Bill Maher, host of TV's Politically Incorrect, is possibly the most visible critic of the drug war in the states. Last week, he spoke out at the NORML convention about what really needs to happen to end the war on drugs.
Paranoia has gripped America since 9/11, hijacking social progress and undermining freedoms. AlterNet.org's executive editor charts a sensible way to move beyond the fear and build a strong and secure nation.
In the wake of Sept. 11, our paralyzed citizenry has allowed social setbacks and corporate greed to flourish under a smoke screen of patriotism. But now is the time, as Bill Moyers explains in a stirring address excerpted here, to resist those who would exploit our national tragedy.
If Bush has a way with words, it's for twit-like wit and malapropian fluency. But according to media critic Mark Crispin Miller his seeming dyslexia represents much, more more. Also, an <a href="/story.html?StoryID=10988">excerpt</a> from Miller's new book.
In a transaction that leaves its editorial and management team intact, The Village Voice was purchased from owner Leonard Stern by a group of investors led by a New York-based money management firm. The price for the Voice, and Stern's chain of six other weekly papers, including the LA Weekly, was said to be in the range of $150-160 million.
The WTO confrontation in Seattle was by any measure a huge media event worldwide, focusing attention on human rights, environmental destruction and child labor as major byproducts of unfettered world trade. But Seattle was also a watershed for the non-corporate independent media. Comprehensive, powerful and immediate coverage of the dizzying array of activities and clashes on the Seattle streets showcased, really for the first time, the independent media's capacity to provide multifaceted, in-depth coverage of a world-shaping news event.