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  • 2018 Media Freedom Summit 2.0: Critical Media Literacy for Social Justice May 26, 2018
    Join us at COLLEGE OF MARIN OCT 26 & 27, 2018 College of Marin 835 College Avenue Kentfield, Ca 94904 RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Register Here Panel/Workshop and presentation proposals should be e mailed by June 15 to:   Susan Rahman at srahman@marin.edu, Dawn M Lucier at dlucier@marin.edu, Mickey Huff at mickey@projectcensored.org Project Censored cordially invites you to the The […]
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  • Washington Post Bans Employees from Using Social Media to Criticize Sponsors April 13, 2018
    In June, 2017, the Washingtonian reported on a new policy at the Washington Post that prohibits its employees from conduct on social media that “adversely affects The Post’s customers, advertisers, subscribers, vendors, suppliers or partners.” In such cases, according to the policy, Post management reserved the right to take disciplinary action “up to and including […]
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  • Self-Driving Cars Crash into Decades-Old Ethical Conundrum April 13, 2018
    On March 19th, 2018, a woman was struck and killed in Tempe, Arizona, by a self-driving vehicle owned and operated by Uber. For a brief period of time, the safety and future of autonomous vehicles was brought into the spotlight. However, with a settlement in the ensuing lawsuit, the story effectively ended. While Uber pulled […]
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  • Cultural Heritage Sites Under Attack by ISIS to Fund Operations April 13, 2018
    Historical artifacts and archeological sites dating back to Mesopotamia and the Roman Empire, spanning the region around the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, are being systematically destroyed by ISIS. ISIS considers works of art depicting the human form and other objects to be idolatrous. Therefore, museums and other buildings used for religious purposes are raided with […]
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  • Debate over Threat of North Korean Attack by Electromagnetic Pulse April 13, 2018
    In March, 2017, The Hill published an opinion piece by R. James Woolsey, who directed the CIA from 1993-95, and Peter Vincent Pry, who had previously served in the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA. In their piece, titled “How North Korea Could Kill 90 Percent of Americans,” Woolsey and Pry underscored existing concerns […]
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  • Lessons from the 2017 Sonoma County Fires April 12, 2018
    In October, 2017, wildfires ravaged Sonoma County, California, destroying more than 5,000 structures. In their report, “Built to Burn,” for Reveal, Eric Sagara and Alexandra Kanik link the 2017 Sonoma County wildfires to those that scorched the Sonoma County community of Fountaingrove in 1964. Few of the residents affected by the wildfires in 2017 were […]
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  • “You Go Girl” Has a Completely Different– and Deadly – Meaning in India April 12, 2018
    Parveen Khan did not need to read the Telegraph’s 2012 story that girls born in India were almost twice as likely to die before reaching the age of five than boys, according to new UN figures. When Khan kept getting pregnant with girls, her husband, Hameed, was mad enough to bite her face off. It wasn’t so […]
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  • Can Trump’s ISIS Policy Control Conflicting Interests in the Turkish-Kurdish Blood Feud? April 12, 2018
    President Trump is new on the world stage but his role of finding an effective yet safe strategy to handle problems between Turkey and the nationless Kurds has challenged leaders since the 19th century. Neither Turkey nor the Kurdish people living in Turkey and Northern Syria have a direct connection to the Islamic State, but […]
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  • Adoption Agencies a Gateway for Child Exploitation April 12, 2018
    In Terry Gilliam’s classic dystopian satire Brazil, agents from the Ministry of Information offer Mrs. Buttle a receipt for her husband as they kidnapped him. Then, to ensure there was no question later, handed the befuddled woman a piece of paper. “And this is my receipt for your receipt.” The world has not yet arrived […]
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  • Is US Factory Farming Any Less Cruel Than South Korea’s Dog Meat? April 12, 2018
    The 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, served as the hook for a number of critical news stories on South Koreans’ consumption of dog meat. As the Guardian’s Chas Newkey-Burden wrote, “With the Winter Olympics turning attention towards South Korea, dog meat has been put on the media menu. The west has gone […]
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  • Times are changing for China’s labor movement June 20, 2018
    This is Part 2 of a 2-part series based on a conversation with An Jianhua, international Secretary of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, May 29, 2018. Part 1 can be read here. BEIJING— It’s been a steep learning curve for Chinese unions these last forty years. The program of economic reforms initiated in 1978 […]
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  • New York cab driver suicides linked to Uber’s “shared economy” June 20, 2018
    After sharing a Facebook post about the financial turmoil in which he was embroiled Doug Schifter killed himself last February with a shotgun in front of City Hall. A month later Nicanor Ochisor, described by his son as someone who was “irritated,” “depressed,“ and “angry” over his finances hung himself until he died in his […]
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  • Wisconsin still waiting for courts to protect its voters June 20, 2018
    MILWAUKEE – Faced with what it acknowledged was a terrible flaw in constitutional fairness, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18 nevertheless kicked to the future any finality on two gerrymander cases. By kicking the cases back to lower courts they assured, given the plodding pace of legal proceedings, that biased electoral maps here will […]
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  • “Tell your son goodbye”: Mother recounts agents taking her child June 20, 2018
    SEATTLE (AP)—The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son’s life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy, and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States. Two months later, she sits in a federal prison […]
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  • El Paso union nurse: Do they have water and AC? June 20, 2018
    EL PASO, Texas—“Do they have water? Do they have air conditioning? It gets to be 110 degrees to 115 degrees in El Paso,” says Idali Cooper. And the physical condition of the kids, separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border and carted in buses to what Cooper describes as a large tent surrounded by […]
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  • Hawaii: Puna’s people before the eruption June 20, 2018
    A couple of months before the eruption of the Kilauea volcano it was raining in Puna. At the Saturday farmers’ market children pulled at their parents’ hands, asking for papayas or bananas, still wet from the downpour. In the bustle among the stalls, who was thinking of what was to come? Within a few weeks […]
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  • For LGBTQ Pride Month: Poetry for the season June 20, 2018
    LGBTQ Pride Month 2018 presents its special challenges, many of them brought on this year by the backward thinking Trump administration. No doubt a good portion of the anti-LGBTQ backlash comes from Vice President Mike Pence, who has made a career out of homophobia. Homophobia has taken control of the wheel in the White House, […]
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  • Washing the crime away: ‘Tar’ and ‘The Women of Lockerbie’ June 20, 2018
    LOS ANGELES—My weekend playgoing curiously featured two plays centered on the theme of washing crime away. In the wake of Pan Am Flight 103 L.A. is currently amidst the Hollywood Fringe Festival, which generally features new work presented on a modest budget. One exception this year is Deborah Brevoort’s The Women of Lockerbie, a 75-minute […]
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  • Right-wing candidate wins Colombian presidency but left forces see gains June 19, 2018
    Senator Iván Duque was victorious in second round voting June 17 in Colombia, running as the presidential candidate of the rightist Democratic Centre party. The party was founded by former President Álvaro Uribe whose administration was riddled with secret wiretapping, corruption, blatant support of right-wing paramilitaries, and severe human rights abuses. Duque, a 42-year-old lawyer, […]
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  • Angela Davis: “Education must not be sacrificed at the altar of profit” June 19, 2018
    CHICAGO—“If we want to break the school-to-prison pipeline, if we want to abolish the prison-industrial complex, if we want to create schools that nourish the intellectual imagination of younger generations, then we have to dismantle the structures and ideologies of racism, and we need to start right now.” That was the message radical activist, philosopher, […]
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