Saturday, February 7, 2015

Framing/Discourse/Propaganda/Narratives (ENG 102 Ongoing Archive)

1) Niose, David. "Anti-intellectualism is Killing America: Social dysfunction can be traced to the abandonment of reason." Psychology Today (June 20, 2015)

2) Graeber, David. "The Bully’s Pulpit: On the elementary structure of domination." The Baffler #28 (2015)


An archive of resources on how our world is constructed by the stories we tell about it. There is an emphasis on the "framing" of social, political, philosophical, scientific and historical issues. As Errol Morris reminds us: "Believing is Seeing." A key focus is ethical questions as outlined by Veronique Pin-Fat in this quote:


Ethics and politics look at both how we should regard and accomodate each other and what kind of things make it possible to, for example, treat each other with respect and what kinds of things don't. That I might view you as "weird" or even "inhuman" (politics) may very much dictate how I then treat you (ethics). When we examine more closely how we think about the world, it turns out that ethics and politics are inseperable. (21) -- Veronique Pin-Fat "How Do We Begin to Think About the World?" (2014)


Until the lion has his historian," the African proverb goes, "the hunter will always be a hero."








Ackerman, Spencer. "Batman confronts police racism in latest comic book." The Guardian (September 15, 2015) ["New issue wades into the conversations about race, poverty and gentrification roiling the US, responding to a new political consciousness among fans."]

Adam Curtis (Filmmaker/Journalist) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Adams, John Joseph, Tobias Buckell and Sam J. Miller. "Is Sense8 Too Radical for Critics?" Wired (July 6, 2015)

Adamson, Peter. "Old Man River: Heraclitus." History of Philosophy without Gaps #5 (December 28, 2010)

---. "The Road Less Traveled: Parmenides." History of Philosophy Without any Gaps #7 (January 11, 2011)

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. "The danger of a single story." TED Talks (July 2009)

"Adrienne Rich with Carol Muske Dukes." Lannan (September 29, 1999) ["Adrienne Rich received the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1951 (from judge W. H. Auden), at the age of 21, and with strength and conviction has not stopped writing since in her distinct voice. Rich has said that her poetry seeks to create a dialectical relationship between “the personal, or lyric voice, and the so-called political—really, the voice of the individual speaking not just to herself, or to a beloved friend, but to and from a collective, a social realm.” Her National Book Critics’ Circle Award citation explains: “Rich has captured with subversive wit, compassion, precision, supple poetics, toughness and yes, opposition and resistance, what life has been like in the opening years of a new century.” She is the author of more than sixteen volumes of poetry, including, Diving into the Wreck, The Dream of a Common Language, The Fact of a Doorframe: Selected Poems 1950—2001, An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988—1991, Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991—1995, Midnight Salvage, Fox, and The School Among the Ruins, as well as the prose book Of Woman Born. Rich’s newest book of poems is Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth (2007). Her new collection of essays, A Human Eye: Essays on Art in Society, was published in May 2009."]

Alexander, Michelle. "Introduction." The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. NY: The New Press, 2010: 1-19.

Alexander, Michelle, et al. "Race, Incarceration, and the New Jim Crow." The Sociological Cinema (December 27, 2014)

Alford, Justin. "New Species Of Human Discovered In South Africa." IFL Science (September 10, 2015)

Ali, Rozina. "Confused logic approves NYPD surveillance of Muslims: Court’s dismissal of Hassan v. City of New York disregards similarity to stop and frisk." Al Jazeera America (March 5, 2014)

America After 9-11 The Nation (Ongoing series of reports) ["A systematic look at the patterns of rights abuses in the United States’ domestic “war on terror” since September 11, 2001."]

"A Moment of Zen: Seven Stories Looking Back at Jon Stewart’s Fake-News Legacy." Longreads (August 6, 2015)

Anonymous (Global Decentralized Association of Activist Hackers) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Andrist, Lester. "What Is Whitewashing and Why Does It Matter?" The Sociological Cinema (February 22, 2015)

Appignanesi, Lisa, et al. "On Free Speech." London School of Economics & Political Science (June 2, 2015) ["What does it mean to have a right to free speech, and who has the right to curtail it? "]

Arnove, Anthony and Viggo Mortensen. "10 Years of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History." Democracy Now (November 21, 2014)

Arrowood, Emily. "Here Are The Conservative Pundits Branding Black Lives Matter A 'Hate Group'." Media Matters (September 2, 2015)

Aslan, Reza. "Islam's Reformation." On Being (November 20, 2014) ["In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS. His life is a kind of prism on the fluid story of religion in this century. But in a globalized world, we all have a personal stake in how this story unfolds."]

"Astroturf." Sourcewatch (May 26, 2012)

"Astroturf Blogging." Sourcewatch (December 11, 2011)

Bacrac, Norman, Richard Marshall and Barry Smith. "In the Realm of the Senses." Philosophy Now #12 (October 18, 2011)

Baker, Kevin. "The real-life 'negro removals' behind HBO mini-series Show Me a Hero." The Guardian (September 24, 2015) ["David Simon’s TV series follows the fight against social housing in 1980s Yonkers, New York – but, as Kevin Baker reveals, it’s just the tip of the iceberg of the sordid American history of kicking black people out of their neighbourhoods."]

Bakhtin, Mikhail. "The Dialogic Nature of Consciousness." (Excerpts) Dialogic Cinephilia (April 16, 2015)

Ball, Norman. "The Power of Auteurs and the Last Man Standing: Adam Curtis’ Documentary Nightmares." Bright Lights Film Journal (October 31, 2012)

Barber, William. "Calls for a New Reconstruction in America through Grassroots Activism For Racial and Economic Justice." Building Bridges Radio (May 12, 2015)

Barnard, Alex and Marie Mourad. "Going to Waste." Against the Grain (April 29, 2015)

Baron, Richard, Barry Hingston and Hamza Tzortzis. "Who Is This God Person Anyway?" Philosophy Now #8 (September 20, 2011)

Baron, Richard, Neil Kellard and Tom Rubens. "Global Capiatalism - Good or Bad?" Philosophy Now #16 (November 15, 2011)

Barro, Josh, et al. "Bring Down the Flag." Left, Right and Center (july 3, 2015)

Bartoli, Andrea and Carlos Alzugaray Treto. "Pope Francis in Cuba: 'The World Needs Reconciliation in This Atmosphere of a Third World War.'" Democracy Now (September 21, 2015)

Beck, Julie. "When Sex Ed Discusses Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer." The Atlantic (April 27, 2015) ["A new study shows a "striking" difference in effectiveness between programs that address gender and power, and those that don't."]

Bender, Stephen. "Propaganda, Public Relations and the Not-So-New Dark Age." LIP (Winter 2006)

Benjamin, Walter. "Theses on the Philosophy of History." Illuminations Trans. Harry Zohn. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1968: 253 - 264.

