperial lawlessness.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/21/venezuela-revenge-of-the-mad-dog-empire/
www.counterpunch.org/wp-content/dropzone/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-20-at-5.25.53-PM.png

Corporate Media Perpetuates Climate Science Denial.
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-21
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/21/corporate-media-perpetuates-climate-science-denial/
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Intercepted Podcast: RussiaMania — Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-21
Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. This week on Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story that has been put forward by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his…
theintercept.com/2018/02/21/intercepted-podcast-russiamania-glenn-greenwald-vs-james-risen/
theintercept.com

Intercepted Podcast: RussiaMania — Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen.
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-02-21
Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer Prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. This week on Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate. Glenn is one of the most high-profile critics of the official story that has been put forward by the U.S. intelligence community, the Democrats, and many media outlets, including some of this country's most powerful papers and news channels. Jim battled both the Bush and Obama administrations — under threat of imprisonment — for refusing to name his…
theintercept.com/2018/02/21/intercepted-podcast-russiamania-glenn-greenwald-vs-james-risen/
theintercept.com

Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire.
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-21
Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation of Wakanda, in the latest cultural assault on critical mass consciousness, "American exceptionalism" and "make America great again" – two slogans representing both sides of the imperialist coin, ruling class interests are obscured and the people are reduced to working against their objective interests and being accomplices to imperial lawlessness.
www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/21/venezuela-revenge-of-the-mad-dog-empire/
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Grenfell Fire Forum: Failed by the State co-director discusses smear campaign against his documentary.
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After a lively discussion on issues raised by the film, the Grenfell Fire Forum passed a resolution opposing the attack on it by the corporate media.
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Grenfell Fire Forum: Failed by the State co-director discusses smear campaign against his documentary.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-02-19
After a lively discussion on issues raised by the film, the Grenfell Fire Forum passed a resolution opposing the attack on it by the corporate media.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/02/19/gren-f19.html

'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman.
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In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. | Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman.
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In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. | Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Democrats & MSM wreaked far more havoc than Russians' — White House spokesman.
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In light of recent indictments, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley has accused the Democrats and mainstream media of pushing lies on the American public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. | Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hué Back When: the Bloodbath in Vietnam Was Us

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By consensus in the school of conventional wisdom the Tet Offensive of 1968 was the turning point of the Vietnam War, after which the American war aim was not to win, but how to get out. Mark Bowden makes an excellent case that the fulcrum of that turning point was the Battle of Hue. But what if there was no turning point? In Vietnam the protracted war to expel a powerful foreign invader had its roots in millennia past; the American invasion was just another bump in the road.

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Bibliography: Free Press (page 14 of 14)

This bibliography is independently curated for the The News Coop website.  

Twentieth Century Fund, New York, NY. (1973). A Free and Responsive Press. The Twentieth Century Fund Task Force Report for a National News Council. This report considers the feasibility of establishing a press council or councils in the United States. The purpose of this council would be to report to the public both on the accuracy of news coverage and on threats, real and potential, against the freedom of the press to fulfill its responsibility of providing information to its readers and viewers. The council would be non-partisan and composed of both members of the press and the public. As background to the study, recent attacks on the media both by the public and the government are reviewed. Existing press councils in Britain, Minneapolis, and Honolulu are described in terms of function, membership, and history. The Task Force concludes that although no comprehensive and national press council would be feasible at this time, such a council might eventually grow from regional and city press councils. Recommendations about the formation of such councils are made. Appendices present the constitutions of the Minnesota and British Press Councils and describe the organization of the Ontario Press Council. Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Freedom of Speech, Governing Boards, Government Role

Bracy, Pauletta Brown, Ed.; And Others (1995). Sex and the Library. Confirmed by the Research: There is Sex in the Library [and] Alt.sex: Detour off the Information Highway [and] Sex in Public (Libraries): An Historical Sampler of What Every Librarian Should Know [and] Mission Position: Censorship in the Corporate Library [and] Hard Cases: Some Issues Concerning the First Amendment's Protection of Free Speech and Free Press [and] Subtle Censors: Collection Development in Academic Libraries, North Carolina Libraries. Six articles address issues of censorship and sexuality in libraries. Highlights include: surveys of censorship in North Carolina, acceptable use policies for the Internet, perceptions of librarians' sexuality, the proprietary nature of corporate library holdings, contemporary views and interpretation of First Amendment rights, and collection development policies and access issues in academic libraries. Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Censorship, Corporate Libraries

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Bibliography: Free Press (page 13 of 14)

This bibliography is selected and organized by the The News Coop website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Terry W. Belke, John Eliot Nichols, Theodore L. Glasser, James Ong, Jyotika Ramaprasad, Elaine M. Russo, Mary E. Trapp, Bruce Garrison, Sheila Brady, and Thomas A. Schwartz.

