Net Neutrality: Preserving Democracy

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August, 2010 nthWORD– “The neutral communications medium is essential to our society. It is the basis of a fair competitive market economy. It is the basis of democracy, by which a community should decide what to do. It is the basis of science, by which humankind should decide what is true. Let us protect the neutrality of the net.”– Tim … Read More

MR Original – Alex Grey Paints Obama

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Obama, Anatomy of a World Leaderby Alex Grey“After hearing Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin, and noting the degree of excitement and hope that he generated throughout many countries besides the US, I started to see him as one of the first true “world leaders.” This may be partly because of his extraordinary childhood and political life that has bridged many … Read More

Interview with Abby Martin about Media Roots

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MEDIA ROOTS- Oriana Saportas of KPFA radio conducts an interview with Abby Martin, creator of MediaRoots.org at Berkeley Community Media’s public access. Abby discusses the creation and evolution of Media Roots, a grassroots media project she created to help inform and connect the community.   Abby Martin and Oriana Saportas at BCM  

Die in San Diego

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OB RAG– They assembled in a downtown park at First and Island Avenue today, Mar. 22nd at roughly 2pm. As they waited for the word to move out to the “die-in” site, most had their white T-shirts stenciled with the number “15703″ representing the number of both American and Iraqi deaths divided by the estimated number of people involved in … Read More

MR Poetry – Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Welcome to Trash Island. Population Zero. No life lives here, Just plastic bags, Disfigured Barbies, Melting storybook heroes. Souls plunge upward, Toward light and air. Blocked by leeching death, And wayward cares. The stench of rotting goods Discarded, Pays homage to what once was. Since first eyes open, First impressions burn. The “more” becomes obsession, While social status language learned. … Read More

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