Benton, Michael Dean. "Astroturf and Front Group Research: The Center for Union Facts." Dialogic Cinephilia (January 20, 2014)

---. "Astroturf Organizations Spreading Propaganda: 'Don't Make Us Pay.'" Dialogic Cinephilia (March 3, 2011)

---. "Exit Through the Gift Shop." North of Center (March 2, 2011)

---. "Fragile Victory in Egypt: Will U.S. foreign aid impede the will of the Egyptian people?" North of Center (February 16, 2011)

---. "Getting Off on John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus." North of Center (March 30, 2011)

---. "If a Tree Falls: Enforcing the Green Scare." North of Center (September 28, 2011)

---. "Initial Thoughts on the Aftermath of the Verdict in the Trial of George Zimmerman." Dialogic Cinephilia (July 16, 2013)

---. ""James Allen: Without Sanctuary; The Debate Over the Hanging of a Barack Obama Effigy on the University of Kentucky Campus; The History of Lynching in America." Dialogic (November 3, 2008)

---. "The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic." Politics and Culture #3 (2001)

---. "Monsanto (Multinational Agricultural Biotechnology Corporation)." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

---. "My Understanding of Anarchism 4.0" Dialogic Cinephilia (November 5, 2013)

---. ""Notes on Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophernia." Dialogic (February 20, 2014)

---. ""On Anarchism." Dialogic (June 10, 2010)

---. "On Feminism." Dialogic (August 31, 2007)

---. "The Politics of Meat 3.0" Dialogic (March 9, 2009)

---. "What Does Our Nation Value: Examining Two Cases of Student Demonstrations and Police Responses (or non-responses)." Dialogic (November 10, 2011)

Benton, Michael Dean and Michael Marchman. "So long—it’s been good to know ya: Remembering Howard Zinn." North of Center (February 13, 2010)

Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. NY: Penguin Books, 1990.

Bernays, Edward L. "Manipulating Public Opinion: The Why and the How." American Journal of Sociology 33.6 (May 1928): 958-971.

Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs (USA: Ronit Edberg, et al, 2006: 46 mins)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975 (Sweden/USA: Göran Olsson, 2011: 100 mins)

Bloom, Jack. "The Changing Political Economy of Southern Racism." We are Many (June 2014)["Why were African Americans were able to change the country for themselves and for all of us in the mid-twentieth century? What had changed to make that possible involved a new class structure of the South. The Civil War, by ending slavery, not only disrupted the racial system of the South, but the class system as well. Out of a long struggle, a new class structure was created, based on white supremacy. That class structure was, in turn, undermined by the Depression and World War II, making black intervention possible as it had never been before.">

Blue, Violet, et al. "Be an Expert." Popaganda (July 30, 2015) ["In all kinds of ways, race and gender impact the way we present ourselves as knowledgable. You see it everywhere: from the way boys are more likely to speak up in classrooms to the way men are way more likely to be quoted as “experts” in print media or asked to be voices of authority on TV. A recent analysis of Sunday morning TV news shows by Media Matters showed that 61 percent of expert guests were white men. So on today’s show, we have three stories about women who are screwing around with the idea of what’s an expert. The women on this show are all putting themselves forward as experts—sometimes requiring actual imposter situations. We talk with Laura Nix, the co-director of the new documentary The Yes Men Are Revolting about how she captures the activist group's media stunts on camera. Then, comedians Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin discuss being fake advice experts to dish out genuine comedy. The show ends with journalist Violet Blue, author of The Smart Girls' Guide to Privacy, about how to be an expert on your internet privacy."]

Blum, William. Killin Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II." Common Courage Press, 2004.

Bookchin, Murray, Billy Bragg and John Taylor Gatto. "Ecocidal, Homicidal, Mass-Instructed Me! (Ecology, Hierarchy, Education and Social Control)." Unwelcome Guests #319 (August 13, 2006)

Brand, Emily. "Can Drinking Tea Turn You Into a Whore?" The History of Love (October 10, 2013)

Brennerman, Sarah. "The War at Home: What America's Longest War Has Shown Us About Who We Are..." Oregon Humanities Center (October 18, 2011)

Bridges, Tristan and Tara Leigh Tober. "Mass Shootings in the U.S. are on the Rise. What Makes American Men So Dangerous?" Sociological Images (July 27, 2015)

Buchheit, Paul. "Add It Up: The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business." Common Dreams (September 23, 2013)

---. "New Evidence that Half of America is Broke." Common Dreams (February 9, 2015)

Bull, Henrik. "180." 99% Invisible #2 (September 9, 2010) ["In the beginning, former AIA-SF president Henrik Bull and the Transamerica Pyramid did not get along. The building was an affront to late 1960’s modernist ideals. It was silly. It looked like a dunce cap. Its large scale had no respect for the neighborhood in which it lived. But over 40 years, something happened…"]

Burks, Raychell, et al. "Women of Science." Popaganda (May 8, 2015)

Burp! Pepsi v. Coke in the Ice-Cold War (UK: Alan Lowery, 1984: 60 mins) ["Pepsi vs. Coke in The Ice Cold War traces the history of the worldwide struggle for soft drink supremacy by the Coca Cola Company, against the backdrop of World War II. The war was the perfect vehicle for Coca-Cola distribution, including to the Nazis. Bottling plants on front lines were paid for by the US war department. Nixon got Kremlin supremo, Khrushchev, to pose drinking Pepsi, which became the first US product made in the Soviet Union. In 1949, Mao kicked Coca-Cola out of China. President Carter got it back in 1978. In Chile, Pepsi Cola’s boss ran a daily paper which was used by the CIA to help Pinochet’s bloody coup…"]

Caccone, Gisella, et al. "Galapagos." Radiolab 12.9 (July 17, 2014) ["Today, the strange story of a small group of islands that raise a big question: is it inevitable that even our most sacred natural landscapes will eventually get swallowed up by humans? And just how far are we willing to go to stop that from happening? ... the Galapagos archipelago, the place that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection. 179 years later, the Galapagos are undergoing rapid changes that continue to pose -- and possibly answer -- critical questions about the fragility and resilience of life on Earth."]

Carlin, Dan. "Backdoors to Glass Houses." Common Sense #294 (July 13, 2015) ["Experts have said that we are heading towards a future where privacy is dead. Do humans have any say in the matter? Dan talks encryption, personal security vs collective security, and dreams he has."]

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"The Illusion of Control." Common Sense #290 (March 31, 2015) ["The ideas of secrecy, democracy, special interests and international trade deals are interwoven into this episode that uses the negotiations over two upcoming international trade agreements to highlight current trends."]

Carrington, Damian. "Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF: ‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments." The Guardian (May 18, 2015)

Cassidy, John. "Forces of Divergence: Is surging inequality endemic to capitalism?" The New Yorker (March 31, 2014)

Castro, Daniel and Alan McQuinn. "Beyond the USA Freedom Act: How U.S. Surveillance Still Subverts U.S. Competitiveness/" Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (June 2015)

"Category: Astroturf." Sourcewatch (Ongoing archive)

Century of the Self (BBC Documentary: Adam Curtis, 2002: Four 60 minute episodes) ["To many in both business and government, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power is truly moved into the hands of the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How is the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interest? The Freud dynasty is at the heart of this compelling social history. Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis; Edward Bernays, who invented public relations; Anna Freud, Sigmund’s devoted daughter; and present-day PR guru and Sigmund’s great grandson, Matthew Freud. Sigmund Freud’s work into the bubbling and murky world of the subconscious changed the world. By introducing a technique to probe the unconscious mind, Freud provided useful tools for understanding the secret desires of the masses. Unwittingly, his work served as the precursor to a world full of political spin doctors, marketing moguls, and society’s belief that the pursuit of satisfaction and happiness is man’s ultimate goal."]