Nichols, John Eliot (1976). Federal Constitutional Protection of Freedom of the High School and College Student Press. In order to determine the scope and nature of federal constitutional protection of the student press, this study examines 100 reported and unreported court cases dealing with censorship and punishment in public high schools and colleges. The study includes major sections on the Supreme Court ruling in "Tinker v. Des Moines School District" and its interpretations by lower courts, on the protection given various kinds of student-publication content, and on procedures for student-press regulation. The study concludes that the student press at both levels is considerably less free than the press at large, although judicial protection of the college press approximates that of the press at large. It is recommended that, to better protect freedom of expression, the courts stiffen procedural requirements for restraint and punishment, that school officials not censor protected expression, and that schools limit their contact with the student press to fund-allocation and administration. Descriptors: Censorship, College Students, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation

Click, J. William; Kopenhaver, Lillian Lodge (1990). Opinions of Principals and Newspaper Advisers toward Student Press Freedom and Advisers' Responsibilities following Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier. A study examined the opinions of high school principals and advisers regarding a free student press and adviser role to determine whether opinions and practices had changed since the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier decision. A survey was sent to both the newspaper adviser and the principal at 531 schools throughout the United States during the spring semester of 1989, just one year after the court's decision. Responses were received from 220 principals and 360 advisers. Respondents were asked to indicate on a seven-point scale the intensity of their agreement or disagreement for statements regarding role of the student newspaper, control by the administration, responsibility of the adviser, controversial issues, First Amendment rights, and the Hazelwood decision. Results revealed significant shifts in intensity in all seven points from the 1985 J. W. Click and L. L. Kopenhaver survey and indicated a more alarming extent of censorship than had been hypothesized. Findings suggest that advisers clearly see their role as requiring review of student copy and correction of factual inaccuracies and misspellings, even if the student cannot be told about them before publication. More research into the increased censorship conditions appears to be called for. (Five tables containing the complete results of replies and intensity measures are included.)   [More]  Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Censorship, High Schools, Journalism Education

Salwen, Michael B.; Garrison, Bruce (1988). What Is Newsworthy and What Is Not? A Comparison of U.S. and Latin American Gatekeepers. Since gatekeepers have the ability to inform the public about international affairs, it is important to understand gatekeepers' news values and perceptions of the role of the press in society. A study hypothesized that these problems could be subsumed under two dimensions, freedom of the press and development. In a mail survey, subjects, 118 United States and 17 Latin American editors, evaluated the importance of a list of world press problems. Results showed (1) both the United States and Latin American editors believed that a press free of government pressure was important; (2) Latin American editors were more supportive of the developmental concept of the press than the United States editors; and (3) United States and Latin American editors showed no differences in their evaluations of news coverage of and by developing nations. Results suggest that despite the possibility that the two groups of editors would interpret the developmental concept differently, there was a surprising degree of agreement. (Two tables of data are included, and 66 references are appended.)   [More]  Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Editors, Foreign Countries

Glasser, Theodore L. (1979). Newsworthy Accusations and the Privilege of Neutral Reportage. Recent rulings of the United States Supreme Court and other courts have tried to maintain a balance between a free and unintimidated press and some measure of protection for individuals against libelous accusations. The language of recent rulings suggests that the courts are focusing on impartiality and objectivity in reporting as a standard of liability in libel suits; thus, individuals are held to enjoy a right to "neutral reportage." This implies a formal endorsement of journalism's unfortunate "naive empiricism." In practice, the privilege of neutral reportage serves to inhibit social inquiry and to discourage journalists in their search for truth. The privilege of neutral reportage runs counter to the needs of a community since it affords greater freedom of expression to those with power and status. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Court Role, Federal Courts

