Thursday, January 01, 2009

Politics/Law/Government (2009)

(This topic is concentrated on governmental politics, the legal system, bureaucratic systems, police enforcement, social justice, identity politics and political activism. Most of the other archives concern politics in some way or the other.)


AK Press

AlterNet: Democracy

AlterNet: Elections '08

AlterNet: Human Rights

America Abroad Media: Critical International Issues of Our Time

American Civil Liberties Union: Because Freedom Can't Protect Itself

American Conservative

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Stanford Law School)

American Empire Project

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International: Working to Protect Human Rights

Amnesty International USA: Action for Human Rights

The Atlantic

Audio Anarchy

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

Balkinization (Jack Balkin/Yale Law School)

BBC World Service Documentaries

Best of the Left

Big Vision: Interviews with Individuals & Organizations Creating Positive Change

Bill Moyers Journal

Black Agenda Report: The Journal of African American Thought and Action

The Bluegrass and Beyond

Book TV on CSPAN: Top Nonfiction Authors

Borderlands: New Spaces in the Humanities

The Carnival of Feminists

Center for Digital Democracy

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

Center for International Policy

Center for Media Justice

Common Sense with Dan Carlin

Congressional Quarterly Politics

Consortium News

Counterspin (FAIR)

Crimethinc.: Ex-Workers Collective


The Curvature: A Feminist Perspective on politics and Culture

Cyberpunk Radio: Politics, Indy-Music, Satire and SF

The Daily Dish (Andrew Sullivan/The Atlantic)

Democracy Now

Democracy Uprising (Mark Engler)

Der Spiegel International (Germany)

Election Law Blog (Rick Hasen/Loyola Law School-Los Angeles, CA)

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development

The Epoch Times

The Ethical Spectacle

Ethics Bites (Open University)

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

Exiled: Banned in Russia

Expose: America's Investigative Reports

FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

FAIR: Terrorism


Feminist Law Professors


Food Not Bombs

Fora TV (The World is Thinking)

Fora TV: Politics

Fourth Amendment (John Wesley Hall, Jr./Little Rock, AK)

Framing Science (Matthew Nisbet)

Free Documentaries: The Truth is Free

Free Press

Free Speech Radio News

From Our Own Correspondent (BBC News)

Frontline Documentaries (PBS)

Gavel Grab (Justice at Stake)

Glass Bead Collective: Revolution for Your Mind

Go Left TV

GRITtv with Laura Flanders

Harper's Magazine

Have Fun * Do Good

Hearsay Culture (Center for Internet and Society)

Here and Now (WBUR: Boston)

Heritage Foundation: Leadership for America

History is a Weapon

Huffington Post

Human Rights Now (Amnesty International)

I Cite (Jodi Dean)

Independent Media Center

Informed Consent: Thoughts on the Middle East, History and Religion (Juan Cole)

Institute for Policy Studies: Ideas Into Action for Peace, Justice, and the Envirnment

Inter Press Service

Jacques Rancière

Jobs With Justice

Justice at Stake: Working for Fair and Impartial Courts

Labor Notes

Latin Radical

Lenin's Tomb

Lew Rockwell (London libertarian communists)

Living on Earth: Sound Journalism for the Whole Planet

London Review of Books

LRIS: Labor Relations Information System (Police/Firefighters)

Media Ecology: Composting the Western Mind

Media Matters

Media Matters with Bob McChesney

Military: All the Benefits of Service

Mother Jones

Move On

The Nation

National Journal Online

National Lawyers Guild

News Dissector (Danny Schecter)

News Max

New Statesman (British)

New York Times

Norman Solomon

On the Media

Open Democracy: Free Thinking for the World

Open Left

Open Source (Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies

Orion Magazine: Nature/Culture/Place

Point of Inquiry (Center of Inquiry)

Political Affairs Magazine: Marxist Thought Online

Political Communication Resources (W. Lance Bennett/Dept of Communication-Washington University)

