MR Poetry – ‘Cut the Apron Strings’ & ‘Island’

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MEDIA ROOTS – Amateur writer Rutger B. Devon offers these two original, uplifting, lyrical and political poems for activists and lovers of freedom and independence from his forthcoming, debut book of both verse and prose. *** Cut the Apron Strings is a strong, no-holds-barred manifesto. It is a call-to-arms for people to do just what the title implies, to remove one’s … Read More

Superman Stands Up to the Corporate Media

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MEDIA ROOTS – Standing for “truth, justice, and the American way” just took a giant leap into the twenty-first century with Clark Kent leaving the Daily Planet newspaper. In next week’s issue, to be released by DC Comics, Clark is expected to stand up in front of staff and mourn how mainstream “journalism has given way to entertainment,” according to the comic’s … Read More

Media Roots Music – ATOP Mix #20

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ATOP Media Roots Music #20 by Media Roots MEDIA ROOTS – This set is dedicated to people working to gain happiness in their lives. Hopefully those who suffer from anxiety, stress and trauma will gain peace of mind through trying times.  Love, ATOP, Akkad the Orphic Priest All the featured music on the mix can be found through searching discogs.com or by emailing me: [email protected]Read More

American Military Cinema and Its Shaping of History

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MEDIA ROOTS – The military-industrial complex encompasses more than the arms and security industries. Now the corporate film industry is used to glorify American military might, stimulate recruitment, and even rewrite history. Most of these films, while claiming to be based on true events, are merely propaganda pieces and allow the modern military establishment to continue to operate with the … Read More

Street Artists Continue to Chronicle Struggles in Egypt

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MEDIA ROOTS – In Egypt, street art is quickly painted over and removed from public view. To combat this, photographers have recently teamed up with artists to compile collections for print publication. Since the resignation of President Mubarak last year, artists’ dissent appears to have grown even more angry and primarily focuses frustrations toward newly elected President Morsi.  “You are … Read More

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