Posts Tagged with "media"

Occupy Oakland: RAN Deplores Violence — But Come On Media, Get It Right

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Occupy Oakland: RAN Deplores Violence — But Come On Media, Get It Right

Most of RAN’s staff joined the call from Occupy Oakland for the general strike yesterday. We had an energizing and inspiring time marching in the streets in solidarity with the emerging Occupy movement. We were there, we took part, and we are against any violence. But the issue galling many of us today is how [...]

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ThinkProgress Reporters Attacked by Security Guards

Friday, August 5, 2011

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ThinkProgress Reporters Attacked by Security Guards

Corporations are getting more nervous and more protective of their dirty secrets. Witness this incident at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Originally posted at ThinkProgress: Yesterday, at a conference in New Orleans, two ThinkProgress reporters were attacked by security guards for no apparent reason. Reporters Scott Keyes and Lee Fang were at the Marriott Hotel [...]

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Girl Scout Activists Take America By Storm With Monumental Media Sweep

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Girl Scout Activists Take America By Storm With Monumental Media Sweep

I had the good fortune of joining rock star Girl Scout activists, Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, on a whirlwind media tour in New York City that brought their compelling message of rainforest conservation to millions of viewers and readers across the country and beyond — with national TV appearances on ABC, CBS and Fox [...]

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Tar Sands Fighters to U.S. News Media: WAKE UP!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Over the past decade, as oil prices have risen ever higher, oil companies have begun a massive – and massively destructive – project of tearing Canada’s boreal forest to pieces, in order to get at a layer of sand that contains 10% oil. To get the oil out, they need three barrels of natural gas [...]

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The Mainstream Media Spreads the Word about Palm Oil

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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It has been an amazing few weeks for media about palm oil. Three articles, from the Sacramento Bee, the NYTimes, and CNN.com highlighted the problems with the expansion of palm oil in Indonesia and Malaysia. The Sacramento Bee article highlighted the role of palm oil in habitat destruction in Indonesia– underlining the threat to orangutans [...]

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Forbes on food vs. fuel: human misery=investment opportunity

Thursday, November 15, 2007

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Forbes.com published an article today called “Food Vs. Fuel” which, and this isn’t too common in the financial press, addresses the fact that “concern about climate change has led to biofuels subsidies that pit hungry mouths and empty gas tanks against each other.” No exactly what I expected to read from Forbes. The article goes [...]

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White Men Blogging

Friday, August 10, 2007

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Last weekend the big left-wing blogger’s convention, Yearly Kos, made news by attracting not just 1,500 netroots partisans, but all of the major Democratic presidential candidates. Long gone are the days when powerful politicians with tens of millions of dollars to spend on fancy TV ads could just ignore a bunch of tech-savvy guys posting [...]

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