Friday, February 18, 2011

Framing/Discourse/Narratives/Rhetoric/Communication: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive

"10 Things They Won't Tell You About Money in Politics." Open Secrets (2014)

"60 Words." Radiolab (April 18, 2014) ["This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace. In the hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a lawyer sat down in front of a computer and started writing a legal justification for taking action against those responsible. The language that he drafted and that President George W. Bush signed into law - called the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) - has at its heart one single sentence, 60 words long. Over the last decade, those 60 words have become the legal foundation for the "war on terror." In this collaboration with BuzzFeed, reporter Gregory Johnsen tells us the story of how this has come to be one of the most important, confusing, troubling sentences of the past 12 years. We go into the meetings that took place in the chaotic days just after 9/11, speak with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Congressman Ron Dellums about the vote on the AUMF. We hear from former White House and State Department lawyers John Bellinger & Harold Koh. We learn how this legal language unleashed Guantanamo, Navy Seal raids and drone strikes. And we speak with journalist Daniel Klaidman, legal expert Benjamin Wittes and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about how these words came to be interpreted, and what they mean for the future of war and peace."]

Alcaraz, Lalo. "Rachel Maddow Interviews Lalo Alcaraz On His Satirical Movement: Self-Deportation." Huffington Post (February 2, 2012)

Ali, Wajahat, et al. "Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America." Center for American Progress (August 26, 2011)

Alim, H. Samy. "Occupy Language." The Opinionator (December 21, 2011)

Allen, Woody. "Woody Allen Speaks Out." The New York Times (February 9, 2014)

Amato, Peter. All Opinions are Not Equal: Critical Reasoning Theory & Practice. (Drexel University: 2014)

Andrejevic, Mark. "Estrangement 2.0." World Picture #6 (Winter 2011)

Angyal, Chloe. "A Few Words About Reclaiming the Word 'Slut'." Feministing (May 16, 2011)

Apodaca, Greg. "Digital Retouching Portfolio." (Archival Website: No Date)

Aronowitz, Nona Willis. "Half of Americans Getting Government Aid Swear They've Never Used Government Programs." GOOD (July 9, 2011)

Assange, Julian. "WikiLeaks, War and Resisting Government Crackdown." Democracy Now (December 31, 2010)

"Astroturf Politics." SourceWatch (May 2010)

"Authenticity." To the Best of Our Knowledge (June 13, 2010)

Bacevich, Andrew. "Naming Our Nameless War: How Many Years Will It Be?" Common Dreams (May 28, 2013)

Bakhtin, Mikhail. Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics. (excerpts from) trans. C. Emerson. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1984.

---. Speech Genres and Other Late Essays. (excerpts from) Trans. V.W. McGee. Austin: U of Texas P, 1986.

Ball, Norman. "The Power of Auteurs and the Last Man Standing: Adam Curtis' Documentary Nightmares." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Bamford, James. "The Man Who Sold the War: Meet John Rendon, Bush's general in the propaganda war." Rolling Stone (November 17, 2005)

Barghouti, Omar. Boycott Divestment Sanction Controversy At Brooklyn College" Law and Disorder (February 11, 2013)

Barker, Kim. ""Nonprofits" Tied to Karl Rove, Koch Brothers Spend Millions on Elections and Call it Public Welfare." Democracy Now (August 20, 2012)

Bender, Stephen. "Propaganda, Public Relations, & the Not-So-New Dark Age." LiP(Winter 2006)

Bennett, W. Lance, Regina G. Lawrence, and Steven Livingston. When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007: 13-28

Benshoff, Henry M. "Brokering Brokeback Mountain — a local reception study." Jump Cut #50 (Spring 2008)

Benton, Michael Dean. "Astroturf and Front Group Research: The Center for Union Facts Dialogic (February 22, 2012)

---. "Astroturf Organizations Spreading Propaganda: Pt. 1 "Don't Make Us Pay" Dialogic (March 3, 2011)

---. "Increase the Minimum Wage." Mayer for Mayor (April 21, 2014)

---. "The Many Headed Hydra." Politics and Culture (2001)

---. Notes/Materials on/for H.L. Goodall's "Voice, Reflexivity, and Character: The Construction of Identities in Texts". from: Goodall, H.L. Writing the New Ethnography. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2000: 131-141.