Cenziper, Debbie, et al. "Doctors who diagnosed Shaken Baby Syndrome now defend the accused." The Washington Post (March 20, 2015)

Chabris, Christopher. "The Illusion of Knowledge." You Are Not So Smart #2 (May 9, 2012)

Chastity, David and Geena Cain. "Monogamy Ruined the Friendzone." David Chastity (February 15, 2015)

Chemaly, Soraya. "10 Words Every Girl Should Learn." Films for Action (March 24, 2015)

Chepp, Valerie. "Secrets of the SAT Sociological Cinema (December 28, 2012)

Chomsky, Noam. Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda. NY: Seven Stories Press, 1997. [also Excerpts from key sections of the 2nd Edition]

---. "The United States, Not Iran, Poses Greatest Threat to World Peace." Democracy Now (September 22, 2015)

Chomsky, Noam and Lawrence Krauss. "An Origins Project Dialogue." (Posted on Youtube: March 31, 2015) ["Join intellectual giant Noam Chomsky and noted physicist and public intellectual Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation at the Origins Project Dialogue. Science, Mind, and Politics is a candid and unscripted conversation on contemporary issues on the nature of humanity, the power of science and the mind, and global social justice."]

Chris Hedges: Journalist/War Correspondent Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Citizenfour (Germany/USA: Laura Poitras, 2014: 114 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Clifton, Derek. "11 Stunning Images Highlight the Double Standard of Reactions to Riots Like Baltimore." Identities Mic (April 27, 2015)

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. "On Police Brutality: 'The Violence is Not New, It’s the Cameras That are New.'" Democracy Now (September 7, 2015) ["Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of an explosive new book about white supremacy and being black in America. Titled "Between the World and Me," it is written as a letter to his teenage son, Samori. In July, Ta-Nehisi Coates launched the book in his hometown of Baltimore. He spoke at the historic Union Baptist Church."]

---. "Reads from His Block-Buster Memoir Between the World and Me." Building Bridges (August 11, 2015) €["Readers of his work in The Atlantic (including his June 2014 feature The Case for Reparations) and elsewhere know Ta-Nehisi Coates for his thoughtful and influential writing on race in America. Written as a series of letters to his teenaged son, his new memoir, Between the World and Me, walks us through the course of his life, from his neighborhood in Baltimore in his youth, to Howard University—which Coates dubs “The Mecca” for its revelatory community of black students and teachers —to the broader Meccas of New York and Paris. Coates describes his observations and the evolution of his thinking on race, from Malcolm X to his conclusion that race itself is a fabrication, elemental to the concept of American (white) exceptionalism. Ferguson, Trayvon Martin, and South Carolina are not bumps on the road of progress and harmony, but the results of a systemized, ubiquitous threat to “black bodies” in the form of slavery, police brutality, and mass incarceration."]

Cohen, Rachel. "Ideology and Class Consciousness." We are Many (June 26, 2014)

Colau, Ada. "From Occupying Banks to City Hall: Meet Barcelona’s New Mayor Ada Colau." Democracy Now (June 5, 2015)

Cole, Juan. "Why Obama is Right to avoid double standard about Modern Christian Atrocities." Informed Comment (February 7, 2015)

Coontz, Stephanie. "On Marriage." The Sociological Cinema (June 30, 2013)

Copps, Michael J. "From the desk of a former FCC Commissioner: Journalists need to generate a national discussion on the future of the internet." Columbia Journalism Review (April 2014)

Cornel West: Philosopher/Religion Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

The Corporation (Canada: Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbot, 2003: 145 mins)

"The Counted: People Killed by Police in the US." The Guardian (2015: Ongoing Archive)

Coval, Kevin, et al. "The Politics of Hip-Hop." We Are Many (July 2, 2015)

Criado-Perez, Caroline. "Do it Like a Woman: Contemporary feminist activism and How You Can Change the World." London School of Economics and Political Science (June 3, 2015)

Criminology/Policing/Crime: Peace and Conflict Studies archive Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Critchley, Simon, Brooke Gladstone and Eugene Thacker. "In the Dust of this Planet." Radiolab (September 8, 2014)

Curtis, Adam and John Taylor Gatto. "Slaphappiness Machines (Engineering America's Faux Democracy - Part 1)." Unwelcome Guests #315 (July 16, 2006)

---. "Ephors and Citizens (Engineering America's Faux Democracy - Part 2)." Unwelcome Guests #316 (July 23, 2006)

---. "The Policeman in Your Head (Engineering America's Faux Democracy - Part 3)." Unwelcome Guests #317 (July 30, 2006)

---. "Gilded Cage (Engineering America's Faux Democracy - Part 4)." Unwelcome Guests #318 (August 6, 2006)

Daly, Steve. "Brian Williams and the Smoking Gun That Isn't." Rolling Stone (February 14, 2015) ["It's not about misremembering or lying; it's about millions in ad revenue and the sanctity of network news."]

Darnton, Robert The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History. Basic Books, 1999.

Dave Zirin: Sportswriter Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

David Graeber: Anthropologist Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Davidson, Amy. "Why Selma Is More Than Fair to L.B.J." The New Yorker (January 22, 2015)

Davis, Wade. "The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World." (Posted on Youtube: June 20, 2013) ["Presenting at a plenary session of the 2013 Climate, Mind, & Behavior Symposium, anthropologist Wade Davis illuminates the need to embrace and celebrate the cultural and intellectual diversity that constitutes the totality of human experience, especially when considering fundamental questions of how we are to relate to our environment."]

Dayen, David. "Political Staff Overruled "Purists" at State Department Who Tallied Slavery Problems." The Intercept (August 3, 2015)

"DC's Superman Takes on police Brutality." Truth Voice (July 4, 2015)

Dean, Paul. "Drones and the Future of Surveillance." The Sociological Cinema (December 24, 2013)

---. "Ideology and False Consciousness Through a Super Bowl Ad." The Sociological Cinema (February 18, 2012)

Dessem, Matthew. "Film Preservation 2.0" The Dissolve (February 24, 2014)

"Diminished Lives." Cineaste (Summer 2015)

Dirik, Dilar, et al. "Stateless Democracy: The Revolution in Rojava Kurdistan." (New World Academy posted on Vimeo: October 21, 2014) ["The fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has often been portrayed as a fight between the West and its Arab allies against Islamic ultra-fundamentalists. Over the last several years, however, a progressive Kurdish-led resistance has been forming in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) amidst the Syrian Civil War. The resistance has successfully implemented new models of grassroots democracy, gender equality, and sustainable ecology, its members practicing a political project they refer to as Democratic Confederalism. Women and men stand side-by-side in its armed forces in the face of both ISIS and the Bashar al-Assad regime. Despite the resistance’s efforts, Rojava is currently threatened by a massacre, and the international community continues to stand by silently as tragedy unfolds."]

Dirty Wars (USA/Afghanistan/Iraq/Kenya/Somalia/Yemen: Rick Rowley, 2013) Dirty Wars (Ongoing Archive) ["Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars."]

Dixon, J. Wells. ""These are War Crimes": Shocking Details Emerge of U.S. Resident Majid Khan’s Torture by CIA." Democracy Now (June 4, 2015)

Doctorow, Cory. "Middle schooler wins C-SPAN prize for doc about NSA spying." Boing Boing (March 6, 2014) ["Dave from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "Remember when Rep. Mike Rogers likened opponents of pernicious cybersecurity legislation to 14-year-olds? It turns out that middle-school-age students are also well-prepared to debate him on the NSA's programs as well. EFF congratulates students from two middle schools who took home top prizes in the C-SPAN StudentCam 2014 competition for young filmmakers with their documentaries on the debate over mass surveillance."]

