In New York City, the Mayor's office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting is considering new permit and insurance regulations for photographers and filmmakers that would radically undermine the First Amendment right to photograph and film in public places.
In this video we ask people to do something, TODAY, August 3rd, 2007.
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The scandal of private prison companies paying Pennsylvania judges to fill up their jails with children.
The scandal of private prison companies paying Pennsylvania judges to fill up their jails with children.
Superb reportage from Honduras from Democracy Now, with a journalist embedded in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa on President Zelaya's return. How will the coup regime respond?
With President Zelaya still receiving the protection of the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, and thousands still demonstrating against the coup government in the streets despite the Hillary-Clinton-backed curfew, here is the second part of Democracy Now's incisive analysis.
With President Zelaya now still holed up in the Brazilian Embassy, and popular protests still on the streets despite the suspension of the Constitution by the coup regime, this is part 3 of Democracy Now's excellent analysis.
"G20 Protest is Gay" [the MC nicomedy2010 mixx ;]
G20 Protest is Gay - a new fluxuid counter culture remixx by former transgression comedian'DJ and VJ nicohitler' aka nicointelpro, turning into MC 'tacky' nicomedy2010 ["thames 13.1 noise productions" formerly vs. RaytheonFreegan Culteeees 15.x ;]
dubstep- and filthstep mix planned in the making asap....
[* very very special thx to Vl.]
[with additional inspirations to S. + M. plus "Thames13.1 noise productions" ; ]
The events at the recent G20 protest had been pretty much staged for both establishment under- and overground media. First a sting operation-arrest, obscured into some blackwaterish reality tv hangout bull for alex jones, to also keep the DemocracyNow-/WeAre Change Scientology/old school-CIA- douche/brainwashed leftgatekeeper front busy -but in reality, to distract from a) G20 competitor SCO ["new OPEC with Weapons"; which are drilling wargames between U.S., China and Russia every 2 years], BRIC [goldman sachs front, not mentioned by CoOp- wanna be b) coOP-attempt-pseudo journalists Matt Taibbi (Rolling Stone) and Max Keiser (TV France 24 ; occasionally sampled by my mashup DJ buddy "Staticagenda")] and of course c) privatized Kazachstan/EADS european electronic space defense Industry around the 9/11 perps, then also with distractive 'smokescreen'- teargas for the NY TIMES, then authentic footage from *first time used* LRAD accustic weapons, to make the ['anarchist'-]blackBloc 'angry' ;
It was really time for a remixx by mc 'straight' nicomedy2010 ;
...as planned a long time ago, not only the new motto is "WAR IS GAY", but also "the GAY20 aka G20 is GAY", lol ;
Mash it up, straight babee ; -the anti-XADS-StunStrike-PD/G 105 mixx ;
co-'produced' by American Technology Corp. and ready for dubstepforum and soundcloud in an mp3 version only, coz my video-edit is too fluxus-messed up right now.
No new equipment ready, new jobs too slow and the ObaMATRIX still suxx too ;
google/geoEye1/android archives http://friendfeed.com/search?q=geoeye+google&from=ewing2001
[http://ff.im/9b0bq ] ;
After use of LRAD Accustic Weapons at G20: WashTimes "Sales Report" distracts from DEW+ Weapon Business...
'13 hours ago' from Bookmarklet [October 03, 2009]
...means the coOpted 'blackBloc' will continue *not* to focus on the bigger picture of privatized Electronic Defense Space Industry. Of course also the miniaturized mobile version of DEW+ x, so called ADS or even the taser versions as in ray-guns, or XADS' StunStrike, Screech, Laser Dazzlers, PD/G 105 [used in Iraq] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XADS etc... therefore haven't been used at the G20. [i wrote about StunStrike and Dazzlers as potential use for [privatized] police, in 2007 http://FCS.shortURL.com] Instead LRAD was captured here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAwmX5O-FAE [388,490 views, also promoted by PrisonPlanet]... The use of LRAD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LRAD at the G20 appears therefore as some political, provocative smokescreen on Purpose http://www.officer.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=48673# ; http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lrad%20pittsburgh&search=Search&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&spell=1 +++ Police Buy Military-Style Sonic Devices Friday, October 2, 2009 "...Officers were captured last week on video using the devices against protesters at the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh, causing many tocover their ears or disperse to escape the shrieking sound.
San Diego-based American Technology Corp. insists the devices it manufactures and sells are not intended to be used as sonic weapons...The American Tinnitus Association said Wednesday that protesters at the G-20 summit were acoustically assaulted with sound of over 140 decibels...The purchase of LRADs by police agencies in the U.S. is approved by the Homeland Security Department..." ; see also '9/11 "EuroSpace Outside Job"' http://tinyurl.com/eurospaceoutsidejob ; ...
Democracy Now in Cochabamba, Bolivia reporting from the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.
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Democracy Now features author Raj Patel on the plight of South Africa's poor, and how the Shack-dwellers movement is fighting back.
In the recent study "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy", the authors of the paper, Professor Stephen Walt of Harvard University and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, charge that the United States has willingly set aside its own security and that of many of its allies in order to advance the interests of Israel. In addition the study accuses the pro-Israeli lobby, particularly AIPAC of manipulating the U.S. media, policing academia and silencing critics of Israel by labeling them as anti-Semitic.
