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    How We’d Cover Ferguson if it Happened in Another Country

    By Max Fisher via Vox How would American media cover the news from Ferguson, Missouri, if it were happening in just about any other country? How would the world respond differently? Here, to borrow a great idea...

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    10 Years of Podcasting: Code, Comedy, and Patent Lawsuits

    By Cyrus Farivar via Ars Technica A decade ago today—August 13, 2004—former MTV VJ Adam Curry spoke these words, recorded in his car in rural Belgium while driving to the Netherlands: “Well, good morning everybody, and welcome...

    • Posted 16 days ago
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    Catalonia vs Spain, a Clash of Two Nationalisms

    By Patrice de Beer via Open Democracy Will 2014 be the year of Catalonia as it might be that of Scotland, whose voters will decide by referendum on September 18 if they want to regain their independence...

    • Posted 16 days ago
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  • Eric V. Tait Jr.
    Eric V. Tait Jr. on Militarized Police Violence

    A veteran broadcast journalist and documentarian whose credits include ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, 20/20 and Our World. He is the Executive Producer/Director of the original multiple award-winning “Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home” video documentary....

    • Posted 19 days ago
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    Ed Rampell on Burying Celebrities Twice

    Ed Rampell was named after Edward R. Murrow because of the broadcaster’s exposé of Senator Joe McCarthy. Rampell is a film critic and historian who co-wrote Made in Paradise: Hollywood’s Films of Hawaii and the South Seas...

    • Posted 19 days ago
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    Who The Fck Is Campbell Brown?

    By Charles P. Pierce via Esquire To paraphrase from my grandmother, the former shepherd lass from the hills and hollows of north Kerry, who the fck is Campbell Brown when she’s at home? Well, on the basics,...

    • Posted 22 days ago
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    Whistleblowers Silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements

    By Max Johnson via POGO On July 25, the Project On Government Oversight, along with more than 50 other organizations, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expressing concern over the growing problem of...

    • Posted 22 days ago
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    The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records

    By Monte Reel via NYT Paul Mawhinney, a former music-store owner in Pittsburgh, spent more than 40 years amassing a collection of some three million LPs and 45s, many of them bargain-bin rejects that had been thoroughly...

    • Posted 22 days ago
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    Michael Albert on Participatory Media

    Michael Albert is the co-founder co-editor of ZNet and Z Magazine, now published under the umbrella of ZCommunications. A former member of Students for a Democratic Society, Michael would go on to develop, along with Robin Hahnel,...

    • Posted 25 days ago
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    Ray Nowosielski on the Press for Truth

    Ray Nowosielski is the writer and director of the documentary 9/11: Press for Truth. Photo: Ray Nowosielski

    • Posted 25 days ago
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