---. "Stability and Surveillance." Locus (March 2015)

Donahue, Sean and Peter Glaser. "Mercury Rising: The coal industry and 22 states ask the Supreme Court to throw out new restrictions on toxic emissions." Amicus #14 (March 28, 2015)

Dorsey, Cheryl. "Pulling a Gun on a Pool Party? Texas Cop Suspended After Manhandling Bikini-Clad Black Teen." Democracy Now (June 9, 2015)

Dupree, John. "On Genomics." Philosophy Bites (September 29, 2014) ["What makes us what we are? Perhaps the new field of genomics holds the key. John Dupré a philosopher of biology explains what genomics is and how we may need to revise traditional views of how evolution works."]

Easterly, William. "The Tyranny of Experts." The London School of Economics and Political Science (December 8, 2014) ["The admirable fight against global poverty has a blind spot on democracy and human rights, which are both good in themselves and also the most well-proven and lasting path out of poverty. Experts in development have too often unintentionally provided a rationale for oppressive autocrats and unenlightened US foreign policy in poor countries."]

Economics/Political Economy Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"Eduardo Galeano in Conversation: Children of the Days." We are Many (July 11, 2013) ["EDUARDO GALEANO is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire, as well as Open Veins of Latin America, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, Days and Nights of Love and War, The Book of Embraces, Walking Words, We Say No, Upside Down, Mirrors, and Voices of Time. Born in Montevideo in 1940, Galeano lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay in 1985. His work has been translated into thirty languages and he is the recipient of many international prizes, including the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the American Book Award, the Casa de las Américas Prize, and the First distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur. An outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, Galeano has remained a passionate advocate for human rights and justice."]

Ehrenstein, David. "Myth Thing: What Stonewall Wasn't About." Keyframe (September 23, 2015)

Eichler-Levine, Jodi. "What Should Truly Disturb Us About Game of Thrones's Child Sacrifice." Religion Dispatches (June 11, 2015)

Erba, Andrew, Daniel Mayers and Lauren Regan. "The Green Scare (The Federal Crusade Against Activists)." Unwelcome Guests #314 (July 9, 2006) ["This week we hear a forum on how the law has been used to suppress social movements in the past, and how it is now being used in what has been termed, the green scare. The forum was held June 26 in New York City and arranged by the National Lawyers Guild, nlg.org, which is assisting in the defense of the green scare prisoners."]

Faleiro, Sonia. "India's Daughter review – this film does what the politicians should be doing." The Guardian (March 5, 2015)

Fang, Lee. "Attorney Hounding Climate Scientists Is Covertly Funded By Coal Industry." The Intercept (August 25, 2015)

Faraci, Devin and Amy Nicholson. "Goodfellas." The Canon #1 (November 11, 2014)

Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch. Autonomedia, 2009.

Ferguson Protests/Black Lives Matter/Baltimore Protests 2014 - 2015: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing)

Finley, Ron. "A guerilla gardener in South Central LA." TED Talks (February 2013)

Fitzsimmons, Jill. "Meet The Climate Denial Machine." Media Matters (November 28, 2012)

Fleischmann, Alayne and Matt Taibbi. "'The $9 Billion Witness' Who Exposed How JP Morgan Chase Helped Wreck the Economy." Democracy Now (January 1, 2014)

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Trans. Alan Sheridan. Vintage Books, 1995.

Frankish, Keith. "On the Hard Problem and the Illusion of Qualia." Philosophy Bites (October 11, 2014) ["Subjective experience leads to the so-called 'hard problem' of consciousness: the difficulty of explaining qualia in terms of the brain. Keith Frankish discusses both the problem and a possible solution."]

Friedersdorf, Conor. "How the DEA Harasses Amtrak Passengers: A mathematician describes how his rights were apparently violated during a trip to Washington, D.C." The Atlantic (May 2015)

Friedman, Uri. "In Defense of Instagramming Conflict in Crimea." The Atlantic (March 7, 2013) ["Ukraine and Russia are facing off over a peninsula where, 160 years ago, war photography was born."]

Friedrichs, Ellen. "3 Well-Meaning Assumptions About Women You Never Realized Were Sexist." Everday Feminism (May 4, 2015)

Gardner, Justin. "Video: Cop Shows the Immense Power of Treating People with Respect — Officers Please Take Note." The Free Thought Project (September 22, 2015)

Garfield, Bob. "The Numbers Don't Lie, Except When They Do." On the Media (July 10, 2015) ["the media's sloppy and disingenuous use of polls to fill air time and manufacture conflict."]

"Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry with Jack Shoemaker." Lannan (November 10, 1999) ["Wendell Berry is a poet, essayist, and novelist, who has been called the “prophet of rural America.” Mr. Berry, who pursues what he calls “an ethic and way of life based upon devotion to a place and devotion to a land,” lives and works on his farm in Port Royal, Kentucky. He has published more than 30 books, including The Wheel, Sabbaths, and Openings (poetry); The Wild Birds, Watch with Me, and Remembering (fiction); and Another Turn of the Crank, What Are People For?, and The Unsettling of America (nonfiction). Gary Snyder is the author of nine books of poetry, including Mountains and Rivers Without End, No Nature, and Left out in the Rain. His prose works include A Place in Space, The Practice of the Wild, and Earth House Hold. Mr. Snyder’s work reflects his study of Eastern literature and culture, his commitment to the environment, and his concepts of humanity’s place in the cosmos. Born in San Francisco, Mr. Snyder lived in Japan for fourteen years, studying Zen Buddhism. He lives in Northern California and teaches at the University of California at Davis."]

Gatto, John Taylor. The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation into the Prison of Modern Schooling. (Entire book available on Internet Archive as a PDF: 2003)

Gatto, John Taylor, et al. "Why Do You Stay in Prison When the Door is Open?(The Market, the Gift, and the Destruction of Thought)." Unwelcome Guests #320 (August 20, 2006) ["Economics is usually spoken about as a subcategory of activity within the politics of society, but I would like to suggest that the economics of our society are the politics of our society - in that they create the type of political structures and institutions we have. Whereas it is usually said that we have a market economy, what we in fact have is a market society, a market government. Everything is shaped by that fact, even people's individual personalities and behavior, through the institutions of the society. The persistent social ills, poverty, war, violence, greed, waste, remain because they are intrinsic to the structure of markets, not aberrations within in it."]

Gemes, Ken. "The Thoughts of Friedrich Nietzsche." Philosophy Now #15 (November 8, 2011)

"Gen. Petraeus’s Light Punishment." The New York Times (March 17, 2015)

Gibson, Carl. "This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country." Huffington Post (February 24, 2015)

Gillis, Justin and John Schwartz. "Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher." The New York Times (February 22, 2015)

Glenn Greenwald: Constitutional Lawyer and Journalist." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Global Issues (Website by Anup Shah: "There are over 550 articles on this site, mostly written by myself. The issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and much more. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to the arguments made on this web site.")