Brady, Sheila; And Others (1991). It's Yours: The Bill of Rights. Lessons in the Bill of Rights for Students of English as a Second Language. This curriculum presents lessons and materials designed to teach immigrant students their rights and responsibilities under the U.S. legal system. The lessons employ interactive strategies, and develop higher order thinking skills as they foster English language learning. The curriculum contains eight units: (1) "Roots of Rights: Introduction to the Bill of Rights"; (2) "Free Speech, Assembly, Press: Freedom of Speech; Freedom of Press; Freedom of Assembly; Freedom to Petition Government"; (3) "Freedom to Believe: Freedom of Religion"; (4) "It's about Privacy: Freedom from Unreasonable Search and Seizure"; (5) "Rights of the Accused: Right to a Lawyer; Right to Trial by Jury; Protection Against Cruel and Unusual Punishment"; (6) "Equal Protection Under the Laws: Equal Rights"; (7) "The Bill of Rights and Your Body: Right to Privacy"; and (8) "The Right to Vote: Right to Vote and Participate." The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Extended Bill of Rights are appended. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties, Constitutional History

Schwartz, Thomas A. (1983). A First Look at Sandra Day O'Connor and the First Amendment. First Amendment students were unhappy to see Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retire because his voting record demonstrated a favorable attitude toward freedom of speech and press. His replacement, Sandra Day O'Connor, was predicted to be a conservative or moderate who probably would vote consistently with Stewart in other areas, but her predilections about freedom of expression were unknown. In 184 cases in her first term and a half, O'Connor tended to side with the conservative justices in both First Amendment and other cases. Her decisions and opinions articulate a view that the role of the Court is limited and that deference to the states and to the political branches of the federal government should be the norm. In 23 free speech and press cases, O'Connor tended to side with the majority and with conservative justices. Her assertions of the values in the First Amendment pale in comparison with those of Stewart and other justices. Previous justices have developed a better appreciation for the First Amendment over time, but O'Connor has not leaned in that direction and may have an especially difficult time in doing so because of her "first women justice" status. Descriptors: Attitudes, Content Analysis, Court Judges, Court Litigation

Hastings, James R., Ed. (1966). Ceramics, Project Ideas for Industrial Arts. This book of ceramic project ideas is for teacher or student use in secondary industrial arts courses. It was developed in a workshop by teachers. The content objectives are to provide useful projects and units of instruction and to give direction to ceramics instruction which is in keeping with a changing technology. Forty-one project plans are presented under these units: (1) Hand Forming, (2) Slab Constructing, (3) Free Forming, (4) Press Molding, (5) Solid Casting, (6) Slip Casting, (7) Extruding, (8) Throwing and Turning, and (9) Jiggering. Each unit gives project plans, student activities, project procedures, related technical information, teacher demonstrations, related cultural information, and references. Similarly organized units cover 13 tools or pieces of equipment such as a jigger arm, stilts, an extrusion press, and a turning box. Information concerning the making of glazes is also included. Supplementary materials include a glossary of ceramic terms, a bibliography of books and periodicals, and indexes to related technical and cultural topics.   [More]  Descriptors: Ceramics, High Schools, Industrial Arts, Junior High Schools

Russo, Elaine M. (1989). Prior Restraint and the High School "Free Press": The Implications of Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, Journal of Law and Education. In "Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier," the Supreme Court held that school authorities did not violate students' First Amendment rights by censoring a high school newspaper. Traces the history of the decision and contends that the Court has effectively curbed the role of the school newspaper as a student voice. Descriptors: Censorship, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Freedom of Speech

Trapp, Mary E. (1981). The Implications of John Hart Ely's Conceptual Framework for Interpretation of First Amendment Questions: The Continuation of Balancing in the Free Expression Arena. Examining interpretive approaches to the First Amendment free speech and press clause, this paper focuses on the conceptual framework proposed by John Hart Ely. Other First Amendment tests examined include clear and present danger, balancing, the absolute test, and A. Meiklejohn's "absolute" test. Following an analysis of Ely's First Amendment interpretation, the limitations of his tests are discussed. The "Branzburg,""Tornillo," and "Red Lion" cases are examined to demonstrate the weaknesses of those tests. The concluding section of the paper points out four problems of Ely's tests, indicating that the tests do not successfully implement the purposes of the First Amendment. Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods

