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Debt peons, unite! — San Francisco Bay Guardian Archive 1966–2014

rebecca@sfbg.com<p>David Graeber is renowned among occupiers and idealists as an intellectual founder, or anti-leader as it were, of the Occupy Wall …

The systemic plight of labor

It's May Day, and Henry Blodget is celebrating -- if that's the right word -- with three charts, of which the most germane is the one above.

vegansaurus!

Hypothetically, let’s say you’re on a planet where meat causes environmental devastation. »<p>So we all loved that Buzzfeed list yesterday on 19 signs …

Elites May Finally Realize Austerity Isn't the Answer

<i>José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, at the European Development Days in Brussels, October 16, 2012. (Flickr/EU Humanitarian</i> …

The social media tail mustn’t wag the MSM dog

Is the <em>New York Post</em> Edited by a Bigoted Drunk Who Fucks Pigs?

This morning, the <i>New York Post</i> published on its front page a photo of two spectators near the Boston Marathon finish line, one wearing a backpack and …

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Laurie Penny on opinion journalism: Columnists now are like street performers – collecting coins in a hat and dodging angry racists

By 70, will I be screeching about immigrants from an enormous throne made of my clippings?<p>People keep asking me when I’m planning to sell out. Over …

Occupy’s legacy: The media finally covers social protest fairly

Occupy’s message about income inequality took hold because the media, for once, took a grassroots protest seriously<p>None of us was prepared for what happened next in Zuccotti Park. It was surprising enough that the police did not immediately evict the occupiers. We expected the most likely scenario …

Americans don’t fully appreciate (or protect) freedom of the press

Reporters Without Borders map of Freedom of the Press<p>Americans pay lip service to freedom of the press, but we don’t adequately appreciate or protect …

An open letter to college journalists

Dear college journalists,Please innovate. Be the risk takers, the innovators, the iconoclasts that this industry so desperately needs. Journalism …

The Upside of Sequestration: No Blue Angels!

Recently, economic turmoil coupled with a lack of congressional bipartisanship has caused an downward financial slope for government subsidized …

How We Lost the Web

When I wrote about the web we lost a few months ago, I thought the idea that we'd strayed from some of the philosophical and cultural underpinnings …

[berkman] Anil Dash on "The Web We Lost" - Joho the Blog

Anil Dash is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk, titled “The Web We Lost.” He begins by pointing out that the title of his talk implies a commonality …

Ways to Say You Don’t Have Any Money Without Saying You Don’t Have Any Money

I’m under water.<br>My money escapes me.<br>I’m going through a period of austerity.<br>I’m facing temporary cash flow issues.<br>I reject the arbitrary assigning of …

Woman Arrested After Posting Photo of Anti-Police Graffiti to Instagram

Montreal resident Jennifer Pawluck was arrested earlier this week after she posted the above photo of anti-police graffiti to her Instagram account. …

Wealth disparity in America: an inch of bar-graph for the 90%, 4.9 miles' worth for the top 0.01%

Here's a rather graphic representation of the growth in income inequality in the USA since the 1960s; plotted on a chart where the income growth of …

Marine Drive, Mumbai - 2012

Serious Journalism in the Age of Digital Networks: What’s Different?

These are the notes for my talk today to the Center for Public Intergrity.<b>What’s different for people who want do serious journalism in the age of</b> …

April Fools' Day is Stupid And So Are You if You Believe in it

Today is April 1, a/k/a “April Fools Day,” and I don’t like it. All this thing is about is making people feel bad. I have never read about or even …

Columbia flunks relevancy test

Steve Coll, whose books include <i>Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan</i>, and <i>Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001</i>, and who has just been appointed dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism — aka the "J-school" — is a very thorough and worthy …

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