Goldberg, Micgelle. "Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire." The Washington Post (February 20, 2015)

Goldberg, Suzanne, Asad Rehman and Nitin Sethi. "Emissions-Cutting Deal Reached at COP 20 Lima, But Will It Help Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change?" Democracy Now (December 15, 2014)

Goodman, Amy. "The Silenced Majority: Stories of uprisings, occupations, resistance, and hope." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

Gourarie, Chava. "How an Ohio reporter helped convict more than 100 rapists." Columbia Journalism Review (September 2, 2015)

Gordon, Rebecca. "Saying No to Torture: A Gallery of American Heroes." Guernica (February 11, 2015)

Grabell, Michael. "Reporting on Workers' Comp." ProPublica Podcast (March 9, 2015)

Graeber, David. "Ferguson and the Criminalization of American Life." Gawker (March 19, 2015)

---. "What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun?" The Baffler #24 (2014)

Gray, Kevin Alexander. "What if There Was No Video? White South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder of Fleeing African-American Man." Democracy Now (April 8, 2015)

Greenberg, Jon. "Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston." Citizenship and Social Justice (July 10, 2015)

Greenberg, Michael. "The NY Police vs. the Mayor." The New York Review of Books (February 5, 2015)

Greenfield, Adam. "The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology." The Guardian (December 22, 2014) ["Ignore the futuristic visions of governments and developers, it’s humble urban communities who lead the way in showing how networked technologies can strengthen a city’s social fabric."]

Greenwald, Glenn. "Do Adults Have a Privacy Right to Use Drugs? Brazil’s Supreme Court Decides." The Intercept (September 10, 2015)

---. "The John Oliver Interview and Political Disengagement of the American Public." The Intercept (April 6, 2015)

---. "Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza." The Intercept (May 4, 2015)

---. "The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone." The Intercept (February 10, 2015)

---. "Why John Oliver Can't Find Americans Who Know Edward Snowden's Name (It's Not About Snowden)." The Intercept (April 6, 2015)

Grossman, James. "The New History Wars." The New York Times (September 2, 2009)

Groth, Annette. "German Lawmaker: At the Root of Refugee Crisis are Wars Led by the United States in the Middle East." Democracy Now (September 9, 2015)

Hackman, Rose. "Denali is a victory, but US communities are still rebranded to be 'white friendly'." The Guardian (September 1, 2015)

Hafetz, Jonathan and Stephen Vladek. "Throwing Away the Key: Has the Supreme Court turned its back on Guantánamo?" Amicus #13 (March 14, 2015)

Hallward-Driemeier, Douglas. "Making the Case: A conversation with one of the lawyers who argued last month’s big gay-rights case at the Supreme Court." Amicus #17 (May 2, 2015) ["Dahlia Lithwick takes you inside the courtroom for the arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, last month’s much-anticipated gay marriage case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Dahlia is joined by Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, one of three lawyers who argued against same-sex marriage bans. Together, they listen to some of the highlights from oral argument, consider the main legal questions at play, and reflect on the stories of the couples who brought the challenge in the first place."]

Hari, Johann. "Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong." Democracy Now (February 4, 2015)

Harper, Tom. "Reports: Russia, China have files leaked by Snowden." CNN (June 14, 2015) [Admission by Harper that they do no really know the accuracy of what they Sunday times is reporting on these files and that they are simply repeating what the government tells them to say. This story broke in the USA and was reported as if it was an uncontested fact.]

Hart-Landsberg, Marty. "U.S. Tax Rates in Comparative Persepective." Sociological Images (January 17, 2013)

Heddaya, Mostafa. "Damage Has Been Done." On the Media (March 6, 2015) ["With the release of their latest propaganda video featuring an apparent destruction of the Mosul Museum, ISIS got the art world fumed. ARTINFO's Mostafa Heddaya explains why western cultural institutions, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, should be more careful in their analysis of terror propaganda."]

Heller, Zoë. "Rape on the Campus." New York Review of Books (February 6, 2015)

Hempton, Gordon. "The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything." On Being (December 25, 2014) ["Silence is an endangered species, says Gordon Hempton. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a 'solar-powered jukebox.' Quiet is a 'think tank of the soul.'"]

Juel, Henruk. "Defining Documentary Film." P.O.V. #22 (December 2006)

Herman, Edward S. and Noam Chomsky. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. (1988) NY: Pantheon, 2002.

Hersh, Seymour M. "The Killing of Osama bin Laden." London Review of Books 37.10 (May 2015)

Herzing, Denise and Margaret Howe. "Hello." Radiolab 12.10 (August 21, 2014)

High, Michael D. "Pirates without Piracy: Criminality, Rebellion, and Anarcho-Libertarianism in the Pirate Film." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

"History: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Hofstadter, Douglas, et al. "Translation." Radiolab 13.1 (2015)

Holloway, Jonathan. "AFAM 162 - African American History: From Emancipation to the Present." Open Yale Courses (Spring 2010) ["The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X."]

Hughes, Bettany. "Socrates and a Good Life." Radio West (December 29, 2014) ["You know much of the story: Socrates was a brilliant, disheveled figure of 5th-century Athens who wandered around the city barefoot asking random people the most important questions about life. Hughes says Socrates is relevant for us now in a materialistic society because he's asking 'what is the right way to live?'"]

Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century (Metanoia Films: Scott Noble, 2010: 119 mins) ["Human Resources is a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power."]

Hunter, Tara Linn. "Fracking Protests Continue in Texas as New ALEC-Backed Law Bars Towns from Banning Drilling." Democracy Now (June 3, 2015)

Huzzain, Murtaza. "Obama's Christian Right Critics Agree with Islamic State." The Intercept (February 10, 2015)

Inside Job (USA: Charles Ferguson, 2010: 105 minutes) ["'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China."]

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (USA/UK: Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman, 2011: 85 mins) ["For years, the Earth Liberation Front–autonomous individuals operating in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership–carried out spectacular direct-actions against businesses that destroy the environment. Some of the targets were logging corporations, SUV dealerships, ranger stations, a slaughterhouse and a multi-million dollar ski-lodge at Vail, Colorado that was expanding into national forest. As authorities were not able to crack the case and disbanded many years later, the FBI got lucky when they were led to a former activist who agreed to co-operate with them and become an informant. If A Tree Falls provokes hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way ‘terrorism’ is defined by following the story of the activists who were turned over to the FBI, and their fate."]

Ivereigh, Austin. "Pope Francis Calls for Action on Climate Change & Capitalism as Planet is 'Exploited by Human Greed.'" Democracy Now (December 31, 2014)

James Bamford (Author/Journalist/Historian of the NSA) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Jensen, Derrick. "Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change." Films for Action (January 27, 2014)

Jensen, Derrick and David Noble. "Prophets for Our Time (Why We Must Bring Down "Civilization" Before it Kills Us All)." Unwelcome Guests #311 (June 18, 2006)

Johnson, Adam. "Media Were Already Running With Police Fantasy When Video Exploded It." FAIR (April 8, 2015)

Johnson, Chalmers. "Inverted Totalitarianism: A New Way of Understanding How the U.S. Is Controlled." Truthdig (Excerpt and other resources posted on Dialogic Cinephilia: April 13, 2015)

---. "Sorrow of Empire: Imperialism, Militarism, and the End of the Republic." Asia Papers #19 (2004)

Kappeler, Victor E. "Policing Political Upheaval in the 1960s and Today: Which Side Are You On?" Uprooting Criminology (March 13, 2014)

Kantor, Jodi and David Streitfield. "Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace." The New York Times (August 15, 2015) ["The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions."]

Karr, Tim and Alice Slater. "Alice Slater on Nuclear Abolition, Tim Karr on Internet.org." FAIR (May 22, 2015)

"Katrina: 10 Years of Media Neglect." Counterspin (August 21, 2015)

Kennedy, A.L. "Sartre and the Individual." A History of Ideas (April 15, 2015) ["Writer AL Kennedy on Existentialist ideas about the individual. Jean Paul Sartre argued that, for humans, 'existence preceded essence'. This means that there is no blueprint or template from which to work - humans are free to make themselves up as they go along. Being an individual comes from the way you negotiate this freedom and the choices you make in the face of it."]

