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August 20, 2013 09:01 AM

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August 9, 2013 03:44 PM

One of several YouTube videos on Gupta's statements on pot.

August 9, 2013 01:18 PM

August 7, 2013 12:36 PM

August 7, 2013 01:57 PM

Robert McChesney, co-author of Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America and author of Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy, is quoted today by the Institute for Public Accuracy saying:

As the commercial model of journalism is in free fall collapse, those remaining news media franchises have become playthings for billionaires, generally of value for political purposes, as old-fashioned monopoly newspapers still carry considerable influence. The United States went through this type of journalism at the turn of the last century and it produced a massive political crisis that led eventually to the creation of professional journalism, to protect the news from the dictates of the owners. Today professionalism has been sacrificed to commercialism, and the resources for actual reporting have plummeted.

 

Perhaps nothing better illustrates the desperation facing American journalism and democracy better than the fact we are reduced to praying we get a benevolent billionaire to control our news, when history demonstrates repeatedly such figures are in spectacularly short supply, and the other times we relied on such a model crashed and burned. America meets an existential crisis with an absurd response. No wonder this is a golden age for satire. We have to do better.

August 2, 2013 03:27 PM

One of a series of videos from Dr. Pam Wible of Eugene.

July 25, 2013 03:55 PM

July 25, 2013 03:13 PM

GLOOM from skot coatsworth on Vimeo. GLOOM is Eugene musician Brit Thomas Brody. Videographer Skot Coatsworth of Portland is the brother of Steve Coatsworth of Eugene.

July 16, 2013 03:05 PM

By JeanMarie Purcell of Eugene

one dark night in a small Florida town
soon the whole world would know
what would  become a story of renown

as a dark skinned boy would walk to a store
soon the whole world would know
a passer-by thought him up to something more

walking alone he was up to no good
soon the whole world  would know
not only that — he was wearing a hood

the two came to blows in someone’s front yard
soon the whole world would know
the light skinned one saw himself as a guard

protecting all those who lived near abouts
soon the whole world would know
neighbors overheard calls for help and shouts

the light skinned one knew he acted the right part
soon the whole world would know
using his hand gun he shot straight to the heart

of the black boy on his way home from the store
soon the whole world would know
a trial and bad law would open the door —

an unarmed boy would be found the guilty one
soon the whole world would know
that the shooter was given back his gun

many a watcher was scratching his head
soon the whole world would know
one suffered some bruising, the other is dead.