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Glenn Frankel on Facts on the Ground: A Hard Look at Myths and Realities behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Frankel speaks on “Facts on the Ground: A Hard Look at Myths and Realities behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” a candid discussion of the forces at work on both sides that sustain the conflict. Frankel, the director of the University of Texas School of Journalism, retired from the Washington Post after a 27-year career as a foreign correspondent and domestic news reporter and editor. He covered some of the most momentous events of the modern era, including the uprising against the apartheid regime in South Africa, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the first and second Gulf Wars, and the political and economic transformation of Europe. Frankel is the author of Beyond the Promised Land: Jews and Arabs on the Hard Road to a New Israel and Rivonia’s Children: Three Families and the Cost of Conscience in White South Africa. He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1989 for his “sensitive and balanced reporting from Israel and the Middle East.” The event was sponsored by the Austin Chapter of J Street http://jstreet.org/. For more information, contact Charlotte McCann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Date: 8/16/2012 Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, 78723 - http://5604manor.org Video produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix/Austin Indymedia production. http://zgraphix.org
On Saturday, July 7 2012 Jensen talked about the books that have most influenced his own politics and discuss the importance of radical thought. Last summer University of Texas professor Robert Jensen confessed his hidden book-buying addiction, and MonkeyWrench Books helped him reduced the size of his library by holding a special one-day tent sale of about half of Jensen’s collection. This summer, Jensen has to move into a new (and much smaller) office at UT, which means that most of the rest of his library has to go. Last summer he parted with the good stuff. This time around he’s letting go of the really good stuff. Jensen’s eclectic collection includes titles in media studies, politics, law, history, philosophy, religion, feminism, and critical race studies. For this year's tent sale some of Jensen’s friends (and fellow MonkeyWrench fans) will also be contributing books, including some great fiction titles. Produced & Edited for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. Videography by Grace Alfar. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
In the new book “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power,” Steve Coll http://newamerica.net/user/3 investigates the notoriously secretive ExxonMobil Corporation. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the U.S. embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box.
Coll is the president of the New America Foundation, http://newamerica.net/ a nonpartisan public policy institute headquartered in Washington, and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He worked for 20 years at The Washington Post, where he received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 1990. He is the author of six other books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Ghost Wars.”
Coll discussed the book in two recent interviews on Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/4/private_empire_author_steve_coll_on http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/7/exxonmobils_dirty_secrets_from_indonesia_to
Location: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX Date: 5/29/12
A ZGraphix Production.
Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala.
In this lecture, Robert Jensen from the UT School of Journalism will explain the two crises in modern journalism: A professional model that has failed to create a truly democratic news media, and a business model that is no longer viable in the digital age. How are the two crises related, and where can we find solutions? Jensen will guide us through the debate over the future of journalism. A ZGraphix production. Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. http://zgraphix.org Audio by Allen Campbell. People United on KOOP radio 91.7 FM http://koop.org/peopleunited
program date:Tue, 02/21/2012
Short Description:Journalists Imprisoned on the Rise
The Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual report today, documenting attacks on journalists by governments worldwide. 2011 saw a fifteen-year high of journalists imprisoned for their reporting, more than half of whom were online journalists.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with a representative of the Committee about the new report.
Joe Anybody Reports on Accidental Police Shooting in Portland 7.1.11.
When Dane Reister took my camera and ticketed me, I filed a tort claim and won. The city changed their policy to allow the public to film the police in public. Wow! I had to fight for my right to film, which is my free speech. This officer reaction to me or others that are watching him, is ugly and disturbing. The way officer Reister treated me, and the people he intimidated into letting him search (nothing was found) is about how he acts all over as I hear reports and see him interact around town. In this report I briefly explain what I know about this officers past issues and my feelings regarding having officers like him in our community. From: zebra334 Views: 240 7 ratings Time: 05:49 More in Nonprofits & Activism
Vincent Eirene & Lenny Flatley started the first internet radio station 10 years ago this month. Vincent shares his reflections and experiences mobilizing live internet to mass convergence protests and other large events that typically go under or mis reported.
part 2 ofb a press conference regarding the violation of the rights of journalists and activists during and before the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. part 2 includes gruesome wounds and the personal accounts of bystanders and testimony regarding preemptive violations against permitted activities.