Amy Goodman: WikiLeaks, Journalism and Modern Day Muckracking

on Apr 29, 2011

Wikileaks has sent shockwaves through the diplomatic community worldwide. This panel, presented at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston on April 8, discusses how the release of these documents has reinvigorated the great journalistic tradition of muckraking. It also raises the fundamental questions about how journalism is done in an age of digital whistleblowers and online leaks.

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Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald: Origins of the Taliban, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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Dandelion Salad
originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
April 29, 2011

Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald join us to talk about their recently released book, Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire. They discuss the origins of the Taliban and the array of armed groups in AfPak that are lumped together as “Taliban” by US media and politicians. Gould-Fitzgerald talk about Pakistan’s double play, the struggle for oil and gas that is the basis for the conflict, pipeline politics, the confused or even lack of strategy in the senseless costly war, the current corruption ridden puppet regime in Afghanistan, Obama administration’s drone-mania, their 8-point plan for ending the US occupation, and more!

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Kucinich Calls DOD “Media Day” a “Stunt,” Urges Media not to Become Complicit in a Cover Up

A Media Intervention for Wikileaks San Francis...

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Apr 28, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who has repeatedly challenged the Defense Department’s treatment of Private First Class (Pfc.) Bradley Manning and sought to meet with Manning, today challenged the purpose of a so-called “Media Day” at the Joint Regional Correctional Facility, Ft. Leavenworth, where Pfc. Manning is currently being held. Pfc. Manning was transferred to Ft. Leavenworth from the Marine Corp Brig Quantico following criticism of his treatment there which may have violated his constitutional rights. Pfc. Manning has been accused of leaking documents to WikiLeaks, but after nine months of confinement a trial date has not yet been set.

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Noam Chomsky and Malalai Joya: The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

children in Afghanistan

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Dandelion Salad

on Apr 27, 2011

Noam Chomsky & Malalai Joya: The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan March 25, 2011 Memorial Church, Harvard University: Filmed by Paul Hubbard

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