Leveson and Leviathan, or What the Papers Won’t Say By Dan Hind

29 November 2012 — Return of the Public

Journalists and their editors have an unusual privilege. As brokers of public speech they largely determine how the world beyond our immediate experience appears to us. They decide what matters and who to take seriously. This privilege is particularly pronounced when it comes to their own trade, where, after all, they have firsthand knowledge. And they do not like to let outsiders in on the process, if they can help it. The anthropologist Georgina Born describes in her book Uncertain Vision a 1997 conversation with Jim Gray and Jeremy Paxman of Newsnight: Continue reading

Leveson and Leviathan, or What the Papers Won’t Say By Dan Hind

29 November 2012 — Return of the Public

Journalists and their editors have an unusual privilege. As brokers of public speech they largely determine how the world beyond our immediate experience appears to us. They decide what matters and who to take seriously. This privilege is particularly pronounced when it comes to their own trade, where, after all, they have firsthand knowledge. And they do not like to let outsiders in on the process, if they can help it. The anthropologist Georgina Born describes in her book Uncertain Vision a 1997 conversation with Jim Gray and Jeremy Paxman of Newsnight: Continue reading

Obama's Second Term: Following Angela Merkel in the Oval Office? By Ingo Schmidt

29 November 2012 — The Bullet • A Socialist Project e-bulletin …. No. 737

A debt crisis in Europe, an electoral campaign in the United States, and Canada watching from the sidelines; this is how the trans-Atlantic world was depicted in the media over the past months. Though the votes had not yet been counted, warnings suddenly emerged about a fiscal cliff. In order to keep discussions of budget policy out of the campaign, the Republicans and the Democrats agreed on a pact earlier this year, which increased the debt ceiling of the federal government to the point that drastic spending cuts or tax increases could be postponed until after the election. If, however, the parties in Congress cannot agree on another budget by year’s end, expenditures throughout all departments will be automatically cut and the tax reductions provided by Bush and Obama in previous years will be revoked. Continue reading

VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 28 November 2012: Israel’s repression of Palestinian students reached new level during Gaza attack

28 November 2012 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Seven Palestinians Injured By Army Fire In Central Gaza
IMEMC – The Israeli army continued its violations of the ceasefire that was reached on the evening of Wednesday November 21, shot and injured on Wednesday evening (Nov. 28), seven Palestinians east of the Al-Maghazi and the Al-Bureij refugee camps in central Gaza. … 

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