Control of Public Media as a Social Justice Issue

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TRUTHOUT– Media justice organizers at the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and MAG-Net have recently produced a brilliant campaign plan (“The Campaign for universal broadband”) to win three policies crucial for just and democratic communication: network neutrality, universal broadband and universal service fund reform. Considering the renewed struggle required to win these goals, and to protect them afterwards, two questions … Read More

Oil Spill May Be Five Times Bigger Than Expected

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COMMON DREAMS– The view from space indicates that the oil may be leaking at a rate of 25,000 barrels a day, dwarfing the figure of 5,000 barrels that US officials and the British oil giant BP have used in recent days. A Northern Gannet bird, which is covered in oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, pokes … Read More

CNN Poll- 52% Say Obama Shouldn’t Be Re-elected

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THE HILL– 52 percent of Americans said President Barack Obama doesn’t deserve reelection in 2012, according to a new poll. 44 percent of all Americans said they would vote to reelect the president in two and a half years, less than the slight majority who said they would prefer to elect someone else.Obama faces a 44-52 deficit among both all … Read More

France Bans Islamic Head Scarves in Schools

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BBC NEWS– As expected, the French parliament has voted in favour of a new law to ban the wearing of Islamic headscarves in schools. And despite mass protests by French Muslims in recent weeks, the ban won by a landslide. It will not just affect Muslim girls- large Christian crosses and Jewish skullcaps are also banned, as almost certainly are … Read More

Haiti Quake Opens Window on Dismal Prisons

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MSNBC– The skinny teenager appears nervous, and with reason: He is waiting for a tap on the shoulder that could send him back to the dismal prison where he spent four years without being charged or seeing a judge. He is one of more than 5,000 prisoners who fled their cells after January’s devastating earthquake and are now being rounded … Read More

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