---. "Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Researching the Issues." Dialogic (January 21, 2009)

---. "Theodore W. Allen: The Invention of the White Race, Pts. 1 and 2." Dialogic (Archive and Introduction: May 24, 2006)

Berger, John J. Climate Myths: The Campaign Against Climate Science. Berkeley, CA: Northbrae Books, 2013. [Available in the BCTC Library]

Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism." Media Education Foundation (2004)

Biggers, Jeff. "Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Needs No Defense: It Needs More Defenders." AlterNet (November 17, 2011)

Binney, William and Glenn Greenwald. "'On a Slippery Slope to a Totalitarian State': NSA Whistleblower Rejects Gov’t Defense of Spying." Democracy Now (June 10, 2013)

Bittman, Mark. "That Flawed Stanford Study." Opiniator (October 2, 2012)

Blauvelt, Christian. "Reel Bad Arabs: Aladdin, Al-Qaeda, and Arabs in U.S. film and TV." Jump Cut #50 (Spring 2008)

Borradori, Giovanna. "The Illusion of Negative Freedom." Dialogic (Excerpt from "Terrorism and the Legacy of the Enlightenment: Habermas and Derida." Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida. University of Chicago Press, 2003: 1-24.)

Bors, Matt and Angus Johnston. "Three Time Covers from the Last Five Years." Dialogic (May 12, 2013)

Bowker, Geoffrey C. and Susan Leigh Starr. Excerpts from Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences. Cambridge, MA: The MIT P, 1999.

Brown, Rachel Manija and Sherwood Smith. "Say Yes to Gay YA." Publishers Weekly (September 12, 2011)

"Buying the War." Bill Moyers Journal (2008)

Canning, Doyle and Patrick Reinsborough. "Changing the Story: Story-Based Strategies for Direct Action Design." In the Middle of a Whirlwind (2008)

Carpentier, Megan. "Steubenville and the misplaced sympathy for Jane Doe's rapists: Rape is unique in US society as a crime where the blighted future of the perpetrators counts for more than the victim's." Comment is Free (March 18, 2013)

Chamberlin, Kenneth, Jr., et al. "Killed at Home: White Plains, NY Police Called Out on Medical Alert Shoot Dead Black Veteran, 68." Democracy Now (March 29, 2012)

Chan, Karen B.K. "Should Sex Be Like Jazz." Sociological Images (March 4, 2013)

"Child Cases: Death Investigation in America." Frontline (June 30, 2011)

Chiu, Joanna. "SlutWalk: Does The Media Make the Message?" WIMNs Voices (May 26, 2011)

Chomsky, Noam. "Education for Whom and What?" Z Communications (February 27, 2012)

---. "Everyday Anarchist." Modern Success (April 14, 2013)

---. "What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel." AlterNet (December 3, 2012)

Cho, Violet. "Thauk gya paw hee thwi deh thwi (Blood’s Oath to Beautiful Flower) — drama of insurgency in a Burmese Pwo Karen Film." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Chomsky, Noam and Robert Trivers. "On Deceit." Seed (September 6, 2006)

Chomsky, Noam, et al. "Occupy 2.0 (Peer Produced Politics)." Unwelcome Guests (March 10, 2012)

Christina, Greta. "Wealthy, Handsome, Strong, Packing Endless Hard-Ons: The Impossible Ideals Men Are Expected to Meet." AlterNet (June 20, 2011)

"The Climate of Our Disconnect." Best of the Left (May 13, 2012)

Cohen, Jeff. "If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?" Counterpunch (June 27, 2013)

Cohen, Noam and Leslie Kaufman. "Blogger, With Focus on Surveillance, Is at Center of a Debate." The New York Times (This link goes to a Dialogic post on the article that provides context on the framing of the article: June 6, 2013)

