The Next Four Months Will Determine the Future of the Internet

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Two weeks ago, an internal Federal Communications Commission (FCC) memo was leaked, calling to remake today’s neutral Internet into a ‘pay to play’ system like cable TV. If set in motion, these rules would abolish the Internet’s longstanding the concept of Net Neutrality, or nondiscriminatory access online. After the document was leaked, hundreds of thousands of Internet advocates flooded the … Read More

World Leaders Pave the Way for a Corporate Coup d’Etat: How to Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Negotiations for the world’s biggest trade deal have been conducted in total secrecy over the last four years. What’s worse, deliberations are being held between world leaders and multinational corporations that are paving the way for a global corporate coup. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) consists of twelve Pacific Rim countries: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, … Read More

PBS Mask of Respectability Sells Iran Nuclear Propaganda

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There are few things more harmful to the public discourse than the cloak of false respectability – especially on a nationally or globally disseminated news network. When corporate media broadcasts propaganda, a benighted public is duped into believing the twaddle of stark raving mad political ideologues as though they were the very words of Socrates by satellite. The mainstream’s reach … Read More

BP’s PR Machine & Toxic Enterprise of Criminal Negligence

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The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped 172 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico and caused a holocaust of sea creatures. As a result, tens of thousands of Gulf residents are now suffering – both emotionally due to a loss of livelihood and physically due to contamination. Earlier this month, Gulf victims won a major battle … Read More

Incarceration: a New American Pastime

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In 1984, a newly formed company Corrections Corporation of America acquired the United States’ very first corrections facility contract for the state of Tennessee. This was the first time in American history that a private, for-profit corporation would control and care for the nation’s incarcerated. Over the next 28 years, the power and reach of the privatized prison system consumed over … Read More

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