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Our freedom to communicate is at stake.. Act Now to Save NPR/PBS

RadiKelly KaPOWski | Recently a panel in congress voted to withdraw public funds from public tv and radio. NYC activists need to unite to save our local resources.. once PBS is cut, whats next?? more...  1 Comments

Yet Another Iraq Tipping Point From the NYT's Tom Friedman

Chris Anderson | Columnist Thomas Friedman may not be Malcom Gladwell, but he plays him on the op-ed pages of the New York Times. In today's latest missive from the paper of record's mustachioed menace, Friedman writes that:

"We need to talk about Iraq. This is no time to give up -- this is still winnable -- but it is time to ask: What is our strategy? This question is urgent because Iraq is inching toward a dangerous tipping point -- the point where the key communities begin to invest more energy in preparing their own militias for a scramble for power -- when everything falls apart, rather than investing their energies in making the hard compromises within and between their communities to build a unified, democratizing Iraq."

If all this sounds vaguely familiar, you're right. A search of the Lexis-Nexis database shows that this is the fifth time in the past 16 months that Friedman has warned in his op-ed column that we are approaching a "tipping point" in Iraq. This doesn't include that times that Friedman has warned us that America's Iraq adventure is reaching "a crisis point" "a point of no return" or a "moment of truth."

Lets look at some of Friedman's earlier Iraq tipping points:

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Migrating files from PCs getting easier

UPI | A story about transferring old files to a new computer. Much needed. more...  1 Comments

Update on Flag and

Chuck0 | The server hosting,, and related websites and email lists has been offline since Monday, June 6. more...  0 Comments

Undercurrents Video Activist Festival

UnderCurrents | Films wanted!! more...  0 Comments

Lying and bullshitting the same thing

An Australian | So now I suppose that takes liars off the hook. Or does it? I wonder how he managed to separate the two? Did he get a knife and cut a turd in half? Then paint one half a different colour and call it something else? Oh! He's not bullshitting he's just lying. Thank God for that! more...  0 Comments

Snowed: US (Corporate) Media Ignore climate change

reposted | author: Ross Gelbspan / Mother Jones Jun 11, 2005 12:05 Though global climate change is breaking out all around us, the U.S. news media has remained silent. Not because climate change is a bad story-to the contrary: Conflict is the lifeblood of journalism, and the climate issue is riven with conflict. more...  0 Comments

LIVE broadcast Tonight - Jeff Leurs Benefit Brooklyn

Lex | Jeff Leurs Benefit Brooklyn LIVE 9 PM NYC time till round midnight more...  0 Comments

WPKN Long Island Benefit Sunday June 12

WPKN | Benefit concert for radio stations WPKN-WPKM SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2005 Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead (LI), NY more...  0 Comments

The Allied Media Conference

j. nolish | The Allied Media Conference is right around the corner: June 17-19. This is the 7th year that hundreds of zinesters, radio pirates, copwatchers, podcasters, community journalists, hip hop heads, librarians and more will be gathering in Bowling Green, Ohio. If you're building alternative media, you should be there, too. more...  0 Comments

Deepa Fernandes Starts Mon., June 13 as Host of WBAI's Wakeup Call

BAI Boy | This could be the best thing WBAI has done in a long time. I'll be tuning in for sure. --- Although the time and place on your radio dial will remain the same, Wakeup Call is experiencing a true shake-up. Carrying on in the tradition of Democracy NOW!’s Amy Goodman, Wakeup Call hands the reins over to a fresh new voice. Newly-appointed Wakeup Call host and international journalist Deepa Fernandes will host the Monday-to-Thursday editions. more...  2 Comments


Dan Roberts | A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, Spain, China, and Russia. more...  0 Comments

Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against Pacifica Station KPFA

Noelle Hanrahan | Community radio station KPFA was served on Monday with a lawsuit filed by Noelle Hanrahan, former producer and co-host of Flashpoints, the station’s drive-time public affairs broadcast. Also named in the complaint are Pacifica Foundation, Flashpoints executive producer Dennis Bernstein, and ex-general manager, Jim Bennett. > > Among the charges in the complaint are sexual harassment and sex discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. more...  1 Comments

Fundraising Party for the World Tribunal on Iraq

Alpa Patel | A night of music, comedy, and film to raise money for the upcoming World Tribunal on Iraq in Istanbul. more...  0 Comments

US Media Shamed by Brit Journalist at Bush/Blair Press Conference

Dave Lindorff | The US media have ducked reporting on the August 2002 British intelligence memorandum to Tony Blair stating that the US had decided to invade Iraq and would “fix†the intelligence to make the case for war, but a Brit journalist at a typically sedate and orchestrated White House press conference, by asking the question of Bush, finally forced the story onto page one. ---------------- more...  1 Comments

Pacifica Radio: A Network at War

Tom Gomez | Since ostensiblly winning a campaign to recapture the small progressive Pacifica network that spanned years, involving at one time three seperate lawsuits, and 10's of thousands of its active listerners, the tiny network is once again at war with itself.....Having, along with senior producer Ryme Kakthouda, joined in filing complaints of discrimination on basis of national origin and ethnicity at the last meeting of our national board in NYC, ( and with women angry about sexism, and the networks failure to do anything more than deny its existence, planning an actual march on Berkley to file similar complaints next month, all matters likely to head into litigation within a matter of weeks now, this seemed like a good time to carve up all the sacred cows. more...  5 Comments

June 12th Benefit concert for WPKN/WPKM Radio in Riverhead LI

Anonymous | A Benefit Concert for WPKN 89.5 FM & WPKM 88.7 FM Sunday, June 12, 2005 from 1 PM to 7 PM at the Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead NY more...  0 Comments

WPKN's Between the Lines Wins SPJ Awards

Anonymous | WPKN's Scott Harris, executive producer of Between The Lines, won two awards in the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists 2004 Excellence in Journalism Contest. more...  0 Comments

"Cinderella Man" is an Outsourced Film Product

Erik-Anders Nilsson | This true, American, Depression Era story was shot NOT in North Bergen, NJ (where the main character lived) or in NYC, or anywhere else in the USA! It was filmed in Toronto, Canada using mostly Canadian workers at the cost of hundreds of unionized American jobs here. "Runaway Production" costs the USA almost $25 BILLION per year! more...  5 Comments

We Need More Anonymous Sources, Not Fewer

Dave Lindorff | If the corporate media want viewers and readers to hold them in higher regard, they need to start doing real reporting again, and making aggressive use of anonymous sources who can point them to where there is corruption and abuse of power. The alternative is a media that just purveys press handouts. ------------------ more...  0 Comments

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