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Joe Emersberger: Protest coverage in Venezuela: Venevision, May 26, 2017

Reuters quoted me on press freedom in Venezuela in the eigth paragraph of a story that ran with the headline “Under state pressure, Venezuela TV limits live coverage of protests”. It is much to Reuters’ credit that they allowed some dissent from the claim that Venezuela’s private media is muzzled. The article, in the seven paragraph, Read more…

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Antonio Carty: Civilization and the River

Civilization and the River -Reversing Social Austerity and Validating a Popular Progressive Society Why? Why the Collapse? Social Austerity and our loss of democratic control to debtors has crippled society, rightly enraged us and out of necessity is politically awakening the global constitution of ‘We the People’ of our world. This great strain on societies Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Protecting People, Land and the Future

Green Time TV Protecting People, Land and the Future by Don Fitz Human rights are inseparable from protecting land and preparing for the future. June 2017 Green Time episodes explore how we can defend ourselves when human/environmental rights are threatened. Why should we be worried about fossil fuels and pipelines? In the first June Green Read more…

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Nasir Khan: Instability in the Middle East and the power politics of America and Israel

Nasir Khan, May 23, 2017 All those who are interested in understanding the quagmire of war, violence, the victimisation of Palestinians by Israel, rampant abuse of human rights, etc., in which the whole region of the Middle East is enmeshed will readily appreciate the soundness of the views of President Rouhani. What he says is Read more…

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Huzaifa Zoomkawala: do you follow?

– ‘In literary matters, Ezra Pound advised against accepting the opinion of those “who haven’t themselves produced notable work,” and it is advice I have been privileged to follow’ – Seamus Heaney in his 1995 acceptance speech for the Nobel prize – Ezra Pound’s open support of Mussolini’s fascism mirrors Heidegger’s love-affair with Nazism – Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Is shooting at Venezuelan cops “unconstitutional” or even a big deal?

A Miami Herald report entitled “In secret recording, Venezuelan general pushes for snipers to control demonstrators” only vaguely alludes to the fact that opposition protesters have been killing people. In the seventeenth paragraph of the story the Herald states “While it is not known where the gunfire originated that killed the four demonstrators on Monday Read more…

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Rolf Auer: The Moon Is A Harsh Grow-op

The Moon Is A Harsh Grow-op Rolf Auer, Friday 17 March 2017 Is the recorder on? It is? And the auto-transcript? Good. This a Diary Record of Moon Project Grow-op made 20 June 2075. My name is Sam Thundercloud. Joe? My name is Joe Deerchild. I help Sam run this Moon Grow-op. Sam here. Due Read more…

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Huzaifa Zoomkawala: Speak!

speak! as the soul wins over the tranformative mixups, the brazen fouls, the unanticipations; speak! when the round etches wilt each hymn around the bell of winter, when the curbs & bevels mix unintended; speak! — “Because the machine will try to grind you into dust anyway, whether or not we speak. We can sit Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: A closer look at reports that Venezuela’s infant mortality rate soared in 2016

The Venezuelan heath ministry released data on infant deaths that the international media reported as showing that infant mortality had increased 30% in 2016. Reuters, the BBC, NBC news among others put out headlines announcing infant mortality “soaring” or some equivalent description. I am not inclined to give the media a pass often but the Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Human Rights Watch Appears Delighted with the International Media’s Coverage of Venezuela

Human Rights Watch seems especially pleased with corporate media editorials about Venezuela from around the world and lists them on their website. I guess they are worried that people may have missed them, or maybe HRW feels that showing how all these corporate outlets take the same view is supposed to be convincing, and not evidence of groupthink and deep subservience to Read more…

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