On this episode of Watershed, Zari and the Ikonoklast interview former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.
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Recently, the London Review of Books contracted the South African writer and Rhodes scholar R W Johnson to write a series of blog posts on the World Cup. Johnson, an Anglophone liberal, was once the authoritative source for the centre-left press in the UK on apartheid. He has long since moved to the right, disappointed by post-apartheid [...]
Podcast (ikonoklast): Play in new window | Download In this “Independence Day” edition of Ikonoklast Speaks!, The Ikonoklast interviews People Of Color Organize editor Ernesto Aguilar. They discuss the reasons the site was created and the role of media in the world.
The purpose of this essay is to bring together the texts, class discussions, conference workshops, videos, and my own reflections in a coherent way. It is a scary essay for me to write, because often I don’t feel like I have the words or personal experience to be authorized to expound on such a sensitive [...]
National Public Radio recently ran a story called “New York’s Hipsters Too Cool For The Census.” This story has made the media-rounds with outlet after outlet (yes, even Stephan Colbert [video]) unable to resist grabbing the low-hanging fruit that is hipster-hate by arguing that hipsters in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn are too “cool” and busy Twittering to mail [...]
By Supriyo Chatterjee On April 12, 2002, the Venezuelan media were gloating how a day earlier they had removed the troublesome Hugo Chavez from power. Theirs was not an empty boast. The private television channels and newspapers’ sustained campaign against the President had paid off in what some have called the world’s first media coup. [...]
By Mikal Muharrar Racial profiling–the discriminatory practice by police of treating blackness (or brownness) as an indication of possible criminality–has lately been the focus of frequent legal or legislative action, resulting in a significant amount of coverage in the mainstream news media (e.g. New York Times, 5/8/98, 5/10/98; Nightline, 5/31/98; Time, 6/15/98). The coverage of [...]