Posts tagged “profit over people”
August 20, 2013
This past June, CNN asked its readers to decide which five of twenty possible stories columnist John Sutter would cover in his Change the List Project. With 16,789 votes, first place went to “America’s widening rich-poor gap.”
Sutter says, “I love that each of these stories was chosen by you. I see that as a mandate of sorts. When journalists pitch big projects they sometimes wonder, ‘Is this really the best use of my time?’ I don’t have those doubts with Change the List. I know I’m working on your behalf — on the topics you’ve deemed most important.” Those of us at Seven Stories are encouraged that the public is so interested in income inequality; we think it’s pretty important too.
As Sutter begins researching his series, he’s asking the public again for help. This time, he wants help compiling a list of approximately 100 “must reads” on the subject of income inequality.
Tags: Adbusters, Change the List, class, CNN, Income inequality, John Sutter, Kalle Lasn, Memewars, Must-Reads, noam chomsky, only the super-rich can save us, profit over people, ralph nader, sam pizzigati, seven stories press, The Rich Don't Always Win
September 27, 2012
Noam Chomsky, known throughout the world for his political and philosophical writings as well as for his groundbreaking linguistics work, is the Inaugural recipient being honored with at the People Before Profits! dinner, awards celebration, and fundraiser Thursday, September 27th at 5:30pm, hosted by the Center for Popular Economics. The celebratin will include Noam Chomsky as the keynote speaker, lively discussion, inspirational speakers, and a delicious dinner. Ticket prices range from $75-150. To reserve yours, visit Brown Paper Tickets.
Following the celebration dinner, Noam Chomsky will be giving a public talk, Who Owns the World? Resistance & Ways Forward, at the Fine Arts Center. You can reserve up to two seats call the Fine Arts Center Box Office at 545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMAS outside the local calling area, Monday-Friday from 10am to 6pm (suggested donation $10).
To learn more about these events, sponsored by Center for Popular Economics, visit the events page.
October 14, 2009From a Miami Herald article by Carol Rosenberg: U.S. military censors recently rejected a Pentagon lawyer's donation [to the prison camp library at Guantánamo] of an Arabic-language copy of the political activist and linguistic professor's 2007 anthology Interventions, which has more than 16,000 items. Chomsky, 80, who has been voicing disgust with U.S. foreign policy since the Vietnam War, reacted with irritation and derision. "This happens sometimes in totalitarian regimes,'' he said by e-mail after learning of the decision. "Of some incidental interest, perhaps, is the nature of the book they banned. It consists of op-eds written for The New York Times syndicate and distributed by them. The subversive rot must run very deep.''