Cohen, Stephen F. "Distorting Russia: How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine." The Nation (March 3, 2014)

Cole, Juan. "Top Ten Myths about Israeli Attack on Gaza." Informed Comment (November 17, 2012)

"College Guide 2011: A Different Kind of College Ranking." Washington Monthly (September 2011)

Constantino, Bobby. "I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System: A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win." The Atlantic (December 17, 2013)

Costa, Amanda Lin. "A Story of the Earth Liberation Front: An Interview With Documentarian Marshall Curry." Truthout (July 21, 2011)

Cramer, Mary Lynn. "Bomb Away Over Libya." Countercurrents (March 19, 2011)

Cromwell, David. "Bias Towards Power *Is* Corporate Media ‘Objectivity’: Journalism, Floods And Climate Silence." Media Lens (February 13, 2014)

Cromwell, David and David Edwards. "'Sworn Enemies'? A Response To George Monbiot." Media Lens (November 6, 2012)

D, Davey. "On the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War We Recall key Anti-War Hip Hop Songs." Davey D's Hip Hop Corner (March 19, 2013)

Daesler, Graham. "Cutter's Way: The Mysterious Art of Film Editing." Bright Lights Film Journals #78 (2012)

Danner, Mark, Stephen Kinzer and Lawrence Wilkerson. "Iraq: What’s Known, What’s Unknown, What We Don’t Want to Know." Radio Open Source (April 3, 2014)

Daston, Lorraine. "How To Think About Science #2: On Paradigms and Objectivity." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Davies, Andrew and Penny Woolcock. "Gang Culture: On Screen and In Print." London School of Economics and Political Science (Literary Festival 2014: Recorded on 27 February 2014 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.)

Dershowitz, Alan, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Hayden and Alexis Ohanian. "Glenn Greenwald Debates Former NSA Director Michael Hayden." The Intercept (May 2, 2014)

Dickinson, Tim. "How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory." Rolling Stone (May 25, 2011)

"The Documentary Real: On the ambiguous relation between documentary film and reality." KASK [Symposium that is recorded in video segments online of all the presentations: October 21, 2010]

"Domestic Propaganda and News Media." History Commons (Ongoing Historical Timeline)

Dunning, Brian. "Animal Predictors: Psychic, Sensitive, or Silly?" Skeptoid (April 29, 2014)

Eisenstein, Charles. The Ascent of Humanity. (Panathea Productions, 2007)

---. "The Ubiquitous Matrix of Lies" Reality Sandwhich (June 24, 2009)

Elich, Gregory. "Putting the Squeeze on North Korea." Global Research (February 4, 2013)

Engelhardt, Tom. "The Enemy-Industrial Complex: How to Turn a World Lacking in Enemies into the Most Threatening Place in the Universe." TomDispatch (April 14, 2013)

---. "Praying at the Church of St. Drone: The President and His Apostles." Tom Dispatch (June 5, 2012)

Fabello, Melissa A. "Five Locker Room Myths About Penises Debunked." Everyday Feminism (April 28, 2013)

Fallana, Dia, et al. "Growin’ Up, Comin’ Out, Speakin’ Proud." Making Contact (June 10, 2009)

Faux, Jeff. " Education Profiteering; Wall Street's Next Big Thing?" The Real News Network (September 30, 2012)

Feffer, John. "Governments Kill." Institute for Policy Studies (August 23, 2011)

Feldman, Noah. "A Coup by an Other Name." On the Media (July 12, 2013)

Fernández, Belén. "Tom Friedman’s War on Humanity." Jacobin (Spring 2012)

Fisher, Mark. "Exiting the Vampire Castle." The North Star (November 22, 2013)

"FOX News Lies About 'Violent Wisconsin' Protests." YouTube (March 1, 2011)

Frank, Thomas. "Academy Fight Song." The Baffler #23 (2013)

Fry, Douglas P. "Peace in Our Time: Steven Pinker offers a curiously foreshortened account of humanity's irenic urges." Bookforum (December/January 2012)

