• Hands For Fingers
    Net Neutrality Dead For Good? FCC May Endorse Pay-For-Play Deals

    By Jon Brodkin via Ars Technica FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed today that proposed rules to replace the net neutrality regulations struck down by a court decision are on track for an FCC vote on May 15....

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    Paper Produced by San Quentin Inmates Looking to Grow

    By Katherine Seligman via Sacramento Bee From a small trailer near an exercise yard full of honking geese, the men of the San Quentin News put out a paper they hope will reach beyond the gates of...

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  • Hamid Mir
    The Hamid Mir Case: ‘In Pakistan, They Used to Censor Journalists – Now They Shoot Us’

    By Mohammed Hanif via Guardian More than a hundred bouquets line the lobby of the private ward of Karachi’s posh, private Aga Khan Hospital. Outside, dozens of policemen with bulletproof vests and automatic weapons look at every...

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  • Elsa Rassbach
    Elsa Rassbach On Independent Filmmaking

    Elsa Rassbach joins us to discuss her film projects on the history of American labor and Palestine. Elsa Rassbach is US citizen, filmmaker and journalist, who often lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She heads the “GIs...

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  • Gabriel García Márquez
    The Journalistic Education of Gabriel García Márquez

    By Miles Corwin via CJR In 1955, eight crew members of a Colombian naval destroyer in the Caribbean were swept overboard by a giant wave. Luis Alejandro Velasco, a sailor who spent ten days on a life...

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  • Big Oil Tentacles
    The Denver Post’s ‘Energy And Environment’ Section Is Produced By The Oil And Gas Industry

    By Katie Valentine via ThinkProgress The Denver Post has two energy sections these days, but one isn’t like the other. The paper’s “Energy/Mining” section runs stories from Denver Post reporters and the Associated Press on local energy...

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  • Vulture Trolloc
    A Global Search for Money

    By Lyle Denniston via SCOTUSblog The Supreme Court opens its final argument session of the Term next Monday, and it begins with a one-hour argument at 10 a.m. on the latest round in the long-running controversy over default...

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  • Kid Watching Bright TV
    Michael Copps On Media Consolidation

    Michael Copps joins us to discuss the Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger and media consolidation. Michael Copps is Common Cause’s Special Advisor for their Media and Democracy Reform Initiative. From 2001 to 2011 he served as...

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  • Money Mouthed Pig
    Miles Rapoport On Campaign Finance Reform

    Miles Rapoport joins us to discuss the McCutcheon decision and the future of campaign finance reform. Miles Rapoport is president of Common Cause, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing...

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  • Cuban Flag
    Cuba Says U.S. Created Other ‘Cuban Twitter’ Projects

    By Marc Frank via Reuters Cuba said on Sunday the United States continues to use social media to “subvert” the island’s government and that the revelation this week of a U.S.-created, Twitter-like service for Cuba was just...

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