Ramaprasad, Jyotika; Ong, James (1989). Forum Page Letters in the "Straits Times" of Singapore during Relatively Free and Restricted Press Periods. In order to identify the scope or limits of the practice of development journalism, a study examined the content of the Forum page in the "Straits Times" of Singapore during relatively free (1979-1980) and restricted (1986-1987) press periods. The study had two major objectives: (1) to study the nature of the Forum page (a readers' letter page in which the government also participates); and (2) to observe if changes corresponding to the changes in press freedom were apparent on the Forum page. Altogether, the sample located 716 letters on the Forum page, and these were classified under 21 topics. Findings indicated that the change in press climate over the two periods did not bring about any major change on the Forum page; the guided press policy of Singapore manifested itself mainly, and possibly only, in the topics addressed, at least as far as the Forum page was concerned. (Seven tables of data, and 51 references are attached.)   [More]  Descriptors: Censorship, Content Analysis, Foreign Countries, Freedom of Speech

Belke, Terry W. (1995). A Synopsis of Herrnstein and Murray's "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life" (New York, Free Press, 1994), Alberta Journal of Educational Research. Neutral summary of "The Bell Curve" (Herrnstein and Murray) by a former student of Herrnstein. Focuses on the emergence of a cognitive elite in the United States; relationships between IQ and poverty, educational attainment, unemployment, divorce, illegitimacy, welfare dependency, parenting competence, criminal behaviors, and voting; racial and ethnic differences in IQ; and implications for education and public policy. Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Elementary Secondary Education, Heredity, Higher Education

Pizante, Gary (1985). The Canadian Charter of Rights, American Jurisprudence, and Canadian Civil Libel Law: Will There Be an Occasion for Dancing in Canadian Streets?. The new and immense task that awaits the judiciary of Canada is to decide what limitations, if any, ought to be imposed upon freedom of expression as protected in the new Canadian Constitution with an entrenched Charter of Rights. The area of civil libel law provides special problems related to free speech and press. One source of help for scholars, lawyers, and judges struggling with this problem is the thinking of the American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn. His view is that the First Amendment was meant to protect political speech. Thus, he heralded the United States Supreme Court decision in "New York Times vs. Sullivan" as "an occasion for dancing in the streets." It is questionable, however, whether the Canadian courts will accept this theory of self-government and its idea of what is reasonable. Ultimately, the decision rests on how much of a departure from the past the Charter represents. The original purpose of the Canadian system was to provide peace, order, and good government and not life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Meiklejohn's thinking is based on a respect for the sovereignty of the people and on their ability to handle democratic tasks. Parts of his theory may lie on the surface of Canadian ideas, which, as the Charter shows, have a commitment to freedom of expression. The coming court battles and judicial decisions will demonstrate just how deeply that commitment goes. (The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is appended.) Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Democracy

McKinnon, Lori Melton (1994). Ms.ing the Free Press: The Advertising and Editorial Content of "Ms." Magazine, 1972-1992, Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication. Uses content analysis to show that, although "Ms." magazine sometimes compromised its promise to be a mass-mediated forum for feminist debate, its current format (ad-free, to do away with conflicts experienced between editors' ideology and advertisers' wishes) has allowed "Ms." to present a renewed vision of feminism. Descriptors: Advertising, Communication Research, Content Analysis, Economic Factors

Chang, Tsan-Kuo; Lee, Jae-won (1991). U.S. Gatekeepers and the New World Information Order: Journalistic Qualities and Their Impact. A national survey examined how United States newspaper editors responded to the 6 major issues surrounding the New World Information Order (NWIO) debate at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) regarding the form and content of news flow at the international level. A 6-page questionnaire was completed by editors, managing editors, or foreign news editors at 279 newspapers (for a 51.7% response rate). Results indicated that most United States newspaper editors firmly opposed the demands that might alter the free flow structure of news traffic among countries, or that could compromise the independence of the American press free from external interference in the international communication arena. They were, however, more receptive to criticism concerning the technical deficiency of American news media coverage of foreign countries. The editors' responses to NWIO issues appeared to be a function of their professional training and political ideology. Those editors who were liberal, with better foreign language training, tended to be more sympathetic to the demand for an equal and balanced news flow. (Two tables of data and 38 references are attached.) Descriptors: Editors, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries, Global Approach

