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Spudnuts 28.01.2004 13:25
Moore enlists with Clark -- pathetic and predictable (via WSWS.org)
"Michael Moore enlists with General Clark: the pathetic—and predictable—logic of protest politics"

By David Walsh
27 January 2004

The decision by American independent filmmaker and radical gadfly Michael Moore to endorse former army general Wesley Clark for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, while deplorable, is hardly astonishing. On the contrary, the move possesses a certain inevitability. It expresses the political and intellectual limitations, indeed bankruptcy, of an entire trend of current liberal-left thinking in America.

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dailygrind@EmailAccount.com 28.01.2004 11:02
The Daily Grind
Daily Grind ep1 "The Daily Grind" is a new political commentary strip I'm considering running on a daily basis on several Indymedia sites.

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repost 28.01.2004 01:44
The Porno-ization of American Media and Marketing
Declaring the ascendence of porn is a 48-foot-high billboard of porn queen Jenna Jameson in Time Square, the symbolic heart of the U.S. advertising industry. She is now courted by TV producers, book publishers and marketers as a cultural star.

She and Ron Jeremy's recent renaissance are part of what some trend mavens say is the new "porno-ized" America, which seems to be enthralled with people who were once marginalized in a business that has always been the black sheep of entertainment.

"It's a way to prove your liberalness to not be freaked out by porn," said Marian Salzman, chief strategy officer at Euro RSCG Worldwide. "People are decidedly more open now."

"The face of the consumer has changed," said Rhett Speros, a trend analyst at brand consulting firm Buzztone, New York. "It's no longer that old guy in the trench coat in the '60s that your parents told you to run from."

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Editor and Publisher 27.01.2004 10:23
Newspaper Owners Overwhelmingly Contribute to Republicans
Singleton, Scaife Among Political Contributors

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a regular from out of state 26.01.2004 20:05
all I want to do is compliment this IMC!
thanks for the best layout I have ever seen, details.

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David Bauder, AP Television Writer 26.01.2004 18:02
Dennis Miller to Give Bush "Free Pass" On His New Show
Blinded by the Right

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DJ Shadow 26.01.2004 17:40
What's the Policy on Advertising, Reviews of Things Like Restaurants and Fashion?
Maybe I'm just a little worried about this slippery slope.

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rene 25.01.2004 18:56
Iraq Destroyed all WMs i 1991
This research by Dr. Glen Rangwala, was known by Blair, Bush, Powell, Cheney and most American politicians, including Kerry. This was/is hidden from us as part of the media/goverment war propaganda.

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by John Nichols 25.01.2004 11:11
Bush Helps CBS, CBS Helps Bush
The annual Super Bowl game draws a huge audience of television viewers - 130 million Americans are expected to view the game February 1 -- and advertisers of all types want to reach that audience. So CBS, which will air the most-watched football game of the year, has jacked up ad rates accordingly and begun selling chunks of air time to peddlers of beer, soda pop, cars, trucks and political agendas.

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Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! 25.01.2004 03:24
INTERVIEW: Alexandra Robbins on BONES V. BONES 04? & Skull & Bones Kerry, & Bush MISOGYNY
Kerry's past brings him closer to Bush than any of the other candidates: both Bush and Kerry are members of a secretive society dating back to their respective days at Yale University - Skull and Bones. This secret society was a branch of a early 1800s German secret society, and has Hitler memoribilia in it. Bush and Kerry during their stay at Yale were eating off Hitler's planes and using his cutlery. This fact has not been widely reported but when Kerry's campaign spokesperson was asked about it, she said, "John Kerry has absolutely nothing to say on that subject. Sorry." ALEXANDRA ROBBINS is the New York Times bestselling author of Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power who was formerly on the Washington, DC staff of The New Yorker magazine. She is a 1998 graduate of Yale and was the first reporter to publish George W Bush's transcript from Yale when he was a student there. KEVIN PHILLIPS interview excerpts as well. He is the author of "American Dynasty, Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics Of Deceit in the House of Bush."

AMY GOODMAN: Although Bush was quoted as saying, and this was George Herbert Walker Bush, is that right, saying that women would be the downfall of Yale? ---- ALEXANDRA ROBBINS: That's George W. Bush. ---- AMY GOODMAN: George W.? ---- ALEXANDRA ROBBINS: George W. said in the 1980's, that -- to a woman who was a graduate of Yale -- that women would be the downfall of Yale. There are many other instances, some of which I point out in my book, that lead to -- lead one to assume that he voted against admitting women.

