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Pentagon spokesman was Bush domestic propaganda official from Raw Story

ACORN legislation could defund top contractors from Project on Govt. Oversight

Drowning out the right-wing noise machine by Megan Tady

Broad new FBI surveillance rules are unconstitutional from ACLU

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This week The Hill included on its blog an article from shameless propagandist Armstrong Williams.

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In an unusual live Wednesday morning broadcast, I finally produced the 2nd episode of Digital Crossroads of the year. I’ve been reading and highlighting and writing about Gaza. This show is about thinking critically before you trust what you read in the news.

Funeral at UN school struck by Israel

Funeral at UN school struck by Israel

Below you can click to listen to the 30-minute show as it aired on Boise Community Radio and Radio Free Moscow. If you make it all the way through the show, please check out the additional 10 minutes I did live this morning on RadioBoise.org covering Obama’s support from the “defense lobby” as well as reports inside Gaza. Hear from Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian human rights activist, and from Sameh Habeb, a Palestinian photographer. More links and photos after the jump.

To download or stream the show, click here- Gaza: Wake Up America (mp3)

Check out an additional 10 minutes here- DC 2009 B-Side (mp3)

In a story published Jan. 9th by Alternet from New America Media, Shane Bauer covers “What You’d Know About Israel if you Watched Al Jazeera TV.”

He writes, the 350 reporters who descended on Israel when the conflict began are stuck at the border between Israel and Gaza. Instead of giving their viewers up-close pictorial evidence of what is occurring in Gaza, television networks have been restricted to showing their viewers plumes of smoke as they rise in the distance.

“There is nowhere safe in Gaza,” an enraged John Ging, head of the UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza told Al Jazeera’s Sherine Tadros in front of the Al Shifa hospital Thursday. Those words came after the Israeli Defense Forces bombed a UN school that was being used as a refuge. Later in the day, a second UN school was struck by the Israelis, killing at least 40. Ging insisted, “Everyone here is terrorized and traumatized and they have the right to be because there is no safe haven… This violence needs to stop now. Neither side can wait for the other to stop first.”

Meanwhile the world’s only live coverage of the tragedy is kept away from American eyes. While Al Jazeera English competes with CNN and BBC as one of the largest networks in the world, no major American cable provider has been willing to carry the channel since it launched in 2006. But Al Jazeera is finding its way around the problem. Today, Americans can download Livestation, a free program that wil let viewers watch Al Jazeera English and other international networks.

Here’s a timeline looking back at news you likely haven’t seen if you have depended on US network TV and corporate newspapers over the past 2 weeks…

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The first Digital Crossroads of the year premiered Monday evening on Boise Community Radio. Listen to host and producer Radioactive Gavin focus on Fake News and Propaganda.

Download or stream the entire 30-minute program by clicking here… Digital Crossroads Fake News and Propaganda.

To view the spoof New York Times, go HERE.

If you want to hear the entire interview with Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men, click HERE.

To view the Indecision 2008 video, go HERE.

Music on the show is used with permission from Ooah, The Tasteful Nudes, Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada, and Ernest Gonzales.

Here is the transcript for Digital Crossroads 2009 Episode 1:

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Craig Aaron, Communications Director of Free Press, was a guest on my radio show Friday May 30th.

LISTEN HERE to the interview on its own. Or LISTEN HERE to the interview within the context of the entire show, which focused more broadly on international press freedom.

Time flies when two verbose media activists get chattin’… Craig and I cover:

Resolution of Disapproval (regarding FCC ownership regulations)

Local Community Radio Act (regarding expansion of Low-Power FM licenses)

Internet Freedom Preservation Act (regarding network neutrality)

Pentagon propaganda pundits

and the Media Reform Conference… June 6-8 in Minneapolis… which you can tune into live as it happens on the Free Press website and on Free Speech TV.

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Reclaim the Media, Seattle-based non-profit media activist group, has posted my Op-Ed on Pentagon propaganda. It was published in print only by Cooper Point Journal, the student newspaper of Evergreen State College, on Thursday May 21.

Read the article HERE.

For more information on propaganda in the United States, read up on the work of Nancy Snow.

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