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The beginning is near | Intrepid Report.com

It’s not hard to feel that some new beginning is near in Union Square Park on May 1, Occupy May Day, with thousands of Occupy Wall Streeters, union workers and leaders, immigrant workers groups, the unemployed, and senior citizens squeezed into the park, several waving “The Beginning Is Near” signs.

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Birthplace of the Occupy Movement Raided, Barricaded on 6-Month Anniversary | The Occupied Wall Street Journal

Birthplace of the Occupy Movement Raided, Barricaded on 6-Month Anniversary | The Occupied Wall Street Journal | free voices | Scoop.it
Birthplace of the Occupy Movement Raided, Barricaded on 6-Month Anniversary...
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Yesterday’s Capitol Subjectivity, or WTF

Yesterday’s Capitol Subjectivity, or WTF | free voices | Scoop.it
All the media stories tell the same story, more or less. And I’m not even in media critique mode here, just noting that when you need a simple story — and corporate news media always wants as simple a story as possible — the police function, neatly and efficiently, to give them one. A messy reality becomes a number. How many were arrested? 70. Even if it’s only “about 70,” the formulation allows it to seem like the real number we’re approximating — which might be 80, or 68 — is something important, that if we knew that, we would know something important. Obviously, this is not true: it is precisely the point hat knowing how many people were arrested tells you something about the protest, but not something all that important about it.

 

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Poland and ACTA: Gossip Portal Accuses Mainstream Media of Ignorance · Global Voices

Poland and ACTA: Gossip Portal Accuses Mainstream Media of Ignorance · Global Voices | free voices | Scoop.it

"It's hard to accept the truth, especially when it comes from a pink gossip portal. But what does it have to do with anything? It's just about millions of people who can read it now. Because it's not our own opinions we wrote down here. We wrote down what you [readers] have been sending to us in thousands of emails. […] The problem is that we wrote the very thing that you [the media] were afraid to write […]. How can you be sure that you're expressing somebody's voice, that you can look down on millions of our readers with distaste and that you are an authority for anybody? Do you think that smart people don't read gossip?"

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Citizen Journalism Grows in Pakistan

Citizen Journalism Grows in Pakistan | free voices | Scoop.it
By Sonya Rehman

With internet usage on the rise, Pakistanis are turning to the blogosphere and citizen journalism to share their opinions. Hosh Media epitomizes the growing popularity of locall...
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Global Voices Seeks New Editor For RuNet Echo · Global Voices

Global Voices Seeks New Editor For RuNet Echo · Global Voices | free voices | Scoop.it
We are seeking a Project Editor for RuNet Echo, our comprehensive, in-depth coverage of Russian citizen and social media.
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rabble.ca seeking volunteer P/T Contributing Editors

rabble.ca seeking volunteer P/T Contributing Editors | free voices | Scoop.it

"We are looking for subject specialists for the following pages: Anti-racism, Civil Liberties, Economy, Environment, Feminism, Health, Labour, Indigenous, LGBTI, Media Matters, Politics in Canada, and Technology."

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David Graeber: New Police Strategy in New York – Sexual Assault Against Peaceful Protestors « naked capitalism

David Graeber: New Police Strategy in New York – Sexual Assault Against Peaceful Protestors « naked capitalism | free voices | Scoop.it

"Arbitrary violence is nothing new. The apparently systematic use of sexual assault against women protestors is new."

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Live: #M15 – Fight BAC | The Daily Occupier - New York

Live: #M15 – Fight BAC | The Daily Occupier - New York | free voices | Scoop.it

"Today, Occupy Wall Street’s “Fight BAC” campaign launched with a day of action starting at Pumphouse Park! We were on the scene, covering it via liveblog, LiveStream, and a curated Twitter feed, all of which appear below."

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The death of a citizen journalist - storyful

At Storyful, in our almost two years of curating and verifying news and video content, we have always known that our work depends on the bravery and perseverance of citizen journalists in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

Today, we honor one of those citizen journalists, Rami al-Sayed, who gave his life in the cause of letting the world see what is happening inside his home country of Syria.

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Homs under fire: Are you watching? - storyful

The date is February 14, and less than 24 hours after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay slammed the Security Council for failing to act against the bloody crackdown in Syria, the city of Homs is once again under fire.
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A Movement and the Hostile Media

A Movement and the Hostile Media | free voices | Scoop.it
Every progressive movement in U.S. history was portrayed negatively by mainstream media at the time it was happening. So it’s no surprise that today’s media portray the Occupy Wall Street movement in the same light.
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Journalist, student and translator detained for two days in Mahalla | Egypt Independent

Journalist, student and translator detained for two days in Mahalla | Egypt Independent | free voices | Scoop.it
Three youths — an Egyptian, American and Australian — who traveled from Cairo to the Nile Delta city of Mahalla on 11 February to cover a planned day of civil disobedience were detained for two days before being released Monday night.
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