Posts tagged “News”
October 5, 2013Berkeley Book Release Party October 5, 2013 @ yPM Moe’s Books 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Celebrate the release of Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times at Moe’s Books on Saturday, October 5th at 7pm.
Seven Stories Press has been publishing this yearbook since 1994, featuring the top stories listed democratically in order of importance according to an international panel of judges. Beyond the Top-25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics: The Censored News and Media Analysis section provides annual updates on Junk Food News and News Abuse, Censored Deja Vu, signs of hope in the alternative and news media, and the state of media bias and alternative coverage around the world. In the Truth Emergency section, scholars and journalists take a critical look at the US/NATO military-industrial-media empire. And in the Project Censored International section, the meaning of media democracy worldwide is explored in close association with Project Censored affiliates in universities and at media organizations all over the world.
October 1, 2013Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics 99 6th St Santa Rosa, CA 6:00 PM Doors Open, 7:00 PM Program Sliding Scale $5-10 at the door
Meet the authors and Students from Censored 2014, see the 30 minute Film Festival Version of Project Censored the Movie, and get a chance to buy the new Censored 2014 book and Project Censored the Movie tonight at the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics. Doors will open at 6pm and the programming will start at 7pm.
Seven Stories Press has been publishing this yearbook since 1994, featuring the top stories listed democratically in order of importance according to an international panel of judges. Beyond the Top-25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics: The Censored News and Media Analysis section provides annual updates on Junk Food News and News Abuse, Censored Deja Vu, signs of hope in the alternative and news media, and the state of media bias and alternative coverage around the world.
May 30, 2013Ralph Nader Book Tour Thursday, May 30th @ 7:00pm Politics & Prose Bookstore 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Ralph Nader will be launching his new book of columns, Told You So, at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Thursday, May 30th.
The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader’s columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties.
February 28, 2013
Mickey Huff, director of Project Censored and editor and contributor to four editions of the Censored series, will appear at Tattered Cover LoDo in Denver on Thursday, April 4th at 7.30 pm for a reading, discussion, and signing of Censored 2013.
Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group—founded at Sonoma State University by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff—has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of corporate media bias and self-censorship.
“In another home run for Project Censored, Censored 2013 shows how the American public has been bamboozled, snookered, and dumbed down by the corporate media. It is chock-full of ‘ah-ah’ moments where we understand just how we’ve been fleeced by banksters, stripped of our civil liberties, and blindly led down a path of never-ending war.” —MEDEA BENJAMIN, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK, and author of Drone Warfare
“Project Censored brings to light some of the most important stories of the year that you never saw or heard about.
April 1, 2011Warren Buffet is involved in a situation in which he is deciding whether one of his employees, David Sokol, did something wrong and possibly illegal when he bought close to $10 million in Lubrizol stock prior to Buffet's firm, Berkshire Hathaway, making an offer to buy the company. Buffet should be careful in his defense of Sokol that it wasn't just Sokol who did something wrong here and quite possibly illegal . . . Conflicts are certain to arise when the party making the decisions to act is the party making the judgment as to whether and how to mete out punishment. Buffet cannot play both roles, even though at times he does seem to be omniscient and all powerful.
March 3, 2009Voices of a People's History of the United States have released a trailer for the upcoming documentary "The People Speak", directed by Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove and Chris Moore.
February 24, 2009Read an interview with publisher Dan Simon on the state of book publishing and why independent retailers are so vital to the business.