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Julian Assange on Aiding Snowden, Tiff w/ The Intercept and “Big Power” First Look Media

Written by on July 9, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Julian Assange on Aiding Snowden, Tiff w/ The Intercept and “Big Power” First Look Media

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sits down with Democracy Now! inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been living in political asylum for over two years. Assange explains his critique of “big power” First Look Media and The Intercept for agreeing not to name a country targeted by bulk National Security Agency spying, following U.S. government concerns that doing so could lead to increased violence. Assange and WikiLeaks went on to reveal the targeted country, Afghanistan, which along with the Bahamas had all of its cell phone calls recorded. “That is as great an assault to sovereignty as you can imagine, other than completely militarily occupying a country, to record the intimate phone calls of every single Afghan citizen,” Assange says. “My perspective is, [this is] up to the Afghan people.” Assange also gives an overview of the close to eight million documents WikiLeaks has released since 2007 about nearly every country in the world; details how WikiLeaks helped Edward Snowden evade U.S. arrest and find political asylum in Russia; and addresses his prospects for ever being able to leave the Ecuadorean embassy without fear of arrest.

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11 Tactics Used by the Mainstream Media to Manufacture Consent for the Oligarchy

Written by on July 9, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
11 Tactics Used by the Mainstream Media to Manufacture Consent for the Oligarchy

The mainstream media is aging and collapsing under the weight of its own hubris and arrogance. Now entirely formulaic in presentation and predictable in substance, the ‘major’ outlets of news, which are monopolized under only a small handful of corporations, serve the purpose of misleading the public on important issues and manufacturing consent for government and the oligarchs. Here is a list of 11 tactics used against the public by the mainstream media to coerce consensus, divide, conquer, ridicule and stifle truthful or meaningful conversation about the state of our world.

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Conquering Our Fear Of Death

Conquering Our Fear Of Death

Man has “a mind that soars out to speculate about atoms and infinity, who can place himself imaginatively at a point in space and contemplate bemusedly his own planet. This immense expansion, this dexterity, this ethereality, this self-consciousness gives to man literally the status of a small god in nature…Yet, at the same time… man is a worm and food for worms.”
– Ernest Becker

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How Do 18-35 Year Olds Consume Media? SurveyMonkey Audience Results

Written by on July 8, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
How Do 18-35 Year Olds Consume Media? SurveyMonkey Audience Results

A survey was conducted by SurveyMonkey during March 10-12, 2014 and included 555 respondents nationwide. The Young Turks and SurveyMonkey Audience teamed up to survey 18-35 year olds about how and where they consume news and media. Questions asked include: Which outlet do you use most to get your news? Which internet sites do you visit most to get your news? Whom do you trust for news? The results are presented in this video.

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Former 60 Minutes Producer Charles Lewis on What Drove Him to Quit

Written by on July 7, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Former 60 Minutes Producer Charles Lewis  on What Drove Him to Quit

Abby Martin speaks with Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity and author of the book ‘935 Lies: the Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s moral Integrity’ about how the CBS news magazine ’60 Minutes’ has become besieged by conflicts of interest and internal censorship.

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Facebook Apologizes For Manipulating Your Emotions

Written by on July 2, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 4 Comments
Facebook Apologizes For Manipulating Your Emotions

The authors of a controversial Facebook study apologized after thier experiment to see if emotional states are contagious caused quite a stir over the weekend. READ MORE: Facebook apologizes after secret psychological experiments caused outrage among users Facebook conducted a massive psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 users, manipulating their news feeds to assess the effects on their emotions. The details of the experiment were published in an article entitled “Experimental Evidence Of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks” published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The short version of the study results is this: Facebook has the ability to make you feel good or bad by tweaking what shows up in your news feed.

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CLN RADIO NEW EPISODE: The Dynamics of Sound and the Human Condition with Steven Halpern

Written by on June 27, 2014 in Conscious Art, Films and Music, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
CLN RADIO NEW EPISODE: The Dynamics of Sound and the Human Condition with Steven Halpern

Alexis speaks with award winning new age recording artist Steven Halpern about the many dimensions of sound and its impact on the human condition.  You won’t want to miss this one! “There’s more to hear than meets the ear.” This is a phrase coined by award winning new age recording artist and sound scientist, Steven Halpern. […]

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10 Keys to Enlightenment Revealed in Cinema

Written by on June 26, 2014 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
10 Keys to Enlightenment Revealed in Cinema

There are dozens of rules of life that apply to fictional stories as well as reality. Here is a list of ten major rules that can be found in pretty much every story and religion—ever. Most of us never really think of them as actual rules that apply to the real world. But they are. Think of this as the Long Lost Instruction Book To The Game of Life.

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These 5 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden – Abby Martin

Written by on June 25, 2014 in Books with 2 Comments
These 5 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden – Abby Martin

Abby Martin speaks with NYU media studies professor, Mark Crispin Miller, about five historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public.

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From Stand-up to Twitter, A New Generation’s Fresh Take on Storytelling

From Stand-up to Twitter, A New Generation’s Fresh Take on Storytelling

If we make it through this time of climate crisis and economic upheaval, the new storytellers will deserve some of the credit. The new storytellers have in common a keen awareness that our society is not working. A key to building a better one is making visible new ways of living that are more just and sustainable.

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SHOCKER: Americans Don’t Trust News Media

Written by on June 24, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
SHOCKER: Americans Don’t Trust News Media

Americans trust news media less than ever, according to a new poll by Gallup. Confidence in newspapers is less than half of its 1979 peak of 51 percent, while trust in television news hit a new low of 18 percent. Is this due to the rise of infotainment, media concentration or another reason altogether? RT’s Ameera David finds out by discussing the issue with Abby Martin, host of Breaking the Set, and producer Manuel Rapalo.

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Visualizing the Future

Visualizing the Future

What if visualization, imagination, and art could change the future? Life imitates art, and life is now imitating science fiction. Visualize this. Imagine a time in the future filled with “magical” technologies. Vertical farms, teleportation of 3-D printable food, and advanced biotechnology have eradicated hunger around the world. Age reversal has become possible, and human longevity has reached several hundred years. Automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and the new age of advanced self-replicating robots have freed humanity of the archaic idea of work. The word “job” has vanished from the human lexicon. Humans now spend their time in pursuit of higher realms of artistic, cognitive, and scientific exploration.

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Michael Hastings Was Silenced Because Of His Article On Bowe Bergdahl – Joe Biggs (Hastings’ close friend)

Written by on June 18, 2014 in Alternative Media with 0 Comments
Michael Hastings Was Silenced Because Of His Article On Bowe Bergdahl – Joe Biggs (Hastings’ close friend)

Joe Biggs, a close personal friend of journalist Michael Hastings, breaks down Hastings’ investigation and article on Bowe Bergdahl, the FBI investigation of Hastings for “controversial journalism”, and Hastings’ suspicious death.

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Citizen Journalism is Winning the News War in Syria

Written by on June 17, 2014 in Alternative Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Citizen Journalism is Winning the News War in Syria

International press and aid orgs cannot rely on their own personnel on the ground, so the world needs citizen journalism and crowdsourcing more than ever.

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What If We-the-People Decide to Become the New Mainstream Media?

Written by on June 17, 2014 in Alternative Media, Media & Arts with 3 Comments
What If We-the-People Decide to Become the New Mainstream Media?

Would you like to help create a new generation of journalists, unafraid of institutionalized authority, unafraid to challenge the status quo and preconceived notions? To promote honesty, open discussion, transparency, compassion, and critical thinking? Be sure to watch this video.

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