Garfunkel and Oates. "The Abstinence Loophole." (Posted on YouTube: June 25, 2013)

Gaunson, Stephen. "Cocksucker Blues: The Rolling Stones and Some Notes on Robert Frank." Senses of Cinema #56 (2010)

Ghosh, Bishnupriya. "What Time Is It Here? Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Gleiser, Marcelo and Marilynne Robinson. "On the Mystery We Are." On Being (November 8, 2012)

Goddard, Stephen. "'So, Did You See Me?': Testimony, Memory and Re-Making Film History." LOLA #1 (2011)

Gogol Bordello. "Immiganiada (We Comin Rougher)." (Official Video for the song: 2010)

Goodman, Amy. "‘Food Terrorism’ Next Door to the Magic Kingdom." TruthDig (June 28, 2011)

Gosztola, Kevin and Dorian Warren. "Occupy Wall Street Emerges as “First Populist Movement” on the Left Since the 1930s." Democracy Now (October 10, 2011)

Graeber, David. "Concerning the Violent Peace-Police: An Open Letter to Chris Hedges." N + 1 (February 9, 2012)

Graves, Lisa. "Executive Director for The Center for Media and Democracy." Media Matters (December 5, 2010)

---. "Who Is the League of American Voters?: The First in a Series on the Squawkers for Walker." PR Watch (March 2, 2011)

Greenhouse, Linda. "The Rhetoric That Shaped the Abortion Debate." Fresh Air (June 28, 2010)

Greenwald, Glenn. "AP believes it found evidence of Iran's work on nuclear weapons: A primitive graph provided by 'a country critical of Iran's atomic program' indicts the news outlet more than Tehran." The Guardian (November 28, 2012)

---."Discussing the Motives of the Afghan Shooter." Salon (March 19, 2012)

---. "GOP and Feinstein join to fulfill Obama's demand for renewed warrantless eavesdropping." The Guardian (December 28, 2012)

---. "Norway Attacks Expose U.S. Media’s Double Standard on 'Terrorism.'" Democracy Now (July 26, 2011)

---. "Obama's kill list policy compels US support for Israeli attacks on Gaza." The Guardian (November 15, 2012)

---. "On Boston Marathon Arrest: Will We Deny Constitutional Rights in the Name of Fear?" Democracy Now (April 22, 2013)

---. "State department attacks CNN for doing basic journalism: Obama officials hide behind Ambassador Stevens' family to delegitimize reporting that reflects poorly on them." The Guardian (September 24, 2012)

---. "Where is Edward Snowden? Glenn Greenwald on Asylum Request, Espionage Charge; More Leaks to Come." Democracy Now (June 24, 2013)

Hacking, Ian and Andrew Pickering. "How To Think About Science #4: On Science as Experimental Philosophy." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Haidt, Jonathan. "How Do Conservatives and Liberals See the World?" Moyers & Company (June 1, 2012)

Hallinan, Conn. "Dangers of cyber attack greatly exaggerated." Redeye (January 24, 2012)

Ham, Julie. "Can Immigration Officers Predict Trafficking by Looking at Women’s Underwear?" Border Criminologies (September 12, 2013)

Harvey, David. "Feral Capitalism Hits the Streets." Reading Marx's Capital (August 11, 2011)

Hastings, Michael. "Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators." Rolling Stone (February 23, 2011)

"Hemp for Victory." US Department of Agriculture (1942)

Hermes, Kris. "White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution." Law and Disorder (July 8, 2013)

Herzog, Werner and Errol Morris. "The Act of Killing." Vice (Video posted on Youtube: July 17, 2013)

"Hollywood and the War Machine: ... examines the symbiotic relationship between the movie industry and the military-industrial complex." Empire (December 16, 2010)

Horn, Steve. "MSNBC's (GE's) Dylan Ratigan Show "Firewater?" Series: Natural Gas Industry-Media Complex Exposed." PR Watch

