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As the Globe Warms, So Does the Climate Movement

It would be premature to suggest that this movement will soon win anything, or that it will succeed in curtailing the burn-off of fossil fuels and all the extinctions and acidifications that will follow. But the People’s Climate March does suggest that something commensurate with the magnitude of the global climate crisis has come into being.

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 READ MORE



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How to Reverse a Slow-Motion Apocalypse

Corporations and governments promote the burning of fossil fuels, which means the dumping of its waste product, carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere where, in record amounts, it heats the planet. This is not an oversight; it is a business model.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 READ MORE



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The Wonderful American World of Informers and Agents Provocateurs

American high-tech surveillance is not the only kind around. There’s also the lower tech, up-close-and-personal kind that involves informers and sometimes government-instigated violence, which major news organizations have not put together in a way that gives us an overview of the phenomenon.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Is the Press Too Big to Fail?

When you think about the crisis of journalism, including the loss of advertising and the shriveled newsrooms—there were fewer newsroom employees in 2010 than in 1978, when records were first kept—also think of anesthetized watchdogs snoring on Wall Street while the Arctic ice cap melts.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Columbia Sociologist on Past Social Movements and More

Sociologist Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society and a Columbia University professor, compares OWS to other American uprisings, discusses the media’s early coverage of the protests and considers the fate of the movement’s signature leaderless form. (more)

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 READ MORE


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