Repost from Guernica. Meara Sharma interviews Masha Gessen, who speaks of “Putin’s slide into dictatorship, Russia’s surge in anti-gay violence, and the alarming trend in opposition figures, like Gessen, taking flight from the country.” Read more at Guernica.
Repost from Guernica. Chilean playwright, Ariel Dorfman, reflects on the state’s ways of reinforcing power. Dorfman writes, “We knew that we were being spied on. That was the point of terror, to let our imagination conjure up and exaggerate the … Continue reading
Repost from Guernica. Translated by Eric Abrahamsen for the first time into English, these excerpts are from Tiananmen Square student protest leader Hu Ping’s 1980 essay. Read more at Guernica.
Repost from Guernica. Mirza Waheed writes, “States with neocolonial tendencies may not march on sovereign nations to acquire exploitable territory, but they can always cannibalize their own people or those living on the margins, work sometimes aided by all-too-willing media … Continue reading
Repost from Yes! In restorative justice, those who commit crimes have to face the consequences of their actions. After this Colorado policeman tried it out, he came to believe it’s part of the answer to America’s prison problem. Continue reading … Continue reading
By Shayna Plaut In 1971, a long time staffer of the Department of Defense leaked confidential documents to the Washington Post and the New York Times in what is now known as the Pentagon Papers. Later that year, a group of eight … Continue reading
By Maya Schenwar Sometimes I wish there were another word for the “media.” No other term is exactly right to describe our work—the news, the press, journalism organizations all fall short of its meaning—but unfortunately, the “media” is often equated … Continue reading
By Lisa Brock, Senior Editor of the Praxis Center and Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership At around 4:45pm on December 5, 2013, I received a text from a friend informing me that Nelson Mandela had … Continue reading
Repost from Untied Nations Human Rights “The recent activities of some national authorities to remove ’non-Roma looking’ children from Roma families due to their alleged abduction has led to sensationalist media coverage, has been disturbing and may result in a … Continue reading
Repost from World Health Organization (WHO) 20 June 2013 | Geneva – Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in … Continue reading
Repost from The New York Times Much of the speculation about the future of news focuses on the business model: How will we generate the revenues to pay the people who gather and disseminate the news? But the disruptive power … Continue reading
Repost from The New Yorker Yesterday was the first day of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, and at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, in Cuba, more than a hundred prisoners (approximately a hundred and six of the hundred … Continue reading