One other thing interesting about Kerry that I wanted to mention is that both of his wives have been directly related to members of Skull and Bones. A sister and daughter which is another connection to Skull and Bones that people don't usually know about.

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Scott Rozell 24.01.2004 07:26
Dean as Seen by a Kucinich supporter
Before I begin my own rant about the coverage on Howard Dean's campaign in Iowa, let it be known that I am a member of Dennis Kucinich's Media Team, and it is the latter who will truly lead this country in the best direction. However, I feel compelled to counter the media's portrayal of Mr. Dean who is quickly becoming orphaned by the media that raised him.

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Justice For Mumia Coalition 24.01.2004 06:49
Find Out How Corporate Media Framed Mumia!!
This Sunday Jan 25th at 7 pm the Cascadia Education Collective hosts the Justice For Mumia Coalition. A speaker will come and help us understand how we can help prevent the execution of one of the greatest contributors to the consciousness raising of this generation. These films and discussion will happen at the Cascadia Rising Infoshop at 1540 SE Clinton. This is a benefit for the Cascadia Rising Education Collective, and book donations for Books to Prisoners would be greatly appreciated.

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thoughtyoushouldknow... 22.01.2004 20:08
The State of the Union
Forget the speech full of empty promises, forget the media platitudes and ersatz
adulations, forget wishful thinking. If you want to know the real state of the
union, take a good look with your eyes.

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Dan Roberts 22.01.2004 17:09
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/23/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, China, and Cuba.

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questioner 22.01.2004 06:06
a question raised about article that's slipped to page 2
came back to check any further comment's to posting on GOP HYPOCRITE of the week,
which has slipped to 2nd page, and lo and behold....found that a few comment's on the
board from yesterday had been removed in the transition from page 1 to page 2. Don't
know about you...but to me this clearly indicates that someone...no doubt some little ol'
"volunteer" Portland Indymedia worker has once again shown their "true colors" and is
into exercising "censorship", which is at total variance to FREE SPEECH. Thus, it rises
the question>>>are some of these "volunteers" nothing more than planted "government
agents" or "trolls" that are merely wolves in sheep's clothing? If they are, then frankly, it
seems obvious that their "volunteer" efforts are not needed, nor wanted, nor in further-
ance to what Portland Indymedia claims itself to be. Someone with authority there had
best check into this...dont ya think?

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Tom McNichol 21.01.2004 22:06
Engineering Google Results to Make a Political Point
The Liberty Round Table, a libertarian group, started a Google bomb that linked the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition advocacy group, with the term "food Nazis."

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Weekly Reader 21.01.2004 11:09
Willamette Week publishes an article on Starbucks in Seven Corners struggle
This certainly isn't the worst article that's ever appeared in the WW (especially by its notorious author, Nick Budnick). Factually, it's on-base (which with the corporate media cannot by any means be assumed), but the style of Budnick and the WW (and most city weeklies across the country) continutes to be grating. His "hip" (or is it "post-hip"?) oh-so-clever tone (seen here in the descriptions of the R&B and its customers) has a tendency to trivialize whatever subject it touches, especially when that subject is activists and their concerns; note, in contrast, his straight-up quoting of the Starbucks corporate line with no irony whatsoever. Is this nit-picking (or maybe, "Nick-picking")? No. It's important to be a careful reader if you're going to expose yourself to the slick corporate media, and form is just as important as content. In the case of the WW (and, as I said, most weeklies across the country), that form is usually fairly cloying, with the result that its subjects are often cast more tritely than they deserve.

Still, with a campaign like this one, there's some truth to the adage that any coverage is good coverage. This article will bring the struggle to keep Starbucks out of Seven Corners to the attention of more people, many of whom will see through the fluffy veneer and who might lend their energy to the fight, and that's great. I'll stop short of thanking Budnick for his effort though -- it is, after all, just his job. ;-)

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Pete Schulberg 20.01.2004 15:26
TV stations find crime (news) pays
Portland TV news once had a reputation for examining serious issues and shying away from the emotion and hype of heavy crime coverage, but now newscasts feature more faces of sex abusers and rape suspects than office holders, business leaders and educators.

