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No Olympics on stolen native land

CONTROVERSY AWAITS OPENING DAY OF WINTER OLYMPICS
Anti-Olympics coverage from Vancouver Media Co-Op
A festival of corporate greed from Green Left
Games will be gayest Olympics ever from Alternet
Got a need for Internet speed? Move to Vancouver from GigaOm
When snow melts: Vancouver’s Olympic crackdown by Dave Zirin
Olympic organizers desperate for climate change
Warmest January on record for Vancouver
NORTHWEST RADIO PROGRAMS WEIGH IN ON THE REGION
Biodynamic farming in BC from Listen Up NW
Canadian indigenous groups continue to speak out against Olympics (mp3)
A sinister trade: The winter games for civil liberties (mp3)
Olympic legacies: Gold Medals, gentrification & homelessness (mp3)

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CEOs Roberts & Zucker: Nothing but the truth, huh?

MEDIA CONSOLIDATION & THE PUBLIC INTEREST

House effort urges DOJ & FCC to block Comcast acquisition of NBC-U

Netflix warns Comcast-NBC merger could hurt open Internet

Public interest groups warn Comcast takeover is anticompetitive

Comcast-NBC merger no sure thing from Stop Big Media

TOP STORIES

Will George W Bush be next to appear before UK’s Iraq Inquiry?

Dave Zirin talks Super Bowl politics from Democracy Now

Paul Krugman covers the ‘hold’ strategy employed by US Senators

Demand Media: The future of content, cheap and plentiful

GREEN ACTIVISM & LOCAL ECONOMIES

No oil company will know peace in the creeks of Nigeria

Globalization kills, return to local economies by Thom Hartmann

Incentives to going ‘off grid’ bring power to the people

4 stories that should have changed the media narrative, but didn’t

FOLLOW THE MONEY

In a message to Dems, Wall St. sends cash to GOP

Wealthy CEOs conspire to influence elections for GOP

NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo takes on Bank of America fraud

ACORN smear conspirator wants tax-deductible donations to her legal fund

SARAH PALIN & THE TEA PARTY

Tea Party represents ‘innate racism’ says Meghan McCain

Speech was all boilerplate non-sequiturs & cognitive disconnections

Raw Story debunks Palin’s claims in speech by Sahil Kapur

Last Word: Palin has delusions of grandeur by Mike Lupica

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Are progressives depressed or too privileged to make change? from Alternet

Blackwater & Khost bombing: Is CIA deceiving Congress? by Jeremy Scahill

Why don’t TV weathermen believe in climate change? from CJR

Apartheid lawsuit goes forward against Ford, GM, IBM

2010 Census uses word ‘negro’ raising memories of Jim Crow

WATCH KFC ad: Placate threatening black people with fried chicken?

Canada says ‘No’ to Yes Men website from Ars Technica

For 6 months, blogger can’t get Google to turn blog back on from TechDirt

Journalism’s dreamers must keep eyes on stats from Reynolds J-Institute

Faculty protest Texas football coach’s raise by Dave Zirin

Doctored news photo covers up govt involvement from China Smack

Price of Pearl Jam’s new ‘Just Breathe’ single: One tweet from Mashable

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Glover, Damon, Brolin, Mortensen join Zinn's cast

The People Speak: When TV makes history by Dave Zirin

ACORN inquiry finds nothing illegal, faults bad leadership

Can the government ban political speech to fight terrorism? from FEP Project

ACLU loses $20m donor from NY Times

Take me to your climate leader by Amy Goodman

Cheney for president? by William Rivers Pitt

Alberto Gonzales: What I’ve Learned from Esquire

Obama again reminds America he’s not a Black President

Why journalist Gary Webb died from Consortium News

Grammys to award homophobia? from Change.org

Will Apple take a dip in the stream? from Future of Music Coalition

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Kentucky point guard John Wall

John Wall at practice last week.

TV news host Rachel Maddow invited sports writer Dave Zirin on her show to talk about the funding behind the basketball program. Read more about the political economy of sports by clicking each of these links. Wall’s eligibility is in question, as reported by AP. Meanwhile, donors want to fund a $7M dorm for student-athletes called the Wildcat Coal Lodge sponsored by coal interests. Read about it and watch the video at RawStory.com.

My Dad wrote back about the story:

Something is just weird about this story–black lung and basketball in the same floor plan. Not to mention minority stardom in basketball against the non-presence of minorities in the coal industry elite, mid-elite, high salaried labor, and all the way down the line. What do coal miners and college basketball players have in common? (knock/knock):   Exploitation.

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