McConnell, Jane S. (1995). Teaching the Common Good: Journalism Textbooks' Embrace of Social Responsibility, 1891-1942. Because the Hutchins Commission's report, "A Free and Responsible Press," has served as a benchmark concerning social responsibility of the press, a study compared its ideas about press responsibility and the role of journalism with those in journalism textbooks. Twelve period textbooks were content analyzed in detail as were several books written by press members for general consumption. Results showed that textbooks published between 1891 and 1942 clearly reflected journalism's growing concern with society. But even as this concern shaped ideas of press responsibility and the role of journalism in society, textbooks continued to uphold the basic standards of news writing (9 of the 12 texts dealt with writing). The earliest textbooks reflected journalism's individualistic tradition by characterizing press responsibility as the commitment of journalists to their careers or their newspapers' success. By 1910, however, journalism educators turned their attention outward. Textbook authors promoted professionalism and increasingly recommended a college education for journalists to raise journalism's status. Textbooks of the 1920s revealed a growing interest in the role of journalism in society through simple libertarian descriptions of journalism's purpose in a democratic society. In 1923 the newly formed American Society of Newspaper Editors adopted canons which emphasized the journalist's support of freedom of speech and press. By the end of the decade, journalism was being likened to a public utility–both a private enterprise and a public service. By the 1940s, news writing textbooks were reflecting journalism educators' wholehearted embrace of social responsibility as a fundamental principle of journalism. (Includes 94 notes.)   [More]  Descriptors: College Curriculum, Educational History, Ethics, Higher Education

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Bibliography: Free Press (page 12 of 14)

This bibliography is selected and organized by the The News Coop website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Robert G. Picard, Jonathan Kozol, Annette Gibbs, Joan Mower, Thomas Eveslage, Hermann Meyn, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, John A. Neal, Kay Neal, and Ronald K. L. Collins.

Eveslage, Thomas (1993). Tinkering with Student Journalists: Protest as Prologue to a Free Press in the 21st Century. Twenty-eight years ago three students in Des Moines, Iowa who wore black armbands to protest the war in Vietnam were suspended from school. When the 1969 landmark Supreme Court case of "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District" brought public school pupils under the First Amendment umbrella, many educators began to "tinker," to become provocateurs who dart, jab, cajole, and coax young people to become involved in a vigorous student press. As a result, student journalism is far more sophisticated today than it was 25 years ago. One of the responsibilities of an educator is to plant and nourish the seeds of conscientious citizenship that will take root, grow and bear fruit decades after the students leave. Today, young people are bringing societal ills and social issues to school with them; the best educators can do is equip young people to deal with these matters.   [More]  Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Journalism Education, Journalism History, Political Issues

Mower, Joan (1994). News Libraries in Eastern Europe Help a Newly Free Press Find Its Power, American Libraries. Describes the Freedom Forum International Library Network that has been established in Central and Eastern Europe since 1992 to provide journalists in formerly Communist countries with current, accurate information through print materials, online databases, and CD-ROMs. Plans for future expansion are also discussed. Descriptors: Access to Information, Databases, Futures (of Society), International Programs

Meyn, Hermann (1991). Update on Germany: Now Eastern Germany Gets a Free Press. Special Report SO 8, 1991. Since the former East German Communist State–the German Democratic Republic (GDR)–was incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany, the federal constitution has been valid throughout the whole of Germany, guaranteeing press freedom and ending press censorship in eastern Germany. In October 1989, the GDR had 39 daily newspapers (many published by the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED), 31 weekly papers and illustrated magazines, over 500 technical and specialized periodicals, and over 600 church papers and factory newspapers. A system of guidance and control by the SED rendered direct censorship unnecessary since, as a matter of course, the press published only what was acceptable to the SED. The period between October 1989 and October 1990 is seen in retrospect to have been a time of great experimentation and freedom for the press. Less than 2 years after the democratic transformation of the GDR, the structural shape of the West German press has become entrenched in most parts of the five new federal states: there are only a few supra-regional newspapers; the regional press has established a strong position; there is virtually no party press; and the press has become "concentrated" as mergers between publishing chains continue and as competition forces some newspapers and periodicals out of business. The large West German publishing concerns are likely to gain the edge on the market in eastern Germany. At the same time, foreign multi-media concerns have gained a foothold in the new federal states. This increasing globalization of the mass media (especially regarding former communist states) is of concern and interest to media students. (One table of data is included.) Descriptors: Censorship, Economic Change, Foreign Countries, Freedom of Speech