Khan, Azmat. "Ghost Students, Ghost Teachers, Ghost Schools." Buzz Feed (July 9, 2015) ["The United States trumpets education as one of its shining successes of the war in Afghanistan. But a BuzzFeed News investigation reveals U.S. claims were often outright lies, as the government peddled numbers it knew to be false and touted schools that have never seen a single student."]

Kimmel, Michael S. "Masculnity as Homophobia." (2000: PDF posted on Nicole Stokes-Dupass's Union County College faculty website)

Kimmelman, Michael. "Van Gogh: The Courage & the Cunning." The New York Review of Books (February 5, 2015)

Krauss, Lawrence M. "Why Hollywood Thinks Atheism Is Bad for Business." The New Yorker (March 5, 2014)

Kristoff, Nicholas."Lessons From the Murders of TV Journalists in the Virginia Shooting." The New York Times (August 27, 2015)

Kubrin, Charis. "The Criminalization of Rap." Against the Grain (July 22, 2015) ["Young men of color who are or aspire to be rap artists have long been targeted by police departments and the FBI. The lyrics they write are often viewed not as artistic expression but as evidence of a criminal disposition or even as confessions of wrongdoing. Charis Kubrin puts the growing use of rap lyrics in criminal proceedings in context."]

LaFrance, Adrienne. "When Robots Hallucinate." The Atlantic (September 3, 2015) ["What do Google's trippy neural network-generated images tell us about the human mind?"]

Lakoff, George. "The Brain and Its Politics." University of Oregon Humanities (May 2, 2008)

Larris, Rachel. "A Comprehensive Guide To The Deceptively-Edited Videos Used Against Planned Parenthood." Media Matters (August 31, 2015)

Lawless, Sarah Anne. "The Song of the Land: Bioregional Animism." (Personal website: February 21, 2014)

Le, Trung. "Abraham Maslow: Hierarchy of Needs." (Undated file for his philosophy courses)

Legrain, Philippe. ""Open Up, Europe! Let Migrants In": Former EU Adviser Urges Opening of Borders." Democracry Now (September 9, 2015)

Leopold, Aldo. "Thinking Like a Mountain." (1949) Sand County Almanac Oxford University Press, 1987: 129-133.

Lepore, Jill. "Richer and Poorer: Accounting for inequality." The New Yorker (March 16, 2015)

Linebaugh, Peter. "What Do 800-Year-Old Magna Carta & Black Lives Matter Have in Common? A People’s Historian Explains." Democracy Now (June 15, 2015)

---. "Who Owns the Commons? An 800 Year Fight for Public Goods." (GRITtv posted on Youtube: January 6, 2015)

Linebaugh, Peter and Mark Rediker. The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2000.

Lokkeberg, Vibeke. "Tears of Gaza." Film School (September 21, 2012) ["Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, TEARS OF GAZA is less a conventional documentary than a record–presented with minimal gloss – of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population."]

"The Long Dark Shadows of Plutocracy." Moyers and Company (November 28, 2014)

Loewen, James W. "1493: The True Importance of Christopher Columbus." Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. The New Press, 2008: 29-65.

---. "Handicapped by History: The Process of Hero-making." Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. The New Press, 2008: 9-28.

Luban, David. "The APA Scandal." Just Security (July 13, 2015) [On the American Psychological Association's leadership's torture scandal]

"Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror." Equal Justice Initiative (2015)

Maguire, John. "The Secret to Good Writing: It's About Objects, Not Ideas." The Atlantic (October 2012)

Major, Aaron. "Media spin on violence against police." Sociological Images (September 14, 2015)

Mamone, Trav. "FYI, Freddie Mercury Was Bi: Why Bisexual Awareness Week Matters." Queereka (September 21, 2015)

Martin, James. "Finding God in All Things." On Being (December 18, 2014) ["Before Pope Francis, James Martin was perhaps the best-loved Jesuit in American life. He’s followed the calling of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, to “find God in all things” — and in 21st-century forms. To delve into Fr. Martin's way of being in the world is to discover the "spiritual exercises" St. Ignatius designed to be accessible to everyone more than six centuries ago."]

Mass Shooting Tracker (Ongoing Archive)

May, Elaine and Mike Nichols. "Mike Nichols, Part 1." Close Up #6a (December 2014) ["In this special two-part episode of The Close-Up, we pay tribute to the late Mike Nichols. For Part 1, we present a conversation between Mike Nichols and Elaine May after a screening of May's "Ishtar" here at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2006."]

Mayer, Danny. "Richard Florida’s Creative Bullshit." North of Center (April 9, 2010)

McCabe, M.M. "On Heraclitus." History of Philosophy without Gaps #6 (December 30, 2010)

Media: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Mendelson, Edward. "The Secret Auden." The New York Review of Books (March 20, 2014)

Michaels, Samantha. "Judge Says That Claiming to Cure Homosexuality Is Consumer Fraud: A New Jersey court rules that therapists can't say being gay is a reversable mental disorder." Mother Jones (February 13, 2015)

Michel Foucault: Philosopher/Social Theorist/Historian Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Mock, Brentin. "There Are No Urban Design Courses on Race and Justice, So We Made Our Own Syllabus." City Lab (May 14, 2015) ["Black students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design say there are no design courses that consider race and justice. Here’s an outline for one."]

Mohawk, John and David Noble. "Turning History Inside Out to Put the Future Right Side Up (Native Values versus The Promised Land)." Unwelcome Guests #310 (June 11, 2006) ["Our main speaker this week, John Mohawk, gives an unusual perspective on the history of colonisation. The contact with native peoples confronted the European invaders with a contradiction. How could a complex society exist without a hierarchy and a powerful government? Questioning the necessity of coercion in Europe was an unwelcome thought. Some Europeans, he recounts, were attracted to the native Indians and sought to understand their ideas. Others decided to use violence to destroy the counter-example of a non-hierarchical social system. For the last 20 minutes of our show this week, we start a read of David Noble's Beyond The Promised Land - The Movement and The Myth. The prologue tells the epic of Gilgamesh as an introduction to its deconstruction of Western ideas of progress."]

"Monopoly: How the Original Version Was Made to Condemn Monopolies." Open Culture (February 16, 2015)

Mooney, Chris. "The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse." The Washington Post (March 16, 2015)

Morris, Earl. "Bamboozling Ourselves, Pt.1" The New York Times (May 27, 2009) ["The rest of the series is here]

Mumia Abu-Jamal (Journalist/Prisoner) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Murray, Terri and Anja Steinbauer. "Feminist Film Theory." Philosophy Now #7 (September 13, 2011)

Nace, Ted. The Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy. Berrrett-Koehler Press, 2003.

Nadkarni, Nalini. "Between Earth and Sky." Radio West (December 30, 2014) ["Whether you are sitting at your desk, in the kitchen, or walking down the street, you’re likely near something that came from a tree. But biologist and world-renowned tree expert Nalini Nakarni says that our relationship with trees goes much deeper than the resources they provide. From spirituality and recreation to medicine and the arts, trees play many roles in our lives."]