Political Ticker (CNN)

The Politics of Culture (KCRW/Los Angeles, CA)

Posthegemony (Latin America/Canada)

Preserve Lexington

The Progressive

Project Censored: The News That Didn't Make the News (Sonoma State University)

Pro Publica: Journalism in the Public Interest

Provoke Radio: Where Faith and Social Justice Meet

Public Citizen: Protecting Health, Safety and Democracy

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Reason Magazine: Free Minds and Free Markets

Reason TV

Revolution by the Book (AK Press)

Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Researching the Issues

Ring of Fire

Robert Greenwald (Documentary filmmaker)

Rolling Stone

Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty

Save the Internet: Fighting for Internet Freedom

Slate V: Politics and News (Videos)

Snag Films (Free Documentaries Online)

Socialist Review

The Smirking Chimp


Students for a Democratic Society

Synthesis/Regeneration: A Magazine of Green Social Thought


Telecom Policy (FAIR Archive)


To the Point (KCRW)

Too Much: A Commentary on Excess and Inequality


UChannel: Access to a World of Ideas

UChannel: Politics

United States House of Representatives

Voices from the 2008 ACLU Membership Conference

Voice of San Diego

Wake Up America: Three mothers determined to help restore law and order to our government.

Wall Street Journal

Washington Babylon (Ken Silverstein/Harper's)

Weekly Signals Interviews (KUCI: University of California-Irvine)

World Socialist Web Site

Worldview (WBEZ: Chicago Public Radio)

Z Magazine

Z-Net: The Spirit of Resistance Lives


Landmark Trial Set to Begin Over Shell’s Role in 1995 Execution of Nigerian Human Rights Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa; “The True Cost of Chevron"

Democracy Now: Conservative Historian Andrew Bacevich Warns Against Obama’s Escalation of War in Afghanistan and Intensifying Use of Air Power ...

Politics of Culture: Barrack 18

On the Media: Speaking of Terror

Politics of Culture: The State of Human Rights in Russia

Democracy Now: A Look Back at the Church Committee’s Investigation into CIA, FBI Misuse of Power

Democracy Now: Howard Zinn -- “I Wish Obama Would Listen to MLK”

Democracy Now: Doctors, Nurses and Activists Arrested Again for Protesting Exclusion of Single-Payer Advocates at Senate Hearing on Healthcare

Francine Prose: Books and Circuses - The Politics of Literary Scapegoating

Counterspin: Glenn Greenwald on torture, Rose Aguilar on tent cities

Weekly Signals: Erna Paris author of The Sun Climbs Slow: Justice in the Age of Imperial America

Don Mitchell: "You Who are the Bureaucrats of Empire, Remember Who We Are"

On the Media: Obama's 7 Letter Word -- Torture

On the Media: FOX News -- Tea Time All the Time

Matthew C. Nisbet: Communicating Climate Change -- Why Frames Matter for Public Engagement

David Stout: Pentagon to Release More Detainee Abuse Photos

Noam Chomsky and Robert Trivers: On Deceit , Groupthink, Maintaining Credibility, and Denial

Feministe: Take a Minute for Fair Pay; Employee Free Choice Act -- National Ad; Take Action: Show Congress the Faces of the Employee Free Choice Act!

Michael D. Yates: A Nation of Immigrants

Richard Rothstein: What’s Wrong with Accountability by the Numbers?

