The 15M Movement Burst Into The Politicians´ Agenda In Europe There Is Always A Plan B, Usually Behind The Capitalist Media Agenda

By Concha Mateos Madrid- June 29, 2011 They say ´No´, we say ´Yes´. Greece had to decide. But, what Greece? The Parliament, the lawmakers, the government, the street, Syntagma Square… what Greece? The corporate media language uses to talk about Greece as if it has a single will, an unique and uniform one. But it […]

Harvard Law Reviews WikiLeaks Censorship

Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler is about to release a comprehensive study on the U.S. government and media’s role in censoring WikiLeaks. The forthcoming report, to appear in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, is titled “A Free Irresponsible Press: WikiLeaks and the Battle over the Soul of the Networked Fourth Estate.” In the […]

Police Brutality in America: A Hip Hop Perspective

Police Brutality in America: A Hip Hop Perspective By: Solomon Comissiong Year by year, nothing tangibly changes in America regarding the deadly issue of rampant police brutality within myriad communities of color. Unarmed black and brown people continue to be systematically brutalized by rogue state sponsored police officers. This issue is far from anything new […]

The Puppet Masters

The “New Yorker” magazine is probably the most independent, important mainstream media source in our country.  I first heard of this article on NPR, when they interviewed the author.  I doubt that you will be able to finish reading this, but the Koch brothers and their hands in American politics must be known.  Personally, between […]

We will win! Detroit

The story not told — 6/13/2010 By Shea Howell Special to the Michigan Citizen The story coming out of the mainstream media about the fate of Detroit Public Schools obscures the real lessons of a painful struggle that has torn through our city. The mainstream media story is that Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb made […]

The Rise of the Modern Day Black Public Intellectual

The Rise of the Modern Day Black Public Intellectual By: Solomon Comissiong The great Pan-African and scholar W.E.B. Dubois spent most of his life actively working to improve the social conditions that plagued African Americans during the 20th century. During his life, America was, as it still is, a cesspool of institutional racism and injustice. […]

Alberta’s “Choice” Program Starts to Close Public Schools, but Still No Word on Privatization

By Guest Blogger George Thompson, Although it is clear that “parental choice” has always been the number one lever of education privatization in America, it is much too early for it to be exposed or discussed in the Canadian context, where strong public systems of education and other essential services such as health care have always […]