|FAIR -- Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting||"FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information."|
|Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists||"The Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science (EFNS), incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1949, publishes the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and manages other related programs from its office in Chicago. The mission of the EFNS is to educate citizens about global security issues, especially the continuing dangers posed by nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, and about the appropriate roles of nuclear technology."|
"So what, then, does CURSOR aim to do? What is its mission? Well, for starters, to examine and recognize the public's wide complicity in the media's crimes of absurdity, inanity, and pandering, to take a look at our ongoing obsession with the cult of media personality (See: Budd Rugg, Media Parasite). We aim to provide links --- both local and national --- to other sites of integrity and fresh insight, sites which exhibit a depth of news analysis or criticism or scorn that is too often missing in this market; to offer colorful and truly alternative takes on the stories of the day as well as on the continually eroding media ethics and standards nationwide; to bring together in one place some of the freshest and funniest writing currently available on the web.
|Truthout||Current issues, voting rights, environment, budget, children, politics, indigenous survival, energy, defense, health, economy, human rights, labor, trade, women, reform, global.|
|Democracy Now!||"A national, listener-sponsored public radio and TV show, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the country."|
|Guardian Unlimited||"The UK's most popular newspaper website"|
|Human Rights Watch||"Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world."|
|FindLaw||"FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document management utility, mailing lists, message boards and free e-mail."|
|Electronic Intifada||"The Electronic Intifada project (EI) is an online publication produced by a small network of pro-Palestinian activists with a history of Internet and media activism, focussed on one aspect of the struggle -- the war in the media for a fair representation of the Palestinian point of view."|
|Greg Palast||"Palast won Britain's highest journalism honors for his 1998 undercover investigation of influence peddling within Tony Blair's cabinet --- by Enron and other US corporations. He then turned his sleuthing skills on to the Bush money trail: uncovering for BBC and The Observer the uncomfortable truths of how the Bush Administration quashed investigations of Saudi financing of terror --- and Poppy Bush's extraordinary methods for stuffing his bank account and his son's campaign coffers. Palast, winner of the Financial Times David Thomas Prize and Nominated Business Journalist of the Year (UK) for his exposing "Reverend" Pat Robertson's legally dodgy business scams, has appeared in Salon.com ("Politics Story of the Year" 2000), Harper's and The Washington Post ... yet he remains to most Americans, "The world's greatest investigative reporter you've never heard of." (Cleveland Free Times)"|
|Guerrilla News Network (GNN)||"Guerrilla News Network is an underground news organization with headquarters in New York City and production facilities in Berkeley, California. Our mission is to expose people to important global issues through guerrilla programming on the web and on television."|
|Blue Ear||"Blue Ear is a publisher of global, interactive journalism in digital and print formats. Launched as a website at the beginning of 1999, Blue Ear has become widely recognized as an innovator in publishing formats and in the practice of international journalism."|
|PR Watch.org||"PR Watch offers investigative reporting on the public relations industry. We help the public recognize manipulative and misleading PR practices by exposing the activities of secretive, little-known propaganda-for-hire firms that work to control political debates and public opinion."|
|Corp Watch||"CorpWatch counters corporate-led globalization through education and activism. We work to foster democratic control over corporations by building grassroots globalization--a diverse movement for human rights, labor rights and environmental justice."|
|washingtonpost.com||"washingtonpost.com is an award-winning news, information and entertainment resource on the World Wide Web. Local, national and international users look to washingtonpost.com as the source of The Washington Post online. The site offers the day's Washington Post, continually updated news coverage, breaking stories and extensive original content, as well as a growing suite of cultural, community and commerce services that make it the definitive guide to Greater Washington."|
|The Nation||"The Nation will not be the organ of any party, sect, or body. It will, on the contrary, make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred." -- from The Nation's founding prospectus, 1865|
|Consortium News||"Consortiumnews.com is a product of The Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc., a non-profit organization that relies on donations from its readers to produce these stories and keep alive this Web publication"|
|Independent.co.uk||UK & world news. Robert Fisk writes for the Independent.|
|Christian Science Monitor||"The Christian Science Monitor is an international daily newspaper published Monday through Friday. Founded in 1908, it's now also a multimedia website, an e-mail edition, a personal digital assistant (PDA) edition, and a version for electronic books." It was founded by Mary Baker Eddy. It is a real international newspaper, not a religious periodical.|
|BBC News||"BBC News covers the globe."|
|People for the American Way||"People For the American Way organizes and mobilizes Americans to fight for fairness, justice, civil rights and the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution." Source of the report THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY: From Obscurity to Power Right-Wing Lawyers Who Are Shaping The Bush Administration's Decisions On Legal Policies and Judicial Nominations and many other resources.|
|Propaganda Analysis||"As generally understood, propaganda is opinion expressed for the purpose of influencing actions of individuals or groups... Propaganda thus differs fundamentally from scientific analysis. The propagandist tries to 'put something across,' good or bad. The scientist does not try to put anything across; he devotes his life to the discovery of new facts and principles. The propagandist seldom wants careful scrutiny and criticism; his object is to bring about a specific action. The scientist, on the other hand, is always prepared for and wants the most careful scrutiny and criticism of his facts and ideas. Science flourishes on criticism. Dangerous propaganda crumbles before it."|
||"The Institute for Democracy Studies is a nonprofit, tax-exempt research and educational center devoted to the study of anti-democratic religious and political movements and organizations in the U.S. and internationally."|
|Institute for Public Accuracy||"As a nationwide consortium of policy researchers, the Institute for Public Accuracy seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out by corporate-backed think tanks and other influential institutions."|
|Independent Media Center||"Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth."|
|TV Turnoff Week||"Children under 2 years old should not watch television, older children should not have television sets in their bedrooms and pediatricians should have parents fill out a "media history," along with a medical history, on office visits, according to recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics." --- Lawrie Mifflin, Pediatricians Zap Media: No Telivision for Toddlers|
|CounterSpin||CounterSpin is FAIR's weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. It's heard on more than 125 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada.|
|Free Speech Radio News||Free Speech Radio News was founded by freelance journalists ("stringers") who went on strike against the nation's oldest progressive news service -- Pacifica Network News in January 2000.|
|WebActive||WebActive is a site designed to offer progressive activists an up-to-date resource on the World Wide Web to find other organizations and individuals with similar values and interests.|
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Berkeley Language Center - Speech Archive SA 1521-1
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There are several recordings from the New Dimensions page located here. You will need to go to the page itself to access the recordings.
"The Spoiler Issue" refers to the question of whether or not to blame a third party candidate for the results of an election. The most popular example of a "spoiler" is Ralph Nader in the 2000 presidential election. Many Democrats blame Ralph Nader for George W. Bush's ascension to the presidency -- i.e. Ralph Nader "spoiled" the election.
Last year Afghanistan retook its place as the world's leading producer of heroin, supplanting Burma. The amount of land used to cultivate opium poppies shot up from 1,685 hectares (4,164 acres) in 2001 under the Taliban to 30,750 hectares (75,985 acres).
[...] 90% of the heroin that reaches Britain comes from Afghanistan.
[...] Mr Ahad said he was unimpressed by western efforts to eliminate Afghanistan's poppy crop. "The Americans destroyed my country," he said. "I hope Bush and Blair sink," he added, while calling for a tray of green tea for his British guests.Anti-poppy spray kills five in Afghanistan (The News International, 10 May 2003)
"Chairman Graham, Chairman Goss, before I proceed with my statement, I want to make clear to you and the members of these two Committees that the information I am going to present has been cleared for public release. As you know, much of the information the Joint Inquiry Staff has been examining is highly classified. Over the last two months, we have been working with the Intelligence Community in a long and arduous process to declassify information we believe is important to the public's understanding of why the Intelligence Community did not know of the September 11 attacks in advance. By late last night, we were able to resolve all but two issues.
"The Director of Central Intelligence has declined to declassify two issues of particular importance to this Inquiry:
"* Any references to the Intelligence Community providing information to the President or White House; and
"* The identity of and information on a key al-Qa'ida leader involved in the September 11 attacks."
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