We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The New York Times on the F.C.C. and Net Neutrality

Click here to access article from The Polemicist.

Managing news to serve the interests of the One Percent is a major function of US's prime "newspaper of record", The New York Times, particularly managing news coverage about events that go against the interests of the 99 Percent. This blogger illustrates this by examining how the NY Times covered the latest move to give corporations primary access to the internet.