Nadzam, Josh. "What it’s like to be homeless in Lexington, Kentucky." Under-Main (No Date)

Nagel, Jennifer. "Intuitions About Knowledge." Philosophy Bites (August 31, 2014) ["When we interact with each other we appreciate that other people know many things, and believe many things. But what's the difference and why does it matter?"]

Naureckas, Jim. "An ‘Entertaining’ Lesson on How Cops Can ‘Win the Media’ After They Kill." FAIR (December 3, 2014)

Naylor, Bartlett and Colleen Rowley. "Bartlett Naylor on Bank Crimes, Coleen Rowley on Whistleblowers." FAIR (May 29, 2015)

"Noam Chomsky (Linguist/Political Economy/Historian/Philosopher/Cognitive Scientist)." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

No Logo (USA: Sut Jhally, 2003: 42 mins) ["In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world’s best-known brands find themselves at the end of spray paint cans and the targets of anti-corporate campaigns? No Logo, based on the best-selling book by Canadian journalist and activist Naomi Klein, reveals the reasons behind the backlash against the increasing economic and cultural reach of multinational companies. Analysing how brands like Nike, The Gap, and Tommy Hilfiger became revered symbols worldwide, Klein argues that globalisation is a process whereby corporations discovered that profits lay not in making products (outsourced to low-wage workers in developing countries), but in creating branded identities people adopt in their lifestyles. Using hundreds of media examples, No Logo shows how the commercial takeover of public space, the restriction of ‘choice’, and replacement of real jobs with temporary work — the dynamics of corporate globalisation — impact everyone, everywhere…"]

Oliver, Mary. "Listening to the World." On Being (February 5, 2015)

"Own The Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time." (GRITtv posted on Youtube: February 9, 2015)

Palast, Greg. "Cops Gun Down Unarmed Journalist's Career: LA Times fires Ted Rall – evidence blows up in newspaper’s face." Reader Supported News (August 5, 2015)

Palmater, Pamela. "'Cultural Genocide': Landmark Report Decries Canada’s Forced Schooling of Indigenous Children." Democracy Now (June 3, 2015)

Paoletti, Dennis. "Noise." 99% Invisible #1 (September 3, 2010) ["This episode of 99% Invisible is all about acoustic design, the city soundscape, and how to make listening in shared spaces pleasant."

Parsons, Keith M. "Message to My Freshman Students." Huffington Post (May 14, 2015)

Pate, SooJin. "More Than Words: Microaggressions." Sociological Cinema (March 2, 2014)

Perkins, John. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Berret-Koehler, 2004.

Pershan, Caleb. "Corporate Ad Mocking Burning Man's Corporate Influence Is So Accurate That Burning Man Might Sue." SFist (Spetember 11, 2015)

Phelan, Jay. "Life, Concepts and Issues: Life Sciences 15." (UCLA Courses: Posted on Youtube Septer 26, 2008)

Picker, Miguel and Chyng Sun. "Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood & Corporate Power." Media Education Foundation (2001)

Pinsker, Joe. "Finland, Home of the $103,000 Speeding Ticket." The Atlantic (March 12, 2015) ["Most of Scandinavia determines fines based on income. Could such a system work in the U.S.?"]

Podcasts/Videocasts/Courses Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"Political Correctness?" To the Best of Our Knowledge (April 12, 2015)

Posner, Sarah. "Terror in South Carolina." Religion Dispatches (June 18, 2015)

Postrel, Virginia. "Decoding Glamour." London School for Economics and Political Science (July 2, 2015) ["Drawing on her path-breaking new book, The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion, Virginia Postrel cracks the code of this mysterious and surprisingly pervasive phenomenon. She identifies the three essential elements in all forms of glamour and explains how they work to create a distinctive sensation of projection and yearning."]

Potter, Gary and Jennifer Tilley. "Social Exclusion and Public Space." Uprooting Criminology (March 3, 2014)

Prather, Paul. "Seeking a perfect Christian presidential candidate? I have some ideas." Herald-Leader (September 5, 2015)

Presner, Todd. German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature (2010 UCLA course posted on Youtube: February 10, 2010)

Raia, Courtenay. "History 2D: Science, Magic, and Religion." (UCLA course: 2009)

Raines, John. "What I Learned From Breaking the Law." The Nation (March 3, 2015)

"Read 9 Books Free by Noam Chomsky." Open Culture (May 8, 2014)

Reeves, Carlton. "A Black Mississippi Judge's Breathtaking Speech To 3 White Murderers." NPR (February 12, 2015)

Reeves, Chris. "Riots, Looting & Fires Break Out in Kentucky. Don't Worry. It's Mostly White Kids." Daily Kos (April 5, 2015)

"The Rifle on the Wall: A Left Argument for Gun Rights." The Polemicist (January 31, 2013)

Riley, Boots. "On Hip-Hop, Radical Politics, Movement Building & Palestine." Democracy Now (August 27, 2015)

Robin, Corey. "Your boss wants to control your vote: The real reason to fear corporate power." Salon (June 7, 2015)

Ross, Janell. "The Myth of the Anchor Baby Deportation Defense." The Washington Post (August 20, 2015)

Rosen, Jay. "Rolling Stone’s ‘A Rape on Campus.’ Notes and comment on Columbia J-school’s investigation." Press Think (April 6, 2015)

Roston, Eric. "For Some Wisconsin State Workers, ‘Climate Change’ Isn’t Something You Can Talk About." Bloomberg Business (April 8, 2015)

Roth, Kenneth. "Obama & Counterterror: The Ignored Record." The New York Review of Books (February 5, 2015)

Rules, Cassandra. "Activists Groups Unite Against Secret Police Facility, #Gitmo2Chicago." Popular Resistance (February 28, 2015)

Ryan, Christopher and Cacilda Jethá. Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality. Harper Collins, 2010.

Sáenz, Charlotte María. "Women Up in Arms: Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds Embrace a New Gender Politics." Truth Out (March 19, 2015)

Sargent, Antwaun. "The Art of the Black Lives Matter Movement." i-d (September 11, 2015)

Schubach, Alanna. "The Trouble With True Detective." Jacobin (July 18, 2015) ["True Detective has plenty of issues, but misogyny isn’t one of them."]

Security/Security Agencies/Surveillance Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Shehadeh, Raja. "Language, Landscape and Identity in Palestine." The London School of Economics and Political Science (February 23, 2015)

Simons, Daniel. "Attention." You are Not So Smart #1 ((April 24, 2012)

Simpson, Christopher. Science of Coercion: Communication Research & Psychological Warfare, 1945-1960. Oxford University Press, 1996. [Professor has a copy of the book]

Soave, Robby. "Ahmed Muhamed's Arrest: Clock Kid Truthers Miss the Point." Reason (September 22, 2015)

Social Movements/Resistance: Peace & Conflict Studies Archive Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Spade, Dean. "The New Transgender Movement: Race, Poverty, Gender, Policing, and Pinkwashing." GRITtv (June 23, 2015)

---. "Trans Justice." Counterspin (August 13, 2015) ["Exploring the particular struggles that affect gender non-conforming people requires asking some difficult questions, not just about this country’s attitudes toward gender but about its respect for human rights."]

Stewart, Ben and Peter Willcox. "The Arctic 30: How Greenpeace Activists Risked All to Stop Oil Drilling in New Climate Battleground." Democracy Now (June 9, 2015)

Stewart-Ahn, Aaron. "How Adam Curtis' film Bitter Lake will change everything you believe about news." Boing Boing (March 19, 2015)

The Story of Stuff (USA: Louis Fox, 2007) ["From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. This is by design. The Story of Stuff serves as an introduction to the underside of the current world of mass production and consumption, exposing the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues — shedding the light on the hidden processes behind our modern world. How can we create a more sustainable and just economy?"]