Horwitz, Jamie, et al. "What Are They Thinking?: New Report on Corporate Commercialism in Schools Finds Sponsorships and Corporate Marketing Threaten Students’ Critical Thinking Skills." National Education Policy Center (November 7, 2011)

Howe, Darius. "West Indian Writer and Broadcaster Darius Howe Commenting on the London Riots." BBC (August 8, 2011)

Huff, Mickey, Benjamin Frymer and Peter Phillips. "Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007-08." FORA TV (May 20, 2009)

Jeffries, Sheila and Meghan Murphy. "Wher Have All of the Radicals Gone? When Feminism Gets Moderate." The F Word (April 15, 2011)

Johnson, Nicholas. "Negroes and the Gun." After Words (January 18, 2014) ["Fordham Law School Professor Nicholas Johnson talks about his book, [Negroes and the Gun], in which he argues that there is an unreported tradition of African Americans using firearms to defend their families and communities."]

Juzwiak, Rich. "Watch Creationists Talking About Creationism." Gawker (February 11, 2014)

Kiely, Declan and Isaac Gewirtz. "Poe's Terror of the Soul." Lapham's Quarterly Podcast #51 (November 20, 2013)

"Kill 'em All." Radiolab (March 25, 2014) ["Ever since there have been humans, mosquitoes have been biting us, and we’ve been trying to kill them. And, for the most part, the mosquitoes have been winning. Today there are over 3000 species on pretty much every corner of Earth. Mosquito-borne diseases kill around 1 million people a year (most of them children) and make more than 500 million people sick. But thanks to Hadyn Perry and his team of scientists, that might be about to change. Producer Andy Mills talks with author Sonia Shah about the difficulties of sharing a planet with mosquitoes and with science writer David Quammen about the risks of getting rid of them."]

Kinzer, Stephen and William Murphy, Jr. "US Wars and Social Control (From Regime Change Abroad to the War on Drugs at Home)." Unwelcome Guests #304 (April 30, 2006) ["In our first hour, this week, Stephen Kinzer, whose book, Overthrow, details the US empire's long history of instigating regime change, both the public pretext and the real interests at play. In our second hour, William Murphy Jr speaks about the "War On Drugs"."]

Klein, Melanie. "Make-up and Hot Pink Toenails- Not Just a Girl Thing." WIMN's Voices (April 10, 2011)

Kleinhans, Chuck. "Mr. Spielberg’s Mr. Lincoln." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Kumar, Deepa. "The Rise of Anti-Muslim Hate." International Socialist Review #74 (November-December 2010)

Lakoff, George. "How to Use the Language of “Systemic Causation” To Talk About Climate Change." Uprising Radio (November 1, 2012)

Leonard, Annie. "The Story of Citizens United v. FEC." The Story of Stuff (2011)

Lepore, Jill. "Tea Party Time ... and the Death of Compassion." Open Source (October 14, 2010)

Levin, Yuval. "The Great Debate." After Words (January 4, 2014) ["Yuval Levin, founder and editor of National Affairs, talks about his book, The Great Debate, in which he discusses the origin of the political Left-Right divide, arguing that today's partisanship began with the debates over the French Revolution."]

Linebaugh, Peter and Marcus Rediker. The Many Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000.

Lock, Margaret. "How to Think About Science #3: Biology and Culture." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Louv, Jason. "Watch a Jaw-Dropping Visualization of Every Protest Since 1979." Ultraculture (August 23, 2013)

Lynskey, Dorian. "The GOP Delusion: How Conservatives Were Mugged by Reality." 33 Revolutions Per Minute (November 8, 2012)

Madar, Chase. "The Over-Policing of America: Police Overkill Has Entered the DNA of Social Policy." TomDispatch (December 8, 2013)

Maher, Stephen. "Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball and the Plague of the 99%." Monthly Review (December 1, 2012)

Manufacturing Consent (USA: March Achbar and Peter Wintonick, 1992)

Marshall, Andrew Gavin. "Politics and Language." The Corbett Show (July 31, 2012)

Marshall, Robert. "The Dark Legacy of Carlos Castaneda." Salon (April 4, 2007)

Mattei, Mario. "The True Meaning of Pictures." International Guild of Visual Peacemakers (April 15, 2011)

McGovern, Ray and Timothy Snyder. "Who Is Provoking the Unrest in Ukraine? A Debate on Role of Russia, United States in Regional Crisis." Democracy Now (March 3, 2014)

Measom, Tyler. "Through the Lens: An Honest Liar." Radio West (April 28, 2014) [Documentary on The Amazing Randi]

Menon, Anil. "It's basically a framing problem." (excerpt) The Beast with Nine Billion Feet. Young Zubaan, 2009.