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Rebel Waltz 20.01.2004 13:18
New film THE FOURTH WORLD WAR coming to Clinton St theater
Big Noise Films - the makers of This Is What Democracy
Looks Like, Black and Gold, and Zapatista - invites
you to join the worldwide network of
screenings/organizing events around "The Fourth World
War" - a powerful, passionate new film that weaves
together the stories of movements and communities on
the ground in Chiapas, Argentina, South Africa,
Palestine, South Korea, Iraq, New York, Quebec City
and Genova.

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glen 20.01.2004 12:18
COVER ART on Oregon voters' pamphlet Feb 3rd 2004
Christianising the world by genocide Okay, I added the text to the picture. But what does this picture suggest to you?
. . . Imagine : and even without resort to REPUBLICAN GUARANTEED touch screen voting machines !

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Brent Herbert 20.01.2004 10:25
Top Secret! Highly classified information revealed!!!!
In a previous piece I discussed how, immediately after the Summit of the America's concluded on Earth Day, 2001, an 'unknown' type of space craft appeared outside the space station and was filmed by Nasa's space shuttle camera. (Nasa admitted, once and only once, that they did film this unusual craft, and probably caught hell for doing so, since nothing has been heard about this extremely important matter since then).

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Lloyd Hart 19.01.2004 11:35
The New White Supremacy in the Corporate Media
whitemedia With NBC publishing their full-page color ad in The New York Times today illustrating who and how MSNBC will be covering what the ad titled as the "Battle for the White House" NBC has illustrated their commitment to news by whites and therefore, for whites. It wouldn't be so bad if the ad and NBC's news reporting practice illustrated a reasonable balance of coverage but it most certainly does not and for that matter nor does any other corporate network broadcasting America today.

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Uri Avnery (ISRAEL) 18.01.2004 23:08
Anti-Semitism - When Is It Real And When Is It "Crying Wolf'?
Can a person be an anti-Zionist without being an anti-Semite?

Absolutely yes. Zionism is a political creed and must be treated like any other. One can be anti-Communist without being anti-Chinese, anti-Capitalist without being anti-American, anti-Globalist, anti-Anything. Yet, again, it is not always easy to draw the line, because real anti-Semites often pretend just to be "anti-Zionists". They should not be helped by erasing the distinction.

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The Guardian (ENGLAND) 18.01.2004 22:41
Why The U.S. Is Running Scared Of Real Democratic Elections In Iraq
Washington's plans for handing power to an unelected group of Iraqis is being strongly challenged by Iraq's majority Shia community. The occupiers who invaded Iraq in the name (partly) of bringing democracy are being accused of flouting democracy themselves

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Former Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Thomas Moorer 18.01.2004 02:11
Finally, A Fair Full Congressional Probe Is Needed Into The Attack Of Our USS Liberty
BETHESDA, Md.—While state department officials and historians converge on Washington this week to discuss the 1967 war in the Middle East, I am compelled to speak out about one of U.S. history's most shocking cover-ups.

On June 8, 1967, Israel attacked our proud naval ship — the USS Liberty — killing 34 American servicemen and wounding 172. Those men were then betrayed and left to die by our own government.

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kurtkabang 17.01.2004 13:14
My only encounter with Jim Hyde
When we did the Ron Wyden sit-in during the vote to authorize force in Iraq, we sent out press releases to all of the press we could think of. Noone from the Oregonian, noone from WW or the Mercury or OPB, or streetroots, or any of several radio stations, and noone from the Tribune showed up. Several Indymedia people came and attended all day and did good stories on the event, Dave Mazza from the Alliance came and stayed all day (but I never saw an article--doesn't mean one didn't come out), one TV news camera (with no reported) from a station I can't remember came out for about 5 minutes, and Jim Hyde and a camera person came out. Jim stayed for about 45 minutes, he took his time interviewing people outside and in. He was incredibly respectful of us, friendly, he asked intelligent, thoughtful questions. I was somewhat shocked because I expected him to be a jerk, being from KPTV and such.

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Igloo 17.01.2004 01:54
Michael Moore is a Big Fat Idiot
Michael Moore says nothing new, he only spits out worn cliches which leave the whole truth on the doorstep

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Little Wing 16.01.2004 21:04
City Club of Portland Media "Rant" Forum
City Club of Portland will host a Friday Forum Jan. 23 where so-called notable local journalists are encouraged to rant about topics of their choosing.

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FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) 16.01.2004 17:08
When Are Nazi Comparisons Deplorable?
Bush supports object to MoveOn.com's Hitler ad, yet Rush Limbaugh routinely calls women's rights advocates "femi-Nazis" and the NY Post ran a column describing Howard Dean as a Josef Goebbels follower.