Super Size Me (USA: Morgan Spurlock, 2004: 100 mins) ["Several lawsuits have been brought against McDonald’s corporation in that they are knowingly selling food that is unhealthy. Some of the court decisions have stated that consumers would have a claim if they could prove that eating the food every day for every meal is dangerous. So with that, Super Size Me follows film-maker Morgan Spurlock conducting the experiment — he eats only McDonald’s for thirty days, three meals a day, and if asked to super size a meal, he has to say yes. By the end of the thirty days, he will have eaten every single menu item at least once. The film documents the drastic effect on Spurlock’s health, while exploring the fast food industry’s corporate influence, advertising and how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit."]

Suskind, Ron and Cornelia Suskind. "Jucervose." Radiolab (September 19, 2014) ["In this episode, the Suskind family finds an unlikely way to access their silent son's world. We set off to figure out what their story can tell us about Autism, a disorder with a wide spectrum of symptoms and severity. Along the way, we speak to specialists, therapists, and advocates including Simon Baron-Cohen, Barry and Raun Kaufmann, Dave Royko, Geraldine Dawson, Temple Grandin, and Gil Tippy."]

Swaine, Jon. "'Guardian' Database Highlights Underreporting Of People Killed By Police." NPR (June 5, 2015) ["NPR's Audie Cornish talks with reporter Jon Swaine about The Guardian database on U.S. fatal police killings in 2015. The news outlet recorded figures twice as high as those reported by the FBI."]

Swift, Adam. "Parental Partiality." Philosophy Bites (October 27, 2014) ["Most parents want their own children to do well in life. What are the morally acceptable limits on the benefits we can confer on our own children?"]

Taylor, Astra. "On the Unschooled Life." Walker Art Center (Posted on Youtube: November 4, 2009) ["Raised by independent-thinking bohemian parents, Taylor was unschooled until age 13. Join the filmmaker as she shares her personal experiences of growing up home-schooled without a curriculum or schedule, and how it has shaped her educational philosophy and development as an artist."]

"This is What Happens When You Decide To Create Your Own Food Security." Grow Food, Not Lawns (November 11, 2014)

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (USA: Thomas Allen Harris, 2014: 90 mins) ["A film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves between the present and the past, through contemporary photographers and artists whose images and stories seek to reconcile."]

Timm, Trevor. "Here’s how not to report on the US government’s terror warnings." Columbia Review of Journalism (July 10, 2015)

Torture in United States Prisons: Evidence of Human Rights Violations. 2nd Edition. Ed. Bonnie Kerness. Newark, NJ: American Friends Service Committee, 2011.

Toxic Sludge is Good For You (Media Education Foundation: Loretta Alper & Sut Jhally, 2002: 45 mins) ["While advertising is the visible component of the corporate system, perhaps even more important and pervasive is its invisible partner, the public relations industry. This video illuminates this hidden sphere of our culture and examines the way in which the management of "the public mind" has become central to how our democracy is controlled by political and economic elites. Toxic Sludge Is Good For You illustrates how much of what we think of as independent, unbiased news and information has its origins in the boardrooms of the public relations companies."]

Urbanski, Dave. "College Prof. Doubles Down After Declaring That Christ Was ‘Potentially Queer’ and ‘Bigots Invented a White Supremacist Jesus’." The Blaze (April 8, 2015)

"USA: NSA symbolises intelligence services’ abuses." Enemies of the Internet (March 11, 2014)
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Varoufakis, Yanis. "How I Became an Erratic Marxist." The Guardian (February 18, 2015) ["Before he entered politics, Yanis Varoufakis, the iconoclastic Greek finance minister at the centre of the latest eurozone standoff, wrote this searing account of European capitalism and how the left can learn from Marx’s mistakes."]

Vasseur, Flore. "The Woman Who Hacked Hollywood." Backchannel (March 2015) ["Laura Poitras’ name was once on terror watch lists. Now it’s on an Oscar. Here’s her personal journey."]

Vidal, John. "Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate." The Guardian (June 13, 2015) ["The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global warming?"]

Video Essays Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (USA: Robert Greenwald, 2005: 98 mins) ["Walmart is an iconic American company, known worldwide for selling cheap retail goods. While economists and global marketers call Walmart a success, there are many stories of mistreatment of employees, and a general feeling of mistrust and discontent among the businesses it has destroyed, such as local community stores. Walmart — High Cost Of Low Prices highlights that it is worth being aware of the labour, social and corporate governance practices of companies that you do business with…"]

Ward, Kim. "Lupe Fiasco's 'Bitch Bad.'" The Sociological Cinema (September 11, 2012)

Weems, Scott. "The Science of Humor." Radio West (December 26, 2014)

White, Gillian B. "Why the Gap Between Worker Pay and Productivity Is So Problematic." The Atlantic (February 25, 2015) ["Labor has become more efficient and profitable, but employees aren't sharing in the benefits."]

"Who Owns the Media." Free Press (Ongoing Archive)

Wideman, John Edgar. "Whose War: The Color of Terror." Harper's (March 2003)

Wilde, Olivia. "Social Justice and the Portrayal of Women in the Media." (GRITtv posted on Youtube: February 12, 2015)

Wolin, Sheldon. Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism. Princeton University Press, 2008.

Wolin, Sheldon. Politics and Vision: Continuity and Innovation in Western Thought. 2nd ed. Princeton University Press, 2004.

Women and Cinema Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"The Women of the Avant-Garde: An Introduction Featuring Audio by Gertrude Stein, Kathy Acker, Patti Smith & More." Open Culture (August 5, 2015)

Wong, Edward. "China Blocks Web Access to Under the Dome Documentary on Pollution." The New York Times (March 7, 2015)

The World According to Monsanto (France/Canada/Germany: Marie-Monique Robin, 2008: 108 mins)

Worthington, Andy. "The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Prisoners in America's Illegal Prison
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Wu, Tim. "Net Neutrality: How the Government Finally Got It Right." The New Yorker (February 5, 2015)

Yale Film Studies 2.0: Film Analysis

Yankah, Enkow N. "Seeing Walter Scott." The New Yorker (April 12, 2015)

Yglesias, Matthew. "The basic truth about broadband that cable companies want to hide." Vox (May 29, 2015)

Zamani, Nahal. "From Stop-and-Frisk to Guantánamo: US Human Rights Record Under Scrutiny at UN." The Huffington Post (May 15, 2014)

Zimmer, Carl. "The Rise of the Tick." Outside Magazine (April 30, 2013) ["With incisor-like claws that can tunnel beneath your skin in seconds, ticks are rapidly becoming the world’s scariest purveyors of deadly pathogens. Carl Zimmer walks into the woods to find out why these tiny beasts are skyrocketing in number – and outsmarting scientists with every bite."]

Zinn, Howard. The Twentieth Century: A People's History Harper-Perennial, 2003 (audio version).

Zirin, Dave. "Brazil's Dance with the Devil." We are Many (June 26, 2014) ["Brazil is experiencing its largest protests in decades. These protests are strongly interwoven with anger toward the 2014 The World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics. Hear acclaimed sports writer Dave Zirin explain why you have to know Brazil’s past to understand its present, at the Chicago book launch of his new book Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy."]

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