Mirrlees, Tanner. "How to Read Iron Man: The Economics, Geopolitics and Ideology of an Imperial Film Commodity." Cineaction #92 (2014)

Mitchell, Gregory. "Major Media FAIL in Reporting on the Man Whose Anti-Islam Film Sparks Riots." The Nation (September 13, 2012)

Moody, Chris. "How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street." Yahoo News (December 1, 2011)

Morris, Earl. "The Unknown Known: Errol Morris’ New Doc Tackles Unrepentant Iraq War Architect Donald Rumsfeld." Democracy Now (March 27, 2014)

The N Word (USA: Todd Nelson, 2004: 86 mins)

Ng, Brady. "Drowning out the peacemakers in Nanjing." Waging Nonviolence (March 11, 2013)

O'Donnell, Lawrence. "Matt Damon Rewrites Attack on Teachers." The Last Word (August 1, 2011)

Oliver, Paul. "Michel Foucault - The Development of Knowledge." Excerpt from Foucault: The Key Ideas. Blacklick, OH: McGraw Hill, 2010: 17-21.

Olzen, Jake. "NATO’s crisis of legitimacy spreads in Chicago." Waging Nonviolence (May 7, 2012)

---. "Police Entrapment of Nonviolent Movements." Counterpunch (May 21, 2012)

Oppenheimer, Joshua. "The Act of Killing: New Film Shows U.S.-Backed Indonesian Death Squad Leaders Re-enacting Massacres." Democracy Now (July 19, 2013)

Peterson, Erica. "Law Firm Says Inbreeding Skews Data Linking Mountaintop Removal to Birth Defects." WFPL (July 11, 2011)

Phillips, Peter. "Project Censored." Boiling Frogs (June 4, 2010)

Pilger, John. The War You Don't See. (UK: 2010, 97 mins)

Pirsch, Michael. "Class Warfare, the Final Chapter." Truthout (March 15, 2011)

Potter, Will. "FBI Agents Raid Homes in Search of “Anarchist Literature” Green Is the New Red (July 30, 2012)

Power, Nina. There is a context to London's riots that can't be ignored: Those condemning the events in north London and elsewhere would do well to take a step back and consider the bigger picture The Guardian (August 8, 2011)

Pozner, Jennifer. "On the fakeness of reality shows, how ‘the dumb bimbo’ is cast, and why actresses are shrinking." Macleans (October 20, 2010)

Project Censored (Cotati, CA: Project Censored is a student-faculty media research project in its 31st year of operation at Sonoma State University: "At Project Censored, we examine the coverage of news and information important to the maintenance of a healthy and functioning democracy. We define Modern Censorship as the subtle yet constant and sophisticated manipulation of reality in our mass media outlets. On a daily basis, censorship refers to the intentional non-inclusion of a news story – or piece of a news story – based on anything other than a desire to tell the truth. Such manipulation can take the form of political pressure (from government officials and powerful individuals), economic pressure (from advertisers and funders), and legal pressure (the threat of lawsuits from deep-pocket individuals, corporations, and institutions.")

