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Music Lessons Combat Poverty’s Effect on the Brain

Music Lessons Combat Poverty’s Effect on the Brain

Experimental studies show that musical training, whether via one-on-one lessons or in group sessions, enhances people’s response to speech. In the latest study, four or more years of musical training in childhood was linked to faster neural responses to speech.

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‘Redacted Tonight’ Video: The Daily Show with Teeth

Posted by on June 3, 2014 in Alternative Media, Entertainment, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
‘Redacted Tonight’ Video: The Daily Show with Teeth

DC-born Comedian Lee Camp will provide weekly satirical comedy news with a punch on RT America, tackling all the real news stories the mainstream media failed to mention.

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Eco Art Sends ‘Rubbish as a Resource’ Message

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Conscious Art, Films and Music with 0 Comments
Eco Art Sends ‘Rubbish as a Resource’ Message

India and many places in the World have a huge problem with managing waste. Many countries simply don’t have the infrastructure to manage waste properly, hence rubbish everywhere due to a lack of recycling plants. With a strong belief in ‘Art changes people and people change the world,’ British Artist Char Evans created an Eco Art installation at Auroville in India to send out a message to corporations Worldwide about the waste they generate.

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New Captain America Film Takes On Obama’s Kill List and the New World Order

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 2 Comments
New Captain America Film Takes On Obama’s Kill List and the New World Order

Add Captain America: The Winter Soldier to the list of recent blockbuster films containing themes that are critical of America’s growing police state and war on terror. Jammed inside the 2 hour and 16 minute superhero flick, you will find a full range of important, timely, and often taboo political topics covered within a political conspiracy/spy thriller framework. Among the issues covered in the film are: drone warfare, pre-crime law enforcement technology, Obama’s targeted kill list, state secrets whistleblowers, mind-controlled government assassins, NSA-style surveillance, the U.S. government’s Operation Paperclip, and the proposition of sacrificing liberty for the promise of security. The politically potent film also affirms the impact that the counter-culture of “conspiracy theory” has had on the mainstream, with the plot centered around a rogue network within the government, secretly orchestrating world events to achieve a long-term agenda for a totalitarian New World Order.

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How Five American Companies Control What You Think

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
How Five American Companies Control What You Think

Heavy distortions and suppressions of information regarding current Ukrainian events are appearing in US media. You might wonder how so many different news sources could all completely avoid mentioning that the US government is consciously supporting two radical far-right parties, Svoboda and Right Sector, which are in control of key positions in the coup-installed new ‘government’ of the Ukraine. You might also wonder why almost all the US mass media news sources could conceal – with vague phrases like ”the sequence of events is not clear’ and similar techniques – the role of these extremist organization in murdering dozens of unarmed civilians in the past few days in southeastern Ukraine. The explanation is surprisingly simple: There aren’t numerous US mass media news sources at all; there are just five. Five giant corporations control 90 percent of US mass media. And direct links connect all five of these media conglomerates to the political establishment and the economic and political power-elites of the United States.

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Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is “Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete”

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is “Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete”

Glenn Greenwald reflects on the Pulitzer Prize, adversarial journalism and the corporate media’s response to his reporting on Edward Snowden’s leaked National Security Agency documents. “We knew that once we started publishing not one or two stories, but dozens of stories … that not just the government, but even fellow journalists were going to start to look at what we were doing with increasing levels of hostility and to start to say, ‘This doesn’t actually seem like journalism anymore,’ because it’s not the kind of journalism that they do,” Greenwald says. “It doesn’t abide by these unspoken rules that are designed to protect the government.”

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Why There’s No Such Thing As A Private Facebook Chat

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 5 Comments
Why There’s No Such Thing As A Private Facebook Chat

If you think your messages to your Facebook friends are private, think again. The social network announced that it has plans to look at your personal conversations as a way to make more profits from targeted advertising. Facebook has been a leader in data-mining, taking information from people’s profiles and studying their behavior to make money and improve the website. But its decision to delve into private content marks the next frontier for Big Data. Silicon Valley and big businesses alike have become increasingly reliant on data mining, which can predict election outcomes based on social media posts, or make a connection between what words people use and the weather

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The Internet’s Own Boy: ‘Cyber-Robin Hood’ Aaron Swartz Honored in Crowdfunded Documentary

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 2 Comments
The Internet’s Own Boy: ‘Cyber-Robin Hood’ Aaron Swartz Honored in Crowdfunded Documentary

The Internet’s Own Boy, a public-funded documentary about Aaron Swartz, the late computer prodigy and digital-rights activist, is set for release. The co-founder of the popular social networking service Reddit fought for a free and open Internet. But a US government case against the programmer is thought to have driven him to suicide at the age of 26. RT’s Marina Portnaya talked to the director of the documentary, Brian Knappenberger, about Swartz’s legacy.

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Report: Press Freedom Worldwide at a 10-Year Low

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Report: Press Freedom Worldwide at a 10-Year Low

A new report, ‘Freedom of the Press 2014’, says the crackdown on media freedoms around the world has been unrelenting and that global press freedom has “fallen to its lowest level in over a decade,” with major setbacks in places that had been making progress only a few years ago.

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How to Become the Media

Posted by on April 20, 2014 in Alternative Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
How to Become the Media

Luke Rudkowski and Gary Franchi reminisce about their 9 years in media, discussing where they have been and where media is going. It is easier than ever to get involved; Luke and Gary offer strategies for building your presence, as well as some of the challenges facing new voices as social media begins to change their model of how people interact and share news and information. As Luke states, “Be the media you want to see in this world.”

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Seeds Of Death – Full Movie

Posted by on April 16, 2014 in Films & TV, Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 1 Comment
Seeds Of Death – Full Movie

This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.

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Marianne Williamson, David Wilcock, Dick Gregory, Ken Wilber, Gail Thackray – All at the New Living Expo 2014!

Marianne Williamson, David Wilcock, Dick Gregory, Ken Wilber, Gail Thackray – All at the New Living Expo 2014!

CLN’s own Alexis Brooks interviews the producers of the 2014 New Living Expo, Ken and Corinna Kaufman about their 13th annual event taking place on April 25-27 in San Francisco! The New Living Expo celebrates its 13th year and a brand new location at  the San Mateo Event Center. NLE will welcome back the exhibitors, […]

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Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent

Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent

No institutions are more image-conscious than big media outlets. The people running them know the crucial importance of spin, and they’ll be damned if they’re going to promote media criticism that undermines their own pretenses. To reach the broad public, critics of the media establishment need amplification from . . . the media establishment. And that rarely happens unless the critique is shallow.

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Citizen Journalism Puts Itself On the Radar Of Mainstream News

Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Citizen Journalism Puts Itself On the Radar Of Mainstream News

A groundbreaking journalism project allows local citizens around the world to bolster their communities, learn new skills and break vital news stories that might otherwise go unnoticed.

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How Washington and its Allies Use Social Media to Topple Governments & Manipulate Public Opinion

Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 1 Comment
How Washington and its Allies Use Social Media to Topple Governments & Manipulate Public Opinion

On April 2nd the Associated Press released a report exposing how the U.S. government recently attempted to topple the Cuban government yet again. This time the plot hinged on the creation of a communications network called “ZunZuneo” which was essentially a primitive version of Twitter.

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