Barricades in Zuccotti Park have finally come down, causing protesters to immediately reoccupy; in the face of budget cuts, some teachers opt to work for free; meanwhile, Kopimism, a new religion based on file-sharing, emerges.These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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Obama’s Mission Accomplished Moment?
When it came to rolling out a new 10-year plan for the future of the U.S. military, the leaks to the media began early and the message was clear. One man is in charge of your future safety and security. His name is Barack Obama. And—not to worry—he has things in hand.
Teachers Decide To Work For Free
The Chester Upland School District in Delaware County, Pennsylvania suffered a serious setback when Gov. Tom Corbett (R) slashed $900 million in education funds from the state budget.
Kopimism: the world’s newest religion explained
An interview with Isak Gerson, the spiritual leader of the world’s newest religion, Kopimism, devoted to file-sharing. On 5 January the Church of Kopimism was formally recognised as a religion by the Swedish government.