Pruitt, Jos. "Racist Psychology Today article claims black women are objectively less attractive than other women." Feministing (May 16, 2011)

PR Watch ["The Center for Media and Democracy is a national independent, non-profit, non-partisan media, policy, and consumer watchdog group located in Madison, Wisconsin. We are fearless fighters against PR spin and propaganda: We think protecting democracy requires informing citizens not just about what’s really happening behind the scenes but also about what you can do about it. We believe in holding the powerful accountable. And we do. We believe the truth matters. And, we are willing to dig for the facts through mountains of paper and obfuscation. And, we are not beholden to or funded by for-profit corporations or the government. Our team of writers focuses on: Investigating and countering PR campaigns and spin by corporations, industries, and government agencies about issues and products that affect our health, liberty, economic opportunities, environment, and the vitality of the democratic process. Reporting that promotes informed decision-making about policies and products, especially those affecting our lives--our economy, our environment, our health, our liberty, our security, and the health of our democracy-- and aids citizen involvement and grassroots action. Advancing transparency and media literacy to help people recognize the forces shaping the information they receive about issues and products affecting their lives. And promoting "open content" media as an alternative to corporate media, so people from all walks of life can "be the media" and help write the history of companies, front groups, politicians and CEOs, and public policy."]

Riley, Christina. "Billy Wilder's A Foreign Affair: Marlene Dietrich's Star Persona and American Interventionist Strategies in Postwar Berlin." Bright Lights Film Journal #76 (May 2012)

Roberts, Paul Craig. "Our Time of Universal Deceit Needs an Orwell." Foreign Policy Journal (March 14, 2011)

Robinson, Ken. "Changing Education Paradigms." RSA Animate (2010)

Roos, Jerome. "Venezuela: it’s the opposition that’s anti-democratic." ROAR (February 21, 2014)

Ross, Julianne. "The White House Just Released an Anti-Sexual Assault Video That Every Man Needs to See." PolicyMic (April 29, 2014)

Ryan, Christopher and Cacilda Jethá. "You Are What You Eat." Excerpted from Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality. Harper Collins, 2010: 20-21.

Schlosser, Eric. "Why Being a Foodie Isn't Elitist." The Washington Post (April 27, 2011)

Shapin, Steven and Simon Schaffer. "How to Think About Science #1: Leviathan and the Air Pump Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Shenk, Jon. "Playback: Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line." Documentary (Summer 2013)

Sherman, Scott. "The Brawl Over Fair Trade Coffee." The Nation (September 10, 2012)

Shovic, Charlene. "Contradicting Facebook: A Discourse Analysis." Vimeo (2011)

Sirota, David. "The new 'Let them eat cake!': 10 shocking, illuminating moments that prove just how out of touch the powerful really are." Salon (July 13, 2011)

---. "The Real Problem with Bin Laden Killing Video Games. Once again, the Pentagon is co-opting electronic entertainment to sell us on the military." Common Dreams (May 18, 2011)

Smith, Yves. "Why 'business needs certainty' is destructive." Salon (August 14, 2011)

Snodgrass. "Monsters, Inc.; Moslems, Inc.: The Uses of Disenchantment in the film that is set after but made before Monsters University." Metaphilm (July 13, 2013)

Solnit, David and Rebecca Solnit. The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle. Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2009.

SourceWatch ["The Center for Media and Democracy publishes SourceWatch, this collaborative resource for citizens and journalists looking for documented information about the corporations, industries, and people trying to sway public opinion. We believe in telling the truth about the most powerful interests in society—not just relating their self-serving press releases or letting real facts be bleached away by spin. SourceWatch focuses on the for-profit corporations, non-profit corporate front groups, PR teams, and so-called "experts" trying to influence public opinion on behalf of global corporations and the government agencies they have captured. —Lisa Graves, Executive Director"]

Stewart, Jon. "Democalypse 2012: The New New Low Edition." The Daily Show (August 15, 2012)

---. "Def Tone Poetry Jam." The Daily Show (May 11, 2011)

---. "For Richer and Poorer: Teachers and Wall Street." The Daily Show (March 3, 2011)

---. Scapegoat Hunter: Gun Control." The Daily Show (January 8, 2013)

