Back in the early 1990s, when Rob Newman and David Baddiel were selling out vast arenas, it was briefly posited that “comedy is the new rock’n’roll”. Today one might surmise that “politics is the new comedy”. In addition to the reality television star in the White House, the party with the largest vote share in […]
Visual artist and designer Jesse Draxler on developing a cohesive visual aesthetic, how creating strict creative parameters can be freeing, and the ways personal and professional work can feed and inform each other. Are you a person who’s able to work pretty much wherever you are, or do you have a habitual and structured studio […]
At a time when media education is perhaps more vital than ever, Project Censored associates Nolan Higdon and Ben Boyington make the case that corporations and their allies are working to redefine “media literacy” in ways that promote their interests, while screening out complete critical analyses of the influence of media in society.
The Ukrainian presidential elections have come down to a choice between a crook and a clown. So far the clown is winning. Volodymyr Zelensky, a prominent comedian without political experience, received 30 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate election last Sunday. Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, a corrupt oligarch, came in second with 16 percent. […]
Of the many perplexing moments in Jordan Peele’s jumbled second film, Us, one stands out in particular. A well-to-do black family headed by Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) has had their summer house invaded by another black family dressed in red jumpsuits and armed with golden scissors. The invading family looks just like them, but poorer, […]
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ro Khanna issued the following joint statement today after the House passed the Yemen War Powers Resolution. The resolution will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took a clear stand against war and famine and for Congress’ war powers by voting to end […]
Amid rising tensions, NATO chief pitches confrontation with Russia to US Congress By Bill Van Auken 4 April 2019 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered the first-ever address by a leader of the US-led imperialist alliance to a joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday, promoting a military buildup against Russia under conditions in […]
So the Mueller report is finally in, and it appears that hundreds of millions of Americans have, once again, been woefully bamboozled. Weird, how this just keeps on happening. At this point, Americans have to be the most frequently woefully bamboozled people in the entire history of woeful bamboozlement. If you didn’t know better, you’d […]
“When I get on the bus, I don’t want to see the flag of another republic hanging there” Representatives of radical Yakut nationalist groups Us Tumsuu and Uraankhai refused to comment. It’s likely that it was these groups recorded the videos of attacks on fruit and vegetable stands in Yakutsk. In January, for instance, they […]
No matter who wins – Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago will have elected an African American woman mayor for the first time in history, says Camille Erickson of In These Times The post Showdown in Chicago: Lightfoot vs. Preckwinkle appeared first on The Real News Network.
Growing censorship was a given.How long for me in Twitter heaven? Like Paul Revere I spread the alarm.Countless cases of corp/government harm. My tweets to mass peeps found on-line.We citizen journalists of like mind. TWEET, RE-TWEET, LIKE, REPLY – four precious years.My missionary zeal enjoyed no fear. Twitter’s ex-glorious platform of accessFinally struck me dumb […]
[embedded content] The main problem with the question of Leave or Remain is that it’s not the question most people in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland are really interested in. It’s just a very fraught proxy for the real question. Every week as I engage in the by-now comfortably familiar process of following global […]
US journalist exposes Julian Assange’s prison-like conditions By Oscar Grenfell 29 March 2019 Cassandra Fairbanks, a US online journalist, has published an account of a visit she made to Julian Assange on Monday, which confirms that the WikiLeaks publisher is being politically gagged and subjected to conditions in Ecuador’s London embassy that resemble those of […]