Chalmers Johnson: "We should have proceeded against al-Qaeda the same way we might have against organized crime"

John Schmitt: Unions and Upward Mobility for Service-Sector Workers

Sam Pizzigati: A Serial Job-Killer Is Stalking America

Jennifer Dubin: From Picket Line to Partnership -- A Union, a District, and Their Thriving Schools

Yes! Magazine: Special Themed Issue -- Food for Everyone

Pro Publica: Eye on the Bailout -- The $1.1 Trillion Taxpayer-Funded Bailout

Sheri Fink: Bush Memos Suggest Abuse Isn’t Torture If a Doctor Is There

Democracy Now: Pacifica Radio at 60 -- KPFA Remains a Sanctuary of Dissent Six Decades After Its Founding

Left Field Cinema: Haxan - Witchcraft Through the Ages (Denmark: 1920)

Democracy Now: Noam Chomsky on the Global Economic Crisis, Healthcare, US Foreign Policy and Resistance to American Empire

C. Wright Mills: The Sociological Imagination; Stanley Aronowitz: A Mills Revival?

Film School: Directors/Producers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern on Their Documentary The Trials of Darryl Hunt

Counterspin: T.R. Reid on Sick Around America, Mark Danner on torture

Matt Taibbi: Teabagging Michelle Malkin

Thom Hartmann: The Real Boston Tea Party was Against the Wal-Mart of the 1770s

Slavoj Zizek: The Ideological Power of Fascism..."

Democracy Now: In Historic Vote, Vermont Legislature Legalizes Gay Marriage; Testimony of 12-Year-Old with Two Moms Moves Some Vermont Legislators

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: Proponents Say Workers' Rights Bill Unfairly Tarnished

The Politics of Culture: Wende Flicks -- The Last Films from East Germany

Fora TV: Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig and pop artist Shepard Fairey discuss copyright law in a conversation with author Steven Johnson

Democracy Now: A New Way Forward -- Protests Scheduled Across the Country Calling on Banks to Nationalize, Reorganize, Decentralize

Counterspin: Lori Wallach on Buy America brouhaha, Dan Beeton on Venezuela

Ian Buchanan: Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus and the Events of May '68

Counterspin: Ellen Shaffer on health care, Kristen Lombardi on coal ash

Common Sense with Dan Carlin #144: Defend Yourself

Democracy Now: Marxist Geographer David Harvey on the G20, the Financial Crisis and Neoliberalism

Common Sense with Dan Carlin #146: The Continuity of Errors

Democracy Now: Thousands Flood London’s Financial District to Protest G20 Summit; After G20, Mass Protests Await Obama at NATO Meeting

AlterNet: Rights and Liberties Special Coverage for April 2nd

National Lawyers Guild: Know Your Rights

Worldview: Arvind Ganesan--Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations; Fernando Coronil--Hugo Chavez in the Era of Obama

Weekly Signals: Will Bunch author of Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future

"We Will Not Be Silent": ACLU Client Raed Jarrar Sues JetBlue and TSA

Media Matters with Bob McChesney: Matt Taibbi, journalist and political writer at Rolling Stone

Media Matters with Bob McChesney: Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine

Media Matters with Bob McChesney: Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Media Matters with Bob McChesney: Susan Douglas, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan

Sarah DiGregorio: Is Foie Gras Torture?

J. Hoberman: The Excruciating Details of Death-by-Starvation in Hunger

Tyler E. Boudreau: To Kill or Not to Kill

Democracy Now: Mark Danner -- Bush Lied About Torture of Prisoners

Democracy Now: Public Outcry Forces Lawmakers to Say They’ll Recoup Millions in AIG Bonuses, But Why Not the Billions in Taxpayer Bailout Funds?

Open Source: Errol Morris’ “Feel-Bad” Masterpiece -- Standard Operating Procedure

On the Media: Word Watch -- Bipartisan

Michael Benton: The Politics of Meat 2.0

Pamela Grace: Review of Hollywood Under Siege: Martin Scorsese, The Religious Right, and the Culture Wars

Jonathan M. Hansen: Cosmopolitan Patriots and Cosmic Patriotism

Stephen Colbert Challenges Republican GOP Chairman Michael Steele to a Rap Battle

Lee Hill: Doing the Right Thing -- Naomi Wolf's The End of America (2007)

Gareth Evans: Franny Armstrong's The Age of Stupid

Left Field Cinema: Errol Morris' The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

John Lennon: I Am the Walrus

Cormac Deane: The Embedded Screen and the State of Exception: Counterterrorist Narratives and the War on Terror

Ziga Vodovnik: An Interview with Howard Zinn on Anarchism

Michael Benton: Pantheist Anarchists--Should We Fear Them?