"Straight Outta Chevy Chase." Radiolab (April 1, 2014) ["Over the past 40 years, hip-hop music has gone from underground phenomenon to global commodity. But as The New Yorker's Andrew Marantz explains, massive commercial success is a tightrope walk for any genre of popular music, and especially one built on authenticity and “realness.” Hip-hop constantly runs the risk of becoming a watered-down imitation of its former self - just, you know, pop music. Andrew introduces us to Peter Rosenberg, a guy who takes this doomsday scenario very seriously. Peter is a DJ at Hot 97, New York City’s iconic hip-hop station, and a vocal booster of what he calls “real” hip-hop. But as a Jewish fellow from suburban Maryland, he's also the first to admit that he's an unlikely arbiter for what is and what isn't hip-hop. With the help of Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and NPR's Frannie Kelley, we explore the strange ways that hip-hop deals with that age-old question: are you in or are you out?"]

Strasser, Annie-Rose. "Republicans Blasted Obama Administration For Warning About Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism." Think Progress (August 7, 2012)

"The Surprising History of Gun Control, School Shooting Myths, and More ." On the Media (December 21, 2012)

Swanson, David. "Iraq War Among World's Worst Events." War is a Crime (March 2013)

Tabb, William K. "The Crisis: A View From Occupied America." The Monthly Review 64.4 (September 2012)

Taibbi, Matt. "A Christmas Message from America's Rich." Rolling Stone (December 22, 2011)

Taylor, Sunaura. "Humane Meat? No Such Thing." Yes! (March 27, 2011)

Thorn, Michael. "Michael Thorn: Television Discourse and Governmentality: Considering Da Vinci's Inquest and Da Vinci's City Hall as Citizen Projects." Cineaction #82/83 (2010: 48-57)

"Thoughts on the Trial of Casey Anthony." Revolution (July 24, 2011)

Time Magazine Covers: What is Wrong With These Pictures?" Dialogic (November 28, 2011)

Tomorrow, Tom. "Does Guantanamo Exist?" The Nation (April 30, 2013)

"Top Censored Stories." Project Censored (Yearly report of the top 25 censored stories from 1976 to the Present)

Turse, Nick. "Death on Your Doorstep: What Sebastian Junger and Restrepo Won’t Tell You About War." TomDispatch (July 13, 2010)

Venables, Robert. "Who Are These People?(The Onondaga Nation Encounters European Settlers)." Unwelcome Guests #302 (April 16, 2006)

Vizcarrondo, Sara. "The Art of 'Killing': How Much Truth Comes from the Lie that Tells the Truth?" Documentary (Summer 2013)

Waldman, Paul. "Why Republicans Keep Calling Women Sluts: They just can't help themselves, and here's why." The American Prospect (January 24, 2014)

Wall, Richard. "Who's Afraid of Noam Chomsky?" Lew Rockwell (2004)

Wallace, Rick. "What are we Watching, and Does it Matter? I'm Still Here and Exit Through the Gift Shop." Alternate Takes (April 1, 2011)

Waring, Marilyn. "Sex, Lies and Global Economics." NFB (1995) [documentary available online]

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (USA: Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp, 2007)

West, Lindy. "Fuck Your Delicate Sensibilities, I'm Going to Swear as Much as I Want." Jezebel (May 15, 2013)

Whoriskey, Peter. "Private Funding, Medical Journals, and Bias." On the Media (December 7, 2012)

Wisniewiski, Matthew. "Wisconsin 'Budget Repair Bill' Protest (Video set to Arcade Fire's song "Rebellion")." YouTube (February 15-17, 2011)

Wolff, Richard D. "Jettisoning Accustomed Categories of Thought (Marxian Class Analysis 2) Unwelcome Guests #625 (October 13, 2012)

Wu, Timothy. "On the Archetype of the Heroic Inventor." (Excerpt from the The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires. NY: Alfred A, Knopf, 2010: 18-20.)

Žižek, Slavoj. “The Spectre of Ideology.” The Žižek Reader. ed. Elizabeth Wright and Edmond Wright. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: excerpts.

Zogby, James. "Islamophobia and Radicalization: How Bigotry Creates Radicals." Counterpunch (March 11, 2011)

No comments: