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Greenwald, Miranda and Press Freedom

(6) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Earlier this week, British officials used their terrorism laws to detain for nine hours the Brazilian citizen, David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist, Glenn Greenwald, in London's Heathrow Airport.

The act has rightfully angered the journalism community and government watchdogs.

But while the act smacks of harassment, some...

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Occupy's Next Move?

(18) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 3:10 PM

While many supporters of the Occupy demonstrators are agitated over public officials' growing demands that the Occupy settlers move off the occupied grounds, how might the Occupy movement move -- forward? History teaches us that these moments can catalyze the next wave of a movement, those actions that institutionalize the...

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The War on Journalists Is a War on Democracy, Human Rights and Truth

(5) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 12:57 PM

Last week, members of a Mexican drug cartel slayed yet another journalist for attempting to serve her community. Maria Elizabeth Macias' mutilated remains were found beside a note apparently written by the Zetas cartel in which they claimed revenge for her online exposés and criticism. Her "crime" was posting...

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Building a Better Occupation -- Through the Occupation

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 4:05 PM

The Occupiers of Wall Street have good reason to be angry. So do the rest of Americans who are not participating in the demonstrations. As noted by countless political scientists, the U.S. has changed. Its democratic system has become less accessible and less accountable to the plight of the average...

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On the 10-Year Anniversary of 9/11, What Can We Learn From the Other 9/11?

(4) Comments | Posted September 11, 2011 | 2:51 PM

The US has something to learn from the other 9/11, the one in Chile that came before us.

It was the longest standing democracy in South America, a most genteel culture where everything could be settled with a handshake and a discussion, and an environment where respect marked political...

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The True Scandals of Murdoch's News Corps Are Much Worse Than Phone-Hacking

(16) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 8:54 AM

As British lawmakers pressure CNN's Piers Morgan to testify in the ongoing News of the World hacking scandal, and as more revelations emerge about the breadth and depth of the hacking, media professionals should not squander the opportunity to take note of the more profoundly damaging scandal that...

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