Free Speech Radio: Did Israel use "cancer bombs" in recent Gaza attack?

Fora TV: Power & Sex--America's War on Sexual Rights

On the Media: National Security Monitored Domestic Communication of American Journalists

Feministe: North Dakota House Passes Bill Giving Rights to Fertilized Eggs

Battle of Algiers/Battaglia di Algeri, La (Algeria/Italy: Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)

Stephen Shalom: Question and Answer on Gaza

Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (Pepita Ferrari: 2008); RiP: A Remix Manifesto (Brett Gaylor: 2008); Lawrence Lessig: Final Free Culture

Tom Engelhardt: The US Has 761 Military Bases Across the Planet, and We Simply Never Talk About It

On the Media: George Packer -- Orwell and the English Language

2008 Greek riots (Boston Globe Photo-Documentary)

Rachel Weiner: GOP Rep. Cantor Attacks Union With Profanity-Laced Web Video

Economist James Galbraith: Bailed-Out Banks Should Be Declared Insolvent

Ron Rosenbaum: Don't Give an Oscar to The Reader

Norman Solomon: Why Are We Still At War

Speaking of Faith: Pankaj Mishra -- The Buddha in the World

Joshua Holland: Controversial Bestseller Shakes the Foundation of the Israeli State

Robbie Graham and Matthew Alford: The Power Behind the Screen

Bailout Recipients Use Money to Attack Key Labor Bill; Slavery Defended: The Views of the Old South

Weekly Signals: John Lamb Lash author of Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief

Weekly Signals: An interview with Wendy Chapkis co-author of Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine

Jonathan Rosenbaum: Revisiting the Godfather

Weekly Signals: An interview with Michael Haas author of George W. Bush, War Criminal? The Bush Administration’s Liability for 269 War Crimes

Jacques Rupnik: The Empire Strikes Back--American and European Responses to a Resurgent Russia (UChannel)

David Korten: The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't

Media Matters with Bob McChesney: Andrew Bacevich, author of The Limits of Power: American Exceptionalism

Media Matters with Bob McChesney: Deepa Kumar on the limitations of the corporate media system

Obama's Inauguration: Hiding the Homeless

Matt Zoller Seitz: Copy Rites--YouTube vs. Kevin B. Lee

Max Blumenthal: Pro-Israel Rally Attended by Big-Time NY Dems Descends into Calls for 'Wiping Out' Palestinians

Philip K. Dick: "If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who use the words"

Guardian Weekly: The Bush Years

Andrew Sullivan: Proportionality and Terror (Israel/Hamas)

Your Money: David Cay Johnston on How the Rich Get Richer

Howard Zinn: Empire or Humanity? What the Classroom Didn't Teach Me about the American Empire

AlterNet: Israel's Ground Invasion of Gaza Continues

Erica Thompson: Operation Disrupt Democracy in El Salvador

Edward S. Herman: Neoliberalism and Bottom-Line Morality

Democracy Now: Howard Zinn on “War and Social Justice”

Democracy Now: Israeli Lawmaker and Conscientious Objector Nephew of Ex-PM Benjamin Netanyahu Denounce Israeli Attack on Gaza Strip

Remembering Harold Pinter (1930-2008): "Art, Truth and Politics"

Democracy Now: Ron Howard on His New Film Frost/Nixon

Larval Subjects: The Problem With Obama's Choice of Homophobic Rick Warren to Give the Prayer at His Inauguration

Counterspin: Kali Akuno, Andy Worthington and Francesca Grifo on the Bush legacy

Counterspin: Michael Ratner on the Detainee Abuse Report, Alfie Kohn on Obama's Education Nominee

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