A new article in the New York Review of Books examines the controversial report and the reaction to it. It's called "The Storm Over the Israel Lobby." It was written by media critic Michael Massing, who joins Amy Goodman for the interview. Michael is a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and frequently writes for the New York Review of Books.
You can read the transcript of the interview at: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/24/1436205
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Entrevista concedida a la actriz y activista Q'Orianka Kilcher desde Los Angeles, antes de su viaje a Perú, en el programa Democracy Now! (Democracia Ahora!) Programa del 10 de Junio de 2009. Q'Orianka informa del derramamiento de sangre causado por el enfrentamiento entre policias e indigenas en la localidad de Bagua y pide la ayuda de Obama ya que considera que parte del problema tiene que ver con los términos en que ha sido suscrito el tratado de libre comercio.
Q'Orianka Kilcher ganó en 2007 el Brower Youth Award, el cual es un premio que escoge entre 6 de los jóvenes más destacados en todo EEUU por su liderazgo en temas medioambientales y de derechos humanos.
Big Media Part 3/3
The late comedian George Carlin once observed that Americans have "owners" who "control just about all of the news and information you get to hear." Do you think of our mainstream media outlets as mouthpieces for balanced journalism? This episode dissects the power structures behind American corporate media and exposing glaring conflicts of interest. We also encapsulate the most critical changes in media regulation policy over the last century and discuss the implications for the rise of alternative media with the current Director of Project Censored, Peter Phillips.
In this segment, previous media-specific, anti-monopoly laws and media standards codes are described. We then present the consequences of these laws no longer governing the airwaves.
There used to be many laws in place that made it illegal to own more than one division of media in the same market. For example, if you owned a television station in San Diego, it would be illegal to own a radio station, newspaper, or another television station in the same city. The hope was that this would create a diverse and unbiased distribution of information.
According to federal law in the Communications Act of 1934, the airways were seen as public property. Commercial broadcasters were licensed to use these airways under the condition that the broadcaster served "the public interest, convenience, and necessity".
During Reagan's administration, Mark Fowler became the new Chairman of the FCC, and had a few different ideas on the role of media. He said, "Its time to move away from thinking of broadcasters as trustees and time to treat them in the way that almost everyone else in the society does- that is, as a business The perception of broadcasters as community trustees should be replaced by a view of broadcasters as marketplace participants."
He was able to persuade Congress to loosen the reins on Communications laws. What laws were changed? Guidelines for minimal amounts of non-entertainment programming were abolished. FCC guidelines on how much advertising could be carried per hour were also eliminated. Most importantly, The Fairness Doctrine was eradicated, which required the media to cover contrasting points of views. The FCC also used to require that stations perform a public service by reporting on crucial issues in their communities.
Wow, all these changes happened within seven years? Unfortunately, it didn't stop there. When Bill Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996, all of the original principles the FCC had put in place with the Communications Act of 1934 became null and void. This new Act allowed the corporate consolidation of our media, leaving us with what we have now: six corporations controlling every major media outlet.
This consolidation doesn't allow for free speech, viable democracy, or any other new media outlet to have a chance on the market. The point is to make more profit. How does this affect us as citizens? Like we said before, the original role of the media was to act as our watchdog and as our liaison. The media's accomplishments were measured by performance on the basis of public welfare, not profit. The media cannot be treated as just another product because the influence over people is just too significant.
On the other hand, how does this affect us as consumers? When the media is run as a business, they are competing to develop new products, watch costs, issue stocks, and gain larger market shares just as any business would. Their end goal is to get us to buy more. The idea is that we, as consumers, will regulate the marketplace and force companies to behave in the way that serves us best (like supply and demand). What have we been demanding from the media? We have forgotten that we ultimately run the media, and if we demand a change, then our government can step in and reinstate the laws that were once there to protect our free press.
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MICHAEL MOORE: ...this is another example of the Democrats are essentially a bunch of wimps. They dont have the guts. They dont have the courage of their own convictions. Theyre disgusting. Im embarrassed. I want really nothing to do with them. And if they dont find their spine, well, theyre in for a huge surprise in November. ...
Thinking about plus ca change we can believe in at
In a national broadcast exclusive, University of Utah student Tim DeChristopher explains how he bought 22,000 acres of land in an attempt to save the property from drilling. The sale had been strongly opposed by many environmental groups. Stephen Bloch of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance said: "This is the fire sale, the Bush administrations last great gift to the oil and gas industry.
This is the first 10 minutes of the interview. For the rest go to:
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In an exclusive interview, Democracy Now! speaks with Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about the WikiLeaks release of 400,000 U.S. intelligence reports on the Iraq War.
Ellsberg became them most famous government whistleblower in the United States after leaking the classified history of the Vietnam War in 1971. He joined WikiLeaks for the press conference announcing the release of the Iraq War logs.
For Democracy Now!'s complete coverage of all of WikiLeaks document releases, the transcript or podcast, visit http://www.democracynow.org/2010/10/22/wikileaks.
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Legendary folk singer, banjo player, storyteller, and political and
environmental activist Pete Seeger turned ninety on Sunday. More than
18,000 people packed New Yorks Madison Square Garden Sunday celebrate
the man, the music and the movement. Watch Democracy Now's hour-long
special on Pete Seeger's 90th birthday at