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Peter Henderson 16.01.2004 13:17
CBS Blocks PETA, MoveOn Super Bowl Ads
Courtesy of CBS LOS ANGELES - U.S. football fans will not see ads featuring scantily clad vegetarians or a political attack on President Bush during February's Super Bowl after CBS said on Thursday that advocacy advertisements were out of bounds on professional football's biggest day.

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I Clusoe 15.01.2004 21:43
Aha! Now We gotcha!
The corporate media hounds have been so busilly dogging the really hot story about how some county employees might get paid for not being on duty. Wonder why?

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surprised and annoyed 15.01.2004 21:01
IMC collectives resort to spamming each other
And then things went silly

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astounded 15.01.2004 17:40
Richard Perle wants the US to attack...France! MEDIA PLANNING underway!
Perle--Zionist, militarist, theocratic, civilian appointee of Rumsfeld-- -----Perle is seriously frothing at the mouth. He should be tested for rabies.
About his latest book: "The book calls for tough action against France and its dreams of offsetting US power."
-----So, head's up if the Bush crony corporate state attempts to attack France by manufacturing some pretext. Some 'Cold War peace dividend,' eh? The world gets paranoid elitists--correction, lowbrow international organized crime--suddenly caught naked because none of their wars are ever justified anymore.
-----The nugget is the leaked backstage memos from an anonymous (though verified in real time) media executive at one of the corporate state networks: ABC, NBC, FOX, or CBS. According to the news site, the memos and their anon.source have proven in the past to be eerily predictable of how the state propaganda is managed or directed, in real time. Look for France bashing coming soon.

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Dan Roberts 15.01.2004 16:59
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/16/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, and Cuba.

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PNAC Sucks 15.01.2004 13:08
By Popular Request: The First MoveOn.Org Bush-Hitler Commercial
You asked for it, you got it. Almost banished from the Internet to the Memory Hole, this amazingly accurate critique proves to be too much for wimpy Democratic front-group MoveOn.org.

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Guess Who Bought NBC? 14.01.2004 18:19
NBC Spends Evening News Cheerleading for Bush
It was wall-to-wall Bush promotion on NBC Nightly News this evening. A taste of things to come?

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Sweejak 14.01.2004 14:59
Slide show--Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Synopsis and slides.

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CatWoman 14.01.2004 11:51
It's a Cold World
While blathering endlessly on about the storm last week, the corporate media persistently ignored the very real threat this weather posed to people without homes to go to. Instead, they used up their considerable resources on ski reports, coy entertainment stories and harangues about the inconvenience of it all.
Today, I have an update to share on the perspective of at least one corporate reporter where this issue is concerned.

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People Over Profits: Vote Unelectable 14.01.2004 11:31
$$ Media and the Electables
Billions of people across the planet are praying for America to replace Bush with someone that will put an end to the multinational-conglomerate looting of our planet. This is our chance to turn the world around, the question is: Who is the real candidate for change that will restore America and put People Over Profits?

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Tanja Thomas 14.01.2004 10:23
Embedding
"Since Woodrow Wilson introduced the `Committee for Public Information' during the 1st World War, governments and the military have attempted to regulate the manner and extent of reporting.."

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Tanja Thomas 14.01.2004 04:42
Embedding
"Since Woodrow Wilson introduced the `Committee for Public Information' during the 1st World War, governments and the military have attempted to regulate the manner and extent of reporting.."

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WG Krivitsky 13.01.2004 11:33
Rush Limbaugh's Top Eleven Drug Induced Fantasies
Rush Limbaugh's Top Eleven Drug Induced Fantasies

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Erik P Sorensen 12.01.2004 13:48
Republicans Attack Dean--Because He's Unelectable?
Whether it's the partisan polemics of the Club for Growth, the glib dismissals by David Brooks and William Kristol, or the hysterical rantings of whoever is on Fox; Republican lackeys are swarming the Dean campaign like ravenous grasshoppers.

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wondering 12.01.2004 08:41
question about cheney visit
Stupid local Fox news (ch. 12) just stated that Cheney will be visiting the downtown Embassy Suites on Tues. Is there a downtown Embassy Suites or is Fox just full of wrong info.? It would look pretty silly to be at the wrong hotel.