Collins, Ronald K. L. (1992). Cars & Censorship: How Advertising Pressure Can Corrupt a Free Press, Advancing the Consumer Interest. Discusses "private censorship" as it relates to car dealers and television advertising. Defines "private censorship" as that which occurs when a broadcaster suppresses or alters a news story that affects commercial clients (advertisers). Makes recommendations for a freer press. Descriptors: Advertising, Censorship, Economic Factors, Freedom of Speech

Mann, Merlin R. (1985). Free Press vs Fair Trial: First Amendment Right of Access to Pretrial Proceedings, Southwestern Mass Communication Journal. Assesses the erosion by lower courts of the Supreme Court's l979 "Gannett v. DePasquale" ruling, which appeared to limit the right of access to criminal pretrial proceedings. Descriptors: Court Doctrine, Court Litigation, Courts, Freedom of Speech

Gibbs, Annette (1972). Ten Guidelines for Principals and A Free Student Press. This paper presents guidelines for the chief student personnel administrator in implementing editorial policies related to freedom of expression in the sanctioned student newspaper. The guidelines are: (1) the function of the student newspaper should be clearly defined and agreed upon by the students, faculty and administrators; (2) the function of the student newspaper, as it relates to student freedom of expression, is parallel with the function of the commercial newspaper; (3) editorial freedom of expression is a basic requirement for the student newspaper; (4) the student newspaper should not be considered as an official publication of its school; (5) students do not forfeit their constitutional rights of freedom of expression; (6) student newspaper editorial policies which promote the lawful educational goals of the school are viewed as desirable by the courts; (7) a publications board offers the best method for providing guidance and leadership for the student newspaper activity; (8) student newspaper editorial freedom of expression requires student responsibility for presenting news and opinion accurately, fairly, and completely; (9) a professionally competent adviser for the student newspaper staff is desirable for both students and the administration; and (10) the student newspaper is primarily a medium of communication for students.   [More]  Descriptors: Higher Education, Journalism, Newspapers, School Newspapers

Lively, Don (1979). Affirmative Action and a Free Press: Policies and Problems in Promoting the First Amendment, Pacific Law Journal. Examines the changing realities that require new policies to promote the First Amendment, to evaluate existing government programs designed to promote the First Amendment, and to propose affirmative actions designed to protect First Amendment values. Available from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA 95817; reprint $2.00. Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Federal Regulation, Freedom of Speech

Picard, Robert G. (1987). Evidence of a "Failing Newspaper" under the Newspaper Preservation Act. The Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 makes it possible for competing newspapers to combine advertising, production, circulation and management functions into a single newspaper corporation. For the attorney general and the courts to authorize a joint operating agreement (JOA) for a "failing newspaper," certain conditions must be met and certain types of financial and economic data must be examined. The most significant test of failure is whether a "circulation spiral" (indicated by circulation and advertising performance) exists, and a second major test is whether a significant disparity exists between the circulation and advertising shares of the two competing papers. Financial losses comprise the third major test in determining whether a paper is failing. A review of 57 newspapers that failed or merged during the past decade suggests that the majority of such failures and mergers has taken place in small- and mid-sized markets rather than in large metropolitan markets. The information also indicates that when the 60% to 40% circulation split is reached, continued operation of two papers becomes unprofitable. These three main tests of failure provide five indicators by which to judge whether failure exists, and newspapers in four of the five cities already granted JOAs (Anchorage, Alaska; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Seattle, Washington) passed at least four of the five tests. The "Detroit Free Press," currently seeking JOA approval, does not pass the majority of the five tests, and, in fact, provides only two of the five indicators of failure. (Two pages of notes and three tables are included.)   [More]  Descriptors: Competition, Court Litigation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods

Abramowitz, Jack (1987). From New World to New Nation and Teacher's Guide. Readings in American History (In Their Own Words), Book I. This skills-text is the first of four books in the series "Readings in American History." The materials allow opportunities to improve reading and comprehension skills in a subject matter context by using certain primary sources related to the topic. Book I covers the time from the European discovery of the Americas in 1492 to the end of the American Revolution. Each lesson includes short readings with exercises and questions to allow students to explore the topic. The text includes: (1) "Europeans Meet 'Indians' in the New World"; (2) "Europeans and Native Americans"; (3) "The Native Americans"; (4) "Native Americans and the White Settlers"; (5) "Slaves from Africa for America"; (6) "The 'Middle Passage'"; (7) "The Puritans Decide to Leave Europe for America"; (8) "The Mayflower Compact"; (9) "The Zengers Defend a Free Press"; (10) "The Stamp Act"; (11) "The Colonists Defeat the Stamp Act"; (12) "Tories and Colonists"; (13) "Liberty or Death"; (14) "The Road to Lexington and Concord"; (15) "The Shot Heard 'Round the World"; (16) "The Declaration of Independence"; (17) "Americans at Valley Forge"; and (18) "The World Turned Upside Down." A review section, glossary, and teacher's guide are included. Descriptors: American Indians, Colonial History (United States), Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education

Tankard, James W., Jr. (1979). Compliance with American Bar Association Fair Trial-Free Press Guidelines, Journalism Quarterly. A content analysis of pretrial crime news stories in a national probability sample of newspapers found a rate of violation of American Bar Association guidelines of 1.13 per story, with violations occurring in 67.7 percent of the stories. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Content Analysis, Crime, Freedom of Speech

Kozol, Jonathan (1986). Where Stands the Republic? Illiteracy: A Warning and a Challenge to the Nation's Press. A Report, with Recommendations to the American Newspaper Publishers Association and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Approximately 25 million adults are currently reading below the fifth-grade level, and another 35 to 40 million adults read between the fifth- and eighth-grade levels. This is particularly significant for the American press inasmuch as the average daily newspaper is written at a minimum of a ninth-grade reading level. A number of unexamined statements have become firmly entrenched in media discussion of the problem of adult illiteracy. It is a myth to assume that illiterate persons are reluctant to come forward, are mostly immigrants and nonwhites, and somehow "fell through the cracks." Neither is it accurate to blame the illiteracy problem on parents not reading to their children, television, or a shift away from phonics. Other myths include the beliefs that the illiteracy problem can be met on the local level, that the problem can be left to volunteers, or that more research is needed. America's illiteracy problem has had profound costs to our society and potential costs to a free press. The illiteracy problem has resulted in the emergence of two literacies–and what is more–two nations. The press can and must take steps to find and implement long-term solutions to the problem. The press can become an advocate of adult literacy and can work to eradicate the stigma surrounding adult nonreaders. Newspapers can use their pages to advance specific local goals, their outreach power to launch citywide or regional events promoting literacy, and their corporate power and prestige to help make the vast expansion of local programs possible. (Appendixes include guidelines for increasing the role of American newspapers in the war on illiteracy and information on useful contacts for newspaper literacy action.) Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Advocacy, Business Responsibility, Change Strategies

American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC. (1987). Speaking of a Free Press: 200 Years of Notable Quotations about Press Freedoms. Intended to summarize the ideals underlying the struggle for freedom of the press and to reinforce the basic Constitutional principles upon which the United States functions, this collection of quotations reflects the beliefs of prominent people throughout history who have championed press freedom, as well as the ideas of some who have opposed it. The collection concludes with an outline of the major program goals of the American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation. Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech, Intellectual Freedom, News Media

Jones, Anthony, Ed. (1994). Education and Society in the New Russia. This collection of essays examines the changes that have occurred in Russia since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. A historical perspective is used to show that many of the changes were underway during perestroika and that post-Soviet developments are an extension of those changes. The book is divided into four sections. Section 1, "The Soviet Legacy," contains the essay "The Educational Legacy of the Soviet Period" (Anthony Jones). Section 2, "New Structures, New Curriculums," includes the essays: (1) "Plans to Reform Russian Higher Education" (Harley D. Balzer); (2) "Diversification in Russian Education" (Stephen T. Kerr); (3) "Clever Children and Curriculum Reform: The Progress of Differentiation in Soviet and Russian State Schooling" (John Dunstan); (4) "The Independent Schools of St. Petersburg: Diversification of Schooling in Postcommunist Russia" (Marie A. Westbrook; Lev Lurie; Mikhail Ivanov); (5) "History Education and Historiography in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia" (William B. Husband); and (6) "Reform in History and Social Studies Education in Russian Secondary Schools" (Janet G. Vaillant). Section 3, "Professional Education," includes: (1) "Education for Management in a New Economy" (Sheila M. Puffer); (2) "Reforming Medical Education in Russia" (Julie V. Brown; Nina L. Rusinova); (3) "Educating Russia for a Free Press" (Nicholas Daniloff); and (4) "Issues in Teacher Education" (Stephen Webber; Tatiana Webber). Section 4, "Education and Social Issues," contains: (1) "Confronting Sexuality in School and Society" (Lynne Attwood); (2) "After Graduation, What? The Value of an Education in the New Order" (Deborah Adelman); and (3) "The Labor Market and Education in the Post-Soviet Era" (Igor V. Kitaev). Descriptors: Capitalism, Communism, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies

Neal, John A.; Neal, Kay (1983). The Development of Protection of Political Expression in Wisconsin Supreme Court Cases: 1848-1925. Most communication courses and research involving freedom of speech examine issues by reviewing the decisions of the United States Supreme Court and the federal appelate courts. However, the high visibility of the federal courts can lead to a misguided emphasis by students of the history of free speech. Research into the development of present legal protections should concentrate on early decisions of state courts. For example, a review of the development of Wisconsin's interpretation of its constitutional provisions on free speech shows that many hundreds of cases before 1925 dealt, at least tangentially, with some aspects of free speech or free press. The most important aspect of its decisions was the degree of protection it afforded for criticism of public figures. By 1925, the court had provided itself with a number of precedents which it could choose to consider dominant in any particular case and may have been determined by the balance the court thought wise between the free speech rights of the individual or newspaper and the right of a person not to be the object of public ridicule. In this balance, the court gave more leeway to criticism of public officials whose conduct as officials was before the voters. The court appeared unwilling to extend the fair comment rationale to persons who were not integral members of the governmental process. The Court was also not willing to extend the constitutional protections to censorship by nongovernmental sources. Very generally, there was an increase in the protection of expression during the period from 1858 through 1925.   [More]  Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. (1998). Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (81st, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998). History. The History section of the Proceedings contains the following 18 papers: "Pioneers in the State Freedom of Information Movement" (Jeanni Atkins and James A. Lumpp); "'Censorship Liberally Administered': Press, U.S. Military Relations in the Spanish-American War" (Randall S. Sumpter); "Two Tales of One City: How Cultural Perspective Influenced the Reporting of a Pre-Civil Rights Story in Dallas" (Camille R. Kraeplin); "'At Our House': A Case Study of Grace B. Freeman, Syndicated Columnist, 1954-1964" (Marilyn S. Sarow); "Journalism behind Barbed Wire: Two Arkansas Relocation Center Newspapers" (Edward Jay Friedlander); "Paving the Road to Hell: National Public Radio in the Lee Frischknecht Years" (Michael P. McCauley); "Hitting from the Left: The Daily Worker's Assault on Baseball's Color Line" (Chris Lamb and Kelly Rusinack); "The Lone Ranger Rides Again: Black Press Editorial Stands on the Vietnam War during the Johnson Administration" (William J. Leonhirth); "'Those Who Toil and Spin': Female Textile Operatives' Publications in New England and the Response to Working Conditions, 1840-1850" (Mary M. Lamonica); "Standing for the Rights of the Black Worker–But Not at Home. The Labor Policies of the 'Chicago Defender'" (Jon Bekken); "The Journalistic Function of Book Reviews: How Faludi's 'Backlash' Made News" (Priscilla Coit Murphy); "The Icons of Despair: A Comparison of World Series Coverage in Newspapers before and during the Depression" (John Carvalho); "Women's Historical Contribution to Journalism Education as Seen in Emery's 'The Press and America'" (Kristine L. Nowak); "Pioneering for Women Journalists" Sallie Joy White, 1870-1909″ (Elizabeth V. Burt); "Wrestling with Corporate Identity: Television and the National Broadcasting Company" (Chad Dell); "Bridge to the Modern Era: 'Free Press' on the Wage Workers' Frontier" (David J. Vergobbi); "'The Feminine Mystique' and Mass Media: Implications for the Second Wave" (Patricia Bradley); and "The Chicago Television 'Holy War' of 1956-57" (Bob Pondillo).   [More]  Descriptors: Blacks, Book Reviews, Civil Rights, Females

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