September 16, 2016
ISSUE | DAKOTA PIPELINE Consider the impact There's been a lack of media coverage of strong opposition and rallies nationwide and internationally to the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Yet, the Inquirer ran a commentary with a conservative point of view ("Pipeline protests put jobs, energy security at risk," Monday). The sky will not fall if this pipeline is halted; instead, there could be an important dialogue about the environmental and social impact and a consideration of an indigenous people.
August 18, 2016 |
Even as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has granted interviews to major media outlets in connection with his organization's release of Hillary Clinton's emails, his fugitive status has been virtually ignored. He fled Sweden for England before authorities could interview him (Swedish law does not allow charges to be filed without such an interview). He fought extradition in England's court system, and, when he lost, he ran to the Ecuadorian embassy in London and sought political asylum.
June 11, 2016 |
Some Bernie Sanders supporters are planning to camp out in South Jersey while protesting at the Democratic National Convention here next month. Laurie Cestnick, who has been organizing Sanders supporters through an Occupy DNC Convention July 2016 Facebook page, said protesters were "starting to book up all the campsites" as other lodging options fill up. Cestnick, who volunteered on phone banks for Sanders and lives outside Boston, said she...
May 23, 2016 |
Launched in February 1996, Democracy Now! was born of a unique idea: an hour-long daily syndicated public radio news show focused entirely on the presidential election. Hosted by veteran journalist Amy Goodman, the show aired on five stations and was supposed to go dark after Election Day. Twenty years have passed and Democracy Now! still airs every day. Of course, it's grown a bit: Today, it's carried by 1,400 radio and TV stations around the world and is available online at www.democracynow.org . (Locally, it's available on several stations and is also carried by DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon Fios, and Comcast.)
April 29, 2016 |
Amal's critique of me, you Celebs tend to stick together. But not when it comes to GOP presidential contender Donald Trump . Amal Clooney , for one, doesn't back him. The British human rights lawyer tells the BBC she's very critical of all the candidates, "perhaps more than in many other elections. " She's critical of the level of discourse, the issues, and the media coverage. "I mean, when you listen to what [Trump] . . . has been saying about building walls, about excluding Mexicans, and saying there has to be a complete shutdown on all Muslims coming in," she said.
September 11, 2014 |
For almost six months, the Ray Rice debate had been an argument in the media, largely among men in sports circles, over domestic violence and its proper punishment. On Tuesday, his wife had a few things of her own to say, igniting a new debate. The day before, the celebrity news site TMZ released an elevator-camera video, taken the night of Feb. 15 at Revel Casino, that showed then-Baltimore Ravens running back Rice knocking his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, unconscious with a left hook.
February 18, 2014 |
DOZENS of demonstrators mobilized in front of the Liberty Bell yesterday afternoon in support of the anti-government protests that have erupted in Venezuela. Protests in solidarity with the people in the South American nation have been increasing steadily since 66 people were injured in riots around the country and three were shot dead in its capital, Caracas, on Wednesday. "Crime is out of proportion, there is a food shortage and there are laws implemented by the government to restrict the media," protest organizer Emilio Buitrago, who moved to Philadelphia from Venezuela 17 years ago, said yesterday.
October 31, 2013 |
ON THIS NIGHT, 75 years ago, nothing happened in a little slice of New Jersey no one's ever heard of, and the story's only grown ever since. It was Oct. 30, 1938, and Orson Welles and cast members of the "Mercury Theatre on the Air" put their own twist on the H.G. Wells science-fiction classic, War of the Worlds , telling CBS radio listeners that Martians had landed on the Wilmuth Farm in the Grover's Mill section of West Windsor Township, about...
July 26, 2013 |
MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE there have been so many rallies lately - for Trayvon Martin, for victims of urban violence. But there was a familiar attitude among those who stood vigil for a transgender woman allegedly butchered by a john in Strawberry Mansion: The media ignore us, and when they don't, they disrespect and misrepresent us. Society views us as disposable, expendable. I didn't totally disagree. But, as I stood in the crowd listening to friends and advocates mourn Diamond Woods, I wondered: If we can't even manage to care about the deaths of people we should be able to relate to - children - what chance do people often viewed as spectacles and freaks have at getting our attention, let alone our sympathy?