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news junkie 12.01.2004 00:01
POLL: Mainstream Media's Loss is Alternative Media's Gain
A new poll reveals more people are turning away from corporate-owned newspapers and TV news while increasing numbers are relying upon the Internet.

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Pat McDonnell Twair 11.01.2004 21:58
Anti-War Play Scorches Bu$h And The Case For War
Tim Robbins' black comedy, Embedded is a thinly disguised satire of the US invasion of Iraq.

The play focuses on three elements: enlisted US troops, presidential strategists labeled "the Cabal," and journalists who accept military censorship of their dispatches.

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Scott Larkin 11.01.2004 18:03
Division Street
Big Business cannot even keep up with the ironies it creates, and it is in effect digging its own grave.

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on new "enemy-of-the-month" on their list? 09.01.2004 08:08
are our sneaky-Republican's about to launch an ATTACK soon?
folk's! this is NOT new's you'll likely find on mainstream media, and if so, it'd not likely be
analyzed such as this BuzzFlash Reader has....

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listener 09.01.2004 07:30
Derrick Jenson on KBOO this a.m.
Positively Revolting Talk Radio is starting up right now, at 7 :30 and I heard that Derrick Jensen is going to be the guest!!

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Dan Roberts 08.01.2004 16:45
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/9/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Russia, China, and Cuba.

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as they say their preparing for "attack" from the U.S. 08.01.2004 10:46
ever hear of place called "Belarus"?...no, well your fixing to...
now why doesn't our friend's at FOX NEWS, NBC, CBS, ABC, & CNN report to USa about this
sort of stuff? we'll wake up some morning to find "breaking news" with pre-prepared screen
boxed-logo's telling USa of "the War for Freedom in Belarus" and we'll say to ourselves.."well
hell!...I never heard of this place...let me get up to speed on this one...." NOW, you won't be
having to say that....

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CatWoman 07.01.2004 10:30
Storm Response Prompts Re-Thinking of Broadcast Control
Corporate broadcasters seized control of public airwaves through the the Radio Act of 1927, the Communications Act of 1934, and the more recent sweeping deregulation of commercial broadcasting throughout the past decade. It's time to look back at the intent of the original legislation, and to re-examine the power we've given to a few corporations over this valuable resource.

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over MoveOn.org's ad campagne? 06.01.2004 22:37
want to know what pissed off the Republican National Committee
the guy who did the 30 sec. spot ad that is one that pissed off the Rethuglicans tells ALL...
...repostings 4 u

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Can'tdide 06.01.2004 14:10
Preemptive World
Better be safe than sorry!!

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Howell Birdwell 06.01.2004 10:03
USAVHSSC
Answers to questions listed on this site concerning USAVHSSC. Iam the Commander for USAVHSSC.

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jason 05.01.2004 15:20
Where is Capitalism Thread?
Overzealous deleting of posts?

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weapons of mass destruction???? 04.01.2004 13:04
so, why is it that David Kay is leaving Iraq empty handed, with no...
pretty good article from our friend's at YellowTimes.org

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freelance 03.01.2004 23:29
Homeless Crisis in Portland Briefly Invades Live Television During Storm Coverage
Migratory Bird 03.01.2004 01:16
The Daily Poetry Movement
Todays topic is the death penalty and specifically how it centers around Mumia and other political prisoners. The first poem is Night Power by Mumia, the second poem is Another Nameless Prostitute Says The Man is Innocent : For Mumia Abu-Jamal by Martin Espada, and the last poem is The Hangman at Home by Carl Sandburg. I hope that everyone who reads this finds out something new. Because the real topic behind all of this is about censorship and how far it goes into our political system against journalists. Resist! Refuse! Recycle!

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Eric Ruder 01.01.2004 19:15
Palestinian lives count for less; Media ignores Israeli atrocities
The U.S. media establishment proved once again last week that it places far more value on an Israeli life than a Palestinian one. On Christmas Day, a Palestinian detonated a bomb at a bus stop in a Tel Aviv suburb, killing himself and four Israelis, three of whom were soldiers. The newspaper headlines blared that the bombing had shattered nearly three months of "relative calm"--and dealt a new setback to efforts at brokering "peace." But calm for who? What the U.S. media ignored is that since the last Palestinian suicide bombing in Haifa on October 4, Israeli forces have carried out dozens of raids and attacks. These assaults have killed 117 Palestinians, injured hundreds more and destroyed enough houses to leave thousands of Palestinians without shelter, according to a tally by Palestinian commentator Ali Abunimah.

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